THE TAR HEEL
Thursday, May 2, 1929
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Glenn Holder .....................Editor
George Ehrhart.. . .....Mgr. Ed.
Marion Alexander .....Bus. Mgr.
Harry Galland Will Yarborough
B. C. Moore
J. D. McNairy
J. P. Jones
J. C. Eagles C. B. McKethan
J. E. Dunsran
J. C. Williams
J. P. Huskins
W. C. Dunn
E. F. Yarborough
E. H. Denning
D. L. Wood
B. W. Whitton
J. E. Huffman
estranged from bicycles and rolling
hose has extended its appeal beyond
However,, the "collegiate attitude"
of two years ago is still lingering at
the University with a complexion sus
piciously resembling that of the last
rose of summer. Such a statement
applies particularly to the literature
which many students on the campus
read. Witter Bynner enjoys his
morning airing under the arm of the
old-fashioned modern; Gertrude Stein
still provides an excellent brain-
teaser for some of the Intellegentsia,
Copies of "transition" which may be
found stacked up as curios in the
rooms of the students at Yale and
Harvard haven't yet completed the
rounds on this campus. James
Joyce's "Ulysses" which is out. of
circulation at Princeton has just been
brought to the attention of the Tar
Heels. The students of other colleges
and universities have realized that the
recent age of radicalism was a pass
ing fancy; while Carolina literati
fancy that it is an age of transition
the founding of a new literature.
U. N. C. . students are writing
poetry with small letters and prose
without ideas. Gargantuan vocabu
lanes pervade the atmosphere of
our literature. It is about time that
we settled down once again and ac
cepted a few more of the prevailing
conventions. Some of us are becom
ing rather bored of reading things
which we cannot understand. J. M.
B. M. Parker
Leonard Lewis .
H. N. Patterson ...
T. R. Karriker
Ben Aycock ...
Asst. Bus. Mgr.
Asst. Adv. Mgr.
.. Asst. Col. Mgr.
Harry Latta . H. Merrell
H. Jameson J. Schulman
Jim Harris J. G. deR. Hamilton, Jr.
Tom Badger W. G. Boger
Thursday, May 2, 1929
- TAR HEEL TOPICS
Judging from the somnolent atmos
pheres of most eight-thirty classes
here, the Playmakers should have had
no difficulty in filling the title role
for their forthcoming production of
"Rip Van Winkle."
In its summer school -catalogue
Teachers College of Columbia Uni
versity announces a course in "In
struction in lip reading for deaf
children." Courses in instructing the
dumb would probably be more valu
able in the Carolina summer school.
A number of newspapers, including
the Greensboro Record, were pur
chased with power company money,
according to evidence brought out by
the Federal Trade Commission. The
company probably intended to
crease the "power of the press."
By the Wayside
Sixty-six students were sent home
at the beginning of this quarter by
the deans of the four undergraduate
schools for failure to maintain aca
demic probation or to pass the neces
sary two courses. That means that
about one out of every twenty-five
students failed to return this quarter,
by request of the deans.
Figures have never been published
at the University heretofore in re
gard to the number of men suspend
A -for -failure to measure up t(S
scholastic requirements, so there is
no basis for comparison of the pres
ent quality of scholastic attainment
with that of recent years. The ac
tion of the deans in making public
the number of men sent home is
highly commendable, however, inas
much as it serves as an indication to
the student body that the rather leni
ent scholastic requirements . must be
The University of North Carolina
is approximately two years behind
the times.- The "collegiate attitude"
faded out of existence not long after
Khnrt. skirts came m. There was a
time when the collegian tended to
wards radicalism. There was also a
time when women rode on bicycles
and rolled hose was unheard of. But
th mndern veneration 'HaV become
Of the Law
We havr just seen the annual ini
tiations of the fraternities. The pled
ges seeking admittance to dear old
Beta Beta Beta were put through all
kinds of "horse play" from running
around the dormitories yelling "We
want water" when the whole member
ship of t he cfornritory, answered, with
buckets of water, to being left eight
or ten miles out of Chapel Hill at
twelve o'clock at night. To compare
the fraternity initiations to the mild
hazing that goes on here in the fall
when thefirst year men enter is to
compare the roughness of a Georgia
Tech-Carolina football game to that
of an intramural tag encounter.
