UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1909.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
BANQUET AT LINCOLNTON BRIDES IS NEXT COACH PRIZES FOR ECONOMISTS .SALISBURY ALUMNI ACTIVE
LINCOLN COUNUY ALUMNI GET
TOGETHER DURING HOLIDAYS
Short Talks by Messrs. Nixon,
Jones, Qulckel and
On the evening of the twenty
sixth of December, the Lincoln
County Alumni held a banquet.
Most of the students of the Univer
sity from the County were also
present. As the initial banquet it
was a decided success. Twenty-
two Carolina men were present.
Among the Alumni were Messrs.
A Nixon, class of '81; C. A. Jonas,
class of '04; A. L. Quickel, and K.
. B. Nixon, class '05 who acted as
Short talks were made by almost
all of those gathered together. Mr,
A. Nixon spoke on "the University
Alumni of Liucoln County." He
mentioned more than a few who
had obtained deserved prominence
iu the affairs of the State and
Nation. Among others he spoke of
William A. Graham, a man of whom
Lincoln County as well as the whole
state may well be proud.
Mr. C. A. Jonas gave some en
tertaining reminisciences of his life
at the University. Mr. Quickel
dwelt on the fraternal spirit of the
Alumni of the University, The
response to these talks of the Alum
ni Mr. M, S. Beam spoke in behalf
of those men from Lincoln County
who are still students at the Uni
versity. ' "
The banquet being quite informal
every one felt at ease, so even the
freshmen attending spoke. The
first banquet proved so satisfactory
in fact, that it was resolved to make
it a yearly function.
"Bill" Fountain Presides.
At an enthusiastic meeting of the
Basketball Assciation Monday
afternoon it was discovered that
Dr. Venable did not consider the
situation alarmingly serious. It
was also fouud that he had said as
much, and that to Mr. F. P.
Graham the legal representative
of the association. It was also un
covered that there was four and one
half dollars in the treasury of the
Upon this ; alarming discovery
speeches weue made, essentially .by
the chair, Mr. Graham, and Mr.
Hali burton. The former spoke at
random, the second embodied the
chair's recommendations in the form
of motions. The later proposed a
basketball league with four teams,
the winner to have a pennant.
This proposition found favor in the
sight of all present, and it was
decided to form such a league.
Four men were appointed to be a
neuclus for four divisions of the J
Association, each division to get out
a team. Then the meeting enthu
YALE MAN SELECTED TO COACH
NEXT YEAR'S TEAM
A Versatile Player and Highly
Recommended by Walter
The Committee of the Athletic
Association which selects athletic
coaches after considering several
applications, have selected A. E
Brides of Yale to coach the 1909
football team. Brides is highly
recommended by Walter Camp,
who says he is the most versatile
player Yale has turned out in
several years. He has been a mem
ber of the Yale team for three years,
and during this time he has played
tackle, guard, and half- back. His
work in in each of these positions
was very good", He was always
looked upon as one of the mainstays
of the Yale eleven.
In the second half of the Yale
Princton game last fall Goebel was
shifted from guard to centre and
Brides from tackle to guard. These
two then made great openings in
the Princeton line, and it was thro'
these openings that Coy made his
long gains and brought victory to
the Blue eleven.
Coach Greene in a letter to Capt.
Garrett in speaking of Brides says;
"You could not get a better man
anywhere. He is a wonderful foot
ball player, having had experience
on both the line and the back field.
He may change your style of play.
In fact, I know he will, and it may
be a little hard at first, but do as
he says and you Will come out O. K.
Brides is also a very fine fellow
Carolina was very fortunate to get
Brides, as Syracuse and several
other northern Universities tried to
secure his services, but he preferred
to come south.
The return to the Yale system of
coaching, especially since sucjb a
good man .has. been secured, will
bring joy to the hearts of Carolina
Alumni and friends everywhere.
With the Alumni behind us, a good
coach to instruct the players, and a
student body determined to wipe
out last year's disastrous defeat,
Caroliua should at the close of the
season of 1909 stand in the front
rank in southern football.
FOUR PRIZES AMOUNTING TO
NEARLY $2,000 GIVEN
Notice to Students.
The "Yackety Yack" board
wishes to call the attention of ; the
students to the fact that a" great
part of the material for the 1909
annual must in a few days be
forwarded to the publishers. Art
work must be submitted at once or
it will be too late to be accepted.
All group and "individual pictures
must be taken within the time
allowed by the picture committee.
All of the students are requested to
hand in their statistics; the seniors
will please hand theirs to H. P.
