UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1908.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
JUNIOR WEEK A SUCCESS
"THE RIVALS ' THE GREATEST HIT OF THE SEASON
The Senior Reception, the Washington s Birthday Exercises,
the Frat. Hop and the Junior Prom one and
all up to expectations
The Junior Prom festivities were
ushered in Thursday night under
the most auspicious circumstances
with a presentation of Sheridan's
master comedy, "The Rivals," by
the University Dramatic Club.
The Dramatic Club, although com
posed entirely of amateur.-, realized
to the fullest extent the results of
months of hard, tedious work. Be
fore a house tilled to the utmost
with professors, townspeople, stu
dents and visiting young ladies,, the
actors caught the inspiration of an
awakened and larger University
consciousness and went far beyond
the bounds of the fondest expectation.
No one thought that there was
in this student body any student or
students who could take the mind
of an audience across the waters to
England and back to the time of
knee breeches cocked hats, and
conventional etiquette of 1775. No
one even dreamed that there were
any students who could vividly por
tray the manners and customs of
those days in a way not entirely
unworthy of the youthful essays cf
a Jefferson. But anyhow in such a
manner and with such effect did the
actors play their parts that the
spectators ever and anon had to
pinch themselves and look about to
make sure that they were not in a
theatre in Baltimore or Richmond'
looking at the performance of one
of the best companies on the road.
The scene was laid in Bath about
the year 1775. The staging was
limited on account of a lack of
room. The costumes, however,
were very elaborate and were
entirely in keeping with the times.
The play started amid a hush of
expectancy which was tinged with
doubt, but in a short while the
players showed by their ease and
confidence that there was little oc
casion for doubt. All the membei s
of the caste did well; it is hard to
say who did the best. Mr. I. L.
Potter as Mrs. Malaprop, Mr, L.
W. Parker as Sir Anthony Absol
ute and Mr. H. B. Gunter as Bob
Acres showed perhaps harder study
and keener interpretative power.
Mrs. Malaprop with her "select
choice of words so ingeniously mis
applied without being mispro
nounced;" old Sir Anthony with his
storming and raging at his dis
obedient son Jack; and frolicsome
Bob Acres with his defiant chal
lenge of his rival to a duel and later
his protestations against duelling
with his friend, all . frequently
brought down the house.
The other members of the caste
were not found Wanting. In fact a
varying public opinion says that
some of them should be placed first.
Mr. C. D. Wardlaw as Sir Lucius
O'Trigge.r played well the part of
a chivalrous and honor sensitive
Irish gentleman. He was not only
Irish in action but he was also
Irish in brogue. Mr. W. E. Yel
verton was good as an ultra-sentimentalist
who was forever grieved
about the welfare of his sweetheart
and her regards for him. Mr. T.
R. Eagles, Jr., as David, portrayed
with force the character of a ser
vant sincerely and earnestly solicit
ous about the life of his master.
As Mr. Fag, Mr. C. W. Gunter
took off well the character of a ser
vant who with all his self import
ance and wisdom was slow to recog
nize the gentle hints of little Lucy
for a kiss. Mr. M. L. Ritch suc
ceeded handsomely in extricating,
himself from the entanglement of
the double role as Ensign Beverly
and Capt. Jack Absolute, and
finally succeeded in winning the
coveted hand of Miss Lydia Lan
guish. In spite of his short prac
tice Mr. C. R. Wharton did well in
the part of the leading lady, Miss
Lydia Languish. And last but by
no means the least Mr. Henry C.
Smith, as Lucy, servant girl to
Miss 'Lydia, showed a remarkable
degree of interpretative power.
Lucy, little Lucy! What a coy
little maiden she was! So simple
yet so sly! Many a girl's heart
went out in sympathy when in hope
of a kiss Lucy beseechingly said,
"Oh! Mr. Fag." Many a boy's
heart swelled with envy as Sir
Lucius imprinted kiss after kiss on
her bewitching lips.
With such a caste elaborately
costumed, with a well woven plot
skillfully evolved, with the Univer
sity Orchestra inspiringly musical,
and with a tremendous audience
deeply appreciative, the second an
nual appearance of the University
Dramatic Club was a marked suc
cess. The interest in the play
never lagged. It was sustained
from the rising of the curtain to
the closing words of Bob Acres:
"He that fights and runs away
Will live to fight another day."
THE SENIOR RECEPTION
The play by the Dramatic Club
was immediately followed by a
reception given by the Senior Class
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NEW BOOKS AT THE LIBRARY
710 VOLUMES RECEIVED BE
TWEEN JAN. 17 AND FEB. 17.
