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WPA Gives' Final Approval To $208,000 Airport
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IRC Makes Extensive Flam
Dr. Robert E. Cokcr
Dr. Glen Hajdon
Late yesterday "afternoon the Uni
versity's new registration system had
enrolled some 3,473 students.
Registration will not stop until Wed
nesday at 5 o'clock. After that1 time
no more students will be enrolled, no
schedule changes may be made, and no
refunds will be given for courses drop
ped. "The new plan for registration was
not 100 per cent perfect," I. C. Griffin,
iirector of the Central Records office,
said yesterday. "Still, we think it has
proved itself superior to any of the re
cent systems tried. It will certainly be
something to build on in the future."
Since many students were confused
the changes, Griffin predicted that
it will take two or three more quarters
to effect maximum efficiency.
During registration, the scheduled
figure of 700 students a day proved
somewhat too large. In future regis
See REGISTRATION, Page l
Yadkin Valley History
The Yadkin valley and its famous
families is the subject of a new book,
just brought out by Professor Thomas
Felix Hickerson of the University.
The author, who is a native of Ron
da and writes from personal first
hand information, calls it "Happy Val
ley" and covers that section of the
Yadkin from Lenior to Elkin.
Following a historical sketch of the
lection are chapters on Yadkin's old
families, old homes, old letters and
documents, and genealogical tables.
Hickerson, professor of applied
mathematics here, has been a member
-of the University. faculty since 1905.
He also taught civil engineering be
fore that division was consolidated
N. C. State, and was for four
Tears, 1915-19, a member of the State
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Dr. Oliver K. Cornwell
Three heads of departments at the
University were selected presidents of
national associations during the
Christmas holidays, while numerous
other members of the faculty utilized
the holiday "rest" to read papers and
participate in meetings of scholarly
societies throughout the country.
Dr. Robert E. Coker, head of the
University i oology department, " was
elected president of the American So
ciety of Zoologists in annual session
at Philadelphia.' Dr. Coker, a Univer
sity graduate in 1897, returned as a
professor in 1922. He is a former
president of the Limnological Society
of America and of the Ecological So
briety of America.
Dr. Oliver K. Cornwell, head of the
University's physical education de
partment, was chosen president of the
National Collegiate Physical Educa
tion Association, meeting in New
York. He set up and directed the Uni
versity's compulsory physical educa
Dr. Glen Haydon, head of the music
department, was elected president of
the American Musicology Society at
its annual meeting. A graduate of the
University of California in 1918, Dr.
Haydon studied in Paris, received his
Ph.D. in music at Vienna in 1932, and
became head of the music department
here in 1934.
The largest group of faculty mem
bers to attend meetings in various
sections of the country came from the
Romance Language department, the
English department, and the German
department. Professors from these
departments attended sessions of the
Se THREE PROFS, Page U
Alumnus Hal Kemp
Interred In Charlotte
Died of Pneumonia
Hal Kemp,-36-year-old swing mas
ter who started his career to interna
tional fame as a band leader here in
1925, died of pneumonia developed
from injuries in an automobile acci
dent during the holidays and was
buried in Charlotte, his home town,
Friday, December 27.
One of the group of several famous
band leaders among Carolina alumni,
Kemp often played for the Duke of
Windsor in London clubs 'and for
years has remained among the nation's
top-ranking specialists in sophisticat
ed modern music.
His greatest ambition, however, was
to be a symphony conductor. For three
years he had been studying symphonic
music, and soon planned to enter the
guest conducting field.
The bandmaster suffered several
fractured ribs and a broken leg in the
See HAL KEMP, Page U .
THE ONLY COLLEGE DAILY IN THE SOUTHEAST-
CHAPEL HILL N. C SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1941
Raised To 50
Actual Work On .
To Begin Tuesday
The University's aeronautical . ex
pansion program will go into full swing
this quarter following final approval
by the WPA during the holidays of a
$208,000 grant for improvement of the
Chapel Hill airport, and an. increase in
the quota of trainees to be allowed the
University by the CAA.
W. R. Mann, manager of the airport,
said yesterday that actual work on
the improvements is expected to begin
Tuesday with installation of water
and moving of the electric power line
which crosses part of the area to be
included in the finished field.
