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THE ALUMNI REVIEW 



Volume III 



NOVEMBER, 1914 



Number 2 



OPINION AND COMMENT 



WIDENING Attention is herewith directed to Pres- 
INTERESTS ident Graham's report given in the ac- 
count of the celebration of Universi- 
ty Day, and also to the articles contained in this 
issue dealing with new publications, extension lec- 
tures, correspondence courses, aud county club acti- 
vities. 

A careful reading of these, The Review believes, 
will lead inevitably to the conclusion that the Univer- 
sity is broadening its interests and at the same time 
is basing its work upon sound foundations. 

Possibly the two most important steps now being 
taken by the University are those of offering regular 
courses leading to a degree to students not in resi- 
dence and the publishing of a syllabus for home stu- 
dies which will sooner or later illumine the whole 
subject of North Carolina economic and social life. 

Another step which The Review believes will 
also be of great significance is that of placing in the 
hands of a large number of North Carolinians a 
weekly news letter from the University which will 
give an account of its serious work and will render 
direct service to the people. 

Still another fact, not stated, it is true, in a special 
article, but unmistakably evidenced in the numerous 
greetings from the alumni and reports from alumni 
meetings on University Day, is that the alumni are 
eager to have a part in all that the University is un- 
dertaking. Letters, telegrams, the organization of 
new associations, movements begun by individuals 
and associations to aid in carrying out the plans of 
the University — all point to the day of the Greater 
University rendering to the State a constantly en- 
larging, splendid service. 

DDD 

THE From time immemorial the Dialectic 

SOCIETIES an d Philanthropic Societies have re- 
ceived at Commencement and upon all 
cither public occasions, Invji and most deserved praise. 
This has come from alumni and the University alike, 
as both have profited tremendously by the influence 
which these organizations have always exerted. 

In the leading article of the University Magazine 
for November entitled "The Societies — Overgrown 
or Outgrown," W. P. Fuller, Senior, president of 



the Y. M. C. A., member of the editorial boards of 
the Tar Heel and Magazine, member of the Varsity 
football squad, as well as active member of the Phil- 
anthropic Society, subjects the work of the Societies 
to a rigid historical review and keen analysis, the 
findings of which he gives expression to in the fol- 
lowing opening paragraph : 

The Di and Phi Literary Societies as present or- 
ganized are worn out, outgrown institutions — with a 
grand past of achievement and glory, it is true, — 
but nevertheless obsolete. They must be reorganized. 
Never before in history has Carolina suffered such a 
defeat on the platform as last year. It was either 
the men or the system. Many think is was the latter. 

While Mr. Fuller's conclusions are open to ques- 
tion, his knowledge of the history of the Societies is 
extensive, and his observations are exceedingly sug- 
gestive. Originally, he finds, the Societies filled 
the whole life of the student not otherwise occupied 
by strictly University duties. Dormitory life and 
rural isolation fostered Society activities. But in re- 
cent years — years in which, by the way, Carolina has 
been most successful in debate, baring last year — 
a constantly increasing number of interests or or- 
ganizations have entered into competition with the 
Societies. In the nineties athletics, the Tar Heel 
and the Yackety Yack withdrew support. More re- 
cently the Odd Number Club and the Satyrs have 
appealed to men of literary and dramatic talent, while 
Amphotoretben has drawn away the interest of men 
who wish to discuss informally the vital questions of 
the day. With these have also come the lyceum lec- 
ture courses, the moving pictures, and the splendid 
auto road leading out to the varied attractions of 
Durham and the world beyond. Quite naturally the 
Societies have been robbed of the support of many 
strong men, and what is even more serious, they have 
been left but one lone activity— debating — to offer 
to an overgrown, disinterested, heterogeneous mem- 
bership. The result growing out of such a situation 
is so obvious, it scarcely needs stating: the Societies 
have a name to live, but are dead; their energy is 
spent in operating their machinery and maintaining 
their traditions; as effective institutions they are ob- 
solete. So finds Mr. Fuller. 



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To remedy this, Mr. Fuller proposes a very defi- 
nite plan. It is so suggestive and so strongly put, 
that it is given in full. It challenges not only the 
attention of the campus, hut the sober thought of all 
the alumni who would have the Societies to remain 
what for many years they have unquestionably been 
— -the most vital single influence in University life. 

In my opinion the Societies should do three things. 
They should have a limited membership with a hun- 
dred as the outside limit ; initiation should be in the 
late fall or spring after the new men have had time 
to choose their college life work ; resignation from the 
society should be made easy. There are two other 
things that might be advisable. In the first place, 
abolishing the custom concerning Eastern boys join- 
ing one and Western boys the other might enliven in- 
terest of competition. Second, the value of secrecy 
is open to question. 

For a man who loves the Societies, to consider such 
a move is painful. The idea of giving up the old 
traditions and customs and the recognition of the 
organizations as eclipsed in importance is painful. 
But restoration of the Societies as they were is impos- 
sible. The trouble is organic. What is needed is the 
surgeon's knife of the reformer, not the physician's 
pills of the orator. Invoking the ancient Gods of 
Tradition cannot put life into a dead body. The 
Societies must face the fact that this institution is 
now really a University, not a college, and that there 
are a hundred pregnant counter currents of taste, 
desire, ambition, training and necessity. Let them 
concentrate on their one duty. Let them specialize. 
Strip off the dead wood of tradition and get down to 
a fighting basis. As it is they are consuming ninety- 
nine per cent of their energy in revolving the machin- 
ery of operation, and the one in useful work. 



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TEAM 
WORK 



The Review reprints here in its en- 
tirety and as representative of pre- 
vailing campus sentiment the leading 
editorial of the Tar Heel of Thursday, October 22nd. 

The college is getting behind the team as has not 
been done during the last few years. This is mani- 
fest not entirely in the spirited attendance at mass 
meetings and practice but in the general tune of 
campus talk. There is a gratifying healthy senti- 
ment concerning the gridiron defenders. 

We are happy to believe that this "behind-the- 
team" spirit is largely because the entire college 
knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that the team 
characterized by Coach Trenchard as "the best in 
the South" is an absolutely home product. This is 
the result of the firm, far-sighted policy of the col- 
lege authorities. Last year in the throes of evolu- 
tion to the present system there were many who be- 



came confused as to the only way to ultimate consis- 
tent athletics. A few guiding spirits in the faculty 
disregarded the immediate consequences and looked 
to the future. Today we reap the result of their 
wisdom. 

The college knows that the great attendance of 
material on the field which makes the selection of the 
"so-called first team embarrassing" is due to the con- 
structive, energetic development of high school teams, 
class teams, and the varsity squad. The result is due 
to Head Coach Doggie Trenchard. 

Three cheers and a "Split-Carolina" for the Fac- 
ulty-Coaching team work. 

nan 

AT WORK Sons of Carolina, together with thous- 
AGAIN alK l s f North Carolinians not alumni 

of the University, will read with genu- 
ine joy the following paragraphs taken from the 
Virginia Alumni News of October 28 telling of the 
restored health of Dr. E. A. Alderman and his re- 
turn to work again as the President of the University 
of Virginia. 

President Alderman returned to the University 
the night of October 18, after a long absence in suc- 
cessful search of health. His reception by the stu- 
dents on the night of his arrival "back home" was the 
most spectacular event seen at the University in a 
generation. Nine hundred young men, each with a 
naming torch, headed by a band, met the train and 
escorted him to his home on Carr's Hill. There they 
dashed up the slopes of the lawn and massed about 
the portico. D. Hiden Ramsey, representing the 
students, welcomed the President. Dr. Alderman's 
response was marked by a depth of feeling, tender- 
ness and happiness that made his few remarks strong- 
ly appeal to the minds and hearts of the students. 
He was cheered again and again, and after singing 
"The Good Old Song" in final assurance that the 
President was heartily welcomed home, the students 
went hurrahing away. 

Among a basketful of messages sent by special de- 
livery carrier, telegraph or cable, welcoming Presi- 
dent Alderman back to Virginia and felicitating him 
on the fact that he has returned in better health than 
ever, was this telegram from President Woodrow 
Wilson : 

"I learn with deep pleasure and real gratitude of 
your return to your duties. May the long waiting 
be rewarded by long years of unhampered labor." 

Woodkow Wilson. 



At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the 
Trustees in Raleigh on the 26th of October it was 
decided that the formal inauguration of President 
Graham should be held at some date in April. 



THE ALUMNI REVIEW 
UNIVERSITY DAY 



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The University, with Alumni and Friends from Far and Near, Fittingly Observes Its 
One Hundred and Twenty-first Anniversary 



The one hundred and twenty-first birthday of the 
University, made memorable by the spirit of demo- 
cracy and freedom of educational apportunity as 
expressed by President Graham and Dr. Philander 
P. Claxton, the special guest of the occasion, was 
fittingly celebrated in Chapel Hill on Monday morn- 
ing, October 12, while from friends and alumni far 
and near come messages of congratulations and best 
wishes for Alma Mater. 

Of the many features of the day, the formal exer- 
cises of which were begun in Memorial Hall at 11 :00 
o'clock, the most notable were the report by Presi- 
dent Graham, the address on the democratizing of 
higher education by Dr. Claxton, and the offer of 
hearty co-operation of the alumni, as expressed in 
birthday greetings, in carrying out the plans of the 
University to make itself of increasing service to 
every person and community iu the State. The grid- 
iron battle with South Carolina in the afternoon, 
while not a part of the celebration, provided an ex- 
ceedingly interesting additional event, not to men- 
tion the satisfaction derived from the score of 48 to 
in favor of Carolina. 

PRESIDENT GBAHAM's REPORT 

President Graham, after the invocation by Rev. 
Walter Patten and the singing of the University 
Hymn, presented the following review of the growth 
of the University: 

In presenting a brief review of the past year I 
shall content myself with recording some of the out- 
standing facts without comment or discussion. 

Three new professorships have been added: one 
in chemistry, one in applied economics aud sociology, 
and one in rural education. 

An important change has been made in the curri- 
culum to take effect next year, designed to make the 
choice of electives in the regular courses more defi- 
nite in aim. 

A third year has been added to the two years hith- 
erto required for the degree in pharmacy. 

A system of faculty advisers has been inaugurated 
by which freshmen in small groups are brought into 
closer personal contact with the members of the facul- 

ty- 

A system of exchange professorships has been es- 
tablished with three other Southern Universities. 

CREDIT COURSES 

Credit, with proper restrictions, towards a degree, 



has been allowed for work done in the summer school 
and in the correspondence courses. 

This last step is to assist the large and rapidly 
growing number of ambitious men and women whose 
desire for University work is quite as keen, and 
whose scholarly intent is quite as worthy, as that of 
those whose fortune enables them to pursue a degree 
in uninterrupted residence. 

Because we believe that extension of University 
scholarship through these and other means carries no 
peril to scholarship, and should be provided for ade- 
quately, we have gladly provided for it with all the 
means at our command. 

The summer school registered 600 students during 
the past summer and has steadily grown in efficiency 
through the unremitting work of Director N. W. 
Walker. 

EXTENSION WORK 

The correspondence courses, the high school de- 
bating union, the lecture bureau, and the other divi- 
sions of the extension department have met with a 
success far beyond our hopes. 

The more complete organization necessitated by 
this success, and by larger plans for the present year, 
has been effected. An assistant director has been ap- 
pointed to have charge of the office and to aid Dr. 
L. R. Wilson, to whose energy and wisdom the devel- 
opment of the department is largely due. The most 
significant addition is the work in extension that will 
be done by the professor of applied economics. 

