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CHAPEL HILL, N. C FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1940
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Faculty Is Well Represented
At Various Holiday Meetings
Ever eager to exchange ideas and
leep abreast of the latest develop
ments in their fields, a large number
of faculty members of the University
utilized the Christmas holidays to at
tend meetings of learned societies in
the various sections of the country.
The largest group going from
Chapel Hill was composed of mem
bers of the Romance language depart
ment and the German department who
attended sessions of the Modern Lan
guage association in New Orelans
From the Romance language de
partment: Department Head W. M.
Dey, and Professors S. E. Leavitt, N.
B. Adams, W. L. Wiley, S. A. Stoud
emire, H. R. Huse, R. S. Boggs, R.
W. Linker, W. D. Creech, and J. J.
Professor Adams read a paper on
Victor Hugo in Spain"; Professor
Wiley, chairman of the bibliographi
cal committee for the 16th century,
presented a report, and Professor
Leavitt presided as chairman of the
nominating committee for the Ro
Attending from the English depart
ment: Department Head George R.
Coffman, a member of the Executive
council; and Professors Dougald Mac
Millan, secretary of a group on philos
ophy and literature of the classical pe
riod and chairman of a nominating
committee for the group on drama; G.
L Paine, who presented a paper before
the American literature group on pro
gress of American Literary Scholar
ship; George Coffin Taylor, a mem
ber of a committee on relations of
literature and science; and William
Wells, who read a paper before the
Renaissance gronp,'.;: "Renaissance
Bibliography and the Needs of Eng
lish Renaissance Scholarship."
Representing the German depart
ment at New Orleans was Depart
ment Head Richard Jente, secretary
of a section on German language and
literature to 1700 and chairman of
the Bibliography committee of that
section. Professors George S. Lane
of the German Department attended
meetings of the Executive Council of
the Linguistic Society of America and
the regular session of the Society in
Philadelphia December 27-28.
Next largest group was composed
of members of the Institute for Re
search in Social Science who attended
meetings of the American Sociological
Society in Philadelphia December
They were: Director Howard W.
Odum, who presided at the annual
dinner session; and Professors Kath
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TIN CAN OPENS
FOR GRAIL DANCE
Gets "Face Lifting"
For Year's Debut
Last night the Tin Can began to
take on the atmosphere of the old
days before furniture storage pushed
aside its use for social functions, as
decorating activities began to trans
form it into a ballroom for tomorrow's
Freddie Johnson's band will vie with
Jimmy Farr's in a "Battle of Music,"
each playing about three numbers
while the other orchestra observes
Freshmen will be admitted as the
Grail opens the winter social calendar
at the University. Guests will be as
sisted by members of the Grail in get
ting acquainted with other students and
their guests. During the evening,
Grail and escort no-break dances will
No advance sale of tickets will be
made. As usual script will be one
dollar at the door.
Numerous students began work last
night erecting supports around the in
side of the indoor track for the thou
sands of yards, of purple and white
fireproof crepe paper which will form
false walls and ceiling for the "Make
Trophy Won By
Grumman And Wife
Russell M. Gruman and his wife
were presented the Carolina theatre
award for Chapel Hill's "Most Valu
able Citizen" of 1939 at the theatre
Citation was made for Mrs. Gru
man work in eliminating adult illiter
acy and her husband's leadership in
Red Cross, first aid and public safety.
It was the first time the silver trophy
has been given two persons.
Selection of the winners was made
by Mrs. I. H. Manning, Mrs. Irene Lee,
Dr. S. A. Nathan and F. O. Bowman.
Former winners of the award are:
Mrs. R. B. Lawson, Bruce Strowd, W.
C. Coker and Harry Comer.
Dr. and Mrs. Lefler
Announce Birth Of Son
Dr. Hugh Talmadge Lefler of the
University history department and
Mrs. Lefler announce the birth of a
son, Hugh Talmadge, Jr., at Duke hos
pital December 15.
And Giveth Way To The New
TO GIVE CONCERT
HERE JANUARY 16
Tickets On Sale
Fritz Kreisler, noted violinist, will
be presented in a concert at 8:30 Tues
day evening, January 16, in Memorial
hall by the Alpha Rho chapter of Phi
Mu Alpha music fraternity.
Tickets are available at prices rang
ing from $2.75 to $1.10. Reservations
may be made with the University
. Kreisler is one of the few legitimate
concert artists to rise from the files
of child prodigies. His interest in the
violin began almost with speech. He
appeared in a concert in Vienna at
seven and the same year he entered
the Vienna conservatory. An excep
tion was made because the entrance
age was 14. Three years later, he won
the gold medal for violin playing.
