VOLUME OtXXVII CHAPEL HELL, N. C, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1928 NUMBER 30 ENJOYABLE SERIES OF DANCES GIVEN DURING HOLIDAYS Holiday Spirit Coupled With Tar Heel Win over Virginia Tended to Place All Partici pants in a Jubilant Mood. The holiday spirit, coupled with !the enthusiasm arising, from the vic tory over Virginia placed the students :in such a jubilant mood that the Thanksgiving dances of the German club which were held last' Friday and Saturday turned out to be one of the "best series held in years. The dances -came during the holidays for Thanks giving when the majority of the stu dents left Chapel Hill and went either to Charlottesville or to their homes, "but very few of those with social in clinations were able to resist the call of the dance floor ani good crowds -were in attendance during the entire .set. . ' . .' ; ' - The series .got off to a flying start Friday afternoon when the first dance was held. This was an infor mal tea dance, and lasted from 4:30 to 6:30. That night the Gimghoul .ball took place from teg. to one. The figure was led by Mr. James Marshall, of Leaksville, with ' Miss Margaret Taliaferro, of Charlotte, assisted, by ."Mr. Bowman Gray, of Winston-Salem, with Miss Anne Cannon, of Concord. The decorations were especially ef fective at this event, furnishing a pleasing "background for the multi- The third dance continued from 11 until l:3u Saturday morning and was informal. ; . Saturday afternoon the Sophomores .staged their annual hop with a tea dance from 4:30 until 6:30. The ball was led by Mr. George Bagby, of Charlotte, with Miss Louisiana Wood, of Charlotte. The Thanksgiving dances were brought to a' close Saturday night . with the German Club V ball, which lasted from ten to twelve. The glory in which the ball ended was a suit able climax for the set, for each suc- spectacle which officially . concluded the dancing. The lugubrious tunes of "Home, Sweet Home" came . all too soon to the dancers, and with many a sigh they departed from the dance floor. The figure was . led by Mr. Jack Pringle, with Miss Claudie May- bank. - :' ' M The decorations were .unusually fit ting for the season, and were carried out to perfection. The walls were covered with small pine and wooded foliage, with branches of variegated autumn leaves overhanging. During the night dances, lights were used to produce the weird effect of the old time rustic dances. The music was furnished by Jack Crawford and his Victor Recordnig orchestra was the first large one to Orchestra -was the first large one to appear here this season, and the re suits were highly pleasing to every one. The irresistible musical strains emanating from the gymnasium did much to gather the crowd early. All together, it may be said that the music was one of the large factors in making the dances such a success. ' Mrs. A. H. Patterson Makes Donation Mrs. A. H. Patterson,-widow of the late Dean Patterson, has recently do nated to the Library a set of One hundred volumes concerning the general sciences; especially chemistry astronomy, and physics. These books ,were given for use in the Physics col lection in the Engineering library in Phillips Hall. As soon as the bookplates are print ed and the books can be listed and prepared for use, they will be releas ed for the student's use at the En gineering library. : in I-,-,. , Student Injured George Goode, of Statesville, a student in 'the University, was in jured in an automobile accident near his home during the Thanksgiving holidays, according to word received here. He is now convalescing in a Statesville hospital. Jones To Speak Professor Howard Mumford Jones, sof the English department, will go to Lynchburg, Va.y Friday where he will make an address in- the after nobh. He will speak at Sweet Briar College Friday night. ROOM RESERVATIONS! Those students who desire to occupy their present room for the Winter-Spring quarters will please call at the Business Office in South Building and make deposit on same before December 12th. Beginning on that date all rooms not reserv ed and a deposit paid, will be as signed to other applicants. ( Students desiring to change rooms can make an application at any , time for the room they want. .These applications will be filed in the order in which they are re ceived, and be assigned in the same way on December 12th. No reservations will be made without the deposit of $5.00. KAYKYSERAND HIS ORCHESTRA gO APPEAR HERE Former Carolina