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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1906.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
LEE MEMORIAL EXERCISES.
DR. SMITH ON BIBLE STUDV.
PROF; WILLIAMS IN CHAPEL.
DEKOVEN MALE QUARTETTE.
HELD BY DAUGHTERS OF THE
Lee's Farewell Address Read Mr.
Bernard the Speaker of
The Leonidas Polk Chapter,
Daughters of the Confederacy, held
very appropriate exercises in Ger
rard Hall Saturday, to commemo
rate the 100th anniversary of the
birth of Gen. Robert E. Lee. ;
The services were opened with a
prayer by Dr. Thomas Hume, after
which the hymn, "How Firm a
Foundation," which was one of Gen
eral Lee's favorite hymns, was
sung", Prof. E. K. Graham then
stated the object of the meeting1. .
"In common with the rest of
the civilized world, we have met to
day to commemorate the 100th anni
versary of the birth of R. E. Lee. In
many of the States, of the Union to
day, and especially in those which
served under the Stars and Bars,
thousands of human hearts are com
memorating the birth of this great
man". Mr. Graham then proceed
ed to read Lee's farewell address to
his army after the final surrender.
A hymn, "Come Unto Me Ye
Weary," was then sung, after which
Mr. Graham introduced the speaker
of the occasion, Mr. William Stan
ley Bernard, whose subject was,
"The Life and Character of Gener
al Robert E. Lee".
"There are verr few of us who
know more of R. E. Lee, than the
mere fact that he was a general in
the Confederate cause. Up to the
time that this invitation was so
kindly extended me, I must regret
fully confess that I was in the larg
er class. But for the past seven
days, I can truly say that I have
lived with Lee".
Mr. Bernard, then gave a very
graphic account o"f several of Lee's
campaigns which , show clearly the
supreme soldierly ability of the man,
ending with the testimony of several
eminent authorities to the purport
that Lee was the greatest general
that the English speaking peoples
have ever produced,
' "Supreme, though, as were his
soldierly qualifications, they were
the least of his characteristics.
He was a devout Christian, and not
one word has ever been uttered
against his Christian character by
either friend or foe. He had the
heart of a child. This is shown by
his letters to his boys and girls dur
ing the Mexican war. They were
devoid of egotism though he was
one of the principal figures in that
Mr. Bernard then spoke at some
length on the "Fascination of the
Personality of Lee Over Friend and
Foe," ending with a somewhat elab
orate exposition of "Lee's Moral
Genuis". He showed how Lee stood
the supreme test of a moral genius
(Continued on f ourth Page.)
AN ELOQUENT AND SCHOLARLY
The DeKoveh Quartette Misses
Connection and Falls to
Dr. C. Alphonso Smith spoke in
the chapel Sunday night on "Some
Advantages of Bible Study." . The
chapel was well filled. It had
been announced ' that the DeKoven
Quartette would furnish music for
the occasion, and this, together
with Dr. Smith's well known abil
ity as a speaker, had attracted al
most all the students and a large
number of the townspeople: Secre
tary Rankin of the Y. M. C. A
Announced, however, at the begin
ning of the services that he had re
ceived a telegram from the mana
ger of the Quartette, stating that
they had missed connection at
Greensboro, and would conse
quently be unable to reach the Hill
After prayer by Rev. Mr. Wild
man, and scripture reading by Rev.
IVIr., Royal, Secretary Rankin in
troduced the speaker .of the evening
in a few well chosen words.
Dr. Smith arose, and 'in his pe
culiarly happy manner, extended
thanks, in behalf of the "Chapel
Hill Quartette' tcf the people for
their presence He then stated
that it would be -clearly impossible
for him to take tip in detail all the
advantages of Bible study; that he
wished merely to call attention to
its literary value.
"To a man without a fair know
ledge of the Bible," said Dr. Smith,
"English literature is a sealed
hook. The writings of the great
poets of the world have been satur
ated with Biblical allusions. And
so, just as several years ago myth
ology was studied as an introduc
tion to Greek and Latin literature,
the Bihle should be studied today
as an introduction to English liter
Dr. Smith went on to say that
to any young man with an ambition
to be a writer or a speaker, a know
ledge of the Bible is absolutely
indispensable, for th;it is the only
book from which a writer or a
speaker can quote with full know
ledge that his audience will meet
him half way.
At the conclusion of Dr. Smith's
address, the benediction was pro
nounced by Rev. LeRoy Gresham.
