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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
Vol. H. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, APRIL 6, 1894. No. 20.
ALPHA TIIETA PHI SOCIETY.
HISTORY OP THE MOVEMENT.
It has long been felt that a
purely scholastic society at the
University of North Carolina
would be desirable This feeling
resulted in a meeting of some stu
dents about two weeks ago in the
. Greek recitation room, in the Old
East building, where measures
were taken to ascertain the senti
ment of he students in regard to
Those who were called to the
meeting were the students of the
Junior and Senior classes, who had
attained the average grade of two
(90 per cent.).
The matter was then discussed
at great length, and the students
appointed a committee, consisting
of Mr. Pugh, Mr. Carr and Dr.
Tolman to draw up a constitution
and to consider the advisability of
the formation of such an organi
The committee met and adopted
the constitution, which we have
printed below. At a subsequent
meeting of these students it was
unanimously voted that such so
ciety be formed, and that the con
stitution drawn up by the com
mittee be adopted.
The history of the Phi Beta
Kappa in our sister colleges has
long proven how desirable is the
recognition of scholarship. Our
society shall endeavor, as closely
as possible, to conform to the stan
dard of Phi Beta Kappa. No stu
dent is eligible for membership
unless he has attained the average
grade of 44 two' (90 per cent.).
This society is purely a recogni
tion of scholarship and has no
secrets of any kind.
Object. The object of the
society is to stimulate and increase
a desire for sound scholarship.
The society shall endeavor to pro
vide a series of lectures under its
auspices. At the various meet
ings of the society papers of a lit
erary nature shall be presented by
one or more members, and social
intercourse shall be encouraged.
Non-secrecy. There shall be
no secret rule, ritual or ceremo
nies of any kind. The meaning
of the initials and badge of the
society shall be publicly an
nounced. Eligibility. All students of
the University of North Carolina
are eligible to membership who
have attained an average grade
not below iKtwOy" during the first
two and a half years in college, or
during the entire four years.
Time of Election. There
shall be two periods of election.
The former shall take place after
the Christmas vacation of the
Junior year, the latter after the
final examination of the Senior
Initiation. The words of
initiation shall be in Latin. The
candidate shall be presented before
the President of the society who,
by the utterance of the words,
Pro auctoritate mihi commissa te
in societatem nostram induco shall
establish him , a member of the
society. There is no fee of initia
tion. Badge. The badge of the soci
ety shall be the Greek letter
"Delia" or an equilateral triangle
with two sides broad and one nar
row. The triangular shape sig
nifies completeness and suggests
the motive of moulding character
with complete symmetry. " As a
Greek character, it is the initial
letter of Duo (two), which is the
least average required for eligi
bility. On the lower broad side
shall be inscribed the Greek char
acters, Alpha Theta Pn which
are the initial letters of the words
Alethera Thumou Phos (Truth,
the light of the mind). On the
oblique broad side shall be in
scribed, University of North Car
olina. On the reverse lower broad
side shall be inscribed the Latin
motto of the society, Veritas Ani
mi Lux. On the reverse oblique
side shall be inscribed the name
of the member.
Honorary Members. The
society shall elect no honorary
members save'those who are mem
bers of the Phi Beta Kappa So
ciety, to the standard of which
society this society shall endeavor
to correspond in its rules and re
quirements. Officers. The officers of the
Society shall consist of an Honor
ary President, Vice-Presidents,
President, Secretary, and Treas
urer. The President, Secretary
and Treasurer constitute the Ex
ecutive Committee. This com
mittee shall ascertain the grade
of the students in determining
who are eligible for membership.
The President shall be that mem
ber of the incoming Senior class
who has attained the highest
grade. The Secretary shall be
that member of the incoming Sen
ior class who stands second in
Meetings. There shall be a
meeting near the beginning of
each college session, and as soon
after the first of January as prac
ticable, and at the end of the col
lege year. At other times the
meetings shall be subject to the
call of the President.
Students who Come from
Other Colleges. -Students who
come from other universities or
colleges are admitted to member
ship, if the university or college
from which they come, and their
standing here, correspond with
the grade required for member
Honorary President, George T.