Boy and His Musicians Have Made Great Hits in the North. ; - Kay Kyser and His Orchestra, who have made big hits in northern sec- lyua w ine country since leaving wle University , campus last spring, will return to" their favorite haunts this week when they come back to Caro- ina to give a concert in Memorial Hall under the auspices of the Chi Omega fraternity. They will appear here Thursday night at 8:30 o'clock. Since leaving Chapel Hill last spring Kay and his band, all former University students, have played and won the approval before some of the most critical audiences in the country. After sensational runs in Cleveland, O., Lexington, Ky., and Erie, Pa., and finally on New York's . Broadway, hey headed . back South last week and played for the Thanksgiving dances following the Carolina-Virginia game and later at the Washing ton and Lee hops. They are giving concerts in Rocky Mount, Kyser's native heath, the first half of this week.; In their concert here Thursday night they are to present a brand '; new " program. - - - - ; Kyser and his men will return north after Christmas and accept a return engagement in New York or a 35-week tour ; on Keith's circuit.' High School Debate Query Is Selected The N. C. High School Debating Union will discuss,1 "Resolved, That the ' United States should enter the World Court," in the debates next spring. The, selection of the query was made by the executive commit tee of the union. " Each year a series of triangle de bates are held in the high schools of; the state under the auspices' of the Di Senate, the Phi Assembly, and the ' Universityv Extension Division, Schools that win both debates in their triangle send their teams to Chap el Hill to compete for the Aycock Memorial cup which is awarded to the winning team. Last year Wash ington Collegiate Institute won the cup; the year before Greensboro High was the winner. . The schools will have the use of a pamphlet on the question prepared by the extension department and issued by the .University press. The young debaters will have until the Matter part of March, to work on ' their speeches. Dr. Chase In Raleigh Dr. Chase was in Raleigh yester day where he attended a meeting of the buderet commission. The heads of all the state educational institutions were present to go over plans for fi nances for the next. year. , EXPRESSES APPRECIATION laymakers ; In Automobile .- .ccideet By J. E. DUNG AN After travelling three thousand miles, the Carolina Playmakers, weary and victorious returned to their native locale to -unload their impedi menta at the stage door of the Theatre Sunday morning at eleven o'clock, having ridden all night from Hamp ton, Virginia, to get- home. Never in the history of this ad venturesome group has there been a campaign more replete with thrills. The high light of the tour came lust twenty minutes before the players in the piece Quare Medicine were to go on the air. . A telephone message from Mt. Sinai hospital informed the troupe that Lawrence Thompson, who played the role of "Henry Jernigan, had been injured, in an automobile wreck. y However, the producing di rector of the Columbia Broadcasting company, , with . no preparation be forehand, assumed the lines and the audience of millions of listeners found the performance thoroughly, adequate in spite of the substitution. Thomp son is still at the hospital where plastic surgery is being resorted to, o protect his face from permanent scars. . . - - . ' . : - Fortunately, Pendleton Harrison who made the trip as general stage manager was able to learn the lines while the company was travelling to New Haven the next morning on the bus, where he gave a very 'creditable performance, according to the press there. 1 " ' . v- ;: ' Friday morning of last week at three o'clock Mrs. I Loretto Carroll Bailey, star of the company, was called to the bedside of her mother, who is "critically ill in Washington, D. C.x With only four girls in the company and each one 'needed, it was necessary to hold a council of - war after which the character of Estelle in "Job's Kinf oiks" was deleted and Miss Helen Dortch was promoted to the part vacated by;Mrs.'Bailey. By far the most interested and largest- audiencewas thV one which witnessed the final performance of the bill Saturday night at Ogden Hall, Hampton Institute, the famous Negro college at Hampton,. Virginia. Twelve hundred representatives of the colored race listened with approv ing enthusiasm to the , performance of Paul