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COLLECTION O F
NORTH C A R O L I N I A N A
ENDO W E D B Y
J O H N SPRUNT HILL
of the class of 1889
This book must not be
taken from the Library
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OPINION AND COMMENT
The University Campus was gripped in a very
sane and powerful way by the Mott meetings. These
meetings were not a three-day emo-
w^-r-^V tional revival but were a matter of
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months ot preparation and are now
a matter of months conservation. A large proportion
of the student body were actively forward-looking to
the coming of Mr. Mott and a larger number are
now permanently tied up with religious interests,
Jiihle Study, mission courses, and social service.
Seventeen men are at work in the negro night school
and Sunday Schools. Sixteen other men are engaged
in the club work and newly organized night school
in the mill community. SixTy-five men were in the
rural Sunday School work, February 28, teaching
classes, leading the singing and organizing new
schools. Increased enrollments have been made for
the spring study courses: "The New Era in Asia"
under Mr. Thornton of the English department ;
"The Christian Equipment of War," Dr. H. W.
Starr; "Present Forces in Xegro Progress,"' Prof.
E. ('. Branson; "The Challenge of the Country."
Rev. W. D. Moss; and "Christian Standards in
Life" in the dormitory discussion groups.
While Dr. Mott made a powerful impression on
the student body, he was in turn deeply impressed
by the University and its student
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body. In an interview which ap-
peared in the Charlotte Observer
upon his leaving Chapel Hill, he made comments
which will be interesting to all University alumni
ami which are significant in view of the fact that
I)r. Mott has been on the inside of college life in
every nation of the earth. Below are fragments of
the ( Charlotte interview :
"In its spirit of democracy, your University is the
equal id' any college or university in the United States
or in the world, and in fact in this respect it is
superior to mosl ot' them. When you consider how
indispensable this spirit of democracy is to the life
of your Stale ami to the Nation, yon will realize
what a fine thing it is that your future leaders are
being trained up in an atmosphere of this kind."
Dr. Mott was told that the statement is occasionally
made that the University is not a religious place.
"There are four things which make it impossible
for the charge you mentioned to be sustained. Nine-
ty per cent of the students are church members. The
faculty is composed of Christian gentlemen. The
Churches of the village are earnestly at work among
the students. The Y. M. C. A. of the students them-
selves is a splendidly managed organization. My
observation convinces me that there is a deep and de-
vout religious feeling throughout the student body.
I have conducted meetings similar to the meetings
just held in almost all universities on this continent.
Xever have I seen a greater proportion of the student
body constantly in attendance. Xever have I seen a
greater proportion make decisions for Christ."
The season for the high school deflates is again
on. The date for the State-wide discussion of the
ship subsidy question is March 26th,
at which time an even thousand stu-
dents, representing two hundred and
titty schools located in ninety counties, will partici-
pate in the debate. The finals will be held at Chapel
II ill on April 9th. As in previous years, the debaters
who come to the University will be entertained hy
the student body and the faculty.
The remarkable growth of the Debating Union
from ninety schools in 1913 to two hundred and fifty
in 1915 emphasizes the need, on the part of the
alumni in the communities in which the local debates
are held, to see to it that they are properly officered
ami that everything connected with the local contests
goes off well. The task of looking after this is too
great for the Secretary at the University, and the
hearty co-operation of the alumni is absolutely essen-
tial if the event is to be carried through as it should
lie. Tin- occasion iiives the local alumni a splendid
opportunity to play the part of host and The Re-
view is sure that they will take advantage of it.
In 1914, county commencements were held in
forty-one North Carolina imunities and during
the coming April plans are being
made for the holding of similar
meetings in an even greater number
While these commencements are primarily con-
cerned with the elementary schools of the counties, it
is the privilege of the University to interest itself in
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them and aid in their development in every way pos-
sible. To this end it is suggesting to the county clubs
organized at the University and to the local alumni
associations that they co-operate with the directors
of the commencements in making them truly success-
ful. Attendance at the University entails a distinct
obligation in matters of public welfare on the man
who has been a student at the Hill. The Review
has no definite suggestion to make as to how this
obligation in this particular instance may be met.
