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More Than Fifty Dramatic Di
rectors Gather at Hill for Dis
cussion of Mutual Problems.
"Directors of dramatics from all
.over the state, more than fifty of
them, came together here Saturday
for mutual discussion of. their prob
lems, ; concrete criticism of a set of
plays put on for their benefit, and a
little celebrating on the side.
When they left, each was convinc
ed that this year's annual Conference
of the University Bureau of Commu
nity Drama , for' Dramatic Directors
had been the best and most valuable
ever held.'; '
Professor, 'Frederick H. Koch, di
rector of the Carolina Playmakers
and the- Bureau of Community Dra
ma, sounded the keynote of the meet
ing, in -his brief word of welcome.
"The idea of a people's theatre is a
matter for all the schools and com
munities . in the state and not just
one group. It is a state-wide work
and you are a part of it."
The directors took up the .spirit,
and the meeting was characterized by
the splendid interest of all attending
as- illustrated in the wide participa
tion in discussion of directorial prob
lems and solutons.
Important announcements were
made concerning this year's Spring
Dramatic Festival of the Carolina
Dramatic Association. The date has
been set for May 3 and 4. Prelimi
naries will be played in-March and
April. ' Closing date of registration
is February 15. Miss Nettina Stro
bach, state representative, will meet
with directors to set places for pre
liminaries in the high school groups,
but there will be no state divisions
in the community and college con
tests this year. - ---V 'A-,-
Several Schools Gave Holidays
And Special Trains Carried
Students to Raleigh..
The University of North Carolina
was well represented both by members
of "the student body and the faculty
at the Inaugural Ceremonies in Ra
leigh last Friday. Scattered through
out the audience and upon the stage
were to be seen these representatives
who had journeyed over to witness
O. Max Gardener succeed Angus W.
McLean to the governor's chair.
The ceremonies for the day began
with a huge parade down Fayette
ville street from the Capitol. Lead
ing this march were the Senators
from the various districts in the state;
i closely following these notables were
( the members of the House of Repre
sentatives. Various military organi
zations accompanied by the bands pro
vided color and music for the proces
sion. Student units representing the
schools of North Carolina were from
Oak Ridge and State College Follow
ing these military units came Gover
nor McLean accompanied by Gov.
Elect Gardner.
As these dignitaries filed their way
to the platform, a crowded State
Auditorium greeted them with tre
mendous applause. Also upon the
stage were Dr. and Mrs. H. W. Chase
of the University of North Carolina
The newly elected state officers
were then sworn in. Gov. McLean
presented Gov. Gardner to the As
sembly. In a sound and well deliver
ed address Gov Gordner stated the
principle upon which he will work
during the coming year. Time and
again these statements were greeted
with applause from the audience.
Seated in the right gallery were
hundreds of students representing the
hieh schools of Guilford county. A
special train had brought these boys
and girls to the Capitol City.
At eight o'clock that night the
Governor's Mansion was thrown open
to the public in the form of a recep
tion in the honor of Governor Gard
ner. It has been estimated that three
thousand men, women, and children
filed down the receiving line before
eleven o'clock.
Directly following the reception
came the Visitor's BalL Hundreds of
. couDles both young and' old crowded
into the ballroom of the Sir Walter
N. C. C. W. Superlatives
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Above are the superlative types among the girls at N. C. C. W. They are : No. 1, Miss Clara Guinard, of
Lincolnton, versatility; No. 2, Miss Lillian Wortham, of Wilmington, grace; No. 3, Miss Rosalie Jacobi, of Wil
mington, wisdom; No. 4, Miss Louise Dannenbaum, of Wilmington, culture; No. 5, Miss Dorothy Tipton, of
Chadburn, most athletic; No. 6, Miss Betty Sloan, of Franklin, originality; Miss Mary Dela Rankin, of Mount
Holly, was chosen the most beautiful, and Miss Elizabeth Hanaman, of AsheviHe, most charming. Pictures of the
two latter were not available. ' -- ' . .
