CHAPEL HILL, N. C.J WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1924
MARY D. WRIGHT
DEBATE IS FRIDAY
Coveted Medal Will Be Award
ed Friday Night.
IS DI VS. PHI CONTEST
Phi Assembly Won the Debate and
,: Medal Last Year.
The Dialectic society and the Philan
thropic assembly will hook up Friday
night in Gerrard hall at 8:30 in.thei
annual Mary D. Wright, debate on the
query, tRetolvtd, That the United States
should grant immediate recognition to
the present Russian government."
, The DI will be represented by Robert
L. Cook, of Winston-Salem, and M. H.
Mogulescu, of Kershaw, S. G. John F
Cooper, of Clinton and T. E. Clemmons
of Hallsboro "will represent the Phi in
Friday night's debate.
' The best speaker on the winning side
will receive the Mary D. Wright medal
in debate, which is a very coveted award
here. Last year the Phi won the debatq
, and Malcolm M. Young received the
award as best speaker. The year be
fore the Dl was victorious with Tayloe
Bledsoe getting the medal. Three years
ago' the Phi won and Victor V. Young
.was presented with the award.
: Quite a bit of interest was shown in
the preliminaries of the two' societies
and the debate Friday night is expected
to prove very Interesting. The Russian
question has not been debated in Chapel
Hill before and this will probably at
tract a good sized audience.-.
A CAPELLA CHOIR
IN GOOD CONCERT
Large Crowd Hears Christmas
v ' Music.
THE MONTHLY CONCERT
Local Choir of Music Lovers Under
Bg Lcct Lat
Handling an exceedingly difficult pro
gram with exquisite and delicate skill,
the A Capella Choir gave an enjoyable
entertainment to a larire crowd which
thronged Memorial Hall on Sunday aft
ernoon for the monthly concert of the
Music Department. . The choir is com-
tuumI nf ' P.hnnel Will mus Inverts
trained ' under Professor Paul John
- Weaver.' V.
The numbers were largely unaccom
panied; music of this type being the es
pecial province of the organization. An
Interesting and delightful group of carols
formed the first part of the afternoon's
program.' The four parts were evenly
balanced, displaying in the rendition of
the carols,1 variety of treatment. Notable
were the two entitled,' The Shepherds
Christmas Song and When the Sun Had
SUnk to Rest. In the latter the melody
' was treated with lightness of touch; each
; of the four parts of the choir being used
; While the carols were hot those tradi
tionally familiar to the audience they
were highly interesting and proved uni
. The cantata,. "When the Christ Child
. Came," by Joseph Clonkey, was fully
interpreted in all its imagery and beauty
of content a.nd melody by director and
choir. The poem, by Laura Spencer Por-
tor, is a lovely thing In itself. Combined
-with the work of Strokey, and sung by
the well-trained voices of. the choir the
result was exquisite. While the story of
the coming of the Christmas Child would
hot have suited some Puritan ancestors,
it was proof of a vivid and clearly artis
tic imagination on the part of the author.
The cantata was full of variety and color.
Particularly notable was the rendition
by Mr. Theodore Fitch of the third pas
sage.'; Exquisite pianissimo tones were
obtained. ' Equally notable . were Mrs,
Robert Wettach's solos. - Her rich con
tralto voice lent itself easily, to the
work. ' Mrs. H. D. Learned and Dr.
Augustus Harrer acquitted wemseives
with much distinction in the soprano and
bass solos. ,-'
The piece contained almost infinite va
riety and varied from simple carol-like
melodies, to mysterious complicated pas
sages. Soft and- mellow tones shaded
Intn firm ei-lon nneaAlres. It was easy
to surmise that "the director had shown
the choir the deepest Interpretation of
the work. , ',,
The choir," which was organized last
year, will give programs in Greensboro
and Durham. The Music Department of
the Durham Woman's Club and the En
terpe Club, in Greensboro will be the
sponsors. The organization is to be con
, gratulated upon its fine work and its
; The Chapel Hill Hi-Y club, which is
promoted by the University "Y" cab
inet, sent 18 delegates to the annual
Older Boys' conference at High Point,
which started Friday and lasted through
The Jewel-Riddle Co, Inc, of
Sanford, N. C, has been awarded
the general contract for the erec
tion of the new Methodist church
on the site of the old Barber
house on Franklin street, which
was sold Saturday and is to be
removed within two' weeks.
