CHAPEL HILL, N. O, SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1928
Combat Is Sponsored by North
Carolina Texas Club Com
posed of Ex-Students of the
University of Texas and For
mer Residents of the Lone
, Tonight m uerrara nan aL :au
debating teams representing the Uni
versities of North Carolina and Texas
will clash on the proposition that
the United States should enter ; the
World Court without reservations.
The Tar Heels will uphold the nega
tive side of the , query. The debate
will be held under the auspices of the
Texas Club of North Carolina, which
is composed of ex-students of the Uni
versity of Texas and former: resi
dents of the Lone Star State living in
the vicinity of Greensboro. Dr. C. C.
Rice of Catawba College, who is pres
ident of the club, will preside at the
debate. ; ,.
The Texas-Carolina debate will be
the main feature of the annual meet
ing of the club. Last year it was de
cided that the 1929 meeting ; should
be held at Chapel Hill. After attend
ing a dinner festivity at the Caro
lina Inn, the entire club will go in a
body to Gerrard Hall to hear the de
bate. This forensic engagement was
scheduled for March in considera
tion of the fact that Texas 'secured
her independence on ' March 2.
The Tar Heel team is composed of
R. B. Fisher, of Salisbury and E. L.
Haywood, of Durham. Although
these men have not represented Caro
lina in intercollegiate debates before,
thev are speakers of considerable
.ability. Both have had extensive ex
perience before entering the Univers
The University of . Texas . is to be
represented by a strong forensic ag
gregation who will do all they can to
make the annual meeting of the Texas
teams have won considerable recog
nition as forensic experts . in inter
The World Court question is one
tention at present in consideration of
the fact that there is much dispute
as to the relation of membership in
the court wouid bear to the . pros
perity of the United States. ,- Popular
opinion on the question seems to be
about evenly divided. The debate to
night is expected to disclose the, advan
tages of the World Court of inter
national justice in gala fashion.
On the night of March 26 a Caro
lina debating-team composed of G. B.
Carr, of Teacheys, and R. "R. Fisher,
of Salisbury will meet a team from
Emory on the same proposition. Again
the Tar Heels will uphold the nega
tive side of the question.
liyser Explains His
Position onr "Broken
Dreams of Yesterday"
Savs His Name Was Put on Record
for Commercial' Reasons Only.
Heels Win 4348,- Duke
TO HEAD SOCIAL
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Dr. Frank Graham Was Re-
Elected Jresident of the
North Carolina Conference
During Closing Session. 5
Dr. Frank Graham, of the Univer
sity of North Carolina, was reelected
president of the North Carolina. Con
ference for Social Service at the clos
ing sesion Wednesday of the
17th annual convention, when a num
ber of resolutions pertaining to the
educational and social welfare of the
State were passed.
Endorsing the Broughton-Johnson
Australian Ballot bill, as the ; best
measure before the General Assem
bly, providing for a secret, protective
ballot,; and endorsing the movement
for an eight-months school, the con
ference proposed that where, the ques
tion of sanity of a prisoner arose ' in
court, that a commission composed of
the director of the bureau of mental
health and hygene of the State Board
of Charities and Public Welfare, the
superintendent of the nearest , state
hospital for the insane, and a third
expert in mental diseases, be named
by the court to report to the court in
regard to the sanity.
Miss Gertrude Weil, of Goldsboro,
was elected first vicepresident; Leroy
Jackson, of Burnsville, second vice-
president; Gilbert T. Stephenson, of
Winston-Salem, treasurer; and the se
lection of a secretary left to the
Directors were elected as follows :
W. A. Anderson, of Raleigh; Mrs.
John H. Anderson, of Chapel Hill;
Kemp D. Battle, of Rocky Mount;
Mrs. T. W. Bickett, of Raleigh ; W.
