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Volume XXXI. Chapel Hill, N. C, Friday, February 2, 1923 ; . . ' "'. - . : - . ., ,
NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN
CAL FALLS T
Western Institution Declines To
Bear Half of Team's Expenses
on Trans-Continental Trip.
WOULD PAY ONLY $75.00
The debate with the University of
Southern California, which was an
nounced by the secretary of the dobat
ing council last week as almost a sure
thing, hag been turned down. The West
ern institution was unwilling to pay
more than $7o for purposes of trans
portation, which would have left Caro
lina with by far the largest part of
the expenses of the trip to pay. The
debating council, not seeing its way
clear to do this, found it necessary to
cancel the debate.
When negotiations were being carried
on between the two schools the Univer
sity ot Southern California was under
the impression that Carolina was going
to make a regular chain-debate trip into
the western part of the country, and
were willing to pay half of the extra
expenses which Carolina would incur
by debating them. As soon as it was
made clear that if Carolina came out
there it would be only for the purpose
of debating them, and that this institu
tion would expect them to pay half of
the expenses, they immediately wired
that it would be impossible for them to
PRESENT TAX SYSTEM
GENERALLY UNJUST SAYS
HOLLOMi IN LECTURE
Political Editor of Atlanta Con
stitution Urges Students Fight
For More Equitable Scheme.
DELIVERS THREE TALKS
PLAY1AKERS LEAVE ON
TEN flflY TflliR-TUESOAY
Play in Nine Eastern Towns
The Carolina Playniakers leave Tues
day on a 10-day tour through the east
ern portion of Xorth Carolina, playing
in most of the principal cities of this
section. The program for the tour con
sists of "Off Nag's Head," a tragedy
of the Carolina coast, by Dougald Mae
Millau, and two plays from the trio
recently presented at the Playhouse.
These are "Agatha," by Jane Toy, and
"Wilbur's Cousin," by Ernest Thomp
son. The first performance will be on Tues
day evening at St. Mary's School in
Raleigh. On succeeding nights they
play in Wilson, Goldsboro, 2T?w Bern,
Greenville, Farmville, Wilmington, Fay
etteville, and Durham. A home per
formance of the plays carried on tour
will be given in the Playhouse on Fri
day, February 16. Subscribing mem
bers will be admitted free to this per
formance as tho first dividend on tueir
The easts of the three plays will be
made up of the following actors: George
V. Denny, who is also business manager
of tho trip; Katherine Batts, Nancy
Battle, Carrilea Sanders, Kitty Lee Fra
zier, Sue Byrd Thompson, Jasper O.
Woodside, Spencer Murphy, Hoyt Boone
and J. E. Powell. Prof. F. H. Koch will
act as chaperon.
An entirely new lighting equipment
and a new portable stage set of white
pine will be carried on the tour. This
stage set can be put up in 20 minutes
by three men. II. C. Klingenschmitt is
the electrician. Carl Barefoot, master
of properties, and J. E. Powell and R.
S. Pickens, property men, complete the
personnel of the trip.
V. 1.1. 1. DEFEATED BY
CLOSE SCORE TUESDAY
First Game of Virginia Trip Is Victory
for Tar Heels by Six-Point
"Every young man should take up
tins light against the prevailing system
of unjust taxation, which is leading to
the development of liars among the
property owners of the country," said
James A. Holloman, political editor of
the Atlanta Constitution, and authority
on the subject of taxation, striking th
keynote of his third talk of the day.
dealing with ' ' The Tax Systems of th
States in tho Southeast, and the Rela
tion of Taxation to the Economic Prob
lems of tho People," given in Gerrard
Hall at 7 o'clock Mondav evening.
laxation is a serious problem which
you cannot escape, and it should be an
equal demand on all for the good of
all, not to bo regarded as a burden on
the country but as an asset," said the
speaker. "The voluntary system of
returning taxes leads to prevarication
the ad valorem system has fallen down
and the equalization boards are fail
ures." He further showed the weak
in-sses oi me systems now in use in
the South by using several states as
examples, pointing out, first, the in
efficiency of the system in Georgia.
Land is the basis of all value," as
serted Mr. Holloman, entering the sec
ond phase of his lecture. "You show
me a man who owns his home, and
I '11 show you a better citizen. There
are one and a half millions of people
who ovvifHO Ituid in the country today
due largely to tlieaperations of the
modern land 'shark.' The distressing
tax exempt issues by the government
have taken 50 billions of dollars out of
circulation, and the greater volume of
the money of the country is tied up."
