UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 1908.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
NEWS OF THE DIAMOND
DR. D CLAY LILLY HERE THE LAST STAR LECTURE
REMARKS ABOUT THE TRIP
THE LINE-UP FOR THE GAME
HE PREACHES SEVERAL EX
DELIVERED BY ARTHUR K.
. PECK OF liOSTON.
HAPPENINGS AT ELIZABETH
CITY AND WASHINGTON.
The Boys are Showing Up Well at
the Stick and at Base
Running:. Baseball practice is characterized
by hard work and fierce competi
tion. The work demanded by the
coach is such that the team bids fair
to be in pretty good condition by
Saturday. A large amount of base
ball is batted into the heads of the
players every afternoon, and as a
result the playing- and the team
work are improving- rapidly. Mr.
Stocksdale has every art of the
diamond at his fingers' end, and he
has already demonstrated that Car
olina's choice of a coach was wise.
The line-up, in batting order, foi
the game Saturday will probably
be as follows: James (captain),
third base; Hobbs, catcher; Cole,
center field; Stevens, left field;
Montgomery, second base; Hamil
ton, first base; Fullen wider, Stew
art, Duls, Andrews, pitchers;
Wadsworth, right field; Fountain,
The battery is unquestionably
the strongest place on the team.
Hobbs behind the bat is in a class
by himself, andthe combination of
Fullenwider, Stewart,, Duls, and
Andrews is not to be despised.
Hamilton, Montgomery, Foun
tain, and James demonstrated their
ability last year, and their work
may be expected to be better than
ever this season.
The work of the outfielders is
fair, but they need more ginger and
hustle. It is believed that as the
season advances they will show
great improvement and will hold up
their part of the work.
The work of the whole team at
the stick and at base-running is
good. Mr. Stocksdale is a past
master at the art of running bases,
and the men are fast getting wise
to the tricks of the trade.
The varsity team is well backed
up by the Yaunigans. This bunch
is showing up well and gives prom
ise of good varsity material for next
year. The most promising Yanni
gans are: Cox, catcher; Willis and
Oliver, pitchers; McLean, first:
Nixon, second; Tillett, third; Dav
enport, short; Hackney, Graham,
Hanes, Johnston, outfield.
Anent the Season Tickets.
Manager Gray reports a most
encouraging sale of season tickets.
The sale has exceeded all expec
tations and if conclusions as to the
size of the floating crowd mav be
drawn from this sale, Manager
Gray is starting his season under
favorable financial auspices.
It is not yet too late to secure
these tickets. The price is $5,
See Gray, Masten, Osborne, or
Nash at once.
"A Vision of Service" Sunday
Night and "The Heart of Things"
Dr. D. Clay Lilly of the Presby
terian church, of Winston-Salem,
preached Sunday night in the chap
el. His subject was "A Vision of
Service." He took as his text the
geperal thought in the sixth chapter
of Isaiah, the call of Isaiah to ser
He began by saying that there
were two opinions which are fatal
to progress. One is that all the
world's work is already done. He
said that this was a great mistake,
but on the contrary it is just begun.
In science, in sociology, in religion,
and in all departments of life the
great things lie ahead and are yet
to be done.
The second opinion fatal to pro
gress was that if ,the world's work
is not yet done "I can have no part
in it. I am not equipped for that
work." He said that no man had
been better equipped to do his own
particular work "than you are to do
He then discussed the world's
need of leaders, saying it needed
them at the present time. He gave
some striking figures showing a
falling off in the number of theo
logical students within the past
twelve years, while there has been
a great increase in population, and
made a plea for more men to go into
this calling, saying this was necess
ary in order to maintain our relig
ious and intellectual privileges.
DR. LILLY AT Y. M. C. A.
Dr. Lilly spoke again in the
chapel on Tuesday night at the
weekly Y. M. C. A. meeting. He
used as his subject, "The Heart of
Things." There was a good au
dience present, and the talk was
plain, practical and strong appeal
for more men for the ministry.
He said all the churches had de
cided on an educated ministr'. Not
by any formal agreement, but by a
general understanding, and if this
was to be had, they must look to
the colleges for it. He again called
attention to his statement of Sun
day, night in regard to the falling
off . in theological students, being
more specific in figures, and saying
that although there are now twice
as many students in colleges as
there were fifteen years ago. and
although the population of the
nation has increased by immigra
tion alone more than ten millions,
there are now seven" hundred fewer
students in the fifty-eight Theolog
ical Seminaries than then.
In introducing his subject, he
said, "We are all social reformers.
