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' Carolina Plavmakers
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WITH THIS WEEK
Newly Opened "Greater Univer
sity" Enrolls Students from
Cherokee to Currituck.
45 CLASSES UNDER WAY
University Professors Will Travel to
Distant Towns and Deliver Their
Lectures in Person.
On the heels of Hie announcement of
a student body of over 2,000 at the Uni
vrsityof North Carolina comes the news
of the opening this week (September 29
October I) of the "Greater University."
The. Greater University is composed
of citizens of North Carolina from Cher
okee to Currttuek, who are tuking regu
lar University courses through the Uni
versity Extension Division, while they
are at home or engaged in some full
Bankers in Raleigh nre studying nego
tiable instruments. - under Dr. Atkins.
Mill superintendents and oftiee execu
tives are studying . industrial manage
ment with Professor Matherly in Winston-Salem.
School teachers . in Ashe
ville are taking a course with Dr. Ter
ry in educational tests and measure
ments. By coinbinlng extension courses
with summer' school work they are ena
bled to raise their certificates to a high
er class and increase their salaries and
ability in two years instead of four
years. Members of the. Woman's Club
and other organizations in Thomasville
are having regular University instruc
tion under Professor Meyer. Dr. Knight
is giving a course' in the history of edu
cation in Smithfteld. Young men and
women in business in Greensboro are
studying accounting under Professor
Ilearn and business English under Pro
These are but samples of 45 University
Extension classes which are starting this
week. Euch class is met once or twice
a week by a regular member of the fac
ulty of the University, who makes the
trip by train, bus, or in one of the Ex
TUm nwt .n -- 1 OOO J-ulcmfa XL-hn will
this week begin .regular studies in these
extension classes. This is a considerable
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PASS THEIR WORK
Fraternity Rushing Not Cause
DEAN ROYSTER'S FIGURES
Room-mates Are Big Cause of Flunked
Speaking during the entire chapel per
iod last Thursday before an audience
largely composed of freshmen, Dean
Jnmes P. Royster, of the college of
liberal arts, lectured to the members of
the freshman class and voiced a grave
warning to them.
He stated that 71 members of 'the
1926 class and also Tl members of tlie
1927 class failed on all three of their
cqnrses In the fall quarter of their first
year in college. He sald that he had
made a study of these two classes, with
special efforts to find the causes (if these
failures. . .
He pointed out that the high school
or prep school preparation of the enter
ing students seemed to have nothing to
do with their failures." "Men from some
of our best high schools flunk in as
great per cent as those from the aver
age and lower classes of schools In the
state," he said. He quoted figures to
show that athletics was not the cause.
""The number of freshman athletes who
failed all their work was much less in
proportion to the number of freshman
athletes than those who failed are in
proportion to the class as a whole."
Fraternity rushing seems also to have
a very negligible effect upon the fail
ures, according to the speaker.
Mr. Royster stated that many people
thought that the self-help work caused
such a large number of failures. "This
is true to a certain extent, for there are
many puses where a man has not passed
his work simply becuuse he hasn't the'
time to study,' but there are instances
where the self-help students have gone
head and shoulders over the average
students. .-Take, for example, during
last winter quarter. Of the 29 students
of the freshman class who were on the
honor; roll, 17 were self-help students,
The grades made by all cither self-help
'students during the entire of last year
shows conclusively that this cannot be
called one of the major reasons." "
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RUTH DRAPER IS
TO APPEAR HERE
Charming Young New York .So
ciety Woman to Open
EXPECT A FULL HOUSE
Miss Draper Considered by Eminent
Critics As Being One of World's
Ruth Draper, the charming young
Newr York society woman who has cre
ated such a sensation in many capitals
of Europe and in this country, will ap
pear here Tuesday evening at 8:30 in
Memorial hall under the auspices of the
Carolina Playmakers. ,
Miss Draper's ability to carry her
audienee through comedy, tragedy, fear,
despair, love, and anger In the same
evening is a gift rarely possessed by
individual present-day artists. The test
of her greatness lies in her success. From
the first she has been heralded by the
critics as one of the world's greatest
actresses. Not only have the critics
been her friends, but everywhere she
has played her return engagements draw
larger houses. The Playmakers are ex
pecting her to fill Memorial hall and
have made the prices popular In order
to allow everyone to go. In New York
she draws capacity houses at $3.00 top
Miss Draper has a number of friends
in North Carolina who are planning to
come to Chapel Hill to see her Tuesday.