The offer of a prize for some event in the commence-
ment under the name "The University of North
Carolina Prize in " or a brief, clear cut
statement about the value of a high school and col-
legiate education might well be worth while. The
real point is: develop some idea and put it through
While the General Assembly at Raleigh was con-
sidering the State Highway Commission bill, the
second Good Roads Institute was
!t°°!l*°* DS being held at the University under
the auspices of the department of
Civil and Highway Engineering and the North Caro-
lina Geological and Economic Survey. In this Insti-
tute, which brought together a total of eighty visitors,
not including the local members and the students in
the highway engineering classes of the University,
many problems involved in the construction of roads
were thoroughly discussed. Expert opinion, illus-
trations from roads built, and all the resources of the
Geological Survey and the University department
were in evidence, and the meeting lasting throughout
four days gave impetus to the work of road construc-
tion in North Carolina. From every point of view
the meeting was successful and its continuation for
next year was recommended.
Plans for the inauguration of President Graham
on April 21st are going rapidly forward and at this
date it is apparent that the event
is to be one of the most distinctive
in the history of the University.
More than a hundred representatives of the leading
colleges and universities and learned societies of
the nation have indicated their intention of being
in attendance and the program of exercises contains
the names of a group of unusually distinguished
Quite naturally the event is to be made an occa-
sion of home-coming for many of the alumni. If
you have not planned to be present, read the an-
nouncements appearing in this and the February is-
sue and begin at once making your arrangements to
have a part in the event.
In no one way can the alumni give the University
greater support than in the one particular of putting
it in touch with new students and in
r/-»o < Die mc helping it retain students who have
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once matriculated, lo this end 1 he
Review suggests to the local alumni that they inform
the University of any prospective students in their
localities and that they give such publicity to the
Summer School of 1915 and the regular term of
1915-'16 as will bring the University to the favorable
notice of their communities. In extending its ser-
vice to the State, the alumni can in this way greatly
aid their alma mater.
ALUMNI INVITATIONS TO THE INAUGURATION
One hundred institutions have signified their in-
tention of sending delegates to the Inauguration of
President Graham in April. Since the last issue of
The Review a number of names has been added to
the list of college presidents who will honor us with
To the list of speakers is to be added the name
of Mr. George Stephens of Charlotte. He will de-
liver the greetings to the new president on behalf
of the alumni. Mr. T. C. Boushall, of Raleigh, a
member of ithe present Senior Class, will speak in
behalf of the students of the University.
In a few days invitations will be issued to the
alumni. An earnest effort is being made to have
this invitation list as complete as possible. But one
of the crying needs of the University is an alumni
catalogue, and 'necessarily the list will fall far short
of completeness. The Review assures the alumni,
however, that the University extends a most cordial
invitation to all her sons and daughters to be present
at President Graham's Inauguration, and that if a
card fails to reach each one, the failure is due only
'to the lack of an alumni catalogue.
The Inaugural luncheon will take place at 2 P. M.
in Swain Hall. There all University men and wo-
men will be hosts in the entertainment of their dis-
tinguished visitors. The price of a reservation at
the luncheon will be one dollar a plate. The commit-
tee expects four or five hundred alumni to be present
at the luncheon. The Review therefore urges all
who desire places reserved to send in notice to that
effect, together with the check for the necessary
amount (made payable to J. A. Warren, Treasurer),
as soon as possible. Such communications should be
addressed to Prof. George Howe.
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THE MOTT MEETINGS
John R. Mott, Leaders in American Student Movements, Alumni, and Student Workers, Conduct a
Powerful Campaign for Christian Thinking and Living
The Mott meetings, which were held at the Uni-
versity of North Carolina, February 12-14, were
remarkable in their revelation of spiritual power.
In preparation for the coming of Mr. Mott, prayer
groups of earnest men were meeting daily for
many days over the University, in all the dormi-
tories, in some of the fraternity halls, and in
other groups whose interests centered in certain
Association activities. J. M. Parker of the Junior
Class came back from the Penn State meetings
running over with ideas and spirit to be trans-
lated into the local situation. Over a hundred men
had some definite responsibility in connection
with the meetings ranging from acting as secretaries
of the score of leaders to raising windows for fresh
air during an intermediate song.
Into this atmosphere of serious-hearted prepara-
tion and prayerful aspiration, Mr. Mott and his
associates came with their great messages on sin,
God, the reality of Christ as a fighting power for
purity, and the great value of the will in making a
clear cut decision to pay what it costs to be a sincere
follower of Jesus Christ. Barnsaur, Legate, Brock-
man, Starr, Somerville, Smith, Bond thaler, Patten,
Starr, H. W., Moss, Sotckton, Tillett, Bowe, Harris,
Hall, Winslow, and others of the delegates and alum-
ni were all over the campus, reinforcing Mr. Mott
and multiplying the points of contact with the spirit
of the campaign in a deeply personal way. Gilbert
Beaver fairly radiated spirituality in his quiet and
friendly way. Culver and Epps put the religion of
life into the songs. Francis Miller in his face and life
told the story of Christ straight to the heart of
many men with transforming power.
