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Vol. 18
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C.f THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 1909
NO. 1
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
FOOTBALL PROSPECTS
OPENING OF THE UNIVERSITY
BIG TIME COLLEGE NIGHT
Y. M. C. A. WELCOME MEETING
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lhe Teams have been practicing
for two weeks. Many veterans
. this year and an excel
lent Coach
It is almost impossible at this early
stage to give an accurate statement
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wnu any uegree oi aenmteness con
cerning our football prospects, foot
ball material being generally deceptive
in its appearances. To say that
large bunch of strong, vigorous fel
lows have responded on the field, does
not, by any means, warrant for us an
invincible team. To announce that
eighty five responded to Capt. Gar
rett's call does not signify of necessity
that we will take every game on our
schedule, nor does it assure us that
Virginia will chew the clods in Rich
mond, Thanksgiving Day. But this
we do know, that winning teams are
developed out of fast and heavy men
by an excellent coach. Ours is a squad
of such description and ours a coach
par excellence.
Many oi tne om monogram men
have returned, but their positions are
by no means reserved for them. If
better men can beat them out well and
good; they have a standing- invitation
to do so. The more competition here,
the more ginger in inter-collegiate
contests.
Preliminary practice began about
two weeks ago. Coach Brides arrived
on the first of the month and has been
on the Held regularly ever since. Capt
Garrett together with several former
varsity men were already on the Hill
and entered training- immediately. The
number of men on the field has been
steadily increasing each afternoon un
til we have about eight teams on the
gridiron for the coach's instruction.
The practice so far has consisted
chiefly in learning to hold and start
from position. Coach Brides has started
from the ground- up in introducing
Yale's method of play. The men of last
year have as much to learn in the way
of standing in position and starting
as the new men. This should be en
couraging to the new men to say the
least.
Coach Brides has made a fine im
pression on the football men and the
students at large to begin with. Of
necessity he thoroughly understands
his businesss, having played on Yale's
team as lineman, end, and back. He
also treats the men on the field as
gentlemen, a method that can but
succeed among Southerners.
Those of the old varsity men who
are back in the fray are: John Tillett,
quarter, 'Dicky" Belden and "Pearl"
Croswell, fullbacks, "Mac" Williams
halfback, Deans, center, "Icky" Gar
rett, tackle, E. A. Thompson, guard,
Ruffin, half-back.
Among the last year's scrubs who
are in line for advancement this year
are: Ferguson, Spainhour, McLean,
R. C. Colemon, Oliver, J. F., Brown,
L. A., lines-men; Belk, Lambeth, and
Blalock, ends; McLean, E. C, Hedge-
X peth, and Wakely, backs. Some mem-
J fibers of last year s Ireshman team who
olaved noticeable ball are taking1 a
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try for varsity. They are Winston,
Wood, Crutchfield, Hoffman, Barker,
and Hill.
Of the new men little can be said as
yet. So far sufficient time has not
elaosed for anv of them to snow m-
DR. VENABLE FORMALLY OPENS
THE DOORS OF THE
UNIVERSITY
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A speech of welcome to new and to
, returning students
In pursuance of the request of the
Board of Trustees, Dr. Venable for
mally opened the doors of the Univer
sity Thursday morning, addressing a
lew words or welcome and advice to
the students, old and new. His open
ing remarks were words of cordial
greeting to the new men, bidding
them welcome and assuring them of a
home here and a place in college life
soon to be determined. To the older
students his words of greeting were
somewhat shorter, but as sincere and
deep felt. Theirs was a welcoming
back again to the places they had
made their homes.
Dr. Venable then spoke at length
upon the improvements made at the
University during the summer months
the enlargement of the electric light
ing plant, the extensive work done on
the campus, 'the new water line, and
other such permanent improvements
as the recent appropriation would al
ow. He explained that it had been
the intent of the officers of the Univer
sity to enlarge Gerrard Hall so that
it might accommodate the entire stud
ent body, but that through lack of
funds they were able only to reseat it
and repair the galleries. lie further
mentioned the fact that . until such
time as tne reseating could De com
pleted chapel exercises would be sus'
pended.
Turning again to the new men Dr.
Venable explained to them the work
ings of the University discipline, tell
ing- them of the Honor System, the
University Council, and other organs
of our self-governing- student body.
Ie pointed out to them the responsi
bilities as well as the privileges of
such a government and called for them
to take their stand as men in the ranks
of University life.
Uoming to tne college lile or every
day he showed them that it did not
consist merely in the making of high
grades on classes, though that in it
self was hisrhly creditable; but that
college life did consist in the accept
ing, Dy every stuaent, oi tne me nere
as it came to him, in the dormitories,
in the class-rooms, or on the athletic
field. He laid stress on the point that
in order to get what is best out of
college life it is every student's duty
and should be his pleasure to develop
his body by some kind of steady ath
letic training. Thus only would a
student make himself the well-rounded
University man neither muscles with
out the mind to direct nor mind with
out the muscles to uphold.
In concluding Dr. Venable expressed
his sincere thanks to those members
of the student body who so faithfully
worked during the summer in the in
terests of their alma mater. Their
labors, he said, had done much to
ward making a larger enrollment
students and a greater University.
