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THE TAR HEEL
Official Organ of the'AtMetic Awociation of the
University ,of North Carolina
BOARD OF EDITORS
THOMAS WOLFE....... Editorm-Chie,
V. H. ANDREWS, JR.
H. G. WEST
J. II . KERR.... ...... ..........Managing Editor
W. R. PERRYHILL ".. Assignment Editor
E. S. Lindsay P. Hettleman
H. S. Everett 0. R. Summeb
C. D. Beers M. H. Patterson
W. L. Blythe J. P. Washburn
C. T. Leonard R. B. Gwtnn
a. L. Purrinoton H. D. Stevens
W. E. Matthews
BOARD OF MANAGERS
N. G. GOODING.... .-...Business Manager
J. E. BANZET, JR.
J. S. MASSENBURG L. V. MILTON
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WHEN IS A GOOD LICKING
GOOD FOR WHAT AILS YOU?
When a good football team is de
f eated by one over which it should
have a keen-kutter edge we begin to
sit up on our hind legs and take no
Can we make ariy excuses for our
team's defeat by V. M. I. last Satur
day? No, we can't. The fact is, and
we must admit it, in the spirit of good
sportsmanship, that our boys were
outclassed in every department of the
game and the .cadet eleven deserved
to win. Was it the team's fault?
No, it wasn't. It wasn't even over
confidence. It's merely one of those
unaccountable mid-season slumps
which have come this year to some of
the most powerful football elevens in
the country. Pittsburgh, for instance,
in their Syracuse game, Georgia
Tech, for example, in their Washing
ton and Lee game, Harvard, as an il
lustration, in .'her Princeton game.
So there you are!
Understand, we make no excuses
for the team. The team itself makes
none, why should we.
Football, like everything else, and
we are neither sport writers or phil
osophers, here, is ability plus. The plus
was lacking in the Saturday game.
The spirit which made N. C, State
eat great gobs of dust before our
boys is still with us, but it was dor
man. Not the team's fault, either.
No group of men can keep tense to
that kind of situation throughout a
season. It's exceedingly fortunate
that this slump struck us now instead
of late. We meet Davidson Saturday.
And our boys will come back; they'll
be back strong. They'll be there
Thanksgiving when the Virginia team
comes here as our guests.
We're behind our team. Win or
lose, we'll stand behind 'em. We cheer
them in misfortune Saturday. That's
the essence of our spirit we cheer
our team and not their victories. The
team's the thing. We're proud of
A day or so ago, out on Emerson
field, V. M. I. beat U. N. C. Some
time before this U. N. C. had beaten
N. C. State. N. C. State beat V. M.
I. And yet V. M. I. beat U. N. C.
By all the laws of dope this was our
game. And yet we were beaten.
Why? Many excuses were offered.
Some were good excuses and some
weren't. But whatever excuses were
offered the fact remains: V. M. I.
beat us. There must have been a
There was a reason.
On October 22 Carolina had only
scored 14 points during the entire
football season. N. C. State whom
they were to meet on the morrow, had
run scores well up into hundreds. By
all the dope the game was theirs.
They said as much. They bet as
much. Carolina gritted its teeth and
said little. On the inside everyone
expected to lose the game. But they
meant to give N. C. State one Heluva
fight. And they did. And the stu
dent body backed the team to the last
man. - And the team played its
damndest. And the Carolina spirit
filled every man on that team with its
invigorating presence. And that
team couldn't help but win. And it
On November 7 Carolina stood on
the pinnacle of her glory. She had
a record to be proud of. She knew
it. She was proud, of it. . She boast
ed of it. We boasted of it.' On the
morrow she was to meet V. M. I
State had beaten V. M. I. 27 to 0
According to the dope we would beat
them 28 to 0. We didn't! We got
beat. Many excuses were offered
Many reasons were given. One rea
son stands out before all others: over
confidence. North Carolina's fairest
became the victim of the same in
sideous evil that, dragged from their
high places such powers as the Ger
man Empire and N. C. State.
But we can take advantage of our
defeat we can profit by our beating,
And if we do and I know we will
that drubbing will be worth a dozen
victories and a peck of laurels on
What Think Ye?
At the outset let me say that the
attitude that I shall take upon the
matter concerning which I am about
to write may cause a lot of adverse
criticism and probably some unpopu
larity among some of the students
But be that as it may, I am perfectly
willing to take whatever may come
along that line, and I am confident
that the best thinking and most
prominent men on the .campus will
take the same attitude that I am
about to write may cause a lot of ad
verse criticism and probably some un
popularity among some of the stu
dents. But be that as it may, I am
perfectly willing to take whatever
may come along that line, and I am
confident that the best thinking and
most prominent men on the campus
will take the same attitude that I am
taking with regard to this question.
