Chapel Hill, N. C, Friday, March 2, 1923
ALL IN READINESS FOR BIG
CAROLINA SMOKER TONIGHT;
HUGE CROWD IS EXPECTED
Stunts and Stunters Ready for
Gala Event of Year Provision
Is Made for Big Crowd.
SWAIN WILL BE PACKED
Program Has Been Well Worked
Out Come Early to
Avoid the Rush.
(By J. M. SAUNDERS)
There will be a big time in the old
town tonight when the doors of Swnin
Hall, the popular gentleman's boarding
house, are thrown open to the crowd that
will be waiting outside for the time .vlicn
the biggest and best Carolina Smoker !s
scheduled. Yes, everybody and his
brother will be there, and the time will
lie fully enjoyed by all those in afind
fince. The program has been arranged
and the eats have been prepared and
they will be in abundance too.
All the stunts and the "stunters" are
ready for the gala event. The only
.thing now lacking is the audience and
that will be forthcoming tonight long
before the appointed time. The differ
ent actors who will be in the stunts have
been hard at work in getting up their
costumes and have had a full rehearsal
of the whole program.
As for the crowd there has been extra
provisions made for it. The doorkeep
ers will be there in a large number be
cause it will take . a large number to
.deal with such a crowd. At one time
it was thought to have several police
forces from the nearby cities to handle
the mobs that will seek entrance but
now as several members of the football
squad have consented to act in this cap
acity the problem has been solved. It
will be asked, however, that the crowd
have mercy for these who have so nobly
come forth with their services.
The eats are nil fixed and the waiters
have already finished the tremenduous
task of carrying the eats around 'to the
different places. Thanks to the serving
carts of the hall, the task was shortened
by several hours, lint at any rate the
herculean task lias been finished and the
refreshments now await the students.
As the old proverb goes, "a word to
the wise is sufficient." This is the prob
lem that is confronting the promoters
of the affair. Swain Hall cannot seat
over several hundred and it is the largest
place that could have been used for the
occasion. With a student body of nearly
two thousand it will be readily seen that
the number that will have to be turned
away, will probably exceed the number
admitted. So it will he necessary that
all those who want to be sure of admit
tance to be there some time before hand.
Too much can not be said of the
stunts, but as the Smoker itself is yet to
be, a little will have to be saved to write
of after the biggest night of the college
yeixr has become n thing of the past.
Hut don't forget, tonight, Swain hall,
fifty cents, and a lot of fun and eats.
DR. POTEflT AND HAMPTON
SINGERS DELIGHT CROWD
Co-operation Is Necessary for Solution
of Racial Problems Negro Sing
ers Win Big Applause.
-EJ. MINER GIVESJTALK
ON TELEGRAPH SERVICE
Agent of Western Union Traces Devel
opment of Telegraph System
A speech by Dr. V. L. Poteat on the
negro and international relations, and
the rendition of a number of old plan
tation songs by the Hampton Institute
quintet afforded an entertaining pro
gram which was given before a large
audience in Gerrard hall Wednesday
"Co-operation is the thing which is
most necessary for the interests of both
the negro and white races," said Dr.
Poteat. -"There may be one of sev
eral solutions of the race problem. In
some cases the weaker dies out, in oth
ers amalgamation results. Suppression
of the weaker race may sometimes be
the outcome. The Ku Klux Klan, which
illustrated the condition of suppression
and terrorism, is an outrage to the in
telligence of mankind."
That the only solution for the race
problem must be based on understand
ing and religion was pointed out by
the speaker. The necessity of giving
conscience room to play in the solution
of the problem was emphasized, and
that the fact that we must all get along
together somehow is getting to be more
real each day.
Concluding his talk, Dr. Poteat quot
ed the words of Christ, which should
be the attitude of the great teacher on
the subject: "Other sheep have I which
are not of this fold."
The Hampton Institute quintet, which
delighted the audience with their old
plantation songs rendered before and
after the speech of Dr. Poteat, was in
troducod by Field Secretary Purvis of
H a nipt ou I n st it ute, -who to W th&
work that was being carried on at the
institute. The quintet sang four old
negro camp meeting songs which receiv
ed so much applause that they sang
Dr. James E. Gregg, superintendent
of Hampton Institute, spoke on the
subject of race problems, and reviewed
the work of the institute of preparing
negroes for better citizenship which it
had carried on since its foundation in
The quintet rendered several addi
tional songs, including "Old Black
Joe," a bass solo by "Black Joe."
