North Carolina Newspapers

Vol. 15,
No. 17
Preparations for the Easter Trip
Candidates Needed The Direc
tor of the Assoc! at ion.
The University Glee Club and
Ochestra, under the able direction
of Mr. C. T. Woollen, promises to
be especially good this year. All
of the members of the orchestra
are back on the Hill except Mr J.
B. Goslen, who has played the solo
cornet parts for the last four years.
Mr. Goslen's playing- excited favor
able comment wherever the orches
tra went last year and his loss is
one that will be felt. However his
successor, Mr. C. S. Rights,
promises to make a worthy susces
sor to Mr. Goslen. The other
places in the orchestra are filled by
men who have had several years'
training1 under Mr. Woollen.
Several members of last year's
glee club are candidates again
this spring and a number of new
men have presented themselves.
On the whole, though, the glee
club is much weaker than the or
chestra, as has been the case for
several years past. Mr. Woollen
needs men who can sing- and extends
a cordial invitation to all the men
in college who have any talent .in
that line to come out and try ' for a
place on the glee club.
The man who can sing- owes it to
the University to go out and help
make the glee club a good one. It
is also to his own advantage to do
so, as two trips are being planned
for the orchestra and glee club
during1 the spring. The Musical
Associaton has been working- hard
for some time preparing- for these
and is getting- into good shape.
The man who waits much longer
about entering the race will be too
late. - .
anager Foye Robcrscm is al
ready making- elaborate prepara
tion for a tour of the eastern part
of the state to commence the week
after Easter. He has already ar
ranged dates for Washington,
Greenville, Wilson, New Bern.
Goldsboro, and Rocky Mount.
Other dates will be arranged later.
In the person of Mr. Woollen the
Musical Association has a director
whose merits and ability have been
sufficiently well tested in the past
few years to prove their worth
He is loyal and enthusiastic to a
high degree and devotes much of
his time and energy to the training
of this branch of University life,
receiving little or no compensation
for his trouble. In view of this he
deserves the highest commendation
for the zeal with which he works in
the Musical Association. With
such a man behind it the Associa
tion is bound to go forward and be
a credit to the University.
Should Be of Value to Any Unl
versity Man iiiography of
Noted Alumnus.
The January issue of the Univer
sity Magazine, although somewhat
belated in making its appearance,
atones for its tardiness by the sat
isfactory nature of its contents, on
account of which it should be of in
terest to the alumni as well as the
students of the University.
The leading article, a biograph
ical sketch of the life of Colonel
William L. Saunders, by Professor
Collier Cobb, makes' the current is
sue of the Magazine well worth
while. The sketch is reprinted
through the courtesy of Charles L.
Van Noppen from the "Biograph
ical History of North Carolina"
and gives a graphic outline of the
life of one of the -University 's most
illustrious alumni. Colonel Saun
ders graduated at the University in
1854. During- the Civil War he
was noted for his bravery .as a sol
dier through which he won the rank
of lieutenant-colonel. r or some
time after 'the war he was a resi
dent of Chapel Hill, later becoming
prominent in the editorial and po
litical fields of the State. In Re
construction days Colonel Saunders
was suspected of being at the head
of the Ku KluV Klan and on this
account was taken to Washington
for trial. His bravery in keeping
silence in spite of every threat marks
him as a man of whom North Car
olina, and especially the University,
may- justly be proud. For a num
ber of years prior to his death in
1891 Colonel Saunders was a trus
tee of the University.
Another article which should be
of interest to every patriotic North
Carolinian is "Two Public Needs
of North Carolina," by R. D. W.
Connor, an. alumnus. These two
needs Mr. Connor shows to be
(1) greater care in preserving his
torical records of the State and (2)
a suitable State library building.
In faction the Magazine is very
fortunate. Two of its three stories
are of a humorous nature. These,
"A Triumph of Science," by D.
M. Phillips, aud "Sanders, Amateur
Motor Expert," by P. H. Royster,
are redolent of the personalities of
their authors. The third story,
"The Old Captain's Story," re
lates an incident of the Civil War.
All three of these pieces of fiction
are short and well done.
The Magazine offers only one es
say "The Innate Depravity of Inan
imate Nature," an amusing skit in
lighter vein. Three poems appear
in tins issue, ,iue aici mdiu s
Song," "Our Passing Heroes," and
"Cupid's Sentence." The Mer
maid's Song" is a fragment found
by Professor Collier Cobb on Hat-
(Continued on paje 4, )
Ex-College Journalist Expresses
His Views as a Citizen of Larger
Journalistic World.
