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The Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1943-1946, November 12, 1908, Page 1, Image 1

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V I: P h i 6 11 li"88!.!-! k It-! 11 (8 5 i P Vol. 17. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEI HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1908. No. 9. 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 yard line. 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 (Continued on fourth page) INJURED BY TACKLING DUMMY EARLY IN THE FALL His Death Caused Great Sorrow Here An Exemplary Young Man 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 : t i i . . . tt 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 grave. 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 WAKE FOREST 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 o 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 the negative. 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 ciety. ' Fountain Won from Ernshaw, Carrick From Hymen, in the Singles 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- ,. ".. ": ;.V 'v. 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: Doubles, U. N. C, 6-7-6-4-0. W. F., 8-5-4-6-6. Singles, Fountain, 6-6-8. Ershaw, 1-3-6. Hyman, 6-5-6-4-3. Carrick, 2-7-1-6-6. 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. til 1

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