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Walter Spearman Editor
George Ehrhart Mgr. Ed
Marion Alexander - Bus. Mgr.
Glenn Holder . . Assistant Editor
John Mebane ..... Assistant Editor
Harry Galland Assistant Editor
.Will Yarborough Sports Editor
W. C. Dunn
J. C. Eagles
J '. P. Jones
W. A. Shelton
C. B. McKethan
J. C. Williams
- . B. W.
J. E. Dungan
D. L. Wood
'. -J. Q. Mitchell
B. C. Moore
K. C. Ramsay
E. F. Yarborough
H. H. Taylor
E. H. Denning
, - J. D. McNairy
Whitton , .
B. M. Parker Asst. Bus. Mgr.
H. N. Patterson Collection Mgr.
Gradon Pendergraph Circulation Mgr.
T. R. Karriker.... ...: Asst. Col. Mgr.
Leonard Lewis' Milton . Cohen
Harry Latta J Sidney Brick
Ben Aycock , H. Jameson
Kermit Wheary H. Merrell
Jim Harris y
Tuesday, January 15, 1929
Latest addition to the Tar Heel is
a cricket in the corner. All the edi
torials are now written to music.
The only nasty remarks we have
yet heard about the Playmaker's
Twelfth Night was the question "But
why do the call it Revels?
Today is the day when freshmen as
sume unwonted importance in the
eyes of their associates elections are
held. The bright and shining lights
of our' first year class come forth
from beneath their bushels and per-
Wake Forest is waging a fight
against the present extensive student
use of toothpicks sort of picking out
the faults,as it were.-
The approaching Carolina-Texas
debate will, no doubt discard all al
lusions to "Democratic principles" and
substitute references to the "Grand
Old Republican Party."
Present vacancies in the Glee Club
might well be filled by some of our
consistent and insistent weekend-mid
If this thing of finding dead men
in the Tar Heel office every night
continues, our editorial sensibilities
will become so calloused that nothing
can disturb our poise !
The trouble is, however, that "dead
men ten no tales --so oi what use
are they to a newspaper?
The Path of
College should be strengthening to
one's character, we" are told. It
should teach the student novice, that
the rough and rocky way is always
the best way, that primrose paths
lead but astray, . that minds - are
toughened and deepened by choosing
the best trail to knowledge instead
of the shortest. ,
Latin is good for mental exercise ;
mathematics furnishes an excellent
wrestling mat for gymnastics of the
mind ; philosophy may lead through
tortuous and devious twistings, but
it clings to the claim of brain-trainer.
And fine indeed these are,proving as
they do that the student' must not
weaken in his search for ( educational
light but must follow the paths as
they are laid out.
And if there is no short cut to
learning, if the paths laid out for our
training "are best, if we are to be made
;tronger and abler by following tne
rockbound trails why then, we ask, j
does there exist that well-worn, that'
unsightly, that inexcusable, that
heinously atrocious path running
across the grass from the side of Bat-
le Dormitory to the north end of Old
Sheeplike student feet are follow
ing the path of least resistance to
the defacement of the campus and the
sapping away of their own. will
Clearing House ,
The Student Activities Group,
which meets tonight to discuss the
present status of publications on the
campus, includes within its member
ship men representing every phase
of student activity on the campus.
Student government, publications,
athletics, Y. M. C.A., literary so
cieties, and classes all send their re
spective leaders to meet in open
forum parley. -
When- this group is gathered to
gether, it is competent to serve as a
clearing house for any campus prob
lem. 'Its members may declare them
selves proponents or opponents of any
proposed plan, and they will be voic
ing the opinions of a considerable por
tion of the student body. The pro
posed plan for a daily TAR HEEL,
the question of editorial responsi
bility, problems of student" govern
ment the inter-relation of student or
ganizations, the accountability of or
ganizations to . the students who
financially make them possible all
these and many other matters find
proper attention before the Student
Activities Group. -
In an institution which has grown
too large for frequent assemblies of
the entire student body in which such
assemblies are too unwieldly to ac
complish' anything of merit, it is fit
ting that a group of representative
campus men meet together for frank
discussion of prevalent problems.
