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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1908.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
THE BIOLOGICAL BUILDING
CHRISTMAS ON THE HILL
REVIEW OF THE MAGAZINE
THE ATHLETIC GLEANINGS
THE FOUNDATIONS HAVE BEEN
AS DESCRIBED BY ONE OF THE
IT CONTAINS A WIDE RANGE OF
SWEATERS AWARDED TO NINE
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Will be Modern in Every Respect-
Completion Expected by
Work on the Biological building
is well under way. The work was
begun late last fall, the foundations
have been laid, and it is hoped that
with no more than the usual amount
of bad luck, the building will be
completed and ready for occupancy
by the opening1 of the fall term.
The building will be about forty
by one hundred and ten feet, and
will cost $25,000. Everything has
been carefully planned to meet not
only the present but also the future
demands of the biological depart
ment, and it is believed that when
the structure has been completed,
it will be one of the best arranged
and most up-to-date buildings of its
kind in the South.
Frank P. Milburn and Company
of Washington, D. C, made the
plans, having in mind the peculiar
requirements of the department.
Mr. N. Underwood, of Durham, has
the contract for the erection of the
building, and Mr. John Squires, of
Chapel Hill, has general charge of
the work, with Mr. C. H. Shipp,
of Durham, in immediate charge of
the brick work.
The structure will be built of
Washington Hydraulic Pi ess Brick
of the most approved kind. The
building will consist of a basement,
two floors, and an attic, and will
have an elevator of five hundred
pounds capacity. Heat will be fur
nished by a furnace in the base
ment. In the basement in addition to
the furnace room there will be a
storage room, dark room for photo
graphy, room for experimental
work, incubator room, and a room
for live animals and plants.
The first floor will contain lab
oratories for general zoology and
general botany, a lecture room, and
The second floor will contain
laboratories . for advanced zoology
ard botany, the department library,
and two private laboratories one
for the professor of zoology and one
for the professor of botany.
The attic will contain the photo
graphic room, fitted up in the most
approved style, well lighted by
Altogether the building will be
all that could be desired for a de
partment of this kind, and the con
trast between the old and the new
will be so striking that there will
doubtless be almost a revolution in
the department, such as has taken
place in the department of chemis
try since the completion of the new
The Yackety Yack this year will
be dedicated to Romy Story.
Waiting for the Mall and Mixing
Egg and "Nog" the Chief
A smaller mumber of students
than usual spent their holidays with
their Alma Mater this year. Echo
was almost the sole inhabitant of
several buildings; for the remnant
of twenty or thirty was scarcely a
drop in the bucket. They seemed
to pass disconsolately through the
halls like discontented spirits and
were themselves haunted by the
echoing clatter of their own foot
steps. The attitude of village and insti
tution was quite hospitable and in
spite of the instiuctive feeling that
but a droll travesty on the so recent
animation and activity was being
enacted, every one seemed to enter
upon his role with excellent spirit.
That the whole might not be too
monotonous these roles were varied,
having to do with parties, dinners,
cards, Christmas boxes, playing
Adam's phonograph and regular
attendance upon the mails and
express. Hours were spent in
awestruck admiration of the new
post-office fixtures which seem to
have so enhanced its aesthetics at
the expense of its utility. Hours
were pleasently passed in trying to
determine approximately what time
would be required for distributing
the mail. When the desired letters
were not forthcoming the new
fixtures became dedicated and con
secrated amid solemn swearing to
where they belong.
Although the mails were frequent
ly disappointing, and the express
also, neither depression nor exhilar
ation was noticeable: ratner a
steady sobriety was uppermost.
Naturally as in all civilized life this
this was subject to interruption
and variation. Occasionally, without
warning, seriousness was compelled
to give way before high spirits; and
there would be noticed a sudden
spirit in the egg market, while nog
was in the air. Gathered in their
rooms some of these stranded stu
dents, like true philosophers, put
their cares from them, drew on
their cheerful faces, abandoned
themselves to reminiscences and
allowed the flowing bowl to flow.
Modern Literature Club Tonight.
The Modern Literature Club will
meet tonight in No. 16 Alumni
building at seven thirty o'clock.
The following papers will be pre
sented: Timrod: a. Neglected Southern
poet, B. E. Washburn.
E. W. Fuller, Poet and Novelist,
J. W. Umstead, Jr,
A Studj of Dixie, C. A. Smith.
Modern Dialect Poetry, O. J,
Modern American Slang, P. H.