Practically the entire student body was in con-
stant attendance upon the five addresses. The mass
of eager faces as they leaned forward to the mes-
sages was inspirational in its appeal to the speaker.
Against this tremendous pull, however, Mr. Mott
absolutely stripped his thought and his voice of all
sentiment and feeling; there were no conscious over-
tones in the Mott meetings. He talked straight to the
reason and won the enduring faith of not only the
student body and faculty but also of the alumni
wliii had left their law, business, and college offices
to take part in the campaign. Four hundred men —
virtually half of the students actually present in col-
lege — signed or have since signed the decision cards.
Bible study, mission study, and the religious meet
ings have been reinvigorated. The rural Sunday
Schools and community work, the boys' clubs, the
negro night school, and all other forms of social ser-
vice have been crowded with volunteer workers. A
night school has been organized in the mill com-
munity. Two hundred persistenlt. volunteers are
eager to do some sort of active service. Last Sunday
after all the regular Sunday Schools in the neigh-
boring country were manned to the limit, a call was
made for pioneering in an unoccupied field. Thirty-
three men responded on the hour appointed and
walked out five miles to a school house and from this
as a centre covered the entire community within a
radius of three miles. Next Sunday a large Sunday
School will be organized in this school house. The
past week three students joined the Methodist Church
and the other churches will receive new members this
week. The follow-up work in all its forms is finding
the interest very durable ; and the end is not yet.
The Mott campaign was a campaign of friendship.
Men in the University of North Carolina are sound-
ing new depths of friendliness and finding vital re-
sources of character-power in an awakened friend-
ship with the spirit and ideals of Christ.
In conducting the campaign, no simple feature was
more stressed than that of the personal interviews
given by Mr. Mott and his co-workers. These
were given by the following workers on the subjects
indicated: John R. Mott, Cornell — Life Problems;
Gilbert Beaver, Penn State — Prayer; W. W. Brock-
man, Virginia — Undergraduate Life; R. B. Culver,
McMinnville — Missions; J. Harris, A. and M. —
Rural Life; R. H. Legate, Vanderbilt— Y. M. C. A.
Secretaryship Work; F. Miller, Princeton — College
Problems; Rev. W. D. Moss, McGill — Doubts,
Ministry; Rev. Walter Patten, Wesleyan — Minis-
try, Community Work; W. H. Ramsaur, Caro-
lina — Moral Problems, Life Work; Howard Rond-
thaler, Carolina — Education; Rev. W. R. L.
Smith, Virginia — Philosophy, Ministry; Eev. H.
W. Starr, Harvard — Ministry, Personal Purity;
Somerville, Davidson — Banking, Missions ; E. G.
Stockton, Carolina — Law; C. W. Tillett, Jr.,
Carolina — Law, Community Welfare; E. M.
Hall— City Y. M. C. A.; Prof. E. L. Starr,
Salem College — Education; F. E. Winslow, Caro-
lina — Law, Social Service. Students assisted as
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secretaries in arranging for the interviews in
the rooms in the Y. M. C. A. 'building, dormitories,
and fraternity buildings as follows : J. M. Parker,
T. C. Boushall, Hubert Smith, Frank Marsh, E. L.
Mackie, E. C. Vaughn, Marion Fowler, F. O. Clark-
son, E. B. House, J. E. Edwards, L. H. Edwards,
W. P. Fuller, E. E. Parker, E. G. Joyner, Fred
Deaton, C. A. Thompson, Julian Hart, John Cansler,
J. N. Wilson, Wm. Steele, Ealph Stockton, and Far-
A DAILY SCHEDULE
Like the Blue Eidge conferences and the Quadren-
nial Student Volunteer Conventions, every moment
of the day during the Mott meetings was put to
definite service. The schedule for Saturday, Febru-
ary 13, was typical : 7 :45 A. M. — Union meeting of
leaders, delegates, prayer groups ; 8 :40-9 :25 — Con-
ference of leaders and delegates; '.> :45-l ^ :00 — In-
terviews; 12:00 — Address in Memorial Hall by Mr.
Mott; 2:30-5:30 P. M.— Interviews ; 7:30-8:30—
Address by Mr. Mott in Gerrard Hall; 8:30-9:15—
Conferences in dormitories and faternity halls ; 8 :45-
11 :00 — Interviews.
