CHAPEL HILL, N. C, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1921
TAR HEELS AND CAVALIERS MEET
DEAD FROM LONG
Chapel Hill's Pioneer Bus Man
Dies At Home in
FUNERAL HELD SUNDAY
Mr. "Pendy" Reduced Bus Fare , to
Durham from One Dollar to
'! Fifty Cents a Trip.
Colonel Swain ' Pendergraft, Chapel
Hill's pioneer bus man, died Friday at
his home here after having suffered for
more than a year from cancer of the
1 stomach. Funeral services were held
from the Methodist church Sunday after
noon and were attended by a crowd of
friends that filled the building to over
; flowing. '
The services were conducted by the
Rev. Walter Patton, pastor of the Meth
odlst church, of which Mr. Pendergraft
was a member. From the church the
procession went to the cemetery, where
brief services were held. There were
many beautiful floral offerings. Among
the mourners was President Chase and
a number of students and faculty mem'
The active pallbearers were J. L. Al
derman, J. G. de Roulhac Hamilton,
Jack Andrews, Clarence Wills, Mallie
.' Sparrow, Floyd' Thrift, Bruce Strowd,
and J. L. Foister. ,
J The honorary pallbearers were F. P.
Venable, W. deB. MacNider, Charles
Mangum, W. L. Tankersley, C. B. Grif
fin, Clyde Eubanks, Newton Mann, R.
L. Strowd, H. W .Walker, U R. Wilson,
Charles T. Woollen and John M. Booker.
; Mr. Pendergraft passed away peace
fully. . For more than a year he had
suffered with the malady but he was not
confined to his bed until last week. He
went to Baltimore early last week to
- take treatment At Juhns-Jriopkins under
-Dr. Finney, the celebrated specialist,
but no operation was performed and he
returned last Tuesday.
.Mr. Pendergraft was 53 years old.
He had been in the bus business here
for 13 years and prior to that time he
ran a grocery store. He was well and
favorably known to generations of Uni
versity alumni and students who will
mourn his passing with real sorrow.
The University community loved him
most for his honesty and integrity. Fac
ulty, students and townspeople alike al
ways fpund him upright and reliable.
He is generally credited with reduc
ing the fare from here to Durham from
$1 to 50 cents. He steadfastly refused
to enter into rate agreements with the
owners of other bus lines and competed
with them single-handed. Last spring
he put into operation the first bus be
tween here and Durham. Until then
the highway transportation had been by
"Pendy," the students familiarly called
him, was always on the job. He could
be found at his bus stand almost every
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BE AT BIG GAME
Virginia Executive Attends
Expecting 15,000 Spectators at Thanks
' giving Clash.
Governor E. Lee Trinkle, accompanied
. by Mrs. Trinkle and attended by his
staff, will attend the Carolina-Virginia
game on Lambeth field Thanksgiving
day, according to a letter received from
the governor by D. E. Brown, graduate
manager of athletics at the University
Governor Trinkle wrotes "Your let
ter received inviting Mrs. Trinkle, my
staff and myself to attend the Thanks
giving game at the University, If noth-
: ing happens we will be with you. We
have had urgent Invitations to be at the
V. M. I.-V. P. I. game at Roanoke, but
we are going to come to the University"
The presence of the governor of. Vir
ginia will lend an official atmosphere to
the contest between Virginia and Caro
lina, which has become, through more
than 30 years, the major gridiron game
of the South Atlantic states. r
, D. E. Brown, graduate manager, is
making ready to take care of 15,000
spectators, for in addition to Virginia
supporters and lovers of football with
in the Old Dominion, the" Old North
State is expected to send thousands to
cheer for the Carolinians.
"Quarterback whose only fault is
doesn't rum himself enough," Fetzer
reported to have said. "
He Cusses Out the Ouija Board
STEPS ON SPIRITUALISTS
Answers Questions After Finishing
A detailed exposal of the fakes of
spiritualism" was the chief "benefit "con
ferred - upon a huge Caro'jua audience
in Memorial hall last Friday night when
Houdini, the celebrated magician, start
led Chapel Hillians by his violent de
nunciation of those alleging that living
persons may communicate with the dead.
