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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. f
, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1908.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
A CLOSELY CONTESTED GAME OCTOBER UNIVERSITY SERMON LECTURE ON PANAMA CANAL THE ANNUAL MISSION RALLY
CAROLINA AND DAVIDSON PLAY
TO A STANDSTILL
Playing of Wilkinson and Kluttz
and Punting of Thomas
Are the Features
The 'Varsity eleven fought
another nothing- to nothing battle
Saturday this time with the strong
Davidson College team. The game
was played in Wilmington before a
large crowd. The weather was
too hot for football, so the halves
were only twenty minutes long, but
in spite of the warm weather both
teams played hard football. The
teams were evenly matched in
weight, but Davidson had an elev
en composed entirely of veterans
with but one exception, while more
than half of Carolina's players are
Davidson won the toss, and kick
ed off to Carolina, who defended
the south goal. Ruffin returns the
kick 10 pards. Forward pass to
Wiggins hit the ground and Caro
lina was penalized to her 3 yard
line. Thomas punts out of danger.
Davidson could not gain through
the line so a forward pass was
attempted, which Thomas spoiled.
Thomas punts to Carolina's 45-yard
line. Neither team could gain any
rrmiinrl cn nimf ifr turner fcmri f arl
to almost altogether. Once or
twice Carolina began to gain gnAind
but each iime tiib5r were penalized.
To w ard t he end of t h i s hal f Wil-kinson-got
the ball on a fumble and
run the length of the field for a
touch-down, but referee Williams
ruled that the ball was down before
he got it. Davidson disputed the
decision and for a minute refused
to play. This seemed to madden
the Presbyterians and when play
was resumed they began to march
toward the goal in a way that was
not all pleasing to the Carolina
rooters. Three first downs put the
ba 1 1 on Ca r ol i n a ' s 30 - y a r d 1 i n e, an d
on the next play a forward pass
was received by a Davidson man.
First down, ball on Carolina's 7
yard line. But right here Caro
lina's line braced; and was as im
pregnable as the Macedonian phal
anx. The first two rushes netted
only 3 yards and on the next play
Wiggibs threw the runner for a
loss. The ball went over to Caro
lina and the half ended.
After an intermission of fifteen
minutes the teams changed goals
and lined up again. Thomas boot
ed the swine skin ten yards over
. the goal line, and the ball was
brought out to the 25-yard line by
Davidson and kicked to Carolina.
Then began an exchange of punts,
as neither team could gain consist
ently, which was kept up through
out this half. Carolina made first
down on two or three occasions, but
as soon as they got to going in
good style a penalty would be in
flicted because some of our men held
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BY THE REY. BYRON CLARK
A Large Crowd Present and Listen
Closely to a Strong Sermon
Rev. Leroy Gresham Presides
The University sermon for Oct
ober was delivered Sunday evening
at 7:30 by Rev. Byron Clark, pas
tor of the First Presbyterian church
of Salisbury. The Chapel was filled
by students, faculty, and towns
people. Mr. Clark's text was 1 Cor.
4:50, "For the kingdom of God is
not in word, but in power." He
showed his audience, in a most mas-
BY xVlRJ CLAUDE N. BENNETT
In the Second Number of the
(star Course Friday
laude N. Bennett of the In
formation Bureau at Washington,
who is a special student of the Pan
ama cajial, gave the second enter
tainment of the star course before a
large audience Friday night with a
lecture' on: "The Panama Canal,
! the eigjhth Wonder of the World."
The le -.turo was illustrated with
stereojpticon views and was very
terly and convincing sermon, that interesting and instructive.
the gospel of God is to be considered j Mr. Bennett in the beginning im
as a power in the world and not as a
piece of literature. Mr. Clark's ser
mon was in substance as follows:
"We often make the great mistake
of treating the gospel statically
and not dynamically. The apostles
themselves cared not for gospel ex
pressing divine energy. Paul clear
ly brings this out in the text. The
kingdom of God is a power. Every
age is influenced by some slogan.
Jesus would have been more popu
lar among the Jews if he bad paid
more attention to his mode of speech.
The gospel would have been receiv
ed more enthusiastically if it had
been more rhetorical. The Bible is
power, not a savings-bank of petty
expressions. It is a treatise on spi-
rj tualjljrnam matter
is oT more imp9rtanqe than lisxh,..
Why should we decorate the life of
Christ? Chistianity is the only pow
er that can regenerate a life.
