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Vol. I No. 1
CHURCH READY FOR BAPTIST MAY 15TH >■■i■ ■ ■ ■ i There Have Been Many Delays But Work is tag on Smoothly Now, Say the Contractors CONVENIENT FOR THE STUDENTS May 15 is now set as the day when the Baptists of Chapel Hill will get into their big new church on Columbia street. At. member of the firm of Salmon, Shipp & Poe, the contractors, tel]s a repre sentative of the Weeklyithat it is prac tically certain that there will be no more postponements. There have been many delays. The building was to have been finished before Christmas, but the railway strike came along to prevent that. Carloads of stone ordered for the walls stayed on sidings between here and Kentucky for two months, and' pleading and expostulation could not move them. Bad weather has held operations up since winter set in. Rev. E. L. Baskin’s congregation kept hoping that they could have their first service Easter Sunday, but many weeks ago they had to give that up. But it pleases them to know that they will be ir. by Commencement. The plans for the building, which were made by H. L. Cain, of Rich Va., show a most remarkable provision for subsidiary church purposes. Alto gether there are 40 class-rooms. This is an “institutional” church of the most type, ft is meant not only for religious assemblies, but to be a center of the social life of Baptists in and around Chapel Hill. And a welcome is out to visitors, too. In the basement is a senior assembly hall, with 10 class rooms, a reading-room and a library., On the main floor back of the auditorium are a mothers’ cloak —mom,—u_ ju-jidlfcraU-_rnain_.wlmra_habiesL may be left safe, * beginners’ room, and business offices of the church and the Sunday school, and several class-rooms. On the second floor are the junior as sembly and the intermediate assembly halls; one to the north and one to the south. Each of these has eight class rooms attached to it, four on the same letal and four on the third floor reached Hy a special stairway. The outer walls of the new church are of limestone and light pressed brick. Tn front are six Steel columns 33 feet high, made to re semble marble. A flight of reinforced concrete steps leads up from the street. University growth has added immense ly to the problem of every Chapel Hill church organization. The latest count shows -lt>B Baptists in the student body. The old building was .long ago inade quate. Now there will be ample room for bible classes and for various activ ities incidental to church work proper. The position of the new building near the campus will make it a convenient gathering place for the students. University Heights Section Is Having Building Boom There is a building boom on in the University Heights section on the south side of town.. The new Neal home, a bungalow, is on Patterson street next to the home of Isaac H. Pritchard. Chester 1). Snell has let the contract for a bungalow on Vance street, directly to the rear of the Latshaw property. Howard W. Odum begins work on his new home the fifteenth of April. = - : ' —'— Farmers of Orange County Will Read of Harris’s Work The Chapel Hill Weekly Witt Tell of What He Is Doing to Help Solve Problems of Country Folk Every fanning family in Orange county knows R. P. Harris, who teachos -agriculture in the Chapel Hill school. ( He goes all about the county in hia ► JpOrd car, demonstrating to the children '•'Aa the schools, attending farmers f meetings, and often helping to solve dif ficulties on farms. He knows the peo ple and he knows their needs. This newspaper is going to have a good deal to say about Mr. Harris’s work. It will print articles about what he is doing in the county, and some times it will print articles over his own signature. It will keep the people of Orange ac quainted with all he is doing. When ever he learns some good hew way of fertilizing, the noil, feeding cattle, or getting a big return from chickens and eggs, this paper will publish it. If he tells the people of White Cross something helpful, the people around Blackwood or Cedar Grovd won’t have to wait until he comes and tells them The Chapel Hill Weekly Application for Second Class Mailing Prirolgo is Ponding SILENT POLICEMAN ON GUARD . ** Squats on Psvnmont at . Andrews Conor—Must bo Kept on Left Chapel Hill has added a third member to its police force. The new officer is deaf and dumb, and does not walk, talk, or smoke. It is called the Silent Policeman and is sometimes described by traffie ex perts as a “mushroom” —being a squat, cast-steel object about 0 inches high, with red-lighted windows, that sits in the middle of the street to regulate the course of vehicles. ' This one is at the very center of the junction of Franklin and Columbia streets, the place commonly