THE ONLY COLLEGE DAILY IN THE SOUTH
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EDITORIAL PHONE 4151
CHAPEL HILL, N. C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 1936
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: by Phil Hammer
Number of Important Issues
to Face Trustee Board
New Entrance Requirements?
, The trustees are going to hear
more student questions at their
late January meeting than they
have heard at any one time in the
history of student government.
There will be three major is
sues presented to the board by
the students and each of them
is vitally important! There will
be the question of compulsory
fees to consider, arising from
the recent addition to the publi
cations and government fees and
involving the so-called "constitu
tionality? of the fee system '
Then there will be the petition
of the students to open Swain
hall, not before considerable
work has been done on it, how
ever. And lastly, there will be
-the request of the student coun-
Statistics Show that Freshmen
Did Better Work Last Quar
ter Than Heretofore
A tentatively incomplete re
port from the office of C P.
Spruill, chairman of the com
mittee of freshman advisors,
showed that the first year men
have either done more effective
work during their first quarter
in college in 1935 or have been
greatly aided by the faculty ad
visory system installed this year.
During the fall quarter last
year only 41 freshmen of the
680 that entered the University
in -September failed or dropped
out of school. This is expected
to -be somewhat less than the
number lost in 1934. A smaller
freshman class this year is part
ly explained by the loss of, the
engineering school from Chapel
Hill which took place iit the 'con
solidating of the Greater Uni
versity. : V V
Mr. Spruill stated yesterday
that the class this year seems
to be "well-prepared and serious
nil that the trustee drinkincr.
gambling and hazing regulation winded.' He said that the best
be changed to allow some possi- fesults ln improvement oyer
He and human interpretation last year had been shown in the
a Womonf placement tests ana in tne tor
These issues being presented eign language courses
at one time is a significant fact. The advisory committee to
It shows that our present stu- freshmen was installed for the
dent government administration first time last quarter in an ef-
is more active and alert, more ag- t0Tt to individualize the acade
ffressive - and progressive. It mic process of the n University.
shows that campus affairs are Each of the advisors deems it
not being neglected, that student his dutv to marshal! the rele-
welfare is asserting its own im- vant facts, ' interpret the conse-
-portance, that the student body quences of alternative choices,
is revealing its own capacities and, within the limits set by fa-
f or resnonsibilitv. cuity regulations, neip tne stu
Perhans one or two of our Nent to make his own decisions
deans have some reason to be- As a result of these responsibil
lieve that drawing up and fight- ies each student in the class of
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Tree Feeders Amuse
With Hole Digging
Wits sueeest Housinsr Kroiect tor
Temporary Stymie ;
Student efforts to revise the
system of comprehensive ex
aminations were temporarily
checked yesterday afternoon
when the faculty committee
of examinations, meeting
with a special group of six stu
dents, tabled definite recom
mendations until further facts
and opinions on comprehen
sives had been accumulated.
The faculty members did
not agree that a comprehen
sive course substituted for the
present examination would be
Asking for further student
opinion,. for further data re
garding actual student results
with the comprehensive exam
ination system as it now: ex
ists, and further texts from
the departmental leaders, the
faculty committee threw the
burden of proof of the exami
nations' failings on student
shoulders.-"!; .:v , :' :
i Details of proposed efforts
of students to strengthen,
clarify and substantiate their
case will be presented in
U.C.S. P. INSTALL
Electric Plant Hopes New Cur
rent Synchronizer will Elimi
Library Is Recipient
Of Many New Books
Mr. H. E. Thompson, in charge
of the University service plant,
reports the installation of an e-
lectric synchronizer, that, it is
hoped, will keep the lights from
brightening and dimming at va
rious times during the night.
This brightening and dimming
has been caused by the fact that
when the current being drawn
had become too much for the ca
pacity of the University's gene
rator, the load was switched ov
er to one of the DuketPower
Company's. With the I.;tric
synchronizer, the University's
generator will be operated paral
lel to the DuVn Company's two
systems.1. jt. prevent the
necessity of switching over to
the Duke generator when the
load becomes heavy1'
The increased use of electrici- Harry Sheppard, as Sir Toby
ty for lighting and cooking that Belch in the Hedgerow Players'
aaiii0 t-Pri Minnni Vt aiii -vv n rial TV,rl4V. XT!.!''
