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DAILY TAR REEL
Wednesday, October 9, 1929
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Glenn HoldePw... ... ......-Editor
Will Yarborough. M gr Editor
Marion Alexander....5ws. M gr.
John Mebane Harry Galland
J. Elwin Dungan J. D. McNairy
Joe Jones B. C. Moore
Dick McGlohon . J. C. Williams
Joe Eagles Crawford McKethan
: CITY EDITORS
E. F. Yarborough K. CL Ramsay
Elbert Denning Sherman Shore
Wednesday, October 9, 1929
The Lamentable Demise
Of Tha New Student
Recently "the Neiv Student,
organ of intercollegiate opinion,
ceased publication after seven
years of existence. Edited by
college students and recent grad
uates, the magazine was a
unique venture in the publishing
The passing of the New Stu
dent has many interesting im
plications. A dearth of intel
lectual interest among under
graduates, a woeful disregard of
the vast potentialities offered by
student discussion on a national
scale of the problems of higher
education, a lethargic attitude
toward the "goose step" methods
prevailing in the American col
leges and universities all these
are indicated by the suspension
of the New Student.
In sharp; contrast to the fail
ure of the most outstanding jour
nal of undergraduate intellectual
opinion is the increasing pros
perity of College Humor and
other frivolous publications cat
ering to "collegians." A com
parison of the subscription lists
of College Humor and those of
the defunct New Student offers
excellent explanation why edu
cators are continually complain
ing of intellectual laziness among
Three or four years ago a
publication was launched by a
group of serious-minded stu
dents here that was similar in
many respects to the New Stu
dents. It was called The Faun,
and it attempted on a local scale
the type of endeavor carried out
on a national scale bv the New
Student. After four issues it
passed into oblivion to which
most undercradnatA inollopfnol
e . w uvvi4Vvvuui
enterprises seem fated at mod-
dm l'noti'fnlinnci -P Vi i VU ,- 1
ing. The Fawn's demise fore
casted the eventual failure of the
The outlook for the future de
velopment of American higher
education in the true sense of
the term is indeed pessimistic,
if the lamentable lack of i nt.pr.
est exhibited by present day stu
dents in such publications as the
New Student is an augury. It
is to be hoped that other literary
ventures modeled after the JVew
Student will spring up in the
near future, and that they will
succeed in overcoming under
graduate apathy. ...
We wonder whether that col
lege professor whohas assembl
ed and classified 507 "known an
noyances" included the person
who collects useless statistics?
A New York contractor tele
phoned his barber to come to
Europe and give him a hair-cut.
We thought Europeans knew all
there was to be known about
trimming Americans. Augusta
! IN THE WAKE OF NEWS i
! J. E. Dungan .:
One of the arguments ad
vanced by an acquaintance of
ours as a reason why a certain
freshman should join his frater
nity was that the foundation of
his house was built to carry 14
stories, which to our' way of
thinking is a genuine example
of forward looking policy.
The Tar Heel carried a story
last week of the antics of our
freshmen, but when it comes to
dumbness the Duke frosh have
it all over our boys. An aspir
ing candidate for the degree of
A. B. at the tobacco plant in
writing home to his parents ex
plained his not making a fra
ternity in the following way,
"Aw, I could have made a fra
ternity,; for that matter the best
one here, if I had wanted to.
The boys at the Phi Beta Kappa
house had me around, but I
couldn't dance so they didn't bid
We wish we could tell you all
about the two female boot-leggers
we have on the campus this
year, but there have been too
many investigations going on of
late and so this hot bit of gos
sip will have to smoulder untold.
One of the local drugM chess
pie, and writing ' paper empori
ums advertised last week that
"STATIONERY - needs no
tongue." Aye, but what ; about
the' postage stamps?
"Virginia has big " boys at
tackles. Virginia is relying up
on the services of a fistfull of
big tackles this fall, ,says Coach
Abell." There'll evidently be no
Tom Thumbs in this fistfull.
uuKe university school oi
Law Has 16 Top Students,'
chronicles our paper, and bear
ing this in mind we can see why
it is that so many I)uke students
can spin such yarns about the
excellence of their athletic
The Springfield, 111., Republi
caw told last week of a certain
James H. Kirby, aspirant for a
senatorial sinecure ,at Washing
ton, D. C, whose campaigning
program is based on two evils
he wants to see eradicated high
heels for women and liquor
drinking. The senatorial candi
date proposes to do away with
drinking by shooting to kill al
those persons found drinking
liquor, which policy, we imagine,
would be extremely effective.
Li Ching Yun, the oldest man
in the world, aged 252 years,
attributes his longevity to herbs
The news dispatches failed to re
mark, however, whether any of
the herbs contained opium
which, as you know, is a power
f ul stimulant to the imagination.
France is to spend $100,000,
000 on fortifications along her
eastern border, but paradoxi
cally and simultaneously com
plains that she is too poor to
pay her last war's debts due to
the United States.