The solution of the problem, he point
ed out, lies in the hands of the legis
lative bodies of the states and the
United States. The man who wishes
to buy land for improvement should be
given assistance, and a system of taxa
tion should be introduced which, by a
graduated scale of assessments, would
make the speculator pay a greater rate
of taxes. In conclusion, the speaker
admonished the young men of the coun
try to take up the fight against the
unjust systems prevailing at present.
Mr. Holloman spoke in chapel at the
regular period on the subject of "Con
gress from the Press Gallery," in which
ho humorously flayed the Congress of
today, accusing it of devoting much of
its time to investigating the Democratic
party. , j
Then carrying the minds of his hear
ers to the nation's capital, he told of
the great men of North Carolina who
have iu the past contributed much to
ward the shaping of the nation's des
tiny. He recalled the deeds of Macon,
Gaston, Polk, King and Benton. Then,
honoring tho living heroes, he spoke of
Maior Stedman, the last Confederate
veteran to hold a seat in Congress; Joe
Cannon, for 50 years a servant of his
country in the legislative body; and
LaFollette, Kitchen, Clark, and Sim
monds, all of whom have served their
"Practical Newspaper Making" was
the subject discussed by the speaker
before Professor Graves' class in jour
nalism at 9:25 in the morning, in which
he gave the future journalists many
pointers on the art of newspaper mak
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TAR HEEL FIVE PLAYS TRINITY
TOMORROW NIGHT AT DURHAM
Back From Virginia Trip, Carolina Quint Is Ready for Stiff Contest
vvilu iviemoaisr uasketeers Trinity's Playing
Has Not Been Consistent.
The Blue and White artists are back on the Hill after the trip througli
ou wmcn tnoy took on V. M. I., Washington and Lee, and Lynchburg;
ana tomorrow night the Tar Heels take on the fast Trinity quint at Durha
in the first of the two-game series with the Methodist aggregation.
" f i The Trinity team is a strong, fast
FIR HflRRICflM fir Vftl IT m0ving quint and Captain McDonald's
Ull. linillllUUII Ul IflLL
LECTURESTO SIM XI
Noted Scientist Speaks Before Local
Branch of National Honorary Soci
ety Tonight and Tomorrow Night.
The annual public lectures of the
North Carolina chapter of the Sigma
Xi wil be given Friday and Saturday
evenings in Phillips Hall by Dr. Boss
Granville Harrison, of Yale. The sub
jects of the lectures are "Animal Trans
plantation" and "The Life of Tissues
Outside the Organism."
No more noteworthy man of science
could have been obtained by the Sig
ma Xi, a national honorary society for
the promotion of scientific research, to
deliver these lectures. He has made
himself famous in the field of scientific
research and is recognized as one of
our leading American men of science.
Dr. Harrison is professor of compara
tive anatomy of the Osburn Zoological
Laboratory of Yale, managing editor of
the Journal of Experimental Zoology,
and co-editor of the Journal of Mor
phology. In 1914 he received the Arch
duke Eanier medal from the Austrian
Zoological and Bontanieal Society. He
is also a member of the American Na
tional Academy, a fellow of the Amer
ican Association for the Advancement
of Science, and of the Society of .Zool
ogists, -&Qd Society of Experimental
Biology. These ITfuld be sufficient to
class him with America's .'eading sci
entists, but besides this and" greater
still, he has been president of the Social
ety of National History, and also of
the Association of Anatomists.
He has made a special study of medi
cine, and is an authority on the nerv
ous system, on development and re
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men win be lorced to go the limit to
beat them on their own court. With
the much-heralded Simpson at one of
the forward positions and Spikes as his
running mate, Trinity has a nifty pair
of forwards. The center position is the
only doubtful place oh the team, but
T5 . 1 i , . .
j-iuHiiu nits staiiea most ot the games
and will likely be in the line-up against
Carolina. When Tom Neal, of foot
ball fame, returned to the line-up the
team was strengthened a great deal.
Ho, together with Carter, give the Meth
odists a capable pair of guards.
