North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. 18
NO. 3
First round lias been played off
and second round Is being
shoved ahead
The tournament to determine what
two men are to represent the Univer
sity this year as her varsity . tennis
team is now on. Although there are
not so many men entered as last year
still it is believed that there are as
many men entered who have a chance
to win out as there were. Among
those who have entered there are eight
men who have made their class teams
Some of the others are new men who
have shown up well.
Those who have entered are: C. S
Venable, L. Lamb, J. P. Morgan, P.
D. Roseman, J. W. Lasley. Jr., K. P
Bailey, R. G. Stockton, C. W. Tillett,
K. D. Battle, C. L. Williams, Har
gett and Fry. Of these C. S. Venable
has twice been a member of his class
team and once was mainly responsible
for the championship which 1910 won
in its sophomore year. L. Lamb was
a member of last years freshman team.
J. P. Morgan has twice made his class
team and came near winning the first
prize in the racquet tournament twice
P. D. Roseman made his class team
last year. J. W. Lasley was a mem
ber of last year's junior team. K. B
Bailey was a member of the sopho
1 more team last year and also of the team
which was popularly known as the scrub
tennis team. C. W. Tillett and K. D.
Battle represented '09 for four consec
utive years and were the winners of the
class championship last spring.
Practicallv every man who has
made the team here for the past sev
eral years, has used his class team as a
stepping stone to the varsity. As
there are men entered this year who
have been members of championship
class teams it seems as if we should
secure a team that will do credit to the
enviable record of our teams in the
Neither member of last year's var
sity have entered the tournament
though both are in college. Foun
tain is hard at work on the football
field trying to win his third N. C.
Hyman has so much academic work
that he has not sufficient time to try
for the team.
In the past the tennis tournaments
have been run rather loosely in the
matter of time allotted for each round.
This year the management promises
that there shall be no delay allowed
on account of any mortal man. That
the tournament shall move up one
round every two days that pass, un
less the courts be in such condition
that they may not be used either day.
Four new men entered the tourna
ment at the eleventh hour. They
were: Edgerton, L. T. Avery, D. B.
Teague, and Wyatt.
The results of the first round were
as follows: C. S. Venable won from
Edgerton, Luke 'Lamb won from L.
T. Avery, J. P. Morgan won from P.
D. Roseman, J. W. Lasley from Har
gett, K. B. Bailey from R. G. Stock
ton, C. W. Tillett from Fry, K. D.
Battle from D. B. Teague, and Wyatt
from Williams.
Although the Whitney Brothers will
be missed there will be
ample compensation
The Star Course, the University
series of cultural entertainments for
the students, promises to be stronger
than ever before. It will present two
strong speakers, while the remainder
of the schedule will consist mainly of
musical attractions. The faculty com
mittee in charge of the affairs of the
course are Dr. Henderson, Chairman,
Dr. Wheeler, and Prof. McKie. Prof.
McKie has had active charge of the
arrangement of the course, and to him
is particularly due the credit for the
completion of the very attractive list
of entertainments whose numbers are
given below. The course this year is
decidedly the most expensive ever ar
ranged and the student body is decid
edly in debt to the whole committee
for the painstaking care that has been
necessary for its arrangement.
The course is equally strong for one
term as the other; in each session
there will appear three attractions.
Victor's Venetian band will head the
list. This announcement will be re
ceived with pleasure by all those who
heard the concert given by this organ
ization last year. This fall they will
make their fourth tour, of the South
and will give their performance in
Chapel Hill on the afternoon of Oct
15. The committee hesitated for some
time before securing an engagement
with another magician, but believing
that a real brilliant performance o
this nature could not fail to Receive :
pleasant reception at the hands of the
student audience, they have closed ar
rangements with the French magician,
Durneau, who is considered a close
rival to Keller. His date is Nov. 6.
The committee promises that he is
neither another Josefy nor any other
kind of a Jonah.
Probably the most interesting fea
ture of the entire star course will be
the speech of Sen. J. P. Dolliver of
Iowa. This man made for himself
national reputation during the last
Congress, as the leader of th? so-called
"progressives" of the Republican par
ty. 1 he thing that attracted so much
attention to these men was the fact
that they, like some of our own North
Carolina congressmen, voted contrary
to their party pledges in regard to the
Tariff. Sen. Dolliver will deliver his
address here sometime in the late fall.
In the spring the course will be just
as attractive as in the fall. The com
pany that will most probably furnish
pleasure to the greatest number of
students will be Elbert Foland and his
Italian boys. They will come provided
with a large amount of popular music,
something that we all can enjoy. Their
star attraction is a boy soprano who
comes highly recommended by a mem
ber of the Whitney Bros. Quartet.
They will appear on Jan. 1st.
