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VOLUME XXXIII ' CHAPEL HILL. N. C. WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 5. 1924 1 - . . ,- , : . , 7777
But Neither of the Governors
on Hand to Say Anything
TWO PASSES COMPLETED
Reporter Says the Teams Were
Evenly Matched and the Scor
ing Result of Breaks.
The Gamecocks of the University of
South Carolina presented an exception
ally strong team last Saturday and de
feated the Tar Heels, for the first time
since the war, in a stirring battle, 10-7.
Between halves Cheer-leader Muggins
pulled off a stunt for the benefit of the
The two teams were very, evenly match
ed and most of the time fought on even
terms, with the scoring coming as a re-
suit of break South Carolina scored
first on a place, kick after a recovered
fumble had given them the ball in the
.North State's territory. George Spar
row fumbled a punt on his 45-yard line
and it. was recovered , by a Gamecock
end. The South Carolinians made a first
down by line, plays that carried the ball
12 yards. A pass was completed that
put the ball on the 17-yard line. Unable
to gain by line plays, Boatwright kicked
a placement goal.
The Gamecocks scored a touchdown in
the third quarter as a result of a sensa-
tional run by Boatwright, who took the
ball on his 25-yard line on a punt and
ran 60-odd yards before he was downed
by Hackney, playing safety man. Jef-
: fords sent a pass to Swink over the goal
line for a touchdown. Boatwright kick
ed the extra point, .
. Carolina scored in this same quarter
by a" lucky break, about the Only one
of the game that went to the Tar Heels.
Brice fumbled a punt on his 12-yard line
and Herman Mclver pounced upon it,
.Merritt garnered five yards through the
line, but on the next play Bonner was
thrown for a loss that put the Tar Heels
back where , they started. Devin took
the ball around right end and with per'
feet iarfgrence carried it, the .12 yards
for a , touchdown. Devin also kicked
The Tar Heels had seemed to streng
then toward the last and it appeared
that they might yet get another touch
down, but the Gamecocks braced and
held for the rest of the game.
Two features that had little to do with
the final score but that are worth men-
tioning are the great 90-yard run to the
goal line that Merritt made, and the
fact that Carolina completed two passes
two in succession. Merritt took the
ball on his 10-yard line and started
around end; clearing the line, he dodged
through the backfield and struck out
- for the goal line. The Carolina stands
("Continued onfiagt four)
Tar Babies Meet State College
Wolf pack, Jr.
THE FROSH TEAM STRONG
Have Already Scrimmaged With the
Friday November 8, will see the Tar
Baby team once more in action at Em
erson field, playing the N. C. State fresh
State seemingly has a slight edge over
the freshman team. -Although having
played only .one game, with .Mars Jim, J
they literally swamped that team
a 72 to 0 victory.
The freshmen have to date playel
two games," and won them both. The
first game, with Bingham, resulted in a
disastrous defeat for Bingham by a 20-0
Score. In the game with South Caro
lina, the team demonstrated its ability in
taking the offensive, and beat the Game
cocks 19 to 7. -
Ferrell, frosh fullback, is probably
the most reliable ground gainer of the
bunch, while Isor piles up his gains with
long runs, the crafty and elusive half-
onck making a 75-yard sprint for a
touchdown in the blngham game, and
numerous other gains in the same game.
The frosh team has several good back
field men who have some real outstand
ing qualities. Shepherd, quarterback,
shows keen Intelligence as a field gen
eral of the first quality, while Tcnney,
Simpson, and Wllkins have proved them
selves , steady ground gainers. '
Coaches Pritchard and Lowe have been
'drilling their men hard during the last
week. Twice they have scrimmaged with
the varsity, which by. no means ran over
them. The team s, at present, in good
shape, and' with no. serious injuries to
ny of lta members to keep them from
playing a good game Friday.
MISS KNOX AGAIN
Tar Heel Violinist Renders De
lightful' Program. J
Plays On Steps of Memorial Hall After
By Lucy F. Lay.
For the third time this year, the cam
pus had the opportunity oft hearing a
fine and well-known violinist, .Miss
Emilie Rose Knox, who is an outstand
ing North Carolina musician. The con
cert took place in Memorial ' Hall
Thursday evening at eight-thirty.
Miss Knox came to the Hill under the
auspices of the Wigue and Masque club.
It was unfortunate that the performance
came in the midst of such an unusually
busy week, and that.it had not been
more widely advertised, for the audi
ence, though certainly as appreciative as
usual, was quite small; Miss Knox pre
sented a most intelligent and balanced
tr -i ...
miss jvuox was aressea in a simple
gown of blue brocaded silk with trim
mingof brilliants. 'Her accompanist,
Miss Sue Kyle Southwick, of Greens
boro, wore a soft beaded gown of yel
The Concerto in D Minor, by Vieux-
temps, which was the opening number
of the program, was rendered with a
clear understanding of technique, but
it seemed to lack vitality with the no
table exception of the Adagio Religioso
which was played with a clear tone,
with a compelling sweep.
