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THE TAR HEEL
Official Organ of the AtMetic Association of the
Umrersity or North Carolina :
BOARD OF EDITORS
THOMAS WOLFE.: ...-Editor-in-Chief
W. H. ANDREWS, JR. H. O. WEST
J. H. KERR... ... ..Managing Editor
W. R. BERRYHILL... ...stignment Editor
H. S. Everett
T. O. TaVloe '
W. h. Bltthi
O. T. Leonard
A. L. PUEEINGTON
0. R. Suxiiib
M. H. Patterson
J. P. Washbcrn
R. B. OWYNN
H. D. Stevens
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The faculty of the University de
serves commendation for the friend
ly spirit of co-operation - which has
characterized their relations this
year. Under the stress of trying
conditions, congestion and cramped
teaching facilities the faculty has
'maintained the co-operative spirit
that is in line with their best tradi
tions.1 ;- .. , "'
At this critical moment of Univer
sity growth, just at the turning point
from the "good school" to the great
university," the faclty has realized
that a sincere unity of purpose and of
endeavor is not merely necessary, but
vital. .And the good work that the
faculty have started will undoubtedly
be felt; this broad co-operation tells
plainer than words that the faculty
are alligned in a solid front for true
and swift university growth. Any
differences that may have divided the
faculty seem to have been forgotten
at this crucial time and their united
efforts are directed to the welfare of
the University. The new members of
the faculty, and there are several
this year, have been welcomed into
the fullness of university life by the
faculty with the truehospitality that
shows that the finest tradition of the
old South has not yet gone. As a
result the new faculty members have
been rapidly assimilated and are now
eurnest members of that united body
the Carolina faculty.
The co-operation of the faculty
can not fail to have a decided affect
on the student morale and if at any
time we find ourselves slipping the
fine spirit exhibited by the faculty
will be a silent reproach more potent
than any compulsion.
WILL THE UNIVERSITY
EVER BECOME A PLACE?
. The rapid expansion of the stu
dent enrolment brings out another
problem besides the housing proposi
tion. Certain critics of University
growth are saying that the Univer
sity will gradually get to the size
where the unity of purpose and of
spirit that has thus far given the
campus its distinctiveness will dis
appear. We call it the Carolina
Spirit. ; .
To these critics an increased en
rolment means a decreased morale.
Finally, they say, the University will
suffer the same fate that has come
to some of the larger State Univer
sities. With an enrolment of several
thousand the University will become
a mere Place A Place to go for
education. But its personality will
be gone. The University will be noth
ing more than a correlation of units,
these units being its schools.
Is this ' criticism justified. Can
the University maintain itself
through growth? That is the pres
The analysis shows us that there
is at the very beginning a wide di
vergence between the University and
Universities that have become Places.
That difference is age.
Most of the larger State Univer
. sities are comparative children. Their
size is the product of generous en
dowment and the rapid economic de
velopment of their State a develop
ment our State is just now begin
ning to realize. 1
But these younger Universities
grew up in an extremely short time,
They have comparatively no tradi
tion to draw from. We have.
Now tradition is an excellent thing
even if we are inclined to disregard
it in these swift new times. .It is an
excellent thing when we allow it to
gide us and not to bind us. For in
stance, a man is not made great by
the knowledge that his dormitory
room was once occupied by a man
who later became governor of the
State, or Secretary of the Navy, but
he's certainly going to be bolstered
up by this knowledge.
It's much the same idea that's to
be found in the great war poem, "In
Flanders Fields." "Be ours the torch
to hold it high," and we feel that
we cannot break faith with those who
have been here before us. And each
one of those great old boys who have
lived here at some time during the
past century and a quarter have left
something of their personality behind
Just as Carolina grew them, they
grew Carolina. "And Carolina's - a
rich personality thereby.
It is no cirme to be great. And
Carolina will not only be great, but
she'll maintain herself through great
ness. Carolina has matured slowly
but with a fullness and a depth that
can never be assailed.