All of the work of the extension division has been 
made possible by the voluntary and enthusiastic ser- 
vice of the members of the regular faculty, supple- 
mented by the generous co-operation of the students 
and alumni. The last bulletin, issued in an edition 
of 5,000 copies, was written by a student and paid 
for by an alumnus. 

In physical equipment the notable additions have 
been the new dining hall, which was opened for the. 
summer school and which now takes care of 457 stu- 
dents; the new filter plant; and the putting of the 
power plant on a 24-hour schedule. 

CAPT. EMERSOn's GIFT 

The most important gift was that of Capt. Isaac 
E. Emercon, of the class of 1879, of a new athletic 
field to be built during the present year. 

Registration in all departments shows a remark- 
able increase. The total number for the present ses- 
sion is 975 ; for the corresponding time last year it 
was 871. In the past five years the number of stu- 
dents taught at the University, including the summer 



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school, has grown from 886 in 1910-11, to 1,569 in 
1914-15. 

We have no confusion of mind as to real greatness 
and mere size, nor as to the genuine greatness of the 
task that the rapidly expanding life of the State is 
calling upon us to perform. We have a deep and 
solemn faith that we shall interpret it in the alto- 
gether adequate terms of truth and life demanded 
of the University of a great modern State. 

DR. CLAXTON's ADDRESS 

The address of Dr. Claxton centered around a 
nation-wide plan of education which would give 
equality of opportunity to every child to secure an 
education. He said in part: 

I want to take a retrospect of the last twenty-one 
years in education and I want to do that for a defi- 
nite purpose. 

More progress has been made in the last thirteen 
years in educational lines in the United States than 
in all the years before. When Americans, who arc 
noted for looking to the main chance, have so tre- 
mendously increased the money invested in educa- 
tion it is a sign that they believe the present and t'.e 
future justify this policy. 

Dr. Claxton then gave an array of figures showing 
growth along various educational lines. In 1890, 
$150,000,000 was spent for educational purposes. 
The amount increased to $550,000,000 in 1914. In 
1890 there were 4,500 high schools in the United 
States with 225,000 pupils; in 1914 there are 
14,000 with 1,500,000 pupils. And the increase 
has been in efficiency as well as in numbers. 

There were 621 colleges in 1900; in 1913 there 
were only 596. Dr. Claxton declared this decrease 
indicates a great degree of progress in education. A 
property valuation of $152,000,000 in 1900 has in- 
creased to $349,000,000 in 1914; 8,000,000 books 
in the libraries have grown to 17,000,000. The in- 
come of all colleges thirteen years ago was $24,000,- 



000, while today it is $130,000,000. For the same 
period the . number of students has increased from 
123,000 to 250,000. The number of post-graduates 
has practically doubled, from 6,544 to 12,084. 

Speaking from personal knowledge, Dr. Claxton 
said that twenty-one years ago there were many in 
North Carolina who advocated no state aid to higher 
schools of learning. Today one rarely hears such a 
thing. 

In concluding his address, Dr. Claxton called up- 
on the University to support him in a plan which he, 
as Commissioner of Education of the United States, 
is at present advocating, a plan which reverts to the 
"sir-year periods" of education. 

This plan provides that the child should spend the 
first six years in the home and that every influence 
should be brought to bear to make the home contri- 
bute helpfully to the child's education. The second 
six years should be devoted to the elementary school 
and the third to the high school. The last two years 
of this third period should be spent in specialized 
work leading to the industries if the pupil is to go 
immediately into industrial work or leading to col- 
lege if the pupil contemplates further educational 
training. 

The last period should be spent in college. In or- 
der to make college work effective many small colleges 
should concentrate all their effort upon graduating 
students in two years or upon preparing them for the 
great universities. The universities on their part 
should not attempt to teach freshman and sophomore 
classes, but should devote themselves exclusively to 
the advanced work for which they are fitted. 

At the conclusion of the address, Dean C. L. 
Raper of the graduate school, presented Dr. Claxton 
for the degree of LL. D., after which Dean M. H. 
Stacy read the list of Carolina alumni who had died 
since the Twelfth of October, 1913. The audience 
stood during the reading and while the quartette sang 
"Integer Vitae." The benediction was pronounced 
by Rev. Walter Patten. 



GREETINGS FROM THE ALUMNI 



Alumni and Friends Send Birthday Greetings to Alma Mater 



No moment in the year brings greater happiness 
— happiness of the fundamental, enduring sort — 
than that on University Day in which Alma Mater 
pauses to read the messages of love and good will 
from the far scattered sons. 



The following were received and read in Me- 
morial Hall on the morning of the Twelfth : 

Angleton, Texas, Oct. 1, 1914. 
There are three or four of the alumni of the 
University of North Carolina that I know of, in 



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Texas, and I think that it is not possible for ns to 
get together for holding a meeting on the 10th or 
12th as we are scattered so far apart, but be assured 
that I will be with you in "spirit." 

I am very busy in making my "Annual Report" 
to the State Department of Education and other 
duties pertaining to my office of County Superinten- 
dent. My term of office will expire on December 8 
next. I am a native of Chatham County North 
Carolina, and graduated from the University in 1859, 
so I think it is time to take a rest. I will be 75 years 
of age on the 20th of this month. If I am living, I 
expect to attend our next commencement at Chapel 
Hill next year, and bring my wife with me, as she 
has not attended a commencement since 1859, when 
she came to see her sweetheart get his diploma. T 
owe my success in life to the training I received at 
the University, and will always regard my Alma 
Mater with love and affection. 

J. P. Taylor, '59. 



Wynne, Ark., Oct. 8, 1914. 
Allow me to send you my most hearty greetings 
on this happy day and to assure you that deathless 
chains still bind me to my Alma Mater. 

Geo. F. Dixon, '59. 



IIillsboro, X. C, Oct. 12, T.H4. 
Best wishes of the Alumni association of Ilills- 
horo for the continued prosperity of the University. 

John W. Graham. 



Washington, D. G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
I am in receipt of your letter addressed to the 
alumni of the University, dated 10th inst. While 



not having the fortune to be a graduate of the Uni- 
versity, yet 1 am glad to enroll my name among those 
who are co-operating in your University Extension 
wmk of the present time. As I have heretofore writ- 
ten you, I think this Extension work undertaken by 
the University under your direction, is the most far- 
reaching and helpful of all the activities ever entered 
into by the University. I have for some years enter- 
tained rather emphatic views about the work of a 
college. I am rather of the opinion that a college 
which confines its activities merely to academic work 
and does not in every practicable way endeavor to fit 
its students for the active work of life, including 
a work of co-operative service, fails of its most im- 
portant function. 

John H. Small. 



New York, N. Y., Oct. 12, 1914. 

Your tine circular of October 10th, with its strong 
appeal to the Alumni of the University of North Car- 
olina, has just reached me. It will give me great 
pleasure to co-operate and assist in any way in my 
power in the work. 

As you know, we have an Alumni Association here 
in New York which preserves the memories of the 
past days at Chapel Hill and maintains the ties of 
its members with the present day work of our noble 
old University. 

George Gordon Battle. 



Xasiiville, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1914. 
I send to you and to the University my affection- 
ate greetings on this glad day. My mind and heart 
are with you. I only wish that I could share the spir- 
it that must be dominant on the old campus today. I 




LOOKING EAST FROM PINEY PROSPECT 



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rejoice in the unmistakable signs of progress and I 
covet for you and the University every good gift. 

Edwin Mims. 



State College, N. M., Oct. 7, 1914. 

As the twelfth of October comes around each year 
and the Alumni Committee sends out its big hearty 
greeting I cannot forget that, as a son of the Univer- 
sity, I belong to one of the noblest families on the 
American continent. Seven years have passed since 
I was back on the campus, and the West is now my 
adopted country, but I am loyal to my Alma Mater. 
Year after year I have watched with intense pride 
the steady growth in numbers and the widening in- 
fluence of the University, and to the great future of 
usefulness that lies out before her we all look for- 
ward with serene confidence. 

Every step that the University makes forward is a 
matter of personal gratification to me. My own per- 
sonal debt to the institution is so large that I have a 
very keen appreciation of the service it renders and 
the noble ideals it fosters. 

John H. Vaugiian, '04. 



Baltimore, Md., Oct. 10, 1914. 
The Carolina boys of Baltimore are one with you 
in spirit. Committee appointed tonight for organiza- 
tion. B. W. Hogue. 



Greensboro, K O, Oct. 12, 1914. 
The faculty and students of the State Normal Col- 
lege send cordial greetings to the University on this 
anniversary occasion. J. I. Foust. 



Greenville, N". O, Oct. 10, 1914. 
Congratulations and good wishes. 

B. H. Wright. 



Butte, Montana, Oct. 10, 1914. 
The "Butte University Club" sends greetings to 
Alma Mater. God speed you — especially on Thanks- 
giving Day ! W. J. Crutchfield, President, 

W. Jesse Crutchfield, Secretary, 
Wm. J. Crutchfield, Committee. 



Chicago, III., Oct. 11, 1914. 
Very best wishes for a happy and successful year. 
Wish we could be with you today. 

Geo. M. Sneath. 



Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 11, 1914. 
The alumni of the University in Philadelphia send 
heartiest congratulations to their Alma Mater on her 
121st birthday. P. B. Means. 



Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 10, 1914. 
The Carolina alumni association of Tar Heels 
held its first meeting in Boston this evening. The 
true Carolina spirit was there. We hereby resolve 
to extend the circle of the University's usefulness to 
the utmost of our ability. We send sincerest birth- 
day greetings. 

D. McBae, J. E. Wood, 

Boy Henry, W. W. Bankin, 

W. N. Post, P. H. Eoyster, 

J. C. Burley, Thos. Norwood, 

K. BOYALL, W. J. JOYNER, 

N. E. West. 



Fort Myers, Fla., Oct. 11, 1914. 
Birthday greetings to the dear old University. 
Best wishes for a prosperous year and a victory 



Thanksgiving. 



Jos. W. Morris, Jr. 



Montgomery, Ala., Oct. 12, 1914. 
Greetings and best wishes. 

Montgomery Alumni Association. 



Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Birthday greetings to Carolina from Ohio. 

D. H. Bacot, Jr. 



Greensboro, N. O, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Please accept for the University my constant love. 

A. M. Scales. 



Grreenville, N. C, Oct. 12, 1914. 
The Pitt County Alumni Association sends its 
congratulations and best wishes to the University 
on her 121st anniversary. May she continue to 
grow and prosper in all her branches of activity. 

A. T. Moore, Secretary. 



Knoxville, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1914. 
Father would rejoice at the prospect for this year. 
May every hope be fulfilled. 

Eben Alexander. 



Bocky Mount, N. C, Oct. 12, 1914. 
To our Alma Mater we send congratulations on the 
past year's success. May this year be still brighter. 
Smoker tonight. 

E. M. Wilson, Secretary. 



Winston-Salem, N. C, Oct. 12, 1911. 
Very best wishes for a successful year in every 
branch of University work. 

A. H. Bahnson. 



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Washington, 1ST. O, Oct. 12, 1014. 
Beaufort county alumni association sends greet- 
ings to Alma Mater. 

Stephen C. Bragaw, President, 
Charles F. Cowell, Secretary. 



Hartsville, S. C, Oct. 12, 1914. 
To our beloved Alma Mater the Hartsville alumni 
send greetings and best wishes. 

P. H. Rogers, Jr., M. F. Miller, 

C. W. Guntee, A. L. M. Wiggins, 

W. H. Soey. 



Lenoie, K C, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Congratulations and best wishes for our Alma 
Mater from the Caldwell Alumni Association. 
J. G. Abernethy, President, 
L. A. Dysaet, Secretary. 