Osborne while the remainder of
the students will hand theirs to
J. E. Hughes.
Those Competing for the Prizes
Must Finish their Essays
Before June 1st.
Awards interesting to students of
North Carolina Colleges have been
made by a committee of economists
for the-best essays submitted by
college, graduates and students.
Four prizes in all, agregating near ly
two thousand dollars, have been
The first prize was taken by
Oscar Douglas Skelton, formerly of
the University of Chicago and now
Professor at Queen's University,
A woman, Mrs. Edward Sher
wood Meade, of Philadelphia won
the second prize by making a study
of the agricultural resources of the
United States. She is the first wo
man to win one of the essays but
has previously distinguished herself
by her scholarship, holding
fellowships at Bryrt Mawr and the
University of Pennsylvania. Essays
were submitted from all over the
United States. ;
The committee which awarded!
the prizes consisted of Professor J.
Laurence Laughlin of the Universi
ty of Chicago, J. B. Clark of
Columbia University, Henry C.
Adams of University of Michigan,
Horace White of New York City,
and President Carrol L. Wright of
Clark College. The donors of the
prize are Messrs. Hart Schafner
ane Marx of Chicago.
The anouncement of the award is
as follows: -
Class A - Graduates.
1. The first prize of one thousand
dollars to Oscar Douglas Skelton,
A. B. Queen's Univerity, Kingston,
Canada, 1900; graduate student in
the University of Chicago, 1908:
Professor of Political Economy in
Queen's University; for a paper
entitled "The Case ag-ainst Socia
2. The second prize of five hund
red dollars to Emily Fogg Meade,
Mrs. Fd ward Sherwood Meade,
A. B., the University of Chicago,
1897; Fellow at Bryn Mawr, 1897
1899; Fellow at the University of
Pennsylvania, 1899-1900; for a
paper entiteled "Agricultural
Resources of the United States."
Class B - Undergraduates, f
1. The first prize of three hund
red dollars to A. E. Pinanski, Har
vard University, 1908, for a paper
entitled "The Steet Railway Sys
tem of Metropolitan Boston."
2. The second prize of one hund
red and fifty dollars to William
Shea, Cornell University, 1909, for
a paper entitled "The Case against
Notice was also given by the
committee that writers and students
who wish to compete for the prizes
offered for 1909 will be allowed
until! June 1st, to make their stndies
and fnish their essays.
RESOLUTIONS IN REGARD TO
ATHLETICS AT UNIVERSITY
Alumni Coaches Proposed Some
of the Rules Condemned Let.
ters of an Alumnus endorsed
At a meeting of the athletic as
sociation this afternoon a motion
was passed to establish, or attempt
to have established, an alumni ath
letic association with headquarters
at either Charlotte, Greensboro or
Raleigh. It is thought that by the
formation of this association the
University team may receive better
training and so have a better chance
to win the games. A committee is
to be appointed later.
Regarding the present condition
of athletics at our beloved Alma
Mater, we the University of North
Caroliua Alumui, of Salisbury,
have adopted the following pream
ble and resolutions:
Whereas, We beleive that such
a poor record is a reflection on the
the University and tends to , hurt
Whereas we are dissatisfied with
the inefectiveness of the University
of North Carolina athletic team for
the past two years following the
adoption of the eligebility rules,
Whereas, We ; believe that the
University, as representative of our
state, should stand first in athletic
prowess, no Jess than in other
Whereas, We beleive that the
University can stand preeminent in
southern athletics, if undue, self
imposed handicaps are removed, af
an effective system of coaching is
devised, and if her alumni make a
concerted effort to remedy what we
beleive to be the existing faults in
the present system of handling ath
fetics. Pesolved, That we hereby orga
nize the University ol North Caro
lina Alumni Association of Salisbury
and advocate strongly :
1 That the alumni of all towns
throughout the state effect organiza
tions and choose two representati
ves from each association, to confer
at a meeting on a date to be set by
agreementof these representatives.
2 That the representatives be
chosen as a central committee,
which shall draft by-laws and elect
officers, including a secretary with
permanent headqartersat the most
centrally located and convenient city
in the state fom which to act, for
instance Raleigh, Greensboro, Salis
bury, or Chalotte, it being under
stood that the city shall not be
3 That the secretary have active
charge of the operation of the
Alumni Athletic Associatiou, with
the direct cooperation of the central ,
committee and the active cooperation
of every alumnus.
4 That there shaljb yearly dues,
payable semi-annually, the amounts
to be determined by the central
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