The Spanish Dance, by Sarasate and
Kreider's Tambourine Chinois, proved to
be excellent vehicles for the display of
vivid playing. In these Miss Knoxl
seemed to show full interpretive Dower.
Mendelssohn's "On Wings of Song", was
played with a smooth clear tone. In the
Song of India Miss Knox obtained a
remarkable effect, in using a trumulous
mysterious tone. The sustained, and
dignified Swain piece, by Saint-Saens,
gained much applause. In the Spin
ning Song, by Popper, Miss Knox dis
played sure technique, especially in the
For - encores ... Miss ' Knox responded
with Kreisler's Danny Boy, the World
is Waiting for the Sunrise," and Tam
After the concert proper, several
hundred students crowded around the
porch of Memorial Hall and cheered for
"Miss Knox," who stood on the steps
and played popular airs and old favor-
ites enthusiastically and heartUy. Among
tne pieces were Hark ne Sound, U SoIeuc wlu U5C aicrcupiicuii piciures snow-
Mio, Kreisler's An Old Refrain, Home
Sweet Home and the Marsellaise.
Later Miss Knox was entertained at.
the Pi Kappa Alpha house.
It is to be regretted that Miss Knox
was not given an audience which would
be more compatible with her playing.
Next time we hope to be able to' have
her play before an audience of hun
dreds not of scores.
Culbreth and Bergthold
Address Y. M. C. A. Cabinet
The "Y" Cabinet had as its special
guests at the regular weekly meeting
Monday night, Rev. J. Marvin Culbreth
and Mr. J. W. Bergthold. After a short
business discussion, these two men were
introduced to the members (of the cabi
net by Mr. Comer, and each responded
with a short speech.
Mr. Culbreth laid emphasis Qn the per
sonal work on jyhe campus and the friend
ship toward the. new men that come into
the University each year. He said there
should be individual supervision over the
new men, in order that they should get
started right in college, and that they
should be made to feel the responsibility
f preparing themselves for tlieir life's
Mr. Bergthold made some interesting
remarks about the beginning of the stu
dent Y. M. C. A. The first student
Y. M. C. A. in the world was organized
at the University of Virginia in 1858,
and in 1860 the Y. M. C. A. was organ
ized here. ,. Mr. Bergthold said there
should be more time devoted to the spir
itual side of one's life, and the Y.- M.
C. A. has the opportunity to further this
phase of One's life.
Grail Dance Is
Again Dance of Masses
Somewhat contrary to pre-dance pre
dictions, the Grail dance, given, at the
gym last Saturday night, was terribly
crowded. Almost promptly at 9 o'clock
the gym began to fill up and strains of
"Fool's Music" began to emanate from
the gym at a rather earlier time than
is usual. Again the gym proved to be
inadequate to accommodate the crowds
and toes were stepped upon and couples
collided; but even though this was the
case, every one seemed to, be having an
utmost, hilarious and fully enjoyable
time. There were many tut-of-town
girls present for the dance.
I ' - I I
if A fit
"Fats" Hammond, captain and right
tackle of the Flying Squadron.
HOUDINI IS COMING ;
HERE NOVEMBER 21
I Famous Magician Has Death Pacts
With Twelve Who Are to Signal
Him From Heaven.
; Houdini, the world's most famous ma-
gician, will appear in Chapel Hill Fri-
dav November 21, under the joint aus-1
pices of the Carolina Playmakers and
the Y. M. C. A. - -
Houdini, known the world over as
famous mystifier who has baffled the
shrewdest police and the leading scien-1
tists for the past 20 years, is introduced
to the public.in.a . new. role. This fall
Houdini will discuss with startling dein-
onstrations the possibilities of spirit clearly evldenCed in the program. Espe
communication under the general theme ciflllv notahle ' s th lflst ,lmh ln
of "Can the Dead Speak to the Living?"
He contends that they can not.
Houdini's lecture will frankly point
out the tricks' of the fraudulent miracle
mongers. He will explain phenomena
N'hich are often said to be spiritualistic ;
uig famous mediums and frauds of the
past SO years, and will describe their
work or their deceptions, as the case :
may be. : He will show how parafflne
hands are made by so-called spirits, and
how mediums release these hands . in
dark rooms without detection from the
sitters. He will show how trumpets are
blown without leaving any trace of their
physical appearance, and how "spirits"
write on slates. These : "spirit" mani
festations will be explained by Houdini,
and at the conclusion of his lecture lie
will be glad to answer all questions
which may. be propounded.
Particularly well qualified to disduss
the subject of manifestations is Hou
dini. He has always been intensely in
terested in psychic phenomena, and has
personally known most of the leading
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V. M. I. QUARTERBACK
3nall" Caldwell, field general and flee.
back on the team here Saturday.