Among the outside men who took an active part in
the Mott meetings were three members of the Inter-
national Committee of the Young Men's Christian
Association, Mott, Legate, and Miller; one commit-
tee chairman of the World's Christian Student Fed-
eration, Beaver ; one travelling secretary of the Stu-
dent Volunteer Movement, Ramsaur ; two general
secretaries of the Y. M. C. A., Brockman of Virginia,
and Hall of the City Asssciation at Raleigh ; one col-
lege president, Eondthalcr of Salem College; one
college professor, Starr of Salem ; three lawyers, Til-
lett, Stockton, and Winslow ; three association lead-
ers, Somerville of Davidson, Eowe of Wake Forest,
and Harris of the A. & M. College. A number
of other alumni were present among whom were
Boushall of Raleigh, Woodall of Dunn, and Pritchett
of Kinston. Twenty-odd delegates were present from
the colleges of the State.
Hoke Ramsaur, '10, travelling secretary of the Stu-
dent Volunteer Movement, was an almost indispensa-
ble part of the Mott meetings. He made a jump from
the colleges of New England, cutting short his sched-
ule there in order to be a co-worker with Mr. Mott
among the men of his alma mater. Hoke's seretarv
was crowded by men desiring interviews on .spiritual,
moral, and life-work problems.
President Howard Bondthalcr held two large con-
ferences of the fraternity men and was especially
helpful in his personal interviews.
The Mott meetings were not limited to Carolina in
their influence. More than a score of delegates from
the State colleges and several representatives from
Southern universities were present to have a part in
the occasion and take its messages back for radiation
from many centres.
Fred McCall '15, carried through a most thorough
and extensive publicity plan in preparation for the
coming of Mr. Mott. In addition to the posters,
dodgers, and bulletin signs, personal notice was
given to every man in college except a few who were
in the infirmary.
A large canvas banner with an artistic hand-printed
sign was stretched across the path at the north en-
trance to the campus and a large electric sign flashed
intermittently during the late evening the signifi-
cant word "M O T T."
Eoger McDuffie, Pharmacy '15, was a little Na-
poleon in handling his large corps of ushers, card
passers and minute window raisers. He directed this
important work quietly and with dispatch.
Of the 1<I,(I00 cards printed in connection with the
Mott meetings, the Morning Watch Cards with
prayer thoughts from Phillip Brooks and E. I. Bos-
worth Were the most helpful in striking a spiritual
Mr. Mott conducted his great campaign for higher
living among college men at what he considered three
of the most stategic centres in the country, Penn
State in the East, Kansas in the West, and Carolina
in the South. The alumni of the University have a
responsibility in conserving and spreading the influ-
ence of the Mott meetings.
It is contrary to the spirit of Mr. Mott to stir the
surface of a man's emotions and then let him drop.
The impressions will endure for their sanity and are
being gathered up in a permanent way by a program
of conservation which calls into renewed activity all
the twenty departments of the Young Men's Chris-
The value of the Mott campaign is instanced in the
individual decisions of men to absolutely cut with
things which were marring their lives and robbing
them of power. The more general value is in the
deeper spiritual tone, wide as the campus. Several
of the morning watch groups continue to meet daily.
Other groups meet every night with the purpose of
keeping alive the Christ vision of friendliness and
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LOCAL FRATERNITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY IN 1861
Leroy S. Boyd Contributes an Interesting Chapter on Their Early History at Carolina
Leroy S. Boyd, 604 Harvard St., N. W., Wash-
ington, during the past three months has carried on
a vigorous search for information concerning various
fraternities of the period immediately preceding the
Civil War. One in which he has been particularly
interested is what is known as the old Kappa Alpha.
Information concerning it is as follows and may be
of interest to many University men.
This fraternity was founded at the University in
1859. On the chapter roll were the University of
North Carolina, the University of South Carolina,
Furman University, Louisiana Centenary College,
and Emory and Henry College. Its secrets were
revealed in New York State in 1866 by a disloyal
member and soon after, on account of this, it dis-
banded and the members joined the now defunct or-
der of Phi Mu Omikron. The motto was "Kuklos
PHI MU OMIKKON
Phi Mu Omikron was founded at the University
in 1858 with the following chapter roll: University
of South Carolina, Wofford College, Emory and
Henry College, Charleston College, and Emory and
Newberry College. Its badge was a monogram. In
1866 it absorbed the Kappa Alpha fraternity founded
at the University in 1859. In 1S79 a union was
formed by Phi Mu Omikron with Kappa Sigma, the
latter taking over the membership of the former or-
ganization. The only known member of the old Kap-
pa Alpha was the late Captain Fred N. Nash, of
Charlotte, whose death occurred in the month of
From an autograph album which belonged to Wm.
