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THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, Oct, 10th. 1896.
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Chatties In The Foot-ball
The Irr.:ii and White
Owing" to unfortunate circumstani
ces, two sets of rules were adopted
,' iomC ?hr p-overned the fames
, .i.-opn rheditrerent coneg-es. i ms
.,n-ailv caused dissatisiaction and
v,.n ill ieeling among tne colleges,
n tWefore became necessary to
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form a new code or rules to govern
aj jrailies in Uic nuuic. uniii-u
H,nti was therefore brought about
bv the University Athletic cluo in
March of tins year, '-with the result
that a meeting-.. of ; the representa-
called to devise a uuitorm code and
one which would Te satisfactory to
-.11 mnrerned. The committee was
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composed of the following- men, all
well known foot-ball enthusiasts :
J. H. Sears of , Harvard, John C.
Bell of University of Pennsylvania
Alex Moffat of Princeton, Professor
L. M. Den u is of Cornell, Paul J.
Dashiell of Lehigh, and Walter
Camp of Yale. At the first meeting-of
this committee, Mr. Camp
was unanimously elected chairman
and secretary. " The . rules which
were adopted by a unanimous "vote
were submitted to the University
Athletic club, which, through its
executive committee, approved the
action of the rules committee.
The most concise and forcible
summing- up of thechang-es brought
about by the new rues is contained
in Spaldiug-'s Official Foot-ball
Guide for 18, which says :
"The principal chang-es, outside
of mere alterations in the wording-,
were made in the ' rules governing-
fair, catch and scrimmage. The
former has, after a season of trial,
been brought back to its old ruling
otheelinga catch, but the. penalty
of two years ago, viz., fifteen yards,
which was attached at the time
when the lavv'was made providing
for holding up the haud, has been
retained. The situation then is the
same as three vears asro, save that
the catcher is protected by a very
severe penalty against interference
or being thrown,. It is highly in-
Fouanie mat there will be any m-
tniigetnent of this ;rule in the face
of a Inns; nf fi f ttni m fdu
"In a scrimmage the feeling
gainst to6 great concentration of
plays has shown itself, and momen
tum plays are practically eliminated
admass plays held in check in
two ways. Ruling, that no player
stall. take more than a single step
Wore the ball is put in play, save
one man who may be in motion
toward his own goal, will bar out
tU forms of momentum play, much
to the satisfaction of most players
a spectators. The, rule forbid
dlllg five men to bunch ' inside of
tackles will help to hold back mass
P'ay, although by no means elimi
nating them. It is to be hoped
ttat the good judgment of captains
anl Coaches can be relied upon to
Jeethat there is fully as much td
gained j a " : opetf. '" play"'' as in the
Continued toJourih pae.
Foot Ball Progress.
The progress and development
made in the team's work during the
week has been a great source of eui
couragemcnt to all concerned in turn
ing out a winning Varsity this Fall)
The men are fast getting in form!
and the effects of the training table
are already noticeable.
Quick, snappy ball is fast becom
ing the feature of the practices and
the team work is improving. About
team work, however, we would like
to say a Word: Conbined, united
action must be evidenced in every
play, and without this combined ac
tion failure is sure to follow.
A foot-ball team may well be
compared with a machine, composed
of many parts, each part depending
on the other; with the happy combi-
nation of all these parts success is
achieved; without this combination,
nothing can be accomplished.
Therefore it behooves the entire,
team to work together, hand to
hand and shoulder to shoulder, and
move forward in solid phalanx to
The management is doing all in
its power to help the team. Coach'
Johnston appears on the field even
ings, always pent up with enthusiasm
and ever finding some ' defect and
applying the needed remedy.
All that is now necessary is strong
letermination on the part of the
players. Let every man feel that
something depends on him, that
he in some manner is responsible for
the team's success, and we will roll
up many a big score before the sea
son is over.
After a brief delay the organiza
tion of. the '97 Hellenian has been
Darius Eatman, 97, was on Tues
day elected Editor-in-Chief, W. J.
Myers, E. K. Graham, andC S.
Carr, Business Managers.
begin at once on
Prof. Cobb's "Some Beginnings of
'.' Science."; .
In the October number of Afipel
tons Popular Science Monthly will
be found an article by Prof. Collier
Cobb entitled, "Some Beginnings of
Science." This is really a patriotic
article and every one devoted to his
University will lok it up and read
it: ..... .
Prof. Cobb shows that the Uni
versity of North Carolina va the
pioneer m science in thi country
Before Harvard, or the Teat insti
tutioas of this country, had done
anything in this direction, the Httl
North Carolina University had buil
an obseratorv and updertakeu ageo
This survey was authorized by
the Lfgislature and was begun by
Prof Denison' Olmstead in 1823. In
1824 Dr. Caldwell ' returned from
Europe with astronomical instru
ments and the following-year began
the first systematic observations o
the heavens made in this country.
