This Issue: 1 1,500
C. t7t Students,
Chapel Hill, N. C, March 28, 1924
A PACKED HOUSE
HAIL "YE GODS"
AS BIG SUCCESS
"Critique" Says that Perform
ance of Musical Comedy Is a
0 ON TRIP AFTERWARDS
Critique is not my real name, sweet
readers; it is merely a temporary
strategem to conceal my identity for
reasons best known to my self. With
this banal foreword we'll proceed to
the chief business of the evening:
the "Ye Gods" performance Monday
night in crowded Memorial Hall, the
-second musical comedy staged by the
Masque and Wigue artists, which
-quite excelled the initial production,
"The Kalif of Kavak," according to
our own judgment and that of the
various people we heard on our way
to Gooch's after the curtain dropped.
JIo, r.ot dropped, came together is
In dealing with "Ye Gods" we must
resort to superlatives for it was a su
perlative performance in the true
eense of the word. The comedy was
-all that the high flung advertisements
proclaimed. The music was catchy,
the dancing excellent for amateurs,
the plot cleverly drawn and well exe
cuted, and the gags, mostly of local
flavor, were spicy and aptly chosen.
Earl Hartsell, the author of the plot,
knows Chapel Hill and Chapel Hil
lians, and his cynical wit and lyric
ability did the rest.
"Ye Gods" was a record breaking
performance in two respects. It was
the first time that a musical comedy
has succeeded in selling out the re
served seat section before the per
formance, and also it made history
in that one half hour before the show
there were over one hundred people
waiting in line for general admission
tickets. And no one went home feel
ing that he had been robbed. "Ye
Gods" is essentially a student pro--duction.
The play was written by
a student, half of the musical num
bers was the product of a student,
Billy Vaught, all the roles were play
ed by students, and the Carolina club
orchestra, which carried off its im
portant part with honors, is strictly
a student organization. In fact it
Would have been altogether a student
production, but for Paul John Weav--er,
Professor of Muic, who was the
lion of the occasion.
This same Mr. Weaver has been
"working overtime for two weeks
whipping the whole caste into pre
sentable form. His task was a tre
mendous one. Selecting parts, writ
ing music, choosing the appropriate
costumes, directing the acting, light
ing arrangements, stage property,
and a thousand and one things is a
nerve-wracking assignment. To take
a group of untrained college boys
and in a month's time fashion them
into clever comedians and graceful
-chorus girls requires a patient and
skilful director. Mr. Weaver did it.
Sunday night the Masque and Wig
uers rehearsed until one thirty and
Monday night they retired somewhere
-around four o'clock which shows be
yond a doubt that they worked until
'the eleventh hour. Intelligent con
The hard boiled managing editor
-of this sheet only allowed us a column
-or thereabouts, so we'll descend to
tacks of the brass variety. Next in
line to Professor Weaver and Earl
Hartsell comes Billy Vaught, a ver
satile lad, who was responsible for
the best of the musical numbers and
the aighest acting reach. As the be
. goggled Mercury, he smacked of Har--old
Lloyd and in his songs he acquitt
ed himself with the easy grace of a
Broadway headliner. His hat act,
which was original with him we un
derstand was a knock out. If he only
could have changed the tone of his
voice with the deftness he displayed
in donning the various hats, his skit
would have been far more effective.
For the encore, Billy was supposed
to bow under each hat, but owing to
a slip-up on someone's part he only
managed to don the tall boy and the
farmer's top piece.
We must mention here Kyke Kyser.
As a "polished gentleman" he
Bhuffled about the planks in a spright
ly way, and his own monologue was
!ut across in clever style, even though
Ifce did have to refer to his cuffs or to
the palm of his hand. The spicy
.part of his monologue was his own
brain child, and was more of a sur-
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Dies Tuesday Night
"Judge" Brockwell is dead. No
more will students and townspeople
and returning alumni see the aged
worn old timer sitting around down
"Judge," whose real name is John
Brockwell, passed away peacefully
Tuesday night in the little one-story
frame cottage near the Country Club
into which he moved two years ago
when his cabin on the Piney Prospect
road was burned. He was 94 years
old and was believed to be the oldest
living resident of the community.
The old man has been popular with
generations of students on back to
the period when the University opened
its doors after the Civil War. He has
been a familiar character around
these parts and students have delight
ed in getting next to "Judge" so that
he would tell them of his experiences.
And he had experiences, too.
He served in the Civil War and his
father was a veteran of the War of
1812. He had performed much real
service to the community. Probably
50 per cent of the trees more than
30 years old that now line the streets
of the town were planted by him.
For many years he was a grave dig
ger in the cemetery back of Emerson
Field, and so well did he know this
burying ground that he could identi
fy the grave of any person without
reference to tombstone or other mark.
