The Library, City, : Baseball Today Penn. vs. Carolina Emerson .Field ( II V t:l Tk Ml r i Baseball Today Penn. vs. Carolina Emerson Field TOLUME XXXVII CHAPEL HILL, N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 2, 1929 NUMBER 66 HONOR MEN TURN TO OTHER MEANS OF LIVELIHOOD "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 .'..V .Vi'.'.V.'.-.".'.".'.'.'.1..' ' ' .'..J.- '.'.V.'. W. J"JL- Jfc- .V.'AA .MkiA J V." AV. .V VA-Vl , V.' . -.v-,- .V . rftfe - V.X - . 4 T ! 11 'W.O.V.'.WA'.'.'A A.' lit- s -j. x :"." . . vo IS' 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 Continued on last page) -, HAMPTON SINGERS TO APPEAR HERE 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 -s 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 PAUD GREEN IS AGAIN HONORED 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 tion. 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. Morgan. 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 Weeks. 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. : M.R. ALEXANDER 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 Aycock. Vice-president Sophomore class, George Buchon.' Secretary Sophomore class, J. E. Miller. , Treasurer Sophomore class, John-. nie Greene. 'Student Councilman Sophomore class, Craig Wall. D. E. HUDGINS, Jr. 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.