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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
BOARD OF EDITORS.
S. S. Lamb, - ... Editor-in-Chief,
E K. Graham, - - - W. II. Bagi,ey,
P. C. Whiuock, - - - - R. E. FotLiN,
P. D. Gou, - - - .... E. E. Sams
F. O. ROGERS, - - Business Manager.
W. T. Bost, - - Ass't Business Manager.
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The Foot Ball Situation.
It is with some degree of ' hesi
tancy that we are brought to treat
of the present unsatisfactory situa
tion in foot ball circles. It can be
regarded in no other light than that
of an unpleasant duty and as a mere
reflection of every day comment.
At the beginning of the year,- as
we have before made mention in
other issues,- the team was en
couraged in every possible way. A
liberal subscription was obtained
and the work of the team was in
spired by a large attendance and the
exhibition of an unusual interest in
its training- and progress. And so
for a time the work was good, the
attendance upon practice games en
thusiastic, and all the signs of the
time pointed to a successful season.
This condition of affairs, how
ever, was too satisfactory to prove
lasting, and has been succeeded by
a re-action. The team was some
what demoralized by the game with
Guilford. The score was not what
it should have been. Since this
game and for some time past the
practice has been feeble and dispir
ited, and thoroughly characterized
by a general laxity of effort. The
men, with few exceptions seem
wanting in confidence and are con-
tent with a mere semblance of activ-i
ity. The team has shown a decided
tendency in the direction of 'beer
We have, moreover, been more
than usually unfortunate in the
games scheduled for the season.
And for this it should be clearly un
derstood that the management is in
no wise to blame. Jt is simply an
unfortunate contingency against
which it was impossible to provide.
The cancelling of several of the
games has been merely the result of
a lack of good faith and honest
treatment on the part of the teams
with which the games were sched
uled. Still it is doubly unfortunate in
that it has had a dispiriting effect
upon the team. While it is true
that the men ought not to allow
themselves to be affected by such a
consideration, still the result is nat
ural and hardly to be avoided.
They have had little to which to
look forward; the stimulus to effort
always afforded by the nearness of
a game has been wanting. They
need and should have the practice of
the games with college teams.
J,t is not to late to mend. Let
the team pull itself together. It
owes to the University and to its
supporters for the encouragement it
has received a more determined and
more sincere effort. And as for the
matter of practice, it is understood
that arrangements have about been
completed for a Western trip in
cluding games with Sewanee, Uni
versity of Tenuesee and the Univer
sitv of Nashville. So that it is
barely possible that the team may
yet get all the practice, and perhaps
a little more, than it wants. f
Athletics iti the University,
Muscular and Vocal,
Forty Years Ago.
Our apparatus was primitive in
those days, but calculated to do
much good. Only a lew ot the stu
dents took part in the perform
ances. There was no gymnasium,
of course; but each seeker for
health put up his own bar or paral
lels at his own room. And when
ever any repairs were going on in
the college grounds that required a
ladder, advantage was taken of it.
I remember, once, that a ladder
containing about sixty "rounds"
was found leaning up against the
Old South on the southern side;
A half dozen of us, at once, essayed
the trick of going up "hand over,"
on the under side, and coming
down by 'jumps," the two hands
together. I challenged A.b Vance
to a trial. His characteristic reply
was: "Nobody but a fool would at
tempt such a thing." I knew how
he disliked such performances, and
therefore felt safe in throwing
down the gauntlet. I went up to
the top of the ladder and came
down according to rule. I turned
to see how Vance would take it
he had gone.
It was considered quite an accom
plishment to draw up the ,bodj and
put the chin over the horizontal bar
as many as twenty times. I never
could make more than ten time suc
cessful pulls up. But Vance , was
an expert at this and could go up
twenty-five or thirty times. ' He
could pull up with one hand and
place his chin over the pole, the
only person I have ever seen do it.
When he challenged me to chinning
the pole, I would say: "O any up
start can draw up twenty times,
but a true gentleman is always sat
isfied with ten."
Bandy was the favorite game,
(K. P. B. was an expert at this),
though the warm days of Spring
were frequently spent in playing
marbles. The present football
ground was the scene of many a
fierce encounter. Once in a while
a boy with a broken arm would seek
the rear, and once a broken jaw
bone was one of the causalties.
These contests were more ferocious
than foot-ball and that is saying a
The lungs of the students receiv
ed much exercise; for they called to
one another over wide intervals of
space and from the windows of one
building to. those or another. The
boys, when they wanted ground peas
which they often did, would call
from their windows to Dave Bar
ham, the college servant and bell
ringer, to fetch them. One night,
when all the peas had been sold,
a Di from the West called to Bar
ham, "Pease! Pease!" At once
came a stentorian voice, ignoring
grammar, from a Phi in the East,
"The gentleman may cry "pease!
"pease!" but there is no pease. The
next gale" "Shut up," 'yelled
the Di, "the pun is worse than the
Vocal gymnastics got in its work
especially when, at the beginning
of the session, the freshmen began
to arrive. Once the vocal powers
of Little of Alabama gave my leg
muscles full exercise, by calling to
me, a green freshman of; fifteen
years age: . "Stop there, fresh you
with the Mississippi river running
all over your waistcoat ,1 want to
swap with you." But I staid not
to argue. This was my pet waist
coat; a new marseilles of whose or
namentation I was specially proud.
