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    CAROLINA-HARVARD
DEBATE
GERRARD HALL
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INSTALLATION OF
OFFICERS
CHAPEL PERIOD 10:30
VOLUME XXXVII
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 1929
NUMBER 69
Carolina and Harvard
Debaters Meet Tonight
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Two Teams Will Discuss the
Proposition as to Whether
Loyalty is the Curse of the
American College.
Carolina and Harvard meet tonight
in what promises to be one of the
"best debates held on this campus in
a number of years. The debate will
Te held in Gerrard Hall at 9 o'clock
the lateness of the hour being due
to the fact that the joint session of
"the Di and Phi is calculated to occupy
the earlier part of the night. The
Harvard team composed of Norman
"Winer, John Harding, and Gerald
Harrington, will uphold the affirma
tive side' of the proposition that
loyalty is the curse of the American
College. The Carolina debaters
Taylor Bledsoe, Henry Brown, III,
And H. H. Hobgood have elected to
defend the affirmative end of. the
proposition.
The Harvard team will debate
Carolina tonight on "Resolved, That
loyalty is the curse of the American
College," after having debated Ran
dolph Macon on "Resolved, That the
jury system should be abolished" and
Duke University on "Resolved, That
emancipated woman is a curse.'V The
last debate which Harvard will stage
,on this trip will be against Emory
University on "Resolved, That eman
cipated woman is a curse."
The Harvard team has been se
lected from, among the squad which
-won the Eastern. Intercollegiate De
bating championship last year. All
three of the men are members of the
Harvard Debating Council and of
Delta Sigma Rho, national forensic
fraternity.
200 DEBATERS TO
INVADE CAMPUS
More Than Fifty-Four Winning
Schools Reported to. Bran
son Yesterday.
Over fifty v schools were successful
in winning both sides of the triangle
debate on the query that the United
States- should enter the "World Court
under the Harding-Hughes reserva
tions in the state wide contests held
last. Friday. Yesterday fifty-four
schools, more than even in the his
tory of the debating union, had re
ported victories to E. R. Rankin of
the Extension Division who has charge
of the contest. He expects that sev
eral more schools will report in time
to enter the contests here.
- The two hundred and more high
school orators will invade the Uni
versity on April 17 to wage a con
test for the Aycock Memorial cup
which will be presented the winning
team in the final debate. Prelimin
aries will be held Thursday night to
determine which speakers may en
tar the semi-finals Friday morning
The best affirmative and the best
negative team will be selected Friday
morning to noia a debate riaay
night in Memorial hall.
At the same time as the debate is
m progress a mgn scnooi tennis
tournament and track meet will be
Executive Committee
Takes Action on Six
Cases During Month
Case 13 Fourth year" man sus
pended until the opening of the fall
term 1929 for violation of the honor
system in Chemistry 62. ,
Case 14 Third year man suspend
ed until the opening of the fall term
1929 for violation of the honor system
in Chemistry 62.
Case 15 Fourth year man suspend
ed indpfinitelv for violation of the
honor system on Economics 24 exam.
Case 16 Third year man voted in
eligible to reenter the University until
he has appeared before the Executive
Committee and cleared up charges of
irregularity on Zoology 1 examination
Case 17 Second year man suspend
ed in,WiTi it.pl v for violation of the
iMUVJ
honor system on Zoology 1 examina
lion.
Case 18 Second year man suspend
ed until the opening of the fall term
1929 for violation of the honor sys
tem on Zoology 1 examination.
D. D. CARROLL
Chairman Executive Com.
A Correction
By mistake it was stated in Satur
day's Tar Heel that the Mary D.
"Wright Debate would be held on Mon
day night. The contest will be held
on Wednesday night it was learned
shortly before this issue went to the
press. " '
UNIVERSITY FARES WARNS STUDENTS
BADLY AT HANDS AGAINST TURNING
OF LEGISLATURE IN FALSE ALARMS
Lawmakers Pass Highwater Fireman Out on Four Wild
Mark in Appropriations for Goose Chases the Past Week;
State Schools. Last Sunday Night.
