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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C. , JANUARY 26, 1894.
THE TAR HEEL.
A weekly paper published at
the Univrrsity of North Carolina,
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W. CT, U. ;
We hear that there has been a
branch of the W. C. T. U. estab
lished here in the past few weeks.
This W. C. T. U. (Winston's
Card Temperance Union) may be
a step in the right direction, but
pledges and punishment are not
always efficacious. ' J
That a thing is forbidden has
been since the days of Adam and'
Eve, one of the strongest in
ducements to contrary human na
ture to have or to do that very
t . ......
THE SOPHOMORE'S ANSWER.
"Mr. Flunk, will you solve me this
"Don't tnink I can do it," said he.
' 'I shall credit you, then, with a zero ;"
' : Well, sir, that is nothing to me I"
If smile is longer than q, mile, i
And a kiss is good f or a miss,
If a missis as good as a mile,
Js a smile, then, more than a kiss 1
Thus against such an ' evil""as
gambling it is not enough to put
a few men on pledges to abstain
from it, still leaving the seeds to
spring up in "Fresh" ground,
but the college, sentiment must
also be educated so as to frown
down upon it. Our university
has a bad1- enough reputation
among the good, religious people
of the state, who claim that it
tries to lead young men from the
"cohorts of God" etc., without
giving them another stone to
throw: that the university in
cludes gambling in itscurriculum.
This seems certain, that if
gambling in the university is to
be stopped it must be by the gen
eral sentiment of the students be
ing against, it, and active senti
ment at that, not the passive sort
of intolerance that says nothing.
The vice is one of the most
fatal that man ever saddles on his
shoulders. Gaining possession
of body and soul, and having,
generally, drinking and debauch-
ery, attendant satellites in its
It is an example of the brute
nature in man. Your neighbor
has something you want, viz
his money and in this era it is
not right to knock him senseless
and go through his pockets. The
moderns, therefore, have invented
a much better way. One that
not only empties the pocket-book,
but tends to draw on the check
book too mangling him into a
littlegame" accomplishing the
same thing in a gentlemanly man
ner. But this is skill against
skill, luck against luck, and the
statement made recently that
gambling leads to stealing well
we may be pardoned for saying
we. take it cum grano salis. Gen
tlemen don't steal, and a man
name of gentleman, not the name
only, but the reality.
If the president is going into
the pledge system he should take
pattern from some of the military
schools of the state that make the
students sign pledges before en
tering, to abstain from all drink
ingf, gambling,- etc., and as a con
sequence, in such places a pledge
in ' 'an airy nothing and a name. ' '
Such will be the result here
also if the system of pledges were
to prevail to any extent, for there
is but very little difference be
tween the boy at a military school
and the sutpe boy three months
later in college, ZY other boy
for the matter of that, ana the
sure result would be the tearing
down of the general standard of
morality of conduct to a much
greater extent than the presence
of ten or a dozen men who would
gamble openly would do, if
gambling were permitted.
During the formation of the
union quite an amusing little in
cident is said to have ' occurred.
The occasion being the question
ing of Mr. A on his poker
Dr. W. Well, Mr. A. suppose
Dr. Battle, Dr. Hume, and my
self were to indulge in a little
game, what would you think ?
Mr. A. Well, doctor, I think
you'd skin 'em.
A GOOD MOVE.
Last Saturday morning a mo
tion was passed in the Dialectic
society whereby members are al
lowed to resign when so desiring.
This we think a good move to
ward solving the society problem
which has been puzzling every
one for the past three or four
The societies have been on a
decline fast retrograding. In
terest has been lost in them and
the work done by them in a liter
ary way, has amounted to nothing
of real worth. Perhaps one of
the chief causes of this trouble
hasbeeu compulsory membership.
Men have been driven, so to
speak, into an organization for
which they have no desire nor
taste and these men after their
connection. with the society, have'
done nothing in the way of liter
ary progress. They are hardly
to be blamed for this, but are
may gamble and yet retain the culpable inasmuch as they have,
in some cases engaged in conduct
derogatory to the society's dig
nity. These are the men who
would like to resign.
It seems that they should have
the right and by exercising that
right, the best would result both
to them and to the society. Those
who remain will remain for the
sake of the society and its work.
All will have a common object
and can proceed without discour
agement caused by lack of in
terest and repect on the part of
the dissatisfied members.
This seems to us the only way
by which a strictly literary atmos
phere can be secured in the Di
lidtr. will resign and they
can easily make satisfactory4
rangements in regard , to the priv
ileges of the library and other in
stitutions governed in a measure
by the society.
The Magazine for January has
been received, and we have enjoy
ed reading it. The contents are
interesting. The leading article
is by Edward Graham Daves, on
"The North Carolina Society of
the Cincinnati, 1783." He has
collected a vast deal of interesting
documents, facts, etc., and con
densed them in a paper which can
not fail to instruct and entertain
while stirring up a further study
of our heroic past. We hope the
spirit of research and impartial in
vestigation will grow until it has
brought out the full facts of our
Robert W. Winston contributes
an appreciative article on "Wood
row Wilson's Division and Re
union. " He reviews this able and
impartial history of the critical
period of 182 9-1889. Prof. Cobb
writes a critical review of Gold
win Smith's book. It is well
written and shows a careful con
sideration of the merits and de
fects of the work reviewed. Mr.
Kenan, '94, contributes a very in
teresting paper on ' 'The Artificial
Production of Petroleum." The
book notices and magazine re
views are good. The college
record and alumni notes give some
leading items of interest for Uni
versity men. On the whole, the
Magazine is very good. We look
forward with interest to each
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