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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF 'NORTH CAROLINA 'AtHLEjTiC ASSOCIATION.
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UNIVERSITY DAY CELEBRATED
THE TWELFH, IN
Hon. E. E Brown Makes Principal Address. Mr. W. H.
, Grimes Speaks for Students. Dr. Venable Makes
Report. Dr. Smith Reads Names
The one hundred and fifteenth
.birthday of the Universiay was
observed Monday morning, October
15th, with simple but impressive
exercises. At, the ringing of the col
lege bell at 10:45 the students
began to gather in front of the
Alumni Building and form into the
line of march- Promptly at eleven
'' o'clock, the procession consisting of
the University Orcuestra,the faculty
in caps and gowns, and students
according to classes with banners
and colors, moved slowly across the
campus into Memorial Hall where
the exercises were held. The faculty
took seats upon the rostrum, the
academic students took the seats
in the middle rows, and the profess
ional students, those on either side
After the music by the University
Orchestra Dr. W, H. Meade made
a beautiful'pfayer for the Universi
ty. The entire assembly arose and
under the leadership of Mr. C. T.
Woollen, sang the University Hymn.
Dr. Venable in a few happy words
introduced the Honorable Elmer
Ellsworth Brown, United States
Commissioner of "Education, who
made the address of the occasion.
Mr. Brown is a graduate of ahe Uni
versity of Michigan, was at one time
a professor in the University
of California, and is now one
of the foremost educators in
'America. His subject was "Govern
ment by Inlluence". He is an
impressive speaker. His ideas are
clear cut, his voice is clear and his
delivery is forceful. Mr. Brown held
the closest attention of the eight
hnndred people present for half an
After tracing the success of gov
ernment by influence, and the part
that the state universities are taking
in its advancement, he conlcuded:
"We may find striking examples
of the way government by influence
is advancing, in the affairs of the
nation and of the states, and in the
domain of science and arts. In a
wide range of subjects, state execu
tives and legislatures now turn ordi
narily and naturally to their state
universities for competent informa
tion and opinion. Within the past
decade particularly we' have seen
this governmental habit taking root.
It has many advantages over tne
employment of special commissions
organized ad hoc and drawn from
different sections of the state. It
has advantages, too. over an appeal
to detached experts, selected at
random as the emergency may arise.
In the subject to which it has given
special attention, a state university
should be peculiarly well-fitted to
render snch public services. Its libra
ries and laboratories have grown
to meet the needs of passing years;
its faculties contain men well seas
oned in their several departments of
knowledge, together with ' young
men fresh from the best world-centres
of instruction; it has its long
tested method and apparatus for
selection of competence and the
detection of incompetance. and every
department is reinforced in its
undertakings by the organized
whole of the institution with its
tradition of scientific exellence and
of unselfish service, Without politi
cal influence of a partisan kind.
and with little power to enforce any
statutory requirements, the univer
sity "may render the strongest possi
ible support to other' branches of
government by merely ascertaining
and putting forth scientific informa
tion concerning things in which the
state is vitall' concerned." .
Mr. W. H. Grimes, student in
the law department, made an ad
dress as representative of the 'stu
dent body. Theadcress although
brief made a splendid impression.
In the course of his talk, which
was at random, he threw a bouquet
at Commons Hall, expressed the love
of the students for the president
and the faculty, and paid an elo
quent tribute to the simple and
democratic life of the students, one
hundred and sixty-four of whom are
working their way through college.
After an interspersion of music
by the University Orchestra, Presi
dent F. P, Venable made his annual
report. This report contained many
interestiog facts and figures which
show the continued healthy growth
of the University. The enrollment
is 759. 507 are undergraduate
academic students. By classes the
enrollment is as follows: graduates,
25; law, 82; medicine, 111; pharmacy,
43; seniors, 80; juniors, 88; sopho
mores, 162; freshmen, 171. Sixteen
states and thirteen denominations
are represented. The Methodist
lead with 242. Dr. Venable
anounced a bequest of $500 from
Mrs. Margaret Bridges of Wil
mington. Several other large be
quests will be made public later.
Dr. Venable closed with an interest
ing account of the founder of the
University inl763 and the life of
the founder, William R. Davie.
(Concluded on fourth page)
BASKET BALL MEN ORGANIZE
ASSOCIATION FORMED FRIDAY
An Enthusiastic Meeting Held
Twenty Men Present Officers
An enthusiastic meeting of th
students interested in basketbal
was held Friday night in the Y. M
C A. budding. About twenty
were present, half of whom hat
played basketball at their home
towns. Talks were made by
Messrs. C. D. Wardlaw. G. M
Fountain, M. L. Ritch, John Halli
burton, and L. D. Beldeu.
