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The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, December 20, 1918, Page 1, Image 1

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n3 TL3TIF YOUTH WILL FIX The World GREETINGS FROM Alma Mater OFFICIAL; ORGAN OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Volume XXVII. CHAPEL HILL, N. C, FRIDAY, DEC. 20, 1918 Number 10 DEMOBILIZATION COMPLETED; IMMEDIATE RETURN TO NORMAL ACTIVITY En ill Jkil f TTTT I all IMPRESSIVE SERVICES FOR LATE DR. GRAHAM WERE HELD LAST WEEK LIFE AND WORKS GLOWINGLY EULOGIZED BY WELL KNOWN SPEAKERS , MAN OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE His Significance to School, State, and Nation Vividly Told; Dr. Smith Unable to Attend Friends and admirers of the late President ' Graham gathered in Ger rard Hall on the afternoon of Sunday, December 8, to pay a final tribute to his memory and to hear the opin ions expressed by men who had been closely associated with him for many years. The meeting was presided over by Dean Stacy, chairman of the facul ty. To listen to these eulogies of Dr. Graham by men whose opinions are valued both in this and other states brings one, to realize more forcibly the greatness of the man and the difficulty with which his place can be filled. "President Grahham as the University knew him" was the sub ject of the talk by Professor H. H. Williams, a man who has been in close contact with and an honored ad visor and of the deceased. R. D. W. Connor, of Raleigh, spoke of the opin ion held by the state of the activities and efforts of President Graham. "Graham and the Nation" was the theme of a talk to have been made by Dr. C. Alphonso Smith, formerly a member of the University faculty, but now of the English Department at the Naval Academy, but which was read by Dr. J. C. deRoulhac Hamilton, in the absence of Dr. Smith. Pressing duties prevented Dr. Smith from de livering the address in person. Pro fessor John H. Finley, noted author and lecturer, who was on the program as the representative of the educa tional institutions of the country, was unable to be present. The following telegram was received from him: "Wish I could come in person to testify my admiration and affectionate regard for the noble and gentle-souled Edward Graham who is no longer visibly present in the places dearest to him on this earth. He has multi plied his days into an eternity by the infinite that was in him. The na tion is indebted to the Unversity for the gift of his services. May his dreams and plans for the University of which he spoke to me. when we last met be realized!" (Continued' on Page 6) DI SOCIETY ACTIVE DESPITE OBSTACLES Because of the request of the Fa culty that there be no more student gatherings on account of the influ enza situation, the Di Society did not hold the business meeting and Smoker that was planned for Saturday night The meeting held on the night of the 7th was, therefore, the last time that the Di. men will get together till 1919 The work of the Society this year has been under the most trying cir cumstances imaginable. All College activities have suffered under the mili tary system here this year, and the Society has been no exception tc this general rule. The epidemic of influenza prevented any meetings at the beginning of the year. However, under all these extraordinary con ditions, the Di. Society has held six regular meetngs; initiated thirty new members, and decided on some very important questions of policy for the coming year. Foremost among these, perhaps, is the decision of the Society to support the Yackety Yack this year. This most important student publi cation is now a certainty. Editor-in-Chief Eaton reports that .a good many pictures for it have al ready been made, and that by the be ginning of the Spring term work on it will be well under way if no un foreseen obstacles are encountered. Hazlehurst, of the Phi. Society, is looking after the business end of the Yackety Yack. He secured pictures of the four S. A. T. C. Companies, of the Naval Unit, and in addition to this pictures of the non-S. A. T. C. Companies. That means about $300 towards the Yackety Yack already se cured, and needless to say, it is a good beginning. The University Magazine will ap pear next term in its usual form. While nothing definite has been done, (Continued on Page 5) housed soldiers, all of them ready to make the supreme sacrifice. 3fappy In having sacrificed to (elp attain the noblest victory ever won, your 13Vlma Mtater. again wearing the garments of peace, feeU with you a deep sense of thanksgiving. Reaming to serve mankind In the new reign of ""peace on earth n0 good will to men". Carolina. In tbe sunshine of a happier day, trusts that this Christ mas may bring you deep and b&artfelt Joy. (Bod bless you, everyone! CLASSES MEET AND HOLD ELECTIONS At the class elections Monday and Tuesday, December ninth and " tenth, Eddit Merritt was chosen as the leader of the Senior Class this year. Walter Feimster, a member of last year's baseball team, was elected Vice-President, and Tom Brinn was chosen as class Treasurer. The Jun iors postponed election of officers until such time when a majority of the class might be present. The Sophomores chose Ruffin as President; "Scrubby" Reeves, Vice-President; Sims, who was Treasurer last year, was re-elected to fill this office. The Freshmen ran extraordinary true to form when they chose all their officers but one from men who had attained fame as gridiron specialists. Brown, who was elected President, played center in the Army games this fall. Pharr, who came next as Vice-President, played an ex cellent game as quarterback, while Austin and Smith, who were elected as Secretary and Treasurer, give promise of great things in the future. C. R. Summer was made Class Histor ian. The new men will hold a smoker under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association in the second week in January. Dean Stacy, Albert Coates, and impromptu speakers will discuss