Mount Aiey, N". C, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Twenty-five Surry county alumni send cordial 
greetings to their Alma Mater and assure her of their 
loyal support in her new career of service to the 
State. J. H. Caetee, Secretary. 



Bed Springs, N. G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
An enthusiastic meeting of alumni of IT. N". C. 
this afternoon. Congratulations and best wishes for 
the unprecedented success of Alma Mater. 

H. M. McMillan, Secretary. 



Nashville, Tenn., Oct. 12, 1914. 
Many happy returns of the day. You will win 
against Vanderbilt on the 24th. 

Xasiiville Alumni Association. 



Durham, X. G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Durham county alumni association sends congra- 
tulations tu Alma Mater on her 121st anniversary. 
J. S. Manning, Je., Secretary. 



Scotland Neck, N. G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Hearty greetings to the University. Our good 
wishes and co-operation are yours. 

Henry T. Clark. 
J. P. Fennee. 



Nobth WlLKESBORO, N". G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Wilkes county alumni send greetings to the Uni- 
versity on her one hundred and twenty-first birthday. 
We have organized tonight and assure you of our 
hearty co-operation in every move for the best inter- 
est of the University. 

W. II. II. Cowles, Secretary. 



Atlanta, Ga., Oct. 12, 1914. 
Carolina men of Atlanta send congratulations and 
best wishes to Alma Mater. 

Shepard Bryan, Algood Holmes, 

L. B. Lockiiart, Michael Hoke, 

J. W. Speas, John Y. Smith, 

Jerome Moore, D. J. Fowler, 

E. S. Bohannon, T. S. Kenan, 

T. B. Higdon. 



Kaleigh, K G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Congratulations to our Alma Mater. Always 
count on the State Department of Education for 
any aid we can give. 

J. Y. Joyneb, L. G Brogden, 

E. E. Sams, G E. McIntosh. 



Kutherfordton, N. G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Rutherford alumni send heartiest greetings to the 
new and Greater University. 

F. B. Rankin, President, 
D. F. Moeeis, Secretary. 



Winston-Salem, N. G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
We are proud of our Alma Mater today and are 
anxious to co-operate with those now doing such fine 
work for her. 

Foesythe Alumni Association. 



Oxford, N. G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
The Granville county alumni association sends 
greetings and best wishes. 

John Webb, President , 
F. M. Pinnix, Secretary. 



Spartanburg, S. G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Greetings. I rejoice with you today. May your 
president's vision of a Greater University be speedi- 
ly realized. G W. Johnson. 



Elizabeth City, N". G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Greetings and best wishes. We hold reunion to- 
Elizabetii City Alumni. 



night. 



Clinton, K G, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Sampson county alumni send congratulations to 
the University on her one hundred and twenty-first 

L. C KekKj Secretary. 



a inn versa ]'v. 



Lumbektox, X. C, Oct. 12, 1914. 
South Robeson alumni organized here last night 
witli thirty-two members. We send greetings to our 
Alma Mater on her hundred and twenty-first birth- 
day. Dickson McLean, Secretary. 



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Fayetteville, K". C, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Congratulations and best wishes for Alma Mater. 
Cumberland County Alumni Association. 



Nashville, Tens., Oct. 12, 1914. 
May this be the greatest year yet in the history 
of the University. E. M. Highsmith. 



Kinston, K O, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Lenoir county alumni association sends heartiest 
greetings to its Alma Mater on this her 121st anni- 
versary. 

W. T. Paerott, Preside hI , 
F. I. Sutton, Secretin-//. 



Ashboro, N. O, Oct. 11, 1914. 
With cherished memories of Carolina and pride 
in her record, in the light of the new and boadened 
life she has taken on in recent times, on this her 
anniversary the Randolph county alumni hold in high 
regard the institution and hope for her a full frui- 
tion of plans announced for her broader field of ser- 
vice to us and ours. God speed her. 

A. C. McAllister, President, 
C. E. Teague, Secretary. 



Winston-Salem, N. O, Oct. 12, 1914. 
Always count on a loyal daughter of Alma Mater. 

Watson Kasey. 



STRUGGLES ON THE GRIDIRON 



The Varsity Gives Good Account of Itself in the Mid-Season Games 



CAROLINA 65, VIRGINIA MEDICAL 

The game with Virigina Medical College on Octo- 
ber 3rd, which ended after Carolina had scored 65 
and before the Meds had scored at all, was hardly 
more than a scrimmage for Carolina. Here again 
the results of summer training showed plainly. The 
light, unpracticed team of the Meds could not resist 
Carolina's assaults, and throughout the game was 
hardly in possession of the ball. After the first 
half the Carolina coaches began replacing the 'Varsi- 
ty men with the scrubs, and before the end of the 
game practically every man on the squad had been 
tried out. Fuller, Parker, and Captain Tayloe were 
the steadiest gainers for the University in the first 
half. LTines, a half back on the scrubs, made four 
runs of 20, 22, 40, and 45 yards in the second half. 
On a long forward pass from Long, Burnett ran 30 
yards for a touchdown in the third quarter. Many 
forward passes were tried, but only a few proved 



successful, 
star player. 



Hardin, right tackle, was the Meds' 



CAROLINA 53, WAKE FOREST 

The University defeated Wake Forest in Durham 
on October 8th 53 to 0. Carolina began substituting 
after the first six minutes of play, and after the first 
quarter not a 'Varsity man was in the game. The 
Tar Heels had no difficulty in holding the ball 
throughout practically the entire game. Wake For- 
est's was the first team this year to make first down 
three times on Carolina. 



NORTH CAROLINA 48, SOUTH CAROLINA 

The Tar Lleels played their last game on home 
ground with South Carolina on October 12th — Uni- 
versity Day. Many of the alumni were on the Hill 
to witness what everybody thought would be a hard 
fought game. Expectations were, however, disap- 



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pointed. South Carolina resisted strongly in the first 
quarter, but throughout the remainder of the game 
scoring was so easy for the Tar Heels that they suc- 
ceeded in getting 48 points to their opponents 0. 
South Carolina did not get first down throughout the 
game, nor did she even get possession of the ball un- 
til the end of the second quarter, losing it subse- 
quently on downs. Captain Hill, who was one of 
South Carolina's strongest players, suffered a frac- 
tured knee, and had to be taken out of the game. 
The whole Palmetto team was more or less battered, 
and time out was repeatedly called for South Caro- 
lina men. On the contrary, none of the North Caro- 
linians was injured. Captain Tayloe made excel- 
lent runs off tackle, and Fuller and Parker gained 
consistently. The Tar Heels were frequently penal- 
ized for being off side. Many of the scrubs were sub- 
stituted and succeeded in scoring more points than 
the 'Varsity had. 



CAROLINA 41, GEORGIA 6 

Carolina surprised natives of Atlanta on October 
17 by defeating the University of Georgia 41 to 6. 
An Atlanta paper says of the game : "Carolina steam 
rolled over the University football eleven at Grant 
field, piling up point after point, and showing an 
attack that was bewildering and a defense that was 
well nigh impregnable. Tandy opened up yawning 
holes in the Georgia line for his backs to drive 
through, and on the defensive ploughed through time 
after time and nailed his man. No better back 
has ever performed on a local field than this fellow 
Tayloe. He can sidestep as well as Lewie Hardage 
ever did. He is as fleet footed as Kirk Newell, he 
can stiff arm like Owlesy, and can hammer the line 
like the latter." The whole team played an excel- 
lent and steady game ; Winston, Homewood, Parker, 
Reid, Fuller, and Ramsay all fought with true Caro- 
lina spirit. 

The continuous report of the game which was held 
in Gerrard Hall was attended by five hundred stu- 
dents. Each report was greeted with enthusiasm 
seldom seen in Chapel Hill recently. Congratula- 
tory telegrams were sent to the team and the coaches 
after the game. 



CAROLINA 10, VANDERBILT 9 

The hardest fought game seen in Nashville lately 
was played there on October 24 when Carolina de- 
feated Vanderbilt 10 to 9. The game lasted three 
hours, until it was so dark that the headlinesman 
had to light a match to find the ball. Both teams 



were badly battered, and time had to be called out 
in the fourth quarter for both sides to rest. The first 
half went badly for Carolina and ended with the 
score 9 to 3 in favor of Vanderbilt. Things changed, 
however, in the second half and the ball was kept 
practically all the time in Vanderbilt's territory. In 
the third quarter Ramsay saved the day by blocking 
a kick of Chester's, and darting across the goal line 
for a touchdown. Tandy kicked goal, making the 
score 10 to 9 in favor of Carolina. Spectators say 
that the game could not have been more exciting, and 
the battered appearance of the team on its return 
home attested to the severity of the game. 

The result of the game was eagerly waited for 
across the entire state. Bulletin boards in the lead- 
ing cities carried the score by quarters, and when 
the game ended long after the lights had been turned 
on in North Carolina, Alumni and Carolina well- 
wishers participated in a general rejoicing. A rec- 
ord crowd attended the continuous report at the Hill. 



CAROLINA 16, DAVIDSON 3 

Carolina defeated Davidson in Winston-Salem, 
October 31, in a hard fought battle by the score of 
16 to 3. The Tar Heels outweighed the Presbyter- 
ians several pounds to the man, but failed to gain 
ground, as was expected on account of the battered 
condition of the team and the absence from the game 
of Homewood, Fuller, Parker, and Bridges. 

Tayloe was Carolina's star. Burnett, on the re- 
ceiving end of forward passes, gained ground for the 
Chapel Hill eleven. Winston at left end played a 
great game on the defense and scored Carolina's last 
touchdown after taking a long forward pass from 
Long. Both teams used the open game, but Carolina 
gained more ground on forward passes than the 
Presbyterians. 

Davidson's lone score was the result of McKinnon's 
field goal from Carolina's forty-yard line early in the 
second quarter. The big fullback was Davidson's 
most consistent ground gainer and his toe probably 
saved many points for his team. Time after time 
his long punts put the ball back in Carolina's terri- 
tory and averted possible scores. Keesler at quarter- 
back for Davidson played a great game and ran his 
team well. His tackling was good and he gained 
many yards around both ends. 

The weather was too warm for fast football and 
much time was taken out for the players who were 
overcome with heat. About two hundred students 
from each school were present and added much to the 
game with their yells and songs. 



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CAROLINA WINS NINTH VICTOI- Y 

Carolina won her ninth successive victory for the 
season when she defeated V. M. I. in Charlotte on 
November 7, by the score of 30 to 7. Carolina was 
reserve during the contest and did not make stren- 
uous efforts to pile up a larger score. The features 
were the line plunging of Reid and an 85 yard run 
for a touchdown by Winston. Homewood and Fuller 
were the only regular squad men who did not get in 
the game. They were kept out on account of minor 
rug m'ies. 



strength. 



The struggle will be of the kind that is 



very worth seeing. 



ON TO RICHMOND! 

The annual Thanksgiving Day game between 
Carolina and Virginia is scheduled for the afternoon 
of the 26th in Richmond. The team will leave the 
Hill on the afternoon of the 25th and the regular 
Southern Excursion will run from Carrboro on Wed- 
nesday night. Good service and the arrival of the 
train in time for the game is guaranteed. 

The price of admission to the game will be $1.00, 
$1.50, and $2.00 and the ticket-sellers and collectors 
will be students. Inquiries for tickets secured be- 
fore the game should be directed to Graduate Mana- 
ger C. T. Woollen or Manager Tom Boushall, at 
Chapel Hill. 

