This Issue: 2,506
OF FOLK PLAYS
COME THIS WEEK
-Carolina Playmakers Have Pro
gram of Three Plays as
WILL BE A GOOD SERIES
"The Carolina Playmakers'' will
present thier Twelfth series of Caro
lina Folk Plays in the Chape! Hill
High School Auditorium, February 8
-and 9. As usual, three plays which
deal with Carolina life will constitute
the program. The three plays to be
presented are of a high calibre and
-were written by Carolina playwrights
of undisputed ability.
"Servants of God," by Bob Pickens
-of Morganton, is a tragedy dealing
with the lives of an underpaid min
ister's family. Mr. Pickens is the son
of a Methodist minister and is well
qualified to write on a subject with
which he is thoroughly familiar.
"The Beaded Buckle," by Frances
Jray of Chapel Hill, is a brilliai.t
satire centering about a very clever
woman, charming, gracious, and ar
rogant. This is the first play of its
kind to be presented by "The Play
makers," and its appearance may be
looked to with interest by all who
have watched the growth of "The
Playmakers" work. A feature ot
this play will be the acting of Miss
Anne Morgan Majette of Valdosta,
Georgia, a graduate of the American
.Academy of Dramatic Art in New
..York. Miss Majette joined the ranks
of "The Playmakers" last fall, and
has been assisting in the direction of
plays while serving in the capacity
of secretary to Professor Koch.
"Fixin's,,' by Paul and Erma
Green, is perhaps the strongest play
on the program. It is a story of the
tenant farm folk and the theme of
the play is universal. He wanted
money andi land, she wanted "fixin's"
Just as Hutchinson pictured the lives
of Mark Sabre and Mabel, two na
tures which would not be one, in
""If Winter Comes," the Grefens iaVe
drawn a strong and simple plot about
the lives of Ed and Lilly Robinson.
Tickets will be on sale at Sutton
and Alderman Drug Store, Thursday,
February 7. Subscribing members
must call and sign for their tickets.
WINS BIG MEET
First Intra-Mural Track Meet
Proves to be a Big Success
The Intra-Mural Association held
preliminary track meet Friday
night, February 1, in the "tin can."
The meet was held on the same basis
as all the Intra-mural contests so
far. The entrants were registered ii:
dormitory groups; each dormitory v.'as
represented by a certain color, and
each man participating in the meet
"wore the colors of his respective dor
mitory. Just before the contests began at
7:30 o'clock a picture was taken of
the whole group of men who were
to take part in the meet and of the
judges and officials. The contests V
an directly after the flash of the
photographer's powder, and the first
heats were run off in good style.
Two boxing bouts of three rounds
each were staged between the pre
liminaries and the finals. Bill Cox
meted as referee and announced that
all students interested in boxing
should sign up immediately as this
port is gaining popularity on the
campus now owing to the activities
of some of "the students interested
in pugilism. W. L. Smith and V. K.
Speirs mixed up. in the first three
rounds and exchanged some hard and
telling punches which pleased the
apectators greatly. A. E. Warren an!
E. G. Shuford were the next to doi:
the gloves and step through three
rounds in which they gave a good ex
hibition of the manly art.
Just after the boxing exhibition
the finals were started, the results
of which are as follows, in the order
in which the men ran:
75-yd. dash Giersch of Grimes;
Teague of Ruff in; Wynne of Steele;
Huggins of Ruff in; Hunter of Grimes.
Time 8 3-5 seconds.
60-yd. hurdles Wynne of Steele;
Schilty of Manley; McPherson of New
Dorms; Ambrose of Steele; MilsUad
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MME. JULIA CLAUSSEN
Defeated by Virginia
Charlottesville, Feb. 2. The Vir
ginia Freshman basketball team
triumphed over the first year bas
ketball team from the University of
North Carolina here tonight to the
tune of 26 to 12. The game was fea
tured by close guarding on the part
of both teams. For the first eig'-.t
minutes of play in the first half neith
sr team was able o score more than
one field goal each.
