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THE ALUMNI REVIEW 



Volume II 



JUNE, 1914 



Number 8 



OPINION AND COMMENT 



PRESIDENTS VENABLE The resignation, on account 
AND GRAHAM f incompletely restored 

health, of Dr. Francis P. 
Venable as President of the University and the selec- 
tion by the Board of Trustees of Acting President 
Edward Kidder Graham as his successor, focuses 
attention upon the great service rendered the Uni- 
versity by Dr. Venable during the fourteen years in 
which he has filled the position of President, and 
points to the prospective course of the institution 
under its new head. 

In 1900, after twenty years of service as Professor 
of Chemistry and participation in all movements 
tending to the sound development of the University, 
Dr. Venable was placed at the bead of the institu- 
tion. He brought to his office scholarship of widely 
recognized distinction and ideals which through the 
years of his administration have found constant ex- 
pression in the upbuilding of a great physical univer- 
sity plant, in the gathering together of a faculty of 
distinctive scholarly attainment, and in the setting 
up of standards which, however tested, stand out 
pre-eminently as of the highest university order. 
From a student body of 500 and a physical equip- 
ment of ten buildings, the numbers in the fourteen 
years increased to 900, and twenty-four, respective- 
ly. The faculty grew from 35 to 83, and the ex- 
cellence of the work of the University, despite the fact 
that throughout the entire period the University's in- 
come per student ranged way below that of the aver- 
age American University, placed it and kept in the 
front rank of the institutions of the country. 

Such, in part, has been the magnitude of the ser- 
vice rendered by President Venable. Such, again 
in part, the very great value of his labor. And such 
the firm foundation he has left upon which his suc- 
cessor, President Graham, is to build. That Presi- 
dent Venable has been able to accomplish so much, 
that while no longer at the head he is still to render 
the University a continuing splendid service, is cause 
for genuine congratulation on the part of University 
and State alike, and while in no way lessening the 
regret which faculty, students, alumni, and citizen- 
ship feel incident to his continued imperfect health 
and consequent relinquishment of the Presidency, 
prompts the heart-felt wish of all that he may long 



see the institution go forward to which he has given 
so unreservedly of body, mind, and heart. 

The course of the University under President 
Graham, while still at its very beginning, is none the 
less clear. His connection with the University since 
1S94, with the exception of one year spent in teach- 
ing in the city schools of Charlotte and two years 
spent, in the graduate school of Columbia Univer- 
sity, has been unbroken. He has served as Librarian, 
as Instructor, as Associate Professor, as Professor, 
as Dean, and finally, as Acting President. He has 
gained not only such knowledge of each position filled 
as is ordinarily acquired by one in the performance 
of regular duties, but that also which comes from 
keen observation of all that goes on within a Uni- 
versity and from definite, penetrating study of Uni- 
versity problems as presented in the publications of 
experts in the field of University administration. 
His knowledge of this particular University and of 
universities in general is consequently first hand, 
and definite. 

President Graham's knowledge of North Carolina 
is equally extensive and definite. A native of Char- 
lotte and Mecklenburg county, he has the back- 
ground of a thoroughly representative North Caro- 
linian. To this he has added the acquisitions which 
accrue from a wide association with the citizenship 
of the State and from an intelligent, analytical inves- 
tigation of its educational, economic, and social needs. 
And in combination with these and vitalizing the 
whole, he possesses an outreaehing sympathy which 
stops nothing short of a thoroughly genuine desire to 
enter into all the experiences of men which lie deep- 
est within their innermost hearts. 

Three other characteristics stand out pre-eminent- 
ly : lie has the genuius of the teacher and the per- 
sonality and power of the instinctive leader. 

Coming to the Presidency with such knowledge 
and abilities as 'these at a time when the State is 
ready for purposeful leadership. President Graham 
may be expected to chart the University along the 
following course : 

First, it is to continue to be a university in the 
highest sense. Primarily it must function in the 
terms of a true university. Soundness of scholar- 



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ship and fidelity to the highest standards of univer- 
sity conduct must be rigidly maintained. 

Second, it is to be a state-wide university, meeting 
every need wheresoever it may arise in the State, in 
so far as it may be able to meet it without detriment 
to its inner life. 

Third, it is to be now and always the State's great 
University and as such shall receive in support and 
favor not the least which North Carolina can give it 
for decency's sake, but rather the most that a people 
served by it and proud of it can give it for 'the in- 
creasingly larger service which it shall be its con- 
stant endeavor to render. 

Thirty-seven years old; possessed of an optimism 
thoroughly contagious ; backed by the unanimous sup- 
port of Trustees, students, alumni, and faculty ; and 
recognized by all North Carolina as a leader of rare 
sympathy and power, President. Graham faces the 
carrying out of an aggressive program of this pur- 
poseful sort. For success in this high undertaking 
alma mater wishes him strength to his arm and bids 
him God speed. 

DDD 

THE EMERSON Among the announcements made 
STADIUM a t the University in recent years, 

few have given more pleasure to the 
entire University than that conveyed on June 2nd 
by Prof. M. C. S. Noble to the Trustees and through 
them to the public, of the request of Captain Isaac E. 
Emerson, of Baltimore, be allowed to erect on 
the athletic field during the coming year a stadium 
with a seating capacity of twenty-five hundred. 

Carolina is in no sense athletically mad, but on 
the contrary stands for clean, wholesome athletics 
both for its varsity teams and for every student on 
the campus whose body is capable of receiving devel- 
opment through physical exercise. In the carrying 
out of this purpose, and in arousing 'true pride in the 
athletic equipment of the University, this generous 
proposal by Captain Emerson will have a large part. 

While no specifications were given as to the pros- 
pective cost of the stadium, it goes without specifica- 
tion, that Emerson Field will be one of the hand- 
somest and most modern in the South. 

A lover of true sport himself, and for many years 
interested in all phases of athletics at the University, 
he could not have found, had he tried long, a more 
acceptable way of remembering his alma mater. 

DDD 

HOW TO HELP In his report to the alumni at the 
annual luncheon, President Graham 
made no more significant point than that if the Uni- 
versity was to reach 'the State as it should, and was 



to be maintained on a proper basis, the alumni would 
have to come to its active support. Two means where- 
by this may be done are worthy of mention: 

First, put the University in communication with 
boys who may become students and acquaint them 
with the advantages which the University has to offer. 

Second, take an active interest in seeing that men 
who go to the legislature are intelligently informed 
concerning the work and needs of the University. 

If you find you are unable to do this, write for 
information or better still come to the University 
and look it over and then report for yourself. Your 
recollection of the University when you were here 
ten, fifteen, or twenty years ago needs refreshing if 
you are to talk University shop intelligently. 

DDD 

HOPEFULNESS If the spirit of Commencement is to 
be described by any single word, that 
word is Hopefulness. Everywhere it was in evi- 
dence. At the Inter-Society Banquet, the speeches 
were filled with prophecy as to the Greater Univer- 
sity. At the Alumni Luncheon, Secretary Daniels 
spoke of a student body-to-be of 5,000 and a service 
reaching out to the hod carrier and every worker 
back home. In the faces of 1909 and 1913, each 
back with more than forty-five strong, with wives and 
enthusiastic supporters, was written the determina- 
tion of the entire record-breaking reunion of younger 
alumni — to bring the University into intimate, help- 
ful touch with every resident of North Carolina. 

DDD 

THE ALUMNI On second thought the Eeview will 
COUNCIL make one exception — the Alumni 

Council. Hopefulness was not the 
keynote of that body. Despite the heighth of the tide 
which swept everything else with it and of which the 
Council should have availed itself in bringing forth 
a definite program of work for 'the many hands eager 
for something to do, it allowed the current to sweep 
by leaving it apparently ineffective and purposeless. 
Instead of comng before the Association in busi- 
ness session or in actually securing a few moments at 
the luncheon in which to present a definite program 
and ask for united co-operation throughout the year, 
it turned its thought to some outstanding, interest- 
bearing papers the principal of which was spent in 
worthy causes of the Association, struck colors, aban- 
doned the tentative plan it had outlined, and quit the 
field without even so much as electing that third of 
the body which, under the provision of the working 
constitution, would have been automatically retired 
at this meeting. 



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THE REVIEW p] ans f or the Review for 1914-'15 as 
announced by the Editorial Board 
provide for the following changes in its personnel and 
policies : 

Mr. E. R. Rankin will lie continued as Managing 
Editor and will succeed Mr. W. S. Bernard as active 
Alumni Editor. All notices of a personal nature 
sent by individuals or secretaries should be sent direct 
to him. 

President E. K. Graham withdraws from the 
Board and is succeeded by Mr. Harry Howell, of 
Asheville. 

During 1914-'15 the Review will appear nine 
times instead of eight and may be expected sharply 
on the 15th of each month except October when it 
will appear seven days earlier. Letters and contri- 
buted articles should be sent to the Editor not later 
than the first day of the month in which the contribu- 
tion is to appear. 



To those who have helped maintain it this year it 
would say that in so doing they have aided the Uni- 
versity in getting favorably before the people. To 
those who have not, it urges co-operation, believing 
that in no other way can they aid the University 
more 'than in making the Review a publication of 
far reaching influence. 

□ □□ 
THE PRESS To the State press, which throughout 
the year has evidenced an unusually 
warm sympathy for the University, and especially 
to the visiting representatives who covered special 
events during the High School Debating Finals and 
Commencement, the Review wishes to express the 
appreciation of the University as well as its own. 
In the University's effort to make the campus State- 
wide, no aid has been greater than that given editor- 
ially and otherwise by the papers the State over, and 
the University is truly grateful. 



VENABLE---GRAHAM 



Dr. Francis P. Venable Lays Down the Work of the Presidency and is Succeeded by 
Acting President Edward Kidder Graham 



On June 2nd, at the meeting of the Board of 
Trustees, President Francis P. Venable, after a 
year spent abroad in rest in an unsuccessful effort to 
regain complete health for the resumption of the 
duties of his office, tendered, through letter while 
still abroad, his resignation from the leadership of 
the University and was succeeded by Acting Pres- 
ident Edward Kidder Graham. 

The letter from Dr. Venable, under the date line 
London. May 17, 191-1, reads as follows: 

To the Honorable Board of Trustees of the Uni- 
versity of Xorth Carolina : 

Gentlemen : I had hoped that the year of rest 
which you so generously granted me at the last com- 
mencement would have fully restored me and ren- 
dered it possible for me to take up my duties again. 
While I have hopefully looked forward to doing this, 
and have so written your secretary and other friends 
during the year, T have lately come to realize that the 
nervous condition is easily brought on again and my 
medical adviser warns me against another break- 
down. 

A number of years ago toward the beginning of 
my administration, I told members of your board 
and other friends that I could not consent to continue 
in the presidency beyond my 00th year. I gave up 
my HfV-work with much reluctance to undertake 
these less congenial duties and, I may say, solely 



from a sense of a higher call for service which I 
could not set aside. I desire now to return to the 
work of my original choice and for that I believe 
my health and strength are sufficient when freed 
from the worry and responsibility of administration. 
It scarcely seems worth while to attempt to continue 
my present work for the last two years that remain 
before I reach the limit which I originally -set my- 
self, at the grave risk of losing all possibility of fu- 
ture usefulness. 

I, therefore, respectfully tender your honorable 
body my resignation as President of the University 
of Xorth Carolina to take effect at the close of the 
year's leave of absence granted me. I wish to thank 
you for your great kindness and unfailing support 
throughout the vicissitudes and labors of these past 
fourteen years. ^Yhatever may have been accom- 
plished has been through your counsel and by the 
cordial co-operation of a splendid faculty. 

The fine record made by Dean Graham, who has 
taken my place during my absence, and whom I 
fully trust and in whose success I take much pride, 
assured me that there could be no more opportune 
time for laying down the burden which in recent 
years has borne heavily upon me. 

I am deeply grateful that it has been granted me 
to serve the University and the people of Xorth Car- 
olina, in a position so fraught with possibilities of 



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EX-PRESIDENT FRANCIS P. VENABLE 

service. My work for the University has been a 
labor of love and for thirty-four years of my life 
such strength ias I have had has been gladly given to 
it. With much respect, 

Francis P. Venable. 