A. Blairr of Winston-Salem; Dr. G.
M. Cooper, of Raleigh; John Sprunt
Hill, of Durham; Dr. C. B. Hoover,
of Durham; Rev. W. L. Hutchins, of
Hickory; Mrs. Kate Burr Johnson, of
Raleigh; Mrs. Mary O. Linton, of
Salisbury; Miss E. Grace Miller, of
Asheville; Mrs. Marion B. Munn, of
Charlotte; N. C. Newbold, of Raleigh;
W. A. Parker, cf Asheville; Mrs.
,Walter ' Sprunt, of Wilmington; and
W. M. York, of Greensboro.
TO GIVE CONCERT
Will Leave Sunday Night for
Four-Day Tour, Playing Mon
day Night in Asheville.
IN EASY FASHION
Duke Conquerors Alabama and
Will Meet Phantoms
Sweeping, through their first con
test of the Southern Conference Bas
ketball tournament at Atlanta last
night, the Carolina White Phantoms,
four times winner of the Southern
title, began their fifth quest of the
trophy. Jumping into an early lead
the Heels disposed of the Mississippi
Aggies in easy fashion 43-18 and won
the right to meet Duke tonight.
Tonight's battle promises to be as
thrilling as the last contest between
the Heels and Devils in the Tin Can.
The Heels won that time 27-24 in a
hectic contest. But earlier in the
season the Devils won from the Caro
lina team on the Durham court 36-20.
With the season thus far a drawlBoth
teams will be out to win tonight.
'Duke conquered Alabama 38-32 to
win the right to meet the Heels to
night. Although the Heels rate
higher in the Conference standings
than the Duke team, the Devi3s will
be out to win as it is their firs t ma
jor title undertaking in the confer
ence circles since their introduction
Captain Ruf us Hackney led the Tar
Heels in scoring with 14 points, he
was followed closely by Hass, Aggie
(Continued on page four)
Hamlin Pays Short
Chauncey HamlinJ of Buffalo, N. Y.
spent a short time in Chapel Hill
this week. Mr. Hamlin is president
of the American Asociation of Mus
eums at present and has been for
many years. He is also president of
the Buffalo Society of National
Sciences and is greatly interested in
national and state parks and other
civic improvements. ,
The Hill was also visited by Dr.
Herman C. Bumpus. Dr. Bumpus
was formerly president of the Ameri
can Museum of National History,
Business Manager of the University
of Wisconsin, and president of Tufts.
He is now connected with . Brown Uni
versity as secretary of -Corporation.
GIRLS UNDER FIRE
College Comic Again. Fails -to
Please All the Campus; Good
Art Work over Trifling Jokes.
By H. J. GALLAND
In getting out the Girl's Number
of the Buccaneer, Editor Bill Perry
failed to state just what "kind of girls
he intended the issue for. Certainly,
we hope, not for his maiden aunt
from Iowa, and again not for the
girls on this campus. For Editor
Bill Perry has permitted a number
of indiscretions to . creep into his
comic monthly. -
It was clearly understood by the
bystanders in the fight over thei
Buccaneer last year , that the Editor's
job is no sinecure. He is perpetually
between two fires. : He must get out
an issue to 'please the majority. . If
the majority prefers the so-called
"hot-stuff," then the naughiy,
naughty stories must be told, for no
earthly reason than to have the. cam-J
pus boys and girls run around and
tell each other about the PERfectly
AWFUL things in the Buc this
month. ; ' ' v
When this is the case, the monthly
may be considered successful, since
it has aroused comment and perhaps
a few private snickers among the less
generously mentally endowed sub
scribers. "As for the rest, the fac
ulty and those who" like their humor
clean, they simply don't count. Ap
parently there aren't enough, of them.
The inclusion of the specific jokes
under discussion f is not shocking.
