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The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, January 11, 1929, Page 1, Image 1

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Tfcs Library, U.1C, CHAPEL EXERCISES FRIDAY MORNING PLAYMAKER REVEL SATURDAY NIGHT VOLUME XXXVII CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 19 29 NUMBEER 36 Fifty-Mine University Alumni .Aire : ivlem oers Of the 1929 Legislature Twenty-four Are in the Senate and 35 in the House ;V Both Incoming Governor and Lieutenant-Governor Hail from Carolina. The 1929 Legislature convened in Raleigh, and the political limelight of North Carolina is centered upon the body of men upon whose decision rests problems of stupendous concern to educational North Carolina. The very uncertain outcome of the eight months' school term, the appropria tions request of the University and other educational institutions, and other measures , before the General Assembly has given rise to increased interest and attention. In the thickof the political stage in Raleigh there are many former University alumni. The Governor elect and the Lieutenant-Governor-elect, who will be sworn into office Friday, are both alumni of the Uni versity. , The present Governor and Lieutenant-Governor, who will hand over the reins of office ,to their suc cessors Friday, are both former stu dents of the University. In the Legislature there are 59 University alumni, , 24 of these sit ting in the Senate, and 35 in the House. The-presiding officers of both houses will in all probability be University men. Lieutenant-Governor Fountain, who will hold the gavel in the Senate, is an alumnus of course, and indications are that A. H. Gra? ham, '12, will be elected. to be the Speaker of the House: Continued on page four) PLANS COMPLETE FOR GAY NIGHT Playmakers Will Usher in New Year With Four Hours of Celebrating in Honor . of Twelfth Night; Program Di vided Into 14 Parts. Arkansas Travelers Pay Brief Visit to University and Hill Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina were hosts Tuesday afternoon to the Governor of Arkan sas and party from Arkansas of a bout i 125 people who are on tour of the Southern states studying edu cation and industry with a view to wards progressive ' legislation vin their home state. The visitors arrived in Chapel Hill about 3:30 o'clock, in the afternoon from Durham. They were greeted in Gerrard Hall by the entertainment committee which was composed by Profs. D. D. Carroll, L. R. Wilson, N. W. Walker, E. G. Branson, Oscar Coffin, R. D. W. Connor, and F. F. Bradshaw. A tour of inspection of the University campus followed. The ; visit was ' brief, the Arkansas party being pressed for time. ' From Chapel Hill they visited Winston-Salem, High Point and Charlotte. Oth er cities to be visited in the South include Greenville, S. C, and1 Atlanta, Ga. The party spent-Saturday in Raleigh viewing the state institutions and talking with state officials. Virginia Officer Is Puzzled in Probing Of College Drinking Attorney-General Saunders Is up a Tree as to Method of Making the Investigation Requested. JONES REVIEWS CURRENT ISSUE OF MAGAZP Says Wilsey's Story is Outstand ing But Writer Misses Emo tional Punch In Concluding the Story, - . By J. E. DUNGAN Saturday night from' 8 o'clock On the Playmakers will turn from the serious minded Ibsen, and the heart beats of "Job's Kinfolks" to worship Pan, the first playmaker, by usher ing in the new year with four hours of celebrating in honor of Twelfth Night Promptly at 8 o'clock the Play makers and all of" their, friends that have ever appeared in or assisted a Playmaker performance by acting, advice, or loaning of costumes, will Repair to the Theatre , there to wit ness a program divided into 14 parts. The first number '.scheduled for the performance will be the Revel scene: Act II, Scene 3, of William Shake speare's "Twelfth Night." Urban m TT.l TT.-T i- tyV-l TT J Bailey, A. T. Cutler, and Samuel Sel den will have the parts of Sir Toby Belch, Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Feste, Maria and Molvolio. Dr. J. M. Booker will introduce the mummers. His introductions will be followed by a composite dramatiza tion of "The Saint George Play" as acted in the Elizabethan period at Leicestershire . and Oxfordshire. In this performance' will appear H. D Meyer, P. C. Farrer, J. W. Posey, English Bagby, A. C. Howell,. A. Madden, G. F. Horner, and A., S. Wheeler as Captain Swashbuckler, the King of England, Prince George, The Old Dragon, The Turkish Knight, a noble doctor Beezlebub, and a clown. ' Two dances, a Spanish Pavan and a Joan Sanderson, will be executed by Emily Slade, Barbara McCorie, Bo Wilsey,John Parker, nowara ivic Cone and Fred Greer. The importation of Mrs. Wootten's Revelers from Fort Bragg especially for the occasion; to present some very unsual skits and an original in terpretative dance is an innovation for the local Twelfth Night perform ances. ; ' - - Nettina Strobach is contributing an original comedietta entitled "Min uet with Jazz" , in which Neona Stur geon, Howard Bailey, and Miss Stro bach will have parts. Following other playlets and di vertizements, Willie Strowd and his ' negro orchestra will play music in the most modern manner for danc ing upon the stage. According to reports carried in yesterday's papers, Attorney-General John R. Saunders is very much puzzled as1 to how to proceed in the investigation -of drinking in Virginia colleges. He .: was requested .