the problems of the Class, and a history of "22 will be read. The' Freshmen of the year have shown an extraordinary spirit in all that they have done, and the Class as a whole has shown up remarkably well in ev ery phase of College activities. Their average in Academic work gives promise of a high average of Phi Beta Kappa men. The main purpose in having these elections at this time was to get all college activities on a base as near j normal as possible in the short time that is left before the holidays. It is desired to start a campaign to get old Carolina men back here as they are turned loose from the Army, and an effective organization of the classes' was the first step in this direction. It was the first step so far as the stu dents were concerned in1 getting back to the "old state of things" at Caro- J lina. The war is over; the S. A. 1 ' C. is happily done for, and as a re sult of these two there are no more "18", "19", or "20" year men at the University. They are now Freshmen. Juniors, Sophomores, or Seniors, but mostly Freshmen. This, of course brings to the minds of some men the Class banquets and smokers that have been held in former years, and that is exactlv what is being planned for now. After Christmas these gather- ings, where eats are to De naa in i delightful abundance, and Carolina ' Spirit runs not tnru tne crowa, wm start off in dead earnest. The Yack ety Yack will receive the hearty and active support of every class, and by spring class athletics will get into full swing. On last Tuesday morning just be fore it was demobilized Company "C" presented to its commanders, Lt. R. M. Bartin and Lt. P. T. Allison, as tokens of its esteem and regard for them, handsome gold watches. William Bcbbitt, '20, has been ap pointed to the Board of Associate Ed itors. His name was omitted in the list of successful contestants in the last issues as his return to the Hill to reume his course was not known at that time. reelings, Carolina men, everywhere, upon this Christmas, thrice bPPY be cause (Bob )xs granted, us through vlctory.Tlberty. 2Uma Mlater greets you wlt tb message: merry Christmas and a bPPr year." 3n te past she has offered you, br sacrifice, to win tbe greatest prUe of free peoples, liberty, now triumphant, and to be Kept Inviolate for ever. "Vlthough br bttft bled, she sent you gladly, for nothing elsemat tered then, lifer doors were thrown wide to new sons, and b walls FALL POST DANCES HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL YOUNG LADIES PRESENT FROM ALL PARTS OF THE STATE MUSIC OF FIRST-CLASS QUALITY Tht big Fall Post Dances of the Carolina S. A. T. C. were held in Bynum Gymnasium Friday night, Dec. 6, and Saturday afternoon and night, Dec. 7. These dances which took the place of the regular fall dances of preceding years, were among the most artistic ever given on the Hill. Many young ladies from Raleigh, Charlotte, Greensboro, Dur ham, and other cities in the State, were on the Hill for the series of dances. Many former Carolina men who had recently been discharged from Uncle Sam's armed service were also in attendance. This was the last of a group of post dances given by men of the S. A. T. C. at Carolina be fore its demobilization. . The gymnasium was decorated in a most beautiful manner with over head evergreens, and cedar around the dance floor. In accordance with the patriotic spirit of the day, the flags of America and her Allies were drap ed around the walls of the Gym. The entire scene presented a sight of the most pleasing attractiveness. No re freshments were served at any of the dances. Weidermeyer's Orchestra, of West Virginia, furnished music for all three dances. The high quality of the mu sic was greatly complimented by' all those attending the dances. The following young ladies attend ed the dances: Misses Coan, Borden, Marshall, Hunter, Hyman, Lefferts, Mary and Ellen Shepherd, Abbott, Gertrude and Lillian Merriman, Seward, Grimsley, Price, Spann, Leach, Cobb, Holt, White, Corinne and Rogers Gibbon, Wilkinson, Parsley, Holding, Lums den, Denny, Witherspoon, Erwin, Thomas, Crews, Tucker, Brandt, Gun ter, Stainback, Shaw, Moore, Perkin (Continued on Page 5) Batallion Addressed by Governor T. W. Bickett The members of the S. A. T. C. and the non-S. A. T. C. were very fortunate Saturday evening in having an address by Governor Bickett fol lowing a review of the soldier boys by the chief executive, which was wit nessed by many townspeople and vis itors, including a number of former students just mustered. out of service. The governor was intensely inter esting in his vivid descriptions of the life and experiences enjoyed during his soldiery hikes on the beach when a young man. He was filled with en thusiasm over the excellent showing made by the student soldiers, and was keenly sympathetic with the boys, whc in spite of the rejoicing of peace have experienced a keen sense of dis appointment. "But you are worthy of as much praise and as much honor as the men who actually fought on the field," declared Carolina's chief executive. The governor characterized a state- J ment recently made by Llo yd George (Continued on Page 5) ORGANIZATIONS OF COLLEGE DEFINED With the disbanding of the S. A T. C. and the return of the University to a college basis it is but natural that the numerous activities and organiza tions should again occupy their promi nent place in college life. These or ganizations include those of a literary and social nature and have always been intimately connected with the life of the University, helping to shape as well as give expression to the true Carolina spirit. First come the publications, as they are the mouthpiece of the life of the University. These are: The Tar Heel a weekly publication, the of ficial organ of the Athletic Associa tion. The University Magazine is pub lished six times a year by a board of editors elected from the two societies, and furnishes an outlet for the liter ary ability of all the students. The Yackety-Yack is the college an nual issued by