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The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, October 12, 1926, Page 1, Image 1

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133rd ANNIVERSARY of the University of North Carolina "" "17931926 mm FOUNDER'S DAY EXERCISES THIS MORNING Memorial Hall 10:30 O'clock i'tl ' ii i M : i V ; l V ' VOLUME XXXV CHAPEL HILL, N. C., TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1926 NUMBER 10 University Observes 133rd Birthday With Full Program EXERCISES TODAY rian of Program Huge Proces session of Faculty and Stu dents Will Form at Alumni. SCALES IS CHIEF SPEAKER Today is the 133rd. anniver sary of the founding of the Uni , versity of North Carolina, and arrangements have been made so that it will be possible for every student to be present at the memorial exercises without missing any classes. A monster precession of all faculty mem bers and students of the Univer sity will form in front of the Alumni building promptly at 10.30 and march from there to Memorial Hall, where the cele bration will be held. Dr. Patterson, Dean of the School of Applied Sciences, will be Chief Marshall, and the pro fession will be formed under his supervision, on the walks con verging at the front of Alumni. The University Band will be in the front, followed by faculty, graduate students, seniors, junj ors, sophomores and freshmen. The Band will play the new uni versity march and lead the way along the historical walk to the north of the Caldwell monument, around Person Hall and New East to Memorial Hall. Hon. A. M. Scales, President of the General Alumni Associa tion, "will deliver the principal address of the occasion, and Me morial exercises will be held to the University's alumni who liave died during the past year. The University Band, Orches tra and Glee Club will unite with the assembly in a musical pro gram of several University songs and the Glee Club will sing "In ter Vitae" among several other selections. October 12th has been known many years as University Day and has been celebrated as such throughout the State. This year ly celebration has always been attended well by Alumni and friends of the institution, and preparations have been made for a large attendance today. '- ' GEORGEN.TOMS KILLED IN WRECK Hon. A. M. Scales President of the Alumni Association, who will deliver the principal address in Founder's Day Exercises. N. C. CLUB MEETS AND CHOOSES ITS YEARLY OFFICERS Elect G. H. Cavenaugh, Pres ident, and C. G. Grady, '. Vice-President. University Student Instantly Killed When Car Overurns Near Sparrow's Filling ' Station Sunday Morning. COBB ESCAPED INJURIES TERRY PRESENTS PAPER FIRST GRAIL DANCE HAS RECORD CROWD Record Attendance at Dance Satur day Kyser's Orchestra Furnished Music. The first Grail dance, of the year struggled its way to a high ly satisfactory finish in Bynum Gymnasium Saturday night. The crowd attending augmented by scores of visitors here from South Carolina football game reached record smashing propor tions toward the end of the even ing and the dancers, cramped in to the limited space of the floor, jostled and shoved each other to their hearts content. An un usually large attendance of girls and an unusually intense win ning spirit on account of the team's gridiron prowess made for an atmosphere of rejoicing and in spite of the crowded con ditions on the floor "a good time was had by all." Kike Kyser and his orchestra played for the occasion and it proved itself thoroughly capable of furnishing satisfactory music. The dancers were highly pleased with its performance Saturday night. Mr. Walter "Pete" Murphy, of Salisbury, was in Chapel Hill Saturday for the football game. "Educating for Citizenship" was the topic discussed at the meeting of the North Carolina Club held last evening in Saunders Hall. Prof. P. W. Ter ry presented the paper, and a discussion followed his talk in which many of those present joined. Officers' for the year were elected at the end of the discussion. The report of the nominating committee was read, and the fol lowing officers were elcted for the year : . " . . President, G. H. Cavenaugh ; Vice-president, C. G. Grady, Chairman of Publicity Commit tee, J. F. Ashby; Chairman of Membership Committee, Z. M Waters. It is expected that the officers will put on an intensive membership campaign during the next month. Prof. Terry traced the devel opment of the public school sys tern in America from its. begin ning, attempting to show the im portance attached to those sub jects which dealt with the devel opment of an enlightened cit izenry. The motive back of the first public schools was a religious one, and had as its chief charac teristic the study of the Bible and all things spiritual. Those in charge of the movement were interested in educating the stu dents in a Heavenly citizenship, and were inclined to forget the need of a sound education in temporal matters. About 1890 a change in the educational system was brought about, and a course in History and Civil Government were in troduced, with the study of His tory predominating. The new curriculum was carried into ef fect by a group of historians, and it was only natural that their subject should fill up the major part of the scholastic program. Wars were emphasized, and the requisites for citizenship