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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, MAY 16, 1919
PROF. WHEELER MAKES
NEW DYES DISCOVERY
IN RECENT RESEARCH
IT IS ONE OF THE FEW DYE
BIG CONTRIBUTION TO SCIENCE
Dr. Wheeler, professor of Organic
Chemistry, has recently discovered
three very important dyes which are
the first to be discovered at the Uni
versity and probably the first in the
South. The discovery of these dyes
by this prominent scientist is very
interesting locally because of the fact
that very few dyes have been dis
covered in America. Not only is this
true of our own nation, but also of
England, France and Switzerland
which, like America, were almost en
tirely dependent upon Germany who
led the world in the discovery of new
dyes previous to the World War.
The scarcity of dyes which was
caused by Allied blockades of Ger
man ports awakened American chem
ists and manufacturers to the reali
zation of the fact that some substi
tute had to be found for the German
dyes. Among these scientists who
realized this need for American dyes
was Dr. Wheeler who has been en
gaged in research work along this
line for sometime and has made sev
eral very important discoveries.
In his research, Dr. Wheeler used
napthaline which is a coal tar by
product. Four operations are passed
through before the dye is made. One
of these dyes is an indigo-blue sub
stance which gives a champagne color
on silk, and a tan color on wool.
Another is a rich maroon substance
which gives a delicate purple on silk,
and a very beautiful color between
orange and gold on wool. The third
dye gives a very striking bronze tint.
In order to obtain different varieties
of tints from these dyes, mordants
are employed. In addition to the three
dyes which have already been dis
covered, three more are already in
sight of determination.
Patents on the discovered dyes have
been applied for, and government ex
aminers report that they see nothing
standing in the way of the patents
being issued. Dr. Wheeler states that
his . claims f 6r patents are broad
enough to cover certain fields in
which there is a certainty of discover
ing several other very interesting
dyes. The discovery of these dyes
ranks with the most important of the
recent discoveries of science, and will
lead to still greater activity along
this line, it is believed.
Chapel Hill Scene
of Most Imposing
With a gala day celebration and the
streets decked in holiday attire
Chapel Hill and the University wel
comed the old veterans and the new
on Confederate Memorial Day, May
10th. The largest crowd that had as
sembled in Chapel Hill since the day
that the S. A. T. C. disbanded was
present to welcome the veterans and
join in the festivities. No one was
disappointed for all that was adver
tised was given.
Next to the "eats" probably the
most important event was the grand
parade. Promptly at 10:30, or per
haps it was a little after, the parade
headed by the school children carry
ing garlands and spreading flowers
in the streets, started from Franklin
Street and ; made its waly through
Main street. The students were fol
lowed by the Confederate Veterans
in cars. Next came the Red Cross
fcroup, Y. M. C. A., Boy Scouts, and
the March of the Allies. This was
followed by Col. Pratt and his staff
supported and backed by the men
from overseas, from the training
camps, Marines, Sailors, and Avia
tors, the Color Guard, and the rem
nants of the Non and S. A. T. C.
companies. Those bringing up the
end of the procession were the Ser
vice Flag Bearers, Mayor, and Speak
ers. At Memorial Hall the procession
halted. Here Dr. Archibald Hender
son, Dr. G. M. McKie, Major L. P.
McLendon, and Colonel Pratt, in short
addresses, spoke warm and profuse
praises of the work done by our men
overseas. After this the list of men
on the Nation's Honor Roll was read.
The last and most important thing
on the day's program was the regular
d picnic dinner served under the
stately oaks between Memorial Hall
and Gerrard Hall to the Confederate
veterans, the Speakers, out of town
visitors, and those participating in the
Parade. This was just another of
wose tributes to the Confederate
veterans before they are all gone.
The Point System
Advocated For N. C.
The Campus Cabinet has conceived
the idea of instituting the "point sys
tem," now in use at Davidson, among
i the student activities here. The pur
pose of the plan is two-fold: Firstly,
to keep, any one student from having
so many honors and activities that he
cannot do justice to any one of them.
Secondly, to distribute honors more
widely and to make activities more
representative. Although the system
has not been completely worked out,
the proposition which is now being
considered by various organizations,
as well as the student body as a whole
is somewhat as follows:
Positions of honor are to be divided
into two classes, perhaps called
"major" and "minor. To the first
class would belong such offices as
President of the classes, President of
the Y. iM. C. A., managers of teams,
and Editor-in-chief. In the "minor"
class would be assistant-managerships,
presidencies of the literary so
cieties, and all positions that involve
only a "minor" amount of time and
A rule, legislated by the entire stu
dent body, will decree that no man
may hold more than one major office
and more than two (or perhaps three)
minor offices. Whether we are ready
for such a law is left to our decision.
Henry D. Stevens.
