THE T A It H E E L
Saturday, May 4, 1929
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Saturday, May 4, 1929
Can the Honor System
Really Work Here?
Even the most blindly enthusiastic
of the proponents of the honor sys
tem admit that it is not working here
as it should. Indeed, in regard .to,
cheating on examinations the "honor
system is virtually inoperative. The
records of the Faculty Executive Com
.mittee, which tries around four-fifths
of the cheating cases, show that only
one University of North Carolina stu
dent has reported another for dis4
honesty on a quiz or examination in
the past three years.
During the current school year
twelve men have been shipped by the
faculty executive committee for cheat
ing, while two were shipped by the
student council for jthe same offense
during this period. These, figures are
in themselves a contradiction , to the
existence of real student government
here. Under the theory of student
.government the faculty executive com
mittee should have no original juris
diction in discipling students. Yet
the blame cannot justly be attached
to the members of the executive com
mittee. They are confronted with
what is in all probability the tough
est assignment facing any of the many
faculty committees. There must be
some means of inflicting penalties for
cheating, and since the students will
not bring cases before the student
council themselves the whole burden
of reporting violations of the cheat
ing regulations falls upon the facul
ty members. With the present . atti
tude of distrust of the honojr system
on the part of many faculty members,
they are unwilling to report sases of
cheating to the student council. There
fore the faculty executive committee
is practically the only recourse! jfor
trying of cheating cases. ' '
The trouble, then, with the honor
system here lies in the attitude assum
ed toward the system by students and
faculty members alike. Cheating
must be reported by students if; the
honor system is to function effective
ly, and faculty members must adopt
an attitude that is at least not hosjtile
to the principles of student govern
ment. In the recent years a majority
of faculty members have openly scof
fed at the honor system. They don't
believe it is working and they don't
believe that it can work. The men
responsible for the development of
this attitude are for the most part
graduates of schools where the honor
system is not in force.
Reporting a fellow student for
cheating on an examination is frown
ed upon by most of the students here.
Doing, the stool pigeon act," as it is
often expressed on the campus, is look
ed upon as actually dishonorable. Yet,
considered from a selfish viewpoint
alone, every man who cheats on a
course and thereby makes a better
grade than he deserves, reduces the
grade of the honest member of the
class. The general sentiment is that
the man who cheats is harming him
self alone, but in reality he is doing
an injustice to every man in the class.
Yes, the student and faculty atti
tudes must change if the honor, sys
tem is to function effectively here.
The faculty men must give the honor
system a chance, and do everything
they can to build up the morale of the
student bodv in respect to student
It is absolutely necessary that stu
dents report violations of the honor
system on exams. This might be done
in the following manner: whenever a
student should see another cheating,
he would write the name of the latter
on a sheet of paper and sign his own
name. Then he would pass the paper
to three other men, have them observe
the act of dishonesty, and sign their
names as witnesses. The paper .would
be passed to the student doing the
cheating. If he did not tear up his
paper and leave the room, the paper
would be turned over to the student
council. Thus reporting a man for
cheating would be removed from the
category of individual against indi
vidual, one man "turning up" another.
The student council might improve
conditions considerably by giving
more attention to educating the stu
dents regarding the honor system.
Each quarter a faculty man or a pro
minent student might make a talk in
which he would reiterate the princip
les and importance of the honor sys
tem, in each class. The students would
then be required togo on oath t6 up
hold the honor system of that class
during the quarter.
By all means, some definite steps
should be taken to improve the ef
ficiency of the honor system here.
The present attitude of complacent
disregard of the ineffectiveness of the
honor system in regard to cheating
must be broken down. The system
is working now to some extent, but no
one denies that improvement is not
The Stage Folk
Descend Upon Us
. More than three hundred delegates
are attending the Dramatic Festival
be used for the general enrichment
of University life.
Another feature of the Fund which
will be valuable to the institution is
that it will create a tie between the
alumnus and the schoql. It will pro
vide something specific to which the
interested alumnus may contribute.
If the Fund turns out to be so suc
cessful that it will be able to estab
lish vocational and employment
bureaus for - the aid of Carolina
alumni and students, it will have cre
ated a very concrete tie.