In accepting President Venable's resignation, 
which terminated his splendid services in the presi- 
dential office, the Trustees expressed through the fol- 
lowing resolutions their high appreciation of the 
great work he had done for the University and the 
State, and their deep regret that he had found it nec- 
essary to be relieved from it continuance : 

" Whereas Dr. Francis P. Venable has resigned 
the presidency of the University because he has been 
medically advised that a resumption of the cares, re- 
sponsibilities and worries of the office would almost 
surely result in a prompt return of the nervous 
trouble for which he has just sought relief and might 
result in permanent injury to his health ; and whereas 
he has served the University as president for fourteen 
years, during which time the number of students, the 
teaching force, the plant and equipment and the in- 
come of the University have been greatly increased 
and the usefulness of the institution has been pro- 
portionately enlarged in all reapects; 

"And whereas the Board of Trustees of the Uni- 
versity desires to express its appreciation of the 
splendid service which Doctor Venable has rendered 




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PRESIDENT EDWARD K. GRAHAM 

as president, and also its regrets for the conditions 
which have caused his resignation, now therefore be 
it resolved by the Board of Trustees of the University 
of North Carolina : First : That it learns with great 
regret of the physical condition which makes it neces- 
sary for Dr. Francis P. Venable to resign the presi- 
dency of the University, and hopes that this condition 
will not make it necessary for him to sever his con- 
nection entirely with the University. 

"Second: That the resignation is accepted with 
sincere regret by the Board of Trustees. 

"Third: That this board recognizes and fully ap- 
preciates the great service rendered the University 
by Doctor Venable in promoting its growth and 
progress, and in extending its usefulness in every 
way and feels that his high standard of honor, his 
Christian character, his scholarly attainments and his 
executive ability have combined to place and main- 
tain the University in the exalted position which it 
now occupies among the institutions of learning of 
this Republic. 

"Fourth : That in recognition of the work of Doctor 
Venable as a chemist, a teacher at the University, and 
as President thereof, the Board does hereby establish 
a chair in the department of chemistry to be known 
as the Francis P. Venable chair of chemistry. 

"Fifth: That Dr. Francis P. Venable be, and is 
hereby elected professor of said Francis P. Venable 
chair of chemistry." 



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THE ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEENTH COMMENCEMENT 



The one hundred and nineteenth annual com- 
mencement of the University began at 11 o'clock. 
May 31, with the baccalaureate sermon delivered in. 
Gerrard Hall by Dr. Edgar 1'. Hill, a member of the 
faculty of the McCormick Seminary of Chicago. Dr. 
Hill's text from St. John 6:67-68 "Then said Jesus 
unto the twelve : 'Will ye also go away ?' Then Simon 
Peter answered Him, 'Lord to whom shall we go? 
Thou hast the words of eternal life,' " immediate- 
ly challenged the attention of the outgoing class. 
As the senior turned away from the protection and 
guidance of the University into the wide fields 
of life, Dr. Hill reminded him that Christ was the 
only one within the Universe who could speak the 
words which made possible man's complete develop- 
ment and the realization of his highest destiny. 

The necessity of thinking and living in the terms 
of eternity rather than in. those of the present, was 
the underlying theme of the sermon. The multitude 
whose hunger had been appeased by feeding upon the 
loaves and whose curiosity had been satisfied by the 
physical demonstration of Christ's miraculous power, 
Dr. Hill declared, slipped away when Christ began 
to speak of eternity. It was not concerned with any- 
thing but. the physical present. But the twelve who 
had caught something of the spirit of the Master, 
who had learned somewhat of measuring the daily 
acts of life by the standards of eternity, who held 
the welfare of their souls at some value, remained 
with the great teacher, because He alone spoke the 
words of eternal life. 

In the further development of the theme, Dr. Hill 
dwelt upon the vast amount of thought and money 



devoted today to social service. Men and women 
everywhere are giving of their energy and means to 
'the physical welfare of the less fortunate. And this 
is beautiful and to be commended. But a service 
which is employed solely in the relief of suffering 
and the righting of human wrongs, and leaves out 
of account the well-being of the soul — which fails to 
aid in its adjustment to the abiding, satisfying eter- 
nities — inevitably breaks down in complete failure. 

In concluding, Dr. Hill appealed to the class not 
to become too completely engrossed, as the multitude 
which forsook Jesus and the twelve in the practical 
affairs about them ; not to delude itself by substitut- 
ing a ministry of service to the physical needs of men 
for a ministry to their spiritual needs ; but to meas- 
ure each thought and act of life by the standards of 
'the eternal. 

SERMON TO THE Y. M. C. A. 

The sermon before the Y. M. C. A. was delivered 
Sunday night at eight o'clock by Rev. Richard W. 
Hogue, of Baltimore. Mr. T. C. Boushall, President 
of the Association, presided. 

Mr. Hogue, who was formerly rector of the Epis- 
copal church of Chapel Hill and consequently in close 
touch with the student life of the University, held 
up before the young men of the campus the ideal of 
service to mankind which looked both to its physical 
and spiritual welfare. Always earnest and intense 
in his work for the full development of men, Mr. 
Hogue urged upon the members of the Association the 
need of leaders who possess a militant faith and who 
will not stop in the face of any obstacle in the fight 
for a physically and spiritually saved mankind. 



CLASS DAY EXERCISES 



Dr. Battle Conducts Final Prayers. The Orations. Farewell, 1914 



Class Day back through the years at Carolina has 
had a sacred beginning. In the early morning quiet, 
with sweet simplicity and the hush which instinctive- 
ly broods over the hearts of men when the realization 
of parting is at hand, the class, withdrawn from 'the 
tide of the campus, slips into the chapel with the 
"Grand Old Man" for a final hour of worship. So 
with the seventy-four sons and one daughter of 1914. 
Immediately after the devotions, permanent class 
responsibilities were bestowed on John A. Holmes, of 
Graham, as president, and Oscar Leach, of Raeford, 
as secretary. 

After a recess for 'the taking of the final group 



picture, the class reassembled for the public exercises, 
consisting of the reading of the class history, by J. 
L. Chambers, Jr.; the presentation of the class gift, 
by F. L. Webster; the delivering of the presidential 
far well, by 'Oscar Leach; and the contest for the 
Manguin medal by four members of the class. 

The gift presented through Mr. Webster was in the 
nature of a continuation of the gifts of the classes 
of 1910, 1912, and 1913 whereby it is intended that 
at a given date the combined contributions are to be 
used in the provision of an adequate athletic field. 
Nineteen fourteen proposes to give $20 per member, 



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CLASS DAY— THE AFTERNOON CONCERT 



the total amount given by all three classes becoming 
available when. $6,500 has been raised. 

THE ORATIONS 

The contestants for the Mangum medal, chosen 
out of a total offering of eleven candidates, and the 
subjects of their orations, follow: L. R. Johnston, 
of Haw River, "The Error of the Age and Its Rem- 
edy;" John A. Holmes, of Graham, '"The Ethics of 
American Diplomacy;" Frank R. Owen, of Yadkin 
College, "Principle Made Real Through Personali- 
ty;" and Elbert S. Peel, of Williamston, "The Rise of 
an Intellectual Feudalism." The announcement of 
the winner was reserved until Wednesday, when 
Elbert S. Peel, of the Philanthropic Society, was 
awarded the coveted honor. President Graham pre- 
sided over the contest and S. J. Everett, of Green- 
ville, G. S. Steele, of Rockingham, and C. W. Tillett, 
Jr., of Charlotte, all Alumni, served as judges. 

FAREWELL 1914 

Following a beautiful open air concert by Don 
Richardson's Orchestra, the class day exercises were 
concluded at the "Davie Poplar" at 5:30. L. H. 
Ranson read the class statistics, humorously touch- 
ing off the departures from the normal by mem- 
bers of the class. The fact that some .$30,000 had 
been spent by the class for smokes, the Pickwick, and 
other luxuries, loomed large in the total expenditure 
of $114,000 by the class since its entrance into the 
University in 1910. Another fact, and one winch 
elicits consideration of a careful order, was that of 
203 freshman entering only 75 finished the course. 
C. D. Taylor, class prophet, gave his classmates a 
picture of themselves twenty years hence, while J. T. 



Hatcher disposed of their worldly effects and E. J. 
Perry inspired them for the fight before them with a 
militant class poem. 



EXTENSION STATISTICS 

The activities of the Bureau of Extension from 
Sej>ternber 1 to June 1 warrant the following statis- 
tical summary: 

Letters sent out by the Director 1,45° 

Letters sent out by E. R. Rankin 3.° 2 5 

Bulletins sent out by the Director 9.855 

Bulletins sent out by E. R. Rankin i,ioo 

Other mail sent out by the Director 2,814 

Other mail sent out by E. R. Rankin 2,200 

Total pieces of mail sent out 20,444 

Lecturers furnished communities I3 2 

Requests for lecturers unfilled 128 

Total audiences reached by lecturers 33,ooo 

Debaters in Aycock Memorial Contest 600 

Debaters and visitors at Chapel Hill 200 

Total audience hearing debate 40,000 

Correspondence courses offered II 

Students enroled in correspondence courses 12 

High school athletic contests held at Chapel Hill... 3 

Participants in contests at Chapel Hill 200 

Visitors attending contests at Chapel Hill 300 

Expense for salaries $ 635.00 

Expense for bulletins 52470 

Expense for printing 120.00 

Expense for athletic meets borne by the Alumni. . . . 350.00 
Expense for the debating union borne by the So- 

cities 250.00 

Expense for traveling 75-00 

Total expense $1,904.70 



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CLASS DA-i 



MEMBERS OF DI AND PHI BANQUET 



The annual joint banquet of the Di and Phi So- 
cieties is always an occasion of genuine pleasure to 
the returning- alumni and to the students and faculty 
of the University as well. It ranks as one of the 
biggest things of every commencement, and the alum- 
ni who attend the banquet in large numbers every year 
give proof of the permanent influence which the so- 
cieties have upon University men. 

The banquet this yar was held on Monday evening, 
June 1st, in Commons Hall. It was full of life and 
vigor throughout and was made especially enjoyable 
by reason of the ingenuity, the songs and the yells 
of the classes holding reunions. Oscar Leach, of 
Raeford, was toastmaster. For the Di, W. H. Swift, 
of Greensboro, a member of the class of 1901, and 
F. L. Webster, from the graduating class, were speak- 
ers. For the Phi, S. J. Everett, of Greenville, a mem- 
ber of the class of 1902, and E. S. Peel, from the 
graduating class, were the speakers. Chief Justice 
Walter Clark, of the class of 1864, was the principal 
speaker of the evening. 

Mr. W. H. Swift was the first speaker. He made 
an excellent presentation of the case for the uplift 
of the average man in Xorth Carolina. "America 
and North Carolina," he said, "are today suffering 
from individual liberty run riot. By taking a little 
thought and care the State could insure to every work- 
ing man and woman a reasonably good living and to 
every child and xmfortunate person everything need- 
ful for happiness." 

Mr. F. L. Webster spoke earnestly and was ap- 
plauded. His theme was student self-government, and 



he said in part : "Student self-government is a direct 
product of the societies, and is their direct contribu- 
tion to University life. It is a form of government 
which makes for freedom and honor, with the aim 
always in view of developing a higher and better citi- 
zenship in Xorth Carolina." 

Mr. S. J. Everett commended highly the State- 
wide contests carried on by the societies and the Uni- 
versity among the high schools. "The University," 
he said, "should be carried to the people. The rays 
of light emitted from the University should strike 
the undeveloped talent in the State and make it pro- 
ductive to the highest degree. A State-wide Univer- 
sity gathering data on vital problems for use by the 
homefolks of the State cannot fail to exert a wide 
influence." 

Mr. E. S. Peel spoke on service as the duty of the. 
University man. "Your work here has peculiarly 
fitted you for a life of leadership and service," he 
said, "and so whatever your profession, whatever you 
do, make your life one of service." He paid tribute 
to the spirit of liberty and freedom which existed in 
Chapel Hill and pervaded student life. 

Chief Justice Walter Clark considered seriously 
the University and its work in the State. The work, 
the size, the life of the University is not nearly what 
it should be. be declared. Institutions of other States 
much younger than ours have outstripped ours in the 
race. " The University of Michigan has 5,500 stu- 
dents, while our University barely has 900." The 
unfavorable comparisons with other institutions were 
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but in order that a larger view might be taken and a 
determined effort started for a better University and 
a greater State. 

