Cha-oel Hill , II. G.
PREP TRACK MEET
THIS AFTERNOON '
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1929
IParris Explains Action
Against Sigma Upsilon
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Sets Forth Attitude of Student Council in Letter
Addressed to Student Body.
To the Student Body:
In reference to the student council
action in the publication and sale of
the Yellow Journal I wish to submit
the following to the student body.
The student council on its own
initiative took charge of this affair
on the grounds that the offense was
.committed by students and that cor
rection of the offense was therefore
:a student responsibility.
Some of the members of the student
council had left the campus when the
Yellow Journal appeared, but when
:a few had been assembled, I explain
ed that a complaint against the Yel
low Journal had been vested with the
faculty executive committee, but that
3 felt the affair should be handled by
the student council. This opinion was
held by all the members present.
- Therefore, I, as President of the
council, went before the Executive
committee which met shortly after
awards and requested that the matter
be handled by the student council.
-The Executive committee having
taken no action in the affair in any
manner and having no evidence af
fecting any v individual concerned, de
ferred to the council, withdrew from
the case, and expressed its confidence
in the council.
Because the Sigma Upsilon fra
ternity had disregarded the previous
council's warning and decree, and be
cause the council regarded many of
the articles in the Yellow Journal as
being indecent, scurrilous, and libel
ous, the active members and initiates
of the fraternity were at once sus
pended from the University with the
right to appeal to the council for re
instatement. The entire fraternity
was held responsible until responsi
bility could be fixed. Also, it was re
quired that certain stipulations be
fulfilled before any member of the
fraternity should appeal for re-in-statement.
This action was taken
and these stipulations required for the
purpose of securing a comprehensive
view of the entire situation and for
the purpose of obtaining full and
specific knowledge in regards to every
member's and initiate's participation
and responsibility in the issuance and
sale of the Yellow Journal.
.When all the stipulations were ful
filled and the entire situation was
clearly in mind, the student council
began to consider the matter of rein
stating every individual involved.
Perhaps, it should be explained
that in the course of investigations,
one member of the faculty appeared
before the- council at the request of
some of the students involved and by
permission of the council, to ask in
formation on three points of procedure
in obtaining evidence that these stu
dents desired. Otherwise, there was
connection whatsoever , between
faculty and student government
the entire investigation.
The final decisions of the council
came after a thorough investigation
and with full and lengthy considera
tion of all the facts and circumstances
involved. The student council, the ad
ministrative organ of student govern
ment, settled the affair in its own
way and to the very best of its ability.
R. S. Farris,
President of Student Body.
SENIOR WEEK TO
CLIMAX YEAR OF
Annual Week Will Be Celebrated
From Monday through Friday
By Seniors; Class of '29 to
Have Special Costumes.
Five Volumes from
Hibbard To Speak
In History Series
Dean Addison Hibbard, of the
Liberal Arts School, will speak in
chapel Monday on the topic "Lit
erature in Contemporary North
Carolina." Dean Hibbard will be
the fourth of the faculty speak
ers who are delivering lectures at
the Monday morning chapel peri
ods on the general subject "Under
standing Contemporary N. C"
Those who have already spoken
are Professor Frank Graham, Dr.
R. D. W. Connor, and R. B. House.
The two remaining talks of the
series are to be delivered by Dr.
E. W. Knight on "Education." and
Dean D. D. Carroll on "Industry."
Journal Case Gomes to a Dramatic
Close After Week's Deliberatio
END OF DANCfeS
Senior Ball and Four. Dances
Attract Unusual Number
Fridav night, Dr.
Beginning Monday and continuing
-through Friday the Seniors will ob
serve "Senior Week." For many
years now one week toward the lat
ter part of the Spring Quarter has
been set aside for "Senior Week."
During that time the members of the
Class wear regalia of the class colors.
This year the seniors will wear
straw hats with black red-striped
bands, the class of 1929 colors. Black
and red ties, black and red handker
chiefs and canes will also be in order.
Every night during the week the
seniors will gather beneath Davie
Poplar for speeches by some mem
ber of the faculty. The tentative or
der of speakers is: Monday night, Dr.
Horace Williams; Tuesday night, Dan
Wednesday night, Frank Gra
r.oco With the exception of Dr.
-Chase all the other speakers have ac
In addition to the exercises beneath
Davie Poplar, Wednesday night at
eleven o'clock the entire Senior class
will be given a midnight show at the
Carolina Theatre. Alice Terry m
"Three Passions" will be shown. The
same night Mr. Charley Gooch will
give all seniors drinks and sand
Buck Carr is President of the class.
