THE O N L y COLLEGE DAILY I N THE SOUTH
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A JOURNAL 07
EDITORIAL PHONE 4)51
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1936
EUSXXESS FHOXE 4JJ6
by Phil Hammer
"Carolina Gentlemen" Forgot
Something on Saturday
Advisors and Teaching Load
OF FALSE RATING
Health Officer Claims DMinifA
Improvements Account for
Rise In Score
NO CHANGE SAYS OWNER
Answering charges and rum
ors following the re-ratincr of
A visitor to Chapel Hill was Sutton's Inc. at 96 percent Dr
seen to arise from the yelling M. H. Rourk yesterday released
mob seated in the smoke-laden a statement in contradiction to
Tin Can Saturday night where the claims of Pharmacist J. L.
the White Phantoms of Carolina Sutton that he received his. new
were engaging tneir university rating without making
brothers and rivals, the Red Ter- changes.
rors of State College, in basket- The statement reads as fol-
ball. lows: "the health department is
ms lace Dore a positively dis- very gratified that Mr. Sutton
gusted look. He was heard to has shown the necessary co-ope-say
as he stumbled over legs to- ration in improving the sani-
ward the door: . tary conditions of his establish-
"Of all the rowdy bunches of ment enough to merit a new
:poor sports I have ever seen, this rating.
crowd is the worst." ' I Sole Desire
. Dr. Sermon, basketball coach "The sole desire of the health
and director of athletics at department is to foster those
State College, was seen to go ov- conditions which will contribute
er from his place on the bench to and protect" the health of the
and whisper in "Bo" Shepard's public. We have no animosity
ear. Shepard arose and asked against an individual or estab-
two Carolina students seated be- lishment.
hind the State College bench to Interviewed yesterday, Sutton
leave the Tin Can. claimed that his first inspection
They were "riding" State had been made at an "off " mom
players on the bench, deriding ent, "right after he had served
them and calling them names, a large crowd" He stated fur-
The whole evening was one of ther that: "We haven't made
the most disgraceful spectacles any improvements since the
of pure, unadulterated bad man- Daily Tar Heel started its cam
bers and sportsmanship ever paign." 5
seen in Chapel Hill. Decisions y Controversy
were booed constantly when catt-1 - Sutton insisted that whatever
ed against Carolina players and changes he had made were of
cheered when against State. And his own volition and had been
"when State players went to the started before his first rating. ,
foul-line for free shots the razz- Dr. Rourk held that : "Sutton's
ing was terrific. has effected a complete change."
Most of us are distinctly not Sutton charged: "Our place
proud to belong to a student couldn't be proved unsanitary
hody which does such things. We the first time." He intimated
liave reason to believe that only that it was his opinion that all
a small part of our students in- of the ratings had been purpose-
dulge in the proceedings, and, in ly lowered.
that event, it is the duty of the Branding this statement ridi
rest of us to see that it doesn't cul6us, Dr. Rourk made it clear
occur again. I that Inspectors Melvin (State
I health officer and Carruthers
In a recent chat in these col- (local inspector) had orders to
nmns, we had occasion to make give every establishment as
a recommendation tnat tne num- n roints as possible under
her of freshman faculty advisors the prescribed rules. This proce
be increased next year. dure, said Dr. Rourk, was in ef-
The main reason we offered fect during the first rating and
it was that tne young iacmty has been in ever since
members doing the work were, Milk
in our opinion, considerably oy- Answering Sutton's charge
erworked. It was said in further that his first rating was given
-discussing this matter that no witn 25 points deducted for the
additional remuneration was giv- use of D grade milk and that
..en ior this additional Duraen ana
that the regular teaching loads
had not been diminished.
There has been extra remun
eration, however, if you'd call
$200 a year any sort of added
remuneration for the advisors'
splendid work. And teaching Royal Court of
loads have been cut down.
This latter may be an added All of King Arthur's
argument for our point. We sug- hjg Knights of the Round Table,
est for consideration that add- their horses, a score &f captive
ing more advisors would allow princesses, a host of wicked
more time for carrying full knights, the court magicians,
loads, giving the classes the ben- 4 aji he court furniture and
efits of the young members' abi- handscapes, to say nothing of
lity and at the same time auow- nve modern men and women,
ing them opportunity for carry- will arrive on the campus this
ing on the work of advising at morning in one large truck.
Sunday was a sad day for everyone who knew him. A
chill wind swept the campus and when it passed away, it
took with it one whose half century of faithful service had
endeared him to the hearts of hundreds of Carolinians. Un
cle Billy McDade has traveled away on the wings of the
wind. ; . . '
The University grew up with Uncle Billy and he with it.