Plus and Minus
"Service" is a pleasant word, ' i
harmless word, and sometimes an in
spiring word. But "there are times
wnen it can arouse wratn and in-
J 5 I XTT1 " ' "
aignation. w nen it is used and
abused, and flaunted as a standard
which is not reached or maintained,
tnen tnat simple word "service" is
as a red rag to a bull. ,
The Bank of Chapel Hill has just
put up a neat electric sign which is
the first thing seen as one enters the
place. It reads "We Serve the Com
munity First." The letters shine
forth with an obviously white light
but their effect on many is an crim
son as any cloth flaunted in the ex
cited face of a raging animal.
bituated in a college town, the
Bank of Chapel Hill is confronted
with problems not met with by the
ordinary town bank. But even con
sidering J the facts that students wil
carelessly or even v very occasionally
intentionally pass bad checks, that
the amount of their checks is not
large, and that a good many of them
are amateurs in banking matters, the
Bank of Chapel Hill does not try to
serve in the way it should. -
Arbitrary rules are concerned. An
unusually large fee for handling an
account is charged. Statements are
heavily for it3 services, fender state
ments when it considers it the proper
ime to do so, and stay closed when
there is an unusual need for it to
open for business. It will continue
to do so but if it does, it will lose
the confidence of the student body
even more than it already has.
"We Serve the Community First"
-perhaps, but four words should be
added to that legend. "When It Is
Convenient." H. J. G. -
Tuesday, January 15, 1929
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WHY DO THEY?
To the Editor:
Why do students shun American
Well, consider some of the too too
(sic) common types of debater:
Pompous strutters, lime-light
hounds, and wind-bags generally,
booming out the , strained literary
twaddle. ' .,
The "I; Contend" boys, pugnacious
and scowling, "who think "sportsman
ship" is a disease.
The droning opiates, quoting miles
of statistics in a. monotone, like a
steady drizzle of rain" and as -de-
The maniacs, frothing at the mouth,
victims from the cradle of dementia
foresica ear splitters, who should be
ducked in ice-water for a wek,
Tne piece-makers' singsonging
along, looking for a pat on the head;
first they go "upsie go," then they go
down -isn't it pretty, and "learned"
Then the mushmouthed, over-serious
boy, who has his subjects right by the
tail, who almost dug the foundations
out from under the library in-his re
search, and of whom Stephen Lea
cock says: "He should be taken some
where and given a glass of beer and
The fault, Dear Brutus, lies not
with the public, but with the curse of
artificiality in debating. -
of here and so there was, of course,
no rush to desert the old place during
the week-ends. You altogether,
a greater fraction of the whole stu
dent body was within touch of each
individual. , ;
That old "Hello" was not a tradi
tion. You couldn't help it.- The very
atmosphere squeezed it out of you.
But in the completely changed en
vironment that we now have on this
hill the "Hello" idea is ridiculous.
It does not belong. ? To maintain it
would require the constant high pres
sure of a group of -well meaning
"hello-minded" fanatics who , them
selves, because of their ieal, might
hand down the tradition to their suc
cessors. At its best it would be , one
of these alas! too frequent imposi
tions from above which run so
against , the nature of our weary
J. J. SLADE, JR.
CONCERNING CLASS SCHEDULES
Not moreadvertising, butmore sin
cerity, more reality, more clearness of
purpose is what debating needs. But,
of that more anon if the subject
proves interesting. '
William A. Ols en. '
not rendered unless a certain number
of checks has passed through- the
hands of the bank, often seriously in
conveniencing the student who must
know just where he is financially.
These are minor faults. There is an
other which was occasioned just re
cently by a crisis which the bank
made no attempt to meet.
When the University was closed
suddenly because of the prevalence of
flu, the need of students for money
with which to get , home became
acute. The merchants of the town
rose splendidly to the situation and
cashed checks and loaned money to
the very limit of their -abilities. But
the supply f cash was quickly ex
hausted, and many students were
forced to stay on the Hill after the
evacuation order had been given."
.." There was a direct need for the
bank . that night, and it remained
closed. It was not its duty to open
at seven at night. It would merely
have been a service.
The bank will continue to charge
To The Editor:
"Hello, hello," said I, almost out of
"Hello, hello," answered the scurry
"Hello," called someone to my left.
"Hello," said I turning my head
to see him but just in time to miss
seeing who it was that cried "Hello"
to my right; but I "shouted a hello to
this last one, and to let him know
it was for him, I waved my arm in
his direction. My books dropped on
the gravel -and my papers flew about.
When I had picked them up I real
ized that I was on the edge -of the
quadrangle near the, well and that the
L bell was ringing.
From north, south, east, and west
the stream of classmates poured.
"Hello hello, hello," I said.
"Hello, hello, hello, hello, hello,"
"they answered. A
I rushed on, and the crowd surged
on by me. "Hello, hello, hello. . ."
they said, their eyes riveted on me,
their teeth bared in a friendly grin,
waiting for my answering hello's.
I did the best I could, but there
were too many of them; J was hold
ing up the traffic; a crowd gathered
around 'me of those who waited to
exchange a hello with me.
"Hello, hello, hello," I shouted, and
my breath gave out. I turned and
ran. The mob was on me. From all
sides I could see rushing towards me
those' who had not yet said hello.