Winston, LL. D., President of
Honorary Vice-Presidents, Eben
Alexander, LL. D., U. S. Min
ister to Greece; Karl P. Har
rington, M. A., Professor of Latin ;
Herbert C Tolman, Ph. D., Pro
fessor of Sanskrit.
Treasurer, James T. Pugh,A.B.
President pro tem.), James T.
Pugh, A. B.
Secretary pro tem. Jas. Saw
The following committees were
Committee on Badge, C H.
White, H. Bingham.
Editorial Committee, H. H.
Home, C. R. Turner.
Hellenian Committee, F. S.,
Carr, T. J. Wilson.
Members. Chas. Baskerville,
J. T. Pugh,. postgraduates; T. J.
Wilson, James Sawver, C. H.
White, A. C. Ellis, E. E. Gilles
pie, '94; F. S. Carr, H. H. Home,
H. M. Thompson, E. W. Myers,
J. L. Patterson, H. Bingham, H.
Howell, D. Lindsay, C. R. Tur
HONORARY BALL. MANA
GERS. The following gentlemen have
been selected as the honorary ball
managers for next commence
ment: Mr. James Webb, Jr., of
Hillsboro, N. C. ; Donnell Gilliam,
Esq., of Tarboro, N. C; Mr. Jas.
P. Sawyer, tf Asheville, N. C. ;
Mr. W. S. Clark, of Tarboro, N.
C. ;Col. J. T. Morehead, of Greens
boro, N. C. ; Dr. William James
Battle, of Austin, Texas; Col.
Benehan Cameron, of Raleigh,
N. C; Hon. Thomas Settle, of
Washington, D. C. ; Hon. Rich
mond Pearson, of Asheville, N.
C. ; Chief Justice James E. Shep
herd, of Raleigh, N. C; Dr.
George G. Thomas, of Wilming
ton, N. C. ; Clement G. Wright,
Esq., of Greensboro, N. C.
Mr. J. A. W. Thompson, Prin
cipal of the Thompson (Military
Schoolspent the day, March 28,
on the Hill on business with Dr.
Winston. There are fine repre
sentatives of the '.Thompson School
in College now, and we hope the
number will be increased next
DR. WINSTON'S LECTURE.
On last Saturday night Doctor
Winston delivered before the stu
dent body the first of what i$Jn
tended to be a series of lectures
by members of our own Faculty
on subjects of general interest.
Doctor Winston, by request,
gave his celebrated lecture off
44 Rome." He stated that all his
tory hinges upon Rome; Ancient
History being the record of the
development of its power, Mediae
val History of the climax of thJs
power, and Modern History- the'
record of its decay. Therefore
of all the cities upon the globe:
Rome is the most interesting to
the student and the sigh t-seefj-Imagine
some immense creatufe
of the animal kingdom dead, fos
silized, and then this fossil reani
mated and we have the Rome df
to-day. The interest in the city'
centers in three things, its relK
gion, art and antiquity. The
Romans are a most religious peo
ple; great church-builders, but
not church-goers. It is the geniuS
of the Latin race to deify concrete
things, and hence the numberless
images, relics and churches, -so
many of these latter that the Pope
may conduct mass in a different
church each day of the year. The
doctor gave accounts of some o
the more interesting sacred relics
and places, and his description Of
St. Peter's, especially provoked a'
good deal of incredulous laughter!'
Lack of time prevented his treat
ing fully the art and antiquities
of the city, and he closed with a
description of the ceremony of
his audience with the Pope, pay
ing his Highness a glowing trib
ute of. praise.
The lecture lasted an hour and
thirty minutes, and the audience
sat spell-bound during that time.
Despite the meagre notice the
chapel was crowded to its fullest
capacity, and the audience was
well repaid, for the speaker was in
his happiest humor, which is say
ing a great deal. It is to be hoped
that the Di. Society will continue
the movement so well begun.
LECTURE BY DR. BATTLE.
Dr. K. P. Battle will lecture
before the student body on next
Saturday evening, April 7th, in
the chapel at 8 p. m. Admission
His subject will be 44 Incidents
connected with Sherman's en
trance into Raleigh," an event of
which Dr. Battle was an eye-witness.
The lecture will be in con
versational style and very interesting.