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VOLUME XXXVII
CHAPEL HILL, N. O, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1929
NUMBER 47
LARGE NUMBER OF
HIGH SCHOOLS 1
RINGTOURNAMENT
Eliminations Will Start Around
February 15; To Have
( East-West Battle.
The entries for the fifteenth annual
state championship contest in high
school basketball for North Carolina
high schools closed on Saturday of
last week. More than one hundred
schools entered the lists in competi
tion for the title.
Playing will commence about the
fifteenth of the month. On March 9
the champion of the western division
and the champion of the eastern divi
sion will come to Chapel Hill to con
test for ti& state crown, in the Tin
Can.
If sufficient interest warrants it,
consolation contests will be staged in
the East and in the West beginning
February 22 to decide the consolation
champions of the East and of the
West. These contests would be for
only those teams that have been
eliminated from the first contest by
February 22.
'-i The same regulations will prevail
that have governed the contests of
the past. Silver loving-cups are of
, - fered each year to the victorious
teams. . Durham has won five of the
contests that have been sponsored by
the University since 1915. . Durham
won the championship in 1916, 1918,
1925, 1926, and 1927. Winston-Salem
defeated the other teams of-the
state in 1915, 1917, and 1919. Wil
mington high school came first in
1920 and 1928. Chapel Hill, Greens
boro, Asheville, and Reidsville, have
each won a championship in 1921,
1922, 1923, and 1924 respectively.
Debate Candidates To
Meet Thursday Night
The executive secretary of the De
bate Council announces that the first
discussion preliminary to the coming
debates with Emory University and
the University of Texas, will be held
Thursday night at 7:30 in 201 Mur
phey. The query which will be used
in both ef these contests is: "Re
solved, That the United States should
enter the World Court without reser
vations." Both of these engagements
are scheduled to take place in Chapel
HilKin the near future. Due to the
fact that the try-outs for the team
to represent Carolina against Texas
. are tentatively set for February 17,
or thereabouts, it is very essential
that all candidates for this team re
port Thursday night.
If the Students Vote
For a Daily Paper It
1. Will not increase student
fees.
2. Will give the students a cer- ,
tain amount of outside news along
with the local happenings on the
campus. r
3. Will be a morning newspa
per printing all of the news
taking place on the campus the
day and night before.
4. Will have some kind of wire
service for state and national
news. '
5. Will add prestige to the Uni
versity of North Carolina in the
fact that it will be the only col
lege in the South publishing a
daily paper.
6. Will build up a stronger re
lationship between the school of
journalism and the publications
on the campus.
7. Will tend to draw students
to the University who are inter
ested in journalism instead of
letting them go outside of the
state for their training.
Chapel Hill Man
Is Highly Honored
Colonel Ernest Graves of the En
gineering Corps of the United States
Army, native of Chapel Hill and
graduate of the University with the
class of 1900, has been appointed by
President Coolidge as a member of
the Mississippi River Commission, it
has been learned here.
"He is qualified for the position not
only by his long training as an army
engineer," says the Engineering News
Record, "but also by reason of actual
experience during flood periods on the
lower Mississippi. As district en
gineer at Vicksburg during.the floods
of 1912 and 1913 he was able to ob
tain first-hand information of condi
tions brought about by the highest
stages recorded until the 1927 floods."
Mr. Graves after taking his M. A.
degree here entered West Point in
1901 and was graduated second in his
class in 1905. He captained the
Army football team in his senior
year and was head coach at West
Point for several seasons after.
He went to Europe in 1917 with
the first A. E. F. unit General
Pershing and his staff and was
there throughout the war, being
Medal. He retired from the military
service in 1921 but was called back
into' it two or three years ago in con
nection with Mississippi River flood
control.
Sophomore Class
Will Hold Meeting
There will be a meeting of the
Sophomore class in Memorial hall to
morrow during chapel period. There
is some important business to be at
tended to, and President Pete Wyrick
urges all members of the class to be
present. .
The graduating class of the Uni
versity in 1798 contained six men.