"The ouija board is the first step to
the insane asylum," Houdini declared.
He scorned the claims that dead people
can communicate with the living, and
declared that the two greatest advo
cates of spiritualism, Sir Arthur Conan
Doyle and Sir Oliver Lodge, the famous
Englishmen, should be. locked up and
kept away from society. Doyle and
Lodge have caused many people to go
insane, Houdini insisted. i .
He stamped Sir Arthur Conhn Doyle
as utterly unreliable. Doyle's memory
is faulty, he affirmed, arid pointed out
several personal interviews with the fam
ous Englishman to back up his state
ments. . ,
, Numerous other spiritualists also came
in for violent denunciations. One in
particular, known as "Marjory," received
anything but flattering comments.
Houdini's purpose in coming to Chapel
Hill seemed to be summed up in general
warning against the harm that the spiri
tualistic craze is doing. . He affirmed
that if one person in the audience should
be convinced of the folly of this theory
and that those who uphold it are either
crazy or downright liars, then his pur
pose had been accomplished.
Besides flaying Doyle and Lodge, he
also took a nice slap at Thomas A. Edi
son, the famous inventor. Edison, Hou
dini declared, had plagiarized an inven
tion of a Danish inventor.
The magician also stated that he had
offered a $5,000 prize to anybody who
can prove definitely that communication
may" be established with the dead. So
far the prize has remained unclaimed. .
Spiritualistic fakes practiced by medi
ums were explained in detail, and a his
tory of spiritualism, illustrated by lan
tern slides, was also presented. Hou
dini traced the development of the craze
from its inception in 1848 to the recent
innovation of the ouija board.
A few magic tricks were performed
for the benefit of the audience, and with
the exception of the "East Indian nee
dle trick" the fakes behind them all were
explained in detail.
Following the regular program, an
open forum discussion was held and sev
eral questions were asked by the audi
ence. Miss Hilda Threlkeld, gfand vice-pres
ident of the Chi Omegas, was the guest
of Epsilon Beta chapter last week. Miss
Threlkeld was the guest of honor at a,
luncheon given by Mrs. R. D. W. Con
nor on Thursday. Thursday afternoon
the chapter entertained at tea at the
TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL CLASH OF
TWO TRADITIONAL ENEMIES TAKES
PLACE ON LAMBETH FIELD AT 2:30
Virginia Has Had Erratic Season Both Teams Have Lost Four
Out of Eight Games Carolina Got Off to a Bad Start
Contest Tomorrow Promises to Be Hard Fought
With No Apparent Odds.
By W. T. Peacock
Carolina Position- Virginia
Epstein . . . .L. E Ahner
Matthews (C.) L. T. . . . Hayman
Robinson . . .. ...... . . : .L. G. . . . . . Mackall
Mclver ..' C. . Reynolds
Fordham R. G. .......... . . i . V Cockrill
Hogan .R.T. ............... Holland
Braswell ............. .R. E ............... Darby
Devin Q. B . . Diffey
Underwood ....... L.H Maphis (C.)
Bonner . . . . i . , . ........ R, H. .... .......... . Frost
Merritt ...F.B Cuddy
Team average 170 Team average ...... 173
Line average ... 179 Line average . 181
Back field 154 Back field. . 159
The twenty-eighth annual clash between Tar Heel and Cavalier
which takes place tomorrow orf Lambeth Field at 2:30 P. M. promises
from all pre-game dope to be a close hard fought game with the winner
in doubt until the final moment of play.
; The Virginia eleven has played an erratic game all season, rising at
times to heights of victory over some strong opponent only to- lose, at a
later date, to a much weaker team. The Cavaliers started the season by
holding Harvard to' a fourteen point win, but since that time they have
had .their ups and do.wns.winning four and losing four of theirgames.
They defeated the Flying Cadets of V. M. I. by a two touchdown margin,
the final score being 13 to 0.
Carolina started off what appeared to be an indifferent season by los
ing to Wake Forest College but subsequent games have shown that the
Demon Deacons are one of the strongest teams in the South Atlantic.
