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Fraternities Make
No Rushing Allowed , Until Sep
tember 27; New Code Limits
Season to 19 Days.
"Rushing Season," long
known as the freshman's para
dise, will be delayed this year for
nearly two weeks. According to
new rules adopted by the Inter
fraternity Council and the Fa
culty Committee on Fraterni
ties, no rushing will be allowed
until the 26th of Octoben.
Other changes almost as
drastic mark the code adopted
for 1929 -by the fraternities. The
hours of rushing are limited to
the aiternoon and early evening.
No rushing is allowed before two
P. M. and all fushees must be
out of fraternity houses by nine
P. M. However4, Friday and
Saturday evenings -the period is
lengthened until midnight.
; Fraternity men are prohibit
ed from . accompanying f resh
lmefl away f rom Chapel Hill and
from entertaining them away
from the' University. Conversa
tion with the new men is pro
' hibited except during the after
noon. A, feature of the new plan is
the making of dates through the
dean's office for the first two
days. " After September 28 the
new men are allowed to choose
for themselves.
TVio frvrrmlfwP rill PS are as fol-
lows: y
1. There shall be' no rushing
of any kind from the time that
Viq -froolimoTi am'vp in Chanel
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; jjrUt day of classes. (This first
period of silence includes, then,
what is commonly called "Fresh
man Week,", in addition to the
first week of classes) ...
2. The period of rushing shall
extend from the beginning of
the second week of classes (i.e.,'
Sept. 27, 1929) to midnight,
October 15; that is to say, a
; period of nineteen days. -
3. There shall be a second
period of silence extending from
midnight, Oct6ber 15, to 6 P.M.
October 17.
4. Rushing shall be limited to
the hours of 2 to 9 P. M., except
on Friday and Saturday nights
and the last night of the period
of rushing (OCt. 15) when the
time shall be extended to mid
night. 5. On the first day of the
Period of Silence, each frater
nity shall submit a list of those
whom they wish to bid through
the secretary of the Inter-Fraternity
Council to the Faculty
Adviser on Fraternities. .
6. On the second day of the
Adviser on Fraternities will
summon every man who re
ceives a bid to some convenient
place selected by him, at which
time each man shall appear
aloneJbefore the adviser and any
i assistants whom the council
may select toid him and state
in writing his first, second, and
third choice of fraternities he
would like to join, or may have
reason to expect bids from. The
adviser, after consulting the list
of bids, shall then direct him to
the house of the fraternity of
his highest choice among those
bidding him, but not informing
him of any other bids he ma$
i have received, and putting him
on his honor not to disclose to
i anyone his choice before arriv-
inr at the nroper fraternity
; house and putting on the pledge
button. The freshman's choice
(Continued on page two)
in Rushing Rules
Opening Exercises
This Morning
Formal exercises opening
the University will take place
in Memorial Hall this morn
ing at ten-thirty o'clock. All
eleven o'clock classes will
meet at eleven-thirty in or
der that the students'may at
tend - the ceremonies. .
President Chase -will de
liver the address. His subject
had not been announced last
night. The Carolina Tar Heel
Orchestra will furnish music
for the occasion. ' . "
The public is cordially in
vited to be present. ' . ,
G. F. Bason Is New Head of Der
partment. of Electrical En- - .
. gineering at University. .
(By Lucy M. Cobb) -George
Francis Bason, who
today begins his work as the new
head of the Department of Elec
trical Engineering in the Uni
versity of North Carolina, is a
native Tar Heel come home.
Professor ' Bason succeeds
Prof. Parker H. Daggett, who
resigned last spring to accept
the deanship of the School of
Engineering at Rutgers, the
state Tiivcroity- of New "Jersey.
The Bason family has long
been prominent in Piedmont and
Western North Carolina. Pro
fessor Bason's people settled in
Orange County in 1755.
' Professor Bason is one of
three children of the late Cap
tain George F. Bason and Mrs.
Fannie Badham Bason of Gas
tonia and Charlotte ; the other
two being William H. Bason of
Raleigh, and Mrs. A. C. Burn-
ham, wife of the well-known
surgeon, Dr. A. C, Burnham of
New York. Mrs. Burnham,
is well remembered in this state
as Miss Johnsie Bason, violinist
of New York and Paris, but for
merly teacher of violin in Red
Springs Seminary, now Flora
McDonald College.