"The Coming of the Shadow," a
Poem by S. H. Lyle, Is the
On the whole the November
Magazine is a distinct success. Sel
dom does one copy embody as large
a variety of subjects as is. here pre
sented to the reader. In prose it
ranges from a scholarly dissertation
on Democracy to an account of a
drummer's failure to win the heart
or rather the favor of a modern
flirt. In poetry, our bards ., rise
from a leap year love scene in
"The Flower and the Bee," to a
remarkable height of poetic ex
pression in . "The Coming of the
The Magazine opens with "The
Flower and the Bee," a light but
pleasing piece of verse by J. B.
Reeves. "The : Transgression of
the Five," by P. H. Royster; is
one of the most entertaining lies we
have ever met. "The Coming- of
the Shadow," by S. H. Lyle, Jr., is
as we have said, a piece of genuine
poetry.' This poem is almost
matched by another of Mr. Lyle's
productions, "A la Francaise."
"Democracy, a New Unfolding of
Human Power," by J. J. Parker,
is the speech that won the Mangum
Medal last spring. This fact at
tests its merit. "The Bell Buoy,"
"The Sailor Lad," and "Say So"
are all fair pieces of verse. "A
Profitable Courtship" and "A
Fool and His Money ' ' are light
pieces of fiction which make inter
esting readiag.' "On Kocking" is
a vicious knock at those who
The "Things Talked About"
and the sketches of this number are
indeed good. Mostly representa
tive of college life, they are the
stuff which appeals most strongly
to the alumnus. May these de
partments continue to prosper;
While we unhesitatingly praise
our November Magazine, those five
little lines on the college "yap"
(whatever that may be) leave a
taste in the mouth which is pe
culiarly abiding. It is unfortunate
that they were printed.
A New Fraternity.
A chapter of the Omega Upsilon
Phi, a medical fraternity with
chapters at almost all the large
medical colleges throughout the
country, was installed here on the
night of December 6 by Messrs.
Harrell, Booker, and Yokely, mem
bers of the chapter at University
College of Medicine at Richmond.
Messrs. C. F. Gold, L, H. Webb,
A. M. Wooten, and A. B. Holmes
were the charier members. The
following men were initiated on the
night of January 6: Messrs. M. P.
Cummings, E. W. Dunn, S. J.
Hawes, and Kutchin.
The Team Gives the Coach a Pres
entCaptain and Managers
At a meeting of the committee
for the awarding of sweaters held
late in the fall term sweaters were
awarded to the following new play
ers: Wiggins, Garrett, Parker,
Howell, Dean, Thomas, Williams,
Croswell, Manning. The privil
ege of adding a star to their mono
gram was given to Mann, Dunlap,
McNeill, Rogers, Thompson, Davis.
. . , THE NEW CAPTAIN.
Immediately after the V. P. I.
game on Thanksgiving the mem
bers of the team met in the Rich
mond i Hotel and elected George
Thomas, of Charlotte, captain for
next season. Thomas is popular
with the men, is one of the best
players on the Hill, and will doubt
less make a good captain.
A PRESENT FOR THE COACH.
The members of the football
team, in order to show their appre
ciation of the faithful work of Dr.
Lamson, made up a purse and ap
pointed a committee to secure a
suitable present , for him. The
committee selected a beautiful
gold thermometer case, with the
following engraved upon it: "O.
F. Lamson, from the U. N. C.
At a meeting of the Athletic As
sociation held shortly before the ex
amination period in the fall, Mr.
Duncan MacRae was elected man
ager for next fall. Messrs. C. O.
Robinson and J. N. Joyner were
chosen to assist him, and an addi
tional assistant will be elected from
the Freshman class some time this
Manager Gray's appointment of
Messrs. H. Plant Osborne and S.
S. Nash, Jr., as assistant managers
of the baseball team was ratified
by .the Association, and an addi
tional assistant from the Junior
class, in the person of Mr. H. P.
Masten, was elected.
' The matter of choosing a perma
nent athletic manager was discussed
but no definite conclusions were
reached. A committee consisting
of Messrs. Tom McNeill, Jake
Morehead, and B. L. Banks, Jr.,
was appointed to consider the ad
visability of so doing.
At the same meeting it was
voted to extend free membership
in the Association to all wearers of
the N. C. Monogram.
The new fixtures were installed
at the postoffice during the holi
days. They consist of new boxes
and new furniture throughout, in
cluding a large safe, and were' in
stalled at a cost of nearly $2000.