CHAPEL HILL, N, C, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12,' 1924
NEW SCHEME TO
BE TESTED SOON
IN DEBATE HERE
Oxford Union Plan Will Be
Used In Meet With
State College. .
AUDIENCE TO BE JUDGE
Carolina and State Will Have One
Man on Each Side in Debate
on December 8th.
An entirely ' new Innovation in inter
collegiate debating for the University
will be tried' here in a scheduled debate
to take place with North Carolina State
.college on Monday night, December 8, in
Gerrard hall, according to announcement
by M. M. Young, secretary of the debat
ing council. The query 1st "Resolved
That the proposed amendment to the
Federal Constitution, authorizing ' the
regulation of child labor, should be adop
The debate is to be held under the
rules of the Oxford debating union, tend
ing thereby to eliminate the scramble for
judges' decisions which has In the past
. motivated many intercollegiate debating
teams, according to followers of this sys
tem. . '
.Under the Oxford union plan, Carolina
will be represented by only two men,
one man upholding each side of the
query. Carolina's affirmative speaker
.will debate with a State affirmative
speaker as his colleague, opposed by a
Carolina man and a State man on (he
negative. . Time limit of the final speech
es will be IS minutes, with the exception
of the first affirmative speaker, who will
represent Carolina, and who will have
a 10-minute first speech and a five-minute
rebuttal. No set rebuttal speeches
will be allotted to the other debaters.'
Following the debate, the audience is
granted the privilege of asking questions
concerning the query; the questioner ask
ing any man on either team that he or
she so designates to answer the question.
The questions will be held within a two
minute limitation. Following this open
forum discussion, the audience will vote
its convictions as to whether the affirma
tive or negative side should be upheld.
- The preliminaries to- select Carolina's
speakers will be held Wednesday night,
November 19, in the Fhi hall, giving
contestants only a very short time to
prepare. This, it is stated, is rendered
necessary by reason of the comparative
ly short time before the final debate is
held. .; ,, '
; It is also announced that judges in the
preliminaries will inaugurate a slightly
new system this year, whereby prelimi
nary contests may be thrown out and
declared null and void by the judges, if
they are of the opinion that preliminary.
preparation is not up to standard. Con
sequently, the council urges men who try
out for the debates this fall to put forth
a great deal of effort in their prepara
tion. In the preliminaries for the State de
bate, the first speeches will be seven min
utes in length, with each speaker having
also a four-minute rebuttal.
The council is also planning a regular
IntefeaUegiate triangle debate before
Christmas between South Carolina, Will
iam and Mary, and North Carolina, but
the query has not yet been selected. It
will be announced within the 'next few
days, along with the dates of the final
debate and of the preliminary.
It is announced that efforts will be
made to announce the queries for the
Washington and Lee-Johns Hopkins tri
. angle and for the annual debate w!th
West "Virginia before the Christmas hol
idays, giving the men at least two months
in which to prepare. The "big" tri
angle will probably be held in the win
ter quarter, with the West Virginia de
bate coming either in the winter or early
spring quarter, followed by the triangle
between Tulane, University of the South,
and North Carolina during the latter
part of the spring quarter. ,
Tar Babies Play
Virginia Frosh Here
The freshmen will play their fourth
game of the Intercollegiate series with
the University of Virginia freshmen
next Saturday on Emerson field.
The Tar Babies have played three
games, winning two of them and tieing
the third. They beat their first game,
with Bingham, by a score of 20 to 0,
and also defeated the University of
South Carolina freshmen 19 to 7. The
third same, with State college, resulted
in a 7 to 7 tie.
The team Is in the best of shape, and
with no one seriously Injured. Bo Shep
ard, captain and quarterback, was on
tfie sick list for a while but is now call
ing signals again on the first team.
The team has shown a good brand of
football during the whole season, and
the coaches have been drilling it relent
lessly In preparation for the coming bat
MADE PRESENT OF
Law School Receives Portrait
of Former Head.
NOTABLES ARE ON HAND
Life Sketch of , Manning Given by
- ' Justice Adams.
Before an audience of notable state
officials, including Justices Clarkson and
Adams of the Supreme Court, Secretary
of State Everett and Attorney General
Manning, the University law school re
ceived Thursday night, a portrait of
Dr. John Manning, former head of the
law school, from the hands of one of
Justice Adams delivered the principal
address of the presentation. , He was
followed by short talks by President
Chase and Dean Ferson. B. S. Gay,
president of the class, accepted the por
trait in behalf of theJaw school.
