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THE TAR HEEL
Saturday, April 20, 192
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Saturday, April 20, 1929
TAR HEEL TOPICS
The militant Daughters of the
American Revolution have instituted
a fight against companionate mar
riage. The large number of spinsters
in the ranks of the D. A. R. is evi
dence of the fact that even a compan
ionate marriage is better than rio
marriage at all.
ployers to a decidedly unjust degree.
But the strikes were really won" for
the employers when the strikers al
lowed Beal and Pershing, representa
tives of Communists organizations, to
represent them. These two men pre
judiced the people of the state against
the workers. The action of the Pine-
ville workers indicates that they have
realized their mistake too late.
Anyone famimilar with North and
South Carolina mill villages admits
that the workers are living under
highly deplorable conditions. When
a man is compelled to work twelve
hours a day in order to earn the bare
necessities of life he hasn't the slight
est opportunity to gain for himself
any of the higher pleasures. He is
mentally and physically exhausted
when his day's work is over. In ad
dition, he is compelled to live under
sanitary conditions that are terrible
in most cases.
The only hope for the4 mill worker
lies in organization. Individually he
hasn't "the slightest voice in setting
the wage that he will receive and the
conditions under which he must live
and work. Organization of mill work
ers in the Carolinas is inevitable; but
the workers should be extremely care
ful how they organize. The American
Federation of Labor has long been
recognized as a highly respectable or
ganization. ' Through its branch, the
United Textile Workers union, it of
fers the cotton mill employers their
greatest opportunity of bettering their
Every encouragement should be
given to the United Textile. Workers
union by both workers and employers.
Reduction of working hours will come
only through pressure brought to bear
by the workers organized as a whole,
upon all the mill owners of the South.
Thereby will result the removal of the
great curse that rests upon cotton
mill owners over-production.
It will seem mighty dull hereabouts
after the high school delegations de
part. The crop of girls turned out
by the high schools this year is ex
Mr. Foerster said in his review of
the Magazine in Tuesday's Tar Heel
that "this number rather meekly imi
tates the experimenters who have,
since .the war, transformed literature,
and who, a year or so ago, began to
yawn. Most of them are still experi
menting, and yawning". Reports are
that most of the Magazine readers
yawn also. ..
Something should be done about
this newly-developed ferocity on the
part of Dean Hibbard, Frank Gra
ham and Doc Lawson. Going around
knocking golf balls at innocent
women J '
The Only Hope
For Mill Workers
The striking employes of the Chad-wick-Hoskins
Mill Number Five at
Pineville made a significent move
Wednesday night when they petitioned
the management to resume operations
and took steps to bring criminal act
ion against Fred Beal and other Com
munist leaders of the Natidnal Tex
tile Workers Union on the grounds of
inciting to riot and obtaining money
under false pretense.
From the very first the strikes at
Gastonia and Charlotte were doomed
to failure. When Governor Gardner
offered state troops to take charge at
' Gastonia the strikers were placed at a
tremendous disadvantage. Probably
the Governor deserves some censure
for his action in calling out the troops,
but the mayor portion of the blame
- rests' upon the sheriff of Cabarrus
County, since it was at his request
that Governor Gardner issued orders
to the soldiers. There was no valid
reason who the troops should have.
been called out; their presence dur
ing a strike always mitigates the
situation in the interests of the em-
' Throughout the course of develop
ment of law in civilized countries
custom has played an important part.
Before the first law was written
civilized people were governed by un
written laws or customs. In those
times law developed as the need ap
peared. Theirs was a system of fit
ting the law to the case and not the
case to the law.
A somewhat similar form of govern
ment has existed at the University
since the establishment of student
government here. Student councils
have considered cases on their merits
alone and rendered their decisions on
those merits. But the law governing
the councils here has been the custom
handed down to us through many
generations that governing the act
ions of a gentleman. No laws have
been written to regulate the council's
activities or powers. Instead they
have had free reign in deciding cases.
The system has its weak points. No
system designed by man is perfect.
No system will ever be designed by
man which will be perfect. But with
its imperfections the Carolina Stu
dent Government stands as the closest
approach to a human form of govern
ment yet to be adopted by any college
However, agitation for f a change
has become so pronounced recently
that the students will be called upon
to either endorse or reject the present
form of student government. An at
tempt will be m&de to have the stu
dents vote to le'gi&late honor. Nothing
more prepostef bus has ever Been pro
posed. For a group of students to sit
together to legislate honor is as pre
posterous as it would be for the United
States' Congress to attempt to
legislate the change in the sea
sons. Under existing conditions
a council meets and decides
council. Its decisions are based upon
the code of honor governing every
So it is that we are not facing a
proposal to change the form of stu
dent government as it is, but a pro
posal to deny the Carolina student
body the right of judging those who
have violated the code of honor by the
same standards by which one gentle
man judges another.
W. H. Y. Jr.
Now that the two joint-sessions of
the Di and Phi have become history
and the ' two plans of student
government reorganization has been a
predominant topic of discussion for
several weeks the student body of the
University is wondering what it will
all amount to. Will the Booker plan
again become a dead issue? This is
the question which many a student
would like to have answered.
