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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25,1909.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
THE MINISTRY Of POETRY JUNIOR WEEK FESTI VITES GYM TEAM PERFORMS DRAMATIC CLUB ENTERTAINS
DR. SMITH DELIVERS AN ENTER
TAINING ADDRESS UPON
THIS SUiiJECT AT WASH
At eleven o'clock on Friday last
the exercises in celebration of
Washing-ton's birth day were held
Gerrard Hall. Although it vas
not the twenty-second, as Mr. O. C
Cox who presided observed, at the
University, Washington's birthday
is a movable feast day. Contrary
to the usual custom of having- rep
resentative orators from the two so
cieties there was only one speaker,
Dr. C. Alphonso Smith. Dr. Smith
announced his subject as the
"Ministry of Poetry", although, as
be said, his words would seem super
fluous to those young men who were
so fortunate as to have young ladies
Hefore touching on his sub
ject Dr. Smith said that poetry
was generally looked at in a wrong
light. We are prone to consider
poetry as a diversion and a pastime
only, just as we are accustomed to
look on poets as long haired men
and short haired women. From the
beginning no one i has been able to
give a definition of poetry that the
people would accept, as Dr. Smith
remarked, this is easily understood
as everyone understands, what it is;
but like all deep emotions it is in
expressible. The gist of Dr. Smith's
address was about as follows:
What is the ministry of poetry?
The poet, first, expresses for us
what we cannot express for our
selves. There was a time probably
when we could express our feelings
but at present the complexity of our j
0t , . . fison with iSiiss Placide Kramer, or
pression. Shakespeare in several ol ! , TT . .
, . , , . r . ,. i Durham; tl, L. Perry with ivliss
h.s plays has been careful to notice j McQueeUf of Wilmington; C. C.
that there are many things too deep Bol:inlv with Miss Louise Veuable,
for words. Tennyson's "in Memo- , p. llf . Hill. vr u wni:ln w;u
SENIOR RECEPTION. PAN I5EL
LENIC COTILLION. JUN
On last Thursday night a recep
tion was given by the senior class to
the faculty, graduate students and
junior class. It was well attended
and much enjoyed by all. The Uni
versity Orchestra furnished music
for the occasion. The library was
about full, and refreshments were
Friday afternoon the fraternities
gave a hop, complimentary to the
junior and senior classes. The
dance was conducted by Mr. J. H.
Manning with Miss Nannie Hay, of
Raliegh, who were assisted by Mr.
Win.C. Harris "with Miss Willie
Norris, of Raleigh, and Mr. Louis
De K. Belden with Miss v
That evening the junior class
held its prom. The : many figures,
and intricate, were led by Mr. J. E
Cro swell with Miss Margarette
Ludlow, of Winston Salem. They
were assisted by Mr. Robert Drane
wuh -Miss Lula Taliaferro, of Char
lotte, and Mr. D. R. Kramer, of
The folio whig attended the two
F. B. Daniels with Miss Katha
rine Boy Ion, of Raleigh; A. A. Zo
coffer with Miss Lula Taliaferro, of
of Charlotte; Rodmau Guion with
Miss Cooper, of Henderson; Albert
Stewart with Miss Grace McMillan
of Fayetteville; R. S. McNeill with
Miss SaraHaigh Jones, of Ashville;
A. B. Rhodes with Miss Florence
Weedon, of Morian; E Jones with
Miss Williams, of Warrenton; Geo.
Daniels with Miss Whitefield, of
La Grange; D. C. MacRae with
Miss Henderson; J. Talbot Johu-
riant" depends for its existence upon
its expression of grief. Any One
too grieved for expression may read
it and be comforted. We are as
Miss Josephine Boylan, of Raleigh;
Tim Cocke with Miss Jackson, of
Durham; F. G. Whitney with Miss
Tavlor. of Oxford: W. N. Parslev
Richard Cour de Lion in the prison ' wjI;h Mjss Susle nf Khton.
of inadaquate expression, the poets Fountain vvith Miss All
are Blondel to release us with the.r of Burlington; Dr. and Mrs.
song. This then is the first phase R R Lawson; Chapei Hill; C. O.
in the ministry of poetry, the imisV R0i)ins0u with Miss Margarette
try of expression. 1 Ludlow, of Winston-Salem; W, N.
The next phase of the mm.stry ot 0;Uts with Miss Mitchell; W. L.
poetry to consider is that of revel a- ' .g,, wjth Miss Edna Kramer, of
tion. Poets of great imagination ,Cliz;lbeth City. y."A.' Shaw with
have struck out time and again and Miss Dora MacRae, of Chapel Hill;
announced important facts which M;id WUson with m CroneUyf
have been later developed by philoso-: , Wilmin(rtmi. Dl. vjhpn AWamW
with Mrs. Alexander; Mr. and
Mrs. N. W. Walker; Jas N.' Stin
son with Miss Marie Webb, of Hills
boro; Don Gilliiom with Miss Mary
Wiggins, of Suffolk Va.; J. H.
Manning with Miss Hay, of Raleigh;
Chas. Menefee with Miss Wharton,
of Raleigh; Gordon Tate with Miss
phcrs and scientists. f The con
tructive imagination has a power of
revelation not yet appreciated.
