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THE TAR HEEL
Thursday, January-11, i929
Ki)t tsar Scci
Leading Southern College Tri
weekly Newspaper .
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the college year, and is the official
newspaper of the Publications
Union of the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. Sub
scription price, $2.00 local and $3.00
out of town, for the college year.
Offices in the basement of Alumni
Building. ' -
Walter Spearman Editor
George Ehrhart .......Mgr. Ed
Marion Alexander ... Bus. Mgr.
Glenn Holder 1. Assistant Editor
John Mebane ..... Assistant Editor
Harry Galland Assistant Editor
Will Yarborough ............ Sports Editor
W. C. Dunn
J. C. Eagles
J. P. Jones
W. A. Shelton
C. B. McKethan
J. C. Williams
J. E. Dungan
D. L. Wood
J. Q. Mitchell
B. C. Moore
K. C. Ramsay
.E. F. Yarborough
II. H. Taylor
E. H. Denning
J. D. McNairy
B. M. Parker-Asst. Bus. Mgr.
H. N. Patterson .... ...... Collection Mgr.
Gradon Pendergraph Circulation Mgr.
T. R. Kirriker ........ Asst. Col. Mgr.
Leonard Lewis Milton Cohen
Harry Latta Sidney Brick
Ben Aycock ''-; II. Jameson
Kermit Wheary II. Merrell
Thursday, January 11, 1929
Among other belated Christmas
presents and New Year greetings we
might mention the Santa Clause num
ber of the Buccaneer.
And speaking of literature, the
latest issue of the Carolina Magazine
is again minus the "Pasture". Was
the grazing ground solely a product
of the "Bull"?
During these few days of after
exam freedom the campus resembles
freshman gym classes with all the
students enjoying "breathing -spells".
Now that exam period is passed
safely or not the infirmary is rapid
ly : being emptied of its sudden in
flux of flu cases.
It's strange . how friendly certain
freshmen are as the date for freshman
class elections approaches.
With the advent of basketball Kenan
Stadium reluctantly yields its place
of honor to the Tin Can and ardent
fans will freeze beneath a roof rather
than beneath the open sky.
With examinations once more in
the background and a new , term's
work to the forefront, there comes
a moment's pause in the mad schol
astic and collegiate flurry which may
most appropriately be utilized by
the individual in an attempt to dis
cover just where he stands. Certain
work has been done and certain work
has not been done. Now is the time
to look into the matter and see
what's wrong, if . anything.
. At the conclusion of a course, bet
ter than at any other period, the ac
tual work involved can 'best be ex
amined as a whole. The benefits de
rived can be seen in their proper
relation to the effort exerted. Dur
ing the quarter it is often difficult
to determine just whither each par
ticular course is leading and whether
it is worthwhile. , '- But when the work
is completed, it can he viewed ob
jectively; it can be analyzed and
evaluated. The merits of courses and
of professors can be more -competently
and fairly estimated immediately
after taking. . , 1
And what of that ? Why, after
reviewing the term just past, the stu
dent is in a better position to plan
for the approaching one. If he has
analyzed the work already taken and
in doing so has found out for him
self his own weaknesses and the
weaknesses of the course, he can de
cide with greater certainty what he
wants to get out of his new work
and what he wants to put into it.
When he "has spotted the reasons for
failure to obtain the best results in
past courses, he can plan to eradicate
those causes in his new attempt. If
he -has struck , upon a flaw in the
faculty-student relation during the
previous quarter, he can seek to
smooth that over. This Jew Year's
idea of turning over new leaves and
starting out right once more may be
in a large part hokum that achieves
little result, but there must be
something to it after all. .
When there is an opportunity to
stop and take stock, to think things
over and to make a few new dec!
sions, to determine what's wrong
and why tie tight to that advan
tage; it's valuable.
