THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY: ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
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UNIVERSITY OF iVORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL KILL, H. C, Sept. 26th. 1896.
The prospects of a winning1 team
,i trood. Over forty
Ac fan . - ,
have appneu iVi l( 1
D . ,,.: ;mher includes a coti-
,i ,11 the men have pone to work
with a steady aetermm ,u.
, nn. will aouuuess, unufj
it mf" ' .,T ., ...... T,.n
to the varsity ui ran.
Many of the applicants aic uiy,
brawny. T'; v " . "
th0h a little .inactive, at first, are
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fast becoming accusiwmcu w ia...uK
Knii nnd limbering up in gen-
eral. AH the men seem to iully
realize that work is berorc rnem anu
., .,Mv aware of the fact
are tnoiuuv .
that nothing but sure, steauy.puv
incr will fet them a place on the
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,1' ..4..,f Knrlv and rill are
siasni in tne hwuuJ :r- ; t
filled with a. desire to turn out a
team that will beat Virginia.
TWitiP- Virginia is no child s
play, however, as we have learned
by bitter experience; it means hard
work and diligent application, in
spired, at all times, by a desire
toeven up witn our nvais
once again the championship ot the
Smith, as in Atlanta. Each appli
cant must get right down to busi
ness firmly resolved to do all in his
power for the success of the team.
The Advisory Committee are to
be congratulated upon their wise
and iudicious selection of Joel Whit
aker, as acting Captain of the Foot
Ball Team of '96. He is certainly
the man for the place: agood player,
full of college spirit and determined
to do his best to make a successtui
team. Whitaker s sprained shoul
der will, prevent his' playing with
the team until late in the season.
His vacancy in the line-up will,
doubtless, prove a handicap until
the latter part of the season.
There is little doubt, however,
but that he; will be "in fine trim
long-before the Virginia game, and
will take his place behind the line
to do all in his power (which by
way of parenthesis means a great
deal) to make of the '96 eleven a
Wright, of last year's 'Varsity,
'son the IJill and is applying, for
his old nosition at: left tackle. His
brilliant work of last year will al
most insure his - nosition the one
thing necessary being to "keep up
we good work." Warner lJugh,
r famous tackle in past years,
W'U return to the University very
soon. Hw is a srood manand has al
ways been found in the right place
at the right time. It is very prob
able that 1i mm11 r1av for end.
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E. S, Smith, sub-end, '92, is back
collerre and will anolv for the
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team. He shows up very well on
toe field' and will doubtless do good
wrk for the team this Fall.
Jyner has aoblied for center and
lodging- from his; steady work on
lScrul)s last year we predict he
I 'Continued an Jourth page).
The Literary Societies.
To the new student who has just
entered the University, perhaps va
word in regard to the two Literary
Societies will not be out of place.
Until a few years ago every stu
dent who entered, the academic de
partment was required to join one
or the other of , the Societies; now
the matter is wisely left to the
choice of the student. If you have
been on the Hill three weeks, you
can. by paying an initiation fee, easi
ly within tiie reach of all, become
a member of one, of the Societies.
If you are from the western part
of the State; vou are expected to
join the Dialectic; if from the eastern
part, you will join the Philanthrop
But now the question comes up
why should I join the Society? Well
let us say, in behalf of the Society,
if you are not interested in society
work, if you have no inclinations to
become a speaker, if you have no
desire, for parliamentary training,
do not join. You will be a dead
weight to the Society of which you
become a member, that it would
be better off without, and the
time you spend in Society could be
more profitably spent to yourself
But, on the other hand, if you
have come to the University with a
desire to make the best use of the
opportunity afforded, if you want
that training in college life that will
be of the most practical use in after
life, there is no better place to ob
tain it than in our Literary Socie
ties. They have always left their
imprint on the men who have gone
out from here and won distinction.
Becoming a member of our Socie
ties need not in any way interfere
with your work in the class-room or
prevent your winning distinction in
scholarship. It gives you an oppor
tunity to spend your spare time in
a very pleasant and profitable way.
It will cause you to direct your line
of reading in a practical way, and
impress it on your mind so that you
will not forget what you have read.
It gives one the power of good,
expression to his thought and no
man is master of the situation until
he has learned to think in public
and to express himself intelligently.
You may learn to think in the class
room, but the art of expression
comes only by practice, and there is
no place that gives an opportunity
for this practice equal to a debating
You will find the Societies here
managed entirely by the students,
but they are conducted in an order
ly manner, and in a way best calcu
lated to stimulate debate and ora
tory. They will give any one an
opportunity to acquaint himself with
parliamentary usages and customs.
Whether you expect to become a
public man or not, if you want to
get the best possible training out
of College life,if you want to gefrthat
which most nearly insures success in
after life, we would say join one of
the Societies at your earliest con
venience, and give all the time pos
sible to society work.
The devotional committee of the
Y. M. C. A. desires to thank the
student body for their faithful at
tendance and support in the past and
wishes to extend a cordial invita
tion to all for the future.
C. H. Johnson,
EV W. Cqker,
J. T, Thqrne,
University Tennis Association.
