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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13. 1912
SCIENCE AND RELI
GION SERIES BEGUN
First Qf the Lectures Deliv
ered in Y. M. C. A. by Fret
Collier Cobb on Evolution
VERY INTERESTING AND ENTERTAIN1NGTALK
In Whicli the Fundamental Principles
of Evolution are Explained and are
Shown to be in Harmeny With the
Teachings of Christ
The "Science and Religion"
series of lectures was begun last
Tuesday night by Professor Cobb
with a lecture on evolution. The
lecture was a coucise explanation
of the principles of evolution and
was delivered in a very entertain
ing manner. The substance of it
is the following:
"The fundamental principle of
evolution is that organic life is
constantly changing to harmonize
with its environment and that the
life of today is an evolution or a
retrogression from that of past
ages. It is characteristic of a
static mind to take things as they
are and not seek after ihe cause
and origin of them. Thus it is
" sacreligious to an ordinary china
mantostudythe origin of the world
and it was the same in this coun
try until the nineteenth century.
In the last century people began
to study the natural sciences more
than ever before and to seek after
the causes and origin of things.
In the first part of the nineteenth
century Charles Darwin made a
long voyage for the purposes of
scientific research. I rom the ob
servations that he made on this
voyage he formulated his assump
tion or hypothesis of evolution.
"The world is changing and
organic life is changing with it.
We know that the earth is chang
ing by watching the stages of its
growth, just as we know that an
oak grows from an acorn. We see
its various stages of growth. In
the ongoing of life those species
and individuals which are best
suited to their environment are
the ones that survive. Thus the
polar bear fitted to the snowy
polar regions by his color sur
vives there and not in the swamps
of North Carolina. The black
bear is suited to the swamps and
so lives there rather than in
polar regions. We find the brown
rabbit and quail in the fields, the
bright colored humming bird
among the v flowers. If organic
life is not suited to its surroun
dings it degenerates. Thus the
species of bears is becoming ex
tinct in North Carolina because
it is not allowed to live on fields
whicli are coming to be cultivated.
"The proof of the evolution of
oiganic life is found through the
aid of the science geology. Ge
ologists have discovered preserved
in rocks a sufficiently large num
ber and variety of fossils to make
the records of some forms of or
ganic life very accurate and al
most complete. The .modern
horse has been accurately traced
from a very small animal that
lived many thousands of years
"Darwin was thoroughly con
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LAW CLASS CELEBRATES
Makers, Makees, and Mades
Enjoy Sumptuous Banquet
at University Inn
The annual banquet of the law
class was held at the University
Inn last Thursday night. The
class had as its guests the mem
bers of the law faculty. The occa
sion was one of double enjoyment
since not only was an excellent
banquet served, but tlic affair was
also a celebration of the fact that
every Carolina man who went to
Raleigh to take the Supreme
Court examination for license had
passed the arduous test. The
new lawyers were of course very
happy over their success; and
those of the class who had not as
yet appeared before the supreme
tribunal rejoiced with their broth
ers in their good luck.
Some excellent after-dinner
speeches were made. Dean Mc
Gehee spoke on the question of
legal ethics. Walter Small in
reply to this fineta1 spoke of
the work in the law department
as compared with that in the
academic department. Prof. Mc
intosh made one of the wittiest
and best after-dinner speeches
that any member of the class has
ever heard. His subject was
"L.iwyers in the Making." He
spoke in a most happy manner
of the makees, and maids
(mades). Me told of the ideals
of the profession and urged that
every one present work earnestly
both for his individual success
and the honor of the law.
John Hall Manning made a
good talk on the high ideals of
the legal profession. Prof. 1'.
H. Winston spoke on "Our affec-
The American Intercollegiate
Football Rules Committee, con
sisting of E. K. Hall, Dartmouth,
chairman, Walter Camp, Yale,
Percy Houghton, Harvard, and
William Morris, Pennsylvania,
have issued new rules to govern
the game of football during 1912.
The changes are the most radical
made in recent years. They are
a further attempt to make the
game more openly and cleanly
fought than was possible under
the old conditions.
"Evidence of western legisla
tion", was all that Bocock had to
say on the changes.
March 15, Oak Ridge.. . .
25, Wake Forest
" 27, Swathmore... " Chapel Hill
" 28, Swathmore..................4 " "
" 30, Davidson....... Charlotte, N. C.
April 2, Amherst.... ...... Chapel Hill
3, Amherst " "
" 6, Randolph-Macon " "
8, Winston League " Winston, N. C.
10, Davidson Chapel Hill
" 13, Virginia 44 Greensboro, N. C.
" 15, Virginia " Charlotte, N. C.
" 1(, Virginia....... ". Winston, N. C.
" 19, Virginia 44 Charlottesville, Va.
" 20, Navy 4' Annapolis; Md.
22! Georgetown 44 Washington, D. C.
23, Princeton 44 Princeton, N. J.
27, Guilford 44 Chapel Hill, N. C.
30, Georgia 44
May 1, Georgia 44
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ATKINSON ISSUES CALL
For Classes to Meet for the
Purpose of Electing Class
On Wednesday afternoon of this
week at 4 o'clock, there will be a
meeting in the chapel of members
of the student body to organize
class track teams. The manage
ment and eligibility rules will be
the same as for the class teams in
baseball and football.
The plan is this: At the meet
ing each class will elect its cap
tain or manager, or both. At a
later date,, these managers will
arrange a schedule of meets, and
the captains will be expected to
have their men out for work regu
larly. The purpose is this: We have
made an excellent record in track
athletics, nay, an enviable record,
but there is room forimprovement.
