THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, ' CHAPEL HILL, N. C, February 22nd. 1898.
Capt. Winston's Criticism.
The improement of both Varsi
tv and "scrubs" during the past
week has not oeen nouceaDie, dui
pauses are not wanting-. The
Captain's absence during- the first
part of the week, unfavorable
weather, sickness, and injured
limbs have all combined against ma
The time for the first game is
fast approaching" and now is the
time for hard work. (
The playing- has not been up to
expectations and only a minority of
the men now on the team are play
ing in Varsity form.
Few of the candidates exert them
selves sufficiently. The players
will have to "g-inger up" or Caro
lina's base ball career will be a
tradegy of errors.
Capt. Winston's criticism. The
players should pay more attention
to the game and less to the grand
stand, should be quick and give and
observe signals carefully. Rogers,
Belden, Hume, . McKee, Lawson,
Williams, and Vick have been doing
the best batting- for the past week.
Rogers fields well and is a good
. McKee is not yet in his old form,
but is improving- steadily. He is a
good runner and covers grouud
Hume has an injured hand, but
is improving slowly. He is too
anxious to throw and is sometimes
Belden is improving at the bat,
handles ground balls nicely, throws
well, and is playing- fine ball all
Woodard has fallen short of
pectations, is slow in the field
over anxious at the bat. He is
proving- slowly however,
Lawson is out regularly and get
ting his arm in , g-ood shape, has
plenty of speed and throws acute
angles, is improving- at the bat.
Williams has a lame shoulder but
is doing nice work in spite of it,
bats well and is pitching- good ball.
Graves has been sick.
Hines'has been in the box for sev
eral days and is pitching good ball,
has good control but should quick
en his delivery. When at the bat,
should not "bite" so easily.
Tate has not been out for several
Alston covers much ground but
is over anxious when at the bat,
doesn't meet the ball squarely.
Graham is doing- g-ood work at
third base, but is not careful enough
at the bat.
Webb is improving but doesn't
cover ground well.
Cunningham is a heavy batter
but throws wildly and lacks "g-in-er."
Best is playing- well in the field
but still pulls from the plate.
Vick is fielding- well but is rath
er , slow, has improved, in stick
White, Person, Donelly, Wood
son, Bennett, and Eskridge are im
Saturday night, March 12, Eli
Perkins will lecture in Gerrard Hall
under the auspices of the Chapel
Hill High School. His subject is
the Philosophy of Wit and Humor.
This is a rare opportunity to hear
a humorist who is really a humorist,
and we have no doubt that there
will be a packed house.
The '98 Annual.
The editors of the "Helleniau"
for '98 have closed the contract for
the publication of the book. It will
be published by the Chas. H. Elliott
Co. of Philadelphia and is to be out
by May 15th. The price of the book
as usual will be $1.50 to be paid on
The following prizes have been
offered; For the best short story
or other prose composition, two cop
ies of the book; two compies for the
best poem, and two copies for the
best drawing. To any one who
sells a dozen copies, one copy of the
book will be given. If he sells less
than twelve copies, he will be al
lowed ten cents for every copy sold.
All work must be in not later
than March 15th. The prizes will
be awarded by committees appointed
for the purpose.
Three hundred and fifty copies
will be issued. More than two
hundred of these have already been
ordered. If vou want a copy, you
had better place your order immedi
ately. They will all be sold this
The book will contain all the oc
currences of permanent interest that
have taken place in college this year.
You can't afford to be without a
copy, neither can your girl.
University of Georgia,
Feb., 12th '98.
To the Tar Heel:
As this is the
first of a series of letters to be ex
changed among several of the South
ern colleges, and as such a commu
nication by letter has not been prac-
ticed recently, the KED and jjlack
finds some dfficulty in choosing a
point at which to beg-in. Christmas
forms a date-line in the lives of most
college men, so we shall begin with
the renewal of- work after the hol-
The system of compulsory attend
ance on prayers is in vogue here.
The men live all over the city, and
the citv is scattered well nigh over
the whole face of creation, so, many
of the men who do not have lect
ures until ten, eleven, or twelve
o'clock are much inconvenienced by
having to come down at nine. The
effect is heightened by the fact that
there is no adequate study hall on
the campus, and those having- trans
lations to get up do not like to lug
down dictionaries et cetera. Form
erly there were prayer limits, and
those living- beyond these were not
compelled to come, except when they
had a nine o'clock recitation. Th
Faculty abolished the limits, and
the students have poured in com
plaints, but with no avail. We con
tiuue to go to prayers feeling very
You know that after the sad death
of Von Gammon foot-ball was dis
continued by the team. A bill to
abolish the g-ame was passed by the
Legislature and very properly veto
ed bv the Govenor. When excite
ment had subsided, the rules having
been modified, we determined to put
a team in the field next year, and
therefore elected officers; ;
Captain, James Doughtery.