Seven of the eight living sons and
daughters, and a grandson of the late
professor, were present. . r . , -
Justice Adams gave a complete record
of John Manning's life, from his early
days in Edenton until he became head of
the University law school. He entered
the University as a sophomore in 18iT,
and made excellent grades while here.
He was a member of the Phi society
and , was regarded as one of the best
debaters in school. Two years after he
came here he graduated wfth a class of
After receiving his diploma he went
with his father to South America, but
soon came back and took up the prac
tice 'of law. He had' no political ambi
tion and refused time after time the
offer of public office. . They wanted to
make him secretary of state or judge of
the superior court, but he wouldn't con
sider either. At the beginning of the
Civil war he joined the Chatham Rifles
as a volunteer and was elected first lieu
tenant. '' He was promoted to adjutant and
while with the regiment at Yorktown
was appointed received under the Se
questration acts and this position he held
until arms were finally laid down.' He
took an Important part in the proceed
ings of the Secession Convention which
met in Raleigh on May 20, 1861, urging
that force be metjrith force. Follow
ing the war he returned to his law prac
tice. ' " ,
In 1870 he "was elected a member of
the 41st Congress to fill out the unex
pired term of the Hon. Robert Gilliam,
who had died. In the next Congress he
was succeeded by Sion H. Rogers of
Wake county. ; He was elected a dele
gate to the Constitutional Convention of
1875. While a member of the general
assembly in 1881 he took an active part
in security for the University its first
He became head of the University law
school by unanimous election of the
board of trustees in 1881 and retained
the position until his "death. .
Speaking of Dr. Manning, Justice Ad
"Mr. Manning's outreaching influence
was refining; his moral energy com
manded respect; his life was a rebuke
tpl injustice and wrong. For the de
mands alike of the office and the forum
he was thoroughly furnished by nature
and training. He was qualified for
achievement by the texture of his mind,
by the honesty of his purpose, by his
power of concentration and his capacity
for research, by his personality, his con
science, and every Impulse of his nature.
"He treated the law -not as a "wilder
ness of single instances,' but as a branch
of systematized knowledge. For the
wholesome traditions of the- bar he had
profound respect. He could tolerate
Mr. Bumble's assertion that the law is
a ass, a idiot' only in case it 'supposed'
that which It never supposes; and his
exalted conception of ethics was a sharp
condemnation of Charles Macklin's asper
sion, 'The luw is a sort of hocus-pocus
science that smiles in yer face while it
picks yer pocket.'"' - -
Dr. Chase In his tolk said of Dr. Man
"There are few men in the history of
this institution who have been held in
such affectionate memory by their stu
dents. A life like that is a perfect thing
within itself. ' It sets the Ideal of those
who come after us as a stimulus to fur
ther achievement. t
"Dr. Manning was more than a teacher
of law, more than a scholar; he was a
man. who In troubled times had faith
that through education there would come
a way out. His interest in the Univer
sity was by no means confined to the
law school. He had always been Inter
ested In every phase of the work of
the institution. So it is but natural that
the student body now holds him In affec
The Odd Number chapter of the Sig
ma Upsilon national literary fraternity
Initiated the following men last weeki
W. N. Cox, Rowland; M. M. Young,
Durham; C. E. Miller, Providence, R. I.
Statistics V. M. I.-U. N. C. Game
Yards gain line
,Yards lost line...
Yards gain end
' Yards gain passes...
Punts average yards
Punts yards returned ....
v.m. i. : v ;
"v Quarters -SSS
1st ' 2nd Ird 4th V.M.I.
Yards gain Jine 20 . 25 12 5 62
Yards lost line. .. 1.8 1 1 5
Yards gain end 0 ' 10 17 17 44
Yards lost end.. 6 -2 0 0 8
Yards gain passes 0 , 0 0 22 22
Passes attempted. 1 B 7 2 ' 7
Passes completed - 0 P 0 i l
Passes grounded. ! '2 0 0 3
Passes intercepted 0 "1 11 3
Punts v. 8 ;4 2 1 10
Punts average, yards...... 39 88 37 40 36
Punts yards returned.... 10 , 29 27 20 86
Fumbles ....:.. 0 ; 0 ,02 2
Fumbles recovered... 0 . ( 0 " 0 0 0
Penalties yards ......V.... 10 '' 20 0 5 35
First downs .....;:..Jf........ 1 1 1 1 4
Note First downs by penalties not included.