In connection with this larger University, Judge 
( 'lark asked if it would not be well to combine all of 
the State institutions into one great " University of 
North Carolina," with diplomas issued to graduates 
of all the institutions bearing that inscription. 

A younger leadership must be appealed to, he con- 
cluded, in order to realize this greater University and 
in order to get adequate support from the State for 



the institution. Young men such as the Society mem- 
bers present should go into politics not for the pur- 
pose of seeking office through exploitation of the 
voters, but in the broader sense of patriotic effort to 
educate public sentiment towards those things which 
will carry the State in its development abreast of the 
greatest of commonwealths to the place marked out 
and its due and manifest destiny. 

The Chief Justice challenged the young men pres- 
ent to go into politics and into their life work, work- 
ing always for the weal of a larger University and a 
better commonwealth. 



ALUMNI DAY 



Alumni Day was a real alumni day. The old 
boys were back not to look on but to take part. They 
took a large part, putting class in classic shadows, 
union in reunions, and commence in commencement. 
Judge Van Wyck's address at the class reunion 
exercises in the morning, the alumni luncheon in the 
handsome new Commons featured by the addresses 
of Secretaries Daniels and Redfield and a tremend- 
ous ovation to Acting President Graham, and the 
alumni ball games and field frolic, altogether set 
apart June 2nd as the big day of Commencement. 

JUDGE VAN WYCK's ADDRESS 

Judge Augustus Van Wyck, '04, the distinguished 
lawyer of New York who was defeated for governor 
by Col. Theodore Roosevelt, was the principal speaker 
at the alumni exercises. Judge Van Wyck in the 
course of an address mixed with practical philosophy 
and humor put forth the interesting proposition that 
the alumni associations and student bodies of Ameri- 
can colleges and universities should have a responsi- 
ble part in the restoration of a truly representative 
form of government by securing to each of the ele- 
ments of the social compact its proportionate repre- 
sentation in the law-making department. Labor, busi- 
ness, socialistic, and professional elements all repre- 
sented and debating together questions of legislation 
will reach fairer and better results than anyone or ma- 
jority element alone. 

RESPONSES FROM REUNION CLASSES, '64, '89, '94, '04, 
'09, AND '13 

After the address of Judge Van Wyck the reunion 
classes took the platform in turn and had their say. 
Four members of the class of 1864 were back, Chief 
Justice Walter Clark, Judge Van Wyck, Major W. A. 
Guthrie, and Capt, J. S. Metts. Major Guthrie re- 
sponded for this remnant of the class that graduated 
in time to rush into the war. Primed for battle 



again he vigorously declared war against Mexico and 
carried the flag as far as Panama. 

Mr. Thomas S. Rollins, of Asheville, the state bar 
association's youngest president, spoke for the class 
of 1894; Mr.' Albert Cox, of Raleigh, for 1904; Mr. 
W. P. Grier, of Gastonia, for 1909 ; and Mr. A. L. M. 
Wiggins and Mr. Douglas Rights for 1913. The class 
of 1913 had forty-five men at the reunion and six 
others who are now members of undergraduate 
classes. The class of 1909 had forty-one men back 
and three others who dropped out into later classes. 
These two classes smashed all reunion records. When 
Charles W. Tillett, Jr., and Lee Wiggins start some- 
thing they always put it across. 

ALUMNI LUNCHEON 

The Alumni luncheon which filled the spacious din- 
ing room with five hundred men signalized the open- 
ing of Swain Hall, the new Commons. Gen. Julian 
S. Carr, president of the Alumni Association, turned 
the meeting over to Mr. Victor S. Bryant who im- 
mediately called for the report of the Acting Presi- 
dent. 

In making his report Acting President Graham 
said that instead of giving an account of the work of 
the past, even so recent a past as the year just gone, 
he preferred to sav a direct word or two about the 
present and immediate future. 

He spoke first of the most conspicuous present work 
of the University, its extension work, and referred 
the alumni to the report of the Director rather than 
reviewing that report. What had been done was a 
proposal and a promise rather than an achievement, 

To the forces of the Extension work are to be 
added Professor E. C. Branson and E. R, Rankin. It. 
is desired too to issue from the Extension Depart- 
ment a popular journal to reach all of the people. 

He spoke of the ways in which the alumni asso- 
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value of the Extension Department. " Every reason 
that suggests that the University should do extension 
work," President Graham declared, "is a good rea- 
son that our alumni associations should assume lead- 
ership in their local communities in educational and 
civic activities. Our extension work will never be 
what it should be until every association is a depart- 
ment of it and every alumnus a representative of 
it. 

"But after all, 'the main consideration about a Uni- 
versity can never be extension work. Extension work 
is a sign of life ; the main question after finding out 
that the organization is alive is: what sort of 
organization is it ? What sort of University is it ?" 

In considering briefly this question, President Gra- 
ham said that when it comes to fostering an institu- 
tion of learning such as this no standard of mediocrity 
is possible ; that it was folly educationally and finan- 
cially to provide the least possible for decency's sake 
rather than the most possible for efficiency's sake ; and 
that North Carolina can easily afford to give the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina the funds necessary to do 
the work that the State needs and asks her to do ; and 
that that institution will not remain a University that 
has not the means to sustain its life on a parity with 
other institutions in its class. 

He showed how the funds available for yearly 
maintenance were far less than those of other in- 
stitutions and how heavy the consequent loss had 
been in the faculty. lie laid great stress on the ne- 
cessity of keeping the best possible men, as the secret 
of a truly efficient college. The efficiency of the col- 
lege can be measured by the efficiency of its faculty 



and the efficiency of its faculty can almost be meas- 
ured by the salary scale. 

He spoke in conclusion of the present spirit that 
actuated the University as one of aggressive confi- 
dence and optimism founded on the belief that the 
University would more and more come to be recog- 
nized as an organic part of the whole life of the whole 
people. 

Secretary Daniels in the spirit of this report took 
advanced ground for a greater University of North 
Carolina ministering to the needs of all the people. 
"In five years the institution should be instructing 
5,000 young men. and women, and every citizen, hod 
carrier and man of affairs alike is looking to these 
hills for help." Secretary Redfield in commenting 
upon the strain of keeping the University at the front 
of American universities, called upon the alumni as 
they loved the young man at the head of the institu- 
tion to take the burden from his shoulders. Judge 
Van Wyck was in his best mood and kept the gather- 
ing in an uproar of fun. Other good talks were made 
and the luncheon adjourned to the ball field. 

THE PACE SET BY 1909 

A class that while in the University inaugurated 
Junior Week, astounded the college with a howling 
three-ring circus, and that has kept a University front 
since it entered in 1905, was back with all its old 
pep, fine fellowship, and boyish playfulness. Eor a 
year Tillett, Winslow, Umstead and company have 
been hammering away at the reunion idea until it 
broke irresistibly into a spirit that brought naughty- 
niners back from Montana, Wisconsin and New York. 
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United States Cabinet members to tipping the colored 
folk there was 1909 in the midst of it. Their singing 



and cheering was a feature. 



THE BALL GAMES 

Two ball games were played in the afternoon., 1904 
vs. 1909 and 1913 vs. 1914. The l!)04 team with 
Albert Cox, Jacocks, and Burton Smith as a recruit- 
ing nucleus won the first game by a good difference — 
the s we was the least essential part of the game. 
The championship Senior team captured a pretty 
game from 1913 by the score of 4 to 3. Hansom and 
Angel out-battcried Kennedy and Phillips by a 
slight margin. In most part the teams presented 
straight class lineups, but the drafting by 1904 of 
such ringers as Jesse Oldham, '94, and Bill Carr, '03, 
brought flashes from Carolina stars that had receded 
summers ago. 

( !yrus Thompson, Jr., '11, umpired the game to his 
eminent satisfaction. lie was escorted to his position 
by his dainty wife, nee Charlotte M. McCall. Jerry 
Day, '09, grandfather of his class, being pressed in 
t" run for a batter, made the circuit in Bolin Hall's 
machine, his first ride in an automobile during his 
forty odd summers. At a turning point in the game, 
critical with hilarity, the umpire made a decision that 
struck the suffrage wing of 1909 as smelling to 
heaven. These militants with their suffrage banners 
rushed upon Cy and routed him from his step ladder. 
They tripped on their dresses and the devoted umpire 
barely escaped with a smashed window in time to an- 
nounce, "Came called mi account of the rain — of 
terror." 

HONORABY DEGREE CONFESSED ON HENBY SMITH, THE 
COLLEGE BELL-BINGEB 

While the ball game between 1904 and 1909 was 
under its jocular way, a long dark line emerged un- 
heralded from the woods and marched silently across 
the field, forty strong. Horny Handed Eenry in the 

van, solmenly gowned in black. "Long Hill" .1 is 

was there with his pressing iron, "Short Bill" had 
his broom, George Trice was there with shoes across 
his venerable shoulders. Bill McDade with bis clothes 
basket, chefs, cooks, janitors, waiters, drivers and 
bootblacks, all were there from the campus and by- 
ways of Chapel Hill, each with the sign of his trade. 
Ah him! Who had so often cried out to everyone id' 
us, "It's a fact, buss," 1 'o' Dave, prince of drivers, he 
alone was not there; gone to hold the lines in another 
land. 

In. front of the crowd mi the bleachers ibis black 
host stopped and formed a semi-circle around Henry 



Smith, the college bell-ringer. Mr. W. P. Grier, 
president of the class of 1909, announced that a de- 
gree was to be conferred on the bell-ringer for his 
long service and unfailing courtesy. The spokesman 
for the class came forward and said: 

"Mr. President, I have the honor to present to you 
for the degree of L. L. D. D. (Learned Loyal Ding 
Donger), Horny Handed Henry, father of the hours, 
doctor of time, keeper of the heavens, by whose watch 
the sun takes its course in Chapel Hill. In his loyalty 
to that watch he has more than one time commanded 
the sun to stand still. His ringing bell in the years 
before called us to the day's task and his clear notes 
in their spirit power still sound out across the miles 
and the years saying out yonder now what they have 
said here always, 'Carolina men, be eternally there!' 

''We take great pleasure in conferring this degree 
upon you because we feel that in your shambling way 
you have gathered into your life the simple teaching 
of a university that would leave in every son a horny 
hand and a courtly heart." 

The honorary degree hood, consisting of a rope 
with dangling bell, was put over Henry's head. His as- 
sembled peers pressed up to shake his hand, the crowd 
applauded, and bootblacks shined his shoes. "Long 
Bill " took Henry's hand and ironed out the horny 
places. Bill McDade on the side hooded "Short Bill" 
with a clothes basket. One of the suffragettes broke 
up the ceremony by reciting through a megaphone, 
"Hail to thee, blithe spirit, bird thou never wert." 

And the procession was again lost in the woods as 
'the deep bass voices sang "Ole Time Religion." 

INTER-SOCIETY DEBATE 

The annual Inter-Society debate and contest for 
the Bingham medal was held at 8:30 between, rep- 
resentatives of the Di and Phi Societies, the ques- 
tion under consideration being the application of the 
commission form of government in state legislation. 
T. ('. Boushall and Wade Kornegay, of the Phi rep- 
resented the affirmative side of the question and 
were opposed by George Eutsler and G. W. Martin, 
of the Di. The decision went to the affirmative and 
T. ( '. Boushall was awarded the medal. 

B \< I I.TY Kill PTIOB 

At, 10:30 President (iraham and the faculty gave 
the graduates and vistors a reception in the Univer- 
sity Library. Features which added greatly to the 
pleasure of the reception were the beautiful illumi- 
nation of the campus in front of the library and the 
music of Richardson's orchestra from the library 
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Secretary Redfield Calls the Graduates to a Life of High Thinking 



The address to the graduating class by the Hon. 
William C. Redfield, Secretary of Commerce in Pres- 
ident Wilson's Cabinet, and the formal announce- 
ent, by Governor Locke Craig, of the selection of 
Edward Kidder Graham as the president of the 
University to succeed Dr. Francis P. Venable, re- 
signed, were the memorable features of Wednesday 
June 3rd, the concluding day of commencement, 
1914. 

