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CHAPEL HILL, N. C FRIDAY OCTOBER 25, 1929 . NUMBER 31
myersity. '.Authorities Mot
y Carnegie iH oiindatioh
Graduate Manager Woollen Says That University Gave Investi
gators AU Help Possible and if There Is Anything Wrong
With Athletics Here Authorities Will Investigate.
FULL REPORT HAS
NOT BEEN ISSUED
Carolina Named As One of 84
Institutions Subsidizing. Ath
letes; No Definite Charges
Blade Against University.
(By Stanley Weinberg) -
University athletic officials are
taking very calmly yesterday's
sensational announcement by
the Carnegie foundation for the
advancement of teaching, which
named North' Carolina, among 84
colleges using reprehensible
methods of recruiting and1 sub
sidizing varsity athletes.
: Charles; T. Woollen took the
attitude, that since nothing def
initely wrong had been revealed
about Carolina, there was noth
ing the Carolina authorities need
do about the athletic situation.
Professor Allan H. V Hobbs,
chairman of the faculty commit
tee on athletics, also said that
athletics at Carolina were pretty
clean as far as he knew.
Director of Athletics Robert
A. Fetzer could not be reached
yesterday, as he had left for
.Columbians. C. Other members
of the coaching staff did not
think the announcement said
anything that every one had not
known before.
"Nothing has been made pub
lic yet which reflects discredit
on North Carolina," said Grad
uate Manager Woollen, speaking
of the announcement.
"The Carnegie report named
Carolina among the colleges at
which evidence that athletes
were subsidized has been found,
but it made no specific charges.
I know of nothing dishonest at
Carolina, although the Carnegie
investigators may have found
something ; we won't know what
they have found, however, until
the complete report is made pub
lic in December.
"Investigators were down here
several times about two years
ago, and we gave them all the
help we could. They may have
found that we give scholarships
only on the basis of athletic
ability; they may have found
that we give athletes soft jobs,
or use high pressure methods to
induce them to come here or
even that our alumni give them
salaries.
"I haven't come across any of
that; whether the Carnegie in
vestigators have or not will not
be evident until their report is
made public. Of course, if there
is anything nasty in Carolina
athletics, the faculty committee,
the student authorities, or I will
look into it.
"Definite charges have been
made against New York Univer
sity and several other big insti
tutions. But they are mostly in
the North where there are no
conferences or associations en
forcing eligibility -rules. Har
vard, Yale and Princeton have
an agreement among themselves,
but in general each college sets
up its own requirements. '
"In the South, on-the other
hand, there is the. Southern Con
ference. Twenty-three schools
have got together and made cer-taiir-agreements
which we have
tried to enforce. Carolina has
abided faithfully by these rules.
"The rules of 'the Southern
Conference, however, vary from
(Continued on page four)
MERST0G0
ON G(j-0?ERATIVE
Group Out On Jobs Now To Re
turn to School at
. That Time.
The second section of junior
cooperative students in the
school of Engineering will 'go
out on their jobs next week, and
the first section, which has been
working - outside ' since school
started, will return to the Uni
versity at the same time.
Final quizzes for section one
on the five weeks' work since
school began will be given next
week, Monday through Friday,
and the students in section two
will report for work on Monday,
November 4.
Twenty men will leave -the
University at this time to re
place those who have been put
since the middle of September.
The majority will go to places
within the state, but two go as
far as Illinois and one will be
in Wisconsin. ,
In the cooperative junior year
in the engineering school, the
students spend seven weeks in
school and then seven weeks en
gaged in actual work with some
organization. 1
A partial list of the com
panies with whom the engineer
ingschool has placed co-op stu
dents includes the Illinois Bell
Telephone company at Chicago,
the Catipillar Tractor company
at Peoria, 111., the Milwaukee
Sewage Commission at Milwau
kee, the Southern Railway at
Danville and Charlotte, the
Duke Power company, the State
Highway Commission, the Char
lotte Filter Plant, the Tidewater
Power company at Wilmington,
and the University Consolidated
Service Plants, as well as the
Chapel Hill Filter Plant.
