OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC; ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL:; HILL,' N, C, WEDNESDAY MARCH 1, 1911
VARSITY UCKS WOODBERRY
BUT LOSES TO CHRISTIANS
PRESTON CUP CONTEST
VISIT OF BISHOP STRANGE
"RONEY BOYS" CONCERT
I PLEASES LARGE AUDIENCE
REACHES IN GERRARD HALL
Our Quint is in j "Bloody" Slump. Bump Against
(By Telegraphic Correspondence.)
Woodberry Forest, Va., Feb. 28.
Carolina won from Wood berry For
est this afternoon 23-11 in a game as
dull and as slow as the Lynchburg af
fair of last night. Local players were
clearly outclassed. Carolina was slow
and listless, but managed to keep a
safe lead. Coach Cartmell is in a rot
ten humor over the squad's work.
"They are on a bloody slump," he
says. Virginia will play two different
In Lynchburg Monday night Vir
ginia Christian College outpointed
Carolina in a ragged game 33-31. At
the end of the first half the score stood
17-12 in favor of Carolina. In the last
half the Christians came back strong
and outplayed the Varsity all along
the line. With the score 31-31 a Vir
ginian shot a goal and it was all over
but the shouting.
Seniors Hold Conclave.
The seniors met Saturday to dis
cuss the arrangement of the pro
gramme for Senior Day at Commence
ment. Thev proposed that, since
there will be no Phi Beta Kappa ad
dress this year, an effort be made to
have a general address, together with
the senior exercises. The arr an ire-
men t of the programme was left to a
Announcement was made in the
meeting that the senior hat had been
decided upon and that Moser, Tur
lington, or Gunter were ready to take
Washington Alumni to Form Association.
Nearly fifty local graduates of the
University of North Carolina met at
the Hotel Fritz Renter last evening to
make arrangements for the organiza
tion of a permanent alumni associa
tion. A committee of ten, having for
its chairman. R. O. E. Davis of the
bureau of soils, Department of Agri
culture, was appointed, with instruc
tions to complete every arrangement
by the next meeting of the graduates,
which is to be held in March. At this
meeting officers will be elected. About
sixty are listed as desiring to enter the
association, and it is believed the en
rollment will have reached a hundred
by the next meeting.- Washington
The letter below should be of inter
est to the campus. The writer is
editor of publications for the Interna
tional committee of the Y. M. C. A.
Mr. E. P. Hall,
University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill. N. C.
My Dear Mr. Hall: I received the
Association copy of the College paper
you sent to me and I should like to
offer you my congratulations in getting
through such a plan. It is, I think,
the most successful edition I have
seen. Mr. McMillan and myself have
taken the occasion to compare it with
a number of others here and I think I
can fairly say that yours exceeds the
rest. " . Very sincerely yours,
F. M Harris.
All Undergraduates Are Eligible. A Chance for Liter
ary Prodigies to Get in limelight
All students of the University who
can write or who have any idea that
they can are urged to enter the contest
for the Ben Smith Preston Memorial
Cup, awarded for the 'best work of a
journalistic nature done in the Univer
sity. i Carolina has long been famous for
the literary atmosphere of its campus,
the art of writing being practiced ex
tensively both by the faculty and by
the sudents. Many are the successful
editors, authors and newspaper men
who claim the University of North
Carolina as their Aimer Mater. Last
year a decided impetus was given to
student journalism through the award
ing by Hon. Randolph Preston, of
Charlotte, of the Ben Smith Preston
Memorial Cup in memory of his broth
er Ben Smith Preston, a graduate of
the University and, a rising young
newspaper man, whom death cut off
in the prime of life.
The conditions for the awarding of
the Cup will be practically the same as
last year, which was the first year the
Cup has been offered. The conditions
are given below:
First: The Cup will be awarded an
nually to the undergraduate student
who during the months from Septem
ber to April has done the-best work of
a journalistic nature.
s Second: Each year the name of the
winner shall be engraved on the Cup
Should it be won three times in succes
sion by any student it will become his
Third: The work submitted should
be of a nature suitable for publication
in a newspaper or magazine. Each
candidate should submit as many as
three and may submit as many as five
examples of his work.
Fourth; All material will be hand
cd to the head of the English depart
ment by April 1.
Fifth: The award will be made in the
college chapel on the first Tuesday af
ter the first Monday in May.
The only conditions changed from
last year are the third and the fifth.
A greater latitude will be allowed in re
gard to choice of subject and the length
of the articles submitted.
The cup is considered one of the
greatest honors a man can win during
his stay in college. Last year the
committee of judges, consisting of Ed
itors Clarence Poe, of the Progressive
Farmer, Josephus Daniels of the Ral
eigh News and Observer, andHightC.
Moore of the Biblical Recorder, award
ed the Cup to Brevard D. Stephenson,
of the class of 1912, then the sopho
more class. A number of juniors and
seniors, with two or three members of
the lower classes, have already signi
fied their intention of enteriug the
AH those who intend to enter as can
didates for the Cup are requested to
hand in their names to Dean Graham.
