THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF 50RTH. CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, FEB. 8, 1896.
The Track Team.
plenty of Men, Plenty,, of Money
But the Tracki s Lacking.
Ever since our University lias bee
large enough and strong enough
organize and maintain creditabl
teams in : the departments of fo
Kill and base ball, it has been th
dream of those who were the mo:
ambitious for our athletic life to see
as creditable teams in the depart
ments of Tennis and Track Atli
In regard to Tennis, through the
efforts of a few, we have been en
abled to show that we are head anc
neck with any Tennis team of the
Southern Uollesres. Ana we are
verv clad to hear of the continued
efforts of the Tennis Association
advance Jhis scientific and manly
game by intercollegiate tournaments
This is the on! v way by which
we can expect to rival the Northern
colleges and we hope to see their
plans carried out. ,
But in regard to organizing
Track team, we have met many ob
stacks, the main one being that our
Athletic Association has not been
financially able to take any definite
steps. But, though this obstacle
looked for a loner time as if it were
insurmountable, it is not. For an
amount sufficient, to organize the
team was iven last term by one of
our tellow students, who has al-
v ways shown that he had the best
interest of the University at heart.
A captain was then elected. He
is one whom we all recocrnize to be
, the man for place as a man of ex
perience and one presenting an un
usual amount of push and energy.
So far, so good, But alas no far
ther. For some reason or other,
those to whom the construction of
:the track was instrusted, have, as"
far as we can judge, failed euen to
make a start on the work,or at least
they have failed to do more than
make a start. And more than this
we have not been able to acsertain.
We can find no reason assigned
for the delay and we do know many
reasons for the immediate execu
tion of the plan. .
To-day, the college m geneai is
enthusiastic in resrard to the move
and we think they wish to see it
amount to something. And this en
thusiasm can not last if it is to be
discouraged arid balked in this man
Then, too.- there is a need here for
track athletics and this need in
creases with the University. So
that it is natural to suppose
that this department will come soon
er or later. But we do not think
that it is unreasonable to say that
now is the best time. For now we
have the opportunity of organizing
a team without expense to the Ath
letic Association; we have a man
fully qualified for Captain; we have
plenty of good material and plenty of
enthusiasm. And all that it need
ed to put out a good team it that the
college support them, which it is
. A Suggestion.
The present discussion of March
examinations calls to mind an idea
which we think should be strongly
emphasized in this day when ' the
progressive spirit is so prevalent.
Whether we have March exami
nation; we are ' sure to have them
for some time, and plenty of them.;
The gradation and . co-ordination
of studies form a progress! ve system ;
examinations are tests and-records
of this mental progress.
We have a ; systematic course of
gymnasium work but we have no
The Moot Congress.
Interesting Session of a "New
Thing" Held Last Monday.
The Law Class has sprung quite
an interesting innovation upon the
University in the shape of a "Moot
Congress" which is to hold its ses
soiis regularly every Monday after
noon. It will not be any conflict
with the Moot Court, nor lesson
the interest in it, but will be a dis
tinct feature. The Moot Congress
was organized last Saturday with
Mr. Robt. Dalby, of Oxford, as
Speaker: Mr. Settle Dockerv- nf
recording this physical Rockingham, as Clerk; and Mr. R.
We are not here advoca- T. Hurley, of Troy, as Sergeant-at-
before such an
the endeavor to"eret through."
ready to do, that the men may not
feel anxious about this delay. BAor
with it stareing them in the face
tbey at least have little inducement
offered to do hard concientious
And there is, apart from the con
dition of affairs in college,on impor
tant reason why we should delay
no longer. It is now the first of
Feb. and the work and perfection
of it will require time and several
weeks of it.
So, if . we are to have a track
team, let's do it now. If those hav
ing the matter in charge, are too
much burdened with more onerous
duties, we would suggest to them
that there are several, among, the
Faculty or students who could and
would undertake and accoplisk
the work so necessary to the organ
izing of the team.
Let some of them'make this prep
aration artd we predict that the men
themselves will not let us be asham
ed of them on Field Day.
The Shakespear Club was called
to order for its regular monthly
meeting on Wednesday night, Feb.
5th. by President Hume. The Roll
was called and the minutes of the
last meeting read and approved.
Messrs. Gregory '.96, Hill'97, Jno."
Andrews, '97 and A. S. Dyer were
elected to membership.
After some pleasing introductory
remarks by the president' the fol
lowing papers were read:
Mrs. Brozvning s Prometheus proper dyvelopment of the physical.
