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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF 50RTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, S. C, MAR. 13, 1896.
The Phi Wins.
The Inter-Society Debate.
On Friday night, the 6th. the
Eight Annual Inter-Society Debate
was held in the Dialectic Hall.
The President was Mr. W. C.
Smith, Sec. Mr. S. W. McNairy,
the Marshals Messrs. Connor and
The query was "Resolved that
the principle of the Swiss Initiative
and Referendum should be incorpo
rated in our Government".
The Philanthropic Society had
the negative side of the question
and were represented by Messrs.
R. P. Jenkins and H.G. Connor, Jr.
The Dialectic Society was repre
sented by Messrs A. T. Allen and
D. B. Smith.
The judges for the occasion were
Dr. Chas. Mclver, President of the
N. and I., Mr. A. H. Eller.of Win
ston ;and Prof E, . A, Alderman.
Mr. Allen was the first speaker
He referred to the history of the
Swiss, and explained the principle
of Initiative and Referendum. He
traced the 'course of the institution
in itsbirthplace,demonstrated many
evils in our own country and endea
vored . to show that this institution
would remedy these evils.
Mr. Connor then appeared on
the floor. He Y held , that the dif
ference between the resources, com
merce and size of the two countries
would make the adoption unwise.
He called attention to the small
ness of Switerland, their dependence
on foreigners for revenue and in op
position to it. he asked the judges
to remember our immense commer
cial interests and our varied form
of i occupation, concluding that we
were too large in every way to fit
Also held that the Government
of a country must be a growth of the
country and that it would be impos
sible to "haul the Swiss govern
ment in a cart and dump it on our
Mr. Smith was the next speaker.
He claimed that it was the princi
ple of and not the government it
self which t hey were to discuss.
He then explained what our gov
ernment was and what its objects
were. lhen he held tnat it ieu
short of these, objects and that the
adoption of the Swiss Initiative and
Referendum would remedy this
Mr. Jenkins then appeared, con
cluding the first round. He held
that the two nations differed in
ideals, problems, people, and poli
tical conditions, and that what
suited one would not suit the other;
that the adoption would mean a
complete revolution and would ruin
the stability of our government,also,
that it would result in mockery of
good government by destroying its
On the second round all the speak
ers added new points to the for
mer speeches and showed much
skill and ability in answering the
arguments of opponents.
The Committee . retired but re
mained out only a few minutes. Mr
Eller then announced that the de
cision had been made unanimously
in tavor of the negative. He i
terred with pride to the Societies
and congratulated their speakers
on their efforts, assuring the affirm
ative that they had presented their
side as well as it could have been
Dr. Mclver then made a short
talk in which he congratulated the
Societies on their work and express
ed gratification that the reports con
cerning them did not seem to be
I he 'debate was decidedly the
finest we have had for years and
showed more power of argumen
A. 1 1 i 4 1
man we remeinoer to nave neara m
any Inter-Society Debate.
Mitchell Scientific Society.
The Society held its regular mon
thly meeting in the Chemistry re
citation room on Tuesday, March
Prof. Cam delvered an instruct
ive and interesting talk on "The
MJan Arch." Described the dif
ferent systems of arch building,
being especially interested in the
Melan system and predicting for it
a general use, as it enabled an arch
to be built at the average cost yet
having the advantage of lasting
thousands of years. His lecture
wras illustrated by various draw
inrs and illustrations showing the
methods of building.
He enumerated the advantages of
the Melan system, advancing the
opinion that the system would be
largely adopted in a few years.
xvir. rmtier tnen read a paper on
the "Flight of Shot." He explain
ed the diffrent patterns of choke
bore guns and gave an explanation
of the object of the choke-bore gun.
He then explained the penetration
of the shot, calling attention to the
fact that the shell must be carefully
loaded, and recommended the use of
an apparatus consisting- of two
planes of pasteboard between the
shot and a moderate charge of pow
He then gave an account of experi
iments recently performed with the
chronograph. He advocated the
method of aiming in front of the fly-
in"- bird, though he thought it im
possible to estimate the distance
and that it depended on practice.
Several enterestiner comments
were made on this paper.
The meeting was well attended
and was enjoyed by all the visitors.
Captain Stanley has availed him
self of the favorable weather for
the past week and has had the
candidates for the ball team busy
every afternoon. While it is s,till
too early in the season to form any
positive opinion yet wre believe our
prospects are good for a creditable
The following report of the indi
vidual men is taken from their re
cords for four successive games.