SUNG ON SUNDAY
BY MRS. TUCKER
Singer Stated on Starting That
She Was a Voiceless
DIDN'T SOUND NIGGERISB
Concert Was a Conversation Enlivened
With Anecdote and Song Ac
cording to Krehbiel.
A noteworthy variation in attendance
of the population of Chapel Hill was
evidenced in the huge audience which
greeted Mrs. Collingwood Tucker Sun
day afternoon, when she presented an
interesting "concert" in Memorial hall.
To quote Krehbiel, to call Mrs. Tucker's
performance a "conversation enlivened
with anecdote, and song" would be more
correct and more conventional than to
speak of her "concert."
If Mrs. Tucker had not prefaced her
program with the remark that she was
"the only voiceless singer in captivity'
she would have received rather adverse
and justified criticism, for those who are
familiar with the songs of the negro
and with the manner in which they are
sung, felt a distinct regret that her
voice could not more adequately convey
the typical and characteristic qualities
of the voice of the negro.
Mrs. Tucker's personality is so impell
ing and attractive that she was able to
present her program in a delightfully
informal manner. .' Characterizing the
folk-songs as being truly American be
cause they were produced "spontane
ously without conscious art," as an ex
pression of a life produced in America,
she gave 'a sympathetic and significant
exposition of negro music as a preface
to her program.
c The program consisted of four groups
of "Songs of the Old South," folk-songs.
spirituals, plantation melodies, and "Lit-
I tie Studies in Color." The first two of
I these groups, which are clearly and en-
altirely products of the negro race, were
sung by Mrs. Tucker without any ac-
M Tu(.ker has a fiiKt:nf KmRK nf
tbe . drwnatlC-V8me of fte songs with
which she work and this sense wafi
the first group, which was sung in direct
imitation of the typical "mammy" who
is so often caricatured by many who
have had no first-hand experience with
her. The plaintive "Watch and Dray"
refrain of th. thir(1 ., . t. Imin
"M udder, is Massa Gwine ter Sell Us?"
still rings in the ears of her hearers.
Perhaps the most popular were the
songs which reflected the happy rhythm
of the negro at work, such as the "Pea
nut Pickin' Song" and the "Chain Gang
Song." "De Boll WeevU," which was
favorite with the workmen around the
University especially last year, received
In the spirituals, the most effective
vas the "fambly hymn," "You Scan-
lalize My Name." The humorous ele-
nent was repeated in the last of the
jroup, "How Long Lazarus Bin Dade?
Altogether, Mrs. Tucker gave a pro-
:ram which has aroused much interest
n negro music in general. She worked
he Imagination of : her audience and
nanaged to convey in a very easy and
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Bo" Clements who'll nlav
Pierce Matthews in the captain's
last game here.
TAR HEELS BUCKLE
WEEK OF DRILLING WITH HOPE OF
DEFEATING THE FLYING SQUADRON
ft. , BS ;
TRIPLE THREAT MAN
-Windy" White, star fullback who
passes, punts and carries the balL
WAS A REAL SUCCESS
Large Number of Freshmen Enjoy
Program Put On by Co-Eds and
Friendship Council : .
That the carnival given by tlie Wo
man s Association and the Freshman
Friendship Council was" 'a 'great success
was fjully evidenced by the large number
from the class of '28 and many others
who attended. Heralded by a huge bon
fire in front of the gymnasium, the car
nival held sway from 8:30 till 10:30 on
Around the floor of the inner room
were booths fashioned of brilliant yel
low material combined with black, in
which there were the various side-shows
of the "midway," which were enthusi
astically visited by the crowds who saw
such as the "World's Greatest Swimming
Match," "Trained Monkeys," and "The
Celebrated Tight-Rope Walker." The
trip through hell which had been avidly
awaited proved to be interesting ana
succeeded in raising the hair on many
The stunts which the Freshman Friend
ship Council put on took place: on an
improvised stage. An exciting prize fight
between R. M. Hardee and an obliging
freshman; an entertaining conversation
between two dusky gentlemen; and last
out not least, a weird procession bear
ing a coffin out of which rose a ghostly
ngure chanting the popular "hearse
song" made up the program.
The attendants were attractively cos
tumed in Hallowe'en costumes, the wan
aering tribe of the gypsies' being in evi
dence plying their trade of fortune-tell
ing. A cake made by Mrs. Johnson was
rattled off to the one who held the lucky
number. During part of the evening
the North State Bight furnished music.
Peanuts, popcorn and the usual Hal
loween food proved so popular that ii
required lightning velocity to succeeu
ui restoring the gym to its proper ordei
in time tor the "13 club" dance which
started immediately after the carnival.