MAKES AN INTERESTING TALK
"What Sort of a Woman Should a
! , University Man Marry?"
: At the regular weekly meeting of
the Y, M. C. A. Tuesday night
Prof. H. H. Williams asked the
question, "What Sort of a Woman
Should a University Man Marry?"
When he announced that he would
try to answer this question, he had
the rapt attention of every man in
; Prof. Williams stated at the out
set that he did not believe the Pro
testant theory of marriage in so far
as it : maintained that love is the
true basis of matrimony. Feeling
is the one thing that changes, and
marriage, being permanent, should
not be based on a changeable thing.
: In propounding the answer to his
question, Prof. Williams said that
since no man can reach his highest
development without the softening
influences of home life, a University
man should take great care to
choose the woman who can make
for him the best home possible.
One of the hardest things in the
world is to establish a Christian
home. " The making of the home is
the Woman's own particular work.
This being the case, a man should
choose for his wife a religious wo
mannot a "fool church-woman."
Prof. Williams' treatment of the
subject was extremely clear and
logical, and as his point of view was
new to most of the men present,
the liveliest interest was mauifest
from beginning to end.
ENTERTAINS A LARGE AUDIENCE
At the meeting of the Economics
Society Tuesday night the ques
tion discussed was, "Does the
South Want the Italian Immigrant. "
Mr. 'JR. C. Day led the discussion
for the affirmative. Other mem
bers of the Society related some
personal observations of Lhe Ital
ian laborer. Dr. Raner closed the
discussion with a few remarks.
More Tennis Tournaments.
Two more tennis tournaments
will be held by the tennis devotees.
The first will be for the purpose of
awarding three prizes - which,
owing to the nature of the last
tournament, could not be awarded.
These prizes are:
A rug, given by Durham Broth
A pair of gold enff buttons,
given by E. P. Cate.
A box of cigars, given by Pick-
ard and Stroud.
The eight men who won prizes
in the last tournament will not be
eligible to contest for these prizes
The second tournament will be
for the purpose of deciding the
class championship. Each class
will elect two men to represent it,
and these two men will play repre
sentatives from each other class.
'The Tennis Association will
award to the winning team a beau
tiful silk pennant, with the class
numerals and the names of the
players thereon, which will be
placed in the trophy room in the
Q. S. Mills is spending a. few
days in Statesville.
Old Songs and New Many En
cores The Lady a
Gifted Reader. V
The DeKoven Male Quartette and
Reader entertained a large audience
in Gerrard Hall 'Monday night.
The Quartette is composed of Mes
srs. Howard L. Baxter, first tenor;
IJvon H. Blackmail, second tenor;
Clifford A. Foote, baritone; John J.
Odbert, hasso. Miss Estelle Van
Home is the reader.
The audience, after having been
disappointed at the non-appearence
qf the quartette on Sunday night,
seemed determined to hear the whole
repertoireof thecompany,and encore
after encore called them back on the
stage. They sang new songs and
old songs,' comical, serious, and
love songs, and still the audience
called for more.
; The printed program was as fol
lows: ; 1, "Onward" The DeKovens.
; 2. Cornet Solo, "The Good Shep
herd" Mr. Baxter.
3. Reading, "The Girl who Tele
phones" -Miss Van Home.
4. "Carry me Back to Old Vir-
5, wSolo, " "Good Bye" Mr.
6. "Minnehaha" The DeKo
7. Reading, "The Tenor." Miss
8. Solo, "Forging the Anchor"
9. "Crossing ,the ,v. Bar," The
10. Reading, selected Miss Van'
11. "Good Night" The DeKo
vens. This program, however, gives
very little idea of the real nature of
the entertainment, for the encores
far outnumbered, the program prop
er in number of peices. ' - '
To some of the audience Miss
Van- Home's reading was more en
joyable than the exhibition of the
Quartette's vocal powers. This
young lady, (vith her pleasing man
ner and expressive face, rendered
"The Tenor" and "The Little
Tot", one of the encores, in a way
that was highly. entertaining.
On the whole the entertainment
was thoroughly successful, and
Secretary Rankin, of the Y. M. C.
A., is to he congratulated on his
choice of entertainers.
Geological Journal Club.
The Geological Journal Club met
in the Geology lecture room Friday
night. Mr. Hubert Hill read a v
paper on "The Faceted Pebbles
of Brazil". Prof. Collier Cobb
gave an interesting account of the
meeting of the National Geographi
cal Society held in New York during
the Christmas holidays,