were touched but lightly. Today's program has been vast ly improved. Courses dealing with most vital problems of the state and nation are now offered. Courses in foreign trade, labor problems, civic development, better commercial facilities, and the improvement of the school system, are among those offered. ' George Newby Toms, 21,' a junior at the University was in stantly killed in an automobile accident about 2:30 Sunday morning when the car in which he and Jack Cobb were riding turned over an embankment near Sparrow's Filling Station, a mile out of Chapel Hill. The two boys were returning from a ride to Durham, which according to friends, they had taken after the Grail dance Sat urday night. After staying on ly a few minutes they started back and on the way, Cobb stat ed that he fell asleep, and was not aware of anything until he recovered from the shock. He crawled out of the overturned car and called to his friends but got no response. With much difficulty Cobb called by tele phone from a neary farmhouse, Chief Featherstone, who in turn summoned the coroner to accom pany him to the scene of the wreck. Young Toms' family in Durham was- immediately noti fied, and the body was taken to the funeral home in Chapel Hill. The coroner declared it an un avoidable accident. The opinion of those who saw the car was that" Toms went to 'sleep' while driving and swerved from one side of the road to the other and lost control of the wheel. Death resulted from a puncture of the lungs by a piece of glass, and his neck was probably broken. George Toms was popular a-; mong a group of friends at the University. He, was a member of the Glee Club and the Kappa Sigma fraternity and this is his third year at the university. He is also an assistant manager of the basket ball team. He is the son .of C. W. Toms, vice-pre'si-dent of Liggett-Myers Tobacco Company, and of one of the most prominent Durham families. Jack Cobb suffered minor in juries and from the shock of the accident. The funeral of Toms was held in Durham yesterday at 3:30 o'clock. CHASE DELIVERS KEYNOTE SPEECH AT GREENSBORO Addresses University Alumni on Eve of Celebration of Insti tion's 133rd Birthday. PROBLEMS OF EDUCATION President Points Out the Dangers of Halting Educational Pro gram by Reintrenchment Drain of Faculty. (Special to The Tar Heel) Greensboro, N. C, Oct. 11. Delivering the keynote address here tonight at the first of more than a score of celebrations to be held throughout the country this week, wherever alumni groups assemble in commemora tion of the institution's 133rd. birthday, Dr. Harry, W. Chase, president of, the University of North Carolina, declared that the "supreme problem of practi cal statesmanship in North Caro lina today is the problem of con verting into terms of practical possibility a system of public education, from primary grades to university graduate school, that shall take rank i with the best in the nation. "We jeopardize the future of the state if we are content with anything less than this," Dr. Chase told the alumni. "North Carolina is not second-rate. Our boys and girls are not second- rate unless we insist that we can give them only second-rate opportunity. There is no ques tion of the state's not knowing how to realize the ambition that is astir within her. She does know how. She has seen the proof that advancement in a commonwealth comes through education, abundant and ade quate. The only question is whether she is willing to pay the 'price that she knows in her heart will assure her own great future. Dr. Chase's address was re garded here as one of the most important utterances he has made in recent months. It struck a responsive chord with local alumni. He devoted the major portion to a discussion of North Carolina's1 ideal educa tion. He said that North Carolina is just now entering a third edu cational era which "sees educa tion as the stable means of steady progress in a common (Continued on page four) Carolina Upsets Dope and - -Defeats Gamecocks 7 to O STORY OF LIFE AND GROWTH OF UNIVERSITY IS VARIEGATED ONE Institution Has Passed Thru a Series of 'Ups and Downs' From First Opening Till Its Present Size Today. Reconstruction Period Injurious. If A . .1 Mr sfVI"Vl !i f C 1 I j o : ; 1 , j If f4 i , i tft&t ' 1 ff? 4 t. ' .3 Thomas Young Whose sensational run for a touch down on Emerson Field Saturday won the game for U. N. C. and sent the Gamecocks back to Columbia with an unexpected tale of defeat. CALLAHAN WINS OVER JACKSON Freshmen Elected Class Officers Official Vote with Tab-.-.., unions Given. LIGHT BALLOT BY FROSH The University of North Car olina is the oldest state univer sity in dhe United States. It was provided for in the consti tution of North Carolina which was adopted in December, 1776. Incorporated in this constitution was the following statement: "All useful learning shall be duly encouraged and promoted in one or more universities." One hundred and thirty-hree years ago today, on the I2th of October, 1793, the cornerstone of Old East, the first building of the campus, was laid. The first opening day of the newborn Uni versity was January 15, 1795. The Reverend David Ker was the presiding professor. Although the University open ed its doors in January, the first student did not enter until Feb ruary 12, 1795. This first stu dent was Hinton James, of Wil mington. By the end of the first term there were enrolled 41 stu dents, and the University was well on its way to becoming the institution it is today. The class of 1798, the first graduating class,' was composed of seven men. There was a great deal of dif ficulty in obtaining sufficient funds to keep the University go ing, and various means were re sorted to. Private donations sought, and even lotteries were held. The state made gifts of property confiscated by the Gen eral Assembly, but this brought in more than trouble than it did money. .