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UNIVERSITY OF NORTIlCARpLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, MAR. 5, 1910
OFBICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
HI STORICAL COLLECTION
CORRESPONDENCE OF VAiNCE TO
BE GOTTEN TOGETHER. -
People of North Carolina appealed
to for help in worthy
To the People of North Carolina:
i The North Carolina Historical Com
mission is making" a collection of the
letters and papers of Gov. Z. 11. Vance,
with a view to their preservation and
publication. Through the cooperation
of Mrs. Vance several thousands of
such documents have been secured,
making" one of the most important
manuscript collections ever made by
the state. The publication of these
papers will do more, to establish the
state's Confederate history beyond dis
pute than any other collection in exis
. But, unfortunately, this collection
contains but few of Governor Vance's
own letters, most of those iu collection,
being1 letters received by him. :. It is
most ' important that the publication
should contain as many of his own let
ters as possible.
The Historical Commission, there
fore, takes this means of requesting
those who possess letters of Governor
Vance to turn them over to the com
mission,' either for permanent - preser
Y.M. C. A. CAMPAIGN
FOUR ABLE SPEAKERS TO AD
DRESS STUDENTS NEXT WEEK.
Messrs. Mercer and Weatherford
made excellent impression
A notable series of addresses will be
delivered at Chapel Hill next week un
der the auspices of the Y. M. C. A.
The speakers will be E. C. Mercer, o
New York City, A. J. Elliott, of Chic
ago, 111., ami W. I). Weatherford, o
Nashville, 1 enn. Each of these men
is an International Secretary of the Y
M. C. A. with long, and intimate ex
perience in work among college life
and each in his own way knows how
to handle them interestingly and help
fully. They come to Carolina from
such institutions as the Universities o
Wisconsin and Michigan, McGill Col
lege, Yale, Harvard and Cornell where
they have been greeted by enormous
The first public address of the series
will be delivered in Gerrard Hall
Wednesday night at 7:30 o'clock and
the closing address will be made Sun
day night at the same hour. Between
the public meetings, Mercer, Elliott
and Weatherford or Willis, Johnson
and Culbreath, who will accompany
the team, will be glad to meet as many
of the students as possible to discuss
v,'ith them wha tsoever they may be in
TWO OLD CONFEDERATES
NORTH CAROLINA MAGAZINE
POLK MILLER AND COLONEL
"TOM" BOOKER ENTERTAIN.
vation or for copying". No letter or
paper is so unimportant or trival but In no part of the country has there
that it may have its place in such a
collection; and, we think, the person
nel of the Historical Commission is
sufficient guarantee that no improper
use will be made of any letter or pa
per. The publication has the sanction
of Mrs. Vance.
Nor is the publication a private en
terprise undertaken for the purpose of
making money. It will be issued by
the state as other state printing, aud
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The Past Three Years the Most Successful
in Its History.
RALEIGH, NORTII CAROLINA
been the development in student Y
M. C. A. work that there has been in
the colleges of the south during the
past ten years. This growth is attri
butable chiefly to the untiring effort
and efficient supervision of one man
W. D. Weatherford, Southern Student
Secretary since 1V02
Of Weatherford's work in the south,
the men of Carolina know, and to it
they are deeply indebted. His in
fluence, however, is not sectional.
During last year he did a notable
work iu several of the leading Univer
sities of the east. During the past two
years he has been in increasing de
mand in the west iu such institutions
as the Universities of Illinois, Nebras
ka, Iowa, Arkansas, and Michigan.
Last summer he represented the North
American Association at the World's
Christian Student Federation Conven
tion which met at Oxford, .England.
Dr. Weatheriord s addresses are
marked by deep thoughtfulness, in
tense earnestness, and absolute fair
ness. To the thinking student, per
plexed by intellectual doubts, he
bring a peculiarly helpful message.
His ripe experience in handling stu
dent problems gained as a student and
as Student Association Secretary, fits
him admirably for the service he comes
to render us.
