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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAM HILL, K. C, WEDNESDAY. MARCH 1. 1905.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
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Baseball is now taking its place
at the head of the Spring athletics
aud all of the studenis want to see
the candidates for the team get on
the diamond once a;ain, For the
past two weeks Captain Cheshire
and Coach Lawson have had the in
field candidates practicing- in the
new gymnasium every afternoon
from two to four o'clock and conse
quently the men are in pretty good
physical condition already.
The .first outdoor practice this
season was held Saturday after
noon on the old athletic held back
of the new gymnasium, where the
men were practiced in catching-
flies more than anything else. It
will probably be two weeks before
the regular diamond will be tit for
use because the wet weather of
jFebruary has put it in a bad condi
tion. The sun and wind which we
fare now blessed with bids fair to
fput it in playing condition soon.
The first two games which were
to have been played with Bingham
land Guilford at. Chapel Hill are
fcancelled because the men were
irather late in getting mLo their
ogs this year and no slack chances
bill be taken. , Consequently the
first game played will be with Oak
Ridge Institute at Chapel Hill on
March 25. Of course this will be a
victory for us but not an easy one
)ecause Oak Ridge this year has a
Jjully good team. Cook, the third
lasenian, and several old ringers
Ere still with them and they will
lii os t nrobablv give us a shot for
The second game played will be
.vith Wake Forest at Chapel Hill
and this game will most likely be a
lot one, for Wake Forest is said to
liave a smooth playing set of boys.
:U any rate, we feel sure of victory.
Just at present we are all won
dering what kind of a team Caroli
na is going to put on the diamond
his season. From the present in-
icatious she will have one of the
strongest teams she has had within
he past years. With Dr. Lawson
ts coach and John Cheshire as cap-.
ain there is no reason why Caroli
fa should not have a good nine, be-.
fause there are plenty of good cau-
idates for the team.
Dr. Lawson is an alumnus of this
f niversity. He is generally con
idered to be the best pitcher Caro
ina ever had, and, after leaving
fere, he was with one of the great
Northern baseball leagues for some
This makes Cheshire's fourth
ear on the team aud he has proven
fimself to be one of the best college
pill players in the 'South. We feel
ure that he will make a worthy
Plenty of good men have present
d themselves for the positions on
he team and Coach Lawsotf is do-
Rr everything in his power to de-
op them from the verA' start.
fW)iur thp candidates are:! Sitton.
Winston, Stem, Noble, Worth,
heslure, Carter, Gudger, Taylor,
Thompson, Hopgood, Barry, Gat
lin, James, Patterson, Winboru,
Rogers, Harris, Emerson, Jones,
Weaver, Moore, and Smith.
The Trolley Line.
The indications are that there
will be no trolley line in Chapel
Hill soon. There is a deal of op
position to the plan proposed by
Mr. Wright of Durh'am and men
tioned in these columns- recently.
Professor Williams and Professor
Noble and a number of villagers
went to Raleigh Monday to argue
the question before the legislative
committee. A quorum of the com
mittee could not be obtained how
ever. .Professor Noble was to favor
the Wright ulan and Professor
Williams to oppose it. The latter
objects to giving the Southern per
mission to discontinue its trains
when tire car line is completed.
He wants both. The railroad peo
ple say they are running the Chapel
Hill train now at a loss. The
Southern is bound by its charter
contract to run the train. Its
freight connections are considered
better than any that could be made
by the trolley line; hence the South
ern would haul the freight. The
passenger traffic then would be the
only part the new line would get.
If the passenger and freight traffic
together cannot support one road,
they certainly cannot, taken separ
ately, support two. So we cannot
have two; we must have the South
ern; and that leaves the trolley line
out of the question.
?.Ir. C.cTfey's Lectures.
Mr. George Nelson Coffey, of the
class of 1900, who is in charge of
the Soil Survey of the U. S. De
partment of Agriculture, was de
tailed by the Bureau of Soils to
give a course in nis specialty in
connection with the work of the
Department of Geology during the
month -of February. Mr. Coffey
received his training here and was
formerly assistant in geology. His
course has been taken with much
profit by an earnest elass of a doz.
en or more, and ivir. Volley lias
shown himself a master-teacher as
well as a soil expert. He is one of
her sons of whom the University of
North Carolina is justly proud.
The GeorRla Debaters.
Messrs. C. C. Barnhardt, from
the Di. and EI. S. Lewis, from the
Phi, have been selected as the
Georgia debaters. Ihese gentle
men have been very prominent in
our debating life, both of them be
ing- Commencement debaters last
m i i ,
year. rne. preliminary speecnes
showed that they have the question
well in hand, and that they know
row to present it. Carolina will be
worthily represented. The ques
tion to be debated is: "Resolved,
That the best interests of the
United States are opposed to our
permaucnt occupation of any part
of the Eastern Hemisphere except
for coaling stations."
A New League Proposed.
The following item, which is o
some interest, is taken from th
Times-Despatch. As to tne pro
Dosition it brings uo. we are in
formed that nothing definite ha
been said or done. -
"The recent announcement that
Georgetown and Virginia have prac
tically settled their athletic differ
ences, coming-, as it does, upon th
heels of Virginia's withdrawal from
the Virginia Intercollegiate Ath
letic Association, points toward
the organization of an 'association
among the stronger institutions o
this section of the South. At al
events, this looks to be the most
practical solution of the present
condition of affairs.