C. Michie, '61, of Bastrop, Louisiana, the following
information has been secured concerning other fra-
ternities and their membership at the University in
Augustin Micou, New Orleans, La. A. B., 1860.
Lt. C. S. A. Born Nov. 7, 1841.
Andrew S. Routh, Lake St. Joseph, La. Class of
1862. Born Jan. 12, 1842. Student 1858-61. Liv-
ing at Trion, Ga., in Jan., 1915.
Samuel Donelson, ITendersonville, Tenn. Class of
1863. Born Dec. 15, 1844.
Wm. Elza Hunt, Greenville, Miss. A. B., 1S61.
Born July 26, 1841.
Harry Hill Price, New Orleans, La. Student
1860-1. Born May 8, 1842. Judge City Court,
Geo. B. Hunt, Greenville, Miss. A. B., 1861.
Born Jan. 1, 1839. Died 1873. Major C. S. A.
Geo. W. McMillan, New Hanover Co., N. C. A.
B., 1861. Born Jan. 25, 1S40. Killed in battle.
PHI KAPPA ALPHA
Samuel P. Pool, Elizabeth City, N. C. Student
1858-61. Born June 21, 1842.
Wm. Blackshear Van Derveer, Montgomery, Ala.
Student 1859-61. Class of 1862. Born Oct. 25,
1841. C. S. A. Planter, Clio, Texas, in 1889.
IOTA ZETA THETA
Alcee Dupre, Opelousas, La. Student 1859-61.
Class of 1862. Born Jan. 25, 1842. Died 1888.
John R. Bowie, Ashwood, La. A. B., 1860. Sgt.
C. S. A. Born April 14, 1839. Died 1878. Lake
St. Joseph, La.
John Grant Rencher, Santa Fe, N. Mex. A. B.,
1862; A. M., 1866. Born Aug. 1, 1840. Lawyer,
Pittsboro, N. C, in 1889.
Cornelius Mebane, Mebanville, N. C. A. B., 1S60.
Adjt. C. S. A. Born June 14, 1839. Living at
Swepsonville, N. C, in 1889.
Chas. H. Barron, Tarboro, N. C. A. B., 1861.
Born Nov. 4, 1839. Physician, Whitakers, N. C,
Joseph Van Buren Jenkins, Edgecombe Co., N.
C. A. B., 1861. Born Dec. 24, 1840. Died Oct.
7, 1861, Yorktown, Va.
Robt. Laurence Pugh, Albemarle, La. A. B.,
1861. Born May 25, 1S42. Assumption Parish, La.
Alfred Grayson Thomson, Franklin Parish, La.
A. B., 1861. Born Oct. 9, 1838.
Thomas Badger, Raleigh, N. C. Class of 1863.
Born Feb. 10, 1843. Railroad business, 1889.
Samuel Armstrong Hightower, Homer, Louisiana.
A. B., 1860. Born March 21, 1836.
Edwin L. Drake, Fayetteville, Tenn. A. B., 1860.
Lt. Col. C. S. A. Born Sept. 23, 1840. Physician,
Winchester, Tenn., in 1889.
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James O. A. Fogle, Columbus, Ga. A. B., I860.
Born Sept. 12. 1838.
George W. Askew, Columbus. Miss. A. B., 1860.
Born Feb. 22, 1838. Living at Stokesville, Miss.,
Simon Henderson Taylor, Marksville, La. Stu-
dent 1858-61. Born June 29, 1840. Killed 1861.
Hyder Ali Kennedy, Homer, Louisiana. Class
of 1863. Lt. Col. C. S. A. Born April 14, 1840.
ONE THOUSAND DEBATERS TO SPEAK ON
On Friday, March 26th, one thousand boys and
girls in different communities of North Carolina will
do battle on the query: "Resolved, That the United
States should adopt the policy of subsidizing its
merchant marine engaged in foreign trade." The
occasion is the annual State-wide triangular contest
of the High School Debating Union.
Two hundred and fifty schools representing ninety
counties of the State now have their earnest attention
and effort centered on the triangular debates. All
of the schools winning both of their debates will send
their teams to Chapel Hill on April 9th to compete
in the final contest for the Aycock Memorial Cup.
This Cup is the trophy which the inter-collegiate
debaters of the University have provided for the
school which wins out finally. It was won in 1913
by the Pleasant Garden High School and in 1914
by the Winston-Salem High School.
The question to be discussed by the high school stu-
dents this year is one of much timeliness and interest.