While she Is in Chapel Hill, Miss Draper
will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs: Louis
PROF. KOCH HAS
"Theatre Arts Monthly" Car
ries Feature Story by Dr.
APPEARED IN SEPT. IS'SUE
Tells About the Great Work Being
Done by the Playmakers and the
Popularity That Results
Following is reprinted in full the arti
cle, "A FoikiTheater inthe Making,"
by Frederick-If, Kock, which appeared
in the September number of ThuaJnr
Arti Monthly: . - v. , , "
The Carolina Playmakers is a fellow
ship of young playwrights, players and
craftsmen in stage arts, united by a
common interest in the establishment of
a native folk-theateri Their plays are
the work of student, playwrights at the
University of North Carolina. The ma
terials are drawn from experience and
observation froin folk-tales and the
common tradition, and from present-day
life in North Carolina.
In the six years of their existence the
Pluyinakers have produced 38 plays, rep
resenting a he variety of scenes,
themes, and characters. These plays
have been performed not only at the
University of North Carolina, but
throughout the state. In the season just
closed they played to approximately 25,
000 people in 26 North Carolina towns
and cities taking the plays back to the
peoples often to ' the very locality In
which they originated. Seven hundred
people came through the rain from iso
lated hill-farms to the new consolidated
school building at Candler, a mountain
settlement with scarcely a dozen inhabi
tants In the village proper, to witness
a Playmaker performance. In the big
auditorium at Raleigh the Playmakers
had an audience of 3,000 school teachers
from every cove and corner of the state,
on the occasion of the annual meeting
of tiie North Carolina Educational Asso
ciation. In the fashionable tourist re
sorts of Asheville and Pinehurst, in the
teeming industrial cities of Durham and
Winston-Salem; in the historic villages
of. Edenton, Hillsboro and Scotland
Neck, and in the remote hamlets In the
hills they find the same eager audiences
for the theater-of-the-folk. In one town
whercflKhey played their was the first
"show" which, had come to town In six
"y ears. - -
The Carolina' folk-plays have caught
the popular imagination, and the com
ing of the little troupe is heralded far
and wide. One editor wrote of their
performance: "The. home folks took to
the home-made drama as to home-made
sausage and com cakes on a frosty
The eighth state tour, last spring,
through the mountains of western North
' (Continued on Pag Four)
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1924
TRAIN FOR TRACK
Big Crowd Answers Ransom's
TWO PRACTICES A DAY
Cake Race Will Take Place On Octo
The ofiicial track call issued for last
Tuesday was answered by approximately
83 men. This Includes those men going
out for cross-country as well as regular
track. It is hoped that a great many
more men will show their interest by
coming out for fall quarter practice.
Present practice offers a good oppor
tunity for winning a prize in the cake
race to be held October 29.
vThere-are two periods of practice
the first at 5 o'clock and the second
at 5:30 in order that it will not inter
fere with the freshman gym period.
No official schedule for cross-country
meets has been issued but it is believed
that meets will tie held during November
and the first part of December. About
three meets will be arranged for the
freshmen and the same amount for the
varsity. - '
At present work is being planned for
the sprinters, hurdlers and field event
men. All those who wish to participate
in any of these events in the spring or
during the regular outdoor season are
urged to get in touch with. Captain Han
son, who can be found at the stadium
any. afternoon from 2 until 5. '
: Those men who are out at present are:
Arlington, M. E.s Barber, N. W.j
Byrd, L. N.; Bumgardner; Black, I. ;
Branch, C. C.j Brooks, C; Ball, O L.;
Baynes, P. S.; Brown, J. M. Butler,
W. C; Creech, W. D.; Credle, C. S.;
Coe, H.j Daniels, L. F.j Elliott, J. J.;
Edwards, J. J.; Evans, J. O.j Everett,
J. L.; Friddle, J. H.j Freeman, A. E.;
Farmer, R. M.: Fair, J. G.; Franklin,
E. W.; Flynn, R, L.
Gillikin, A. L. Goodwin, B. H.; Gwi
gams, R. H.j Grimes, T. M. ; Giersh,
M. S.; Highsmith, J. H.; Hoy t, F. W.j
Hayman, J. A.; Hardin, B. H.j Hooks,
T.; Johnson, T. R.; Jonas, C. R.; Keely,
D. l.i Lumbeth, M. T.; Lippitt, D. H.;
Lanier, T. L. ; Lupton, W. J.; Lee, H.