The more natural aid given by poets
is the influence of their verses
toward a beneficial end. This is
witnessed by the work of Words
worth in introducing the love of
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nature to tne iwsn popnm..i.y Minerva McNeiH. of Fayetteville;
al.ttlepoem L he vrv or tiie vnuu- j fI. BoUshall with Miss Perry, of
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ren wnicn so materially amcu WuK i?;natnn. TamM w l:.mlwh with
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Kinston; James W. Lambeth
S, S. McCLURE ENGAGED BY THE
; STAR COURSE MANAGE
MENT TO LECTURE
On Thusday afternoon, the 18th,
the balcony of the gymnasium was
filled with students, townspeople,
and visiting ladies to wittness a
display of gymnastic skill given by
the Gymnasium Team under the di
rection of Dr. Lawson and his able
assistant Mr. Ward law.
( Those participating in the exhibi
tion were: D. MacRae, : L. de K,
Belden, L. C. Kerr, W. M. Parsley
V. W. Osborne; J. E. Hughes, C.
C, Browne, Jr., F. J. Duls, J., T.
Johnston, H. C.' Smith, and C D.
Wardlaw. Mr. Johnston clad in gay
attire did the clown act.
, Promptly at 3:30 o.clock the team
stepped out on the floor and Ward
law led them through a series of ex
cellent "stunts" on the "horse"
followed by some very difficult feats
on the. parallel .bars. MacRae and
Belden then performed a number
of mat stunts, in which Belden es
pecially distinguishee himself and
brought the applause of the gallery.
After this MacRae did a sensational
fly- away on the rings. The whole
team showed excellent training on
the horizontal bar. Osborne's back
ward and forward giant swings and
his chinning the bar with one hand
being especially well executed.
The backward and forward hand
spring, somersault, and other -mat
work was accomplished by each
member of the team, Parsley, Kerr,
and Browne giving a good exibition
of the long dive.
The performance was interesting
throughout and showed the result
of superior training. Dr. Lawson
by his thorough and pains-taking
efforts has developed a gymnasium
team the superior of which is not
to be found among amateurs:
The intermissions were interest
ingly filled by an exibition of that
manly art of self-defense, boxing,
and the more graceful art of self de
fense, fencing. The pugilists were
Mr. J. L, Morehead and Mr.
Schimpf. The masters of sword
play were Mr. C. D. Wardlaw and
Mr. E. F. Rodriguez. The partici
pants in both of these contests
showed masterly skill.
TENNIS TOURNAMENT TO BE
PULLED OFF AS SOON AS '
THE COURTS WILL
The dramatic Club gave its an
nual performance last Thursday eve
ning. The play presented was the
Hero of the Gridiron This play
retouched with a strong local flavor
was laughed at as was intended.
A few of the hits were far-fetched,
but no one seemed to care.
The short time in which the play
was got ready helps us to look with
favor on it. Only about two weeks
have been spent in . rehearsing.
It has already been ., said that the
performance was creditable, but it
should be more than that when the
boys are ready for the road. Mr.
Parker is to be congratulated upon
his success as stage director, and
the reception which the play met
ought to have been sufficient evi
dence of his success. ,
No play can be said to be exactly
typical of college life, but this
comes near it. It is a farce all
right either one and the unity was
very well preserved. If any of the
audience didn'tlaugh it was certainly
because of lock jaw, and as yet no
case of that has been reported. It
takes a howling farce to make a
howling success. The Dramatic
Club have the first, they will get
The manager of the Star Course
has engaged Mr. S, S. McClure to
give a lecture here this spring. He
will talk of his struggle with his
magazine. This will take the lines
of most resistance, or has. since it is
stated that he deals with "trust"
as well as with his own labors.
His lectures have been well attend
ed where he has gone, for he deals
with topics that hold great interest
for the people. We have heard
many hard-luck stories, and many
of the good luck that has come to
people afar off. Now we get a
chance to get both, and that from
the man who made them possible,
It looks like a gooll choice on part
of the manager to us.
The so-called "racquet" tennis
tournament, so often promised by
the Tennis Association ; and even
more often put off "just a little
longer", will begin on Monday,
March 1st., provided the condition
of the courts permits. There will
be about four or possibly eight priz
es. The first prize will be a
Spalding's "gold medal" racquet,
the racquet that enjoys the best
reputation of any. One of the most
prominent players in this country
has said that all he knows about
olaviny tennis he has learned from
A. J r-
the playing he did or saw in tourna
ments. Tennis is a game in which
steadiness is of more avail and get
ting' 'rattled" more destructive than
any onher. These tournaments
serve to accustom a player to steady
playing under trying circumstances.
It has been a criticism of our varsity
tennis team that sometimes a man
plays on them who has not enough
such experience. Let us stand
behind the tournament that stands
behind our team. Only members of
the Tennis Association are allowed
to enter this tournament and mem
bers are ruled out who have not paid
their initiation fee. Let all the
members then pay up before the
first of March.
Season-tickets are for sale now;
eighteen games for $5:50. See the
manager! ' '
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