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EDITORIAL 'PHON2 4151
CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 1936
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by Phil Hammer
Main Problems of February 13
Is getting Them Together
Murals and Browsing Room
CABINET TO HEAR
To The People Of The State
New Student to Tell Sophomores
of "Co-operative Movement
FROM ANTIOCH COLLEGE
.Bob Magiirs Sophomore Y.
M. C. A. cabinet is scheduled to
The main problem of Student- hear an authoritative talk to-
Facuity Day is not m arrang- morrow night on the "Co-opera-
ing wmuiis ur scneuiumg events tive Movement in America" bv
on the program or devising new student Edward Warbasse, new
stunts, but m the elementary Ito Carolina last week.
job of getting students and fa- Actively connected with the
culty together. movement toward co-operative
It's vitally important that all purchasing at Antioch college in
fraternities which have recedv- New England, Warbasse came
ed their lists of faculty mem- down to Carolina to continue his
hers for lunch invite every mem- studies only several days ago.
her on the list personally at once National Scope
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ana cnecK xne name on at xne His father is head of the na
Y. M. C. A. as duly accepted, tional co-operative league and
l ms is xne nrst ana most im- Son Warbasse has been indirect
Tortant step. y associated with the country-
And then it's important that wide spreading of the co-opera-
ail students, both iratermty and tive principle.
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aiun-xxctciux, xue w The lecture tomorrow night
menus lur tne umerent ev exits. be an attempt b y the speak.
yuuraeu wxixx juur xvu- , - birds GVe view of
rite faculty member for a tour the Qrigin gpread and idea of
of the exhibits or a walk through the movement which has taken
he dormitories or a journey such attractive hold on the minds
around the fraternity x)pen house of many persons and aU
circuit. , lover the world.
These spontaneous engage-1 Local Enterprise
ments reflect the true spirit oi According to Warbasse, the
-the day. The formality of check- chapel Hill co-op enterprises, the
ing at the Y. M. C. A. and mak- store and the cleaners, are prob
ing rather official, yet informal ably offsprings of the general
invitations is necessary only for movement.
the purpose ot simplicity ana ei- At Antioch the movement is
iiciency of arrangement. materializing into a whole com-
What is needed most in mak- munity system of buying and
Ing the second annual affair a handling necessities.
tremendous success is an atti
tude of cheerful and willing and
earnest co-operation in doing the
routine preparation work with
out becoming skeptical of the
true spontaneity of Student-Faculty
Day because of this pre
paratory detail. One must re
member that even the most in
formal things necessitate some
Toutine preparation, which must
be preformed in the same spirit
as of that which is to follow.
.We notice that with the ac
quisition of a grand new brows
ing, room at State College, our
brother campusites have created
another problem for themselves.
It seems that when you step
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Wit Men All Set
For Coming Tilt
On Film Values
"Are Movies More Educational
Than Class Work and Cam
Encamped beneath the Davie
Poplar, last night, the four
'chamneen" debaters who will
meet in a death struggle Wed
nesday night in the Playmaker
Theatre admitted they were in
the pink of condition.
Nelson Lansdale. pilot of the
delightfully quiet at- . ed Buccaneer. said "We
mosphere" of the browsing room must choge between the Swedes :
Into the rotunda of the library, Greta Garbo or William A.
you run into "painful squares of Qlsen."
canvas,'the grotesque and much- Deeper Meaning
herated murals" on the walls. rra rtTN1v .-rho cmmcAVs resr-
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ular humorous debate is RE-
onegians are not advocating qht-VFTV That Movies are
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such a shocking procedure, as
one's, esthetic sense is given such
a jar that it might result in ir
reparable results in your make
up. How much would we give for
the opportunity to walk out of a
"delightfully quiet atmosphere"
of a browsing room here and yes,
face squarely, with chin up, gro
tesque, red-white-and-blue mur
als. At present, we believe we
wouldn't mind the shock at all,
so great a delight would the
browsing room be.
In Today's News
Carolina basketball team de
feats Maryland, 44-32. '
Virginia boxers overcome Tar
Heels by score of 6-2.
Mott will deliver two lectures
at Methodist Church today.
hinet will hear
"Educational than Class
Work and Campus Activities.
Mac Smith, Robeson county
lad, and .Winthrop Durfee, Yan
niirmpr. have the affirma-
tive, and Lansdale, . and .Fete
Ivey, "local boy," have the neg
Hazel Beacham platinum
blonde and tradition wrecker,
is chairwoman of the debate and
will introduce the speakers be
sides making side remarks.
