THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, MAR. 7, 18.
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iracK Athletics, hind every other phase of Universi
At last the men in training- for ty life
the Track learn have gotten clown '1 he other changes Were abso
to hard work, the track is being lutely necessary, and were madeaf
rapidly finished and there are bright ter consultation with and recommen
prospects, for the establishment of dation of those members of the Fac
track athletics at the University. ulty who are most interested in the
The Management, at first wished success of the Society. And we
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to nave an j.nLei-cuneg iaie r iciu i maue tne cnanges at a time vvnen no
Dav, but, for very good reasons, it change could have been for .the
has been found that it would not be worst
practicable to do so this year. They Just 'why our friend.should have
are doing- all in their power to have pitched into the Society in the un
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a t ield aay wnicn win uo creuit to Kinci jWay ne did is nara to see
the University and put this branch Without'even coming over to wit-
of athletic, life on a firm iounda- ness one meeting under the new or
tion. v ' der, or waiting to give it the least
he. pitches in
crush the re
The, field day will come on the 1st.
of May. : This day, as we all know,
is a holiday given for the purpose of maining life, by the most gloomy
shadow of a trial.
with gloves off to
the Senior Class contest for Com
mencement Orations. But the Sen-
iors do not speak all day nor does
an v one wish them to do so. So
and predictions. It
was an unkina criticism to come
from a member of the Society, and
he certainly wrote it without cause,
'the plan has been formed to have without due reflection, and without
the exercsies of the Senior Class in showing proper regard for the
'the mornine. the track team in the opinions ot others, who love the
afternoon and the gymnasium exhi- Philanthropic Society as well as he,
'bition at night. And after this the and who would sacrafice anything
German Club will probably help to to see it hold the proud place it once
make the dav bleasant by a dance held in the University life. Had
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in Gymnasium Hall. ; , the changes not gone into effect,
The events will consist of Pole they might have been opposed, but
Vault, V Broad Jump,- running and now that they are m operation, it
standing. High Jump, running and seems they might have some sort
standing, Putting Shot, Throwing of a trial. It is perfectly natural
Hammer,, ,100yds. dash, 220 yds. to suppose that after the adoption
'dash, mile run and three mile run. of kuch radical measures, the Soc-
Capt Wright now has thirty men iety would have to go through a
in training who are doing good work very severe stage of transition.
'and who have plenty of enthusiasm. This crisis it is now passing through
But he is not satisfied that he has and while many predicted that du-
all the material which wou.d tur
out well, and has issued a call for
more men. ' ' ,
The work of the men will be spok
en ot m a later issue.
In the last issue of The Tar
HEEIy there was quite a lengthy ar
tide on the Phi Society. It said
about all it could say against a sin- once we made great pretentions and
fpro pffnrt tV.P nnrt nf a larjre did verv little.- now we make .no
majority of its members to make pretentious and accomplish just as
the Societv what it ousrht to be to much
ting- this time we might fail to have
a lew meetings, so rar we nave
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missea none, ine exercises on an
average have been as good as thev
have been for the past two years.
More men have come on general
exercises tor tne two montns tne
changes have been in operation, than
did for a whole vear preceding-.
The only difference in the liter
ary work doue so far, is that while
put it on an equal with other phases
of our Universitv life.
The evils that attended Society,
the same evils that brought it from
than a blind man has in an art gal
lery. Thev are good men for some
thing else, and will do well in othe
branches of the University, but thei
talents don't run in that direction
It is a torture to the men and in
jurious to Societv to force such men
to attend. It would be no more ou
of place to make a man who neithe
knew nor cared any thing whatever
for music, attend the Glee Club
The Society is one phase of College
and offers opportunities to men to
develop the powers of debate and
oratory, just as the Shakespere,the
Scientific: Society to the study o
Science, or athletics of the Univer
sity offers an opportunity for phys
ical development. The University
idea is all around development. To
give a man an opportunity to make
the best possible out of himself, and
not to shape him, and mould him
into a thing- he is not suited tor.
The Societv can " onlv do its
part of this, and needs only those
men in the University who are wil
ling and anxious to do Society work
The only reason the changes now
made in the Phi Society will not
prove to be a success, is because it
has not among its members forty,
even thirty, men who are willing to
no more business in Society ice, can easily play golf, although
there are important differences.
The object of the game is to drive
the ball, by means of the stick alone,
writh as few strokes as possible,
from one hole to the next, over the
The player or side that ' 'holes
out" with the smaller nnmber of
strokes of course shows the greater
skill, and therefore wins the game.