spoken of as An jews corner. Every driver, whether of an automobile or a horse-drawn ve hicle, must keep the Silent Policeman on bis left. If you get confused as to which is right and left, and are in doubt which side to aim for, go the way you'd "rSt her not go and you ’re pretty sure to be right. In short, this is like all other traffic regulators, animate and inanimate. Gustave M. Braune,' engineering pro fessor and member of the board of aider men, told the Town Club about the new installation at a meeting the other night, and explained why it was where it was. Mr. Braune went to New York not long ago and some of the feastors were so frivolous as to 'say —in an undertone, however—that be of the structures in the nriodle of Fifth Avenue and then and there decided to introduce modern traffic regulation in Chapel Hill. But that is all wrong. The city fathers were considering this im provement long before he ever made the trip to the big city. Ts any citizen in*a hurry to" get from the stores to the campus cuts the corner, keeping the Silent Policeman on his right, then the next time he comes down town he had better look out; because one of the real walking and talking po licemen is apt to arrest him for diso "beytiig flm new ineridirn —of And ho will then be baled before Mayor Roberson and made to pay a line. The aldermen have put into effect other traffic regulations. One is that automobiles must not stand with their long dimension parallel with the side walk, but when parked must be at an angle of from 75 to 90 degrees with the curb. None may be parked within 20 feet of a street corner or within 15 feet of a hydrant, In the busy part of town, the auto mobile driver who wants to turn around must go on to the next corner and make the turn there. And he must give the proper sigiial with his hand and horn. When one is approaching another ve hicle coming in the opposite direction he must dim his lights, and this applies all over town. Operation with a cut out, or with plugs out of the muffler, is prohibited. Cameron avenue, Franklin street, and Rosemary street are declared right-of way streets, and vehicles turning into them or crossing them must bear the burden of responsibility for careful driving. P Boys Will Be Guests at * April Town Club Meeting The first meeting of the Town Club in April will be in the form of a Big Brothers ’ Banquet, like the one held last year. Medals will be' - awarded to the winners in the athletic badge contest. the same thing; for they can read it iH the Weekly. In the same way, the people in the southern part of the coun ty will read of the advice he gives the ■ people in the north. Mr. Harris learned farming at the A. & E. College, but he is a practical farmer too. • He ran his own place, and raised his own cotton and tobacco and other things. He made money, and he lost some when the slump came. His experience has taught him a lot. Orange county is getting the benefit of all he has learned. Another agricultural expert, T. A- Whitener, who was raised on a north Georgia farm and afterwards went to ' the University of Georgia, has recently come to the Chapel Hill school. He is going back and forth through the coun -1 ty, and before long the farmers will to know him just as they know ' Sir. Harris. The Weekly will report i upon Mr. Whitener’s work, too. ' CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 1,1923 KENTUCKY CHICKEN COME HERE BY MAIL Were Shaped Wkea Hatched ud Takes ky Schoolboys to he Raised aid SoM RICHMOND IS THE BEST PUCE Probably few people in Chapel Hill know that chickens are sent here by parcel post from Kentucky, taken iin hand and raised by high school boys, and later sold at a goad profit. The other day 200 chicks came in. They left Kentucky before they were 24 hours old and made the trip here in less than two days. R. P. Harris, the teacher of the agriculture in the school, who bad ordered them, took them from the postoffice and distributed them among Walker White, Eric Merritt, Bruce Sparrow, Henry Tilley, Odell Blackwood, and Zeb Weeks. These citi zens put the little tourists in. brooders and began the raising process that is going to end up in the transfer of sev eral good dollars from Richmoud, Vir ginia, to Orange county, North Caro lina. For it i 9 in Richmoud that, tho frying-size chickens will probably be sold. The question at once comes to mind: Why buy chicks in Kentucky ? Can’t they be bought nearer home? No, they can’t. Mr. Harris says the best offer he got from a hatchery near Charlotte was $23 a hundred, while he got -these from Kentucky for sl3 a hundred, all transportation charges paid. ‘ * They send me a letter when they make the shipment,"” he told the Week tv representative, “and I am ou the lookout for them. Usually somebody calls me by phone from