The Tar Heel.
- UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
T,iViiiVif1 pverv Satusday bv the General
JaS. A. Gwyn, .
George S. Wills,
W. A. Graham,
- Associate Editor
John A. Moore
W. D. Carmichael
D. B. Smith, - -LAWRENCE
- Business Manager,
- Assistant Manager
Wntered at the Post Office til Chapel Hill,
; second-class mail matter. .
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Another college year has begun
and the TAR Heel ag-ain greets
its readers. In view of the great
mass of inkstained tradition that has
come down to us from previous gen
,-of;r.nc ni editors tales of trials
V. Jl U WVSi-ii-' v.. --
atid a-rpAt. tribulations, harsh criti
cisms and unpaid subscriptions
is not without some feelings of mis
lin t t Tip rresent board sets
out upon this sea of troubles; how
wp Tiall do our best in the
discharge of our editorial duties and
nnAexvnr t.n make the paper, as far
as may be in bur power.the true rep
resentation of our college life. And
at the beginning of our undertaking
wp wish to impress npon our sub-
scribers the large share of the re
sponsibility that rest upon them.
The financial condition of the last
volume and the business managers
books With their long list of unpaid
subscriptions show that however
hard the editors may labor the pa-
ner ran never be a success without
the support of its readers.
So we hope that 'every,- friend and
alumnus of the University, every one
who feels an interest in our ath
le.tics or anv branch of our""college
life, will give us the support which
we hope to deserve and without
which we can not hope to succeed.
Last year there was much troub
le caused by the boys crowding
around the foot ball players while
practicing and seriously interfering
with their work. Thisjyear and es
pecially for-the last few days, we
are glad to notice that there has not
been so much of it.
Now if we want to turn out a win
ning team it can only be done by hard
work, and those of us 'who are not
willing to contribute our muscle to
cause should at least give those who
are the privelege of doing so.
There is plenty of room in the
grandstand or on the grounds out
side of the side lines, so let everybody
keep off the field and give the boys
day night. They had been amusing
themselves by whistling the well
known freshman march to the mem
bers of that class as they marched
across the hall. Soon two ladies
entered and the whistling continued
and the ladies were forced to keep
step to the inspiring strains as they
walked across the . hall to their
Now, perhaps this was mere
thoughtlessness and none , of the
whistling intended for the ladies,
but whistling of any kind was en
tirely out of place on such an occa
sion, and we can find no excuse for
a man so forgetting himself as to in
dulge in such conduct at the expense
of ladies. We sincerely hope that
nothing' further of this kind may
Nature has done a great deal
for Chapel Hill and the vicinity.
There is possibly, little to call up a
feeling of the Sublime not tower
ing peaks, beetling crags, yawning
caverns, or rushing rivers; but slop
ing hills, shady nooks, and rippling
brooks are found on every hand.
lne student who spends any
length of time at the University,
and does not take advantage of such
an opportunity to ire t thoroughly
in sympathy with -Nature, is leav
ing what he will probably not be
able to get anywhere else, under as
favorable circumstances. ,
The attractive strolls and walks
are almost without number. .Lau
rel Hill, Otey's Retreat, Purifoy's
Mill and Pond, the old .iron mine,
Glen Burney, Mt. Bolus, the Rob
bers Den, and Piney Prospect to
say nothing ot 5attle s irjirk and
other places near at hand can all
be visited within an hour or two;
and having once seen them, in most
cases the visitor will continue to go.
It cannot be out of place, even in
a college paper, to devote a short
notice to the great Cotton States'
International Exposition, which is
the greatest educational factor to
day in the South. The influence
that it will exert in placing before
the world, the incalculable and su
perior advantages of the South can
not be over rated. It will do a
needed and important service in ac
quainting the world with the Sun
ny South, so richly endowed in all
things that are good. As many as
can should avail themselves of . the
rare privilege to see this climax of
the Southern genius.
It was with much surprise
and regret that we observed the
conduct of some of the students at
the Y. M. C. A. reception last Fri-
The advice of President Winston
given in the Chapel several mornings
ago as to the method of prevent
ing such trouble as was had last Sat
urday night was in the main whole
some and good. No one should seek
or desire a disturbance, but on the
other hand should use everv reason
able effort to avoid one.
But his advice was hardly appli
cable to the event referred to.
If we have the matter corectly, sev
eral students, while passing along
the street, were halted and insolent
ly approached by a score of darkies.
It was not the fault of the students
and it is a gross injustice to attach
any censure to them.