ukuio mciuic oupci. uuui iiiavA i . i ncuui j.iigiit
it necessary to switch. 6ver to
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ON FOOD QUESTION
Efforts to Open Swain Hall Con
tinue as University Heads
Begin Drive for Data
PLAN DETAILED REPORT
IN on-Fiction Volumes Compose
jority of Newcomers
the Duke power plant betweenl VETERAN TROUPER
5:30ndi6:00. Later . on in the IS HEDGEROW STAR
evening, when the load becomes I- -
lless, the power is transferred- H"T Sheppard Has Had V aned Dra
jTLack to the University's erenera-
xuuung uie uiaiiy new uuuks lur. xma is tne f r . 01 me on ine Hedgerow .flayers, ap-
and off blinking ' 'ghts a- pearing here on January 23 as
bout 10: 15,'r which liblry.f re- the first of the student enter
ing for such issues are not a part
of our educational program. It is
our opinion, however, (that the
trustees will see as obvious a I
manifestation of the results of
"higher education in the issues
presented as our deans can pre
sent in ten reports on the state
of the curriculum. Far the past week o so stud-
TW"h?fW mtft,9M, rtik. lents whose curiosity is not in hi-
jcct of how. to curb a f urther te bcrn,atlon have "Mered mildly
flux of what might be - called at the gang of men who move
nwi;ta. ft. i :. from tree to tree on the campus
- i.-.i-ii 2:w diercrinor small holes : in a: circle
luuseu some .vyuent...renecLuiM
sm ifa rrpRnfnHri saW! around eacn one-
days back Their technique is to stick an
Such a' situation can not, of ir0Ii d int ound and
course ha rruKrsrtA push it around until they form a
any student movement. It re- sa11 ater Th.ich lo0S
quires administrative changes th!n ? amu h
in PT,tr9fl J After this they fill the hole with
ihU t k t a substance that looks like board-
Th flm::.tM nH ing house breakfast food and
to gauge student feeling on the "tttk
matter, however, unless student Contrary to; he suggestions of
t . , , n camnus wits the workers are not
feeling is made known. Success- camS"f iL
ful efforts f crnrdincr thft tor- proviuing
. .. . ... f. , hnmeless doodle bugs, nor are
xais at otner institutions give - seekinff buried treasure.
eviaence tnat sucn eitorts result- Qr . the suprinten.
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. , dent of the work, they, are pro
consciousness of inert- campus tre0S with fertilizer.
attitude than- from any other y 1U , v - ODOrrta
Lf Like the grapefruit, it seems,
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We expect to hear something r" ;5 ; .
received by the University lib-!
rary this week are: gifts, "The
Tarahumara : An Indian Tribe
of Northern Mexico" by Bennett
and Zingg, Joseph Gaer's "Cali
fornia in Juvenile Fiction," A.
G. Miller's "Once I passed This
Way," P. J. O'Brien's "Will Rog
ers," L. R. Wilson's "The Role
of the Library in Higher Edu
cation in the South."
Exchanges: "Frontier Folk
ways" by J. G. Leyburn, E. A.
Cross' "World Literature;" Gen
eral, "Puro Mexicano" by J. F.
Dobie, "Oliver Goldsmith" by
Stephen Gwynn, "So You're
Writing a Play" by Clayton
C. F. Thwing's "The Ariieri-
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can ovixege aiiu jxxxvexoxi,,
Millard Ward's "Brute," and
"Who's Who in American Art,"
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quenters take for a signal for tpjnment series for the winter
them to prepare to vacate. ' n barter, . are featuring Harry
History Professors '1 "Twelfth Ntoht "
To Throw Big Party and the Hedgerow's oldest actor.
One of the founders of the
Hedgerow Theatre, he has en
acted many roles with the Phil-
Carolina Inn will be Scene of Dinner
Fifty-one professors of history adelphia troupe.
meet lumgnt at tne oaroima xnn Mr Sheppard began hisdra
for a dinner and social gathering matic career by running away
sponsored by the 7 University's from home and joining Eugene
history department. O'Neill's father in his tour of
The association of history pro- ti,. n n.r r-:.
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fessors meets at various colleges He has appeared on the vaude
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ui tne state twu or tnree tunes vilIe circuits in one act nlavs.
yearly. This is the first meeting been a fordgn councmor to Bra
of this school year. zil, and an experimenter in new
ur. a. a. iNewsome, nistory theatre foiros.
department head, is chairman of
The University administration
has begun active work in com
piling a complete set of statis
tics on the local board situa
tion, to continue a prolonged and
strenuous drive to get funds for
re-opening Swain hall.
Data to answer recent ques
tions regarding the slowness in
the maturity of plans and com
plete figures on administrative
1 details of the boarding houses at
State College and Woman's Col
lege at Greensboro will be in
cluded in a report. ,
In addition, every student on
the campus is being circularized
by questionnaire, to ascertain
eating habits, prices, and de
mands of the student body. This
information, it is expected, will
form a basis for presenting a
picture of the local eating situa
tion to agencies from which
funds are to be 'solicited.
