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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEI HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1908.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF RTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
V. P. I. DEFEATS CAROLINA JOHN COOPER DIES AT HOME
IN RICHMOND SATURDAY BY
THE SCORE OF 11 TO 0
The Tar Heels Put Up a Hard
FightHodgson and Gar
rett the Stars
In the presence of 2000 spectators
the Virginia Polytechnic Institute
triumphed over Carolina in Rich
mond Saturday by a score of teu
to nothing. V. P. I.'s record this
season has been a remarkable one,
having won every game played ex
cept the one with Princeton, and
the "Tigers" barely nosed out a
victory over her, the score being 10
to 4. Carolina, on the other hand,
has not showed very good form this
season, so the Tech. team came to
Richmond confident of an easy vie
tor3'. V. P. I. supporters in Rich
mond were also confident of a walk
over, so confident, in fact, that
they were offering odds of five to
one on the Blacksburg eleven. But
as soon as the ball was put in play
by the sound of the referee's whis
tle it was evident that the boys
from the, Old North State were in
the game to fight, and that in order
to win the Techs must use all they
had in shop. v The first half ended
without a score, the advantage,
however, being with Carolina. V.
P. I. made only one first down, in
this half, and was forced to kick
often. While Carolina made some
good gains the V. P. I. defease
was able to hold her when the goal
was threatened, and Hodgson al
ways booted the ball out of danger.
The defense put up byCorolina was
little .short of remarkable. The
heavy V. P. I. backs tried the line
time and again, but the' fouud it
impenetrable and as solid as Gibral
tar. At the end of the first half all
the betting was at even money, and
Carolina backers took on new life.
The second half began the same
way the first did. The ball was
constantly changing hands, and it
seemed to the spectators that neith
er side would score. After seven
minutes of play V. P. I. got the
ball on Carolina's 40-yard line.
After failing to advance it, a place
kick formation was called. Instead
of kicking the ball Hodgson made a
forward pass to Luttrell who
dashed 40 yards for a touchdown.
Later in the game Hodgson kicked
a beautiful place-kick from the 30
The game, was hard and plucki
ly fought to the last second ; it was
fiercely fought but cleanly fought.
Though V, P. I. triumphed over
the Tar Heel lads the play was
very near even, and had the luck
broke even the score would have
probably been nothing to nothing.
Garrett played a great game for
Carolina. In blocking punts and
breaking up line plays he was very
conspicuous. The fact that V. P. I.
could gain nothing through our
line is prima facie evidence that the
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INJURED BY TACKLING DUMMY
EARLY IN THE FALL
His Death Caused Great Sorrow
Here An Exemplary
Mr. John Cooper died at his home
in Clinton Wednesday night, No
vember 4th. Mr. Cooper, as well
remembered, was injured tackling
the dummy during the early, pre
liminary training , of the football
squad, before even the scrimmages
began. The injury was in the spi
ual cord and caused partial paraly
sis. He was taken to Johns Hopkins
Hospital in Baltimore and given the
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very oest menicai attention. nis
condition improved While there and
he was soon taken to his home in
Clinton by his brother. The con
dition of his paralysis remained un
changed for a while but recently
there was a gradual change for the
better and the doctors entertained
some hope for his recovery. His
case, however, was complicated by
pneumonia setting in which was the
immediate cause of his death. At
the time of his death one 'lung- had
almost entirely disappeared.
The faculty and students of the
University heard with great sorrow
the news of his death. During the
year that Mr. Cooper had been a
student here he had made friends
with every one whom he came . in
contact with. His frankness, good
uatui-e, and kind-heartedness won
the close friendship of many of his
fellow-students, and his manliness,
seriousness of purpose, and never-give-up
qualities commanded the re
spect and admiration of all.
Mr. Cooper was a member of the
Sophomore class, the Philanthropic
Society, and the Varsity track team
of 1907-1908. At the meet with
Wake Forest last spring he won a
track sweater by his hurdling. His
athletic, Society, and class room en
deavors were all characterized by
the sticking qualities that would
have insured his succes in life.
He was buried Thursday at Clin
ton with military honors in the pres
ence of large number of his towns
people who were devoted to him.
The military company of which he
was sergeant fired the salute and
the bugle sounded "taps" over his
SPIRITED MASS MEETING
WAS HELD THURSDAY NIGHT
FOR V. P. I. GAME
U. S. C. vs. U. N. C.
Next Saturday afternoon on the
local gridiron the football elevens of
the two Carolina Universities will
meet for the first time since 1904.
South Carolina was decisively de
feated that year and in all probabil
ty willbe decisively defeatedSatur
day. It goes without saying, howev
er that the Palmetto ladswill put up
a fight that will make the game inter
esting throughout. They always
fight hard and die game. They are
bending every effort to make a credi
table showing and the Varsity is
expecting a stiff fight.
