Friday 8 P. M.
Bull's Head Reading
Today 4 P. M.
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1927
S I ' I ill
"TEN NIGHTS" TO
ON FRIDAY MGHT
Vaudeville Acts Are Feature of
the New "Bar-Room" ;
The Carolina Playmakers will1 pre
sent "Ten Nights In a Bar Room,"
an old favorite of the staged Friday
and Saturday nights at 8:38 o'clock.
The play will be presented in the
manner of the period it represents,
the late fifties. Scenes, costumes,
and vaudeville between jthe acts are
all in the style of the time when the
American theatre was young and am
bitious. The production to be presented to
morrow night will follow .he tradi
tional method of presentation. The
cast is almost entirely new, only two
of the players having appeared in
previous Playmaker performances.
The' description of the characters
Teads like a description of the char
acters in a dime novel. They are as'
follows : Mr. Romaine, A Philanthro
pist, played by Shepperd Strudwick;
- Simon Slade, landlord of the "Sickle
and Seaf ," Inn, Moore Bryson ; Wil
lie Hammond, Squire Hammond's son,
Robert Z. Zealy ; . Sample Switchel, a
Yankee Tippler, very much alive, H.
K. Russell; Harvey Green, a'gambler,
T. Pendleton Harrison; Frank Slade,
the Inkeeper's son, Addison T. Cut
ler; Joe Morgan, a drunkard, H. M.
Jones; Mrs. Slade, the Inkeeper's
wife, Mary Holland; Mrs. Morgan,
the drunkard's wife, Mrs. Emily
Slade;- Mary Morgan, the drunk
ard's daughter ; Therasa Gra
ham; and Mehitable Cartwright, a
sentimental Yankee girl, Ruth Rog
ers. . - '
An interesting program of vaude
ville will be presented between the
acts and special numbers will be giv
en during the performance, just as
they were in the original production.
Included among the, acts are a song
bv Miss Graham, "Father, Dear
. Father, Come Home With Me Now,"
a "Turkey in the Straw" dance by
Mr. H. M. Fann, a quartet composed
of J. Paul Scurlock, William L. Hunt,
Robert A. Hovis, and Spenser S.
Shorr, songs, dances, and instrumen-
tal numbers by the team of Kelly
Sears and William Kessler, saw and
violin selections by Noel Walker and
Irene Wenhold, selections by Jack
Wardlaw. and his Banjo Ensemble,
and songs by Ernest Day. This am
bitious" program will supplement the
play. It insures a full "evening of. en
The novel "Ten Nights in a Bar
Room," by T. S. Arthur, was first
published in Philadelphia in 1854.
The book was first dramatized in the
1850's by William W. Pratt,, whose
dramatization became the standard
one, though there are several others:.
The date of the premiere is indefinite.
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Has Been Postponed
The annual reading of "A
Christmas Carol," which was to
be read by Professor Frederick"
H. Koch at the Playmaker Theatre
on Sunday evening at 8:30 o'clock,
has been postponed .until Friday
evening, December 16. The read- "
'ing will begin at 8:30 o'clock as
scheduled at first. -
Regulations have been made ,
this year by the Playmakers to
prevent congestion in the audi
ence. It is understood that for
ten consecutive years the, Play
maker theatre has been over
crowded at the "Christmas Carol"
readings, which have been con
ducted by Professor Koch. Pro
fessor Hubert Crouze Heffner of
the English Department states
that this overcrowding, which has
occurred in previous years, will
be avoided as much as possible
xxis year. If the crowd is han
dled as well as Prof essor 'Heffner
expects, each member of the audi
ence will be comfortably seated
in the small theatre. The read
ing will be free to the public, but
if one desires to be assured of a
seat, it is advisable to have one .
reserved beforehand by phoning
the Playmaker Theatre. Of course
first choice vill be given all pres
ent ticket holders. However, all
reserved seats that are not oc
cupied by 8:15 will be thrown
open to the general public. This
is to insure all ticket holders of
ARE DISCUSSED IN
Lecture on Modern Poets Well
Received; Illustrated by
Lantern Slides. -
, Illustrating the reading of selec
tions from the works of a number of
recent English poets "with lithograph
is caaricatures by Max Reerbohm and
sketches by Will Rothenstein, Dr.