A meeting of the Tennis players
of college was held in the Chapel
last Saturday afternoon for the pur
pose of reorganizing the University
Tennis Association. This was or
ganized three years ago, but since
then has been allowed to go into a
decline, in consequence of which the
interest in tennis at the University
has, in some measure, decreased.
The following officers were elect
ed for. the government of the Asso
ciation: E. K. Graham, President;
R. H. .Graves, Vice-President; F.
B.Johnson, Secretary and Treas
urer; . "
Alter some discussion, it was de
cided to have an all-college tourna
ment during- October. The arrange
ments of which were left in the
hands of a committee consisting of
Messrs. A. W. Maugum, F. JB.
Johnson, and R. H. Graves.
-.ff There will be ; contests in both
doubles and singles, and the com
mittee hopes all those interested in
tennis will enter, n-order to promote
as far as possible this very scientific
and healthful sport. Even if a man
does not" play well enough to win
one of the prizes, " the tournament
will greatly benefit his playing-, nor
will it be of any appreciable expense
as the entrance fee is to be extreme
In the singles tournament the ar
rangement will probably be made
that the championship of each class
shall first be played for, and then
that these, winners play, to decide
the college championship.
The University German Club held
itsfirst meeting in the Mathematics
room last week. The date of the
Fall German was discussed at
length and it was finally decided to
give it soon after the State Fair, as
it was thought that more girls could
come at that time.
It was left to the Executive Com
mittee to fix the exact day for the
dance which promises to be the
largest ever given by the Club.
Officers for the following year
were elected as follows: J. H. An
drews, President; C. R. Dey, Vice
President; R, E. Follin, Secretary;
and Milton Elliott, Treasurer. W.
D. Carmichael was chosen to lead
The following members were
elected to the Club: S. B. Shep
herd, Percy Whitaker, J. Webb, Jr,
A. Burwell, Jr., C. G. Hill, W. J,
Bellamy, E. V. Patterson, C. B.
Buxton, Geo. Vick. E. M. Lande,
J. S,. Carr, Jr., W. II. Borden, and
P. A. Gorrel.
Officers of the Sophomore Class
for the following year have been
elected as follows: Warren Kluttz,
President; Guilbert Swink, 1st Vice
President; John Donnelly, 2nd Vice
President; G. K. Ross, Secretary;
I). M. Lande, Treasurer; Buie, ora
tor;' C. B. Denson, Essayist; R. G.
Kittrell, Historian; L. H. Davis,
Statistician; R. Nunn, member of
The Commons Governing Board.
A committee was appointed to
draw up resolutions regarding the
death of Mr. Crank, which occurred
during 'the summer. The resolu
tions will appear later.
Beautiful line of Golf suits with
caps and stockings to, match, at
Spalding's, , -' -;
Kitchen and Settle.
Monday afternoon these popular
young candidates for. Congress ad
dressed the people of the yillage and
community on the issues involved in -the
coming election. .
Although the students, as a body,
will not vote, still they are deeply
interested in 'the issues of the dav
and embrace every opportunity of
hearing- them intelligently discuss-
The joint debate was without
doubt far superior to anything that
has been heard here during the cam
paign. Settle perhaps is more de-
liberate, versatile, and better ac
quainted with facts and data. His
argument flows steadily, he never
lacks for a word. :
Kitchen seems to have a deep
seated conciousness of the righteous
ness of his cause. He is the better
orator and often shows enthusiasm
and spirit. It was a battle royal
and waxed hot from the very begin-"
ning. Each made strong thrusts
at the other and the interest never
waned until Mr. Settle concluded
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uic ueudie uy uecianng mat ne
would snow Kitchen under such a
pile of votes that Gabriel's horn
would never wake him on resur-'
It was a clean, gentlemanly de
bale, free from appeals to passion or
any of the devices of the ordinary
The Shakespeare Club will prob
ably meet about the middle of next
week, and we hope there will be a
large audience in attendance. The
Club has for years been one of - the
most useful literary influences in the
University, and cannot fail to con
tinue so as long as it remains under
the management of our accomplish
ed English professor, Dr. Hume.
E very student, whether Fresh
man or Senior, will be greatly ben
efited by a regu! ir attendance at the
Club's meetings, and one can find
no better way to improve in literary
taste and culture. Let everybody
come out and encourage this most
important factor in the intellectual
training of the University.
A special meeting of the Y. M.C.
A. was called Sunday afternoon for
the purpose of organizing new class- -es
in the Bible study department.
Dr. Venable addressed the meeting
in his usual forcible and point
ed manner. He urged the impor-.
tance of the work, showing the beau
ty and power of the Bible when
studied systematically. Attheclose
of his talk the members of classes
were enrolled. The following are
the leaders of the several depart
Devotional work (two 1 classes): ,,.
Life of Christ; R. H. Wright and
J. M. Sitterson. Life of St. Paul;
R. E. Coker.
Personal workers . training class:
C. H. Johnson, E. L. Harris and
W. E. Cox, 1
-Missionary work; W. T. Usrr.