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    THE DAILY TAR HEEL
Tuesday, NoTenber'12, 1929
Published daily during , the college
year except Mondays and except
Thanksgiving, . Christmas ; a n d
Spring Holidays. - , , . t.
The official newspaper 'of the 'Publi
cations Union of the University of
North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N, C.
Subscription price, "$2.00 local and
$4.00 out of town; for 'the college
year. . n.'-ii
Offices in the , basement of ; Alumni
Building. ' '. :UT, -..x'.y
Glenn Holder ..LI.112: -Editor
Will YARBOROUdHir.' Ef tor
Marion ALEXATl'MiMjSir.
ASSOCIATE . EDITORS
John Mebane
Harry Galland
ACCTQTAXTT TnTTflRR
J. Elwin Dungan- ; "HJ. D.'McNairy
Joe Jones 'i Ct Moore
' J. C. Williams V . '
CITY EDITORS -E.
P. Yarborodgh ,: " K. C. Ramsay
Elbert Denning ' Sherman Shore
' sports Editors - v,
Jo s Eagles . . Crawford MeKethan
Henry "L. ; Anderson.- ,
REPORTERS '''
Howard Lee . :' '
Holmes Davis -Louis
Brooks
Charles Rose :
Kemp Yarborough
Mary Price
J. P. Tyson .'. .
Browning Roach
Al Lansford
J oe Carpenter
Peggy Lihtner 'V
E. C. Daniel
"W. A. Shulenberger
G. E. French '
! Frank Mahheim
-Mary M. Dunlap
Clyde Deitz
George Sheram
Robert Hodges
John Lathan
B. H. Whitton
Nathan, Volkman
George Stone
George Vick
u Jack Riley
T. E. Marshall
,.- R. T. Martin
J. S. Weathers
Stanley Weinberg
Tuesday, November 12, 1929
Tar Heel Topics
This movement to introduce
Esperanto, "the world lang
uage," into the University
doesn't interest' us very much.
We've passed our required for
eign language courses, thank
you. ,
"Twenty Thousand WatckTar
Heels Win Battle of the Caro
linas" headline rifi the S. C.
D. Except for the fact that the
capacity of the South Carolina
stands is . about 7,000 and' they
were not completely filled; Sat
urday, it's a darn good headline.
War In The '
Making. ; ;
Chapel Hill's Armistice" Day
celebration . wis '. ; impressive
enough, perhaps too impressive.
For the collegiate mind, if a
term so vague may be applied
to the mental reaction mechanism-
of the "undergraduate
norm," is highly impressionable,
and such celebrations as that in
which Chapel Hill and the Uni
versity ' participated yesterday
tend to cast a veil of glamour
about the horrible realities of
modern warfare.
Colonel Prates speech, the
feature number of the celebra
tion program, emphasised the
"unselfishness, self -sacrifice and
patriotism of all those connected
with the events f f 1914-1918."
He asserted that the real pur
pose of Armistice - Day. celebra
tions is to commemorate the ac
complishments arid; patriotic
services rendered during the
World War. As an Armistice Day
address it jwas above the aver
age, but such speeches contribute
much toward the fallacious con
ception of war which has exist
ed since civilization began. . Re
unions of war veterans,' Fourth
of July celebrations, observances
of military events do nipre to
make war possible than , all the
causes of international friction
and efforts at self-aggrandizement
of Napoleons and Kaiser
Wilhelms. . ttji' 4U?
For a few years after every
major military conflitt the world
goes through decided reaction
against war as a means' of set
tling international differences.
Maimed survivors,. ?. poverty
stricken nations. nUmiiiions of
war graves help create a
world-wide revqlsion, -3 against
militarism and itonsequnces.
But gradually this wprld hatred
of war is displaced by- admira-
tion for the Heroic deeds of mili
tary men, for the pomp and
splendor that is associate with
their feats. National pride in
military prowess is aroused;
patriotism is strengthened by
Armistice Day celebrations; in
ternational animosities are
aroused; the inevitable result is
another world holocaust of war.
. Perhaps Remarque's All Quiet
on the Western Front is to blame
for this ebullient editorial out
burst. We -have just finished
reading the book ; it is capable
of transforming the most rabid
militarist into an ardent advo
cate of pacifism. If all members
of Armistice Day audiences had
read the translation of Re
marque's book, the "war-mak
ing" propensities of the address
es delivered on these occasions
would be nullified.
Co-Education
At Carolina
Although the University of
North Carolina is not a co-edu
catfonal institution strictly
speaking, it can be considered
such for all practical purposes
Even after making concessions
occasioned by the fact that the
admission of women to the Uni
versity is a comparatively re
Cent thing, the writer is inclined
to think that co-education here
lacks a lot of being a howling
success. . '
s
To even the casual observer
it is obvious that the Carolina
co-eds constitute an isolated
element; that is, they are includ
ed in the student body as a sep
arate division rather than as a
component part. The purpose of
this editorial, however, is to dis
cuss the co-educational" prob
lem at Carolina from a construc
tive standpoint without attempt
ing to allocate any faults or de
ficiencies to any particular sect
of the student body.
