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REMEMBER!! Y. W. C. A. PLAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1915!!
Soccer has been a very popular
winter sport among the boys here
for several years, with increasing
interest and enthusiasm every
year, lint when Professor Down
ing, an all-American player, came
from Haverford College three
years ago, he revitalized this form
of athletic activity until it has be
come the most popular form of
recreation at the college during
the cold, frigid, winter months,
with the possible exception of bas
ketball. As a kind of sport for
exercise for all men and for inex-
perienced men particularly, soccer
cannot be beat. Every afternoon
for a week or more there lias been
a large number of the supporters
of this form of sport on the Hohhs
athletic field. And from present
indications there is no reason why
we should not have a strong win
ning team rounded into form be
fore long.
Soccer is a very popular form
of inter-collegiate sport among
many of the leading northern col
leges, but for some reason it has
not been introduced to any great
extent, if at all, iis an inter colleg
iate sport in the South. It seems
to me that it ought to be made a
regular inter-collegiate sport
among our North Carolina col
leges, and that Guilford ought to
take the lead in introducing it by
asking for a game with some of
the other colleges.
Some years ago the college and
friends of the college expended
quite a sum of money in leveling
down and cindering a running
track a quarter of a mile in cir
cumference. For some years after
this we could see a large number
of young men 011 the track nearly
every afternoon, others throwing
the hammer and discus, some run
ning high and low hurdles, while
others could be seen pole vaulting
and jumping. But for some cause
this form of sport has taken a
back place and we rarely see any
body entering it with any ambi
tion to make a strong track team.
Why has this lack of interest in
track work come about? Why is
it that we do not have a winning
track team like we once had? Is
it due to the lack of support by
Websterian-Zatasian Reception
Original Programme Carried Out—Dance-
Feast Followed Forensic Features.
One of the most enjoyable occa
sions of the year was the Web
sterian-Zatasian reception held
Friday night, Nov. 12, in Memo
rial Hall. After a short session
of the Web. Society the marshal
was sent to Founders to escort the
Zatasians, the evening's guests of
honor, to the beautifully decorated
hall. Upon entering, the Zatasi
ans were each presented with ar
tiscally arranged programmes and
menus; and they were pleased to
see the hall decorated in the colors
of the two societies. A very
unique feature of the decorations
was the Greek letters of the Za
tasian Society arranged with elec
tric lights. This immediately
made them feel at home, and this
same feeling prevailed throughout
the evening.
Archie Reddick, president of
the Websterian Society, extended
to the visitors a most hearty wel
come. Too much cannot be said
in praise of the original pro
gramme which followed, and the
thorough enjoyment of it was
shown by the encouraging re
marks of the visitors. The pro
gramme was an historical one and
presented the conditions and cus
toms of North Carolina in former
days. The political issues of 1840
were presented by Romulus Mitch
ell Saunders (Fred IT. Morris)
and John Motley Morehead (C. R.
Hinshaw), who were "running
for" governor of North Carolina.
After the political speeches the so
cial side of the former North Car
olinians was presented in "The
Old Virginia Reel." Not only did
the candidates join in the dance,
but also the audience which con
sisted of six "graceful young la
dies" and their escorts. The ''la
dies" of the programme were
much appreciated not only as good
dancers, but because they later
cast aside their feminine apparel
the college, or is it due to a lack
of interest on the part of the hoys
themselves? Should we let this
form of athletic activity seek a
speedy oblivion or should we re
vive it to its former popularity?
and appeared as Websterian boys,
who served the menu as follows:
Scalloped oysters
Pickles and olives
Walnut and cheese sandwich
Ham sandwich
Fruit salad Cheese wafers
Persimmon pudding with
whipped cream
Coffee Mints
Every visitor fully realized that
the Webs, had not slighted this
part of the entertainment.
After the menu wicker baskets
filled with popcorn were presented
to each visitor as a souvenir of
the evening. Terj twenty came en
tirely too soon, but all left with
happy hearts, feeling that it was
the best time yet.
Friday evening, Nov. 12th, the
following program was given:
1. Heading—The Ideal Society
Program—l )eborah Brown.
2. Debate: Resolved that the
\\ holesale Slaughter of Turkeys
at Thanksgiving Should lie Pro
hibited. Affirmative, Ona Gray;
negative, Juliette Ballinger.
3. Gleanings from Current Pa
pers and Magazines Agnes
4. Question Box—Carrie Yates.
5. Recitation—Tama Burke.
After quite a spirited discus
sion it was decided that the tur
key's life should end with Thanks
giving - in order that home-coming
hoys and girls might have yet one
more joy to anticipate.
In the next number the speaker
gave us these tests for the model
husband. First, he must remem
ber the anniversary of his wed
ding; second, he must know when
his wife's birthday occurs; third,
he will be able to recognize his
wife from her hand alone; and
last but not least, he must be able
to bake a good cake.
It seems that we are coming
more and more to our own in soci
ety work as the year grows older.
We need always to remember that
the character of work done in so
ciety plays a large part in future
estimations of us as college girls.
Oil Saturday evening, Nov. 13,
Win. A. Blair lectured on Person
al Reminiscences of the Poet
Mr. Blair began with the time
in which Longfellow lived and
told the number and nature of his
contemporaries. Then he follow
ed with a sketch of Longfellow's
life which, with a few personal
touches and told in Mr. Blair's in
imitable style, made the lecture
The speaker described Longfel
low as a practical youth with au
burn hair, who was an agreeable
companion. With the approval
of his sister, the poet began to
write early in his teens and con
tinued during his college career at
Bowdoin. After graduating at
the age of nineteen, he began the
"lawless study of the law." Soon
after this Longfellow was offered
the chair of modern language at
Bowdoin and to fit himself for
this the poet went abroad.
For seventeen years Longfellow
occupied the chair of modern
language at Harvard, after which
he retired to the Craigie house in
Cambridge to devote himself en
tirely 1o literature.
Mr. Blair mentioned the fact
that death has seemed to have an
attraction for poets, but Longfel
low wrote a Psalm of Life. Evan
geline at once evinced its popular
ity by the 30,000 copies sold di
rectly after its publication. Other
of his best known longer poems
are Hiawatha and the Courtship
of Miles Standish. Excelsior,
which pictures a man of genius
pressing on to gain his purpose,
Footsteps of Angels, written after
the death of his first wife, and the
Builders are representative of his
shorter poems.
Mr. Blair said in closing that
Longfellow as a poet is remarka
bly line and clean. "His poems
are written for everybody, and he
has breathed himself into his
songs and is still with them to in
spire faith and courage."
Tickets for Y. W. C. A. play
will be put on sale Tuesday, Nov.
10. Those wishing to purchase
seats please see Laura Davis, busi
ness manager.

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