Green's "The Man Who Died at Twelve O'Clock," furnishing splen did vindication of the choice and act ing of thjs play. In dramatic tenseness the perform ance before the pupils of Professor Baker at Yale University has prob ably not been equalled in the annals of the Playmakers. For the first time in the thirty-three years that Prof. : Koch and Prof. George P'ierce Baker have been the most outstand ing exponents of I the experimental theatre in America, the- work of the two came together. Stirred to do their best for the sake of their men tor and f riencL the Playmakers "rose to the peak of their acting on the en tire tour. . New England audiences, usually cold, gave the veteran Koch and his proteges an overwhelming ovation. ... ;' " ' " '-' ," ' i Among the notables attending the three performances were the re nowned actor Oti:3 Skinner ; Raymond Souvey, scenic designer ; Barrett Clark, Montrose Moses, Dr. Richard Burton, and H. I. Brock, critics ; Hatcher Hughes, author of 1 "Hell Bent For Heaven; - Elita Lenz, of "The Billboard M. E. Kehoe, editor of "The Theatre Magazine;" and Theresa Helburn, executive secre tary of the New York Theatre Guild. The graduates of Professor Koch's school of acting also came to see the latest coflquest of the Playmakers. There were Elizabeth Taylor;, Broad way actress; Ernest Thompson, of the editorial staff of th Paramount Motion Picture company; P. L. El more, of the cast of "The Man With Red Hair," by Hugh Walpole (El more has been engaged to' play a part in Margaret. Anglin's - next produc tion) ; Shepperd Strudwick, Jr., who is filling the role of the hero in the Coburn's production of "The Yellow Jacket now playing at Daly's Sixty third street playhouse; . Francis Cleminger, who arranged the radio broadcast; and John Terry,4 editor of "School." x i ; -s-!v Mr and Mrs. Harry Comer, Caro lina Y. M. C. A. secretary on leave of absence in New York' this year, also came to see the production. At Bal timore, Dr. Edwin Greenlaw, form erly of the English department here" and at present head of the depart ment of English at ; Johns Hopkins, applauded the work of the group. In an interview with Professor Koch at -his office ' yesterday after noon where he was busily attacking the huge stack of mail that had ac cumulated during his absence, he said that the tour just completed had been, "all things considered the most interesting, the. most adventurous, the most dramatic, and the. most suc cessful that the Playmakers have ever made." , " Dr. Ratliff, president of the Rat lifT Institute, Louisville, Kentucky wishes to express his appreciation o the interest shown in his work by the people of Chapel Hill and the Univer sity, and the help given him by thev churches, the members of the faculty, the'Y. M.'C. A., and the colored peo ple of the community. Red Head Club To Hold Meeting There will be a meeting of the Red Head club tonight at the Parish house at 7:15 o'clock. It is very important that all members be present as there is some important" business to be at tended to. - Breckenbridge Will Address Debate Class Professor Breckenbridge, of' the Law School, will address the Univer sity Debate Class Thursday night at 7:30 in 201 Murphey. He will tell the class how a lawyer gathers his facts and evidence in preparation for a case. Professor Beckenbridge will show wherein preparation for a debate is similar. to preparation for a trial involving points of legal argument. In recognition of a pressing need for logical argument in debating the secretary of he Debate Council plan ned a series of lectures, of which this is the last before the, squad begins work on the query for the next de bate. Earlier in the'- quarter repre sentatives from the departments of History and Science discussed debat ing as viewed by the historian and .cientist. The address Thursday night is designed to put the finishing touches to the program of preparation for logical and organized debating. When the Debate Council secretary planned these lectures, he had in mind a recognition of the necessity for understanding the various .atti tudes which different people have to ward the same thing. The lecture Thursday night is designed to finish the accomplishment of this aim by letting the class know how the legal mind behaves in the presence of facts. .