To whom is the college newspaper
"To the faculty," comes one re
ply; "to no one," comes another, "to
the student body" is the third. These
three variant theories were set forth
by representatives of universities
and colleges all over the United
States at the recent student congress
held at Columbia, Missouri.
Responsibility to the faculty, pre
valent in many smaller institutions
whose officials have not yet learned
to trust the discretion of student
editors, is essentially hostile to the
basic principle .of college newspapers
the free expression of student sen
timent. When a college newspaper
is subject to censorship by the fac
ulty, it ceases to be a student en
terprise and becomes an official bulletin.
Nor is the alternate plan of grant
ing unlimited power to the paper an
advisable one. A student editor may
exercise wise discretion and may be
thoroughly competent to handle the
job; but he should not be freed from
all possible methods of recall. The
student body may delegate authori
ty to the editor and, under ordinary
circumstances, "never interfere .with
his policies; but the final authority
should rest with the student body.
The third system of responsibility,
that of having it rest in the hands
of the student body, is the most logi
cal. The college newspaper is the
organ of the students. Its function
is to provide them with the news and
to express their viewpoint and opin
ions in all cases which may arise
The editor is elected by popular vote
of the student body not by faculty
appointment or by board election
Since he is chosen by students to serve
students, it follows that his responsi
bility is to those who have placed
him in his position. To the student
body, then, belongs the final author
Just about this time of year there
is enacted a little drama which runs
somewhat as follows: A student is
sitting at a desk. Before him lies
an open book and a large sheet of
paper. Alternately running his fin
gers through his dishevelled hair and
straightening a hopelessly tightened
necktie, he mutters "That bird is
too hard Bill had 'im last quarter
and said he made them read a book
every month none of him for me!
H-mm, , Lit. 31 three o'clock nope,
interferes with practice. French 48
I need that for my minor but you
have to buy four books that's out."
- And so on, far into the night. You
can recognize this picture of too
many of us making out programs for
the next quarter. We pick at ran
dom. If the title sounds good, we
take a chance. If the professor hap
pens to wear a mustache and look a
bit forbidding, we don't. If we fear
we may have to labor a little for our
education, we promptly duck. If, for
some chronological reason, the course
"fits," we take it, regardless of what
it is about, who is teaching it, how
he teaches, what he knows about it,
and how, if at all, it will benefit us.
We just take some courses and
juggle them together, and we have
a program. Education at random.
Not all of us, of course, do this.
There are some few students who
stop to think that they are fitting
themselves for life (which is true
even if trite) -and ponder a bit over
the relative values of their courses
and the worth of the men who are
teaching them. They don't always
make Phi Beta Kappa, but they are,
in the end, educated men and women.
College education, under the pres
ent system, is composed of a number
of courses on varying subjects. Their
values depend on the individual, and
on the person who is teaching them.
And so the registration period, when
programs are made up and the men
tal menu for the next three months
is composed, is the most important
moment of the college year. Care in
choosing courses will well-repay the
student. II. J. G..
THE ART OF CUSSING
There is a variety of university
pedagogue that vies with a curious
species of modernist clergymen in
startling the public attention into
"focus upon itself. You will compre
hend what is meant when we mention
the eastern college professor, and of
English, at that, who recently gave
it as his opinion that profanity is
lamentably on the wane. He felt,
and said, that the need of the Eng
lish speaking peoples is for better'
and more vigorous cuss words. And,
as would so naturally follow, his re
marks were enshrined on the front
pages of the public prints, which
doubtless is what he had in mind, all
Emphasis, observed our exponent
of the higher education, is lost to the
modern generation, and a refurbished
and improved' prof anity would supply
the lack. One dislikes to disagree
with an authority, but nevertheless
it ought to be remarked that this lu
minary of learning talks flapdoodle.