FLYING SQUADRON'S WINGS CLIPPED
ON TAR HEEL GRIDIRON WHEN JACK
.MERRITT PUTS ACROSS THE GOODS
Fast Fallback Remembers Richmond and 1922 Hackney Kicks
Winning Field Goal Matthews and Bonner Spoil Virgin
ians' Air Attack Whole University Team Plays Up
and At Them White Is V. M. I. Star.
v The Carolina Ram, both human, and
otherwise, proved too much for V. M. I.
last Saturday and the cadets from Lex
ington went down in defeat by the score
of 3 to 0, a dropkick by Hackney from
the 20-yard line at a bad angle bringing
the score after Mejritt, the human bat
tering ram, had carried the ball for SO
yards around end to bring it into scor
ing distance. Merritt played the stellar
game of the day and brought back mem
ories of Carolina's great victory over
V. M. I. at Richmond in 1922.
The teams were very evenly matched
and fought on a par most of the time.
Carolina, however, was a little the bet
ter and the score about tells the mar
gin of difference between the two. The
first downs were 8 to 6 with -the Tar
Heels having the larger number. .
It was the first game for the new Car
olina mascot, Rameses II, and he nobly
performed his duties and brought good
luck and a win to the team. The Tar
Heels played by far their best game of
the season; they were up on. their toes
and fighting every second of the contest
Several breaks went to them, but It was
more because they created the breaks
and took advantage of their chances.
Merritt proved to hi the star of the
game. It was his great work through
the line ana around the ends that ena
bled the Tar Heels, to overcome their
opponents. His punting was exception
ally good and slightly outdistanced that
of White, his rival. . The Carolina line
proved a terrpr on defense; the great
White, six feet three inches ' of great
football material, was unable to gain any
appreciable distance through the line or
around end. .Whenever he received the
ball there were four or five men to hit
him at the same time. It was the rush
ing of the line that forced him to hurry
his punts so that he could not get the
distance that he had in practice before
' The Cadet aerial attack that has been
going good all season failed against the
Tar Heels. Of their seven passes only
one was made-good, while three were
intercepted by the Carolinians, Bonner
grabbing two and Matthews one. The
Fetzerites only attempted one pass and
It was unsuccessful.
Matthews displayed the same hard
fight and speed that has characterized his
play all season. He was down under
the punts as usual and sent the V. M- I.
backs to the ground time and again for
no gain. . Epstein also played a spec
tacular game. The Carolina lin which
appeared weak at the first of the season
has developed into one of the best in the
Robinson,- who played his first entire
game Saturday, looked especially good
and appears to have won a permanent
berths Hogan also both started and fin
Ished his first game. '
r. " , : . ' Total
Quarters , rains
1st' and ird h - U. N. C.
6 14 19 18 57
0 0 2 0 2
20 " ,1 ; 42 13 76
23 1, 0 0 24
0 .0 0 0 0
0 ( 1 1 0 0 1
0 0 0 0 0
0 i 0 0 1
0 0 : 0 0 0
8 4 4' 4 4 IS
40 ; 45 85 44 41
7 3 0 0 13
0 1 . 0 0 1
0 0 0 0 0
10 20 0 15 45
1 0 ; 2 2 5
Dfvin, who was at quarter most of
the time, generated the team well and
at a critical time broke loose for a 40
yard run that perhaps saved the game
from being a three all tie. In the last
few minutes of play it was Carolina's
ball on their own 10-yard line and the
third down. V. M. I. would have prob
ably received the ball close enough for
White to send over one of his long-distance
place kicks, but Devin on a fake
play slipped through the' line and awiy
for 40 yards before he was downed.. It
gave the Tar "Heels first down and the
game ended before they lost the ball.
The. Carolina cheering was the best
that has been heard on Emerson field
since the days of Scrubby Reeves, which
is saying a great deal. During the half
the Carolina freshmen marched out on
the field and formed a living V. M. I.
and then turned it into a U. N. C.
At 2:20 the Carolina team came on the
field led by their new mascot and ran
through a short signal drill. Five min
utes later the Cadets rushed out and
went through a short warming up. V.
M. I. won the toss and elected to defend
the east goal.
, Merritt kicked ' to Caldwell who was
downed on the 12-yard line. On the
third play after the Cadtts had failed
to gain the center threw the ball over
White's head and over the goal line. The
Cadet fullback recovered and returned
it past the goal line, but Carolina was
offsides and was penalized five yards,
giving V. M. I. first down. Two tries
at the line netted five yards and White
punted. Carolina was again offsides and
was penalized five yards. It was V. M.