Yale won the annual contest 27 to 0. After winning from State and
Trinity the Tar Heels dropped two games, to Maryland and South Caro
b"na respectively, but followed these reverses by defeating V. M. I. 3 to
0 and taking the contest with Monk Younger's Wildcats 6 to 0. '
With the exception of the Yale game there- have been only two touch
downs scored upon Carolina all season; Wake Forest putting over one
and South Carolina one. The possibility of a Carolina win seems to de;
pend on the ability of the Tar Heel line to keep the Cavaliers from scor
ing. The Tar Heels have yet to show a sustained offense, but they have
been able to overcome their opponents by field goals and If it is clear and
dry tomorrow this ability may play its part in the final victor.
It is only during the last ten years that the outcome of the Turkey Day
contests has been considered doubtful. After ten years of victories for
the Orange and Blue Carolina won the 1916 game. No games were
played in 1917 and 1918 because of the war and in 1919 Carolina again
won. Next year the Cavaliers scored a 14 to 0 victory. Then for two
years the Tar Heels were victors "while last year the two teams struggled
in the mud and rain for four scoreless periods. ,
Probably the most famous of all the games are the two that were
played in 1892. Virginia won an early game and by a defeat of the until
then undefeated team of Trinity College laid claim to the championship of
tfie south. In an exhibition game, which according to local folk lore
ended in a fight, after the season was over the Tar Heels won a-decisive
victory 26 to 0.
Until 1916 the Carolinians had won only four other games of the 22
played up to that time, winning the games of '93, '98, 03, '05.
1892...... ............Virginia 30;
1 892 Virginia O ;
1893..... Virginia 16;.
1894....:.. Virginia 34 ;
1 895 Virginia 6 ;
1 896............. Virginia 48 ;
1897...-......:. Virginia 12 ;
1898 Virginia 2;
1 900 ............Virginia 1 7 ;
1901...... ........ .....;....Virginia 23 ;
1902............ Virginia 12;
1903..'. Virginia 0;
1904 Virginia 12;
1905.............. Virginia 0;
1907...............? ......Virginia 9;
1907 Virginia 31;
1910.:.... .....Virginia 7;
1911 Virginia 28;
1912 Virginia 66;
1913 Virginia 26;
1914 Virginia 20;'
Virginia , 0 ;
1920 Virginia 14;
1922 Virginia 3;
922 Virginia 7?
1923 Virginia 0;
m M I
in' iiiim nll I 111 - Ml
"Big Mac" has recovered from his
wrenched shoulder and will be back at
center in tomorrow's game.
KIPLING READ BY
Second Playmaker Reading of
the Year. '
IS A DECIDED SUCCESS
Three of Kipling's Barrack Room Bal
. lads Are Read.
' By Lucy Lay
A program which was adequately com
prehensive of the types of poetry which
Rudyard Kipling has written was given
in Gerrard hall by Dr. J ames Finch Roy
ster on Sunday evening. The second
Playmaker reading of the season was a
Dr. Royster read with power and vigor
clearly showing his ability as a dramatic
reader. In the Balled of East and
West Dr. Royster reached the height
of his dramatic interpretation. He read
it with a sweep which was indicative
of the power of the piece.
: Three of the Barrack Room Ballads
were read as examples of Kipling's rol
licking poems about the British soldier.
They were "Gunga Din," ."Danny. Dee
ver," and "Tommy."
Perhaps the most ambitious piece on
the program was the dramatic mono
logue, "The Mary Gloster." Dr. Roy
ster commented on the likeness between
it and the monologues of Browning, such
as "My tast Duchess" and "The Bishop
Orders His Tomb." The Mary Gloster
is a representation of the conflict of
the old generation, represented by the
self-made man, with his young pampered
son. The speaker is a figure of the 19th
century, a hero of the industrial age.
Dr. Royster read the piece with a keen
insight into human nature.
The concluding number was a nature
poem remarkable for its unadorned sim
plicity. It told of the Englishman's loVe
for "Sussex by the Sea." Dr. Royster
read the poem with dramatic repression,
showing Kipling's keen appreciation of
the simple, and his strong sense of na
tional pride. The reading was inter
esting, short and edifying. ,
JUDGE H. G.CONNOR
PASSES AWAY SUNDAY
Father of Dr. R. D. W. Connor, Pro-
fessor of History At the Uni
, versity of N. C.
