THE OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
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Vol. 9. UNIVERSITY OF NORTH UR0L1M, CHAPEL HILL J. C, October 17, SO. 4.
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DR. VENABLE LECTURES
The University's Service to the
State. Its Past Record and
Dr. Venable's lecture in Gerrard
Hall Friday night on "The Univer
sity and the State" was one of tht
ablest and most instructive that
the studentt of this institution have
ever had the opportunity of hear
ing. It was filled with the history
of North Carolina's greatest men
and the work thev have done fo
the State. It also bristled with
sound advice for the coming gene
ration. It was presented in a con
cise, clear-cut style and was ele
p-ant in its simplicity. It brought
out plainly and forcibly the might
deeds of the University's nobk
sous and the part they played in
uplifting the best interests of their
fellow-citizens. In part. Dr. Ven-
There are two sides to this sub
ject: one, what the State has done
for the University; the other, what
the University has done for the
State. I shall discuss it to-night
from the latter point of view only.
The University has been at the
head of the State's best thoughts
and movements for the last hun
dred years. It has moulded her
greatest statesmen and scholars.
It has been the force that has made
for all that is highest in the State.
It belongs to the people and no
amount ot money should ,De large
enough to cause it to be narrowed
down to any Class or political party-
Its record is a glorious one. It
has as its alumni a vast army of
Governors, Senators, jurist , teach
ers, ministers and warriors. The
University, as a gray-haired moth
er, sent a host of her sons to battle
for Southern rights at the opening
of the Civil war. All of the Fresh
man, class of '59 but ,one, who was
physically disabled, went into the
service. One out of every three of
the Freshman class of '60 were
killed. The famous charge at
Gettysburg was lead by Pettigrew,
one of her sons. Vance's brigade
won . the reputation of losing-more
men in a single fight than any other
body of men in modern times.
She has turned out a list of men
like "Worth and Julian S. Carr who
have been benefactors of the peo
ple. Many of, her graduates shave
been public school teachers or
teachers of -public school teachers.
The first president of both Wake
Forest and of Davidson were Uni
versity alumni. Trinity waslargej
ly upheld ,jn her infancy- ,by that
grand old son of the University,
Julian S. Carr. "The first normal
schools of the State were started
by Alderman, 'Noble and others.
The State Normal College at
Greensboro is at present under the
supervision of Mclver, another of her
graduates. One of her alumni is
row president of the A. &'M; Col
lege at Raleigh.
Besides this, she has brought
mone7 to the State. More than
$300,000 in scholarships, apparatus
a,nd buildings has been given the
Universitv bv generous-hearted
men and women and all this be
longs to the State.
j Its history since it re-opening
in '75 is one of which its friends
may iustlv be proud. At that
time there were many obstacles ant
disappointments which were over-
qome ,ouly by t,he tireless efforts
and unceasing vigilance of Dr.
erap P. Battle and his noble band
qf supporters. Since then -it has
grown until it now has a faculty
seven times as large as it. then had
It has become the leading "southern
institution in scholarship, oratory
and athletics. It has done as much
work as any institution in the coun
try with twice its funds.
In 25 years more than 2000 stu
cjents have bt en .matriculated ' and
over 500 have graduated. Forty
per cent of these have taught
school. Among the number are
twenty superintendents of graded
schools and fifty professors in col
leges and Universities.
; In addition, it has educated a
n.umber of young men who could
not have otherwise received such
blessings. .One-fourth of the stu
qents now in college are paying
their own expenses. ;
Now students, a great advantage
is afforded you here and all the
University asks of .you in return is
to make all the use possible of your
opportunity. Be strong and loyal
tot your State and your alma mater.
THE OCTOBER GERMAN.
. A Bright Success.
: The October german of the Uni
versity German club was held in
Commons Hall, Friday night and
Saturday. Dancing began at 10
P. M. and continued until 3 A. M.
The event was one of the most suc
cessful in the social history of the
University. It was largely attend
ed, and the, enjoyment of the par
ticipants was evidently great. To
the spectator the , scene was really
beautiful. The color effects as the
splendidly gowned ycung ladies
whirled through the mazes of the
4ance.were kaleidoscopic and lovely.
Seldom has a lovelier , set of young
adies visited the University than
that which, gave so much pleasure
by its presence at the October ger-
man. ii ne memory oi tneir visit
will remain in many; minds, and in
not a : few! hearts, in Chapel Hill
,or time, to come.
Metra Makeley led the german
with skill. -Emory. Alexander and
O. S. Thompson were floor mana
gers. The Raleigh band fnrnish-
ed the music.
Rev. T. M.N. George, rector of
the Episcopal church at New Berne
and a well known minister, will de-
iver a sermon' by special invitation
before the University on the even
ing' of Sunday. Oct. 21st. Every
student should go out to hear Mr.