Those students who are going
out next week will stay out
seven weeks, returning after
Christmas. Those who are com
ing in and whose places will be
filled by the outgoing students,
will study at the University
until December 23 and will then
return to their co-op work.
Chi Phi's To Have
Tea Dance Saturday
First Fraternity Dancevf the Season
at Carolina Inn.
The CHi Phi fraternity has
sent out invitations for a tea
dance to be given by its mem
bers Saturday immediately pre
ceding the Grail dance. The
dance will take place in the ball
room of the Carolina Inn and
will last from six to nine. The
Grail will begin at nine. 'Alex
Mendenhall and his Tar ; Heel
boys have been engaged to fur
nish the music.
This affair marks the begin
ning of the series of dances
which the fraternities give
throughout the year. The ma
jority of these are given on the
Hill while some' of the larger
and n more elaborate dances 'are
held in Durham.
These affairs do quite a lot in
bettering the feeling between
the Greek orders as the list of
invitations outside of the mem"
bers of the order giving the
dance is ordinarily quite large.
Disturbed
Survev
Communications
Must Be Signed
Several anonymous com
munications to the Read
ers' "Opinions columns of
the Daily Tar Heel have
been received by the editor
within' the past few days.
All contributions to the col
umn must be signed by the
authors ; hence these anony
mous communications have
not been published.
Psuedonyms will be pub
lished with the article or
letters, but the editor must
be informed of the correct
name and address of the
writer. Such information
will be treated "as strictly
confidential. Writers of
articles which have been
submitted- during the past
two days, signing them
selves "A Pennsylvania Re
publican" and "II Pensor
oso" are especially re
quested to see the editor .
at the Tar Heel office this
afternoon, in order that
their communications may
be published immediately.
SALE IS MAW
READING TOUR;
MAY VISIT HM
Author of "The Tree Named
John" .Receives Favorable
Comments From Reviewers,
John B. Sale, who is author
of "The Tree Named John," is
to make a reading tour of Vir
ginia and the Carolinas during
the latter part of November.
This book, from which the selec
tions will be read and about
which Mr. Sale will speak, was
published by the University
Press. Press officials are mak
ing an effort to have him appear
here on the campus sometime be
tween November 11 and 30, the
dates of the tour. -
About three weeks ago, along
with "The American Scholar"
by Norman Foerster, "The Tree
NamedMohn" was issued. Since
that time its success has become
more pronounced with each re
view. In "Books," a feature
section in the New York Herald I
Tribune, Hershell Brickell writes
of the book : "Amid the vast
flood of recent books that deal
with some phase of . . . Negroes
. . . Mr. Sale's unpretentious col
lection of stories from a Missis
sippi plantation strikes me at
once with its honesty and au
thenticity." Mr. Brickell also
pays if the supreme compliment
of saying that "its dialect is
nearly perfect."
Another excellent critic, Don
ald Davis, in two reviews from
Nashville, Tenn., speaks of the
realism with which ' Mr. Sale
treats his subject matter: "Here
is the Negro the people of the
South -know best. ... I don't
think any author of these times
has done anything more con
vincing in dealing with the Ne
gro." While William Soskin in the
New York Post seems to think,
since the author appears to be
so steeped in the folk-lore and
the ' shrewd principles upon
which much of Negro supersti
tion is based, "that 'The Tree
Named John' is likely to give
you a far more vivid and authen
(Continued on page four)
ADAMS EXHIBITS
THOREAU'S WORKS
AT PARISH HOUSE
Collection of More Than 400
Items Placed on Display
Yesterday.
Yesterday afternoon, in the
Episcopal church parish house,
Dr. Raymond Adams "."of the
English department presented
one of the most interesting ex
hibitions of literary treasures
that the University has seen!
