UNIVLKSn Y OF NORTH CAROLINA.
BOARD OF EDITORS.
Q. H. Mills - . - Editor-in-Chief.
H. B. Gitntjm, - Asst. Editor-in-Ohief.
Manlius Our. J. R. Skull.
Jas. A. Gray, Jr. T. II. Sutton.
K. L. Strwart.
H. L. Sloan,
T. L. Simmons,
Asst. Bus. Manager.
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Seldom it happens that afi
event in the larger world is of such
universal importance as to become
the subject of general interest at a
place necessarily so self-centered in
its academic life as is the Univer
sity. Such an evetft is the Thaw
trial, the progress of which is
watched with consuming interest
by practically every man on the
The general opinion of the stu
dents in regard to the trial seems
to be that while Thaw ought not to
go to the electric chair he is not
worth the sacrifice that his wife is
making for him. They judge that
the man who permits the woman
whom he loves to be subjected to
the shame of such an ordeal before
the court and, what is worse, be
fore the people of the United States,
simply for the sake of saving his
own life, must be too gelatinous in
character to be really worth sav
It speaks weir for the soundness
of student thought that the stu
dents of the University condemn
the publication of the details of this
trial as a two-fold outrage. It is
harrowing enough for the woman
who is making this confession, if
she be innocent, to have to make it
to the court, without seeing it mar
keted as public property through
the press of the country. Aside
from this, though, the publication
of these details outrages the moral
standards of the United States.
The story is not fit to be sent in
discriminately into American homes.
Thus the publication of the details
of the Thaw trial stands as a
double outrage in the eyes of the
students of the University.
team save the Varsity to play a
game of ball.
It seems to us that this is not
giving the class teams due consider
ation. .They have no opportunity
for training, and 'yet the men are
urged to go out and practice hard
on them in order that candidates
may .be developed for future Var
sities. How car. the class teams be
expected to develop players when
the' have no practice grounds?
The necessary grounds could be
given them at very little expense,
merely by covering all of the win
dows in the gymnasium with wire
net. This would leave the diamond
in the rear of the gymnasium for
the use of the class teams, ,and
while it is not by any means an
ideal ground it would be far better
WHILE the real baseball season
has not opened yet it is not too
early to talk a little athletics, even
class athletics. It is hardly neces
sary to call attention to the fact
that the class baseball teams need
a diamond. Last year they had
absolutely no place tor practice,
the Varsity always occupying both
of the diamonds in the athletic
field, and all batting being forbid
den on the diamond in the rear of
the gymnasium lest the windows in
the gymnasium be broken. Conse
quently it was impossible for any
We ARE not so far behind the
times as to believe that all athletic
sporls should be indulged in only
for the purpose of exercise, but we
have not gone so far on the other
extreme as to believe that only the
man who can play Varsity ball
has the right to swing a bat. Every
student who enters the University,
no matter whether he can play
baseball or not, has the right to
amuse himself by trying to become
a player if he choose. Under the
present conditions at the Univer
sity it is a recognized fact that only
the men who have attained a degree
of skill attainable by few have any
chance .t all on the diamond.
That is running the matter of ath
letics to an extreme, and any criti
cism of the, athletic standards , of
any institution that puts its sports
on this basis is bound to be more or
less just. To view athletics in
this light is to believe in them only
so far as they pay financially and
as an advertisement. ; These things
athletics ought to do, but
they should do more they should
develop the physical standard and
through this the moral standard of
the whole University, and such thev
cannot do until they become the
property of the whole' college.
That is the way to eliminate the
hiring of "ringers" and playing of
dirty ball. Athletes developed in
the college will be straight, and
when there is a sufficiency of good
material that has been developed at
home the student body will not per
mit the professional to step in and
take the position on the Varsity
away from the man who has earned
it. Snch a basis would be worth
more than a whole encyclopedia full
of rules in bringing about pure ath
Our brother-at-arms, the editor
of the Magazine, allows himself to
grow gloomy in his January issue
over the dearth of freaks now to
be found at Carolina. According
to him their number is decreasing
each year at a rapid v rate. Evi
dently our brother editor allows his
many arduous duties to prevent his
keeping in touch with college life.
Our memory runs almost as far
back as his, and never yet has the
University boasted a more incon
gruous crop of freaks than 1906-7
has produced. Why there are but
we will refrain from naming them.
The Maxim rapid-fire gun has not
yet arrived to complete the furnishing-of
our office. Nevertheless the
Woggle Bug Coming Again !
Mr! Ilorton, representing
W hiting Bros,
will be back again March 1 with one of the swellest
lines ever shown in Chapel Hill. He will have a full
line of Stetson Hats, in both straw and soft styles.
His tailoring is as good as any in the country. KLEE
& CO., of New York, whom he represents, is one of
the best tailoring establishments in the country. He
will have ties, handkerchiefs, sox and such galore.
Save your orders for him! . T
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"The Holladay Studio"
SUCCESSORS TO "COLE AND HOLLADAY." i
Gallery will be open every Wednesday of each week,
beginning Wednesday, October 19th. HIGH GRADE
WORK ONLY. Prices reasonable. A fine set of
views of campus and buildings on sale at all times.
GALLERIES RT BOTH DURHAM AND 6HAPEL
editor of the Magazine has only
to open his eyes to see that his quo
tation from Artemus Ward, "They
will not was" is not likely to prove
applicable. As a matter of fact
'They was not is."
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This season you have only to look over cur
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DURHAM, N. C.
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lias a Foothold on
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He has hats on the brain; puts up
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cut a swell.
He has some stunts in bargains for
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Those new style Shoes and up-to-date
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