The singers were called back by the
applause until they were . almost ex
hausted, and until they departed the
crowd still lingered, hoping to hear
TRACK TEAM HOW GOING
THROUGH STIFF TRAINING
FOR INDOOR TRACK MEET
Dope Favors Either Carolina or
Trinity for First Honors
State Not to Compete.
IS STRONG IN HURDLERS
GROWTH OF CHAPEL HILL
Historical Incidents and Advantages of
Town Told in Humorous Style
That Captivates Crowd.
K. II. Miner, District Commercial
Agent of the Western Union, spoko in
Chapel Wednesday on tho telegraph
system and the vast service it renders
to the people of tho United States. He
traced tho beginnings of tho telegraph
under Morse in 1830, when tho first
wire was strung, to tho present compli
cated and efficient systoni. Morse, he
said, was distinguished as a sculptor
long before tho saw the possibilities of
a magnetic telegraph. The inventor of
the telephone was unable to send more
than one mossage at a time along his
wire, wjiile today the niultigraph sys
tem makes it possible for eight mes
sages to be carried on one wire simul
taneously. Prom the time the Western Union
purchased in 1850 tho system begun by
Morso, the wires have boon stretched
to every point in tho United States.
In 1022 over 100,000,000 telegrams were
handled by the company, said Mr.
The speaker brought out the great
convenience of the various forms of
telegrams tho fast mossage, which
takes precedence over all others; the
lay letter, which may wait longer; the
light mossage, and the night letter.
The great convenience of the latter is
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In a humorous talk on "The Town
We Live In," Dr. J. M. Booker told
of tho growth of the town of Chapel
Hill during the past few years, in chap
el Monday. "Other towns have their
tine points and advantages," he point
ed out, "but there is one thing which
Chapel Hill can boast of that far sur
passes that of others towns, and that is
our per capita tax rate. Look at the
police force," said Dr. Booker, "and
you can see tho most striking example
of the expansion of the town; he's ex
panding, too. Wo have the city man
ager whoso efficiency is insured by the
fact that he is a married man. The
telegraph service has improved greatly,
although we miss the personal touch
given it by the operator of old."
The advent of the first motorcycle in
the city was told of by the speaker,
and how the proud ower of the nia
chino rode around tho city several times
displaying it and finally, to his sorrow,
discovered that the motorcycle was not
made for the purpose of climbing trees.
The first auto, which Professor How
ell brought to the town, and the dis
turbance it created among the horses
of the town, was described by the
speaker, delighting his audience to the
extent that it was difficult for the
speaker to bo heard on account of the
laughter which the story caused.
Dr. Booker concluded by calling the
attention of his hearers to the tremen
dous growth and progress of the town,
and expressing his belief that still
greater growth and progress is going
fo come in the future.
(By THE "HAY-SHAKER")
Coach Bob Fetzer instituted inten
sive training during the past week in
preparation for the second state inter
collegiate indoor track meet which is
to be held in Durham, March 9.
The annual indoor meet now promises
to bo a permanent event in North Caro
lina athletics. Last year it was ac
companied with more interest possibly
than any other single athletic event
in the state. TRis season because of a
general increaso in the calibre of the
teams will be surrounded by even more.
N. C. State Not Entered
N. C. State is the only school in the
state that has announced the intention
of not entering, and the hope that they
will yet enter is still being held out.
Trinity, Carolina, Wake Forest, Guil
ford and Elon will all be represented.
Present indications are that the meet
will be a tilt between Carolina and
Trinity. Eeports coming out from Dur
ham on the progress the Methodist
squad has made, lead the student body
to the belief that winning the meet will
be no easy matter.