THE ACTIVITIES OF UNIVERSITY
LIFE ARE PRESENTED TO
THE NEW MEN
All the speeches do credit to the
speakers and honor to the Unl-
versity
Last Thursday night at 7:30 a
many ;f the students of the Universi?
ty as had any hope of getting stand-
ing room were wending their way to
ward the Chemistry Building. When
all standing room in the large lecture
room and the adjoining hall had been
taken, the meeting was called to order
by W. Hoke Ramsaur, president of the
Young Men's Christian Association,
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tor tne ooject oi interest to so many
students was the annual College Night
Meeting held under the auspices of the
Y. M. (. A.
When Mr. Ramsaur looked into the
faces of those before him, he could
dui notice one race mere tnat tor a
long time was so familiar at Carolina
mass meetings. When his name was
mentioned, the crowd would not be
satisfied until they heard from John
A. Parker, once a bulwark for Caroli
na in tle center of her football line
and also known as all-American Yack-ety-Ydkman.
John A. arose and, af
ter a ;ew preliminaries stating his
pleasure at again being on the Hill,
remarked that the source of the great
est pleasure to him was our football
I prosp He was glad that once
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dications of being star players. They " chance than usual.
seem to be taking the coaching in the
proper spirit and that means a great
deal. As the practice goes on each
will have the opportunity to show his
metal. It's up to him to seize the
chance and prove himself worth some
thing. The change of system this
year gives the new players a better
more we were to return to tne x ale
tactics that did such wondrous things
for us in 1905. It gave him still more
pleasure that we should return to them
under such a master hand of them as
Coach Brides. John A. closed with
the remark that not only was he
pleased with conditions here but that
there were in Charlotte a hundred and
twenty-five alumni that would rejoice
as much as he when they heard the
news.
When a thundering yell had been
given for John A. Parker, the crowd
voiced its sentiments in continuous
calls for Coach Brides. Mr. Brides
stated that it was with the greatest
pleasure that he accepted the position
of coach at our University. He had
been offered many tempting positions
in the North but he had preferred to
come South. He then went on to men
tion some of the advantages of being
an athlete. Mow the shoulders ot an
athlete were so broad as to make his
head seem small in comparison and
how the shoulders of the grind were so
narrow as to make him seem big-head
ed.
The next speaker after the coach
was one of the regular program, Mr.
D. B. Teague, whose subject was
"The Honor System". His remarks
were substantially as iojiows: ine
name, Honor System, is misleading.
We should mther say the honor princi
ple. The so-called honor system is no
set of rules' by which we are governed ;
it is a spirit dominant in University
life. However, if it should be thought
necessary I two or three short rules
might be evolved from the honor spirit.
For example, it is not in accord with
the honor principle for a man to cheat
in the class room nor for a man to in
dulge in hazing. The machinery of
the honor system consists only of the
University council, a body of men
(Concluded on fourth page)
Speeches by Pres. Venable, Prof.
Graham, Prof. Stacy, and
Mr. J. W. Bailey, of
Raleigh
Last Sunday afternoon the Young
Men's Christian Association held a
meeting of welcome in the Methodist
Church, the Chapel being out of use.
Dr. Venable presided over the meet
ing. The Rev. Mr. Wildman of the
Baptist Church of the village opened
with a beautiful and touching prayer.
Dr. Venable then arose to say a
word of welcome. He said in sub
stance: I accepted the invitation of the
Young Men's Christian Association to
speak on this occasion gladly. Altho
I never undertake to make a speech
with pleasure yet how could I but be
glad to render this little service to the
Y. M. C. A. which has been most
serviceable and helpful to me. Its
young men do the most that is done to,
upbuild the University. In looking
over its history we see that it has been
long and full of glory. It was found
ed here before the war and was one of
the first to be founded in a college in
this country. It is doing a great
work in the community. Its young
Vnen at a great self-sacrifice have
undertaken to spread the gospel thro
the rural , district around our little
village. The Y. M. C. A. can always -be
counted on for good. The welcome
Lexfeiid to you is -tlwffrsr the U:sL tiul
strongest young men in the Universi
ty. I regret that we could not have
this meeting in the Chapel so that there
might be room for more of you.
However we are most grateful to the
congregation which customarily holds
service in this church. There is one
kind of man we all admire, a manly
man. You will find the men in the
Y. M. C. A. manly men. There is no
effeminacy about them. They invite
you to band together with them and
they offer you many good things.
Their building is the center of the
social life of the campus. Under their
auspices you will find the Bible Study
classes and many other good things.
A man is not much of a man who is
ashamed to join with the right.
Personally, I most cordially recom
mend that every one of you to become a
member of the Y. M. C. A.
Prof. M. H. Stacy Speaks
Dr. Venable then' introduced Prof.
M. II. Stacy, of the advisory commit
tee of the Y. M. C. A. A brief sum
mary of Prof. Stacy's remarks is as
follows. The Advisory Committee of
the Y. M. C. A. is composed of men
in all parts of the state, men of busi
ness, lawyers, teachers, all interested
in the boys here. A boy of what ever
kind he be, does not go far in college
life before he asks himself the question,
why am I taking all this education?
I am going to take law, how will quad
ratic equations help ine. The most of
what you learn here, young men, you
will soon forget. What do you get
then? You get the development and
training of your powers by your mas
tery of your subjects. What we want
here is to develop full-rounded men.
We have the means for physical
development. Yonder stands a beau
tiful, well-equipped gymnasium. Yon
der are two athletic fields and an
"(Concluded on sixth page)
    

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