More money was appropriated for Speaking in chapel, yesterday
educational purposes - by the last morning, S. S. McNeally secretary of
legislature than , by any other in the the Student Council, made an appeal
history of the state. The total for to the students to stop the present
permanent improvement and main- epidemic of false fire alarms, not only
tenance of the state institutions for because they are dangerous to the
the biennum. beginning July 1 is firemen who have to answer these
$21,660,950 slightly over four million alarms but also because students of
more than the high water mark of the University will suffer from the
the Assembly of '27. The figure in- hard feelings which the business men
eludes the thirteen million for the of Chapel Hill will have for those who
equalization fund. are constantly calling' out the volun-
The University fared rather badly teer fire department when there is no
at the hands of the budget commit- need lor them. During the past week
tee in view of the large requests made, there have been tour of these false
Of the $1,823,500 asked for perman- alarms, the last Sunday night. "Not
ent improvements, the legislature only is there an element of danger in
granted only $264,000. For the two the false alarms," said Mr. McNeally,
year period the administration sought "but we are placing our honor system
$1,463,067 for the first year and m jeopardy by these actions." The
$1,270,868 for the second year while turning in of false alarms is a viola
the grant was only $1,723,400 for the tion not only of the state laws," but it
two years. ' is an mirmgement on the honor sys-
Although a great deal of criticism emv
has been directed toward the last .1 ask that you pledge yourself to
Assembly for its attitude toward the stop these false alarms, and.that you
educational program, few realize that use your influence to stop them, be
the money voted is so much greater cause you are doing it for yourself
than any ever before granted. None and for the -University."
of this will be raised from a tax on After chapel Monday Mr. Brad
property but will come from indirect shaw said that he hoped that the false
taxation. N. C. State was granted alarms would stem benausfi in Clhawl
$50,000 for permanent improvements Hill at the sound of a fire alarm
and N.C.C.W. $97,000. For mainten- everyone drops what he is doine and
i ana jrni to juiscuss
ew Blan of Government
N
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INSTALLATION OF
OFFICERS TODAY
Farris, New Student Body Presi
dent, To Make Talk; Other
Addresses.
Will Meet Tonight in Phi Hall to
Consider Booker's Plan for
Undergraduate Government;
Speaker Graham to Preside.'
Vizil linear V10 cinomVoa nf Y10 TTni.
"V1" ci. j a-oon Ann J -kt ,. . . . ,
versity through the direction of the r"lveu "stens to ima out where "the tire is
all tennis entrants will gather in the
Y to draw places. The matches will
be played all day Thursday and Friday.
The track meet with the dashes,
hurdles, field events, and jumps will
be held Friday beginning at" ten
o'clock in the morning. Winners in
the "various events will be presented
medals at the awarding of trophies in
Memorial Hall that night.
It is expected that from fifteen to
eighteen schools will enter the ten
nis
twenty-five enter the track events
14 CLASSES TO
REUNE IN JUNE
General Albert L. Cox, of Ra
leigh, is Chief Alumni
Marshal.
If it is in the district where he lives,
he jumps into his car and speeds to
his house to see whether or not it is
on fire. If the false alarms continue,
the situation could easily become like
the old story of the boy and the
wolves. When the fire alarm sroes
off, the "firemen and citizens will
think it is only a false alarm by
another of the students, and will not
respond quickly, and someone's resi
dence or fraternity house will burn
will before the firemen arrive.
The Monday morning chapel periods
This morning at Chapel period D.
E. Hudgins, Jr., retiring president of
the student body will formally release
the reins of government to the care
of Eay Farris, incoming president.
Hudgins will open the meeting with
a short address of farewell in prep
aration for his retirement and re
moval to Oxford University next
year, where he will continue his
study of law.
