me Library, ve rsity of Uorth Carolina, Chap si lull, C. BASKETBALL V. M. I. TIN CAN 8:30 w i rl y) G 4 V V 1 X GRAIL DANCE GYM TONIGHT 9:00 VOLUME XXXVII CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1929 NUMBER 55 One of America's Greatest Dr amatistsi Will JQ-eeture Here Next Wednesday Night s- E. H. Sothern Has a Long Series of Great Roles to His Credit. . E. II. Sothern, whose name has be- come historical inv the American theatre during his life time because of his' long series of great roles present ed in association with Julia Marlowe, gave the American tneatre some of , its most memorable productions. Mr. Sothern is now making his first tour as a dramatic lecturer ancT will be heard in Memorial hall next Wednes- , day under the auspices of the student entertainment committee. ; ; ' Mr. Sothern began his stage career in the so-called "palmy" days of the theatre. His early experiences and : training were in the days of stock .companies ana the iirst travelling or ganizations. He has seen the wheel -of stage fashion turn round in its -course. Before he acted Shakespeare,' he was recognized as the leading ro mantic comedian of his clay and his -era, in that" school of drama was the -era when costume plays flourished. Sneaking of the costume plays of today, Mr. Sothern told an interview er recently, "The chief difficulty with -costume, plays in these days is in se- 'Curing players who can act them. There is no guide when seeing an: actor in modern drama as to what he may be able .to do m a costume piece. ! 1 T. recaljl that once-we engaged a young j. actor, who stood very 'high 'in modern : dramdf and since has won considerable reputation and fortune in motion pic tures. At the time he was regarded 'as of such exceptionally ability that stardom- seemed a certainty for him. During the .rehearsals he spoke clear- every evidence of filling all , require ments for the line qf roles he was to act, but when we reached the dress re hearsals we saw in a flash that he never would do. He became all at once entirelv out of the picture. . It Byrd Antarctic Party Sends Greetings To . University Students GLEE CLUB NEARS EMOFITSTOIJR University Singers .Will Return To Chapel Hill Sunday; In Asheville Tonight. The Byrd Antarctic Expedition was in communication with the Universitystudents through sta tion W4WE, in the Radio Engi neering Laboratory in Phillips Hall, Thursday morning at 4 :45 A. M. The expedition is -located at present 250 miles southeast of D unedin, New Zealand, in the Antarctic waters. . The message was sent from WFAT, the call numbers of the station onthe SS Eleanor Boling, and was received by G. M. Rose, graduate student in the School of Engineering. The complete message follows: "Please give the best wishes of : the members of the Byrd Antarc tic Expedition aboard the SS ; Eleanor Boling to the students and Faculty of the University of North Carolina This long v dis tance wishes. , - ."':'"" '.- j Grenlie, operator WFAT.", FIRST STUDENT MUSIC R ECITAL John Efird Will Play Next Thursday; First Series of Student Recitals Held Here Since Opening: of Music School. The music department of the Uni versiy announces a piano recital by John Efird in the lecture room of Person hall next Thursday evening at 8:30. There wil be no admission charge, and the public is invited to attend. --- , "" if. mx: 3 : - i.1 x i.l.-i. . . n i ivi p. rj l i rii is tint! uj. Lilt; uiusu LiiieiiL- was a most cmiicurc moment ior au ; : -- -- - . of us. We felt it more keenly than ea Piano stuaenxsin xne university he did. but there was nothingto do sch6c1 of sic, having studied for but to engage another player who had I f" " T. """6 been schooled in costume plays. f eres xau. xus rec, maugurutes ine iirst series 01 stuaent recnais 10 be held here since the opening of the University school . of music. The music department officials express hone that the oublie will resoond to The University Glee Club win give thi oooortunitv and show their con a concert Monday night at 8 :30 in the fidence in tne students who will ap Playmaker theatre. ; ,.ine program pear jn concert from time to time by will be partly a repetition of that sung attending every one of the series. before the Press Institute here m the , The following: program is to be play- fall, but a group of new folk songs ed bv Mr Efird; . irom JNortnern giauu, x. u3 Capriccio ,..;.............. Scarlatti Dr. W. U. WhittaKer ana su u Sonata in.A major , Scarlatti University Glee Club for the " first time French Suite Bach in America, has been added. Also A , . ; r.ourante. .Sarabande - , Glee Club Concert Here Monday Night Allemande, Gavotte. Novellette in F ...... Prelude in G sharp Schumann Week- end, S o cially i Sp eakin, Will Oose: with .Grail Dariee in Gyn ght Miss Susie Sharpe Torii aiany