None of us are satisfied with pres
ent conditions, and want to see bet
( Continued on page 4.) .
"The Storm Heroes of Our Coast"
the Subject The Illustrations
Hon. Arthur K. Peck, of Boston,
filled the last date on the Star
Course program Friday night,
when he delivered in Gerrard Hall
a lecture on "The Storm Heroes of
The lecture was illustrated by
lantern slides, and some of the il
lustrations were very beautiful.
The coloring was excellent and
some of the pictures were so inter
esting that Mr. Peck at times
failed to hold the attention of the
audience to his explanations and
The lecture had to do mainly
with the life savers on our coast,
though various incidents were told
and various pictures shown to il
lustrate old ocean in her many
moods. But if the lecturer failed
in other respects, he certainly suc
ceeded in exciting a lively sympathy
for the heroes who spend the prime
of their life in the life-saving ser
vice for $65 per month, and who,
when sickness or old age has dis
abled them, are turned loose with
no pension whatever from the gov
ernment. On the whole, though the lecture
was in some respects disappointing,
it was very instructive; and this to
gether with the beauty of the pic
tures made the lecture well worth
Again we welcome the Magazine
and again we are pleased. The
five pieces of fiction are interesting.
The poetry is good. The editorials
are well done. The exchange de
partment is pleasing. And the
sketches are amusing. We miss
the "Things Talked About" de
partment and will look for it next
month. In this and in the sketch
department lies much of the value
of the Magazine. By all means let
us have both.
The feature of this issue is prob
ably "The Autobiography of a
Print Shop Manager." It is both
instructive and enjoyable and we
Mr. Koon Royster's "Jonsey,
Naval Innovator" is, like all of
Mr. Royster's stories, good reading
matter. "The Return" is interest
ing, in a modern way. "A Run
North in an Express Car" is a
strong story. "Jim Brandy,"
while a little extravagant, has good
points. -"The Man's Side" is well
All of the verse shows ability.
Mr. Lyle probably has the best
In the large, the February Maga
zine leaves one with a distinctly
pleased feeling. There is nothing
weak in it and some of the contri
butions are unusually strong.
Alumni and Friends More Than
Kind to the Boys of the Dra
My letter last week gave an ac
count of the trip of the Dramatic
Club till Sunday, March 1, at
Elizabeth City. As hinted in that
letter.the people of this "metropolis
of Eastern Carolina" were more
than kind to us. These hospitable
people seemed determined that we
should enjoy our stay, and they un
questionably succeeded; Mr. Allen
Kramer, in addition to giving us a
reception Saturday night, invited
the troupe and a whole bevy of
pretty girls to spend several hours
Monday morning on the Pasquo
tank in his steam launch, "Decker
son." We went down the river,
past the Cropsy home, for four or
five miles, and then up the river to
the "Old Brick House," the reput
ed home of the pirate Bluebeard.
The outing was in every way de
lightful. Sunday the alumni in the city
dined with us at the Southern
Hotel. The dinner was good, the
alumni were full of questions as to
present conditions at the Univer
sity, we were happy in answer
ing them, and the occasion was
thoroughly enjoyable. Indeed the
alumni of Elizabeth City seemed to
me to be as loyal to their alma
mater as the most exacting person
could wish. It is certain that they
pleased our business manager
mightily, for when he asked for the
hotel bill he found that practically
all of it had been paid.
Monday night we gave our show.
The audience was by far the
largest we had on the trip, and
everyone seemed to enjoy the per
formance. We were all on our
mettle. The people bad been so
good to us that we felt almost as if
we were playing to a home audi
ence. The result was that the per
formance was the best we have ever
We left Tuesday afternoon. Not
one of us but regretted to leave. If
possible Eagles and I regretted it
more than the others. We had
been guests at the Banks home and
had been treated in a way that
made our hearts warm with grati
tude. But leave we must. One of
the fellows said: "Did you ever
see so many pretty girls? Oh, I'm
going back to that town." And
the rest said "Amen."
From Elizabeth City we went to
Washington, reaching there about
six o'clock. Here we had a fair
sized crowd, and at least one part
of the show though not on the
program made a hit: Eagles in
making his exit in the last act with
the pistols, slipped and great was
At this place we had no oppor
tunity to become acquainted with
the people, for we left at eight
o'clock Wednesday morning.' Af
ter an all-day trip the company,
with the exception of one or two
who had been lured away by
thoughts of home, reached Durham.
Here some stayed to see "The
Clansman," and some came on to
the Hill. All were tired, but all
were happy. H. B. G.