: Whether the ranks of alumni scat
tered over the state and nation are
in favor of the proposal will be!
known when the campaign for the
Fund gets under way. The officials
of the Alumni Association are hearti
ly in favor of the entire proposition
and have pledged their active support.
It is to be hoped that the alumni will
respond to the proposal in such a
way as to make the Alumni Loyalty
Fund an actuality.
An Ear Full
By J. C. WILLIAMS
We understand that the number of
students' making Phi Beta Kappa
this year is the smallest over a period
of ten years. Perhaps, the Honor
System is working after all. -
We understand that Hubert Hef f
ner will play the part of RIP in the
next Playmaker production. We dare
say that the play will be "Ripping",
at any rate.
in session here this week-end. Eleven
amateur groups are competing for
the state play-production honors.
The large number of these high
school and other amateur players and
directors attests to the remarkable
development of the drama in North
Carolina of recent years. The Play
makers of the University, the Play
likers of N.C.C.W., and numerous
other college dramatic organizations
have done much to promote interest
in the drama throughout , the state.
The University Extension Division
and the Carolina Dramatic Associa
tion have performed some remark
able feats in building ; up a state
wide appreciation of the drama.
The University campus always
gives the high school players a glad
hand and an appreciative eye.
The Loyalty Fund
Endorsement of the Alumni Loyal
ty Fund by the class secretaries meet
ing here the other day is decidedly a
forward step toward the realization
of the proposal. According to all re
ports, the secretaries were enthusias
tic over the idea and will no doubt
carry part of the enthusiasm back
to their local alumni organizations.
The purpose of the fund is to pro
vide for the university in certain fields
not provided for by State appropria
tion. Of course, as Dr. Chase has
pointed out, alumni gifts will in no
way lessen state aid. It is under
stood that the program, if ever en
abled . financially to function, calls
for the construction of units such
as an auditorium and gymnasium,
and the completion of Graham Me
morial much needed by the Univer
sity at present. Surplus money will
Without criticism upon the present
prevailing system of student govern
ment beyond the point of insufficient
representation, I wish to call to the
attention of the student body at large.
The present form of student goovern
ment does not avail to the student
the proper privilege of representing
themselves in the campus matters.
When analyzed properly, the present
student representation from the stu
dent body is found to be comprised
of the following, minute allowances
of representation: one representative
from each of the following schools:
law, medicine and engineering. The
remaining five are elected from the
student body at large. Only a total
of eight representatives from a stu
dent body of approximately;-12,500
students is frankly contrary to the
ideals ' of a purely democratic gov
ernment. Fellow students, it is now
time for us as students of the Uni
versity of North Carolina to wake up
to the matter of' our present insuffi
cient representation. Will we allow
a form of government, depriving us
of proper representation to exist? Or
are we going to the polls in uniou and
show to politicians so prominent in
the so-called "campus frame-ups"
that we are willing to back by our
support the ideals and purposes of a
democratic government? Gentlemen
of the student body, we cannot afford
to permit ourselves to be deprived
of proper rrpeeetaoi shrd shr scmh
of proper representation.
The plan as devised for the reor
ganization of student government by
Dr. Booker affords a remedy for the
defect of insufficient representation.
Contrary to much present misunder
standing, the bill as devised by Dr.
Booker does not provide for a hundred
and fifty representatives from the
student body. The number of 150
was' only given as an illustration of
the purpose of the bill, whose funda
mental purpose is chiefly for more
representation from the student body
Fellows, it is up to us whether we
secure adequate representation or
not. Let us ever bear in mind this
conclusion: a government worth hav
ing is a , government worth serving;
and just as a popular government
implies not only government for the
people but government by the people.
We cannot have a sufficient govern
ment for the students upon a demo
cratic basis without sufficient repre
sentation. Governments like clocks
go from the motion that men give
them. Just as sometimes govern
ments are ruined by men, so by men
they are made and moved. How? By
Bingham ( Memorial
This year the annual Bingham
Memorial Debate between the Di and
Phi will be held at commencement on
the query: "Resolved, That the Uni
ted States should enter the World
Court." The Di team will uphold the
affirmative side of the question, while
the Phi team will present the case
of the negative.
