North Carolina Newspapers

Rules for use of courts. ; Varsity
Tournament begins Monday
The University Tennis Association
held its first meeting- this year , in
Chemistry Hall Thursday afternoon
There was a good number of tennis
players and men interested in the
game present. However, there is
noticeable gap between the number of
men who use the courts of the associ
ation and the number of men who take
an active part in building new courts
and keeping the old in repair. At 2:15
the meeting was called to order by
C. S. Venable, president. After hearing-
the report of last year's treasurer
the association was ready for the
election of officers for the coming year.
For president, .LW. Lasley, Jr., was
nominated and there being no further
nominations Mr. Lasley was unani
mously elected president of the tennis
association. S. R. Carrington was
next elected to the position of secreta
ry and treasurer. Both of the new
officers are well fitted to hold their
positions. Mr. Lasley has been vitally
interested in tennis and an active par
ticipant in the game for three years
and two weeks. Mr. Carrington also
has been active in helping the cause
of tennis at the University. After discussing-
what is to be-the . aim of , the
association this year and making plans
for the accomplishment of this aim
the meeting was adjourned.
The tennis association has found
it necessary to formulate the following
simple rules for the preservation of its
First.' No one is allowed the use of
these courts except the members of the
University Tennis Association. This
is simply doing justice. The members
of the tennis association pay for the
building of its courts and also the repairing-
done on them. As the mem
bership fee is one dollar and a . half a
year everyone who wishes to use the
courts may easily join the association.
Second. No one is allowed to play
on these courts without rubber bottom
shoes. This rule is primarily impor
tant. Any form of shoe with hard
soles will so cut up the courts as to
ruin the bound of the ball.
Third. Lime and a marker are pro
vided in the boiler room of the gym
nasium. If your court is not marked
off you may get these. Lime must al
ways be used in marking off the courts.
This rule is necessary for the same
reason that number two is. Using
such a thing as a stick to mark off the
courts causes ruts to be formed in them
and these are a great hindrance to the
uniform bound of the ball.
The Association hopes that it will
not be necessary to make any rule
regulating the time any one set shall
use a court. . If one set has been play
ing for some time courtesy will sug
gest that they surrender the court to
any that may be waiting. It is up to
a University student to obey such a
suggestion as this.
Under the auspices of the association
the tournament to determine this year's
'varsity tennis team will start Mon
day. Two days will be allowed for
the completion of each round and if
the match is not played off in this
Mr. Rowe, of AshevlUe, Speaker of
the Occasion Delivers a Power
ful Address to a Packed
The Young Men's" Christian Asso
ciation officially opened their Bible
study rally last Sunday afternoon at
3:30 in the Methodist church. The
church was packed to overflowing
when W. H. Ramsaur arose to an
nounce the speaker of the occasion
In introducing the speaker Mr,
Ramsaur made use of the following re'
marks: "There is no need for me to in
troduce. Mr. Rowe to this audience
Those of us who were here last year re
member the strong, thoughtful sermons
he delivered during a series of meet
ings in tnis cnurcn. ine old men
know him by experience, the new men
by reputation. Some men come to us
to entertain us. They go away and
are forgotten. Others come to lift us
up and inspire us to nobler ideals.
These go and are forgotten gener
ally but one will forever be fresh in
our memories, Mr. Gilbert Rowe, of
Asheville, preacher, teacher, scholar."
Mr. Rowe then took the rostrum and
delivered the following address which
needs no eulogy from us. .
In this age of divided interests there
is more need of discrimination and
selection than' ever before. There is
more effort necessary in deciding one's
manner of living. A person needs
now to be more careful than ever as
to what he shall hear and observe,
because in the midst of the many
voices of the present day, there is a
great chance for one to mistake, the
right for the wrong. This is especial
ly true of reading, for "Of the making
of books there is no end." There is
danger that in reading many good
books, ,one may neglect the best book.
Every man needs suggestions about,
and interpretations of, life and these
may be found in many books, the Bible
included. But the outcroppingsof our
natures indicate that there is a strati
fication not of time but eternity; and
since every one must come to the great
transition sooner or later, it is most
necessary to be acquainted with the
manner of landing in the proper place
on the other side.
While many books say much about
the other side and all books of real
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time it will go by default to one of the
contestants. No dela' will be granted
under any circumstances save one.
That is that the courts be in such
condition on both the days assigned
that they may not be played upon. A
plan of the tournament will be posted
in the window of the Athletic Store
and the winners noted every other
In addition to this tournament for
the tennis team the association also
intends to have a prize tournament
this fall. To enter this tournament
one must have paid his dues, so pay
up at once, Dont wait till you go
broke and then get cut out of a chance
for a prize. The membership fee for
one year is only one dollar and a half.
See J. W. Lasley, Jr., orS. R, Carring
ton, if you wish to become a member.