THE HOUSING SITUATION
Students have started a movement,
the purpose of which is the informing
of responsible citizens of the housing
situation on the Hill. The Tar Heel
is glad to support this movement.
Letters will be written to leading
citizens of each community and the
facts will be plainly put. The letter
will not be in the nature of an indict
ment, but rather an exposition of in
sufficient dormitory accommodations
and the vital need for a building pro
gram which, even in comparison with
the rapid building development of the
last few years, will be astonishing.
There is a tendency in certain quar
ters to direct the activity of the fu
ture with respect to that of the past,
to say we have done quite well the
last few years, and to be satisfied.
But we are dealing with the past
not at all and with the future but a lit
tle and with the present certainly.
The plain facts, boldly stated, are
that we are housing a student body of
l,ioO with an equipment for about
850. Even if our two premised dormi
tories are miraclously constructed by
next October, they would merely
house the normal growth of one year,
and students would still be rooming
three to the room and the problem of
congestion would still be a silent men
ace to study.
It is in the way! of being a trage
dy that 200 students could not come
to the University this year and this
place is the heritage of every Caro
linian. We can't think in the pint-cup meas
ures of the past. The University is
big stuff and we must build not grad
ually, but suddenly, with an eye to
the not far distant 5,000. .There is
nothing abnormal about our growth.
Movements of great growth come sud
denly after a period of long maturity
and we have spent 125 years getting
Big Easter Dances
Will Soon Be Here
The time is fast approaching when
the fair sex will again invade our
peaceful town and the "high knock
ers" will have a chance to prove how
high they really are. This coming
great event is the Easter dances
which promise to be unusually good
this year. The program for these
dances is as follows:
Wednesday night: The Gorgon's
Head will give a dance in honor of
the Ghimghouls. Leader: Stan Trav
is. Assistants: Robbins Lowe, Robt.
Thursday morning: The dance giv
en by the Sophomore order of the
Minotaur. Leader: Josh Tayloe. As
sistants: Merriman Kenney, John
Eller. . ,
Thursday afternoon: An informal
dance which will be given by the
Ghimghouls at their lodge.
Thursday night: The Junior Prom.
Leader: Pat Cummings. Assistants:
Jess Erwin, Alan Wright.
Friday afternoon: Sophomore
Dance. Leader: Robert Griffith. As
sistants: "Ike" Thorp, Allan Osborne.
Friday night: German Club dance.
Leader: Hugh Dortch. Assistants:
Lee Gregory, Saunder Williamson.
Bill York and Merrill Parker, both
of the class of '18 were on the Hill
last Monday. They are teaching at
Greensboro High School which is
closed now as a preventive against
the spread of influenza.
There is a movement on foot to
place before the people of the State
a statement from the students as to
the dormitory conditions on the cam
pus. The purpose is to give them the
facts as regards the need of addition
al dormitories, with the object of ob
taining from the next legislature an
increased building appropriation
which will make possible the erec
tion of adequate dormitory facilities.
It is now realized, from dire experi
ence, that a man cannot, with three
men in a room, do the work a college
man should do. The years a man
spends in college form the most im
portant period of his training for his
life's work, It is unfair to demand
that he contend with living .conditions
which deprive him of an opportunity
to do his test work. The need for ad
ditional dormitory facilities is dan
gerously serious. An appropriation
has already been made for the erec
tion of the new dormitories which will
just about take care of the normal
increase of students next year, but
will not relieve to any appreciable ex
tent the present crowded conditions
which jeopardize the University's fu
We have enough faith in the peo
ple of the State to believe that they,
if properly informed, will give the
University everything it really needs;
and additional dormitory facilities is
its most imperative need today.
Thi3 statement from the students
is intended to educate public opinion
as to the real needs of the University.
If you are interested in Carolina, give
this movement your support. We
must have additional dormitories.
