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"Writer Explodes Theory That
Phi Beta Kappas Resort To
Teaching to Earn. Living;
Surveys University Honor
Frat for Statistics
By Walter Spearman j
"'Papa, what happens to little boys
who, study hard and grow up to be
Phi Beta Kappa presidents?" asks
inquisitive . young - Willie.
And if papa belongs to that multi
tudinous group of Great American
Business Men, his stock reply is this:
""My son, they either die at an early
age from overworked brains or else
become dried-up school marms."
That conception, however, is just
another example of folk lore and
fairy tale that might well be disposed
of. For actual records and a re
doubtable array of statistics prove
otherwise. A comparatively small
percent of Phi Beta Kappa "head
men" suffer unduly from brain
fatigue, and the teaching profession
is by no means the only field in
which they display their talents.
The scholarship fraternity, Phi
Beta Kappa, has been, established at
the University of North Carolina for
-25 years ; and its complete record
over that period, of time contains
interesting material for reflection.
Here's the Proof
- In the first place, teaching ranks
third in the list of professions chosen
by the scholarship presidents. Con
trary to all popular opinion, the
very-day routine of business affairs
-claims the attention of the greatest
number of honor students. . Seven
have forsaken the academic halls of
knowledge for business offices. J.
Whewell Speas, President in 1907, is
jiow a banker in Atlanta, Georgia,
Manager of the Hibernia Securities
Company; Robert O. Hoffman, 1912,
is Secretary-Treasurer Garron Knit-"
ting Mills of Morganton, ,N. C. ; Clyde
Caswell Miller, 1916, is superlnten
dent of a large department store in
Cleveland, Ohio; Marshall Edgar
Xake, 1921, is sales engineer with
the Southern Power Company in
-Charlotte; George Edgar Newby, Jr.,
of Hartford, 1923, is connected with
the Liggett and Meyers Tobacco Co.;
Benton Pipkin, 1925, is at the Har
vard Business School; and L. P.
Adams, 1927, is with a New York
JBank. So much for the scholars
turned business men.
Those Turned Lawyers
Next in order comes the five Phi
Beta presidents who cast in their
lots with law. The first president
-after the establishment of the scholar
ship fraternity at the University was
Thomas Bragg Higdon, 1904. He is
now a member of the Atlanta, Geor
.gia, law firm of: Higdon' and John
ston. John Johnston Parker, 1906, of
Charlotte,' N. C, became a success
ful lawyer in spite of his high scho
lastic record and has served as vice
president of the North Carolina Bar
Association, special assistant Attor
ney of the United States, Republican
National Committeeman from this
.state, Republican Candidate for goy
.ernor, and is now judge of the United
States Circuit Court of Appeals
Francis Edward Winslow, 1908, is a
member of the Rocky Mount law
firm of Battle and Winslow. Edgar
Continued on page four) .
Celebrated Traveler
To Talk On Russia
Miss- Lucy Branham, celebrated
traveler and representative of the
Society for Cultural Relations with
Russia, will trive an illustrated lec
ture in Gerrard Hall here Wednesday
evenine at 8 o'clock as a special fea
ture of the meeting at that timfc of
the American Association of Univer
sity Women.
Miss Branham's talk, it was an
nounced, will be along the lines of her
travels in Russia and Russian culture
and will be illustrated by a moving
picture called "Ten Thousand Miles
Through Russia." Posters will be
shown at the, same time which exem
plify Russian art.
The Society for Cultural Relations
with Russia is said to Ave no politi
cal connections or purposes, its aims
being simply to promote a . know
ledge in America of the literature,
the music, the arts and crafts, and
the manners and customs of the Rus
sian people.
The lecture will be open to the
public! ' ,
Ready For All Comers
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Pictured here are several of the many species of flower plants found in the beautiful Arboretum at the Uni
versity as springtime comes around. On the left are shown wisteria and spirea and on the right a Japanese
Quince tree. Shown also is a secticpi of the flower-covered arbor and one of the numerous walks leading to
it. In the background is shown the Medical Building. ,
Play makers Will Present Three
Plays Friday and Saturday Nights
By J. E. Dungan
The Carolina Playmakers are pre
paring these days to present their
final bill of original folk plays this
Friday and Saturday nights. This
is the fifth entertainment of the nine
included on. the list of guaranteed
subscribed performances.
