OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5, 1910
MEETING OF MITCHELL SOCIETY
UNIVERSITY'S SOENT1F1C SOCIETY HOLDS FIRS'
MEETING WITH GOOD ATTENDANCE
President Yenable Presents a Paper on the Arizona
Meteor Crater. Dr. Bell on Chemical
i - Analysis. Other Speeches
The Etisba Mitchell Scientific So
ciety met Tuesday night in the lecture
room of Chemistry Hall, with about 30
present, among the nrimder a.few stu
dents interested in scientific subjects,!
as well as the regular members.
Dr. Venable read a paper concerning
the formation of the meteor crater iri
Arizona. -The evidences of meteor
ites are found all about this crater,
buried deep in the rock, as it they
had been driven in with tremendous
force. There are two theories as to
; the formation of this crater, one as
cribing it to the formation of steam
within the rock, exploding it, while
the other takes account of the meteoric
particles and affirms that at some re
mote period a gigantic meteor, or per-;
haos a comet, struck the earih at this
point, tearing . out this tremendous
hole. Dr. Venable explained ' this
theory fully from every standpoint
showing the arguments against the
theory as well as those for it. ijlej
brousrht out the fact that meteors as 4
I rule do not strike the earth with any
' great velocity, imbedding themselve
? onlv a few feet in the earth. Scien-
s tists are all at sea,however, as to what
, would happen if a very larg-e meteor
I or comet should happen to strike the
i earth; Although having a tremendous
j velocity, taking into consideratisn the
I fact that the earth might be moving
i in the same direction, and also the
l friction of the air, it is possible that
such a body might fall very gently
1 comparatively speakiny. Of course if
the earth were going in the opposite
direction to that of the body, meeting
4 it head on, a terrible impact would re
suit. The problem is a very hard 'one
to work out mathematically.
Dr. Venable's paper was discussed,
after it had been read, by several mem
bers of the society,' Dr. Patterson
bringing out the point that observa
tions made upon Halley's Comet go to
show that comets are composed of very
small, finely diffused particles. This
would have no effect, however, upon
the theory brought forth, because the
result of the impact of one large mass
nmf manv small masses striking at
I the same time would be the same.
I Professor Cobb noted that one of the
I men who had done so much toward
ihe investigation of this crater, namely
Merrill was a son of Nor'h Carolina.
Dr. Herty was interested in the amount
-of cobalt found about the meteor cra
ter. " f
Professor Bell read the second paper
of the evening on the subject of chem
ical analysis. He elucidated what he
termed the geometric method of de
termining the composition of solid ma
terials unseparable in any other way.
This method depends upon the prop
osition that tbestim of the three per
pendiculars of ah equilateral triangle
.drawn from a point within is equal to
the height. Professor Bell developed
.an ingenious manner of finding com
pounds in : Inorganic Chemistry by
means of this proposition. It is par
ticularly Valuable in detecting false
-compounds that' in reality - have no
SENIORS DEFEATED BY FRESHMEN
By a Score of 3-0 Against Their Elder Brothers Fresh
men Show that They Are Out
The Freshmen nosed out the Seniors
Thursday, 3-0. North's toe did the
The'tnixup was" a hummer from
start to finish. It was about a toss up
between the two outfits. As a result
neither side could gain consistently, i
1 During the first three periods neither
goal line was in serious danger .-North
tried a' couple", of drops, - but both were
blocked. Early in the last quarter the
Freshmen pulled off a 20 yard forward
pass, putting the ball on i the Senior's
20 yard line. North stepped back and
booted the pigskin between; the poles'.;
1914's eleven again showed up well.
They outpepped ihe Seniors.- North
and Jones put up a' nice all around
game. Long and Blackmer played
nicely on the flanks. " '
The sheepskin 'gentlemen reminded
us of the .Varsity they played below
expectations. The material was there,'
but it was ; in tpoor form. .f'Rube'l
Oliver starred at right tackle,;; Stew
art, Cooper and Rodriguez did fair.' v j
The lineup: , ,-1
Seniors . .. ,
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Y. M. C A. ADDRESSED BY MR. HOGUE
' 1. h. North (Capt.)
r. h. Hanes
f. b. JoneS
Time of game--Two 10 and two 8
minute quarters. Referee Coach
Brides. ; Umpire jSte wart. Field
Judge Tillett. Head Linesman
McLean. ' ' '
; 400 Join Athletic Association
The canvassing of the student body
for Athletic Association members has
been completed and there are about
371 students who have handed in the r
names and cdme across with their
membership fee. This number, how
ever, does, not include the thirty one
sweater men in college to whom the
Association grants free membership in
recognition of their having represented
the, University in an intei colli giate
athletic contest.. This; makes the
membership this year total 402. ;
' ; The Athletic Association in accor
dance with'its constitution will hold
its first meeting this year on Saturday
November the' fifth. The purpose, of
the meeting will be to elect two as
sistant editors-in-chiet of the Tar
Heel, v These two assistants will tome
from the .junior class and will serve
for the remainder of the college year
as assistants to k the editor-in-chief,
that they may become thoroughly fa
miliar 'with themanagement and edit
ing of the paper. One of them will
be next year's editor-in-chiet" of the
standing whatever. ' Commenting upon
Professor 'Bell's papei, Dr, Herty re
marked that it had taken him months
and in one case as long as two years
to find that certain compounds did
not exist,1 which facts he could ''have
found out' at once had he then had the
advantage pjf.the method described.