The debate is limited to members
of the Junior class. Any member of
either the Di or the Phi who is inter
ested in the matter should see the
presiding officer of his particular so
ciety. The try-out for the team which
will represent the Di in the fray will
be held on the night of May 14 in
the Di Hall.
The date for the Phi try-out is to
be set at an early date.
"Young husband tormented by
visions of his wife in her absence",
headlines the Kansas City Star. We
can hardly imagine the extent of his
grief in her presence. ' '
And now we hear that Carolina
and Virginia are going to debate an
nually over The Radio. Indeed, it
seems that almost any subject is debatable.
The Chinese Government is making
an effort to popularize American
methods of advertising in China. It
seems to us that this is a problem
for America also.
Chapel Hill Girl
Wins in Contest
Mrs. Russell, formerly Miss Mary
Margaret Wray, and a co-ed at the
University, was one of the ten suc
cessful contestants to receive $100
in the college drama contest that was
sponsored by the Graham-paige
Legion, an honorary organization of
employees of the Graham-Paigfe
Motor Company. Leo Bryan Pride,
graduate of the Yale University was
awarded first prize of $1000.
There were 67 entrants from col
leges in America and Europe, and the
manuscripts submitted included plays,
sketches, pageants, and nearly all
other forms of dramatic expression.
Leprosy generally first makes it3
appearance about the knee or elbow.
DR. J. P. JONES
"Strike heads hot at mass meet
ing", headlines the News and Obser
ver. Well, perhaps they
struck off before the meeting.
. The Tar Heel says that Dr. Booker
was "on the air" the other night at
the joint-session of the Di and Phi.
We fail to agree with the old Tri
Weekly on this point. To us Dr.
Booker seemed to be "in the air".
Indeed, the Booker plan seems to
have . been booked for good.
By the way, who ever heard of an
anarchy's having a student govern
ment anyway? '
It occurs to us that the Tar Heel
diamond experts are hitting on all
nine this season. -
"The Dialectic Senate will meet
tonight to discuss Birth Control",
states this paper. Now it is certain
that another great problem will, be
settled for all time.
We note that the Bumming Law in
Chapel Hill does not affect tobacco.
We would venture to say that the
Tar Heel track team is a bunch of
discourteous cowards. They bow be
fore none and run before all.
Fortunate beyond measure is any
man on this campus who is not ex
pected to vote for at least two men
for every office in every campaign.
Some things may be a "howling
success", but we would venture to say
that dwellers in Carr Building think
the Med Building is a barking suc
cess. ' ..
Now that everybody is suggesting
something to beautify the old campus
we would like to suggest something
for its safety. We recommend that
the trees in the Arboretum be white
washed. 'Twould make them stand
out in the dark and be safer, like.
Connor To Make
Talk in Chapel
Dr. R. D. W. Connor, Kenan pro
fessor of history, will speak in chapel
Monday on "The Historical Back
ground of North Carolina." This will
be the second of a series of six lec
tures to be given by faculty mem
bers on the general topic of Under
standing Contemporary North Caro
lina History. The first of the lec
tures was given by Professor Frank
Graham April 15 on the Workmen's
The other lectures of the series are
to be given by Dean D. D. Carroll
of the Commerce-School, Dean Addi
son Hibbard" of the- Liberal Arts
School, R. B. House, executive secre
tary of the University, and Dr. E.
W. Knight, of the school of Educa
tion. These talks will be given at
the chapel periods on the remaining
Mondays of the quarter.
N. C. Academy of
Science at N. C.
The North Carolina Academy of
Science will hold its annual meeting
at North Carolina College for Women
on May 10 and 11 and plans for an at
tractive program of scientific inter
est are rapidly being shaped.
Dr. J. P. Givler, head of the bi
ology department at the college, is
chairman of the entertainment com
mittee. There will be an annual din
ner event and a number of other en
tertainment features. Dr. J. S. Hol
mes, state forester, is president of the
academy. The annual meeting is ex
pected to attract from 200 to 800 per
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