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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Volume XXVI. No. 18
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 1918
Price, Five Cents
HISTORIC FLAG AS GIFT
FROM SEN. SIMMONS FLEW
OVER CAPITOL DURING WAR
SESSION OF CONGRESS
PRESENTED BY CAPT. S. A. ASHE
Presentation Ceremony in Military
Style 4r. Graham Accepts the
Memorable Symbol of Senator
Simmons' Loyal Public Service
In true military style the Uni
versity of North Carolina received
the national flag, the gift of IJ. S.
Senator F. M. Simmons, of N. C,
from the hands of Captain S. A.
Ashe last Wednesday morning.
This was the historic flag which
was floating over the U. S. Senate
the llay that war was declared
The University battalion was
drawn up in two files facing each
other, the long line extending all
the way from the Alumni building
to the chapel. Through the lane
thus formed Captain Ashe and
President E. K Graham walked
from one building to the other.
Above the platform in the chapel
were unfurled the four battalion
flags. There Captain Ashe, in a
brief but stirring address, present
ed the national colors to the Uni
versity in behalf of Senator Sim
mons. Captain Ashe said in part :
"As a particular mark of honor
for what-he had performed, the
flag that floated over the senate
during that memorable session
when war was declared on Ger
many was presented to Senator F.
M. Simmons, chairman of the
senate finance committee. Sena
tor Simmons was the man who,
during that session, was instru
mental in procuring the passage of
the two war revenue bills and the
first liberty loan bill. , Besides in
troducing these bills, Senator Sim
mons has worked unceasingly to
put his country in a position to
carry on this war-successfully. His
motto is sincerity of purpose and
of action, his labor is for his
country, not for himself."
"Upon receiving the flag Dr.
Simmons for he received a Doc
tor of Laws degree here -thought
that the best disposal of it was to
intrust it to the University of
North Carolina. I hereby tender
it to you with his best wishes."
In receiving the flag for the
University President Graham
said: "At no time has our flag
meant so much to us at it means
today. The, star of our hopes for
mankind has been woven into this
aS 7 years of toil, suffering, and
achievements. To Senator Sim
mons and to you, sir, we tender
our heartfelt gratitude and appre
ciation for this flag and all the
noble traditions that are a part of
Don't forget the two plays at
the High School Auditorium Mon
day, Feb. 11, 8 p. m ! The rehear
sals of the all star cast (see last
week's Tar Heel) point to a most
enjoyable, evening. "Two bits"
will see you through.
K. Kato lead the discussion at
Amphotcrothon meeting on Thurs
day afternoon on "America's Poli
cy After the War."
Baseball Fever Rises
as Spring Approaches
Spring is almost here. The
sound of the ball hitting in the big
mitt is just as true a barometer as
Dr. Pat's delicate instrument in
the Physics lab. Instead of turn
ing their fancies toward though l
of love in the spring timg "Bun"
Hearn's protegees turn theirs to
ward baseball. It is said that tho
weather man has fallen asleep at
the switch and that if they go out
with ball and glove he will, per
haps, wake up and turn on the
steam. So every afternoon the
pitchers and catchers have a light
work-out in the gym. '
Seven pitchers and three catch
ers have been working for an hour
every afternoon under the direc
tion of "Bun" Hearn. Pippin,
Steele, Stone, Joyner, Lewis, Wil
lis and Powell are the pitchers,
while Yoiince, Grandin and
Adams are trying for a place be
hind the plate.
"Bun" says that if the weather
continues half way decent there
will be a general call for candi
dates within the next ten days or
two weeks. He says the prospects
4re very good and he hopes to
round out as good a team as last
year's when Virginia had to masti
cate the dust in Greensboro.
NEGRO PROBLEM IS THEME
OF ILUJSTPATED LECTURE
DR. LITTLE VIVIDLY DESCRIBES
"jegro Life in the South" was
the subject of a highly instructive
and entertaining illustrated lec
ture by Dr. John Little, of Louis
ville, Ky., in Gerrard Hall Mon
Dr. Little has been deeply in
terested in the uplight and wel
fare of the negro for some time,
having been engaged in negro work
for about 20 years; and although
his activities have carried him to
many parts of the country, his
work for the most part has been
confined to the territory around
Louisville, where he has 40,000
negroes under his charge.