I.'s ball on the 30-yard line ;.
, Harmeling gained two yards but on
the next play the Cadets were penalized
10 yards. White punted to Carolina's
35-yard line to Devin who returned seven
yards. Merritt carried the ball 18 yards
around right end. Three tries gained
four yards and Devin tried a drop kick
that was short. It was V. M. I.'s ball
on their 9-yard line.
O White punted to. Devin on the 50-yard
line. Merritt gained three yards. Devin
went through the line for two yards.
On an end run Merritt was thrown for
a 20-yard loss. Merritt kicked to Fos
ter on the 30-yard line. He returned
10 yards. The Cadets could not gain,
and. White punted, the ball rolling over
the goal line. Carolina's ball on the 20-
yard line. Two tries brought no gain
and Merritt punted to Caldwell who was
downed on the 12-yard line. Harmeling
made five yards off tackle, Foster three
yards through the line, White plunged
for first down. End of quarter, V. M.
I.'s ball on Carolina's 47-yard line.
Second Quarter "
A pass was Incomplete. Foster moxle
(Continued on pape four)
FOR STATE TOUR
Eight Eastern Towns Are to Be
ONE NIGHT STANDS ONLY
Three New Plays to Be Taken On
The Carolina Playmakers will Inaugu
rate their ninth state tour when they
leave Chapel Hill today for Wilson,
where the first performance will be
given. From Wilson the Playmakers will
journey to Goldsboro, then to New Bern,
Fayetteville, Red Springs, Dunn, Pitts
boro, and. Raleigh. Thus eight towns
will be visited in all, and the trip will
last eight days. In addition to the reg
ular cast of the plays, Professor Koch,
Ersklne Duff and Dougald Cox will go
on the trip. Traveling will be by bus,
in Jordan's newly purchased "Karolfna
King." The scenery, all of which is new,
and the elaborate - lighting equipment
which the Playmakers have just pur
chased, wiM be transported in three-ton
trucks.' On the Playmakers' return from
the tour the plays will be presented in
The program and casting of the plays
is as follows: "The Honor of Bonava,"
a picture of Reconstruction days in the
old South, by Judge Robert W. Winston,
the cast of which is as follows: Colonel
Pettigrew, master' of Bonava George
Denny; Jane, his daughter Margaret
Jones; Dick, his son George Winston;
Ned Wilson, his deceased wife's brother
Robert Proctor; Rev. William Curtis,
Jane's fiancee William Cox; Aunt Char
lotte, house servant" of Bonava Louise
Sawyer; Sheriff Bell, a carpet-bagger
Ben Hicks; Cuffee, formerly Col. Pet
tigrew's slave Brook Todd. '
"Politicin' in Horse Cove,", a comedy
of a mountain village on election day.
by Martha Boswell. Cast: Rainy For
tune, a mountaineer J. E. Farrior; Mrs.
Fortune, his wife Louise Sawyer; Sally,
their daughter Frances Gray; Hannah,
a neighbor Irene Sherrill; Zero Warren,
Nat, and Joe, politicians L. II. Wallace,
Brook Todd, B. C. Wilson.
"The Scuffletown Outlaws," a tragedy
of the famous Lowriei band of Robeson
county, by William CoJ Cast: Henry
Lowrie, leader of the outlaws William
Cox; Steve Lowrie, his brother B. C.
Wilson; June Lowrie, their sister, Fran
ces Gray; Rhody Lowrie, their mother,
Louise Sawyer j Luke, in love with
June L. H. Wallace; John Sanders, a
"white man" Robert Proctor; Donna
hoe, a deputy sheriff P. L. Elmore.
INTO THE LIMELIGHT
Manufacturers Record and Menckins
Devote a Little Attention to the
N. C. State University.
The recent election of the University
to the presidency of the American Asso
ciation of Universities is interesting to
note in connection with the following
clipping from the November issue of the
"Mencken puts the University down,
until quite 'recently as a, 'fourth-rater.'
The Manufacturers' Record of Balti
more rates Carolina more highly, thus:
" "The University of North Carolina is
one of the most progressive and aggres
sive educational Institutions in this coun
try for stimulating the people of that
state into improved farming methods and
to awaken them to full utilization of
their limitless resources.