The bill as a whole promises to be
good on the mere basis-of subject
matter alone. One comedy, an original-odernnegro"
production "from
the pen of Miss Helen Dortch, cam
pus dialect expert ; a Revolutionary
War period near-tragedy classed as
a drama; and another of Mrs. Lo
retto Carroll Bailey's Winston-Salem
mill series, this being the third, we
believe, make up. the bill.
"The Lie" by. Louise Wilkinson
O'Connell, will be first in the order
of arrangement and has to do with
an incident in the lives of a Rev.' Mr.
Blanton and his wife, Rachel, who
lived during the Revolutionary period.
Briefly, Rev. Mr. Blanton, occupied in
carrying dispatches for General
Green, returns home to visit his wife
but is discovered by a Tory captain
who tortures Mrs. Blanton until she
lies to save her husband from dan
ger, who in turn, although he is a
very conscientious minister of a pur
itanical age, also perpretrates a lie
to save his wife in turn.
Cast in "The Lie" are the follow
ing: Elizabeth Farrell as Rachel
Blanton, Howard Bailey as Davie
Blanton, Whitner Bissell as Captain
James Wrenn, Laurence Miller as
Alexander ; Blanton, "Peter Henderson
as Captain Josiah Hindle,. C. M. Ed
son as Lieutenant Mix, and Marvin
Hunter as Sergeant Smellers.
Job's storehouse is richer than any
of us believed, at least Mrs. Loretto
Carroll Bailey has managed . to dig
into Kizzie's pantry and find enough
material to make another play in the
"Job's Kinfolks" cycle. She has call
ed it "Black Water.", The time in
the lives of the now famous three
generations of Katherines is three
years after Katherine's marriage to
Carl Rogers. Danny, the taxicab driv
er and one of her first flames has
returned to Winston-Salem, and the
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Quartet is Widely Known For
Its Old Plantation Songs;
Here April 11
The Hampton Institute Quartet will
give a program in Memorial 'Hall,
Thursday evening, April 11, at 8:30
P. M. This program is conducted un
der the auspices of the Y. M. C. A.
The quartet has been in Chapel Hill
bef ore,v and has secured a full house
every performance.
The Hampton Institute is known
the country over for the singing of
the old plantation songs. These con
stitute the only original folk music
in the English language, and for that
reason, as well as the melody rythm
and deep religious quality, they are
prized as a national possession. These
songs are made up of various types,
the most familiar of which are the
spirituals,, but there are also work
songs and dance or play songs. There
are also songs expressing eagerness
for the future life. The phraseology
and the quaint peculiar Ideas regord
ing the Kingdom of Heaven paved
with streets of gold bring a smile, but
the smiles should be accompanied by
deep sympathy and understanding of
the circumstances out of which these
songs grew.
Few organizations have received
as much recognition for ability to
sing this folk music and to give to it
the atmosphere of the old Southern
days as the Hampton Institute Quar
tet. Thus far this season the Quartet
has appeared before" 100 of the lead
ing schools and colleges of the East,
and everywhere they have been' re
ceived enthusiastically.
We gather the juggling acts are not
wanted on the Standard - Oil circuit.
Theta Phi Frat
Gives Houseparty
At a houseparty given by the local
social fraternity, Theta Phi, last Sat
urday and Sunday in their house,
I four local and nine out of town girls
were present. The house was deco
rated with orange and blue, the col
lors of the fraternity.
The main event of the party was
the dance in the house Saturday
evening'from nine to 12 o'clock. The
music was furnished by Jack Ward-
law's orchestra.
The chaperones were Mr. and Mrs.
T. B. Smiley and Miss H. A. Sawyer.
Selden Gets Twelve
Months Leave; Hall
May Fill Vacancy
Samuel Selden, technical direc
tor 6f the Carolina Playmakers,
has obtained a twelve-month's
leave f rbm the University in or
der td spend nine" months next
year studying iii the Pratt School
of Design 4h New York City.
Seldon will leave immediately
following the first' session of
summer school to take up the
office of technical manager of
the Capo Players in New "Eng
land before entering Pratt Insti
tute in the fall. He will occupy
that position during the summer
of 1930.
