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The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, November 08, 1919, Page 1, Image 1

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The ak t XT- a, .WL jZldi . id OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA Volume XXVIII. CHAPEL HILL, N. C, NOVEMBER 8, 1919 Number 5 Capacity of Emerson Field Trebled Turkey Day; 5,000 Pilgrims Expected For Gridiron Classic CAROLINA TIES WITH VOLUNTEERS AFTER HMD FOUGHT AND MUDDY GAME TEAMS EVENLY MATCHED SPEND FOUR QUARTERS OF HARD FIGHTING HONORS EQUALLY DIVIDED Field Wet and Ank,le Deep in Mud Was a Great Hindrance to Fast Playing Playing on a field two inches deep in mud and through an almost contin uous drizzle, the Universities of North Carolina and Tennessee broke even in a scoreless tie on Waite Field in Knoxville, Saturday afternoon. The teams were evenly matched, neither showing any decided advan tage over the other through four Quarters of hard fighting. Tennessee was twice within striking distance of the Carolina goal in the first half, but in the second Carolina came back with more punch and succeeding in threatening Tennessee's goal for a time. Honors in first downs and line gains were about equally divided. The game developed into a punting duel between Coleman and Hatcher in the first quarter, with the honors slightly with the Volunteer man, tho neither were up to their standard form, owing to the wetness and heavi ness, of thebaUj.- ... ... . ;.. .... McCabe made a pretty run for Ten nessee in the second quarter and Pharr caught a difficult pass from Coleman in the last quarter, netting (Continued on page six) DIALECTIC SENATE WOULD EQUALIZE VOTING POWER IN LEAGUE COVENANT The venerable walls of the old Di Society were treated to a rather shocking surprise last Saturday night when the staid and sleepy organiza tion woke up to find that the usual program of a fixed debate with about half the debaters absent had given way to a live and interesting forum discussion of the League of Nations Covenant. The particular phase of the covenant under discussion was the question of the inequality of voting power in the Assembly of the League. The change was the result of an ef fort to waken more interest in so ciety work and to give every man a chance to speak when he desires it. Under the old system of fixed de bates", there was a great tendency for dry programs; and also very few men really had the chance to spaek as of ten as they wanted to. Acting on the suggestion of Dean Frank Graham, who made a very instructive talk to the Society two weeks ago, it was de tided to do away with the old regular Programs and to throw the discus sion into the form of an open forum whenever the Pragram , Committee sees fit. The experiment was given its first trial last Saturday night, and fully satisfied the highest hopes of its advocates. A resolution was introduced by G. D. Crawford, to the effect that the Di Society go on record as advocating equality of voting power in the League of Nations, thus limiting the British Empire, including Canada, Australia, tc, to one vote. After a long and heated discussion, in which Messrs. Bobbitt, Taylor, Coker, Heffner, Gwyn, and a number of others took a Prominent part, the Society voted by a majority of 57 to 42 to adopt Mr. rawford's resolution. It is proposed to bring up other features . of the oyenant for discussion during the rail term under the open forum. The plan has worked well so far, and while still in the experimental stage, will undoubtedly prove a great ln ,iniecting new life and pep into wnat have heretofore been too fre quently dull and listless meetings. MASTER VIOLINIST TO BE HEARD IN GRAND CONCERT AT GERRARD HALL SOON Arrangements have been made for a concert in town at Gerrard Hall on December 5, by Joseph Konechy, the famous Bohemian violinist, under the auspices of the Y. M. C. A. Lyceum Bureau. Joseph Konecny has played in most of the big cosmopolitan and musical centers of this country, as well as in other parts of the world, and is con sidered by his critics to rank among the foremost violinists of the present day. He is the son of a Bohemian blacksmith. He studied with Sevcik (teacher of Jan Kubelik), and is a shining example of what can be ac complished by indefatigable industry, energy, and perseverance. His play ing is distinguished by faultless tech nique, and that fiery temperament which is found only in the Slavic race. He will be assisted by Lola Alley, American soprano, and Mary Tris, the brilliant American pianist, artists of national reputation. Dr. Wheeler Investigates Kelp As a Source of Potash for Government The crititcal situation in the ferti lizer industry caused by the cessation of importations of potash from" Ger many, led our Government to study the Pacific ocean kelp as a source of potash. This work was put in charge of J. W. Turrentine, '02, who built a plant at Santa Barbara, California, and prosecuted the study with great energy during the war. Mr. Turren tine's investigations succeeded bril liantly, potash being produced and al so a variety of by-products of great scientific and commercial interest. Among these is a charcoal, about fif ty times as efficient for decolorizing purposes as animal charcoal. There are other important by-products and Mr. Turrentine came to the Hill re cently to enlist the co-operation of Dr. Wheeler who agreed to take up the investigation of the complex oils which are obtained in the distillation of the kelp. This work will