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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18. 1912
ALUMNI COME TO AID OF ATHLETICS
TO SPEAK HERE
"SKEET" COBB LEADS
AND ASK FOR A SHARE OF CONTROL
At a Conference With Representatives From the Faculty
and the Students They Submit a Plan of
The most significant step that
has been taken in Carolina athlet
ics injears was made Monday
night when representative Al
umni at a conference with the
Faculty and students demanded
a share in the running of athlet
ics. The definite result of the con
ference was the recommendation
that two committees be formed,
on both of which the Alumni are
to be represented, one committee
to have charge of procuring
coaches, the other to have the
actual management of athletic
affairs, schedules, supplies, look
ing for material, etc.
The significance of such a
meeting as was held, however,
cannot be measured in a few
words. For years the Alumni
have felt that they could help the
situation with their experience
and advice and knowledge of
local conditions. Through succes
sive Seasons of humiliating defeat
this feeling has grown stronger
and stronger and their demand
for recognition has become loud
er. The avalanche on Thanks
giving Day brought matters to a
head. Immediately a call was
issued for a conference and the
session lasting well past mid
night on Monday was the result.
Representing the Alumni at this
meeting were:Walter Murphy.and
Stahle Linn, of Salisbury, Brent
I)rane, George Thomas, and J. A.
Parker of Charlotte, Albert Cox,
Perrin Busbee and Dr. Claud Ab
ernathy of Raleigh, W. F. Carr
and Dr. Foy Roberson of Durham,
J- M, Thompson of Graham, and
James A. Gary, Jr. of Winston,
salem. From the Faculty were
Drs. Venable, Herty, Mangum,
Raper, Howell, Henderson,
Rovster, and Professors Graham
Patterson, and Winston. Rep
resenting the students were L.
P. McLendon, graduate manager.
W. E. Wakeley, president of the
Athletic Association, former cap
tain W. S. Tillettof the football
team, and the new captain L. L
Abernathy, Walter Stokes, and
Frank Graham from the
Greater University Council, and
G. L. Carrington, Editor of the
' These men discussed the athletic
situation from every view-point
for over four hours. Many of
the Alumni and Faculty were old
Carolina athletes and their opin
ions bore much weight. It was
unanimously agreed that the
Alumni system of coaching is
correct in. theory and by all means
the desirable system, provided
Alumni sufficiently trained could
give their time. This seem
ed to those present, impossible
just now. The old system where
by conches were secured each
year from a different institution,
sometimes Yale, sometimes Penn
sylvania, sometimes Princeton,
sometimes another place, was un
animously condemned. It has
been tried and found wanting.
The plan proposed by the Alum
ni is made up from plans now be
ing used at Princeton and Har
vard. It is distinguished by
introducing the feature of con
tinuity. The head coach shall
be procured fornot less than three
years. He may thus evolve a
system of coaching that shall be
distinctly Carolinian; a nucleus
shall be left to start the year
with which has already been
trained by the coach.
The phtn provides that a com
mittee of seven men to be formed,
lour alumni to be chosen by the
Alumni Council, the remaining
three members by the present
Athletic Council, one of which
three must be a member of the
faculty, the other two may be
students. This committee will
have eivire charge of the coach
ing. It will hire the head or res
ident coach, it will arrange for
the alumni coaches to come to the
University during the season
It will also provide for the ex
penses of coaching, the Athletic
Association to guarantee as an
aid in meeting expenses $1,000 a
year and half of the net profits.
The Athletic Association will not
pay one thing, except the regulor
$1,000. All deficits will be met
by the alumni. Those present
at the meeting were very positive
that the money could be easily
obtained. ' This assumption of
the expenses by the alumni is
stricking proof of their earnest
In addition to the coaching
committee there should be a resi
dent cemmittee of four members
composed of two faculty mem
bers, the graduate manager, the
piesident of the Athletic Associa
tion, and the head coach. This
committee shall have power to
make schedules, purchase sup
plies, make local arrangements,
scour the state for material etc.
Representation on these two
committees will insure the alumni
a hand in controlling affairs.
I hey expressly stated that if the
plan failed, its failure would be
the fault of the alumni. It is
understood that the eoaching
committee will secure coaches for
football and baseball. Alumni
present' spoke in high terms of
Nat Cartmell and said that by
all means he should b.v retained.
For head coach the name of
'Doggie" Trenchard was sug
gested and it was evident that he
is favored by the majority of the
alumni. That, however, will be
The plan for the two commit
tees have been handed over to the
Athletic Council. That body
has supreme power now and it
lies with it to accept or refuse j
the advances of the alumni.
Commencement Address Will
be made by Thomas R.
Marshall of Indiana
DR. VENABLE GIVES OTHER NEWS
Baccalaureate Sermon by Dr. Mullins
of Kentucky. After Christmas
Lights Will be on All Night
Vice-President-elect Thomas R.
will come to Chapel Hill at com
mencement next June and deliver
the principal address. Dr. Ven
able, announced this most wel
come news to the executive com
mittee of the Board of Trustees,
in Raleigh, December 13th.
The visit of the Vice-President
will mean much to North Caro
lina and to Chapel Hill. His
presence here at commencement
will undoubtedly attract many
visitors. It is especially signifi
cant in view of the fact that only
two years ago the address was
made by Woodrow Wilson. That
within two years the men who
later were elected President and
Vice-President of the United
States should thus come to
Chapel Hill speaks much for the
outside reputation of the Univer
sity. The Vice-Prv' nt-elect is
at present Governor of Indiana.
He is accounted a speaker of un
usual ability. During the past
campaign he spoke frequently
and always with telling effect. .