The Cup is on exhibition at the li
The Bishop Delivers an Impressive Sermon to a Large
i No visitor is , more geuuiely wel
comed by faculty and students than is
Bishop Robt. Strange. . He is wel
comed not only as a former student of
the University whose position , and
gifts have won wide prominence. He
wins his own welcome by charm of
personally and power of preaching.
On last Sunday he preached at the
Episcopal church in the morning and
at Gerrard Hall at night. . The theme
of both sermons was "How to know
God," not with argument for the
existence of God, about which he, said
men had almost ceased to argue, but
how to know, appreciate,' and grasp
the attributes of God. By apt, direct,
and convincing illustrations from the
life and laws of the Universe he
sought to show God as God of power,
law, purpose, love and beauty. The
most original and 1 impressive part of
the Bishops' evening sermon was that
in which he dwelt npon the nature of
God as revealed in man, His created
image and child. By clearness of
thought, directness and persuasive
ness of speech, he made his hearers
seel the reality, the attractiveness, the
power and the nearness of God.
The graduate student body of the
University of California numbers no
less than 416 members, representing
93 difierent universities.
History Prizes Offered.
;The prizes offered by the North Car
olina Society of Colonial Dames for
the , best essays on some subject con
nected with the Colonial Period of
North Carolina History will be given
this year as usual. There are two
prizes. The first prize is fifty dollars;
the second prize is twenty-five. The
contest for the prizes is under the di
rection of. Dr. Hamilton, head of the
Department of History. April the IS,
is the last day upon which those com
peting for the prizes can hand in their
essays. Pres. Venable, Dean Graham,
and Dr. Wagstaff were the judges last
year, and although no final arrange
ments have been made in regard to
this matter so far this year, the
same men will probably serve again.
; The field in which to choose a sub
ject for an essay in this contest is al
most unlimited. And the material to
be used is not difficult to get. The
North Carolina Room in the library
contains an excellent collection of pa
pers and documents relatingto theCol
otiial Period of the State's history.
This collection is constantly being en
larged and made more serviceable.
Many interesting and important pa
pers are to be found both in the collec
tions of private individuals ' and the
records of the clerk of court in many
of the counties. The deplorable lack
of literatnre concerning the history of
our State has often been commented on.
It is to arouse interest among Univer
sity students in the history of North
Carolina during Colonial times that
these prizes have been offered. Any
student of the University is allowed to
enter the contest.
Next years Y. M. C. A. officers
were nominated last. They are;
president, J. C. Lockhart; vice-presi
dent, Fred Drane; secretary, C. E.
Norman ; treasurer, W. D- Barbee.
These men will be voted on next
Boys Surprise All by the Versatility and Skill They
I . Displayed.
5 "Roney's Boys" made good in their
entertainment in Gerrard Hall Satur
day night. They won their audience
in their first few numbers, and
throughout the evening received
storms of applause.
The distinctive charm of the recital
lay in its boyishness. The perform
ers were not boys taught to sing and
play like grown people, but their
yoices, while probably carefully trained
retained t'e soft, natural tones of
young boys singing. It was noted
that they sent out their words clear
cut and distinct, so that, marvel of
marvels, one could understad a large
part of the wordsi Older singers
would do well to imitate them here.
The only thing to mar in the least"
the soft, sweet, harmouious tones of
the childish voices was the fact : that
one or two of the boys thrilled their
"r's" a little too perceptibly, a; vocal
mannerism sounding just a little bit
harsh to' our Southern ears. While all
the voices are remarkable, in our
opinion it is the tenor, who it is said,
had only been with the company a
short while, who has the sweetest
and most charming voice of the com
pany. The selections given in choir
vestments were particularly effective;
one easily understands Mr. ;Roneys'
success as director of a boys' choir
in a Chicago church. The pictures
que costumes all enhanced the effect
of the songs, especially the Scottish
dress at the last.
As for the instrumental part of the
programme, it was all that could be
desired, though this was not what
gave the entertainment its distinc
tiveness, for older artists could pro
bably have rendered the selections
just about as well. Still, at sight of
young boys playing long difficult com
positions on the violin and clarinet,
we should have been amazed, as Dr.
Johnson said "not that it was done
well, but that it was done at all."
The little violinist, who is said to
have studied only two years, is a child
genius if we ever saw one.
While some came away saying,
"The concert was pretty good I reckon,
but I was bored," the general man
ner of the audience was a decided re
buke to those who would charge that
college boys cannot appreciate good
The boy's sacred concert, given
Sunday afternoon in Gerrard Hall,
was attended by an audience which
taxed the capacity of the hall.
. ... Duncan Visits Hill
V. V. Duncan ex '12, Carolina's key
stone guardian for the last two sea
sons was on the hill Monday and
Tuesday. "Dune" reports to Colum
bia of the South Atlantic League to
day. He held down right field for
this bunch during the windup month
of the past season, hitting the sphere
at a 290 clip. "Dune" looked like he
was in good condition and should have
little trouble in holding his own on
the Sally circuit.
"Pbife" Fulennider will also be with
Columbia, "Phife" did nice work for
the Palmetto outfit last summer,