THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, January 17, 1900.
Statements by President Alderman
and Dr. Lewis.
The following- copy of the circu
lar letter, sent by President Alder
man to the parents of the students
at the Univsrsity, fully explains the
situation with regard to the single
case of small pox here. The calm
manner with which the stud nts re
ceived the notification of the pres
ence of the disease speaks very well
for their strong manliness.
, My Dear Sir:
Mr. J. R. Paddison of
Mt. Airy, a medical student at th,e
University has developed a definite
case of small pox. He was unvac
cinated and contracted the disease
in Mt. Airy during a visit to his
Mr. Paddison had a chill on Mon
day the 8th. He was sent to the
Infirmary -and placed in a separate
room (there are no wards) on Tues
day, and on Thursday afternoon the
eruptions appeared. Dr. R. H.
Whitehead, the Physician to the
University, immediately suspected
small pox, and-requested that I sum.
inon Doctor R. H. Lewis of Raleigh
in consultation. This I did by
wire and Dr. Lewis arrived Thurs
day evening: They ageed in pro
nouncing the case small pox. Dr.
Lewis suggested that Dr, John
Manning of Durham who has had
much practical experience in the
disease, be sent for.
Dr. Manning- arrived early Fri
day morning and confirmed the di
agnosis. There have been four ex
posed to the contagion so far as
kuown, Mr. Paddison 's room mate
and three others, two or whom are
students. These have been isolat
ed. These exposures were on the
first day or two of the sickness and
before the period of eruption, and
the physicians state that it is re
garded as doubtful if the disease is
contagious until after the eruptive
stage. Dr. Whitehead has charge
of the patient and everything that
science suggests will be done to care
for the patient and prevent the
spread of the disease.
The Infirmary occupies an isolat
ed position out of any danger to the
neighboring buildings, and Mr.
Paddison has been provided with
Dr. Ghas. Mangum will act as
college physician, and Dr. White
head will not come in contact with
the students. I announced the ex
act facts in the case to all the
students in the chapel today at 9:30
and Dr. Lewis spoke to them on the
efficiency of vaccination. It was
found that 62 students of the whole
body were unvaccinated and all
those upon whom vaccination nad
not taken succesfully in the past
two years will be vaccinated to-day
and tomorrow. AH others may be
vaccinated if they so desire.
The town of Chapel Hill has
ordered compulsory vaccination.
In the judgment of the phy
sicians the common-sense thing- to do
and the safest thing to do is for the
students to remain at. the Univer
sity and attend to their work. The
danger of farther contagion, in the
opinion of the Physicians, may
practically be disregarded. I have
thought it wise to make this prompt
arid frank statement of the situation
and to state the judgement of the
physicians as to the proper course
to be pursued by the students.
It should be well understood,
however, that nothing will be done
to detain at the University any
student whose parents may desire
him to leave. That question rests
with the parents. My own judge
ment coincideswith the physician's.
It isjjust to the students them
selves to say that they received the
information with good sense and
showed the right spirit of co-operation
with the authorities in any
action they may think necessary.
Edwin A. Alderman,
I wish to say that the above is a
candid and complete statement of
the small pox situation at the Uni
versity. I regard the danger of the
disease spreading" among- the
students as hardly wprth consider
ing. My own two boys who are
students here will remain.
Richard H. Lewi. M. D.,
Secretary of the Board of Health.
Constitution of the I. A. A. A.
Below we publish in full the Con
stitution of the Intercllegiate Asso
ciation of Amateur Athletics of
North Carolina and we wish to call
the attention Tof evervone thereto.
The track contests to be arranged the college or university he repre
vious October. (3) No one shall
represent any college or university
as a competitor at the inter-collegiate
meeting unless he shall be a
student taking a special or partial
course that requires an amount of
preparation for admission, and
work after admission, regarded by
under the provisions'of the Consti
tutioti are tor the possession or a
beautiful Hundred Dollar silver
trophy cup, most g-enerously do
nated bv Principal J. C. Horner of
Horner's Military School. If this
cup is won Dv any one couesrc ror
five successive years it becomes the
permanent possession of that col-
This is indeed a long step
foward in track athletics, both as
an encouragement to that important
sents as equivalent to the work re
quired by a student for a degree.
(a) In the event of a competitor's
qualifications being questioned un
der section 2 or 3 he shall furnish a
certificate signed by the dean of his
department, stating he is eligible
under articles VII and VIII and shall
Article IX. Lists of probable
entries shall be forwarded by the
managers of the respective teams,
vouched for by the proper officials
branch of sport and as a means
Dr. Alderman's Talk to the College
on Culture and Scholorship.
