CHAPEL HILL, N. C SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1929
OF SENIOR RULE
Sun Shines Down Upon Seniors
As They Parade About
, Campus. -
Dressed in the traditional caps and
gowns members of the " senior class
began the ..day's festivities yesterday
morning with prayers in Gerrard
Hall. From there they marched
across the campus to . Davie Poplar,
where the regular Class Day program
The seniors were led by the com
mencement marshals. Charles Cal
houn is chief marshall; and his as
sistants are Gordon Gray, Dick Win
borne, Archie Allen, Dave . Nims,
Louis, deRossetj Marion- Follin and
Charles Lee Smith. ,
Under- the Poplar. President Carr
welcomed the class and then introduc
ed the class day officers... Bill Perry
of Elizabeth City, editor of the Caro
lina Buccaneer, read the class poem;
H. J. Fox of Franklinville was histor
ian; Harry Weatherly of Greensboro, j
statistician; and Lincoln Kesler of
Salisbury, prophet.' The class lawyerr
Vernon Cowper of Kinston was not
present, so the seniors were left wiijh
out any last - will and testament.
.President Carr gave a short farewell
address. .' . : ." ; ".
At twoo'clock yesterday afternoon
the seniors assembled at Memorial
Hall and went through a rehearsal of
procedure for Commencement Day.
President and Mrs. Chase entertain
ed at an informal reception from
5:30 to 6:30 for all seniors and their
Senior program was brought to a
iittmg close with a banquet at the
Carolina Inn at seven o'clock. The
feature of the occasion was Judge
Francis Winston's talk. '
Lindsey Is First
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Alumnus to Arrive
W..-T. Shore, of Charlotte, presi
dent of the General Alumni Associa
tion, will preside ( over alumni, exer
cises to be held today.
The first alumnus to come back to
the Hill for Commencement, so far
as the Alumni Office has been, able to
ascertain, is Edwin S. Lindsey, f or-
merly of Tryon, N.. C.
He and his wife dr overall the way
from, Chattanooga, Tennessee, arriv
ing in ChapeJ Hill Thursday morning
Mr. Lindsey is now a member of the
faculty of the University of Chatta
noog, -Chattanooga, Tenn. He is also
director of the Summer School of that
institution.. ' He graduated from the
University of North Carolina in 1923,
and holds a Ph.D. degree from here.
The. following year, he was a gradu
ate student in English at the Univer
sity and also an instructor. .
Senior Class Poem -
By WILLIAM D. PERRY
I am the chosen bard who sings
Classes, degrees, and other things.
No story of a ship set sail
To conquer all or sinking, faiL
Less drunk on liquor than despair
I chant of lives beyond repair.
While rattling Fords, our brothers
radios make silence rare,
Among the glittering stars we walk
Gaze on heaven and , gaily talk,
Dreaming of morrows fair as fair
While drinking in the bootleg air.
When tomorrow comes our way
It may behave just like today.
With life a wreck of doubt and ques
Of borrowing, women and indigestion.
Well stretch our sheepskin on a
This is the end to which we'll come.
Years and years we've dug and sweat j
To learn bur Latin, math, et cet.
Embroidered heaven with our , hopes
And stared at worms'through micro-
, scopes. - ...
And after all, what have we got
An education? probably1 not!