There being only one candidate for
the presidency of the student body
this year, the custom of having the
nominees make campaign speeches
before the student body assembled
in Chapel was dispensed with. Far
ris' speech this morning will be the
first, therefore, that he has made be
fore the student body. He is ex
pected to outline the program that his
regime will be guided by during the
ensuing year.
All members of the student coun
cil will be introduced to the student
body, after which the president of
the Y.M.C.AJ will deliver a short ad
dress on the subject of the Y's work
for next year.
The editors of the campus publica
tions will also appear on the stage
to speak on the subject of their
policies.
Dr. E. C. Branson to
Conduct Round Table
Talk on Rural Life
Miss McGraw Will
Fourteen University classes
hold formal reunions during the Com
tournament and from twenty to meement program, June 7-10, ac- for the nextfew weeks will ,be given
cuxuixxg w amwuiiuemeng uy maiyuu oyer to talkg by various members of
&aunaers, aiumni secretary, inciua- the f acultv on subl-ects which are of
ed in this lot are the classes of 1879, interest to the future citizens of the
1904. and 1919. wTifah nhsfrv t.liir I a . i i j-i ?
r: TU1 TIJ ' "7?" 'irr scawJ Al cnaPei yesteraay morning,
WVC lvcuioi liwc uuty-year, iweniy-iive year ana ten- when his announcement was made.
year reunions, respectively. I nMn w o,, v,o
Miss Helen McGraw, talented nfW i- 1T11- jo r. i,M tp,- r
pianist and graduate of the Peabody 1880 18g0f lg82 1883j R. department will deliver ' the
Conservatory m Baltimore will give m8 1921 and These Monday
a i.iu x- uua, z, , classeg form three college gnerations he wiU discuss the industrial changes
in the home of Mrs. Fred McCall.
This will be Miss McGraw's third
She is
and the system under which this ar- in the South during the past ten years
rangement is made, is known as the and the effect they will have on the
n -it i tt:h
performance in xim. ou Dix pan Classmates wiU not only future.
Demg orougnt to napei xxm uy be enabled to reune but alsQ college.
uuiversity cnapter ox n ctjua, " generation-mates. The class of 1928
woman's fraternity, along with the nK5orvaa ic KqKtt t,1t,
fraternity's alumni club, and the pro
ceeds will go to the settlement school
which the fraternity owns and oper
ates in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
NOTICE
"All -(VocrViTYior TuVirv inf.PrpRrl in
the coming Freshmen debates with appropriateness of his occupancy of
Davidson and Wake Forest should f Slmilar P"? twenty-five years
make it a point to see Taylor Bledsoe later PPtfd the appointment The
in the very near future. A biblio
General Albert L. Cox, '04, of Ra
leigh, is chief alumni marshal, his ap
pointment having been made by.W. T.
Shore, '05, alumni president. In his
senior year at the University General
Cox was chief ball manager, and the
alumni reunion committee meets in
NEGRO QUARTET
TO APPEAR HERE
Hampton Quartet Institute
Singers to Have Program of
Negro Spirituals.
The program to be given by the
Hampton Institute Quartet Thursday
Neophytes Beginning to Realize
That All is Not a Bed of Roses
I P1iqtq1 TTi11 Am.;i oi i I nip-Vit. in Memorial TTall Tvrnmisea .n
III H1C lliaill llUiaiv, Vl" " I - ... , 4-;,,,4. T nr.4-
quartet was here, the hall was al
most completely filled, and it is
thought that they will receive an
even greater ovation this time. Their
rendition of the old necrrn sniritnnls
secretaries will have a spring meet- has won for them a reputation
v.n4- a i r -i -
BaA i wv, of tho Oh0te is? "Re- ri"cllb weneiai v,ox is cnair
All. KfJ VJ. V11V - I J? AT I.
solved, That the jury system should committee, ana its mem
jLfCioiiijj iiiviuutss tuvse Class
be abolished in civil cases."
secre
taries whose classes reune this year.
The permanent bureau of class
ing the evening of April 26, allow-
Country life problems in the na
tions are to be considered in round
table discussions, open forums and
public lectures during the third axi-
nual institute of public affairs to be
held at the University of Virginia
from August 4 to 17.