- to make this investigation by Gov. Har ry F. Byrd. "I'll ; be blamed if I know what to do," Saunders , is re ported to have commented. The decision of the governor for such an investigation follwed charges of excessive drinking at the Univer sity of Virginia by State Anti-Saloon League Supt. David Hepburn. The charges were made immediately fol lowing the Caroina-Virginia football game Thanksgiving Day. Coincident with the order to Saun ders, Governor Byrd wrote presi dents of colleges in Virginia asking them to exercise all effort possible to curb campus violations of the prohi bition law. -: 1 - . - . . .; Fire Loss on Hill During December Shows Big Increase There were a total of four alarms turned in to the local fire depart ment during the month of December. Qf these one was false, and two were of slight significance. The heaviest loss was sustained by Bill Mcpade, colored, manager of a cafe and bar ber shop. The loss in this case was estimated at approximately $2,000 dollars. A fire in Old West dormi tory in which personal effects were destroyed, caused a loss , of about $200. This amount goes considerably over that of the previous record for November when only two fires were reported .with a combined loss of only $124. -- Engineers to Report On Tests Made In Destruction of Bridge " - " T. F. Hickerson, Thorndike Saville, and Dean G. M. Braune, of the School of Engineering will 'leave the latter part of this week for New York where they will attend the regular annual session of the American Society . of Civil Engineers. At this meeting a report on the tests made with the Yadkin River re-enforced concrete bridge will be heard. This bridge was known as Swift Island Bridge and was located near Albemarle. It became necessary to destroy the bridge and it was turned over to the War Department for destruction, at which time tests were -made concerning the durability of concrete. There will be a -meeting of all members of Tau Kappa Alpha f ra ternity Friday night at 7:30 in 201 Murphey. By HOWARD MUMFORD JONES The function of a college literary magazine is, I suppose, what the , edi tor makes it. Nevertheless, it is al ways difficult --'to know whether such a periodical should be the repository of experimental writing done by a fewTon the campus, writing that does not . interest the majority greatly, or whether it 'should cater to the wants attributed to the subscribers who re ceive the magazine perforce. This difficulty is particularly evident in the December number of The Carolina Magazine. The two J stories, and most of the verse, are in the mode of the "Amer ican Caravan" of writers. That is to say, the interest of Mr. Wilsey's story and of Mr. Mitchell's sketch is in the presentation of flow ing states of mind. In both instances, the thing is fronvmany. points of view admirably done. The weakness of the method is necessarily that is is imitative of -a literary convention rather than the result of observation of men in a state of strain; but what cuts even deeper is that only by the most adroit manipulation of the ma terial can such stories be made to march. When the state-of -conscious ness method is successful, j it is sue cessful because it fuses the good old plot-and-action story with the fiction that the story is presented through somebody's consciousness. It is hard enough to write a "straight" story; it is hard enough to construct con vincingly a stream-of -consciousness piece, even of the simplest variety; but it is harder still to unite them both. . For the temptation , of the state-of -consciousness story to the author is to go on,, endlessly ana-' lyzing, whereas what the reader, even the very intelligent reader, yearns for, is that something of dynamic x interest shall happen. Mr. Wilsey's tale seems to me more near ly successful because something "hap pens," but even here, Mr. Wilsey's method has led him adroitly to miss the emotional punch which should conclude his yarn. Mr. Siade's article on the modern conception of the universe, which would, I think, be improved by the omission of all the damns contained in it, Xs so good that I wish it were better. He has a gift for clear and engaging exposition, but it is diffi cult even for Mr. Slade to explain the universe in four and a half pages; and I can but think that two or three articles are required at the least to do effectively the work which he has placed on one o do. With respect to the book reviews, , (Continued on page four) DEBATE COUNCIL SCHEDULES FOUR TILTS FOR YEAR Harvard and Emory Universi ties Are Latest Additions; Will Meet Marquetle Here February 18. The Debate Council of the Univer sity of North Carolina announces that definite arrangements have been made for holding four debates with colleges and universities representing various sections of the United States. On . February 18 Marquette, the Catholic university of Wisconsin, will engage the Tar Heel team at Chapel Hill. In this congest the University of North Carolina team will uphold the' negative side of the query: "Re solved, That the public should - own and operate the hydro-electric power plants of the country." This fray promises to be an- interesting one not only because of the pressing lm portance of the . question but because Marquette has