the two Literary So cieties and the Fraternities, and serves to sum up the numerous ac tivities of the entire year. Next come the Literary Fraterni ties and Societies. First and fore most are the Dialectic and Philan thropic. These organizations are as old as the University, having been organized in 1793. They give expres sion to the oratorical ability of the students, and teach the fundamen tals of Parliamentary law. By im memorial custom students from the ; eastern half of the state join the Phi, and those from the west the Di. The Literary Fraternities are prac tically new organizations on the "Hill", some of them being local, but they play a large part in expressing the best literary ability in the stu dent body. In 1904 the local Scholarship So ciety was admitted into the National Phi Beta Kappa. Members are those who during their first three years have attained a grade of ninety-two and a half. The Odd Number of Sigma Upsilon is an association of students who have shown distinguished interest in litera ture with the purpose to stimulate the art of writing among the college students. Tau Kappa Alpha is a national de bating fraternity, and is composed of students who have taken part in an intercollegiate debate. Amphoterthen is an organization composed of representative Juniors and Seniors, who study problems of citizenship and the practice of ex tempore speaking. Omega Delta is a society for the promotion and stimulation of the aes thetic a nd intellectual side of college life. Epsilon Phi Delta is an organiza tion devoted to the study of Japanese American relations, and has as its aim the increase of understanding and friendship between the United States and Japan. Fraternities There are fifteen fraternities at the University of a social and profession al nature. These play quite a large part in the life of the college, es pecially the social side. These are: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Nu, Pi Kappa Alpha, Beta Theta Pi, Phi Delta Theta, Kappa Sigma, Zeta Psi, Kappa Alpha, Alpha Tau Omega, Sigma Chi, Phi Chi (Medical), Kappa (Continued on Page 6) STUDENT SOLDIERS ARE FORMALLY MUSTERED OUT OFWAR SERVICE DEMOBILIZATION EFFECTED ON DEC. 9 AND 10, AFTER SLIGHT DELAY THE S. A. T. C. WAS SHORT-LIVED Organization Existed Little More Than TWO Months; Men to Keep Uniforms The S. A. T. C. has been demobil ized, and, as a result, we now return to those good old days of true col lege freedom. Following physical examinations, and after some delay due to failure of the discharge papers to arrive, companies A and B were formally mustered out on Monday, December 9, while the members of companies C and D received their precious pa pers on the day following. It was something over two months ago, that the hundreds of Carolina students became members of the ac tive army by induction into the S. A. T. C. At the time a peculiar en thusiasm thrilled every man, and a sincere desire to get into the S. A. T. C. was expressed by all who were unable to become members.. This en thusiasm, augmented by a desire to become appointed to an O. T. C, con tinued until the signing of the arm istice; but after that, event, army enthusiasm gave way to a form of army pessimism, every one being as anxious to get out of the army as he was to get in. All hopes of get ting to France were shattered, and in their place came wild rumors of the S. A. T. C. continuing until June, but fortunately these rumors, like many others, were false. Many seem to value their discharge papers second o nly to life itself, and have expressed a desire to have them framed and hung in a conspicuous place. Each discharge certificate bears, in addition to a statement of honorable discharge from the army, a brief service record of the man, a report of his physical examination on, and a statement relative to his character and conduct while in ser vice. Each man was paid up to and including the day of his dismissal, notice of the discharge of each man was sent to the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, and pay cards for each man were completed and sent to the Adjutant General at Washington. Each man is allowed to keep one uni form and one overcoat for four months (Continued on Page 6) PHI SOCIETY SHOWS VIGOROUS ACTIVITY When the University opened last October the question as to what course was best for the Phi and Di Society to adopt in respect to con tinuing their work arose for settle ment by the members of the societies who were on the Hill at that time. In the face of the fact that the academic year would be necessarily unsettled on account of the S. A, T. C. and that all of the organizations must be sus pended for the duration of the S. A. T. C. and its after effects or put them selves upon a war basis and operate fully upon such a basis during the period of the S. A. T. C, these or ganizations were facing a crisis which meant life or temporary suspension and probably death. The Phi Society, in a meeting held early in October, decided to adopt the latter course, that is to run on a war basis, as its policy, and with this plan in view it immedately set about to commence fall work. Considering the conditions existing in the school life this year the work of the society has been above the average. Notwithstanding the fact that only a handful of old men were back for. the fall work they took hold of the society work and have carried it forward to a successful conclusion. Between thirty-five and forty men have been initiated and these men give every promise o furnishing good material for future debates and the pep necessary to carry the society thru any crisis that may arise where their aid will be needed. Dr. D. D. Carroll has been inti- ated as an honorary member. At the beginning of the term when the question as to whether the S. A. T. C. men should be excused from at tending society was raised it was de cided that these men should not be ex cused but in order to allow them as (Continued on Page 2)

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