The truth is that of all the profane
men we have know, few, few indeed
possessed the merit of inner positive
ness, and many were weaklings of
the first water. While there is diver
sion of a' sort in attending the re
marks of one who has recourse to pro
fanity for expression, it is frequently
evident that his addiction conceals
but poorly both a paucity of thought
and word. The mother tongue fails
him; and he resorts to this expedient,
for the reason that he knows less
English than does the average school
if it be emphasis that the profes
sor seeks, let him consider the
spiritual quality of men who abstain
from expletives and cuss words but
who have, despite this abstention,
reputations for force and warranted
self-assurance. There is so often
more of a finality, m'ore of vigor,
more of, sense, in the least of their
remarks that one is given to wonder
if, after all, profanity even pays.
Glancing about us, and calling to mind
the types and sorts of men, we say in
all truth that the most emphatic' men
we have ever known have been men
of quiet manner and chaste speech.
Dr. Harry Laidler
Will Speak Here on
Dr. Harry , Laidler, author and
lecturer, of New. York will give a
lecture on "Industrial - Democracy,"
Friday night at 7:30 in Gerrard Hall.
Dr. Haidler has traveled extensive
ly, and during his trips to Europe,
he came in touch with the leaders
of the labor, cooperative, and social
ist movements in many countries. He
has lectured with marked effect since
1910 in hundreds of colleges and uni
versities and before city "groups in
the East and West. Dr. Laidler is
well versed in this subject, and no
doubt his lecture will be of great
interest to many. 1
Hash and Mothballs
By Joe Jones'
Monday morning Dean Bradshaw
spoke to about twenty-five ministers,
members of the Rockingham County
Ministerial Association, ( on the topic
of "What is Being Done for the
Religious Life of the Student at the
University." In his talk Mr. Brad
shaw explained the work of the local
churches in relation to the students.
After his talk, there was an open
discussion of the church work' at
Royster Honored r
., It was learned here today that
Dean J. F, Royster of the Graduate
School of the University was elected
Vice-President of the Modern Lan
guage Association of Amerca at its
recent holiday meeting in Toronto.
Speaking of collegiate films The
New Student recently gives us an in
teresting story. It mentions how the
million who never went to college are
given what is supposed to be a
thorough working knowledge of col
lege life by Hollywood's films of col- ,
legians. .' . j
"Varsity" is the most recent of these
pictures, and it has interesting history.
Departing from their " usual custom
of filming their college pictures at j
the convenient and hospitable Uni-
versity of Southern California, the j
f ilmers came east, intending to use
the Yale campus. Being ousted there
by the authorities they found a more
favorable reception - at Princteon.
where they proceeded to make the
picture, in spite of telegrams from
Princeton alumni protesting against
what looked to be "college advertise
ment". "Varsity" has been released, but the
exhibitors are afraid to show- it at
Princeton, perhaps remembering what
happened when "Brown of Harvard"
was shown at Harvard. At any rate
the Princeton theatre owner has can
celed his order for "Varsity",
Let Me Introduce
J. M ARYON SAUNDERS
Alumni Secretary ;.
Kappa Alpha Psi
Kappa Alpha Psi, a Negro frater
nity at the University of Indiana,
ranks highest in fraternity grades at
Paging Cupid at. Elon ,
Some weeks ago . an , apparently
love-lorn male student of Elon College
wrote an article in The Maroon and
Gold bewailing the fact that Cupid
had .evidently deserted the Elon cam
pus, . and that there wasn't enough
dating going on.
Recently an Ehm co-ed, who signs'
herself, "Blondie", answered this ar
ticle through an Open Forum letter
in .an interesting fashion. At the be
ginning she let it be known that she
is a typical college . girl. Here are
some excerpts from her letter: ;
"When I said typical college girl, I
did not mean an old maid, but an
eighteen year old girl with fair com
plexion, blue eyes, and blonde hair.
, " I ask my opposing author why he
should write such an article, when he
has not had a date here at college
these past three months? j
"On a Sunday afternoon we sit in
our rooms and wait with a vague hope
that some fair lad will ask for us.
How our hearts flutter when, we hear
the door bell ring during social hour!