Quarter Trouble Experienced -by Fetzer
Bob Fetzer is experiencing a great
deal of difficulty in finding enough good
quarter and half men. It is true that
Carolina has Tench Coxe of Yale fame,
but if she participates in the medloy
relay, the regular relay, and the open
event a large number of 440 men will
be required and at present they are
Sinclair will run one 220 in the mod
ley, Coxe tho 880, Milstead the 440,
and Moore, possibly, the last 220 in the
event. In the regular relay Carolina
will probably be represented byfour
men picked from Jonas, Lawrence, Par
ker, Whitakcr and Ambler.
Eight Events in Meet
There will be eight collegiate events
iu the meet: 50-yard dash, 50 -yard hur
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$1,569,000 IS AMOUNT
SCANTED TO UNIVERSITY
BY VOTE OF LEGISLATURE
Curtailment in Building Expan
sion Will Now Be Necessary
Because of Cut in Sum.
MANY BUILDINGS NEEDED
FRESHMEN AND SOPHS
WILL CLASH IN DEBATE
By a vote of 113 to It, the House last
Tuesday voted a $10,000,000 bond issue
for permanent improvements for state
institutions; of which sum, the Universi
ty gets $1,500,000. This amount is far
below the amount asked by the Universi
ty and $00,000 less than that recommend
ed by the .Budget Commission. This cut
will undoubtedly mean a serious curtail
ment in the expansion now going on here.
It is estimated that in two years there
will be 2,500 students attending school
here. This will call for more dormitories
as well as increased educational facili
ties. The chief features of the two year
program are three men's dormitories, a
woman's building, a chemistry building,
a geology building, a general class-room
building, a permanent water supply and
expansion of the Extension Department.
No statement has been made by Presi
dent Chase as to what parts of the pro
gram will be left off. The cut will cer
tainly mean a serious curtailment in the
service and accommodation here.
Besides the permanent improvement
fund, a maintenance fund for the Uni
versity for the next two years was in
cluded in the same bill : $050,000 for the
first year and $725,000 for the second
AFTER WINNING FIRST GAME
CAROLINA ELIMINATED FROM
TOURNEY IN BITTER FIGHT
lYTCLELLAND CASE IS
Three Suitcases Packed With Stolen
Goods Discovered Another Charge
Is Laid on McClelland.
CHENG CHIN HSIUNG'S
PLAY ACCEPTED BY SAN
The Chinese folk play of Cheng Chin
Hsiung, called "The Thrice-Promised
Bride," has been accepted by the Lit
tle Theater of San Francisco for pro
duction in the near future.
Mr. Hsiung 's play was read at the
x-ecmit reading of original folk plays
held by the Playmakers and was favor
ably received by the play committee,
but it was not thought feasible to pro
(hue in the present series. It will prob
ably be produced during commencement
week, perhaps in tho Forest theater.
BOLL WEEVIL ADDS NEW
TO BUSINESS STAFF
Child Labor Subject of Query for An
nual Inter-Society Debate to
Take Place Saturday.
The fresh-soph debate, which was
postponed, is to come off next Satur
day, March 3. The sophomore debate
will be held in the Di hall, with Lud
low Eobers and A. M. Saunders rep
resenting the Phi society and W. J.
Cooke, Jr., and E. L. Justice represent
in!; the Di. The freshman debute will
be held in the Phi hall, with Malcolm
Young and G. Pelletier for the Phi, and
with L. T. Bledsoe and Mitchell Bishop
for the Di.
The query reads: "Resolved That
there should be a constitutional amend
ment passed providing for federal regu
lation of child labor."
The sophomores from the Di will have
the affirmative, against the sophs of the
Phi. The Pi freshmen will have the
negative, with the freshmen of the Phi
upholding the affirmative.
Seven Men Win Out in Competition
Which Began in January Three
Win Honorable Mention.
Young and Kerr Win
Two men were chosen Monday night
to represent the University in the Nat
ional Debate to be. held in Washington,
D. C, on the night of March 28. under
the auspices of the National Literary
Society. Victor Y. Young was selected
to represent the negative side. with
(Jeoige McCoy as alternate. James Y.
Kerr was selected to represent the af
firmative side with J. V. Wilson as al
tcniate. These men will enter a prelimi
nary coolest at Washington and will he
paired with representatives of other in
stitutions, in the selection of the two
teams to take part in the final contest.
The query is: Uesolved, That capital
punishment should he abolished by all
o i v i I i zed go wr 1 1 1 n el 1 1 s.
