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Just a Glimpse Into the Future,
Don't You Know? Outlook for
a WinningTeam Good.
A tradition which has come down
through the years Jand which has
gathered so much momentum that
The Tar Heel dares not violate
it is tat its first issue in the spring
should contain a writeup of the
baseball prospects for the coming-
season. So, despite the fact that
two months must elapse before the
first contest, and the fact that in
North Carolina baseball is any
thine- but a January snort, here
The nrst essential tor a good
team a good coach is on the Hill
in the person of Dr. Lawson, who
officiated in that capacity last year
and delivered the goods in the shape
of a team which shut out A. and
M. and twice lowered Virginia's
colors, thus establishing its claim
to the Southern championship. Dr.
Lawson at once took rank among-
the best coaches Carolina has had
and his presence is a guarantee that
the best team possible will be de
veloped from the material at his
Coach Lawson thinks that the
nrosoects this soring-, while not so
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bright as they were last year, are,
nevertheless, good, so far as it is
possible to judge thus early in the
season. Captain Stem, last year's
crack first baseman; Sitton, who
won for himself last spring a repu
tation second to that of no twirler
on the Southern college diamond;
Thompson, the champion hitter of
the 1905 Varsity and all round
"athletic bull, " outfielder and pitch
er; Calder, Winborne, and James.
J. B., outfielders all of the 1905
Varsity, and James, W., substitute
catcher, are back and will play, pre
sumably, for their old positions,
though shifting is always in or
der. In addition to these several new
men who promise well are, Cun
ningham, pitcher, Montgomery, in
field and pitcher, Shull, outfielder,
and Fox, infielder. In addition to
these, several of the players on last
year's second team who showed up
well are back. Emerson, second
baseman, and Patterson, pitcher,
who were in college last fall, will
not return this spring.
Regular work has not commenced
and is of course impracticable for a
while, but Coach Lawson has been
practicing his pitchers and catchers
in the gymnasium throughout the
fall. More regular practice will be
gin about the first of February.
When and Where We're Going to
Do It.
Below The Tar Heel publishes
exclusively and for the first time
the baseball schedule for the com
ing season, as arranged by Manager
Miller. Some changes will prob
ably be necessary from time to time.
Another game will probably be
played with A. and M. but the date
has not yet been agreed on
It is customary to refer to each
new schedule arranged as the best
ever, but this schedule will speak
for itself. Seven of the games'al
ready certain are to be played in
Chapel Hill, thus giving the stu
dents a chance to see for themselves
how their team can play. Especi
ally also does the Northern trip
with its eight g-ames do credit to
the manager's skill. A noteworthy
departure from previous schedules
is that the last one of the series o
three games with Virginia for the
Southern championship will be
played ij Chapel Hill instead of in
Charlottesville as previously.
March 24, Bingham (Mebane), at
Chapel Hill. -
u March 27, Lafayette, at Chape
March 28, Lafayette at Chape
March 31, Wake Forest at Ral
eigh. April 3d, Wake ITorest at Chape!
April 11, Bingham (Asheville) at
Chapel Hill.
April 13, South Carolina College
at Chapel Hill.
April 14, South Carolina College
at Greensboro.
April 16, St John's College at
Greensboro or Winston.
April 19, Davidson at Chapel Hill.
April 21, A. and M. at Raleigh.
April 23, Virginia in Richmond.
April 24, Virginia in Charlottes
April 25, Navy in Annapolis.
April 26, St. John's in Annapolis
April 27, Johns Hopkins in Balti
April 28th, Georgetown in Wash
May 3, Virginia in Chapel Hill.
May 5, Georgetown in Richmond.
Why the Bible Should Be Studied.
The Young Men's Christian As
sociation held a mid -term Bible
study rally in the Chapel Sunday
afternoon, 7th. A good crowd was
Dr. C. Alphonso Smith spoke
first. He stressed three facts
which enhance the desirability of a
knowledge of the Bible: the strength
ened power of appreciating litera
ture; the feeling of confidence in
spired by an accurate knowledge of
the Scriptures and unchallenged
ability to use it to advantage under
all circumstances; the moral uplift
resulting from a study of Scrip
tural ideals. Dr. Venable next
spoke. He enlarged upon the
points made by Dr. Smith and
showed the superior advantages
possessed by a University which has
an effective Y. M. C. A. organiza
tion. Messrs. Mann and Hughes,
of the association, then discussed
the work in detail.