Promptly after the old house is
cleared away, the construction
company will begin the cellar ex-
cavations. ' - ,
Jewell and Riddle submitted
the low bid of $156,000 and were
awarded the contract, which does
not include furnishing the heat
ing plant. The contract calls for
the completion of the edifice by
December 1, 1925.
The new church was designed
by Gambrell Rogers, of New
York, and when completed will
be one of the handsomest
churches in the State. The arch
itecture is severly plain. The old
church will not be razed, but will
be continued in use as a social
center. A. W. Atwood will be in
'charge of the engineering work,
representing the architects. ,
Plan. An Extensive Crusade
TO TAKE THREE PLAYS
Will Probably Winter for a Day in
Increasing interest in the work of the
Carolina Playmakers as well as the
prominent place they already hold in the
dramatic world is shown by the fact
they will go on an extended southern
tour this winter. The plans as an
nounced by George Denny, manager of
the Playmakers, call for a seven day trip,
beginning January 23rd. Atlanta, Ga.,
has already been definitely booked under
the auspices of the Atlanta Drama
League for January ' 16th; while the
probable itinerary includes in addition
to Atlanta the following towns: Rock
Hill, Columbia, and Charleston, S. C.;
Athens (University of Georgia), Augus
ta, and Savannah, Ga. ; and Miami, Fla.
Three Carolina Folk-plays will be pre
sented on the tour, "When Witches
Ride", "Fixin's", and "Gaius and Gaius,
Jr." As the tour will be an extended
one, there will be only ten people in the
company. "The Scuffletown Outlaws,"
which proved such a success on the
Playmakers recent state tour, will not be
presented on the southern trip because
it requires - a large cast.
VARSITY HARRIERS WIN
Carolina Noses Out the West Raleigh
Techmen Trinity Finishes Third
. and Wake Forest Fourth.
The varsity cross-country team upset
the' dope last. Saturday, and by a close
margin won the annual North Carolina
championship cross-country run, held at
Wake Forest. Carolina's score totaled
42 points, while State came second with
46, and Trinity third with 59. Wake
Forest, Davidson, and Elon took fourth,
fifth and sixth places, respectively.
The odds were presumably slightly In
favor of Trinity for the winning posi
tion, but the Tar Heels displayed a very
E. B. Baily, of Wake Forest, took first
place, making the three mile run In 15:45,
Mabry, of Trinity, took second place,
coming in five seconds after the winner.
Captain Lambeth, who has just re
cently been elected to the leadership of
the team, was the first Carolina man to
cross the line. . Lambeth came in third
and was followed by Russ, fourth; Tur
ner, ninth; Goodwin, tenth, and -Keel,
sixteenth. ' ' ' ,
State seemed to be winning at first.
State runners took fifth, sixth and eighth
places but then dropped back and did
not place their other two men until the
thirteenth and fourteenth places.
Carolina deserves a great deal of credit
for winning the meet, as most of the
other North Carolina institutions give
credit for cross-country, but Carolina
does not give letters for this phase of
track. ' ' ' '
Miss Ethel Rockwell left Monday for
Draper to begin work on a Christinas
festival. Theodore Fitch has composed
some very attractive music which will be
used in the festival. This is the first
time the bureau of community drama
has attempted to stage a large festival
which utilizes representatives from a
large Industrial plant, such as the Mar
shall Field works.
Tells About His Fifty Years in
the World of Make-Be- :
"'.'J Iieve to Students.
One of the Best' Lectures That Has
Been to Chapel Hill in Past
: ' Several Years. . ,
Frederick Ward, a courteous and vig
orous figure of the stage of a past gen
eration, gave a lecture on Saturday eve
ning which was probably more enthusi
astically received and more thoroughly
enjoyed than any other single entertain
ment that has been at the University In
the past several years. He 'was intro
duced by Professor Frederick H. Koch
in a few well chosen words.
Putting into his lecture, which so
thoroughly fascinated his audience that
it seemed to resemble a drama, many of
the experiences and humorous anecdotes
of his life of more than fifty years be
hind the footlights. . The great proof
of his great and living ability as an
actor was shown by the manner in which
he swayed the audience from roars of
hearty laughter to the verge of tears, '
Speaking with -the clear . voice and
vigor of youth he told his audience that
he would "open the chambers of mem
ory leading into the mimic world of
make-believe which is a world of work
and sincerity of purpose." But while
he was treating of his life on the stage,
Frederick Ward unconsciously gave to
his audience his ideals and opinions on
many subjects, related only indirectly to
In telling of his life previous to his
debut on the stage at the age of 17, he
referred to his "schooling" at a London
institution. With a sly glance up at the
galleries, he asked any Seniors present
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LEVITZKI, WORLD FAMOUS PIANIST,
Hailed "As' Equal to ""pad ere wski
the United StatesMade Debut At Age of 1& Never
Paraded As a Prodigy Plays Tomorrow
''""-' Night In Memorial Hall.