The prospective attendance gives promise of being 
the greatest in years. The record of Carolina and 
Virginia against Georgia and Vanderbilt shows that 
both teams have decided, and apparently about equal 



AND STATISTICIANS' 



Barring figures dealing with criminality there is 
nothing on earth more tricky than football statistics. 
Nevertheless there is considerable comfort before the 
fact in the reflection that the figures are favorable. 
Carolina 46, Georgia 6 ; Virgina 28, Georgia 0, 
sounds all right. Much more to the purpose, how- 
ever, is the Vanderbilt score. The extent of the rout 
to which two strong teams put a w 7 eaker one amounts 
to little; but a team that can stand up before Michi- 
gan's great southern rival need have small fear of 
being swept off its feet by anything in this section. 

Carolina has a strong team this year. Only the 
event can prove whether or not Virginia has a strong- 
er one. But regardless of which side wins, lovers of 
the sport may go to Richmond next month in the full 
assurance that they will see a real football game. — 
Greensboro Neu's, October 22. 



CAROLINA POSSESSES STRONG TEAM 

Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching and with it 
the big Carolina game. Much more interest is being 
felt this year over the contest than has been aroused 
in some time, owing to the remarkable showing that 
Carolina has made already against some of the strong- 
est teams in the South. She has said she is out for a 
record and expects to break the long line of defeats 




THE SQUAD FROM WHICH ( ANOLINA WILL DRAW THE TEAM FOR THE VIRGINIA (.AMI' 



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which Virginia has for so many years inflicted on her. 
There is no doubt that the Tar Heels have gathered 
together a splendid football machine, and they have 
worked hard for it. Their highest ambition is to 
beat Virginia and to do it Coach Trenchard, way 
back in the summer months, instituted practice at 
Lake Kanuga. 

The strength of the team as a whole is excellent, 
but the work of two men, Tayloe at left halfback and 
Tandy at center, stands far above that of any other 
men. Both are no doubt great players, and it was 
said after the Georgia game that no better back than 
Tayloe had ever been seen in Atlanta. 

It is significant, too, that the team has scored to 
date something over 260 points to their opponents' 
one touch-down, that in the Georgia game last Sat- 
urday. — Virginia Alumni News, October 28, 1914. 



BASKETBALL SCHEDULE 

The basketball schedule for this season has been 
practically completed, and a number of good games 
have been arranged by Manager Mebane. 

Two games will be played in Chapel Hill during 
January, one with Elon and the other with William 
and Mary. On January 16th there will be a game 
with Wake Forest in Raleigh. During February 
Carolina will play Wake Forest at Wake Forest, 
Guilford at Raleigh, and Virginia at Raleigh. 

The team's long trip will begin February 15 and 
last five days. It will play each of the following 
colleges in the order named : Roanoke College, Wash- 
ington and Lee, V. M. I., Virginia, Staunton or Va. 
Christian College, and the Lynchburg Y. M. C. A. 

This is probably the first year that the Carolina 
besketball management has been able to secure four 
Saturday-night games in Raleigh. From these four 
games it is hoped that enough will be realized to aid 
materially in keeping the management from losing- 
money on the whole season. 



FRESHMEN LOSE TO WARRENTON 6 TO 7 

The freshmen football team lost to Warrenton 
high school Saturday, October 14, by the narrow 
margin of one point. Conger failed to kick goal. 
Warrenton started in by making a touchdown in the 
first five minutes of play. After the first quarter the 
freshmen kept the ball in Warrenton's territory, but 
failed to score on account of numerous penalties. 



manifested in football this fall than ever before. The 
committee is now engaged in arranging schedules for 
the teams which, on November 14, will be entitled 
to enter the eliminating contest. Two teams will be 
seletced to play for the championship at Chapel Hill, 
early in December. 



HIGH SCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIP 

The second annual championship contest in foot- 
ball among the high schools of the State is progress- 
ing successfully. A great deal more interest has been 



SYLLABUS OF HOME-COUNTY CLUB STUDIES 

A Syllabus of Home-County Club Studies, being 
Extension Series Bulletin No. 9, has just been issued 
by the University for the use of the members of the 
North Carolina Club on the campus and those co- 
operating with the Club throughout the State. It 
has been prepared by Prof. E. C. Branson, presi- 
dent of the Club, and has become the basis for the 
work which the Club members are enthusiastically 
entering upon — the careful study of North Caro- 
line economic and social problems. 

According to the plans outlined in the syllabus, 
each county of the State will be made the subject of 
an exhaustive, many-sided investigation. This, if 
the table of contens may be followed as a guide, will 
be along the following lines: I. Historical Back- 
ground; II. Natural Resources; III. Population 
Studies; IV. Country Populations; V. Wealth Stu- 
dies; VI. Domestic Animals; VII. Live Stock Pro- 
ducts; VIII. Production of Crop Wealth; IX. Or- 
ganization and Co-operation; X. Rural Credits; XL 
Markets ; XII. Public Roads ; XIII. School Studies ; 
XIV. Public Health and Sanitation; XV. Church 
and Sunday School Studies ; XVI. The Farm Home. 

When these investigations have been followed to 
their end and the facts discovered have been thor- 
oughly sifted, a simple running narrative will be 
brought out embodying them. This will be printed 
in the local press of the county or in pamphlet form 
and will acquaint the county with its standing in 
these and other particulars. In every instance com- 
parisons with what other counties and other states 
are doing will be given. 

Now that the syllabus has been issued the Club has 
announced the following program for its informal 
discussions for the remainder of the year. 

November 4. The Decreasing Meat Supply of 
North Carolina and the Increased Cost of Living. 
Discussion led by J. M. Daniels. 

December 2. The Club will take charge of the 
Community Service week meetings in Chapel Hill. 

December 16. Are Farm Lands Bearing an Un- 
reasonable Share of the Tax Burden? 

January 13. A State-Wide Dog Tax for Schools. 

February 10. The Farmer's Share of the Con- 
sumer's Dollar. 



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February 24. Left open for special descussion. 

March 10. Orange County Club Findings. 

March 24. Debate. Resolved, That Home and 
Farm Ownership is Beneficial to the Negro and the 
Community in which he Lives. 

April 7. Wake County Club Findings. 

April 21. Mecklenburg County Club Findings. 

May 5. New Zealand's Graduated Land Tax. 

May 12. Final Rally. 

The Syllabus has been issued in a large edition 
and it is hoped that many alumni will co-operate with 
the Club in making the complete studies. Copies 
may be had by addressing the Bureau of Extension. 



THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA NEWS LET- 
TER BEGINS PUBLICATION 

The University of North Carolina News Letter is 
the latest publication projected by the University 
and will appear for the first time about November 
15. It is to be issued weekly by the Bureau of Ex- 
tension and will reach a mailing list at the begin- 
ning of from 3,000 to 5,000 North Carolinians. 

The purpose of the publication is to carry in brief 
form the findings of the newly organized North 
Carolina Club, and such contributions from the 
School of Education, the Debating Union and other 
University Departments and organizations as may 
seem advisable. In the case of the School of Edu- 
cation and the Debating Union, the contributions will 
take the form of letters on various modern educa- 
tional topics and brief debate outlines for use by the 
debating societies of the State fostered by the Union. 

All articles will be short and in such form as can 
be easily clipped and used by the weekly press of the 
State. The publication will consist of a single page 
the size of the Tar Heel, printed on one side only, 
and will greatly supplement the present press service 
of the University. 

The editorial board which has charge of the publi- 
cation is Prof. E. C. Branson, Dr. J. G. deR. 
Hamilton, Prof. Z. V. Judd, Dr. L. R. Wilson, and 
Mr. S. R. Winters. 



CORRESPONDENCE COURSES LEAD TO A. B. 

At the meeting of the faculty on October 28th, 
the University took the final steps in providing 
credit courses leading to the degree of A. B. which 
may be taken by correspondence. Nineteen such cours- 
es together with seventeen non-credit courses, are of- 
fered for the present year, and mark what is hoped 
to be the beginning of a large in absentia student 
bodv. 



All courses for which credit is authorized are exact 
equivalents of courses now offered in the University 
in the regular term. 

A registration fee of $2 is charged and special fees 
of $5 and $3 for each credit or non-credit course 
taken. 

Plans have been perfected by which all the courses 
will be taught by the members of the regular faculty. 
Dr. L. A. Williams, Professor of School Adminis- 
tration, is in charge of the work, and the central 
office is at the headquarters of the Bureau of Exten- 
sion in the Peabody Building. Part II of Exten- 
sion Series Bulletin No. 10, just from the press, de- 
scribes the work of the division in detail and may 
be had for the asking. 



SHALL THE UNITED STATES SUBSIDIZE ITS MER- 
CHANT MARINE? 

The pros and cons of this query, as previously 
announced, will be discussed in North Carolina this 
year by the schools composing the High School De- 
bating Union. 

The handbook prepared for the use of members 
of the Union was sent to press on October 25th and 
may be expected not later than November 15. 

As in previous years, the handbook will give an 
historical outline of the development of the subject, 
an extensive brief of the query, a bibliography cov- 
ering every phase of the discussion, and a number of 
the best articles available on both the affirmative and 
negative. In all, it will comprise 60 or 70 pages, 
and will maintain the high standard of the previous 
handbooks on Woman Suffrage and The Initiative 
and Referendum. Copies may be secured by ad- 
dressing the Debating Union. 



EXTENSION LECTURES FOR NORTH CAROLINA COM- 
MUNITIES 

One of the most popular features of the Extension 
work of last year was that of the division of lectures 
through which 132 communities of the state were 
addressed by various members of the faculty. In 
fact, the demand was so great, especially for com- 
mencement addresses, that 128 invitations had to be 
refused. 

In order that provision might be made for the en- 
largement of this work, the list of offerings by the 
faculty has recently been revised and extended, and 
has just been issued as part I of Extension Series 
Bulletin No. 10. For the present year 32 members 
of the faculty offer a total of 128 subjects. 

The subject matter of these offerings is exceeding- 
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Greek drama to a system of illumination or water 
supply for the farm home. Biography, history, lit- 
erature, the sciences, the European War, travel, and 
the useful arts all receive consideration, and in many 
instances the lectures are illustrated. Likewise, the 
lectures are intended to meet the requirements of 
varied audiences. Some are suitable for general pub- 
lic audiences, others for study clubs, farmers' or- 
ganizations, or teachers' meetings, and still others 
for commencement occasions, rally days, school fairs, 
and other special gatherings. No fee whatever is 
charged for these lectures except that the traveling 
expenses of the lecturer are borne by the organiza- 
tion securing him. 

In some instances two or three organizations, 
alumni associations, schools, etc., arrange for a joint 
series of lectures, and by combining upon the same 
speaker and having him deliver the same address 
before the various organizations on the same trip, 
reduce their expense. 



NINETY COUNTIES SEND STUDENTS TO THE UNIVER- 
SITY 

A summary of the attendance of students at the 
University shows that ninety of the one hundred 
counties of the State have representatives on the 
Hill. The counties without representation are: 
Bladen. Camden, Clay, Currituck, Dare, Graham, 
Mitchell, Polk, Swain, and Transylvania. 

Counties having ten or more representatives num- 
ber 30. Orange leads with 47, Wake following sec- 
ond with 46. The counties are : Alamance 22, Beau- 
fort. 17, Buncombe 35, Burke 11, Caldwell 12, 
Cleveland 14, Craven 10, Cumberland 10, Davidson 
11, Duplin 15, Durham 20, Edgecombe 10, Forsythe 
29, Gaston 17, Granville 17, Guilford 34, Henderson 
10. Johnston 17, Lenoir 11, Mecklenburg 42, New 
Hanover 13, Orange 47, Rockingham 10, . Rowan 
19, Sampson 12, Surry 15, Union 13. Wake 46, 
Wayne 2<i, and Wilson 15. 