Dr. Venable announced at the
same time that the baccalaureate
sermon would be preached by the
Reverend E. Y. Mullins, D. D.,
President of the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary at Louis
ville. One other welcome piece of
news was made public. Starting
soon after Christmas the electric
lights will burn all night. Here
tofore they have stopped at mid
night; from sunset to sunrise is
the decree now. Go it, you book
DREW NEW MANAGER
Boushall and Paty Elected
Assistants in Football
Frank Drew, '14, of Live Oak,
Florida, was elected manager of
the 1913 football team at the
Athletic Association meeting
Dec. 14th. Dreg's victory over
his apponent, the vote standing
123 to 22. ...
The new manager has disting
uished himself during his term
as assistant by his close applic
ation to dnty and qy his unques
tioned business ability. Working
under the graduate manager,
McLendon, he .should make the
1913 successful, from a financial
point of view a teast.
As assistants the Athletic As
sociation elected T. C. Boushall
and B. E. Paty, both Sophomores.
The only other bufiness trans
acted was the election of I. R.
Willioms as Wice-Prasident of
the Association, in place of Ray
mond Tee, who is not in college.
Athletic Council Selects For
mer A. and M and University
THE POSITION IS AN IMPORTANT ONE
Carolina Wins From A. and
M. in Cross-country Run,
14 Points to 26
FIRST SUCH EVENT EVER HELD HERE
Graduate Manager Has Charge of
All the Business Management
of the Athletic Association
L. P. McLendon has been
elected Graduate Manager by the
Athletic Council of the Athletic
Association. He will begin his
duties a once.
According to the Constitution
the Graduate Manager " shall
have charge of all matters - of
business concerned in the manag
ment and handling of the var
ious athletic teams and of all
Athletic activities carried on
under the direction of the Ath
letic Association". He has
charge of all supplies purchased
arranges all schedules, and to
gether with Mr. C. T. Woollen
will act as treasurer.
For this important position
the Athletic Council has secured
a man eminently fitted. Mc
Lendon graduated at A. & M.,
took law at the University and is
now ...practising in Chapel Hill
and taking post-graduate studies.
At A. & M. he managed the
football team; and this past fall
he assumed the duties of Man
ager after Mebane's resignation.
His long experience, his training,
and his recognized ability should
enable him to be successful with
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PROFESSORS READ PAPERS TO CHEMISTS
The Chemical Journal Club
met last Monday evening for the
most interesting and instructive
meeting this term. Instead of the
usual papers by students of the
department, the chemical faculty
read most interesting papers on
their own special hobbies.
Dr. Herty opened the discussion
with two papers, one on the com
plexity of tellurium, and the
other on the action of catalysers.
The subject of tellurium was
brought up by an article in one
of. the recent journals question
ing the work done on this much
mooted discussion. The article
left the difficulty still unsettled.
The article on catalysers showed
by some recent work on palladium
that catalytic action of plat
inum in the chamber process for
the manufacture of sulfuric acid
is probably due to its occlusion of
hydrogen from the water neces
Dr. Wheeler gave the next
article, one on the synthesis of
organic dyes. He dwelt more
especially on the history and uses
of artificial dyestuffs.
Dr. Bell closed the evening
with a paper on that most inter
esting subject, the rare earth
metals, a review ot some work by
Meyer. Altho his paper was cut
short for lack of time, he pre
sented some quite new facts upon
the separation and properties of
these comparative strangers in
the great chemical family.
Cobb Senstational Win from' Smith of
A. and M. the feature of the Race
"Which was Witnessed by Large
; Crowd. ' :
They're off! Cobb, Smith, of
A. & M, , "Big" Patterson, and
Spence leading the race abreast.
There they go, gradually string
ing out along the road. In a
very few minutes the six Car
olina and five A. & M. men were
out of sigh t over the hill.
The big crowd of 500 or more
students and citizens cover the
sidewalks and the streets about
the post-office. All is suspense
now. It will be over twenty
minuates before the tireless run
ners come into sight again from
their 4 mile run. A low murmur
settles over the crowd.
There they are on the hill!
Scarcely 20 minutes have passed.
There they are not a half mile
away! Smith of A. & M. and
Cobb are running ride by side.
Only a few steps behind come
"Big Pat" and Spence.
The crowd surges over the
street. Gradually a narrow lane
opens down the middle. At the
other end a hundred yards from
the finish are Smith and Cobb,
Smith now a few steps in the
"Come on Skeet come on
old boy" , shouts the crowd.
And " Skeet" comes. With a
burst of speed he evens up with
Smith. Neck and neck they
rush for the tape On they come
hardly twenty-five yards away.
Faster and faster they sprint.
With a new spurt, Cobb forges
ahead and crosses the tape sev
eral yards in the lead.
The crowd goes wild.
"Open-up - open-up", the cry
rings out. Spence rushes across
the line, only a few seconds be
hind the leaders. "Big" Patter
son follows just three yards be
hind Spence. Tnere comes an
other A. & M. boy. Horton; he
finishes next. Right after him
came Kansom and Whiting, sep
arated by only a step. "Little'
Fat is not far behind. Two more
A. & M. men come in and the
the race is over, the last A. & M.
man not finishing.
The lour first men of each tem
score according to their positions
at the finish, the team making
the smallest score winning. Thus
Carolina won her first cross-country
run by the score of 14 to 26.
Cobb's time was 22 minutes, 27
COUNTY CLUBS FORM A TRUST
At a meeting of all County
Club men, called by Prof. E. K.
Graham on Monday night, it was
decided to join all the clubs into
an organization for the purpose
of bringing the State in close
connection with the University,
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