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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6,1908.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
"ACRES OF DIAMONDS"
RUSSELL H. CONWELL DELIVERS
A HELPFUL LECTURE.
Speafcs for Two Hours
His Audience From
nlng to End.
The second Star Course of the
spring- terra was given in the
Chanel on Wednesday niarht. This
was a lecture delivered by Russel
H. Conwell, journalist, lawyer,
traveller, lecturer, ana pastor in
Philadelphia of the largest church
in America. lis sumect was
"Acres of Diamonds," and it was a
rich and fine combination of wit,
humor, sound common sense, good
advice, caricature, mimicry, pathos
Mr. Conwell stated in the begin
ning that it was scarcely fair to an
audience to put him down in a series
of entertainments as an entertainer
because his purpose was not to en
tertain but to talk to young men
about their problems. He succeed
ed, however, in talking of those
problems in such a way that he
held the audience for two hours in
the closest attention, and, while ac
complishing his purpose of present
ins manv practical problems in a
powerful manner, he mingled with
it all such flashes of humor, such
touches of pathos, such bits of rem
iniscence, and such inimitable exam
oles or caricature and mimicry as
were delightful throughout the en
He set forth the gist of the
lecture in the very beginning by
telling a story of a contented farm
er in a country of the East. A
traveller, stopped at his house one
night and told him of the value of
diamonds and their power to pur
chase everything desirable. The
farmer was taken with the idea, in
quired where diamonds could be
found, was told that they were to
be found in river beds of .clear
streams of water. He sold his
farm, set out in search of them,
travelled to many foreign places,
spent all his money, and at last
died, after becoming exhausted
with the vain search.
Another man bought the farm,,
and one day later while plowing in
the garden, found a shining stone,
carried it into the house and after
wards discovered that it was a very
valuable diamond. Upon investi
gation, the farm was found to con
tain the richest diamond deposit in
the world. In other words, this
man had left in his own garden the
very thing which he had gone in
search of all over the world.
He emphasized the opportunities
of making money which lie at every
man's door if he will but discover
them. "Wherever there is a hu
man need," be said, ''there is a
fortune for somebody."
The lecture was' of a high order
from first to last, and as a Star
Course attraction, entirely satisfactory.
THE JANUARY MAGAZINtlOUR ACTORS ARE AT WORK
IS SHORTER THAN USUAL, BUT
"Dreamland," by Editor Yelverton
the Feature "The Silent
While a bit shorter than usual,
the January Magazine is very cred
itable. To be sure, it does not
cover as wide a field as the Novem
ber issue did, but on the whole, we
say, "Well done, brother" .
There are four pieces of verse,
one by Mr. Loyd and three by Mr.
Lyle. Of these verses "The Silent
Watches" is probably the best.
There is a "poetiness" about ,it
that is unmistakable.
"Jutt's Job" by D. Phillips is the
first piece of-fiction. We are glad
to welcome this story, for it has
what most of our stories ought to
have a Chapel Hill setting,
Surely a college background should
not be scorned by a college writer.
In this story and in the magazine as
a whole, we note, with joy, a more
characteristic University flavor.
'The College Newspaper: Its
Pains and Its Pleasures," by H. B.
Gunter, gives a vivid picture of the
life of the "editorial we." And the
"editorial we" is sure that hence
forth, the college will appreciate
more fully the labors of the "edi
"Dreamland" by Editor-in-Chief
Yelverton is to our mind the best
work in the maerazine. There is
liyhtness ana yet a seriousness
about it which is very enjoyable.
In "On Being Polite," Mr. Phil
lips has thrown down the gauntlet
to those who are volite. Come
forth! Oh, ye who regard the finer
distinctions and roseate traditions
of life and accept the challenge.
"The Babes in the Wood" by
J. B. Reeves is very laughable.
Judging by the language the school
children used, one would imagine
that their teacher was nicknamed
"The Way of a Woman" by
K. D. Battle is a pleasing story
settiusr forth the unaccountable
ways of those of the fair sex. The
story is well written and is well
As well as we remember, the
'Editorials", for this month are
about the best we have ever seen in
the magazine. The Things Talk
ed About department is very good
also. But we are sorry to see that
the Sketch department has been
temporarily neglected, not . by the
editors, but by the students. Be
stir, yourselves, writers, and grind
out some more sketches.
The magazine is fittingly closed
with an excellent review of Dr.