A. ... iJasketoall Association was
formed with the following officers
President, G. M. Fountain; Vice
president, B. Hall; Manager, L. D
Belden; temporary Captain, M. L
Ritch. A committee composed o
M. L. Ritch, W. M. Gaddy, and
G. M. mountain was appointed to
confer with Dr. Venable in regarc
to securing a place suitable for tin
trame. liurnteen dollars were
pledged by the mn present and it
is expected that more will be
promised. Another meeting will be
held Friday night at eight o'clock
A much larger attendance is ex
pected at this meeting.
The next entertainment of the Star
Course will be Friday night in Ger
rard Hall at 8:00 o'clock. It will
consist of an illustrated lecture by
Mr. C. N. Bennett, of the Infor
mation Bureau, on "The Panama
Canal, the Eighth Wonder of the
World." This lecture is highly
recommended by the press reports.
Original ster eop ticon views will be
The contest for Carolina's rep
resenatives in the I Pennsylvania
Carolina debate, which will be held
in Philadelphia in November, was
held in the Di Hall Monday after
noon. Messrs. K. D. Battle, of the
Di., and J. W. Umstead, of the
Phi, were the successful contest
ants. The other speakers were:
Messrs. J. L. Morehead, R. M.
Robinson, S. V. Bo wen, O. C. Cox,
and Fitzgerald. The Judges were:
Dr. Eben Alexander, Dr. R. O. IS.
Davis, and Mr. M. H. Stacy.
Attire banquet in Charlotte Mon
day night of the Mecklenburg Uni
versity Alumni Association, Mr.
Floyd Simmons, known to all Caro
lina men is "Coach Simmons" res
proded to the toast "North Caro
lina Letter Men." After explain
ing the purpose of the Athletic
Order, Mr. Simmons said: "The or
der is founded on merit, on skill, on
prowess -I may say on honor and
its pin should mean the same to the
athlete as the badge of gold
of the Phi Beta Kappa means to the
man who has burned the midnight
NEITHER TEAM COULD SCORE
IN A HARD GAME SATURDAY IN
NEW PORT NEWS
Carolina Clearly Outplay Wash--ington
and Lee but Unable
Carolina and Washington and
Lee played a second tie game in
Newport News, Va., Saturday,
neither side being able to score.
However, it would not be amiss to
say that the score was nothing to
nothing in favor of Carolina. Al
though the boys from Lexington
had a veteran team which outweigh
ed the Tar Heel eleven ten pounds
to the man, still the ball was in W.
& L.'s territory during the entire
game with the exception of a few
minutes at the beginning of the
second half, and most of the time
the North St,te eleven kept it in the
shadow of W. & L.'s goal. The
Tar Heels used several forward
passes for long gains and kept their
opponents guessing all the time.
Six times the ball was inside of W.
& L.'s 10 yard line, and one time
Williams picked up a fumble and
carried it over for a touchdown, but
the referee ruled that he had blown
his whistle so the ball was brought
back. Carolina during the game
gained over two hundred and twenty
yards, while W. & L. gained not
quite a hundred yards. But the
"hoodoo" was with us again and
kept us from winning a victory.
The detailed account of the game
tells the tale.
Washington and Lee won the toss
and chose to receive the kick off.
Thomas kicked to Alderson, who
returned 10 yards. Barnard gains
8 yards. W. & L. fumbles and
Wiggins falls on ball. W. & L.
offside on the first rush and penali
zed 5 yards. Thomas gains 3 yards
ind Ruffin 2 more. W. & L. off side
again, aud penalized 5 yards.
First down. Kelly no gain. Kelly
no gain, iorwaro pass touches the
ground, and the ball goes to W, &
L. Alderson gains six yards. Al
derson trains 3 yards. Aid
makes first down. Barnard gains
4 yards. Barnard no gain around
right end. Barnard punts to Ruffin
who fumbles, but Wiggins recovers
he ball. Thomas gained 8 yards '
iround the end. Thomas gained 1
yard. Carolina offside. Thomas
junts to Feurstein, who is downed
n his tracks. Ear wood gains 3
yards. Barnard punts out of bounds.
Carolina's ball in middle of the field.
elly gains 6 yards. W. & L.
offside. First down for Carolina.
Thomas 1 yard through line. Ruffin
gains 7 yards. Carolina makes first
down. Morales is hurt. Play re
sumed after two minutes. Kelly
goes around right end for 5 yards.
Forward pass to Wiggins makes
first down. Ball on W. & L's. 30
ard line. Forward pass blocked.
W. & L.'s ball. Alderson 10 yards
over tackle, liarnard no train.
(Concluded on fourth page)