RAIN TODAY AND '
f til V 7
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aged janitor in
ledical professor Tells of Fine
Character and Work of
T)ean Andy" Johnson.
Charles S. Mangum of the
school of medicine spoke a few
words in assembly yesterday
morning on "Dean Andy" John
son, and his twentyrthree years
of faithful service as janitor of
Caldwell hall. Professor Man
gum gave his talk in conjunc
tion with the weekly collection
of nickels and dimes which go
to the old janitor as a pension!.
"Dean Andy" remained on the
stage throughout the whole as
sembly program. The speaker
described tiis high ideals and
irreproachable character. He
said of him, "He is one of these
good people who are that way
without having to tell others
.about it, and he has a sounder
knowledge of human problems
than many of you men who will
nut of this 'Univerjdtv with a
go out of this University with a
four-year degree. No one
knows," declared Mangum,
constructive work that this !
simple man has done during his
ears of faithful servitude."
The remaining part of the
program, which was presided
over by Bob Blount, president of
the freshman class, was taken
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im witn -musical entertainment
furnished by Herbert Hazelman,
who gave a piano selection of his
own composition, and Earl Wol
slagle, who played Beethoven's
Moonlight Sonata on the violin.
MAKE STUDY OF
P.RPYKVK" DAM GTTT?.
I)r. W. F. Prouty Explains to Engineering-Geology
tages of Site.
The senior civil engineers
visited the reservoir site on
Morgan's creek Thursday after
noon as a part of their labora
tory work in engineering-geology.
Dr. W. F. Prouty, who is
acting as consulting geologist
for the construction, explained
the geological conditions which
effect the stability and the water
tightness of the dam.
The geology class also visited
the earlier , proposed dam-site on
Price's creek which is about a
quarter of a mile to the south of
the present location. The two
sites were compared as to rela
tive advantages from both geol
ogical and engineering stand
points. At the present time the foun
dation has been completed for a
distance of about fifty feet
jnorthward from the flume. Work
is now being concentrated to
ward the north end of the foun
dation of the main dam, so that
the pouring of concrete may be
gin at the earliest possible . date.
The dam across Morgan's creek
is to have a total length qf about
?6Q feet. The main "concrete
dam has a length, of about 385
feet, the earth fill and concrete
we portion a length of ninety
five feet, and the earth fill por
tion a length of 280 .feet. The
main concrete portion of the
dam has a spillway above the
foundation of the cut-off wall.
This portion of the dam has a
foundation -of about thirty-six
feet. ' '
The Xiniversity has purchased
a strip, of land completely sur
rounding the .proposed lake for
the purpose of controlling ,the
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se oi tne lake ana maini"uws
San tarv rnnditinna.
Music Club To Have
Program On Wagner
The works of Richard Wagner
will be the subject taken up at
the Community club's music de
partment meeting at 3:30
o'clock this afternoon in the
choral room of the Hill music
hall. Mrs. D. D. Carroll will
have charge of the program.
Tristram and Isolde, to be
broadcast by the Metropolitan
opera company in New York to
morrow, will furnish the basis
for this afternoon's program,
while several other works of
Wagner are to be featured.
dr. valentine to
Research FUow in Zoology Will
Explore (Cayes for Species
Of Blind Beetles:
Dr. J. M. Valentine, national
m?f ofzoolo will leave the (
iWV f1?11 1 t0 explore
subterranean caverns in Ten-
wtmj a W
unknown species of
T v , V
he is a world authority. He is
at present recording results of
organic analysis of specimens
which he has secured f rorii Vir
ginia caverns. He is construct
ing anatomical- charts of the sub-
lects to accorrmanv a marmscrint
.k., , :
uu lie vv uiscuvtjntjs in uie neiu to
be released probably in April in
the Elisha Mitchell scientific
It is thought that most species
of the cave-dwelling beetle are
known, but new methods in de-!
termining species make it neces-
sfirv tf rpnpat. pvnminat.inns. Tn-
" . , I
sect me is now sxuaiea irom tne
standpoint of organic develop
ment. Study of various organs
in the body more accurately re
veals specialization than the ex
ternal character, Dr. Valentine
Valentine will visit caves of,
Tennessee which have never
been explored biologically, and !
he expects to enter many which
have not been searched by ge
ographers. Saltpeter mines
which developed into caves dur
ing the Civil war will also be en
tered. Every possible spot
where the, rare beetles may be
found will be searched. Little
cave-life is expected to be dis
covered in Florida, where under
ground streams have under
mined and flood the cayes.