The formal exercises began, at 10 :45 A. M. with 
the procession to Memorial Hall long after the cam- 
pus had filled with the largest gathering of visitors 
and residents of Orange assembled at the Univer- 
sity in years. Within Memorial Hall, which was 
filled to 'the brim, the invocation was offered by Rev. 
Richard W. Hogue and Secretary Redfield was pre- 
sented by President Graham. 

Taking as his subject "Thorough Thinking," Sec- 
retary Redfield spoke in part as follows : 

"I have had in mind, in thinking of this occasion, 
an athlete's training for a strenuous race. His work 
of preparation has been long and arduous. Its results 
are concentrated in the strong nerve and responsive 
body of the runner who crouches waiting soon to start 
upon the course 'that will test brain and limb and 
heart. You have been through the training of 
the mind. The question, 'Are you ready?' has been 
asked and answered and you wait the word 'Go.' 
We have a certain right to expect from the runner 
that he shall be well able to run his course with 
credit, We have a certain right to expect from you 
the results normal from trained minds. We assume 
that you can think, and think straight, and think far ; 
for you have been so developed in mind as to discern 
and put aside the superficial foam of thought, and 
grasp and utilize realities. 

"Since, then, we may fairly expect of you thinking 
that shall be clear and lucid, let us discuss together 
the need that exists in our country for what I may 
call 'thorough thinking.' Believe me, this is not to 
be a discourse on psychology, though it has to do with 
habits of mind. We are concerned together about 
certain practical things which will have a bearing up- 
on your own happiness and usefulness ; which may 
lift you up or pull you down ; which may mean the 
difference between your being a leader or a follower ; 
which may make you creative or leave you imitative. 

TWO TYPES OF THOUGHT 

"We find, as we look out into the world, two broad- 
ly defined types of thought, or perhaps we would 
better say — two different methods of thinking. One 



is long-distance thinking and the other is local. One 
is profound and the other is superficial. One is ex- 
tensive and looks abroad ; the other is intensive and 
stays at home. One is world-wide; the other self- 
centered. One is international ; the other parochial. 
One is altruistic ; the other inclined to be selfish. One 
takes all time within its scope ; the other is of the day 
or hour. One deals with the past and looks to fho 
future; the other exists for the present alone. One 
is broad and long ; the other narrow and short. One 
is telescopic in its range and sees all things large; the 
other is miscroscopic in its scope, save that it does not 
enlarge the small things that it sees. A man of the 
one type becomes an empire builder or leads a nation, 
an industry, or an army. He tears from nature some 
secret and lifts mankind one step farther on the 
heights of power. The other wonders why they do 
these things that way and criticises that which he 
lacks power to create. The one, as an orator has said, 
may forget himself into immortality ; the other pru- 
dently sinks himself into a nameless grave. 

THE NARROW THINKER THE CRITIC 

"Everywhere about us as we go in life we find two 
contrasting and conflicting- types of thought — the one 
intent unon the things of the moment, localized, con- 
centrated, small ; the other seeing these things in the 
relation to the larger movement, his thought exten- 
sive, inclusive, broad, and large. The one criticises 
the half-done job; the other looks toward the complet- 
ed ideal. In every college and town and state and 
nation are men who illustrate the practical truths I 
have tried to suggest, Strange as it may seem, it is 
the narrow and parochial thinker, seeing but a part, 
unable to comprehend the whole, that sits in judg- 
ment upon him of larger outlook ; who carps and cries 
about his little segment of fact as if it were all truth, 
and, when the movements of life pass on, leaving him 
on one side, he catches again at some corner of the 
garment of truth and anew lifts up his futile voice. 
Of such as these was it said of old with searching in- 
sight. 'Eyes have they but they see not; ears have 
they but. they hear not ; seeing they do not perceive ; 
hearing they hear but do not understand.' ' 

Applying this principle to the solution of all prob- 
lems, whether personal, state, or national, Secretary 
Redfield left in the minds of the outgoing class this 
moving plea : 

"It is my hope for you that we may be led into the 
paths of the larger vision and into the place of broad 
horizons ; that our policies may not be policies of pas- 
sion ; that the influence of our nation throughout all 
lands shall be not first for profit but first for peace ; 
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trial prosperity depends upon the friendly good will 
of those to whom we would sell and from whose orders 
our mills must run. 

' 'Tis excellent to have a giant's strength. 
But 'tis tyrannous to use it like a giant.' 

"We have the giant's strength and are perhaps in 
character and in resources supremely powerful among 
the nations, but we are not a bully, nor a creature of 
crude passions and brute strength. Neither arc we 
people who would grasp a profit at any cost at home 
or abroad. The raw forces of a vigorous life have 
had their places among us. We have touched perhaps 
too much at 'times upon the policy that 

'They should take who have the power 
And they should keep who can.' 

"Our America, however, today sees with a larger 
and firmer vision. It is a vision of peace, yet it is a 
vision of power, and it means prosperity so far as we 
can make it or induce it both to ourselves and to our 
neighbors and to those with whom we would deal 
'throughout the whole wide world." 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Following the addres of Secretary Redfield, Presi- 
dent Graham annouced the gift of an athletic sta- 
dium large enough to seat 2,500 persons by Isaac E. 
Emerson, of Baltimore, a member of the class of 
1879. 

In behalf of the Trustees, president Graham an- 
nounced the creation of the Francis P. Venable 
chair of Chemistry and the election of Dr. Francis P. 
Venable to fill it. Other announcements were: 

The election of Eugene Cunningham Branson, 
A. M., as Professor of Applied Economics and Kural 
Sociology. 

The election of James Holly Hanford, Ph. D., of 
Harvard, and Norman Forester, A. M., of Wisconsin, 
as Associate Professors of English. 

The election, of Henry M. Dargan, Ph. D., of Har- 
vard, as Instructor in English. 

The creation of the positions of Director and Assis- 
tant Director of 'the Bureau of Extension with Dr. 
Louis R. Wilson and Mr. E. B. Rankin, respectively, 
as occupants of the positions. 

The election of Dr. W. C. Coker as Director of the 
LTniversity Arboretum. 

The promotion from Instructor to Assistant Pro- 
fessor of Mr. J. G. Beard and Dr. G. K. G. Henry. 

The resignation of Dr. James F. Royster as pro- 
fessor of English and head of the English depart- 
ment. 

The following medals, prizes, fellowships, and cer- 
tificates were announced: 

William Cain prize in mathematics, W. S. Wicker. 

Eben Alexander prize in Greek, B. B. House. 



Worth prize in philosophy, M. T. Spears. 

Early English Text Society prize, J. M. Stead- 
man, Jr. 

Henry R. Bryan prize in law, W. F. Taylor. 

Frizes in North Carolina colonial history, first, S. 
J. Ervin; second, J. R. Gentry. 

Callaghan scholarship prize in law, W. F. Taylor. 

Babbitt scholarship in chemistry, D. H. Killefer. 

Le Doux fellowship in chemistry, C. B. Carter. 

Fellowship in Chemistry, V. A. Coulter. 

Fellowship in organic chemistry, V. C. Edwards. 

Fellowship in mathematics, W. S. Wicker. 

W. J. Bryan prize in political Science, R. H.' Shu- 
ford. 

Ben Smith Breston cup, W. B. Fuller. 

Freshman prize in English, S. F. Telfair, Jr. 

Bingham prize, T. C. Boushall. 

Mangum medal, E. S. Beel. 

Elected to membership in Bin Beta Kappa Society, 
1914, A. R. Newsom, W. R. Taylor, C. A Boseman, 
B. L. Field, R. G. Fitzgerald, E. Y. Keesler, W. B. 
M. Weeks. 

Certificates in education — J. G. Feezor, R. L. Las- 
ley, J. I. Lee, L. H. Ranson, L. V. Scott. 

Certificates in English — D. H. Carlton, J. El- 
dridge, E. J. Perry. 

Certificate in History — I. M. Bailey. 

GRAHAM ELECTED PRESIDENT 

Continuing the announcements, Governor Craig, 
amid a prolonged ovation to Bresident Graham, an- 
nounced him the unanimous choice of the Board of 
Trustees for the Bresidency of the University, and 
paid a fine tribute to the splendid work done by his 
predecessor, Dr. Venable, during the fourteen years 
in which he had labored for the great upbuilding of 
'the institution which he loved. 

Degrees were then conferred in course as follows : 

Bachelor of Arts — Troy Monroe Andrews, Chapel 
Hill; Lewis Angel, Franklin; Benjamin Franklin 
Aycock, Fremont; Isaac Mayo Bailey, Smithfield; 
Allyn Raymond Brownson, Asheville ; John Scott 
Cansler, Charlotte; David Hill Carlton, Kerners- 
ville; Joseph Lenoir Chambers, Jr., Charlotte; Col- 
lier Cobb, Jr., Chapel Llill ; Frank Davies Conroy, 
Cullowhee; Willie Frontis Credle, Swan Quarter; 
Paul Clifford Darden, Fremont; Macon Bush Dun- 
l'.igan, Yadkinville; James Eldridge, Dunn; J. Gil- 
mer Feezor, Silver Plill ; Thomas Wiley Ferguson, 
Kendall ; John Robert Gentry, Waynesville ; Harry 
Barnette Grimsley, Greensboro ; Meade Hart, Moores- 
ville; John Thomas Hatcher, Rose Hill; John 
Albert Holmes, James Eugene Holmes, Ralph Wen- 
dell Holmes, Graham ; Albert Warren James, Laurin- 
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Jones, Helton; Donald George Kelly. Clarkton; 
Daniel Lamont Knowles. Mount Olive; Robert Law 
Lasley, Wentworth; Oscar Leach, Raeford; James 
Grover Lee. Roxboro; Joseph Era Lee, Four Oak.-: 
Henry Cyrus Long, Jr., Charlotte; William Camp- 
bell Lord, Wilmington; James Frank Love, States- 
ville ; John William Mcintosh, Denver; Roy Bow- 
man McKnight, Charlotte: Frank Redding Owen, 
Yadkin College: Walter Ilea Parker, Goldsboro; El- 
bert Sidney Peel, Williamston; Edwin Jerry Perry, 
Wilson: William Franklin Pitt, Macelesneld; Lem- 
uel Alexander Price. Unionville; James Turner Prit- 
cheltt, Lenoir; .Mis- Anna BJariah Puett, Dallas; 
Jesse Forbes Pugh, Old Trap; Lucius Henry Ran- 
som Iluntersville ; Ralph Alton Reed, Winston- 
Salem; Melvin Robinson, Atlantic; Kenneth Clai- 
borne RoyaU, Goldsboro; Luther Vernon Scott, Si- 
Loam; Harold Thomas Sloan. Franklin; Ralph Case 
Spence, Kipling; Isaac Rucherson Strayhorn, Dur- 
ham: George Vattghan Strong, Raleigh; William 
Reid Thompson, Teer; Felix Litaker Webster, 
Wilkesboro; William Pell Whitaker, Wilson; Sey- 
mour Wehster Whiting, Raleigh; Henry Stuart Wil- 
lis, High Point; Reynold Tatum Allen. Kinston; 
Robert Lloyd Brinkley, Elm City; George Frank 
Drew, Live Oak, Fla. 

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering — Huberl 
Walter Collins, Holly Springs. 

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering — 
Henry Leon Cox, Cullowhee; Arthur James Flume, 
Palatine Bridge. N". Y.; James Arthur Struthers, 
Grists. 

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering — 
Malcolm Norval Oa'tes, Charlotte; Carl Duffy Tay- 
lor. New Bern: John Alfred Walker, Germanton. 

Bachelor of Law — Kenneth Ray nor Ellington, 



Clayton; Ezra Parker, Benson; Walter Frank Tay- 
lor. Faison. 

Graduates of Pharmacy — Richard Homer An- 
drews, Chapel Hill; Kenneth Alexander Kirby, Ma- 
rion ; James Edison Lytch, Rowland. 

Bachelor of Science in Medicine — Clayton Wil- 
liard Eley, Woodland; James Gibson Pate, Gibson; 
William Alexander Smith, Goldsboro; Lewis Holmes 
Swindell, Jr.. Swan Quarter; Norman St. George 
Vann, Charlotte. 