- - The ' difficulties, however, were overcome and under the leadership of able and interested Continued on page four) J. N. Callahan, of Shelby, won an overwhelming victory over his opponent, Brownlow Jack son for the presidency of the freshman class in the election yesterday. Dick Winborne also scored an overwhelming vote; doubling that cast for his op ponent, Robert Graham. Ray Ferris received the largest num ber of votes for secretary. Marshall Snyder led the field for treasurer by only a few votes. During the entire afternoon exitement ran high around the polling place. Men from all four classes were stationed around Gerrard Hall. When a freshman came to the polls he was "rush ed" by the political leaders. A very light vote was cast during the afternoon. The total ballots came fifty short of that polled in the primary Monday. Only 286 freshmen visited the polls to vote. , Rivarly ran high among the leaders of all men from noon un til five o'clock, when the polls were closed. Members of the Callahan forces were seen in every dormitory trying to get the freshmen from their studies long enough to cast a ballot. About an hour before the polls were closed the Jackson cohorts made their last effort to score a victory. Men scoured the cam pus to bring the freshmen in, and others tried getting absen tee votes, but Callahan had piled up such a lead at the first that it was impossible to be surpas sed. The official vote as given out by S. G. Chappell follows : Presi dent: J. N. Callahan 188, Brown low Jackson 98. Vice-President Dick Winborne 194, Robert Graham 79. Secretary : Ray Ferris 108, Phillip Jackson 97, George Winston 65. Treasurer : Marshall Snyder 115, C. E. Per kins 98, Hugh Laxton 52. - ON EMERSON FIELD Tom Young Recovers Fumble . and Scores on 75 Yard Run To Win Saturday Game. TEAMS EVENLY MATCHED Morehead Is Bright Light In Tar Keel Line Game Is Dedicated To Coaches. Life is too complex a thing to be settled by hard and fast rules. Wilde. Spurred to supreme efforts by the thunderous cheers of two thousand students, the Univer sity of North Carolina football machine dedicated itself to its coaches Saturday with a brilliant 7 to 0 victory over South Caro lina on Emerson field. A large host of South Caro lina supporters, who had travel ed hundreds of miles to enjoy the defeat of a Tar Heel team gazed with amazed consternation as Thomas Young scooped up the fumbled pigskin on his own 25. yard line and raced 75 yards to score a touchdown for North Carolina, the only one of the game. . North Carolina's score came early in the first quartet.- An exchange of punts followed the initial kick-off and the Tar Heels found themselves in possession of the ball on their own two yard line. Block, standing behind his goal line, punted 30 yards to "Race Horse" Wimberlyu. South Carolina safety man. The, derby man lost the ball in the. sun and allowed ""it to-slip through his arms only to bounce into the ex tended hands to Young, speedy Tar Heel back. With a clear field ahead, Young sped 75 yards to register the touchdown that proved to be the only score of the game excepting the point which was conceded his team when South' Carolina was off side on the attempted drop-kick after touchdown. Both Teams Are Polite Neither team offered much that might be termed an offense. South Carolina made a . total of five first downs, including, one caused by a penalty; while the Tar Heels succeeded in register ing only two. Numerous penal ties undoubtedly prevented Col lins' charges from gaining the required ten yards more often. Passes were responsible for one of the Gamecock's first downs and figured in a secord. Most of the running plays attempted by either team were smeared in their infancy by the opposing forwards. , . ; Race Called Off Wimberly, star Gamecock back and accorded the title of "Race Horse" by sports-writers, failed to penetrate the aggres sive Blue and White line and was removed in favor the Wing field as the second quarter drew to a close. The versatile half back returned to the line-up in the second half, however, and in serted additional thrills with his bulletrlike punts that often car ried sixty yards. In turn, the North Carolina passers appeared entirely inca pable of striking the proverbial barn door and failed miserably in the four plays they attempt ed by the aerial route. Plenty of Fire The teams were well matched. Despite the many superiorities that Dopesters had presented to the South Carolina eleven via the newspapers, " the ' two elevens which confronted each other on Emerson field the past Saturday were ' practically ' of the same strength, with North Carolina (Continued on page four) nj. i. . ! v t n "'l if ' It '' i .1 i I, I

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