1500 Fellowship Is
Offered for Study
At German University
Former University Student Now
Studying in Germany under
Similar Fellowship.
University Will
Conduct Language
Contest in State
To Determine Best Students in Latin,
French, Spanish, and Mathematics.
ELEVEN STUDENTS
PASS STATE BAR
Every Candidate from Univer
sity Was Successful in Law
Examination.
Making an excellent showing for
their Alma Mater, eleven Carolina
law students were successful last
week in passing state bar examina
tions in Raleigh. Every candidate
trained at this University passed, and
will be issued a license by the state
Supreme court in the near future,
attesting to their legal ability and cer
tifying to their right to practice law
in this state. .
Out of a total of 143 applicants, 117
were successful. Quite a few of these
were out-of-state men, although only
one of the eleven from this Univer
sity resides, out of North Carolina.
-Those Carolina " men receiving
licenses were : Lewis Taylor Bledsoe,
Asheville; A. Edwin Fenton, Chapel
Hill; Jefferson B. Fordham, Greens
boro; David Meade Fields, Chapel
Hill; James E. Holshouser, Blowing
Rock; F. D. B. Hardin, Yadkinville;
Myriel A. James, Asheville; John
Motsinger, Chapel Hill; Marvin Phil
lips Myers, Jennings; Carrolton A.
Roberts, Geneva, N. Y. and J. N.
Smith, Scotland Neck. .
Patterson Medal to
Be Put on Display
The Winner for 1929 Will Be Sum
moned Early in Spring Quarter.
A fellowship of the value of $1500
has been established by the German
istic Society of America for any
American student who contemplates
studying some phase of German civi
lization at .a German University and
can present proof of the following
qualifications : American citizenship,
good health, good moral character
and adaptability, graduation from a
college of recognized standing, and a
good reading knowledge of the ; German-Language,
The fellowship is
6peh to both men and women who are
under thirty years of age. -
Miss Dorothy Fahs, who was a
student at the University of North
Carolina last year, ' is now studying
on one of these fellowships, f
The successful candidate will be
required to leave for Germany : by
August 1 or earlier if possible, in
order to devote himself to the prac
tice and study of oral German until
the time of the official opening? of
the university (about October 15), at
which time he will be expected to ma
triculate for the winter and summer
semesters.
The fellowship will be administered
by the Institute of International Edu
cation. , Application blanks, properly
filled out and accompanied by all re
quired credentials, must be in the
possession of the Committee by March
1. Awards will be announced by
March 15 "
) Full information and application
blanks may be obtained by writing to
Germanistic Society Fellowship Com
mittee, Institute of International Edu
cation, 2 West 45th Street, New
York, N. Y. 7 "
PICTURES CAMPUS
OF 40 TEARS AGO
Dr. Hamilton Explains to Stu-
dents How Campus Was
Run in Years Gone By.
The Patterson medal, awarded an
nually to a University student for
general excellence - in athletics, has
been received and will soon be placed
on display in a down-town window,
according to Maryon Saunders, alum
ni secretary, who has just received
the 1929 award from Dr. J. P. Pat
terson one of the medal's donors.
The award is a gold medal, and is
offered to commemorate the memory
of John Durnad Patterson, a student
at the University in1904-06, who died
in 1924. , It is offered by Lieutenant
Commander - D. F. Patterson, Mr.
Albert F. Patterson, and Dr. J. E,
Patterson, all brothers of the late J.
D. Patterson.
The medal is awarded by a commit
tee upon consideration of these quali
ties of athletic ability, sportsmanship,
leadership, morale, and general con
duct. It was first awarded in 1925
to Monk McDonald. . Rabbit Bonner,
Add Warren, and Galen Elliott have
since received the award.
The ' winner for 1929 will be an
nounced in the spring.,
Male Quartet Sings
For State Students
The Criterion male quartet of New
York City sang at State College last
night. The quartet, which has
made phonograph records for six re
producing companies, is on its first
tour of North Carolina, having re
cently sung in New Bern, Greensboro,
Charlotte, and Asheville. - They rank
as one of the finest male quartets in
the country.