Flashing scenes, taken from the
localities where he has worked, on
the screen Dr. Little vividly told
of his experiences among the col
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Hawaiian Quintet To-night
Glory, boys, the Hawaiian
Quintette will be here at Gerrard
Theatre tonight, Saturday the 9th.
Each member of the Quintette is
a soloist, either instrumental or
vocal, and the ensemble work of
tho company is most pleasing.
Their repertoire includes all the
songs of Hawaii sung in native
tongue, many of the popular airs
of this country, and classical num
bers. Old Ladv Rumor hath it
that every seat in the house will be
reserved and standing room sold at
the same price as reserved seats.
Pal Lua and Hickey Hula are
coining back. Bring your opera
glasses and ear trumpets.
Sam Calvert has been initiated
into the Junior Order of Gor
CAROLINA TO DEBATE
QUESTION CHOSEN FOR TRI
ANGULAR CONTEST PRE
LIMINARIES IN MARCH
NEW INTER-SOCIETY DEBATE PLAN
Carolina's Triangular Inter-Collegiate
Debate has been arranged
with Johns Hopkins and the Uni
versity of Virginia.. The query of
the debate, submitted by Virginia
and receiving Hopkins' vote, is :
"Resolved, That the government of
the U. S. should immediately con
script each resident of the country
who is not engaged in military ser
vice for, such other service during
the war as the government shall
deem each best fitted to perform."
The preliminaries for this de
bate will be held on the twentieth
of March. They willl be open to
the entire student body profes
sional as well as academic men.
As is the custom, the prelimina
ries will take the form of a debate
between the affirmative and nega
tive candidates. ; Two men will be
selected for each of the final teams.
The final debates will be held
sometime the latter part of April.
In these finals Carolina will be
represented at both Virginia and
Johns Hopkins Universities, while
Hopkins will meet Virginia in
TheScjetiehgve.inacle . ji rad-
ical change in the inter-society de
bating system. The Annual Inter-Society
Freshmen and Sopho
more debates which were inaugu
rated last spring to fill the place
of the Annual Inter-Society Fresh
Soph debate were held at differ
ent dates in Gerrard Hall. These
two debates will be : held this
spring, but the system adopted
last spring has been changed.
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What's to Happen and When
. Saturday, February 9 Caroli
na vs. Eastern College in the gym
nasium at 7:00 p. m. Hawaiian
quintette in Gerrard hall at 8:15
Sunday, February 10. Dr.
Moss at Zeta Psi hall at 12:30 p.
Monday, February 11 Presi
dent Graham in chapel. Miss
Daisy Denson, of Raleigh, address
es the North Carolina, club on
"County Care of Dependents."
Dr. A. A. McGeachy gives an ad
dress on "County Care tof Delin
quent Women." Carolina vs.
Elon College in Gymnasium at
8:00 p. m.
Tuesday, February 12 Dr.
Moss addresses the Y. M. C. A.
in the reading oom of the Y. M.
C. R. on "Love."
Wednesday, February 13 Mu
sical program in Chapel.
Thursday, February 14 St.
Valentine's Day. Student Forum
in Chapel. Durham Y. M. C. A.
vs. Carolina in Gymnasium at
8:00 p. m.
Friday, February 15. Senior
Hernias Stephenson read a pa
per on "Japan's Tart in the War"
at the meeting of Epsilon Phi
Delta on Thursday night.
Enjoyed by Math Club
The Mathematical Club of the
University gave an informal
smoker Wednesday night, Febru
ary 6th, in Chemistry Hall. Mem
bers of the Mathematics and allied
departments and students from
these several departments met to
gether to discuss certain probiems
that have . been proposed to the
Club and to listen to a paper on
"A Method for Finding the Com
plex Roots of a Cubic Equation."
The paper was presented by Mr. J.
W. Lasley, Jr. The discussion' .f
problems was led by Dr. Archi
bald Henderson. About thirty
five men were present at the meet
ing. This first meeting of the new
term was of particular interest in
that certain , of the men in the
freshman class were given an op
portunity to take part in the work
of the club. Men whose record for.
the fall in first year mathematics
was above ninety per cent were
invited to be present at this meet
ing. It is the hope of the club to
interest these men at the outset of
the college career.