Dr. Adams has for several
years been particularly inter
ested in thejife and writings of
IJenry David Thoreau, the
great American author who
lived from 1817 to 1862. Even
before writing his doctor's dis
sertation on Thoreau, Dr. Adams
began collecting Thoreauania
until today his collection repre
sents one of the finest in the
country. More than 400 vari
ous items constitute the entire
collection, of which only" half
was on display.
The author of " Walden" has,
in recent years, become a much
sought for item of the collectors,
and first editions of Thoreau's
works, such as Dr. Adams has,
are valued at prices ranging
from thirty to one" hundred, dol
lars per volume. The original
manuscripts of Thoreau's works
are mainly in the J. P. Morgan
library in New York and the
Huntington Library in Califor
nia. An. excellent supply of ma
terial lies in the library of v the
Middlebury college, Vermont
There-has been a great in
crease in the ,amount of interest
shown in Thoreau and today he
is the subject of numerous
magazine articles and treatises.
Dr. Adams has written several
articles on Thoreau f or literary
journals and is at present work
ing upon the editing of several
volumes of his specialty.
In his research work, Dr.
Adams has had occasion to cor
respond and. talk with several
living personages who remember
Thoreau quite well. Ralplr Wal
do Emerson's son and Abbey
Hosmer, who are still living in
Concord, have afforded Dr.
Adams a great wealth of
material ,f oy a biography which
Henry A. Salt, the greatest liv
ing authority' of Thereau, sug
gested that he write.
Among the many interesting
(Continued on page four)
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DR. HENDERSON
FETES EDITORS
$ -- - -
Members of Faculty and Publi
cations Heads Attend Dinner
Given by Noted Biographer.
Dr. Archibald Henderson,
author, mathematician, and bi
ographer, entertained the heads
of the campus publications and
several faculty members with a
dinner at the Carolina Inn last
night. Those present were Dr.
H. W. Chase, president? of the
University ; Dr. Henderson , Pro
fessors Oscar, Coffin and J. M.
Lear, faculty members of the
Publications Union Board ; Louis
Graves, editor of the Chapel Hill
Weekly; Maryon Saunders, edi
tor of the Alumni Review ; R. W.
Madry, director of the Univer
sity News Bureau; Glenn
Holder, editor of the Tar Heel ;
Will Yarborough, managing edit
tor of the Tar Heel ; Marion
Alexander, business "manager of
the Tar Heel; John Mebane, edi
tor of the Carolina Magazine,
and Cy Edson, editor of the Bucr
caneer.
FIRST ISSUE LAW
REVIEW TO APPEAR
DURING DECEMBER
The following men have been
selected to compose the student
board of editors of the Law Re
view: Allen K. Smith, editor-in-chief;
John H. Anderson and
J. A. Chadbourn, assistant editors-in-chief
, ' and P. B. Abbott,
LeRoy Armstrong, Moore Bry
son, A. W. Gholson, Jr., John
F. Glenn, Jr., Walter Hoyle,
John B Lewis, Charles S. Man
gum, Jr., H. B. Parker, Harry
Rockwell, Charles F. Rouse, Y.
M. Smith, Neil S. Sowers, Thom
as W.' Sprinkle, T. A. Uzzell,
Lawrence 11. Wallace and J. A.
Williams.
R. H. Wettach will act as fac
ulty editor-in-chief this year.
The Law Review is designed
to comment on current cases of
law and to discuss general prob
lems in judicial. administration.
In the Review are advanced
ideas for proposed changes and
modification of law enforcement.
In December the first issue
will appear. The four issues
which are published this -year
will together comprise the eighth
volume of the North Carolina
Law Review. One copy of each
issue appearing this year will be
sent to each lawyer in the
state.
LIBRARY
CONORS WILSON
University Librarian Elected
President North Carolina Li
brary Association.
Dr. Louis R. Wilson, Univer
sity librarian, has been honored
for the third time as president
of the North Carolina Library
association. Not .only has he
served in this capacity two times
before, but he has also served
one term as president of the
Southeastern Library associa-
tion.
