North Carolina Newspapers

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Vol. 15,
So. 16
Several of
Last Year's Plaeyrs
Every Place to be
Hotly Contested. '
Although , it is very early in the
season baseball practise has already
begun in dead earnest, Captain
Thompson and Coach Simmons hav
ing taken advantage of the open
weather to give the squad some
preliminary polishing on the dia
mond. - While it is too early to
draw definite conclusions as to
Carolina's chances in baseball this
spring, her prospects have never
been brighter. Many of last year's
team are back on the Hill and there
is an unusually large amount of
new material to draw from. In
addition the Advisory Committee
has succeeded in securing the
services of a Coach who is both
popular among his men and effi
cient. Of the old men, Freddie Stem,
captain of last year's team and
star first-baseman, Romy Story,
whose heavy hitting and good team
work marked him last year, and
"Bull" Thompson, captain of this
year's team, head the list. . Story
and Thompson were Carolina's heav
iest hitters last year and were re
garded the surest outfielders in the
State. The other men of last year's
team are: James, third base; Mont
gomery, shortstop; Haues and
Whitaker, fielder-;; and Rogers and
Raney, catchers. This nucleus is
almost sufficient in itself to form
a strong team as all of the men are
in prime condition.
The new men who have come out
are Fountain Davis Mc Arthur,
Nixon, Smith and Wadsworth,
candidates for infield; Rawlins and
Groome, -catchers; Orr, Thomas,
Sutton and Coffiin, outfielders. As
all of these men have had experience
the competition, will be hot for every
position on the Varsity.
In pitchers Carolina is well fixed
for the season: Captain Thompson,
who has already proved his ability
in the box, and Story are the twirl
ers amoug the old men. T hree new
candidates for pitcher have present
ed themselves, Hamilton, Morrow
and Trevillian, all of whonypromise
to do effective work. Botli-;.HamiI-tou
and Trevillian are left-handed
while Thompson and Morrow are
right-handed, so the batteries are
pretty well divided. Dr. Lawson,
gymnasium instructor and coach of
the baseball team for the two past
seasons, will take especial charge of
the pitchers.
In speaking of the situation Coach
Simmons says: "I have never had
better college material to work
with, and I don't think that Caroli
na could have ever had better pros
pects for a winning season. The
men are all eager to work, and each
one is going to get a square deal for
his place. I will state right at the j
outset that my obiect is not to de
velop a team of stars, but a team
that will work together as one man
to win for Carolina."
Captain Thompson, also, is san
guine as tp the University prospects
He is himself in better shape than
he has been in lor several years
indications pointing to some fine
work from him in the box. Mana
ger Robinson has not completed his
schedule vet but it promises to be a
good one. Among those slated
are games with Cornell and Har
Joins Movement to Encourage Pro
duction of College Literature
in South.
At a recent meeting the Odd
Number Club of the University, or
ganized last year, decided to enter
an inter-collegiate association in
which several of the other larger
Southern universities are interested,
the aim of the larger organization
being the same as that of the Odd
Number Club to encourage origi
nal literary work among stu
dents. The ultimate object of the
larger organization is to publish an
inter-collegiate short story maga
During the year of its operation
at the University the Odd Number
Club has met with some little sue
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cess in acme vi ng us purpose anu u
joins the inter-colleginte associa
tiou in the belief that it offers still
more effective means. The meet
ings of the club have always been
informal, the reading of selections
by the different members being
voluntary and the criticism of the
club tending to be friendly rather
than destructive. In this respect
the local organization will remain
unchanged. The only change to be
effected is the widening of its scope
by keeping its members in touch
with other college men interested
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in similar woric tnrougnout tne
Six Southern institution are affil
iated in this movement, Vander-
bilt, Sewanee, Georgia, Randolph
Macon, the University of Virginia,
and the University of North Caro
lina, being the chatter members.
The plan originated with the Soph
erim, of the University of the
South, and joins that organization
with the Calumet Club of Vander
bilt, the Round Table of Georgia,
the Owl of Virginia, the Odd Num
ber Club of North Carolina and a
similar society of Randolph-Macon,
in a larger organization, the name
of which is to be agreed upon later.
Sensation in Mary Ann.
Special to Tub Tab Hkel, Feb. 4th, 1907.