Those who are fond of Nature,
and who derive pleasure "from
watching the forest as the leaves
change from the deep, mature green
of the late Summer to the rich pur
ples, reds, 3'ellows and browns of
autumn; will miss that pleasure du
ring this season. The recent hot;
dry weather has literally cooked
vegetation. ' The leaves, instead of
ripening' slowly as usual, are dry
ing up. Many of them can be pull
ed off the trees and crumbled in the
hand. Everywhere one sees the ef
fect of the drouth, as if a Chimaeaa
had breathed upon t he earth.
IT is politic to cater to the whims
and opinions of a class if your wel
fare depends on that class, but it is
not safe to endanger the future of
young men by unnecessary ; iudul
gences. It is convenient to be able
to buy necessary things when you
haven't the ready money, but to be
able to buy anything at all times
and to pay for it at leisure is an en-
arrangement which creates sloth-
fulness in business relations. I ins
credit system has been practiced so
long and has therefore gained such
a hold on every one that no business
proiect is certain unless run on a
cash basis. Every merchant : in
town deducts so much for negli
gence every time he posts his books.
No one claims that his negligence
is caused by dishonesty, but all
know it is the result of our loose
Is there no way to remedy this
evil? Should young men be allowed
to become negligent in business af
fairs when the cause of the negli
gence can be remedied? We would
like to hear this subject discussed
and our columns will be open for
The. history of weekly publica
tions in our University has been the
same from the beginning, viz: fail
ure. This fact has been partly due
to the management, but in a greater
degree to the patrons of the paper
It will be the aim ot the present
board to discuss freely all questions
pertaining to college life, we will
also feel at liberty to call upon any
student or member of the Faculty
for an expression of opinion.
-The Association held its first
meeting for this year in Gerrard
Hall Monday evening, Sept. 2lst
Mr. W. A. Graham stated the ob
ject of the meeting to be the elec
tion of officers. for the coming, year,
and a board of editors for the Tar
Mr. Geo. G. Stevens was unani
mously elected to succeed himself
as president of the Associaton.
Other elections were as follows.
For Vice-President, W. D. Car-
micheal, Jr; for Sect, and Treas
Jas. A. Gwyn; for post graduate
member of the advisory committee,
W. R. Kenan, Jr.; for undergradu
ate member, Jno. C. Eller. Mr.
Graham moved that a committee of
three be appointed to assist the busi
ness managers of the Tar. Heel
in' settling its present account and
to devise some means for its suc
cessful management in ' the future.
Carried Dr. Venable, Mr. Wills
and Mr. Eller were appointed.
1 he Association next went into
election of editors" for the Tar
HEEL,, the following being elected:
Messrs. Settle Dockery, Jno. A.
Moore, Jas. A. Gwyn, D. B. Smith,
W. D. Cormichael, Jr., and L.
McRae. V ';.
Mr. Graham then moved that the
executive and advisory committees
acting together, : be allowed- to ap
points captain for the foot ball team
subject to the ratification ' of ' the
team when selected carried. MrSan
ford moved that the election of cap
tain for the track team be- left to
the committee carried There being
no further business the meeting adjourned.
Ask Arthur what his monkey will
do under such circumstances.'.'
The total enrollment is 506. Now
for 600 by June! '
Y. M. C. A. Reception.
The reception annually tendered
the new students by the Association
took place in the Memorial Hall
Friday night last.
The students and villagers' alike
readily took advantage of this 0p.
portunity of ; meeting each other, 0f
making new acquaintances and re
newing old ones, and of spending a
short while in social intercourse.
Quite a crowd greeted Mr. Home
president of the association, when
he arose and opened the exercises of
the evening in a brief speech giving
some idea of the work and purpose
of the association. President Horne
then introduced the speakers of the
evening in the following order:
, Mr. G.G. Stevens Athletics and
' Mn R. Wright The two Liter-
Dr. Winston Relation of the As
soc i a t ion to t h e Un i ve r s i ty .
Mr. Curry Relation of the As
sociation to the Church.
Dr. Battle Places of historic in
terest about Chapel Hill.
The addresses were followed by
musical selections rendered by the
Glee-Banjo-Mandolin Clubs which
added greatly to the enjoyment of
the evening. A crowd of thought
less boys began to whistle the fresh
man march and immediately imitat
ed by a little barking dog, until then
unnoticed, which goes to show that
every body has some influence.
The reception was voted a suc
cess by those present, the ia
going away more in touch w
per classmen, While the latter expe
rienced a feeling akin to ril ous
ness over the part they had played
to the freshmen's
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