The beetles for which Dr.
Valentine will search are
thought to have entered the cav
erns during the last great ice
age in order to escape .extinc
tion. Adaption to the constant
temperature and humidity of the
dark places rendered them un
able to return to resume the
forms of their cousins ,of the
outer crust. In the . process of j
evolution, eyes and optic nerves,
useless in the dark were discard
ed in favor of long, sensitive
hairs, protruding from all parts
of the body.
' The expedition is personally ,
sponsorea1 by Dr. Valentine as
part of his work as a fellow of
the .national .research founda
tion, endowed by the Rockefel
ler interests. It will be com
pleted within the .month.
Student Recital Postponed
The student recitaUwhich wa3
to be given this afternoon in the
Hill music hall will be postponed
until next Wednesday at 4:00 to
TTf o rTfliVf. with the Music
PA r "
dUD pieeung uu
CHAPEL HILL, N. C WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1932
First Ghapel Hill Movie in 1908
Aroosed Enthusiastic Interest
Copies of The Tar Heel of That Early Date Give Amusing Evi
dence of Hpw the First Cinema Took With the
Students a Quarter Century Ago.
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Psychologists point to moving The next issue of The Tar
pictures as catering to morons; Heel described the show as be
criminologists condemn them as ing "the best show for the
breeding places of crime; and money that has visited these
preachers claim the cinema pro- parts in years.' Some of the
duces lower morals ; but the de- scenes were excruciatingly f un
clarations of these men after the ny and kept the hall in an up
movie has been so universally roar of laughter, and they were
accepted did not create fear sq natural that no night of vivid
comparable to that attending the imagination was required to put
advent of moving pictures to words into the mouths of the
ghapel Hill in 1903. j pantomimic actors."
"fear is expressed onx all A return engagement was
sides," according to The Tar shown in April with a complete
Heel of February 6, 1908, "that change of films, and the pictures
staid old Chapel Hill is about to "were even better than those
have forced upon it a reign of shown when Pothyress was here
terror in the way of citified do-
ings, lor, yj fcacrnege, a moving
picture show has come to town
J -v "t . 1
an$, horror of horrors, the ex-
hiitions are Joeing given in the
,The sjiow was in charge 9f J.
a pw- ftf iTatiiWq
ook piace eyery
t.Tlirv TYiinnfa nf tArh niorlif
WAoV fm a .n n i n -no
The admission was ten cents.
Wilkinson Is Elected
New Speaker Of Phi
John Wilkinson was unani
mously elected speaker of
m assemoiv lor next Quarter
iiigui succu wuwm
Lanier, after which members of
the Phi debated upon the phrase-
ology of a resolution suggesting
that the allegedly semi-defunct
Dialectic senate disband. It was
planned to invite former mem-
bers of the Di senate to join the
Y. M. C. A. Passes Resolution On Proposed
Measures To Rejuvenate Honor System
The Student Y. M. C. A. of the University of North Caro
lina stands agreed that: . " !
I. The Honor System is a feasible and highly desirable
tradition at the University of North Carolina.
II. The Honor System, as such is lifeless unless it has
the fullest cooperation of the student body.
III. At present the Honor System is generally ignored, if
not actually abused.
IV. The Honor System can be made to function i proper
measures are taken to revive its spirit.