The Civil Aeronautics authority re
cently announced that the University's
quota for this quarter would be 50
student pilots, an increase of 10 over
the 40 now finishing training under
the fall program. These students will
begin flight training about February
; Jimmy Darden, who passed his
flight test for a private pilot's license
December 23, . is the first student to
finish' tmdef the ' fall "program No
others have taken the test, but Re
gional Inspector Milton O. Schultz
will be in Chapel Hill Monday to give
tests. Five or six of the men are ex-
See CAA, Page 4
Man of the Year'
This-month's issue of the Progres
sive Farmer has designated President
Graham as one of its four "Men of the
Year" for his service toward making
North Carolina State college one of
the South's "foremost agricultural in
Despite tremendous pressure to
maintain State as a junior college,
reads the tribute to the University
president, Dr. Graham decided that it
must be kept a standard land grant
"This year he has secured funds for
greatly enlarging the agricultural re
search program of State college and
for beginning there the virtual equiva
lent of a Kenan fund for getting and
keeping the foremost leaders in agri
cultural research and teaching."
"Because he was bier enough of
heart and' brain" to choose such
See FARM MAGAZINE, Page U
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For Bullitt Address Tuesday
Dr. Henry Horace Williams
Died Here December 26
Oldest on Faculty
After more than 50 years of service
to the University, Dr. Henry Horace
Williams, Kenan professor of phil
osophy, died at his Chapel Hill home
December 26, leaving the University
his entire estate as an endowment for
fellowships in philosophy.
.Dean Francis Bradshaw, executor
of the estate, has estimated the value
at $22,500. "We purposely made the
estimate conservative. The actual
value may turn out to be somewhat
greater," he said.
Dr. Williams was 82 years old and,
in point of service, the oldest member
of the faculty. He had been m failing
health since his retirement from ac
tive classroom duties two years ago
but, until he was confined to his room
last summer, he has conducted semin
ars for a few students.
Late. in the summer he made the
largest private contribution to the
University's new national defense pro
gram when he donated 400 acres of
land for an airport to train pilots.
Dr. Williams numbered among his
See HORACE WILLIAMS, Page U'
Final Drive on
Nazis Aid Italy in Greece
Envoy To London
By United Press
CAIRO, Jan. 4 (Saturday) Brit
ain's army of the Nile has opened its
final assault on Bardia whose "fate is
about to be sealed," it was stated of
ficially today after Australian troops
in swarms of tanks broke through de
fense of Italy's encircled base.
More than five thousand defenders
of Bardia were caught by surprise, a
special British communique said.
The attack is "proceeding success
fully," it was stated.
The 5,000 additional prisoners
brought to close to 50,000 the total of
prisoners taken in the - smashing of
Marshal Rodolfo Grazianni's North
The final assault after 18 days of
merciless siege by land, sea and air
was launched after the 20,000 en
trapped Fascist defenders of Bardia
had been subjected to one of the fierc
est air raids on Bardia of the war in
the Near East, official dispatches said.
The town of the Mediterranean
coast just over the frontier from Egypt
was said to be a shambles of flame and
ruin after shattering assaults by
British bombers and warships.
ISTANBUL (Saturday) British
quarters here reported early today
that many German Stuka dive bomb
ers and other bombing planes manned
by 400 German pilots, mechanics and
navigators are in action against the
Greeks in Albania.
BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (Satur
day) Greek and Italian artillery bat
teries are locked in a furious duel six
miles outside Italy's major mid-Albanian
military headquarters at El
basan, where German mechanized de-f
tachments , have arrived to beset the
Fascist forces according to frontier
dispatches reaching here today.
WASHINGTON Harry L. Hop
kins, President Roosevelt's closest
friend and adviser, will leave soon for
London for. what is expected to be a
See NEWS BRIEFS, page 4.
