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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C., MARCH 16, 1893.
. THE TAR HEEL.
A weekly paper published at the
University '. of North Carolina,
under the auspices of the Univer
sity Athletic Association, devoted
to the interests of the University at
Issued every Thursday morning.
It will contain a summary of all
occurrences in the University and
village of Chapel Hill.
Space will be assigned for the
thorough discussion of all points
pertaining to the advancement and
growth of the University.
A brief account each week of the
occurrences in the amateur athe
letic world, with especial attention
to our own athletic interests, and
progress in Football, Baseball,
Tennis, etc. -
All society news, personals and
every subject of interest both to
the students arid citizens of the vil
lage, will be treated each week.
The columns will bo open to dis
cussion on all appropriate subjects
with an endeavor to do full jus
tice to everyone. The chief and
his assistants will decide as to ap
propriateness of articles no anony
mous articles will be accepted with-'
out authors name being known to
the chief, which " will be in confi
dence, if desired.
Advertisers will note that this is
the best, quickest, and surest, means
by which they can reach the stu
dents. For notes see or write
"Business Manager of Tar Heel,"
Chapel Hill, N. C , or drop him a
card and he will call.
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Confectioneries, Fruits, Cigars, Tobacco,
, . &c, &c.
Through the generosity of cer
tain members of the Faculty, al
umni and friends of the Univer
sity, the amount necessary to en
close the athletic grounds has
been raised.' Work was com
menced last week, aud before the
spring games begin, the fence will
be built. This movement is thor
oughly in keeping with the rapid
growth and expansion of the Uni
versity. Several important ad
vantages will be derived from the
fence. As was evident last com
mencement, it was utterly impos
sible with ropes to prevent a large
part of the crowd from seeing
without paying. The enclosure
will certainly put an end to this,
and as a result, a large number of
these will pay at the gates. Fur
thermore it will obviate the ne
cessity of having 15 or 20 mar
shals at each game, who, of course
were admitted free of chaige, and
in this way quite a little sum will
be taken in that would be other
wise lost. It will also be easier
to get other .teams to meet us on
our own grounds, thereby afford
ing the students and villagers
much pleasure and enjoyment.
Another great advantage that will
accrue to athletics, will be' the
opportunity given the football
team for secret practice, which
were heretofore impossible, but
which are of great value for sev
eral reasons affording the team
an opportunity to practise its sig
nals and certain plays without tKe
possibility of our opponents learn
ing the same."
We have heard some opposit
ion to the erection of the fence.
While giving due deference to
those who differ from us in their
opinions, yet I must say that the
objections raised seem trivial. It
is held by some . that the matter
was not discussed before the stu
dents and that they had not passed
on it. I would say in this con
nection that the student-body has
no control over the campus, but
that it is under the charge of the
Faculty, and their permission
having been given, that was suf
ficient. Some' claim that it will mar
the beauty of the Campus. This
can hardly be raised as an objec
tion to its erection, for all of us
recognize the fact that athletics
are a part and parcel of our col
lege life, and as such must be
cared for. Exactly in what di
rection it will interfere with the
appearance of the college grounds
I have not heard stated, except
that the view would be cut off to
It is only natural that there
will be found some who will ob
ject to any change whether good
Do the'Freshmen seem to think
it manly to part their hair like
Does the Faculty tolerate men
on the hill who get up one lesson
every other full moon ?
Is it that so many fellows prac
tice warbling in the main hall of
the South Building?
Is not Easter Monday a holi
day ? ,
Do some backwoods bush
whackers regard it smart to fire
off pistols in the campus ?
Should we be bothered with
examination any how ? '
Can't old Jerry sell peanuts on
the campus? t V
Don't the faculty remove those
abominably uncomfortable seats
from the English room?
Is the second German class so
? ? . ? ' ?
Boating is truly" the most ele
gant of amateur athletics, but few
colleges can afford the immense
expense attendant on such a lux
ury. By. this it must be under
stood that the cost for the num
ber of men who make up a crew,
is immeasurably greater than for
any other .form of college athlet
ics. The intense strain, both on
the physical and nervous system,
in a race, has been disclosed by
English physicians as very injur
ious. We have never heard of
pools on football or baseball, but
we have heard of them on "the
races," so we do not see how this
is going to prevent those 4 'sporty' '
inclined people from wagering on
the result. Indeed, humanity is
so constituted, that so long as
there is a chance for gain, it will
risk the loss of all. This is not
confined to" college men nor to
college athletics, so we do not see
how faculty provisians can be
made to correct the evil, which is
indeed great. We must have
laws enacted and then rigidly en
forced in order to stop it.
AMONG COLLEGE ATH
LETES. Harvard has adopted very strin
sent rules which shall hereafter
govern her athletics. She. shows
her belief in the possibility of
purifying athletics without ex
cluding students taking profes
sional courses and resists all the
attempts to forcing the "Yale"
rule upon her.
Harvard and Yale have united
in a challenge to Oxford and
Cambridge for a boa-race in this
country in July. The winner of
the Harvard-Yale race will row
the victorious English crew, if
the English universities accept
The advisory Committee of the
Northern Foot-ball association
recommends one new rule and
more clearly defines one old one.
The new rule is that the centre
rush of the side holding the ball
shall have entire possession of it
and his opponent shall not be'al- " '
lowed to touch it until it has
snapped back. Secondly, for a
try-at-goal, the ball must be
brought back from the point
where the runner is held behind
the line. These changes must be
adopted at the meeting in May
before they finally become rules.
Harvard and Yale arranged
two of their dates for base ball
games. They have declined to be
governed by the new League
rule playing the pitcher's box
five feet further back.
The University of Virginia has
two weeks practice with with the
Bostons, and then plays Yale,
Harvard, Vermont and Dartmouth
before the Souther association
games begin. This ought to give
her team excellent practice if it
does not bankrupt and discour
age them. ,
vMr. Hoke Smith, Mr. Cleve
land's secretary of interior, is very
pleasantly held in remembrance
by the University foot ball team,
of last yean While they were
in Atlanta last fall, he showed
them every courtesy and atten
tion possible, and after their hard
fought and victorious game with '
the University of Virginia, he
gave an elegant banquet to the
Tar Heel champions at his resi
dence on Pcachtrce street, at "
which it was' the pleasure of our
boys to meet many of the Gate
City's loveliest daughters.