In a recent issue of The Journal
ist, a magazine for those who read
and write, Mr. Warwick James
Price gives an amount of interest
ing data in regard to American un
dergraduate journalism and a deal
of friendly criticism which is well
worth while as coming from one
who is himself an ex-college journalist.
Probably few of" those connected
with the college journalism of today
know that the founder of the first
American undergraduate publica
tion, jl ne uartmoutn gazette, was
Daniel Webster. That paper,
founded in 1801 stands today "the
legitimate father of 1500 children
Of these 16 are daily and 350
weekly newspapers, which exert
a large innuence in tneir Joca
worlds. The Harvard Echo,
founded in 189, was the first col
lege daily. It has been succeeded
by the Crimson, a daily of sixteen
pages. The tendency of all college
newspapers, according to , Mr.
Price, is toward ultra-conservatism,
a policy which he does not approve,
but which is indicative of good,
considering the tendency towards
yellow journalism in the world of
today. Besides paying financially
these college newspapers do much
toward developing the moral oreth
ical point of view in their editors.
It is ot especial interest, in con
sidering the comic publications of
the colleges, to learn that the Har
vard Lampoon was the prototype of
Life, the latter publication being
founded and first issued by old
Lampoon editors.
The college monthlies, or literary
magazines, publish much verse that
shows a nice appreciation of the
beautiful, a light touch, and, often,
most pleasingly finished workman
ship, thus atoning largely for the
lack of originality which is to be
expected in those whose personal
experience has been necessarily lim
In speaking of undergraduate
fiction Mr. Price calls attention to
three characteristics: (1) it is often
cleverly imitative but lacking in
spontaneity, (2) it neglects the
humorous story, (3) the young
ladies ofVassar and Wellesley,
usually tell better stories than do
the young mes of institutions de
voted entirely to masculine needs.
On the whole, though, Mr. Price
concludes that undergraduate jour
nalism is something genuinely cred-
table to all concerned. It trains
the student to think and to express
that thought, thus giving him. val-j
uable help toward preparing to en-
Professor Graham Makes Address
of Occasion Twenty Papers
The Press Association ' of the
University held a pleasant and in
formal banquet in the reading room
of the Y. M. C. A. building . Fri
day .'"night. Sixteen of the press
representatives of the college were
present. Professor E. K. Graham
was the guest of the association.
President Venable, who had also
been invited, was unable to attend.
Mr. S. H. Farabee, president of
the Press Association, called the
assemblage to order and called the
toastmaster, Professor J. E. Latta,
to the chair. After a few intro
ductory remarks the toastmaster
called upon Professor Graham, who
made a short but interesting ad
dress. :
"The man who sees every
side of life in this country," said he,
"and the man who has the most
power in the nation today is the
newspaper man. This is especially
true in North Carolina, and the be
ginning of journalism is just com
ing, in the South. For rapid ad
vancement and attainment of power
and fame no calling offers such op
portunities as does journalism in
this State."
Professor Graham then turned
to the consideration of college jour
nalism. "Prior to five years ago,"
he continued, "there was no inter
est in the journalism of the college.
Since then each year has seen a
number of young men interested in
college journalism, and the number
is steadily growing. These men
have seen the opportunity that col
lege journalistic work offers for
preparing to make good in life and
for developing individual culture.''
"This last," concluded Professor
Graham, "is the most important.
Do not allow yourself to get in the
habit of working too much by rou
tine. Express yourself in college
journalism it is the expression oi
your individuality that counts."
Mr. H. B. Gu nter responded.
Impromptu talks were then made
by Messrs. E. L. Stewart, W. D.
McLean, O. S. Mills, and other
members of the association. The
approach of midnight brought the
festivities to a close before all of
those present could be heard from.
The students present were,
Messrs. W. D. McLean, J. A.
Gray, Jr., R. P. Burns, J. W. Urn-
stead, Jr., H. E. Crossvvell, L. VV.
Parker. E. B. Jeffress, S. H. Far
abee, D. P. Tillett, H. B. Gunter,
J. B. Coghill, E. L. Stewart, D.
M. Phillips, T. L. Simmons, and
Q. S. Mills, representing twentv
splendid working foundation on
wrViJti fr hull i-l T- lace tin, sA
ter the wider journalistic field after ;000 of the world's citizens of to-
i-nlnn f Inn Tf C -M i r ocj ti A vii rc 4- 1 " il i
k 4ui""iuu' xi ".-. i. morrow are availing inemseives
of this opportunity it gives him
a this opportunity now,

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