After leaving Vienna, Kreisler
studied at the Paris conservatory.
Massart, the celebrated violin teacher
and Delibes, a theorist, raised their
eyebrows somewhat at the inclusion
of the "petit Viennois," then 10 years
old, into their classes. But when, two
years later, young Fritz won the Pre
mier Grand Prix de Rome against 40
competitors, all of whom were 20
years old or more, there was general
recognition of towering talent among
From Paris, Kreisler returned to
Vienna and undertook his first tour.
This was with the famous pianist,
Moriz Rosenthal and was routed
through the United States. The
American tour was successful; but at
its close Kreisler did an astounding
thing, a thing which marks him for
ever from the usual run of successful
child prodigies and gives the real key
both to his character and genius. He
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Campus Car Owners
Must Comply With
Distribution of licenses by the Stu
dent Safety council to students keeping
automobiles at the University will be
gin this afternoon as required by the
bill passed by the student legislature
November 13 creating the council, Jack
Vincent, chairman, announced yester
Every voekday afternoon from 3
o'clock to 5:30 until January 12, stu
dent drivers may obtain their licenses
in the small lounge of the Graham
Memorial. Every campus car owner
must have these licenses by January
12 or be subject to action by the coun
cil. A fee of 25 cents will be charged.
The bill authorizes the council to
turn continuous violators of its rul
ings over to the student council as vio
lators of the campus code. Other du
ties of the council as required by the bill
are: (1) to send a clear statement of
its policy to parents of students with
autos; (2) to issue durable licenses to
students complying with requirements
to be set up by the council ; (3) to with
draw licenses upon infraction of the
standards of safe driving; (4) to pub
lish at various times rules and regula
tions of the council; and (5) to sub
mit its regulations to the legislature
The purpose of the council as ex
plained in the bill is "enforcing cer
tain standards of safe driving and con
stantly operating with the aid of the
American Automobile association, to
advance safety education."
"WHAT A LIFE"
TICKETS ON SALE
Prices Range From
$1.65 To 55 Cents
Tickets to "What A Life," the
Broadway success to be presented here
by the Playmakers January 12, are
now on sale at 314 South building and
Ledbetter-Pickard. All seats will be
reserved and the prices range from
$1.65 to 55 cents.
Seats in the center down stairs will
be $1.65; the side downstairs will be
$1.10; the center front balcony will
be $1.10; the side front balcony, 75
cents ; and the upper balcony 55 cents.
Jackie Coogan, the motion picture
actor, plays the leading role as a 16-year-old
high school boy. He will be
supported by several minor picture
stars including: Frank McGlynn, Miss
Cryilla Dorne, and Miss Josephine
"H. M. S. Pinafore," National
Symphony Comprise Winter
Bill Of Entertainment Series
OLD DAN CUPID
TIES FIVE KNOTS
In Local Churches
For several couples around Chapel
Hill wedding bells intermingled with
Christmas chimes during the holidays
and many of the ceremonies were per
formed in village churches.
The marriage of Miss Margaret Mc
Iver of Chapel Hill and Mebane and
Jimmy Fuller of Durham was per
formed at Bethlehem Presbyterian
church December 29. Mrs. Fuller is
associated with the village public
school, and is a graduate of the Wom
an's college in Greensboro. Mr. Fuller,
a Carolina alumnus, for many years
conducted an orchestra on the campus,
and now operates a music store in
Durham, where he and Mrs. Fuller
will make their home.
Walter Edgar Brock, a University
junior, familiarly known as "Brock"
to campus friends, and Miss Sarah
Frances Cahoon, daughter of Mrs.
Minnie Cahoon of Chapel Hill, were
married at the Chapel of the Cross
December 23. They will make their
home at the Carolina Inn apartments.
Miss Elsa Craig of Chapel Hill and
Richard Yarborough of Louisburg,
both graduates of the University,
were married at the Sprunt Memo
rial Presbyterian church December
30. They are living in Louisburg,
where Mrs. Yarboro is librarian at
the college and Mr. Yarborough works
at the post office.
During the holidays, Mr. and Mrs.