The Virginians let loose and found
the basket better than did the down
homers. The first half ended 14-6 in
favor of the Old Dominion yearlings,
fn the second half Tyler, for the
Virginia team, sent in several two-
pointers that put his team out of
The outstanding players for the
winners were Friedb'urg and Tyler,
who were credited with four field
Tnals each. For Carolina Captain
Hackney and Dill lead the scori:g
3ach dropping in two goals from the
Line-up and summary follow:
Carolina (12) .Virginia (20)
Howell - Friedburg (8)
Dill (5) Averbuck
Calhoun Tyler (8
Hackney (5) Mackall
Pearsall Laird (4)
Carolina Mortan for Howell.
Goodwin (2) for Morton.
Virginia Cabell (4) for Aver
buck. Davis for Cabell. Barger for
Laird. Bryant for Mackall.
Music Recital By
A. Capella Choir
The A Cape'.la Choir and Profes
sor J. P. Weaver gave a music re
cital at the Presbyterian Church, last
Sunday afternoon to a well filled
house. The program ranged from
Bach to the moderns and was well
balanced. Mme. Canctus from Goun
od's "St. Cecilia Mass" was accorded
to be one of the most inspiring mu
sical numbers that has ever been giv
2n on the Hill. The end of the piece
has always had an effect of uplift
and buoyancy upon us and yet the
glory of the melody is ono that is
None of the other numbers of the;
program stood out so vividly; though
the Scherzo of Roger's "Sonata in E
Minor," which was given as an or
?an solo by Professor Weaver, was
possibly the next best.
A London publisher has just made
i contract with the authors of
'Sentences and Thinking," Norman
?oerster and J. M. Steadman, jr., fo'
the publication of their book in Eng
and. It is published in this coun
ty by the Houghton Mifflin Co.; e
revised and much enlarged editioi
.vas brought out a few months ago
American textbooks, especially ii
he field of English composition, art
ery rarely used in the English uni
ersities. WIN FROM CATHOLIC U.
WcV.'d was received here
as the TAR HEEL goes to
press of the victory of the
Varsity Basketball team
over Catholic University.
The score was 35 to 22. The
Navy game has been sud
denly called off on account
of the death of ex-Presidei.t
Chapel Hill, N.
FOR "YE GODS"
Try-outs for Parts Were Held
in Memorial Hall Last
By Winslow Mclver
"Wigue and Masque", the Carolina
Iramatic organization that produced
'The Kalif of Kavak", Ernest Thomp
;on's musical play, with such success
ast year, is preparing to produce
mother show that has every indica
tion of being as popular as its fore
runner, which, incidentally, is going
ome. The musical play that "Wigue
md Masque" is going to put on this
ear is "Ye Gods!", by Earl Hart
sell, who won the fifty dollar prize
,iven by "Wigue and Masque" in a
:ontest for the best musical play.
Try-outs for parts in, this play
were held in Memorial Hall on Mon
lay, Tuesday and Wednesday of last
week, and resulted in the following
entative selection of characters:
Man Open ,
Jupiter Frank Hursey
Mars ; Jack Blalock
Apollo Reid Harris
Bacchus J. J. Murphy
Mercury W. B. Vaught
Juno Joe Epstein
Minerva Erskine Duff
Venus Jules Welch
Woman A. J. Dixon
Iris J. Blackwell
Hebe .... A. E. Baum
Some forty or fifty men have been
selected for the chorus, but this num
ber will be weeded down to twenty
'our in the course of the first few
Many of the present cast of "Ye
3ods" were in the "Kalif of Kavak"
ast year, and did work that will long
ja remembered on the Hill. Every
jne remembers Frank Hursey who
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ON PEACE PLAN
History Professor Thinks Uni
ted States Should Adopt
Dr. W. W. Pierson, Jr., professor
)f history and government, made the
second talk of the group explain
ing the Bok Peace Flan in Chapel
ast Friday morning. This talk was
nade by Dr. Pierson in order to give
he student body a clear idea of the
)lan so they might vote intelligeiit
y in the ballot held on it Friday.