C. Club Discusses
At the regular bi-monthly meeting
of the North Carolina Club on Mon
day night Mirs. T. W. Lingle present
ed a most interesting and instructive
paper on "Juvenile Delinquents and
Juvenile Courts." At the present
time youthful miscreants under 16
years of age are sent to some penal
institution as punishment for their
wrongs, many of which cannot wholly
be imputed to the inherent vicious
ness of the delinquent. The speaker
pointed out how the youngster comes
out of such an institution embittered
and the worse for his experience.
On July 15 a law establishing coun
ty juvenile courts will go into effect.
The purpose of this court is to take
the delinquent child in hand, if possi
ble before he has made much progress
in his life of wrong doing, and put
him upon the right road to good citi
zenship through correction and gui
dance rather than by punishment.
The judges of these juvenile courts,
one for each county and one for any
city that may desire to establish it,
will be the clerks of the Superior
Using diagrams to illustrate her
points, Mrs. Lingle showed how a
state board appoints a county board
to take charge of local delinquents
and how the county board selects a
superintendent of public welfare to
gether with assistants required by
him. This superintendent is proba
tion officer with extensive powers
over supervising delinquents, finding
proper positions for them, establish
ing them in wholesome surroundings,
or as a final resort, sending the in
corrigibles to state reformatories.
Following Mrs. Lingle, Messrs.
Brawley and Mobley further discuss
ed the problem. They were both
agreed that juvenile delinquents
should be guided and not punished in
as far as possible.
Feimster Captain of
Next Year's Varsity
Walter Feimster, for three years
varsity third baseman of the Caro
lina nine, was elected captain of next
years baseball squad, following a ban
quet given by the athletic association
to the team, Wednesday night in Dur
ham, after the Trinity game.
"Wop" has demonstrated his abil
ity to hit in the pinches this year
and has played a good game at third.
As pilot of the Carolina team next
year, with many varsity men back
it is thought he will lead the team
through a most successful season.
Phi Legislature Meets
The Phi Society had its first meet
ing last Saturday night as a General
Assembly. It was also the regular
night for the installation of new offi
cers, but due to the sickness of the
Sneaker of the House, N. G. Gooding,
the speaker protem, J. P. Washburn,
The first bill put up before the
House, for discussion, was a bill con
cerning co-education in the Univer
sity of North Carolina. John Kerr,
representative from Warren, spoke
first, and upheld co-education, to be
violently opposed by representatives
from Craven, Stokes, and others.
The first meeting under the new
system proved to be a very interest
ing one, and it is the belief of the
whole society that a great future is
in store for the Phi.
CAROLINA WALKS AWAY
IN STATE TRACK MEET
SCORING 58 POINTS, TRINITY
SECOND WITH 34, A. AND
With Davis of Carolina handling
l the shot as a paper ball, with Nichols
oi Carolina losing uie javenn, anu
Smith of Carolina running as a Ken
tucky Derby winner, Carolina easily
walked away with the . sta(tQ meet
held Saturday on Emerson Field,
scoring a total of 54 points out of
a possible 121.
Trinity, who came over confident
of victory, came second with 34 points
while State College and Elon with
29 and 4 points each, came third and
Captain Davis, for Carolina, and
Homewood for State College, were
individual point scorers, each making
a total of 14 points, Davis winning
first place in the shot put and second
in the high jump, discus and pole
The uncovered stars for Carolina
were Smith, who won both the 100
yd. dash and the 220; Nichols, who
won the javelin; Corpening, the
winner in the Discus, and last but
not least, Frank Herty, who won the
220 low hurdles with ease. All four
of these men made their letters for
the first time.
Summary of Events:
100-yard dash: 10 3-5 seconds,
Smith, Carolina, first; Edwards, Trin
ity, second; Cannon, Elon, third.
220 Hurdles: 28 3-5 seconds; Herty,
Carolina; Homewood, State College;
Shot Put: 40 feet 4 1-2 inches;
Davis, Carolina; Nichols, Carolina;
Wagoner, State College.
Two-mile Run: 10 min., 42 seconds;
Loftin, Trinity; Blakeney, State Col
lege; York, Carolina.
High Jump, 5 feet 6 inches; Home
wood, State College; Davis, Carolina;
Half mile: 2 minutes 1-2 seconds;
Craft, State College; Moore, Trinity;
One mile run: 4 min., 54 3-4 sec
onds; Clyck, State College; Smathers,
Trinity; Nims, Carolina.
Discus Throw: 114 feet 6 inches;
Corpening, Carolina; Davis, Carolina;
220-yard dash: 24 1-5 seconds;
Smith, Carolina; Edwards, Trinity;
Potter, State College.
Broad jump: 19 feet 4 inches; Ruff,
Trinity; Norfleet, Carolina; Home
wood, State College.