the postoffice as soon as the box arrives. It is very rare that any appreciable number of the chicks die on the way. You see, the fiTst —two —ui —Hirer —rhiva—are- -net —the- critical time with a young chicken. The big risks come later. “I remember that Albert Canaday, one of the high school wanted to raise some chickens last year and 1 ordered 100 one-day-old chicks for him. The shippers threw in three for good measure, and when the box came only one out of the 103 was dead. He raised ’most all the others successfully and cleared SSO over and above all ex penses, on the transaction.” Mr. Harris was asked why Orange county raisers had to market their chick ens as far off as Richmond. This seemed as puzzling as buying ’em in Kentucky. “Well, we’ve investigated the nearby markets,” lie said* “and simply find that we can’t sell to nearly as good ad vantage in them. In Durham the buy ers get their chickens hy the wagon load, by contract, and they don’t want to trouble with the few chickens a hoy here wants to' "Sell. But the Richmond dealers tell us to send ’em along by express. They- are weighed, and the check iif payment is sent, promptly. “Last year we avrraged 05 cents a pound-for the chickens sold in Richmond hy some of the high school boys, and the price per jphickon—this was net, after all deductions—was $ 1-G9. HILLSBORO MILLS KEEP ON WITH CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM Eno and Bellevue Are Putting Up Dwelling* and Ara Adding to Their Plant* Hillsboro, Feb 28, —Both of the town’s cotton manufacturing companies are adding to their buildings. "’fho Eno Mills are going to put up 'from —30 tir—lO duellings—fur their cm plnyes, and a new storage warehouse as well. They are also going to build an addition to the factory. The Bellevue Manufacturing Company has already begun the construction of 15 dwellings, and it has recently built a storage warehouse. It is planning a new dye house and a new addition to its main plant. These companies, both of which make ginghams and cheviots, report that the demand for their products is fair but nothing to get excited about. They hope- it will he better, and they have enough confidence in the future to go on expanding. Altogether the feeling of industrial Hillsboro is one of optimism. THIS SECTION HUNGRY For AUTOMOBILES The leading automobile dealer of Chapel Hill has sold 31 cars and trucks since January 1. He sold 142 last year, more than in any previous twelve mont'j. The years’* total five years ago waa 50. Country Club Has Good Start Expected to Open by April Ist House Has Broad Veranda and a Fine View. Golf Course Will Follow. New Road Later will Make Access Easy With the cellar finished aiid the walls rising, the new home of the Chapel Hill country club is expected to he open by the first of April if there is a fair break of weather,. The cold and the rain hampered the workmen considerably in February.-The elub grounds which were a gift from W. C. Coker, abut on the Raleigh road a little way beyond the cemetery. The house stands on a rise front which one gets a beautiful veiw over hill and dale. A private road has been cut through the woods from the main highway. The aspect of the Raleigh road these ’last few weeks might suggest the ques tion : How are folks going to get to the new building when it is finished? For the sight of this so called thoroughfare is 'calculated to daunt the most resolute tiaveleh But the University has had a new route surveyed, running from the east end of Cameron Avenue through Battle’s Park and cutting off the worst ■'f stretch, and.it is hoped that JjqSt will be carried through soon. How soon, nobody knot's yet. Part of it is necessary in the University’s expansion program. It is .said the club is to share the cost of it, ~i On the club roll there are now 94 mem bers. They are working in harmony and all goes as merry as a wedding bell. But this complete harmony did not come about until a rather spirited argument had been settled. This argument was over the division of the available club funds between building and golf course. The two op posing parties may be described, for convenience as the Pink Tea-ers and the Golf Grouches. The Pink Tea-ers were interested jiiost ■ty-rei-stK-iitl—a-ffti i-rsT--and-her.cc wne-tyd-t**- see the house come ahead of the links. The Golf Grouches wanted golf, and their idea of a thoroughly adequate building was ii place just big enough to store the implements of the game, with possibly a shower bath or two. They wanted to CARRBORO SCHOOL CELEBRATION Children Gave e Performance on Washington's Birthday —I There was a big Washington’s birth day celebration at the Carrhoro school last Thursday night for the benefit of the school library. The net receipts were $39.30. A large crowd gathered in the