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OFFICIAL "ORGAN OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Vokme XXVIII. : CHAPEL HILL, N. C , FEBRUARY 7, 1920 Number 15
TO BE HELD SOON
STATE COLLEGES IN CONTEST
The Movement to Hold These Ora
tions is Supported by the League
to Enforce Peace
The Peace Oratorical Contest, an
inter-collegiate contest between the
colleges of the state, will be held
again this year. Since war held the
forefront of the stage, and peace was
sought by the arbitrament of the
sword, for the part two years, this
contest was suspended. And owing
to the difficulties in getting it started
again and the lateness with which
its reorganization was begun, the
contest will not be held this year
until the latter part of April or the
first of May, and will be held in
either Greensboro, Raleigh, or Dur
ham. The preliminary to select
Carolina's representative will be held
about the tenth of April. Any stu
dent of the University is eligible.
The purpose of this contest is to
study the problem, and if possible
find a means, of maintaining peace
among the nations of the world.
This one of the many contests held
throughout the country by the League
to Enforce Peace Society. Speeches
should deal with the question of
peace, a way to settle difficulties
between peoples and nations without
recourse to the sword, and should
not be over thirteen minutes in
length. For further details see Grant
of the Debating Council at No. 12
Pettigrew, or any member of the
Council, Kerr, Bobbitt, Gwynn, Craw
ford or Andrews.
The winner of first place in the
State contest will receive a cash
prize of $75.00, and the winner of
second place will receive $50.00.
Every college in the state is eligible,
and practically all have already
reentered for this year.
PLANS FOR BIG CAR.
SMOKER ARE BEING
The Y. M. C. A. announces "a
Carolina Smoker" to be held about
the first of next month. Once more
Miss Swain will throw open her
doors to the student body, faculty,
and townspeople, for the purpose of
a good old get-together Carolina
Smoker. This will not be a smoker
in which organizations alone are
represented, but the entire student
body will assemble in one huge
family, and perhaps till a wee small
hour in the morning this enjoyment
will continue. Every phase of col
lege life will be represented there
with no exceptions. The committee
in large, consisting of R. C. Bernau
and Donnell Van Noppen, promise
eats that are in no respect similar
to our daily food which Miss Swain
s fond of serving so frequently;
v'z., beaus, potatoes, and soup. Nor
will the co-eds be left out in this
Smoker, for one of the features
f the evening will be the co-ed
stunt. . , ....... ,
To' those of us who were here last
year, this Smoker needs no introduc
t'on, for that memorable occasion
W'H always remain green in our
memory, but to the new men, let
wis be your invitation. .
The program, it was disclosed, will
consist of a Grand Review of our
co-eds and representatives of every
organization on the Hill, faculty in
cluded. The co-eds will give a stunt
"d queer but according to report
ne Satyrs will give a burlesque and
st the connection between these two
stunts" was not given but however
rather suggests itself. There will
given a comic and' last of
1 but best will be given a feed.
Omega Delta initiated the follow
ff men January 30: J. A. McLean,
bsonville; W. R. Berrvhill, Char
e; John' Washburn, Lillington; A.
Purrington, Scotland Neck; J. L.
Mount Olive; C. T. Boyd, Gas
1 Boyd Harden. Graham; Doug
" Hamer, McCall, S. C; J. L.
AVcock, Raleigh; C. R. Sumner, Ashe-
DR. J. M. MANLY WILL
CONDUCT ENG. SEMINAR
NOTED AUTHORITY ON PRE
The English Department announces
that Dr. J. M. Manly, head of the
English Department of the Univer
sity of Chicago and a distinguished
authority on pre-Shakespeare drama
will conduct the English Seminary
Dr. Manly is a native of Alabama.
He is recognized as being one of
the leading, if not the leading of
authorities on the subject of pre
Shakespeareian and Shakespeareian
drama. Among the many scholarly
societies of which he is a member
are the American Philosophical As
sociation, Modern Language Associa
tion, American Dialect Society, A. A.