"Both from a geographical stand
point and for the welfare of athlet
ics, such an organization seems
necessary. A dividing line is al
ready closely drawn between the
stronger athletic teams of this sec
. iit 'fit .i rr t
tion ana ttiose rartner soutn. ims
is illustrated by the fact that in
estimating the strength of the
Southern teams, the records of the
teams in this section are not given
the same consideration by either
Northern or Southern writers as
those of the teams composing the
Southern Intercollegiate Associa
"This gap has existed since the
formation of the Southern Associa
tion some years ago. The territory
embraced is a large -one, and com
prises a great many colleges, but
there are few teams which stand
out preeminently. Consequently
it seems desirous that the leaders
should get together and formulate
an organization, under equitable
playing rules, such as prevail among
the larger Eastern institutions.
"An association composed of
Georgetown, North Carolina, Vir
ginia and the Virginia Polyttchnic
Institute, for instance, would be
formidable one, and would at once
demand recognition in the collegre
world. This "Big Four" of the
Southeast would be to its section
what Yale, Princeton, Harvard and
Pennsylvania are to the East; Mich
igan, Chicago, Minnesota and Wis
consin to the West, and what Van
derbilt, Sewanee, Clem on and Au
burn are to the far South.
"A strong, well conducted or
ganization, wi th proper eligibility
rules, would unite these institutions
on a satisfactory basis and foster
pure athletics among those where
the greatest amount of rivalry al
"This organization should in no
way interfere with the present Vir
ginia Intercollegiate Athletic Asso
ciation and with the good it is do-
The regular February Germ in
took place on Friday night iii Com
mons Elall. Man' of the most pop
ular and attractive young ladies
from over the State and elsewhere
were in attendance, and consequent-
fly the trerman was one of t.hp mnt
successful of the year. It was
skilfully led by Mr. John Cheshire.
Those present were as follows:
H. P. Gibson with Miss Millie
Archer of Chaptl Hill, J. E. P ogue
with Miss Lucy Andrews of Ral
eigh, H. McR. Jones with Miss
Bessie Gore of Wilmington, B. K.
Lassiter with Miss Julia Winston
of Durham, J. E. Barry with Miss
O' Berry of Goldsboro, H. M. Lon
don of Pittsboro with Miss Annie
Taylor of Pi ttsboro, T. H. Smith
with Miss Smith of Tacoma, Wash.,
E. V. Howell with Miss May Hume
of Chapel Hill, W. P. Jacocks with
Miss Octavia Hughes of New Bern,
H. V. Worth with Miss Capehart
of Chicago. N. C. Curtis with Miss
Fowle of Chicago. T. O. O'Berry
with Miss May Henderson of Salis
bury, A. H. Bahnson with Miss
Mary Andrews of Raleigh, R. R.
Reynolds with Miss Huit .of Char
lotte, Tenn., A. C. Dalton with
Miss Margaret Merrimon of Greens
boro, G. M. Pritchard with Miss
Louise Bradshaw of Greensboro,
Graham Kenan with Miss Margar
et liayncs of Winston, L. G.
Rountree with Miss Major of Hert
ford, T. P. Cheshire with Mary
Robinson of Raleigh, B. H. Bridg-
. i t i c t - 1 I
ers witn iviiss vnesmre or Kaieign,
Dr. and Mrs. Howe of Chapel Hill,
A. L. Cox with Miss Belle Nash
of Tarboro, E. S. Askew with Mrs.
M. C. S. Pelton of Chapel Hill,
Foye Roberson with Miss Crabtree
of Kernersville. Stags: E. A.
D'Allenbert, J. W. Sykes, F. Gil
liam, J. M. Armstrong, M. Schenck,
B. Murphy, C. T. Woollen, L.
A. Tomlinson of Durham, E. S.
Nash of Wilmington, J. T. McAd-
TT T- t I T II T
en, a. Li. uuuger, j. ). james.
A. E. Hart, C. F. McRaeof Greens
boro, J. C. McRae, J. G. Wood,
F. D. Pierce, A. J. Moore.
A New Book by Dr. Raper.
The Macmillan Company of New
York and -London have asked Dr.
Raper to write an elementary text
ook on economics. Dr. Raper has
xccepted the offer, and it is proba-
)le that the book will be finished by
the end of the year. The title ot
the book will be "Economics for
ligh. Schools; the Principles of
Weal th and Wei fare. ' ' T he Mac-
millan Company will push the in
troduction and sale of this book
specially in the Southern high
Norfolk has amended her Virgin
i proposition, and offers to pay the
xpenses of Carolina's football team
as well as Virginia s to .orloiK
next fall. Carolina had agreed to
day Virginia before this concession
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was made, and tne reason 101 n
not quite clear. It is not iniproba-
)le that the Norfolk people realized
hat the student body here would
not stand for such treatment as she
irst proposed for us.
Hot and cold baths may be
in the gym most any old time.