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The Tar Heel.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
BOARD OF EDITORS.
E K. Ghaham, . - - Editor-in-Chief.
W. J. Bkogden; - - - W. H. IiAGI.KY,
P.C. Wm-aoCK, ... - R.E. F01.MN,
P n amn .... pekcy Whitakek,
t? n Wnr.TfRS. - - - Business Manager,
E. D. Broadhurst, - Ass't BusinessMgr
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There remain only abont ten days
more of practice before the great
iranie Thanksgiving. The period of
work and training is now rounding
mnlrlhr off to its close: one more
game played and the season of '97
is either a glorious success or a dis
astrous failure, the team of '97 either
takes its place along side of those of
'92 and '95 or loses itself in the ob
livion of what are called 4 'sorry
teams. ' ' Such is the basis on which
the judgment of a fickle public rests.
These last ten days are without
doubt the most important of all in
the season's hard work. They are
t,a L-nmminu nn of nil the rest. The
bill, .wiiii" r
team seems to realize fully the res
ponsibility they have on them of
maintaining the honor ot the Uni
versi v and we doubt not that they
will do all in their power to take
full advantage of the final trailing.
And just as it is encumbent on
them to continue the specially hard
training they have undergone since
their return from Tennessee so the
college on its part should take up
with renewed vigor its share in the
work of winning the Richmond game
Show in every way possible the
interest and enthusiasm you feel
and let the team see the confidence
vou have in them. Let everybody,
grinds, sports, loafers, men, wo
men and children go out and watch
the practice, applaud the players
and keep things red hot until the
last dav of crrace is gone.
It is not a necessary corallary of
such appreciation, however, that
the spectators huddle about the team
and smother the plays; quite the
moderation is worse than worthless,
and it would be far better to keep
away altogether from the athletic
fiel than to croout and persistently
stav inside the side lines. Only
those' whose reputation for asininity
is thoroughly established should to
do this, after so many requests to
keep out of bounds.
on themselves the burden ot re-es
tablishing the Magazine. It was
a burden that did not belong especi
ally to them; they get very little
more from the publication than does
he college at large and assume tne
whole responsibility. With this
view of the matter it would seem
that the men outside of the societies
in a pure spirit of patriotism, would
back up the societies in what they
have done and respond to a man when
called on to subscribe. It is not
necessary, however, to put it on
such a consideration as college spir
it for the Magazine will be amply
worth the small price charged. Its
aim is to be a student s literary pa
per, out and out.and as such' should
command the interest ot every un
A philosopher would doubtless take
the ground that one had just as well
freeze to death in a library as in any
other place. And so perhaps one had.
But as between the attainment of
knowledge and freezing most people
would die of old age and ignorance.
Not that they love ignorance; but only
that they would not be martyrs to
So it is bv no means fair to say t 11 at
the pursuit of knowledge is not vigor
ous at any given institution or place
simply because the library is not
crowded with individuals perched be
hind magazines and books. Consider
first the temperature of the library
and the temperament of the individu
als. If the former be kept at about forty
degrees, by the very precarious exist
ence of 9 nondescript tire, and the lat
ter demand a climate considerably
milder than that of the Arctic circle
the judgment pronounced is easily
seen to be unreasonable and unfair, as
was stated. The conscientious but
warm-blooded students of such a place
or institution should not be thus slan
: These remarks are of course entirely
general in their application.
nroeure a different bill of fare would
require a little more effort, and those
in authority are unwilling to go to
this trouble when beef can be gotton
for the asking ?
The other boarding houses in the vil
lage charging very little, if any, more
than is charged for board at Commons
furnish their patrons with at least a
chance occasionally, and until bom
mons Hall is willing to go to the
trouble of varying the bill of fare oc
casionally, it need never expect to .at
tain, that popularity and patronage
which it otherwise would surely com
The matter for the first number
of the University Magazine is now
in the hands of the printers and the
new aspirant for the favors of the
public will make its appearance
earl v in December.
We understand that the business
innnao-er will, in the next few days,
can vass college for subscribers. He
should meet with great success.
in the interest of the University
and lor the fostering of some sort
ot literary spirit, the societies took
Is a Question of Fare a Fair Ques-
h ft V u
A number of statements have ap
peared recently in the columns of the
Tar Heel regarding the excellence ot
the fare at Commons Hall, and the
large number of students fed by that
excellent institution. Far be it from
the purpose of the present writer to
iniure the reputation of Commons by
any statement that he may make; but
rather it is his desire that by a just
criticism the place may be improved
in such manner that at the beginning
of next month there may come thirty
new boarders, instead a loss of thirty
as the case this month.
The main objection to the place is
the seemingly determined purpose on
the part of those who are in charge ot
its management to force its boarders
into a "diet of beef," compelling them
three times a day to eat this class of
meat, or no meat at all. A variety,
and improvement, of course would not
be objectionable 111 other directions.
For instance, if instead of giving beef
for breakfast seven times a week, some
different sort of food could be found to
substitute therefor once or twice, the
innovation would be hailed with de
lio-ht. But if a Commons Hall board
er wishes a change of menu from that
"enioyed" any previous morning, he
can obtain this only at the expense of
eating no breakfast at all, or at vme
different house. ' . , ,
Beef,' I believe, is no chcaner ' n
other food -which would ansv r t';0
same purpose, and in many 18
dearer. Why, then, is it given or
abuntatitlv? Is it .simply because to
Sixteen Men and a Foot-Ball.
