THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THI5 UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF 50RTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL,. C, Sept. 19th. 1896.
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A an important factor in the phy-
;n training of the students of the
niversity, root-Dan, aououess, is
he best means oi exercise, x ne
,rv fabric of the game is in a large
:easure made up of bodily activity
nd quick mental perception, com-
Mff a constant exercise oi rue mus-
les and a continued working- of the
nd throughout the entire frame.
The brilliant record made by our
pafflSin paaw ru'"' "
it all times by manliness of conduct
nd strict conformity to the rules oi
Lrlptv has established foot-ball as
i permanent feature of our college (
As a precept handed dow n f rom
)Ur fathers, "mens sana in sauo cor
10re" the writer points with pride
Vacation and its Changes.
A little more than three months
ago every man of us shook the dust
of Chapel Hill from off his feet and
failed to find any source of anxietv
iu iiicuiL repeated question, "Wil
you return to Chanel Hill next fill?'
It is possible that we didn't care
to return then, the truth is we were
tired of cramming and boring-, the
very word "Protessor" would ruin
a whole week s eniovment. Everv
body was intent upon work or ulav
anything in fact to relieve the te
dium ot the past months full of ter
ror to any man except perhaps the
We dived head foremost into ev
erything that presented Itself ant
amazed our friends and relatives
by our excessive ardor in everything
We danced and made merrv: we
made love to fair maidens, who, to
lnr old athletes, who, having de- say the least, were not as young as
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nrted from these Classic wans in; mey once were; we did all sorts ot
he full glory of manhood, are doing f things while the thermometer in the
heir part in the battle of life, bet-, shade stood at the boiling point and
er prepared to face the turmoils : made ourselves believe we werehav-
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fcnH stru"eries oi iui uhu num ' ijk uuu tunc dim di inc same
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h.ir .having accepted trie atliietic time we were devoutly thankiul
m1 nrWational advantages afforded that we. were not even in hailing
hem at this institution. " ! distance of anything that savored of
Tin fnot-ball is beset with many e- college or resembled a book
ils and has its objectionable features j The truth is, and we always pre
annot be denied, nor do we attempt j fer the truth, in fact we are noted
o defend it as a national game. It i tor always having an abundance of
s as its environments make it. i that commodity, we . were like the
At mllefes where professionalism . escaped convict, we -were drunk,
s indulged in, a long train of evils ( dead drunk, with freedom and pure
ollow in itjs wake; but at institu- air, nothing else we assure you
!0tlS Wliere llie gallic IJ jmici y ama- - i ... wv immuiiij; uamui j
our-and anything which savors of of cirly prayers or dry moral lec-
irofessionaltsm is frowned upon, the tures by professors who are paid to
K-nefitsfo be derived from the game; be moral, there was nothing to dis
ire incalculable. turo us, our cup was lull and we
With the manv safe guards and drained it to the dregs
Jmlwarks thrown round athletics
Lt the University and with the man-
y manner in which all athletic con
tests are conducted it is safe to say
hat foot-ball, if carried on in the
uture as in the past, is an establish
d feature of this institution.
Professionalism is shuned, intem-
erance is never permitted; and gen-
lemanly conduct at all times char
acterize our athletics in its every
Right here it is well to say the
Tar Heel will give to the student
My each week a thorough record
m our team, full detailed accounts
f all games played and all news of
general athletic interest.
I We would then earnestly request
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u to subscribe to the Tar Herl
N keep posted on all "Athletic
At a meeting of the class of '99. ,
'eld Sept. 9, the following resolu
100 was unanimously adopted:
"We, the Sophomore Class, in
"eetmgr assembled, realizing- that
'mg, as now practiced is a brutal
fid vicious habit and detrimental
0 the best interests of the Universi
y. voluntarily resolve to frown upon
'"s practice wherever it is found
H to put forth every -endeavor to
,revent its continuance in the fu-
"Ordered that a copy of this
slution be sent" to the members
the faculty arid to the State pa-
,ers tor publication.
R. A. NtJNN, Chm'n.-
1-ix.bwiNK, V Committee
But as some profound philosopher
has said, "tempus will fugit; ac
cordingh' vacation wore on and soon
we had to abandon our pleasures
and turn our minds to more serious
We all came back to Chapel Hill
and right glad were we to get back.
The voice of the Summer School
girl who had but lately taken her
departure, echoed in our ears, and
the merry rustle of her skirts could
be heard iu every wind.
But Chapel Hill was Chapel Hill,
still, the same quiet, sleepy little
village. But our home-coming was
not to be without its sorrows, for
the head of the family was gone.
Dr. Winston, our esteemed and
beloved president, had been called
to a larger field of usefulness, and
Dr. Alderman had assumed control.
Without any disparagement to the
present administration we can say,
we deplore the loss.
A strong man, brilliant, versatile,
scholarly, Dr. Winston was at the
head of his profession and the peer
of any man our state has produced.
But if we must lose Dr. Winston,
npon whom would we rather his
mantle should fall than upon the
talented Dr. Alderman? A man
whose reputation is even now bound
ed by no state lines, he is abundantly
able to take up the work and carry
it on to greater success.