Mr. E. C. Mercer is a southern man,
an alumnus of the University of Vir
ginia, and one of the best known col
lege men in America. For the past
three years he has devoted himself
primarily to christian work among
colleges. During this time he has vis
ited about all the large institutions in
the United States, and has been in
over 1,000 fraternity houses Where
some of his most helpful service has
been rendered. He comes to Chapel
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Nigger ; quartette furnish much
amusement by their fine
'; ; singing.
And maybe the Y. M. C. A. didn't
get richt The crowd that came out
to see Polk Miller arid his Old South
Negro Quartette Thursday night was
the largest assembled in Gerrard Hall
since Lee's birthday, 1909, ..when a
special train-load of state legislators
had filled the building- to its utmost
capacity,; The audience was large and
in a Fourth of July humor and, when
Mr. Miller and his associate, Colonel
''Tom" Booker walked up the aisle in
their coats of Confederate gray, they
turned loose a storm of applause that
demonstrated the force of the appeal
this costume made to a Tar Heel au
dience. The applause broke out again
and again.' After the conclusion of the
regular performance the students
gathered and gave yell after yell for
the men who had so stirred their sec
tional pride ctnd love for home tradi
tions.: : : :..
It was noticeable that in this appear
ance theri was less of Polk Miller and
more of his assistants, more concert
and less lecture on the Old Sonth than
at previous times. Mr. Miller relied
on his frigid,- Colonel Booker and the
darkey quartette to furnish the main
part of the program. The audience
observed the remarkable preservation
of the entertainer, but they could also
see a reason for it, Mr. Miller was
saving himself His part was smaller
but his work was done with the same
realism aud sympathy that has char
acterized all of his earlier performances.
Senator "Bob" Taylor announced
himself last fall as the "Apostle of the
fiddle and the bow." Mr. Miller might
well have substituted banjo for fiddle
in this title and appropriated it for
his companion and the fellow soldier,
Colonel "Tom" Booker, for this sea
soned old gentleman "went about" on
his bracketed instrument in a manner
that set the galleries wild. Perhaps
his most successful and most feelingly
rendered piece was the dialect song,
"Gimme A Little Mo' Cider."
The singing of the Old South dark
ey quartette was the strong feature of
the entertainment. The performance
was mainly a concert by these singers.
Their voices were strong and full of
melody which made full atonement for
a scarcely noticeable lack of training.
The bass singer had a voice of especial
depth and clearness.
The whole program was wildly ar
plauded from beginning to end. The
success wnicn . greeted, ivir. Miner
Thursday night proved conclusively
that this wartime entertainer has lost
none of his power foi presenting to
the New South a realistic picture of
the good old times before the war.
STORIES UNUSUALLY GOOD IN
NEW ISSUE OF MAGAZINE.
Some good poetry. Number of ex
cellent sketches and
Off the North Carolina coast on Hat
teras Island there lives a class of peo
ple whose language smacks of an early
English impress. They use such words
as "cantie," and "couthie," "scun
ners," and the like. Their style of
living is distinct from the life of their
neighbors across the water on the
coast. Professor Collier Cobb tells
of these people and their peculiar us
ages of language in the current, Feb
ruary, issue of the University Maga
zine in an article entitled, "Early Eng
lish Survivals on Hatteras Island. "
One of the most interesting points
in "Working One's Way Through Col
lege," by W. H. Jones is raised at the
conclusion of the article: "Is It Worth
the Price?" He has just stated that a
working man is often overworked, and
is prevented from, ; social contact with
his fellows. Previous to that the
classes of work, and the nature of
them has been discussed pleasantly.
It would be interesting to decide it
self-help is worth the price.
In-"The Whk'A Letter," by T. Mi-
Hunter, a lover of excitement will find
an interesting suggestion, if he wishes
to put it into practice. Getting- letters
mixed, or misplaced, especially letters
to girls sometimes furnishes sufficient
excitement to satisfy
weeks. So thinks Mr.
"Two Dollar Victims" by T. P.
Nash, will recall to those familiar
with movements on the campus some
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