" 'Some other colleges and Universities
in the South are following a somewhat
similar line, but so far as we have been
able to learn, none of them are doing
the work on the same broad scale as the
University of North Carolina. It is,
indeed, an educational institution for
the people of the entire state and for
every class, rich and poor alike.
"'Would that every other Institution
of learning in the South were doing the
same work with the same energy.'"
Town Mystery V
Is Solved At Last
Students have often' wondered what
the building with only the foundations
laid between Jack Sparrow's place and
Sutton and Alderman's was Intended to
be. The mystery has been solved and
future plans made. Mayor Robinson,
the owner, has placed a contract for the
steel of this building with a Greensboro
firm and the building will soon be com
pleted.: The former plans were to make
a hotel or a theater or a combination out
of the building, but plans now are to
make room for three stores on the first
floor and fraternity rooms on the second
floor, if there are demands from frater
The Junior Order of Gorgon's Head
announces the initiation of the following:
G. G. Frazier, R. P. McClamrock, L. E.
Watt, Pembroke Nash, John Redwlne,
John McKie, Sidney Dowd and William
Comes Under Joint Auspices of
University Lecture Commit
tee and Music Department.
EXPLAINS AS HE GOES
Plays Passage and Then Informally
Explains to Hia Hearers in Simple
and Understandable Language.
A piano lecture recital will be given
at 8:30 Friday night in Memorial hall
by Professor Daniel Gregory Mason, of
Columbia university. Professor Mason
is being brought here under the joint
auspices of the University lecture com
mittee and the music department, and
his recital will Im free to the public.
Professor Mason comes from one of
the best known musical families in this
country. His grandfather, Dr. Lowell
Mason, was the first teacher of music
in the public schools of America, and
was the father of this movement which
has spread all over the world; he was
a composer of renown, being the author
of the setting of the frequently used
hymn, "Nearer My God to Thee." . Pro
fessor Daniel Gregory Muson was born
in 1873, was graduated from Harvard
university and has studied under some
of the most prominent teachers in this
country and France. i
Professor Mason is known as one of
the leaders In popular education In music
in America. He Is the author of fifteen
volumes on music history, music form,
and instrumentation. His five volume
series on the appreciation of music -is
recognized as an authoritative work;
his book, "From Song to Symphony,"
has been adopted as a text by the Na
tional Federation of Music Clubs.
As a lecturer and recital artist Profes
sor Mason is known all over the world.
He has published a large number of
compositions for piano, string quartet,
and symphony orchestras which have
been produced by the most prominent
artists in this country and abroad.
In his recital Prof. Mason sits it the
piano, plays a few notes here and a
longer passage there, analyzes- and plays
a whole composition, and takes his audi
ence Into his confidence as to how music
is made. His explanations along this
line are noted for their simplicity and
freedom from technicalities.
, The invariably large audiences that he
attracts Is certainly to be regarded as
a good tribute to his popularity.
Exercises Held in Memorial
Hall in the Morning.
PROF. CONNOR SPEAKS
Boxing and Wrestling Exhibition
Given for Benefit of Local Post
The University, the American Legion
and the town combined to do reverence
to the time when the great world war
was brought to a close.
The University, the townspeople and
the American. Legion combined In an
Armistice Day exercise yesterday morn
ing in Memorial hall at 10:30.
The children of the Chapel Hill school,
headed by their band, marched In a body
to Memorial hall to attend the exercises
of the day. The members of the Amer
ican Legion also marched to the exer
cises In a body. Reserved seats were
waiting for both the school children and
the ex-soldiers. A good sized crowd at
tended the exercises.
The principal event of the morning
was the address of Dr R. D. W. Con
nor, of the University department of
history. His address was excellently
fitted to the spirit of the occasion. Sup
plementing this address on the program
was the reading of the roll of dead
among University alumni and citizens
of the county. The audience stood while
this list was being read.
Last night the American Legion held
an exhibition of boxing and wrestling
for the benefit of the local post of the
Legion. Several fast bouts made quite
a hit with the spectators. Gallegher
showed up well In his bout. The wrest
ling matches also proved interesting.
Shirley Waters and Poindexler both at
tracted a good bit of comment.
A number of students and townspeo
ple attended the performance and the
local post was given a good boost In Its
; i m ,
The editorial board of North Carolina
Commerce and Induttry will be enter
tained Wednesday evening at Winston-
Salero by W. T. Rltter, who is a member
of the staff. Members Of the faculty
who will attend the meeting are Profes
sors Murchlson, Brown, Zimmerman, S.
H. Hobbs, Snell and Matherly.