These class teams will be the pivot
on which we can turn from good
to better, for with them there will
be a greater number of men out
and in working condition to pick
from. The purpose, therefore, is
to enable "Bloody" Nat to put
out a better track team.
Now fellows, it is useless to beg
you to come out for these teams,
because 'you know that it is to
your own interest as ;vell as to the
interest of your University. How
ever, we will and do beg you to
come out and take a part, and
Coach Cartmell says that if these
teams will come out and put a
little ginger into their work, he
will try to do the rest.
There were a number of prizes
offered last fall for the cross
country run which did not take
place, and if these offers are still
good, the prizes will be given to
members of the class teams. Al
so, there is a cup to be awarded
the champion class teams, the
particulars of which will be
stated at the meeting. And there
are thirteen medals to be given
to the men who score points for
A New Haven minister predict
ed to Yale students that in ten
years betting will overthrow foot
ball as a national sport.
at Chapel Hill
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,". " Fayetteville, N. C.
GLEE CLUB TO MAKE TOUR
Will Leave on 26 and Make
a Trip Into Westetn
The spring trip of the Glee
Club and Orchestra is in sight.
Manager Graves has arranged a
schedule for another western
North Carolina tour, which in
cludes a number of good towns.
According to the schedule, the
troupe will leave the Hill on Mon
day the 26th of February and will
visit in succession Greensboro,
Morganton, Hickory, Winston
Salem, Mt. Airy and Lexington.
All of the above towns have been
visited before by the Carolina
musicians with the exception of
Mt. Airy, which town offers
The Glee Club has been prac
ticing faithfully, learning new
songs and improving the old
ones. The Club consists of prac
tically the same members it had
last fall, although several shifts
have been made in the line-up.
The "Invincible Quartette" is
busy also, removing rust from
the vocal organs and striking
barber shop chords. Several va
cant places in the Orchestra have
been filled and the musicians are
bravely at work on "Alexander's
Rag Time Band" and tearing up
"That Mysterious Rag." The pro
gram has been well arranged.
The choruses, college songs,
latest hits, etc., sung by well
trained voices will appeal to any
audience. Gay orchestra music
and violin, piano and clarinet solos
will enliven the program. The
Carolina Quartette itself insures
an enjoyable concert.
The company consists of twenty-five
members under the direc
tion of Prof. Sneath and tender
care of Manager Graves. Of
course a great time is assured.
Many University alumni reside
in the towns to be visited and
these friends of the University
spare no pains for delightful en
tertainment. Then, too, a few
days away from class rooms and
boarding houses is relished by
the. best of students. Besides
this, the trip is so arranged that
no one will have "specials."
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Brush, the Magician
Edwin Brush, the magician has
came very near disproving- the
famous dictum that you cannot
foul all the people all the time. At
least for two hours last Wednesday
night he completely fooled one of
the largest audiences of students
and townspeople that has lately
crowded into Gerrard Hall. As
a magician, Brush, is certainly
master of his art. His many tricks
were performed with perfect ease
and amazing skill. The audience
was kept in a continuous state of
wonderment. If any one in it was
not completely fooled he or she
has not as yet told anybody else
The magician brought with
him a goodly supply of properties
with which to decorate the stage,
and one assistant to help him.
j Aided by these accessories, Brush,
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OH YE LAURELS!
Principle, Jiternal, Everlasting,
Fundamental, Rises Up and
Swats the Horrid Dame
AN AWFULLY CRUELBLOW INJTHE HEAD
Committee Appointed at Last Meeting
Recommends a Iteception, Followed
by a Dance, but the Class Accepts
the Reception Alone
Enough hot air, spiced , with
some near-puns, and interspersed
with just enough profanity and
ill feeling to give things the
proper snap, was generated at
the junior class meeting last
Saturday to blow Count Zeppe
lin's airship from this whirling
planet "P 'o the dizzy heights of
Mars. We have longed and
longed and . longed in vain for
the good old days when J. Reu
ben Oliver, Clawson Williams,
and G. W. Thompson spouted
the good old gas on all occa
sions. At last the desire and
craving of our souls has been
answered. At that meeting
Teddy Roosevelt wouldn't have
stood the ghost of a chance, and
the Watterson - Wilson - Harvey
controversy would have ' looked
like a henpecked husband in a
militant suffragette meeting, or
a bashful bachelor in an old
maid's home. The present jun
ior class has never distinguished
itself for much, but it's certainly
got the old gas works. -
The fun was a little slow in
starting but when once started
nothing could stem it not even
the persistent questions of Sam
Bivens who wanted to know ex-,
actly how many children each
member of the faculty would be
allowed to bring. After electing
Mike Ramsour marshal to take
the place of J. W. Carter who had
resigned that coveted post of
honor, the chairman of the "Com
mittee on Search and Seizures''
appointed to find out what form
of social entertainment other than
the accurst Prom might be pro
vided for the seniors, made his re
port. It was that the class give
au elaborate reception lasting
from 9 o'clock till 11, and to he
followed by a dance. The chair
main made an elaborate report
and explained in same detail how
the scheme was thought by the
committee to meet all objections.
But the scheme did not meas
ure up to the lofty standards set
by the militant democracy of the
class. It was attacked in all
detailst amendment after amend
ment, suggestion after sugges
tion was offered, protest" after
protest. Eloquence to the right
of them, eioquence to the left of
them, volleyed and thundered.
The chairman of the committee
was an old hand and kept his
head. When he saw that the
double scheme of reception and
dance would not go through, he
separated them, passed the re
ception, and then got the per
mission of the clesS to graciously
allow the manager of the 1 recep
tion to make arrangements with
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