Rev R. W. Hogue Speaks at Tuesday Night Meeiing,
Choosing for His Subject
' . The Coward"
Mr. Hogue spoke in the Y. M. C. A
auditorium Tuesdav nig-ht His sub-
ject was "The Coward." He spoke o
the coward from five viewpoint:
or rather, he spoke of five different
cowartls, every one of which he made
vivid by striking illustrations. ... j;
He spoke first of the man who is a
coward because of temporary failure,
because he is cowed. Mr. Wriyht
miirht, when his aeroplane failed at
Fort Meyer, acknowledged total: fail
ure, but he didn't; hei acknowledged
temporary defeat, he gave valid rea
sons for it. he set absolutely at work
to Conquer the air; he succeeded. Al
success begins, in failure. It is not i
brave thing to acknowledge failure.
The second species of coward finds
itsiillustration in childhood, in the boy
who fights because he isn't afraid to
cross a line, i ne man wno is airaia
not to take a dare is a coward. It is a
superb bravery that can conquer one's
inner cowardice to take a dare.
,The third sort of coward is he who
hasn't the courasre to stop when he
knows he ought to. Metternich once
offered Napoleon peace, security of dy-
nasty, greater France, but Napoleon
retused, and rushed on Austria, on
Russia, on England on Waterloo.
Ambition that leads men to want all
or .nothing is the work of cowardice.
Mr. HOirue spoke next or the cow-?
ardice of enmity, of prejudice. The
man who cannot conquer his pride, his
grudge, his resentment is a coward.
Closely akin to this cowardice is the
cowardice of taking credit for what be
longs to another. This was Mr.
Hogue's fifth coward.
Mr. Hogue dwelt but briefly on the
great problem of intellectual cowardice
and of moial cowardice. But his final
definition of the coward was: "The
coward is the man who is afraid to atr
tend to the problem of self mastery.','
Grip what is good; cut loose from
what is wrong; and gain something of
that courage ' that made Christ say
"Father forgive them; for they know
not what they do."
New Books in library
The following new books have been
received at the library. In calling for
them at the loan desk, please give the
call numbers as stated below:
B-E53e2 Emerson Journals, v. 1.
B-E53e2 Emersou Journals, v. 2.
814-P13 Page The Old South. ;
826-F5S Fitzgerald Letters, v. 1.
826-F55 Fitzgerald Letters, v 2.
842-Ml8raxM Maeterlinck Mary
" 9142-H85 Howells Seven English
Cities. 1 ' ,;
: 832-K35 Kennedy The Servant in
the House. ;
D386af De Morgan An Affair of
Dishonor. " 5 ;
S616c Sinclair The Creators.
H3146i Harris The Bishop and
A869t Atherton Tower of Ivory.
W2581 Ward Lady Merton, Colo
nist. ' '
C563mo Churchill A Modern
C899un Cranford The Undesira
G233o Qarland Other Main Trav-
IMPROVEMENTS IN ARBORETUM
GROUND BEING THOROUGHLY DRAINED IN PREPAR
ATION FOR NEW PLANTS AND TREES
This Attractive Corner of the Campus to Be StO
Turther Beautified and Made Use- ,
; , , fid to Science .;
The University Arboretum is now
being extended so as to include the
rectangular piece of ground east of the
biological laboratory. With this ad
dition the Arboretum will extend from
the North boundary of the campus to
Cameron avenue and cover an area of
about four acres. In order to bring
the soil into fit condition for planting,
a large force of hands is now engaged
in laying a comprehensive - system of
underground drains. Nearly a mile of
tile will be put down and it is hoped
that this will relieve the water-logged
condition that has heretofore" made
this area the most unfavorable for
plant growth in the confines of Chapel
Hill. The maples aloncf Cameron ave
nue East of the Biological Laboratory
show well the bad condition of the soil
here. They are dead or dying of wet
feet. - ' -i;-t-1, :
After the tile is put in, the new area
will be laid out and preparations made
for considerable planting in the
early spring. In the selection of spe
cies for their planting,) one of the
original objects in 1 the establishment
will be adhered to namely, the gath
ering together here of as many as pos-
sible of the trees and shrubs of North
Carolina. Already considerable ; pro
gress has been made in this direction
for example there are now in the
Arboretum all but two of the nineteen
coniferous evergreen trees of the State.
Plans for the extension also include-a
garden of medicinal plants, where the
botanical side of pharmacy may be
studied at first hand. In this" erarden
will be cultivated a large number of
official and non-official drug- plants.
It is hoped that this feature' will be
of considerable value to ; the pharma
ceutical department. ' : '
It is the expectation that in the next
few years a good conservatory will be
put up in the Arboretum as a part 6 f
the equipment of the botanical depart
ment; ' '' ' . ' :-:'::: )
Mr. Jacques Busbee, the well known
portrait painter of Raleigh, N. C, ar
rived on the Hill a few days ago with
his bride, formerly Miss Julia Royster,
of Raleigh. They will remain here
or some days. During his stay here,
Mr. Busbee will-copy the portrait , of
W, R. Davie, jn the the Dialectic So
ciety Hall, for the North . Carolina
Sons of the Revolution.
There will. be; a football game here
this afternoon between the local High
School team, known as the Chapel Hill
Juniors, and the Durham Juveniles.
The basket ball men would like' ! to
request that whoever carried off their
ball return it as soon as convenient.
elled Roads. . ,
G233c Garland -Cavanagh Forest
H314unc Harris Uncle Remus and
the Little Boy. '
B-T96hHowells My Mark Twain.
If you are interested in a ROYAL
typewriter proposition, talk to Cy,
Thompson Jr. j