President Chase has appointed J. G.
de Uoullme Hamilton, D. IX Carroll, and
Howard W. Odum. as the University's
delegates to the annual meeting of the
American Academy of Political and
Social Sciences which meets this spring
The business competition of the Boll
Weevil which began January za, was
successfully closed yesterday. There
were seven new members added to the
staff as business editors. They are:
C. D. Bradham, '26, of New Bern.
J. L. Coker, '26, of Hartsville, S. C.
C. XV. Gold, '26, of Greensboro.
R. L. Huffines, '26, of Rocky Mount.
S. A. Meyer, '25, of Enfield.
J. H. White, Jr., '25, of Windsor.
W. C. Whitehead, '26, of Rocky
Honorable mention for good work in
this competition is made of the fol
A. C. Summerville, '25, of "Charlotte.
I. Stein, '26, of Fayettevillc.
C. O. Moss, '26, of Wilson.
Duo to the fact thnt there were a
limited number of offices vacant, these
men were not chosen for the staff.
Tho new staff members will be noti
fied in time to appear at tho next busi
ness meeting of tho Boll Weevil board.
CONCORD VISITED BY
"Y" DEPUTATION TEAM
C. C. Poindexter returned yesterday
from a short deputation trip to Con
cord, where a Four C's campaign was
put on similar to those which deputa
tion teams have recently put on in
Charlotte and Salisbury.
The Y. M. C. A. has received a re
quest for a deputation team to Star.
A team of five or six men will prob
ably be sent beforo examinations. It
is also planned to take at least two
trips during tho Easter holidays.
i-iiist wecK brougnt tortn two inci
dents which tend to still further com
plicate the McClelland thoft case. They
are the finding of three suitcases pack
ed with stolen clothes, and the laying
of another charge of theft at the feet
of Hugh McClelland.
C. E. Howard and D. C. Dale heard
a description of the cordovan traveling
bag in which Ellis found some of his
socks. This description rosembled a
bag which was stolen from thorn along
with two suits and one pair of pants
just before Christmas. Howard wont
around to Chief Long's office, saw the
bag, and identified it as his own. Im
mediately the trio journeyed to Durham
and nabbed McClelland just as he was
leaving the Melbourne Hotel. Chief
searched his suitcases and found one
of Dale's suits. It was identified by
having Dale 's name on the inside, of one
of the vest pockets. While on their
way back to Chapel Hill McClelland
showed his ability as a sleight-of-hand
artist; he in some way slipped the con
victing vest from the chief's posses
sion and it has not been seen since. A
second trial was held Thursday and
McClelland 's bond was doubled, now
The finding of three suitcases paeked
with clothes by Greene McDade, a ne
gro living near Carrboro, has added
another episode to the already woll-mixed-tip
affair. McDade found tho
suitcases in a thicket of bushes near
his homo early Sunday morning. Ho
advertised his findings in several places
about the campus and town. Students
who had been the victims of thievery
went out to lay claim to their goods.
Clayton Bellamy, Thomas Turner and
S. M. Whcdbeo found all of their stol
en property, which collectively amount
ed to four suits and two tuxedos. S. A.
and H. B. Ellis found several shirts
which were taken from their room at
the same time as the socks which they
found in the possession of Hugh Mc
Clelland. A few garments remain un
claimed in McDade 's care.
Tar Heels Hit Stride in Last Min
utes of First Game and
Nose Out Victory.
DIE FIGHTING IN SECOND
Team Did Not Display Its Usual
Form and Passing Was Not
Up to Standard.
L COMEDY WILL
BE PRESENTED MONDAY
Long Heralded "Kalif of Kayak" Will
Furnish Delightful Entertainment
Shapely Chorus Girls.
REV. MR. PATTEN LEAVES ON
ACCOUNT OF MOTHER'S DEATH
The mother of I lev. Walter ratten,
Methodist pastor here, died at her home
in St. Cloud, Florida, last Sunday. Rev.
Patten left hurriedly last week upon
the receipt of a telegram that his mother
was critically ill and that she was sink
ing rapidly. He was at her bedside when
the end came.
The long-heralded musical comedy,
"The Kalif of Kavak," will be pre
sented by the Wigue and Masque Mon
day night at 8:30 in Momorial hall.