Under the laws of North Carolina
hazing is prohibited. As we under
stand the law, hazing shall include
anything that an upper classman
forces a first year man to do for the
amusement of the latter. Certainly
the barbarous initiations conducted
by the various fraternities are gross
violations of the law.
That a social organization which
supposedly fosters friendship, good
feelings, and other desirable qualities
of an amicable nature should see fit
to force such barbarous treatment
upon its new members is indeed de
laws of the state are violated, some
thing should be done to remedy the
Just when the student government
reform is under fire, when new fra
ternity regulations are coming up for
approval, it seems fitting that the new
student council should look into this
matter of initiations. The council
might head up a program for the
dissemination of propaganda against
rough initiations; at the same time
it should carry out its duty and uphold
the laws of the state and the regula
tions of the University against hazing.
sideration in this connection. Many
more people can be reached. Since
the purpose of intercollegiate de
bating is coming more and more to
be that of educating the public o-.
questions of national importance rtL
dio debates should add majjjjy to
the realization of that purpose.
Due to the fact Vhat there is a de
cided tendency to use the radio in all
kinds of speaking whether religious
or political intercollegiate debaters
sToulcT be trained in radio debating
in order to be fitted for using the
radio in later years.
Regardless of any opinions on the
subject an annual radio debate be
tween the University of North Caro
lina arid the University of Virginia
would create a greater interest in in
tercollegiate debating not only . on
the campus of the University but in
state-wide circles as well. J. C. Wv
Should the University
Through a mechanical defect it is
impossible to regulate the flow of
water at the Old Well fountain, and
anyone attempting to drink there is
doomed to a shower bath with his
clothes on. And when this shower
bath rains it pours despite the fact
that it comes from the ground up.
There is no half-way ground. Let
one open the fountain so . wide and
he gets no water at all; but open the
buntain so much wider and a wet
deluge strikes one in the face and
rebounds from there to the utter
most parts of the body.
The smallest stream which, by
he way, is as large as the largest
that will come from this fountain
gushes out with surprising force at
the rate of about six gallons per
minute. And who can drink water at
the rate of a gallon every ten sec
There is no doubting the fact that
anybody attempting odrink atthe
Old Well will get more water on his
person than in his mouth. But the
question that is troubling us is,
Should the University furnish the
towels ? And should it decide to do
so, Would i hang them so high that
the water would run down one's
sleeve before he could reach a towel?
circumstances who can
far Heelers from breaking
-nd writing about co-eds once
while; especially when it is the
iirst day of May.
Now that the agitation for the
Booker plan of student governmeir
reorganization has died down a bit
another suggestion ot policy con
fronts the student body namely, the
proposition of an annual radio debate
between the University of Nort
Carolina and tie University of Vir
In every type 'of activity Carolina
and Virginia have teen vieing wit
each -other for supremacy for forty
years. It seems to us only fitting tha
these ancient and honorable rivals
should meet hereafter annually in a
battle 'of the air. We suggest tha
both teams broadcast from Richmond
and Raleigh on alternate years.
'Radio debating has certain definite
advantages which are worthy of con
Here they come now, on their way
back to Spencer for lunch. Type
writers cease chattering. All eyes
out the window. Even the oldest,
mosthard-boiled members of the staff
never fail to quit work for this gentle
diversion. Here they come, each one
known by sight to the silent watchers,
even though not by name.
There's little Smiley-face ; always
got a big, friendly, smile on, and her
big eyes wide open like she was glad
to see everything and everybody;
makes a fellow happy just to look at
There's the inseparable trio, three
pairs of red, red lips, and every owner
a knockout; especially dark Curly
head in the center. :
Here comes the tall, serene blonde,
a good walker with a long, clean
stride; she can run, too, often races
with another girl from the corner of
Alumni to the Shack." Tis a pretty
sight; they both give a good running
exhibition despite their high heels.
Yep, there's the little shingled
brunette with her smilin' 'hi' for any
one she knows, and here comes shape
ly, slender Brownhead with her seri
ous, pretty face. Wonder where her
tall, handsome escort is today?