It has been rumored that
Elmer Hall, stage designer and
technical expert for the Boston
Repertory Company has been
engaged to fill Seldon's position
during his absence.
Only Nine Out of Thirty
Campus Officers Will Be
Voted on Here Thursday
Vacancies Open on
Tar Heel Staff;
Coed Reporter Also
Several vacancies are open for
reporters on the .Tar Heel staff for
students who are interested in
this kind of work. Two co-ed re
porters are also needed. Persons
interested come to the Tar Heel
office in the basement of the
Alumni Building on Monday,
Wednesday or Friday.
Remaining Twenty-one Campus
Positions Have Been Automat
ically Filled as Candidates
Have No Opposition; Ray
Farris to Head Student Body
Is Granted Renewal of Guggen
heim Scholarship to Con
tinue His Studies
. Only nine of thirty campus offices
to be filled in the coming election
will appear on the official ballot, ac
cording to an announcement made
last night by Ed Hudgins, Jr., retir
ing president of the student body.
The remaining twenty-one x offices
have been automatically . filled, can
didates for them having no opposi
The certified list of unopposed can-,
didates includes:
President student body, Ray Farris.
President Athletic "Association,
Archie Allen.'
Vice-president Athletic Associa
tion, Fenton Adkins.
Secretary Y. M. C. A., Joe Eagles.
Editor Tar Heel, Glenn Holder.
Editor Carolina Magazine (Lite
rary supplement, to the Tar Heel),
John Mebane.
Editor Buccaneer, Cy Edson.
Vice-president Senior class, .David
Nims. ... ,
Secretary Senior class, William B.
Treasurer Senior class, Beatty
Rector. .
Student Council Representative
Senior class, Bill Chandler.
President , Junip? class, Jimmie
Hudson, " . r
Vice-president Junior class, Artie
Marpet. "'-
Secretary Junior class, Clarence
Paul Green has been granted a re
newal 'of his Guggenheim scholarship
to continue his study ef the theater
in Europe and work on creative liter
ature, according to a recent announce
ment of the Guggenheim foundation
from New York city. Included among
the 88 people appointed to these fel
lowships was Dr, L. B. Wright, for
merly instructor of English in the
University and now in Europe on a
tfellowship. He will continue his
study of English literature and dp.
creative work. -
The Guggenheim foundation was
established by Senator and Mrs.
a, memorial to their son, Hohn Simon. 0, , , ' . ,
p, I., jj Student Councilman Junior class.
Each year scholarships are awarded
to the outstanding young writers,
sculptures, painters, - experts in the
theater, and composers in order that
they may continue their work abroad
unhampered by financial worries.
To the 88 successful candidates a to
tal of $188,000 was awarded. ' y
, In the news dispatches Green was
featured as the outstanding man re
ceiving a fellowship. He Jias attract
ed national attention since the award
of the coveted .Pulitzer prize to him
for his play "In Abraham's Bosom".
Orient Lends an Exotic
Touch to North Carolina
Springtime Floral Beauty
Heel Business Staff
Will Meet Tonight
There will be an important
meeting of The Tar Heel Busi
ness staff tonight at 9 o'clock.
It is essential that tall old mem
bers of the staff be present, and
any men wishing to try out for
places are requested to be pres
ent at the same times. There are
a few places open preferably for
men with some experience in ad
vertising work. :
Sir Esme Howard to Deliver
Commencement Address in June
Sir Esme Howard, British am
bassador to the United ( States
will deliver the chief address
at the . Commencement exercises
of the University to be conducted
from June 7 to 10. Rev. Dr.
James Freeman, Bishop of Wash
ington, will deliver the baccalau
reate; sermon according to an
announcement from Dr. Chase's
office. Both the speakers have
national reputations for oratory.
At no time has the choice of
speakers been better or more
pleasing to the community.
