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Our first irame is to' be played
this week-next Saturday. Then is
the time to give the team a good
start. The interest shown by the
students in the practice has been
much appreciated by the players.
Now let us keep this up and turn
out a good large crowd to Satuday's
game. Let us help the team to
pile up a large score and give them
a helping hand on the upward road
One of the most serious-we might
say the most serious braw back to
our athletic life in the University,
is the lack of united support of our
alumni in regard to this important
ol.ase of our college lite. Our
alumni, as individuals have always
shown a remarkable interest in the
development of our atletics, and this
interest and support has been much
"appreciated by the Uuiversity
But it has always been as single in
dividuals and no united or organized
whole. However much work the
separate alumni may do the effect
cannot be so benelical or work sucii
good results as if this work were
done by an organization. We could
then urge that some movement
for this purpose should have its be
Our Athletic Ad . isory Committee
is the proper organization to take
hold of such a movement. A revolu
tion conld easily be wrought in the
athletic spirit hereby means of such
an action and no time should be lost
in putting forward plans for some
thing of this sort. People are nat
urally more inclined to show interest
in a successful thing than an unsuc
cesful one. Now, with every pros
pect of a successful year in foot
ball, now is the time to interst a
lmni. An opportunity is at hand
which should be seized.
A matter of the greatest impor
tance to us at the University is the
great interest that is being shown
in athletics by the preparatory
schook in the state. But there is
among them the same dangerous
tendency to run into professional
ism, that so long blocked the way
to good amateur sport in our col
leges. Nothing gives such'a great
drawback to real sport among col
leges and school, as professional
ism. And nothing is harder to root
out, when once established, as this
dangerptis practice. An effort
should then be made at the begin
ning, before this spirit has got too
great, a start, to prevent its becom
ing a part of the prep-schools' ath
letics. We at the University are
as much interested iu this phase of
their life as they, for just as the
University in its scholastic depart
ments depend upon these schools tor
students, so is our athletics depen
dent upon them. Professionalism
prevents the development of ama-
tures. We cannot use proiessiunai
athletes in our athletics and so we
lose all benefit of the athletic devel
opment in the preparatory schools
as long as they tolerate it. , , ,
Opening of the University.
Once more the faculty and student
body have gathered together with
one of the most auspicious begin
nings in the history of the institut
ion. The relation, between teacher
and taught seems closer and warm
er than ever before and the old ped
egogue ol years ago has sunk into
As the old studnts returned to the
Hill one by one they met on the
campus with cheerful couutenaces
and glad hearts, welcomiug their
el low students with a heirty hand
shake. Never belore have, the
influences tending to unify the stu
dent body been stronger than at this
the beginng of the 104th year ot the
To the new students is ac
corded a hearty welcome. The dear
old 'Varsity is glad to take unto
herself all those who are in search ot
truth and of a higher, nobler, life.
She wishes every new member to
feel that he has become a vital part
in her life, a partaker of her privil
eges and her responsibilites. She
would nurture them because in them
is her j hope for the coming years,
and because from her they hope to
gain fitness for life's' battle. Take
her, use her, and when the time shall
have past, be able to say to her,
"Nothing thou gavest has been us
Trustees, faculty, students, all
congratulate themselves on the num
ber and high standing of those who
have matriculated this year. The
total registration is 434 and advices
in the office indicate a total enroll
ment of 475 by Christmas. The
senior class is the largest that has
been here since ,48 There are 55
seniors present, eight of whom en
tered the class from other institu
tions. An unusually largre number
entered the other higher classes.
nine graduates and eight women
taking post-graduate work, Up to
date, one hundred and forty two
new men are in college. The pres-
freshman class made an unusually
o-ood record on entrance examinations
and their preparation indicates
higherand more caretul work on tue
part of our preparatory schools.
Such is a long stride forward, tor
there is where real progress must
begin. Cannot we see that ere long
the Old North State will cease to be
classed with the backward in edu
cation. Already can we not claim a
higher rating? Let "onward and
upward" be our watch word, and
may we advance until this old 'Var
sity shall become so deeply rooted
into the hearts -and minds of the
people of the whole state that they
all shall count her progress as their
gain and her downfall as their ruin.
Professor Raper's Lecture.