By virtue of his unusual tal
ents for library work and his
exceptional business qualities,
Dr. Wilson is regarded as one of
the most outstanding librarians
in the south. .
In the thirty years that Dr.
Wilson, has served his alma
mater he has gained an enviable
reputation both in the state and
outside the state. He has done
much pioneering work. Dr. Wil
son was one of the four libra
rians who met at Goldsboro in
1904 to organize a statewide li
brary association. Through his
eff orts the extension .department
was organized; this department
makes library books available in
communities where there are not
any public libraries.
Back in 1907 Dr. Wilson was
instrumental in bringing to
Asheville the annual convention
of the American Library asso
ciation. This is the only time
that this association has ever
met in any Southeastern state.
Approximately 500 librarians
from every state in the Union
attended this meeting.
Dr. Wilson began work with
the library when it was in its
infancy a collection of less
than 30,000 volumes.. He has
guided it through a period of
29 years until his lifetime ambi
tion a library-that may stand
before the public as worthy of
the institution it serves has
been achieved. '
GROUP
laymakei'S
ays
"The No 'Count Boy," "Magno
lia's Man," and "Being Mar
ried" To Be Presented Again
Tonight and Saturday.
The Carolina Playmakers pre
sented the first production of
their twenty-fourth bill, .com
posed of .three original one-act
plays, before a large and enthu
siastic audience last night at the
Playmaker theatre. The bill
will be repeated tonight and
Saturday night.
The plays presented were
"The No Count Boy," a negro
comedy by Paul Green; "Mag
nolia's Man," a comedy by Ger
trude Wilson Coffin, and "Being
Married," a domestic comedy of
young people by Catherine Wil
son Nolen.
This is the twelfth year the
Playmakers have presented
their original productions, and
each year from the very begin
ning they have met with suc
cess under the direction of Pro
fessor Frederick Koch.
The stage work of Elmer Hall,
new tecnnicai director oi tne
Playmakers, was approved by
the audience as adding "much to
the success of the production.
"The No 'Count Boy" was
written some years ago, but has
never been produced by the
Playmakers. "Magnolia's Man,"
in which the autnor herself takes
a leading part, is a new play,
dealing with the efforts of a
small town spinster to "get a
man." "Being Married" is also
a new play. It has to do with
a group of young married peo
ple who are unwilling to live on
the allowance supplied by their
wealthy parents..
The casts for the three plays
are :
"The No 'Count Boy :" Pheelie,
Phoebe ..Harding; Enos, her
beau, Howard Bailey; The No
'Count Boy, Holmes Bryson ; An
Old Negro Woman, Muriel Wolff.
"Magnolia's Man:" Mis' Tish,
Gertrude Wilson Coffin; Newt
Norris, Ted Wilson; Magnolia
Starnes, Muriel Wolff ; Bartholo
mew M. Burgess, Marvin Hunt
er. j "Being Married :" Jim Ried,
Milton Wood; Connie, his wife,
Elzada Feaster; Pete Burch,
Howard Bailey; Dora Farraday,
Helen McKay ; Penelope Sears,"
Anne Melick ; Betty Holmes,
Elizabeth Barber; Gertie War
ens, Beth Colley.
Fred Greer is stage manager
for the production and William
Day assistant stage manager.
What's Happening
Today
Meeting Dramatic Art section,
N. C. C. W., Greensboro.
Student coupons exchanged for
, V. P. I. tickets, Book Ex
change. 4:30 p. m. 103 Bingham Hall.
Meeting of the undergraduate
faculty. Please note change
of meeting place.
8:00 p. m. Presbyterian party,
social rooms, Presbyterian '
church.
8 :30 p. m. Three one-act plays,
. Playmaker theatre.
No chapel until Tuesday.
Coming Events
V. P. I.-Carolina football game,
2:30 tomorrow, Kenan sta
: dium. ' ' s .
Chi Phi tea dance, 6 o'clock, to-morrow,
Carolina Inn.
Meeting Tar Heel staff, 7:00 p.
' 4 in: Sunday. -
    

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