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CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1929
IN LAW SCHOOL
Students Appointed to Maintain
Order and Quiet Neces
sary for Study.
A new reading room situated in
the basement of the Law building has
recently been opened for law student
use. The two reading rooms are made
a. unit by means of a flight of stairs
"that leads through the stacks. The
plan of the new part of the library
3s the same as the old alcoves form
ed by book shelves in which are placed
the reading tables. The books down
stairs duplicate the most used books
in the upstairs reading room and the
same arrangement of the reference
sets is employed.
This increased space was made
necessary by the over-crowded con
dition of the upstairs reading room.
The lower room has been turned over
to the second and third year classes
while the upstairs is intended f or the
Tzse of the first year students thus
making an equal distribution of read
ers in the two rooms.
A unique feature of the situation is
that a system of self government has
oeen worKea out Dy tne two upper
classes and the library staff exercises
-no supervision whatever over the stu
dents using the lower reading-room.
Instead, a committee from the two
-upper classes has been appointed by
"the students to maintain order and
quiet necessary for a study hall. So
far the system has been quite a sue
The North Carolina Law Review
office cut off by partitions is situ
ated in this reading room.- Here the
editors will have their staff meetings,
read proof and write their articles
in a place that is within easy reach
of the reference books necessary for
"their work in editing the Review. ,
Dean Cutler and
Wife Pay Visit
Dean and Mrs. J. Elbert Cutler of
the School of Social Work of West
ern Reserve University stopped over
in Chapel Hill last Wednesday, Apri
1 Oth, for a visit to the Institute of
Social Research and the Department
of Sociology. Dean Cutler and his
"wife were on their way from Florida
-where they hae been for the past
two months, and are now en route
to their home in Cleveland, Ohio, via
of Winston-Salem and Asheville.
Dean Cutler and his wife were
guests of Professor and Mrs. Bernard
at luncheon. Mr. Bernard was once
.a member of the Sociology staff at
Dean Cutler was one of the first
ten men to establish a School of
Sociology in this country and his
school at Western Reserve is now one
of the largest institutions of this
sort. '' .
While at Carolina Dean Cutler was
jnuch impressed by the beauty of the
campus and professed interest in
many of the beauty spots of Chapel
Hill and vicinity. Dr. Cutler also
-was surprised at the large amount of
interest which is displayed in Re
search work at the University of
Wednesday evening Dr. and Mrs.
Cutler went to Duke University from
whence he left for Cleveland, Ohia,
Winston-Salem and Asheville.
James K. Polk
I -ill lbfll H
DI SENATE WILL
OPEN DOORS TO
ALL AT FORUM
Meeting Next Tuesday Niht
Will Be Conducted for Further
Discussion of Student Government,
James K. Polk (pictured above), the eleventh President of the United
States, had an unusual career as a student at the University.
, Young Polk walked six miles a day to meals rather than eat at the
University "Commons," and, beginning his University career as a studious
recluse,' he subsequently branched out and became extremely active in extra
curricular affairs. He was the only man to serve two consecutive terms as
president of the Dialectic Literary Society, at the University, and from the
minutes of this venerable old society, still alive, come many interesting
little insights into his life.
North Carolina's Only
President Has Strange
Career at University
SOPHS TOP HONOR
ROLL FOR PAST
QUARTER WITH 81
Education School Leads; Thirty
Five Students Make
Senior Class Will
Hold Spring Smoker
The Senior Class smoker for the
spring quarter will be held in Swain
Hall on Wednesday, April 17 at 9:00
President Chase will address the
Seniors for the first time. this year.
Following his talk, Mr. W. T. Shore,
President of the Alumni Association
will address the Seniors.
After the speeches there will be a
discussion of what the Seniors will
wear during Senior Week which is to
be the week beginning May 20. All
Seniors are urged to think about this
matter and give their ideas to the
-class Wednesday night.
North Carolina Club
Meets Monday Night
The North Carolina club will meet
Monday night, April 15, at 7:30 in
The speaker is Professor Roy M.
Brown and his subject will be "Pub
lic Welfare in Rural North Caro
Rebelled at University's Regula
tions at First But Later Be
came One of Institution's Most
" The honor roll for the winter quar
ter, containing 270 names, of which
58 are seniors, 68 juniors, 81 sopho
mores, and 63 freshmen, was an
nounced recently by T. J. Wilson,
registrar. The distribution accord
ing to schools is as follows: A.B., 148;
A.B. Education 38; Commerce, 37;
Applied Science, 23;
Those making all A's number 35.