A 7-pound baby girl was born to
Mrs. Edwin S. Lanier Thursday
evening in the Watts hospital, Dur
ham. Lanier is the Self-Help direc
tor at the University. v
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Dr. Henry Horace .Williams
The International Relations club,
working at full speed to draft final ar
rangements for the presentation of
former United States Ambassador to
France William C. Bullitt, disclosed
yesterday that many prominent North
Carolinians, including Governor Hoey
and Ambassador Josephus Daniels, had
accepted invitations to attend the dip
lomat's address here Tuesday night.
Manfred Rogers, president of the or
ganization, said a majority of 750 in
vitations mailed to city mayors and
chamber of commerce officials over the
state had been accepted. He added that
Duke university would be among sev
eral educational institutions sending
Other dignitaries scheduled to at
tend as special guests are Henri Haye,
French Ambassador to the United
States; Jonathan Daniels, author and
editor of the Raleigh News and Ob
server; Governor-elect J. M. Brough-
ton; Julian Plice, president of the
Jefferson Standard Life Insurance
company; Archibald Henderson, head
of the William Allen White Committee
See HOEY, DANIELS, Page U
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Hobson May Reenter School;
Weds Girl He Tried To Shoot
Reports that Mack Hobson, last edi
tor of the Carolina Buccaneer, would
re-enter school this quarter were un
confirmed yesterday by administration
It was learned that Hobson, who
during the holidays topped off his
story-book romance by marrying the
girl he tried to kill last summer, has
not consulted officials about readmit
tance. His marriage took place shortly
after his release from a four-months
jail term for the attempted shooting
of his sweetheart, Alease Tart, in a
crowded dime store.
University rules make no limitat
ions on the entrance of students con-
ic it it
In Ram Game
Tar Heels Clash
With St Joseph
On Monday Night
By Leonard Lob red
Proven as a great scoring club,
Carolina's White Phantoms play Ford
ham tonight in Madison Square Gar
den in New York in the number one
intersectional engagement of the local
basketball campaign, with George
Glamack billed as the main attraction
in a doubleheader series that is bring
ing together two of the very best cage
combinations in the country.
The Phantoms left last night for
their two-game tour of the east to play
the Rams tonight and St. Joseph in
Convention hall in Philadelphia Mon
day night, following their opening
game Thursday night in which they
showed tremendous power but little
defense in topping Lehigh, 62-58. They
play NYU here later in the winter,
but this is their big game, because the
Phantoms are part of a double-feature
along with Long Island U. and Michi
gan State in the Garden.
Fordham's record is a four-point
loss to Dartmouth and subsequent vic
tories over - St. Lawrence. Rutgers,
Vermont and Kansas, but everyone
connected with the White Phantom
squad feels that Carolina at top
shape has nothing to worry about
from any club, but on the basis of their
showing against Lehigh, and on com
parison of amount of competition this
year, the Tar Heels aren't fully pre
pared for a trip like this.
George Glamack seems to be the
See PHANTOMS, Page S
Fish Worley, impressario of Gra
ham Memorial, announced yesterday
that an open house will be held there to
night from 8 until 12 o'clock. "Stu
dents who have no other entertain
ment are urged to drop around and
enjoy informal entertainment of all
kinds," Worley said.
The result of the Carolina-Fordham
basketball game will be posted in the
main lounge as soon as it is received
by direct wire from New York.
Free ping pong and pool will start
in the game room at 6 o'clock while
there will be round dancing in the main
lounge from 8 until 12 o'clock.
The ever-present square dancing has
been relegated to the second-floor ban
quet hall, much to the regret of Fish.
However, he promised it will be as
energetic as ever.
Bridge, the ouija board, and all
other forms of informal entertainment
will go on throughout the building
during the evening.
victed of crimes, but specify that they
cannot hold campus offices.
"Just One More Year"
Hobson can get an A. B. degree in
journalism in another year of school
and says that he "sees no sense in not
finishing school when it can be done
in just one more year". His main dif
ficulty, he said is financial trouble at
present. He expects to finish some
time, however, and if he does nothing
else, at the present he will take some
The newlyweds are now living with
Mack's sister and brother-in-law, Mr.
and Mrs. Wilbert Lee of Dunn. They
are not keeping house, but are getting
a taste of it by helping Mr. and Mrs.
Lee do the housework. Mack is re
ported to be an excellent hand with