The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, April 06, 1894, Page 1, Image 1
nn H Li TAI 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 this matter. 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 zation. ) 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. CONSTITUTION. 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 year. 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 grade. 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 ship. officers. Honorary President, George T. Winston, LL. D., President of the University. 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 yer, '94. The following committees were appointed: 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 ner, '95. 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 year. 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 free. 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.