THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Friday, June 7, 1929
The New Carolina Theatre
TRACK TEAM TO HAVE
19 LETTERMEN BACK
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Twelve lettermen are expected
back from this year's state champion
ship team as a nucleus for the 1930
edition of the Carolina track team.
The season just closed saw the Tar
Heels continuing a brilliant cinder
record. They placed second in the
Southern Conference Meet and won
their eighth straight state champion-
Famous Old Pickwick Theater Is Now
Supplanted by the Modern Carolina
Days of Peanut Throwing and
Yells for Music or Air Are
Relegated to the Past; New
Theatre Brings Order and
Quiet; Smith is Manager.
By MARION R. ALEXANDER
If you were, a student at the Uni
versity of North Carolina before 1927
or if you were a visitor to Chapel
Hill who sought entertainment by way
of the "movies" you must certainly
remember "The Pick." The Univer
sity "movie palace" was a place one
didn't soon forget.
The evening shows began at 7
o'clock, but one always went early.
OPeanuts were sold next door, and you
always went armed with a sack for
self defense if not for offensive pur
poses. You. rushed the box office if
there was a crowd, for it was the
Once inside you made a sf amble for
the back row this was a place of
vantage which left you safe from the
flying missels of your opponents and
and other Southern schools lining the
walls lent a college atmosphere. A
splendid $10,000 Robert Morton organ
left no complaint as to music, and be
sides there was a six piece college or
chestra to keep things "peppy." And
then there was a splendid cooling sys
tem. It was a students' theatre. BUT
strict order was insisted on the
practices quite the vogue at - the
theatre across the street caused the
doer at this new house to be kindly
but firmly reprimanded by a polite
It worked. Manager Smith put on
the latest and best pictures. He gave
the students worthwhile entertain
ment at the lowest cost possible. He
made the "Carolina"' a students'
theatre, and cultivated the friendship
of students by frequent entertaining
of different groups at special shows
and by remembering each with a
pass on his birthday. .
Employs University Students
The theatre employs only student
help with the exception of one opera
tor, and in this way Mr. Smith gives
free to prey on the whole human mass
below. There were peanuts in the air, I much help to students working their
but few were eaten who wanted to
eat peanuts anyway?
Hats frequently were worn as pro
tection. You could buy bottles of
"pop" in the outer patio, and you
could roll the empty bottles down the
aisle and create a nice - hullabaloo.
Fifteen minutes of battle and you per
emptorily and listily issued acall re
echoed by voices all over the house for
the picture to come on, for music, for"
"air," or whatever else you might
Plenty of Noise
The picture once on, you offered
comments aloud if it did not please
you. You lustily criticized the music
if it wasn't good, and i seldom was.
You smoked if you wanted to, and no
body minded. "
It was a student rpugh house by
tradition and new students took to the
tradition, because they became educa-
ted to it immediately on their arrival
in the village. Townspeople seldom
risked a visit, but that meant nothing.
It was such an established institution
that the managers called it "Almost
a part of Carolina." No one ever
dreamed the "Pick" would ever become
a thing of the past.
It is now but a memory a memory
very dear it, is true, to the hearts of
many alumni for whom it signifies
the happy, carefree days of college life
but it is gone forever..
In its place there is a new and
modern theatre, maintaining perfect
order, showing the very best and
latest pictures, in approved "big town"
style. The change its acceptance by
students who had so long been reared
to the custom of the old is regarded
as nothing short of a miracle.
, The Carolina Theatre, as the new
house is named, came to Chapel Hill
in the fall of 1927. The manager, E.
Carrington Smith, was a young man,
a good judge of human nature, apt
at cultivating friendships, and, above
all enthusiastic to succeed.
Smith is Manager
- The theatre was opened in a new
house designed especially for it. It
was as attractive as the "Pick" was
unattractiye. Pennants of Carolina
way through school.
Mr. Smith confesses that he has
found the college audience to be a
critical one and that he has found it
hard to book pictures the boys want.
But the universal good will with which
his theatre is held and its big audience
and its rapid rise to success gives
proof that he has been highly success
ful. .; - . - :. :
', Downtown Stores Display Prizes
(Coritinued from first page)
The Carolina " Confectionery has
pictures of the Carolina track team
of 1900 and baseball team of 1909
the loving cup won by the Southern
Conference boxing champions in 1928
and the plaque Won ' the following
year. A large silver football award
ed state champions every year has
U. N. C. engraved for the years 1923;
1925, and 1928.
First conference basketball trophy
won by Carolina in 1922 is to be seen
in Stetson "D's" window. There also
are pictures of the 1901 and 1905 foot
ball teams and the 1890 baseball team
Epstein's is showing the football used
in the 1898 game with Virginia,
which Carolina won by a score of
to 2, and the one from the game o:
1903, won by Carolina 16 to 0.
Moore and Johnson Hardware Com
paiiy and Andrews Henninger Com
pany also have displays of old base
balls, footballs, and pictures of for
Gooch's is always the same. Breakfast, noon
and night old grads and grads soon to be gather
at Gooch's Cafe to dine and renew friendships.
Dine at Gooch's Cafe during Commencement
and you'll surely enjoy your stay in Chapel Hill.
Open all day and
most of the night.
The brunt of continuing this record
next year will fall mainly on these
Coach Bob Fetzer also has a strong
squad of promising freshman ; stars
coming up, and these will have to plug
the gaps caused by graduation.
The veterans due to return, how
ever, cover the whole round of events.
They are Gay. and Smith, sprinters;
Garret and Nims, middle distaffte
men ; Barkley, miler; Baucorn, two
miler; Stafford and Perry, hurdlers;
Bagby, high jumper; Neiman, pole
vaulter and broad jumper; and Ad
kins and Dameron, weight heavers.
Dave Nims will captain the 1930 team.
The pronunciation of "margarine"
with a soft "g" is advised by the B.
B. C. Why not soft in summer and
hard in winter? Glasgow Eastern
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OH THE THINGS WE LEARN IN COLLEGE!
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At times one chases a pigskin. At others, a fair skin. Sometimes
even a sheepskin! Much of a skin game this higher education.
But now and then one really plucks a hit of live data and gets it
well-learned. Wise college men emerge as enthusiastic Camel smokers
they've found that Camel gives more pleasure. There's no skin
game about Camel. Have one!
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