N.; Leggett, B, C; Loioinac, H.j Moore,
R. P.; McDuffe, L. C.j McPherson, R.
A.;vMcSwain, H.j McRely, M. U.j New
ton, W. K.j Perkins, A. A.j Patterson,
R. K.; Pritchett, H.'B.; Price, W. M.j
Parker, H.j Parker, 'H. B.; Parlier, R.
L.j Pitts, J. O.j Phillips, K. G.
Quinn, J. J.j Roundtree, L.j Riddick,
T. M.; Robbins, J. N.j Rambo, C. A.;
Scott, R. D.j Strickland, A. G.j Saun
ders, J. j Sewell, D. T.j Smith, H. E.;
Smith, J. N.j Silver, J. W.; Tucker, L.
F.j Taylor, R. B.j Thorpe, G. D.j Wal-
stov, C. W.j Whitiker, J. A.; Wilson,
B. C.j Wike, C. E.j Williams, Z. M.j
Wessels, C. H.j Young, D. A.j Zolle-
coffer, F. B. .
Miss Lucy Lay Is Head
Of Ambitious Co-Ed Scribes.
The chairmen of the various com
mittees to carry on the- work of the
Woman's Association for this year have
been appointed by the president, Miss
Miss Louise Sawyer will, take charge
of the athletics, assisted by Miss Carrie
Edmunds, baseball captain, and Miss
Daisy Cooper, tennis captain. The girls
who are interested in writing have been
formed in a group.Jieaded by Miss Lucy
Lay. Miss Martha Boswell will direct
tlte students in linking up the members
with their churches here in Chapel Hill.
The self-help students will be headed
by Miss Ruth Hunter. Any who wish
the service of any self-jielp students can
be put in communication by telephoning
Miss Hunter at the Roberson House.
DeMolay Club Organized
On Last, Wednesday Night
Last Wednesday night saw the De
Molay club definitely organized and of
ficers elected. The meeting was held
in the Y. M. C. A. at 7 o'clock.
Moulton Avery was elected president,
M- G. Gaskiil vice-president, and M, A.
Fater secretary and treasurer.
; There were, about 25 boys present.
The second meeting will be held next
Wednesday night at the same hour and
place. A discussion will be held as to
the possibilities of a Rmoker, to take
place some time in the near future.
MAGAZINE BOARD MEETING
There will be a meeting of the
board of editors of the Carolina
Magazine in the Y. M. C. A. at
9:30 Monday night. All those in
terested in becoming members of
the board or in writing for the
Magazine are requested to be
Y REPORTS THAT
Twenty-five Hundred Dollars
Have Been Pledged.
CAMPAIGN I S STILL O N
Faculty and Some Students Yet to Be
: V Canvassed. '
Reports coming into the Y. M. C. A.
from the financial campaign show that
about $2,500 .have been pledged. Re
ports are still coming in and the cam
paign has not ended yet. . There are still
some students and the faculty to be can
vassed, ; " '
While the campaign is proving very
successful, it is not coming up to the
goal that was set.' The "Y" officials
had fixed in the budget three items for
the social room, a piano, a radio set,
and a victrola. They have a piano and
a victrola, but it will be necessary to
spend about $50 for records If the vic
trola Is placed in the social room. On
account of not reaching the goal set for
pledges, it is impossible to install the
radio at present. There was also fixed
in the budget $80 for magazines to be
placed in the reading room, but It was
necessary to cut this amount to $10.
Everv year the "Y" receives more con
tributions from the students than the
preceding year, but with the further de
velopment of plans for the benefit and
pleasure of the students the "Y" is not
receiving a . sufficient amount to carry
out the plans to the fullest extent.
SIGNAL HONOR GIVEN
TO DANIEL L GRANT
Named Chairman of the Program Com
mittee of the Association of
Daniel L. Grant, Executive Secretary
of the General Alumni Association of the
University, has been recently named the
chairman of the program committee of
the Association of Alumni Secretaries
and Alumni Magazines. These organiza
tions have the most of their member
ship in the United States ' and Canada,
thoiur'i ,there are some scattered mem
bers throughout the world. That this is
a signal honor to Mr. Grant is self-evident
when it is noted that several other
universities and colleges of high stand
ing are represented on the committee.
The other members of the committee
are R. W. Saior of Cornell university,
Ithaca, N. Y.J Miss Florence) Snow,
Smith college, Northampton, Mass. ;
Miss Florence Clement, Mount Holyoke
college j Carl Stephens, University- of
Illinois, Urbana, 111.; Edward N. Sulli
van, Pennsylvania State college, State
College, Pa.j Wilfred B. Shaw, Univer
sity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., and
John O. Baxendale, University of Ver
mont, Burlington, Vermont.