The complete honor roll follows:
L. Abelson, R. F. Abernethy, F. M.
Adams, W. J. Adams, R. M. Albright,
Jr., G. Z. Alden, M. R. Alexander, H.
L. Allen, J. Andrews, A. L. Ashburn,
T. R. Baldwin, C. W. Banner, T. H
Barker, J. D. Barnes, J. F. Barrett,
S. A. Barrett, J. C. Beakley, C. C.
Bell, W. McR. Bell, H. B. Benoit, Jr.,
G. R. Benton, W. N. Bissell, W. M.
Bliss, W. G. Boger, N. A. Bogoluboff,
M. R. Bonner, G. E. Boudreau, G. L.
Bouteiller, W. L. Boynton, H. G.
Brainard, M. B. Braswell, W. T. Bras-
well, R. V. Brawley, W. A. Bridges,
C. B. Brown, T. T. Brown, W. G.
Brown, H. T. Browne, N. L. Bryan,
Jr., E. O. Bryant, J. D. Bulluck, E.
N. S. Calhoun, Miss C. J. Califf, W.
L. Carlisle, J. A. Carpenter, C. C.
Cates, Miss O. H. Chamberlain, L. C.
Cheek, T. M. Cleland, J. W. Clinard,
Miss C. LeR. Coffey, R. S. Collins,
W. E. Connally, Jr., A. B. Couch,
Mrs. E. Coward, S. M. Cozart, J. T.
Craig, C. J. Craven, S. R. Cross, E.
G. Crowell, S. McL. Curry, W. R.
C. Davis, C. R. Davis, R. L. Davis,
Wm. Harris Davis, Wm. Henry Davis,
R. F. Dewey, Miss Helen Dortch, J.
H. Dougherty, T. B. Douglas, W. F.
Draper, O. W. Dresslar, J. M. Duls,
J. E.Dungan, E. S. Dunn, Wm. Dunn,
Jr., W. C. Dunn, M. Dworin.
J. C. Eagles, A. G. Engstrom, Miss
L. H. Eubanks, W. E. Evans, E. W.
Miss S. G. Falkener, J. W. Farth
ing, L. J. Felton, J. B. Fenner, H. C
Finch, J. B. Fisher, T. B. Follm, H.
J. Fox, H. L. Fuchs, L. H. Fussell.
C. W. Goldston, R. L. Graham, J.
C. Grainger, F. W. Grant, B. Gray,
(Continued on page' three)
By J. M. PARHAM
James K. Polk, the only president
who ever failed to carry both the state
of his birth and of his residence, had
quite an unusual, and one might even
say, queer career as a student at the
University of North Carolina .
Any man who would walk six miles
each day down the old Raleigh road
for his meals rather than partake of
the University fare at Stewart Hall
with the "ingrates," as he called those
eating there, might well be termed
But there were other things. His
first year he made himself almost
studious recluse and by hook or crook
evaded the supposedly compulsory
participation in the Di literary so
cietythen came back the following
year to become one of the society's
most active and distinguished mem
bers, so distinguished in fact that he
was twice elected to the presidency of
the organization, an honor never con
f erred on any man before or after
He was a singular and at the same
time a brilliant character A persua
of the minutes of the venerable old
Di Senate, still very much alive, re
veals through time-yellowed pages
many interesting little "peeps" into
the life of North . Carolina's only
president if Andrew Jackson be ex
cepted, the latter's birthplace still be
ing in dispute.
Graduated in 1818
Polk, born in Mecklinburg county.
was graduated with his A. B. degree
in 1818 and took his M. A. in 1822
Removing to Tennessee, he rose rapid
ly through positions as member of the
Tennessee assembly and member and
Speaker 'of the National House of
jtcepresentatives to a position ot
national prominence in the Democratic
jtie was nominated tor tne presi
dency on the ninth ballot in 1844 and
on a platform of immediate annexa
tion of Texas, the big question then
facing the country, carried the elec
tion over his Whig opponent, Henry
Clay, the "Williams Jennings Bryan j
of his day." ' '
His Tribute to Alma Mater
The University, however, treated
its native son and alumnus better. It
conferred on him the degree of doctor
of laws in 1845. And in 1847, when
Polk visited the University, he paid
his Alma Mater eloquent tribute in
an address to the students.' Said he:
(Continued on page four)
Due to the fact that the Harvard
Carolina debate in Gerrard hall last
Tuesday night as well as other acti
vities on the campus conflicted with
the joint session of the Di and Phi
which met to consider the change in.