Judge Henry Groves Connor, United
States District Judge for the eastern
district of North Carolina, died at his
home in Wilson Sunday afternoon. Judge
Conor was the father of Robert Diggs
Wimberly Connor, Kenan professor of
history In the University of North Car
olina. Dr. Connor was at his father's bedside
when death came, with his brothers! As
sociate Justice George W. Connor of the
Supreme Court of North Carolina, Ra
leigh; Louis M. Connor, Raleigh; Da
vid N. Connor, Durham; H. G. Connor,
Jr., Fred W. Connor, both of Wilson;
and his sisters, Mrs. H. C McNalr, Mrs.
H. H. Murray, and Mrs. R. B. Simpson,
all of Wilson. '
Funeral services for Judge Connor
were held Monday afternoon from St.
Timothy's Episcopal church at Wilson. .
TALES OF TOUR
TOLD BY ACTOR
Reports That Kupid Koch Not
Successful On Ills
NEW PLAYMAKER SONG
Seven Towns Are Visited in Eastern
North Carolina and Playmakera
Are Well Received.
We are Profeitor Koch'i tribe,
We hail from Chapel Hill;
We bring to you three one-act play.
We hope you like our bill.
Bonava it a drama of
The reconstruction day$
George Denny it the colonel here,
And well the part he play.
Our Martha wrote the eeeond one;
It it a comedy '
Of 'lection dayi and mountain waye
A bully play you'll eee.
The Lowrie play, it U the last,
We think it it the beet;
; You'll like it too, we're very ture,
Or elte we mist our guess.
Now this computet our repertoire,
We hope you like them all;
We hope to tee you all again
When we come back next fall.
Carolina Playmaker song as composed
by Erskine Duff and sung behind the
curtains before each performance dur
ing the recent tour.
By J. E. FxaiitoB
The Carolina Playmakers returned last
week from the ninth state tour. On this
tour they played In seven towns in the
eastern part of the state, these towns
being Wilson, Goldsboro, New Bern,
Fayetteville, Red Springs, Dunn ; and
Pittsboro. . Professor Koch, -accompanied-,
the troupe as usual. Members of the
troupe other than actor were P. L. El
more, assistant manager; Erskine Duff,
stage manager, and Dougald Cox, master
of properties.'-. George Denny, besides
filling his position of business manager,
played two parts with his usual fine In
terpretation. . 1
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IS BACK HOME
Two Members Return to the
SUMMER IN ENGLAND
Other Members of Club Playing in
, Two of the members of the Carolina
Club orchestra, which has been touring
Europe as the guests of the American
Bar association, and which made quite
a hit with the English In general and
H. R. H. the Prince of Wales in par
ticular, have returned and have re-entered
school. The boys are W. B. Vaught
and W. M. Hicks.
' At the close of school last year the
Carolina Club orchestra, composed of 11
University boys, left here on a tour of
Europe. They played at Keith's vaude
ville In New York for about three weeks
before setting sail for Europe.
After the boys had reached mid-ocean,
they were wired from England that they
would not be allowed to land, as the
Labor party was in power, and it was
claimed that this would take jobs away
from the English musicians. Mr. Chas.
E. Hughes and Mr. Taft, who were on
board, sent messages back to England
that finally succeeded la gaining per
mission for the boys to land on condi
tion that they wouldn't do any playing.
As a result the boys became broke
after a few weeks, and had to 'put out
a little dally labor for pocket change.
The Minister of Labor finally consented
to let them play, under the auspices of
the American Bar association. Then
followed street parades by the public
against the "American Student Players."
The following comment was made by
the Prince of Wales i "His Royal High
ness (the Prince of Wales) much en
joyed hearing your orchestra play, both
In the ballroom (Piccadilly hotel, Lon
don) and at the ship's concert (the
The other-members of the orchestra
have returned to the United States and
are now playing in New York.
Fords painted yellow, with stripes,
polka dots, and other forms of decora
tions, are rapidly becoming a fad in all
the schools throughout the Middle West.