And where's the happy miss who
used to fairly dance up and down that
old path? Kinda red-headed, wasn't
she? How she used to trip along, for
ever laughing. and chattering, like a
happy bird, and not caring whether
she walked backwards or forwards,
so happy! But she never could get
that boyfriend of hers out of his slow
complacent walk. Haven't seen her
Ah, but here comes the pretty pair,
both brownheaded; one bobbed, one
not, one slender and a bit tall, one a
bit short; both pretty and with all the
signs of attractive personalities.
Don't often see them together, though.
And yonder goes the girl who looks
for. all the world like Ella Cinders,
nose, eyes, bobbed black hair, and all.
Entertains at Tea
The Woman's Association and Mrs.
Lee were joint hostesses on Wednes
day afternoon to the members of the
association and their friends in the
village at a tea at Spencer Hall from
4:30 to 6:00 o'clock. ;
The tea table was presided oved-by
Miss Matilde Parlett, who was as
sisted by Miss Emily McCelland in
serving dainty sandwiches.
This was one o the usual series of
The receiving room of the dormi
tory was decorated with a profusion
of spring flowers.
A fort once stood on the present
site of Chicago.
The statement in Tuesday's Tar
Heel that three first prizes of fifty
dollars each will be given for the best
essays on the design for a pharmacy
flag was a mistake. The Druggists
Circular, the donor of the first prize,
is giving only one prize of fifty dol
lars for first place in the contest.
By Joe Jones
Perhaps 'one of the greatest weak
nesses of collegiate male columnists
is a proneness to make frequent ob
servations on co-eds. This tendency
is perfectly natural, however, there
being few or no subjects of greater
interest to the average young male
than the subject 'woman';, he thinks
woman,' talks 'woman,' hence, writ-
i - - V - 1 mi
ing, he writes 'woman, inere is no
particular criticism to be made of this
weakness of the college columnist;
but, remarks on co-eds can through
reputation become distasteful to Tar
Heel readers, just as can a repetition
of remarks on Graham Memorial.
Then there is always the feeling: that
fellow wants the co-eds to notice him
At any rate, certainly the word 'gal
chile,' once so pleasingly apt, has be
come worn out and trite in the pages"
of the Tar Heel.
Who says our co-eds aren't the
stuff? If they were gone the Tar
Heel staff certainly would miss them,
anyway. Why deny it?
The senior invitations have ar
rived and will be distributed in
the lobby of the Y.M.C.A. be-
tween the hours of three and six
o'clock today and tomorrow af
ternoon and one o'clock on Sat
urday. A few extra invitations
have been ordered for those who
wish to make a last minute or
der. These will be on sale at the
Y during the same hours.
Be all this as it may, the fact re
mains that co-eds are a fascinating
subject, and that the columnists are
bound to keep on writing about them.
The college audience, changing every
four years, can stand some reitera
tion in so live and colorful a theme4
and as for the charge that the colum
nist is trying to attract the attention
of les etudiantes well, it may be a
just one in some rare cases.
It is probable that the members of
the Tar Heel staff because of the
situation of the Tar Heel office, have
a better opportunity of Conveniently
observing the beskirted part of the
student body, without 'themselves, be
ing observed, than -any other group of
men on the campus. Windows of the
office, facing east and south at the
southeast groundf loor 'corner of
Alumni, open directly upon and give
a perfect View of the path leading
from Spencer to the "main campus. Up
and ddwn this path travels the co-ed
population 'of the campus: tall girls,
short : girls, thin 'girls, broad "girls,
glad girls, sad girls, brunettes, titians,
blonde?, peroxide Tblondes, curly vheads,
shingled heads, . bobbed heads. At
8:30 they come by, at 10:30 they come
by, at 12 and 1 they come by; while
whatever reporters happen to be in
the office lean back from their type
writers to watch the parade pass.
Tux and Suits
" THIS WEEK-END
Dry Cleaning and Pressing
T O D A Y
He's Here Again
Fun Back Stage!
The Stolen Jewels
The Amateur Detective and
PATSY RUTH MILLER
as The Girl
Mermaid Comedy Pathe
"Howling Hollywood'' News
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