L. C. Sinclair Winter Haven, Fla '04
Jeff Bynum - Chapel Hill '19
Andy Mcintosh ' Chapel Hill '27
William Dunn , New Bern ' '04
R. B. Lawson Chapel Hill '00
Grady Leonard Chapel Hill ... " '23
A. A. Perkins - Chapel Hill '28
.J. O. Harmon Chapel Hill , '23
Edward Scheidt Chapel Hffl '25
J. Maryon Saunders Chapel Hill '25 .
Charles S. Mangum Chapel Hill '91
M. A. Hill, Jr. - Chapel Hill '20
Mildred C. Hill Chapel Hill
J. Sherman Lancaster, Pa. '06
T. E. Hinson Chapel Hill ,., '21
J. E. Morris , Norwood '28
. Ben Husbands Chapel Hill . '27
Allen Koonts v , Chapel Hill '26
J. Glenn Edwards Chapel Hill '28
R. S. Freeman Chapel Hill '28
V George McDaniel Chapel Hill " '27
E. S. McDaniel Chapel Hill N'25
Hester C. St rut hers Wilmington - '18
V Estelle Lawson Chapel Hill '28
Edward A. Cameron Manly '28 ,
F. L. Byerly Chapel Hill '28
E. R. MacKethan Fayetteville ' '28
Robert K. Patterson Albemarle ' , ' . '28
William B. Abernethy Chapel Hill - '25
R. B. Parker Enfield '79
Andrew Murphy Columbia, S. C. . '28
.-' C. D. Blanton Marion "" ' '28
D. E. Hudgins, Jr. Marion '28
A. D. Butler Liberty '24
M. A. Miller Chapel Hill ' - 26
R. S .Duncan Beaufort '00
Henry Johnston Chapel Hill '26
C. S. Carr Norfolk, Va. ' '98
Wex S. Malone Asheville '28
, B. D. Sawyer Chapel Hill '24
' D. S. Gardner Reidsville '28
J. A. Downs . . Chapel Hill '27 ,
J. W. Umstead V Durham v '09
J. Leroy Smith Chapel Hill '17
r J. A. Warren Chapel Hill '13
Robert W. Linker . Chapel Hill '25
, W. II. Bobbitt Charlotte ' '21
II. G. Kincaid Gastonia '21
T. J. Brawley Gastonia '20
S. Leslie Reid Buffalo, N. Y. '18
' . R. F. Stainback Chapel Hill '25
' Roy M. Brown Chapel Hill '06
C. H. Hemphill ' Chapel Hill w.2... .-.
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Luncheon at Noon and Ball
Tonight Honor Reuning
General Albert . Cox, of Raleigh, is
Alumni Marshal for this year's ,com
mencement. As class president of
1904 he also brings his class back for
its 25th reunion.
OF SENIOR GLASS
Weatherly, Class Statistician,
Collects Strange Data about
Members of '29.
Yovi might be a chiropractor,
Dentist, diplomat, or actor,
Salesman, lawyer, politician,
Drummer, banker or physician,
In a million years or so
Maybe yes and maybe no.
When I think of lall you've got
Coming to you, what a lot
Of failures, sorrows, and diseases,
The lovely hopes that turn to cheeses,
I grow sad and tenderly , -Sing
this little lullaby:
Sleep, my little seniors, sleep!
You'll r have cause enough to weep;
Slumber is a heavenly boon
You'll be paying taxes soon.
TO MEET TODAY
Plans for Organization of New
Alumni Unit Are Getting
The lung power, age, honors, and
many other features of the Class of
'29 were described by Harry Weath
erly, Class Statistician, in liis report
at Class Day Exercises yesterday.
According to Statician Weatherly,
the Senior Class entered the Univer
sity' with a membership of 710 stu
dents and of this number 306 are in
school at present. When the seniors
were 'classified by schools it was
found that there are 119,in the school
of Liberal Arts, 77 in the Commerce
school, 6C iii the Education school, 50
in the Engineering school, two in the
school of Aplied Science, and 19 in the
Pharmacy schooL ' .' .
When looked at by states, the class
of 29 divides as follows: 268, or 87.58
per cent, come from North Carolina,
and the remaining 38, or' 12.42 per
cent, are from outside the state.
As for parenta occupations, he
CQiTC is inf Ofncf i rv 4-n mr4-r 4-l- - 4-
IVlCC tmS aX OUppCr farming is the leading vocation among
Reuning Classes To
Hold Special Class
Alumni Will Come Together to Eat;
Places Are Announced.
Fox Summarizes the Past for
Illustrious Seniors of 1929
Class Historian Reviews Four
Years of College Life and
. One function of history is to record
the deeds of the great. . If this be
true, then this. brief sketch can not
properly be called a history. Perhaps
a half -century from now someone will
be able to write a history of the Class
of 1929. ; "
College life is real life in miniature.
Of the infinite throng who begin, the
battle of life, only a small minority
achieve what the world calls success.
Of those who enter college as fresh
men, a comparatively small number
remain for graduation. Four years
ago, the University of North Carolina
welcomed to Chapel Hill a class of
710 members. In numbers, this was
the strongest : class that, had ever
sought admittance. Today, the class
membership barely exceeds 300. As
in life, these facts do riot signify that
talent wins the race, for some of the
most capable members have forsaken
the class. Still, as in life, these facts
do illustrate the truth that persever
ance is the quality which outshines
all others in he end. " i
Custom demands that each succes
sive Senior class shall boast itself as
superior to all its predecessors. This
the class of 1929 refuses to do. While
we may have surpassed preceding
classes in some, respects, we probably
have lagged behind them in otsers.
Few groups have been more closely
bound together by common ties than
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Elaborate Ball In
Swain Hall To Be
Final Event Today
Futuristic Decorations and Music by.
Carolina Buccaneers Will Feature
As one of the outstanding features
of Alumni Day nine reuning classes
will have- class suppers tonight be
tween six and eight o'clock at various
places over the University -campus.
Classes haying suppers are: '9$, '00,
'02, '04, '18, '19, '20, '21, and '28.
