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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
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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. --- , ""
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. . 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.
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(Special to the Tar Heel)
Anderson; S. C, Feb. 22 Arriving
here this aiternoon irom iiacon,
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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. , 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
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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
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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 . .
    

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