When the student body was only a handful, when all was
wilderness except around the Old Well, when the Univer
sity was only a small college struggling for existence, Uncle
Billy McDade's cheerful smile and ready hand were there
to help. Through all the trying years following the Civil
Wrar, through all the struggles for greatness and duty-inspired
competence, Uncle Billy was for the University and
with the University. 1
As senior janitor, as caretaker of Gra
ham Memorial since its opening, as Chap
el Hill's most respected and loved Negro,
Uncle Billy McDade has become as dear
to the present generation as to those
gone by. As "the committee" which kept
the student union in perfect order, as the
holder of ; a. University degree for his
faithful service, as the beloved leader of
Negro life in Chapel Hill, he has become
the most romantic figure around the Old
Well, and fcow has passed on to occupy
his place among the precious, traditions
of the University. : -
Uncle BiDy was always cheerful, and he
never turned a corner nor climbed a step
of his building that he wasn't smiling. There was one excep
tion each year, and that was the day after spring elections.
Then Uncle Billy would walk around stabbing election pro
paganda, mumbling to himself, "Dese young gemmuns
gits worse ebery year." But he smiled to himself and re
called the days when some of his "young gemmuns," now
famous in all walks of life, did the same things, and he
lovcji them for it.
That was Uncle Billy faithful, serving, respectable arid
respecting, cheerful and optimistic. He cherished the me
mories of the past and gloried in the achievements of the
present. He had seen traditions in the making, and now he
himself has departed to become a part of ihem.
In memory of Uncle Billy McDade this issue of the Daily
Tar Heel is respectfully dedicated by the students, past and
present, of the University of North Carolina.
Funeral Services For McDade
Will Be Held This Afternoon
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Saturday Deadline u'
For Holiday Plans ' After Short Illness
All Committees Must Hare Reports I Body of Aged Janitor will Lie in
Ready; Exhibit Arrangements Due State in "His Own" Graham
Saturday islhldeadline for all - Memorial This Morning .
final announcements of depart- SERVED HERE 60 YEARS
mental arrangements and pro-
gram schedules for Student-Fac- Carolina's oldest servant is to
ulty Day. Ibe buried today.
By that time, all committees The body of Uncle Bill McDade
and sub-committees of the main will' lie in state in "his own"
Mnt Student-Faculty Day com- Graham Memorial this morning -
mittee must have their reports between 10:30 and 11:30, and
ready for Chairman J. E. Sny- funeral services this afternoon
der. Copy for the official pro- begin at 2 :30 at St. Paul Metho
gram, which will be printed as a dist church in Carrboro and will
special souvenir booklet this be continued in Memorial hall
year, must be submitted at that where the University services
time. for the departed faithful are to
Exhibits be conducted.
As the program will contain Long Service
a full listing of all the exhibits, Succumbing after a two
arrangements for the exhibits weeks' illness, the 84-year-old
must be made with Frank Wil- janitor died at his home here on
lingham, chairman of the exhibit West Cameron street after com
committee, before Saturday, pleting a 60-year term of service
Pete Ivey, who will supervise that began while Kemp Plummer
the printing of the program, an Battle was president of the Uni
nounced yesterday that, as the yersity.
event calendar will go to press A guard of honor from the
next week, late submission of Janitor's Association will attend
material will cause tardy depart- the body of the departed ' while
ments to have their exhibit sche- it lies in state this morning.
dules left out of the official record.
M:D de Received
Degree Of Broom
'Master Of Arts'
Graham Memorial Janitor Given
Honorary Degree by Uni
versity in 1922
(Continued page two)
"Uncle Billy McDade, Broom
Master-of-Arts, U. N. ft, 1922."
Thus "Who's Who" would put
it, thereby, as usual, missing the
best part of the story.
In a special exercise, held on
Commencement Day of 1922, the
long-respected and already al
most traditional old Negro jani
tor ; was escorted onto Emerson
field by a cohort of his fellows,
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Death Of Graham
"Uncle Billy" McDade Dies After
Years of Faithfully Rendered
At the Memorial hall services,
Secretary of the Y. M. C. A.
Harry F. Comer will have charge
and . Student ; Body President
Jack Pool and President Frank
Graham will speak in honor of
Outstanding Editors to Address JlfThe beU in
Convention Meeting Here To- 1 Vm ouin 1011 wime ine D0Qy
morrow Through Friday bem? brouht from ?he
" church m Carrboro, and after
The complete program for the the Memorial hall ceremony the
12th annual Newspaper Institute carrilons are to play for a brief
announced here today,, lists a period.
number of well known publish- Such respect is regularly paid
I ers and editors and others prom- a member of the faculty whose
inent in public life. It is regard- last rites are conducted here in
ed as one of the most attractive
programs on record and is ex
pected to appeal both to weekly
and daily editors.