A. S., Malone Society.
During the war he rendered
valuable service to the United States
government through the division of
military intelligence, in which divi
sion he held the commission of
captain. In the hands of his divi
sion was the task of deciphering all
of the German propaganda in
Mexico, South America and this
This is the fourth year that the
Senimar has been held. Dr. J. E.
Spingarn, of Columbia University,
conducted the first, Dr. Edwin Mins,
of Vanderbilt, the second, and Dr.
R. M. Alden, of Leeland Stanford,
Di Society Favors
Intervention in Mexico
By a vote of 50 to 42, the Di
Society went on record last Saturday
night as favoring American inter
vention in Mexico. A large number
of' men took part in the discussion
and the opinions were ; about equally
divided, as the closeness of the vote
indicates. On account of the pecu
liar and acute problem that it
presents, the Mexican question is one
of intense interest and affords an
excellent field for thought and dis
cussion. Many strong arguments were
brought forth on each side and the
speeches showed an unusual amount
of preparation. Those favoring in
tervention urged that it was the duty
of the United States to step in and
restore order in Mexico and to help
the backward people to find them
selves and furthermore that it was
the duty of our government to
protect American property and citi
zens located in Mexico and that this
purpose can only be accompanied j
by armed intervention. The policy
of "watchful waiting" has not been
satisfactory and we must wake up
to the conditions which actually
exist in the country to our south.
Intervention would be a means of
hastening the unity which is already
beginning to show - itself in the
actions of Mexican leaders in their
attempt to establish orderly and
The opponents of the resolution
based their arguments largely on the
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Fight For Championship
Between Sophs and Juniors
The sophomores are leading in the
class .championship series while the
juniors who have lost only one game
come second. The schedule is beinf
played out with all passes repre
sented by capable teams. Much
spirit is shown in the results of the
games which are followed closely by
the adherents of each team.
While the sophomores appear to
have the edge on the rest of the
teams in the way of scores, the issue
is still in doubt. The Juniors have
a particularly strong team and are
counting on giving the sophs a run
for their money.
The results of the games which
have been played so far are: Juniors
33, Seniors 8; Pharmacy forfeits to
Law; Freshmen 7, Sophomores 22;
Seniors 33, Pharmacy 8; Freshmen
40, Law 5; Sophomores 14. Juniors
12; Pharmacy forfeits to Freshmen;
Sophomores i8, Seniors 8; Juniors 18,
Law 12; Pharmacy forfeits to sopho
mores; Law forfeits to Freshmen;
Pharmacy forfeits to Juniors.
VARSITY TEAM LEAVES
FOR NORTHERN TRIP
WILL PLAY VIRGINIA TONIGHT
Will Meet Georgetown and Catholic
University and Close f With the
The strong Carolina aggregation
left last night on its annual Northern
The first game will be played with
the University of Virginia tonight.
The next two games will be played
in Washington, D. C. with George
town and the Catholic University on
Mondy and Tuesday night respect
fully. . Wednesday night they will go
to Annapolis where' they will battle
with the Navy tossers.
Captain Boye stated before they
left that the team was in fine shape
and that he felt confident that the
trip would be very su-qessful.
The following rnen were taken on
the trip: Captain Carmichael, Shep
pard, Douglas, Liipfert, Morris Boye
as coach, also accompanied them.
PLANS FOR HIGH
SCHOOL WEEK ARE
Mr. E. R. Rankin, of the Bureau
of Extension, announces that High
School Week will be ? observed at
Chapel Hill April 20 to 24. Dur
ing these days will be held the
finals in the high school debates
and the interscholastic track meet
and Tennis Tournament. . High
School Week has come to be one
of the " most memorable events in
the college year and pi fciiaratlons are
being made for the accommodations
of the several hundred high school
students who will be here to take
part in the various contests.
Two hundred and fifty .high schools
ONLY ONE MORE WEEK
The Tar Heel contest is still on.