R. A. Hart of Washington, N. C.an
nounced the marriage of their daugh
ter, Miss Catherine Hart of Chapel
Hill, to John Pickard of Durham, a
University pharmacy student, which
was solemnized in Danville, Va.,
September 1. Mrs. Pickard is connect
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To Be Same Day
An announcement from the Uni
versity administration yesterday
revealed that comprehensive exam
inations and the Mid-Winter Ger
man club dances with Glen Gray and
his orchestra will be held on the
same day: February 17.
Administrative sources stated that
any postponement of the date of
comprehensives would result in too
many conflicts, and that it would be
.impossible to make the exam date
any earlier, since it was already as
early as it could possibly be.
New Dining Hall Equipped
With Latest Improvements
Acoustical Treatment Reduces
Noise To A Minimum Through
out Entire Building
(This is the second part of a
feature story concerning the re
cently completed University dining
One of the biggest improvements in
the new cafeteria over Swain Hall is
in the acoustical treatment. The ceil
ings are all of acoustic-celotex. This
celotex is a perforated fiber material
with a soft base that is supposed to
absorb, reduce, and soften all noise.
DROP A PIN
The clatter of dishes and the din of
several hundred voices talking at once
was one of the big objection to the old
building. But the' rat-tat-tat of a
score of hammers in the new hall sound
ed dull and soft, and shouting was
even tried but it was all in vain.
The special dish-washing room, al
ways a center of noise, is not only so
treated but also sound-proofed.
The kitchen, which is full of such
improvements and features, is a model
in planning, arrangement, and equip
ment that would make any housewife
exclaim with admiration.
Walls and floor are spotless white.
In Fourth Appearance
Turning to campus talent to fill the
winter quarter program, the student
entertainment committee yesterday an
nounced that a joint Playmakers-Mu-sic
department production of the Gil
bert and Sullivan operetta, "H.M.S.
Pinafore," and a concert by Dr. Hans
Handler's National Symphony Orches
tra would be presented during Feb
ruary. The two programs will con
stitute the student entertainment series
for the winter quarter. '
Every afternoon in the Playmaker's
theater for the past few weeks, a large
cast, under the direction of John Toms
and Sam Selden, has been tuning up on
Gilbert and Sullivan in an effort to
emulate the D'Oyle Carte company
on the weekend of February 2-3 in Me
morial hall. A light operetta produc
tion has been presented annually by
the dramatic and musical divisions of
Among the principals already se
lected .to sing in "H.M.S. Pinafore"
are Helen Copenhaver who will sing
Josephine; Don Rosenberg, as Dick
Deadeye; Frederick Walsh in the role
of Sir Joseph Porter; Frank Haines as
Captain Corcoran; John Toms taking
the part of Ralph Rackstraw; Bernie
Aleskovsky as the Boatswain; Bill
Reagan in the role of Boatswain's
mate; and Mrs. Ruth Smith as Hebe.
On February 21, Dr. Hans Kindler
and his Washington, D. C, National
Symphony orchestra wil return to the
campus for the fourth time, to pre
sent a concert in Memorial hall. Grow
ing in popularity since its founding in
the early 1930's, the symphony has be
come one of the foremost in the nation.
NEWSMEN TO OPEN
HERE JANUARY 18
To Attend Conference
Mrs. Earl Patterson, publisher of
the Washington Times-Herald, has ac
cepted an invitation to speak at the
opening session of the annual News
paper institute which is to be held at
the University of North Carolina and
Duke university January 18, 19, and
The program for the three-day in
stitute has been completed with the
acceptance of Earl J. Johnston of New
York, vice-president and general news
manager of the United Press, of an
invitation to attend the meetings and
deliver an address.
Mrs. Patterson, who will speak at
the opening session on Thursday, Jan-
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All equipment is stainless steel. And
every piece is out from the walls so
the cooks and helpers can get around
it to work and clean, and so no dust
can collect behind it-
The ranges, steam kettles, and grid
dles are in one bank down the center.
The canopies above have plaster bulk
heads all the way to the ceiling, pre
venting the collection of dust. And
the electric ventilators on the roof in
stantly suck out any smoke or fumes
down to a cigarette puff.
The equipment is said to be the most
efficient and modern anywhere, and
a special feature is the huge electrical
thermotainer next to the ranges. This .
is supposed to keep food the exact tem
perature and goodness it comes off the
The kitchen also has four refrig
erator rooms cook's, baker's, salads,
and reach-in compartment for salads
but these are for temporary use in
preparing and serving meals. All stor
age is done in the several refrigerator
rooms, and all foods are prepared in
the service rooms in the basement, and
are ready to go on to the stove when
brought to the kitchen.
The special dish-washing room next
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