They are of the type which is com
mon property on the campus and in
carefree conversation. But there are'
times and places for them, and cer
tainly a college publication is not one
of the places. For those who like
that sort of thing, it is unnecessary
to print them in the Buccaneer, since
they will be up on the current smudgy
pleasantries anyway, v The rest must
read them willy-nilly, or give up one
of the publications for which they
have paid a fee and to which they are
It is useless to proceed further
(Continued' on page four)
Columbia Players To
Present "He and She
In a letter recently received here
Kay Kyser, orchestra leader and f or-
rvyar- eiirfont. at the University, an-
nounces the making of his first Victor
record, which was released February
"The tunes recorded,"- he writes
""were 'Tell Her,' fox-trot written by
Hal Kem-D. Saxie D o well and - Kay
Kyser, and 'Broken Dreams of Yes-.
terday waltz written by Miss Evelyn
Morris of Winston-Salem, N. C. and
Kay Kyser." ;
"I wa,nt you to make something
clear for me some people are under
the impression I am irying to take
credit for writing, 'Broken Dreams.'
My name was put on the record as
composer for commercial reasons and
is satisfactory to Miss Morris. How
ever, the number is based on an
original melody written by Miss Mor
ris. I merely wrote the verse and the
lyric for the entire tune, besides fur
nishing commercial harmony , etc. I
do not wish to take ay credit not due
me and I hope you will make this clear
Kyser's orchestra is - the- second
North Carolina organization playing
in New York this season. Hal Kemp
and his band are playing their second
year at the Hotel .Manger. Kyser is
playing at Jan?sen's Hofbrau.
The University band will play
concert Sunday afternoon at four
o'clock in Memorial hall, the fourth in
the current series of free Sunday
afternoon programs. The band will,
as usual, be under the direction of
Prof. T. Smith McCorkle. Three stu
dent soloists will appear on the pro
gram: Charles H. White, Jr., cornet
ist; R. M. Chamberlain, flutist; and
K. L. Kjellesvig,' flutist.
The University band has become
one of the outstanding concert bands
of the south, and has taken the un
questioned leadership among the col
lege bands of the state. The program
Sunday will consist of a variety of
numbers, including a Rossini overture,
part'of Sousa's Cebaland Suite, an ar
rangement of the familiar London
derry Air, and several other attrac
Immediately after this program the
band will start out on a trip, the first
concert being given ,in Asheville on
Monday night, March 4. -
Y.M.C.A; Quartet To
Broadcast on Monday
The Y. M. C. A. Quartet, compos
ed of W F. Humphries, of, Ashe
ville, Elbert Holmes, of Farmville,
John Miller, of Winston-Salem, and
Jack Connolly, of Taylorsville, ; will
broadcast over station WPTF in Ra
leigh on Monday afternoon during
the regular University - hour , from
4:45 to 5 :45. Their program will
consist of trios, duets', and solos by
Ashmore Given Watch
By Heel Supporters
Just before he and his squad
departed Thursday night for the
Southern Conference Basketball '
Tournament, Coach Jim Ash
more, the Tar Heel mentor, was
presented with a handsome white
gold watch and chain "As a token
of appreciation from friends and
alumni - of the University of
North Carolina." This express
sion of sentiment was engraved
on the inside of the case, and on
the outside were his monogram
Sharpe Law Firm
Not First in State
Last week an article appeared in
the Tar Heel and several state pa
pers, which was issued by the Uni
versity News Bureau, claiming the
first Father-Daughter - law partner
ship in North Carolina for Miss Susie
Sharpe, a recent graduate of the Uni
versity Law school and her. father
This claim was unfounded as 'Miss
Katnerine McD. Robinson, of Fayet
teville, N. C, became-a partner of her
father's 4 firm soon after she obtained
her degree from the University in
1921. Miss Robinson attended the
Law school at the University in 1919
20 and obtained her LLD. in 1921.
Miss Robinson married an alumnus
of the University Law school in 1927
and is now Mrs. R. O. Everett of
Durham, N. C.
Will Appear Here In the Caro
lina Playmaker's Theatre on
The Nights of March 8 and
9; Many Capable Performers.