Bound by J . W. Canada, . A student would obtain a certain
The gentleman in a scholarly and individualy athletic interest he
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mounuuj mannei compel eu .mis. would naturally strive to surpass
Browning-s translation' with the nrevinus records and r.ot to remain
original of Aeschylus. A transla- stagnant in this respect, while the
tion must render the effect ot its fact that it would enlighten the
original. The outline of the tragedy students knowledge of his body is j
was given; Aeschylus style and dif- u0 mjn0r consideration. I dare say ing George Washington as opposed
u- , Ur to "'tanfflinir alliances and main-
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know their measurements beyond I
tin nhvsical examinations which if Arms.
mnA n;rp rrrnri,. rJ j. ne nrst session was iieia lvion-
- . . day and it afforded lots of pleasure
.. . r and profit to both members and spec-
it would De ludicrous to conceive or tators. The Speaker announced
a student exercising his stiff limbs his committees and the house was
and soft muscles for a week or so declared open for business. Mr.
examination with peiiamay, quite a talented young
member and easily one 01. the most
fliipnf Cnn(rrfjsiirnn ti in tin 1iniicf
The"cramming" up of neglected was rec im by the Sneaker and
physical work would be ridiclous to introduced a resolution heartily en-
think of. But we think a practical dorsing Mr. Cleveland's action in
suggestion can be made aiong this the Venezuelan dispute as being
manly, patriotic . and thoroughly
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x nat, at least once every year, tJie ferred to the Commits on DnnK-s-
complete physical record of each tic Affairs, and was reported favor-
student be made out by gymnasium ably. By suspension of the rules
director and kept on file which re- t was immediately brought up for
e-wili: o-p rarh sfniW the third reading.
, . ri- 1 1 , But now the smooth sailingf of the
exact statement 01 nis pnysicai ue-
velopment during his college life
resolution was over. Mr. Bellamy,
in a speech of some length, admira-
As a student he is natural! nio.it bly defended his resolution and was
deeply concerned in his own rounded liberally applauded for his loyalty
development these records would anu patriotism -as - shown - by
serve as permanent incentives to a
timety and eloquent remarks.
Congressman Smith followed Mr.
Bellamy and astonished his hearers.
He thought the resolution involved
a question grave and serious and
had soon convinced his hearers that
his view was correct.
Congressman Dockery proved him
self to be anything but a bashful
member, making several short talks
in opposition to the resolution; quot-
their new trousers,
or the tail of their coat nor who j
know what is considered, a good
measurement for any part of the
that the Monroe Doctrine
did not apply in this instance.
Mr. Mitchell, red and rosy, otten
arose to a point of order, sometimes
being sustained by the speaker.
Final action on the resolution was
postponed till the next session.
fiulcty of rendering it was shown.
Mrs. Browning admirably renders!
Aeschylus, being literal and preserv-
ng the spirit, bua in imagery, sub-
innty crandeur and in the slowl
iambic, Aeschylus escapes her.
unu jiuivt uy mi. -uiuwu oucp- oucu pujrs.cax au.maiiuu, ex c ,u ColleL--e but none except members are
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neru. " many stnwjs m tins uuuli a permitted to participate in the pro-
Shakespear is due the poem of Harvard there is a very detailed ceedincs. The Moot Congress will
Arhtir Rrnoke Romeus and TuliH- svstem for measurintr the minute likely serve a good purpose, make
every thintr except, the dramatic parts of the bod v. We could at rore versatile speakers of its mem-
form, poetic 'decoration and, the first only have recorded the weight,
character of Mercutio. ; ;
This poem of Brooke is of great
power and beauty. It contains 4800 j
Passages were read from Brooke
and Shakespear to show similarity
Two Lovers by Mr.Shannonhouse.
Romeo's love for Roslyn has the
irresolution aud hasty indecision of Ma this respect,
bers and familiarize them with the
Ipnrlinrr niictirin fif tll' lav.
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ucigiitduu wu.im uuu; Micxouic xhe (Jongressnieii are mucli en-
ments. . thused over the prospect of settling
In time, such appliances as lung Ut an early date several of the
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0a ua ori rrraver oroDlems now neiore tne .
ed. It iscertain that a maiority- of
the "students must be interested
in their physical progress, such an
interest is a crying need with many.
If such a system 01 examination
and record will, only interest him
by making hftn ac-
American public. The principal
business before the next session is
the further discussion and final act
ion on Mr. Bellamy's resolution and
the consideration of a bill by Mr
Dockery to recognize 'bleeding
Cuba" as free and independent.
The members are: Barnes, Bella-
. , . r , hnaitipfl liis correct nhvsical I ne memoers are: i.irnes, xjciid-
an affect on of the eye not of the mf(i ns correct puysicai Dockery Godwin,
, r -r ,- i capacity add, and stimulating him to my, varr, mio , iocKti, vjuuvviu,
heart; while his love tor Juliet has
the simplicity and seriousness of
"The child has mixed in him those
elements which make him a man.
There being no further business
before the Club it adjourned at
8:30 P. M.
perfect l:is physique and improve
his physical being it will have
helped fill one of our important
needs and have served no small end-
Moreover such records might be
of -"great services in cases of. subse
quent-prolonged spells of disease-
besides serving as data tor statis
tics etc. .
Grimes, Hare, Harrell; Hurley,
Mitchell, Park, Presnell, Raby,
Rose. Smith. Stamey,. The mem
bership will not be confined to the
law class, but the applications ot
other students of the University will
be considered and if the applicant is
thought to be "Congressional ma
terial" he will be sea ted.