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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28. 1907.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
THE BASEBALL SCHEDULE.
TWO VIRGINIA GAMES' ON. THE
Others Slated with Cornell, Geor
gia, Lehigh, Lafayette and
Manager Robinson has arranged
the following schedule of games
for the baseball team this spring:
March 16, Bingham at Chapel
Hill. ... t '
March; 23, Wake Forest at
March 25, Lafayette at Chapel
March 26, Lafayette at Chapel
March 23, Cornell at Chapel Hill.
March 30, G uilford at Greens
boro. April 1, Davidson at Winston
Salem. April 4, Delaware at Chapel
April 5, University of Georgia
at Chapel Hill.
April 6, University of Georgia
at Chapel Hill
April 8, Oak Ridge at Chapel
April 10, George Washington al
April 11, V. I'. I. at Chapel
April 15, University of Virginia
April 16, Georgetown at Wash
ington. April 17, open.
April 18, open.
April 20, University of Virginia
April 24, Wake Forest at Chapel
' April 26, William and Mary at
April 27, William and Mary at
April 30, open.
May 1, Guilford at Chapel Hill.
May 3, Lehigh at Jamestown
, May 4, Lehigh at Jamestown
There are twenty-five of these
games in all, and at least fifteen '-of
them will be played on the Hill.
Only" three dates appear open on
the schedule, and these will soon be
filled, as there are five prospective
games for three vacancies. Only
two games have been arranged
with Virginia. The third game,
which was to have been played , in
Chapel Hill, had to be given up on
account of the University's lack
of railway connection. The first
game of the season is now only a
little over two weeks off.
IN ROLE OF CARDINAL KING
MR. SOUTIIW1CK GIVES EXCEL
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Coach Hutchius of the Univer
sity of Wisconsin hopes to have 500
candidates for the track team
this spring. The faculty has ar
ranged for the met to receive scho
lastic credit for training in track
Dean of Emerson College of Oratory
Henry Lawrence Southwick, Dean
of the Emerson College of Orator',
Boston, gave in Gerrard Hall Tues
day night a dramatic interpretation
of Richelieu, the cardinal-king, as
portrayed in Bulwer-Lytton's ro
mantic drama of that name. -..Mr,
McKie, who is himself . a graduate
of Mr. Southwick's school, intro
duced the speaker of the evening
as a man known throughout the
United States for his interpretation
of Shakspere's characters.
As an introduction to his reading
for the evening - Mr. Southwick
sketched briefly the character of
the statesman whom he intended to
impersonate. This lie achieved
mainly by contrasting Richelieu with
Cromwell, these two being the
greatest, men of their period, with
the balance slightly in favor of
Richelieu. "Had the great cardinal
been an Englishman," said Mr.
Southwick, "the Euglish Reforma
tion would have come one hundred
years later.'' :
In his interpretation of the charac
ter of the cardinal Mr. Southwick
succeded in skilfully combining, the
iron will of Richelieu with the phy
sical weakness attendant upon his
age. The flashes: of grim humor
and instants of softer feeling which
he brought out indicate a thorough
knowledge of human nature in the
reader. His Richelieu is at once
an imposing and a lovable character.
New Football Rules.
At a recent meeting of the- Rules
Committee and the Inter-collegiate
Committee of the Inter collegiate
Athletic Association of the United
States several important changes
were made in the football rules.
Halves were lengthened from 30
to 35 minutes. Failure of a for
ward pass is penalized by a loss of
15 yards on the first and second
downs on the side failing to make
the pass. Last year the penalty
was loss of the ball where the pass
The officials will be a referee,
line umpire, field umpire and line
man. The duties of the line umpire
will be the ordinary duties of the
The word line designates simply
that he shall stand in the neighbor
hood of the line of scrimmage.
The field umpire will stand be
hind the defensive line down in the
field where a kicked ball, is likely
to go. The line umpire shall also
have jurisdiction over the ball, the
interference and fouls in connection
with the catching, securing, or posi
tion of a ball that has been passed
or kicked down the field.
ON WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY.
DI AND PHI CELEBRATE THE
C. C. Barnhardt and W. II. S. IJur-
gwyn the Speakers Orches
tra Furnishes Music.