the present system of student govern
ment, the Di Senate will throw its
doors open to the student body at
large 'for further consideration of jthe
subject at its meeting next Tuesday
A favorable ballot of fifteen votes
for to six votes against the plan was
cast for the Booker plan of reorgani
zation at the joint session, but the
vote represented the opinion of the
active members of the two societies
who happened to be present, and not
the concensus of the entire audience
or the student body as a whole. In
view of this fact and to further clear
up the argument over the subject all
persons who appear at the Di next
Tuesday will be privileged ' not only
o speak but to vote when a decision
is finally reached.
Both opponents and supporters of
he proposed change in student
government will be arrayed against
each other at the meeting, as the
Bookerites will make a determined
effort to sell the assembly on the un
usual value and merits of the plan
they espouse. Some half dozen inter
ested members of the faculty have al
ready signified their intention of at
tending the open forum which will be
gin at seven fifteen o'clock.
By State Students
Strong speeches for and aganist
the return of public punishment at
N. C. State College featured a recent
meeting of the House of Student
Government at the . college. The
heated discussion was closed by these
words from W. P. Albright, president
of the student body : "I absolutely re
fuse to have anything to do with the
reinstatement of the gauntlet, because
it will be a black eye to State Col
lege. If this body goes on record as
favoring the gauntlet, I refuse to put
the matter before the student body.
and I will do everything I can to op
The house met with the idea o:
taking action in regard to the studen
constitution as amended, and the new
by-laws, both being finally accepted
by the body. After the acceptance
of these amendments the question of
the freshman cap was bought before
the house, which resulted ,in some of
the most heated arguments that have
ever been heard in the council room
of the institution.
The motion that the gauntlet "be
reinstated at State College was tabled
for the time being.
Halliburton Takes High
iye into Sacred Well
of the Ancient Mayas
Date of Dance
Thursday night the executive
committee of the Senior Class met
and decided to change the date of
the Senior Dance to May 17. It
was felt that the date first set,
April 19, would not meet with the
approval of the majority of the
Seniors as it will come during high
Daring Author and Famous
Literary Vagabond Will Give
Lecture Here Monday Night
In Memorial Hall.
Elects Its Officers
Gilbert Makes Address on "Innocence
and Knowledge; Discuss Athletics.
The Woman's Association of the
University held its regular quarter
ly meeting Wednesday afternoon at
four o'clock at Spencer Hall. The
purpose of this meeting was the elec
tion of officers of the Association for
the coming year.
Mela Royall, President of the As
sociation, disposed of the business af
fairs, and the rest of the time was
devoted to the election and to plans
for women's athletics for the spring
The following off icers Were elected:
President, Katherine Wells; Vice
Richard Halliburton, handsome,
thrilling and ingenious globe trotter,
who represents the very embodiment
of romanticism, will be in Chapel Hill
Monday night to deliver in Memorial
Hall what reviewers in other cities
characterize as the most thrilling and
stimulating narration that any man
has ever delivered.
Persons who have seen Halliburton
on the platform on previous occas
ions, say that his direct and natural
way of telling his story is charm
ingly intimate, and that his work is
scholarly, thoughtful, instructive,
Halliburton has visited many wo
men's colleges since he began to lec
ture three years ago, and his press
representatives states that there has
never been a more popular matinee
idol among coeds. The number of
men who read his books and hear
him lecture even exceed the number
of women, however.
In a picturesque and poetic nut
shell here is the career of Richard
Swam the Hellespont where Lean
der and Lord Byron had swum be
Climbed Olympus, Stromboli, Ve-
presittenB, Anne MeiiCK; secretary, suvius, and Aetna.
Phoebe Harding; Treasurer, Olivia Ran the Marathon over the famous
McKinnie. Greek course.
Following the business meeting Dr. Scaled the Acropolis walls at
Gilbert of the Philosophy Department night.
made a very interesting address upon Charged up Mount Parnassas.
the subject, "Innocence and Know- Danced through the Vale of the
ledge." Immediately after the. ad- Tempe.
dress the women, with Dr. Gilbert Made a pilgrimage to the grave of
as guest of honor, enjoyed a social Rupert Brooke, who is buried on a
hour and tea.