"Hello, hello hell-ow, woW, YOW!"
I screamed and dived into the well.
But there was no well and my head
struck something hard. I woke" up
and found myself sprawling on, the
floor beside my bed.
Hurriedly I gave fervent thanks
that it was only a 'nightmare; that
the Tar Heel advocated "hello era"
had not yet arrived. , :
- I meditated.
I am really not an old timer, for
my memory takes me back only seven
years into the past of this campus;
but in that short time the change I
see is astounding. V
All classes were held in the group
of old buildings that more or less
cluster about the well. The students
sauntered lazily from one building to
the other; they passed classmates at
low rates of speed; they drawled
out a spiritless "Ha-ey"; then mean
dered on. The only fraternity houses
were those of the "row"; none had a
thing in the way of pretension, and
all seemed quite content, The stu
dent body barely passed the 1000
mark. Then there were no roads out
To The Editor:
I'd like to suggest in reply to Mr.
H. J. Galland's editorial in last Thurs
day's Tar Heel that there is one very
important reason for the haphazard
juggling of programs of which he
made no mention. I refer to conflicts,
and the necessity for taking "some
thing else" because two or more
courses which a student needs and
wants come. at the same hour. I es
pecially wish to criticize the English
department, becauseit seems, worse
than any other, on looking over the
schedule this quarter or any oth
er quarter since I've been ; in school,
for that matter.
Take a look at the schedule of Eng
lish courses. . You will find sixteen
sections . of English 1, not one of
which comes at 8:30 or 11:00. There
are ten courses in sophomore Eng
lish 3, 4, and 5), none of which may
be taken at 9:30, 12:00, or 2:00.
There are four sections of English 4
alone at 1:1:00, and only one at 8:30;
none at any other hour. In the ad
vanced English courses, consider the
first two hours in the morning. There
is only one, and that in drama, given
at 8:30 and four the next hour.
' I used to think, back in the dear
dead days of. innocence, that .courses
were given for the . convenience of
the student. Here is a very obvious
case, I think, where they are given
at the convenience of the English
faculty. WTiy hasn't someone called
attention to it before ? It's not too
late to change even this quarter.
Some of the instructors must teach
both freshman and sophomore Eng
lish. Why can't they switch their
classes around so that at least one
of. the sixteen 'freshman sections of
Eng. 1, and of the ten sophomore
courses be given each period ? It
would simplify our programs, it
would make it unnecessary to take
unnecessary courses some of which
probably exist only on this account,
and it would make the mad scramble
both at registration time and after
the beginning of the quarter much
more sane. In fact, the only sufferer
that I can see would be the business
office, which would lose a great many
of the twenty-five cent fees they
charge for adding or dropping
courses. But who cares about that?
: V J. M.
Hash and Mothballs'
By Joe Jones
During the recent soul-trying week
of exams there was one building on
the campus whose inmates took their
ease and never cracked a book. This
was the -infirmary, and, strange to
tell, it was, during that week, full of
mildest, most gentle, most soothing
cases of Spanish influenza it has ever
been any exam-shy student's good
fortune to fall in with.
According to a verbal symposium
of that noble roup of young gentle
men who managed to attain "and re
tain the coveted ninety-nine degree
temperature throughout exam week,
a more pleasant spot than the in
firmary would be hard to. find.
The days passed over in idleness,
in jesting, : in music-making, in
bridge-playing, in partaking of good
Swain Hall food, and last but not
tritest, in - having one's temperature
taken, and one's bed made up, and
one's ice water refreshed by a couple
of the sweetest, prettiest little nurses
the University could find for the
Take the case of ward 3, for in
stance, wherein lay four congenial,
unalloyed, native-born ' Southerners
unperturbably missing their exams :
By 7:30 A. M. they are,all awake and
awaiting the arrival of James, colored.
At about eight James enters with a
breakfast of scrambled eggs, buttered
toast, corn flakes,- and coffee, and,
delightful enough, a morning's copy
of the Durham Herald sent with the
compliments of the Carolina ' Dry
COLLEGE PROFS HOPE TO MAKE
MONKEYS OUT OF ANTI ;
We hope that the recent decision
of the American Association of Uni
versity Professors to fight for the
right to teach evolution is more than I
a paper resolution. If, as the mem
bers of the American Association for
the Advancement of Science declared,
"evolution in some form is accepted
Lby practically all competent men of
science the world over" and "no one
can pretend to have a liberal education
who is ignorant : of its general im
port," then the university professors
should carry their fight into the
enemy's camp. They are sure of their
ground and the fundamentalists are
a most engaging target. There are
a half dozen ways in which tfes schol
ars of the country " could make the
anti-evolutionists look even more
ridiculous ' than they seem today.