These meetings will afford ,the mem
bers of each class an opportunity to
sret together as a unit and talk over
The Class of '99 will have its sup-
pe at the Carolina Inn; '00 on the
south porch of the Carolina Inn; '02,
at the Presbyterian Church; '04 at
Alumni of the School of Medicine
will meet at 3:30 this afternoon in the
medical building to discuss plans for
the organization of a medical unit of
the General Alumni Association. -
This move on the part of medical
alumni is not to break away from the
regularly organized Alumni Associa
tion, but is an attempt to etrect a
closer relationship between the medi
cal alumni and the ' University. The
University has, of course, only a two
vear medical course. A large num
ber of alumni of theMedical School the Episcopal Uhurcn; 18 at tne
the parents of the 306 members of the
senior class. The various other oc
cupations are represented in the fol
lowing order: merchants, physicians,
lawyers, railway officials, teachers,
salesmen, realtors, bankers, ministers,
lumber dealers, and government em
Out of the 306 members of the class
only 26, or 8.5 per cent , of the total,
uther points brought out were:
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Today Alumni Day has been
set aside for welcoming back to the
campus the hundreds of alumni who ;
are returning to the Hill for class re
unions and Commencement. Fourteen
classes are holding, reunions: '79, '80,
'81, 2, '83, '99, '00, '02, '04, '18, '19,
'20, '21, and '28. Alumni began ar
riving in Chapel Hill early yesterday
morning and they ; have continued to
come since then' in large, numbers. The
Alumni Register has been kept open
in the lobby of the Y. M. C. A. so that
all alumni may register: .
A full program has been mapped
out ta entertain the alumni during the
day. Activities will begin this
morning with a general meeting of
all alumni at 10:30 in Gerrard Hall.
At this gathering-reminiscing will be
the order of the program. Next will
come' the annual Alumni Luncheon at
1:00 o'clock in Swain HalL At this
luncheon President Harry Chase will
speak and Judge Francis D. Winston,
veteran legislator and member of the
Class of '79, will give one of his far
famed reminiscence talks. Cabaret
features, speaking, and an excellent
menu will make this event one of th
emost enjqyable of the day.
The afternoon will be ieft partly
free to permit 'alumni, seniors, and
their families' to inspect the Univer
sity campus, or for loafing. A "band
concert under Davie Poplar at 4:30
in the afternoon will call the crowd
together aganvrfor the formal in
duction of the graduating class into
the "Alumni body V
The two hours from six to eight
o'clock P. M. will be devoted to indi
vidual reunion dinners. Places of
these suppers are printed elsewhere
in the Tar Heel. This occasion will
give the alumni a chance to get to
gether by class units and talk about
the days of yore.
At 8:30 P.-M. the President's Re
ception will be held at Swain Hall.
Immediately following this, will be .
the final and perhaps the most en
joyable festivity of the day, the
Alumni Ball in Swain Hall at ten -o'clock.
An excellent orchestra and
beautiful decorations will furnish
color for the occasion. .
Our idea of dumbness is the pro
fessor who says that the younger gen
eration is going to Hell and then
remembers that he himself is only
It occurs to us that pedestrians
might well beclassified as "the quick
and the dead." .
have their only contact with the Uni
vers ity through their two years of
medicine here. These men, though as
signed to classes by the Alumni Of
fice, do not feel that they are affili
ated to any class organization. It is
the purpose of those pushing the
medical unit for the General Alumni
Association to provide a type of or
ganization on the same basis as the
class organizations for the medical.
alumni. Air former students of the
Medical School are considered Univer
sity alumni. Many of these men enter
University activities, and are
members of the Alumni Association.
But it is claimed that they do not
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Methodist Church: '19 at the Cabin cav xx
(just back of the old Pickwick Thea- , Granted tO t aCUity
treV '20 at the Coon (first house on
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Fraternity Row, back of the old Leavesof absence have been grant-
Pick: '21 in the main dining room of ed to the following professors m the
Smith Buildinsr: and '28 in the lobby university:
Kesler Looks at Senior Future
Makes Amazing Discovery
; ; ; ' V. "
Class Prophet Startles Seniors
Under Davie Poplar as He Pre
dicts What Will Happen.
The climax of the Alumni Day pro
gram is the Alumni uau at bwam
Hall tonight at ten o'clock, following
President Chase's reception. 'Music
for the occasion will be furnished by
the Carolina Buccaneers. Swain Hall
has been elaboately decorated in a
futuristic scheme with black and
white colors. There will be an im
provised stage for the orchestral and
a chaperone booth at each end of the attend Commencement and reunions
hall, lhe patronesses win wear because they are unaffiliated , with
rosettes of blue and white, the Uni- tn5(S m-troniratinTis The medical
of Smith Building.
Committees composed jof the per
manent officers of each class or of
specially appointed members, will
have charge of supper arrangements.
The committees are as follows: '99,
Fred J. Coxe, president, Henry M.
