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KENAN STADIUM
VOLUME XXXVHI
' CHAPEL HILL, N. C SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, 1929 NUMBER 32
PRIZES OFFERED
TO PLAYWRIGHT
Contest Closes December 31 ;
Koch Judge for State.
The Drama League of Amer
ica, in conjunction with the Play
Department of Longmans,
5reen. and Company, announces
its third annual playwriting con
test. Awards will be made for
a full-length play, a one-act
Christmas play, and a religious
play, either full-length or pag
eant. The winning full-length playj
-will be produced by the New
York Theatre Guild ; the Bibli
cal play by the Pilgrim Players
of Evens ton, and the one-act
play by the American Academy
of Arts. Longmans, Green and
Company will publish all the
winning plays.
The announcement states that
"The purpose of the contest is
the discovery of new authors
and the developement of native
American drama." The contest
is open to the public. Decem
ber 31, 1929 is the last day for
submitting manuscripts.
For the purpose af facilitat
ing the judging of the contest,
state judges have been ap
pointed to select the winning
manuscripts submitted to them,
and send , these to the national
judges. Professor Frederick
Koch of Chapel Hill is the judge
for this state.
Pledges Entertain
The Chi Omega pledges gave
a luncheon at the Carolina Inn
yesterday at s noon-in "honor - of
Elizabeth Murphey, Sydney
Curry and the patronesses of
the sorority.
' Toasts were given by Cath
erine Sherrord, Mary Burrough
and Kate Kitchen. Miss Sher
rord officiated and presented the
honoree with silver vanities. The
others were presented with char
acteristic gifts accompanied by
rhymes suitable to their person
alities. .
A four course luncheon was
served. Twenty members and
pledges were present including
the patronesses who are Mrs. W.
W. Pierson, Mrs. Don Coney,
Mrs. Ernest Mackie, Mrs. A. H.
Hobbs, Miss Nellie Graves and
Mrs. Wallace Smith.
Faculty Luncheons
-The hostess of the Graduate
club is now ready to make en
gagements for the faculty lunch-
eons. This has been for several
years one of the many activities
of the Graduate club which has
not been seen by the students.
Last year arrangements were
made so that the faculty of each
department has one luncheon a
week. Some of these luncheons
were formal, some were infor
mal and others were for busi
ness purposes. After luncheon
the members of the faculty gath
ered in the reception room and
discussed different phases of
their work or amused themselves
for one or two hours.
ST. HILDA'S GUILD TO
MEET SUNDAY EVENING
St. Hilda's Guild will meet
with Mrs. A. H. Lawrence Sun
day evening at 6 o'clock. Sup
per will be served. This is a
regular meeting of the Guild, the
purpose of which is to discuss
the furnishing of the rooms in
the vestry. The program for
the year will also be mapped out
at this time. Several visitors
will be nresent in addition to
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Dr. CoUier Cobb, eminent
geologist arid head of the de
partment of geology of the Uni
versity, who has recently done
research work in connection with
the migration of the Palatines
to eastern America and North
Carolina.
RED CROSS WORK
GROWING RAPIDLY
Courses Are Given In Colleges
and Universities Through
out America.
Addressing an audience at
Harvard last summer, an official
of the American National Red
Cross observed that multitudi
nous forces were striving con
tinuously to penetrate the sur-
rounding walls of the country's
educational, system, toimpressit4idea.a.nd then finding .facts to
in some way, influence its trends,
or utilize it otherwise. '
The fact that these well
springs of education are so
guarded makes it especially sig
nificant that the American Red
Cross is accepted at increasing
ly numerous points of contact
between its services and those
of educational bodies and insti
tutions throughout the nation.
This association of the Red
Cross with the nation's educa
tional programs begins with
earliest school years, and flour
ishes in the highest institutions.
It ranges through a variety of
Red Cross services of intense
practicality.
Today, in physical education
departments of leading univer
sities, the American Red Cross
course in swimming and life
saving ; and first aid, is stan
dard. Some of these courses
originally were conducted by
Red Cross representatives, are
now continued under experts
trained and qualified according
to Red Cross requirements. Some
of the best instructors in these
subjects who have served on the
Red Cross staff formerly were
college athletes, members of
swimming teams, crews, etc.
Women's colleges not alone
have adopted the Red Cross
courses in home hygiene and
care of the sick ; and nutrition,
but many give credits for com
pletion, including extension cred
its to teachers who take these
courses.
Summer courses in the funda
mentals of Junior Red Cross ad
ministration were given the past
summer at 197 state universities
and normal schools.. , The Junior
Red Cross "credit course" was
given this year at Teachers col
lege, Columbia University, New
York; George Peabody Institute.
Nashville, Tenn.; University of
Wisconsin," and University of
California. v
Another Red Cross summer
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BELL SPEAKS TO
DEBATMG CLASS
Dean Says Process of Experi
mental Verification Left to
Rank and File of Scientists.