auditorium td see the children per form. Ther|B were recitations, plays, songs and drills. An orchestra from Chapel llill was on hand. Tho newly organized Parent-Teachers Association of Carrhoro, with Mrs. H. A. Blackwood as president, is laying out an active program. The had weather lias been unfavorable to activity, hut there will ho more meetings from now on. Mr. Ellington is secretary hud treasurer. Lack of playing spaec holds hack ath letics in the Carrhoro school. Teachers and pupils are hoping that the grading of tho ground will bp finished soon so that a baseball team may ho organized. The total enrollment of the school since last September is 225. Ono of the latest additions to equipment is a set of physiology charts. “Aunt Annette” Alston, a colored woman said to he 102 years old and well known. to all the people of Carrhoro, died Inst week. She lived with her grand daughter. Ben Hopkins, the colored Baptist pracher, has been seriously ill. SCHOOL FIELD DAY IN MAY # - ■ - As a climax to the experimental work of physical education in the school, n Field Day will be celebrated. This event U set for the second week in May, but preliminary contests will be. held the third week in April. Members of ail grades will take part. Although the day is under the direct supervision of the physical education forces, the Parent- Teachers Association will sponsor the occasiofi. There will he games, drills, formal gymnastics, folk dances and ath letic events. The grades will contest one with the other accordingjfo equal ized strength. Practice hag already started. YALE STAR WILL PLAY HERE Frank Coxe of Asheville, formerly pitcher on the Yale varsity, will go out for the Carolina baseball team. He studied law here last year. When he was at Yale he won three out of four he pitched agains Princeton and SjK out pf the four he pitched Hot vard. He held the New York Giants to a 4-3 score. see the money spent on getting a course in shape. The Pink Tea-ers’ vision was quite different from this, embracing an expanse of smooth floor, a serviceable furnace supplemented by a stone fire place, and a spacious veranda. The Pink Tea-ers wore much the more competent party of the two. And more numerous, which is the main point— While they went ahead and made plans, the Golf Grouches didu't even have’enter prise enough to attend meetings. They sat around and grumbled about how the proper function of a country dub — i. e., golf—-was being neglected. y 1 ‘ Why, the idea! How absurd*- —not to have a nice house!" a militant Pink Tea er would exclaim. “ What do they think—that to go out there and admire their form? Thank youT no!” -Humph! ” a Golf Grouch could he heard - to snort. “‘They just want to sit around and drink tea and swap tattle! What’s a country club for, anyway, if not for golf. Lounge lizards!” But the Golf Grouches didn't amount to much. There weren’t enough of them. The ladies were solidly lined up for the house; some of the husbands were not golf fiends, and others were docile. 80, at a show down, it is likely that not more than a dozen dyed-in the wool, last-ditch, veal grouchy Golf Grouches could have been mustered. They took it out in talk. They never did have a look in, to tell (he truth. The writer of this piece, be ing one of them, feels that he may talk freely of their indolence and general futility. Anyway, tliero had to be n house ami the one now rising is certain ly not extravagantly built. It lias one big gathering room, two or three ante rooms, and a broad veranda. The ln jtejnor walls Hre lefL,\yith_». rough finish. for the present. There is some money available for the golfers but they haven’t begun to use it yet. Probably the coming of warm weather will see clearing and stone-pick ing underway. PARENTS Will HEAR MR. CHASE At Meeting March 13 He Will Talk on Continuity of Education President Chase will’ address the Parent-Teachers Association at its next meeting, at eight, o’clock Tuesday even ing, March 13, in the school .auditorium. His,topic will he “The Continuity of Education from the Cradle to the Grave.” He will speak of the inti mate relations existing between the Chapel Hill school and the University. When the Chapel llill branch of the association was launched a year ago all the meetings were held at night. But in tho last few mouths the (dan of meeting in grade groups has been tried out, and it is proving so successful that it will he coutinucd. There is a chairman for the parents of the children in each' grade, and she and the teacher of each grade conduct the meeting. The grade chairmen and the teachers are as follows: Ist grade, Mrs. Parker Daggett and Miss Glass; 2nd grade, -Mrs. W. P. Jordan and Miss Pleasant; 3rd grade, Mrs. Isaac Manning and Miss Mary Culpepper; sth.grade, Mrs. H. M. Wagstaff and Miss Kate Culpepper; 6th grade, Mrs. John Hocutt and Miss Moss; 7th grade, Mrs. T. E. Best and Miss Bowen. The high school parents are gathered into one group, with Mrs. A. C. Mclntosh us chairman and Miss Green as representative of tho teachers. Miss, Shell, was teaches in the fodrth grade, lias been ill, and no chairman fpr that group has yet been appointed. Mrs. J. F. Royster is president of the associa tion in Chajici Hill. A CHANCE TO USE YOUR SCISSORS If you want this newspaper to keep on coming to you, cut out the coupon on the last page, fill in your name and address, and mail to THE CHAPEL HILL WEEKLY, Chapel Hill, N. C. $ ' $1.50 a Year in Advance. 