Other class officers are: John Hen
derson, vice-president; Mac Leath,
secretary; Red Price, treasurer; and
Howard Cox, student councilman
To Keep Boys Off Roofs
Wn nut on all the
fourth story windows in Mangum
" Manley, Grimes, and Ruff in build
ings. The building department ex
plained yesterday that these were not
put in to keep out the flies, Dut to
keep the boys from getting on the
roof. The roofing and gutters of
these buildings are guaranteed by the
company that built the buildings, and
it is to protect this company from hay
ing to repair the roof and gutters
: after boys have been walking on the
roof that the screens have been in
William Cain, professor emeritus
of the school of Engineering, has re
cently presented five of his own books
to the departmental library to com
plete its collection of the books he has
written. These books are on the
general topics of earth fills and
bridge arches, on both of which Mr.
Cain is the acknowledged authority.
Professor Cain who was connected
with the school of Engineering for the
ast thirty, years before his retirement
was the recipient of an unusual honor
ast winter when his portrait was pre
sented to the school of Engineering.
The titles of the books which he
presented to the library are: "Earth
Pressure, Retaining Walls, and Bins,"
published in 1916; "A Brief Course
in Calculus," 1907; "Maximum
Stresses in Framed Bridges," 1914;
Practical Designing of Retaining
Walls," 1910; and "Theory of Vous
soir Arches," 1910.
Noted Artist Will
Show Painting at
Steene Home Here
A brilliant week-end of social ac
tivities, begun last night with the
Senior Ball, will be concluded here
tonight when the Order of the Grail
gives its final dance of the year.-The
Grail will give no more dances this
year owing to the nearness of exam
inations. The new officials of the
order will be in charge. Alex Men
denhall's orchestra will furnish the
The crowning event of the week
was the annual senior ball held in
honor of the graduating class. The
interior of the Bynum gymnasium
was artistically adorned in blue and
vellow. Jack Wardlaw's orchestra
furnished the music for the occasion,
The dance was one of the outstand
ing social events of the year.
Buck Carr, retiring president ofk
the class, with Miss Eleanor Ewing,
led the figure,' assisted by Walter
Spearman, with Miss Eunice Glenn.
The affair was chaperoned by Dr.
and Mrs. W. M. Dey, Mrs. John An
derson, Dr. and Mrs. W. S. Bernard,
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. House, and Dean
aan Mrs. Addison Hibbard.
In honor of the teams which will
participate in the Southern Inter-
schoiastic Track Meet here today, a
tea dance will be staged in the gym
nasium tonight from six to nine by
Woodberry Forest, Augusta Military
Academy, and Virginia Episcopal
School clubs. The Grail dance will
conclude the set. . "
The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity
will hold .its annual alumni ball at the
Washington Duke hotel in Durham to
night. Taylor Bledsoe -will lead the
figure with his sister, Miss Maurine
Bledsoe. Jelly Leftwich's orchestra
will furnish the music.
The Acacia fraternity gave a din
ner dance at the Carolina Inn last
j night for members and a few special
guests at 7:30 o'clock, followed by a
regular evening dance. Alex Men-
denhall's orchestra played for the oc
Is Subject Matter
Of Graduate Paper
An issue of "Studies in Philology,"
quarterly publication, has been re
leased by the University of North
Carolina Press. This issue is an ex
tra number of the publication and is
featuring the Elizabethan age of lit
erature, with emphasis on the prose
of that period. Dean James F. Roy
ster, of the Graduate School, edits the
magazine with the aid of a board
composed of University professors.
This issue is composed entirely of ar
ticles relating to the literature of the
time of Queen Elizabeth.
Included in the issue is "Greenes
Funeralls', 1594, and Nicholas Bre
ton," by Charles Crawford; notes on
Brian Melliancke's "Philotimus"; and
a preliminary bibliography of
eighteenth century criticism ... on
PREP CLUB WILL
BE HOST TONIGHT
New Town Officers
Chosen By Council
At the meeting of the Board of
Aldermen last Monday night, the
following officers were selected: C.
P. Hinshaw, recorder; B. D. Saw
yer, ...prosecuting -.attorney;.- and
Miss Ruby Ross, clerk.
These new officers will be sworn
in sometime before July 1, at the
first meeting of recorder's court.
The old municipal court room over
the City Hall will be used as the
recorder's court room.
Annual Event of Lawyers Will
Attract Many Prominent
Visiting Prep School Athletes
To Be Guests of Local
The Woodberry Forest, Augusta
Military Academy, and Virginia
Episcopal School clubs will jointly
entertain the visiting prep school
track teams with a tea dance tonight
in the gymnasium. Admittance to the
dance will be given all members of the
local school clubs, and the visiting
contestants in the Southern Interscho
lastic Track Meet which is to be held
here this afternoon.
Beginning at 6:30 o'clock, danc
ing will continue until 8:30. Alex
Mendenhall's Tar Heel Orchestra will
play for the occasion. The dance will
be informal. A large number of the
prominent southern preparatory
schools will be represented at the meet
this afternoon, and a large number
are expected to attend the dance.