Two round tables, meeting three
mornings each week, will be devoted
exclusively to a study of rural prob
lems. Dr. E. C. Branson, professor
of rural social economics at the Uni
versity of North Carolina, will con
duct the round table on the "country
life of the nation" and Dr. Henry W.
McLaughlin, county church director
of the Presbyterian church in the
United States, will lead the round
table "on the task of the country
church.
Birmingham-Southern
Debaters to Be in N. C.
The debating team of Birmingham
Southern College will tour North
Carolina, meeting . Davidson, Duke,
and North Carolina State University.
The team includes Elbert Wallace,
I of Sapula, Okla., and Ted Hightower
of , Birmingham. The subject for the
debates will be: "Resolved: That ex
pert jurists, three or five in number
should be substituted for the present
system of trial by jury." Against
Duke and Davidson the Southern de
baters will have the affirmative side,
and in the remaining debate the
negative.
Undoubtedly one of the most im
portant campus events of the year
will be the joint meeting of the Phi
lanthropic and Dialectic Societies to
night in the Phi Hall for the purpose
of discussing the Booker plan of re
organization of the undergraduate
student government.
The significance of tonight's ses
sion is suggested by the fact that
Speaker Graham of the North Caro
lina House of Representatives will
preside over the meeting, and will be
introduced by Dr. J. M. Booker of
the University English department
and author of the bill. Other notables
of the campus and state are expected
to be present, and as a general invi
tation has been rendered the student
body, a large assemblage is antici
pated.
Speaker Graham, very prominent
in political affairs of North Carolina,
is an alumnus of the University, and
a member of the class of 1912. While
attending college here, he took an ac
tive part in campus proceedings, was
editor , of the Yackety-Yack and a
member of several societies. As his
interest in University life is still
keen, he has accepted the invitation
of the Philanthropic Assembly to conv
duct the meeting tonight, and will
arrive here sometime during the afternoon.
The Booker bill, already the ob
ject of much controversy, should pro
vide a heated discussion, for the
meeting. Although many of the
wiser heads about the University have
signified their approval of the plan,
their opinion is far from unanimous.
The proposed change calls for a com
plete reorganization of the system
of student government; it would make
the Phi and Di bodies analogous to
the IJnited States Senate and House,
with elected members. Dr. Booker
also proposes to make the student
council similar to the Supreme Court.
GRADUATE CLUB
TO GIVE DANCE
Will Be Given Friday Night,
April 14; Wardlaw to
Furnish Music.
The Graduate Cotillion Club, com
posed of graduate students and mem
bers of the departments, will stage .
its second dance Friday night, April
12th. The dance will be held in the
living rooms and halls of Smith build
ing, which will be decorated appro
priate to the occasion.
J ack Wardlaw's Orchestra has been
engaged to play for the occasion,
which officials of the club expect to
be attended by a large number of local
and out-of-town girls. The dance
will be informal.
This is the second dance to be stag
ed by the club, which was organized
during the winter quarter. Plans are
under way for another dance to be
held sometime later in the spring.
R. W. Linker is secretary of the club
and Charles Albert Moore is treasurer.
throughout the country, and they
In the midst of initiation the young
Greeks are realizing that the "dear
ole fraternity" is not all roses as it
was painted during the halycon rush
ing days back in September. Hard
-blows with stiff paddles are being
handed out by the "brothers" to the
neophytes who are undergoing the
hard transitional period from pledge
dom to full membership. There s
many a twist and turn from pledging
to initiation and many a hard blow
on the steep and narrow way.
The campus was aware of initiation
yesterday as various young students
yelled in a high pitched voices the
minutes and seconds of the hours.
Various others were seen trudging
around in all manner of peculiar cos
tumes. Screams and yells coming
from fraternity court, fraternity row,
and the lane from the early part of
the nteht until the sky grows red with
morning tell of the harsh treatment
the vernier ones are undergoing.