The Contract Has Just Been Let
for Complete Equipment of
Between January 22 and Febru
ary 17, 710 volumes were received
at the Library, comprising sets of
American Decisions, American Re
ports, and Digest of American De
cisions and Reports. Of these 163
were for the law Department and
are an unusually valuable acquisi
tion. Among those received for
the general library are complete
sets of education. 27 volumes; An
nals of Botany, 17 volumes; Journal
of Political Economy, 13 volumes;
English Reprints, 30 volumes; and
the final volume of the A.merican
Nation, 27 volumes.
In addition to this increase in the
number of books, the plans for im
proving the furnishings have been
perfected. The contract has just
been let for the complete equipment
of the fire-proof vault. The lay
out of steel filing cases and shelv
ing will be installed within the
next few weeks, and then the Li
brarian and his assistants will be
in a posi tion to push the work of
collecting, cataloguing, and pre
serving the historical, matter relat
ing to the University and the State.
A partial list of the new arrivals
is as follows:
Avary, M. L. Virginia Girl in the
Goode, J. Recollections of a Life
time. Jones, J. W. Life and Letters of
R. E. Lee.
Sterling, A. A Belle of the Fifties.
Wise, J. S. Recollections of Thir
Bog-art, E. L. Economic History
of the U. S.
DeVries, H. Plant-breeding.
Hauptmann, G. Lonely Lives.
Jones, H. Q. The Liars.
Jones, H. C. Matter and Radio-activity.
London, J. Before Adam.
Faguet, E. Literary History of
Tyler, L. G. Williamsburg.
Blashfield, E. W. Italian Cities.
Brown, G. B. Fine Arts.
Deering, J. R. Lee and his Cause.
Dodd, W. E. Jefferson Davis.
Duke, B. W. Morgan's Cavalry.
Earle, A. M. Old-time Gardens.
Garnett, T. S. J. E. B. Stuart.
Hunter, A. Johnny Reb and Billy
Knight, W. Philosophy of the
Maynard, S. T. Landscape Gar
dening. Norton, C. E. Church-building in
the Middle Ages.
Reber, F. von. History of Art.
Whitaker, W. C Life of R. H.
Atherton, G. Ancestors.
Billschowsky, A. Life of Goethe.
Boissier, G. Cicero and his
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PRACTICE BEGUN IN EARNEST
WEATHER BAD BUT THE PRAC
TICE GOES ON NEVERTHELESS
The Most Promising Candidates
Becoming Recognizable Bat
tery and Infield Strong.
Although the weather has been
slightly unfavorable, baseball prac
tice is now on in earnest. Every
afternoon at 2:30 the candidates
gather at the gymnasium and, after .
a short conference with the Coach,
repair to the athletic field for rig-
orous training and practice of two
and three hours duration. Few po
sitions are held with certainty, yet
the more promising candidates are
becoming more easily recognizable.
Behind the bat: Hobbs, Wads
worth and Cox are showing up
best. It is an assured fact that
the receiving end will be well taken
care of. The candidates for pitch
er are numerous and some of them
will make the slab probably the
strongest position on the diamond.
The pitching material consists of
Fullenwider, Stewart, Pearson,
enden, Harris and Belk. The initial
bag will be presided over by some
of the following: Hamilton, Wet
zel, McClean and Wardlaw. There
are four candidates for second
Montgomery, Nixon Roberts and
Meisenheimer. The shortfield is
contested for by Fountain, Daven
port and McAden. The most con
spicuous candidates for the third
sack are Capt. James, Tillett and
It is easily seen from the above
that both the battery and infield
will be good but the rub comes in
the outfield. The outfield is prac
tically open, no one as yet has a
sure berth. In fact the outfield
material is rather an unknown
quantity. Those wrestling" for
places are Cole, Sutton, Avery,
Sloan, Belden, Lewis, Orr, Hanes,
Johnston, Graham, Dawson, Coffin,.
Stevens, Rutzler, and Hackney.
It seems possible, how-ever,
that some real good material
will be developed out of these can
The Coach began Monday the
eliminating process a la college par
lance "tin-canning." The men who
are tin-canned will compose a squad
known as the Ydnnigans. The
Yannigans practice in one section
of the field and the 'Varsity candi
dates in another. It is the hope of
the Coach that some good material
will be developed in the Yannigan
Dr. Alderman to Speak.
President Edwin A. Alderman
will deliver an address before the
seventh meeting of the Civic For
um, in Carnegie Hall, New York
City, Sunday evening, March 22.
The subject of his address will be
the Constructive South, College