110 hurdles high: 17 3-4 seconds;
Homewood, State College; Harrison,
440-yard dash: 54 seconds; Cavi
ness, Trinity; Cannon, Elon; Herty,
Javelin throw: 140 feet 1 inch;
Nichols, Carolina; Farthing, Caro
lina; Corpening, Carolina.
Pole vault: 10 feet 8 inches; Spen
cer, Carolina; Davis, Carolina; Mc
Officials: Judges, Dr. Lawson, Dr.
Branson, Dr. Leavitt, Dr. Hanford,
Ramsay, Pritchard, Morrison, Cone,
Webb, Price, Travis of Carolina.
Coach: Stafford, of State College;
.Maj. Crawford, of Trinity.
Official scorers: Sawyer and Hazle
hurst. BASEBALL RESUME
The 1919 baseball season that has
just closed, despite the fact that we
lost the series to our old rival, has
been a most successful one, when we
consider the season as a whole. Iri
the Virginia series, the Old Dominion
nine scored seventeen points while
our crew scored fifteen, and if we
could have finished that second game
here, well, it might have been un
necessary for us to play a fourth and
deciding contest in the Gate City.
In the matter of games, we played
twenty-one, winning twelve, losing
seven, and tying two. We scored 89
runs, and our opponents crossed the
plate 67 times for tallies.
The scores of all the games played
this season follows:
March 29 Carolina 4, Oak Ridge 0.
April 2 Carolina 7, Camp Bragg 4.
April 4 Carolina 4, Elon 1.
April 5 Carolina 4, Durham Moose 1.
April 7 Carolina 2, N. C. State 1.
April 9 Carolina 1, Elon 4.
April 10 Carolina 5, V. P. I. 0.
April 12 Carolina 1, Virginia 2.
April 14 Carolina 3, Virginia 3.
April 19 Carolina 0, Moose 2.
April 21 Carolina 4, Davidson 3.
April 22 Carolina 7, Virginia 1.
April 23 Carolina 9, Hampden-S. 3.
April 24 Carolina 13, Va. Med. 1.
April 25 Carolina 5, W. & L. 6.
April 26 Carolina 4, Johns-H. 13.
May 23 Carolina 4, Virginia 11.
May 7 Carolina 5, S. C. 0.
May 9 Carolina 4, Wake Forest 7.
May 10 Carolina 0, Trinity 0.
(Continued on page 4)
High School Champions
Meet Here Saturday
The winners in the eastern cham
pionship series of high school base
ball will cross bats here Saturday,
May 17 with the western victor of
the series in that half of the state
to decide which is to hold state cham
pionship honors. The greatest num
ber of high school yet qualified is this
year to compete in the sixth annual
contest. Five schools entered in the
East; Durham, Raleigh, Rocky Mount
Goldsboro, and Red Oak, while seven
schools tried out for western honors:
Winston-Salem, Leaksville, Greens
boro, South Buffaloe, Jamestown,
Salisbury, and Asheboro. At the
present writing, the eastern contest
ants have been narrowed down to
Raleigh and Red Oak, the winner of
the game between these schools com
peting Saturday with the survivor of
the Winston-Salem Jamestown con
test, the latter teams having defeat
ed the other western contestants. A
tight game is expected in he final
round. The Winston-Salem high
school captured first place last spirng.
The committee on high school de
bates is already at work on plans
for next year's debates. A normal,
enrollment of three hundred schools
is expected to enter the lists for the
coveted Aycock Memorial Cup.
Several Games Remain
in Class B. B. Series
Class baseball began this year un
der the auspices of the Y. -M. C. A.
The following regulations governed
the playing of games. Every student
was eligible to play, except such men
as were eating at the training table;
each class was to play every1 other
class twice, and the class winning the
most games to be class champions,
this team to be entertained by the
Y.'M. C. A. An all class team is to
be picked, and the men composing
that team will be allowed to wear
their class numeral.
Dorsett was elected captain of the
Freshman team, Ruffin of the sophs.,
Washburn of the Juniors, and Willis
of the Seniors.
Up until the present time seven
games have been played with the fol
Fresh, 1 Soph, 6.
Fresh, 1 Soph, 4.
Fresh, 7 Juniors, 4.
Fresh, 2 Seniors 1.
Soph, 6 Juniors, 5.
Juniors, 9 Seniors, 10.
Soph, 5 Seniors, 3.
Five more games are scheduled to
The Y. M. C. A. has been making
extensive improvements lately. Not
the least is the paint work that has
been done about the building, book
covers for the magazines in the read
ing .room have been secured; Mr
Woollen, the University Business
Manager, is planning with the Secre
tary to install a new lighting sys
tem; the dance hall is to be fixed up
more elaborately, and some improve
ment is to be made on the second
floor so as to accommodate larger
Di Endorses Scheme
For Current Event
The Di Society endorsed without a
dissenting vote last Saturday night
the petition for a Current Events
Class to be established in the curri
culum. This petition was originated
by Amphoterothen and has been en
dorsed by several of the leading or
ganizations on the campus.
