THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OP THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, S. C, NOV. 30, 1895.
R. E. , Merritt.
R. T. ' Baird.
R. G. Collier.
C. ; White.
L. E. Gregory.
R"T H. B. . Moore.
L. H. B. Stephens.
F. B. Butler.
We Lose to Virginia.
4 Score 6 to 0.
That's the tale of the. great
Thanksgiving game. And it was
without doubt the greatest g-ame
ever played in the South.
The whole-! field was filled with
Navy Blue -and Orange, with anoc
casional glimpse of White and Blue.
And though the loved White and
Blue cannot wave in triumph, 'et
she is not disgraced. She played
nobly and fairly, putting- up the
best-game she's played this season
The game was played under'rnany
difficulties, especially suffering from
the crowd who could -not be kept
off the Held. The teams lined up
as follows: '
Va. N. C
The umpires were Messrs. Lloyd,
of 'Richmond College, and Beau
mont, of U. Pa. Mr. ' John Poe of
Princeton was referee, and Messrs.
Baskerville and Potts, linemen.
Halves of 35 minutes were played.
Gregory won toss and chose the
west goal. At 2:50 p. m. Lambert
kicked off 45 yards to Stephens who
makes 12. Then he adds five more.
Moore goes five and then fumbles,
but Whitaker regains the ball.
Butler makes 3, Stephens five and
Moore fails to gain. Baird makes
1 yard, Stephens goes around 38 and
Moore 10, but as he is tackled he
drops the ball and Va. gets it. Lang
kicks 25 and Whitaker gets the ball
iu touch. It is brought in and Moore
makes 3 yards. Then Stephens
makes 5, Moore 5, Stephens 15 and
Moore 2. Hurley and Butler add
2 each, but Moore can't find a hole.
Stephens makes 5, then 1, then ,
putting ball on 10 yard line. The
next' play is a fumble, Whitaker
getting it. Stephens makes 4. The
next play looks like a touchdown,
but Stephens fumbles it and the
ball goes over. And when it did,
Carolina's hopes were destroyed.
Lambert makes 2 yards, Penton
can't gain. Lang kicks 30 in touch
to Butler. Moore makes 5, Ste
phens 10, but the ball goes over on
Penton makes 3, Lambert 2, Jones
iails to gain, then loses a yard.
I Right here the umpire ruled out
Merritt and Jackson for slugging.
Jackson had slugged Moore and as
Merritt ' tried to separate them,
though he had done no slugging,
the umpire ruled him off. Steele
took his place.
Lang kicks 25 yards to Whitaker
who passes it back to Butler; gain
ing 10 yards. Stephens makes 5,
and is laid out with his lame shoul
der, but gets into the game again.
Baird makes 4, and Butler punts to
Lambert who muffs the ball and
Baird gets it. 1 Moore and Stephens
push through for 5 each, i Moore
adds 4 more. Whitaker fumbles
but falls on ball. Stephens adds 5,
And the next rush Moore fumbles
and Va. gets the ball.
I Lang fails to gain, Penton makes
2 yards and the ballas punted in
touch. Right here the umpire
rules. Collier; off for plugging. , The
decision was unfair, as Collier, only
spilled the full-back after he had
kicked. Carolida "kicked long and
hard - and Collier remained in the
Lang then makes 5 yards i and HaX'
ton frets 10 on double pass. Then
Lambert fails to gain and on the next
down Va. fumbles. and regains the
ball. But it is ours on downs.
Gregory makes 30 on double pass
from Stephens'and of course the syni
pathetic Virginia crowd covered '.the
field. It took "both teams to clear at
Baird fails to gain, - Moore makes 7,
Stepheus'3,. Moore '2,.andthe first, half
is over, with'I'the ball in , Carolina's
possesion only five-yards from Virgin
Butler'kicks 35 yards to Jones who
brings it back 15. Penton makes '. 6,
then he and Jones both fail to gain.
So Lang punted 40 yards to , Whitaker
who passes it to Butler gaining twenty
yards. Stephens and Baird add five
each, Hurley 12, Wright. 2, Stephens
15. Collier fails to gain, Moore makes
three, but his fumble gives Virginia
Haxton fumbles, no gain. ' He then
ries double pass and loses five by
Gregory's pretty tackle. Lang punts
25 to Butler who makes 6; Stephens
makes 2 and loses 3, ; so Butler punts
20 to Jones who is downed in his first
tackle .by Steele and Wright. Lang
makes 2, then 6, then 1; Penton adds
3, then Haxton gets round on a double
pass for 25. Penton makes 2 yards
and the next rush Lang takes it 35
yards for a touchdown. Haxton holds
and Lambert kicks goal. Score, Vir
ginia 6, Carolina 0.
Butler kicks 45 to Jones who brings
it back 25. Lang makes 1 and then
2, and then punts a low rolling punt
which goes 45 before Whitaker gets
Baird and Stephens fail to gain.
Butler punts 30 to Lambert who makes
10. Lang makes 3, then 2, Penton 2,
Lang- can,t gain. Lambert 10 on
double pass being tackled in touch
Penton makes 2 and Langr 7. Then
Jones failed to gain, Lang makes 2
and it is third down in a yard from
the goal. Lang gets all but six inches
and it is our ball by beautiful work".
