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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, 5. C, THURSDAY, MARCH; 15, 1906.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
GET IN THE GAME.
Coach Lawson Talks About The
Baseball Candidates, Finally
Breaking Out Into
To the Editor of The Tar Hrfx:
All is quiet except "Peg Leg"
Moore and our team is struggling
along so earnestly at their work
that it doesn't seem just right for
its coach to criticise, hut The Tar
HEEL editor has been hot on his
heels for a baseball article. So here
follows, hoping the individuals will
correct their many faults.
Rogers, Moore, and Raney are
working at the receiving end. Rog
ers takes coaching" well. His great
est fault is his throwing. It is ac
curate enough, but oh! how slow in
getting the ball away. Hustle.
Get more energy anil action into
your play. "Realize that it costs
nothing in scrub games to take a
chance to ca tch men "sleeping" on
the bases. Watch the base runners
every minute and you are sure to
catch some of them taking a sun
"Bully" Moore's coming- should
stimulate the infield. "Bully" is
as good as he could be, minus the
Raney can improve in the hitting
line. His throwing" is somewhat
better than that of the other catch
ers. His position should be directly
behind the plate, not to one side.
Remove your mask more quickly
when a foul goes up, and hustle to
get every one.
Cunningham is improviwr. Hi
control is not yet good. He must
get control of the fast high ball.
Watch carefully, Cunny, or some
speedy runner will have the laugh
on you after beating a bunt out.
You have much territory to cover.
Do it more quickly when the ball is
humped around in it. Don't get
careless, and try to catch a runner
"off his base" when two men are
out. Be more accurate in your
throwing to first base. Your hit
ting is improving daily.
Thompson isn't the same old
"Bull" that hustled for his place
on the Varsity last year. His move
ments are slow, he returns ti e ball
from outfield in a careless way, ami
is ever '"hitting for the fence." It's
a longdistance old boy, so try to hit
into the right territory occasionally.
Your pitching is satisfactory to all.
You fill your position in and around
the box well. Do put forth the
same energy in the outfield.
Patterson shows ability to play
almost any position, and as long as
no "false" bounds come his way, he
is cool enough, but just a little fum
ble will send the blood rushing to
his brain. He gets angry ami throws
the ball away. Steady, Pat. Do
not lose your head so easily. We
all make errors. You certainly can
field your position in the box, (ask
Stem"). Go after everything. Don't
put so many "good ones" over the
plate. Keep them high a ml u'
that slow ball more.
Montgomery should use more
"force." He has a good delivery.
which he abuses in a careless, indif
ferent way. Get your weight he
hind your arm and shove 'em over
Let the ball leave from a higher
point over your head. Your arm is
doing- lots of unnecessary work in
pitching so many low, bad balls.
I refuse to criticise Capt. Stem.
His inhelding is fast and sure. He
deserves better assistance from his
team mates. Follow your captain,
,men. He is never seen loafing, but
is a hard-working, conscientious
Fox, I suppose, runs as fast as he
can, yet he's mighty slow. You
must guard second base more closely.
The outfielders are coached to throw
all balls there. Be in place to re
ceive them. Never let a stealing
base-runner draw you out or away
from your position until the batter
has hit or hit at the pitched ball
It's hard to imagine a pitcher throw
ing 'em to high for you to reach
Remember the limit is at the shoul
der. Yours are pretty high, but I
have seen you repeatedly "'go after
them" over your head don't do it
James is "almost" perfect. Any
way I feel like letting some other
fellow tell him when he makes a
mistake. Burt, really you are a
good fast third baseman, you hit
well, you have a good arm, your
throwing is accurate. It's a pity to
see a little thing handicap you so
much one so easily overcome as,
not knowing how to touch a base
I have certainly had toscratch my
head to tind something wrong with
that old war horse, Story, but I've
got him. He made a foolish attempt
to throw in from center field to
catch a runner at first. A bad play,
Story. Your worst fault is in not
saying anything. No, I'm wrong,
f did hear you say the other day,
when a ball was hit into center, "I
have it." Right you are. Don't
get mixed up nor collide with one of
the other men ' they" might get
Now if I possessed all the good
qualities of a base ball player, as
the majority of our men do, I would
make an effort to add the simplest
and easiest one that is, sliding to
Who veiirs a birt-cage on his headt?
A Ited-tig on his hand?
Who veais a cot-vish down in front,
I'efore do bik grant stant?
Der Kedger! (Rogers.)
Who gift der ball von taui bik twisst
Und maigs id valse in der air?
So ven der padder hitts it hard.
Der sheep skin is nod dair?
Der Pidger (Cuuny.)
Who taiga hot liners, kedges flies,
Iss alvays oud of place
Who blays left' tieldt, und centre fieldt
Right fieldt und seeuu base!