David A. Robertson, noted Chicago
educator and literary authority; en
tertained an audience that comfort
ably filled Gerrard Hall Monday
Dr. Robertson stated at the begin
ning of the lecture that the material
which he was ; to present was in sub
stance a repetition of that which con
stituted a "literary spree" indulged in
several years ago by an extraordi-
narity advanced class taught by him
at the University of Chicago, at the
completion of the work of the Course.
He declared that no definition of po
etry was needed that it is simply
what we get in the Book of Psalms,
the works, of Shakespeare and Milton,
and other "similar sources.
Beerbohn's caricatures were strik
ing mterpretations-of the literary fig
ures they represented. Several of
them were from a volume suppressed
by the King because it contained a
comic sketch of Lord Tennyson read
ing "In Memoriam to the Queen."
The king's mother was not flattered
at all , in the sketch. ' Another por
trays Bernard Shaw standing on his
head "in his usual literary attitude."
A selection from the words of Ar
thur Simons was the first read by
Dr. Robertson. It expressed the "ero
ticism of adolescence" in the manner
characteristic of the work of Simon's.
Sketches and caricatures of a group
of Celtic poets were flashed on the
screen next. Dr. Robertson asserted
that their leader was William Butler
Yates. He read his poem "The Bat."
Other members of the group included
Edward Goss and William Watson.
Selections were read from Sir Hen
ry Newboldt "The leader of the pub
lic school type of poets." Alfred
Noyes' work was characterized as
not great poetry, but still possessing
merit." A selection was read from
John Masefield. . . .
Dr. Robertsori followed Masefield's
work with that of several of the
Georgians. Harold Monroe was ex
tolled as one of the best of these.
John Drinkwater was declared to be
perhaps too well-known on this side
of the Atlantic." Rupert Brook and
Edward Thomas came after these two.
The realists were given a goodly
amount of attention by Dr. Robert
son. John Davidson's "Army of Mer
cenaries" was one of the poems read
to exemplify the type, of work done
by the group. Wilfred Owen and J.
C. Sawyer were among the more out
standing of the group, most of whom
fought in the World War. Charles
Doughty's "Dawn in Briton" was one
of the selections read.
Several bits of Verse by poets of the
G. K. Chesterton type followed. Dr.
Robertson termed them' "songs of fel
lowship and friendship, of episodes
of the cab shelter and the bar room."
Several of the women poets were
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BRADSHAW IS HOST
TO DR. ROBERTSON
Dean Francis F. Uradshaw was
host at a luncheon given at the Caro
lina Inn, Tuesday, December b, in
honor of Dr. D. A.' Robertson, who
delivered an address in Gerrard Hall,
Monday night on the subject of "Re
cent English Poets." Dr. Robertson
was formerly Dean of the College
of Liberal Arts at the University of
After the luncheon Dr. Robertson
made a talk on "Cooperative Experi
ments in Educational Personnel Pro
cedure." These experiments about
which Dr. Robertson spoke are con
ducted by the American Council on
Education, with which Dr. Robertson
is now connected.
Those present at the luncheon were:
Dr. J. F. Royster, Dean Addison Hib
bard, R. P. McClamroch, Dean Car
roll, N. W. Walker, R. B. House A.
II. Patterson, Dr. II. D. Odum, Dr.
Isaac Hall Manning,. Dr. J. F. Dashiell,
Dr. English Bagby, Dr. L. R. Wil
son, Dr. T. J. Wilson, Dr. G. T;
Schwenning, H. F. -Comer, Henry
Johnston, Marion Saunders, C. T.