- " ENGLE TALKS TO ALEMBIC CLUB The Alembic Club, organized-for chemistry students only, met last Tuesday afternoon at five, o'clock in room 201 of Venable Halfe D. R. Engle gave a short address on "Some Free Radicals" and R. F Abernathy talked about "Utilization of Shrimp Waste." Nelson-Chapel Hill Road Now Being Used Motorists may now, by using the new Nelson-Chapel Hill Road, reduce the distance from Chapel Hill to Ra leigh from 38 to 30 miles, and also avoid the traffic in the city of Dur ham. The road is now entirely gravel, but plans have ' been made by the State Highway Commission to add a coat of oil and crushed stone. . Since ,1820 Perrin Busbee has ad vocated the re-establishment of - this road, and it is largely through his efforts that the University Board of Trustees has , influenced the State Highway Commission to take over this road as a part of the state sys tem. : . r' ;-' . ' ' Christmas Seals On Sale In Chapel Hil Yesterday marked the opening of the sale of Christmas rSeals in Chap el Hill for this year. These seals which are ; being sold in the ; interes of tuberculosis work, in this state wil be placed on sale throughout the dor mitories, fraternity houses, and the post office. , It is desired that a large number of these seals may : be - sold both 'upon the campus and through out Chapel Hill. In order that this may be accomplished each student is urged" to purchase as many of the seals - as possible. ' It is hoped that what seals' the stu dents of the University may buy will be purchased in Chapel Hill, since it is for .the protection of the students that a large part of the money - se cured by the, sale is spent. Charlotte to Furnish Third Straight Leader For Carolina Gridders The University of North Caro lina will in all probability draw three football captains in a row from the same city. Ray Farris, stellar guard of the Tar Heels, appears most likely -to captain the 1929 gridders. The lettermen of the squad are to name their leader during the next fortnight. Farris hails from Charlotte, the home of Harry Schwartz, captain and center of this year's eleven, . and Garrett Morehead, , captain and tackle of the 1926 team. MEYERS REMINDS FRESHMAN CLASS OF EXAMINATIONS Sociology Professor. Uses Vari ous Athletic Clashes To Im press Upon the; Men That a Comeback Is Possible if They Are on Dangerous Ground. HONOR FRAT IS iNsm Chapter of Tau Beta Pi Is In- staUed in Engineering, School; Founded ; at Lehigh Univer sity in 1885. v-:: The Tau Beta Pi Association, national honorary engineering" society, installed the Beta Chapter of North Carolina at the- University November 24. Professor A. D. Moore of the University of Michigan, president of the , national organization, and Pro fessor R. C. Mathews of the Univer sity of Tennessee, secretary, were the installing deputies in charge of the ceremony. ' - . - Tau Beta Pi was founded at Le high University in. 1885. It is the old est honorary engineering fraternity. In its extensive scope of activities, it seeks to "foster a spirit of liberal cul ture in the engineering . schools of America and to mark in a fitting manner those who have conferred honor upon their Alma Mater by a high grade of scolarship as under graduates or by their attainments' as alumni. A number of the prominent grad uates of the past few years returned to be initiated with the undergraduate members of the petitioning group. Representatives from the State Col lege Chapter of Tau Beta Pi ; were also present to take part in the initia tion. Immediately following the in stallation, a banquet was given by the active chapter, at which very inter esting talks were made by the mem bers and guests of the fraternity. Dean Royster of the Graduate School, heartily welcomed the new chapter on behalf of President Chase and the University. President Moore respond ed for the fraternity. Dr. T. J. Wil son, Jr., secretary of the local chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, gave a few re marks on the relation of the two fraternities.. Responses were made by Dean Braune, Professor L. L. Vaughn of State College; and Professor H. G. Baity. Professor Mathews acted -as toastmaster f or the occasion. The following were initiated as charter members : - T. F. Hickerson, G. W. Smith, H. G. Baity, T. B Smiley, of the Engineering School Faculty; C. E. Ray, Jr., O. R. Rowe, M. F. Hetherington, L. I. Lassiter, J. B. London, L. D. White, L. B Aull, Jr., R. J. Morton, graduates ; and F. L. Adams, E. D. Blakeney, Jr., R. H. Hayes, J. W. Holt, Jr., R. P. Howell, W. B. Massenburg, W. N. Michal, T. P. Noe, Jr.; as active mem bers. " .'