Butler punts to Lambert who brings it
back to the 12 yard line. Lang , fails
to gain., i Haxton makes 4 on double
pass but Penton can't add the other
Our ball. Moore mates b, uaira v,
Nicklin is ; substituted at right - end.
Moore makes double pass to Nicklin
gaining five yards. Stephens goes
round the end for 30, Baird punts 40
to Lambert, Lambert fails to gain and
the game is over.
The erame. was very slow, being lull
of talking and disputing and was often
stopped entirely to clear the held, we
make no excuse for the loss, as we put
up a game superior in every way to
Virginia's except fumbling, and by
that the game was lost principally.
Virginia had all the luck and most ; of
the decisions. No player was ser
The Inter-Collegiate Debate.
').. - COMMUNICATED
i As a loyal member of one of the
University Literary Societies, I
was. pleased to ' read in a recen
number of the Tar Heel a short
article advocating a debate between
the literary societies of North Caro
lina and Virginia. , Anionc the
Northern colleges these intercolle
giate debates1 are growing in im
portance and are beginning to riva
the athletic contests in general fa
vor. Those institutions now meet
in the intellectual struggles of the
debate as regularly as in the physi
cat struggles of the ball-field; and
the result is being shown in an in
creased attention to oratory, which
as an art j and accomplishment, has
been on the wane,
j It 6ccurs to me thati the Uniyer
sjty of North Carolina might learn
something in this line from her
Northern sisters. It is a deplorable
fact. that there . is ,not . the interest
and enthusiasni in the Literary so
cieties b the University that there
was in the; ante-bellum days or even
later. Various' causes have been
ascribed and some remedies tried
with but . doubtful success. A
few years ago the Inter Society De
bate between the Di. and Phi. was
inaugurated to arouse this' love for
the did societies, but the desired ef
feet fcas not been obtained; there is
sometimes difficulty in even indue
ing the members to represent the
societies in these debates.
. 1 The athletes claim that inter
collegiate contests are necessary to
the life of athletics; and a promi
nent Wake Forest athlete was quot
ed by the Raleigh Nelve & Obser
ver recently as saying that the re
f usal of ; the Wake Forest faculty
to allow games with other colleges
would kill all athletics there., A
comparison of the skill gained at
one college with that attained at
another college is a necessary incen
tive to the efforts put forth in ac
quiring that skill.
Might not this principal be ap
plied in the work of the Literary
Societies? Now, there is not
enough encentive to society work at
the University to induce the stu
dents to take any real interest in
it, It is true that there are the
contests for medals, in the societies,
the debate between the societies,
and the commencement speakings;
but they seem not to be sufficient.
Victories over fellow-students in
the same college do not carry with
them the same satisfaction and glory
as those over students in other col
leges. In contests with other col
leges the feeling of college pride,
and love for alma mater 'produces
more zeal and earnest preparation.
So if the' University of North Car
olina would meet some other univer
sity in annual debate, renewed in
terest would be -enthused into all
the members, of the societies, and
all the students, improving the
minor contests and ordinary literary
exercises If this debate were with
the University's great rival, the
University of Virginia, the desire
would be all the greater because of
the rivalry between the two institu
tions in other matters.
I Harvard invariably loses her ath
letic contests with Yale, of late
years, but she as regularly wins
the great debates between the two
universities, c PerhapsU.N. C.
may be able to achieve glory in the
same way. Let the old Di. and Phi.
challenge the. Literary Societies of
the University of Virginia to a de
bate and let them arrange a league
so that the contests may occur every
year; and if they improve the,. work
of the societies at. Chapel Hill they
will delight hundreds of alumni,
who cherish j particularly warm
places in their hearts for the old
Dialectic and Philanthropic Socie
ties. A Phi Alumnus.
! Nov. 18, 1895.
The Second Team.
j For the past ; few weeks, the
'Scrubs" have been doing excellent
work against the 'Varsity, and in
doing this work have gotten out a
second , team which surpasses any
we have ever known here before.
And as a reward for their faithful
work, they have been granted per
mission to take a Thanksgiving
trip. So a game has been arranged
between then and the Wilmington
Athletic Association, to be played
at Wilmington on Thursday. We
wish them much success in their
.venture, for if any team deserves to
win it. is the one which has taken
so many bumps and bruises, with
the patriotic spirit of making our
'Varsity what she is.
r In all, Capt Rogers will take fif
teen men, and they will play as fol
Joyner, centre; Bagwell; right
guard; Carson, left guard; La,ke,
right tackle; Allen, . left tackle;
Winston, right end; Best, left end;
Rogers, quarter-back; Bailey, right
half-back; Haywood, left half-back;
Williams, full-back. Subs: Belden,
back; Peace, back and end; Dowd,
guard; Jones, tackle.
The University Co-oparative ,
A number of the faculty and stu
dents met in the Chapel on Tuesday
evening, to discuss the year's work,
and to decide whether the store
should be continued.
After a general discussion those
present voted to continue the store.
Among the points spoken of, two
should be especially emphasized: (1)
The store is not a stock concern,
and no money is made in it. It is
simply an arrangement among the
students by which they can pur
chase their goods at a reasonable
price. (2) This price is far below
the ordinary dealer's retail price,
g. a certain article, the dealers
n w hich sold for $3.25 a dozen at
wholesale, was bought through the ,
Co-operative Society for $3.00 a .
dozen. A book, usually soia ior
$1.25 was bought for 65c. More or
ess money is saved on every article