Good-Looking Girls on the Hill; Law and Engineering - School Dances Last Night. :T - . (Special to the Tar Heel) Anderson; S. C, Feb. 22 Arriving here this aiternoon irom iiacon, . - j" Georgia, after having covered approxi mately 330 miles in the past 36 hours, he University of North . Carolina Glee Club, with a personnel of forty of the University's best singers,, ful filled its . fifth engagement on its winter tour of : the southern ' "states with a concert tonight at the Ander son College for Girls. The club leaves tomorrow for Ashe ville for a concert "at ,the Woman's Club Auditorium in that city.,, They will return to '- Chapel HJH . Sunday. They will give a homecoming T per formance in Chapel Hill on the next night, Monday. .. At this concert all the .student body and friends of the University will be invited . guests. Last night a concert was given at Wesleyan , College ..in Macon and its program was highly praised. The college turned out. in a, body for , the performance and the auditorium was packed. . The Prisoner in the Cau casus (arr. Schindler) and the Reap er's Song (Bohemian, arr. Davidson) furnjishe a good opening forthe well oaiancea program. The iormer se lection,x a folk song, one of the most beautiful, perhaps, in the entire r& pertoire, , although the old Christmas carols came in for their share of 'ap plause. The negro spirituals and work songs were well received. -. The harmony and the .blending of voices in -the rendering of these .numbers brought forth much "favorable com ment, from the -listeners. .Wesley Griswold made a distinct impression as baritone soloist with the club. Prior to the concert in Macon,' the club stopped over, for three hours in AUiiiita, most oi xne raemDers spenu ing this time a. the various,-theatres there. This rest proved a welcome break in the 174 mile journey which they made yesterday. -The Anderson College student body enthusiastically applauded the perfor mance here tonight. The director was given much praise for his ability to keep the undivided attention of- the singers while they, were performing. Professor Kennedy's selections, on the piano .were well played with repea ted 5 i K 4 The Grail dance tonight will bring ! to a close a week-end which has been I filled with social activities. .Last night the Law school association entertain ed with adance in the gjannasium, and the: Engineering students held their annual ball in the ball room of the Carolina Inn. The Grail dance, the second to be given by the order since the Christmas holidays, will be held m the gym nasium. The" dance will begin at 9 o'clock. The interior of the gymnasium will, be attractively decorated with seasonal designs. The Grail and the Law school association jointly decora- ! ted the interior. This was done so that the dances of both organizations, coming on successive nights, could enjoy the results of the combination of efforts of both the committees. The usual rules of conduct wilk.be enforced at the dance tonight. No freshman will be allowed, and smok ing will be prohibited within the gym. Tickets for the dance will be placed on sale at 8 o'clock at the gymnasium. The number of visitors and girls for the week-end activities is especially large. Each of the three dances at tracted -its - own quota of girls, with the added attraction of the set of three dances. Following a custom inaugurated last year, the Law school association held its dance in the gym last nisrht. This dance was formal and was an elaborate affair. The artistic decora tions of the gym and the music by the Carolina Buccaneers both added to the spirit of gayety. The figure for the dance was the-climax to the What is believed to be the first father-daughter law partnership in the affair, and was led by'Mr. Phil Whit State has just been formed at Reidsville, N. C., where Miss S-usie Sharpie ley with Miss Dorothy Perry, assist- has iust been taken into the legal office of her father, J. M. Sharpe, as aj ed by Mr. Charles Rouse with Miss member of the hrnt. Miss Sharpe completed requirements for her law degree at the close of last semester's work at the University and passed the State bar examina tion in January with high credit. mm m Peter Dromgoole Died in Duel . With a Fellow Student for the Hand of a Chapel Hill Maiden Miriam Ashworth, and Mr. Roy Arm strong with Miss Kelso Gurrie. The Engineers held their annual - ball at the Carolina , Inn. The ball. room was decorated in an appropriate manner. The system of liehts used in connection with the decorations produced a soft effect throughout the -room. Jack WardlawV Orchestra played for the dance. ' Their program was featured by a number of selec tions used especially for the occasion. requests for encores of The Sea (by Young Virginian Lies Buried under Dromgoole Rock oir Piney there