This Issue: 2,506
Lumberton Man Piles up Heavy
Lead Over J. W. Bailey
H1EEKINS COMES THIRD
Angus W. McLean, of Lumberton,
3s the choice of University students
:for governor of North Carolina, ac
' -cording to returns compiled from the
Tar Heel's straw vote taken last Fri
day. The "machine" candidate polled
462 votes; Josiah W. Bailey, the in
surgent Democrat, managed to col
lar 135 votes; while Col. Isaac M.
Jleekins, Republican nominee, re
ceived the support of 91 students.
Four other candidates who have not
-announced their hats to be in . the
ring, received votes Col. George Y.
Ragsdale, editor of "The Carolina
Magazine," and voted to be the ugli
est man in the Senior class, received
3 votes, and was next behind Col.
lleekins. Francis Foster Bradshaw,
Dr. Collier Cobb, and Julius "Algernon
Warren, treasurer' and bursar of the
University, each received one vote for
the gubernatorial honor.-
It is believed that the vote shows
the trend' of campus political senti-j
ment, although only 694 students out
of a possible 2200 chose to cast bal
lots. DELEGATION FOR
Secretary Comer Has Nearly
Hundred Men on Prospect
From all indications, Carolina will
liave the largest delegation of " stu
dents at the Blue Ridgs Conference
that has ever attended from here.
"There about a hundred men on the
list who are bending their efforts to
"ward attending the Conference. The
majority of these men have com
pleted their plans for the trip, and the
plans of the remaining fe.v aro near
Sng completion. '
There are also many other men
not on this list who are investigating
their chances to go.
Following is the list of those who
re seriously thinking of going:
E. M. Anderson, E. D. Apple, Roy
Armstrong, J. O. Bailey, E. M. Beatty,
R. D. Bell, W. S. Borryhill, L. T,
Bledsoe, M. D. Bonner, A. E. Bost, J,
A. Bradley, J. F. Brown, G. S. Bruton,
R. H, Cain, J. E. Calhoun, G. K.
Carmichael, T. E. Cheek, T. S. Clark.
on, K. D. Coates, W. .T. Cocke, Jr.,
IV. H. Coltrane, W. M Cooper, G. E
Copeland, A. A. Cory, S. L. Coyner,
R. H. Davis, C. A. Dickerson, B. E.
Edwards, D. V. Elgin, E. A. Farrell,
R. G.- Florence, J. B. Fordhanv P. J.
Fuller, E. B. Glenn, J. G. Goodson,
T. S. Griffin, A. L. Groce, W. W.
'Gwynn, R. M. Hardee, E. M. Hedge
peth, T. T. Holdernes.3, C. A. Hols
liouser, J. IT. Holshouser, P. L. Hood,
X.W. Humphrey, W. C. Hunter, P,
X. Irvin, M. A. James, H. N. Joyce,
G. E. Jovner. E. L. Justus W.' K.; La
nier, Ludwig Lauerhass, J. H. Line
fcerger, Edgar Love, A. CJIcIntosh,
' "M. B. Madison, J. F. Marshall, C.
"K. Massey, N. F. Newborn, A. E.
Millner, J. W. Milstead, l). Morton,
X. T. Morton, W. T. Peacock, 0". A.
Peeler, W. B. Pipkin, A. F. Pollard,
!. M. Pritchett, Jr., J. P.. Purser, T.
,3. Quickel, Jr.M. D. Ranson, Frank
Heid, J. H. Rion, Jr., J. M. Saunders,
"W. M. Saunders, Edward Scheidt, R.
H. Seaburn, A. A. Shufovd, W. E.
Shuping, R. L. Sides, F. S. Smith, Jr.,
R. L. Smith, George Stephens, R. G.
Taber, W. S. Teachey, H. 1'. Thomp
son, James Thompson, R. Y. Thorpe',
TrVYD. Toy, Jr., W. E. K. Underwood,
P, Ward, Z. J. Waters, L. ) I. Watt.