The , new University profes
sor is a graduate of the Char
lotte High School, having com
pleted his cotjrse there under
Professor Alex Graham. He
was graduated from State Col
lege in Raleigh in the class of
1908. Immediately after gradu
ation he accepted a position
with the Crocker-Wheeler Com
pany of Ampere, N. J., and re
mained with this firm for six
years, gaining while there diver
sified industrial experience He
started out with this' firm as
ah apprentice and was elevated
to the grade of; engineer. -
Entering Cornell University
in 1914, he won the degree of
mechanical engineer and master
of science in electrical engi
neering. He was elected to the
faculty of the Cornell Engi
neering School, in 1915 and had
been with the school until he re
signed tp come .... back v to North
Mr. and Mrs. Bason have
three daughters, Mary Burn
ham, Frances, and Johnsie, the
latter being named for her
charming aunt. Mrs. Bason is
a woman of unusual charm and
will be a social asset to the Uni
versitv community.
Triple Threat Ray
Some coaches are satisfied to have triple-threat backs, but
Coach Collins goes them all one better by having 'a triple-threat
guard, Ray Farris, captain of the 1929 Tar Heels. Ray hails from
Charlotte and was a natural successor to Schwartz and Motehead,
both Charlotte boys, as the Heels have been in the habit of select
ing stars for captains in recent years. ' . ,
Playmakers Plan Extensive
Northerri Tour this Winter
Work on Fall Productions to Be
"" gin Next Week ; Trips through
Eastern and Western Carolina
Also Planned.
A two-week Northern tour on
which engagements will be play
ed in -New York City, Morris
town, lainsfield, and Mooes
town, in New Jersey, Baltimore,
Md., and several other cities in
Pennsylvania, Virginia, and
Maryland will be one of the
features of a busy schedule
which has been arranged for the
Carolina Playmakers for the
present schojastic schooi year.
Plans for the year, announced
by Prof. Hubert C. Heffner,
business manager and assis
tant director call for the most
strenuous schedule yet under
taken by the University folk
drama, group.
Prof. Frederick H. Koch, di
rector of the Playmakers, who
taught dramatic literature at the
University of California during
the summer, returned to the Hill
the first of September. Work
will begin September 25, ' just
five days after the opening of
classes for the Fall quarter, and
from then on the : Playmakers
will be busy working on native
folk plays, which will again
make up the most of the pro
gram for the year.
In addition to the Northern
tour, which will come from
November 15 to December 1 and
which will include the Thanks
giving hdlidays, the Playmakers
will make a two-week tour of
eastern North Carolina and-the
South during the latter part of
February, and the same length
tour of western North Carolina
and Tennessee the last of April.
Six major performances are
planned for ChapeJ Hill; There
will be three folk playbills, two
professional plays, one. of which
will be the annual Forest
Theatre production, and a pro
fessional play by some outstand
ing little theatre group.
On three previous Northern
tours the Playmakers have made
such a name for themselves that
the demand for them has been
(Continued on page six)
Buccaneer Notice
All men wishing to. try -out
for the art and editorial staffs
of the Bucc'anecr will meet
in the Buccaneer office in the
basement of the y Alumni
Building at 7 :30 o'clock Mon
day night, September 23.' All
old men are urged to be pres
ent at this meeting.
Dr. Edward Knight
Writes New Volume
'Education in the United States"
Written by Education Professor
Dr. Edgar W. Knight, pror
fessor of education in the Uni
versity of North Carolina, has
written a new book entitled
"Education in . the 'United
States" which is winning highly
iavorapie comment oy promi
nent 'educators in this country
and England. Leading colleges
and universities have already
adopted the book for use.
This book is Dr. Knight's
third volume on the subject of
American educational history, on
which he is a recognized author
ity. His first' book, "Public
School - Education . in North
Carolina," published in 1916
while he was on the faculty of
Duke University, and , his
"Public Education in the South,"
which appeared in 1922, have re
mained the standard books on
that" subject.
Churches To Feed
. Freshmen Tonight
The Freshman ' Church . sup
pers and receptions will be held
this Friday night at 8 o'clock at
all the churches of Chapel Hill
with the exception of the Epis
copal Church which will have a
supper for Freshmen at 6:30
All of the Freshmen are urged
to attend these receptions in or
der to avail themselves of this
opportunity of meeting their
minister and fellow classmen of
their denomination.
136th Session of University
Commences Today with Chapel
Exercises; All Classes Begin
Fraternity Notice
The Inter-Fraternity Coun
cil will hold its first meeting
of the year this Friday night
at 7:30 at the Coop. It is
absolutely necessary that
every . fraternity have a
representative at this - meet
ing with a check to cover,
their bond of $100.00 in ac
cordance with the Hew rules
of rushing.