V. We suggest that President Mayne Albright call to
gether a meeting of the following campus leaders and
impress them with the importance of .their assuming
the responsibilities of the System:
1. a. Members of the Student Council.
b. Members of the Y. M. C A. Cabinets.
c. Members of the Pi and Phi organizations.
d. Presidents of the Dormitories.
e. Presidents of the Fraternities.
f. Officers of the Woman's Association.
The group need not be limited to this number. Others
. may be included if necessary. The puirppse of this
group being not to become an organization in any sense
of the word, but to become individuals who have as
sumed the full responsibility of bringing to life the
machinery of the Honor .System.
2. This group having ; first pledged themselves will
go to their respective organizations and inform
them of the movement to .revive the Honor System
and will invoke their support. Further steps such
as getting special chapel speakers and holding
meetings for the purpose of fully acquainting the
. student body again with the meaning of the Sys
tem should be pursued by r this group under the
direction of President Albright.
VI. The serious interest of this group in applying, the
spirit of the Honor System without discrimination to
all fellow students may .cause .disagreeable situations
td .arise .temporarily but the inherent merit of the
System warrants ,these possible .difficulties.
VII. This is the only way that the Honor System can be
brought to life. A: system has no appeal .until ,it be
" ;cpmes identified with .personalities. If this group
.meets, declares its unreserved .intention of following
;the code of the Honor System; if the Tar Heel will
publicizethis,grbup,, the rest of the student: body will
follow suit. ;
VIII. The situation will be ideal here not when every vio
lator of the System Js Reported but wneri -the necessity
(r reporting has been completely qhYiated."
before. The scenes were changed
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every night ana no one was
heard 'to complain of the
'Ali Babba and the Forty
Thieves"" and "Parsifal" were
described as being the best of
rtaf,, siorsv w,
was featured in such films ras
The Phlegmatic Old Gentle
man," "Please Help the Blind,
and' "The Automobile Chase."
Students Leave For
Y. M. C. A. Convention
Delegates from the University
Y. M. C. A. left Tuesday after-'made
noon tor tne inter-statG Y. M.
xx. cunvcnuuii ux iuiui vaiu-
lina and South Carolina in Char-
lotte. Delegates were W. W.
McKee and James Steere from
the senior cabinet, L. L. Hutche -
son from the sophomore cabinet,
and Bob Drane from the fresh-
man friendship council. Harry
F. Comer accompanied them.
Junior Prom Leaders
To Be Chosen Tonight
Every member of the junior
class is urged by President
Sparks Grifiin to attend the
smoker which is to convene to
night at 9:00 o'clock in Swain
The dance leaders for the
junior prom will be chosen to
night, and there will be a report
by Ben Campen, chairman of the
junior dance committee. No out
side speaker has been invited, as
the entire program is to be given
over to the discussion of the
business of the class.
PLANS TO VISIT
HERE THIS WEEK
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xiowara j&aKesiee oi .associated
Press Hopes to Collect Local
News of National Interest
Howard W. Blakeslee, science
r oihe Assoca ?rs,
if1 headquarters m New Tprk,
to visit the University this
j W;. WW Jew WW'
WFf p WW
?r?r,rrf?? J!KX v"? W
on projects paying nional
. U .VS
mil sometime tomorrow and'
w,ill be here for a day or two. '
Arrangements for the visit were
by R. W. Madry,' director
nf TTniTTai'fir yitq hnon
vxTVj.0Jr vo vv.,
wno Will dp ffiaa to make an-
pointments for faculty members
desiring to meet Blakeslee.
; Just now scientific news is be-
! ing given a bigger play in . the
newspapers than ever before,
f0r the simple reason that the
public is demanding such news,
"Hardly a day passes that the
newspapers do not carry a story
1 dealing with some new develop
ment in science," he pointed out.
j "Of course the story niust be
I told in non-technical language,
so the average man can under
stand it. v
"Recently the experiments in
'cotton, being conducted by Dr.
j E. A. Cameron and N. W.
j Ppckery received international
; publicity as the "result of stories
'which the 'news bureau sent Mr.