The University dramatic . society,
"Wigue and Masque, held its annual
initiation ceremony last Tuesday
night. The following men were tak
n into the society: J. R. Blackwell,
Oak Ridge; J. K. Kyser, Rocky
Mount; Al Mosely, Raleigh; Ben
Bheppard, Winston-Salem; W. B.
Vaught, Greensboroj Bill Summer
ille, Charlotte; II. C. Klingenschmitt,
Lockjoit, N. Y.i o4 Sluts Randall.
xnwuviw jj-itcu AND
SUE BYRD THOMPSON
. BE ATTRACTION
ON NEXT FRIDAY
Play V ill Have Distinguished
Cast; Charles Norfleet to
Make His Debut
CAROLINA PLAYMAKERS j
Prunella, the first play to be pro
duced by the class in Play Production,
will be presented at 8:30 Friday even
ing, May 30. This will be Chapel
Hill's first Studio production, and it
will be the first night performance
ever given at the Forest Theatre. The
famous old love story of Pierrot and
Pierrette will be enacted in Prunella,
but it will receive added charm and
interest through the originality and
cleverness of the authors. Prepara
tions for accommodating a large audi
ence have been made, and a number
of people from out of town are ex
pected to be present
The cast appearing in Prunella will
be one of unusual distinction. The
play provides exceptional opportuni
ties for portrayal of deep emotion,
and many of the parts require espe
cially difficult acting. Several actors
of promise -will make their debut in
Prunella, while many others will be
seen who are already known for their
The title role of Prunella will be
played by Miss Sue Byrd Thompson,
the author of "The Younger" and an
actor in many Playmaker productions.
The part of the hero, Pierrot, will be
taken by Theodore Fitch of Roches
ter, N. Y., who achieved distinction in
his undergraduate days as a leader in
dramatic work. Pierrot, together with
Scaramel, whose part will be taken
by Charles Norfleet, is the leader of
a band of mummers, or vagabond
players, whose bizarre costumes add
a fantastic air to the play. Misses
Margaret Jones, Kitty Lee Frazier,
and Erma Green, all of whom have
been connected with the Playmakers
before this, will take the parts of
the three maiden aunts, Prim, Prude,
and Privacy. An unusually interest
ing part in the play will be that of
"Love," played by Henry Wheeler.
During certain parts of the play Mr.
Wheeler represents a statue; in fact,
he has to remain absolutely motion
less for more than two hours in all,
iviiinh 1 nrt iron ttmf t.hp celebrated Ma
donna of "The Miracle" is required
to hold her pose. A. B. Brady, al
prominent member of the university
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The Condition of Dr.
Chase is Improved
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Dr. Harrv W. Chase. President of I
the TIniversit.v of North Carolina, who
last week was taken suddenly ill and
operated on for appendicitis, is stead-
ily improving and recuperating in
Watts Hospital in Durham.
Dr. Chase was so unfortunate as
to undergo another operation which
will necessitate him remaining in the
hospital for a week longer. .
He is restim? verv comfortablv
now and for the last day or two has
been allowed to receive friends. It
is the hope of the student body as well
as his other friends that he will be
asUwed to return to Chapel Hill on
or about May 30. I
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DRAW UP PLANS
FOR BUSY WEEK
Davie Poplar Will Listen in on
the Advice Given by Cam
SENIOR BANQUET TUESDAY
Senior class week began Mondav.
when members of the srraduating-
class appeared on the campus attir
ed in "tux" collars, and manv with
Preparations for Senior Week were
announced some time ago. The pro
gram is attracting a great deal of
interest, as evidenced by a reouest
from the New York "Timns"
pictures of the annual flag raising.
which took place Monday. be forward
ed to the Metropolis for publication
in the Sunday Rotogravure -Section.