Master of Arts — Karl Braswell Bailey, Elm City; 
Thomas Wiley Ferguson. Kendall; Robert Craig 
Glenn, Hickory; Edwin MeKov Highsniith. New 
Smyrna. Fla.; Joseph Henry Johnston, Chapel Hill; 
James Lawrence Orr, Mars Hill; Leslie Winston 
Pearson, Dudley; Edwin Jerry Perry, Wilson; Ed- 
gar Ralph Rankin, Gastonia; .lames Blaine Scar- 
borough, Mt. Gilead ; Richard Harvey Shuford, 
Hickory ; Marshall Turner Spears, Lillington ; Henry 
Edward Taylor, Pride, Texas; Henry Rowland Tot- 
ten. Yadkin College; Luther Carter Williams, Carr- 
boro; William Summey Coulter, Newton. 

Master of Science — Carnie Blake Carter, Morgan- 
ton; Victory Aldine Coulter, Newton ; Leland Brown 
Rhodes, Sylvia; William Augustus Rudisill, Henry 
River. 

Doctor of Philosophy — .James Talmage Dobbins, 
Rush; George Kenneth Grant Henry, Chapel Hill; 
Homer Worthington Starr. Chapel Hill. 

Doctor ot Laws — Judge W. R. Allen, Secretary 
Josephus Daniels, Secretary William C. Redrield. 



Dr. L. A. Williams, professor of School Adminis- 
tration, spent June 8th and 9th in Gastonia where he 
advised the city school authorities relative to plans 
for their new central school building. 




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ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FINANCES 

The following statement of the standing of the Uni- 
versity Athletic Association from September 1 to 
May 30 has been furnished the Review by Treasurer 
C. T. Woollen: 

RECEIPTS 

Bank Balance, Sept. i, 1913 $ 520.50 

Season Tickets 15-00 

Ground Privilege 10.00 

Telegraphic Reports 24.75 

Athletic Fees 3,705-00 

Class Teams 227.70 

Alumni 1-2 Cost High School Contest.. 127.58 

Alumni Coaches 1,613.80 

Team Managers 5.856.97 

Refunded by Southern Railway 3 2 4-oo 

$12,425.30 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Coaches 3,042.45 

Advanced for Managers 3.95'-94 

Grounds and Help 148.00 

Training Table 598-49 

Class Teams 328.00 

Supplies 1,943-62 

Traveling Expense 1/6-95 

High School Contest 290.30 

Membership Fee S. I. A. A 10.00 

Medals Cross Country Run 6.25 

Salary L. P. MicLendon 150.00 

Salary C. T. Woollen 100.00 

Printing and Postage 88.15 

Telephone and Telegraph 75-62 

Fee Refunded 2.50 

Interest 187.11 

Notes Retired 1,050.00 

Old Accounts 56.00 

12.205.38 

Balance in Bank 219.92 

Due from Tar Heel Manager 300.00 

5I9-92 

OUTSTANDING OBLIGATIONS 

Note Due, May 6, Mr. Cartmell 500.00 

Note Due, June 6, Mr. Cartmell 500.00 

Salary, C. T. Woollen 208.30 

Accounts Association Store 1,100.00 

Supplies, A. A. Kluttz 62.00 

Note, People's Bank 1,000.00 

Note, People's Bank 350.00 

Note, Bank of Chapel Hill 1,300.00 

Note, Bank of Chapel Hill 1,000.00 

6,020.30 

Present Deficit '. . . 5-500-38 

Deficit Last Season 4, 179-50 

Loss Present Season 1,320.88 



HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP 

The State high school championship in baseball, as 
decided in the State-wide contest carried on under the 
auspices of the alumni athletic association of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, was won by the team repre- 
senting the Sylvan high school of Alamance county. 
The the tinal game was played in Chapel Hill on 
Saturday afternoon, May 16th, between the teams of 
the Sylvan and Rocky Mount schools, Sylvan, repre- 
senting the western part of the State, and Rocky 
Mount representing the eastern. There was a large 
and enthusiastic crowd present, and the game was in- 
teresting and exciting from start to finish. The game 
was prolonged into eleven innings and the score at 
the end of the eleventh stood 11 to 9 in favor of 
Sylvan. 

Previous to this final game on Saturday afternoon, 
a preliminary game had been, played Saturday morn- 
ing between the Sylvan and Gastonia teams to decide 
which of the two should represent western North 
Carolina in the game with Rocky Mount Saturday 
afternoon. Sylvan won 7 to 0. 

Accompanying the different teams to Chapel Hill 
for these games were: Blake Isley, '12, principal of 
the Sylvan high school; R. M. Wilson, '09, superin- 
tendent of the Rocky Mount public schools; and W. 
P. Grier, 09, principal of the Gastonia high school. 

The State-wide contests carried on from the Uni- 
versity as a center among the high schools have been 
very successful the past year. They will be continued 
and extended largely next year. They include the 
High School Debating Union, the Inter-Scholastic 
Track Meet, the Football Contest, and the Baseball 
Contest. 



DR. VENABLE RETURNS 

After ten months of absence, Dr. and Mrs. Ven- 
able and their daughters, Misses Louise and Frances 
returned to their home in Chapel Hill on June 10th. 
On their trip abroad they were accompanied by 
Miss Mary Manning, a sister of Mrs. Venable, who 
also returned to the Hill with the family. 

The first part of Dr. Venable's stay abroad was 
spent in Switzerland at Zurich. The fall and mid- 
winter he spent in Germany, and for the last two 
months he has been in England. 

Although Dr. Venable's health is not wholly re- 
stored, his year of 'travel and study has been filled 
with great pleasure and he comes back vastly im- 
proved jfiiysically. 



Dr. C. L. Raper will be a member of the faculty 
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WITH THE FACULTY 

Notification was received by President Graham 
on June 4th that the Board of Trustees of Erskine 
College had unanimously conferred upon him the 
degree of Doctor of Laws. 

Contrary to the announcement made in the May 
Review, Dr. H. W. Chase, after reconsideration, has 
decided to remain at the University and will continue 
to hold the position of Professor of Educational Psy- 
chology. 

Dr. J. F. Roystcr plans to give courses in English 
in the summer school of 'the University of Minnesota 
before going to the University of Texas in September. 

Dr. Oliver Towles sailed on June 6 for Europe. 
He will spend the summer in study in France. 

Dr. A. S. Wheeler has been given the use of a 
laboratory at Harvard University and will spend 
the summer there in the study of chemistry. During 
his stay at Harvard he will be in company with Dr. 
Bullitt, of the medical department, and Prof. G. M. 
McKie, of the department of English, who will also 
be engaged in study in their respective fields. 

Dr. C. S. Mangum has just returned from Phila- 
delphia where he has attended the commencement 
exercises of Jefferson Medical College. During the 
year ending he has been president of the Jefferson 
Alumni Association. 

Prof. Collier Cobb spent the week June 8-13 at 
Harvard attending the twenty-five year reunion of 
his class. 

The following members of the faculty will teach 
in the University summer school : Prof. W. D. Toy, 
Prof. Collier Cobb, Dr. George Howe, Prof. N. W. 
Walker, Dr. W. C. Coker, Prof. A. H. Patterson, 
Prof. M. H. Stacy, Dr. C. W. Bain, Dr. H. W. 
Chase, Dr. L. R. Wilson, Dr. J. M. Bell, Dr. L. A. 
Williams, Prof. Z. V. Judd, Dr. T. J. Wilson, Jr., 
Prof. W. S. Bernard, Prof. G. K. A. Henry, Mr. 
V. L. Chrisler and Mr. J. E. Smith. Special lec- 
tures will be given by Prof. M. C. S. Noble, Dr. J. 
H. Pratt, and Prof. E. C. Branson. 



CHAPEL HILL PROGRESSES 

Two organizations which are helping keep Chapel 
Hill well on the map are the Community Club and 
the Board of Trade. Recently the Community Club 
has conducted a successful clean up campaign and is 
now engaged in waging a fight for better health condi- 
tion-. Tn this work it finds hearty co-operation on 
the part of the Board of Aldermen and the Board of 
Trade. The latter board has not adopted a motto for 
the town, but it is constantly at work on matters 
which look to its steady growth. 



THE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE 

The following schedule has been arranged for 
1914: 

Sept. 26 — Richmond College at Chapel Hill. 

Oct. 3 — Virginia Medical College at Chapel Hill. 

Oct. 12 — University of South Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Oct. 17 — University of Georgia at Atlanta. 

Oct. 24 — Vanderbilt University at Nashville. 

Oct. 31 — Wake Forest College at Raleigh. 

Nov. 7 — Virginia Military Institute at Charlotte. 

Nov. 14 — Davidson at Winston-Salem. 

Nov. 26 — University of Virginia at Richmond. 

It is a matter of great satisfaction 'to the student 
body that the schedule fixes a game on the local 
gridiron for University Day. The game with Wake 
Forest will be the first football game that Carolina 
has played in Raleigh since 1905. The Vanderbilt- 
Carolina game will be the first between the two uni- 
versities in fourteen years. Davidson, which has 
generally been one of the first on the schedule, will 
be the last game before the annual Thanksgiving 
game with Virginia. 



AROUND CAMPUS AND TOWN 

The Athletic Council awarded N. C.'s to the fol- 
lowing men as a result of satisfactory participation 
in the annual Gymnasium contest: F. 0. Clarkson, 
F. M. Owen, W. R. Parker, and L. B. Rhodes. 

The destiny of the .M<tii<t:inc for 1914-'15 rests 
in the hands of George Eutsler, editor-in-chief, and 
J. V. Whitfield, Business Manager. 

Phil Woollcott has been elected captain of the 
track team for 1915. Awards to members of the 
team have been: Claiborn Smith, a sweater; Sears, 
Spence, Patterson, Whiting, Woollcott, Strong, and 
Cobb, stars ; Whitaker, a manager's star. 

The dramatic club will be officered thus next year: 
Marmaduke Cox, president; J. S. Bryan, vice-presi- 
dent; F. O. Clarkson, manager; H. B. Black, assis- 
tant manager; Oliver Smith, secretary-treasurer. 

Members of the Varsity received awards as fol- 
lows: sweaters — Woodall, Long, Hardison, Shields, 
Lewis, Litchfield, Williams, and Watkins; stars — K. 
Bailey, H. Bailey, and Aycock; manager sweater — 
Carl Taylor. 

Woodall, Williams, Watkins, Hardison, Shields, 
Lewis, Litchfield, and H. Bailey, expect to return 
next year. 

Dr. Charles L. Parsons, chief chemist of the Bu- 
reau of Mines of the United States and secretary of 
the American Chemical Society, lectured on "The 
Radium Situation" on the night of May 2nd. 



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Entered at the Postoffice at Chapel Hill, N. C, as second 
class matter. 

WHITEHEAD KLUTTZ, '02 

Whitehead Kluttz (LL. B., '02), recently honored 
with appointment by President Wilson as Secretary 
of the International Joint Boundary Commission, is 
now fulfilling the brilliant promise of his student 
days. Born in Salisbury, 1ST. C, thirty-two years ago, 
of a family distinguished for public service, both in 
this and former generations, young Kluttz at the Uni- 
versity early developed his remarkable talents as ora- 
tor, debater, and journalist. His classic eulogy at the 
William McKinley Memorial Service, his successful 
debate against Vanderbilt University, his Washing- 
ton's Birthday oration, and his leaders when editor-in- 
chief of The Tar Heel, are all vital and stimulating 
memories still fresh in the minds of his classmates. 

After taking his law license before he was twenty- 
one, and serving at Washington for a few months as 
Senate correspondent of half a dozen metropolitan 
newspapers, he devoted himself to the practice of law 
at Salisbury. He was called to the State Senate when 
only a month past twenty-five ("1907'), the minimum 
age under the Constitution ; and for his effective ser- 
vice was unanimously renominated and elected. The 
highest honor in the gift of the Senate, president pro 
tem., was conferred iipon him in 1909. He thus en- 
joys the enviable distinction of being the youngest 
man who ever filled this position in any State. 