Tomorrow night the great Levitzki,
hailed everywhere as the equal of Pade-
rewski, will appear in Memorial Hall,
The hour is rapidly approaching when
Chapel Hill and the University will turn
out in full force to see and hear one of
the greatest artists who has ever come
to North Carolina.
Levitzki, although only a young man of
26, has proved in five years what a man
of real ability and genius can do. He
has during the brief span of 26 years,
risen to heights which has required a life
time of hard work for other well known
men. He has not received the wide
spread recognition that men such as
Paderewski have, simply because of his
He has never paraded before the pub
lic as a prodigy. Although he began
his studies at a very precocious age, and
was at the age of eight a member of the
class of Michailowsky, head of the piano
department in' Warsaw Conservatory, he
was never allowed to make public ap
pearances for financial returns. He was
given the opportunity to . develop npr-
mally, his only appearance as a boy be
ing In conservatory concerts, school con
certs, etc. This careful guarding has
contributed no doubt very largely to the
sensational success which attended Mr.
Levitzki's debut at the age of 16 as a
finished artist.' It also explains in a large
measure his subsequent rise to fame, so
that he is now, though still in his early
twenties, recognized as one of the great
est pianists in the world. - - :
Mischa Levitzki' is one musician who
has received the unanimous praise of
every musical critic of note -who has
heard him. Divided critical opinion is
the real Cause of public distrust of its
reliability. In the case of Levitzki, the
rapport between public and critic is an
Levitzki's success on his recent tour
of Australia and New Zealand was so
sensational and so complete that one
can , hardly single out any particular
quality In his artistic and personal
quipment for which he will be espec
ially remembered there. It can safely
be asserted that Levitzki established a
standard, just as Paderewski did eigh
teen years ago, by which all future plan
lstio Visitors of that far-off continent
will be judged.
He has become the Idol of every music-
lover by virtue of his interpretations,
his uncanny technic, his attractive per
sonality, and the marvelous changes of
mood which he can effect by his playing.
Levitzki has been claimed by both the ;
GLEE CLUB WILL
MAKE LONG TRIP
TO KANSAS CITY
Will Sing Before the Nationa
Music Supervisors Confer
V ence Next April.
FORTY MEN GO ON TRIP
Plans on Foot to Give Concerts In Big
Cities Along Route On
Ten Day Trip. '
, The University glee club Will make
trip to Kansas City,' Mo., in. April.
The trip is a direct result of the con
cert recently sung by the club In Winston-Salem
before the Southern Confer
ence for Music Education, at which con
cert the local club was declared' by many
of the. delegates to be the best they had
ever heard. ,The trip will be made as
the acceptance of an invitation to sing
before the ; National Music Supervisors
Conference at their annual convention
in Kansas City, Mo., on the evening of
Thursday, April 2, 1925. :
A private pullman will carry the 40
men who will be carried on this trip,
Negotiations are under way for concerts
to be given by the club en route in' At
lanta, Birmingham, Memphis, Nashville
and St. Louis. If the invitations from
these cities are accepted, the entire trip
will las 10 days. The journey is the
most pretentious ever made by any glee
club in the South, and it will bring wide
spread recognition for the University as
well as the glee club.
':. There are 60 men in the glee club now,
and competition is already keen for the
western trip. , Eligibility for tills trip
will depend on scholastic record,' vocal
ability, regularity at rehearsals, etc
Mr. Weaver announces that there will
probably be a small number of vacancies
in the club at the beginning of the win
ter quarter, at which time new candi
dates will be given an opportunity to try
out for the club.
ON THURSDAY NIGHT
Highly" Praised 'Throughout
Americans and Russians. The truth of
the matter is that he was born in Rus
sia of American naturalized parents, and
is thus an American citizen of Russian
birth. He spent the first eight years of
his life in Russia, but received his pub
lic school education in - New . York,
American citizens everywhere are proud
of him and are much pleased to hail him
as the first great American pianist
. Levitzki is not only one among the
world's greatest pianists, but a composer
of great ability. He made his first bow
as a composer 'at the early age of six,
Although this little piece lacked In har
monious outline, Its melodious ingenuous
ness made up for what was lacking. At
that early age, great musicians pre
dicted that he would not only become
the world's greatest pianist, but also
one f the world's greatest composers.