In the history of athletics at the
University no team in foot-ball or base
ball has had the opportunity of taking
a more delightful trip than that just
taken by the foot-ball team to Tenn
essee and Western North Carolina.
Leaving Chapel Hill on the evening
train, we travelled through to Cowan
or Sewanee Junction, without stops
except at Salisbury for supper on
Thursday, and at Chattanooga for
breakfast the next morning. Cowan
is little village of about five hundred
inhabitants with a remarkably good
hotel for a place of this size. Here
we took dinner while waiting for the
Sewanee "vestibuled limited fast ex
press," which runs eight miles up the
mountain to Sewanee. 1 his train is
rivaled only by our own "fast mail"
from University Station.
Leaving Cowan, you travel for half
an hour catching only an occasional
glimpse of the village that you have
just left, through the branches ot
the trees which are now decked in
their autumn colors. Suddenly you
round a curve and see far below, al
most under you, the quiet little vil
lage with its white houses, and the
i only sign of life is the column of
smoke rising from the smelting
works. Higher up you go and the
scene broadens and widens and you
gaze upon the dark bine mouutains,
rkkre upon ridge fading away to
wn rr1 fbp son tli and east. When
you get to the very top of the
mountain you are at bewanee.
We drove through the village
with its wide but not very straight
streets up to the college gymnasium
Here we were most cordially treat
ed by the Sewanee boys who did
every thing possible tor our comtort.
After one of the prettiest cleanest
games of foot-ball that I have ever
seen we left for Cowan once more.
In our minds we shall always as
sociate Sewanee with cordiality and
Tired and broken up by the Se
wanee game, and the trip, we got to
Nashville on Saturday morning at
eleven o'clock. The day was per
feet and N. C. rooters were more
plentiful; but well, the result o
the same is known.
The next morning we left for
Chattanooga, passing Murfroesb ru
battle-field. Here from th. car
window could be seen, long, rows o
graves with little whte marble
head stones which ntirk the fina
resting places of departed heroes.
An occasional sha.'t marks the grave
of a,flleu gcnctal.
. Alonr- thv south bank of the
'Tennessee River, which makes a
beautiful horse-shoe curve at this
place, between the river and Look
Out Mountain, we entered Chatta
nnrvn. On nrrnnnr. ci a. lav over o
several hours we decided to go up
T O..- lf f n-n 4-Un LI
on j-lui. vm i-ui jlx mc came car
which runs up a steep incline to the
top. At the steepest part the track
makes an angle ot otr with the ho
rizonthe steepest track in the world
except the one up Mt. Vesuvius.
Standing at Point Look Out morP
than 1500 ft above Chatanooga, one
can look into seven states and look
ing south and west he sees the bat
tle fields ot Chickamauga, Mission
ary Ridge, Chatanooga and Look
Out Mt., scenes ot lien. BraA
manouvers in '63 '64 after the bat
tle of Murfreesboro and just before
his retreat southward.
Here some of the boys who "took
well" on this trip obtained souv
enirs. it i ' 1 T
At iv p. m. we arrived in ivnox
ville. Next evening the game .van
1 rn 1 .
piayea in a pouring rain, raking
the train on which we had arrived
we left for Asheville.
As it crosses the N. C. line the
railroad enters the valley of the
French Broad River. With night
fall the rain had ceased and the
moon shone out bright and clear.
For miles we traveled up the banks
of the river first on one side and
then on the other, with the dark
rugged mountains on either hand
and the river in the moonligt shin
ing like a silver stream.
The next morning was spent iu
seeino; what was to be seen in Ashe
ville. Our "Social Lights" scored
a few points. We met many oldU.
N. C. boys who were our most ar
That night we left Asheville and
arrived at "The Hill" on Wednesday
Since our return several questions
iave come up about incidents 011 the
rip. What did Borland mean by
saying that he took well on this trip?
Who were the Social Lights? Why
did Buxton spend all his money at a
ciirar stand in the hotel at Knoxville?
Who is Patrick Henry? Did any
one accuse Shull of doing the Little
White Act on the foot-ball grounds
at Knoxville? Did any one see auy-
thinor of a crazy woman frantically
waving her hand from the car win
dow as the train arrived in Atlanta
on Nov. 5? Has Jimmy the Fat
Boy joined a museum?
There are other questions dm
White will ask them. . M. U.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
Npxt. Stindav Nov. 21st, at 7 P. M.
Rev. Howard F. Rondthaler of Sa
lem N. C. will deliver the monthly
sermon in the College Chapel. Mr.
Rondthaler is an alumnus of the
liniwrufv: wns a member ot uu-
graduating class of '93 and was at
one time President of the 1 .
A. He is a clear and forcib': 'M " "
erand a very cordial jnvit:!ti''
given to ad students and l'n ''ls
hear him, .
The regular week day meetings
will be held throughout the we
... .. .:lA irrflltl.
as usual and an are invneu w
The leaders are as follows:
Tuesday, short devotional services
by Johnston, and business meeting
Wednesday, Satterfield; Thursday,
The Philadelphia Base-Ball Clu
has offered the "Giants" S15,' 0
the release of Geo. Davis; but 1
ident Freedman makes light ol