Those who have seen the rehearsals
say that it is one of the best things
that has ever been put on hero.
The story used as a basis of the pro
duction was written by Ernest Thomp
son, author of "Wilbur's Cousin,"
Dogwood Bushes," and other come
dies given by the Carolina Playmakers,
and won the $50 cash prize offered by
the Wiguo and Masque. The music was
written chiefly by P. H. Daggett, pro
fessor of electrical engineering iu the
University, and is lively and catchy,
as many will testify who have been led
to pause beforo Memorial hall by the
sounds issuing forth when tho comedy
is being practiced.
The ontertaininent is intended to real
ly entertain. It is nothing if not com
ical. Many scenes, in the rehearsals,
are sidc-splittingly funny.
The singing and dancing arc two of
the main features. The si'ene is laid in
the Kalif 's harem. However, "every
girl is a perfect gentleman." All the
girls' parts are taken by boys.
Trinity Pageant in Memorial Hall,
8:30 p. m.
Literary Societies meet at 7 p. m.
Student Recital in Gerrard Hall,
4 p. m.
Kalif of Kavak, Memorial Hall,
8:30 p. m.
(By R. C. MAULTSBY)
Carolina tripled tho score on the Mis
sissippi College quint in tho last half
of the Tar Heels' opening encounter in
the Southern tournament Tuesday night
and emerged victorious 28 to 21. The
game was featured by the brilliant
comeback of Coach Fetzer 's five iu the
final minutes that gave the impression
that the team had not been exorting it
self to any great extent during tho first
of the contest. The Choctaws showed
a world of fight, and led by the fast
Parks, thoy captured the load which
was hold until the last eight minutes
The passing of the Tar Heels was not
up to expectations, and they did not
display their usual form until noar the
close of the game when the score was
tied at 20-20. At this point, McDon
ald, Carmichael and Green got busy
and tallied three baskets and two foul
goals, giving Carolina the lead that was
retained during the rest of the game.
Tuesday's contest resomblod in many
rcspocts the Tar Hools' debut against
Howard College last year. In both
games Carolina was behind a great deal
of the time, but pulled away from her
opponent in the final minutes.
Tho line-up and summary:
North Carolina (28) Miss. College (21)
Green, (10) Parks (4)
McDonald, S. (2) Lambright (10)
Onrtnicliaol (12) . Mocks (3)
McDonald, M. (4) Bailey
Substitutions: Moore (2) for Mocks.
Referee, Yates (Pennsylvania); Um
pire, Fishor (Columbia). Time of halves,
North Carolina was eliminated at 6
o'clock Wednesday afternoon by the
University of Mississippi five, 34 to 32.
The Tar Heels led in scoring until the
last minute of play. Two field goals
in rapid succession tied the score and
then gave the lead to the Mississippi
nns. At the end of the first half Caro
lina led 15 to 11. Tho game was fast
and furious throughout and neither
team could gain a safo margin.
With the score tied 25 all and only
five minutes to play, Green for the Tar
Heels found the basket for a field goal.
He was followed by Mahler, adding
four more points. The Mississippi bat
tery rallied and Norris got back two
points and Schwarz folowed with ajoul
Carmichael tallied with a foul for
Carolina and his fellow mato McDonaUl
shot a beautiful field goal, keeping
North Carolina in tho lend 32 to 30.
One minute to play and Mississippi
proved it had a star in Flowers, who
racked up a tally for two pointH, and
Cooley cinched the game a moment later
with a field goal.
Cannichael for Carolina led the scor
ing with 14 points. Monk McDonald
also played a briliant game. Fans say
that the Tar Heels were never in top
form during tho tournament. The team,
however, offers no alibi. Tho defeat
of tho last year's champions has thrown
the dope pot in a thousand directions
and local fans are now predicting dark
horses such as Mississippi to compete
in the finals.
Scruggs A. McDonald
Substitutions: Mississippi Johnson,
1!., for Breland, Johnston, E., for
Schwartz. Carolina Purser for S. Mc
Donald, Graham for Purser. Kefcroe,
Yates; Umpire, Sutton.
A descendant of Christopher Colum
bus was recently admitted to the bar