Prof. J. E. Woodhouse spoke on
government over state WPTF during
the ' University hour yesterday after
noon from four to five. The musical
part of the program was furnished
by Jack Wardlaw and his banjo
boys.
"Individual independence is a good
thing as long as it does not encroach
on the rights of others, yet when any
one walks on the grass of the cam
pus he encroaches on the rights of
others to have a beautiful campus,"
stated Dr. J. G. deR. Hamilton in a
chapel talk yesterday morning in
which he spoke not as a member of
the faculty but as a member of the
University community.
In showing how the spirit to keep
the grass looking well has gone down
Dr. Hamilton told how he had notic
ed the beauty of the grass in the rec
tangle between the South Building
and Franklin Street when he first
came to the University over forty
years ago. Dr. Hamilton admired
the beauty of the grass, and wonder
ed how it was kept so. For a long
time he was unable to find out why
the grass was so beautiful, but later
an alumnus told him that the literary
societies used to fine those who walk
ed on the grass a dollar for each of
fense. Now there are beaten paths across
the grass in many parts of the cam
pus. The path from the post office
entrance of the campus to the corner
of Old East is probably the worst,
but there are many others which de
tract from the beauty of the campus.
There seems to be no sentiment
against walking on the grass now,
but if this class (speaking of the
Freshmen) would try to create a sen
timent against it, the influence would
increase and go to the other classes
and the untrodden grass would sig
nify to the visitors that we are not
lazy or thoughtless.
"I am calling your attention to
something that will be worthwhile to
the individual and also to the class
as a whole," said" Dr. Hamilton in
concluding his talk.
, Mac Gray will speak this morning
on the same subject, but he will dis
cuss the problem from the student's
point of view.
Buccaneer Staff To
Hold Full Meeting Tonight
There will be an important meeting
of both the editorial and art staff of
the Carolina Buccaneer in their office
in the basement of Alumni building
to-night from 6 : 45 till 7:00 o'clock.
Any contributors and new men inter
ested in Buccaneer work are asked
to come. t
The Extension Bureau of the Uni
versity will conduct contests among
high schools of the state during the
spring of 1929 to determine the best
students in Latin, French, Spanish,
and Mathematics. "
The names of all schools that are
going to enter their pupils in the aca
demic contests must be in the hands
of E, R, Rankin, Secretary of the
High School Department Extension
Division of the University.
The . Latin, French, and the Span
ish contests will be held simultaneous- J
y in the competing high schools
throughout the state. The mathe
matics contest will not he held until
April 26. . . X
The Latin contest has been spon
sored by the University since 1925,
and the other contests since 1926.
Charlotte high school was winner of
the first contest, Lillington in 1926,
Wilson in 1927, and Roxboro in 1928.
Raleigh high school came first in
the French 'contest in 1926, Davidson
first in 1927, and Forest City in 1928.
Statesville overcame all opposition
in the Spanish . contests in 1926 and
1927, but failed to , defeat Reidsville
for first place in 1928.' In. the realm
of mathematics Ayden high school
was adjudged the best in 1926, Char
lotte in 1927, and Ahoskie in 1928.
In every case professors at the
University will judge the results of
the contestants. No school, under the
rules ; of the State High School
League, is permitted to submit more
than three papers in each event.
Alumni District Seven
Holds Important Meet
At a meeting of alumni district
seven held last Friday evening at
Rocky Mount, Thomas J. Pearsall,
'27 of Rocky Mount, was elected a di
rector of the General Alumni Associa
tion. Representativesof the charter
ed alumni ;clubs of Raleigh, Tarboro,
Rocky Mount and Wilson were pres
ent for the meeting, and took part in
the rather informal program. Alum
ni Secretary Maryon Saunders and
Edward . Scheidt, field representative
of the Central Alumni Office, were
present for the . meeting. Secretary
Saunders spent the greater part of
the week calling upon alumni in Ra
leigh, Rocky Mount and Wilson. Mr.
