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VOL. 18 , UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CIIAI'KL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, FEStnO-'- ' " NO. 26
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OK NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
40 TAKE BASEBALL PLEDGE
WEATHER CONDITIONS PRO
HIBIT OUTDOOR EXERCISE
Real Activity Begias
Baseball thrives but poorly under
the reign of King Mud. Most of the
players had rather take their bath in
the gym than paddle an imaginary
gondola around a diamond-shaped
pool. Wading and baseball don't go
hand in hand. Sliding in home
might splash water on the catcher.
Mud-slinging is not pleasant to say
the least. Moreover a baseball can't
swim. Under the ideal condition sug
gested above it is not wonderful that
the team has made little progress
since last issue.
But despite nasty weather some
forty odd fellows signed the pledge
Wednesday, and many have signed up
every evening since. Each position
is being besieg'ed by numbers of can
didates, and as soon as the sun brings
his smiling face from behind the dark
clouds, the baseball diamond will be
This week's inactivity will serve to
increase next week's work. Every
evening of training from now on is
that much gained. The work of
moulding a team out of raw material
involves a considerable time element.
This fact should be. appreciated by the
candidates as well as by the coach;
and tney "should make it a point to be
promt and regular in their attandence
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Editorial and Sketch Department
a New Feature
, The Yackety Yack .'for 1910 will be
ready for distribution sometime be
tween the "fifteenth and twentieth -of
April, according- to the word of the ed
itor in chief of that worthy University
annual. It must be remembered in
this connection, however, that the ed
itor in chief will hold the J. P, Bell
Publishing- Company, of Lynchburg,
Va., responsible for this statement,
provided the Yackety Yack fails to ap
pear on the date promised. "
The Yackety Yack this year will be
dedicated to Joshua Walker Gore, who
was a professor in the University of
North Carolina nearly twenty-six years
and who died in the spring- of nineteen
hundred eight. The sketch of Prof.
Gore is by Prof Collier Cobb.
The beard of editors of the Yackety
Yack is laboring for one accomplish
ment if nothing else this year, namely,
that of placing the Yackety Yack first
instead of third among the list of col
lege annuals of the United Slates.
Last year the Yackety Yack was plac
ed only below the Navy annual, and
the annual of a western institution.
The makeup of the Yackety Yack,
typographically, will follow all the dic
tates of simplicity, the charm of which
surpasses in effect all efforts at bombas
tic display. The cover will be plain
blue cowhide with extension edges all
around. The same cover design, a
drawing of the South building. Old
East and West buildings and well, of
last year will be used. A large Uni
versity seal will be at the bottom. The
lettering on the cover will be: "Yack
ety Yack, 1910", and this will be
printed in dark blue. The paper will be
enameled, and of lilac tint. Each page
will have a border, the design of which
will be appropriate to the Stale of
North Carolina. All pictures will be
made from half tone cuts. These cuts
will be made from solio prints, and the re
suit will be the best that can be secured.
The size of the Yackety Yack will
be about the same as that of last year.
There will be four hundred pages from
cover to cover, three hundred and sixty
of which will be reading matter.
The literary make-up will be a fea
ture. Dr. Battle will furnish a short
history of the University. Sketches of
famous University characters will be
furnished by others. An endeavor
will be made to give a sketch of the I
life, and the characteristics of horny
handed Henry, the guardian of the bell
and the chief director of the movements
of the University. Many poems and
sketches have been secured. This year
will be added editorial and sketch de
partments, the material for which may
be supplied by anybody.
The artistic make-up will surpass
precedent. Pictures and drawings of
everything and of everybody will adorn
every page. The art committee has
spared no effort to secure pictures not
only of every class, but of. every class
banquet, of every organization, literary,
fraternal, county or athletic, and of all
familiar scenes in Orange county.
Some changes have been suggested
Wl LLIAM CAMERON DEAD CHAPEL FOR THE PAST WEEK
STRICKEN BY PARALYSIS IN
Dies Suddenly While on a Brief
The announcement of the death of
William Cameron from paralysis at his
home in Hillsboro on Thursday morn
ing at 6 o'clock brought a shock lo stu
dents here. On Wednesday Dr. Hen
derson received a long-distance phone
message saying that Cameron had been
stricken by paralysis in his right side
and there was no hope for his recovery.
Thursday another message came that
the boy2 was dead.
William Cameron was the eighteen
year old son of Mr. Allen Cameron, a
prominent cotton mill man of Hillsbo
ro. He is survived by his father and
sister, Miss Annie Cameron. His aunt,
Miss Rc-becca Cameroti, is an editor of
the Messenger of Hope, issued by the
The 'deceased left Chapel Hill the
day aftr examinations closed in per
fect health for a few days vacation at
his home. He was a member of the
Freshmm Class and a communicant of
the Episcopal church.
which seem very acceptable to the bus
iness managers and to the editors. It
is not at all improbable that the board
of editors will adopt some of these
changes at its next meeting. Two of
the changes are seriously being consid
ered. For instance, it has been sug
gested that individual pictures of the
freshman take the space usually'reserv
ed for the seniors. This will relieve
the seniors of the heavy cost of inser
tion. There are more freshmen than
seniors, and the charges resulting from
their pictures will help the business
managers. Again.it has been sug.
gested that individual pictures of the
sophomores be made, too; and that
these be distributed freely among the
advertisements. By so doing the value
of the advertisements will be increased
immensely and will give prospective
advertisers additional incentive for
As was said before everybody will be
"dragged" in. And as they are drag
ged in they will be given a scratch
here and a knock there to make them
remember the experience. The drag
ging will include everyone from the
smallest nigger in Chapel Hill to the
president of the institution, and the
board wishes to make it known once
and for all, here and now, that it will
not be responsible for explosion cf ker
osene, flooding by water, shake-up by
earthquake, or destruction by fire, and
wishes notice to be taken accordingly.
In testimony whereof, and of their
sincerity, the members , of the Yackety
Yack board for 1910 give their signa
tures: T. J, McManis, editor in chief;
D. B. Sloan, literary editor; K. S. Tan
ner, art; F. Witherington, statistics;
John Boushall, organizations; John
Tillett, athletics; B. L. Fentress, pho
tographs; Cy. Thompson, humor; E.
Jones, special editor. Backing up this
aggregation are C. B. Ruffin and L.
deK. Belden, business managers, and
they guarantee by the way that every
man will get his book when he has
shucked out the proper coin.
HOW THE CLASSES ARE CATALOGUED
Dr. Battle Describes Second Meet
ing of University Trustees
Chapel exercises on Monday morning
were conducted by Dr. Venable. The
President in a short talk explained the
new class grading, and set forth the
cause that had made a change necessa
ry. According to the new system a
Junior, to be such, must have but thirty-six
hours before him; a Senior but
eighteen. The President said the
change had been inaugurated primari
ly to relieve the man with an impossi
ble number of hours from the humilia
tion of not graduating with his class.
On Tuesday the services at Chapel
were conducted by Mr. Barnett. Dr.
Battle spoke on the early history of
the University. After inviting the de
cent use by the students of the walkss
and paths in Battle's Park, the speaker
took up his subject at the point where
he stopped his talks last fall. In a
manner interesting and entertaining to
all, Dr. Battle '. followed the course of
the University's history through the
second meeting of the board of trus
tees. Just here the ringing of the bell
interrupted the speaker, and he was
compelled to stop his talk until Wed
nesday. Dr. Battle's talk on Wednesday was
chiefly about the life of Gov. Smith, a
man whose life toward its close was
very sad and bitter. Gov. Smith was
(Continittid on fourth page. )
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