Playmaliers Travel 1700
iles and Play 1 1 Towns
on Annual Toiir of South
OF GREAT ACTORS
This Is the , Cause of Scarcity
of Great Plays Says ;
E. H. Sothern.
There" are many pithy statements
to be found in Rachel Crother's "He
and She," the play which the Colum
bia Town Stage Society will present
in the Carolina Playmaker Theatre
the nights of March 8 and 9.
."You can't tell a woman any more
that she can't do things just because
she's a woman," Ann, the artist who
asserts her right to a career that her
father would deny a married woman,
declares. The' part of Ann is to be
filled by Mrs. Julius Taylor, who hap
pens to be a sister-in-law of Dr. and
Mrs. George Coffin Taylor, of Chapel
Hill. :'; y
D. Remington, who will be inter
preted by Alex Martin, is a represen
tative of the "old school" .injects much
philosophy, and humor in his - stand
opposed to that of. his independent
and thoroughly modern daughter,
Ann..' ; lr " -
Daisy who is a young business wo
man, making no boast of her, indepen
dence, says that she works because
she has to not because she likes to.
Miss Epps Jones, popular and beautiful-co-ed
of the University of South
Carolina, will portray the role "of
Daisy.' " -; ' '
The part of Keith McKenzie, assis
tant to the Dr. Remington of the play,
will be interpreted by Edwin Prit
chard, a law student in the University
of South Carolina. The Columbia
State said of his playing in "He and
' (Continued on page four)
"The scarcity of the really great
plays nowdays is due to the scarcity
of great actors," E. H. Sothern, the
clared in a lecture-recital before Uni
versity students, faculty members and
Chapel Hill folks here "Wednesday
night. v . .
Since the passing of the old stock
companies there has never been such
a training school for actors, said the
internationally famous artist. Until
there are great .actors the great plays
will be few, because men write plays
to be produced, and there is no in
centive to write a great play if there
are no great actors. . .
Mr. Sothern, who retired from the
stage two years ago after more than
40 years in which he made himself
perhaps the greatest Shakespearean
actor of the day, drew one of the
largest crowds to attend a number
on the University's student enter
tainment program this -year. -
He captivated and held his large
audience tense with his admirable
recitals of scenes from Hamlet and!
Othello. And then, demonstrating
his versatility, he came back reciting
the part of Lord Dundreary in "Our
American Cousin," to set the house
rocking with" laughter. A few poems
from McCarthy's "If I Were King,"
and his lecture, in which he recount
ed many interesting incidents Of . his
long experience on the stage, made
up the remainder of the splendid pro
gram. . ' .,. - . "
Mr. Sothern, in liis lecture, depre
cated the, fact that modern theatre
goers are concerned only with diver
sion, go years even without seeing
Shakespeare or the really great plays,
and that the ceaseless "American
search for novelty" makes really noble
plays go out of date and lose interest.
"New generations coming oil should
see these- noble plays," he declared, in
a plea for perpetuation of the drama
as it formerly existed, in which he
showed as examples what European
countries had done with the endowed
Mr. Sothern derided the view that
the "dirty" plays outrank the whole
some ones in ' intellectual appeal
"Any man can do something so ex
cessively indecent as to attract a cer
tain class," he said, but it takes real
art to write a wholesome play that
will appeal to the masses.1 "All per
sons enjoy wholesome plays and the
great fortunes have been made by
these." : ;
Taylor Society Hears
Talks; Elects Officers
, The local chapter of the, Taylor
Society met Tuesday night at 7:00
p. m. in room 319 Phillips Hall.
Dean Braune of the . Engineering
School gave a short talk on the im
portance of scientific management to
the, . student of today. - Professor G.
T. Schwenning read a paper on the
Taylor Society, taking up the points:
what it is ; how it 1 works ; its origin ;
and its objectives, 1 Mr. Coney, the
assistant librarian of the University
was also present and gave a brief
talk on his interest in the Taylor So
ciety and the application of scientific
management to library work.