Graham To Talk at
Professor Frank Graham will speak
in chapel Monday on "The Workman's
Compensation Ast as an Example pf
an Adjustment through Social Legis
lation to the Industrial Revolution
in North Carolina". This talk by
Mr. Graham will be the first of a
series to be given by members of the
lacuity at tne Monaay morning
chapel periods. '
In announcing Mr. Graham's talk
last Monday, Mr. Bradshaw said that
this series of talks is to be given so
that those who are interested in their
state will be able to better under
stand contemporary North Carolina
history... "Mr.Graham," said Dean
Bradshaw, "is especially well quali
fied to deliver this talk on the Indus
trial Revolution because he has made
special study of this subject."
Mrs. McCorkle Returns
From Choral Festival
Mrs. T. Smith McCorkle, wife of
Professor T. Smith McCorkle, of the
University Music faculty, returned
yesterday from Williamsburg, Va.,
where, for the past several days she
has been assisting the William and
Mary Girls' Glee Club as special ac
companist, preparatory to its en
trance' in the Annual Choral Festi
val. This festival was held on
Thursday evening in the auditorium
of the State Teachers College at
Moore and Graves
Win Wright Debate
The annual Mary D. Wright
Debate held Wednesday night in
Gerrard Hall was won by B. C.
Moore and Calvin Graves, of the
Dialectic Senate. Moore and
Graves upheld the negative side
of the proposition that the Vol
stead Act should be modified; E.
H. Whitley and R. M. Albright,
of the Philanthropic Assembly,
bore the standards of the affirma
tive. The decision of the judges was
a 3 to 0 vote for the negative.
The Mary D. Wright medal,
which goes to the best speaker of
the winning team, was won by B.
C. Moore;, who received a 2 to 1
vote over his teammate.
lonely Grecian island.
Ran three times around the walls
of Troy in the tracks of Achilles and
Swam the evil straits between
Scylla and Charybdis.
Swam the Panama Canal.
Jumped into an old sacrificial well
in Tucatan seventy feet deep.
The above activities represent a
I few of the bizarre activities that the
adventurious Halliburton has engag
ed in in the past several years. He
is the author of two of the most pop
:Ular travel books in the present dec
ade, The "Royal Road to Romance,
and The Glorious Adventure.
Lacking at U. of Va.
Dr. Alderman, However. Says No
Snooping Planned in Drive on
Dr. Edwin Alderman, president of
the University of Virginia, and
Thomas A. McEachern, Jr., of Biloxi,
Miss., president of the Inter-Frater-
Elects Officers nity Council of the University, both
flatly denied that co-operation has
been lacking between fraternities at
the university and administrative
authorities in connection with charges
of use of liquor in the fraternity
house, brought by the arch chapter
of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity
against Beta Iota, the Delta Tau Del
ta chapter at the University of Vir-
T.l-Xi m '
LfUhe UeUUUIl Itillll Dr. Alderman, speaking for the
Defeats Princeton administration and Mr. McEachern
lor the fraternities, both declared
Contending that the national ad- that the president and deans of the
vertising has become not only an school have worked hand m hand with
educational factor but a social and students in an effort to lessen drink-
economic benefit, the Duke Univer- mg among students here and both
sity debating team won over Prince- declared that these efforts are meet-
ton University's forensic team, speak- mg with success.
At a recent meeting of the first
year medical class the following of
ficers were elected for the next year:
Roscoe Cowper, Raleigh, president;
Thomas Tomlinson, Thomasville, vice-
president; C. C. Lupton, secretary
treasurer, and John Quickel, Gastonia,
student council representative.
ing before a large audience in Colum
bian hall. The Princeton debators at
tempted to prove that national ad
vertising is converting the nation in
to extravagance and places an em
phasis on material standards.
Glee Club Rehearsal
There will be very important 're
hearsal of the Glee Club this after
noon at five o'clock in Person halL
Numbers to be sung on the forth
coming spring tours will be practic
All freshmen who are interested in
the coming freshman ' debates with
Davidson and Wake Forest should
meet with Taylor Bledsoe in the Law
Library Monday night at 7:30.
Dr. Alderman explained that the
administration "does not intend to
use snooping and spying" in enforc
ing rules governing students for the
reason that university officials are
seeking co-operation of the students
rather than resorting to the "mailed
Recently the. arch chapter of Delta
Tau Delta charged that its Univer
sity of Virginia chapter was indulging
in use of liquor in the fraternity
Due to the fact that there are a
large number of candidates for the
team to represent Carolina in the
coming Tar Heel-Cavalier radio de
bate, the try-out will be' held Monday
night promptly at 7:p0, instead of