The students of the University of
North Carolina would be justified in
abolishing their present system of
council government for an untried
system only in the case that the
present system were woefully ineffi
cient. In neither of the joint-sessions
were the proponents of the plan able
to prove that it would set up a sys
tem which would be more efficient
than the council system which now
exists in good standing on the campus
and throughout this entire section.
Student government at the Univer
sity of Norh Carolina is based on the
time-honored Honor System. Such a
System has a very decided advantage
in that it is not based on an iron-clad
code of law a fact which enables the
student council to use common sense
in handling each offense. Justice can
be construed as a relative thing.
The fact that the system of student
government now in effect at Carolina
is old is not a merit in itself, but it' is
of some significance that each stu
dent councl profits by the experience
of the preceding council.
The question in its last analysis
is, this: Would the students of the Uni
versity of North Carolina be justified
in substituting any untried system of
student government for the Carolina
Honor : System which has become a
part of the University itself?
J. C. WILLIAMS.
IN THE WAKE
J. E. Dungan
No one will sit up over what we
have to say here, no one will miss us
when we are gone, but the Tab. Heel
is composed of four pages of six
columns eachwhich have to be filled
and upon this fact this column is
dedicated and written.
Saturday's "Leading Southern Col
lege Tri-weekly" carried the story of
the irritating problem facing the
senior class, which is the question of
"what said seniors will wear during
senior week beginning May 20."
The weather will be even warmer
than what it is now, and if our mod
est suggestion be in order we think
the most novel and practical as well
as original costume would be one "in
the altogether." If this is a bit too
modern, Pritchard-Patterson in the
same issue advertise that "All
(their) suits are -half -off ," which is,
of course, partially carrying out the
That very excellent Doctor, Miss
Gilbert, has been lecturing to the co
eds again, so the tri-weekly has it,
and this time the subject of her dis
course was "Innocence and Know
ledge." We don't know whether the re
porter got his story wrong, but we've
heard some say that it was "Innocent
of Knowledge", while others have it
that the subject was "The Wise Girl
Knows Her Own Innocence". We
wouldn't venture to say which was
into insensibility because she Tefused
to lift a spell she had supposedly cast
over a sick man." Niort and State
College have two!
the national press of the past week T family here beat a woman neighbor
"The 200 or more sex questionaires
collected from the men and women
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students ot tne university uj. Mis
souri, says the St. Louis Post-Despatch,
"have been destroyed by fire,
by order of Leslie Cowan, secretary
of the board of Curators. Cowan
was singed in the burning process."
Looks like pretty hot stuff to us.
Those energetic, ingenious, and om
niscent knights of the prohibition
crusade have discovered, bless their
little hearts, that "There are 32,000
blind pigs in the city of New YoTk",
according to the New York American;
and that "There has been drinking
at fraternity houses, particularly at
the University of Virginia," accord
ing to the Chicago Daily News.
And all this despite the fact that
NewYork City has a large Jewish
population, and God's In his Heaven ;
and the Eighteenth Amendment "is
being .enforced. Enforced? No,
The up and coming student body
at State is advocating the return of
public punishment, particularly the
gauntlet, which is a kind of a frater
nity rat court, military school hazing,
and an automobile wreck combined
for those who violate the honor code.
We suggest that the ultra-moderns
at State bring back the ducking stool
for all persons tardy to classes, the
stocks and pillory for those who walk
on the campus grass, and the torch
and faggots for all persons appre
hended; smoking -cigarettes within
the twelve mile limit placed by the
In a feature story on the life of
Janies K. Polk it is said, "He was
nominated for the presidency of the
United States on the ninth ballot in
1844, and carried the election over
his opponent . . . " The next sentence
apoligies for this gross insult by
stating "The University (none other
than dear old Alma-Mater), however,
treated its native son and alumnus
better. lit conferred the degree of
doctor of laws on him in 1845." Being
president is one insult that we would
not mind receiving, not that we ever
expect it, though we are protestant,
white, and Anglo-Saxon.
BOOKER CORRECTS EDITOR
The Editors of the Tar Heel.
A correction, please.
In your editorial of the 18th, you
say the redeeming feature of the bi
cameral system is that "it would do
away to some extent with the faculty
Not to any extent.
The Executive Committee, in my
opinion, is essential to any system of
government here to government, it
self. The Faculty-Student relation
ship however free, frank, and healthy
in every respect is liable to prejudice
for the defendant a case brought by
a member of the faculty against a
student; before a student court. The.
sympathies of the jury may be al
ready engaged. Without exception,
faculty members who have talked to
me of cases they had brought before
the Council have expressed dissatis
But we need seek for evidence no
further than your editorial; it reveals
the kind of bias that, however uncon
scious, is none the less inherent in
the situation. You say that the pres
ent Executive Committee "has ex
pelled in the past six months ahout
three times as many men for cheating
as the student council. . . .Until the
regime of Dean Carroll Vas initiated
last fall, the executive committee
was said to be as lenient as the stu
dent council. Since the new execu
tive committee went into office last
fall it has shipped about twelve men
for cheating; during the same period j
the council has expelled only three
for this offence."