"Variety is the spice of life", so
thev sav. and it is certainly true in
college life. After a student works
hnrd all the week, con lined closely
to his room, with his mind riveted
on his books, some change, some
recreation, is necessary to relieve
atmin on his mind. He needs
to throw aside his books, and spend
an eveuinir without a thought of
them, an evening purely of pleas-
circumstances, an entertaining lec
ture is most refreshing. It draws
ones mind entirely away from tri
angles, ellipses etc., as well as from
tlio rml 5 no- nroblems of Philoso-
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An occasion of this kind was af
Wrled us last F r i d a y evening,
when a large audience of the Facul
tv, students, and townspeople gath-
eredin the Chapel to hear rroi
Charles L. Raper give an account
of his recent trip to Europe.
Such a trip, said Prof. Raper, is
the event of a lifetime; and it re
quires years of careful study and
preparation to enable one to appre
ciate it fully. That rrot. .reaper
was thoroughly prepared to get the
full benefit of his tour, was evident
from the striking familiarity which
he showed with the historic places
and personages f the Old World
And not only did his acute knowl
edge of them enable him to enjoy
them more, but it made his descrip
f tlipm r vivid and so lifelike
t ha t one could almost see them
The first important feature about
a trip abroad is the long sea voy
ao-e. This Prof. Raper described
most graphically. One could al
most seethe great ship cut loose
from the dock and move slowly a-
way from home and tnends, while
thousands of people stood on the
shore, waving their handkerchiets
;il flip shio vanished from their
WMt v . w - -
sio-ht. Soon the scene changes.
America, home, and loving friends
can be seen no longer; all is one
broad expanse of water. A dense
fog hovers round the ship. All is
dark, and damp, and dreary. The
ship begins to reel and rock, and ere
lonsr thirteen hnndrcd souls expen
pnrf the horrors of sea sickness.
At Liverpool they first touched
land. There, the speaker said,
were few things to jnterest him ex
cept the great docks where lay at
anchor ships from every nation un
der heaven, so after one day's stay
will live forever to the glory of En
gland and the good of the world.
But all of these became compara
tive insignificant when the speak-
erb egan to tell about the Queen's
Jubilee. One could almost see the
millions of people thronging the
that ercat parade, while
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the doors and windows on both sides
of the street were packed to the ut
most with spectators. Vivid, too,
was the picture ot tne ten mousdnu
bonfires lighted that night, and the
crown made of electric lights, on
the front of every house.
But the greatest attraction oi an,
was the queen herself. The ambi
1 Jnn of everv man in that vast as
semblage was to get a glimpse at
the great and good queen, v ictoria.
From London, f rot. ixaper wuk
his audience with him through nor
Wn Fn.o-land up into the high
lands of Scotland, and across her
lakes of magnificent beauty, thence
to Edinburgh and Glasgow; to the
iiomes of Scott and Burns; and fin
ally, to the care of the outlaw, Kob
Everybody present at tne leciuxe
spent a most' delightful hour, and
we hope it will not oe long ueioie
Prof. Raper will favor us with an
other similar treat.
Our new Gymnasium Director.
Mr. lames William Calder, our
new Director of the gymnasium ar-
rived last Wednesday. Air. earner
being a Scotch-Canadian by birth
comes from a country noted for its
athletic spirit. Jor a number oi
years past he has been a resident ot
Charlotte. He is a thorough, all
round gymnast .and athlete. He
received his training in the gym
i;.n nf New York City and Brook-
lyn, and was Director of the Young
Men s Christian Association gym
nasium at Charlotte for two years,
and at Brooklyn lie was junior di
rector lor eithteen months.
Last year he was Director at
Davidson College, where he awak
ened remarkable enthusiasm for
athletic, and especially track work.
Before coining to the University
Mr. Calder received several flatter
ing offers from large 1 . M. C A s.
He comes to us with a splendid
reputation as a Director, and the
University is to be congratulated
upon securing his -services.
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at that great commercial city, he
proceeded to the historic town of
Oxford. The whole audience fol
lowed him w i t h intense interest
through the stately halls of that
old College which had its beginning
far back in the 13th century. Rev
erently, too, they went with him to
the rooms o f John and Charles
WWW. the founders of Metho-
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London was the next place visit
ed. It is too large, and the places
of interest too numerous, to attempt
to enumerate them. St. Paul s Ca-
thederal. Westminister Abbey, the
British Museum, and the old. tower
built by William the Conqueror,
nro n fpw of the mauv thiuiTs the
speaker mentioned. Great and in
teresting as all these are, the de
scription of them was not nearly so
interesting as that of the homes of
Milton, Shakespeare, Carlisle and
the hosts of others whose names
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