In the General Assembly young Kluttz, who prides 
himself upon his pronounced progressive views, was 
active in every important piece of constructive legis- 
lation. To him, who had the honor of opening the 
fight for good roads, is ascribed the credit for secur- 
ing the first measure recognizing the building of roads 
throughout the State as a movement to be aided by the 
State and appropriated money for expert advice and 
assistance therein. 

As an orator Mr. Kluttz enjoys a national reputa- 
tion. Twice since leaving here, he has been honored 
by his Alma Mater — in June, 1909, when he de- 
livered the Alumni Address, and again in 1912 
when he was principal speaker at the annual banquet 
of the literary societies. His address "Building the 
Greater Nation," in 1912 before the New Jersey Bar 
Association, captivated his audience; and resulted in 
his invitation from Governor Fort of New Jersey, to 
deliver the Fourth of July Address at Ocean Grove. 
Presented bv the coventor to an audience of ten thou- 
sand people, the young orator held them spell-bound 
with his masterpiece, "America's Heritage from the 
Pioneers." At the conclusion of the speech the au- 
dience rose en masse, gave the chautauqua salute, 
and honored the speaker with what has been described 
as "probably the greatest ovation ever tendered a 
.Southern speaker in the North." The press were 
unanimous in describing the speech as a superb ora- 
tion, which created a furore, and was delivered by one 
of the most gifted orators of the So\ith. 

Mr. Kluttz prides himself upon havine; been one 
of the earliest and most active of the Southern advo- 
eates of Woodrow Wilson for the presidency. In his 
new post, said to have been tendered him entirely 
without solicitation on his part, he will act as secre- 
tary to a commission which has exclusive jurisdiction 
over all controversies between the United States and 
Canada along the great water-ways which form so 
much of the boundary. Needless to say that he is 
discharging his share of the duties of this interna- 
tional court with characteristic ability and thereby 
doubtless fitting himself for greater usefulness to his 
State and Nation. Archibald Hekdeeson'. 



ALEXANDER PORTRAIT RECEIVED 

A portrait of the late Dr. Eben Alexander, for 
many years Professor of Greek in the University and 
Dean of the College, has recently been received and 
placed in. the gallery in the library. It is the work of 
Mr. Lloyd Branson, of Knoxville, Tenn., who has 
been remarkably successful in bringing out on his 
canvas those characteristics expressive of Dr. Alex- 
ander's fine personality and scholarship. 



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NORTH CAROLINA MANUAL, 1913 
Historical investigators in Xorth Carolina have 
become accustomed during the past few years to car- 
rying a burden of obligation to Mr. R. D. W. Connor 
and the Xorth Carolina Historical Commission. Re- 
cently Mr. Connor has again added to this obligation 
by the publication of a work long and sadly needed 
for reference purposes. Entitled "North Carolina 
Manual, 1913," it contains the usual material of the 
handbook issued bienially for the use of the General 
Assembly. But it contains much more, and in this 
latter portion is to be found its chief value. Up to 
this time investigators seeking information as to 
officials and legislators in Xorth Carolina unless they 
happened to be within reach of a full set of the state 
publications, a rare thing anywhere, have been forced 
to have recourse to Wheeler's History of North Caro- 
lina, or to Polk's Handbook for 1874, based upon 
Wheeler, both long out of date and very unreliable. 
With this new work at hand, biographical investiga- 
tion in Xorth Carolina is made comparatively easy. 

The contents headings best indicate the nature of 
the book. The first nine divisions contain the current 
material alluded to. Part X, Register of Colonial 
Officials, 1G63-1776, includes executive officers, offi- 
cers and members of the Council and Assembly, and 
members of the provincial congresses and other revo- 
lutionary bodies. Part XI, Register of State Officials, 
1777-1913, includes executive officers, judges, mem- 
bers and officers of the General Assembly and of all 
constitutional conventions. The time and place of all 
sessions are also given. Part XII, Xorth Carolina in 
the Federal Congress, gives the names of the members 
of the Continental Congress, the Congress of the Con- 
federation, and the Federal Congress, and also of 
those members from other States who were natives of 
Xorth Carolina. The time and place of each session 
are indicated and also as far as possible the political 
affiliation of each member. Part XIII, Xorth Caro- 
lina in the National Service, indicates its scope, as 
does Part XIV, North Carolina in the Service of the 
Confederate States. Part XV, Election Returns by 
Counties, 1835-1913, is one of the most valuable por- 
tions of the book, for it contains information that up 
to this time has been the most difficult to obtain. 

The work is not free from errors and omissions, 
but they are apparently few in number and fewer 
than might have been expected considering the diffi- 
culty and complexity of the task. 



State this summer are these alumni of the University : 
W. S. Snipes, '90, Cabarrus county; J. M. Cheek, '93, 
Ashe and Surry counties; Harry Howell, '95, Gaston 
and Madison counties; W. H. Crawford, '97, Chero- 
kee county ; A. T. Allen, '97, Alamance, McDowell 
and Rowan counties; Joe S. Wray, '97, Franklin and 
Rutherford counties; R. W. Allen, '9S, Henderson 
county; B. B. Dougherty, '99, Wilkes county; J. H. 
Mclver, '02, Anson and Brunswick counties; X. W. 
Walker, '03, has already conducted an institute in 
Avery county, and will later conduct one in Columbus 
county; former Professor A. Vermont, of the Ro- 
mance language department, Johnston county. 

E. E. Sams, '98, of the State department of educa- 
tion, has general charge of the teachers' institutes 
throughout the state. N. W. Walker, '03, will con- 
duct the summer school of the University of Xorth 
Carolina ; B. B. Dougherty, '99, will conduct the sum- 
mer session of the Appalachian Training School ; and 
R. H. Wright, '97, will have charge of the summer 
session of the East Carolina Teachers' Training 
School. 



DR. R. H. LEWIS RESIGNS 

Announcement through Governor Craig was made 
in the State press on June 3rd of the resignation, on 
account of impaired health, of Dr. R. H. Lewis, of 
Raleigh, as Secretary of the Board of Trustees. This 
does not mean that he retires from the governing 
body of which he has been a most useful member 
for thirty years, but that he gives up the duties of 
Secretary which he assumed at the death of the late 
Dr. Richard H. Battle. 

Dr. Lewis' services to the University have been of 
a most distinguished order. He has given generously 
of his time, money, and strength, and in the councils 
of the Trustees he has always displayed fine leader- 
ship and ability. He is succeeded in the Secretary- 
ship by R. D. W. Connor, of Raleigh. 



TRAINING THE TEACHER 

Among the school men who will conduct teachers' 
institutes in the different counties throughout the 



DR. LAWSON GOES TO STATE COLLEGE 

Just as the Review goes to press it learns with 
regret that Dr. R. B. Lawson, for ten years Physical 
Director of the University and a member of the 
Medical School faculty, will accept work during tin; 
coming year with Pennsylvania State College, of 
State College, Pa. The position which he will occupy 
there is that of College Physician. 

Dr. Lawson's connection with the Hill dates back 
into the late nineties when he starred as the premier 
pitcher in Southern college baseball circles, arid in 
every position, which he has occupied since coming 
to the University he has rendered fine service. 



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of the 
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 



Officers of the Association 

Tulian S. Carr, '66 President 

Walter Murphy, '92 Secretary 

Members of the Council 

Term expires 1914: D. B. Teague, '10; J. K. Wilson, '05; 
P. D. Gold, 98; T. D. Warren, '9i-'93; J- 0. Carr, '95. 

Term expires 1915: J- Y. Joyner, '81; R. H. Sykes, '95-97; 
George Stephens, '96; W. H. Swift, '01; W. S. Bernard, '00. 

Term expires 1916: A. M. Scales, '93; L. I. Moore, '93; J. 
A. Parker, '06; A. L. Cox, '04; W. J. Andrews, '91. 

Officers of the Council 

Tulian S. Carr, '66 Chairman 

Walter Murphy, '92 Secretary 

J. Y. Joyner, '81 Treasurer 



THE ALUMNI 

W. S. BERNARD '00, Alumni Editor 



It is the purpose of this department not only to publish all 
timely facts of interest about alumni — changes of residence 
and occupation, marriages, deaths, meetings, achievements, 
etc., but also to trace alumni of whom the University and 
their classmates have no record since their leaving college, 
thus bringing the class histories up to date. Therefore items 
of information are solicited from all alumni and their friends 
but especially are the secretaries of the associations and 
the secretaries of the classes requested to keep the editor 
informed. Notes on a few alumni in each city or county 
and class contributed every month will be greatly appreciated. 



THE CLASSES 

1849 

— Dr. K. P. Battle, of Chapel Hill, attended commencement. 

1861 
— Charles Manly Stedman, of Greensboro, has been renomi- 
nated by the Democratic party for Congressman from the 
fifth North Carolina district. 

1859 
— John M. Fleming, of Raleigh, attended commencement. 

1864 
— The reunion of the Class of 1864 was attended by these 
gentlemen : Augustus Van Wyck, of New 1" ork ; Capt. J. I. 
Metts, of Wilmington; Major W. A. Guthrie, of Durham; 
Chief Justice Walter Clark, of Raleigh ; and Senator W. R. 
Webb, of Bell Buckle, Tennessee. 

1866 
— Gen. Julian S. Carr, president of the general alumni asso- 
ciation and head of the alumni council, was in Chapel Hill 
during the entire commencement period. 

1868 
— A. W. Graham, of Oxford, and John W. Fries, of Winston- 
Salem, were on the Hill for commencement. 
— Geo. M. Rose, of Fayetteville, a member of the board of 
trustees, spent several days on the Hill during the commence- 
ment period. 

1879 
— J. S. Manning, of Raleigh, and J. S. Cunningham, of Dur- 
ham, attended the commencement exercises. 



1880 

— Governor Locke Craig, of Raleigh, and Thomas H. Battle, 
of Rocky Mount, attended commencement. 

1881 
— John Webb, of Oxford, attended commencement. 
— N. J. Rouse, of Kinston, was temporary chairman of the 
Democratic state convention which met at Raleigh on June 
4 th. 

1882 
— Collier Cobb as chairman of the entertainment committee 
of the faculty contributed much to the enjoyment of the 
alumni who returned to the Hill for commencement. 

1883 
— H. H. Williams, of Chapel Hill, was present during com- 
mencement. A story of the "Scholar, Philosopher, and Cat- 
tle Grower" picturing his work on farm lands in Orange 
County and written by S. R. Winters appeared recently in 
several daily papers of the State and in a number of the 
leading farm papers of the country. 

1884 

— S. M. Gattis, of Hillsboro, attended commencement. He 
was renominated for solicitor of the tenth judicial district 
of North Carolina at the Democratic convention held in 
Durham, May 3rd. 

1885 
— Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels took a prominent 
part in the commencement activities. The University con- 
ferred upon him the degree of LL. 1). on Wednesday, 
June 3rd. 

— Augustus W. Long, who is assistant professor of English 
in Princeton University, is at present abroad with his family 
on Sabattical leave. 

1886 
— Representing the class of eighty six at commencement were 
Col. J. Bryan Grimes, of Raleigh; Dr. Lewis J. Battle, of 
Washington, D. C. ; W. S Dunstan, of Birmingham, Ala. ; 
and W. N. Everett, of Rockingham. 

— Edward W. Pou has been a member of Congress since 
1901. Recently be received the nomination of his party for 
another term. 

— Dr. Sterling Ruffin is a practicing physician of Washington, 
D. C. His name appears in the current edition of "Who's 
Who in America". His address is 1335 Connecticutt Ave. 
— Dr. Stephen B. Weeks is with the Bureau of Education, at 
Washington, D. C. His work consists mostly in general edi- 
torial work and preparation of special articles on educational 
history and development particularly in the South. He was 
on the Hill last session visiting his son, W. P. M. Weeks, 
who is a member of the Class of 1915 in the University. 
— J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State of North Carolina, 
on April 14th addressed a communication to Hon. William 
Jennings Bryan, Secretary of State of the United States, 
suggesting a policy to be pursued by the United States in 
regard to Mexico. The policy as outlined by Col. Grimes 
was heartily endorsed by Gov. Craig and Dr. J. Y. Joyner, 
president of the North Carolina Peace Society 
— Rev. Braxton Craig is pastor of the Baptist Church of 
Monroe, N. C. 

1887 

— Haywood Parker, of Asheville, and L. P. McGehee, of 
Chapel Hill, represented their class at the recent commence- 
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the University and is a member of the visiting committee 
of the trustees. 