The drive for re-opening
Swain hall, completely rehabili
tated, has been in effect 'since
last fall, when student agitation
and student investigations evok
ed a definite issue. No action had
een forthcoming, however, from
the administration, although the
situation had been investigated
and channels for" action con
sidered. The Philanthropic Assembly's
committee on Swain hall plans
to petition Gov. J. C. B. Ehring
haus following the trustee meet
ing later this month to use funds
from the state contingency allot
the committee handling this ev-
ening's program; -
According to Mr. Sheppard, he
is one of the few individuals in
this country who is glad there
was a depression for !he swas
serving before - that - eveftt 'as a
puDiicr relations -council to a
, , yr o " k-'I- J i Afinn pumxu relations council ios a
In Y Jn bp ritig Night Uf IVo4 larse firm. When the crash came
ne returned to nis nrst love, tne
Pool, Winslow, Ellis, Hammer
Stumbled Across the Idea
During a Bull Session
definite from the administration
hef ore applications for next fall's
entrance are accepted.
In Today's News
meets the eye.
Every forest giant has roots
which extend beneath the ground
in a circle roughly correspond
ing to the foilage above.' By put
ting fertilizer m the ground a
bove these roots the tree may be
Administration hunts data in provided with fertilizer.
drive to re-open Swain. The sawaust-iiKe substance
U. C. S. P. installs current syn- used as tree iooa is a mixture
chronizer to reduce light flicker, of bone meal ana cotton-seed
Spruill report indicates im meal. This wouia naraiy be the
urovprriATif in freshman work. "piece de resistance ot a man's
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Sheppard will star in coming dinner but it is to tne trees what
iiedi?erow "Twelfth Nignt." spmacn ia lu .irc
Spring of 1934. Another of
those famous and mysterious
late-hour "Y" bull sessions.
Four of the most powerful stu
dent leaders of that year were
gathered Jack Pool, J. D. Win-
slow, Albert Ellis, Phil Hammer.
"What about a bathing beauty
contest for the faculty? Wouldn't
some of the old boys look funny
in Wikies?" Laughter, a lot of
fun. Plans for a student-faculty
May Day Jamboree were be
ing made; Student-Faculty Day
as we now have it was in the
It had all begun when the
group were checking over func
tions of the Y. M. C A. and
laying plans for "Y" activities
for the coming year. They
found that the promotion of
student-faculty relations was
one of the things every Young
Man Christian on the campus
was supposed to do.
As newly-elected secretary of
the "Y" for 1934-35, Hammer
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Grail Dance Tonight
The first of the three Grail
dances this quarter will be
given tonight in the Tin Can.
Jimmy Poyner and his State
College orchestra will supply
music for the affair which will
last from 9 until 12 o'clock.
stage and Hedgerow.
Attends Coast Meet
Local Fossil-Finder in Los
Debate Squad Meets
W. R. Johnson, as representa
tive from the local chapter of
the geology fraternity, attended
the National Sigma Gamma Ep-
silon Convention held in Los
Several Boys Show Promise of Devel
oping Good Gymnast Team
In their meeting Thursday Angeles last month.
night the Debate Squad held a While on the Pacific coast Mr.
preliminary discussion on the Johnson made a tour of the oil
Georgia debate on the problem fields around Los Angeles.
of state supported higher edu- There were 30 chapters repre
cation for negroes. sented at this convention which
The squad wiir hold a debate took up problems of young men
next Thursday night at 8:30 on going into the various fields of
the query "negroes should not geology. Different problems re
be admitted to all state univer- lating to mining and petroleum
sities" in order to select a side engineering were also discussed
and team to. debate the Univer
sity of Georgia.
According to Mr. Woodhouse,
A. T. O. HONORS PLEDGES
WITH DANCE LAST NIGHT
faculty member of the squad, a The local chapter of Alpha Tau
discussion of the problems of the Omega entertained its pledges
courts and the Constitution will with a dance last night at the
be taken up providing time per- house, with music by Freddie
mits it. This will be one of the Johnson and his orchestra,
questions to be prepared for the Featured by the orchestra was
British trip. Miss Peggy Wood.
Gymnastics is1 steadily increas
ing in popularity;,; if a crowded
gym: floor -is any sign. J
' Although 1 the iitof aspiring
lettermen !;ha& remained the
same, participation in apparatus
work has increased approxi
mately 25 per cent since the
period preceding the holidays.
The boys who have been work
ing daily are improving stead
ily, and several newcomers show
evidence of developing into good
material for the gym team which
Dr. R. B. Lawson, director of
Bynum, hopes will become a real
ity within the next four years.
If Warren Walker can master
just three more of the require
ments for the gym monogram,
he will be the first to receive the
award within the last six years.
Walker has been outstanding in
gym work since early last quar
ter, and has been working faith
fully. Aside from this, he has
been prominent as a volunteer
With the mastery of the three
last requirements, and a little
more perfection of form, Walker
should be ready for the gymnas
tics "exam" within the next six
Tom Chandler, Chapel Hill au
to salesman, lost $50 last night
by not being present at the Car
olina Theatre's weekly drawing.