The University debate class
held its weekly meeting Thurs
day night in 201 Murphey hall
at 7 :30. Dr. J. M. Bell, dean of
the school of applied science, ad
dressed the group on the subject
of the functioning of the sci
entific mind in arriving at con
clusions. '
Dr. Bell called attention to the
fact that in the field of science
every principle needs to be veri
fied to the uttermost. He con
tended that scientific advance
ment thus far has been due to
the efforts of a few men who
may be classed as geniuses. Such
men have hit upon the big ideas
and left the process of extended
experimental verification to the
rank and file of scientists. '
The speaker reminded his
audience that every now and
then some principle which has
been considered a fact for many
years is subjected to doubt
which leads people to experiment
with a view to further verifica
tion. In the case that no error
can be found in the principle, it
is strengthened. In the case
that the principle is disproved, a
great contribution is made to
science by the removal of the
false idea. H
In the opinion of Dr. Bell, the
most effective way of debating
is that of stating the principal
prove it.
Slump In Chee
The following article was
written after an interview
with Dr. A. M. Jordan, pro
fessor of educational psy
chology. (By J. C. Williams)
Much is being said and quite
a bit is being written about the
alleged slump in Carolina's
cheering section. Some blame
the cheerleader ; others attribute
the lamentable condition to a
lack of organization. Although
these factors may have some in
fluence, the essential features of
the so-called "let-down" in cheer
ing here can be explained in
other terms.
Students of the University are
more familiar with that part of
the campus on which Emerson
stadium is located than they are
with the part where Kenan sta
dium is located. For . this rea
son and because of its beauty
also, the landscape surrounding
the Kenan field wrests the at
tention of those' students who
come to cheer. Poor cheering is
the result. Through the medium
of sound the amplifiers which
are new being used acquire their
almost undivided attentions.
How can anyone behold the
beauty of a landscape, listen to
an amplifier, watch the game,
and cheer effectively at the same
time? Due to the great beauty
of Kenan field, the lure "of its
surroundings, and the recently
established practice of using am
plifiers, and larger crowds,
would-be. cheerers find it more
difficult than ever before to con
centrate on the business of yell
ing for the team. Moreover, the
strength of multiplied sugges
tion is at its maximum when one
is in a throng. This factor is
Geology Professor
Figures In Wreck
Professor J. C. Bynum of the
Geotogy Department failed to
attend classes Friday as the re
sult of shock sustained in an au
tomobile accident early Thurs
day night.
The wreck occurred when a
Buick Sedan driven by Bynum
and a Ford Coupe driven by F.
G. Carlile of Greensboro and a
salesman for the Swift Co. col
lided in front of the Episcopal
church on West Franklin Street.
According to the police Car
lile stated that he was driving
east at a moderate rate of speed
when he saw the car driven by
Bynum approaching him and
that he was prevented from
driving to the side of the road
by a wagon on the edge of the
pavement.
The cars struck in the middle
of the road crushing the left
front wheel arid fender of the
Ford and the right front wheel
and running board of the Buick.
Police stated that Bynum then
apparently lost control of the
machine which careened to the
opposite side of the pavement
and struck a Buick Coupe and
Ford Coupe parked in front of
Mrs. Patterson's.
Local police stated that no
cases would be made against the
men.
Battle Guest Here
Kemp P. Battle of Rocky
Mount spent Wednesday here as
the guest of Dr. and Mrs. John
Booker on Franklin street. Mr.
Battle is a grandson of Kemp
PlummerBattl-a"former presi
dent of the University.
ring Due
To Conflict Of Stimuli
very antagonistic to good cheer
ing.
Generally speaking, the larger
a crowd is, the freer people feel
to give utterance to their feel
ings. To be heard in a crowd
one shouts instead of merely
speaking. To be seen the indi
vi dual is prone to gesticulate
rather than merely to move.
rrantic demonstrations are
habitually used to express the
feelings of the. crowd. These
aforementioned exaggerated
signs of emotion which charac
terize the; crowds which attend
our football games serve to ex
aggerate the student's, state of
mind. The unbridled actions of
the crowd coupled with many
simultaneous attractions pro
duce in the human organism a
competition and a conflict of
stimuli which cause the5 mind of
the student to shift from one
thing to another in rapid succes
sion. This is very obviously an
tagonistic to good cheering.
'Furthermore, crowd condi
tions facilitatethe circulation of
feelings but hamper the circur
lation of ideas. The problem of
the cheerleader, therefore, is
greater now than it was when
local football games were played
on Emerson field. He finds it
harder to get his ideas across
now than ever before. More
over, emotional expressions must
be alike or they will neutralize
each other. The student who
seats himself in Kenan stadium
to witness such a game as the
Carolina-Georgia contest of last
week is aroused from an audi
tory standpoint by the amplifier,
in a visual way by a beautiful
landscape, and in an emotional
way by a boisterous throng. This
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Chase Declines To Make
Statement On Carnegie
Athletic Investigation
Grail Dance
The Order of the Grail will
stage its second dance of the
year tonight at 9 o'clock in
Bynum gymnasium. Tickets
will be placed on sale prompt
ly at 8:15 o'clock tonight in
the rear of the gymnasium.