To begin with, co-eds should
be admitted to all classes on an
equal footing with men if they
are admitted at alL The insti
tution cannot be entirety co-educational
until this is done. Com
promises seldom work in the field
of education. An institution
should be either strictly co-educational,
or it should not open
its doors to women at all. Unless
women are welcomed to all
phases of the University's ac
tivities in which they are compe
tent to perform, they cannot pos
sibly feel that they are a regu
lar component part of the stu
dent body. The "All or None
Rule" applies to this situation
equally as well as it does in psy
chology. In the second place, there Js
no valid, reason why women
should not be allowed to enroll
here regularly as members of
the freshman and sophomore
classes. The first two years of
academic work in any college or
university are designed to con
stitute a preliminary to the final
'two years. The present system
of admitting women only after
they have attended some other
college for two years involves
numerous transfer difficulties
which are a grievance to the
various deans as well as to the
co-eds. Furthermore, any stu
dent who has not had the two
years of preliminary training
which the freshman and sopho
more years at Carolina comprise
is not fully equipped for the lat
ter two.
Furthermore, women who
have attended some institution
such as N. C. C. W. for two
years are only slightly better
fitted to cope with conditions
on this campus than they would
be if they entered from high
school. Conditions here and at
a typical woman's college are
almost without similarity.
Pinally, the tendency of the
most progressive and most in
fluential universities of the
country is : toward complete co
education.. Is there any reason
why the University of North
Carolina should not follow suit?
c;w.
Readers9 Opinions
ATHLETIC
OVERCONFIDENCE
Editor Daily Tar Heel,
I once read, a book in which
the author tried to establish
the fact that man is the only
animal which learns from the
mistakes of his ancestors. To
a person who lives in a college
community that fact is not very
obvious. A new group 'comes
on each year and goes through
exactly the same steps as its
predecessors. No facts gained
by experience seem ; capable of J,
carrying over to the rising gen
eration. ' :- ' ; V- ....
The particular thing I have
in: mind is the fact that it does
not help anyone to get up on
his. hind legs and tell the yorld
how good he is. . Our football
team beat Georgia .Techi, a feat
which seems not to have any
great distinction this ear- so
far, and immediately tHere goes
out from, this campus one of the
most terrific barrages of self
praise" and blatant boasting that
I have ever seen. So great has
been this bombast that the
coaches are kept busy giving, out
interviews to try to counteract
it. They know that when there
in anything like parity of abili
ty in two opposing teams , over
confidence is the worst possi
ble handicap. A team having
entered a game feeling that in
a couple of hours it will be
marching off the field in glory,
if it meets a little surprising re
sistance in the first few plays,
or in any part of the game for
that matter, drops into a men
tal state from which escape is
a miraele and defeat'Hsalrribst
certain.
I do not knowwho is responsi
ble for the extravagant sports
news which found its way into
the public press under ; the
Chapel Hill date line following
the Georgia Tech game but1 I
know that whoever it is he is
doing the University community
a serious disservice both as to
the success of the athletic teams
and to the respect of the general
public. Crowing over a victory
is no part of the game and is cer
tainly not a part of sportsman
ship, nor is it news. Sports
news is all right, it is what
builds up public interest in the
game, which in turn furnishes
the money to carry on an ath
letic program, but sheer self
glorification is the hall mark of
an ass.
It is extremely irritating to
have to live through these waves
of . boastf ulness which follow a
j-
little success in athletics and
realize that nothing can be done
about it in the way of getting
a new generation of college stu
dents to profit by the mistakes
of the past.
A. W. Hobbs
ARE STUDENTS LITERARY?
Editor Daily Tar Heel:
Your editorial in Thursday's
Tar Heel deploring the general
disregard of literature by the
"collegian" seemed just a little
sweeping in its statement of the
conditions that actually prevail.
Doubtless there is ho "great
renaissance of interest in litera
ture among the average run of
undergraduates, but we cannot
agree that "The glorious and
splendid panoplay of life great
authors present" is "non-existent"
for even the average.
First of all, students do 'not
go abroad to read. They can be
seen at the "Pick" and at the
football games, but they are not
quite so noticable in the library
or in their rooms. At those
places they are, for the most
part, screened from public view.
Secondly, the average, under
graduate has not; yet learned to
talk glibly about ; Literature
(with a capital ). And some
times we become slightly irri
tated with the 'current" on last
month's best seller it smells of
of the dust-cover blurb. Even
the beauties of Shakespeare and
Browning begin to 'fade with
being recalled too often. Third
ly, the writer of the editorial
might be surprised at the re
sults to be gained from -questioning
individual undergrad
uates. Even in our horribly me
chanistic Engineering School
L there is some poetry read, possi
bly more than he thinks, not re
quired reading either. Sever
al students in that, school asked
to be allowed to write . themes
on literary topics not two days
ago, even in the face of a per
fectly good list of engineering
topics to choose from. Occa
sionally an instructor is pleas
antly surprised by a reading re
port somewhat in excess of that
required, and not infrequently
he finds that the student even
knows something about what he
has read.