They could, for example, invade the
jungle States of Arkansas, Miss
issippi, and Tennessee with lectures
and literature: f they could v actively
campaign in any ' State where the
fundamentalists threaten the freedom
of teaching by more anti-evolution
laws; they could discipline any alleged
scholar in their ranks who failed to
protest against the fundamentalist
gag; they could refuse to recognize
any degree in science granted by
schools which emit from their cur
ricular this most essential, theory of
modern science. Milder measures have
failed to stop the fundamentalist ad
vance, which now threatens, the
Soon after - breakfast the lovely
chestnut-haired nurse from Morehead
City comes in smiling, saying good
morning, and taking temperatures;
most of the latter usually ranging a
fraction of a degree above ninety
eight and six tenths. Presently she
returns and begins making up beds.
She is an expert at this, making them
up with the boys in them. As she
makes each bed the boys in the other
three watch her intently; especially
when she stands on one side and
reaches across to the other. She
chatters gaily, or sings' "Rainbow
'Round My Shoulder." She says that
working in the U. N. C. infirmary is
an easy and pleasant-job.
All the patients like her fine. When
she goes out the four talk about her
in glowing terms. Soon, however,
they turn their attention to the stack
of magazines and books of fiction
lying about; and all is quiet for a
time. Then somebody's roommate
comes in with a promised deck of
cards, and they fall to .bridge-playing.
Except for a delightful interruption
when "she's-got-it" takes the ninety-
nine degree temperature again,
bridge is played assiduously till James
brings lunch. ' "
After lunch the four jolly Souther
ners take a nap and after about an
hour's undisturbed sleep they awake
to the pleasant sound of someone
picking upon a banjo. The music is
by none other than the master, Jack
Wardlaw, who is taking his exam-
week antidote in the adjoining room.
He renders darn good banjo music
for about two hours, then when he
grows tired the nurses obligingly play
the victrola in the parlor across the
hallway. ' . ' -
Try-Oefs Will Be
Held This Week
For Tar Heel Staff
Several places are open at pres
ent n the Tar Heel staff for stu
dents who are interested in news
paper work. Those wishing to
try-out for -the vacancies may do
so by dropping by the cfSce, base
ment of the Alumni building, any
day this week- Students who have
had previous newspaper experi
ence in prep or high school and
those who are registered in the
University's School of Journalism
are asked to .try out.
First Grail Dance
Of Winter Quarter
On Saturday Night
The first Grail dance of the
winter quarter will take place
Saturday night in Bynum gym
nasium. Dancing will start at
nine o'clock. Jack Wardlaw and
his orchestra will furnish music
for the occasion. ; Y
A large number of girls are
expected to attend. Present in
dications are that it will be one
. of the best social affairs of the
quarter,. , ) :
Business Staff Of -Yackety
Meet This Afternoon
-All men on the - Business.xStaff of
the 1929 Yackety Yack will meet in
the Business Office this afternoon at
3:00 o'clock. Please be present if
you intend to hold your place on the
staff, as there are some Very, impor
tant matters to be taken up.
G. E. HILL, Bus. Mgr.
The following items appear on the
calendar of the Dialectic Senate:
1. Resolved, That the- Dialectic
Senate go on record as approving the
plan of issuing the Tar Heel six times
per week, Y
2. Resolved, That the Dialectic
Senate go "on record as approving the
plan offered by J. M. Booker for re
organizing student government at the
University of North Carolina.
,3y Resolved, That ' the Dialectic
Senate go on record as advocating the
abolition of chapel for Sophomores.
Send the TAR HEEL home. $3.00
per college year. .
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When supper . is - finished there is
reading, and bridge, and good conver
sation. " Friends drop in bringing
highly welcome mail, and telling tales
of how stiff the exams are. A couple
of the patients get frisky, and begin
chasing each other across the beds.
The hilarity grows, till that doggone
good lookin' little old night nurse
comes in and sends them scampering
and laughing into their beds. When
she is gone -an , old argument is re
vived as to whether she is prettier
than the day nurse. Three of the
boys are asleep by ten o'clock, but the
fourth sits propped up-in bed till mid
night to finish his book.
The next day is Wednesday, exams
are over, and high temperatures
miraculously disappear. The four
patients improve rapidly. One by
one throughout the day they bid the
little chestnut-haired nurse goodby,
and depart with many, happy memo
ries. ; ' '
schools of several Southern and Mid
western States. In this connection
we note the plan of the American
Institute to establish in New York a
"science theater" to dramatize the
story of man through the ages. The
nation. . y , ,
A novel five-year plan will be in
augurated . next fall at Northeastern
College, Boston, when the college stu
dent body will be divided into ?! five
classes Freshman, sophomore,' mid
dlers, junior, and senior. . -
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