Only a limited number will be
sold for the dance. All boys
with girls can secure their
tickets at the door. The usual
rules of conduct will be en
forced. MARINE BAND TO
PLAY HERE SOON
Noted Musical Organization To
Be Here at the University
On November 14.
Foremost among the military
and concert bands of this coun
try is the United States Marine
band, which is to appear here in
Kenan stadium on November 14.
It will, no doubt, be greeted here
with much acclaim, for every
where, by its stirring concert
performances, the Marine band
has attracted large crowds.
Having been in existence for
128 years, the Marine band is
the -oldest military organization
in America. As the official band
of the United States Marine
corps, it is the. premier musical
organization, at Washington and
plays in all state functions at the
White House. , Among its tra
ditional duties are playing at the
inauguration of presidents, wel
coming kings, statesmen and
other distinguished visitors to
the capital, and leading parades
down historic Pennsylvania
avenue. ' t
Through its long term of ser
vice the Marine band has grown
into one of the finest bands in
the entire wTorld. It is noted for
its high standard of musical ex
cellence and in particular has
won much fame for its spirited
military march music. The
Marine band numbers in its
ranks some of America's best
soloists. The five men who ap
pear as individual performers
may be expected to render the
best in military music.
Until a few years ago the
Marine band never- played away
from the capital. However,
upon request President Taft
granted permission for a tour of
the south. The band met with
such success that since then per
mission for tours has been giv
en each year. Hence, it is by
courtesy of the President that
the Marine-band will appear here
on its annual tour. Many will
welcome gladly this opportunity
of hearing the "President's own
band."
BERNARD TO CONDUCT
SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS
Dr. W. S. Bernard will con
duct the students' Sunday school
class at the Methodist church
next Sunday morning at 9 :45.
Dr. Bernard has been a success
ful teacher, and has attracted
the largest Sunday school class
in Chapel Hill. All students are
invited by him to attend.
Walker Resumes Work
. Dean N. W. Walker of the
School of Education of the Uni
versity, who has been confined
to his home with influenza, is
again able to meet classes.
Details Indicate That Carolina
Is Implicated Very Little;
Heads of California, Ohio,
Wesleyan, and Brown Deny
Charges.
President Chase yesterday de
clined to comment on the Car
negie foundation's investigation .
of college athletics, until he
had received and' read an
official copy of the report.
Since the full report will not be
out until December, Carolina
students have a long time to
wait before Dr. Chase says any
thing. Meanwhile more detailed in
formation indicates that Caro
lina is implicated very little in
the practices whose revelation is
arousing a storm of discussion
in colleges and newspapers
throughout the country
Carolina is not among the 28
colleges where the Carnegie in
vestigators did not find any evi
dence of commercialization, but
no severe charges are made
against the University. In fact,
Carolina is mentioned only three
times in the entire report, ac
cording to information given out
yesterday in New York by the
Carnegie foundation.
In the chapter on "The Coach
in College Athletics" appears the
statement that the head football
coach at North Carolina and
Ohio Wesleyan has assumed au
thority yhich f theoretically be
longs to the director of physical
education.
The other two references are
favorable to North Carolina.
One says that here and at four
other Southern Conference
schools Georgia, Georgia Tech,
Tennessee and Tulane regula
tion of athletics rests in the
hands of faculty members whose
principal duties are teaching, in--stead
of in the hands of coaches.
North Carolina and seven
other universities, says the re
port in another chapter, gen
erally keep excellent account of
all student athletic activities.
This and other information is
being issued piecemeal by the
Carnegie foundation. As infor
mation leaks out and makes the
cases against some colleges
blacker, their presidents take
various attitudes. The heads of
California, Ohio Wesleyan and
Brown, for example denied the
charges. Many presidents have
followed Dr. Chase in refusing
to say anything until the full
report is made public.
Officials of Harvard, Prince
ton, Franklin and Marshall, and
West Virginia assert that the
objectionable practices have been
stopped, either at the time when
Carnegie investigators discov
ered them or since then.
A former president of Caro
lina, Dr. Edwin A. Alderman,
now president of Virginia, ex
pressed himself as extremely
gratified that Virginia had re
ceivecTa clean bill of health. The
president of Tulane, against
which no charges were made
either, echoed Dr. Alderman.
The University of North Caro
lina was the only college in the
state which the Carnegie inves
tigators visited. , Nothing has
been, said about the situation at
Duke, State, or any of the small
er North Carolina colleges.
All the state papers, in com
mon with papers throughout the
nation are devoting several col
umns a day to the report. In
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