THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
Vol. 3. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, MAKCH, 14, 1895. ' No. 22.
What the Boys Are Talking
"It is just like I tell you boys," lit
remarked to the loafers on the East
building- steps: "it takes three things
to make a ball team; men, money ant!
enthusiasm; and you can't have a team
that's worth a cent without all three
Now we've got the men, and good
ones too, but they can't make a win
ning team, unless we 'supply the mou-
ey and the enthusiasm. They've got
to have the money for guarantees and
to buy suits and for their other neces
sary expenses, and we have got to sub
scribe it for them. The managers
were going around only the other
night, and of course I gave them some
thing. I am going to give them more
and I'll double the whole pile if they
beat Virginia. Halt the games are
to be played right here on the Hill too
and we have got to pay to see inem
and the man that's caught peeping
over the fence, or up a tree, or in the
South building windows or any other
place where they can see the game for
nothing, deserves to be run away
from here. It's downright stealing,
that's all there is about it. and must
"Then there's that enthusiasm
was talking about too, that goes as
far toward making a good team as
anv oth-r one thin sr. The bleachers
out in the Park are just as good . a
place to loaf these afternoons as you
can find, besides going out there shows
that you take, some interest in the
team; and nine men aint going to play
trood ball for themselves. That's all
I've got to say on the subject, but
believe we will put out a winning
team if we support 'em right."
"Yes, you are right there," said an
other, "but our interest ought not to
be taken up exclusively with base-ball,
, for there are lots of fellows 'round
here who. like me. neither know nor
care anything, about base-ball beyond
seeing a good game
I don't take any
interest in seeing a practice game, and
I don't go out. Now it seems to me
that the athletic spirit ought to be led
into other lines than base-ball and
foot-ball, and I know the effort is be
ing made and the captain of a track
athletic team has been elected. He
can't make a team by himself though,
and it has got to be supported just as
much if not more than the ball team,
because it is a new thing here, or nev
er has been any more than a pretence.
"And then there's tennis. Why
can't we form a tennis team, and play
some of the other colleges? We've
got some good players, and if we are
going to try to make any record in ath
letics there's one of our chances, and
it sterns to me we ought to try it."
"Well, not changing the subject at
all," remarked a third, "College Top
ics tried to give us a little wipe in the
issue before the last, but seems to me
that I've heard a proverb to the effect
that it is considered dangerous for
those who inhabit a vitreous mansion
to indulge their proclivities for throw
ing fragments of granite. That arti
cle was a daisy, I tell you. Sounded
like the fellow who wrote it was labor
ing under a fit of indigestion or some
thing of that sort. And then the one
in last week's paper abont our foot
ball playing:. The two reminded me
of a fellow who comes along and bangs
Capt. Oldham has weeded out the
andidates until now only about twen
Ly-four remain. In a few days another
revision will be made.
The practice games of the past few
days have shown a dangerous weak
ness at First and behind the bat. None
of the aspirants for First have more
than a "working hypothesis" as to how
the position should be played. Pat
Stanley remarked during a game las
week, to the First Baseman, "You
must get used to them low ones" jus
as a low thrown liner from his own
hand passed gracefully between the
baseman's leers, and that iust about
tells the situation on First. Farrell
Bailey, Steele, and Henderson are the
nominees for this place with Bailey
and Henderson slierhtly ahead in the
running. Bailey is the most gracefu
play er that ever , donned the U. N. C
motiogram, but he does not play on his
shape. He is a hard, faithful worker
and should make an excellent man
We are hardly able to criticize his
work closely as his time has been di
vided between backstop and First
His throwing is strong but not always
iietiderson has the height tor good
First and receives accurate throwing
very well, but does not go for a low
ball with an- degree of confidence
lie throws fairly well.
bteele aJso has the buna tor a good
First, and goes for every thing with
proper dash and vim. .. lie receives ac
curate throwing well, but fails to get
Farrell is a hard worker and with
little more knowledge ot the game
would make a good fieider, but is out
of his depth at First. His throwing
is accurate and often unnecessarily
At Second, Belden has been playing
a steady, even game. He covers the
around well and takes a throw from
the plate very properly.
At Short, McRae has been doing
only fairly well. He handles ground
ers very neatly, and throws well at
times, but does not cover the territory.
At Third, Johnson F., is pushing
Slocumb pretty close, or rather they
both seem to be doing equally well in
fielding" the position. Johnson mig-ht
put a little more ginger in his play
and not hurt it. He fields well and
throws accurately, but might cover
more ground than he does.
The outfield seems to be in a prom
ising condition, but we are unable to
criticize it yet as our attention has
been this week directed toward the in
field. Johnson, C. behind the bat has
not shown up particularly strong. He
seems to get dazed every time he has a
Next week our remarks, with a
g-lance at the outfield, will be con-
fined wholly to batting and base running.
Slocumb had a sudden attack of
paresis last weeK. lie picked up a
swift grounder, clasped it lovingly to
liis breast until a man had scored, then
carefully tossed it to Stephens.
Stanley is developing a theory he!
has formed on "How to keep base run
ners troin scoring.,, uapt. Uldham
out of the ball field. The backstop was
not erected for loafers, but for ball
playing purposes. When all the seats
are full we have no doubt that Capt.
Oldham will allow spectators to come
in around side lines, but while there
is no reason to cover valuable space
with your lazy corporosities.
Trinity and Durham have organized
a cooperative Ball Team and are bus
arranging a schedule. Quarles, Ree
fer and Lanier have been engaged and
will begin work this week.