This committee has entire charge of
the arrangements for the conferences of
the two associations which meet annu
ally at' some prominent educational in
stitution. These conferences last from
three to four days, and the next one
will be held next spring, probably at
Lehigh university, South Bethlehem, Pa,
Chairman Grant has called a meeting
of his committee to meet with the execu
tive committee of the associations in
New York City on December 3, 4 and 5.
Phi Alpha Delta
Tuesday night the Thomas Ruffin
chapter of the Phi Alpha Delta law fra
ternity initiated three second year and
one third year law student. From the
second year class are Frank H. -Whit
aker, Elkin, N. C.j 3. A. Myatt, High
Point, N. C, and Sam J. Pegram, Ashe
ville, N. C. George F. Robinson, Wea-
verville, N. C, entered from the third
year class. Scholarship is a prime re
quirement -among those entering this fra
ternity, it is stated.
- After the ceremonial initiation bad
taken place, refreshments were served
to the initiates In the Phi Alpha Delta
hall, in the Strowd building. ,
The Dormitory Club
Gets Together Monday
The Carolina Dormitory club will hold
d general get-together meeting next
Monday night at 6:30 o'clock in the
social room of the Presbyterian church.
The presidents, secretaries, and treas
urers of each dormitory are Invited to
It is hoped by those Jn charge of the
affair that the men will turn out and
help get the year's program outlined.
There will be a general discussion of
everything that will help the managers
get their dormitory in line with the In-
tra-mural activities.' The meeting will
be concluded with a big supper.
. BE A BIG EVENT
Preparations Being Made to
Celebrate Laying of Old
EVERETT THE SPEAKER
University Alumni Everywhere Are
Planning on Making the Occasion
a Monster Rally- Day
Preparations are being made for the
annual University . Day celebration
which-- will be the 131st anniversary of
the laying of the cornerstone of Old
East building. Classes will be suspend
ed at 10:27 Friday morning, October 11,
to permit the students to participate In
the celebration. President H. W. Chase
will deliver the principal address at the
exercises to be held in Memorial hall.
Immediately following the last class
Friday morning, students and faculty
will assemble In front of the Alumni
building and march to Memorial hall in
a body, led by the University band. The
faculty will form one group and the
students formed by classes will make
another. , ' '
The exercises in Memorial hall are
scheduled to begin at 11 o'clock. Dr.
Chase's subject for. his address at this
time will be "The University i An Inter
pretation." W. N. Everett, '86, Raleigh,
Secretary of State, who is a member of
the University Board, of Trustees and
president of the General Alumni Asso
ciation, will also address the 'assemblage.
Music will be furnished by the band and
University alumni all over the state
will also hold local celebrations, at which
some of the faculty members will be
chief speakers. ( There are 85 associa
tions, according to figures given by
Daniel L. Grant, Alumni Secretary, and
the greater portion of these will con
duct celebrations. Stuart O. Bondurant,
assistant to the Alumni Secretary, has
just called on the 20 associations in the
western section of the state and each
of those called on Is .planning for a
meeting. He is now in the eastern por
tion of North Carolina holding similnr
"Outside of the state, meetings will be
held at Baltimore, Philadelphia, Boston,
Washington, D. C, Richmond, Atlanta,
Birmingham, Jacksonville, and several
other places from which no definite re
port has been received. .
The Oak Ridge Game Has Been
Tentative Schedule Given Out by
The game scheduled for this afternoon
between Oak Ridge and the Tar Babies
has been cancelled. and in its place a full
game will be staged on Emerson field
between the varsity scrubs and the Frosh
team. The reason given for the can
cellation of the game with Oak Ridge
was "insufficient practice."
There are around 80 men out for the
freshman team, 35 of them being candi
dates for the line and the rest backfield
aspirants. Coach Pritchard has charge
of the linemen, while Coach Lowe is giv
ing the backfield men his attention.
Although there are not as many men
out this year as compared to last year's
crew, it is, nevertheless, a hefty looking
Football togs were issued last Tuesday
and dummy practice started the same
day, this being the first real day of prac
tice that the squad has had.
No complete schedule as yet has been
arranged for freshman football, but the
games tentatively arranged are:
October 10 Bingham at Chapel Hill.
October 25 N. C State place unde
November 1 University of South
Carolina, at Columbia, S. C.
November 8 University of Maryland,
at College Park, Md.