. MARION W. NASH.
Law Clubs Doing
Among he youngest and most prom
ising organizations on the Hill are
the Law Clubs, which have been in
augurated in the Law School this
year by Prof. O. O. Efird, who came
to Carolina last fall from the Har
vard Law School. Mr. Efird is high
ly pleased with the interest which
has been taken thus far in these clubs
which are modeled after those at
There are six of these clubs which
are named after chief justices of the
State of North Carolina and the dean
of the University law school. The
following are. the men for whom they
are named: Ruffin, Pearson, Tudell,
McGhee, Clark, Battle, and Manning.
The officers of the several bodies con
sist of a president secretary, and clerk
of court. The procedure of the meet
ings is similar to that of the Su
preme Court rather than like the moot
courts which were similar to a trial
The law clubs argue points of law
rather than points of fact, just as the
Supreme Court considers the appeals
from lower courts. Some member
of the faculty or senior class sits as
chief justice with the other members
of the clubs as associate justices. A
brief of argument similar to those
used before the Supreme Court when
a case is under appeal is employed.
A decision on the case is handed down
as in the highest tribunal of last ap
Prof. Efird says that the system
of law clubs is much more beneficial
to the students of law than the moot
courts. Under the former system,
the men analyze sets of facts as to
points in law; learn to use authori
ties on cases; write briefs on argu
ment like cases of appeal before Su
preme Court; and learn to argue cas
es from a brief in a much better man
ner. The students are taking much
interest in the law clubs which are
close rivaU of those at Harvard.
Any students of the University are
invited to the meetings of these clubs
which are held at irregular intervals.
Each body meets on different even
ings. Clean Up Movement
Plans are Outlined
During the past week the Y. M. C.
A., co-operating with the Junior class,
has aided in the Clean-up Campaign.
Secretary Wunsch has announced that
after inspection of the rooms of each
dormitory, the last of this week, a
feed will be given the occupants who
have the neatest room. The campaign
closes at the end of this week.
Prayer services are held in the Y.
M. C. A. every morning, just before
the breakfast hour, with the Secre
tary in charge.
Ralph Nesbit, from the Student
Volunteer Headquarters at New
York, visited the University last
Tuesday and Wednesday upon the
invitation of the Y. M. C. A. He is
a graduate of Princeton and has
chosen missionary work as his career.
He talked with many of the students
who are interested in the missionary
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Child Welfare Is
N.C. Club's Subject
Urging a better understanding of
North Carolina's new welfare laws in
their relation to child welfare, a com
mittee of the North Carolina Club
connected with Governor Bickett's
State Reconstruction Commission),
made its report in Gerrard Hall Mon
day night. The committee consists
of T. J. Brawley, of Gastonia, chair
man, W. H. Bobbitt, of Statesville.
and C. T. Boyd, of Gastonia.
Mr. Brawley contends that the
new factory development in North
Carolina was in large part responsible
for the problem of child welfare es
pecially in those cases where the
mother was compelled to work in the
factory. He told the committee that
Dr. Cline of Atlanta, Ga., would be
in North Carolina this summer to
train Superintendents of Public Wel
fare. Mr. Boyd urged the establishment
of more schools for the 3,500 feeble
minded children in this State. At
present there is not a single school
in the State for the training of col
ored feeble-minded children. He al
so recommended that the State set
aside a fund for mothers' pensions
in cases where the mother was unable
to support her children. He declared
that another child-placing agency be
sides the one at Greensboro should be
established on a 50-50 basis by State
and private funds.
Mr. Bobbitt showed the necessity
for detention homes, so that children
awaiting trial by the Juvenile court
wold not have to be Dlaced in iails
with hardened criminals. The Jack
son Training School should be greatly
enlarged he declared, because there
are 200 boys on the waiting list and,
while the capacity of the school is
only 100. He ended hi3 report urg
ing that the State erct more train
ing schools for the children of both
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