But this is not reading for the
pleasure oi lt.jior, tne inspira
tion" of it?. Maybe not. In
spite of this, , however, we do
not like wholesale condemnation.
Great literature, . jjreat art of
any kind is not easily appreci
ated. It must first be under
stood, and we welcome any ef
fort made to understand it. We
believe that a great number of
students are making a conscious
effort toward this end, notwith
standing the fact that they are
not shouting vive la-Belle Lettre
and writing defenses of poetry.
Thos. B. Stroup
joTva mebane A M V
We ain't never going to say
nothing else about women; and
that includes Mary and Edna
and Kat and Connie and ; Judy
and Jane and Flossie. I '
Stew dangerous.
Many are the campus literary
lights of former days whom we,
in our egocentric predicament,
forget. Those lights didn't fail;
they merely sputtered in the
grease af accumulated knowl
edge. Brilliant things were done
by them. And with a prayer
that they won't read this issue
of the Tar Heel, we are going
to attempt to imitate them.
PTERIDOSPERMATOPHYTA
(After John Marshall)
"Jese, guy!" shrieked the queen,
"Dialectical anfractuosities,
Superfluous Verbosity, can never
hope
To bowdlerize a brain. Stumble
Against my smile a toasted
tidbit
For unwary children. What ho
and ha!
Grins stream down the alley of
My mind. Ah, mad wag, learn
again '
All that you once unlearned.
CHANSON -..
i
(After Peter Gray)
If you didn't want me
"Vhy did you say you loved me?
Why did you break my faithful
heart?
Why did you pull my love apart?
If you didn't want me
Why did you say you loved me?
TRIVIA
(After Sinon)
Had a lover
Damn good one too!,
One day he said
"Oh, countess !"
"Count yourself," I said.
So he drowned himself
In a barrel bf rainwater.
ROOM
(After Joseph Mitchell)
After the third clrink, tne room
looked like an umbrella with a
' ' hole v:
poked in one side. It looked the.
way :
sardines feel. It looked like it
wanted
somebody to spill hairtonic on it.
It looked queer as hell.
RAIN .
(After W. W. Anderson)
The rain came down in trickling
drops
About the flat feet of the cops.
No bird was seen and none were
heard ;
What wretched weather for a
bird !
The sky began to clear, and day
Poked through the dark and
then the sun
rl'll swear I don't know what
to say;
By Jove, how was this pome be
gun?. .
CHALK DUST
( After -D. S. Gardner)
This dust from chalk eats out my
soul; " ' .
What wretched things we mor
tals are:
Forever striving for the goal
Without a wagon on our star.
BROKEN-HEARTED
(After john mebane),.
The door was open and
strayed,
Marched my affections on
you
pa-
rade!
Alas, alas, what can I do?
You've broke my cussed heart in
two.
Sunday Tea
The regular Sunday afternoon
tea held in the vestry room of
the Episcopal church was one of
the most successful so. far this
year. About a hundred students
and cp-eds attended.
Homemade candies and cakes
were served by the ladies of the
parish. Mrs. John H. Anderson
was. the hostess of the affair;
Mrs. Harding poured tea. Mr.
"Bason rendered several Negro
spirituals. - i
Garden Club To Meet
The Chapel Hill Garden club
will meet this afternoon in the
lecture room of Davie hall at
3 o'clock. Mrs. L. A. Mahler of
Raleigh will address the meet
ing. Mrs. Mahler is a former
president of the Raleigh (garden
club. The president of the club
invites all to . attend.
: . ;
Groves In New York
Professor Ernest R. Groves
of the Institute for Research in
Social Science spent Saturday,
November 9 in New York City
where he addressed the Ameri
can Association of Private
Schools.
Exceptional Preparation
for a Business Career
is offered college students in the 1929-30
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Infirmary List
Howard H. Simpson and B. U.
Whitehead are still confined to
the infirmary with mumps.
R. N. Wooten it down with a
severe case of bronchitis.
Catholics Invited
To Durham Parish
The Catholics of Chapel Hill
are invited to attend a supper
to be given the members of the
Durham Parish at 7 p. m. Wed
nesday, November 13th.
Several cars and a bus w21
meet the students at Sutton's
Drug Store at 6:30 Wednesday
to take them to Durham.
Students who plan to go to
the supper will please call Miss
Irwin at 6466 after 5 o'clock
Tuesday, in order that neces
sary arrangements can be made.
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Sparkling! Enchanting!
Adorable Nancy romps away
with a charming romance! Helen
Kane sings three new song hits!
Jack Oakie raises the roof with
his hilarious comedy! You'll
agree it's the gayest, merriest,
fastest picture of the season!
with
. Nancy Carroll
Helen Kane
JackOakie
Paramount 's
All Talking, Singing, Dancing
Collegiate Musical
, . : . - - Comedy Wow .-.
Added
Screen Song
Pathe News
LAST TIMES TODAY
WED.-THUR.
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cember 28th. under
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