Blakeslee. The Associated Press
handled .the story in two ways,
!,by wire and through its feature
service, with illustrations.
"There was a time," Madry
;said, "when scientists were re
liuctant to make their findings
available to the press, fearing
that their reports would be mis
interpreted or garbled and that
such would .result in the ridicule
of their colleagues.
"In recent years that attitude
has changed. Scientists now
take the newspapers into their
confidence, and in appreciation
of this cooperation the news
papers make every effort to see
that scientific findings are cor
rectly interpreted. It is now the
general policy of press associa
tioris and newspapers to submit
to scientists advance copies of
news stories, for approval as to
facts, before the ' story is re
leased for publication
Y. M. C. A. Cabinet Pictures
The .pictures .of the .members
of the ;Y. M- C. A-. cabinets .will
be taken .this morning at 10:30
o!clock on the. steps rof .Manning i
ypur jin jlnfijmarjr
JR. ;K. .Sparrow, j. iS. Young,
r V. T. jLogan, .gnd Clause Sims
.were .confined to the infirmary
LOSS OF S. P. E. IN
FIRE THOUGHT TO
BE OVER $12,000
Four Men Slightly Injured
Flames Practically De
A fire, originating in the
kitchen, at 3 :00 o'clock yester
day morning," practically de
stroyed the Sigma Phi Epsilon
fraternity house on 210 Cameron
avenue. The extent of the dam
age is not yet known; but an un
official estimate has placed it in
excess of $12,000.
The fire quickly enveloped the
back part of the house before
it was ' discovered by & " C.
Harper and C. B. Bretsch, who
were sleeping on the second
floor above the flames';" Bretsch
was awaKenea py tne smoxe nii-
ing his room, arid he awakened
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the other persons in the house.
The ' Chapel Hill re depart
ment was called out, but flames
had practically enveiopeo!'rthe
j whoIe house ' Jby the time the
ZJ&Xa ? m,i
; the house attempted to save fur-
and some students were almost
trapped in 4 - pof the
Ihouse ,by flames; ' The 'firemen,
with the assistance of the crowd
which gathered,' fought the
flanies for two hours.
Those rooming on the first
floor of the house were able to
save all of their personal belong
ings but those on the upjer
stories lost a portion of their ef
fects. Several lost all their be-
longings. " '"
(Continu.& on last page)
TO HEAR TALKS
ON DR. GREENLAW,
Faculty Members Wil Present Aa
pects of Late Englisk Pro
At its meeting in the Shirley
Graves graduate lounge at 8:00
o'clock Friday eyemhg, the 'Ed
win Greenlaw graduate club will
take up four different aspects
of the late ' Dr." ' Greenlaw's life
m the form' of .a memonal jto
him. " ' r ' '
Four members of the Univer
sity faculty will appear on the
program 'of the meeting, to
which the public is invited. Dr.
A. C. Howell of the English de
partment will take as the topic
Of his address' "The Teacher,,?
and Dr. George C. Taylor of the
same department will speak on
"The Scholar." "Dr. Greenlaw,
The Administrator," will be the
subject of an address by Dean
W. W. Pierson of the graduate
school, while President Frank
P. .Graham will present "Reflec
tions." T ' -
Dr. Greenlaw, who rose to a
position of national prominence
as a scholar while here at the
University, died last September
at Baltimore, wherehe was head
of the English department at
Johns Hopkins university.
Mrs. HU W. Chase Suffers
Slight Attack of Influenza
"Mrs. H. W. Chase, wife of the
former president of tlie Univer
sity, has been suffering ;a slight
attack of influenza at her home
in . Urbana, Illinois. ' "
Gifts To Loan Fund
Previous tptal ....... $12,37.97
New Bern benefit ?
bridge l. .lL.llll 40.00
Trustee's committee 30.00
"Faculty l..l.:ZL ,44&8l
v :tal to dae. .1 l$1892JSi