is' included in the new. repertoire a new arrangement. by Kurt Schind ler of a Russian . folk song, "The . m f t1 99 A A Prisoner oi tne vaucasub, -uu . minoF Rachmaninoff group of JfingUsnaoiK songs oy Pro" Valcek .:.......... J .: Morejs mment living composerb. iu i Etue (Revolutionary) .............. Chopin group has been arranged for baritone yaise minor ..;...:....,.....,...l:. ... Chopin solo and chorus, wim w esiey uiiswum, student soloist with the Glee Club, do ing the solo parts arid the entire club the chorus. These songs are complete- Jv modernistic in treatment. All students, faculty members and friends of the University are cordi ally invited to attend this concert by the club officials. There will be no admission charge. V Palmgren). His technique was good and his rendition of several piano solos was one of the bright lights on the program. Wesley Griswold was good, too, and his Plainsman's Song (by Bliss) with a selected chorus brought the concert to a close. Phi Betes, Attention ! Prospect ; His Beloved Never Learned of His Tragic Fate, but Pined Away With Love for Him. ; -o ' By JOE JONES On pleasant s Sunday, afternoons Piney Prospect' has many visitors. They circumnavigate Gimghoul Cas tlein an admiring tour of inspection; they . walk up its outer steps, and nrifh wmnna pvpr tippti in t.Tirrme'h t.hp. All juniors and seniors expecting to dows at the fantastic fixtures of become Phi Beta Kappa members are requested to ..hand , in their names to the registrar's office within the next week, if they have not already done so. the ballroom; they go to .the brow of ,the hill, and take their various shares of rapture from the purple- misted valley. They read the inscrip tion on the monument erected to. the memory of Kemp Plummer Battle by the Order of Gimghouls; then, re tracing their path around the' castle they come upon Dromgoole Rock. If they have not heard its history Modern Brothers and Sisters they win wonder why this particular domed block of stone should be care- Dashing Gollegian of 7 5 Years J. V. Van Sickle Spends Day Jlere Mr. John V. Van Sickle, secretary of fellowship and Grant-in-Aid com- 'mittees, spent Friday at the Umver sity of North Carolina interviewing graduate students and faculty in re-o-nrrl nroiects they have under way. He spoke, at 4 o'clock in the Alumni building to an interested group Con ferences were held the remainder of the afternoon with those" interested in an award from the council. ' Mr. Van Sickle was a class-mate of Professor John Wesley at Haverford College and did graduate work at Har vard with Professor Milton Heath. From the University Mr. Van Sickle went to Duke where he expects to spend today. - Pacultv Band Will Practice Thursday JThe University of North Carolina Tacultv Orchestra will meet in . the bandroom of the Music Building next Thursday evening at 8:15. An in vitation has been extended to those wishing to play .to attend the prac tice..- . .. Letters of a University Undergraduate of the Fifties and Other Records Make Modern College Youths Appear Tame When Compared with Grandad's Schooldays. By DICK McGLOHON Fathers and mothers of. 1929, take cheer! Your flapper daughters and cake-eater sons may be bad, but the'y could be a whole lot worse. ; Just take a look back, for instance, at the college, youths of 75 years ago. Then be consoled. s For it appears to be the truth that grandad during his, college days back in' the dashing fifties was perhaps a bit more devilish than grandson of fast '29. , ' ' ' -.''':' At least that is the evidence from a batch of old letters written by a not too casual undergraduate of the Uni versity of North Carolina in 1858, and from other, records of that time. Some of ; grandfather's pranks which he got away with would never get by today. One morning he dragged the body of a freshly-killed rabbit up and down the aisles and over the platform in the chapel and then turned a pack of dogs loose at the back of the room during prayers. A friend of his succeeded in hoisting a cow to the belfry of the South Build ing and .tying its head to the bell, so that' the bell " rang all night and the ! fully fenced in by a circle of tall pivot hedge.' But should there by chance be one present who is; versed in the lore of Piney Prospect the remainder of the group may stand around, or sit greatest difficuly was experienced in upon the stone itself, and hear the retreving the frightened animal. Drinking Was Common Then - " Prinking was common, and instead of riding the bus to Durham for a night's entertainment, the , collegian hired - a horse - and covered the 29 miles to Ealeigh in three hours, re turning at a most questionable hour the next morning. Students sometimes got so drunk strange story the tale of love, and dauntless courage, and blood. See! The blood-stained