At present only 8.9 per cent of American shipping
is carried under the American flag. The young de-
haters in their eager search for truth and vantage
ground will thoroughly thresh out the subsidy as a
means of building Tip the marine. These debates will
have a wonderfully instructive effect upon the 50.000
or more North Carolinians who will make up the
As a part of the State University's machinery for
extending its scope and helpfulness to every section of
North Carolina, the High School Debating Union
takes front rank. It is safe to say that this series of
debates will be the largest in size and most far-reach-
ing in influence of all debate series to be held in the
various States of the Union this year.
Since its inauguration two years ago, the growth of
the Debating Union has exceeded the hopes of its
most sanguine supporters. In 1913, the first year of
its existence, there were ninety schools enrolled, with
a total of 360 debaters. In 1914, the enrollment of
schools was 150, with a total of 600 debaters. In
1915, the enrollment of schools is 250, with a total
of one thousand debaters.
The final contest of the Debating Union at Chapel
Hill is one of the biggest and most interesting events
of the entire college year. The high school debaters
together with teachers, principals, and superintend-
ents from all over North Carolina journey to the
University and pay a visit. The University students
and faculty members give them a hearty welcome
and endeavor to show them a genuinely good time
during their stay on the Hill. The final debate itself
has come to be held in Memorial Hall, so entirely too
large are the crowds for Gerrard Hall. This year's
final contest on April 9th seems destined to be a ree-
ord breaker in every respect.
WAYNE COUNTY CLUB OUTLINES PLANS
Editor Alumni Review:
Sir : — I have asked for this space in The Alumni
Review to tell of the plans and activities of the
Wayne County Club at the University, incidentally
because I believe that the other county clubs will be
interested in these plans and activities of ours, but
primarily because I feel that these plans and activ-
ities if potentially fruitful should not be limited to a
Our work includes the presentation of a loving cup
to that school which wins three consecutive track
meets at the annual county commencement. Let me
add parenthetically that this is the third year that
this cup has been in contest.
In addition to this effort on the part of our Club
to interest the boys of the county in the University,
at some time during the Christmas holidays of each
year the resilient Alumni and the Wayne County
Club give a joint banquet, to which are invited two
or three of the faculty from Chapel Hill and the
boys of the senior classes of all the high schools of
the county and likewise those boys who are at pre-
paratory schools. Through this banquet the young
men who are to be at college next year may learn the
spirit of the University.
A work of a more individual nature is that which,
under the supervision of Professor Branson, we are
to make in an intensive study of our county. Ten of
our boys have volunteered to treat exhaustively as
many subjects relating to Wayne County. The re-
sult of each individual study when completed is to
be published in the county papers, and later these re-
sults collected and put in pamphlet form.
A fourth activity, which if brought to fruition we
feel will be of enormous import to the people of the
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county, is that of the extensive organization of pig
and poultry, corn and canning clubs. This work we
are to do through the public schools. To this end
we have written to the teachers of sixty-five schools
throughout the county ; have written to Senator
Simmons to send to each of these teachers selected
literature on the subjects; have asked Mrs. Jane S.
McKimmon, in charge of the girls' canning clubs
of the Stare, ami Prof. T. E. Browne, in charge of
the boys' corn clubs of the State, to send if possible
one thoroughly competent man to our county to take
the situation in hand and start the work of organiza-
tion. We have also written to one or two farmers
in each community and have asked them to assist the
teachers in the work of organization, and to influ-
ence their neighbors to take a hand in the work ; and
at the same time we have written the teachers to
call upon the farmers of their community, the fath-
ers of the hoys and girls through whom they work,
for co-operation and assistance. The county pa-
pers we have used to make known our plans, that
each citizen may feel himself called upon personally
to aid in the work.
It is our desire when such clubs have been suffi-
ciently organized to have each Fall in Goldsboro an
interesting and instructive exhibition of Wayne
County pi - oducts. As an incentive to the boys and
girls, the merchants of the town will be asked to
give prizes to those whose exhibit is the best.
Throughout our work we have been actuated by
the desire to turn back into the pockets of our farm-
ers a part of the two million dollars which Wayne
County sends annually out of its borders for feed
and foodstuffs. We do not expect any phenomenal
success in our efforts to organize clubs for this pur-
pose but even if one or two such clubs result from
our effort we will be satisfied, but by no means con-
tent — in fact not content until we have brought
about the organization of a pig, a poultry, a corn
and a canning club in every school community in
In these, our plans, we have borne in mind a two-
fob 1 purpose, first to help our people back home, and
second to relate more closely and more vitally our
people and their State institution — the University.
W. Rea Parkki:, '14,"
President Wayne County Club.
Harvey, Lenoir county, to succeed P. R. Cappelle;
Dr. Kemp Battle, Orange, to succeed himself; Col.