Many of the outstanding athletes in
prep school circles will be in atten
dance at the affair.
Uiiicials oi the school clubs an
nounce that frll students who are mem
bers of the clubs will be eligible for
admission and urge all members to
be present with girls at the opening
TO BE HERE FOR
Ten brilliant canvases depicting
charming glimpses of Central Park,
Wall Street with Old Trinity in the
background, as well as beautiful vistas
of Connecticut landscapes are being
shown at a private exhibition in the
studio of William Steene on Wednes
day, Thursday and Friday, of next
The paintings are the work of Guy
Wiggins, A.N. A. one of the best
known landscape painters of America
who will visit Mr. Steene during the
exhibition. The paintings, each of
different aspect, are admirable ex
amples of the artist's ability to catch
the unobtrusive, and unassertive
spirit-meaning of typical- native
scenes, the beauty of which does not
force itself on one's attention but
must be sought out.
Mr. Wiggins is a native of New
York and for many years he has
lived and painted during the summer
near Lyme, Connecticut, a particular
ly sequestered part of New England,
and most of his canvases are inter
pretations of that varied countryside.
He is associate member of the Na
tional Academy, president of the Con
necticut Academy of Fine Arts, mem
ber of the National Arts Club, Allied
Artists of America, Lyme Art Asso
ciation and the Salamagundi Club.
A weed recently found that is fatal
to mosquitoes is puzzling scientists.
Engineering Department to Of
fer Air Courses for First
Time Next Fall.
According to an announcement by
Dean G. M. Braune of the engineer
ing school, the University of North
Carolina will offer instruction in aero
nautical engineering beginning with
the fall quarter of next year. The
department of mechanical engineer
ing has been at work on such a course
for more than, a year, and the pre
parations are just about complete for
adding this course to the curriculum,
A special instructor will be employ
ed to handle the aeronautical sub
jects. A Liberty engine and various
other aeronautic instruments have
been acquired from the war depart
ment, and such equipment will be ad
ded as fast as possible. , v
The foundation of the new course
will be a regular course in mechani
cal engineering with optional courses
in specialized subjects offered during
junior and senior years. The co-op
erative junior year will give students
an opportunity to get practical ex
perience at flying fields or with air
104 Members of Regular Fac
ulty with 29 Visiting Profes
sors WiU Comprise Staff.
104 members of the University's
regular faculty and 29 prominent
visiting professors will comprise the
staff of instructors at the coming ses
sion of Summer School, according to
the catalogue just issuedr
Credits both for college graduation
and teacher's certificates will be of
fered .this summer. As usual there
will be two sessions of the school
the first beginning June 13 and last
ing to July 23 and the second from
July 24 to August 30.
Eleven . dormitories as well as
Spencer Hall, the regular co-ed dor
mitory are being reserved for the
women students. In fact, all the
dormitories on the campus except
Battle, Vance, and Pettigrew which,
together with the fraternity houses,
are expected to take care of the men,
will be turned over to the women.
One dormitory is being held for mar
For entertainment features a regu
lar series of dances and socials is be
ing arranged by the Y.W.C.A. and
the-Y.M.C.A. Other events of the
Summer School will be the meetings
here of the Kinscella Institute, a Pub
lic Welfare Institute, a North Caro
lina Conference on Elementary Edu
cation, and a Parent-Teacher's Institute.
Dr. Eric Abernethy, University
physician was in Watts Hospital in
Durham, the first part of the week.
while there ne underwent a minor
The Law School will hold its an
nual banquet tonight at 6:30 o'clock
in the Carloina Inn. The banquet
will be attended by a number of bar
risters from the entire state, and a
program of speakers and entertain
ers has been arranged. Invitations
have been extended to all alumni of
the Law School.
Justice W. J, Brogden, of the North
Carolina Supreme Court, will be the
principal speaker for the occasion.
The first year class will be represent
ed on the rostrum by Charles Price;
the second year class by Henry Bran-
dis; and the third year class by Andy
Mcintosh. Chief Justice and Asso
ciate Justices Connor, Adams, and
Clarkson will be present at the af
fair. Professor M. Y. Van Hecke, of
he Law School faculty will act as
Entertainers in fields other than
the oratorical include" Wex Malone,
Byerly, Swartz, Mcintosh, Mr. " Mc
Call, Bryson, Chadbourne, Price,
Armstrong, Powell, and O'Brien.
No announcements have been issued
concerning either the subject matter
or the nature of any of the speeches
or entertainment features. However,
according to members of the commit
tee in charge, the banquet will be
pleasing to all present.
