North Carolina Newspapers

    Page Two
Friday, June 7, 1929
Ctje Datlp Car jeei
The official newspaper of "the Publi
cations Union of the University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C.
Walter SPEARMAN.':'.-;.:.:-...'J?diior
John 0. Allison.. .: ... .Mgr.'Edt.
Marion Alexander. . . .Bus. r Mgr.
Friday, June 7, 1929
The daily Tar Heel makes its ap
pearance sooner than it expected to
for the special benefit of seniors and
With the new library so well light
ed these nights, seniors and alumni, as
well as ordinary students, may be able
to take in a little intellectual enlightenment.
- Today may be Class. Day for the
seniors, but we'll wager that one
cause of celebration is that there are
no classes today.
It would be a wonderful thing if
it were as simple for all the members
of the graduating class to decide on
their vocations as it will be this
morning for the class prophet to read
out his predictions.
The Bingham Debate tonight is of
great importance; but of even greater
importance to some individuals is the
debate as to who will get diplomas on
Monday morning and who will be left
by the wayside of graduation.''
Pictures of old athletic teams on
display downtown make one wonder
whether styles in women's dresses are
any stranger things than styles in
men's uniforms. .
The Daily Tar Heel
Makes Its Appearance -
Back in February the students of
the University approved the plan of
a daily Tar Heel by an overwhelming
vote. The idea of transforming the
thriving tri-weekly into a daily had
blown about the campus for some
years, always considered as a pleas
ing prospect for the future but never
quite possible of attainment in the
present. But the plan was ' finally
worked out, placed before the student
body, and approved.
The first issues of the daily were
expected to appear next fall immedi
ately upon the reopening of the Uni
versity, but it was decided that the
three days of commencement would
be an excellent time to introduce the
young daily to the great body of
alumni and to the departing seniors.
i So this, the first issue, we dedicate
to those alumni who brought forth the
Tar Heel many years ago and to the
present seniors who have patiently
or sometimes impatiently nead the
"South's leading college tri-weekly"
for their four years here and after
having read it- voted to make it into
a daily. ,
The college year is done, and the
majority of students have gone home.
Those who remain are the members
of the graduating 'class, some three
hundred strong, augmented by return
ing alumni. So for today, Saturday,
and Sunday the Tar Heel, making its
daily appearance, will be concerned
with all those events of 1 commence
ment week which are of particular
interest to seniors and to alumni. We
submit to you the daily.
Time To : '
Wake Up!
The amazingly long list of thefts
which have occurred in and about the
campus during the past two weeks,
is enough to make one believe that
this is a community utterly devoid of
government where each takes what he
wants. One theft follows another
with almost incredible rapidity, but
few, if any, arrests have been made.
It appeared that the crime wave
which swept over the village several
weeks back had died down after a
time, but it now flares up worse than
ever at the present moment and is on
the increase. During examination
time, when students were necessarily
off their guard about thievery, dormi
tory rooms were literally ransacked on
such a wholes'ale scale as almost un
heard of before. There are few
fraternity houses that have not been
pillaged. A number of private homes
in the village have been also suffer
ing losses.. Clothes, money, jewelry,
books, everything in sight has been
The thieves steal -with absolute im
punity. That is one of the biggest
reasons why the village and Univer-
sity campus are -so heavily infested
with thieves. ,
We suggest that the town authori
ties build a hot fire under, the police
The Class of 1929 Monday makes its
last appearance as an undergraduate
class of v the University. But this
does not mean that '29 dies with this
appearance; '29 will live on as ah
alumni class, identified as a unit in
the mass of 14,00 living University
alumni. Just how well '29 maintains!
its class identity in that alumni body
will rest chiefly on the officers chosen
as permanent alumni class officers.-
University alumni are banded to
gether in two main ways, the class and
the local alumni clubs. Of these the
class is perhaps the stronger tie. It
represents the natural nucleus around
which general university and alumni
interests grow. It comprises a rel
atively small group of alumni bound
together, by memories of a contem
poraneous life at the University. Geo
graphically the class will become
widely scattered, but there will be a
class solidity "built upon the ex
periences of collegiate associations.
The class organization is the great
common denominator of those folks
who will pass "into the alumni body
next Monday.
