North Carolina Newspapers

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Vol. 17.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 28,1909.
No. 14.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
SENIORS HOLD BANQUET
SCHEDULE OF DEBATES
NEW EDITOR Of LE CID
TENNIS COURTS READY
DRS. SMITH AND HENDERSON,
PROFS. GRAHAM AND PAT
TERSON MAKE TALKS.
The class of '09 has held its last
banquet. Last Friday titerht at
the University Inn Marse Jesse
gave them their last chance at his
good spreads as a body. The occa
sion was an enjoyable one. havijg
Ws chief characteristic, good
fellowship without frills.
Frank Graham, president of the
class, was toast-master. As usual
he let the others do most of the
talking. His remarks were about
the pleasant memories of the other
banquets which the class had held.
This was sufficient to start off a
happy train of thought, not dampen
ed by the thought of the occasion
being also the last of its kind.
' The guests from the faculty were
Professors Graham, and Patterson,
and Drs. Smith, and Henderson.
Professor Graham addressed the
gathering first. Naturally the Pro
fessor would compliment the class a
little, but he found its strong point.
He commended it for its good citi
zenship, for the way it has ap
proached college problems. The
class has given its attention, Profes
sor Graham says, to everyday affairs
and has pushed and pulled where it
could find the opportunity. He sta
ted that he thought that this apti
tude for considering everyday affairs
constituted true citizenship, and
that it would make good citizens of
'09 when they left college. His talk
ended with an appeal to the class to
remember the University when they
left it.
The next speaker was Dr. Hender
son. His subject was the advanta
ges of advertising the University.
Not alone did he go into the theory
of advertising, but made some prac
tical suggestions.
Mr. Willie P. Grier responded to
Dr. Henderson. Grier gave a rehear
sal of the work of the class in vari
ous fields. He spoke of its debaters
and athletes. Aid last, and not
least, he alluded to the indisposition
of the class to pull wires in student
problems. ?
Then Dr.j'Smith gave an enter
taining talk on Poe. The aid deriv
ed from Poe's name by the Univer
sity of Virginia was one of his points.
He spoke also of the benefit of
every University from her world
names. IHis talk closed with the
assertion that it was the duty of
the University Alumni and the stu
dent bidy to spread the fame of
Williali R. Davie.
To Dr. Smith, C. W. Tillet res
ponded in a lighter vein. He made a
great hit on account of his jokes on
some otVis classmates.
Professor A. H. Patterson com
pared the University as it is today
with itas it was when he was an
undergraduate. He gave entertain
nigly Ihe statistics of his class, one
CAROLINA HAS THREE THIS
SPRING GEORGIA, TULANE,
VIRGINIA.
Our debates this spring will be
three in number, and the places
promise to .be closely contested.
We debate. our old friend and ri
val Georgia, and have a triangular
debate arranged with Virginia and
Tulane. This is the first line up
against Tulane, not our last we
hope.
The debaters are entering in good
numbers, but there is no reason why
more should not enter. For the
Georgia debate, H. P. Osborne, A.
H. Wol f , D. B. Teague. W. P.
Grier, and H. K. Clonts have al
ready entered. H. C. Barbee.S.
V. Bovven, W. R. Bauguess, and
O. C. Cox will contest for places
on the Virginia debate Only four
contestants have as yet appeared
for the debate with Tulane. These
are, L. P. Mathews, H. E. Stacy
J. L, Morehead, R. M. Robinson.
The Georgia debate will take
place on the second Friday in April.
The dates of the debates with Tu
lane and Virginia are not known,
but will not be later than April 10th.
Of the queries only that of the Geo
rgia debate is known. It is, Re
solved, that the United States
should adopt a System of Postal
Savings banks. Carolina has the
negative.
The Debating Union has given us
a good schedule for the spring. If
we win we shall have to work for
what we get. We know that Geor
gia and Virginia have not been eas
ily, or always, defeated in the past
We are certain that Tulane is a
worthy rival.
DR. J. D. BRUNER EDITS THIS
PIJVY OF CORNEILLE.
that
been
bear
of the early nineties when the stu
dent body numbered about two hun
dred. The class Yankee T. J. McMa
nis followed with his impressions of
the South. In his frank way he
boosted and knocked. His advice to
his classmates, however, Was to
stay in this part of the Union.
The present, strictly outlined
requirements of the catalog for
juniors and seniors were given one
straight from the shoulder by J. T.