"The Bible is dynamic because it
leaves a trail of glory wherever it
goes. We find trails of it in art, in
learning, in all advancement. In spite
of oposition it has forced its way
steadily forwards. Wherever it has
come into contact with the spiritual,. Isthmus. He told bits of its past
moral, and mental life of a nation it 1 history, the present miscellany of
lias brought about a revolution. An inhabitants, and the manners and
I'domnus idea that Christianity is customs of the natives,
opposed to science aud science to ' During the course of the lecture
Christianity has been current for Mr. Bennett had a number of ex
soma time. Christianity is the great- cellent views which illustrated his
est friend that learning has. Learn- ! various topics and points. The
ning has always flourishes in the seven wonders of the world were
path of Christianity. It has been the first shown on the canvas in a
father of all great movements. The rapid manner. The eighth wonder
golden age af the Church lies in the 'was shown in a large number of
pressed the fact that the proposition
of constructing the canal was a stu
pendous thing. He said in sub
stance:' "It will unite two oceans and di
vide two great continents. The ex
cavation necessary staggers the im
agination. The excavation done in
onejmonth on Panama surpasses the
entire excavation necessary in the
construction of the Suez canal.
Over three million cubit yards of
dirt and rock are now excavated
monthly. The isthmus is 2,000
miles from America, the base of
suoolies. All of the machines and
tools, and some of the food must be
shipped from America. The coun
try was, before American occupa
tion, a veritable death hole of mala
ria,. tJu sanitation, since the oc
cupation, lias been m a . vpa u s . " Gar
bage has been remoyed and mos
quitos have been disposed of. Every
American there whether engaged in
the sanitary work or in the con
struction of the canal, regards the
canal as his own".
Mr. Bennett alluded to many in
teresting facts connected with the
future, not the past.
pictures which illustrated every
"Christianity is a dynamic because thing of interest about the canal
from the food of a native workman
to the cost, time, and plan of the
OF THE Y. M. C A. MELD SUNDAY
it begets in us self confidence. It is
an error to think that Christianity
lowers a man's self respect. The lock canal. The lecture was indeed
man who thinks he is the servant of (very entertaining as well as in-
God will always conquer the man sttuctive.
who thinks himself a servant of men. " " T
Self confidence is the nitric acid j Polk Miller Coming.
which changes glycerine into dyna-j Mr. Polk Miller, that rare and
mite. Christianity is the friend of unique entertainer, will give an en-
manlinnr' J"r nttipr rpl larinn fpurlipc ' terta! nmont nnlr iUr aiunirfc n f
men to dream great dreams, j the Y. M. C. A. next Monday night'
Christianity is dynamic on account in Gerrard Hall. Wherever he has'
of the redemptive quality of its teach been, he has delighted his audience,
ings. Thoughts have made a hero, with his plantation stories, dialect
out of a weakling. Jesus Christ in
spired great thoughts. He came
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recitations, and negro songs. Mr.
Miller will be assisted by a quartette
of genuine negro singers.
Dr. II. F. LaFlamme Made the
Principal Addres Dr. Smith
The annual mission study rally
of the Y. M. C. A. was held Sun
day afternoon at 3:30 in Gerrard
Hall. Dr. C. Alphonso Smith pre
sided over the meeting and very
happily introduced Dr. H. F. La
Flamme, the speaker of the oc
casion. Dr. La Flamme is the
travelling secretary of the student
volunteer movement. His subject
was his misson field in India, where
he spent eighteen years of his life.
Dr. La Flamme is a very earnest
and interesting speaker.
Dr. La Flamme with a first hand
knowledge of his subject treated it
in an exhaustive manner. He took
as his special topic the Hindoo re
ligion. This he analyzed and show
ed to be immoral, degraded and ut
terly incapable of answering the
crying needs of the Indian people.
The Hindoo religion is polytheistic,
embracing the worship of 330,0 00,
000 gods. It is pantheistic, not in
the cultured fashion, but it is pan
theistic in a most loathsome form.
It is idolatrous and its idols are im
ages of gods in the act of stealing.
Furthermore, it teaches the
transmigration of the soul. A Hin
doo believes that the soul at . death
is reborn as a dog or oilier animal
;irl. -pasesi... tbxouyh hundreds'., 'of
such rebirths until extinction. '" n"z-
In conclusion Dr. La Flamme
showed the need of the Indian peo
ple for a Christianity, and pointed
out the opportunity for service that
a college man had in India as a mis
sionary. Dr. Smith presented the four
courses of mission study as outlined
by the Y. M. C. A. The first is,
"The Pastor and Modern Missions."
Dr. Smith said that the fact that
John R. Mott was the author was
sufficient recommendation of its
worth, adding incidentally that he
would walk ten miles any day to
hear that great man. The second
;s, "Effective Workers in Needv
Fields." The speaker explained
this to be a b'ography of the great
est missionaries from D.;vid Living
ston on down. He commended
strongly the biography method of
studying a great movement. The
third K "Religions of Mission
Field." The strong point of this
book as explained by the .speaker is,
that it is written by specialists,
by men who have been on tire scene
of action. The fourth course, is.
"The Challenge of the Cities."
Dr. Smith said that this book was
one of the most interesting books of
its kind that he had ever read.
The city is fast becoming- the centre
of life and Dr. Josiah Strong in this
book very accurately and forcibly
points out the challenging problems
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