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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, X. C, JAN. 18, 1896.
When the football season closed
and all looked forward to the base
ball team with pleasant anticipa
tion, our prospects were very bright.
But since that it has happened un
avoidably that some of the players,
who were looked upon as very good,
will not be able to go into training-.
But "Pat. " Stanley is not a man
to dispair in the face of obstacles
and if the candidates for the team
will but follow his example, namely
work, we do not doubt that a team
will be put in the field which will
be the superior of last year's team.
During the past week, while the
weather , has been compartively
warm, all -the candidates have been
on the field each day for batting
Lack of sure hitters has been
heretofore a very serious defect in
most of our teams and we have lost
many a game that would have been
ours by a timely basehit. So wre are
glad to see this work going on and
we sincerely hope that the defect
may be remedied. '
The candidates will go into regu-
give them about six weeks oeiore
the first game.
As to the candidates. Of last
year's team Bailey, Stephens, Stan
ly, Gregory, Johnson, Hill, Wood
son and Graham are again on the
Hill. There are an unusually large
number of new men and nearly all
of last year's team.
The schedule has not been com
pleted yet, but Manager Carmichael
has so far arranged games with
Yale, Princeton, LaFayette, Le
high and Virginia. Other games
will be put on the schedule as they
are arranged and we hope that we
will soon be able to give our readers
the complete schedule.
So wth this this added induce
ment of a very attractive schedule,
with that true and loyal college
spirit which was so manifest dur
ing the last football season, we hope
to see the men get to work in earn
est. Let them do this as they ought
and there will be no reason why the
team which represents us on the
field this season will not be credita
ble and victorous.
probably at the same time as the
This plan would, we think, work
well and it is deserving of the sup
port and encouragement of the col
lege at large. Though tennis, or
at least inter-collegiate tennis, has
been neglected in the South, there
are in other colleges, as well as our
own, many good players, who sure
ly need encouragement and contests
to bring Southern tennis up to an
equality with Southern football and
baseball, and the best plan to do
this, is through inter-collegiate
So we hope that the plan of the
Tennis Association may become a
reality and we do not doubt that the
victorious record of our former play
ers will be upheld.
The Track Team.
It has often been discussed wheth
er or not the Universily of North
Carolina could put out a team in
track athletics, and our ability to do
this was yery generally doubted.
But during- the past term through
the generosity of one of our fellow
students, we were able to make
preparations for constructing a
track and organizing a good team.
Mr. J. S. Thomas was chosen as
Captain and he is without doubt the
ruff, Pennsyvania, Beacham, Cor
nell, Chad wick, Yale, and Church,
Princeton. Behind the line Minds,
Pennsylvania, King, West Point,
Fincklc, Yale, and Writington Har
vard.) He ranks the leading teams as fo
lows: Yale, Pennsylvania, Prince
ton, Harvard, Wist Point, Brown,
Cornell, La Fayette and Dartmouth.
man for the nlace. He has not onlv
!aJ4 in. ?h TO h?J!iitad experience in the line, of track
athletics, but also he has taken hold
of the movement with his charcter
istic push and energ-y. During the
the Fall term he had about thirty
candidates out every afternoon and
of these about twenty showed up
very well. But it is now that the
hardest and best work must be done.
During the present wreek the plans
for the work have been discussed
and the work mapped out.
The management wishes to have
its field day in April and also it
will issue invitations to all the
neighboring colleges to join the con
test, and have an Inter-Collegiate
Field Day. And in accordance with
another of Mr. Thomas's character
istics, it is his plan to make a gala
day of it, and to entertain the visi
ting collegions and ourselves by the
presence and charm of many of our
young lady friends.
So let us all do our part in put
tine out a team that will do credit
to ourselves. Though it is our first I
track team; there is no obstacle in
the way of its being a good one.
In a talk with Mr. Bryson, presi
dent of the University Tennis As
sociation, we were told that the an
nual tennis tournament is to come
off in March. This tournament will
be 6pen to all students in the Uni
versity, and as it is the plan of the
Tennis Association to have an inter
collegiate tournament later, it will
decide the players who are to" repre
sent us there.
, Though the plans have not yet
been matured, it is the wish of the
Association to have an inter-collegiate
tournament early in April, and
All America Foot Ball Team for
The All-America team for the
past season as seleted by Casper
Whitney is as follows:
Brooke, Pennsylvania, full back.
Thorne, Yale, and C. Brewer
Wyckoff, Cornell quarter.
Bull, Pennsylvania, centre.