OUTSIDERS HEAR OF CAROLINA 
Editor, Alumni Review: 

Sib: — The latest copy of the Alumni Review has 
just come to me. The news it brought concerning 
the advances being made at the University in spite 
<>( seven cent cotton has cheered me greatly. 

I noticed with especial interest that a graduate 
student had written his thesis on co-operative farm- 
ing methods practiced in Catawba county. T should 
like very much to have a copy of this bulletin if one 
may lie bad. I have undertaken to inform a few of 
these Tei aseeans ami M ississippians concerning the 



progressive spirit abroad in North Carolina. If you 
can send me a. copy of the bulletin I assure you that 
it shall be used diligently in advertising North Caro- 
lina and her University. 

Yours sincerely, 

O. W. Htman, '10. 
Memphis, Term., Oct. 13, 1913. 



THE ALUMNI TO BANQUET 

A banquet for University alumni will be held at 
the approaching meeting of the North Carolina 
Teachers' Assembly in Charlotte. It will be held on 
Thanksgiving night from 6 o'clock until S. President 
E. K. Graham and others from the University will 
be present, and an enjoyable occasion is assured. 

It is planned to perfect a permanent organization 
of the alumni who are teaching in the State, and to 
hold banquets annually at the meetings of the 
Teachers' Assembly. 

The price per plate is one dollar. Any one desir- 
ing to attend should send this amount at once to 
E. R. Rankin at Chapel Hill. Reservations must 
be made in advance. 



REACHING THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 

The University is proving a stimulator of debate 
and public discussion not only in the high schools of 
the State but in the elementary schools as well. 

Through the help of the University, the Appa- 
lachian Training School, of Boone, is holding this 
fall a declamation contest among the elementary 
schools of several counties. The text used by all of 
these schools as a source book of material is Exten- 
sion Series No. 2 of the University, ''Addresses on 
Education for Use in Declamations." This bulletin 
is furnished the Schools by the Bureau of Extension 
of the University. The contest is carried on for the 
Appalachian School by Mr. I. G. Grier, '11. 

In Swain county, Messrs. H. F. Latshaw and 
A. B. Combs, principals of the Almond and Bryson 
City high schools, respectively, are attempting to en- 
courage debating among all of the elementary schools. 
The text they use is Extension Series No. 6, entitled 
"Public Discussion and Debate." This is furnished 
to the Schools by the Bureau of Extension. 



Dr. L. A. Williams delivered an address at Marion 
October 23rd, on the occasion of the McDowell coun- 
ty fair. On October 24th he spoke at Henderson vi lie 
before the county teachers association; and on Octo- 
ber 31st he addressed the Moore county teachers in 
session at Carthage on the subject of Community 
Service Week. 



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THE UNIVERSITY IN LETTERS 

Weeks, Stephen B., Compiler and Editor. Index 
to the Colonial and State Records of North 
Carolina, covering volumes I-XXVI, with an 
Historical Eeview. Raleigh, E. M. Uzzell & 
Co., 1914. 

The appearance of the fourth and final volume of 
the Index to the Colonial Records of North Carolina 
brings to a conclusion the most memorable work in 
behalf of the history of this State which has ever 
been undertaken within or without our borders. In 
this Index, the author according to his own statement, 
has made "the conscious and deliberate effort. . . . 
to have every proper adjective and every proper 
name, regardless of its relative importance, indexed 
every time it occurs;" every fact distinct enough to 
have a form and substance of its own has been "in- 
dexed under every appropriate heading;" and "each 
heading has been made as full as if no other heading- 
was to be used." The task has been one requiring de- 
tailed knowledge, authoritative historical informa- 
tion, endless patience, and nice discrimination. The 
magnitude of the undertaking may be realized from 
the fact that the Colonial and State Records run to 
twenty -six volumes, averaging more than one thous- 
and quarto pages per volume ; and the four volumes 



required to index these twenty-six volumes contain 
more than four hundred thousand entries. The 
maximum percentage of error the compiler calculates 
at one per cent. Certainly, from the quite extensive 
use which I have made of the Index, I should be in- 
clined to conclude that the percentage is consider- 
able lower than this. 

The conclusion of his task Dr. Weeks has sig- 
nalized by an elaborate and authoritative essay en- 
titled: "Historical Review of the Colonial and State 
Records of North Carolina." Chapter I is entitled 
"The attempts, public and private, to gather and 
publish the Colonial and State Records of North 
Carolina." Chapter II, entitled "The Colonial and 
State Records," is an expert's summary of their con- 
tents. 

The third and final chapter is a piece of research 
of very exceptional value to the State ; and fully 
represents the best type of research for source ma- 
terials now being carried on in this country. In this 
chapter, Dr. Weeks has rendered a service of the 
highest importance to the North Carolina Historical 
Commission. For the findings of this chapter clearly 
point the inevitable way for coming publication ac- 
tivities of the Commission, on the largest scale. The 
brief but significant title of this chapter is "Sources 
Still Uncollected," and apparently all sources known 
to contain MS. North Caroliniana of the period cov- 
ered by the Colonial ,and State Records have been 
referred to. I should like to call attention to im- 
portant sources not mentioned here — sources of 
which small or no use has as yet been made. These 
repositories are: The Wisconsin Historical Society 
Library, the Draper MSS. in especial, which have 
yielded so abundantly for my own researches; the 
Shane Papers in the library of the Presbyterian His- 
torical Society of Philadelphia; the archives of the 
Tennessee Historical Society at Nashville; my own 
findings which promise to overthrow certain che- 
rished fancies of careless "historians;" and large 
private collections of papers in Kentucky, as well as 
the uncatalogued sources at Frankfort. Dr. Weeks 
has made a careful analysis, from the printed Guides 
compiled under the auspices of the Carnegie Institute 
at Washington, of the North Carolina materials in 
English and foreign archives, and in the govern- 
ment archives in Washington. Furthermore, he has 
made examination of the North Carolina materials 
in the Virginia State library, and in public and pri- 
vate hands in North Carolina and elsewhere, includ- 
ing a valuable list of North Carolina newspapers pub- 
lished prior to 1800, with a note of extant copies 
and their present whereabouts. I note that Dr. 
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ical. He is evidently unaware of the publication of 
"A Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690- 
1820," by Mr. Clarence S. Brigham, which is now 
appearing in parts in the Proceedings of the Ameri- 
can Antiquarian Society. This highly valuable work 
will eventually be re-issued in a single volume with 
indexes. 

The most important words printed in this volume 
are these: "His investigations lead the compiler to 
the comforting conclusion that there is enough im- 
printed material in sight which is worthy of pub- 
lication, either in full or in the form of extended cal- 
endars, to make a duplicate series of the 30 quarto 
volumes which are now being completed." 

The University of North Carolina confesses to a 
sense of genuine pride in this completed achievement 
of one of her sons — an achievement of incalculable 
value to North Carolina carried through to a mem- 
orable conclusion by the leading living expert on 
North Caroliniana. The lasting gratitude of the 
State is the just and certain portion of Stephen 
Beauregard Weeks. — Archibald Hexdersox. 

nan 

The following special cable from London appeared 
in the New York Times of November 3rd, relating 
to a translation recently made by Mrs. Archibald 
Henderson, of the class of 1902. The translation 
appeared in recent issues of the New York Times 
and the leading dailies of the State, and in the Out- 
look and Independent of October 31 and Novem- 
ber 2. 

"Probably no single contribution to the literature 
of war has received such extensive circulation in the 
English press as Ernst Lissauer's song of hatred in 
Jugend. The translation by Barbara Henderson, 
which appeared in The New York Times, was re- 
printed in The London Daily Mail on Oct. 28, and 
since then has been republished broadcast through- 
out the London and provincial press with many en- 
comiums of the work of the translator." 



State and to direct it along definite, constructive 
lines. 

Local, national and world conditions urge upon us 
the supreme opportunity that will be offered to our 
State in the great expansive economic and intellec- 
tual movements of the next decade. To take our due 
share of their benefits we must prepare ourselves 
energetically and in fundamental ways. These pam- 
phlets provide a clear, detailed and abundantly fruit- 
ful plan. They point an open way. They tell bow. 

The men and women trained in our colleges and 
in the University may here show in a fine and pro- 
ductive fashion the splendid loyalties we profess by 
enthusiastically entering this non-partisan campaign 
for a better, richer, greater State. 

Faithfully yours, 

Edward K. Graham, 

President. 

Chapel Hill, N. O, Nov. 7, 1914. 



TAKE PART IN COMMUNITY SERVICE WEEK 

To Uir Alumni of tin 1 University of North Carolina: 
You have probably received from the committee 
at Raleigh a copy of the Community Sen-ire Week- 
Bulletin. Our Bureau of Extension has sent you a 
copy of our Syllabus of Home-County Club Studies. 
If yon have not received these bulletins they may be 
secured by writing to the Bureau of Extension or to 
Mr. W. < '. Crosby, Secretary, Raleigh. The purpose 
of both of these pamphlets is to arouse a deeper and 
more intelligent civic consciousness throughout the 



Dr. Louis R. Wilson has recently edited the hand- 
book for Community Service Week, which is to be 
observed throughout the State December 3-5. The 
handbook came from the press October 20th and 
comprises eighty-six pages and ten plates. It con- 
tains complete programs for the observance of the 
"Week," and furnishes a large amount of illustrative 
material for use by the communities of the State in 
their preparation of local programs. Copies may 
be had by addressing the State Department of Edu- 
cation at Raleigh. 

Dr. Norman Forester, of the department of Eng- 
lish, recently brought out through Henry Holt and 
( 'onipany, of New York, a volume entitled "Essays 
for College Men." It is now being used by the fresh- 
man class of the University. Another book by Dr. 
Forester now in press is entitled: "Outlines and 
Summaries." It will also be issued by Holt. 

Dr. Archibald Henderson is a contributor to the 
October numbers of The Sewanee and The Ameri- 
riin Historical Reviews. The titles of the respective 
articles are: "An American Book-Shelf" and "The 
Creative Forces in American Expansion: Henderson 
and Boone." 

At the last meeting of the faculty in October the 
courses in the School of Education were reorganized 
and the School was authorized to offer work leading 
to the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Education. 

President E. K. Graham delivered an address 
before the American Bankers' Association at its an- 
nual meeting in Richmond on October 17th. 



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THE GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

of the 
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA 



Officers of the Association 

Julian S. Carr, '66 President 

Walter Murphy, '92 Secretary 

THE ALUMNI 

E. R. RANKIN 13, Alumni Editor 



ALUMNI MEETINGS 

It is with pleasure that The Review records the greatly in- 
creased number of meetings held by alumni associations on 
the occasion of the 121st anniversary of the University's 
founding. Nineteen associations held meetings. Running 
through each of the meetings there were evident a hearty 
approval of the spirit of progress which characterizes the 
University, and a real earnest desire on the part of the 
alumni to be of effective help to alma mater in her great 
work. 

ASHEBORO 

A meeting of the Randolph County alumni was held on 
Saturday, October 10th, in the office of Col. A. C. McAllister 
at Asheboro. Officers were elected for the ensuing year: 
President, Col. A. C. McAllister, '58; Secretary, C. E. Teague, 
'12. A number of suggestions were made relative to the work 
of the association for the year, and a telegram of congratu- 
lations was sent to the University. The very successful 
opening of the University was commented on enthusiastically. 
It is the plan of the association to hold another meeting later 
in the fall. 