The Council is determined
to strictly enforce the new
Rushing Rules .and every
"member of the council will be
on the alert. At present there
are several fraternities under
Western Electric System Was
'First " Used Last Monday;
Freshman Midnight Show To
4 night. " .
"Western Electric sound equip
ment j the finest machinery yet
made to reproduce talking
movies, was installed in the Car
olina Theatre last week and
made its debut on last Monday
with, the snowing of "Charming
Sinner s."" Extensive alterations
have also been-made-in the dec
orating of the theatre to aid in
reproduction of sound enter
tainments. During the past two weeks
the theatre has used many echo
absorbing materials to aid in
the improvement of its acous
tics. The wall panels were in
lined with a thick felt sub
stance known as ozite, and a
covering of this same substance
has been placed back of the
screen. Duventine, a cloth col
ored in blue and gold, decor
ates the outer surface 6 the
masonite, which also absorbs
sound. The whole interior of
the theatre was painted with
acoustical paint, containing
ground asbestos.
Many alterations-to the ven
tilating system of the house be
came necessary on the installa
tion of Western Electric equip
ment. New fans of a noiseless
type now replace the old and
more noisy ones. A fan-house
had to be constructed at the rear
of the stage to -house the new
ventilating apparatus. A thick
velvet carpet was added in the
aisles so that patrons" might
move in and out more quietly.
A new screen, considerably larg
er than the old one, replaces the
former silver sheet. ? -
Western Electric sound equip
ment has been installed in all
the leading theatres in the
Publix-Saenger and other chains
of theatres, and projects Movie
tone and Vitaphone sound at
tractions. A special midnight perform
ance will be held tonight at
eleven o'clock for the freshmen,
and the' feature picture will be
"Fast Life" with Loretto Young
and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Wil
liam Powell comes here Satur
day, in "The Green Murder
Case," and "Fast Company"
with Evelyn Brent and Jack
Oakie is the attraction booked
for Monday; The admission- for
the talkies is forty cents.
Enrollment This Year Expected
To Be About Same as Last
Year; Over 700 Freshmen
- (By jy&.pVillimns)
Freshman Week, the period of'
orientation for new men at the
University, began Monday with
about 730 new men enrolled. It
ended yesterday with the library
tours 'and meetings with the
deans of the different schools..
Tnperclassmen registered yes
terday and the University gets
underway his morning with all
classes commencing.. Chapel
period will mark . the - formal
opening of the 136th session.
Registration shows that the
enrollment thjs year will be just
about the same as during . the"
same quarter last year despite
the financial depression through
out the state. Y. M. C. A. '
statistics reveal the fact that
more students are seeking aid
this year than ever before.
Freshman Week was devoted
to familiarizing" the new men
withthe University. JJnder the
guidance of upperclassmer. and
faculty members the freshmen
were given physical . examina
tions, instructions in the use of
the library, English placement
tests, student government lec
tures, and mental alertness -tests.
; . "7
The records of Dr. Lawson,
director of Physical Education,
show that " the new men come
from various sections of ' the
country. Although the greater
(Continued on page six)
Dr. Howard W. Odum Writes
"Wings On My Feet," Sequel
to "Rainbow 'Round My
Shoulder"; The New Volume
Promises to Be Great Success.
Dr. Howard. W.. Odum, di
rector of the University's school
of Public Welfare, has produced
another volume which promises
to attain even greater success
than tiis first great negro epic.
The new book is entitled "Wings
on My Feet," and is a sequel to
"Rainbow Round My Shoulder."
"Rainbow Round My Should
er" produced a storm of ap
plause. The Baltimore Sun re
viewed it as a triumph ; H. L.
Mencken called it "an epic in the
grand .manner, and one. of ' the
most eloquent ever, produced in
America" ; and . the New York
W oiid . characterized is as "the"
most remarkable document of
negro life."
The new work continues the
story of "Black Ulysses" taking
him to war as a member of the
A. E. F. "Rainbow Round My
Shoulder" carried him . through
his wanderings in forty states.
Both are regarded as unusual
portraitures done with remark
able faithfulness to negro na
ture and dialect.
Dr. Odum was born in Georgia
and reared on a farmland has
gained an nnderstanding of ne
gro nature rivaled by few writ
ers in the country. . He is the
author of a number of scholarly
works. in sociology and related
fields, being one of the out
standing sociologists : in this

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