He stated that the project for the
Peace Plan suggests three ideas.
rhese are the providing of some prac
;ieable nlan for peace, provision for
operation of United States with
est of world, and the achievement
)f world peace. As Dr. Pierson view
id it, the Plan is practicable. Its
nerits are that there is nothing in
t which endangers the safety of the
United States, and that it provides
'or the traditional policy of coopera
tion in the international court. And
furthermore, as Dr. Pierson stated,
'If we do not take this plan, the Uni
ted States will be left in its unnat
jral position of isolation."
On the other hand, the removal cf
Article X and the reshaping of Ar
icle XVI of the League of Nations
vould remove the heart and lungs of
;he League. To propose to use moral
;orce and public opinion on the of
fending nation would only be to use
he forces which we have been using
all the time without avail. Public
jpinion usually goes with the nation
laving the most clever propaganda.
Thus the League would ba reduced to
a peace-time activity and so far as
reventing war goes, we would not
i much more forceful arrangement
han we have at present.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP
' The Bible Study Group in Ruf
'in dormitory of which T. C. Quickel,
Jr., is leader held a very interesting
meeting last Wednesday night. A
hort business session preceded the
liscussion, and it was decided to put
m an extensive publicity campaign.
Messrs Knot, Ham, and McGowan
olunteered to attend this publicity.
There were about twenty men pres
et and quite a hot discussion was
ield on tho question of immortality.
The interest was so great in the dis
cission that quite a number remain
id for an informal "session" after
he adjournment. The group has
?rown steadily since its organization
and it is expected that it will con.
iinue to do so.
C, Feb. 5, 1924
I JULIA CLAUSSEN
TO GIVE RECITAL
Appears for Second Time in
Chapel Hill With an At
A WORLD FAMOUS SINGER
The only big musical event of the
year will take plate tomorrow night,
Wednesday the 6th at 8:15 when
Mme. Julia Claussen of the Metropo
litan Opera Company will give a song
recital in Memorial Hall.
Mme. Claussen sang to a full hall
here during the last summer session
She responded to the demands of her
large audience with encore after en
core. In itself her voice is a beauti
ful instrument; like a cello often in
Its mellow resonance.
Her program has been chosen to
make a distinct appeal to the stu
dent body and residents of Chapel
Hill. One of her bast known operat
ic numbers, the popular aria from
"Samson and Delilah," "My Heart at
thy Sweet Voice." will be sung. Re
ports come from the University of
California of Claussen's immense
success as "Delilah" in the open air
performance fo the opera given in
their famous Greek Theater.
She will also sing the "Gavotte"
from "Mignon" which was possibly
the most attractive number on the
program recently sung in Durham by
Mme. Louise Homer. Jn addition to
these operatic numbers there will be
several groups of lighter pieces, in
cluding one of a new composition by
an American composer.
Mme. Claussen is one of the
world's greatest "Carmen's," and it
is supposed that she will sing the
great aria from that opera as an
ncore during the evening.
Several of the modern songs which
she will sing have been made famil
iar to the local audience by means of
the recent Sunday programs.
Professor Weaver of the Music De
partment will be at the piano. He
has been ivnited to accompany Mme.
Uaussen on her southern tour but
Ui hfoimi that it Vill Dff"lmptfSSP"
ble for him to leave Chapel Hill for
Because of Mme. Claussen's inter
est in the musical development of the
University, she is coming here at ex
tremely reasonable terms which make
it possible for the studenst to hear
her at a price which could not be
realized at one of her city concerts.
The cheapest seats at her New York
concerts cost the same that her most
expensive seats do here.
The Music Department had ex
pected to be able to bring Mischa
Elman here for a concert in March.
but Elman's Manager has just can
celled his contract here because the
radical changing of Elman's route on
his spring tour necessitates his going
into the far West instead of the South.
Since Monday, seats have been on
sale at Patterson's Drug Store. All
reserved seats are $1.50 while the
general admission is $1.