Woollen, Dr. D. A. Robertson, and
Dean Bradshaw. i
Schedule, of Examinations for
Note: The schedule -below gives the order of examinations for
Academic courses meeting "Monday to Friday or Monday to Saturday,
inclusive, , and for those meeting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
. Courses meeting Tuesday (and Thursday or 'Tuesday, Thursday, and
Saturday ar-either assigned to the schedule or will be assigned by
the instructors after consultation with the Registrar.
Examinations" for courses in Engineering, including Drawing
and Engineering Mathematics, are scheduled in Phillips Hall.
By action of the faculty, the time of no examination may be
changed after it has been fixed in the schedule.
Note: Classesin Accounting will have examinations as announced
by instructors. '' m
Friday, December 16 --' '
9:00 A. M. 2:30 P. M.
8:30 o'clock classes 3:00 and 4:00 o'clock and all sec-
tions of Economics 1
Saturday, December 17
9:00 A. M. . ' ' 2:30 P. M.
9:30 o'clock classes 1:00 o'clock classes
Monday, December 19
9 :00 A. M.
11:00 o'clock classes
Tuesday, December 20
12:00 o'clock classes
HIGH SCHOOLS TO
USE FARM RELIEF
Annual State Contest to Use
McNary-Haugen Bill for
The query for the sixteenth annual
contest of the High School Debating
Union of North Carolina has been an--
nounced. The query for the year
1927-28 is: "Resolved, That Congress
should enact the McNary-Haugen '
farm relief bill." '
This query was chosen after the
committee had consulted the opinion,
of the high schools of the state, prac
tically all of which were heartily in
f avorfs of this query as the proper one
for debate this year.
The High School Debating Union
was inaugurated fifteen years ago by
i the Dialectic and Philanthropic Lit
erary societies and the , University
Extension Division of the University
of North Carolina, with the hearty
cooperation of the high schools of the
state. Fifteen state-wide debates on
questions of great importance have
been held, and both schools and com
munities have benefitted by them.
There will be a meeting of all
men . out for the boxing team in
Gerrard Hall tonight at 8:30. All
men, freshmen and varsity, are
urged by Coach Creighton Rowe
to be present.
Knight and Trabue Working
On Education in Other States
University Professors on Leave of Absence to Help Perfect
Educational System of Other States; Have
" Received Other Invitations.
Dr. Edgar W. Knight and Dr. M. R.
Trabue, members of " the s faculty of
f t t !
the School of Education of the Uni
versity, have . been asked recently to
direct surveys of, school conditions in
other states, with the view to mak
ing : recommendations for improve
ments. - .
These invitations are regarded as
high tribute to the development of
North Carolina's school system and
to , the quality of the faculty of the
University's School of Education.
Dr. Knight lias been asked to help
direct a survey of the schools of
Florida, and he has agreed to do so.
The Legislature of that state order
ed the survey, and the details of the
program were considered recently at
a conference on school authorities in
New York, wbich Dr. Knight attend-
ed. . ' " ' ':- ' ; ,
The director of the project is George
D. Strayer of Columbia University.
He will be assisted by a staff of a
dozen men, including William C. Bag
ley, R. J. Leonard, and N. L. Engel
hardt of Columbia, Arthur D. Wright
of Dartmouth College; and Albert S.
Cook, superintendent of the Mary
land schools. -
Dr. Knight will direct the study
of the rural schools and will make
recommendations concerning consoli-
the Fall Quarter, 1927
; 2:30 P. M.
2:00 o'clock classes
2:30 P. M.
Open for examinations that
not be arranged otherwise
TOUR OF EAST BY
GLEE CLUB WAS
Received by Large and Enthusi
astic Audiences in 5 '-Towns;
Many Receptions Given.