He had been unable to do any work
lately, but was able to be up and
about nearly all the time. For a
long time about noon each day one
could find him sitting on the bench
near Pendy's auto station bowing
and smiling to the passer-by, whether
he knew them by name or face.
Beat the Junior and Sophomore
Team in Great Tug-of-War
The Seniors and Freshmen were
victorious over the Juniors and
Sophomores Tuesday afternoon in a
tug-of-war before a large crowd of
amused and enthuastic spectators. It
was more of a pull-off. than a tug-of-war
for the victors were easily vic
torious. The affair was held in the
road between the Old Well and
South building and began a bit after
2:30 with the Junior-Freshman crowd
on one end of the long rope and the
Senior-Freshman aggregation on the
other. Freshmen were out in large
numbers, but upper classmen were
too, and it was expected that the
tug-of-war would last for a little
while at least.
But with all hands on the rope the
combination of the youngest and old
est class on the Hill registered a large
majority over the middle classes.
Rabbit Bonner served as captain of
the former team while the latter had
L. V. Huggins as its chief grunter.
Referee Pierce Matthews induced
Policeman Long to use his trusty
fire-piece to announce the start of
the contest. The arm of the law
consented and proudly whacked out
his six-shooter in preparedness to
officially open the University's first
tug-of-war. Before him was the rope
held taut by the Juniors and the
Sophs to the west and the Seniors
and the Fresh to the east. At his
side was the Pathe movie man, who
is already to "catch" such events of
With the announcing shot each
side gave a mighty heave, after which
the rope began a movement towards
the east, slowly at first but gradually
becoming faster. The Seniors and
Freshmen had things going their way
and the other classes were being
dragged, very much against their will,
towards the quadrangle. They began
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April 4 Mars Hill, here.
April 8 Trinity, here.
April 12 Oak Ridge, here.
April 18 Greensboro Hi.,
April 28 W. F., there.
April 30 N. C. S., here.
May 1 Trinity, there.
May 13 Virginia, here.
May 24 W. F., here.
A trip through . Virginia is
being arranged and other
N. C. high school games
will be added.
UNIVERSITY LIFE UNIFICATION PLAM
BY J.R.ALL5BROOr( PRESIDENT OT afUPEMJ BODY
TRE5IDEMT OF THE UNIVERSITY
TCACWNG I RESEARCH lEJfTENSION T1NANCE I 5TUDENT I ALUMNI
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PPESp LITY SOClEpES
To Award Best Scholar Ath
letes With a Special Prize
OTHER SWEEPING CHANGES
The above diagram visualizes the inter-relationships of the University administrative departments and the va
rious student activities. Student government and activities are centralized in the central council, an executive
body which radiates its influence through the leading channels pictured above, and provides an outlet for
movpments arisinir from any University group. The Graham Memorial building, the future center of student
life, is in the center of the chart, symbolizing the unity of the departments that make up the University,
this building the student organizations, social and executive, will have their home. The need for this build
ing is imperative if the various departments of the University, administrative and student,., are., to be con
Faculty Committee Considering
Proposal to Honor Intellec
Many thinking folk in the Univer-
sitv faculty and student body have
decided the time has come when the
University should provide some suit
able award for those who excel in in
tellectual attainment. Such award
would correspond to the monograms
now eriven honor men in athletics,
although the form the insignia should
take is as yet a mooted question.
Those sponsoring the new proposal
are not overlookine the fact that
scholarship already gets wide recog
nition through the Phi Beta Kappa
fraternity, a national organization,
but they hold that the University it
self should confer an honor that would
be distinctly a Carolina token, apart
from awards of other local or national
It is Dointed out. for instance, that
a -man might turn out a remarkably
fine piece of work in economics while
investigating the question of taxation
in North Carolina, just as an athlete
often wins his spurs by some un
usually good performance in one or
two cames. Likewise, there is the
Graduate School in which some stu
dents accomplish notable things in
the wav of research. But let no one
get the idea that such honors would
be confined to the two departments
mentioned: thev merely serve to il
lustrate certain types of intellectual
achievement, and there are many
The idea behind the proposal is
that "studies are activities," to bor
row from an expression from Dean
Royster. There always has been and
probably will continue to be certain
conflict between studies and extra
curriculum activities. Ever since that
ancient institution known as college
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HISTORY OF THE UNIFICATION
MOVEMENT GIVEN BY COATES
Law Professor Gives Background and Purposes of Unification
in a Talk in Chapel Contributes to the Impetus
of the Movement
Using the background and purpose
of unification as his central theme,
Professor Albert Coates of the Law
School faculty contributed to the im
petus of the unification movement re
cently inaugurated by President
Chase. He interpreted the background
of camous history out of which the
plan has originated and the goal to
ward which it is moving. Extracts
from his speech follow.
This University is 130 years old.