The matter in question is this: Sun
day athletics. The Sunday that has
just passed witnessed an unusual ac
tivity among a few of the students;
some were playing tennis on the ten
nis courts, others were kicking foot
balls behind South and in front of
South, in the fraternity houses quad-
rangel, pitching horshoes around over
the campus, and engaging in various
forms of athletics in general.
There were probably a dozen men
engaged in this playing not over two
dozen at the most. There are over
thirteen hundred students here. Is it
fair for these men about one per
cent of the student body to ride
roughshod over the other ninety-nine
per cent? They may say that it's
nobody's business except their own,
but is this the case? Are they not
representing the University? As
Dean Graham said Monday in chapel,
speaking about the action of a few
men at a concert recently held in
Garrard Hall, "It is not a democracy
when a few men go against the great
majority of the students and do things
that do not represent in a correct way
the spirit of the University."
Engaging in athletics on Sunday is
a violation of the Carolina spirit and
the man'who does this is guilty of un
dermining the foundation of that spir
it, although, of course, he does it un
intentionally. Whether he has any moral scruples
about the question or not this is not
the question he should be willing to
abide by the sentiments of the other
ninety-nine per cent. Every student
up here if he is a loyal student, and
that is the case almost unanimously,
is working for a greater Carolina.
That is an all-important desire of his.
But is Sunday athletics a way to
further that desire? This is where
the denominational schools come in.
They claim that there is an utter
ack of morals here and that there
fore the people should support the
denominational college not primarily
on account of the denomination, but
on account of the moral atmosphere i ,
prevalent at i- .V ed by the absurdedly low price that
course we know that the moral side). ,,',, u. ,
of our life here is better than at most
of the denominational schools, but
from outward appearances on a Sun
day afternoon a citizen passing
through Chapel Hill would come to
the conclusion that the denomination
al schools were right in their charge.
And this hurts Carolina to a very
If a man wants to play ball, let him
go over to Piney Prospect or out to
the trenches where the passing citi
zen will not see him masquerading his
I believe, Mr. Editor, that the man
who has been engaging in Sunday
playing will see the position of the
other thirteen hundred men as well
as the position of Carolina as an in
stitution and will gladly fall in line.
He is that good a sport, and that
much a believer in student democracy.
This is the 125th year of the Uni
versity. When the University start
ed it was small and insignificant.
Now it has passed out of this stage
and has made a place for itself
among the leading Universities of
this country. Do you think that the
plan for founding the University
came into the minds of all the people
concerned at the same time? No! It
took a man with initiative to con
ceive the plan and then get others in
terested in it.
Many activities that seem small at
the beginning grow to be important
factors in our lives just as the Uni
versity has done. There are oppor
tunities here on the campus for every
Carolina man to show his initiative
and productive ability. There are
many things which we need very
much on the campus. We need ongi
nal plays for the Carolina Playmak
ers: we need more fraternities; we
need stories for the student publica
tions; we need men with initiative in
the organizations we now have. Most
of the organizations on the Hill are
on the down ward path. That is, they
have ceased to serve the purpose they
were put here for and are doomed to
die a natural death. The Greater
Council has gone. No one in it had
sufficient initiative to make it serve
its purpose. One good man could
have saved this organization if he
had exerted himself at the right time.
Don't let any of our other organiza
tions go but try to create new ones.
Show your initiative and do some
thing this year.
J. JVl. rl.
ARE YOU A GENTLEMAN?
This was the question asked by Dr.
Moss Tuesday night at the "Y" meet-
ng. The deportment counts and the
family counts, said Parson, but those
things are only minor essentials. The
gentleman has the right kind of feel
ings that bind everything to him. He
relates himself lovably and amicably
to everything he may touch. He is
a man and not a mankin.
No gentleman can be a grouch.
He never invades anothers' feelings.
He will not sneer at the other fellow's
snobbishness or rudeness and will
never be rude himself. He doesn't
throw peanuts at the Pick Wick.
The real gentleman doesn t talk of
a Y. M. C. A. fund like ours was
talked of this week. One would never
hear a gentleman say that the "Y"
has done him no good and therefore
tie will not support it, but he is will
ing and glad to give for the sake of
The man who comes to the Univer
sity and loafs away his time, and
throws away the money of his par
ents is not acting the part of a gentle
man. A gentleman owns his life and
is never owned by it, is the way Par
son interprets it. Then let us put it
down in our lives to have the right
kind of feeling toward everything
with which we come in contact. Be
guided by truth and goodness.