Throughout the length and breadth of
the American continent, Levitzki has
been hailed, by the voice of the press as
the greatest pianist of modern times. If
the criticisms in the art columns of most
of the country's leading newspapers can
be taken for' any value, no more need be
said in his favor. Up until the end of
the 1922-23 season, Mr.. Levitzki had ap
peared in New York 51 times, Chicago,
15 times, with New York Symphony, 19
times. He is now making his seventh
American tour, which tour will extend
from New York to Seattle, and from
Montreal to Cuba.
The Denver Poit says of Levitzki,
"Never have we heard as fine a program
as Levitzki gave us. He is an artist who
has the real spark of pianistic genius in
him.. He is a post-pianist, a painter,
whose strokes are broad and virile.
Mr. W. J. Henderson, one of the most
noted and respected critics of the world,
who is employed by the New York Sun,
"Levitzki has grown with somewhat con
founding quickness from the position of
an unusually gifted boy to that of a
young master. The authority with which
he plays is extremely impressive. Al
though my job Is to 'listen to pianists
and artists, and has been that for many
years, I must confess that this marvelous
man held me spell bound the first time
I heard him, and the spell did not break
when I had heard him again and again.
His playing, and J have heard him time
and time again, has never wearied me in
The Indianapolis Neu$ says that "Le
vitzki has few dangerous rivals, so com
pletely has he conquered all by the deli
cacy and exquisiteness of his work."
(Continued on page, four)
'; (Picked by C. C. Poindexter
with the assistance of "Runt"
Lowe, "Monk" McDonald, and
L. E. Burroughs, Greensboro.
L. T. McLeod, Rockingham.
L. G. Shuler, Salisbury.
C. Schwartz, Charlotte.
R. G. Harris, Sanford.
R. T. Beam, Shelby.
. R. E. Auburn, Charlotte.
Q. B. Beyer, Rockingham.
L. H. Heiner, Rockingham.
R. H. Barker, Spencer.
F. B. Oliver, Sanford.
L. E. Lee, Shelby.
L. T. Coldiron, Wilmington.
L. G. Adkins, Durham.
C. Deadmon, Spencer.
. R. G. Lennon, Wilmington. . ;
R. T. Ellis, Spencer.
: R. E. Hester, Rockingham,
i Q. B. Satterfield, Durham.
L. H. Ford, Charlotte.
R, H. Gerimander, High Point.
F. B. Godfrey, Spencer.
Fifer, center, Rockingham, and
the following backs.' White,
Chapel Hill; Hackney, Durham;
Furches, Shelby; Ludwig, Rock
ingham; Holland, Sanford; Dunn,
Rocky Mount; Connor, Shelby.
"FASHION" PLAY IS
Presented by Dramatic Club of
N. C. C. W.
NOT THE PASSION PLAY
Greensboro Girls Coming Under Aus
The Dramatic Club of N. C. C. W, of
Greensboro, will appear here Saturday
night in Memorial Hall under the aus
pices of the Carolina Playmakers. They
witt fresent 'Fashion, the" play which
was so successfully revived, by Eugene
O'Neil and the Provincetown Players in
New York last year. "Fashion" deals
with life in New York in the days of
Fulton, Tiffany, and the poor Astors
and Vanderbilts, and is a roaring come
dy throughout. It was one of the best
box office successes ever produced by
the Provincetown Players.
The cast includes Miss Helen Hall
the talented young lady from Fayette-
vllie who was seen here last year at the
Dramatic Institute in interpretive dances.
In order not to have the girls play men's
parts, a few men from the faculty of N,
C. C. W. are taking the male parts. W,
R. Taylor, president of the North Caro
lina Dramatic Association, is in charge
of the production. The first presenta
tion of "Fashion" in Greensboro a week
or more ago received excellent newspa
per notices; the performance will be
repeated Thursday night of this week at
the Grand theatre in Greensboro.