The officers elected by '29 will be
entrusted with the job of maintaining
the class spirit engendered by four
years of living together. Those of
ficers will be largely charged with .the
problem of making it easy to retain
the associations, both personal and
with the University, that have result
ed from common college careers. Of
these officers the secretary is perhaps
most important. Unless he moves and
is active in promoting the class work,
'29 will fade into a background of in
activity and stagnation. The indi
vidual members of the class may re
tain their University-mindedness with
out the backing of a class organiza
tion, but the effectiveness of '29 as a
unit in the general alumni body will
be lost if permanent officers are not
chosen who will keep alive the spirit
and associations of the class.
It may not be amiss to point out
that the intimate comradeship among
members of University classes scatter
ed all over the state, and elsewhere,
and the helpful loyalty of these
groups to Alma Mater, will reach
every grade of society and every sec
tion of North Carolina, will reach out
into the Nation, and form strong
forces for developing and preserving
the University.
Alumni loyalty is not a blind loyal
ty to an institution. It is a loyalty
to principles of education, to truth,
to freedom. Alma Mater is not an
end, but a tool in the hands of North
Carolina and civilization, to be used
for educational progress and intel
lectual uplifting. . Class loyalty is a
vital unit of this greater loyalty. Its
importance must not be overlooked.
. ' J. M. S.
New University Library .
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The New Library is now receiving
its final touches and the moving of
the books from the old building into
the new one began yesterday. Alumni
returning to Chapel Hill for com
mencement will find the building open
for inspection. Every night the front
columns of the building will be illu
minated by a set of powerful . spot
There are more than two hundred
thousand books to be moved into the
New Library. Dr. Louis R. Wilson
-has announced that the interval be
tween the end of final examinations
and the opening of summer school will
be used to make the move.
It is planned to move the- more im
portant sections of the library, includ-ing-the
books which will be most in
demand, first in order that these may
be available at the beginning of the
first summer term. Special collec
tions, periodicals, museum cases,
statues, and the like, will be the last
Experts are now working on the new
mechanical book conveyor and it is
hoped tfiat they , will have completed
its installation when Summer School
The new building, erected at a cost
of $625,000, reaches its completion at
a time when it is sorely needed. Every
available nook and corner in the old
building has long been filled to capa
city and it was found necessary to
departmentalize hundreds of books
and store them in various buildings on
the campus.
The new building will furnish com
modious quarters for all books and
collections. Within it there will be
ample space for the housing of be
tween 450,000 to 500,000 volumes. It
will , provide facilities for accomodat
ing pne-third of the entire student
body at a time.
The massive size and great beauty
of design of the building make it the
most imposing structure now on the
University campus. Facing South
Building and located approximately
midway between that building and
Kenan Stadium, it will close the low
er end of the court of buildings on the
south campus.
The Library is built entirely of
limestone, and serves as the dominant
architectural motive of the group of
buildings of which it is a part. Fac
ing the north is a handsome Corin
thian portico with fluted columns,
richly ornamented with stone carvings.
Entering from this portico, one comes
into a spacious hall finished with
Travertine stone walls, ornamented
with Doric columns and pilasters.
A handsome stairway of Travertine
stone, to a low platform and then
leads off to right and left into a
large delivery room, where the stu
dent chills for the books which he de
sires. Here will be located the de
livery desk, card catalogues, tables,
and benches.
From the delivery room a door leads
into the rotunda, or central reading
room, which is to be the most hand
some feature of the whole interior.
This room is ornamented with hand
some columns of dark stone and
lighted by a huge circular skylight
set into the fifty-foot domed ceiling.
To the right v and left are two large
reading rooms with ornamental
plaster ceilings, and a high wainscot
of bookshelves extending all the way
around the walls.
The third story will be given over
wholly .to seminars for consultation
and advanced study.
The basement will be used by the
Library Extension Service. , In addi
tion, here will be a number of reserve
reading rooms,' staff rooms, and of
fices. - -
The huge stacks and - bookshelves
lie in the rear portion of the building
in such a way as to be easily access
ible to all parts of the Library. "
Graduate Students
Are Appointed to
Excellent Positions
Replica of First Steam Engine
In America Visits Chapel Hill
(Continued from page one)
that the "Best Friend" was construct
ed. The road ran from Charleston to
Hamburg River, on the Savannah
River, opposite Augusta, Ga., being
136 miles in length, at that time the
longest continuous railroad in the
Until" June 17, 1831 the "Best
Friend" was in continuous service. On
that day a negro helper tied down the
safety valve as he was annoyed by the
noise of the escaping steam. The
boiler exploded, ending the career of
the first American made locomotive
for American use.