Trinity has a team that has showed
some class at times, while a very medi
ocre brand of basketball has been dis
played at others. At any rate they will
bo at their best against Carolina. Judc
is xium puni scores tne uaronna team
has the advantage. Carolina defeated
Wake Forest 3 to 26 while Trinity
went down before the Baptist attack
30 to 18. And Carolina beat the Dur
ham "Y" team 50 to 21 and they in
turn licked Trinity by a wide margin.
Monday night the team journeys to
Wake Forest to do battle with the Bap
tists. The hardest kind of a game is
looked for. The Wake Forest crew, it
will be remembered, went down before
the Blue and White team only after a
gallant fight in Bynum gymnasium a
few days ago. And the Baptists will
do their best to even the count. The
same line-up that faced Carolina in the
first game will likely start the contest.
BASKETBALL HUES OF
MYTHICAL LOVE FEAST
OF 24 AND 26 PROVES
A DELIGHTFUL REALITY
Annual Junior-Freshman Smoker
Runs Smoothly Noble, Com
er and Rev. White Speak.
SIX HUNDRED PRESENT
ELLSWORTH WILL TELL
ABOUT FRENCH AUTHOR
Noted Publisher and Literary Critic
Will Lecture in Gerrard Hall
Monday and Tuesday.
Dr. Branson Attends
Lexington, Va., Jan. 30. The fast
University of North ,Carolina basket
ball team won a hard fought contest
from the Cadets here tonight 26 to 20.
The game was close throughout, but the
Tar Heels launched a final drive in
the last three minutes that gave them
the six-point margin which spelled vic
tory for the Blue and White.
v M. I. put up a tenacious fight
"gainst the visitors and the outcomo of
fie fray was in doubt until the final
wWstle. Captain Byder and Kyle led
the Cadet onslaught that forced Caro
"a to show her utmost skill and abil
lfy in order to win. "Monk" McDon
ald's guarding and floor work was ex
'fptionally clever while Carmichael led
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The joint agricultural committee of
the State Senate and House last Sat
urday unanimously recommended the
Farm Loan Act drawn up by the Farm
Tenant Commission, of which E. C.
Branson, professor of rural economics
in the University, is a member. Mr.
Branson returned during the first of
the week from Raleigh, where he has
been working upon the bill for some
The bill provides that a revolving
fund of $2,500,000 be set aside by the
State to be loaned to capable and aspir
ing tenants who wish to own their
farms or homes. The loan fund is to
be administered after the "colony
plan" which has been so successful in
California. The loans will be repaid
by easy annual payments extending
over a poriod of thirty or forty years.
Two lectures will be given in Gerrard
Hall next Monday and Tuesday nigh's
by William W. Ellsworth, of New York
City. Mr. Ellsworth, as president of
the Century Company, is in a position
to keep abreast of all the literary move
ments of the present day, and in addi
tion to being a recognized authority on
literature, is a lecturer of much re
nown. In the tercentenary year of Moliere 's
birth, Ellsworth has been lecturing in
all parts of the United States on the
life and times of the great French dra
matist. His lecture will be illustrated
with lantern slides, showing many of
the picturesque details of French life
during the reign of Louis XIV.
The second lecture, to be given on
Tuesday night, will deal with Ells
worth's own experiences in the publish
ing neia. .rroni tne ricn ana varica
associations of forty years he will bring
to his audience recollections of many
famous literary men of America.
Rules of Eligibility and Schedule of
Games Anounced by McGee
Parson Moss Entertains
Students hailing from Florida and
Georgia wore entertained Monday night
in the social rooms of the Presbyterian
church by Parson Moss.
Literary Societies meet at 7 p. m.
Carolina vs. Trinity at Durham.
Dr. R. G. Harrison speaks in Phil
Carolina vs. Wake Forest at Wake
Win. Ellsworth speaks in Gerrard
Hal at 8:30.
Wm. Ellsworth speaks in Gerrard
Hall at 8:30.
Playniakers play in Saint Mary's
The class basketball elimination ser
ies began yesterday when the juniors
opposed the freshmen at the gvninas
iiim. There will be a series of 17 games
played, including the two champion
ship games. The standings will be de
termined on a percentage basis and the
four teams with the highest percent
ages will meet in the championship
No student can participate in the
scries who is not a bona fide member of
his class and who has at any time re
ceived a varsity letter for participat
ing m basketball at this or any other
institution. Those who have been out
for freshman or varsity basketball since
February 1 are not eligible to repre
sent their class.