DEBATE IS ANNOUNCED
The Debating Council announces a
Freshman Triangular Inter-collegiate
debate between the University of
North Carolina, Wake Forest Col
lege and 1,'avidson College to be he'd
on the r.ifcht of April 18, 1924. The
Affirmative teams of each institu
tion will debate at home, while the
Neg.Mive will debate away from
home. Thus, Carolina's Affirm-?-
ii.'c shall meet Wake Forest's Nega
tive here, and the Negative team will
meet Davidson's Affirmative fit Da
Any bona fide member of the
Freshman class, carrying with &
passing grade not less than two-
-hirds of the normal amount of
courses prescribed for the first yeai
)f college work, is eligible.
The query has been selected and is
is follows: Resolved, That tiie
Philippine Islands should ba given
.heir immediate and complete indo
)endence. Preliminaries for the places on the
lebating teams will be held in the
Di Hall on February 20, 1924. Thesv
ire limited to five minutes with a
three minute rebuttal. Three men
and an alternate will ba selected on
jach side. For any information on
the rules etc. J. W. Deyton, Serre
:ary of the Debating Council should
A large ski slide has been erected
it Minnesota to afford a thrill for
hose caring to risk their necks at
.his winter sport.
Dr. Coker Loans a
Statue to Library
Dr. W. C. Coker has lent tho Li
brary a small copy of the bronze
jtatue, The Spirit of Life, by the
American sculptor, . Daniel Chester
The original is in the City Park
of Saratoga Springs, N. Y. It was
unveiled on June 26, 1915 in the mem
ory of Spencer Trask. Thr; statue is
'n a white marble niche, above an ob
!ong lagoon and below a balustraded
terrace; surrounded with shrubs and
'lowers which set off effectively the
beauty of the figure. The statue it
self is the figure of a winged woman,
holding aloft an overflowing vessel
in one hand and a pine bouh in the
other. It is larger than life size1
Cut into the marble behind the fig
ure are the following words: "To the
memory of Spencer Trask. His one
object in life was to do right and to
better his fellow men. He gave ln'in
3e!f abundantly to hasten the coming
of a new and better day which with
prophetic vision he foretold for Sara
In vol. 56, supplement page of the
International Studio more detailed in
formation and also plates showing
the original and its surroundings may
Offers Essay Prize
Along with the Bok Peace Plan
which was recently voted on here
comes the announcement from the
Committee of University and College
Students of the League of Nations
Non-Partisan Association of a prize
essay contest. The subject for the
essay is "Why the United Stdtes
Should Join the League of Nations."
This contest was prompted by the
growing interest taken in the ques
tion of world peace. The League of
Nations Non-Partisan Association is
an association for the expressed pur
pose of securing the approval by
members of the United States Sen
ate of the World Court Proposal, and
of sceuring the insertion in both Re-
piibliuoJv- and Democratic pnrty plat
forms, in 1924, of a plank favoring
entrance of the United States into
the League of Nations.
Branches are being established ov
er the country in the universities and
colleges to aid in the securing of the
The rules governing the contest are
1. The subject of the essay is to
be: "Why the United States should
join the League of Nations."
2. Only one essay may be submit
ted by each contestant, and no es
say is to contain more than htree
3. Manuscrips must be typewrit
ten and only on one side of the page.
4. Manuscripts must not be roll
ed. 5. No manuscript will be return
ed so no postage should be included
by the sender.
6. All manuscripts must ba re
ceived at the office of the League of
Nations Non-Partisan Association,
15 West 37th Street, New York City,
by 12 o'clock noon, March 1, 1921.
7. The submission of any manu
script, whether or not it receives w
award, shall give the Association full
rights to publish any part or all of
it in such manner and at such times
as it may choose.
8. The awards are to be $100, $75,
and $50 for the first, second and
third best essays submitted.
Honors Mr. Wilson
Pres. Chase conducted the devotion
al service in Chapel Monday morning
in memory of the war-time Presi
dent of the United States. The me
morial service for Mr. Wilson will be
held at such a time as the governor
nay appoint it for the University and
Hon. C. F. Swift, former member
of the Pennsylvania State Legisla
ture, mat'e a short talk on being link
ed up with God in accomplishing one's
life work. He recounted the story of
Baldwin developing his wonderful ap
ple from the crab apple by unitirg
his forces with God's.