10. H. Kloman has had a shave.
Cuba Should be Ours The Contest
, Interesting from Start
to Finish.
The annual Soph-Junior debate
between representatives of the Dia
lectic 1 and Philanthropic literary
societies of the University took
place in Gerrard Hall Friday night
at eight' o'clock, Messrs. J. W.
Hester, '08, and S. V. Bowen, '00,
appearing for the Phi .and Messrs.
T. W. Andrews, '08, and C. 10.
Mcintosh, '09, for the Di socie
ty. ;
The question for debate was:
Resolved, That the United States
should take the island of Cuba and
hold it asa colonial possession.
Messrs. Andrews and Mcintosh, for
the Di, had the affirmative side of
the question and won the decision of
the committee. Dr. C. L. Raper,
Dr. George Howe, and Mr. M. H.
Stacy served as judges. Mr. J. J.
Parker presided over the debate,
and Mr. I. C. Arledge served as
The representatives of both
societies presented good argument,
but- he Dialectic's speakers did
better team work. The debate was
close, however, and there was no
positive expression of opinion as to
which way the balance lay before
the judges rendered their decision
Both of the literary societies are to
be commended for the training in
debate that they afford, as exempli
fied in the speakers whom they
placed before the student body last
Friday evening.
come to be an ordinary, occurrence.
About the first of January the de
mand (in the treasury for subsidiary
coins exceeded the supply and the de
partment was forced to issue several
hundred thousand Columbian halves
that were being held in reserve
such is the reason assigned for their
frequent appearance today. The
coinage of 1803, to which all
of these reserve halves belonged,
bears no premium. Coins of the
1892 issue are worth fifty-live cents
Student Conference.
The Y. M. C. A. organizations at
the different schools and colleges
throughout the state will send del
egates to the student conference to
be held in Durham February 15
17th. The conference purposes to
make a thorough discussion of the
religious problems of .college', life
and to seek means o.f unifying the
Association work in the State.
Addresses will be made by Drs.
H. F. LaFlamme, of Toronto, Can
ada, A. L. Phillips, of Richmond.
Va., V. L. Poteat, of Wake Forest
College, J. C. Kilgo, and Edwin
Minims of. Trinity College, ami C,
:lphouso Smith "of the University,
Messrs. G. C. Huntington, inter
state secretary of the Y. M. C, A. for
the Carolinas, R. M. Harper, assis
tant traveling secretary for the
South, and C. D. Daniel, student
secretary lor North and Sonth
Columbian Halves.
A great' number of Columbian
lalf-dollars of the coinage of 1893
are now in circulation. Prior to the
opening of the current year it was
an unusual thing to come across
one ol these coins but it has now
Prize Contest Now On - Purtose
' and. Needs of the Tennis Asso
ciation. The spring tennis season is to
open in the near future. The offi
cers of the Tennis Association had
hoped to get the spring work in
full swing during January but the
weather was not such as to permit.
The prize tournament, with about
forty contestants, has been postetl
for over a week, but few of the
matches have been plaved as yet.
Arrangements . have not yet been
finally made in regard to the class
tournament but it is hoped that all
of the teams may be selected by
the end of the week in order that
the contest may be begun by the
middle of February.
The history of tennis at Carolina
is not a glorious one, the students
not entering the game seriously, as
it has been considered a nullity by
the college authorities so far as its
being a branch of athletics is con
cerned. This year, though, con
siderable local interest has been
aroused in the game, through the
perseverance of the officers' of the
Tennis Association in establishing
prize, tournaments. Nothing ha
been accomplished towards bringing
about thorough training for Varsity
meets however.
To effect the stringent training
necessary for Carolina to put out &
winning tennis Varsity it is neces
sary that tennis be recognized as a
branch of University athletics and
that, our representatives who win
inter-collegiate meets be given the
right to wear the N. C. monogram
on their sweaters. If such recogni
tion were given to tennis the inter
est in it would cease to be desultory
and Carolina would soon have some
records of tennis victories for the
trophy room. The material is in
college; all that it needs is the pro
per stimulus.
A number of applicants for ser
vice on the diamond presented them
selves at the gym last Thursday
and went on the pledge, which is
more stringent this spring than it
has been for some years,

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