I looked not to the right, nor to the
left, but sped onward like a cannon
ball, Hill I reached my room. I af
terwards found that Little had not
stirred a step.
Barnes, a classmate, Comptroller
of the state of Florida, six years
my senior, used to pat me on the
back at early morning Chapel roll
call,(sunrise then), . and ,tell me,
when my name was called, "Let
them have it strong now, Lewis,
and come down on the bass," My
voice was "in the gosling," When
I began to pronounce the word
"Here," the first portion would be
with the note of a , key bugle and
the latter a deep bass. It always
"brought down the house, "-raising
a smile from the placid countenance
of Dr. Mitchell, but ridging up a
frown on the face of Prof. Brown,
the roll-caller, who thought it was
a put up job.
Rich'd H. Lewis, '52.
Meeting of the Elisha Mitchell
The Elisha Mitchell Scientific Socie
ty met Tuesday evening Oct. 19th,
Prof. Gore presiding.
Prof. Gore gave a very interesting
talk on the Determination of the Ve
locity of Projectiles by the aid of elec
tricity and polarized light, lie also
called attention to the marvelous feat
of engineering skill displayed in re
moving an old bridge between Phila
delphia and Camden and replacing it
by a new one within 2 minutes and 23
Prof. Cobb, in an interesting man
ner, eave us the results of his summer
work on the Triassic and the discov
ery of a new area near Rockingham.
The dip in this Rockingham area is
north-west, making a syncline with
the Wadesboro area. The Wadesboro
Triassic rests in a syncline of the
Monroe slates, and , there is evidence
in a cut at Peachland that the depo
sition of the sandstones began belore
the folding of the slates was completed.
Dr. Venable lectured on the Lhttu-
sion of Gases. He made a beautiful
experiment showing how a lighter gas,
as amonia, may sink into a heavier, as
hydrochloric acid. As the gases com
bined heat was generated and a snow
of sal ammoniac deposited on bulb of
thermometer enclosed in the hydro
Dr. Baskerville described the work
of Dervey and Maisson in the liquifica-
tion of fluorine at a temperature ot
185 degrees C, by means of liquified
air, as one of the great gains to chem
istry and the loss to the Science
through the deaths of so many emi
nent chemists during the present
' Med. vs.
Soph., Sat. Oct. Kith.
Senior, Mon. Oct. 18th.
Law, Wed. Oct. 20th.
Mon. Oct. 25th.
Wed., Oct. 27th.
Sat. Oct. 30th.
Mon. Nov. 1st.
Wed. Nov. 3rd.
Sat. Nov. 6th.
Mon. Nov. 8th.
Wed. Nov. 10th.
Sat. Nov. 13th.
Mon. Nov. 15th.
Wed. Nov. 17th.
Sat. Nov. 20th.
Mr. Rufus King a well known
Quaker preacher was on the Hill
this week, in the interest of the
Friend's Orphanage near High
Point. ' '
The fire in Durham lasj week
could be easily seen from, the roof
of Memorial Hall and other college
buildings.- . '
- can uuttie
The first game of the. Tnt- n,
Foot Ball championship contest
pull d off last Ssturday, the Sopk
,UUM- winning nom tne Freshtne
by a score of 26 to 0.
The day was by no means n aJ
one for foot ball. The gridiron
was parching dry and the hot SUn
wvn. Hum t-c y round the little!
moisture lett by the night before.
Fverv n1.iv rniicrl UQ a.,j. i . '
j t j uiisi to r,sei
ana tins took lite out of the olav
The Freshman were lined upagaj
opposition tor the first time and the
majority of them were green at i J
game. The Sophs were in fair con
dition and had the advantage over
the Freshmen in that they had plav.
eu against tne otner class teams and
the Varsity. Their supporters how
ever, were orpntlv i i .
j 'Fpuiniea mi
their work, which was slow and
without lite, the . backs repeatedly
lumuung ine uau.
The Freshmen had poor interfer-
vwv, nivu utitusivc P'ay was
fair when the circumstances are con-
sidered. Bellamy, H. and Eskridge
playing at Left Half and Pull Back
respectively did the star work for
01 and Tate J. and Woodard lor '00.
The line up was as follows:
Soph's Position Fresh.
Jones (Myers) R. R. Makely
Shaw (Lynch) R. T. Harris
Reynolds R. G. Hudson
Gant C- Melver
Clark L. G. Garrett
Witistead L. T. Kirby
Adams L. E. Stephens
Guion (Berkely) Q. B. Qettinger
Tate J. , R. II. B. McRae C.
Woodard (Person) L. II. B Bellamy H.
Glenn F. B. Eskridge
Attendane 150. Time of halves
15 minutes. Score: First Half
Sophs 14, Fresh 0. Second Half
Sophs 12, Fresh 0. Umpire, Dr.
Baskerville; Referee, Mr. Williams;
Time Keeper, Mr. Graham.
The Faculty ( and they will no
doubt appreciate the opinion ) took
a wise step when they abolished un
dergraduate honors. We do not
happen to know the reasons that
had weight with them; but from a
student stand point the system as in
force lately was rather farcical than
otherwise. Some honest effort may
have been stimulated but for the
most part it was skill in divining
"puds" and counting hours that
won the laurel.
We trust that the new plan will
prove successful; successful enough
to justify the abolition of marking
altogether, which has no place in a
full system of EJlectives.
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