Last Saturday evening the Carolina
Glee Club returned from a five day
concert tour, which was one of the
most successful inHhe late history of
the . organization. This tour carried
the club-through a number of cities in !
the eastern part of the state, where
the singers were received by the
largest, most critical, and most ap
preciative audiences . the group has
sung to for a number of years. In
all these cities, critics gave a great
deal of praise to the organization and
the type of music sung by the Caro
lina singers. The largest audiences
were in Fayetteville and Rocky Mount,
over seven hundred and fifty music
lovers attending the concert in the
The singers were also lavishly en
tertained in the various towns where
concerts were sung. Monday the club
was the guest of the Johnson County
Alumni Association at their annual
banquet, Tuesday they were luncheon
guests of the Parent-Teacher Asso
ciation in Lillingtoh, in Rocky Mount
they were the guests of the Kiwanis
club and the alumni association at
luncheon and a banquet at the coun
try club. While in Rocky Mount, Mr.
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He will do the field work in -Florida
during January and February.
Dr. Trabue has received several re
quests to assist in the direction of
school surveys in other states. At
present he is technical and prof ess"on
al advisor to the Commissioner of
Education of New Jersey, having
granted a six-months" leave of ab
sence to enable him to render this
service. New Jersey is making im
portant revisions in its school sys
tem, and it is believed that-the pro
posed changes will be based largely
on Dr. Trabue V recommendations as
a result of his surveys.
More recently Dr. Trabue has been
asked to make a survey of the schools
in the Isthmus of Panama, to deter
mine whether the present curriculum
Close to the heels of that request
came another from the President o
Washington and Lee University, ask
ing Dr. Trabue" to make a study of
that institution's curriculum. He also
has been asked to participate in a sur
vey of the public schools of Virginia
to be conducted by Dr. V. M. O'Shea
of the University of Wisconsin.
Recently requests have come from
Europe asking that his well-known
book "Measuring Results in Educa
tion" be translated into foreign lan
guages, that it might be made avail
able to European students.
Bill Varistory, beginning his third
year on the Tar Heel basketball team,
is expected to be one of the most out
standing offensive men on the Caro
lina outfit. , His shooting last year
was deadly, and he seems to have
lost none of his old prowess
VIRGINIA WILL BE
MET IN DEBATE
Question of Extension of Federa
Power to be Used; Contes
tants Meet Tomorrow.
Yesterday afternoon Ralph Noe,
president of the Debate Council, an
nounced that at an early date the
University will debate teams from the
University of Virginia and possibly
from William and Mary and the Uni
versity of South Carolina, on the gen
eral question of the extensipn of Fed
eral power. The exact wording of the
query has not yet been agreed upon
by the schools concerned. .
The first meeting of the squad that
is to try out for the teams that will
represent the University in these de
bates, will be held in Gerrard Hall to
morrow night at 7:30 o'clock. Presi
dent Noe stated that a bibliography,
which has already been posted on the
Lihrary bulletin board, will be enlarg
ed upon at the meeting.
The officials of the Debate Council
urged that all undergraduates or pro-
essional students who' expect to take
part in debates during the winter
quarter attend the meeting, which
will be for the purpose of organiza
tion. It will be short.
WILL BE SUNDAY
The regular hour of the Epworth
League of the Methodist church will
be given over next Sunday night to
the presentation of pictures of the
Holy Land. These pictures will be
shown by Bowman Gray. Mr. Gray
secured the pictures of he Holy Land
and Jerusalem while in Europe this
past summer. ?
The regular meetings of the In
terdenominational Councils of Chape'
will not be - held on Sunday,
but the members will meet together
at the . Methodist church to witness
this entertainment. This is one of the
several varied forms of programs
which the Epworth League of the
local church has sponsored this year,
Recently a negro quartet from A & T
negro, college of Greensboro presented
a well-received gro'up-' of spirituals
and old songs.