Judge W. J. Brogden
With High Position
Hon. W. J. Brogden, of Durham, has
accepted the position, of Associate
District Justiceof the Phi Alpha Del
ta Law fraternity, according to word
received here by Phil Whitley, clerk
of the local Ruff in chapter. The ap
pointment was made by Alex M.'Hitz,
Atlanta attorney; Justice of the
Southern District of the organization.
Judge Brogden became a member
of the order while teaching in the
Law school here last summer.
Phi Alpha Delta is one of the lead
ing organizations of its kind in the
country. Listed among its alumni
are the Hon. William Howard Taft,
Chief Justice of the United States
Supreme Court; Kenesaw Mountain
Landis, high commissioner of base
ball; Senator Thaddeus Carraway of
Arkansas and others.
Council Refuses to Di
vulge Names and Sen
tences but Investiga
tion Reveals What Is
Believed to Be An
Accurate and Reliable
The Student Council of the Univer
sity refused today to make public the
names of the eight men suspended
last night as the result of their par
ticipation in the publication of "The
Yellow Journal," a student scandal
sheet recently put out by the Sigma
Upsilon literary fraternity. The
Council based its refusal on the
ground that its policy was never to
make public names in connection with
its findings and that the reputation of
the men involved would be needlessly
injured through publication of the
It was learned, however, through
sources considered reliable that the
following eight men were suspended
for periods ranging from one to seven
Hardee Chambliss, Washington, D.
C; Glenn Holder, Greensboro; John
Mebane, Greensboro; George Ehrhart,
Jackson; J. P. Pretlow, Wilmington;
Byron White, Fayetteville; Henry
Brandis, Salisbury; David Milne,
The Council also voted to withhold
for a year the degree of John Mar
shall, Wilmington, who completed all
work required for graduation at the
end of the winter quarter, and to
take away . temporarily the alumni
rights of W. W. Anderson, Green
wood, S. C.
The following three men were
placed on probation: Joe Mitchell,
Fairmont; Dane Wilsey, Jersey City,
N. J.; and J. J. Slade, Chapel Hill.
All other members of the Sigma
Upsilon fraternity were readmitted
to the University.
U. N. C. PROFS ON
C. A. CONFERENCE
Chase, Bradshaw, Bagby, and
Perkins To Attend Blue
South Campus Will
Be Refurbished By
According to Dr. Coker, chairman
of the campus committee, the work
on South Campus is progressing
rapidly, and with good weather, may
be completed in time for commence- !
ment." The Armstrong Tree Service
Co., has charge of the work being done
on the trees, which though not quite
so large nor so numerous as those of
the older section of the campus, are
Until they were covered with earth
a few days ago, pipes might be seen
converging at the roots of the trees
from all directions. To the casual
passer-by these pipes would seem
meant for irrigation, but such is hot
the case; they have been placed there
for root ventilation. Around these
pipes has been placed a large amount
of much-needed fertilizer.
Several paths are well on the way
to completion, notably those which ex
tend from Venable to Bingham.
President Harry W. Chase, Dean
Francis Bradshaw, Prof. English
Bagby, and Aubrey Perkins, Acting
Secretary of the University, Y. M. C.
A., are scheduled for important ad
dresses and parts on the instruction
program at this year's Y. M. C. A.
Summer Student Conference at Blue
Ridge, to be held June 14-24.
Dean Bradshaw and Professor
Bagby are to head discussion groups
in personal guidance work for the
ten-day period. Students are ex
pected from more than 100 Southern
colleges and universities. The Uni
versity here probably will send a
record delegation, more than 20 men
already having signified their inten
tions of attending.
University students wlio have al
ready signed up include: W. K.
Blair, of Greensboro; J. C. Connelly,
Taylorsville; S. E. Crew, Pleasant
Hill; Clyde Dunn, Kinston; J. C.
Eagles, Wilson; C. H. Farrell, Dunn;
R. M. Gray, Statesville; W. F.
Humphries, Asheville; P. A. Hunt,
Pleasant Garden; E. R. Hamer,
McColl, S. C.; J. D. Idol, High Point;
F. M. James, Wilmington; J. R.
Knott of Florida; J. A. Lang, Car
thage; Henry London, Pittsboro;
T. E. Marshall, Jr., Rocky Mount;
John Miller, of Salem; J. A. Park, Jr.,
Raleigh; H. N. Patterson, High
Point; K. C. Wright, Topton; J. C.
From Law Institute
Dean C. T. McCormick and Profs.
R. H. Wettach and M. T. Van Hecke,
of the University Law School have
returned from Washington, D. C,
where they attended the meeting of
the American Law Institute. '
Chief Justice W. H. Taft, former
Attorney General George Wicker
sham and Attorney General Mitchell
were among the distinguished men
on the program. A reception for the
members of the - Institute was given
by President and Mrs. Hoover at the