Do you commend the men who
have performed a painful and thank-
ARE YOU GETTING YOUR TAR
HEEL REGULARLY? queries the
sheet. The answer to that is simply
enough: No one ever gets the Tar
Heel regularly. The humor of the
situation is that the Tar Heel man
agers don't realize it.
William Baschuk, a resident of
Lynn, Mass., has Solved the idea of
what every young man will be wear
ing this spring by . appearing v in
court recently with a copper vest
holding one gallon of intoxicating
liquor, says The Boston Transcript.
The Kansas City Star states in its
conservative way that witch craft
has again broken , out and proves it
by a' dispatch from Niort, France,
anent the subject. "Six members of a
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motorcycle. 619 S. Duke St., Dur
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Newspapers, bulletins, cir
culars, letterheads, menus,
programs, invitations, etc.
The Orange Printshop
The Omaha Bee & little while ago
carried this ad in its classified col
umns: DODGE sedan. This is the propo
sition you can't afford to overlook.
Elbert Daniels, 1132 Drexel.
Elbert might go further and say a
word or two about trucks and road
And now we leave our journalistic
tour, since you're already asleep be
tween the sheets.
EYES CORRECTLY FITTED
W. B. SORRELL
DR. J. P. JONES
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DREAMS THAT COME TEUE
I am sitting alone in my room tonight.
Dreaming and smoking my old. coo
I smoke and dream, and dream until
I get- a plot,, and get a thrilL
I. am in the writing game,. you: see;
And the pipe-dreams softly bring to me
Scenes of carnage where; the red blood
ran, - -And
the dreams aiL come from a.bright
It's just a can of Edgeworthcutr
Fragrant as flowers sweet as a. nut;,
Of all Fate's kindly gifts-to man
Is this gift of dreams-from the bright
I sit me down at eve, to smoke;
And soon am wrapped in amagic cloak;
It has banished trouble, it has. ban
And the sad old world isyoung again.
J. H. Rockwell
Extra High Grade
The Pines is the favorite rendezvous for Club Gatherings,
Bridge Luncheons and Fraternity get-togethers. We solicit this
kind of patronage, feeling certain that everyone will be highly
pleased. Mrs. Vickers has the happy faculty for assisting in the
preparation for such functions and will cheerfully render her as
sistance to make such gatherings a huge success. For those as
sociations and organizations which like to have dancing as a
feature of their program we offer our dance floor. For a simple
luncheon or a banquet, The Pines solves the problem.
THE PINES TEA ROOM
Chapel Hill Boulevard 4 Miles from Chapel Hill
whether a student 'has violated
the code of honor of a gentleman. It
has not and it will never attempt to
legislate honor. Each case has its less duty in the vital interest of all
own peculiarities. Each case is dif
ferent from the one that precedes it
and the one that follows it. Concen
trating upon the case before it rather
than upon a maze of laws governing
its action the council is able to judge
the case on its merits. No laws deter
mine the punishments to be meted out.
No decrees guide the hand of the
of us? Have you expressed the con
fidence in them that they have earned
by the superior service your own
statistics show they have rendered?
Not a word of that. Your advocate
a curtailment of their authority.
Very truly yours,
JOHN M. BOOKER.
The middle class is one that folds
napkins carefully for the next meal.
Our good friend June Gunter says
of us in that estimable organ, "The
Open For 'Em", "Probably Mr. Dun
gan doesn' associate enough with
ministers to know that, (the fact that
'Mr. Bailey acted the part of the
preacher just as well as it could have
been acted.')" Most unkind cut of
all. In fact we were struck with such
poignant regret for having wasted our
life to date that we rushed right out
the next morning and took in both
"Bully" Bernard's talk on the sub
ject of "Is There a God?" and the
excellent sermon by Bishop Cannon's
grandson or some thing or other.
Co-eds, my friends would have it
that my intentions are dishonourable
and that I have evil designs. It has
been said, that, "It is strange that
he (meaning me) did not find any
fault in the actreses." Hush, don't
betray me, fair one, or my name's
Our friends may be all in fun as
Shakespeare says, but I hereby issue
warning to ye all. I've ordered Bar
nar R. McFadden's "Extraordinary
Course in Development of Red-Blood-
ed Virile Young Manhood" by sending
in the coupon on page 84 of Physical
Culture, which places me under , no
obligation, however. I've already
found out "Every Young Man Should
Know" and am on the third lesson
which is very interesting, being the
lesson on ju-jitsu, or how to break a
man's left femur in '.three parts.
When I finish the fifth lesson, which
is the sitting down and standing up
wrestling exercises, I'll be prepared
even if my friends mean no other
harm than to tell me what I already
know ; i. e., that all dramatic criti
cism is but the mere expreession of
opinion at which any person is as
good as another, and that it's all in
the spirit of good clean fun.
We gathered these gleanings from
"The University Outfitters"