The "cabbage king' of Bengal
will erect a status in mnrhlA r&
picting himsejf as seated among
his vegetables holding a cabbage
in one hand and a carrot in an
other, which reminds us that the
senior, class might well build a
statue of "Boss" Hill holding a
pair of Ray Farris' trousers in
one hand and a coat of John
Mebane's in the other.
The good people of Kinston
are divided into two camps this
week over whether they should
whole heartedly endorse Eugene
Wood's "cat washing contest"
scheduled to be staged at; the
fair that community is to have.
Mr. Wood gave this pronuncia
mento to the press last week
"Forty-three boys all equipped
with cats, have filed their en-
tries, but I hate to do anything
to annoy the ladies." I'm tell
ing you gentlemen that when
you annoy the feline population
of a community, there's trouble
in the offing.
The Women's Christian Tem
perance Association of the Old
Line state, according to the col
umns of the Baltimore Evening
Sun, has created a department
to be known as the Department
of Non-alcoholic Fruit Products.
Mrs. Doran, wife of the Chief
of the United States Prohibition
Bureau, spoke tp the society.
"We must teach the people,"
said Mrs. Doran, "what delicious
drinks cafr be made from pure
fruit juices. We must invent
some new non-alcoholic bever
ages. Do you know, some peo
ple haven't an idea that you can
make really good punch without
a- kick?" Yeah? But that's
where the punch comes in.
The Reverend f. E. Skilling
ton, speaking as a representa
tive of ''the Methodist Board of
Temperance and Morals, told
the Rock River Church confer
ence last week via the Downers
Grove, 111., Press that the board
was "sorry that prohibition de
prives the moderate drinker, as
it was not aimed at him. If
some one will show us a better
way, we will be glad to give up
prohibition." Shades of Wayne
B. Wheeler! S:
Bull-etin (Chicago Tribune)
Appleton, Wis., October 2.
"Little 1-year-old Mary Brouil
lard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
M. J. Brouillard, was struck by
the engine, of a fast moving
Chicago and North Western1 pas
senger train and thrown into the
air yesterday. The gir! turned
over eight or ten times in the
air before striking the ground,
but after an examination by wit
nesses of the accident was found
to be uncut and . unbruised."
All of which is as good as one
of Bull Gardner's stories. "
Editor of the Tar Heel,
May I congratulate you and
the Tar Heel on a good begin
ning in editorial policy. Your
statement this morning concern
ing the textile industry is
thoughtful and balanced in its
viewpoint. Your editorial in re
gard to hazing the other day had
the same characteristics. To
write vigorously " and emphati
cally without unfairness to
either side is a difficult task and
requires more maturity' of feel
ing and thought than most stu
dent editors can command. My
best wishes for a satisfying year
FRANCIS F. BRADSHAW.
The Old Grad's Opportunity
In his statement accepting
the headship of an alumni com
mittee which has tackled the big
task of securing contributions
from 13,000 former University
students, Leslie Weil, of Golds-
boro, says: : 1
"It is now the move of the
alumni. Every effort should be
made to get the alumni to real
ize that systematic, consistent
income from private sources, in
addition to state funds, is neces
sary if. the modern state univer
sity is to be adequately financed.
The Alumni Loyalty Fund,
managed by alumni, has set out
upon the v final step in establish
ing a financial policy for the
university which will take into
consideration comprehensive pri
vate support. The words "final
step" are used because other im
portant steps have already been
taken. The state has increased
its appropriation in recent
years ; student fees have been
increased; the educational foun
dations; such as Rockefeller ny
Qarnegie, have added their con-
siderable gifts, the most recent
one being a grant of $100,000
toward the establishment of a
school of library administration.
"It is now the "move of the
alumni. " -
Regular, systematic income
from each of the above named
sources has been found neces
sary by most successful state
universities. Before entering
the undertaking of increasing
our income from alumni, the
Alumni Loyalty Fund Council
has worked out details of appro-
! priately correlating any increas
ed income from the alumni with
that being received from other
sources. Our purpose is not
that of displacing any of 'j the
above named income, but to
stimulate and supplement it.
"After all, alumni giving is
theystrategic center of success
ful university finance. Impor
tant in' itself, it is bound to
stimulate income from the state
and from the educational foun
dations, and finally it will in
spire new friends."
We shall watch with interest
the result of this practical ap
peal made to the alumni by
President Chase in what must
be regarded' as the idealistic
spirit. For alumni are rather
strong on banquets,- speeches,
songs and playing the demon at
athletic contests, and quite short
on anything that tends to sub
ject a patriotic love for Alma
Mater to a business test or to a
pledge in the nature of a tax.
That- kind of obligation the
alumnus is apt to accept most
readily when it comes to build
ing a new house for the old frat
or 4 sometimes kicking in on a
financial enterprise to see that
the football team is not wholly
lacking for material.
Perhaps Doctor Chase and his
committee can bring home this
higher obligation they are en
gaged in stressing. Certainly it
would be a good thing for the
university and for all other col
leges if such a purpose could be
carried out. For there is no
getting, over the fact that col
lege equipment in faculty and
plant is demanding money far
beyond any reasonable appro
priatidn coming from the state.
The expansion has definite
limits, which - can be met only
by endowment, which is practi
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