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aily .Tar HeeLWill
y Activities
Hotel to
enjoy dancing" until one
Special Committee Will Make
Report on Editorial Responsi
bility; History of Publications
At the University Will Be
The Student Activities Coinmittee
will hold its first meeting of the year
tonight at 7 o'clock at the Carolina
Inn. There will be a general discus
sion of several problems that are of
particular importance on the campus
at present. The chief subject of dis
cussion however will be the student
;The Activities committee is compos
ed of the president of the student
body, the presidents of the classes, the
president of the Y. M. C. A-., the edi
tors of the student publications, presi
dents of the two literary societies, and
various student leaders. A number
of f acluty members connected with
student activities in an advisory capa
city will be present.
For some time there has been a
general agitation on the campus for
a daily Tar Heel. The working out
of the details of the daily paper will
carry with it sweeping changes in all
of the student publications. Under
the proposed plan the Carolina Maga
zine would be abolished and a monthly
edition of that publication would ap
pear as a literary supplement to the
new paper. The daily Tar Heel
would be issued six times a week with
a Sunday issue instead of a Monday
Tonight the Activities committee
will consider the whole problem of
the present and future of the publica
tions. The matter will' be discussed
under three heads. A special com
mittee has been appointed by the
president of the student body to make
a report on each of the three phases
of the matter.
First there will be a report of the
committee composed of Will Yar-
borough,- chairman, Bill Perry, and
Mr. J. M. Lear which was appointed
to review the five year period during
which the Publications Union has
been in existence, with the intention
of securing an account of its history
and its present financial status.
A general discussion of the pro
blems of editorial responsibility will
be led by a committee composed of
.T. fi Adams. Jr.. chairman, John
Marshall and Dean Addison Hibbard.
The intention in this connection is
to formulate some plan that will give
the editors of the student publications
ample freedom in editing the publica
tions and at the same time guarantee
to the student body that this freedom
will not be abused.- This very delicate
question was raised two years ago
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Notorious German Sea Raider ,
To Lecture Here Friday Night
, Count Felix Von Luckner, Ger
many's .most noted sea raider
during the war and America's
most gallant enemy, the man who
with an old sailing ship broke a
supposedly unbreakable block
ade and cruised the high seas for
16 .months to1 sink 500,000 tons
of shipping without a single loss
of life, the only German combat
ant to be officially ; honored by
the American Legion, will ap
pear before University students
here next Friday evening, Jan
uary 18, for a lecture on his life
and exploits.
Count Von Luckner is one of
the most romantic figures of the
century. His famous forty
thousand mile, cruise of de
struction to Allied shipping will"
probably never be equalled in the
annals of war.
Count Von Luckner is the only;
man who ever rose from deck
hand to a position of high trust
in the German navy. He has had
a varied career of adventure,
has been a kitchen boy, deck
swabber, . bar-boy, Mexican sol
dier, cow boy, porter in the best
American hotels, assistant to a
Hindu fakir, a Salvation Army
recruit, a champion prize fighter.
The Count has been received
and has lectured in more than 200
American cities. He comes to
Chapel Hill under the auspices of
the University's Entertainment
Read "Sweeny Todd, The Demon
Barber of Fleet Street" by
Charles Pitt.
Russell Potter was at his very best
Sunday when he appeared before the
second largest audience that has wit
nessed a Playmaker reading this year,
to read a melodramatic thriller,
"Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of
Fleet Street," by Clyde Dibin Pitt.
Sweeny Todd, dripping with the
blood of ten of his murdered victims
that he has "polished off" continues
his "polishing off" process right up
to the bloody end. The barber, who
it appears rarely has any legitimate
trade, by the means of a mechanical
apparatuses able to lower one of his
barber chairs into his cellar, there to
do away with his unfortunate vic
tims, who strangely enough are never
a match for the old man. In his ne
farious trades of murder and theft,
he is assisted by a lovely lady, a bak
er of hot meat pies. Occasional but
tons and -'hairs are discovered in the
pies but the very efficient Scotland
men of the days of 1840 were unable
to match wits, with the wily Todd,
the author leads us to believe.