STATE LABOR HEAD
TO SPEAK TONIGHT
Tonight at 7:30 in 112 Saund
ers Mr. T. A. Wilson, president
of the State Federation of Labor J
will speak on "Industrial North
Carolina and the Wage Earner,"
II. M. Cassidy, of the Economics
Department, announced yesterday
Mr. Wilson, whose home is in
Winston-Salem, has had many
years of experience with organiz
ed labor in the state. He is a
member of the North Carolina
The speaker is coming to the
University under .the auspices of
the School of Commerce, and of- '
ficials of the school state that
every one interested is urged to
attend the meeting.
Miss Margaret Bridgers of Greens
boro, former student here, was the
guest of Miss Mattie Erma Edwards
Saturday and Sunday.
After Much Discussion Bill Fav
oring Student Convention '
' Is Voted Down.
The question of whether or not a
constitutional convention should be
called in order to codify laws con
cerning students on the University
campus was debated Tuesday , night
by the Philanthropic Assembly. and
the Dialectic Senate in joint session.
There was much interest manifest in
the question. As Senator , Eaton, who
introduced the resolution said, last '
year the student body sustained a motion-whereby
a convention was to be
called sometime in the future for the
purpose of codifying laws on the cam
pus. Recently there has been further
agitation for the calling of a conven
tion. Further interest in the ques
tion Was shown Tuesday night by the
large . representative group - who, at
tended the meeting, either to express
themselves or to hear the expressions
.Senator Brown was skeptical as to
whether or not there existed s a reaK
honor system at the University. He
believed that a definite set of rules
would, if properly enforced, point out
to the student t where his rights began (
and ended. Representative Wilkin
son declared that the disturbances in
the dormitories at late hours as well
as other breaches of student conduct
would immediately be corrected were
a constitution formed in which such
breaches were penalized. Senator
Milne could see no real worth in hav
ing a convention only in so far as the
people of the state would be led to
believe that law and order really ex
isted at the University. Senator
Helms believed that a Constitution
wouldn't possibly make matters any
worse on the campus, and might pos
sible serve as a corrective means. Sev
eral of the above mentioned Senators
digressed from the question and dis
cussed written and unwritten consti
tutions of nations.
The negative found prolific support
from among those assembled. Rep
resentative Ralph Noe made the prin
cipal constructive speech for the neg
ative. He stated that we as Uni
versity men and women were sup
posed to be able to conduct ourselves
in a . gentlemanly manner. And he -furthermore
stated that if we believ
ed in freedom we would not condone
any constitution or plan which would
limit that freedom. He pointed out
that the honor system was function
ing ideally, that it was elastic, and
that it was broad enough to take in
every action of any student on the
campus. Noe went still further and
declared that the student government
at Carolina is given to us by the peo
ple of the state, the Legislature and
the trustees of the University, that
it is inherited by the student body;
and that the students do no have the
right to cast the honor system away
in favor of a , constitution. He reit-
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TO BE IN JANUARY
Annual Institute to be Held By Uni
versity; Addresses by State Men.
Letters have been sent out by Pres
ident Chase to all editors of daily and
weekly newspapers of the State, ex
tending an invitation to attend the
Newspaper Institute in Chapel Hill
which will take place January 11,
12, and 13.
This will be the fourth Institute of
its kind held at the University. The
program has not been definitely ar
ranged yet, but it will be completed
Tentative plans call for having
North Carolina men for most of the
addresses. There will be ten sec
tions at work, each studying different
problems found in putting out a news
These Institutes are conducted un
der the joint auspices ol the North
Carolina Press Association and the
Extension - Division, Journalism de
partment, and Publications Union, all
oi tne university, me .Bureau ot
Short Courses, under the supervision
of Mr. M. F. Vining is directly . in
charge of all preparations. ?
At the last meeting, there were
125 newspaper men in attendance,
which was considered quite satisfac
tory, and this year; fully 150 editors
are expected to come for the assem
bly. ' -