November 15 University of Virginia,
at Chapel Hill. ' '
Mrs. R. B. Lawson will attend the
state convention , of King's Daughters,
which meets in Wilmington, October 9
RESERVED BOOKS. To ac
commodate students who have
early classes at the south end of
the campus the Library extends
the time on Over Night Reserved
Books to 10:30 A. M.
VARSITY OFF TO
THE YALE BOWL
FOR SIXTH TIME
Old Eli Said to Be Very Confi
dent of Her Power
FETZER HOPES TO SCORE
Entire First String Will Probably Be
Pitted Against Bulldogs Cobb
May Get a Showing.
, The. Tar Heels invade the Yale bowl
today with the sixth consecutive year's
hopes of capturing old Eli's scalp, For
five years they have fared forth and tak
en defeat but always fighting a god
fight. During tills time they have scored
upon the Bulldog only once, in 1919,
when they made a touchdown as a result
of Nemo Coleman's great onside kick
which traveled over the Yale goal line
and was recovered by the Tar Heels.
Carolina sends a much better team
this year than that defeated 63 to 0 by
the Bulldog last year. Although the
inclement weather has kept it from de- ,
veloping as taf as Carolina followers
believe it will before many days pass,
it is in good .shape as far as injuries go
and is expected to give a good account
of itseff. '.
Two days of good weather before the
team left Thursday night gave the Fet
zers a chance to put them through in
tensive work in hopes of discovering the
cause of the lack of power that was
demonstrated in the Wake Forest game.
The result of this work leaves the prob
able line-up at very much of a guess.
Dodderer seems to be showing up well
at end and it may be tiiat he will be
given a chance to perform. Jack "Spratt"
Cobb, of basketball fame, has been hurl
ing the bull with speed and accuracy
Many dopesters are predicting that the
Fetzers will unlease an aerial attack
upon the Bulldog with "Spratt" doing
the firing. Twenty-four players are be
ing taken on the trip and probably many
of these will be pluyed. The Yale game
is generally considered a test game by
both teams with an idea of seeing just
what some of the uncertainties can do
under real fire.
Old Eli has always beaten the Tar
Heels by a healthy score, but in 1922
the strong Carolina South Atlantic cham
pions went into the Yale bowl and played
the big blue teum off its feet for a few
minutes. Although beaten 18' to 0, they
made more first downs and gained more
yards from scrimmage than the Bulldog
and it was considered at least a moral
victory for the Tar Heels. Northern
newspapers were loud in .their praise
of the Carolina eleven that year and
some went so far as to say that while
the Tar Heels were outscored they de
feated their opponents.
The record that the Carolinians have
made against the Ellcs show that they l
have very little chance for a victory to
day and that if they score it may be
considered unusual. The record is as
1919 Yale 34, Carolina 7.
1920 YaIe 21, Carolina 0.
1921 Yale 34, Carolina 0.
1022 Yale 18, Carolina 0.
1923 Yale 53, Carolina 0.
. Last year the Fetzers sent what was
labeled by the state papers as the sec
ond team to Yale. This team was snow
ed under by one of the greatest teams
in old Eli's historyby the overwhelming
score of 53 to 0. While it is hardly
hoped even that the Tar Heels, will "win,
their followers feel sure that the show
ing this year will be much better than
that of last fall's representatives.
The following men made the trips ,
Bonner, Braswell, Epstein, McMurray,
Calhoun, ( Matthews, Mclver, Jackson,
Jeff Fordham, Chris Fordham, Under
wood, Dcvin, Sparrow, Merritt, Dodder
er, Robinson, Whisnant, Hogan, Far-
rell, Hawfield, Cobb, Dill, Donnhoc, War
ren. Accompanying the team were both
the Fetzers, Dr. Robinson of Durham
as trainer, and Manuger Jimmie Poole.
Red Bowman and Bill Cox also made
the trip and will form an enthusiastic
Carolina cheering section.
Arboretum to Be Host
North Carolina Florists
The members of the North Carolina
Florists' Association are scheduled to
be in Chapel Hill Wednesday, October
22, to look over the Arboretum. " They
will be escorted through It by Dr. W. C.
Coker, of the Department of Botany,
who will tell thera of the origin and
development of the 'Arboretum, now
conceded to be one of the most beauti
fully laid out miniuture parks in this
part of the South, from its initial stages
to the present time,' ' ..
A luncheon will be served in the Ar
boretum by the women of Chapel Hill.
Paul C. Lindley .will address the asso
ciation on "Nurserymen and Florists,"