Schiedt, who is also in charge of the
University's prospective student work
travels about the State a large part
of his time.
Jordan's Home Is
Destroyed by Fire
- .
A very serious fire occurred in the
home of W. P. Jordan, on Henderson
street about 4 p. m. Saturday " eve
ning. The loss was considerable,
amounting to approximately $4,000,
including water dagames. The fire
is said to have started in the attic
from a defective flue, and immediate
ly spread to adjoining rooms. The
building was a nine-room, frame
structure and burned , very rapidly.
The fire department was on the scene
immediately, but the fire had gained
such headway that it required ex
traordinary efforts of the firemen to
put it under control. ,
The lower story of the house was
not injured to such a great extent
by the fire, but was completely flood
ed by water, seriously damaging the
furniture and other household arti
cles. English Singers To
Be at Duke Tonight
Tonight at 8 o'clock in . the main
auditorium of Duke University the
English Singers of London , will be
presented on the fourth American
tour in a program of madrigals, folk
songs, and other music. These sing
ers are now a definite part of the
musical life of North America inas
much as they have sung over three
hundred concerts in this country.
The singers gather around a table
and without the slightest preparation
or ceremony, pour from their throats
the gay, : light-hearted folk songs,
Madrigals and carols of those happy
days that made the country famous
throughout the world as "Merrie
England." .V N
There are a number of Chapel Hill
people and students who are going
over for this concert. Tickets may
be bought at the University Music
Department office any time today.
Declares Rumor
False Concerning
His Resignation
President Chase Says He Has
Postponed Consideration of
Proposition until Later.
"I have not decided to re
sign the presidency of the
University of North Carolina.
"For some months a pro
posal to head up a research
program of national scope
has been before me. The na
ture, of the proposal is such
that it has not called for any
immediate decision. Under
the press of University busi
ness I have not had an op
portunity to give the matter
the consideration It deserves,
and after consultation with
members of the Board of
Trustees ' of the University
and with the research group
involved, I have definitely
postponed consideration and
decision until later in the
NOTED MEN WILL
ADDRESS SOCIAL
SERVICE MEEHG
Dr. Williams, Dodd, and Karl de
Schweinitz Among Those
on the Program.
year,
MUSICIANS GIVE
STUDENTS TREAT
Flonzaley Quartet Made Final
Bow to University Audience
i- Friday Night.
When the Flonzaley Quartet made
its final bow Friday night before' the
University audience it had completely
won its audience by the brilliance of
its playing. This is its silver an
niversary tour and unfortunately its
final one. ' . ,
Mastery over all of the departments,
a superb sense of proportion, ability
to rise, abovateehnique, and a deep.
aesthetic sense make the Flonzaley
Quartet the most accomplished and
the most outstanding chamber-music
orchestra in the world.
The retirement of the quartet will
not altogether deprive the musical
world of the talents of the group how
ever, as two of the three old vetrans,
Adolf o Betti, first violin, and Alfred
Pochon, second violin, will open a
school, in New York City together
with their new recruit of five years,
Nicholas Moldavan, viola. Iwan
d'Archambeau, the remaining member
of the original three that have been
together for twenty-five" continuous
years will return to his native country,
Belgium, to teach music there.
The quartet as it presented itself
here is a very cosmopolitan organiza
tion. ' Betti is an Italian, d'Archam
beau, a Belgian, Pochon, a Frenchman
and Moldavan, a Russian. They were
financed in their early years by E. J.
de Coppet, a naturalized American of
Switzer descent, and made their head
quarters at Flonzaley, Switzerland.
The numbers rendered by . the
quartet were the following: The
Quartet Selection in B Flat Major by
Beethoven, the Intermezzo from
Brahm's Quartet in C Minor, and
Smetano's Quartet in E Minor. As its
encore number the Quartet played
Borodin's Nocturne.
Five State Glee
Clubs to Contest
Five champion college glee clubs
from five states will meet at Green
ville," SJ C, " Februtry to decide the
Southern title. The winner; of this
meet will compete in the national con
test to be held in New. York City in
March.