be carried out in the laboratory here. Overseas Orchestra s Gave Interesting Show InGerrard Hall Tuesday Appearing before a Chapel Hill au dience for the first time on Tuesday night in Gerrard Hall, the Overseas Ladies' Orchestra received an en thusiastic welcome from the student body. A fair-sized crowd saw the performance. The history of the organization is an interesting one. The young ladies were billeted in France for over a year in the capacity of theatrical en tertainers for the American "dough boys." It would be unfair to speak of the stellar performance of any one mem ber of the orchestra, since each had a particular act of her own that "brought down the house." Each per formance was encored several times. Especially noteworthy, however, was the singing of Miss Dorothy Dunn, the cornet solos of Miss Helen Ferguson, and the playing of Miss Amelia Carstensen, violinist. Miss Beulah Truitt showed almost uncanny skill in doing some half dozen tings at the same time. She is the drummer. Emily Gerrard, 'cello, and Frances Summerdyler, charionet, were also well received. Jim Capps, of the Class of '17, who is now with the Durham high school, was on the Hill last Saturday for a short visit. He promises that Dur ham is going to turn out its usual fast basketball team and expects to be in on the finals here this winter. V. M. I. CADETS GIVE BATTLE TO OUR OWN ON TAR HEEL'S FIELD CADETS ARE NOTED HERE FOR THEIR FAST AGGRESSIVE FOOTBALL DEFEATED DAVIDSON 14-7 The V. M. I. cadets visit the Hill today with the strongest cadet eleven in years. Cadet strength was clearly indicated two weeks ago when they defeated the strong Davidson eleven by a 14-7 count. The cadets are noted here for their aggressive football and an interest ing contest is expected. This is the last game the student body will wit ness here before the Virginia game Thanksgiving. Chapel Hill Post Of American Legion Of Honor Organized Believing tat the fellowships engen dered by the great war should not perish, ex-service men of Chapel Hill and the University established on Tuesday night, October 28, in the of fice of Mayor Robertson, a Chapel Hill Post of the American Legion of Honor. Application for charter was filed, granted, and the charter was returned with the neJwes of the 17 charter members: H. A. Whitfield, L. J. Phillips, 0. P. Gooch, C. T. Dur ham, H. W. Ledbetter, T. P. Lloyd, W G. Mann, C. E Gooch, C H. Herty, Jr., A. M. Coates D. L. Grant E. A. Abernethy, E. H. Hutchins, A. C. Pritchard, H. V. Koonts, Edwin Ten ny, and Harvey Campbell. Officers were elected at the initial meeting of the post as follows: Post Commander, H. V. Koonts; Vice-Post Commander, H. A. Whitfield; Secretary-Treasurer, James Phipps. Defi nite plans for the permanent organi zation of the local post are embry onic, but it was learned from the Post Commander that the local post will send a delegate to the National Con vention of the American Legion meet ing in Minneapolis November 11, and B. C. Brown was elected as represen tative on that delegation. It was pointed out that all members of the S. A. T. C. are eligible to mem bership in the American Legion and have the privilege of transfering from the local post to another post o rfrom another post to the Chapel Hill Post. Eligibility is defined by regulations given out by the Legion headquarters which say, "Any soldier, sailor, or marine, who served hon orably between April 6, 1917, and No vember 11, 1918, is eligible for mem bership in the American Legion." The American Legion was first or ganized in Paris, March 15, 1919, by a thousand officers and men, delegates from all the units of the American Expeditionary Forces, to an organiza tion meeting which adopted a declar ation of principles and selected the name, "American Legion." Subse quently the action of the Paris meet ing was confirmed and endorsed by a similar meeting held in St. Louis, May 8, 1919, when the Legion was formally recognized by the troops who served in the United States, and a constitution in conformity with the Paris declaration of principles was adopted. Among other pertinent matters taken up at the St. Louis meeting, the Legion demanded that Congress should deport to their own countries those aliens who refused to join the colors, at the outbreak of the war, pleading their citizenship in other countries to escape the draft. The purpose and principles of the American Legion are set forth in its constitution in the following pre amble: "For God and Country, we associ- j ate ourselves together for the follow- ing purposes: To uphold and defend' (Continued on page five) PRESENT REGISTRATION SURPASSES THAT OF ANY YEAR IN UNIV. HISTORY The uncanny figure of 1,313 repre sents the University's total registra tion up to the present time. Dr. Wil son is especially anxious for at least one more student to register and change this ominous figure. Fortu nately, new registrants arrive dail and it is. assured that this number will not hang over us for long. This year's registration surpasses that of any other year in the history of the University. It is an increase of about 200 over the pre-war regis tration of 1916, which was the great est year in the University's history up to that time . In the dismal S. A. T. C. days of last fall, 1,048 were reg istered, the majority of whom were Freshmen, many of which would nev er have seen a college except at Gov ernment expense. In the last two quarters of the 1918-1919 session about 814 students were in college, so that at present we have about 