Benehan Cameron, Durham, to succeed himself; A.
H. Eller, Forsyth, to succeed himself; John W.
Fries, Forsyth, to succeed himself; Maj. W. A.
Guthrie, Durham, to succeed himself; W. L. Hill,
Duplin, to succeed E. J. Hale; H. A. Gilliam,
Edgecombe, to succeed himself; Graham Kenan,
New Hanover, to succeed 1ST. M. Ferebee, resigned;
John C. Lamb, Martin, to succeed himself;
Dr. R. H. Lewis, Wake, to succeed himself;
A. W. McLean, Robeson, to succeed himself;
R. D. W. Connor, Wake, to succeed himself ; A. G.
Mangum, Gaston, to succeed himself; James S. Man-
ning, Wake, to succeed himself; John A. Parker,
Mecklenburg, to succeed himself; Judge Jeter C.
Pritchard, Buncombe, to succeed himself; Thomas
D. Warren. Craven, to succeed himself; W. Frank
Taylor, Wayne, to succeed Henry M. Weil, deceased ;
John K. Wilson, Pasquotank, to succeed himself.
For terms expiring November 30, 1917: Colonel
John S. Cunningham, Dui - ham, to succeed J. G.
Hannah, Jr., deceased; George C. Green, Halifax,
to succeed W. R. Edmonds, deceased.
For terms expiring November 30, 1919: John
N. Wilson, Guilford, to succeed David Stern, de-
ceased : Perrin Busbee, Wake, to succeed A. W. Hay-
wood ; George H. Humber, Moore, to succeed J. O.
Carr ; R. B. Redwine, Union, to succeed J. H. Dil-
lard ; E. R. Wooten, Lenoir, to succeed himself.
UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES APPOINTED
At a joint meeting of the Senate and House on
February 11, the following men were appointed
Trustees of the University:
For terms expiring November 30, 1923: C. Felix
A most, strenuous season in basketball was con-
cluded by an eight-day trip through Virginia, dur-
ing which seven consecutive games were played.
Long, Johnson, Tandy, Davis. Andrews, Tennent,
Holding, Keesler, Coach Doak, and Assistant-Mana-
ger Williams took the trip. Of the seven games
played on the trip, three were won, four lost. The
loss of some of the games is attributable to the heavy
schedule throughout the entire season, to which the
eight-day trip was the climax. After the first three
games of such a trip the team was crippled and worn
A game of basketball is little less strenuous than
a game of football and a schedule which fails to take
this fact into consideration handicaps the team.
The three games won were against Guilford Col-
lege, 45 to 27; Roanoke College 18 to 17; S. M. A.
28 to 18. The four lost were to Washington and
Lee, 29 to 22; V. M. I., 28 to 24; Virginia, 43 to 26;
Lynchburg Y. M. C. A., 63 to 20.
The chief trouble with basketball at the Univer-
sity is found in the fact that basketball does not be-
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gin until football is concluded. The success of the
season depends upon the interest and energy left
over from the football season. The system of class
basketball which largely developed this year will
serve the purpose of making basketball a fall sport
which welcomes but is not altogether dependent upon
the winter recruits from the football field.
The track men are daily in training for the spring
meets. Five of last year's team are back on the
course and in the field, Captain Woollcott in the
jumps and hurdles; Homewood, pole vault; Smith,
the 100 and 220 dashes; Patterson, the quarter;
Whiting, the half. Besides these letter-men there
are Harrison, Eand, Pitts, McDuffie, and Graham
in the runs and Wright for the sprints and jumps.
Davis for the shot and Riramer for the half are the
most promising of the new material but Upchurch,
Smith, York, and Webb of the freshman class, and
Telfair, Hatcher, McKane, and Parker of the upper
classes are all out to make good.