The gymnasium has been secured for
class basketball between 2 and 3 every
afternoon. The results of the games
will be posted in the lobby of the Y. M.
C. A. The failure of any team to ap
poar on the floor at the appointed time
will result in the forfeiture of the game.
The schedule given out by A. M. Mc
Gee is as follows:
February 1 Junior vs. Freshman.
February 3 Senior vs. Law.
February 5 Sophomore vs. Freshman.
February 7 Junior vs. Pharmacy.
February 9 Senior vs. Sophomore, j
.February 12 Freshman vs. Phar
February 14 Junior vs. Sophomore,
February 16 Senior vs. Pharmacy.
February 19 Freshman vs. Law.
February 21 Junior vs. Senior.
February 23 Pharmacy vs. Law.
February 26 Senior vs. Freshman.
February 28 Junior vs. Law.
March 2 Sophomore vs. Pharmacy.
March 5 Championship game.
March 7 Championship game.
March 9 Championship game.
Tho annual junior-freshman mostly
freshman love-feast, better known as
",o jumui xitj-ruiiipHigu appenzer, came
off iu Swain Hall last Tuesday night
as neatly and as smoothly as even the
junior executive committee had plan
ned. With approximately 600 follow
ers ot '24 and '20 present, President,
Charlie Holshouser experienced no dif
ficulty in bringing to reality what the
campus had come to believe a myth
ana between the cynical witticisms of
Orator Robert Sylvestor Pickens and
tho apt remarks of Dean Billy Noble
a delightful myth it proved to bo,
Not to be outdone by their generous
hosts, who welcomed them to the smok
er for two-bits, tho freshmen took an
active part in the program. II. D. Wei
ho, '26, accompanied on tho piano by
Professor Hamilton of the music de
partment, entertained the hall with
violin solo, Mhile Robert Dye and
Charles Prince instructed them in the
latest dancing steps.
C. B. Colton, '24, opened tho meet
ing by presenting to tho hall the wcl
comer of the evening, Bob Pickens
who declared that it did not give him
the slightest pleasure to welcome the
freshmen. "I much prefer that some
one else would do it," said Mr. Pick
ens. He further proceeded to give his
younger "buddies" some remarkable
advice, which experience alone had
"Beware of two thing, freshmen,"
le said, "wine and co-eds. Tho for-
mor a freshman can't resist, and t.lin
atter can't resist a freshman."
Dean Billy Noble wittily reminded
the classes of the great men whom
A;irr)i i fw-t
ATTRACTIVE OFFER WILL
BE IDE TO COMMITTEE
ON THE MEDICAL SCHOOL
Committee of Durham Citizens
Will Offer Facilities of Two
Hospitals and Endowment.
APART FROM UNIVERSITY
many handsoVW- Dykema., Estate in
liis own jesting, yt-?'n thirds sincere
Tho Reverend W E. White, '24, de
livered the hardest shelled Baptist ser
mon heard this side f Cleveland county
in many a year, ending with a special
request for all hard shelled Baptists
to shell out.
Following Rev. White, Secretary H.
F. Comer, after relating several jokes,
especially one about well known (by
this time) ostrich egg, came across and
informed the classes that their joint
strength could move the whole Univer
sity if they would stand together, and
that it would continue so for another
year if something could be done to cut
down the high "mortality rate" of tho
freshman class; that is, the number
dropping out of college from that class.
This," said Mr. Comer, "should
bo one of the chief aims of tho junior
class in its relation with its brother
class. ' '
President Pelleticr, of tho freshmen,
expressed on behalf of his class their
appreciation of tho interest the juniors
nave snown in tnem, anu called upon
his classmates to demonstrate this ap
preciation with a loud "Split Carolina
for '24," which, when given, tho jun
iors promptly returned.
What has been characterized as ono
of tho best offors for a medical school
by any city was recently announced
by a committee of Durhnmites. This
offer will be made officially before a
meeting of the special committee on
the medical school at Raleigh next Mon
day. Thero will also be a meeting of
the trustees of the University on next
Tuesday, at which time the plan will
be laid before tho trustees of tho Uni
versity. Offered iu tho plan is tho Watts Hos
pital, with a present capacity of 103
bods, together with increased facilities
amounting to $300,000; also tho facili
ties of tho Lincoln Hospital (colored),
28 acres of land near Watts Hospital,
$500,000 for collego buildings, and a
maximum endowment of $3,500,000. Tho
offer is conditioned upon tho creation
of a public body to be known as tho
North Carolina Medical college, tho
trustees of which to be appointed by
the governor with the consent of tho
senate of tho state, and an appropria
tion of an amount equal to an income
from $3,500,000; also that the state log
islature be requested to pass a law fol
lowing after tho Michigan plan which
provides tho payment by counties of
tho expenses of charity patients.