London, secretary; '02, Guy V. Ro
berts, president, Louis Graves, secre-
E. W, Zimmerman, professor of
economics; J. B. Woosley, associate
professor of economics; C. P. Spruill,
associate professor of economics; F.
R.v Garfiedj, associate professor of
economics; A. C. Howellf associate
professor of English; R. P. McClam
roch, assistant professor of English,;
J. F. Royster, Kenan professor of
English; K. C. Frazer, assistant pro-
Chief Alumni Marshal
Cox has appointed the.
alumni assistant marshals for the oc
casion: Judge Francis D. Winston,
Edward M. Land, Charles G. Roae,
Guy .V. Roberts, Bruce Webb, Luther
Hodges, R. Stanford . Travis, and
Patronesses, who have accepted ; the
tary; '04, A. L. Cox, president, T. F. f nf hist nrv and government:
Hickerson, secretary, William Dunn, w v Parker, associate professor of
Jr., chairman of reunion committee; i.,... . p - . oreen. assistant
'18, John S. Terry, president, I. rnfpssor of rjhilosoohv. (continued
ttj: -D..O.J. u., W.VV. K r ' . .. .
unit is purported to give the medical "nK jr. leave);. S. E. Leavitt, professor of
Albert Li. I olnmniis nnnfVieT fie tn tbe TlniveT-
f ollowing gity, and will promote reunions and
other gatherings for - the medical
Another reason for the proposed
medical unit is to i acquaint . medical
alumni more with the problems fac
ing the University's Medical School.
If '.there is to be any future expan
chairman of program committee,
Judge W. M. York, chairman of ar
rangements committee ; '19, . J. W. G.
Powell, president, 'W. H. Williamson,!
i treasurer, Hilton G. West, secretary,
Luther Hodges, chairman of reunion
Spanish; L. L. Bernard, professor of
sociology; H. V. Wilson, Kenan pro
fessor of zoology; Albert Coates, pro
fessor, of law; I. H. Manning, profes
sor of nsvcholoffy and dean of the
school of medicine; L.R. Wilscn, li
Universityfs ; invitation to': be present siOIi or development of the Medical
at the Alumni Ball are: Mrs. William School there must be a supporting
public ', opinion- in the ; State and in;the
profession It is for just that reason
that" certain medical alumni, areUn-
terested . ' in organizing former stu
dents of the "Medical SchooL
At the meeting 'this afternoon mem-
committee; '20, Ben Cone;-president, brariah; Samuel Selden, instructor in
W. H. Andrews, Jr, treasurer, T. S. Ene-lish and assistant director of the
Kittrell, secretary; '21, W. H. Bobbitt, Carolina Playmakers; S. H. Hobbs,
nresident. Wi H. Ruffin. vice-nresi- Associate nrofessor of rural social
T. Shore, Charlotte;' Mrs. Frederick
L. Carr. Wilson'; Mrs. - J ohn W. Um-
Jr., Concord; ; Mrs. J. A.,.' Pntchett,
Windsor ; - Mrs.. George - Watts vHilJ;
Durham; Mrs. R. D. W. Connor,
dent, John D. Shaw, treasurer, and
C. P. Powell, secretary; and '28, J. W.
Ferrell,, president," David Blanton,
secretary, Aubrey Perkins, chairman
of reuriipn committee..
The leaves of absence are for vary
ing lengths 'of time. , "
"DnVe Students Acauitted on
Charge of Damaging Train" state the
'c:, tnnn Am. nfiral Durham Herald. We suggest that the
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Chapel Hill ; Mrs. Robert B. House, ulty will be preseht, and will, act as terested in rknowing ;hat they maKe laureis v
It was the seventh shot of hashish
hat did it. , I was going through
space, spinning or rather falling into
a blank, when I suddenly perceived a
ight which I knew was the great
"SHINE" glowing. And I knew that
had passed into another world of
time and space, ruled by the ' God,
"SHINE" Ho w'ard it must have
been for him to recognize me, a
"Welcome, Mortal," said the God.
Before I could collect my scatter
ed wits, the 'God' spoke again and
continued to do so in his rambling,
noncoherent manner. He spoke of all
things past, of all things that are, and
of all the things that might be. But
the filings of which he spoke most
fully were of the past, of which I
dare say nothing; of the present, of
which I need say nothing: and of the
future, of my classmates of which I
will uhf old before your eyes.
Misty figures, shrouded in vague
ness, appeared and bowed before the
"SHINE" fading from sight as
silently as they had appeared. I ask
ed who these might be. The 'God'
told me that some "of them were" my
classmates who had entered his follow
ing seeking to find peace and happi
ness. Pointing his finger at one here
and- one there he told ' me of their
lives to him, the past, but to you
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