1888 
—Dr. W. T. Whitsett, head of the Whitsett Institute and a 
member of the board of trustees of the University, attended 
commencement. 

1889 
— Four members of the class of 1889 were present for their 
twenty-fifth year reunion at commencement: Geo. S. Steele, 
of Rockingham; Logan D. Howell, of New York; T. W. 
Strowd, of Chapel Hill; J. S. Hill, of Durham. 
— Geo. S. Steele is a successful cotton manufacturer of Rock- 
ingham. He is connected with the Roberdel Mills. 

1890 
— Victor S. Bryant, of Durham, and J. S. Holmes, of Chapel 
Hill, represented their class at commencement. 

1891 
— Several members of the class of 1891 were on the Hill for 
commencement: C. S. Mlangum, of Chapel Hill; A. H. Pat- 
terson,, of Chapel Hill; W. J. Andrews, of Raleigh; J. F. 
Hendren, of Elkin ; and J. Martin Fleming, of Raleigh. 

1892 
— Walter Murphy, of Salisbury, secretary of the general alum- 
ni association of the University and a member of the board 
of trustees, was present for the commencement exercises. 

1893 
— A. G. Mangum, of Gastonia, and A. B. Andrews, Jr., of 
Raleigh, were present at commencement. Mr. Mangum is a 
member of the board of trustees of the University. 
— A. S. Barnard, Captain of the '93 football team and one 
time Mayor of Asheville is among the leaders of the Ashe- 
ville bar. 

— W. B. Snow, a successful lawyer of Raleigh, was nominated 
in the Democratic primary on June 6th, to represent Wake 
County in the next State Senate. 

1894 
— Quite an interesting reunion was held during the recent 
commencement by the class of 1894. Twelve members of the 
class were present for this, their twentieth-year reunion, as 
follows: Thomas Rollins, Asheville; L. E. Barnes, Wilson; 
W. E. Kirkland, Chapel Hill; J. M. Oldham, Charlotte; F. 
1',. Pritchard, Durham; G. E. Petty, Greensboro; W. R. Ke- 
nan, Jr., Lockport, N. Y. ; C. L. Van Noppen, Greensboro ; 
J. V. Pomeroy, Graham ; B. Wyche, Greensboro ; T. J. Wil- 
son, Jr., Chapel Hill; L. N. Hickerson, Wentworth. 
— W. A. Devin, of Oxford, was renominated for judge of 
the tenth judicial district of North Carolina at the Demo- 
cratic convention held in Durham, May 3rd. 
-W. F. Harding was renominated for judge of the superior 
<'urt for the fourteenth judicial district at the meeting in 
Charlotte on June 3rd. 

— Congressman Edwin Y. Webb, Law '94, is now chairman of 
the powerful judiciary committee of the national house of 
representatives at Washington. He was renominated for 
Congressman in the ninth district Democratic convention 
held at Hickory on June 3rd. 

— Louis M. Swink is a lawyer of Winston-Salem. 
— Zebulon Weaver, Law '94, practices his profession in Ashe- 
ville. He has been renominated for State Senator from his 
district. 

1895 
— A. H. Price, of Salisbury, and Thomas D. Warren, of 
New Bern, attended commencement. 



— Augustus L. Quickel, of Lincolnton, has been appointed by 
Chairman E. Y. Webb, clerk to the House Judiciary Com- 
mittee, at Washington. After graduating in 1895, Mr. Quick- 
el located in Lincolnton where he has won signal success as 
a lawyer. 

— Charles L. Abernethy lives at Beaufort. He has been re- 
nominated for Solicitor of his district by the Democratic 
party. 

1896 
— George Stephens, of Charlotte, attended commencement. 
He is a member of the board of trustees of the University. 

1897 
— W. Stamps Howard, of Tarboro, represented his class at 
the finals this year. He is a trustee of the University. 
— Burton Craig is attorney for the R. J. Reynolds tobacco 
company, of Winston-Salem. 

— A. W. Mangum has been granted a year's vacation by the 
soil survey department of the national Department of Agricul- 
ture. During this time he is managing a camphor farm at 
Red Core Springs, Florida. 

— Prof. Wm. Starr Myers, of Princeton University, will again 
lecture this year on history and politics at the summer school 
of Johns Hopkins University. Professor Myers has been 
granted Sabattical leave of absence from Princeton during 
the second term of the year 1914-15 beginning February next. 

1898 
— E. K. Graham, of Chapel Hill, represented this class at 
the final exercises. 

±899 
J. E. Latta, Secretary, 207 E. Ohio St., Chicago, 111. 
— R. D. W. Connor, of Raleigh ; F. J. Coxe, of Wadesboro ; 
H. M. Wagstaff, of Chapel Hill; J. P. Bunn, of Rocky Mount; 
L. R. Wilson, of Chapel Hill; W. T. Bost, of Raleigh; and 
Don Richardson, of New York, were on the Hill in attendance 
up n the finals. 

— Don Richardson's orchestra furnished music for the dif- 
ferent commencement occasions. From Chapel Hill the 
orchestra went to Wrightsville beach, where it will be for the 
summer. Mr. Richardson is easily the most noted violinist 
the State has produced, and he is meeting with success in 
In- orchestra work. His address is 115 West 79th Street, 
New York City. 

1900 
W. S. Bernard. Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
— Representatives of the class of 1900, A. J. Barwick, of 
Raleigh; W. M. Dey, of Chapel Hill; and W. S. Bernard, 
of Chapel Hill, attended the commencement exercises. 

1901 
F. B. Rankin, Secretary, Rutherfordton, N. C. 
—Cameron McRae, .if Chapel Hill; A. E. Woltz, of Gastonia; 
W. II. Swift, of Greensboro; Dr. W. deB. McNider, of 
Chapel Hill, attended cummencement. 

— B. T. Cowper is general agent for the Maryland Life In- 
surance Co., with offices in the Citizen's Bank Building, 
Raleigh, N. C. 

1902 
R \. Mkrritt, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C. 
—The members of the class of 1902 on the Hill for commence- 
ment were: S. J. Everett, Greenville; R. A. Merrit, Greens- 
boro; J. E. Swain, Asheville; David Stern, Greensboro; R. 
S. Hutchison, Charlotte. 

— J. Ed. Swain, of Asheville, is the Democratic candidate for 
Solicitor in his judicial district. 



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1903 

N. W. Walker, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

— Those attending commencement from the nineteen three 
men were: Rev. C. E. Miaddry, Raleigh; N. W. Walker, 
Chapel Hill; J. B. Ramsey, Rocky Mount; T. J. Gold, High 
Point. 

— John L. Harris has resigned as superintendent of the Rocky 
Mount public schools, and is now associated with Mr. Charles 
J. Parker in the school supply and teachers' agency busi- 
ness at Raleigh. 

1904 

T. F. HiCKERSON, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 

— Those attending the reunion of the class of 1904 during 
the past commencement were: T. F. Hickerson, Chapel Hill; 
H. W. Winstead, Roxboro ; Burton H. Smith, Norfolk, Va. ; 
A. L. Cox, Raleigh; William Dunn, New Bern; Dr. W. P. 
Jacocks, Raleigh. 

—On June 1 Dr. W. P. Jacocks succeeded Dr. C. L. Prigden 
as manager of the campaign for the eradication of hook- 
worm in North Carolina and is now, in that capacity, a 
member of the North Carolina State Board of Health. 
— W. L. Swink is a member of the law firm of Swink & Cal- 
lum, with offices in the M'unsey Building, Baltimore, Md. 
—Miss Lola Jeanette Lasley and E. S. W. Dameron were 
married in Burlington on June tenth in the Front Street 
Methodist Church. Mr. Dameron is a prominent attorney 
of Burlington. 

— S. B. McLean of Maxton has received the nomination of 
his party for solicitor of his judicial district. 
— John A. McRae, an attorney of Charlotte, has been nomin- 
ated by the Democratic party for State Senator from Meck- 
lenburg County. 

1905 
Frank McLean, Secretary, Maxton, N. C. 
— Those of the class of 1905 attending commencement were : 
J. K. Wilson, Elizabeth City; G. C. Singletary, Chapel Hill; 
C. T. Woollen, Chapel Hill; J. B. Robertson, Graham. 
— B. T. Groome, formerly with the Charlotte Chronicle, has 
accepted a position on the staff of the Greenville News, 
Greenville, S. C. 

1906 

John A. Parker, Secretary, Charlotte, N. C. 
— The members of this class present for commencement were 
John A. Parker, Charlotte; Dr. E. A. Abernethy, Chapel Hill; 
F. P. Drane, Charlotte. 

— John C. Calvert, for several years assistant to the At- 
torney-General of North Carolina, and Miss Ellen Graham, 
daughter of Commissioner W. A. Graham, were married 
in Raleigh on Tuesday, April 28. They left immediately for 
Argentina, South America, where Mr. Calvert holds a po- 
sition in the Consul General's office. 

— James S. McNider, a lawyer of Hertford, has been nomi- 
nated by the Democrats for the State Senate from his dis- 
trict. 

1907 

C. L. Weil, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C. 
— Among the nineteen seven men on the Hill for the exer- 
cises were: E. MfcK. Highsmith, New Smyrna, Fla. ; S. H. 
Farabee, Raleigh ; R. T. Fountain, Rocky Mount ; Dr. G. B. 
Morris, Mt. Olive; Geo. McKie, Chapel Hill; W. R. Dalton, 
Reidsville. 
— O. M|ax Gardner is practicing law at Shelby. He has 



been nominated for State Senator by the Democratic party. 
He represented his district in the Senate in 1911. 
1908 

Jas. A. Gray, Jr., Secretary, Winston-Salem, N. C. 
— The members of the class of nineteen eight attending com- 
mencement were: Jas. A. Gray, Jr., Winston-Salem; J. M. 
Wiggins, Jr., Winston-Salem; G. T. Whitley, Smithfield; J. 
W. Hester, Oxford; S. Singletary, Jr., Clarkton ; Dr. L. H. 
Webb, Chapel Hill; W. H. S. Burgwyn, Jr., Woodland; E. 
O. Randolph, Chapel Hill. 

— Miss Mamie Stuart and Mr. G. V. Harper were married 
in Concord on June 3rd. They will live in Charlotte, where 
Mr. Harper is connected with the circulation department of 
the Charlotte Observer. 

1909 
O. C. Cox, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C. 

One of the big events of this commencement was the 
splendid reunion of the class of 1909. Forty-one members of 
this class returned to their five-year reunion as follows : 

C. F. Kirkpatrick, Chapel Hill; B. W. Jones, Schenectady, 
N. Y. ; H. B. Wadsworth, Cove City; O. J. Coffin, Char- 
lotte; Dr. A. C. Campbell, Raleigh; W. H. Strowd, Madison, 
Wis.; J. G. Beard, Chapel Hill; John T. Johnston, Hillsboro; 
W. L- Currie, Raleigh; Jno. A. Moore, Lewiston, Montana; 

D. T. Neville, Chapel Hill; John B. Hocutt, Chapel Hill; 
R. D. Eames, Salisbury; A. C. Pickard, Chapel Hill; R. 
M. Wilson, Rocky Mount; O. J. Coffin, Charlotte; D. F. 
Ray, Fayetteville; Bernard O'Neil, Wilmington; Jerry Day, 
Blowing Rock; C. W. Tillett, Jr., Charlotte; F. P. Graham, 
Chapel Hill; F. E. Winslow, Rocky Mount; J. H. Allen, 
Pikeville; W. P. Grier, Gastonia; J. W. Umstead, Jr., Greens- 
boro; Boiling Hall, Waynesville ; B. H. Lewis, Raleigh; V. 
C. Edwards, Spartanburg, S. C. ; O. C. Cox, Greensboro; 
Joe A. Parker, Goldsboro; C. A. Misenheimer, Jr., Charlotte; 
S. Y. McAden, Charlotte; C. G. Credle, Carthage; J. D. 
Barbour, Clayton; T. M. Hunter, Fayetteville; G. U. Baucom, 
Jr., Raleigh; C. C. Frazier, Greensboro; D. C. McRae, 
Thomasville; F. K. Borden, Goldsboro; J. H. Manning, 
Selma; R. M. Robinson, Goldsboro. 