The following officers were elected:
F. L. Adams, president; G. K.
Cheatham, vice-president; W. J.
jParks, secretary; M. K. Pate, treas
urer; the program committee con
sists of: G. K. Cheatham, chairman;
,G. E. . Shepard; and W. ; B. Massen
burg. Meetings of the society will be
held every other Tuesday night at
7:15 p. m. However, due to the
nearness of exams the next meeting
will .not be held until the beginning
of the spring quarter., ' , r ,
The first meeting was well attended
and there is every indication1 that the
society will be successful.
Reviews in Papers of Town in
W hich the Organization
Played Shows That the Dra
matic Group Added Another
Success to Their Already Long
After covering 1,700 miles and play-
ing"ii engagements, tne uaroiina
Playmakers, famous original folk
play group of the University, came
back to town at. 4 o'clock Thursday
morning after their tour of the Caro-.
linas. ' - ' .'
The hour was early, and although
the young actors "were much inclined
to sleepiness it was a genuinely happy
crowd that filed out of the big Play-.
maker bus. "
For they had added another string
of successes to their long line. They
were extremely well received every
where and they had been much enter
tained and feted. :"
Some of the reviews show how well
the group was received. The Green
ville, S. C, Piedmont nailed them as
doing more than any other group for
promotion of the best interests of the
drama in . the South." The Columbia
(S. C.) State praised them lavishly
for their serious "true protrayal of
folk" and "presentation of life under
the most human conditions." And so
on and on. -
The Playmakers played in Fayette-
ville, Spartinburg, S. C, Greenville,
s - c... Alton, s r. nwinTYiViin s r
"J 7 7 v.,
Red Springs, New Bern. Goldsboro.
Beaufort, Elizabeth City, and Wilson. .
Entertainments and receptions were
given them in practically every town.
One of: the most interesting stops
was at Elizabeth City where they were
privileged to visit the Show Boat,
James Adams' "New Floating Thea
tre," wintering there, about which
Edna Ferber wrote her "Show Boat."
Other pleasing visits were: made
around the historic spots of old Eden-
ton ' . w
No accidents' marred the trip, and,
save the bad roads in South Carolina,
it was well nigh perfect, reported
Director Krederick Koch. .
Those whq had roles in the three
plays taken on tour which were Paul
Green's. "Quare Medicine" and "The
Man Whn DiVrl nf TtraWo Ci'CiAr"
and Loretta Carroll Bailey's "Job's
Heffner, assistant director;- Helen
Dortch, Howard Bailey, and T. P.
Harrison, of Chapel Hill; Nettina
Strobach, of Yakima, Wash. ; .Loretto
Carroll Bailey, of Winston-Salem;
Neona Strugeon, of Wewoka, Okla.
and George Ehrhart, of Jackson.
College Habits Are
Life Habits, Says
Bradshaw in Talk
The' habits formed early in life
have the utmost effect in shaping
subsequent career, Dean F. F. Brad
shaw declared in a chapel talk before
University students here Z yesterday
"It is a tragic belief that college
is a sort of interruption in life, that
the student can be one thing during
college and another after," he con
tinued. TheN most fundamental considera
tion in the modern world, said Dean
Bradshaw, is work, and the key to
success depends not on resolution but
on habits. .
Wherefore, he urged the necessity
of students' avoiding the mistake that
Rip Van Winkle made when he broke
another resolution, took another drink,
and said "This one don't - count."
"You have to start from where, you
are ;; everything counts toward form
ing your habits and character,"" he
said--;':' , ; ; '
National Law Frat
Initiates Ten Men
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' Phi Delta Phi, national legal fra
ternity, initiated the following men
Tuesday night: Lee Roy Armstrong,
George Levings, William S. Jenkins,
Walter Hoyle, Charles O'Hagan
Grimes, George .Vernon, Cowper, Jr.,
Thomas Carlisle Smith, Jr., Henry
Roane, James Allen ? Williams, and
Alexander'Baron Holmes; .,