To those who have gone through
the experience and proudly wear the
xavueuexcuuivu cuimuiu- h f ile(j t j g dj.
j a j j
tee to comome two junctions m one ence. The v.M.C.A. considers it m
. m n i t . j - j .i-L..i i.r hi i j i i.riM if n hi vv r"s rom a rn i . .
pin oi ueta rseta reu ukjh deed fortunate to secure tnis per
breast there is a look of mild satis- mi x miuuieau, ana is formance here at the University.
faction, yet mingled, with it there calling the meeting. He will preside profesSor Harold D. Meyer will have
seems to be an expression denoting over tne session. charge of the introductions. Below
great suffering. Those just entering Saturday of the commencement pro- is given the program to be given by
upon the dangerous period have "a gram is designated as alumni day.
nervous expectancy about them as 1 he events of the daywill include a
they hear the older members tell of general alumni meeting in the
the hard times coming. The men in morning at which time the graduating
the midst of it all have bowed figures class will be initiated into the general
and find great difficulty in sitting alumni body, the annual alumni lun-
still during classes; some say tnat cneon in owam nan at noon, jfresi
their sitting ability has been impaired, dent Chase's reception that evening,
Safety pins, ropes, paddles, soap, and the annual alumni ball. Indivi-
antiseptics, candles, and all the dual class reunions will take place
other paraphernalia of initiation have Friday and Saturday evening.
been at a premium in the village
stores. One dealer sold 700 paddles.
Mermiroehrome and stimulants are
also, in great demand.
Initiations are on; for some time
the verdant freshmen will have bruis
ed bodies and, wounded natures as
they patch up the damage done by
becoming a Greek. The higher
brothers it is rumored are suffering
from' arm strain due to over exertion.
Sport Staff of Tar
Heel Meets Tonight
There will be a meeting of the
sport staff of the Tar Heel to
night at seven o'clock in the of
fice. All reporters who expect
to continue to work must attend
this meeting.
the quartet:
"My Lord What a Morning."
"Zion Weep Low."
"Ezekiel Saw de Wheel."
"Roll, Jordan, Roll."
"Done Got My Sword in My Hand."
"Study War No More."
"My Way's Cloudy."
"Wade in de Water."
"Hard Trails."
"Inchin' Along."
"Joshua Fit de Battle."
"Witness."
These , and many others will be
sung by the quartet. The sentiment
attached to these old songs makes
them very popular, but in a distinc
tive way. The opportunity to hear
a program of this kind does not
come very often at the University,
and a full house is assured Thursday
night.
Report Issued on Expenditures
of Student Government for Year
At the annual campus elections in
April, .928, the student body voted
by a large majority to impose a stu
dent government fee of 20c per year
upon every student registered in the
University. In the case of students
affiliated with classes, this was to
come from their class fee, and wouid,
therefore, be no additional burden.
For some years prior to this time
student government had been main
tained largely by contributions from
the regular budget of the Univer
sity. The students actively sponsor
ing the movement which resulted in
the above fee were of the opinion
that this was an improper method for
financing the necessary activities of
student government. They felt that
in view of the fact that student gov
ernment was an institution inde
pendent from the regular administra
tion f the University, it should be
a self-supporting institution So
much for the history of the fee..
Since this is the first year that this
fee has been available, and since we
feel that any student organization
spending student money should pub
licly and regularly account for such
expenditure, those of us actively con
nected with the administration of stu
dent government during the r past
year wish to make the following fi
nancial report:
Expenditures of Student Government
$101.00 (To retire two notes given
to finance the first two months of the
student government year. This ex
penditure was necessary in view of
the fact that the present student of
ficers are the first serving under the
new plan oi installing campus oin
cers immediately after the annual
elections instead of waiting until the
following September. With the in
stallation occurring in early Spring
and the student government fund not
being paid up until the following
Fall, it was necessary to secure an
advancement by means of notes.)
$44.90 (All elections expenses, in
cluding Cheer Leader election, En
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