The work of the Information Bureau
has done much good. The game .
room and reading room soon
to be replenished
The Y. M. C. A. of the University
is just now entering upon what promi
ses to be its most successful year.
There have been more men enrolled
in its-Bible Study groups than ever
before. The ranks of its members
have been swelled bythe largest enroll
ment in its history. When . we speak
of this as the most successful year of
the Y. M. C. A., we mean that this
year ihe organization will do more in
the service of the University and reli
gion, i The Y. M. C. A. cabinet this
year is composed of men of whom we
never hear anything sensational but
who, as a set of unselfish workers, we
could not equal in the University.
They spend a great part of their time
doing the work of of the Y. M. C. A.
and yet for this work they get absolu
tely no pecuniary reward and, we are
ashamed to note, very meagre thanks.
The success of the Y. M. C. A. is in
part shown by the number of men who
have joined the organization. . So far
there have been more than three hun
dred men who have' signed the "mem
bership blanks of the Young Men's
Christian Association. This. is an in
crease over the total enrollment of last
year of more than forty men and last
year there were some fifty or sixty
men who joined after the Christmas
recess. In the matter of Bible Study
classes, too, the institution has been
well rewarded for its efforts. Last
year ' the Bible Study enrollment
mounted up to three hundred and fif
ty , one of the largest enrollments in
Southern colleges. This year even at
this early stage there are three hun
dred and fifty-six men enrolled, and
this has caused one of the Internation
al Committee of the Y. M. C. A. to
place the University of North Caroli
na Young Men's Christian Association
among the best in America. The sue.
cess of the organization in this direc
tion is well "deserved indeed and we
most heartily congratulate the men
who have brought it about.
It is also a matter of gratification to
the Y. M. C. A. officials to notice how
many of its members are new men.
If a man starts, in the beginning of
his college life, to take active part in
Y. M. C. A. activities he is liable to
be of greatest service to the Universi
ty and the community later. It is but
natural that these new, men should
wish to become connected with , the
Young Men's Christian Association.
At University station they were met
by Y. M. C. A. men and introduced to
the University life. Some men,
who had, in their ignorance of
conditions here, come up to the college
without securing either room or board
ing place, were lodged by the Y. M.
C. A. men and helped in finding a
room and a place to board. A vast
number of new men and many old stu
dents, found it necessary to consult the
Information Bureaus, conducted by
the Y. M. C. A., when they had
become so entangled in their efforts to
get registered that they began
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Some of.the New Men are Begin
ning to Show up and the Old
Men are Getting Down to
Since our last issue football has
materially progressed. Under the effi
cient coaching of Arthur Brides and
the helpful assistance of ' 'Farmer"
Moore, Yale tactics have been steadily
drilled into the men. The training
has been going on constantly from
evening to evening, and the men have
responded faithfully, coming- out re
gularly and working their hardest.
The efficiency of the squad as a whole
has been largely increased by the past
week's practice.
The 'nature of the practice has been
almost .exclusively field work. Up to
this week there has been no scrim
mage "whatever. The men meet at
the Gymnasium at four o'clock, dress,
and march in a squad to the field.
Circling the entire field twice at a
steady gait serves to limber them up,
and in a large measure takes ouf the
soreness of the day before. Coach
Brides then divides the squad into
three or four 'circles and gives the
men constant practice in handling- and
passing the ball. The practice is then
repeated with the circles running1 first
to the right, then to the left. The
circles then straighten and the men
are given exercise in falling on the
ball. The form of starting and get
ting into play from position as Coach
Brides has introduced it will aid a
great deal, we think, in developing
more speed in both linesmen and backs.
To start at the snap of the ball, '
neither too soon nor too late, is an art
which is of vast importance on the
gridiron, and one which our coach 'is
fast instilling into our men. The
practice of receiving and running up
punts was at first difficult for the
fellows in general, but through re
peated trials theyare learning to handle
them more easily.
Crosswell, Williams, D. M., Belk,
Hedgepeth, Belden and Capt. Garrett
are doing the best punting. In re
ceiving and running up punts, Foun
tain, Van Every, Winston, Tillet, J.,
Elder, Ruffin and Lapinski are show
ing best form. There are some fast
men out for ends, and their work on
getting down under punts and tack
ling receivers has been noticeable.
They are, Winston, Fleet Williams,
Wood, Elder, Rodriguez and Porter.
Bob Winston's speed is making- him
classed with the best material. His
track record and class football fame are
remembered by all. Porter, Capt. of
William and Mary's team last year, is
out for an end. He is well built and
fast but a little diffident in receiving
punts. Van Every, of High Point,
might be classed in the same rank.
Deans, at center, is showing his usual
form, and seems to have better speed
than formerly. Capt. Garrett, at
guard, is managing- his men well.
His punting shows marked improve
ment. Ruffin, Williams, D. M., Bel
den, Tillett and Crosswell, our last
years backs are, showing better form
both in receiving and running up
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