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FOOT BALL CAPTAINCY.
Pursuant to call, the foot ball
team met in Hoke's room Thurs
day afternoon; Mr. H. B. Shaw
was called to the chair and hav
ing called the meeting to order,
Captain Hoke arose and offered
his resignation as captain for 1893
stating that, much to . his regret
and disappointment, he found
it would be impossible for him to
be with us next fall. The team
under the ' circumstances was
forced to accept the resignation.
It is a great disappointment to
learn that we will not have Cap
tain Hoke with us next fall. No
words of mine can increase the
high estimation in which his ser
vices to foot ball in the Uni'ver-
- sity are held. I am sure that I
voice the sentiment of the student
body when I say that in. Captain
Hoke's loss the team suffers an
, irreparable blow and athletics in
general a fast friend.
Under his captaincy, the team
made an unprecedented record
last year and our success, in a
large measure, was due to his ef
forts. Taking charge of the
team in the fall of 1891, out of
1 green material he developed a re
markable eleven and being unan-
., imously elected captain for. 1892,
he worked with a determination
to win, and as a result of his ef
forts, is our great recoad of last
A. S- Barnard (class '93) was
elected captain for next fall. This
selection is a deserved recogni
tion for faithful, and hard
work, and should be a stimulus '
to all those who aspire to athletic
preferment but who think they
cannot secure -the coveted honor.
This is a splendid example of
what may be expected when a
man sets in with a determination
to accomplish Ins object. Well
do we remember Barnard as he
appeared on the Hill in the fall
of '89, the smallest member of
his class, tipping the scales at
only ii2lbs. Who would have
prophesied that lie was destined
to become one of the star players
"f the University ?
Captain Barnard played on the
scrub team of .'89. In the fall of
'90 the University did not put out
an eleven, owing to the adverse
action of the trustees but in the
spring of '91, lie made substitute
quarter on the Varsity by, hard
.work, and in him were seen signs
' of a great quarter back and these
expectations were realized in the
fall of '91 when his playing at
quarter on the Varsity eleven
elicited much favorable comment
and his tackling was unsurpassed.
His record at quarter last fall is
too well known to need comment.
Such is a brief history of the man
who is to lead the team to vic
tory the coming fall. In him
are combined the requisites for a
successful captain good judg
ment and a cool head in a game
and withal he is a hard worker.
The team is to be congratulated
upon its wise choice.
Thre is one criticism that I
would make in regard to the se
lection. It is to be regretted that
Captain Barnard will be a post
graduate next session. Our pol
icy should be to elect as captains
of our team undergraduates but
the comparative youthfulness of
athletes in the south prevents us
from carrying out such a policy
in every case and in the present
the sacrifice would have been too i
weather. The Horner cadets
were out in full force under the
command of Captain Giles. Many
of the young ladies from the sem
inary were also present.
The boys all report themselves
as royally entertained, and only
regret that- their, stay was not
longer and that the weather pre-
vented them from seeing more of
the city. .
, After a lay over of six hours
in Durham, the club returned to
the. Hill Saturday night, 1 8t. .
THE GLEE CIvUB IN
After a cold and wet drive
through the country to Durham,
the Club left on the D. & N.
train for Oxford, reaching that
city at 11:30 a. m. February 17.
We were received by Dr. J. E.
tTT 11 1
wyene, wno assigned us to our
various places of entertainment.
,Upon our arrival, each mem
ber of the Club was presented
with the following:
Young Ladies of Shakespere Club
Oxford Female Seminary,
Friday, 1 7, 1893,
4:30 to 6:30
; p. m.
" 'Tis now 4:30 o'clock, we
have two hours to furnish us."
Merchant of Venice.
'These gentlemen are happily
arrived, my mind presumes, for
their own good and ours. ' '
Taming of the Shrew.
The Club accepted the invita
tion as a unit, and two very pleas
ant hours were spent discussing
Shakespere (andv other) topics.
But, Young Ladies, don't you
think you had the advantage ' of
us? How could we disc ass, with
any hope of success, a topic
against three or four of you who
had looked into the matter? Per
haps you did get the better of us
and maybe we got the "best"
of you! Or, perchance, it may
have been a "tie" on the part of
the two clubs! What do you
' We were greeted with a fair
sized audience, the number being
greatly reduced on account of the
Such artioles as the sketch of
Chief Justice Gale and the ' 'Land
marks of the old town of Bath' '
should incite others to do work of
this kind for the Alagazine. Why
not give it the benefit of the the
ses, biographies and monographs
which our students spend so
much time on?
The copying of an article from
another college publication seems
rather to advertise a dearth of
original work than' to show great
' "A tribute to Col. William L.
Saunders' ' could find no more fit
ting place for publication than in
the official organ of that institu
tion which he so loved and cher
ished. Such biographies make
the pages of the Magazine both
interesting and valuable.
? "Trent's William Gilmore
Simms", following as it does the
book notice in the January num
ber, has caused much comment
First the book is praised for its sci
entific method, now it is condemn
ed for its untruthfulness. So sci
entific methods do not always
produce truth ? One thing, how
ever, is apparent, a book which
has received so much and such
violent criticism must be faultly
in some respects. : ;
The editorial on the system of
marking is thoughtful but fails to
consider one point in the usage
here, as the matter stands now,
the averages are first made out
with 100 as a maximum and then
changed to the new system. A
man who averages 95 makes grade
, while one who averages 89 on
ly 6 points less gets in- grade 3.
The evil comes from a combina
tion of the two systems.
The article on athletics is a
strong and sensible reply to those
who condemn from hearsay, who
do not care to hear both sides of
the question. It takes brains as!
well as brawn to make a success
at football or base ball. A man
must think, and think quick, his
muscles must; obey without the
least hesitation. One can hardly
realize that more than one of the
best players on our victorious foot
ball team of last fall .were,, as
freshmen, under-sized and hollow
chested. The statement that the change
in the library has caused some
dissatisfaction among the stu
dents, must come from not under
standing fully the facts of the
case. It is rather a change of
names than of management. The
former chairman of the faculty
committee is now called libra
rian: the former librarian is
now student librarian.
As this name does indicate that
he is subordinate it is but just
that he be called librarian also.
But as far as management is con
cerned, the societies still have
control. As heretofore, every
thing of sufficient importance is
brought , before them directly,
before any action is taken. Such
was the case in regard to open
ing the library on Sunday.
So exactly where management
on the part of the librarian or the
faculty comes in, is ' hard to see.
The best spirit of the Univer
sity speaks where the Magazine
praises the exchanges from .,the
colleges in the state. "Honor ' to
whom honor is due. "
The good will shown toward
the Tar Heel can but meet with
the hearty reception it deserves.
May both work together for the
upbuilding of the University and
On the whole this issue is a
good one. me new manage
ment shows itself in several re
spects, notably in the increased
number of advertisements. But
will it not seem strange to an
.outsider that, professing as it
does "to be the expression of the
strongest and soberest thought of
the University in all its depart
ments" and wishing to be "re
lieved of a dead weight of per
sonal and local matter utterly
foreign to its aims", it should
publish any cartoon, much less
one glorifying its managing ed
itor's difference with another
member of the faculty. Those
undei stand the matter know it
for a joke, but an outsider natur
ally thinks it more insulting than
witty. Either leave them out
or explain the jokes they attempt
to portray. "X."
PROESSOR TH08. DUNSTON
Get his estimate before you employ any
one else to get up your banquet.
Rev J. J. JONES,
CHAPEL HILL, N. C. .