rock! The red blood of Peter Dromgoole, which rain, nor frost, nor any weathering can purge away! Now, wht is probably the most authentic story of this young - Peter Dromgoole and his, activities here at the University is contained in an ar- that they even assaulted members of ticel by Bruce Cotten in the Noyem- the faculty with clubs and fire-arms. her, 1924, Carolina Magazine. Cot "Two students' says Battle's History ten, a relative of Dromgoole, wrote ofv the University, "loaded themselves the article after making exhaustive with whiskey in the village grog shop, researches into the case. He visited the old Dromgoole homestead m Brunswick County, Virginia, and from Professor Evans Will Address the North Carolina Club Evans, writing his The North Carolina Club will meet at 7:30 o'clock Monday nisrht in 112 the yellowed stacks of documents and Saunders with Prof. J. G. Evans giv letters found there he was able to a t.impW -nnr "A -po-o write a genealogical history oi tne j f or Agriculture." uromgooie iamuy. moreover, ine coi- Ty.naaanr. 1 4.-.- J 4.V. 14- J-4 - ' . , t . vi i. 4-v I doctor's dissertation, on a closely re- TT . , , . - lated topic, has given much thought umvers ty, u m - - " and work ' to this1 all-important pro TbU" - : blem, and members of . the club are tea oi romgooies experiences m looMng forward to one of the best connection witn unapei urn.- oo xnose Whr wmilH lmnw flip Viist.nripal hank- ground of the" case are referred to speaker will examine the farm ifc rnimn Mi nf NnvAmW: relief ; problems', in all its larger as- 1924 ' 1 pects, -laeng up surplus, marKeting, tW0 CQr,f .u Au Tm'ffc Price Proauction costs, improvement .m ixw -v- v . JJ.: 4.1.J- J n ..xl.. u v a n. Fu""""" "AC""'" auu.'-au 1,110 lido -VKJ auunu UO bU JLSA. vim- goole myth." In learning it one may find a new and eerie enchantment in Piney Prospect and its environs. It has been incorporated into the plots 1 other factors that enter into the farm problem. 1 Sis paper will be particularly time-" ly in view of the present agitation I ' OXX J n .4-1- X 1. . 1 j x 11. 11 .el 'u tiic uuik; auu an vvcx bile tuuuu V of two novels and it is the theme of . , , - A, - , ior neip ior tne larmer. -Professor Evans, came to the Uiii- Perhaps it has mouth-to-mouth at least one - poem, grown during its journey. 1 V At any rate, here is the version of the story generally accepted today: , In the year 1833 there came to the University Peter Dromgoole, the son of a well-known Virginia family. The boy was a dashing impetuous spirit, and )ae had 'not-been here long, before he won. the heart of a beautiful girl of the neighborhood. : Like many other Chapel Hill lovers the couple took special delight in try sting upon" the fair top of Piney Continued on page four) ' ana ; arming tnemseives, one witn a TVfolrt ciub and the other with a m'stni. sai- Hann ana iviaione lied forth to attack different members ; of the faculty. These boys -were ex pelled for cudgelling the faculty with sticks while looking .into the' muzzles of loaded pistols." A 'liquor peddler passed through Chapel Hill late one afternoon with a wagon ' load of whiskey and made ! camp just outside of . the prohibition zone in those days - four miles from town, so that students could come out Continued on page four) Will Broadcast During the regular University hour over WPTF in Raleigh Mon day afternoon from 4:45 to 5:45, f Wexley Malone, pianist and comT poser, and Al Kahn,. author of(the new Wigue and Masque produc tion, "Mam's the Word," will be "presented in a few, hits and song, sketches from the forthcoming production. . . President Chase To Deliver an Address ; In Chapel Monday President Harry 'W. Chase of the University will speak in chap el Monday morning, R. B. House announced yesterday. - President ;; Chase has just made a trip to Athens, Georgia, and his talks here will be made if he returns to Chapel' Hill before Monday. versity this year from the North. He taught formerly at the University of Chicago and at the University of Illinois. , j J. E. Dungan to Edit Freshman Bible" J. E.' Dungan has been appointed editor of the Freshman Handbook to' succeed Bill Perry, who ,has resigned the position due to the inability to' edit both the Handbook and the Buc-; caneer. . ' .": - f' - ' . -: - - The Freshman Handbook is the campus "Freshman Bible." The pur pose of -the publication is to give the incoming students accurate and con cise information of campus institu tions, organizations, ideals, and tra-' ditions. . ' . ' ." '. The work of compiling the book has already commenced. ' Dungan has re quested that .organizations whose membership lists are regularly in cluded in" the Handbook mail or bring revised lists of "their "membership ' to him at the Sigma Delta house -before March 10. . r . .