Battle's History of the University
by Dr. C. L. Raper. The review is
written in Dr. Raper's usual clear
style, and tells of the scope and
aims of the book in a very interest
preparing "the rivals" for
Rehearsals Are Held Every Night
V Under the Direction of Mr.
' I. L. Potter.
The preparations for the present
ation of "The Rivals" on February
20 go merrily onward. A glance at
the bulletin board ; is sufficient to
show that our histrionic artists
rhean business, for this week a
renearsai is scneauiea ror every
night. The said artists are work
ing bard under the direction of Mr
l. L,. .rotter, ana though tne suc
cess of "Anthropophysiameibome
chane" is still spoken of with appro
priate comments, it is certain that
in the coming performance there
will be more action and better act
ing! The local color will, of course,
be absent, but the many funny
scenes in "The Rivals" will, to say
the least, be more pleasing to the
faculty hearers than were the local
hits indulged in last year.
The costumes - will be rented
from Van Horn and Sons of Phil
adelphia. The style will be that of
about a hundred years ago, when
Sheridan wrote the play, and the
appearence of powdered queues,
ruffs, knee trousers (?) and long
coats (?) will in itself be an innova
tion for staid old Chapel Hill.
It is the present intention of the
management to take the show on a
week's trip to the eastern part of
the State, and possibly a three days'
trip to Greensboro, Winston-Salem,
MONEY. MONEY IS THE CRY
THE BALL MANAGERS ISSUE A
A Picture Show for Chapel Hill,
Fear is expressed on all sides
that staid old Chapel Hill is about
to have forced upon it a reign of
terror in the way of citified doin's,
for, O Sacrilege, a moving picture
show has come to town and, horror
of horrors, the exhibitions are being
given in the chapel of the Y. M.
C. A. building. The faces of the
olduns wear a gloom black as night,
but the younguns go to see it.
The show is in charge of Mr.
J. A. Potheius, of Henderson, and
a right creditable show it is too.
Performances will be given every
thirty minutes each night this week
from 6:30 till 10:00, and with "Big"
Rankin and his corps of able assis
tants doing missionary stunts, it is
needless to say that the attendance
is large. The admission is only ten
cents. Here s hoping that
crowds will be so large that
Y. M, C. A. and Mr. Potheius
Dance and Banquet.
The Tar Heel is in receipt of the
You are invited to attend the Dance and
Banquet to be given on the night of February
the twenty-first, nineteen hundred and eight,
New Bern, North Carolina
Dance at the Armory 9:30 p. m. Banquet
at the Gaston 12 m. Music by the Third North
Carolina Regiment Band. R. S. V. P.
Must Have the Dance Money by
March 1 Before They Make
We, the undersigned ball mana
gers elected for the commencement
of 1908 wish to make the following
statements relative to our position:
1. We highly appreciate the
honor of having been elected and we
shall try to fill our position with
credit to our University and to our
selves. 2. We realize that we come into
office under the new regime and
that the advantages or disad
vantages of this new system over
the old will be thoroughly tested
by the commencement that shall be
3. The demand has been made
for a more universal commencement
and in consequence of which we
shall endeaver to make it as univer
sal as possible.
4. In order to carry out this in
tention we must have the hearty
cooperation of the students both
numerically and financially and it
is for these two purposes that this
article is written. '
It seems that the time has come
for us to carry on our commence
ment affairs in the proper way from
a financial standpoint. Money is
necessary, and this money must be
gotten soon or later from those who
intend to participate in the dances.
Some years the ball managers
through the system of paid voting
have some revenue to start on;
again they have little; and as in the
case of this year they have prac
tically nothing with which to start.
In short there is, no system about
the regulation and collection of the
money necessary to run commence
ment. The ball managers of .last
year started with $500.00, while
this year $75.00 stares them in the
face. Under the old regime the ball
managers were supposed to run the
dances as they saw fit. Sometimes
they came out ahead but more
often in the hole. The personal
element played a major part in
those commencements. Each chief
ball manager tried to outdo the
other, to give a more elaborate and
a higher priced commencement than
his predecessor, and in order to ac
complish this oftentimes he had to
call upon the resources of his own
pocket. Naturally the University
was the better for this personal in
terest in that the more elaborate
the commencement the more credit
reflected to the University. The
chief ball manager kept the finan
ces himself, dispensed with them as
ho saw fit, paid his own bills, and
depended upon his own business
management to look after his own
interest. Under the new regula
tion the ruling is different. Any
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