Some of the State papers say thai
Smith, Stafford and Honeycutt havt
fosraken the Va. League for the
Southern League. If this be true,
what will Wake Forest do?
Oak Ridge is preparing to put oui
a fine team this year, anybody who
knows Sol. Mason, knows that he can
do as much with a team as can be dont
Ross Robertson writes that he
will be back some time in the near fu
ture. Why not say "After the Boston
Alpha Theta Phi at Vanderbilt
The honorary society of the Univer
sity, Alpha Theta Phi, upon the rec
ommendation of Dr. Tolman,has grant
ed a charter to the second chapter ol
the society at Vanderbilt, and seven of
the Senior class have been- initiated.
The Vanderbilt Hustler savs:
A long felt want at Vanderbilt has
at last been supplied by the organize
tion of a Senior Society upon the basis of
scholarship alone. This was consum-
mated last week oy tne receipt ot a
charter franchising the Beta Chapter
of Alpha Theta Phi.
The movement was set on foot about
Christmas by a few members of the
Senior class, whose obiect was to ob
tain a charter from Phi Beta Kappa,
the society of this character of national
reputation as the oldest of all the col-
fraternities. Dr. H. C. Tolman
who is a member of Phi Beta Kap
pa, was visited and the project was
laid before him. He was most heartily
in favor of the movement, and to his
enthusiastic assistance is due the
speedy and satisfactory conclusion
in tact, Dr. Tolman had organized
local society at the University of
North Carolina last year, modeled close-
y after Phi Beta Kappa, its chief fea
tures being non-secrecy and the attain
ment of a certain scholarship as sole
condition of admission. The objects
of organization were to elevate the
standard of scholarship in the Univer-
members of that society in the
faculties of the two institutions, char
ters will be procured within a few
years at most.
The Alumni Associations.
A few years ago, there were organ
ized in many towns in the State,
branches of the University Alumni
Associations. We have, for some
time, heard nothing of these Associa
tions. Some of them have fallen into
"innocuous desuetude:" the others, so
far as we know, are doing nothing.
The cause is not far to seek: they had
nothing to do.
We should like to a revival of these
associations, and the establishment of
others: then let all unite in the one
work of securing official recogni
tion of the Alumni on the Board of
Trustees, and and in such other parts
of the University work as it may seem
advisable for them to be recognized.
. $ $
There are enough loyal Alumni in
North Carolina to give the University
a sure foot-hold in the State.
The attacks that have been made
upon the institution may be divided
in two classes: those born of malicious'
hatred and narrow . minded jealousy,
and those born of an ignorance of the
University and its true relation to tha'
people of the State.
The first-named class of attacks
need not be noticed those making
them are too few in number to do any
harm, and too prejudiced to reason.
But th.e second class deserves court
eous treatment; They are fair minded
men; but they have had but one side
of the question placed before them,
and that the" anti-University side,
the facts about the University they
have had no means of getting, so they
have been obliged to accept the mis
representations of its enemies.
Properly organized, Alumni Associ
ations could do much towards setting
these people right in their views.
Five years work would so set before
the people of the State the relation of
the University to public education,
that an effort to cripple it, or even to
prevent its growth, would be utterly
A meeting of all the students in
terested in track athletics was held
in the Math, room on Saturday af
ternoon, D. Lindsey was called to
the chair and Harry Howell was
made Secretary. The sentiment of
sity and incidentally to obtain a char- the meeting was that: the TJniver
ter from Phi Beta Kappa. The soci- sity should be represented by a
ety took the j; name of Alpha Theta track team, and that one shouia De
Phi, and adopted a gold triangle, suit- trained this season. W. E. Breese,
ably engraved, worn as a watch charm law, was elected captain of the
or its badge. Several applications UJm Mr1 lt nnti'fipd all candidates
society were re- in meet him at the L'vmnasium on
or charters ot this
ceived from various Southern colleges,
but it was decided that promiscuous
extension would injure their chances
or the wished-for charter, so none
Vanderbilt may be congratulated that
the following- Monday at 3 o'clock.
Senior Class Meeting.
The Senior Class met on last Sat
urday at 3 p. m., President Myers
in the chair. The committee on
hfr standard of sen nl a rsli in i rpcnir. class nhotoe-raoher reported that
nizedassuch that when an application they had received remarkably good
bra charter was made through Dr. rates trom J. a. r a uei, a a.
Tolman. it was L'ladlv rrranted: its n- phoiograpner, w,,u ;
... . ' . cab nets for 54.50. The Class voteu
icipi icisl ween, wuuij.uci.eu me orgam-
should buv fiftV
zauon oi uue uad unapter; it is not photog.raphs at 4.50, and authorized
got worsxea in an argument witn mm probable, for reasons above triven, ka Orahnm. Howell
you one in the eye and then tells you; on the subject but, Collier seemed to that any more chapters will be grant- an(i Moore to ene-affe Mr. Faber.
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. juims W uirtKc juu iaw5.i ' a" vruuuie in uis uis.ussion or u. e(j. and it is hoped, it spite of the T wntt Accu led that the names ot
, "Well there's the bell,
listen to old Pres's jokes.'
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W o-o and ii is uui Mmug wu muiu ui me siu- weii-Known conservatism oi i'ni xeta tne Class snouiu not uc piuitu
dents when they are requested to stay Kappa, that, with the. help 'of the the Commencement invitations.