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The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, January 11, 1929, Page 2, Image 2

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f " Page Two THE TAR HEEL Thursday, January-11, i929 Ki)t tsar Scci Leading Southern College Tri weekly Newspaper . Published three times weekly during 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. editorial department Glenn Holder 1. Assistant Editor John Mebane ..... Assistant Editor Harry Galland Assistant Editor Will Yarborough ............ Sports Editor Reporters M. Broadus Sherman Shore W. C. Dunn J. C. Eagles J. P. Jones W. A. Shelton C. B. McKethan J. C. Williams E. Wilson Gil Pearson B.'W. J. E. Dungan D. L. Wood Dick McGlohon J. Q. Mitchell B. C. Moore K. C. Ramsay .E. F. Yarborough II. H. Taylor E. H. Denning J. D. McNairy Whitton BUSINESS. DEPARTMENT Executive Staff B. M. Parker-Asst. Bus. Mgr. H. N. Patterson .... ...... Collection Mgr. Gradon Pendergraph Circulation Mgr. T. R. Kirriker ........ Asst. Col. Mgr. Advertising Staff Leonard Lewis Milton Cohen Harry Latta Sidney Brick Ben Aycock ''-; II. Jameson Kermit Wheary II. Merrell Thursday, January 11, 1929 PARAGRAPHICS 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. Time To Take Stock 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. Editorial Responsibility To whom is the college newspaper responsible? "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 ity.- Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo 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.. CLIPPED 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 the while. 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 child. 1 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. Portland Oregonian. Dr. Harry Laidler Will Speak Here on Industrial Democracy 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 Bradshaw Addresses Ministerial Band 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 Chapel Hill. 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. "Varsity" 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 by 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 that university. 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 them back? "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 solitude. ' 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 David Thoreau. Glee Club To Have Rehearsal Today 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 International Airport 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 of Sonora. 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. . Civil Engineers 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 while. Just to make it appropriate, a .soccer trophy was handed to the win ners the' other day in; Europe by Gene Tunney Savannah News. t Clara Bow puts "It" and "Red Hair" in "Threei Week Ends." ' U X. ill TODAY TOMORROW GLARA BOW --in-- "Three Week Mds 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 ; - Added Features Comedy "A Pair of Tights" "Pathe News" SAT. Renee Adoree in "The Spieler" MON. Lon Chaney "West of Zanzibar" ' M ( on all SUITS TOPCOATS and LEATHER JACKETS L . FlcIaard-I?a&-e&-siaB -Hoc. University Outfitters

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