The sessions will open tomor-
row evening, and contmue
through Friday noon.
The complete program fol
lows: Registration tomorrow at
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I Statements Regarding McDade
Tony Sargs Marionettes To Enact
"King Arthur On Puoopf Stage
Merrie England to Pn! Mpti f A DifiPllfifi
be Reproduced by Puppet Troupe :
which they have been
In Today's News
This afternoon at 2:30 and
again tonight at 8 :30 this group
of artists, known throughout
both continents as Tony Sarg's
Marionettes, will present their
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a W 1 I - AMtMATq I 1111 III VI TIT I TTTfl V V- M
ooraVH tor uncieiiu:iyxcw T--. wcuuo
Bill McDade will be held today. Coimc Y in King
Phantoms defeat South garo- Arthur ur, m. u nay
lina in conference clash, 38-18. maker Theatre. -
T frflrltrts SuttOn. (Uontmuea m yugewo,
Assembly will Also Consider Censor
ship of Governor Hoffman
The Phi Assembly's long plan
ned discussion on the athletic
problem Will take place tonight
when members sink their teeth
into the bill, , Resolved, That
President Frank Graham's "si-mon-purism"
policy is the best
solution to the subsidization dif
Another timely bill that will
come up for consideration is.
Resolved, That Governor Hoff:
man of New Jersey be condemn
ed for granting Richard Haupt
mann a reprieve.
There will be an initiation
ceremony for members.
By Ruth Crow ell
"Uncle Billy McDade died last
night about 2 o'clock."
A reverent and shocked silence
spread over the little group of n
students gathered Sunday night
in the fire-lit4 room of President
A . . , . . rne ioiiowing statements were made
xxxucauic cAPiCMWu dF . . . Universitv officials, stu-
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pearea on Ur. Uranam S lace, dents, and other friends of the late
So Uncle Billy died? How glad Uncle Bill McDade.
T" a 1 1 r jj t ' 11
1 am mat i went to see mm last GRAHAM
xxivy, uuwc "jm MciJaae was as much a
built this University he knew Lart nf the Tlniversitv as the Da
.t t 1 1 1 - I .
ana lovea every pricK m it. &o vie poplar and Old East buildine;.
saying, he looked into the fire, hje was one of the 'finest men
his face resting in his hand, sor- an(j one of the most courtly gen
row and pride stamped on his tlemen of his generation. I feel
features. - lfiof TNra Inof a Tro-rxr oor rlncP
How old was he?" somebody DerSonal friend. He waited on
1 3 a 1 1 j : 1 1? j . 1 . -
asKeu. Anotner stuaent repnea: my fatIier here in 1867 and serv.
eighty-two. fA old ttast. bnildmo- in mv own
Dr. Graham spoke up, "No, he undergraduate days. It was a
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ing. Thousands of alumni all ov-
Honorary pallbearers are
Dean R. B. House, Jack Pool,
Harper Barnes, Mayne Albright,
Trip Rand, Phil Hammer, C. T.
Woollen, Dr. H. M. Wagstaff,
Dr. Horace Williams, and Dr. W.
A young boy at the time of
the Civil War, he remained here
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Di Spn a tnrs tn TTajii-
"vt inr-i- m a er the country will hear of his
iew iuemners lomgnt death a real sense of per,
The Di Senate will hold its sonal loss.
regular meeting tonight. Two MERRITT
bills: Resolved, That Sociahsm Johnson Merritt, lifelong
Should Replace Capitalism and "partner" of Uncle Bill McDade.
Resolved, That Congress Should Both men have worked for the
Pass the Bonus Bill" will be University and the fraternities:
brought up and discussed. "We used to tote water from de
All new members are asked to Old Well when I worked at Carr
be ready to make their first dormitory and he. worked at de
speeches tonight. . Those who do Old East and we'd meet there
not speak at this meeting will every morning . . . He was a
be expected to speak at the reg- great friend of all de professors
ular meeting next week. and presidents ... A great fella
. . . A great man for principle . . .
De best man we had among de
colored folks ... He was really
a good man, dat's all, he never
let you down ..."
"Uncle Bill is an illustration of
loyalty, honesty, and courtesy
that every University man ought
to be proud of. He's a genuine
part of the finer side of Carolina
tradition and it is entirely fitting
that the University community
pay tribute to his life and serv-
'Tew University personalities
have been so marked for genu
ineness, consistency, and chari
ty of spirit as was Uncle Bill
McDade. This simple life is one
of the best illustrations of ar
tistic living that, the University
can hold before generations of
A Los Angeles, Calif, alum
nus, after a trip here last sum
mer: " I did not see or meet on
my entire trip through the south
any more cultured or kindly gen
tleman than Uncle Bill McDade."
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