In a very interesting and hotly con
tested debate R. B. Gwynn and F. L.
Townsend, favoring compulsory arbi
tration in the League of Nations, de
feated Ben Cone and B. C. Jones,
representing the negative side of the
question. Mr. Cone was awarded the
honor of first speech.
The following men were elected as
officers to serve the first term of
next year: President, G. D. Craw
ford; Vice-President, W. H. Bobbitt;
Secretary, F. A. Grissett; First Cor
rector, C. T. Boyd; Second Corrector,
E H. Abernethy; First Censor, J. A.
McLean; Second Censor, Fred Pharr.
The officers who are to serve through
the whole of next year were elected
as follows: Treasurer, W. R. Berry
hill; Archives Keeper, E. H. Martin;
Recorder Constitutional Committee,
W. L. Blythe; Recorder Finance Com
mittee, Van Noppen.
The query for the Junior. Com
mencement Debate, which will come
off on June 17th, was announced to
be : Resolved, That with respect to im
migration and citizenship the United
States should extend to citizens of
China and Japan the same privileges
accorded the citizens of European
nations. An unusually large number
of Juniors from each Society have de-
U.N.C. PLAYS TRINITY
SCORELESS TIE SAT.;
WON SECOND 3 TO 2
WILSON PITCHES BOTH METH
ODISTS AT MERCY IN BOTH
HEAD-WORK PULLS US THROUGH
In a game witnessed by more than
two thousand fans, abounding in
thrills, sensational catches, and a
pitcher's battle that was great to see,
Trinity and Carolina battled for fif
teen innings to a scoreless tie, the
game being called on account of dark
ness. Never before was such a sterling
exhibition of the' national pastime
seen at the East Durham ball park, as
was played there last Saturday. It
was even more interesting, due to the
fact that exactly 21 years have elaps
ed since teams representing these two
colleges have met.
From the very beginning it could
be seen that the game as to be a
pitcher's battle between Wilson, for
Carolina, and Southard, for Trinity,
for nothing resembling a hit was se
cured off either until the fourth.
In only two innings, the fourth and
fifth, did Trinity threaten to score,
their failure being due to the master
ful pitching of Wilson, who was all
there in the pinches. Carolina's best
chances came in the eighth, ninth and
fifteenth. In the eighth, Lewis first
up, singled to right and was sacri
ficed by Bryant. Wilson fouled out
Texas leaguer to left, Lewis being
caught at the plate attempting to
score on the hit. In the ninth, Powell
singled, stole second and awaited the
necessary hit which never came to
bring him home. Again in the fif
teenth Carolina threw a scare in the
camp. Milton and Lewis were easy
outs, but Bryant next ujp, singled
and immediately stole second, Wil
son was then hit in the head by a
pitched ball. Younce, batting for
Saunders, was walked, filling the
bases. Herty, the next man up, was
a victim of a freak occurrence. He
ducked a dangerous pitch by South
ard. Unfortunately his bat came in
contact with the ball which rolled
fair, making him an easy out.
The features of the game were the
stellar pitching of the opposing
twirlers and the sensational fielding
of both teams. The fielding features
going to Wannamaker, Trinity's third
sacker, who accepted nine chances
without a bobble, and Herty, of Caro
lina, who made an almost impossible
catch of MacArthur's long high fly.
(Continued on page 4)
Query is Announced
The query for this year's com
mencement debate reads as follows:
Resolved, that with respect to immi
gration and citizenship the United
States should accord to the citizens
of Japan and China the same privi
leges extended to the citizens of Euro
In selecting this query the com
mittee has chosen one that is of the
most vital importance in the United
States and the entire world of today.
This subject in itself will incite in
terest in the debater.
Since this debate is an inter
Society one, and since this year was
the time for the Phi to choose the
side in the argument, the latter has
chosen the negative. The Di will
uphold the affirmative side. Each
member of these two Societies are
eligible to enter into this debate.
There is much material at the dis
posal of the contestants in this de
bate. The present day magazines
and newspapers are full of articles
on this subject. Besides this, the'
writers of the past half decade have
been discoursing on this question of
Neither Society has any edge on
the other nor is either by any means
handicapped. There is little doubt
but what this shall be one of the
most hotly contested and the most
highly interesting of the commence
ment Inter-Society Debates.
William Starr .Myers, of the class
of 1897, was voted the most popu
lar member of the Princeton Uni
versity faculty at the recent elec
tions of the student body when vari
ous members of the faculty were
voted honorary positions. Professor
Myers recently lectured at the Uni
versity. clared their intention of trying out
for this debate, and a warm contest
is expected. The Phi Society has the
privilege of choosing sides this year
and their decision will be announced