. ' . Amphoterothen Takes In Six New Members "Let's make -work the. most im portant thing in the University dur ing the next ten days," said Dr. Har old D. Meyer of the Sociology depart ment, ; in a chapel talk yesterday morning. "In two weeks examina- 10ns will come, and ..until then we must get hold of ourselves and give to our work the best that we have." In presenting his, appeal for work from now until .examination time, Dr. Meyer drew a series of mental pictures from the athletic field and hen compared the work of studying with that of athletics. His first ' picture was that of the Tech-Carolina game in which the Carolina team came back in the last quarter to make a showing that made the University feel somewhat satis fied even if we xlidn't win the game ; The second was of Galen Elliott drop ping from first place in the Olympic this case there was not physical en durance to stand the strain. His third example was the Raleieh-Wil mington high school game in which, the lighter Wilmington ' team out played the Raleigh team by means of superior skill. The fourth illustra tion was of the perseverance of a small town team in trying for seven teen years to beat a neighboring team i j-i n rm i j. j.v.x t ' , iu xuuLuau. ine iasi picture mat ne drew was of the' last " year's Tech Georgia game in which overconf i- dence cost the Georgia team the game. J?rom these pictures Dr. Meyer" drew some conclusions that were very applicable to work of studying. . . Contrary to .the announcement made in Chapel Monday morning, regular chapel will be held Wednes day morning. On Thursday . night, November-22, the Amphoterothen initiated six men to iU out "the required membership of thirteen. The new ..men taken in were : Meade 'Fields, Robert Graham John. Mebahe, David Nims, R. G. Lu rie and Douglas Potter. The Amphoterothen was .founded in 1912 by Professor J. G. DeR. Ham ilton ".of the History department. The purpose of the organization is the study of the problems of citizenship, training in . extemporaneous debat ing, and social intercourse. The or ganization holds a meeting every Thursday afternoon at 4 :30 on the second floor of the Y. M. C. A. build ing. There are several members of the faculty in the organization be sides the .required thirteen. Dr. Raper onVisit Dr. C. L. Raper formerly head of the department of economics here, is spending several days in Chapel Hil on business, i Dr. Raper is now the dean of the school of Business Ad ministration at Schenectady Univer sity, Schenectady, New York. Holmes and Venters Represent University At Fraternity Meeting Make Study of Rushing Systems and Pledging of Frosh at Other Schools. ' The University was represented at the meeting of the National Inter- fraternity Council in New York City by Carl Venters, Phi Gamma Delta, and Baron Holmes, Sigma Alpha Ep silon. The council was in session at intervals from November 27 to De cember 1. . The second representative, Baron Holmes, was sent to make a study of rushing systems' at other schools. This is a rather pertinent question at present, for many think that the particular system used at the Uni-, versity of North Carolina should be abolished. Special attention was giv en to the plan used at the University of Minnesota, which defers pledging until after Christmas. This system. provides for a complete separation of Freshmen and upperclassmen during the Fall quarter to the extent of put ting them in separate dormitories. Debate Men Picked Tryouts for the Mary D. Wright Debate held Monday night, November 26 resulted in the selection of Moore and Graves to represent the Di and Whitely and Albright to represent the Phi. ' - " The final contest will be held in Gerrard Hall on the night of Decem ber 2. Instead of . holding regular meetings the Di aSid Phi will adjourn to hear the debate. ' - ' ,' Lectures on Music To Be Continued The lectures on musical apprecia tion which . have . been conducted every Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock in Person Hall throughout the fall quarter will.be resumed to morrow afternoon at the regular, hour.' , - ' University Boxing Coach Weds James Edward Butler, now serv ing as University boxing coach, has joined the ranks of the Benedicts. He was married in Glen Alpine Jast Thursday morning to Miss Lau ra Catherine Giles. Both are natives of Glen . Alpine. .. The ceremony was performed at 10 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, with Rev. Mr. Ashbur, pas tor of the Glen 4 Alpine Methodist Church, officiating. . .'