WAKE FOREST WON IN TENNIS
IN A CLOSE MATCH AT
alks Made by Dr. Alexander,
Dr. Herty, Mr. Vermont,
and Coach Greene
A mass meeting was held Thurs
day night in Gerrard Hall to give
he team substantial evidence of the
kct that the student body was be
!ind the team in arealsense. After
iveral excellent renditions by the
fniversity Band the meeting was
called to order by President Banks.
I'r. Eben Alexander, who spoke
frst, traced the growth of the pop
ularity of football in a talk charac
t:ristically humorous. Dr. C. H.
I erty in his sympathetic, whole
smled way, commended Coach
G reene for his painstaking effo-its
to train the Varsity to its highest
efficiency, and urged the members
the Varsity to call out for use
from now on their latent and reserve
power. Mr. Adolph Vermont next
made a genuinely eloquent speech on
the fighting spirit. He y showed
that the spirit to win is in every way
inferior to the spirit of fight.
Coach Greene told of the strength
of the V. P. I. team and the odds
that Carolina had to face. Rever
end R. W, Hogue made his first ap
pearance at a University mass meet
ing. He held the close attention of
the.crowd-by a tribute to the silent,
unknown stars, the men in the line.
Captain Thomas and Manager Gray
said that the team Was determined
to do its best. The meeting adjourn
ed until Friday afternoon at 5:30.
At this time the students assem
bled en masse at the University Inn
and gave the the team a hearty send-
off. The University Band under
the leadership of Mr. C. A. Vogler
played the college songs and the
students sang and cheered the team
to the echo.
Debaters Leave For Philadelphia
K. D. Battle aud John W. Umstead
left yesterday for Philadelphia
where they meet the representatives
of Pennsylvania, Friday, in the second
Carolina-Pennsylvania debate. The
debate with Pennsylvania was held
last fall in Chapel Hill, and was
won by Pennsylvania. T. W.
Andrews and P. M. Williams rep
resented Carolina. The query was:
Resolved, That the tariff should be
reduced at the next session of Con-
ress. The query of tomorrow's
debate is: Resolved, That the pool
ing of inter-state rates and traffic
should be legalized. Carolina has
Messrs. Battle and Umstead won
their places over five competitors
and have worked with great care to
equip themselves to cope successful
ly with their Pennsylvania rivals.
Carolina has great confidence in
this team. ; Both are debaters of
experience. umstead won the
Bingham medal at the last com
mencement, and Battle is one of the
best debaters in the Dialectic So
Fountain Won from Ernshaw,
Carrick From Hymen, in
By winning the last set of singles
Wake Forest defeated Carolina in
the Carolina-Wake Forest tennis
meet which was held last Friday
and Saturday at Wake Forest. The
meet was excitingly close from start
to finish and was eagerly watched
by a large crowd of enthusiastic root
ers. Messrs. Fountain and Hyman
recently took Guilford into camp and
were confident of taking the scalps
of the Wake Forest representatives.
Messrs. Ernshaw aud Carrick
proved unexpectedly strong and won
the meet by a score of 70 to 30. The
doubles were played Friday after
noon, Wake Forest taking three out
of five. In the singles which were
played Saturday morning, Fountain
was pitted against Ernshaw and
Hyman joined battle with Carrick.
Fountain went after his man with
a dash aud won three straight sets
with ease. Hyman found a hard pro
position in Carrick and lost to him v
in a stubborn contest. Hyman was
unable to cope with Carrick's ex
cellent lobbing and terrific smashing-
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Hyman and Fountain report a
pleasant time at Wake Forest and say
that Wake Forest won by superio"
playing. They are, however, very
anxious to meet Wake Forest again.
The score follows:
U. N. C, 6-7-6-4-0.
W. F., 8-5-4-6-6.
Echoes from Colombus Convention.
The delegates to the First Inter
national Student Bible Conference,
held at Columbus, O., October 22-25,
made talks in the Chapel Friday
night before an attentive but com
paratively small body of students.
Mr. C. Thompson, Jr., the first
speaker, called attention to the time
and place of the meeting of the con
vention and showed that it was the
greatest Student Bible Conference
ever held. He was followed by Mr. K
Hoke Ramsaur, who spoke on the
purposes of the Conference and told
about the great leaders who made it
such a success. Mr. E. E. Barnett
in the closing speech told of the en
thusiastic spirit of all those who so
graciously entertained the delegates,
the earnestuess and open-mindedness
of the scholarly teachers; and the
eagerness of the delegates to hear.
In his closing remarks Mr. Barnett
showed what the Conference at Co
lumbus should mean to the daily Bi
ble study movement in the Universi
ty and plead for earnestness on the
part of every student.