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OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL IIILL N. C, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 1911
IN FAST FURIOUS MIXUP
VIRGINIA BAGS GAME
AN APPRECIATION OF COLLEGE BABIES NAMED BY
DR. PALMER COBB DIES
SUDDENLY IN NEW YORK
"SHE STOOPS TO CONOUER 'i SOPHOMORE COMMITTEE
Outweighed Carolina Gives Old Virginia a Great Fight.
In a game of basketball full of
breathless instances and choking with
fighting spirit Virginia won 18 to 15.
The first half ended with the score
tied 9 to 9. From the first throw the
game was as fierce as the annual foot
ball contests. Playing under the inter
collgiate rules Virginia's play featured
dribbling. Carolina has played under
the Y. M. C. A. rules up to date and
was inexpert in this department of the
The play started with a rough
scrimmage which lasted four minutes
without a basket, the first score going
to Virginia thrown by Cecil. The
next minute brought Va., one point on
a foul and Carolina two for a basket
Until the last half minute of the
period Va., had a three point lead,
the score being tied by a foul being
thrown by Ritch and a difficult baske
In the second half Virginia's weight
which was 15 pounds superior man to
man beiran to tell. Their lead was
safe after the fourth minute of play
when the score was 13 to 9. Carolina
by sheer grit held the score down.
Va's. lead was safe but not a single
Carolina player seemed to believe it.
Time and time asrain Va. would race
down the floor dribbling and in shoot
ing distance of the goal a Carolina
player would go after him almost in
the manner of a football tackle, and
stop him with the score missed by
grazed basket. It was fight and fight
to win until the whistle blew. With
two minutes to play with the score 16
to 15 Haynes had a good try at goal
and the house was on tiptoe as he
missed. A second later a chance to
even up came on a foul by Va., but
the c-oal was missed. Va. threw one
more goal and missed several easy
The game was too fierce for indivi
dual playing. Va was heavier and
more experienced. Carolina was nervy
and fought all the time. Everybody
leels that the varsity won its spurs
last night. 400 people saw the game.
Long worked in place of Duls who was
injured in the Wake Forest game.
Va.-!.... Cecil .
of Virginia, Umpire
of Carolina. Goals: Va.
Betram 2, Cecil 2, Rixey 2,'Kearns 2,
Carolina-Ritch 3, Hanes 1, Smith 2.
The Mami students are to vote upon
the Student Forum. One by one, the
universities are discussing this propo
sition. ' In a few weeks the "Idea"
.wishes to begin a campaign for this
.movement. ',';.'':':. yi':r.:-:
A dog that howls around your house
Is a sign of death they say,
That is, if you can get your gun
And the dog dont get away.
Professor Booker Writes a Criticism of Dramatic
Club's Recent Effort
To the Editor of the Tar Heel:
Dear Sir:- ,
Please insert in your columns this
appreciation of the efforts of the Dram
atic Club to present "She Stoops to
It is obvious at first blush that this
play is singularly devoid of action; in
stage terms it does not "play itself."
It relies for its effects upon character
portrayal. Now, the thousand and
one things upon which character por
trayal depends for .emphasis-move
ments," mannerisms," affectations, car
riage are not in the text; they are in
the actor. They are a part of his ex
perience. Amateurs, lacking this ex
perience, have an unusual strain to
meet when they ; attempt a comedy
devoid of frequent and striking situa
tions. How did the members of the Dramat
ic Club meet this strain? Where they
failed to meet it, there the play lagged;
wherever the Dramatist's characters
lacked the proper interpretation, the
play unrelieved by action, became a
lifeless dialogue. For a professional
troupe, Monday night, the recurrence
ol these moments or dialogue would
have been fatal; for amateurs, the au
dience should be grateful that they
were not more frequent. Gauged by
amateur standards, at least, those .
am familiar with, the play was a sue
cess. The applause given it bears out
For those of your readers who are
sufficiently interested to tolerate a self
appointed but well-meaning critic 1
will indulge in detail. The actor who,
in my opinion, best met the peculiar
requirements of the play was Mr.
Moore, After the first scene his. voice
was at all times feminine even during
those difficults moments in which Mrs.
Hardcastle erows querulous. His
movements were excellent, especially
those of his hands and arms. Five of
the leading actors were known to me.
He is the only one whose personality I
I cannot say this, for instance, of
the next performer I take up. There
were moments when Tony Lumpkin
became Mr. Oliver. I refer to Tony's
humorous retorts. These were some
times delivered with a triumphant or
atorical pause, which was not in keep
ing with the character or this un-seit-
conscious booby. Unce or twice Mr.
Oliver's by-play, for instance, when he
juggled the tennis-ball, was too pro
nounced. It distracted the attention
from the characters holding the stage
at the time. But for all that, Mr. Ol
iver was an extremely satisfactory To
Mr. Clinard's interpretation of Mr.
Hardcastle was a just one. His acting
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was even ana it was eveniy gooa.
Perhaps it was the most consistent
piece of acting given.
This trio would not discredit any
amateur club I have seen. Ihe other
eading parts needed further working
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Up. 1U mem,, panituianjr, -. me unai
test of good acting, that an actor
should be acting all the time he is on
the stage, was not acceptably met.