Manager, E. E. Pomeroy.
The Manag-er is working on the
schedule of next year's g-ames.
The following- men have been
elected to offices in the Athletic As
Jas. Doug-htery, Pres.
k, E. Harris, Vice"
X. J. McBride, Treas.
C. U. Young, Sec.
Also the following elections have
I Capt. Track Team, H. Cox.
M'g-'r Tennis, J. J, Goodman.
'The Clide Shropshire contest
was held at the regular time, Jan.
19ht. The Demosthenian and Phi
Kappa Societies each have three
representatives who contest for a
medal offered by the former Vice
Consul at Paris, Clide Shropshire.
The medal was awarded to Clarke
McMichael of Phi Kappa. On that
day the Seniors appeared for the first
time in caps and gowns. This is
somewhat of an innovation, but it
seems to meet with general approv
al, except, perhaps, from sour-grape
Captain Moore of the Base-ball
Team issued a call for men as early
as Jan. 28th, and has had his men
out for the last week.
By the co-operation of students
and citizens the opera "Helena" was
presented on the 28th and 29th.
A part of the proceeds went to
the liquidation of debts incurred by
the unfortunate ending- of our foot
ball season. All is now paid.
As we have no gym., an effort is
being- made to put the candidates for
the coming- Track Team to work in
the city Y. M. C. A. g-ym. Our boys
are much pleased that Atlanta has
been settled on as the place for the
next S. I C A. A. track meet. It
is most convenient for a number of
The student-body is showing a
keen interest in the Ga. N. C. de
bate, which takes place in March. '
Messrs. Upshaw and Roberts are
The University Y. M. C. A, is
going to send its PRESIDENT, E. E.
Pomeroy, to represent it in the
third Annul Convention of Student
Volunteer Movement, which meets
in Cleveland, O., Feb. 2328.
Rep and Black.
A Full Account.
Commons Hall has again veiled her
polished face and resumed the masqu
erade of food vender, to appear no
more until Commencement in her true
colors. The Feruary German is over
with two thirds of its engagements
fulfilled a record at least unsurpass
Friday evening's train brought Mrs.
Latta and Mrs. Fabius Busbee from
Raleigh, chaperoning nineteen young
ladies from neighboring towns. The
usual rain was in evidence, but the
weather was not reflected in the open
ing strains of the Kelley Band which
began the dancing at ten.
A full list of those in attendance is
Chaperones; Mrs. Latta, Mrs. Bus
bee, Mrs. MacRae, Mrs. Pond, Dr. and
Mrs. Baskerville and Dr. Battle.
Miss Claypool with G. D. Vick , ,
" Heartt 44 Dr. C. S. Man-
" Lewis 44 J. A. Moore
" Clarke " M. C. Elliot
" Rawles 44 P. S. Cotten
" Trapier 44 J. Hume
" Morson 44 E. M. Land
44 Latta 44 G. Woodard
44 Cameron 44 . W. Kluttz
' 44 Smedes 14 R. Rawls
44 Root 44 M. Bellamy Jr.
44 Snoiv 44 H. Cowles
" Hoke 44 C. B. Buxton
44 Strudwick44 J. D. Grimes
" Pond " J. S. Carr Jr.
44 Harris 44 H. London
44 MacRae 44 R. E. Follin
44 Jones 44 A. Henderson
44 Hawkins 44 C. S. Alston
44 Isabel Busbee with E. O.
Miss Eliza Busbee with Percy
Stags; Berkeley, Tate, Pannil,
Carr, J. I. McKee, of Raleigdi, Bus
bee, Rogers, Belden, Myers, E. W.
White, and Pond.
Six charming "first appearances"
were made. Miss Lena Latta of
Raleigh and Miss Ha'rkins of Ridg
way proved what different types
can wear blue effectively. Miss
Rawles of Tarboro in anti-debutante
white was much admired. Miss
Cameron, Miss Trapier and Miss
Morson of Raleigh complete a Sex
tette of most attractive new-comers;
The beauty as well as the pleas-
r !.. 1 1 ,lwknl
ure oi a german is idici ucpiuu-
ent on its management. Among
the Chaperones came from time to
time a murmur of applause as Mr.
Rogers generaled an especially pret
ty or complicated figure. The dou
ble heart was done with fine effect.
The dispersing of colors was good.
One was reminded of a well assorted
flower garden with no undue pre
ponderance of a hue. Blue was in
the lead pink followed closely, some
charming- arrangements of yellow
and green appeared and the white
org-andie showed itself now and
asrain fashioned with characteristic
chic or demureness of its wearer.
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