Or, as is more usual, it may be
agreed to play for each hole by - it
self, in which case the contestants
securing a majority of the holes
is the winner. Several gToupsmay
play on the same course at once,
without interfering with each other,
provided a little interval is allowed
at the start.
A keen eye for correctly estima
ting distance, close judgment in
getting over "bunkers" with the
minimum of strokes, fine muscular
control in playing for the holes,
and considerable strength for mak
ing long drives are requisites for a
skillful golf player. The game
cultivates these qualities. It puts
every man on his honor, for each
keeps his score. It trains muscles,
mind and matter.
Does not such a game deserve a
place, along witlr foot ball, base
ball and tennis as a recognized col-
ege sport. , s
The writer is a sincere friend of the proud place of former years;
the Society, we have no doubt, but from the ruling place in our life.to
he ought not have gone into excla- the mere figure head, are much
mations over the simple fact that more injurious than any results
the Society has departed the ways predicted by our friend,
of There is no other wav to relieve
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That there were several radical the Society of the detestable poli
changes made, no one denies, but tics that characterises every elec
the fact is the Society has been tion of importance., and whose evil
dragging along the same old rut for effects it does not get over for months
twenty years while the University but by these changes,
has been changing every year, and The, Society was burdened f0
we must of necessity make them death with a large class of men who
suddenly to keep the pace. had no interest in it whatever. We
One of the changes, that of pub- could rarely have a semblance of
He exercises, should not have been literary exercises without first hav
made for the reason that the men ing a motion to do away with the
who have been doing the literary exercises and about one time out of
work of the Society for one, two three it was carried,
and three years, have made so Rarely could a motion of impor
Httle progress, that the average ex- tance be discussed for ten minutes
ercise is not fit to be heard.and only with out being tabled. The fact is
shows how far Society work is be- a tout fifty per cent of the members
do honest, sincere work in Society.
The Society has these men, aid
they will never allow it to go back
into the old ruts that it has been
dragging in for fifteen years.
It is now at a place where it can
step forward as easily as back-
ward. To step backward means
hat it is continue for ten years loh
-er to cast a dark shadow over the
jright prospects of the University
A step forward will be followed
jv others, till within a short time
it will again be a pride to the Uni
versity and a benefit to the State.
Golf as a College Sport.
The game of Golf has recently
iwakened considerable interest a-none-the
students of the Universi-
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ty; ana a ciuo nas oeen orgamzeu,
to give direction to tnis interest,
and to introduce here a game which
is elsewhere fast training in the
popularity that it merits.
Golf isplayed over a course or
"links", usually a mile and a half
or more in circuit; but this course
may be so arranged by doubling on
itseif that no great extent of terri
tory is needed. With the excep
tion of some leveling around each of
the nine holes, which on an average
are about three hundred yards apart
no preperation of the ground is re
quired. Stone-wals, ditches, hedg
es,roads, trees, buildings etc. make
the "bunkers", which are neces
sary features of the "links". A
course excellent in all repects could
be made with slight trouble and ex
pense, on the campus and the open
ground near it.
Golf, like tennis, may be played
by two people; or by four, two on
each side. Anyone who has ever
plaped "shinney" or hockey on the
The Philosophical Club.
The'Club held its first meeting.
on Tuesday night, in the English
Room. The subject for the evening
was the Origin of Knowledge. The
first paper was read by Mr. Connor.
He began by an explanation of the
meaning of origin it is the founda
tion of the building. Knowledge
proceeds irom the individual to tne
universal; there is no knowledge un-
ess by the individual. The indi
vidual trains knowledge by exper-
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lence. lnis experience is possipie
only through sensation. Hence sen
sation is the origin of all knowledge.
The process is a slow one; at first
our ideas are narrow, caused by the
imi led amount, of experience, in
terpreted sensations, along the line
of these ideas.
Mr. Sowerby then gave to the
Club a paper on the intuitive side
of the problem. Sensations do play
a part in the knowing process. But
our sensation of an object and our
knowledge of the object are differ-
ent-r-it is more than the sensation.
Knowledge is systematized, sensa
tions are blind. The mind possess
es a power to use sensations in build
ing up knowledge. This power of
the mind is intuition. The sensa-
ion is a mere excitation of the nerve
ystem and only gains meaning ' by
being interpreted by this power.
Intuition is not a matter of exper
ience but a power possessed by the
mind from its birth. If intuition
gives meanini; to sensation, aud
herefore to knowledge, it is- the ori
gin of knowledge.
Both views were discussed at
ength by the Club. A decided in-
erest was shown by all present.