That part of her life which lies be
tween 1795 and 1915, reveals a slow
and steady growth from a student
body of one and a faculty of me, to
a student body of one thousund and
a faculty of eighty-five. When the
student body numbered one. it was
easy for the University to hold it
self together as a unit. But its unity
lacked the variety and the volume
numbers give. So it was an advan
tage to Hinton James of New han
over County, the University's first
student, when, shortly after his ar
rival on this campus in 1795, he was
joined by Maurice and Alfred Moore
of Brunswick, John Taylor of Or
ange, and William Sneed of Gran
ville. And it was an advantage to all
of them that later otheres came. For
they brought not merely increasing
numbers, but new personalities and
the thoughts and characteristics of
the localities from which they came.
In their blending the isolated settle
ments which made up the North Car
olina of that day caught their lirst
vision of a unified state. And not
the least of this institution's serv
ices to North Carolina since that time
has been that with the gathering here
of men from every county, this cam
pus became a center where focussed
every variety of thought and feel
ing, or prejudice and pas.sion, of
standard and ideal to be found with
in her borders; that in this center
men have had the opportunity through
their associations on class and cam
pus and athletic field, in organization
meetings and on publications boards.
to absorb into their own lives the
different elements and points of vinw
represented here; and that through
this assimilating procass men who
have come here with the viewpoint
of a locality have gone awny with
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April 3 Guilford, here.
April 10 Lenoir, here.
April 17 Elon, here.
April 18 Md., here. (Pend.)
April 19 Trinity, there.
April 21 Davidson, Gas
tonia. April 24 V. P. I., there.
April 25 W. and L., there.
April 2fi Virginia, there.
April 29 W. F., here.
May 2 Virginia, here.
May 3 Virginia, G'boro.
May 7 Hampden - Sidney,
May 10 N. C. S., here.
May 12 N. C. S. there.
May 14 Trinity, here.
May 19 Alabama, there.
May 20 Alabama, there.
May 21 Mercer, there.
May 22 Georgia, there.
May 23 Georgia, there.
May 26 W. F., there.
June 10 Commencement
games with Georgia Tech.
The Monogram Club, which is com
posed of all athletes who have won
their University insignia, has intro
duced a series of sweeping reforms
both in its own circle and the gener
al University athletic policy. These
changes are designed to knit together
the various units composing the Mon
ogram ciub, link the athletic program
more closely with the University and
Alumni association, and promote
higher and cleaner athletics at Car
olina in general. This movement
has grovn directly out of the recent
unification developments in student
ife as expressed in the Graham mem
orial issue of the Tar Heel a month
One of the first steps taken by the
club was the installment of a regular
series of monthly suppers which will
allow each athlete to know his brother
athlete intimately. For some time
there has been a natural estrange
ment between the various units com
posing the Monogram club. The foot
ball men have often not been well
acquainted with the members of the
gym team and the baseball men with
the track men etc. The monthly
meetings in which all the different
sports will be represented is sure to
establish a firm intimacy and mutual
point of interest. At these meetings
the new program will be worked out
Nomination of Cheerleaders
A noteworthy reform which the
Monogram has undertaken deals with
the cheerleader system. It has been
decided upon by the club that they
should nominate the men best fitted
for the position of cheerleader, and
submit their selections to the cam
pus for a general vote. This change
is intended to place before the stu
dent body the highest type of men
for cheerleader, men whom the ath
letes themselves respect and approve
of. Heretofore the election of cheer
leaders has been conducted by the
student body which gives free play
to politics and the possible election
of unworthy men to office.
Record of Former Athletes
Another decisive step is the col
lection of statistics concerning all
alumni of the University who made
their athletic insignia in college which
will be published in a book sometime
in the future. The records will give
the statistics of the alumni while
they were in college and their careers
out of college. C. C. Poindexter, pres
ident of the Monogram club, is al
ready engaged in compiling the sta
tistics and records of former N. C.
Award to Scholar Athlete
The full fledged athlete who shows
the best scholastic average is to be
rewarded by some special prize or
insignia by the Monogram club. This
award will take place in the final
meeting of the student body of the
year, an event which has recently
been adopted. This award has been
introduced in order to offer an in
centive to the athlete for scholastic
attainment, and to curb athletics
from crowding in on Btudies.
In order to co-operate fully with
the general athletic policy the Mono
gram club has worked out a series of
improvements that will raise the stan
dard of athletics here and also ce
ment the relations with high school
students and alumni more firmly.
By keeping in close touch with the
alumni through the various alumni
county clubs, the Monogram club
hopes to interest the high school ath
letes of promise to further their edu
cation in college. Many of the best
high school tahletes never find
find their way to college, simply be
cause no one has encouraged them to
continue with their education, and
this system is intended to give them
The athletes who have won their
spurs will hereafter lend the knowl
edge and experience gained on the
athletic field to the ambitious young
sters trying out for teams. This
will be done through a sort of train
ing school, and will be in evidence
at spring football practice and "skull"
drills. This system of training will
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