ATLANTA 

The Atlanta association of University alumni met on Octo- 
ber 10th, at the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce in the annual 
meeting on the anniversary of University Day. After a tele- 
gram of greeting to be read at the exercises in Chapel Hill 
had been drafted, it was unanimously agreed that all of the 
alumni attend the Carolina-Georgia football game in a body. 
Several short addresses were made by several of the mem- 
bers present. 

Officers for the ensuing year were elected : President, Dr. 
Michael Hoke, '93; Vice-President, T. B. Higdon, '05; Sec- 
retary-Treasury, J. W. Speas, '08. The following alumni 
were in attendance: Shepard Bryan, V. A. Batchelor, L. B. 
Lockhart, Jerome Moore, L. R. Ray. J. W. Speas, E. G. Bal- 
lenger, E. M. Bohannon, Michael Hoke, D. J. Fowle, John 
Y. Smith, T. S. Kenan, Allgood Holmes, T. B. Higdon. 

BOSTON 

Called together by Charles Venable on Saturday night, 
October 10th, a band of loyal University sons from Harvard 
and Tech gathered to celebrate the University's 121st birthday. 
The place was Bova's Italian Restaurant in Boston ; and 
though Bova's is a long hike from Gooch's, the spirit and 
enthusiasm that filled the twelve men present, amid garlic, 
spaghetti, and signoras, was just as strong as ever that which 
filled them amid egg sandwiches and half frys at "Oley's." 

At the suggestion of Duncan McRae, a permanent organiza- 
tion was effected to be known as the Harvard-Tech Alumni 



Association of the University of North Carolina. W. T. 
Joyner, '11, was elected president and Duncan McRae, '09, 
Secretary. Meetings will be held on each University Day. 
Those present were Charles Venable, Duncan McRae, and 
John Wood, of Tech; Koon Royster, W. T. Joyner, J. C. 
Busby, N. E. West, W. N. Post, W. W. Rankin, Jr., Ray 
Henry, Tom Norwood, and Kenneth Royall, of Harvard. 

CHARLOTTE 

Forty members of the Mecklenburg County Alumni Asso- 
ciation gathered in Charlotte on the night of October 12th for 
their annual dinner and celebration. The meeting was brim- 
ful of enthusiasm and was featured by a constructive desire 
on the part of those present to be of effective help to the 
University, individually and as a body. 

Charles W. Tillett, Jr., the retiring president, proved a hap- 
py toastmaster, mixing seriousness, mirth, and jokes together 
in a fortunate blending. Mr. E. C. Branson, professor of 
rural economics and sociology in the University, was the 
principal speaker of the evening. His address was an ex- 
cellent portrayal of the work which the "Know Your Own 
County" Clubs of the University are doing, this as one part 
of the general extension work of the University, and an 
appeal to the alumni to rally around President Graham in 
his constant ideal to make the University of North Carolina 
the best University possible and the standard of the country. 
Many movements and thoughts have been given life at the 
University recently and these are big with promise for North 
Carolina in the years to come. He touched on the limited 
resources of the University, showing the necessity for larger 
appropriations in order to carry out the work planned. His 
address was responsively received. 

Mr. F. R. McNinch made a good speech, presenting the case 
for the democratization of learning. Mr. W. C. Dowd, Jr., gave 
an optimistic analysis of athletic conditions and prospects on 
the Hill. Mr. H. P. Harding spoke of the efficiency of the Uni- 
versity spirit of co-operation. He said that bright days were 
ahead for the University. 

Officers elected for the ensuing year were : President, P. C. 
Whitlock, '98; Secretary, J. M. Oldham, '94. The late Mr. 
N. R. Graham, '04, was elected Vice-President. 

CHERRYVILLE 

The Cherryville alumni of the University held their annual 
meeting on October 12th, for the purpose of renewing ties of 
old college days. The time was pleasantly spent and several 
talks were made by alumni on the present-day work of the 
University. 

The members present were Rev. W. T. Usry, '98, President 
of the Association; Dr. M. E. Hoffman, Secretary; J. R. 
Nixon, C. L. Eaker, Ivey Willis, D. P. Dellinger, B. O. 
Thompson, D. E. Delane, and S. E. McNeely. 

DURHAM 

The annual meeting of the Durham County Alumni Asso- 
ciation was held on the evening of October 10th in the rooms 
of the Commonwealth Club at Durham. The meeting was 
presided over by Mr. W. D. Carmichael, President of the 
Association. 

President E. K. Graham was present for the meeting and 
he made an address. He outlined the work that had been 
accomplished by the University during the past year, and told 
the alumni of the plans for the future, asking for their co- 
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Professor E. C. Branson was present and he spoke of the 
work that is being done in rural economics at the University. 
He explained the methods by which the University is getting 
into effective and practical touch with the masses of the 
people of the State. 

Mr. W. D. Carmichael, '97, was re-elected President of the 
Association and Mr. J. S. Manning, Jr., '12, was re-elected Sec- 
retary. After the business session, the meeting was turned 
into an informal smoker and general social affair. There are 
87 members of the association and more tlian half were 
present. 

ELIZABETH CITY 

The Pasquotank County alumni of the University held 
their annual reunion and banquet on October 12th. The prin- 
cipal speaker was Mr. Francis D. Winston, of the class of '79. 
His address contained reminiscence, mirth, and practical 
suggestions to the alumni as to how their organization might 
be made to serve the people of the community and State. 

Solicitor J. C. B. Ehringhaus spoke of the extension work 
of the University and of the good that it was doing in car- 
rying the service of the institution into the schools, civic clubs, 
business houses, and homes of the people. A central commit- 
tee was appointed consisting of C. E. Thompson, J. Q. A. 
Wood, J. C. B. Ehringhaus, W. L. Small, and J. K. Wilson. 
This committee is open to calls from the people of Pasquo- 
tank and neighboring counties for any assistance the Uni- 
versity can give. 

Officers elected for the ensuing year were : President, 
J. Q. A. Wood. '73 : Vice-President, P. H. Williams, '91 ; 
Secretary, J. K. Wilson, '05. Twenty-three alumni were 
present for the re-union. 

FAYETTEVILLE 

The University alumni of Cumberland County met in 
Fayetteville on October 12th to pay homage to alma mater. Mr. 
Charles G. Rose, '00, was elected president of the association 
to succeed Major E. J. Hale, resigned. Mr. J. A. McLean, Jr., 
'10. was elected Secretary, and Mr. Claude W. Rankin, '07, 
Treasurer. It was decided that at some time in the near 
future a smoker should be held. A committee composed of 
the officers and Messrs. R. W. Herring and F. B. Souders 
was appointed to arrange for this smoker. 

At the smoker definite plans will be made to further the 
University's interests locally, and to co-operate with the 
University in its extension work. A big delegation will go 
to Richmond to see the Thanksgiving game. 

HICKORY 

The Catawba County alumni of the University met at 
Hickory in the rooms of the Chamber of Commerce on Octo- 
ber 10th and organized a permanent association. Mr. George 
McCorkle, '78, of Newton, was elected President; Mr B. B. 
Blackwelder, '06, of Hickory, Secretary; and Mr. W. L. War- 
lick, '13, of Newton, Treasurer. 

This association begins its life with thirty-two members. 
A committee was appointed to arrange for a banquet on Uni- 
versity Day, 1915, and to invite some member of the Univer- 
sity faculty to be present. Informal talks were made by 
President McCorkle and others in which the splendid influ- 
ence and progressive work of the University were particularly 
stressed. Representatives to the meeting of the General 
Alumni Association are to be appointed later. Secretary 
Blackwelder reports that "our alumni are taking consider- 



able interest in the recent organization and we feel that we 
are going to have an effective association." 

KINSTON 

The Lenoir County alumni celebrated University Day with 
a smoker held in Kinston on the evening of October 12th. 
Short talks were made, expressive of the constant interest 
which the Lenoir alumni have in Alma Mater. Officers were 
elected for the ensuing year : President, Mr. G. V. Cowper, 
'01; Vice-President. Dr. W. F. Hargrove, Med. '99; Secretary- 
Treasurer, Dr. I. M. Hardy, '00. F. I. Sutton, E. B. Lewis, 
and Dr. W. T. Parrott were appointed a committee to secure 
speakers for the annual banquet to be held during the holidays 
when the University students can participate. C. Felix Har- 
vey, W. D. Hood, and P. A. Hodges were appointed a com- 
mittee on arrangements for the banquet. 

LUMBERTON 

The South Robeson Alumni Association was organized at 
the Court House in Lumberton on October 12th. There are 
in and around Lumberton a large number of interested, active 
aumni, including three trustees of the University : Messrs. 
A. W. McLean, J. D. Proctor, and Geo. B. McLeod. Prac- 
tically all of the alumni were present for the organization 
meeting, which was a distinct success. 

Officers were elected for the ensuing year : President, 
Judge T. A. McNeill, '68; Secretary-Treasurer, Dickson Mc- 
Lean, '10. A steering committee was appointed consisting of 
H. E. Stacy, Lumberton ; J. McN. Smith, Rowland ; and 
Wm. Davis, St. Paul. A membership committee was ap- 
pointed consisting of Robert Prevatt, Lumberton ; T. A. 
McNeill, Lumberton ; Prof. R. Moseley, Rowland ; and Henry 
L. Pope, Lumberton. 

MOUNT AIRY 

The University Alumni Association of Surry County met 
in Mt. Airy on the evening of October 12. Officers were 
elected for the ensuing year: President, E. W. Turlington, '11 ; 
and Secretary. A. D. Folger, '12. The policies of the new ad- 
ministration of the University were discussed and heartily en- 
dorsed. In pursuance of the suggestion of President Graham 
in regard to the improvement of local school conditions, a 
committee of Mt. Airy alumni was appointed to devise some 
scheme for securing a play-ground for the Mt. Airy school. 
December 29 was fixed provisionally as the date for the next 
meeting of the Association, at which time it is proposed to 
hold a banquet or other festivities. 

NORTH WILKESBORO 

The Wilkes County Alumni Association is an active new 
organization. It was organized on Saturday night, October 
17th, at an enthusiastic meeting in Nortli Wilkesboro. The 
following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Presi- 
dent, Mr. R. X. Hacked. '87 ; Vice-President, Mr. E. C. Willis, 
'04; Secretary. Mr. W. H. H. Cowles, '13; Treasurer, Mr. 
L. E. Stacy, Jr., '12. 

A second meeting was held on November 6th, at which 

time definite plans were outlined for the association's work. 

Much good will doubtless result from the activities of this 

iation, both for the University and for the "State of 

Wilkes." 

OXFORD 

The Granville County alumni had a most delightful gather- 
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at the home of their retiring president, Mr. John Webb, of 
the class of '81. Covers were laid for eighteen. The table 
was beautifully decorated in baskets of roses and draped in 
the colors that all University men revere, white and blue. 
The banquet was planned and prepared by the "Domestic 
Science Club," composed of Misses Estelle White and Sallie 
Webb, and it was so excellently prepared and faultlessly 
served that a rising vote of thanks was extended the young 
ladies for their gracious service. 

The evening was one of much good cheer and inspiration. 
The toasts were : "The University Man as a Business Man," 
Mr. R. H. Lewis, Jr. ; "The Extension Work of the Uni- 
versity," Dr. J. A. Morris; "New Impetus at the Univer- 
sity," Judge A. W. Graham ; "The University's Contribution 
to Farm Life," E. G. Moss; "Athletics at the University," B. 
K. Lassiter ; "Why a University Man," John W. Hester ; "The 
Relation of a Trustee to the University," F. P. Hobgood. 