The dolorous reverend that stalks
through the major part of the play
poking his nose into every scene is a
genuine representative of the men
tal abstainer and physical ; glutton
type that lived , in the period of : the
story. ; The frail unhappy heroine
who could, no doubt, flush Fleet
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Three Hundred and Fifty Watch
Posey, Holmes and Bagby
Score as Actors.
The Playmaker " Twelfth Night,
which wasn't really Twelfth Night
after all, but Nineteenth Night has
come and gone. : We had a good
time Saturday from eight o'clock
until twelve when some 355 Playmak
ers and guests made merry. '
The stellar Tole of the evening was
played by Professor Urban T; Holmes
who created another amateur tri
umph as Sir Toby Belch ;in the kit
chen or revel scene of Shakespeare's
"Twelfth Night" However, Hubert
Heffner in the same piece was capi
tal. J. Willis Posey as the bow-leg
ged Prince George, H. D. Meyer the
red-headed Captain Slasher, and the
inimitable English Bagby, who ran
through the whole English language
with his grunts and groans in the
death scene of "Saint George and
the Dragon," put that play across
with a genuine snap. It might be
further said that the dead dragon
rapidly revived upon the announce
ment of "cake and ale.'J '
The two dances, a Spanish Pavan
and a Joan Anderson, were admir
ably carried out, the music enhanc
ing them further. ';,
i The false note on the program was
the second number after the intermis
sion entitled "Minuet With Jazz."
We just couldn't stretch our imagina
(Continued on page four)
Plans Underway for
Debate Schedule With
British Universities
The president of the Debate
Council announces that plans are
underway for scheduling' a pro
gram of debates with several
British Universities abroad. If
the Debate Council is successful
in making arrangements for these
forensic engagements ,a team of
three men will be sent to Eng
land at some time r during the
Spring of 1930. ; ,
It is almost certain that these
debates can be arranged , through
William Cocke, a former presi
dent of the student body and at
present a Rhodes Scholar at Ox
ford University.
The schedule will probably in
clude the. following schools: Ox
ford , University, Cambridge Uni
versity, University of Edinburg,
and the University of London.
If the debates are scheduled the
debate squad requirement will be
enforced "as in all. other cases.
This trip is being planned as a
climax to next year's debating
Professor Frazier To
Address Debate Class
Will Discuss Hydro-Electric Power
from Standpoint of Legal Aspects.
Professor K. C. Frazier of the De
partment of Government will address
the debate class Thursday night in
201 Murpbey at 7:30. Mr. Frazier
is very much interested .in the field
of international law and will discuss
the question of hydro-electric power
from a standpoint of its legal as
pects. .' : . '
In consideration of the fact that
Carolina is to debate both sides of
the question Mr. Frazier will discuss
the question from a standpoint of its
general legal connections rather than
attempt to develop either side of the
query to the utmost. r,
The secretary of the Debate Coun
cil announces a schedule comprising
six debates all of which will take
place during this and the next quar
ter. Due to this heavy schedule he
desires to increase the debate squad
attendance. ."- ,
Engineering Profs
Are Attending Meet
Dean G. M. Braune, Messrs. T. F
Hickerson and Thorndike Saville, of
the School of Engineering, left yes
terday for New York where they will
attend the- annual session ' of the
American Society of Civil Engineers.
They will return during the latter
part of the week.
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Scientific Society
Will Hold Meeting
The Elisha Mitchell Scientific So
ciety will hold its regular meeting to
night at 7:30 invPhillips hall.' Papers
by H. D. Crockf ord and H. H. Wijlams
will be presented at the meeting.
Nominations for Positions Took
Place in Memorial Hall Yes-
, terday; Eleven Men Nom
inated to Enter Race for Four
The Freshmen were initiated into
politics yesterday morning when ele
ven men were nominated by their
friends to contest over the four class
positions to be filled by balloting of
the entire class at the Y. M. C. A. ,
today. . c
After an analogy drawn by Dean
Francis F. Bradshaw. from a humor
ous situation told in connection with
the life of Charles M. Schawb, mil
lionaire capitalist, and farmer, D. E.