Considerable interest is always
felt in the making up of an All
American football team at the end
of each season. It is, in each case
an imaginary team composed of the
men who, in the opinion of its spon
sor, are the eleven best players on
the American eridiron. In the
weeks following Thanksgiving
authorities on the national- college
sport say unto themselves: "Lo, I
will make out an All-America,'
and with confidence begin the task
passing with impunity on the mer
its of players whom they have never
seen. Naturally, therefore, such
teams are sometimes colored by
more or less sectional spirit or o
regard tor one s Alma Mater. he
Westerner knows little of Eastern
teams save by hearsay, while the
Easterner knows equally little of
the Western and Southern teams.
For instance, so far as we know, no
Southerner has ever won a place on
the team of Walter Camp, which
is generally recognized as being the
most official. But it is highly un
reasonable to suppose that out of
the thousands of Southern students
not one player has ever been develop
ed who is preeminent in his position.
mere is one gentleman in par
ticular who judging alone from
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wnat ne nas done to our team on
two occasions, as compared to our
showing against. Northern teams
containing three. or more All-Amer
icans, would, to the layman, appear
to have won his position indisput
ably. Mr. Carpenter, of V. P. L,
probably the first half back in the
world, is, in the case of all the
teams save one, conspicuous only by
his absence. The fact that he has
nearly doubled the four year limit
which governs Northern colleges
probably accounts for his being
passed over in silence.
But did you know that Carolina
had an All-Americau last fall?
The full back on Staffer's team is no
other than Abernethy, our own star
full. Mr. Staffer is of the Univer
sity of Pennsylvania and was one of
the officials in the Virginia-Carolina
contest, where he was visibly im
pressed with Abernethy's brilliant
ine smashing. This honor to a
Carolina player is highly gratify-
ng to all who are interested in the
east in University athletics. Car
olina men who are judges of foot
ball playing believe that if the
other experts had seen him play,
they, too, would have chosen him.
At any rate it is an honor well and
-worthily won.
halfbacks took the ball and made a
brilliant dash around an end, clear
ing almost the entire team. Only
the quarter remained. At him the
quarter flew and missed him!
The hearts of the Mississippians
on the sidelines sank within them.
He was clear! And gone for a
touchdown! But lo! as with pant
ing breath and with eyes that saw
not the halfback charged down the
length of the gridiron another form
clad in the paraphernalia of battle
dashed to meet him. The halfback
saw him but it was too late. To
gether they closed, together they
struck the earth, and the Cumber
land man's "mad career" was as
effectively as unexpectedly checked.
Who was the late arrival? A Miss
issippi substitute, who, standing on
the sidelines, was unable to restrain
himself as he saw the enemy rush-
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ing unchecked to victory. 1 he
referee came running up and penal
ized Mississippi 15 yards but the
touchdown was saved for her.
The football season is over but
bere is an incident that will bear
telling. It was over in Mississippi
and happened towards the close of
the season. Cumberland was en
gaged in a match game with the A.
& M. College of Mississippi, being
Well in the lead. The ball was in
Cumberland's possession in her own
territory. Suddenly one of her
Nobody knows how it happened.
Dr. Kluttz's bandaged hand bears
eloquent witness that something
happened somehow, and on Christ
mas eve at that. The loafers in
and about the store had private
boxes at the performance, as it were,
but seemed not to enjoy it. They
have, they say, a vague and con-
used recollection of rushings hither
and thither, of a general bustle and
confusion, intermingled with the
deafening thunder of exploding
giant crackers and the fizz and glare
of ascending roman candles.
The first act of the drama took
place in the store when some coon,
dentity, fortunately for him, un-
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known, surreptitiously dropped a
match into a hue box containing
nnocent looking- fireworks. Then
was that something happened.
The fireworks, innocent looking
though they were, were loaded for
business, and the pyrotechnic dis
play which followed bade fair to
ender the store unfit for business
or anything else save an advertise
ment for fire insurance. Then it
was that confusion reigned. Then
it was that a prominent official of
the Phi Beta Kappa, they say,
made a dash for the rear entrance
in common with the others. On
reaching it he found it jammed by
a crush of frightened Ethiopians.
Twice he bucked the line for no
gain, and on the third down with 5
to make he hurdled the line beauti
fully, including the rear platform
and alighted in a pool of muddy
Meantime in the front the doc
tor's heroic efforts had landed the
box in the middle of the street
where the crackers thundered and
the rockets soared aloft to the
terror and amaze of the popu
lace. In a few minutes, however,
the ammunition was exhausted,
quiet once more reigned, and "the
tragedy of a day was over."
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