The Dialectic and Phihnthropic
societies celebrated jointly the birth
day of George Washington last
Friday morning. Each .society had
one representative, Mr. C. C.
Barnhardt speaking for the Di, and
Mr. W. H. S. Burgwyn for the
Phi. Mr. E. S. W. Dameron pre
sided over the exercises, and in
stating the object of the meeting
paid a tribute to Washington a be
ing a citizen of simple virtues aside
from being a soldier and a states
man. Mr. Barnhardt spoke first, upon
A f ter showing that t h ree forces,
environment, heredity, and individ
uality Combine to form the great
man, he showed that the South
has the first two conditions in her
favor. We need only to direct our
activities aright, to keep our race
integrity, to organize our industries,
to stand for issues in politics in a
word, to make constructive citizen
ship our aim.
Mr. Burgwyn then spoke upon
"The First Citizen of the United
States", dwelling not upon Wash
ington's military powers, his states
manship, or moral character, but
upon his life as a citizen. After
showing the exemplary nature of
this side of Washington's life, Mr.
Burgwyn appealed to the men of
today to pattern their lives upon it
in order to become worthy 'citizens
of the United States.
The music for the occasion was
furnished by the University Or
chestra," which made its first ap
pearance for the season. All of
its selections were well rendered.
To Debate Virginia.
THE NEGRO'S CALENDAR.
.JOHN CHARLES M'NEILL GIV ES
IT N VERSE.
Young Author Makes Entertaining
. Talk before Modern Litera
John Charles McNeill, the Char
lotte Observer's gifted writer and
the author of "Songs Merry and
Sao!," recited a number of his
poems before the Modern Litera
ture Club last Thursday evening,
the club holding- a special meeting
in the hall of the Philanthropic
societ7. The audience was 'not
large, consisting only of the
Modern Literature Club and a few
friends to whom special invitations
to be present hail been extended,
but it was very appreciative.
In introducing the speaker' Dr.
Archibald Henderson referred to
him as the first winner of the Pat
terson Cup, and also as the first
guest that the club entertained .
when it began its policy of inviting
people of literary note throughout
the State to lecture before it. Mr.
McNeill evidently felt somewhat
acquainted with his audience, for
he made himself perfectly at home
with it. at once and, after a few in
troductory remarks, proceeded to
present the negro in lighter vein,
as a source of endless joy.
"Why all this cry gainst the
negro,?" said he. "If the negro
were to go what would become of
ragtime, coonsongs, and,- worst of
all, of the writers of negro dialect?"
Mr. McNeill inferred that the last
would be an irretrievable loss, in
which opinion his audience seemed
to agree with him. Having thus
demolished the deportation, coloni
zation, and amalgamation theories
Mr. McNeill next r gave "The
'There is a Lover's Calendar
and a Shepherd's Calendar," he
said, "and it seems to me that there
ought to be on' for the negro."
Such a calendar he furnished by
quoting selections I mm his verse in
negro diakct which illustrated the
different charncterictics of the life
Negotiations have been pending
for some time for a debate between
the Universities of Virginia and
North Carolina, and stipulations
have at last been agreed upon.
The query decided upon is, Resolv
ed, That the street railway systems of the negro from January to Decern -throughout
the United States ber. Then Mr. McNeill passed to
should be owned and operated byother poems illustrative of the ue
the municipal governments. The gro's philosophy and superstition,
debate will be held in Chapel Hill 'All of the selections were well re
on the night of April 25th, and ceived, but "Mr. Nigger," "Dew,"
Carolina will have the affirmative. 1 and "Possum Time Again" met
The only men who have decided, with especial favor. Mr. McNeill's
so far, to enter for this delate are mastery of the dialect added '.much
Messrs. J. J. Parker and E. S. W. to the poems in the rendering, as
Dameron. did his comments. .
... ' There was only one fault with
The Yale basketball team has the lecture; it was too short. Mr.
been on one of the longest trips 'McNeill's audience would have lis
ever taken by a college team. It tened with pleasure to the interpre
visited points as far south as Birm-j tation of many more of these con
ingham, Ala., and as far north as tributions to Southern literature to
Chicago; comprising 3000 miles of which the personality of their
traveling. The schedule consisted
of twenty'nitiQ games.
author adds so much in their read-