Only one ' more week remains. If
you want a place on the Tar Heel
board get busy! Assignments for
next week will be posted Monday
morning on bulletins at library and
Y. M. C. A. Get your articles in
bv eleven o'clock Tuesday night.
have already entered the high school
debating union and many more are
expected to join. Already much
interest has been manifested through
out the state in the coming con
tests. The final debates will be held
about the end of March and any
school which wins both of its debates
will be eligible to send both of its
teams to Chapel Hill to .compete
for the Aycock Memorial Cup. The
championship debate will be-held in
Memorial Hall on the evening of
April 23, at which time the cup will
be awarded to the victorious team.
Rules and regulations governing
the interscholastic track meet and
tennis tournaments and the cham
pionship contests in baseball and
basketball have been printed and
distributed. The first two events
will be held on April 23, but the
dates for the latter two have not
yet been determined. Announce
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WHAT'S TO HAPPEN
Sunday, February 8th: Dr. Moss
speaks in Beta Theta House, 12:30
p.m. Dr. Moss leads Student Forum
in Gerrard Hall at 7:30 p.m. on
"What i3 Christianity?"
Monday, February 9th: Dr. Chase
in chapel. N. C. CltT meets in
Gsrrard Hall at 7:30 p.m. Subject,
Tuesday, February 10th: Commu
nity Club in chapel.
Wednesday, February 11th: Ralph
Nesbitt from Student Volunteer
Movement in chapel.
Thursday, February 12th: "World's
Work," in chapel.
Friday, February 13: Orchestra in
chapel. Seton Thompson in Gerrard
Hall 8:30 p.m. under auspices of
QUERY HAS BEEN ADOPTED
DEALS WITH THE ADOPTION OF
The triangular debate between
Hopkins, Washington and Lee, and
Carolina will be held on May -1st.
Carolina and Hopkins will debate at
Lexington; Hopkins and Washington
and Lee, at Chapel Hill; and Caro
lina and Washington and Lee, at
Baltimore, all three debates taking
place on the same night. The query
to be discussed is "That a system
of universal military training for
young men should be adopted 'by
the . United States." Carolina will
have to uphold each side of this
proposition, and entrants may go
out for the side that they prefer;
The preliminary to select Carolina's
debaters will be held shortly after
the middle of March. For complete
details those interested should con
sult any member of the debating
Virginia has been a member of
this triangle for a number of years,
but has dropped out this year, and
in her stead Washington land Lee
University will debate.
Is Upheld by Assembly
House bill number five entitled,
"An act to abolish, capital punish
ment in the state of North Caro
lina," was defeated by a vote of
twenty-six for and ; thirty-three
against, by the General Assembly of
the Philanthropic society last Satur
day night. The bill was introduced
by E. J. Harriss, of Hyde county,
and I. J. Stephen, of Harnette. i'
Those . favoring,;. :.ths ..bill dec'aTed
that the death penalty not- a fit
punishment for crime in this day of
enlightened civilization. They con
tended that life imprisonment rep
resented a I more, thorough punish
ment, while at the same time it was
more humanitarian. They further
asserted that the death penalty was
uneconomic because the state in this
way would lose the service of many
who would be valuable laborers.
The opposition's main contention
was that conditions in the South
demanded the retention of the death
penalty. The fact that lynchings are
frequent occurences in. this state
show that the people demanded a
harsh form of punishment for cer
tain crimes. One of those favoring
the bill proposed the amendment that
rape be the only crime punishable
by the death penalty. This amend
ment was not accepted by the framers
of the bill.
Tonight a resolution, "Which moves
the recommendation of the Susan B.
Anthony amendment now before
congress by the Phi Assembly,"
comes up for debate.
Movie Number of
Famous Tar Baby
Expected 24th Feb.
