North Carolina Newspapers

Tin Whistles "Celebrate" With Patriotic
Flag Competition Handicap
Editorial Comment Concerning- Club's
Early History Is Suggested llv
Days' Association
ABOUT this time,
eleven years asro. I
wrote the following
introduction to one
of the ' ' tourna
ments" which led up
to the formation of
what is now the Tin
Whistle Club and it
told and still tells pretty much the whole
story of that event:
Can we golf and can we sing;
Can we make the echoes ring?
Well we rather think we can
For the rest just "ask the man I"
M Just a get-together of jolly good fel
lows it was, with the late F. W. Kenyon
as the King Cole host of the day; the
special features a "buffet" at the
eleventh hole on No. 1 course, where
spring water was mixed with nineteenth
hole refreshment, which also constituted
the ' ' divisible ' ' prizes. 1 More, ' ' cried
the crowd, and with double meaning.
'If Another tournament followed, then a
smoker or two, and shortly after perman
ent organization. If Alfred Henry Lewis'
book, "The Boss," has been given credit
for the name, but I think, instead, that it
originated from the Club's emblem a
silver watch chain whistle which was
frequently blown in hotel corridors, in
olden days, to let the "gang" know that
somebody felt as once did the Governor
of Kentucky ! Been spinning right
along all these years has the Club until
today you turn in your application mainly
for a place on the "honorable waiting
list," and content yourself with looking
over some three thousand dollars worth of
prizes annually and anticipating I
Tonight I am writing a story on the
eleventh anniversary Tin Whistle tourna
ment, the first of what is to be an annual
observance. The eleventh hole was still
there, but no "buffet," and the prizes
contributed by Chisholm Beach and
George II. Crocker were not "divisible."
II The program was run off under the
patriotic name of a " Flag Contest, ' ' best
known to golfers as a " tombstone ' ' com
petition, but not at all suitable under
that eognomen for an anniversary con
test! If Seventy-six was allotted as the
kogey, and the player erected the Stars
and Stripes at the point his score, plus
his handicap, gave out. If There were two
classes with George T. Dunlap of Forest
Hills, the winner in Class A, very close
to the nineteenth hole cup. Henry C.
Fownes of Oakmont was second not far
away. In Class B. Walter L. Milliken
of Hyannisport was nineteen feet from
the nineteenth hole, a rather happy com
bination which won the first prize, while
G. M. Howard of Halifax finished close
up for second. Forty-three other play
ers participated, among them: R. C.
Shannon, II, J. L. Toppin, P. S. Mac
laughlin, Dr. J. S. Brown, J. M. Thomp
son, C. L. Becker, I. S. Robeson, J. G.
Nicholson, C. B. Hudson, J. H. Clapp,
P. L. Lightbourn, Robert Hunter, Stuy
vesant LeRoy, C. B. Fownes, C. S. Mac
donald, R. H. Hunt, Dr. M. W. Marr, W.
E. Truesdell, Frank Presbrey, T. B.
what this word means than a joke. If To
my mind three things are primarily re
sponsible for the Club's continued
growth: First, Charton L. Becker's
guiding hand; second, good fellowship;
and third, the fact that the Country Club
eliminated handicap events from its
schedule. If Here are The Outlook
stories. I have no vivid recollections con
cerning the incidents connected, but as
I read them again they do seem "famil
iar. ' ' The ' ' style ' ' of introduction
may, perhaps, be attributed to the old
time popularity of the "college yell."
Herbert L. Jillson.
The first reference in The Outlook to
the tournaments which resulted in Club
A A k
Boyd and G. F. Brown in Class A; E. B.
Pratt, A. B. Alley, J. D. C. Rumsey, H.
W. Ormsbee, C. H. Lay, F. C. Abbe, J.
M. Robinson, H. R. Mackenzie, M. D.
Fink, Dr. Carlos MacDonald, J. H.
McLeod, W. L. Hurd, W. S. Van
Clief, C. Z. Eddy, H. H. Rackham,
R. C. Blancke, J. R. Bowker, J. R.
Towle, J. T. Newton, C. C. Moore, M. B.
Johnson, T. L. Redfield and E. E. White
in Class B. 1f And round the "nineteenth
hole," Saturday evening, many a mind
wandered back over the years which have
flown, recalling those who will never again
answer roll call.
I have gathered together for this issue
three stories concerning the Club's early
history from The Outlook files for 1904.
Memory is apt to be a bit capricious so
I make but brief comment. If Certain it
is, however, that no "boycott" was im
posed in securing these stories; the first
"tournament" regarded more as a nov
elty or "frolic" if you can tell me
organization, appears 011 Page 2 in the
issue of Saturday, January 30th, 1904:
Wow wow wow I Yes we are
Ken-yon golfers Rah rah rah I
He's the real thing; well I guess I
Was his tourney a success?
Ask the players; ask the boyes;
Listen to our cheerful noi-esl
Wow wow wow! Yes we are
Kenyon golfers Rah rah rah 1
The merry war cry and the score tell
the whole story of F. W. Kenyon 's invi
tation eighteen-hole handicap, played
Wednesday (January 27). Any attempt
to enlarge upon it would be futile. For
further particulars "ask the man!"
If There were prizes for the best net and
best gross scores, as follows:
J. A. Baker 90 10 80
M. C. Parshall 92 12 80
L. L. Kellogg, Jr. 80 0 85
J. H. Hentz, Jr. 103 18 85
(Concluded on page eight)
First Annnal Hunt Ball Easily Most
Unique Affair of Many Seasons
"And Everybody lilngfered J For the
Kill and .Everybody
SURELY no affair
.of many seasons has
been more enjoyable
than Monday even
ing's Hunt Ball at
The Carolina but
say those 1920
"suffragette" riding
costumes are surely
up to the minute ! If And there was also
about everything else that you associate
with equitation and the chase, all the
way from make-believe make-ups which
reminded one of a green club waiter, to
the immaculate pink coat of the real
hunter; panamas and derbies, puttees
and boots, spurs and whips, gloves and
gauntlets; young and old all on merry
making bent.
M. F. II. Twitty in pink sash and
horn, old Nat with leash and whip, Rid
ing Master Smith in white breeches
and patent leathers, "civilians" in som
bre evening dress, ladies in exquisite
dancing frocks, and last but by no means
least, the fox hound pack itself, robbed
of all its dignity by strange surroundings,
and clever reynard, shrewd, crafty, alert,
observant. Yes, stranger, it sure was
some party ask Mrs. Grundy!
Hunting concert at eight, grand march
at nine-thirty, dancing until twelve, re
freshments at all hours, hunt breakfast
on Tuesday; hurry, jam, jostle; laughter,
music, voices; color, life, motion; until
the last toast to 1916 and the second
,nnual ! If Decorations, yes ; fir trees, vari
colored lights, and red bunting and
mercy me, what a crowd; just as
many as could conveniently bump into
each other on the floor and be good
natured about it ! If " Everybody
happy?" ask the dancers!
To Mrs. Carl II. Hanna, Mrs. Daisy
Porter, Mrs. B. S. . Boyce and Miss
Blanche Farrington we are indebted for
the suggestion, ably assisted by the
Misses E. Marie Sinclair and Muriel
Tannehill, and Messrs. T. B. Boyd and
P. S. Maclaughlin. Tf And there were
patronesses, of course, including: Mrs.
W. K. Porter, Mrs. John Smithers, Mrs.
Charles Smithers, Mrs. Tyler Redfield,
Mrs. Leonard Tufts, Mrs. I. S. Robeson,
(Concluded on page three)

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