For instance, Mr, Williams, who? for
Freshmen Receive Their Medals. A Pleasing and En-
' tertaining List
A most important ' duty in family
history is that of naming the babies.
Realizing the importance of this task
the committee on Freshman Medals
has taken, great pains to award the
most appropriate titles to their younger
brothers, the class of 1914. These are
i L L: Aberuathy "Bull, of' the
Woods." ; - -
- Bi D. t Applewhite "Cock of the
Walk,"-(in his own opinion).
J. W. Battle "The Human Doll."
W. S. Beam "The Man Who Made
Charlotte Famous." ; . ,
1 1 E. IBradsher "An. Elaborate
Destroyer of Time."
"Pee Wee" Brownson.
"Piety" (pie-eatyj Burke, (accent
on the pie.) . : ' - -
"Venus". Calmes. .
Mr. E. T. Campbell I
Mrs Johnny Moore Campbell j "The
v Birdie" Cansler'The Class War
bler." .. "J. : A. " Clark "Cavalry Club
. "Skeeter" . Cobb "A Chip of the
"Big English'' Dunnagan.
J. . E. Eldridge "The Freshmen's
"Slick" Eley. '
Green Class Representative.
W. D. Hackney "A Shadow of
"Big Six" Harper. .
. Holmes, J. A., J. E., and R. W.
"The Homely Trio."
J. G: Hudson "The Brazen Ton
Jones (B. N.) "A Victim of Lazi-
Oon tinned on fourth page.
the rest spoke naturally and handled
himself well did not listen. He just
waited. The same was true of 'Mr.
Jones. In repose he sank from view.
Of course the actor who is not speak
ing should not obtrude himself unwar
rantably; but the audience must know
sub-consciously that he is there in his
part. . This knowledge gives purpose
to the presence of the actor speaking
and carries conviction "with it.
Both Mr. Jones and Mr. Beam are
Freshman of promise. Mr. Beam's
chief trouble was overacting- at times.
especially when he was shy. . At other
times he looked the part, carried him
self well and acted with feeling. Mr.
Lasley s movements and manner of
speaking would require considerable
reworking , before h is Kate Hardcastle
created the necessary illusion.
Of the minor parts Mr. Fonville as
Stingo and as Sir Chas. Marlowe was
excellent. Mr. Smith gave Diggory's
asides in a sprightly manner, but it
was not the manner of a servant.
The club attempted a difficult classi
cal drama, memorized it thoroughly,
acted it well in parts, and developed
considerable talent. This is au encour
aging achievement, and both the club
and its director deserves credit for it.
Very truly Yours,
John M, Booker,
Was a Young Man and, Prominent in University Life.
A Member of Class of 1901
A reverent stillness prevaded the
campus Wednesday morning when it
was learned that one "of the most be
loved members of the faculty, Dr. Pal
mer Cobb, had passed away in the
Guild Hospital of New York City. ; Dr.
Cobb had I een suffering for some time
with organic heart trouble, being com
pelled to give up his University duties
early in the fall, and to take to his
bed. Last November he left Chapel
Hill for Philadelphia, hoping there to
find relief, later goiug to the Guild
Hospital of New York.
Dr. Palmer Cobb was born at Black
well, in Caldwell county, North, Caro
lina, April 1, 1880. He was prepared
for college in the schools of Danville,
Va., entering the University of North
Carolina in 1897, graduating with the
degree of Ph. B. in 1901. He was a
graduate student at the University of
North Carolina, and at Columbia Uni
versity, receiving from the latter the
degree of A. M. in 1903 and that of
Ph. D. in 1908. He was a student at
the University of Jena, Germany, in
1903, and at Kiel University, Germany,
in 1905-1906. He was successively in
structor in French and German in the
University of North Carolina during
the session of 1901-1902, and tutor in
German in the college of the City. of
New York from 1903 to 1907. Ever
since 1907 he had been associate pro
fessor of German in the University of
North Carolina. He was a member of
the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.
He was married April 23, 1908, Miss
Grace Plummer, of Philadelphia. His
wife and a daughter two years of age
are left to mourn him.
Dr. Cobb was the author of several
important articles on literary topics,
mainly bearing on the science of lan
guage which have appeared in various
journals. Among his articles maybe
mentioned "The Influence of E. T. A.
Hoffman on the Tales of Edgar Allen
Poe," published in Studies in Philolo
gy ; "Poe and Hoffman" published in
the South Atlantic Quarterly for Janu
ary, 1909; "Hebbel's Use of Hexame
ter in "Mutter und Kind," published in
Modern Philology for January, 1910;
"Edgar Allen Poe and Feiedrich Spiel
fa agen. Their Theory of the Short
Story" published in Modern Language
Notes for March, , 1910; "Hebbel's
Julia" a Forerunner of the Modern
Drama," published in Studies in Phil
ology. While the news of his death was not
a surprise, it nevertheless came as a
shock to the students and faculty of
Chapel Hill. Classes were suspended
the latter part of the morning, the sad
news : was whispered from one to an
other, while the college bell tolled in
respect to the memory of a man who
had been a strong leader in the life
of the University.
Powder Manufacturer Fancy old
Bill, of all people, going into the gun
powder shed with a lighted candle. I
should have thought that would be the
last thing he'd do." j
Workman- Which, properly speak
in', it were sir," '