It is possible, also, that the same
picture will appear in the Times' Mid
week Pictorial" and that it will be
distributed by the World Wide Photo
Preparations are now being made
for the annual Senior class banquet,
which will take place at the Univer
Chapel Services were dispensed
with Monday, so that students could
attend the Senior flag raising.
This is the first time that "swal
low-tail" collars have been worn by
the graduating students. It is be
lieved that the custom, inaugurated
this year, will probably be followed
in the furture.
One of the big events of the week
will be the Senior banquet which will
be held at the University Cafeteria
on Tuesday night at 0 o'clock. All
who attend are assured a good time
with plenty of fun and eats in store
j for tlem
Several very interesting speakers
have been procured for the series of
Davie Poplar meetings which have
become a yearly occurrence that is
looked forward to with pleasure by
all Seniors and remembered by them
as being among the most enjoyable
events of their four years at the Uni
The calendar of events for the week
has been completed and is published
elsewhere in this issue of the T3r
GRAIL PRESENTS Y
WITH FIFTY DOLLARS
Election of officers for next year
tnd tb. :r'i"f' f a scholarship
prize for tre "i u i athletes were the
if sin ft : "S ' the mating of th"
i.raer ! lie -; neia sunaay at
the "Y." This was the last meeting
the Grail will hold this year.
It was decided that the Grail
should set aside $25.00 for next
year as a prize to the freshman ath
lete who makes the highest marks
on his work. By athlete, is meant
any freshman who makes a numeral
in any one sport. It was thought
that in this way, the Grail could offer
an Additional inducement to freshmen
to study hard and thus work for the
general good of the campus.
$50.00 was given to the Y. M. C. A.
CURTAIN IS PULLED
ON THE HOME
Graduate Manager Unable to Secure Game for 1924 Commence
f n f Tf Tateness at Carolina
This year for the first time in the
history of baseball at the University
there will be no commencement
games - 01d alumtd can come back
ana nave a new suuject to uuk. uuuut
since tiic m uu voivima- T JlKillia
classics have Decome a tning oi tne
On the schedule there appears for
June 10th a game pending with Geor.
gia Tech. Mr. Woollen stated Thurs
day that he had made every possible
effort to get a team here for the corn-
mencement games. Georgia Tech.,
the University of Georgia and the
University of irgima all refused to
schedule a game as late as commence--
ment because it forced the team to
keep in training too long.
Carolina has already struck trouble
this year because of a long trip sche-
dukd lata m the season. Several
C., May 27, 1924
TO HEAD SCHOOL
Report Generally Credited that
Greensboro News Man is
the New Professor
OFFICIALS ARE SILENT
While the University officials keep
their sphinx-like silence, rumors have
been floating around thick and fast
as to the plans being made towards
re-opening the Department of Journa
lism for the 1924-25 session. The re
port that Mr. Gerald W. Johnson, now
editorial writer for the Greensboro
News, has accepted the position has
become accredited as being reliable
The news was released several
weeks ago that the Atwood Construc
tion Company had drawn plans for a
nine room residence for Mr. Johnson
and that bids for its erection were
being gathered by Dr. Odum. ,
Tar Heel reporters have been try
ing to trace the reports down for sev
eral weeks but have been unable to
break the silence of those in a posi
tion to know. No course in Journal
ism was offered in the University
during the past year and it has been
generally known that the faculty was
endeavoring to secure a man capable
for the position, and the coming of
Mr. Johnson k regarded as highly
OLD SOUTH BELL HAS
GONE TO ITS REWARD
Saturday night, just before the
opening hour of the Freshman Smo
ker, a harsh metallic clanging, total
ly unlike any sounds heretofore heard
from that quarter, issued from the
belfry of Old South. "What IS if ''
v.as the prevailing question. Horrors
o relate! , The bell was cracked, even
as its antiquated counterpart,, sym
bolizing Liberty, had done in Phila
delphia in the days when the Univer
sity was unborn.