The old clock that now ticks
away the time in the Bursar's office
was among- the collection of instru
ments brought from Europe by Dr;
In 1827 the observatory, the first
in the United States, was built; but
was destroyed by fire about ten years
l ne instruments were placed in
an old building owned by Dr. Mitch
el, lately occupied by Mr. Utleyasa
workshop. In the attic of this
building parts of the telescope can
still be seen.
The article is interesting-and well
illustrated with cuts of the old ob
servatory, clock and telescope; also
likenesses of Drs.Caldwell, Mitchel,
' The editors are ready to do all in
their power to make the book a
credit to the University, and yill
leave no stone unturned to bring
about that result.
In addition to those above men
tioned the editors are Pinnix, Ruf
fin, Gold, Askew, Lewis, Lake,
Suttle, and Simpson.
The Tennis Championship.
The tournament to decide the
Tennis Championship has brought
to light more good players and more
tennis enthusiasm than we ever
dreamed was in our midst. Ihe
players in each class will decide the
class championships and these cham
pions will decide the championship
of all college. These champion-
ionships have cot been decided; but
the indications now point to Lewis,
a ' -r d
K., as champion ot resh class;
Alston as champion of Sophomore
class; Lewis, K., as cnampion or
the Junior class; and Mangum, Sen
Of these four Mr. Mangum will
have little trouble in winning tne
Subscribe to The Tar Heel.
Glee and Mandolin Club.
The Glee and Mandolin Clubs
have been organized with exceeding
ly bright prospects for the present
season, although the lack of a Ban
jo club will be sadly missed.
Among the sing-ers are Messrs.
Eatman, Leader, Myers, Pfohl,
Kearney, Boddie, Anderson, and
others. Dr. Chas. Mangum, our
Assistant Professor of Medicine,
may sing first tenor. He will be a
valuable acquisition, having been one
of the founders and one of the best
singers the club has ever had.
In the Mandolin Club, Mr. E. V.
Patterson has been elected leader.
The other members will be Messrs.
Kearney, Myers, Elliott, Richard
son, Branch, Pfohl, Cowles, How
ard, Anderson, Gudger, and Pick
ard. Owing to the .very successful
management of last year's Club by
Mr. Gwyn, the treasury is in a
flourishing condition and furnishes
a firm foundation for the finances of
the coming season. : .
Y. M. C. A,
Monday J. K. Pfohl. . '
Tuesday F. W. Coker.
Wednesday W. J. Brogden.
Thursday E. L. Harris.
Dr. Battle's Lectures.
The many calls made upon
the members of our Faculty for lec
tures and speeches show their great
popularity throughout the State.
Dr. Battle is especially taxed with
this sort of work and never refuses
to serve the people and advertise
the TJuiversity for which he has
labored so many years.
Dr., Battle returned Thursday
from a trip of this kind to Caswell
and Alamance counties where he de
livered two lectures. The first, on
"One Hundred Tears Constitution
al Changes in North Carolina, "was
delivered at Union Ridge Academy
in Alamance county. Rev. Thos. W.
Strovvu, Principal. The' second was
delivered Suuday morning at Bethel
church in Caswell county. The sub
ject of this lecture was "St. Paul
Dr. Battle is loud in his praises
of the kind hearted hospitality of the
people whom he met and assures us
that they are prosperous and know
nothing of hard times. There was
no -iumbliuLr, no talk of mortgages,
everybody was happy and contented
with his lot. , '
Senior Class Election.
At a meeting of the Senior Class
held Saturday, October 3, the following-officers
David B. Smith, President.
T. L. Wright, Historian.
W, S. Myers, Poet.
Then. F. Klut'tz, Prophet. '
J. S. Wray, Statistician.
A. F. Williams, Secretary.
B. Craige and R. Vance Whitener
were elected members of the Com
mon's g-oyerning Board.
Reporters at the University.
It may be interesting to many to
know that over thirty boys in the
University are regular reporters
for sonu' newspaper.
This is an CAceedingly good thing
for the University and keeps the
people of every section of the State
posted as to what is happening at
their educational center.
In order that these reporters may
obtain the most important items
about the progress and general cir-
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cumstances ot the university, a
conference is held bv them on every
Friday afternoon under the super
vision of Mr. W, C. Smith. He ob
tains beforehand, from Dr. Alder-
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man, an tne news oi mieicsi vvun
would be known by the executive
and not by the student body at
arge. This, in turn, he reports to
the newspaper correspondents at
their conference, and so the State
papers are kept well posted in re
gard to affairs of interest concern-
ng the University.
On account of the North Carolina
State Agricultural Fair, Oct. 19-23,
the- Southern Kailway win sen
round trip tickets to Raleigh at rate
of SI. 00 for the round-trip. Tickets
on sale Oct. 21-22 ; final limit Oct.
26., continuous passage in each di
rection. This rate embraces one ad
mission to the Fair Grounds.