With the exception of last year the car
nival has been an annual atfair.
apeaas tor juemocrats
'Ihe present Kordney-ivlcCumber tarin
is "the most objectionable tarin law evei
imposed upon the American people,'
Waiter Murphy, member of the stau
legislature trom Howan, charged here
tast Saturday night in an audress to
university students. He spoke under
the aiuptces of the student government
as the third representative of the three
political parties. He was greeted by a
good-sized audience that gave him a
Presiding was William J. Cocke, Jr-
of Ashcvilie, president of the student
body. Mr. Murphy was introduced by
J. M. Saunders, of Durham. HltiF nt
the Ta Hiel( who sees at hand a "stu
dent awakening In political matters."
Dr. H. W. Odum spoke at the annual
meeting of the Southern Educational
Alliance In Richmond, Va- last Friday
DOWN TO HARD
Carolina Smarting Under De
feat at Hands of Gamecocks.
DEVELOPING' AIR G A M E
"Windy" White Considered to
Be One of the Outstanding
Backs in the Southland.
CADETS ARE WEAKER THIS YEAR
Graduate Manager Woollen Expecting
Big Crowd Despite the Disastrous
Sea , on Experienced by Team.
Smarting under the defeat adminis
tered by South Carolina, the Tar Heels
are going through the daily grind in
preparation for the battle with V. M. I.
next Saturday with blood in their eyes
and a desire to wipe out the defeats of
the season by a victory over the strong
Cadet team. '
Carolina has been steadily improving
as the season has goneby, and with this
improvement she should be a formidable
foe for the V. M. I. team next Saturday.
South Carolina had a strong team. She
has been beaten only by the University
of Georgia, and then by a relatively
small score. The Tar Heel student body
feels that the defeat by the Gamecocks
was not due to weakness on the part
of the Blue and White team, but to the-
exceptional strength of their opponents.
The Feteers seem to be developing an
terial attack that will considerably sup
plement the Tar Heel offensive and the
students are hopeful of a victory Sat
urday. The Cadets are strong, but ap
parently not so strong as last year. They
defeated the Wolfpack of State college
by the same margin as did Captain Mat
thews' crew, and thus would appear to
be of about the same caliber as the Tar
The Carolina defense which appears
just now to be strong will be given a
severe test when it faces the Cadet of
fense. In Windy White V. M. I. has
one of the greatest backs of the South,
and he should prove to be one of the
sensations of the game. "Snail" Cald
well, so-called because of his great speed, .
will also bear watching. He is quarter
for the irginians.
Graduate Manager Woollen is prepar
ing for a great crowd. Stands will be
erected at bothend of the gridiron in
addition to those already up. Many re
quests for tickets have already been re
ceived and although the defeat of last
Saturday may cut down Interest in the
game to some extent, it is still expected
to draw an enormous crowd.
It is planned to make this a home
coming day for alumni to take the place
of the Virginia game during the years
that it is played at Charlottesville. The
cadets in their uniforms and the old
grads with their wives and beautiful
daughters will make a colorful picture
that might well fill the void during years
that the Thanksgiving celebration Is held
This will certainly be the biggest game
in North Carolina this year and will be
watched with Interest for the light it
may throw on the possibility of it being
icld here regularly every other year and
ipon Carolina's chances on Turkey day.
Phi Assembly Votes
In Favor of Harbor Bill
Continued discussion, pro and con, of
tbe ports and terminals measure, fea-
tured the regular meeting of the Phi
assembly Saturday night. The vote tak
en on the measure at the close of the
meeting was overwhelmingly In favor of
the proposed ports and terminals scheme,
with 48 for and 14 against the bill.
The well presented argument of W. T.
Couch, who opposed the measure, was
followed by discussions of the question
oy Owens, Chappell and Adams, with
supplementary remarks by others, all
cavoring the bill. The vote cast was in-
aicative of the prevailing sentiment of
Jie majority of Phi members in regard
co the question; which is obviously ex
plained in that members of the Phi as-
embly are usually from the eastern half
of North Carolina, which naturally fa
vors the ports measure.
Regular routine business was trans
acted- at the meeting, and four new mem
bers were initiated; nameiy, X. S. Cam-
pen, 'lio; Joe H. Boooitt, jr, 'zo; a. C.
waugmriuge, "ica, and . ii. apeuce, "48.
ne usoeuiuiy aujuurucu at O:xo ty rea-
ou oi tue buctuuiuc ui riuu. whukp
'reie'J iniurpuey iu Uticiuuruu liau.
Friday night, November 1, at 7:30
'clock, in the reception rooms of the
Baptist church, there will be a meeting
of tbe Graduate ciub. The general suo
ject of discussion will be "Method in
Research Work." Drs. H. W. Oduin
and V, P. Venable will be the principal
upeokers of the evening. .
The registrar has announced that mid-
verm reports can be obtained at his of-
tlce during the last part of this week.