Saturday, the old familiar
peal has not been heard, and sounds
similar to the clanking of a hammer
on cast iron caldron have filled the
air at times when the venerable old
bell was wont to ring. For by the
laws of Physics, a cracked bell will
not ring! Until repair or replace
ment of the bell, the Presbyterian
Church bell will be used as a substi
tute, ringing on schedule in co-ordination
with the electric gongs installed
in each administrative building. Va
rious students have been overheard
in sentimental remarks concerning
the sad demise of the faithful old
bell, which indeed was the custodian
of our hours; our days, and all of
Time which we call our own here.
Dr. C. G. Mangum has recently
been invited to deliver an address at
a meeting of the Alumni Association
of the Jefferson Medical College,
Philadelphia, Pa., June 5. He was
also elected to the Presidency of this
regulars were unable to make the
Southern trip due to the fact that
they couldn't spare the time from
their books with examination week
close at hand. The dropping of the
custom . of playing commencement
games is a move towards freeing the
players from the necessity of keep
ing training during examination and
in this way gives them more time to
devote to their studies.
This announcement from the of
fice of Mr. Woollen makes it clear
that the student body has seen several
of the University's greatest athletes
play their last game on Emerson
Field. "Monk" McDonald and "Cas
ey" Morris have completed their four
years in their line of sports and will
be unaWe to play again next year.
"Cart" Carmichael has served the al
lotted time and will not, in all proba
bility, ever don another uniform for
129TH ANNUAL .NCEMENT
WILL BFrfiEST IN HISTORY
OFViATE OF NORTH CAROLINA
Sunday, June 8 Opening Day
11:00 A. M. Baccalaureate
Sermon in Memorial Hall, by
Rev. Henry D. Phillips.
Monday, June 9 Class Day
9:30 A. M. Seniors form in
front of Memorial Hall and
march to Gerrard Hall for pray
er. 10:30 A. M. Senior Class Ex
ercises, Gerrard Hall. Mangum
3:30 P. M. Baseball Game.
Faculty vs. Alumni,
4:00 to 5:00 P. M. Reception
to Seniors and their guests at
5:30 P. M. Music at the Da
Closing Exercises of the Se
Tuesday, June 10 Alumni Day
9:30 A. M. Meeting of Alum
ni Association in Memorial Hall.
12:00 P. M. Reunion Pro
gram, Gerrard Hall.
1:30 P. M. Alumni Luncheon
in Swain Hall. .
Alumni Parade, Emerson
5:30 P. M. Alumni gather
under Davie Poplar.
8:00 P. M. Annual Meeting
Board of Trustees, Chemistry
9:00 P. M. Carolina Play
makers at the Playhouse. Tick
ets at Alumni Headquarters at
Wednesday, June 11 Commen
10:30 A. M. Academic Pro
cession forms in front of Alum
11:00 A. M Commencement
Exercises in Memorial Hall.,
CwM...ueemeiit Addrens! Chut-"'
les S. Hamlin. Presentation of
Diplomas: Governor Cameron
DR. COHER BACK
FROM AUTO TRIP
Presents Botany Department
With Broadway's Champion
Dr. W. C. Coker, Kenan professor
of Botany in the University, has just
returned from a remarkable trip
which he and four other members
took to South Carolina in the interest
of research work for the Botany De
partment. The trip was made through the
country by automobile and the party
was gone a week. The most unusual
feature of this trip was that it cost
only $78, including $35 paid out for
automobile tires, making it perhaps
one of the least expensive ever taken
by ' a research party. A good deal
of information was obtained by -Dr.
Coker and his assistants which will
be used in additional chapters in his
book "Saprolegniacese (with notes)
and Other Water-Molds." They also
secured many new species of flower
ing plants and living shrubs to illus
trate the flora of the Caro'tinas.
Those accompanying Dr. Coker on
his trip were Dr. H. R. Totten, J. N.