On Monday, Jan. 8, at the last
hovr Dr. Alderman, according- to a
custom inaugurated bv him of
speaking to the entire student body
at the begginning of each term, ad
dressed them on the meaning" of
culture and scholarship. He con
gratulated them on the splendid re
cord of the fall term for manliness
and scholarly achievments. He de
cured that the cultured man was
the man who wanted to know
thing-sand that shoiarship was a
spiritual habit rather than mental
He showed the world's need of
men who knew things and knew
them well. The President referred
to the various activities that enlist
the sympathies of the students, in
the direction of debating-, journa
listic and magazine work and ath
letics. He discussed methods by
which the students themselves
conld take hold of those things in a
business like way. Attention was
called to the relation of hearty sym
pathy and good will and mutual un
derstanding between 1 In- authorities
all the students.
It was predicted that the incom
ing term will make a record in the
history of the institution for schol
ary, enthusiastic and earnest work.
Dr. Alderman's talks are always
nsuring clean contests untinged by
professionalism. The colleges of the
state owe a great debt of gratitude
to Mr Horner for his timely munif
Constitution of Inter-collegiate
Association of Amateur Ath
letics of North Carolina.
Article I. The object of this
association shall be protection oi
the mutual interests of the different
colleges which comprise the associ
ation, and the advancement and im
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uiuvcujcui ui i iu d i c u r ainienc
sports among- colleeres.
ArtidpTT. Th mpmhprcliln nf charges shall be
w wv . oil ly I-
this association shall be limited to Horner by March
N. C. colleges of good and regular
Article III. Any college desiring-
to join the association shall send to
J. C. Horner, Oxford, N. C.i an
application for membership i in
Article IV. Each associate col
leg-e agrees to accept the
Article. V. The annual field
meeting shall be held on the after
noon ot the hrst Friday after
Easter in each year; but prelimi
nary heats, when in the oponion of
the referee the number of entries
shall render it necessary, shall be
run on the previous Thursday.
Article VI. The management
of ths association shall be entrusted
to J. C. Horner, and such com
petent assistants as he may select.
Article VII. An amateur is a
G of the institutions they represent, to
J. (J. Horner, at Oxford, N. C, on
or before Februrary 15th; and J.' C.
Horner shall forward copies of each
list to the proper officialsCof each
competing- institution by Feb. 22nd.
(a) Any objection to any compet
itor must be lodged by the ob
jectors with J. C. Horner, by Feb.
28th; (b) The competitor protest
ed shall be notified bv March 8th
who shall have until March 14th to
file papers in answer to charges;
(c) All charg-es must be in writing
and accompanied by the evidence
upon which such charges are made;
(d) The findings upon- such
made by J. C.
31, and shall be
Article X. The rules of the
'Inter-scholastic Association of
Amateur Athletics of America,"
shall govern the contests.
Article XI- The officials shall
be selected by J. C. Horner with
due regard to their competence and
rules of ,UT
On or before Feb.
1st the programme of events shall
be forwarded to each institution,
and this programme must be strict
ly adhered to on day of the contests.
MEETING OF S. I. A. A.
The annual meeting of the South
ern Intercolleg-iate Athletic Associ
ation was held in Atlanta on Dec.
22nd. last. Merder University
which was suspended last
because of charges of professional
ism acrainst members of its base
ball team was reinstated. The
person who has never competed for I Mercer representatives plead guilty
money, has never taught or assisted to all the charges anu promised to
at athletic exercues for monev or . , " , ?t T "V,. v ,
.. . r. I ine proiesiea vanuerDui-i.tasn
valuable consideration; but nothing: ville and Georgia-Auburn foot ball
in this definition shall be construed games were referred to the execul
to prohibit competition for medals. Itive committee for settlement. I he
cups, or other prizes than money next meeting will be held in May
Article VIII. (1) No one shall 5e Umveraity of Mississippi. Dr.
. . Dudley oi vanderout, was elected
represent any conege or university pres:dent of the Association
as a competitor at the intercollegi-
ate meeting who is not an amateur Val U t.n hvo thrpp maimifi
as set forth in article VII. (2) No rent new buildings before its bi-
one shall represent an v colletre r centennial celebration next year
One of these, an auditorium anu
university as a competitor at the
inter-collegiate meeting who has not
dining-hall is to cost $750,000; the
administration building a gift ul
heard with great picture by the
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students. Frequently during his been a member oi mat couee or the Misses Sotkes of New York is to
lecture last week h.- was inter- university, in good and regular cost a half-million and a Uuivcrsity
,-nntpd hv aDolause. standing, from tha 15th of the pre-'Club is soon to be built.