He stated that the things left be
hind as one's life work will be what
was started with plus God and the
individual. One's ideal must be high
er than the things that perish. In
paying his tribute to the great man
who has just gone, he said that his
ideal had been higher than the ;ht ijr,
that perish, he having labored for tUi
things for which he lived rather than
for the things by which he lived.
TAR HEELS LICK
IN FIRST CONTEST
V. M. I. Excelled Carolina in
Floor Work But Could Not
Shoot the Goal
M'DONALD NOT ON TRIP
Lexington, Va., Feb. 2. Carolina's
flying quint, although excelled by V.
M. I., in floor work, exhibited great
er accuracy in locatine the basket and
I defeated the Cadets, 40-25, in the V.
M. I. gymnasium here tonight.
"Monk" McDonald, quarterback on
the Carolinian's football team and
star guard of the basketers was left
in Chapel Hill on account of his
The Tar Heels were lagging be
hind the Cadets by two points when
the first half ended but they re-entered
the game at the beginning of
the second half with renewed spirit
and piled up 23 points while thy Ca
dets were annexing only 6. The first
half was nip and tuck throughout,
with the score often tied and served
to keep both teams on their toes.
"Carf Carmichael started tie
scoring for Carolina and played the
prettiest floor game for North Car
olina. Green and Cobb threw in four
field goals apiece. The V. M. I. team
was unable to find the basket wih
any success and paid dearlv for their
fouls, the visitors adding ten points
by free throws.
Line-up and summary:
Carolina Pos. V. M. I.
Green (C.) Ferguson
Dodderer J. White
Johnson Ryder (C.)
Substitutions: Carolina Devin for
V. M. I. Miller for Semans.
Scoring?" Field goals. Carolina-
Green 4. Cobb 4. Carmichael 3. De
vin 2. Dodderer 1. Johnson 1.
V. M. I. Semans 3. White 3.
Ferguson 2. Faulkner 2.
Foul goals: Carolina Cobb 5 out
of 11. Devin 3 out of 5. Carmichael
2 out of 2.
V. M. I. Semans 2 out of 3. Ry
der 1 out of 1. Faulkner 2 out of 3.
Referee: Hawkins (Virginia.)
BE PHI SPEAKER
Election Held Earlier so as to
Have Next Quarter's
Speaker in Annual
Z. T. Fortesque, of Scranton, was
elected Speaker of the Phi Assembly
for the 'spring quarter, at the regu
lar Phi meeting held Saturday night.
The election of the forth-coming
Speaker was held at this early date
in order that his picture might be
published in the "Yackety-Yack."
Fortesque has been prominent in
literary society circles throughout
his college career. Last spring he
was a member of the winning Phi
team which defeated the Di Society
representatives in the annual Com-'
The Bok Peace Plan, after some
discussion pro and con, was defeated
by a margin of about a dozen votes.
Fortesque, the recently elected speak
er, made a very eloquent plea against
the adoption of the winning plan.
A bill seeking the Assembly to
go on record as favoring the recog
nition of the present Russian Gov
ernment by the government of the
United States, was overwhelmingly
passed, only six votes being register
ed for the negative. W. T. Couch in
troduced the bill in a timely 20-min-ute
talk. Other speeches in favor of
Russian recognition were made by R.
Y. Thorpe and M. M. Young. S. B.
Midyette favored delaying recogni
tion of the present Russian govern
ment, due to Lenine's recent death.
It was definitely decided that the
Assembly shall pay, with the Di So
;iety, the expenses incurred for space
riven by the "Yackety-Yack" to in
tercollegiate debates. G. C. Hamp
ton, former Speaker, informed tho
Assembly that action taken last yrnr
by the Phi, that the extensive schoJ
ile undertaken by the Debate Coun
cil this year, and the scarcity of de
bate funds, made this action imperative.