Der Sehord Schtobe! (Harris)
Who iss id, vend der game iss tie, (
Tout know vat he iss apout?
Who ven der home team maigs a run
Duelims der runner, he iss oudt?
Der Ompire! (Committee)
Who vauts to breag dot umbire's lmg,
Unt scratch iss eyes oudt too,
Who uHl'er pays, but yells unt tlln
Der players vat ter do?
DR. YENABLE SPEAKS.
The Elisha Mitchell Scientific
Society is Treated to an ad
dress on "Chemical Re
search in America."
' The. chemistry lecture room was
filled Tuesday night with a good
sized audience to hear the address
of Dr. Francis P. Venahle before
the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Soci
ety. His subject was, "Chemical
Research in America " and was
along the same lines as that deliv
ered by him at the New Orleans
meeting of the American Chemical
Society in December. Dr. Venahle
was then retiring from the office of
president of the association, the
highest honor that can be bestowed
on an American chemist. Dr. Ven
ahle said, in part:
It is to be expected that a peo
ple, thinly scattered over a vast
area of new and unbroken country,
confronted with the problems ami
difficulties of a nation just emer
ging from its birth throes, would
have little time to devote to the
arts and sciences, and yet the im
petus from the wonderful discover
ies of Priestly, Scheele, and Caven
dish and the splendid works of Lav
oiser, with his revolutionary deduct
ions crossed the ocean and found its!
echoes in our wilderness. The ap
preciation felt af Priestl v's work
was evidenced by the offer to him of
a chair in the University of Penn
sylvania. This interest took active
shape in the formation of the earliest
known chemical societies. The
Chemical Society of Philadelphia
was organized in 1702, forty-nine
years before the founding of the
London Chemical Society, the iirst
in Europe. The first president was
Dr. James Wood house, professor of
chemistry in the University of Penn
sylvania, and Priestly was one of
the members. In 1811 the Colum
bian Chemical Society, of Philadel
phia first saw the light of day.
Analyses were reported and methods
of analysis devised, but synthetical
research was lacking.
During the first quarter of the
nineteenth century, the few Ameri
can chemists who had access to lab
oratories were busied with the
analysis of minerals and mineral
waters. So meagre was laboratory
equipment that lectures experiment
ally illustrated were rare things.
With the found ing of.the American
Journal of Science in 1816 at Yale
University added and invaluable
stimulus was given to scientific in
vestigation. The period from 1830
to 1875 were largely barren years.
One name, however, stands out
prominently that of J. Lawrence
Smith, a tireless worker and a bril
liant investigator. The spirit of
investigation seemed lacking in our
colleges during this period and few
of our teachers were properly pre
pared for it.
A few years after the close of the
great civil war American students
began flocking in large numbers to
the German universities, where
they studied under the masters of
the science. The marvelous devel
opment of organic chemistry offered
a most attractive held of research.
The most important work we had
done was the determination of at
omic weights, and Americans may
well be proud of their contribution
to this line of work, for it will com
pare favorably with that of any
The hundreds of young Ameri
can chemists, finely trained and in
spired by their contact with vigo
rous original thinkers, on returning,
broght with them an enthusiasm
and an impetus which has placed
American research well to the front.
In 1877 Johns Hopkins Universi
ty began its work, marking" the
beginning of a new era in research
In 1876 the American Chemical
Society was established and it, with
its journal has done much. Amer
ican chemists today are becoming
recognized as leaders.
The danger today is that the im
mense industrial development of the
country will call away our most
promising chemists to fields of
greater material rewards. The in
vestigators are the men who pa
tiently and laboriously forge, link
by link, the chain that leads often
to economic revolution. Only by
means of them can the science con
New Baseball Games.
Three changes have been made
in the baseball schedule, during the
last few days. The game with
Bingham at Mebane has been mov
ed up from the 24th inst, to the
L7t.ii , which is the coming- Satur
day. This 'game will be played
here and it is needless to say that
everyone is going. The admission
is only 25 cents.
A game with Sharpe's Institute
has been arranged to be played
here next Wednesday, the 21st.
The admission to this will also be
A game with Guilford has also
been added. It will be played here
Saturday week, March 24th. The
admission to this game will be the
regular price, 50 cents.
Who iss der bens team in U;r leek.
Wid oudt vone leedle doubt?
Who vil via der pennant in der valk.
Der Vinner! (U. N. C.
Robert B. Lawsux, Coach.
Vincent M. Stevenson. Pennsyl
vania's All-American quarterback
and debarred captain-elect for next
fall, has signed a contract to coach
V. P I. next fall.
Columbia University, of New
York city, is arranging" to build a
new athletic field with a seating
capacity of 35,000 people. This
looks as if Columbia has not aban
doned the idea of some day restor
ing football. It is not likely that
such a crowd would assemble to
see a game of college baseball.