Couch, J. V. Harvey, and J. H. Wal
lace. The party spent some time in
Hartsville at the old home of Dr. Co
ker. Dr. Coker recently made an inter
esting addition to the Botany De
partment in the form of a ID-pound
lobster which he discovered in a
Brpadway restaurant while in New
York. The specimem was taken to
the American Museum of Nutural
History where it was dressed. The
lobster is said to be one of the larg
est ever seen and is now on exhibi
tion at Davie Hall.
Miss Annie Neely of College Park,
Georgia, has been secured to be as
sistant to Miss Cates at the Univer
sity Cafeteria for next year. Miss
Neely, who held this position last
summer, and who is now in charge
of the Cafeteria at the 'Asheboro
Street School in Greensboro, is ex
pected about June fist.
Wandering Tar Heels to Return
and Renew Loyalty to
Their Alma Mater
JUNE 8 IS OPENING DAY
Commencement Exercises Will
be Without Base Ball for
(By G. E. Wilkinson)
The 129th annual Commencement
of the University of North Carolina
will be the greatest in the history of
the State. Many new features have
been added to this year's program
the most important of which is the
home-coming of out-of-state alumni
who are expected in record numbers.
Old Carolina men will come from
the four corners of the earth to re
new their impressions of their Alma
Mater, to see her marvelous develop
ment, and to meet their former "bud
dies." Of the 11,000 alumni, 3,700,
or 35 per cent, live out-side the State.
No attempt has been made heretofore
to bring back these wandering Tar
Heels in a body, but according tp "
Dan Grant, Alumni Secretary, they
will be here Commencement by the
The opening day is Sunday, Juno
8. Rev. Henry D. Phillips, rector of
Trinity Church in Columbia, S. C, wiij
deliver the baccalauiate sermon at
11:00. A. M.
Monday, June 9, is designated as
Class Day. The Seniors will form in
front of Memorial Hall in the morn
ing and march to Gerrard Hall for
prayer, after which the Senior Chips
exercises will be held. At this meet
ing the Class President will deliver
his farewell address.
The annual contest for the Man
gum medal in oratory is also sche
xluleU -fjfr- Monday. ---Jjvat- yearthis -medal
in oratory was -won by Victor
V. Young of Durham and among the
winners of the past are Judge Stacy
of the State Court and Albert F.
Coates of the Law Faculty.
The afternoon program is a full
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DENNY THE LATEST
OF KOCH'S VICTIMS
Invitations have been received o.n
the Hill announcing the approaching
marriage of Miss Mary Thraill Yel
lott, of Bel Air, Md., to Mr. George
Vernon Denny,' of Chapel Hill, on
June 12, in the Emmanuel church at
The marriage will be the culmina- .
tion of a romance begun here while
the two were classmates. They were
graduated in 1922. Both were promi
nent in the work of the Carolina Play
makers and wrote and acted several
Before coming here Miss Yellott
was graduated from St. Mary's in Ra
leigh, where she won the Niles medal
awarding the Senior rating highest in
scholarship. She made a brilliant
record here and won a host of
friends. For a year following graduT
ation she was secretary to Dr. L. R.
Wilson, University librarian. She
was a member of the fraternity that
has since been installed as Pi Beta
Mr. Denny is the son of Mrs. C. R.
Denny, formerly of Asheville. Ha
has been identified with the Carolina
Playmakers since his freshman year
in the University. He took over the
business management in his junior
year, instituted a system of state
tours and directed the organization
xt the group as a non-stock corpora
tion. He was prominent.in other col
lege activities, being the only gradu
ate of the Officers Reserve Corps
here in 1921, from which he was com
missioned second lieutenant, assistant
manager of the football team, mem
ber of the Di Society and Pi Kappa
Phi fraternity and director of two
In addition to his work as manag
er and assistant director of the Caro
lina Playmakers, which has contri
buted largely to the success of that
organization, Mr. Denny is an instruc
tor in the English department, teach- -v
ing a course in play production.
Following their marriage tht? cou
ple will spend part of the summer in
New York state and New England,
returning to make their home here.