500 more than last year. The Freshman class this year is (Continued on Page 4) C. E. SOCIETY CELEBRATES FIRST MEETING OF YEAR AROUND FESTIVE BOARD Smoke issuing from the Physics lecture hall in the Alumni Building on Monday night struck terror into the mind of a chance passer-by, but closer investigation brought the wel come information that the first smok er of the Civil Engineering Society was in progress. After going in a body to Gerrard Hall to attend the lecture on the building of electrically propelled ships which was held under the auspices of the A. I. E. E., the Society returned to Alumni 10, and there imbibed copi ous quantities of the Welch Grape Juice Company's famous product in the form of punch, and munched cakes, apples, and sandwiches. Then while smoke from .combusting cigars and cigarettes wafted about the ceil ing in graceful spirals, the engineers, about thirty in number, discussed the situation from all angles, and finally (Continued on page five) North Carolina Club Elects Members to Meet With State Commission The work that the North Carolina Club has done during the six years since its organization was given well deserved recognition last week when Governor Bickett's State Reconstruc tion Commission granted to the Club an unofficial iriembership on the com mission and the privilege of placing one member on each of the commit tees. The Club met last Monday night and elected the members to sit on these committees and to return and help carry on the work of the Club in state reconstruction this year. An informal feed was also a feature of the meeting. J. V. Baggett, of the law school, is the member elected to sit at the meetings of the State Reconstruction Commission. Members eleced to the various committees of the Commis sion are as follows: Education, H. F. Latshaw, of Macon County! Public Health, J. S. Terry, of Richmond County; Transportation and Com munication, P. Hettleman, of Golds boro; Race Relationships, G. D. Craw ford, of Cornelia, Ga.; Home and Farm Ownership, Myron Green, of Marsh ville; Public Welfare, T. J. Brawley, of Gastonia; Economic Or ganization, Albert M. Coates, of Smithfield; Civic Reform, M. M. Jernigan, of Sampson County; Col laboration, S. H. Hobbs, Jr., of Samp son County. These men will attend the meet (Continued on page six) FIVE THOUSAND EXPECTED TO BE PRESENT AT GREAT THANKSGIVING BATTLE FIVE SPECIAL TRAINS WILL BRING THE CROWDS TO WITNESS EVENT STADIUM WILL SEAT 2500 Swain Hall and the Inn Will Dis continue Meals For the Day and Serve Lunches Expecting crowds at the Virginia Carolina game at Capel Hill, Novem ber 27, to be far in excess of any simi lar gathering in the history of Uni versity athletics, seating arrange ments are being made by the Univer sity management to accommodate 5,000 spectators and the ends of the field will be given over to standing room, according to information re ceived from the University depart ment of publicity. The present concrete stadium will seat 2,500 men, it was stated and with the addition of 2,500 seats which are now being unloaded, and which will be placed on the south side of the field opposite the stdium, it is hoped that seating capacity will then be ade quate for the students and alumni. Five special trains will be run to the University on that day to accom modate the pilgrimage of alumni and strangers, and the probable distribu tion of these trains was announced to ba as follows: One each from Char lotte, Winston-Salem, Goldsboro, Vir ( Continued on Page 3) Phi Leg. Endorses the Adoption of the Paris Covenant of the League Adopting by a vote of 58 to 24 a resolution endorsing "The Adoption of the Paris Covenant of the League of Nations," the General Assembly of the Philanthropic Society" went on record last Saturday night as a shupporter of the Adminisrtation pro gram in regard to the establishment of a League of Nations. Mr. J. H. Kerr, Jr., of Warren in troduced the measure, and led the fight for its adoption. Representa tives who supported the measure con tended that at last the American peo ple, through the League, would be given the opportunity to put into world-wide practice the ideals of jus tice and democracy. The affirmative speakers also explained the ways by which nations could enter and leave the League, its composition and the powers of the Council and the Assem bly. The opponents of the League ad vanced the argument that under Ar ticle 10 the United States would be compelled to use armed forces in set tling disputes of other nations. They also showed that in cases of disagree ment by the Council, the Assembly would have full powers, and that in the Assembly small black and white races would have just as much power as, the United States. The adoption of the resolution was debated for four nights, and the members of the Assembly showed a great deal of interest in the discus sion. Among those speaking for the adoption of the Resolution were Little, of Wake; Edwards,, of Chath am; Stephenson, of Harnett; Grant, of Onslow; and Womble and Spruill, of Wake. Hettleman and Jarman of Wayne, Pittman of Gates, and Scarborough, of Pender, opposed the Paris Cove nant as it now stands without reser vations. Copies of the Resolution and the action taken on it will be sent to Governor Bickett, and all North Caro lina senators and representatives in Washington. This is the first year that the Phil anthropic Literary Society has been working on the legislative plan, and: (Continued on page six)

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