Hudgins, Jr., opened nominations for
the different offices. ; j '
The men nominating candidates for
the presidency were , permitted to
name the qualifications that each of
the nominated individuals possessed
that made him the man to command
the votes of the class. Clarence
Phoenix, "Shorty" Branch, and
Worth McAllister were nominated
before the nominating ceased.
Tom Badger, William Uzzell and
Harry Finch were named to contest
for the position of vice-president.
"Sonny Graham, and Jack Farris
received the nomination of their class
to contest for the secretaryship.
E. Craig Wall, Horace Pennington
and Steven Marsh will run for the
position of treasurer.
Hudgins cautioned the Freshmen
to think well before - casting their
ballots, explaining that the election
of Freshmen officers had been pur
posely postponed to allow the mem
bers of the class to become better ac-
quainted.with one another. . '
: The polls will open this morning at
nine o'clock and will close this after
noon jELt six , o'clock. The polling
booth will be situated in front of the
Y. M. C. A. The Australian system
of secret balloting will be used.
The three, candidates for the office
of President will make short; cam
paign speeches in Memorial Hall this
morning at Chapel period.
An unprecedented vote is expected
in the balloting this year due pri
marily to the .unusual high attend
ance at all previous Freshmen meet
ings. Upperclassmen are urging all
first year men to take an active in
terest in the government of their
class. No selection of officers would
be representative, unless the majority
of the class votes. An appeal will be
made in Chapel this morning for a -large
Carolina Debaters
To Meet Virginia
The University of North Carolina
has . definitely agreed to debate the
University of Virginia at Charlottes
ville not later than the first of April.
; In all probability the fray will be held,
as ,the Tar Heels have long been
rivals in the field of forensic activities.
Last year Carolina debaters were
defeated only once and this time Vir
ginia was the conqueror, ii the De
bate Council decides to accept the
terms offered by Virginia a two-man
team will be sent to Charlottesville
about the first of, April.
Bloody Body on Office Floor at
One A. M. Sends Scribes Scurrying
By G. H.
A real live corpse is terribly try
ing on the nerves, especially at one
o'clock in the morning. If you don't
believe it, ask Walter Spearman and
Glenn Holder. They know.
When interviewed at the infirmary
yesterday morning, where they were
recuperating from 4 badly shattered
nervous systems, the Tar Heel editor
and assistant editor told how it all
came about. ' .
. Holder, who is pinch-hitting, for
George Ehrhart, regular managing
editor of the tri-weekiy,. while the
latter is away on a short business trip,
came into the Tar, Heel office ex
tremely early yesterday morning.
The lights were turned 'off and he
was groping blindly about in search
of the lighting switch when his foot
came in contact with some soft ob
ject. He looked down and discerned
in the dim half-light from a nearby
campus light a man's body, the head
sweltering in a pool of blood. V Man
O' War would have turned green with
equine envy if he had seen Holder
inserting distance . between himself
and, the Tar Heel office. .
v In front of the Y. Holder found
Walter Spearman, whom he had left
only a few minutes before; Spearman
wasn't at all partial to the idea of
having traffic with a dead man with
a ghastly busted head at that hour of
the morning, but he reluctantly al
lowed himself to be persuaded that
it was his duty to help investigate.
Timidly the two typewriter pounders
ventured into the sinister gloom of
the newspaper office and fearfully,
snapped on the lighting switch.
A gruesome spectacle was the body
sprawled out upon the Tar , Heel
floor. Blood trickled from what ap
peared to be a gaping hole in the
head and one side of the face was a
gory mass of bruises. The gro
tesquely doubled-up arms and legs
indicated the horrible convulsions . of
the dying struggle for breath. Al
most instantly, the corpse again had
the office all to himself.
The frightened two sped to Old
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