Johnson. He wanted,, as do many,
more liberty in the choice of stu
dies. After several hours of talking,
eating, smoking, and yarning the
assembly broke up. The seniors
poured out upon( the campus at
about half-past two A. M. and woke
things up. Nothing could be heard
for nearly an hour, but yells from
'09.
Printer Wanted. A student who
has had sufficient experience can
get job at print shop this spring.
Call at office Friday afternoon from
3 to 4 o'clock.
The students and friends of the
Univerity of North Carolina will
take especial pride in the fact
another scholarly volume has
added to the list of those that
the trade mark of the State Univer
sity. Le Cid par Corneille, by James
D. Bruner, Ph. I, Professor of the
Romance Languages at the Univer
sity, is the latest addition to his
series of editions of Classical and
Romantic French Dramas. It is the
inspiration of the acclaim with
which his Hermani was received
several years ago; and, if possible,
even superior to that excellent
work.
Le Cid is, in fact, two books
combined in one. It is, of course, a
text of the drama; but it is also a
complete and interesting introduction
to the theory, versification, langu
age and style, character, plot and
setting of the classical drama, with
volumnious annotations of this parti
cular play. The Charlotte Obser
ver has to say of thhe book, "The
prime excellence of Professor
Bruner's "Le Cid" lies exactly in
th-j thoroughess with which he has
indicated in his notes the literary
construction of the play and the
bearing of each scene on the deve
lopment of the plot. ... Enough,
but not too much, assistance is
given the pupil in the notes at the
bottom of the page, while the voca
bulary, conveniently given to obvi
ate too much and too wearisome
recourse to the dictionary is careful
ly prepared and is adequate."
"I have to thank vou for the trift
of your edition of the Cid. an unusu
ally good piece of work, and a model
of the edition classical such as
France itself could not surpass. I
have read your introduction with
pleasure, and have nothing but
praise for the way in which present
your material," writes J. S. Sping-
arn, of the Department of Compara
tive Literature, Columbia Universi
ty, New York, in a letter to Dr.
Bruner.
The book is substantially, and
neatly bound in dark blue and gold,
and is attractive in size aud appear
ance as well as contents.
NEW COURTS BACK OF GYM
NOW OPEN TO MEMBERS OF
THE ASSOCIATION.
After a long period of fragmen
tary and sporadic and nevertheless
effective workingon the tennis court
behind the gymnasium the Tennis
Association is able to announce that
they are now ready for use. On a
count of the limited number of
courts only members of the Associ
ation will be allowed to use the
courts. As soon as the weather
becomes more settled the prize tour
nament, which should have come off
last fall but was put off until this
spring on account of the scarcity of
courts, will be started. This tour
nament is open to all members of
the Association. There are general
ly from eight to twelve prizes, the
first being an eight dollar racquet of
the bestmakc. The first meeting of
the Tennis Association will be held
in Chapel at 2:15 P. M. Saturday
the thirtieth. All those who intend
to join the Association should be
present to express their opinion
about some regulations for the use
of the new courts. All those desir
ing to join may see C. S. Venable or
O. W, Hyman. I
A Fair Request
Mr. Waller Holiday,
Chapel Hill, N. C.
Dear Sir:
I hope that you will
pardon this seemingly impertinent
communication, for I feel that I
must intimate to your sensibilities
that something is wrong with your
relations in regard to some of the
Senior class. For some almost in
comprehensible reason a large num
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Luns. and Jerry Enter Realm
of Ath!etics
At a Senior class meeting last
Thursday matters of more or less
moment were carefully considered.
A stunt committee was appointed
consisting of J. T. Johnson, Rich
ard Eames, and R. M. Watt. The
committee of the faculty elected by
the senior class to select members
of the student body who in turn
select candidates for commencement
ball managers was reelected. The
serious business being transacted a
few jokes were perpetrated.
That is not saying that
J. B. Reeves did not deserve
his position of captain of the
class basketball team, for the
team will not tax his great powers.
At least not enough to cause his
friends any anxiety.- Nor was Luns
Long's election to the exalted post
of captain of the track team a joke.
It comes within the scope of Luns's
activities to sprint, or we guess it
does, for he ought to be rested ere
now. The reference to the joke was
accidental. What was meant was
that the occasion was not
so dignified as one would ex
pect seeing that such learned body
of men were in session.
Mr. A. S. Horton, representing
WHITING BROS, will be at Cen
tral Hotel, Feb. 3, 4, and 5 with a
swell line of habberdashery and
gent's clothing. We are always
ready to serve you. Come and give
us a trial.
Sloan, Kerr and Duncan McRae,
Agents.
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