Those taking part in the contest at
Greenville will be the " University of
Tennessee, the University of Ala
bama, Wofford Colleger representing
outh, Carolina, JVVilJiam and Mary
.er. resenting Virginia, and Duke Uni
versity representing North Carolina.
A CORRECTION
Due to an error it was stated in
Saturday's Tar Heel that Dr. Mal
colm Little spoke in Wilmington on
Monday January 28, to the Minister
ial Association. Dr. Little was in
Wilmington yesterday and will be in
Raleigh today. He is presenting a
plan of educational co-operation with
the ministerial associations and ; the
extension division relative to post
graduate courses in divinity.
Nine men graduated from the Uni
versity in 1799.
Dr.( William E. Dodd, a native Tar
Heel, who is now chairman of the De
partment of History of the University
of Chicago, and Karl de Schweinitz,
general secretary of the Society for
Organizing Charity in Philadelphia
and a noted welfare expert, are to be
two of the speakers at this year's
meeting ofj&g Ksrth Carolina Con
ference for Social Service, which con
venes in Raleigh on February 26, 27,
and 28, according to announcement CfP
the tentative program . made here to
day. -: .
Dr. Dodd is to' speak on the night
of February 26 and Mr. Schweinitz
on the following night, February 27
Both are regarded as outstanding
leaders in their particular fields, and
their acceptance of . the invitation to
attend the Conference is regarded as
a big stroke for the program com
mitte. -
Dr. Dodd is a native of Clayton. He
attended preparatory school at Oak
Ridge and then entered Virginia Poly
technic Institute, where he earned his
way as a slf-help student. He .won
the B. S. degree in 1895 and the M. S.
degree in 1897, and was instructor in
history 1895-97. He continued his
studies at the University of Leipzig,
where he Was awarded the Ph. D. de
gree in 1899? His next step was to the
professorship of history in Randolph
Macon College 1900-1908. Since 1908
he has been at the University of
Chicago," where he . was recently ap
pointed head of a nationally distin- ;
guished department in one of the
world's great universities.
Karl de Schweinitz is also closely
identified with North Carolina. His
father was born in Winston-Salem.
The de Schweinitz family .promoted
the-founding of Salem College, and
members of the family were among
the early presidents. Karl de Sch
weinitz is a descendant of Count Zin
dendorf , the founder of Salem and
Bethlehem and the Moravian church.
He is a man of charming personality
and is very much liked by all sorts
and conditions of people. Before
entering welfare work-he was a news
paperman. He is the author of
several .widely read books.
Morgan Yining Weds
Miss Elizabeth Gray
Announcements were received here
yesterday of the marriage in German
town, Pa., of Morgan Fisher Vining,
head of the Bureau of Short Courses
and Lectures of the University Ex
tension Division, to Miss Elizabeth
Janet Gordon Gray, daughter of Mrs.
John Gordon .Gray, of Germantown,
Pa.
The wedding was a quiet one. The
ceremony took place in the Church of
the' Good Shepherd at Germantown,
and immediately following the bride
and groom left by train for Wash
ington, whence they motored to
Florida for their honeymoon. They
expect to be at home here in Chapel
Hill about the first of March.
Phi
Beta Kappa
Members to Meet
The active members of the Phi Beta
Kappa, honorary fraternity, will meet
in the Parish house of the Episcopal
church at 7:15. o'clock Tuesday night
for the first time this year.
The meeting announced by T. J.
'Wilson, Jr., for tonight is of genuine
importance according to Walter
Spearman, president of the organiza
tion.. Council Explains
Owing to several comments on the
recent action in which a number of
students were fined "for standing in
the street while bumming, it seems
that many of the students believe
that bumming is prohibited. Such,
however, is not the case, and Mayor
Council states that anyone is at per
fect liberty to bum as long as he does
not stand in the street. It was only
to protect the students themselves and
to prevent congestion of traffic that
this ordinance was passed, and not
to deprive anyone of the right to
bum.
More than 50 languages are spok
en in Singapore.
    

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