an exceptionally-strong forensic aggregation. At the same time that the team to debate Marquette is chosen another team will be selected which will be sent to Nashville to engage the Uni versity of South in -forensic, combat. In this fray the Tar Heel team will uphold the affirmative side of the same question . which will have been used in the debate with Marquette at Chapel Hill. Definite.; arrangements have also been made with Harvard University and Emory University for debates at Chapel Hill. In one of these con tests this query will most probably be used: "Resolved, ".That the United UMbCO SUVU1U IAICT II UiiU UUUll . Last year Debating teams repre sentihg the University of North Caro lina participated in six debates and lost only one; thus, completing a very successful season in the realm of-f orensic, activities. - The greatest of the Tar Heel victories was the win over Emory. Emory had won- twenty seven out of thirty varsity debates during the season but lost to the Caro lina team by an unanimous decision. This same Emory will send a team to Chapel Hillthis year which will be bent on revenge for their defeat of a year's standing. Of the nine men who represented the University in intercollegiate de bates last year six are back in school and actively connected with the work of the Debate Squad. , , A Capella Choir To Rehearse Tonight The A Capella Choir will rehearse with the orchestra at 8 o'clock this evening in the practice room of Per son Hall. All members are requested to be present as this is the final re hearsal before the concert to be given Sunday. " Count Felix Won:- Luckner5 .Noted German Sea Oevil9 To Tell of His Adventure -4 Cutler To Talk on Public Owned Hydro Electric Power Plants Taylor Bledsoe, president of the Debate Council, announces a meeting of the Debate Class tonight at 7:30 in 201 Murphey. Addison T. Cutler, of the Department of Economics in the University, has been secured to speak at this meeting. Mr. Cutler is an excellent speaker and a - very in teresting lecturer. He will discuss the economic side of the query: Resolved, That the public should own and operate the hydro-electric power plants of the country. Mr. Cutler has "done quite a bit of advanced work in the field of Econo mics. He is a co-author of the text book in Elementary Economics which is being used in the Economics de partment at present. The executive secretary of the De bate Council announces that airmen who are faking the course for; credit should write their term papers at some time in the 'near future. ACTIVITIES OF FROSH STUDIED Dean Bradshaw Conducts In vestigation as to How Mem bers of the Freshman Class Spendj Their Week-ends and . Leisure Hours on Campus. Man Commonly Known as the Bold, Bad, Buccaneer, To Ap pear Here under the Auspices of the University Entertain ment Committee. D ramatic Conference to Open Here on Saturday Large Attendance Expected for High School Directors and Those Interested in Dramatic Work in State Interesting Program. The Bureau of Community Drama of the University Extension Division has announced a dramatic conference to be held heret in Chapel Hill Satur day for all directors of dramatics in the state and for all persons inter ested in dramatic work. A 1 splendid program has been planned, and a large attendance is be ing expected. All directors are in vited to attend the Directors' Meet ing, but anyone interested in dra matic work may attend. The Conference, . through permit ting an exchange of j ideas, it is be lieved, will prove -especially stimulat ing to creative work. It will not only bring directors closer together for discussions of mutual problems and exchange of ideas, but will also put them in closer touch with' the activities of the Carolina Dramatic Association and the Bureau of Com munity Drama, designed to promote the building of draina in the schools and communities of the state, and the Carolina Playmakers. Saturday morning will be taken up with discussions by several di- (Continued on page four) Last Chance to Have Pictures ' " Made for Annual The Yackety Yack photograph er will be in Chapel Hill, begin ning today, until the 19th of this month. Everyone who expects his picture to appear in the an nual and who has not yet had it made musfdo so at once. This is necessarily the last chanee; all sections must be closed up by the 20th. This-notice applies to Seniors, Juniors, dance leaders fraternity men, and all others who are to have individual photo graphs. Appointments may be made at the office of Wootten Moulton, situated over ' Gooch's Cafe. . ' Chapel Exercises Will Be Resumed Friday Morning The first -ehapel exercises of the quarter will be heid Friday morning, according to an announcement yester- dav bv Dean Bradshaw. It is ex pected that Mr. R. B. House will speak on . the nature of the appro priations for the University which is being asked of the legislature" now in session. - Uany college students are chronic week-end travelers, but the great bulk of them stick by their posts pretty closely and forsake the ro mances of week-end journeys for work or . whatever else thecampus may have to offer. Or so a chapel survey of some 450; freshmen conducted by Dean F. F. I Bradshaw at the University here this morning shows. The results . were extremely inter-! esting. Asked for a show, of hands, 162 freshmen signified that they had been off the Hill at