An amendment to the resolutions
made by the city providod "that the
letter from President Chase of the Uni
versity, be ncknowledgod and that the
University be assured our welcome and
support if it brings tho University
school to Durham, but that in our opin
ion the Durham plan would bettor serve
tho interests of the state."
Tho plan oIIbm--1 - T.,-iinm n.niii
create a school entirely independent of
the University and also of Trinity Col
lege. Tho plan calls for a board of
trustees to be appointed just the same
as tho trustees of the University and
other state institutions are appointed.
In reality this would mean the estab
lishment of another state educational
It is not certain just what disposition
will be made of the plan at the meeting
of the trustocs but it is considered lo
cally by many that it is the moRt at
tractive offer that will be made the
state. Anyway tho events of the past
few weeks assure tho slate of a four
year medical school.
SORORITY WILL GIVE ITS
FIRST DANCE OF SEASON
Beta Alpha Phi Issues Invitations for
Tomorrow Night at Gorgon's
SPEAKS TO GRADUATES
The graduate class in advanced ro
manticism and part of the English fac
ulty heard a splendid paper on some
of the aspects of romanticism in poetry
last Tuesday. Professor Allen, of the
University of California, read the pa
per, and explained that although the
ethical influence of romantic poetry was
not emphasized, It was present to a
much larger extent than is ordinarily
understood. In his explanation, Pro
fessor Alden used Wordsworth, Cole
ridge, and Shelley as examples.
Blue Ridge Club Is
Making Early Plans
The " Y " cabinet met Monday rik'ht.
The main object of the meeting was to
discuss plans for tho Blue Ridge Con
ference in June.
Last year Carolina was represented
by 40 delegates. This year Mr. Comer
thinks there will be no less than 75,
and perhaps more.
The Blue Ridge Club, made up of
those who attended the conference last
year, will present the plans for mak
ing the trip and expenses, Monday
morning in chapel. Each member of
the club has a savings card with 45
spaces. Every time a dollar is depos
ited a space is punched. By this plan
tne stuuent can secure ins expenses
much easier than if he waited and had
to raise the whole amount when it is
NEW CASES OF FLU '
Even though the "flu" epidemic has
never reached the proportions here that
it has in some towns, there is no de
crease in the "flu" patients in the in
firmary. The following are now con
fined to the care of Dr. Abernathy:
P. 8. Smith, J. H. Burke, C. B. Milli-
can, H. Holshouser, H. U. Briggs, J. N.
Ganett, J. W. MeGwigan.
Invitations have been extended for a
danco at the Gorgon's Head tomorrow
night. Beta Alpha Phi sorority will
entertain and everyone in attendance
is to expect something really good, for
it has been observed and reported to
the Tar Heel that Chapel Hill is not
lacking in feminine talent at all.
The dance will begin at 0 and as is
the custom with such Saturday night
affairs will conclude at 12. It has boon
assured that refreshments par excel
lence will be served. As an added
course the Carolina Club will render
their latest and best selections.
Last year such a dance was given by
this sorority and this one has only to
approach its predecessor to be called
tho real thing in social events. It- is
rumored that visitors from Henderson
and other foreign parts are to attend.
With two dances this week-end, also
rumors that the Grail plans another
whole week-end of dances, aud some
talk of the S. A. E.'s and other fra
ternities planning dances after the law
exams are safely by, it would seem
that Carolina has become of late the
very social "material" itself.
"T" OFFICIALS TO REIDSVILLJB
Mr. Comer and C. C. Poiudexter go
to Reidsvilel this week to attend the
Boys' Conference of Rockingham coun
ty. Poindexter is due there on Friday
and Saturday and Mr. Comer on Sunday.
18 HI-Y MEMBERS NOW
The Boys' Work Department of the
Y M. C. A. organized a Hi-Y Club last
week with 18 boys as members. More
boys are expected to join.