But the "Best Friend" is back
again. 4 For advertising purposes the
Southern Railway, now owner of the
old South Carolina Canal and Rail
Road Company, reproduced the "Best
Friend" at its shops in Birmingham
for a tour of South Carolina last year.
This spring the company put the re
plica on the road for a tour of all its
The locomotive looks a lot like the
old pictures now seen of , the early
days of steam locomotion in this coun
try. The upright boiler resembles a
bottle with its smoke stack pouring
forth smoke. The engineer rides at
the fore of the locomotive while the
fireman is just back of him. The ser
vice car carries several barrels of
water, for those old engines consume
an unlimited quantity of "aqua pura."
Just after eleven o'clock the "Best
Friend" gathered steam and pulled
out. Gone was the last vestage of
power of the "old timers." Gone were
the memories of the past. Gone was
the "Best Friend of Charleston," the
last stand of the "old guard."
Nationally Known Speakers
and Largest Senior Class
Feature Commencement
(Continued from page one)
morning, during which the , Senior
Class will be formally inducted into
the Alumni Association; the annua
alumni luncheon in Swain Hall; and
President Chase's reception followed
by the Alumni Ball in Swain Hall. At
the Alumni Luncheon President Harry
W. Chase will speak and Judge
Francis D. Winston, veteran legisla
tor and member of the Class of '79,
will reminisce. Alumni President W.
T. Shore will preside. 4
Reunion class suppers will afford
an opportunity to talk over the "old
days," and the President's reception
and Alumni Ball will bring all alumni
Sunday's program will include
Bishop Freeman's baccalaureate ser
mon, a concert by the Glee Club, and
Parson W. D. Moss' vesper service in
the evening. -
Alumni, faculty members, and mem
bers of the graduating class and their
families, will all gather in Memorial
Hall Monday morning at eleven
o'clock for the final exercises. Gover
nor O. Max Gardner will deliver the
diplomas for his first time.
How About a Round
of Golf?
There's a Course Just a
Mile Out
We'll Furnish the Supplies if
You Didn't Bring Yours
Students' Supply
Everything in Stationery
Your Productive
Years Lie
Just Ahead
It is then you must insure against
the non-productive days.
PUot Policies
IHthe pilotH
Pilot Life Ins. Co.
H. L. Rawlins, Manager
Durham Branch Office
110 Mangum St.
Fifteen of this year's graduates of
the University of North Carolina
Graduate School have already secur
ed excellent positions for next year.
Nine have been placed at different
colleges and universities as professors
and assistant professors, and six
others have accepted positions as instructors.-;
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The Bureau of Appointments ' for
Graduate .Students was successful in
securing the positions for each of the
The list follows:
Ralph C. Hon will be at Nebraska
Wesieyan University as head of the
department of Economics and Busi
ness Administration. , '
J. Huggins will be professor of
Education in Meredith College next
year. ;.' :'.;.; ;"
J. T. Penny will be professor of
Biology at the University of South
Carolina next year. .
Mrs. T. T. Walker has been select
ed as head of the Science department
of Queens College.
, Miss Kathryn Wilson has secured
the position of head'of the department
of Latin at La -Grange College, of
R. C. Blackwelljwill teach at Fur
man" University next year, serving as
assistant professor of Mathematics.
Henry Rankin, has been appointed
assistant-professor of English ia
Clemson College.
H. T. Shanks will be assistant pro
fessor of History ; at Birmingham
Southern University.
E. P. Willard has secured the po
sition of assistant-professor of Clas
sics at the Florida State College for
Instructors positions have been se
cured for the following men: Theodore
Burdine, instructor of -Mathematics
and Science, Mississippi Delta State
Teachers College; James Howell, in
structor in English, Sewanee Mili
tary Academy; Thomas Madden, in
structor in English, . Notre Dame ;
Maurice Moore, instructor in English,
University of the South; Miss Lou
Shine, instructor of English, N. C. C
W. ; E. P. Vandiver, instructor in
English, Mississippi College.
Carolina Debaters
Will Meet British
In the first debate' of next year the
Carolina debaters will meet a team
from Cambridge University. The de
bate will be held in Chapel Hill. Al
though the; query has not yet been
learned, arrangements for staging the
tilt , are under way. The event will
probably occur in the early part of
November. The1 Debate Council of
the University is in correspondence
with Cambridge, and it is thought
that the que'ry will be announced to
council officials at an early date.
For several years now the first de
bate of the season at Carolina has
been a fray between the Tar Heel
forensic artists and representatives
of some British University.
Welcome to All Our Old Friends
Come to See Us While Here
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