North Carolina Newspapers

    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. . .'
    

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