The Y. M. C. A. is this year doing
something for the students here that
merits the gratitude of every man in
this University. I am speaking of
the artists that it has brought and is
going to bring here to furnish Caro
lina men with intertainment of the
There exists in the average student
a distinct need for some sort of change
in the way of lighter recreation. He
ii eds something that will take his
r md away from work for a time,
aid give him a chance to think of
ether things. Music in some form
cr other has always been a favorite
means to affect this end. It lacks
te excitement of a football game, but
that its influence serves to bring to
ttirj front the best that is in a man
will be denied by no one. Its enobling
influence serves to give him an in-
.g-ht into the higher things of life.
The "Y" plan is distinctly popular
among the students. When a man
goes to one of these recitals he leaves
it feeling that he has gotten his
money s worth. These strictly high
ass attractions should not be judg
cnargea ior seeing tnem: the Y.
M. C. A. entertainments are not in
any sense a money making venture.
The next artist to appear here is
Joseph Konechy, the famous Bohe
mian Violinist, announcement of
whose coming was carried in the Tar
Heel of last week. Sufficient it is
to state that these are opportunities
for hearing really great artists for
a negligible sum, and should be con
sidered a part of the regular culture
course that every University man
should have. , '
"Breathes there a man with soul
so dead" as not to swell with pride
at such words as those of Dean
Graham in Chapel Monday? "Caro
lina was defeated, but Carolina will
not stay defeated. Carolina spirit
does not depend on victory." His ap
peal was for a continuation of this
spirit which manifested itself with
such splendid force in the A. and E.
: Js life
ftnrtffnSratio ffluthpa W
You rest the assurance of good service on our policy of
and V. M. I. games. Dean Graham
is firm believer in pep and spirit as
a winner of games, even when oppos
ed be great odds in the way of weight
and skill. It is also a conviction of
his, and happily shared by all the stu
dents, that Carolina has more than
her share of this spirit. His call
will serve to crystallize that spirit
into an unconquerorable force for vic
tory in the contest here on the 27th.
One of the most obvious needs on
the campus at the present time is
the need for some form of musical
instruction. When considered for a
moment, it is a surprising and re
grettable fact, that Carolina men,
during the four most critical years
of their lives, when they are be
coming broadened in all respects,
and becoming oriented to the world
at large, have no way by which they
can develop the desire to be able to
play some musical instrument, a de
sire which is felt in nearly everyone.
As might be expected, the majority
of students never have sufficient
courage to begin the laborious pro
cess which leads to the final mastery
of an instrument. But there are
many others on the campus, as evinc
ed by the list of names handed to
Professor Weaver, who are anxious
to learn to play either the piano or
violin, perhaps not with the intention
of becoming professional players or
of completely mastering the instru
ment, but the view of becoming a
player of medium skill and bsing
able to beguile the weary hours with
weird, dulcet, or inharmonious
sounds. Then there are others who
would enter into the work whole
heartedly, with the intention of be
coming players of skill, or of gaining
some knowledge of musical technique
or forms, which would lead to greater
ability to appreciate music.
It is true that many of those who
would start would ; lose interest, or
lack persistence, but there are many
others who have ample time within
the four years to devote to the con
sistent practice which leads to the
ultimate mastery of an instrument.
These are the ones who are anxious
to study niusic, and who are being
prevented from doing so only by lack
of provision for such instruction.
Why can't we have more of this
kind of chapel music? was the ques
tion asked by many after hearing the
orchestra in chapel Tuesday. "Bull"
is alright in its place, but the stu
dents here are "fed up" on it, and
the musical program always makes a
hit with them. It takes a man's mind
off his work for a few moments, and
he goes on .class afterwards feeling
distinctly better towards his "Prof."
and the world generally for having
heard it. ;
If Professor Weaver and his or-!
chestra will pull something similar !
to the performance Tuesday two or
three times a week, they will have
the gratitude of a large number of
students who want to forget their
daily grind for that few minutes.
Fresh It sure is a great pity and
loss to the varsity that Tom Wolfe
doesn't play football.
Fresh He could fall down with the
ball and make a touchdown every
Louis Hobbs, '08, the idol of Chapel
Hill fans in spring of 1908, is prin
cipal of the graded school at Saxapa-haw.
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makers of the clothes we handle.
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