Among other things the club is
trying to get the students' . point
of view. The spring meetings will
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BATTALION JUGGLED AND
EVERY COMPANY TO TAKE THE
SEVERAL BRANCHES OF
On the claim that "variety is
the spice of life," Captain Allen
on Monday collected the battalion
in a file that stretched from Swain
Hall to the Old East, and reorgan
ized them into four, new com
panies. The platoon leaders, ac
cording to the Captain, had fallen
in a rut, and either checked up
from force of habit or didn't check
up at all. In addition, the men
will have a chance to drill any po
sition in the squad that falls to
their lot, exclusive of that supreme
position, the sweet corporal's.
Therefore the change of environ
ment. Captains G. Holding, C. Hold
ing, Bill Blount and Bill Neal are
in command, respectively, of Com
panies A, B, C, I).
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Magazine Material Wanted
Complying with the request of
the committee of public informa
tion, headed by Secretary Baker,
the March issue of the magazine
will be a patriotic number. The
editors desire patriotic poems and
sketches, and are especially desir
ous of securing one-act plays.
These one-act plays will form the
basis of the fiction in the maga
zine for the rest of the semester.
All undiscovered O'Henrys are
asked to throw aside their modesty
and step out in the limelight and
help make the next issue of the
Magazine one filled with pep and
merit, as well as patriotic.
All material for the March
number must be in by February
20. Place your contributions in
the box at the Y. M. C. A. on or
before that date.
CAROLINA TAKES FAST
GAME FR(1 GEORGIANS
TAR HEEL TEAMWORK WINS IN
FIRST HALF SECOND HALF
CLOSE SCOTT STARS
TEAMS PLAY SAME HPE OF BALL
Score 36 to 27 Georgia Shots Less
Accurate Than Those of N. Cr
Game with Eastern College To
night Splendid team work gave Caro
lina a 36-27 victory over the fast
University of Georgia squint here
last Friday night. It was one of
the prettiest and fastest contests
ever seen on the loeal floor.
Carolina clearly outplayed Geor
gia the first half. Both teams
played the same type of ball the
passing game but the Tar Heels
favored shorter shots. Georgia
tried many long shots, but with
little success, whereas the Caroli
na forwards made good most of'
their shots. Both teams guarded
closely, the Carolina guards cover
ing up especially well. At tho end
of the first half , the .score stood
20-9 in favor of Carolina.
In the second ha5f Georgia's
star man, Scott, went in at cen
ter, and from then on until the
end of the game it was nip and
tuck., In spite of a bad ankle
Scott made, six out of the seven
goals credited to his team during
I r n l t .i i
ino. on Jy way the uaroima team
could stop him was by smothering
The features of, the game were
the perfect team work of the home
quint and the playing of Scott,
for Georgia. Tennent and Cuth
bertson, for Carolina, gave a beau
tiful exhibition of guarding. Car
michael made several difficult
shots, while Liipfert played a good
game at center. , Besides Scott,
Cox and Mott played best for
The line-up and summary fol
low: Carolina (36) Georgia (27)
Lynch .................. Pew
Liipfert .Patcher, Scott
Tennent ................ Mott
Cuthbertson . . . ........ Pound
Field goals: Carolina, Carmi
chael (5), Lynch (3), Liipfert
(4), Tennent (4). Georgia, Scott
(6), Cox (2), Mott (2), Pew.
Goals from fouls: Lynch (4) out
of (8) ; Scott (5) out of (5) ; Cox
(2) out of (4).
The basketball squad has been
working hard every afternoon
this week in preparation for the
game tonight with Eastern Col
lege. Coach Peacock has been
trying to smooth out the kinks
which showed in the Georgia game
and he has put the men through
strenuous practice every afternoon.
Eastern College is reputed to have
a fast and snappy team and Coach
Peacock wants his men to appear
on the floor tonight in old time
form. Capt. "Buzz" Tennent has
iecn suffering from a strained
shoulder all week and will proba
bly be unable to play tonight.
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