On March 16, The Central Grand
Concert Company will arrive. This
company comes highly recommended
both by ths tone of press notices and
personally by people who have heard
its concerts. The features of their per
formance that have drawn most ap-
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Men are showing up well in the
" scrimmages. Line plunges by
the varsity a specialty
The schedule is opened, the season
is on. JWe are to meet Wake Forest
on the home gridiron on Saturday for
the first inter-collegiate game of the
year. .'-'
Though Wake Forest has just recent
ly introduced football into the realm
of her college athletics, she is by no
means to be considered a mean oppon
ent on that account. Football is on to
stay at that institution. Two weeks
ago an Alumni Athletic Association
was formed there, and this, together
with the student association of a simi
lar nature, is to control football. This
is a big step toward better football
Last year was Wake Forest's first year
on the gridiron, and their record is
one of which to be proud under those
conditions. This year reports indicate
a far better team than the one which
held us to a 17 to 0 score last year.
Simmons, the big full back who made
practically their only, gains through
our line; the Leggett brothers, end and
back, whose speedy play and heady
judgement won the majority of the
other yards for their team, are back in
their usual positions. Meyers, former
ly right end at Harvard, has been se
cured to coach the Baptists, and his
effort; cih only result in a good team.
The student body there, from all ac
counts, are enthusiastic over the pros
pects for this season.
Naturally we look upon Saturday's
game as a practise game. And so it
is, but experience should teach us that
practise games have come near being
our "Jonah" for the last two years.
Richmond College has twice in the
last two seasons closed her first half
with a comfortable lead, and only sheer
pluck, head, and Carolina spirit have
saved the day for us. Let us not so
tempt fate this time, else the tide may
turn. We should go into the game
Saturday with a certain amount of
confidence, to be sure, but an overabun
dance of that feeling is more disastrous
than a deficiency. So we should make
Saturday's game a hard fought, spir
ited contest, and pile the score as high
as it will go.
The following is the line up for
Saturday's game as given: Garrett,
captain, South Atlantic and All-Southern,
It.; Ruffin, q; Crosswell, rh.; Wil
liams, D. M., lh.; Belden fb.; Williams,
"Fleet," re.; Hedgepeth, rt.; Norwood,
rg.; Deans, c; Thompson, lg.; Wins
ton, le. The following and possiblty
some others will be put in line during
the game: Tillet, q; Fountain, q; Par
ker and Brown, c; Porter, fb.; Wakely,
rh. ; Elder, lh. ; Oliver, rt. ; McLean, rg. ;
Belk, re.
The writer had the privilege and
pleasure of a private, personal inter
view with Coach Brides Monday and
is therefore prepared to give to the
student body the Coach's first authen
tic statement of prospects here. When
asked what he thought to be the
greatest deficiency of the candidates,
Coach Brides answered without hesi
tation that he considered slow start
ing, inability to handle punts, and
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AH academic classes show an in
crease and law class well-nigh
doubled itself
Now that the University has got
fairly started on her voyage for the
year 1-909-10 it will be interesting to
take some note as to the size and clas
sification of her passenger list. On
Sept. 23 791 men had registered,
while last year only 768 had come in
by Oct. 12. It is practically certain
that by University Day this fall we
will have passed the 800 mark and be
a full score in advance of the enroll
ment of any year in the history of the
University. In the first cabin, the
Senior Class, we have 81, just one
more than last year. Let us hope
that this year's class will lead in , the
percentage of those who live through
the entire trip and that a larger num
ber of men will muster in caps and
gowns at commencement than in any
previous year. The Junior class shows
the largest growth over the corres
ponding class last year. With a mem
bership of 134, it is 46 men in advance
of the number that the present Senior
class could count in its junior year 218
of the 300 freshmen who were expected
have shown up. There would have
been 220, but, alas,' on the very night
of their arrival, two promising, would
be students became frightend at the
ringing of the old bell and left .the
next day. Only about two thirds of
the class of 1912 came back to taste
the sweets of sophhood. Some have
decided to try another year at Math I
and other favorites; but about 60 mem
bers of the class have failed to show
up. The pharmacy and graduate
schools, with attendances of 35 and 22
respectively, are somewhat behind
their record for attendance last year;
but the law class with an enrollment
of 99 makes good this deficiency. The
meds show a decided slump as to num
bers. There are 41 men less than last
session. This fact can be attributed
to the newly effective requirement for
an equivalent of one year's academic
work before entrance to this school.
Altogether, with the largest aca
demic classes on its record and the
largest law class the University can
stand a slight slump in the other pro
fessional classes, though we expect to
make it up next year with a vengeance.
The Moot Court has been organized
for the coming year and is to begin its
activity at once. The following
officers have been elected: S. J. Stern,
Judge; L. J. L. Poisson, Clerk; C. J.
Smith, Sheriff; F. E. Winslow, Coro
ner; G. M. Fountain, Solicitor. The
court will meet every Saturday at 8:00
P. M. in the regular court room.
Every one is invited to attend these
meetings, the townspeople as well as
the students. The court will be especi
ally interesting this year it is expect
ed. The law class which numbers
ninety-nine men is the largest in the
history of the University and has many
able speakers among its numbers.
Dr. C. S. Raper has been in at
tendance at the meeting of the In
ternational Conference on local and
national taxation in Louisville.

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