A New Dormitory
A Modern Three Srory Building
to go up.
; It can be stated on the authority o
the executive that a new dormitory
building is to adorn the campus
It will be three stories in height
steam-heated, and throughly
modern and convenient. The archi
tect is the well known Frank P
Milburn, of Charlotte. The build
ing will be much like the design
Mr. Milburn submitted for the Carr
luilding and which was not ac
cepted. It will be not unlike the
Carr' Building, but will be by no
means a counterpart of it. Th
building will contain forty rooms
It' will be built beyond the New
West, where the tennis courts now
are. , The cost of construction wil
be met out of the invested funds of
the University. The news of this
new upward stride of the Univer
sity is so welcome that words can
not express it. We shall see the
day when 1,000 students go in and
out and out and find pasture here.
Dr. Battle's Literary Labors.
We ask the members of our Fac
ulty to furnish us notes of their re
cent work. Our subscribers are
very much interested in what the
Professors and Instructors a
In response to our enquiry, Dr.
Battle tells us that he has prepared
for the Spirit of Missions in New
York a paper on the work of the
venerable Society for the propaga
tion of the Gospel in North Caroli
na in our colonial days, ending with
1775. He shows from the records
that the usual belief that the clergy
of the Church of England of that
period were as a rule of bad con
duct, is untrue.
Dr. Battle has furnished the
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion, Mr. C. H, Mebane, for his
forthcoming report, two papers.
One gives sketches of all Presidents
and Presiding Professors of this
Universitv from 1795 to this day,
including Dr. Venable. The other
is a continuation or oicetcnes or
Old Schools of the State," giving
many facts not found in his paper
on the same subject in the Report
of the Superintendent two years
ago. He has likewise written for
the Journal of Education a summa
ry of his papers on the Old Schools,"
calling special attention to those
which had the most reputation and
nfluence. He is still at work on
he history of the University.
i Many of . the visiting young ladies
stayed over until Monday for the
2.A.E. dance given Saturday night.
Among them were Miss Clark,
Miss Boylan, Miss Haywood, Miss
Andrews, Misses Hinsdale, of Ral
eigh, Miss Philips, of Tarboro,
and Miss Harriet Haywood, of
Sermon Baf ore The
Rev. M. Ashby Jones Preaches.
Rev. M. Ashby Jones, son of J.
Wm. Jones D. D., and pastor of
Leigh St.Baptist Church, Richmond
preached in Gerrard Hall Sunday
night. He chose as the theme for
his sermon five words from Paul's
first letter to the church at .Cor
Corinthians I, 13:12: Now I
know in part.
The standing objection to
Christianity is that it is a religion
ojf faith and not of knowledge. Its
Opponents claim that in such mo
mentous questions as eternal life
and everlasting death knowledge,
and not faith, should be the basis.
Most preachers use "I believe"
quite oftener than ''I know." And
in all departments of study faith
plays the larger part, knowledge
the smaller. Man's knowledge of
anyone tning is very limited, out
y(ear after year his knowledge in
qreases. Emerson represented this
by drawing a circle, putting man
in tne centre, ana letting man s
knowledge of the subject be repre
sented by the area of the circle.
By each succeeding generation the
qircle is made larger. 1
Man's knowledge is only partial,
yet he does not fail to make. use of
tjhe small part which he does have.
The work of the physician is large
ly a matter of faith. He gives his
patient a potion, believing that it
will have the desired effect. Rid-
ing on railway trains is an exercise
of one's faith the belief that the
machinery is safe, the officers
trustworthy, and the train will
come to its destination in satety.
Christianity works upon .the
same business principles. It has a
partial knowledge. It is an ad
mixture of knowledge and faith.
The Christian should be as able to
. r , ' ' t
give a reason tor nis religious oe-
ef his Christianity as any other
tClici wiiiii uc punocooto.
Faith is not superstition. -It
must begin with knowledge. Like
he bird that springs from the:
granite foundations and soars into
the ethereal regions, so faith must
have something solid to start from,
We look upon the brook rushing
and foaming down the rugged'
rnUUDLdUl MUC, UUl ll jittu un.au-
ows and luxuriant fields, where it
s finally lost te view. But we-be-
ieve it rushes on and on till it
reaches the great ocean. We do
i 1 1 . . J. . I 1 - . -. . L . . I 'rwI'M
not aosoiuueiy kuuw umt vjvi a
Providence will continue from this
moment on, but we believe it will '
not cease to be until it is lost in His
ternal . Love. We do not-know,
but we believe that we will be per
mitted to stand as one of the cho
rus that shall forever sing around
Faith is the daughter of knowl
edge. We have no patience with '
L. S. Holt '04. spent Thursday
and Friday in Greensboro attending! the man who has all knowledge and
the Piedmont Fair. ! (Contiued on fourth page)