Wharton, Pennsy 1 vania and Riggs
, Murphy, Yale, and Lea, Prince
Gilbert, Pennsylvania and Cabot
Substitutes: In the line Wood-
The first meeting of the Elisha
Mitchell Scientific Society of the
year Was held on Tuesday, the 14th
inst. in Person Hall.
Prof. Holmes gave two papers of
interest, one on "The Underground
Water Supplies of the Piedmont Re
gion' This paper was the sum
mation of the work of Mr. Knox,
the Hydraulic Engineer of Char
otte.; The problem which he seems
to haVe solved so successfully is one
of vital importance to those inter
ested in the welfare of the Univer
sity. ; It is 'a well-known fact that
our water supply is inadequate to
the demands made upon it. We
must devise some means for obtain
ing ii, and in sufficient quantity too.
We hope Mr. -Knox's system will
be tried by the "powers that be."
ProL Holmes's second paper was a
note on "The Clay Deposits of N.
Mr. Clarke then gave an inter
esting paper on "The Compounds
of Argon." This very inert ele
ment, with such unique properties,
has finally been made to form two
compounds, one with benzene (Ber
thollot), and one with carbon bisul
phide (Ramsey, the discoverer). One
might imagine that the last named
body would be the very last on
earth ' that anything would care to
have anything to do with.
Prof. Cobb then outlined the pa
per of Mr. Weaver on "The devel
opment of the River System of N.
C." This paper was the one which
won the Kerr prize last year. It
is a valuable contribution to the
knowledge of the physical geogra
phy of the State.
The meeting was very interest
ing, and it must be remarked that
many students by their
lose much of interest
Y. M. C. A. Building.
$7,320 are already pledged toward
the $ 20,000 Building by the students
and friends of the University. Of this
amount the handsome and generous
sum of $2,500 was given by Mr. Harry
Lake, a member of the Sophomore
class, and his. mother and father
The alumni have not contributed to
a great extent as yet but they are now
being given oppotunlty to do and it is
confidently hoped that they will futhei
our efforts to success. Pledges have
been made as follows:
2 $1000 , 35 $20
2 500 6 IS
1 300 1 12
9 100 43 10
12 50 3 8
4 40 1 6
6 30 79 5
Of the above amount the present
Sophomore class has contributed over
$1500, one mamber giving a thousand
as mentioned above. , The Junior class
gave over $400' Senior class over 400,
the class of '95 over $400. Thus the
students have already contributed near
ly $3000 and the present Freshman
class will no, doubt add to this amount
at leas as much as the other classes
when the matter is brought before
The spirit of self-sacrifice has been
mantfest and will be. Some who are
paying their way throuph college have
given as much as fifty dollars.
The faculty have given one thousand
The townspeople over $700.00
Friends of the institution over $1600.
We are glad to see the work going
forward. It means a great deal for
the University and for the State. Such
a building will ever be a reminder to
the students of their duty and their
Y. M.C. A. Lecture.
Mr. Turner, the successor of Mr.
Coulter as State Sec. of the Young
Men's Christian Assosiation, was
with the University Association on
last Sunday. At three o'clock in
the afternoon he addressed the stu
dents in the chapel. He based his
address on Hebrews 2:1, "Therefore
we ought to give the more ernest
heed to the things which we have
heard, lest at any time we should let
them slip. ' ' ' Aggressiveness is nec
esary to success in anythiug: the bu
siness man who does not"push" his
business will soon have no busines
to push. The college that makes
no effort to bring in men will soon
have no students. So, the Assoc
irtion that is not aggressive will
soon cease to exist-
An aggressive associatiou is made
possible by the aggressiveness of the
individual members. Their power
depends upon their faithfulness in
these things: secret prayer, Bible
study, and working. The neglect of
any one, to say nothing of the neglec t
of all, means a falling away on the
part of the individual, and suffering
and loss on the part of the Associa
nion. For All.
Dear fellow-workers in the Y. M.
C. A. we welcome you back. Dear
new-comers we welcome you to our
midst, and earnestly request that
you be one of us and help us in the
Now let us work for the Master
the whole of this year. Lets strive
to treat all alike. To slight none.
Let every one who is not a member
of the Y. M. C. A. join as early as
possible. Every member of the As
sociation who will take active part
should hand his name to the Devo
tion Committee to be sure that none
are over looked.
The Y. M. C. A. is working for
all. Let each man do what he is
able to help it.
Joe. W. Wray, Ch'mn.
C. H. Johnson,
F. W. Cokek,