"I ask him what he is doing to bring
back those old days to which he refer
red? Does he think that staying up
in his room and pondering over books
during social hour will help to bring
"We pledge this young man that
if he will only meet us half way in
the race for Cupid's arrows we will
do our part."
A Wealthy Bostonian's Son
Memories of the immortal Thoreau
rush in with the New Student's story
of a Dartmouth student who has re
cently gone to the woods to live a her
mit life. Perhaps enamoured of the
book, Walden, Curtis H. Glover,
twenty year old Dartmouth sopho
more, has given his farewell to
civilized life to begin life anew in
' In his farewell letter published in
The Dartmouth he says : 1
"By the time you read this I shall
be aboard a train speeding to northern
wilds. I intend to prepare myself for
a higher life than college leads to;
the life described by Thoreau in Wald
en. ; ' J
"1 have existed in your civilization
now for twenty years; I have exist
ed merely as a spectator. You have
forced me to do certain things, and I
have done them reluctantly, always
inwardly rebelling. Now I have de
cided to give expression to my wild
nature, and to try whether it be pos
sible to live humanly."
Glover's hermitage is located on his
wealthy father's " White Mountain
estate. Reports do not tell much of
the. economic side of the experiment,
which was the crucial one with Henry
Glee Club To Have
There will be a Glee Club rehearsal
for all regular members at 5 o'clock
this afternoon in the practice room
in Person Hall. ,-;
To Have World's Finest
Douglas, Ariz. (IP) This city is
to be the site ot the world's .first in
ternational airport. A plot two miles
square, a mile of which will be in the
United States and one "square mile in
Mexico, has been laid out here.
The Mexican portion is in the state
Hatcher Hughes, '07
Perhaps one of the first native Tar
Heels to come into the national dra
matic limelight 'was Hatcher Hughes,
who in 1924 was awarded the Pulitzer
prize for having written "Hell-Bent
for Heaven," adjudged the best
American play, of that year.
Hatcher Hughes was born on a
farm in Cleveland County, famed for
its politicians, - and came to the Uni
versity in 1903. He .was in Chapel
Hill eight years, receiving his A.B.'
degree in 1907, his master's in 1909,
and serving as a member of the
English faculty for wo years. ge
was headed for promotion, but there
was a greater ambition, in his
He wanted to write plays for Broad!
way and he wanted to get into the
atmosphere where such plays were
being produced. So at the end of
two years he handed in his resigna
tion and quickly accepted an imita
tion to join the faculty of Columbia
University. That placed him in Xew
York, and there he has remained
since,, giving courses in dramatic
composition," and in his off -moments
playwriting. . .
Mr. Hughes has achieved real suc
cess as a playwright and is an
alumnus of which the University is
justly proud. .'
In his college days Mr. Hughes dis
played propensities for the literary.
He was a member of the Di Society,
winner of the Hunter Lee Harris
medal for. the best short story, and
was editor of the Carolina Magazine.
He was tapped for (Jolden Fleece in
his' junior year. .
To Hold Meeting
The William Cain chapter of the
American Society of Civil Engineers
will hold its regular meeting tonight
at seven-thirty-in room 206, Phillips
Hall. One - reel of motion pictures,
"Driving the Longest Tunnel in the
Western Hemisphere," will be shown.
The . meeting will last only a short
Just to make it appropriate, a
.soccer trophy was handed to the win
ners the' other day in; Europe by
Gene Tunney Savannah News.
Clara Bow puts
"It" and "Red
Hair" in "Threei
Week Ends." '
MAKE RESERVATIONS EARLY!
There's a popularity wave on the
way! The "It" girl hits with another
"wow" ! A big laugh and love drama !
Elinor Glyn's latest vibration. Clara
dances in scanties and week-ends in
a bathing suit! Supported by the
popular Neil Hamilton. Harrison
Ford in the cast.. -. V ; -
"A Pair of
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