5 Cents a Copy HERNDON NOW SURE TO BE POSTMASTER He Has Been Rec—ended by Rtydbinn State Chairman and Wiß PrebaUy Get Place LONG RESIDENT OF CHAPE HILL It is now certain that DeWitt Hen don is going to be Chapel Hill’s new postmaster. As the Weekly appears the people of the town may have read already, in a Washington despatch, of the Senate’s favorable action upon his nomination. If not already out, the news may be expected any day. There has been much wondering at the delay of the Senate in confirming the nomination, and a little while ago there were rumors of opposition. But what ever opposition there was has been with drawn. Some time ago the local Republican committee voted to recommend another citizen, but when the civil service exami nation came off it was found that he was not among the first three—and under the law one of the first three must be appointed. F. A. Bowman stood first, DeWitt Herndon second, and M. W. Uzzell third. Mr. Bowman is a comparative stranger here. Nobody has said anything against him, but in every community there is always naturally a popular preference for a resident of long standing. Politi cal chairmen make it a custom to give heed to this preference unless there is some compelling reason not to. Mr. Herndon, who is now an em ploye of the Bunk of Chapel Hill, is a son of the late S. L. Herndon, Chapel Hill is overwhelmingly Demo cratic. But, since the national admini stration is Republican, of course the postmaster goes to a member of that -party. — a plum, aud from tho day the present incumbent, Robert L. Strowd, announced his resignation there has been much speculation as to who would get the place. By reason of tho University’s being here, tho Chapel Hill postoffice is far more important than are postoffices in other municipalities of tho same size. Tho presence of 2,000 students and tho issuanco hero of several periodicals of considerable circulation make tho volume of business such that tho availablo force is sometimes put to it to keep up with the incoming and outgoing mail. Accordingly, real ability is required of the postmaster. Mr. Herndon, if he does go in, ’has a big job cut out for him, aud there are many who think he is not to he envied. Mr. Strowd, who was not in good health when he took office and whoso repeated ideas to Washington for better facilities have not met much en couragement. is known to bo looking for ward with pleasure to his retirement. For a long time now his physician has been urging rest upon him. COMMUNITY CLUB NOTES At the monthly business meeting of she Community Club on Friday inter est centered about the plans for the an nual meeting of ttm clubs in District No. <> of tho State Federation, to be held in Chapel Hill March 19. District No. (> includes, in addition to the local organization, five Raleigh dubs, the Woman’s Clubs of Apex and Smithfield, and certain literary clubs of Clayton, Durham, and Roxboro. The opportunity for neighboring club women thus to meet for one day a year and to exchange experiences has proved always delightful' and increasingly help (TUI. , In’’anticipation of the meeting, Mrs. Leavitt has appointed certain commit tees to care for tho details-of tho enter tainment. Mrs. Dey was asked to func tion as chairman of tho hospitality com mittee, Mrs. Clyde Andrews, us chair man of the automuhilo transportation committee, and Mrs. Carter as chairman of the refreshment committeo. Announcements from these chairmen ami the program of the meeting in full will he given at u later date, for the benefit of those women in Chapel Hill who, vjfetlier members of the Community Club tir not, would be interested in at tending the sessions. The literature department will- meet next Monday evening at 8:00 oclock at the Parish House. Mrs. Braune will have charge of the program which will consist of the reading of Hildegarde Flanner’s “Mansions” and Lady Gre gory’s “Workhouse Ward.” The health depatment’s March meet ing will ho held at the home of Mrs. Dey, Friday, March 2, at four o’clock. Work on the will he continued and the reports of the Tuberculosis and Nurses’ home committees are expected.