Dr. N. M. Ferebee, '70, was elected President for the 
ensuing year and Mr. F. M. Pinnix, '98, Secretary. 

RALEIGH 

More than fifty of the Wake County alumni gathered at 
the Yarborough Hotel in Raleigh on the night of October 
10th for their annual banquet. The meeting was full of the 
spirit of progress which characterizes the efforts of both the 
University and the alumni today. President F. M. Harper, '88, 
presided over the banquet and Judge R. W. Winston, '79, 
was toastmaster. Dr. A. H. Patterson, of the University, and 
Dr. Charles Lee Smith, of Raleigh, were speakers. 

Dr. Patterson spoke forcefully of the necessity for the 
further support of the State in aiding the University to ex- 
pand. He pointed to the growth of the University and its 
national prestige. Only three other institutions in the South 
are placed in the same class with the University, these being 
Virginia, Vanderbilt, and Texas. In the faculty are six 
starred men in the list of the noted scientists of the day, 
while outside of the University there is not one in the 
State. He emphasized the freshman advisory system, student 
self-government, the general extension work of the University 
and the Correspondence Courses. 

Dr. Charles Lee Smith also emphasized the idea of more 
effective and greater aid to the University from the State. 
He outlined an ideal which every citizen should have for the 
University. He declared the University to be a "humanizing, 
liberalizing, and unifying force in the State." He made a 
logical appeal for greater support, advocating that a direct 
tax be levied upon the people of the State to aid the Uni- 
versity in its expanding life. 

At the conclusion of the banquet, Mr. W. B. Snow, '93, was 
elected President for the ensuing year, and Mr. J. B. Cheshire, 
Jr., '02, Secretary. 

RED SPRINGS 

The regular meeting of the North Robeson Alumni Asso- 
ciation was held at Red Springs on October 12th. Mr. D. P. 
McEachern, '59, presided as President of the Association. 
Mr. Hamilton McMillan, '57, acted as Secretary. An hour 
was spent in social intercourse, with many expressions of 
pleasure at the mention of increased enrollment at the Uni- 
versity, with college reminiscences, and with much discus- 
sion of various plans to increase public interest in Alma 



Mater. Besides the officers, those present were : Dr. J. L. 
McMillan, J. J. Thrower, W. B. Townsend, and J. E. Purcell. 

ROCKY MOUNT 

Several of the fifty -members of the Rocky Mount Univer- 
sity Alumni Association gathered at the Sagamore Club on the 
night of October 12th and celebrated University Day with a 
"Smoker." 

As this was the time for the regular business meeting of the 
year the following officers were elected : Mr. F. E. Winslow, 
'09, President; Mr. M. V. Barnhill, Law '09, Vice-President; 
Mr. R. M. Wilson, '09, Secretary-Treasurer. 

The chief speech of the evening was made by Mr. Thos. 
H. Battle who had for his subject, "Larger Appropriations 
for the University." In a few concise words he showed 
wherein it is necessary and just that the State's greatest edu- 
cational institution should have more State funds with which 
to pursue its present policy of expansion. 

Short, impromptu speeches were made by other members 
of this association. Mr. F. E. Winslow spoke on Civic Ser- 
vice Week in North Carolina. He told how this movement 
had originated at the University and urged all University 
alumni to give it their loyal support. 

Mr. Tom Simmons, in a short speech, insisted on our work- 
ing for a larger appropriation from the Legislature. 

A committee consisting of the three officers together with 
Mr. J. B. Ramsey and Mr. J. P. Bunn, was appointed to 
arrange an outing for University Day, 191S. 

RUTHERFORDTON 

One of the most successful meetings held was that of the 
Rutherford alumni who gathered at the Southern Hotel in 
Rutherfordton on October 10th for the purpose of paying 
homage to Alma Mater and organizing a county association. 
Rev. F. B. Rankin read the letter of President E. K. Graham 
to the alumni and called upon the Rutherford alumni to 
rally around the University in her effort of uplift in the 
State. Hearty responses were made by Messrs. M. L. Ed- 
wards, W. C. McRorie, Drayton Wolfe, W. C. Watkins, and 
State Senator J. M. Carson. Supt. J. E. Crutchfield, of the 
local schools, bore testimony to the value and help of the 
University as the head of the public school system. 

Rev. F. B. Rankin, '01. was elected President and Mr. D. 
F. Morrow, '03, Secretary of the Rutherford Alumni Asso- 
ciation. The President called a meeting of all the county 
alumni for October 17th, at which time plans were made 
looking toward the securing of several University professors 
to deliver extension lectures in the graded school auditorium 
at Rutherfordton during the winter. 

WASHINGTON 

The Beaufort County Alumni Association met on Saturday, 
October the 10th, for the purpose of reorganizing, and per- 
fecting a more permanent organization. No definite program 
was carried out, but new officers were elected, and a com- 
mittee appointed to plan a meeting for December. It is the 
intention of the committee to have a banquet at this time, 
and invite some member of the University faculty to make a 
talk. There are some sixty or seventy University men in the 
county, and with an active association the members should 
be able to help the University in many ways, in their section 
of the State. Mr. Stephen C. Bragaw, '90, was elected Presi- 
dent of the Association, and Mr. C. F. Cowell, '12, Secretary. 



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THE CLASSES 
1900 

W. S. Bernard, Secretary. Chapel Hill, N. C. 
— W. F. Bryan is assistant professor of English in North- 
western University, Evanston, Illinois. He received the de- 
gree of Ph. D., from the University of Chicago in 1913. Dur- 
ing his stay at Chicago, he was connected with the extension 
department of that University. 
— Kemp P. Lewis is a cotton manufacturer at West Durham. 

1901 
F. B. Rankin, Secretary, Rutherfordton, N. C. 
— Thomas J. Harkins is a prominent lawyer of Asheville. 
He is a member of the firm of Harkins & Van Winkle. 
— Dr. W. A. Murphy has charge of laboratories in the State 
hospital at Goldsboro. Formerly he practiced medicine in 
Xew York City. 

1902 
R. A. Merritt, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C. 
— R. R. Williams, of Asheville, was a leader in the fight for 
the passage of the constitutional amendments in North Caro- 
lina. He made addresses at Monroe and Raleigh, and other 
places. 

1903 

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

— George Lyle Jones, a lawyer of Franklin and formerly 

assistant attorney general of the State, was elected solicitor 

of his district in the recent elections. 

1904 
T. F. Hickerson, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
— Miss Emily White and Dr. R. A Herring were married last 
June in New Orleans. They live in Spartanburg, where Dr. 
Herring practices his profession, medicine. 
— Ernest L. Sawyer, an attorney of Elizabeth City, has been 
elected trial justice of Pasquotank County. 

1905 
Frank McLean. Secretary, New York, N. Y. 
— A. H. King is superintendent of the Burlington graded 
schools. 

—The wedding of Miss Helen Gribble and Dr. Foy Roberson, 
both of Durham, will take place in the near future. 
— T. B. Higdon. at one time editor-in-chief of the University 
Magazine, is a lawyer of Atlanta, Ga., with offices 1522 Hurt 
Building. 

— Dr. J. B. Murphy spent a day on the Hill recently, the 
guest of Dr. W. B. McNider. He is working witli the Rocke- 
feller Institute in New York City. 

1906 
John A. Parker, Secretary, Charlotte, N. C. 
— F. M. Weller is in the electrical engineering business at 
Baltimore. His address is 1213 Linden Avenue. 
— The marriage of Miss Mary Bland, of Augusta, and Robert 
R. Reynolds, of Asheville, took place in Aiken, S. C, in 
Spetember. 

— Miss Anne Adams, of Four Oaks, and Dr. Ben F. Royall, 
of Morehead City, were married at the bride's home on Octo- 
ber 15th. 

— R. T. Allen, formerly engaged in soil investigation for the 
Geological Survey, is now Secretary and Treasurer for the 
Allen-Bennett Co., wholesale grocers of Wadesboro. 

1907 
C. L. Weim., Secretary, Greensboro, N. C. 
— John H. Kamseur is principal of the Lowell High School. 



— Dr. Samuel W. Rankin practices medicine at Concord. 
— George M. Pritchard is a lawyer of Marshall. 
— Junius G. Adams, Law '07, is a member of the law firm of 
Adams & Adams, of Asheville, and is judge of the city mu- 
nicipal court. 

— Miss Louise Bahnson, of Salem, and Thomas Holt Hay- 
wood, of New York City, were married at the home of the 
bride in Salem on October 22. Among the groomsmen was 
J. T. McAden, '07, of Raleigh. 

— E. McK. Highsmith is pursuing advanced work at the 
Peabody Normal College, Nashville, Tenn. 
—The marriage of Miss Ethel Follin and Dr. J. C. Wiggins, 
both of Winston-Salem, took place at the bride's home on 
October 23rd. 

1908 

Jas. A. Gray. Jr.. Secretary, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

— J. G. Abernethy, Pharmacy '08, is in the drug business at 

Lenoir, and is president of the Caldwell County Alumni 

Association. 

— S. R. Logan is superintendent of schools at Ravalli. Mon- 
tana. 

1909 

O. C. Cox, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C. 
— Charles B. Spicer practices law at Jefferson. He was re- 
cently candidate of the Republican party for Solictor of his 
district, and he made an active campaign. 

— W. F. McMillan is manager of the Memphis, Tenn., branch 
of the Pepsi Cola Company. 

— J. B. Reeves is professor of English in Westminster College, 
Fulton, Missouri. 

— C. B. Ruffin is a member of the law firm of Ruffin and Mc- 
Gowan at Bishopville, S. C. 

1910 
W. H. Ramsaur, Secretary, China Grove, N. C. 
— W. R. Edmonds is in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 
— Miss Lula Dixon Sauls, of Washington, D. C, and J. O. 
Eason, Jr., of Whitehall, Montana, were married in the Ral- 
eigh Hotel at Washington, on October 10th. 
— Cards have been issued announcing the partnership for the 
practice of law of Messrs D. B. Teague, '09, and C. E. 
Teague, '12, under the firm name of Teague & Teague, at 
San ford. 

1911 
I. C. Moskk, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
— Ira C. Moser is taking law in the University. 
— H. W. Lyon is studying medicine in the University 
— W. F. Taylor is practicing law in Goldsboro, a member 
of the firm of Langston, Allen, and Taylor. 
— R. C. McLean is an assistant in Physics in the Leland 
Stanford Junior University, California. He will get the 
Ph. D. degree from this institution next spring. 
— John Manning Battle is in the law office of George Gordon 
Battle. New York City. 

— B. C. Trotter is taking second year law in the University. 
— H. A. Vogler is teller for the Wachovia Bank and Trust 
Company, Winston-Salem, N. C. 

— E. C. McLean is with the Egyptian Deity Cigarette Com- 
pany. New York City. 

— J. T. Dobbins is professor of Organic Chemistry at the 
A. and M. College, West Raleigh. Mr. Dobbins received the 
degree of Ph. D from the University at the last commence- 
ment 

— J. B. Colvard is postmaster at Jefferson, N. C. He was 
married in the summer. 



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— E. L. Williams is a member of the law firm of Blakeney 
and Williams, at Kershaw, S. C. After leaving college he 
was engaged in the insurance business in Greenville, S. C, 
and Durham, N. C. Later he studied law at Columbia Uni- 
versity. Last year he was in the law school of the University 
of South Carolina, and was the leader of his class. 
— Rev. Henry C. Smith is taking the third year theological 
course at Sewanee, Tenn. 