Tickets for the performance here Sat
urday night will be on sale Friday and
Saturday at Sutton-Al-erman's drug
LICK CAROLINA FROSH
Awarded Meet When Carolina Fresh
Start Off Six Men and Return
The Tar Baby cross-country team lost
their only meet of the season last Sat
urday when Trinity won from them on
technicality in cross-country ruling,
Carolina entered six men and only four
of them finished. The ruling Is that
five men must finish. Counting Carolina's
fifth man as the last number the Tar
Babies would still have easily won, by a
score of 26 to S3. But five men had to
finish, so Trinity was conceded the meet,
Elliott, of Carolina, came in first,
with a time of 15:22, closely followed by
Pritchard and Moore, all Carolina men.
Garriss, the fourth Carolina man, came
in eighth. The first Trinity man to come
In was Hester, who took fourth place.
Trinity alsoj took fifth, sixth, seventh,
ninth and tenth places.
Koch Will Read
Professor Frederick H. Koch will give
his twentieth annual reading of 1 tok
ens' "Christmas Carol" In Memorial tlall
8:30 Sunday night, December 14th.
This reading has come to be a real in
stitution for the University and every
year Gerrard Hall has been packed and
people turned away. This time the read
ing will be given In Memorial Hall In
order to accommodate the crowd.
East Wins High School Cham
pionship from the West
by Score 7-0. !
BLOCKED PUNT LOSES
Rockingham Outplayed Shelby Boys in
Big Game and Threatened to
Score in Every Quarter.
' The East now has a commanding lead
in number of football championships by
virtue of Rockingham's T to 0 victory
over Shelby last Saturday on Emerson
field, It being the seventh championship
for the East compared with five for the
Shelby was clearly outclassed and from
the start of the game there was , little
doubt as to the final outcome. The heavy
Rockingham backs went through the
Shelby line for consistent gains time
after time, and penalties probably kept
the easterners from winning by a much
larger score. ,
Rockingham scored in the first quar
ter when Osborne, right tackle, broke up
a punt and fell on It across the goal
line for a touchdown. Bowyer kicked
goal. Rockingham had carried the ball
to the very shadow of the goal line only
to lose It on downs as a result of a
penalty and a tightened defense on the
part of the Shelbyites. , The heavy line
of Rockingham was too much for the
westerners, however, and EHerbe did not
have time to' get his kick off before the
Orange forwards were upon hjm.
Rockingham constantly threatened the
Shelby goal after this but tried drop
kicks whenever in scoring distance and
lost their chances. Boyer kicked ,f rom
the 28-yard line in the first quarter but
missed and again a little later tried for
a goal from the 15-yard marker, the ball
hitting the crossplece and bouncing back.
Heiner tried a placement from the 35-
yard line in the third quarter but it fell
short -l ! .
In the final quarter Shelby opened up
with an air attack that carried the ball
to the 20-yard line before EHerbe of
Rockingham Intercepted a pass and call
ed a halt. Of nine passes attempted
Shelby completed four for a gain of 100
yards. They were unable to gain by any
other method, however, and hardly offer
ed a threat otherwise. Rockingham made
12 first downs to four by Shelby,
Bowyer, quarterback for the eastern
ers, was by far the outstanding player
on the field. His generalship was at all
times good and he got off for several
long gains besides doing the punting and
passing for the team. In the third quar
ter he broke his collar bone and was
forced to leave the game, Fifer played
a nice game at center for the victors,
while Heiner In the backfield also play
Line-up and summary)
Covington ! Lee
. . Auten
. i- F. B. . .'
Substitutions! Rockingham West for
Bowyer. Shelby Magness for Wray,
Beam for Auten, Hopper for Dedman,
Surratt for Caldwell, V. Grigg for H.
Grlgg. ; , J
Touchdownt Osborne for Rockingham,
Bowyer making extra point. ',
Officials i Gooch (Virginia), referee;
Poindexter (North Carolina), umpire
and timekeeper; Pritchard (North Car
olina) head linesman. Time of quarters,
15 and 12 minutes.
Captain of Harriers .
M. T. Lambeth, star Carolina ' long
distance runner, was recently elected
captain of the varsity cross-country team.
Lambeth has placed in every meet ; in
which Carolina bas taken part and is
one of the most steady ' and consistent
runners on the campus.
In the meet with N. C State the new
captain took third place. He took sec
ond place in the meet with Wake Forest,
and in the state championship meet held
at Wake Forest last Saturday he again
placed, coming in third. This last meet
was won by Carolina and gave her the
state honors in cross-country running.
, Q. B.
P. EHerbe C. EHerbe
R. H. B.
L. H. B.
Ludwig . Wray