Stanley 9 hits, runs bases well,
coaches and manages team well and
is rounding into form at short, fum
bles sometimes. ;
Johnson 9 hits, throws, fields
well, seems to get a little nervous
on slow hits and hits poorly at
Gregory 7 hits, fields his ... po
sition well and plays with ginger
but is careless at times.
Bailey 6 hits for three games,
catches well should keep a careful
eye on his throwing.
Hill 4 hits, has good speed in
the box but is wild at times, runs
bases well and fields his position
Woodson 2 hits, throws well,
has too many passed balls.
Steele 4 hits, runs bases poorly
and plays too indifferently.
Pearsal 6 hits, has good curves
but has shown little speed.
lielden Juts, nelas well rnns
Shepherd 3 hits for three g-ames,
fields fairly well,, but runs bases
Graham 8 hits, fields well, must
be more careful about striking at
bad balls. ; ,
Williams 3 hits, throws well
but fumbles too much.
Ewarf 2 hits, fields and throws
slowly, shows lack of practice, plays
Brem 5 hits, fields well . should
strike more sharply at the ball.
Mangum 4 hits, shows speed,
fields his position poorly.
Long 6 hits, runs bases poorly,
fields poorly, plays with spirit.
Rogers 2 'hits for one game,
catches fairly, throws well and runs
Winston 2 hits for two games,
throws well and takes good care of
the initial base should, make a good
Lewis fields well but hits poor-
Crank 1 hit, should play with
Hines rl hit, fields well at times.
Whitaker, Davis and Henderson
have not been out lately owing to
sickness. Stephens has been absent
from college for the past week, but
he has already shown his old form.
"v i i t , 4 r 4
un tne wnoie tne men iieia very
well and seem to have their eye
on the ball. The base ruuninir of
many is very poor
The weather has been to cold for
hard pitching. A listless spirit is
shown by many of the candidates
They should be more careful in
running bases, and should play with
more spirit and determination. Our
earn will develop rapidly with the
The interest and enthusiasm of
the entire college is centered on the
coming team and let us make it the
the champion team of the South.
We have good material hard
work and that alone will jnve us
STATE (MENTION Y.M.C. A,
We are getting the benefit of an
abundance of light these days.
Thanks for the addition.
Some Strong Speakers and an In
teresting Occasion Charlotte,
The programme of the State Con
vention of the Young Men's Chris
tian Association of North Carolina,
which meets in Coarlotte on the
19th. of this month has been com
pleted and a great occasion is prom
ised to those who will be so fortu
nate as to attend.
; Rev. J. S. Felix, D.D., Pastor of
the First Baptist Church of ; Ashe
ville, will speak on the evening of
Thursday March 19th., his subject
being "What gives value to Young
Men in a community. " Rev W. R.
Lambuth, D. D., Sec. of the Board
of Missions of the Southern Metho
dist Church, Nashville Tenn., will
speak on Saturday morning on"The
Macedonia Cry." Prof. Henry L.
Smith of Davidson College will dis
cuss "The place in the Bible of As
sociation Work." The inter-collegiate
movement will be presented
by Messrs. T. G. Pearson of .'Guil
ford 'College; B. R. Payne of Trin
ity College; H. H. Home of the
University of North Carolina. Rev.
C. L. Hoffman, Pastor of the St.
Peters Episcopal Church of Char
lotte will discuss "The need of Soul
Saving 'Work by Layman." The
Inter-national Committe will be rep
resented by Messrs. Williams and
Brockman. Mr. L. A. Coulter, so
well known in North Carolina has
also a place on the proirnimme.
There will be discussion and pa
pers by other well known Associa
Especial attention is called to the
fact that Sunday March 15th. is set
apart as a day or prayer for the
State Convention, and the Commit
tee in' charge of the arrangements
earnestly requests that every pas
tor of N. C. shall remember the
Convention in his public prapers on
that day. Praying that the pres
ence of the Holy Ghost may be in
the midst of this gathering of young
men, and that the influence of the
Convention may be felt for the sal
vation of young men throughout the
. It is especially desired that all
the Associations, both those in col
leges and those in cities and towns,
may observe this day, remembering
it specially in the prayers that are
offered that God's blessing may be
upon the Delegates sent to the Con
vention, arid that great good may
result to the local Association.
Special rates have been secured
from the railroads and it is hoped
that many Christian workers, even
where there is no Association will
be present to take part in this Con
For further particulars address
Mr. F.P.Turner, State Sec.,Chatr-
lotte, N. C.
(Freshman) What is that bell ring
(Graduate) For the Mitchell Meet
(Freshman) Is he the Mitchell that
(Graduate) Well, not exactly.