Two hecklers who will ques
tion the speakers at intervals
are Irving Suss, Playmaker, and
Jake Snyder, President of the
Society for the Suppression of
The negative debaters will
contend that professors afford
more entertainment than Holly
wood beauties. At intermission
there will be leap frog in the
Green Room of the Theatre.
Ed. aote: The following editorial was written following a special meet
ing of a group of students yesterdaj afternoon and was personally signed
as expressive of their opinions by the members of that group.
Dr. Frank Porter Graham, as a man and as President of
the Greater University of North Carolina, has consistently
taken his stand in behalf of the following major issues:
1) The integrity and freedom of the three institutions in
one University and the right of teachers to think out loud, to
exercise the same constitutional rights as other citizens;
2) The self-governing capacity of students;
3) The organization of working people in collective bargain
ing for the necessities of a fair living;
4) The co-operative organization of farmers for a better ru
5) The human and civil rights of all citizens including un
Throughout the state, opposition, largely from the same
small groups, has poured through the press, through the mail,
from the platform. Denying the Veracity of what Dr. Graham
had to say, denying his right as the President of the Univer
sity to take sides in social issues, this mass opposition has
thrown about Chapel Hill a cloud of antagonism ever since
we have been in college.
Dr. Graham has insisted on intellectual freedom and the
University has become famous throughout the world for its
liberalism. But opposition in the state has defamed it as the
"hot-bed of radicalism."
Dr. Graham has insisted on student self-government and
the University has become known throughout the nation as
possessing the most complete student self-government of any
American campus. Yet the system has been censored for
throwing responsibility on immature youth and for loosening
the chains of administrative control.
Dr. Graham has seen his task, as President of the State
University, to lead the people in raising the standards of liv
ing of our laborers and our farmers. Yet business interests
have called him "communist" and his policies radical."
Dr. Graham has striven for the representation of the voice
of the minority. And he has been accused as opposed to "rug
ged individualism" and "Americanism."
More recently the issues of consolidation have swept the
state and pros and cons have colored this man's ideas with
e-And now,- bringingf orth , the largest, most universal re
sponse of all, his stand on athletics consumes the wrath of the
We may not favor Dr. Graham's consolidation program
and we may not fully condone his proposals for athletics, but
we do demand his right to his views on both, and all other, of
His opponents on the labor question and on consolidation
have at last found a popular issue upon which they can stir
the people. His opponents on other issues, directed against him
as President of the University of North Carolina, find little
trouble in rallying to their banners of anti-Graham great
masses of the state citizenry. .
In view of his courageous stand for these essential values,
it is only natural that in the present opposition to his athletic
policies he should now be attacked from many quarters.
This mass opposition, for many different motives and in
many different ways, has permeated the state. On the one
hand we have Dr. Graham, believer in the duty of the Uni
versity to lead the state, believer in sincerity and truth as he
sees it, champion of student self-government and intellectual
freedom. On the other hand, we have the alumni antagonism,
detrimental to University progress; political opposition, detri
mental to the University's financial maintenance in the future;
faculty and student opposition of phases of consolidation and
We repeat : we may not subscribe to his athletic policies nor
to his views of consolidation. Perhaps in the latter instance we
do not understand, but that is beside the point.
Our plea is this,, and it is an earnest and sincere one:
Opposition to the athletic policies must not become the tide
upon which groups of dissenters to his other stands must ride
toward the fall of Dr. Graham. It must not act as a shield
behind which the certain groups can hide in their antagonistic
fight against Dr. Graham as President and Leader of the Uni
versity of North Carolina.
If we oppose his policies we must do so on their merits and
.not on the cumulative effect of his other stands upon parti
cular groups throughout the state.
We must fight unsparingly for his right to voice his opinions
as a man and as our President. .
.We must safeguard student liberty by guaranteeing our
support to President Graham in his position although we may
not subscribe to his policies fully or even in part. .
We must support the policy that the state university should
lead the state in sane, progressive thought in all matters need-
ing its help and enlightenment.
WTe must show our appreciation of his ideas of fairness and
sincerity and trustworthiness by defending him from what
has become a cumulative band-wagon of attack on a popular
issue which is underneath a vicious, relentless antagonistic
Phil Hammer, Don McKee, Jane Ross, Niles
Bond, " Nelson Lansdale, J. E. Snyder, Fred
Weaver, Francis Fairley, Joe Barnett, Stuart
Rabb, Don Wetherbee, Jack Pool, Irving Suss.