The reunion of 1909 was made much more enjoyable and 
complete by the presence of Mrs. O. C. Cox, Mrs. J. H. 
Allen and children, Mrs. J. W. Umstead, Mrs. Joe A. 
Parker, Mrs. Frank Strowd, and Mrs. John Hocutt. 
— R. M. Wilson has been elected superintendent of the Rocky 
Mount public schools, succeeding John L. Harris, '03. 
— Robert W. Wall, Law '09, is an attorney at law of New- 
land, N. C. 

— Clyde A. Douglas, Law '09, an attorney of Raleigh, was 
nominated in the Democratic primary on June sixth to 
represent Wake County in the lower branch of the next 
General Assembly. 

1910 
W. H. Ramsaur, Secretary, 600 Lexington, Ave., New York 

City. 

The nineteen ten men attending commencement were 
J. W. Lasley, Jr., Chapel Hill; W. L. Jeffries, Chapel Hill 
W. A. Smith, Goldsboro; R. W. Hogue, Baltimore, Md. 
J. S. Patterson, Chapel Hill; N. S. Plummer, Greensboro 
J. A. Leitch, Jr., Salisbury. 

— W. L. Jeffries is spending the summer at work in the 
chemical laboratories of the University of Wisconsin, at 
Madison. 
— Ney McNeely, who practices law in Mjonroe, has received 



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the nomination of the Democratic party (or the State Senate 
from his district. 

— The marriage of M5ss Isa Rebecca Sills and Thomas Bark- 
er Dameron took place on May twelfth, at Nashville, N. C. 

1911 

I. C. MbSER, Secretary, Burlington, N. C. 
— The members of the class of ninteen eleven attending 
commencement were : K. B. Bailey, Elm City ; Cyrus Thomp- 
son, Jr., Raleigh ; VV. F. Taylor, Faison ; W. C. Guess, Apex ; 
J. L. Eason, Newton 

— William P. "Pat" Bivins spent a short while on the Hill 
just after commencement. He is now practicing law at 
Quitman, Georgia, and is a member of the law firm of Tur- 
ner and Bivins. Last year he was teaching in Gordon In- 
stitute, at Barnesville, Ga. On November 8th, 1812, he and 
Miss Irene Tatum, of McColl, S. C, were married. 
— D. B. Bryan received the degree of Master of Arts at 
the recent commencement of Columbia University, New 
York. 

— Raymond Lee, pitcher for the Winston-Salem baseball team, 
is a candidate for the most popular player in the Carolina 
league in the "Sovereign" cigarettes contest. The player 
getting the largest number of votes will receive an automo- 
bile as the prize. 

— A. L. Field, of Raleigh, has been awarded a scholarship 
in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Harvard 
University for next year. His special field is Physics. 
— W. H. Jones, for the past two years principal of the Roper 
high school, has been elected superintendent of the Rowland 
schools for next year. 

— Clamson L. Williams practices law at Sanford. He has 
been nominated for the State Senate by the Democratic party. 

1912 

C. E. Norman, Secretary, Concord, N. C. 
— The class of nineteen twelve was represented on the Hill 
during commencement by the following members : A. M. 
Atkinson, Enfield; W. W. Rankin, Jr., Chapel Hill; T. S. 
Royster, Townesville; W. M. Jones, Charlotte; W. B. Cobb, 
Chapel Hill; C. R. Wharton, Gibsonville ; A. W. Graham, 
Jr., Oxford; H. B. Marrow, Chapel Hill; P. H. Gwynn, 
Jr., Leaksville. 

— Blake Isley has been principal of the Sylvan high school, 
of Alamance county, the past year. His baseball team won 
the high school championship of North Carolina in the 
State wide contest carried on this spring by the Alumni Ath- 
letic Association of the University. 

— Charles F. Cowell has resigned his position as teacher of 
science in the Charlotte high school, and has become asso- 
ciated with the Pamlico Chemical Company of Washington, 
N. C. His father is president and manager of this company. 
— C. R. Wharton after two years of very successful work as 
teacher of English in the Charlotte high school has resigned 
that position, and will take up his studies in the University 
Law School next fall. 

1913 

A. L. M. Wiggins, Secretary, Hartsville, S. C. 
— The forty-five men attending nineteen thirteen's big re- 
union on the Hill at commencement were: 

A. R. Wilson, Greensboro; A. L. M. Wiggins, Hartsville, 
S. C, J. A. Warren, Chapel Hill; N. S. Vann, Charlotte; 
H. R. Totten, Yadkin College; W. S. Tillett, Charlotte; T. 



E. Story, Blowing Rock; M. T. Spears, Lillington; Horace 
Sisk, Waco; J. B. Scarborough, Chapel Hill; Douglas Rights, 
Winston-Salem; L. B. Rhodes, Sylva; E. R. Rankin, Chapel 
Hill; T. M. Ramsaur, China Grove; J. L Phillips, Golds- 
boro; G. B. Phillips, Raleigh; W. R. Petteway, New York; 
H. C. Petteway, Brooksville, Fla. ; J. L. Parker, Chapel 
Hill; J. O. Overcash, Jr., Statesville; F. W. Morrison, New 
Bern; A. A. McKay, Maxton ; J. W. Mclver, Sanford; 

F. H. Kennedy, Statesville; J. C. Kelly, Carthage; R. W. 
Isley, Liberty; M. R. Ingram, Taylorsville ; Martin A. 
Hatcher, Rose Hill; W. G. Harry, Grover ; Wesley Harris, 
New York; R. F. Gray, Wadesboro ; F. L. Euless, Nashville, 
'lermessee; V. A Coulter, Newton; E. M. Coulter, Connelly 
Springs; C. B. Carter, Morganton; J. W. Carter, Morganton; 

G. L. Carrington, Durham; P. R. Bryan, Firmeza, Province 
of Oriente, Cuba; Mass Margaret Berry, Chapel Hill; P. A. 
Bennett, Winston-Salem; S. E. Barbour, Clayton; I. M. 
Bailey, Smithfield; S. R. Winters, Chapel Hill; E. H. Alder- 
man, Greensboro; J. B. Oldham, Chapel Hill. 

Six other men attending the reunion who had been members 
of the Class at one time but had since become more closely 
identified with other classes in the University were : L. V. 
Scott, of Siloam; T. A. Jones, Jr., of Asheville ; L. B. Gunter, 
of Holly Springs; H. B. Grimsley, of Greensboro; W. W. 
Clarke, of Morganton; C. B. Woltz, of Dobson. 
—J. W. Clinard is serving in Uncle Sam's calvary in Hawaii. 
In sending good wishes for 1913 he regrets that he was 
unable to attend the reunion, and says that he "still has hope 
of returning to Chapel Hill some time." He is now in Troop 
"G," 4th Cavalry, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. 
— Miss Hazeline Morris Robinson and Marvin L. Ritch were 
married on June tenth in the Tryon Street Methodist Church, 
of Charlotte. Mr. Ritch is practicing law in Charlotte. 
— To Robert C. Jurney belongs the distinction of being the 
first graduate of 1013 to marry. He and Miss Ethel Brietz 
were married on Saturday, May 30th, in Winston-Salem. Mr. 
Jurney was the subject for much congratulation at the class 
smoker in Chapel Hill on June 2nd. They will live in Win- 
ston-Salem where Mr. Jurney is now engaged in soil survey 
work for the state. 

1914 

Oscar Leach, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
— The members of the class of 1914 attended alumni luncheon 
for the first time this year, as follows : 

—Collier Cobb, Jr., Chapel Hill; D. L. Knowles, Mt. Olive; 
H. W. Collins, Holly Springs ; A. R. Brownson, Asheville ; 
L. H. Ranson, Huntersville ; L. V. Scott, Siloam ; R. A. 
Reed, Winston-Salem ; W. C. Lord, Wilmington ; F. D. 
Conroy, Cullowhee ; J. S. Cansler, Charlotte ; Mead Hart, 
Mooresville; J. R. Gentry, Princess Anne. Aid.; E. S. Peel, 
Williamston ; I. R. Strayhorn, Durham ; Lenoir Chambers, 
Jr., Charlotte; Frank Drew, Jr., Live Oak, Fla.; H. C. Sisk, 
Waco; J. A. Walker, Walkertown ; W. P. Whitaker, Jr,. Wil- 
son; M. N. Oates, Charlotte; F. R. Owen. Yadkin College; 
J. A. Holmes, Graham; J. T. Hatcher, Rose Hill; R. T. Allen, 
Kinston ; J. W. Mcintosh, Denver ; S. W. Whiting, Raleigh ; 
H. S. Willis, High Point; D. H. Carlton. Kernersville ; J. A. 
Struthers, Wilmington ; W. R. Thompson, Teer ; L. A. Price, 
Unionville; R. L. Lasley, Wentworth ; Jas. Eldridge, Dunn; 
J. G. Feezor, High Rock; J. I. Lee, Four Oaks; W. R. 
Parker. Goldsboro; I M. Bailey, Smithfield. 
— Jesse F. Pugh has been elected teacher of English in the 
Charlotte high School for next year, succeeding C. R. Whar- 
ton, '12 who resigns to enter the University Law School. 









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— J. E. Eldridge has been elected principal of the Roper 

High School for next year. 

— D. M. McMillan is with A. T. McCallum and Company, 

insurance and real estate dealers at Red Springs. 

— Andrew Joyner, Jr., is clerk of the clerk of superior court 

for Guilford County, at Greensboro. 

1915 

—Hugh A. Barnes is a partner in Barnes Bros, drug com- 
pany, of Maxton. He plans to return to the University and 
complete his college course in the near future. 

1916 

— W. L. Hunter, of Dayton, Ohio, attended commencement. 
— R. B. Yelverton is working with the American Tobacco 
Company in New York. His address is 424 W. 23rd Street. 
— Charles Lambeth is with the insurance department of the 
American Trust Company, at Charlotte. 

1920 

— Among those registered as attending commencement this 
year is Donnell Van Noppen, of Greensboro, who will be a 
member of the nineteen twenty class of the University. He 
is a son of C. L. Van Noppen, '94. 



NECROLOGY 

— James S. Lucas, who was a student in the University during 
the period 1859-62 died recently. He was formerly of Beau- 
fort County and later of Orange County. He was one of the 
number of Confederate veterans who received their degrees 
at the 191 1 commencement. 

He was proficient in Latin and Greek and was a classic 
scholar of wide reading and fine memory. In his younger 
days he wrote verses which were copied in many southern 
papers. 

During the war Mr. Lucas was a gallant soldier of the first 
cavalry, commanded by General Robert Ransom. After the 
war he practiced law and taught school some years in Mississ- 
ippi. 

In recent years he had been in declining health and was 
for some time an inmate of the soldiers home at Raleigh. 
— Dr. Marshall R. Glenn died at his home near Asheville on 
Jan. 18. He was a graduate also from Jefferson Medical 
College and had practiced medicine for some time in Okla- 
homa. 



OTHER COLLEGES 

Over 5,200 students are enrolled in the correspond- 
ence courses of the University of Wisconsin. Of 
these 1,400 are pursuing correspondence work for 
university credit and over 1,500 are carrying college 
subjects without being candidates for a degree. 

An announcement of universal importance to the 
college world was made in the Harvard Alumni Re- 
view supplement recently setting forth the 
nature of an agreement entered into by Harvard and 
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology whereby 
the two institutions pledge themselves to co-operate in 
the conduct of courses leading to degrees in Mechan- 
ical, Electrical, .Civil and Sanitary Engineering, 
Mining and Metallurgy, and in the promotion of 



research in those branches of Applied Science. The 
agreement is to become effective as soon as the In- 
stitute moves from its present quarters in Boston to 
its new home in Cambridge. 

It is reported that Oxford University has adopted 
rules which will prevent Rhodes scholars from par- 
ticipating in Oxford University sports in their first 
year and will also disqualify them if twenty-four 
years of age. As most Americans graduate at twent- 
ty-two they will be practically eliminated from Ox- 
ford sports. This, seemingly, will limit the attrac- 
tiveness of the scholarships to American students, 
especially those who have excelled in sports in Ameri- 
can colleges and wish to continue to participate in 
them abroad. 



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