With life and youth and energy
at the very head infusing them
selves into everything connected
with it, we may expect a vigorous
and firm administration ot altairs,
and a corresponding growth of our
institution and its usefulness. liy un
ion and co-operation we can make the
new administration a success, by-
disunion and discord we can make it
Which shall it be?
President Alderman's Address.
V. M. C. A. Reception.
On Tuesday, the 8th at 12:30, af
ter the college opened on the 7th o
Sept. , Dr. Alderman summoned al
the members of the University, both
students and faculty, to the Chapel
where he spoke for an hour, outlin
ing his policy for the administra
tion of the University. The boys
never expect anything less than a
treat when "Prof." Alderman
speaks. And so when he was to
address them for the first time as
their President, he was roundly
cheered as he mounted the ros
The substance of his speech was
not generally matter for applause
but it met with the hearty approva
of the student body and at the least
opportunity applause broke forth
The policy of the present admin
istration ;s substantially that o
the last. Dr. Alderman has the
same hearty co-operation and gooc
will of the student body that char
acterized Dr. Winston s administra
tion. So we expect nothing but
that U. N. C. will move on ware
and upward as she has moved. :
A new and interesting feature has
come into our college nie. , ine
Commons, long talked 'of and anx
iously avvaited, has at last been
onened. and the opening was a
On last Monday evening at Hall
past six o'clock the doors were open
ed for the first time. The young
men anxious but orderly, walked in
and took the places assigned them
After a brief prayer by Prof. Wil-
iams and a vote ot thanks to Mrs.
Baker, the kind, lady who made the
enterprise possible, there lol lowed
one of the most pleasant spectacles
hat has ever been w tnessed at the
University. One hundred and twen-
ty young men tooi tneir seats in
groups of ten, and proceeded to help
themselves to a plain, but as whole-
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some ana nutritious a meai as is
usually seen in Chapel Hill. The
tables were in pertect order and the
ware and linen were all that the
k . r .1.. ' Ti
liKpJii tastiuious couiu uesire. ii
7ithe unanimous verdict that the
Collmons was the long lelt want in
our life and worthy of our support.
A commendable feature about the
Commons is that it enables twelve
men, who wait on the tables, to get
an education. This lact alone should
ndear the Commons to the heart of
ever y honest man. We wnl give
rom week to week the items ot m-
erest relating to the Commons and
do all in our power to promote its
Chapel Hill High School.
Chapel Hill is to be congratulated
on the possession of a high school.
The opening of a preparatory
school uuder such an efficient prin
cipal as J. W. Canada, '96., will
supply a long felt want in the vil-
age. The people of Chapel Hill
are loyal supporters of the Univer
On Friday night the Y. M. C. A.
gave its annual reception to new
students. It was, a always, a pleas
After a few words of welcome by
the President of the Association,
there was a general introduction
and hand shaking between the stu
dents and the members of the fac
ulty together with their wives.
There were addresses by President
Alderman, Dr. Winston, Dr. Hume,
and Dr. Battle. ,At the conclusion
of the addresses refreshments were
served to the delight of all, and es
pecially of Sophomores. ' '
It was a rare privilege to be ad
dressed by three of the University's
presidents and so distinguished a
scholar and divine as Dr. Hume.
The several' speakers endeavored to
give new students an idea of the na
ture and meaning of the life that
lies before them iu their college ca
reer and to impress them with the
fact, that the Young Mens' Chris
tian Association stands for the high
est and best of life here.
Mr. Pickard Robbed..
Our popular hotel man, Mr. W.
W. Pickard, met with a serious loss
in Durham Thursday. In common
th other good citizens, Mr. Pick
ard went to see the great Democratic
nominee, carrying with' him seven
hundred and fifteen dollars which
he intended to deposit in a Durham
bank. Mr. Pickard tells of his loss
1 was sitting in the traiu with mv
money in my inside coat pocket,
when I removed the, whole amount
to" get a one dollar bill. A stranger
occupied the seat with me, and I no
ticed that he eyed my money closely
but thought nothing of it. When
the train stopped at Durham there
was a general rush lor the doors.
vve were all jammed closely together.
When I got outside, I felt for my
money and it was gone.
Without doubt this stranger re
ieved Mr. Pickard of his money,
which must hav-i been the savings
of months and vve deeply sympathize
Judge Shepherd and Mr. McCau-.
ey, ot tins place, say tney could
easily identify tlu; man who was sit
ting with Mr. Pickard. It is re-
)orted that the supposed pickpocket
was arresle 1 in Raleigh Thursday
night but had no money on his per
son. It is said that this man belongs
to a set of thieves, who do their
work ii. a business like way. There
are eight or ten of them al ways trav
eling together, one of whom does no
hieving at all, is well dressed and
gentlemanly in every particular.
When one or the gang makes a haul
the money is immediately turned
over to this nice looking fellow upon
whom suspicion never rests. I he
real thief is captured, searched, he f
lias no money and is turned loose.
It is a complete business concern
and the gentleman is treasurer, so
It is to be regretted that ways
and means cannot be devised by
which such notorous scoundrels could
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lint, have lieretoiore ueen " v.iw.
obliged to send their sons to other 1 " " i
iilnres for preparation. I rof. Can-, "
ada is assisted by Miss Henden and W. I). Price, ex 97, is back for a
Mrs. Wilson. course in medicine.
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