least one week end during the 11 week-ends of the fall quarter. It would seem that the other three hundred of the represen tative tross section of the. freshman class had adhered strictly to academic pursuits on, week-ends. Thirty-four, of the number had only been away one week-end, 33 two week-ends, 26 three week-ends, and 21 four week-ends, Four "Marco Polos" were discovered- who reported that they had been away ten week ends put of the eleven. Five had left the Hill nine week-ends, six eight week-ends, eight seven week-ends, 11 six week-ends, and 14 five week-ends. In the matter of attending picture shows 67 students signified that they averaged attending picture shows twice a week, and 22 three times. None would admit averaging more than three times the week. The gteat bulk of the number of fresh men seemed to average but one show a week. . The survey was conducted by Dean Bradshaw with the view to. seeing. how freshmen, students spend their time. . North Carolina State College Is Placed On The Accredited List North Carolina State College lias been recently admitted to the Asso ciation of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States, giving the institution a .recognized stand ing throughout the United States as an "A" standard technological col lege. ' The nation is divided into regions in which there is an accredited agency for determining standards of second ary schools, normal schools, college of liberal arts, Universities, and technological institutions. The As sociation of colleges and secondary schools of the Southern States is the accrediting agency for states south of the Potomac and - Ohio rivers, in cluding Texas, also. This new rating given to State Col lege is recognized by the nation as a whole, and means that her gradu ates are now accepted at other col leges, universities . and by leading business firms. On January 18 the most melodrama tic and romantic figure of the Twen tieth Century in the person of the Count Von Luckner, the most belov ed enemy of the late World War and the only German combatant to be of ficially honored by the" American Le gion will appear in Chapel Hill to tell the story of his life and exploits. According to S. T. Williamson - in 'The New York Times," "To imagine such" a career would give a writer of dime novels brain fever. In fact his story is a composite . of pages from Aleer. Hentv. aid "Arabian Nie-hts." During the period of his life, and he is still a young man, he has been a kitchen boy, deck-swabber, bar boy,' a Mexican soldier, a cow-boy, a porter in the best America.n hotels, vation Army recruit, a champion prize fighter. In between these ex ploits the gentleman continually re turned to . his mother, The Sea. Fin ally, shortly before the outbreak of the war, he was given his command er's papers. Felix Von Luckner is the only sail or ever to have risen from being a deck hand to a position of high trust in f.hp TTriTiPrinl fJprtnsm Kaw. Aftpr having become a commander, Von Luckner reunited ' with his family who- had given him up for lost two decades before. - Count Von Luckner, styled the Sea Pevil, earning a world-wide name for himself by his unusual treatment of tne prisoners tnat ne tooK aurmg xne course of his forty thousand mile cruise extended over a period of six- ien months during " which1"- he" sank seventeen ships, totaling 500,000 tons without a single loss of life. All of the thousands of prisoners that pass ed through his hands unanimously praise their "enforced host." . Previous to his exciting commis sion to run the "Seedadler," his pri vateering ship, through the triple al lied blockade of German ports, his fame brought him before the atten tion of the Kaiser and he was placed aboard the "Prinz," the flag ship at the battle of Jutland. After an incredible mad cruise, the "Seedadler" was wrecked on the coral-reefs of the South Sea Islands. Here this courageous buccaneer built a crude open boat and sailed hundreds of miles in quest of further adven tures. Incidentally he found his wife in one of those self -same South Sea Luckner is not one of those Hula Hu la girls. Von Luckner has been received in more than 200 American cities, and he comes to Chapel Hill under the auspices of the University's Enter tainment Committee. , THREE DANCES ON WINTERSCHEDULE Many Other Social Festivities Planned by Other Organiza tions on Campus for Coming Quarter. Three dances will be held during tne winter session Dy xne vxraii, according- to announcements- recently made. The first dance is- scheduled to come off on January 19th, the second on February 23rd, and the third on March 9th.. Other organiza tions have socials planned for these same week-ends and many visitors will be present for the dances. It is customary for the Grail to stage three dances each quarter of the school year the dates being ar ranged at convenient intervals throughout the. quarter. Those held last fall are referred to as some of the best held here in a long time, and tfie officers of the order plan to make those' this winter even more sucessf ul. They are endeavoring to carry them out in such a way that a large crowd will always be assured. Winfield Crew, student in the Law School, is president of the : order. No announcement can be made at this time concerning the dances other than the dates above mentioned.

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