Students Will Hear Mott
In Two Addresses Today
Cavin, Wade, and McGirt are Recipi
ents of Scholarships
I World Citizen Talks
At Methodist Church
Sponsored by YMCA
Noted Traveler, Missionary, Au
thor will Discuss Problems of
IS YOUTH LEADER
Three students were awarded
tuition scholarships through act-1
ion of the University scn0ar"Uij
snip committee rnoay alter- v
noon. World conflicts and the prob-
W. L. Cavin of Troutman, Lee lems of solution will be the back.
Wade of Draper and Margaret ground for Dr. John R. Mott's
McGirt of Chapel Hill were lectures to be given today at
those receiving the scholarships, the Chapel Hill Methodist
The awards were made when church. At 11 o'clock he will
three students holding scholar- speak on "The Advantages of
ships failed to return to school Testing Times" and tonight at
for the winter quarter. 7 :30, "The Present World Out-
Designated as alternates were look."
E. B. Juliber of New York City, Mott comes to chapel Hill un
Carl Peed of Durham, and Loch- Aer the snonsorshiD of the Y.
lin Ward of Willard. m. C. A. with a world-wide repu-
At the meeting Dean House, tation before him. It is.believ
chairman, announced that C. P. e(1 that he has spoken to more
Spruill, chairman of the fresh- student audiences than any
man advisors, had been made a other living man. .
member of the committee. Youth Movement
He has faced audiences of
youth in thousands of colleges
Plans for Parents' Day, which and universities in over 60 na-
will be held February 12, in tions. He has created the great-co-operation
with Student-Fac- est international student f ellow-
ulty Day,, will be explained by (ship on earth, the World's Stu-
officers of the Freshman Friend
ship Council, one of its spon
sors, at the regular freshman
H. E. Hudson and Jack Sea
well will make talks explaining
the purposes of the affair and
telling of the program that has
been ' planned! Billy Campbell
will tell about the exhibits
which have been planned.
dent Christian Federation. Mott
is also president of two other
world organizations federating
national movements in some 50
Dr. Mott is the author of
over 25 noteworthy books and
hundreds, of pamphlets and ar
ticles, and is now chairman of
the International Missionary
Continued on last page)
Surveys Show Neediness
Of Comprehensive Set-Up
Local Student Poll
IDaUy Tar Heel Tallies Attitudes
of University Students To
ward Tests in Majors
Of One "Big" Test
College Students Throughout Nai
tion Desire "Broad Study"
Incomplete returns from the
Daily Tar Heel survey of stu
dents who have completed their
comprehensives show an over
whelming majority in favor of
substitution of a comprehensive
course in place of the examina
tions as they now stand.
Approximately 87 per cent of
those interviewed voted yes to
the question "Would you con
sider a course stressing the in
terrelationships within your
field more advantageous than the
comprehensive which you took'
he accusations of the student
committee on comprehensives
that the examinations do not ef
fect a synthesis of the major,
and that they are not general in
nature were apparently well
founded, for over 50 per cent of
(those interviewed supported the
first contention, and only three
thought their comprehensives
were general in nature.
Only one student considered
himself well prepared enough to
forego studying for the compre
hensive, though several com
plained bitterly that the study
ing they did was useless. One
third of all interviewed claim
ed that the examination did not
cover material generally stress
ed throughout their mj&jor
course of study. .
Several comments of interest
Continued on last page)
A check-up on the answers to
the. questions concerning com
prehensives, which 'the Daily
Tar Heel used to conduct a sur
vey to find out the views of stu
dents who had taken them, re
veals the same conclusions as
those presented by Dr. Edward
S. Jones, who in 1933 conducted
a national survey of the com
The Association of American
Colleges secured an adequate
appropriation from the General
Educational Board in 1929 and
appointed Dr. Jones of the Uni
versity of Buffalo as the direc
tor of the study. In March, 1933,
Dr. Jones published a book entit
led, "Comprehensive Examina
tions in American Colleges."
Dr. Jones states in his book,
that the essential considerations
of adequately conducted compre
hensive examinations should be:
"1. That the graduate be able
to view- his major field as a
whole and to manage topics with
in that field and preferably with
in the division of his major in
terest. . "2. -It should be ,a system of
preparation apart from the ordi
nary class-room-lecture system.
Every student should have an
opportunity to handle broad top
ics at length not merely to an
swer brief questions taken from
. Continued on latt page)