— E. J. Wellons is a member of the law firm of Wellons 
and Wellons, at Smithfield. 

— J. J. O'Brien is with the Mayes Mfg. Co., cotton manu- 
facturers, at Mayesworth, N. C. 

— J. Talbot Johnson is a lawyer of Aberdeen, N. C, a 
member of the firm Johnson and Johnson. 
— E. R. Buchan is one of the active young alumni of the 
hustling town of Sanford. He is vice-president of the Bank 
of Sanford. 

— C. P. Tyson is assistant secretary of the Tyson-Jones Bug- 
gy Company, at Carthage. A part of his work each year con- 
sists in traveling through the States of Georgia, Florida, and 
Alabama. 

— W. F. Warren is principal of the Greensboro High School. 
— Announcements have been issued of the marriage of Miss 
Nan Kearns and James Allen Austin, which took place in 
High Point on October 28th. 

— John E. Wood is an architect in Boston. His address is 
23 St. Botolph St. 

— Jack Watters is with the American Tobacco Company with 
headquarters at Marion. 

1912 
C. E. Norman, Secretary, Columbia, S. C. 
— Clyde Cates is principal of the South Mills (N. C.) high 
school. 

— Chas. R. Thomas, Jr., '12, who for several years prior to 
his graduation was a highway engineer with the U. S. office 
of Public Roads and lately engaged in experimental and ex- 
tension work for Pennsylvania State College, State College, 
Pa., has accepted a position as associate editor in charge of 
the Roads and Streets Section of Engineering and Con- 
tracting, a civil engineering magazine published in Chicago. 
— L. P. McLendon is successful in the practice of law at Dur- 
ham. He has recently formed a partnership with H. G. Hed- 
rick, under the firm name of McLendon and Hedrick. Their 
offices are in the Carr building, opposite the Court House. 
— Sam H. Wiley, Law, '12, was the only successful applicant 
from North Carolina to pass the required examination for the 
foreign diplomatic service. He has been appointed United 
States Consul at Asuncion, Paraguay. 

— L. A. Dysart is secretary of the Caldwell County Alumni 
Association, at Lenoir. 

— Invitations have been issued for the marriage of Miss 
Maud Timmons and Haines H. Hargrett, on November 4th, 
at Tifton, Ga. Mr. Hargrett is in the railway business at 
Tifton. 

— Morehead Jones has organized and will begin operating 
within the month a knitting mill at Charlotte. He will manu- 
facture men's half hose of a style made hitherto principally 
in Germany. His firm is Defiance Sock Mills. 

1913 
A. L. M. Wiggins, Secretary, Hartsville, S. C. 
— -Lowry Axley is busily occupied in the practice of law at 
Murphy. He is a member of the firm of Dillard, Hill, and 
Axley. 
— E. Merton Coulter, last year principal of the Glen Alpine 



high school, holds a fellowship in the department of history 
of the University of Wisconsin, at Madison. 
— Geo. B. Mason is a lawyer and active alumnus of Gastonia, 
N. C. 

— Fred W. Morrison is principal of the Chapel Hill high 
school. During the summer he took a special course at Col- 
umbia University, New York. 

— J. W. Mclver is teaching fellow in the electrical engineer- 
ing department of the University. 

— Arnold A. McKay is an assistant in English in the Uni- 
versity. 

— C. B. Carter is taking graduate work in Chemistry in the 
University. 

— V. A. Coulter is doing graduate work in CheYnistry in the 
University. 

— H. R. Totten is instructor in Botany in the University. 
— Miss Margaret Berry is taking second year law at the 
University. 

M. T. Spears is taking second year law in the Uni- 
versity. 

— D. J. Walker is principal of the Mason's Cross high 
school at Gibson, N. C. 

— Jackson Townsend is a chemist at Macon, Georgia. He 
was married during the past summer. 

— Walter Stokes, Jr., was a welcome visitor to the Hill for 
the opening. He presided over the college night meeting and 
put the 1913 pep into it. He is treasurer for the E. O. 
Elliott Co., automobile engineers, 605-7 McGavock St., Nash- 
ville, Tenn. All Carolina men are invited to see him when 
they are in Nashville. 

— W. A. Kirksey is teaching in the Cluster Springs Academy, 
Cluster Springs, Va. 

— Gillam Craig is principal of the Monroe high school. , 
— A. R. Wilson, Jr., is city editor of the Greensboro Record. 
— George Carmichael is cashier of the Bank of Rosemary, at 
Rosemary. 

— Geo. L. Carrington is with the Durham Traction Company, 
at Durham. During the past summer he took a trip to the 
Kansas wheat fields, in company with L. R. Johnston, 'i4. 

1914 
Oscar Leach, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
— Collier Cobb, Jr., is taking graduate work in the University 
in Civil Engineering. 

— H. W. Collins is instruuetor in Mathematics in the Uni- 
versity. 

■ — H. L. Cox is an instructor in Chemistry at the A. and M. 
College at West Raleigh. 

— W. F. Credle is principal of the Fairfield high school. 
— M. R. Dunnagan is taking graduate work in the University. 
During the summer he edited and managed an excellent in- 
dustrial edition of the Elkin, N. C, Tribune. 
— J. R. Gentry is farming at Princess Anne, Maryland. 
— H. B. Grimsley is studying law in the University. 
— Mead Hart is principal of the Friendship high school, Bur- 
lington, N. C. 

— J. T. Hatcher is principal of the Granite Falls high school. 
— J. A. Holmes is principal of the Matthews high school 
— R. W. Holmes is principal of the Turkey Knob high school, 
Mouth of Wilson, Va. 

— L. R. Johnston is teaching at Oak Ridge Institute. 
— T. I. Jones is principal of the Helton high school, Stur- 
gills, N. C. 

— D. G. Kelly is principal of the Falling Creek high school, 
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— D. L. Knowles is studying medicine in the University. 
— W. B. Tovvnsend is engaged in the mercantile business with 
his father at Red Springs. 

— Oscar Leach is studying law in the University. 
— Felix L. Webster is instructor in secondary education and 
director of boys in the State School for the Blind at Raleigh. 
— Miss Josie Cheek and James Eldridge were married in the 
Baptist Church of Chapel Hill on Tuesday evening, Sept. 15th. 
They live at Roper, N. C, where Mr. Eldridge is princi- 
pal of the high school. Mr. M. R. Dunnagan, '14, was an 
usher at the wedding. 

— John A. Walker was the first graduate of 1914 to marry. 
He and Miss Maud Jones were married in Walkertown last 
July. They live in Bethania, where Mr. Walker is principal 
of the high school. 

1915 
— Don Thurman Peterson is in Alamo Gordo, New Mexico. 

1916 
— B. P. Beard is located in Dallas, Texas, where he repre- 
sents the Crown Cork and Seal Co., for the State of Texas. 



NECROLOGY 

1901 

— K. B. Thigpen, originally from Central, Edgecombe County, 
and lately a teacher and lawyer of Norfolk, Va., died in Ra- 
leigh on September 5th. 

1903 
— Edwin E. Murphy, a member of the class of 1903, died at 
Atkinson, N. C, on August 3, 1914. He was struck by light- 
ning while standing in the door of his room, and instantly 
killed. 

Mr. Murphy was the Secretary of the Moore's Creek Battle 
Ground Association and elder of the Presbyterian Church. 
He took a keen interest in the development of his commun- 
ity, was unmarried and was ever a loyal alumnus of the Uni- 
versity. 

— John Moore Craig, a student in the University during the 
session 1899- 1900, met a tragic death on the Statesville road 
ten miles from Charlotte on Sunday night, September 20th, 
when at a sharp turn his high powered 7-passenger automo- 
bile turned turtle. Mr. Craig was hurled from the machine 
and killed instantly. His death coming as it did in early 
manhood, just a short while before he was to have been mar- 
ried, was peculiarly sad, and was mourned for by hundreds of 
friends in Charlotte, Gastonia, and other communities where 
he was well known. Interment was on September 22nd in 
the Craig family burying ground at Gastonia. Mr. Craig was 
secretary and treasurer of the E. W. Mellon Company, cloth- 
iers of Charlotte. 

— Harry Murray Jones was born at Franklin, N. C, July 9, 
1881 ; died at Nez Perce, Idaho, October 4, 1914. 

Dr. Jones, "Little Bully," as he was affectionately called by 
his college mates, graduated with the class of 1903. After 
graduating he spent a year in the University Medical School. 
In 1904 he entered the University of Pennsylvania and com- 
pleted his course at that institution in 1906, after which he 
spent a year in a hospital in Pittsburg. He then took up the 
practice of his profession in his home town of Franklin, where 
he remained until November, 1908, when he moved to Peck, 
Idaho. About a year ago he moved from Peck to the neigh- 
boring town of Nez Perce. 

In 1907 Dr. Jones married Miss Mildred Butler, of Butler, 



Penn., who with three children — Blanch, Harriet, and George 
— survives him. 

Dr. Jones's death came rather suddenly. He was recovering 
from an attack of pneumonia when a sudden turn for the 
worse took him off almost without warning. Strong, robust, 
and the picture of health and physical manhood that he was, 
it is hard for his classmates to realize that he is no more. 
His memory as a strong, clean young man, as a congenial and 
likable companion and classmate, and as a member of the old 
University football team will abide. Peace to his memory, 
and to his widow and little ones the abiding sympathy of his 
college mates. May time deal gently with them. 

1904 
■ — Neill Ray Graham died from a severe attack of pneumonia 
on October 23rd at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. 
Alexander Graham, in Charlotte. 

Mr. Graham was born in Fayetteville in 1879. He entered 
the University from the Charlotte public schools, and was 
graduated with the class of 1904. Soon after his graduation, 
he studied law in the University. Locating at Charlotte he 
had been active in his profession until the time of his" death. 

He was a man of the highest principles of honor, a lawyer 
of ability, faithful to every task, at all times a loyal and 
active son of the University. He is missed by hundreds of his 
Carolina friends. At the time of his death he was vice-presi- 
dent of the Mecklenburg County alumni association of the 
University. 

The funeral took place on Sunday, October 25, and inter- 
ment was in Elmwood Cemetery. The deceased is survived by 
his parents, four brothers, David Graham, of San Diego, 
Cal., Dr. A. W. Graham, of Chisholm, Minn., Frank P. Gra- 
ham, of the faculty of the University, George Graham of the 
faculty of Warrenton High School, and four sisters, Misses 
Mary, Hattie, Kate, and Annie Graham. 

1909 
— Eugene J. Newell died at a private sanatarium in Asheville 
on August 1 6th after several months illness. His remains 
were interred at Oak Lawn Cemetery, Louisburg, N. C. 
He was 27 years old. He was born at Mapleville, N. C. 
and was educated at the Academy of Mapleville and at the 
University of North Carolina. Later he studied at Harvard, 
making philosophy his specialty. During the past winter 
months he was stricken with a severe attack of pneumonia 
from which he never recovered his strength. 

1915 
— Marc Spencer, who was a student of the University during 
the session 1911-1912, was killed at Badin, N. C, on July 20, 
by a fall upon an upright piece of scaffolding. He was in 
the employ of the Southern Aluminum Company. His home 
was at Tazewell, Virginia. Before going to Badin, he had 
worked in Salisbury and Bryson City. 



Professor Zebulon Judd delivered an educational 
address on the occasion of the Spring Community 
Fair, held at Spring Graded School, Alamance coun- 
ty, on October 29th. 

One hundred schools have entered the Ilidi School 
Debating Union to date and are at work on the 
query. It is expected that the total enrollment will 
reach the two hundred mark. 



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