Sir Esme Howard is a trained
diplomat, having spent two thirds
of his life in the service of his
country. Entering the ...British
diplomatic service, in 1865 he has
since seen service in ' Ireland,
Italy, Germany, South Africa,
Crete, Hungary, Switzerland,
Sweden, and Spain J since 1924
he has been ambassador to the
United States. ' In 1919 he was
k member of the British dele
gation to the Paris Peace con
ference. Bishop Freeman is a native of
New York, was educated. in the
public schools, and for fifteen
years was with the legal and
accounting departments of big
railway companies. ...He took his
theological course informally un
der church officers, before enter-,
ing the Episcopal clergy, in 1913
the D.D. degree was conferred on
him by the Seabury Divinity
School; both Kenyon College and
Brown University have since
honored him with the LL.D. de
gree. ...Dr. Freeman was con
secrated Bishop of Washington
in 1923. He is the author of
numerous books and pamphlets.
The commencement program
begins Friday, June 7 with class
day exercises ' and continues,
through the following Monday
Sunday Dr. Freeman will deliver
the sermon and Monday Sir Esme
Howard will give the Commence
ment Address.
Japanese Plants and Seeds
Brought to Carolina by Com
modore Perry in 1858 Now
Flourish Over Entire State.
By Dick McGIohon
The exotic touch of the Orient is
being felt in North Carolina, now, for
it is springtime.
Flowers are beginning to hloom
everywhere sweet-scented magnolia
buds, pink cherry blossoms, lavender
wisteria, honeysuckle flowers that
color garden" fences and oover arbors
everywhere, and others too numerous
to mention. ; '
. It is doubtful if many Tar Heels
have ever stopped to consider the in
fluence of the Orient in the State's
floral beauty. Nevertheless it is true
that Japanese plants and seed brought
from the Orient 75-years ago by the
Commodore Perry Expedition and
others now flourish in North Carolina.
Here at 'the State University, for
instance, the home,. of 'the beautiful
arboretum and its 500 varieties of
plant life, a shrine of beaujy created
and directed by the remarkable. Dr.
W. C. Coker, one finds at this season
beautiful pink japonicas dotting the
campus here and there and adding
their touch of color tii the floral out
burst that is so characteristic of the
picturesque University village at this
time of year.
The Japonicas found on the Uni
versity campus stand as monuments
of beauty to the Japanese people for
their botanical gift of 75 years ago to
the University and to the state of
North Carolina.
Given by Men With Perry
The Japonica was probably brought
here in 1858 with other plants which
were given to the University by its
graduates connected with the Commo
dore Perry Expedition.
Continued on age two)
Prince Fussel. .
President Sophomore class, Ben
Vice-president Sophomore class,
George Buchon.'
Secretary Sophomore class, J. E.
Miller. ,
Treasurer Sophomore class, John-.
nie Greene.
'Student Councilman Sophomore
class, Craig Wall.
Pres. Student Body.
The positions still open and to be
filled are: three positions on the
Publications Union Board; the presi
dency of the Y; the treasurer's of
fice in the Y; two positions on the
Debate Council; the presidency of the
Senior class, and the editorship of
the Yackety Yack.
Changes Made in
Frosh Handbook
By Editor Dungan
J. E. Dungan, editor of the Caro
lina Handbook, announces that all
copy for the publication must be in
the hands of the editor hot later
than April 22, and that after a meet
ing of the executive officers of the
Y it has been decided to change the
purpose of the book from being one
soly for the edification of incoming
freshmen, to one to provide, -in con
densed form, accurate and valuable
information about campus institu
tions, personalities, officers and oth
er data that will apoear in the
Yackety Yack in the spring of 1930.
Under the new policy the Carolina
Handbookk, no more to be known as
the Freshman Handbook, will be dis
tributed free of all charge to all
bona-f ide freshmen next fall and will
be sold to all other persons for the
nominal fee of twenty-five cents.
In addition to pictures of leading
campus officers, membership lists of
campus organizations, the Handbook
will contain a section on the faculty
one on the traditions of the Univer
sity, one on student government, and
several other features. The book
will also be carefully indexed for the
convenience of its readers.
. Will Meet Tonight
The student chapter of the Taylor
Society will hold its first regular meet
ing of the spring quarter tonight in
room 319 Phillips hal, at 7:15 p. m.
The program will consist of three
fifteen , minute talks on the Life of
Frederick W. Taylor. .Student mem
bership cards will be given out at
this meeting. All members are urged
to be present. .
American oil refineries constitute
the last word in mechanical efficiency.

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