The Tar Baby, its Movie Number,
will appear the twenty-fourth of
February. This sort of an issue
provides an opportunity for Caro
lina's humorous publication to tamp
a new field of possibilities for fine
humor, and if it measures up to its
standards something interesting may
be expected. The Dramatic Number
which came out several days ago,
was well received, and shows that
the publication is neither static or
retrograding. The other issues of
the Tar Baby which will appear dur
ing the balance of the collegiate
year are: Nuisance and Disturber
Number, Spring Number, Baseball
Number, Dance Number, Magazine
Number, State Number, and Com
In a few months of its life, the
Tar Baby has grown far beyond
anything of its sort in Southern Col
legiate life, and is taking its place
among the big humorous publications
of the country, both college and
Another Teutonic Trouble
German is not so much a language
as a gargle. London Blighty.
25 FOREIGN STUDENTS ARE
ENROLLED IN VARIOUS SCHOOLS
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
ORIENT IS WELL REPRESENTED
Practically AH of These Are Inter
ested . in Journalism and . in Study
of Economics .
Recent statistics show a total of
twenty-five foreign students enrolled
in the various schools of the Uni
versity of North Carolina. Cuba,'
Persia, Assyria, Greece, Porto Rico,
and Japan are some of the countries
The taajority of the foreign born
students , intend to return to their
own countries after their education is
completed. . The. . professional trend
of modern times is shown in their
courses. Civil engineering, medicine,
law and pharmacy are all repre
sented by the aliens here.
' The history of the Japanese stu
dent here is especially interesting. '
The first Japanese registered here in
1890; Messrs. S. Mogi and I. Shi- '
geesta. Mogi distinguished himself
in mathematics. Another student. .
Mr. ' Nagano is now editor-in-chief
of the Hochi Daily News, one of
the most influential Nipponese jour
nals. Several former Japanese stu-'
dents have been candidates for the ',
Diet, the National Assembly. A 1
recent graduate, Mr. K. Kato, is now
manager of a Japanese mining ; syn-
dicate at Taladega, Ala.
Iwo Japanese students are, on ;
the University roll, at the present;
time; Messrs. , Kita and Taketomi
both graduates of Waseda Univer-i.
sity, in. Tokio. They are interested .
in , journalism and contribute fre- :
quently to Japanese newspapers and
magazines ' ;""
Taketomi says he will go to
Columbia University next year to
take the journalism course there. He
doesn't like. 5 the American news- ,;
paper in comparison to the smaller ,.
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FEBRUARY ISSUE OF
MAGAZINE EXPECTED .
OUT IN A FEW DAYS
The third issue of the University . '
Magazine, published by ' the Philan-'
thropic and Dialectic Societies, will
appear about the middle of the
month, according to J.; P. Washburne,
the editor-in-chief. ; About ten ar-,;
tides will be in this issue of the t
Magazine, a large part of which will, ,
deal with current problems and,,
events, treated much in thef .same
manner as they are in the Literary
Digest, the Outlook, the Nation, and'
other periodicals of similar nature.' ; ' '
Beginning with this issue, a new .
policy in regard to contents has been' '
established. Heretofore," only such
articles as short stories and poems
have been accepted and published..
Under the new plan, articles dealing ,.
with present problems and possible,,
solutions, criticisms of things as they,";
are with suggestions for remedying
them, and other discussions of like
type will receive a prominent place '
in the Magazine. The management '
has realized that there are only a
few who can write good short stories
and poems; but it believes that there"
are many men on . the campus who
are able to think a thing over, . and '
then give expression to their thoughts,
in writing. Everyone,, ; whether a '
member of the Phi or Di Society
or not, is asked to write something:
and send it in to the editor.
This new plan should allow public '.
opinion on the campus to be given
expression, and in anticipation of :
this, the coming issue is being looked
forward to with a great deal of
Mrs. Gotsum Your Johnnie has
been fighting with my Walter and
I'd like to ' settle the matter if I
Mrs. Gotlots I have no time to
waste over children's quarrels. I am
above such trifling matters.
Mrs. Gotsumt Very well. As soon
as your Johnnie can be moved I'll
send him home on a stretcher. The
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