Captain Woolcott, with the assistance of Collier
Cobb, Jr., and Ralph Spence, is directing the train-
ing of the men. The prospects are that, with a sched-
ule of good meets, several Carolina records will be
smashed. The team will give a good account of it-
self in meets with South Atlantic teams. The first
meet is with Wake Forest, April 17th, and two
other meets will be held with two of the following,
V. P. I., V. M. I. and W. & L.
INTER-SCHOLASTIC TRACK MEET TO BE HELD
Announcement has been made of the third annual
inter-scholastic track meet of North Carolina, which
will be held in Chapel Hill on April 16th. Any
secondary or high school in the State is elegible to
send representatives to this meet. It is conducted
under the auspices of the Greater Council and the
General Alumni Athletic Association. The winner
of the meet in 1913 was the High Point High
School, and the winner in 1914 was the Friendship
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL CONTEST
While The Review is in press the State high
school championship contest in basketball is being
conducted. The schools taking part in this contest
in the east are Goldsboro, Raleigh, Middleburg,
Enfield, and Benson. The contestants in the west are
the schools of Winston-Salem, Belmont, Asheville,
Lexington, Statesville and Matthews. The champion-
ship game is to be played in Chapel Hill on March
VIRGINIA TO GET NEW MATERIAL
The showing made on the gridiron during the past
season, together with a formidable schedule for the
1915 season, which includes Yale and Harvard, is
already drawing a number of new players to the
University, and while the season has been closed only
a few months, word has been received from four men
who have signified their intention of entering the
University next fall.
These four players were members of the Kentucky
Military Institute the past season and have well-
known records in the Middle West States. Ward,
Virginia's left tackle, hails from the same school and
was a former teammate of these new men and as
Ward experienced no difficulty in landing a regular
berth on the Orange and Blue eleven, this speaks
well for the new men and should greatly strengthen
the Virginia team for 1915.
The players are Peck, right tackle, who weighs
185 pounds; Park, fullback, who tips the scales at
190; Pidgeon, an end, who weighs only 140 pounds,
but has the reputation of being the best end in the
Middle States. The fourth player is Stanton, who
plays at end or tackle. Stanton is a cousin of Forest
Stanton, who was a star performer on the University
of Virginia football and track teams during the 1910
and 1911 seasons.
The quarterback position made vacant by Bobby
Gooch will be sought for by several candidates. Be-
sides Berkeley, who was sub-quarter the past season,
and who received his letter, already two new candi-
dates have sent word that they will try for the posi-
tion. These are Ogglesby, who has been playing for
the past two years on a West Virginia prep, school,
and Billy Gooch, who is a brother of the famous
Bobby. Young Gooch comes with a good record and
those who have seen him in action state that he bids
fair to follow in the tracks of his brother and again
keep the name of Gooch on the list of Virginia grid-
iron stars for the next four years. — Virginia Alumni
WORD LEAVES COLLEGE
"Billy" Word, first baseman on the varsity nine,
decided during the Christmas holidays to accept a
position as instructor at the Blue Ridge Camp school
conducted near Ivy by Mr. Warner Wood, and has
entered upon his duties.
Word was one of the best all-round athletes in the
University, and his departure leaves quite a gap in
athletic circles. He was a star member of the foot-
ball squad, being Captain Mayer's running mate in
the backfield during the season just closed. He was
also a member of the track team, being a short dis-
tance runner of ability. He was regarded as one of
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the best first basemen at the University in recent
years, and his place will be hard to fill this spring. —
Virginia Alumni News.
DON RICHARDSON SOCIETY ORCHESTRA
One of the lasting and most pleasing memories of
the commencement of 1914 is that of the music run-
ning throughout the entire series of exercises fur-
nished by Don Richardson, formerly of the Univer-
sity and now of New York City. In recent years
Richardson's work as a violinist and especially as a
director of an orchestra in New York has been so
distinctive that it has been made the subject of the
following comment in the American Musician, of
New York, of February 6th, 1915 :
Don Richardson and his Xew York Society Or-
chestra are doing big things the present season. This
organization is perhaps the newest of the really well
known musical bodies doing this particular kind of
work here in New York City.
Most of the other well known orchestras and their
leaders have been in the city at least several years,
but Don Richardson is now playing his third season.
In this short time he and his orchestra have played
over five hundred engagements, and engagements of
a private nature only — this being the policy of the
organization. The Don Richardson Orchestra
claims the distinction in this short time of three
seasons of playing or having played for more
clubs than any other leader of society orchestras in
New York City. One hundred and twelve clubs
are regular patrons of this popular orchestra.
The one prime secret, perhaps, one that has called
attention to the uniqueness of the orchestra, is the
lively spirit which each member puts into the popu-
lar music — and Richardson has supplied at least two
numbers on most of his programs which call forth the
best spirit of his men.
"Zum," an original one step, with a swing and go
from start to finish, bringing in a famous "College
Veil,'' which becomes contagious among all those
who hear it, and "Athene," the new waltz, dedicated
to the Athene Club of this city, have been unusually
well received. Both these compositions were written
by Richardson and held for the exclusive use of his
orchestra, until finally he has made records of both.
"Zum" has been published by Jos. W. Stern, and
"Athene" has been put on the market by the Shapiro-
Bernstein Publishing Company.
15th to 20th, inclusive, it visited the cities of Salis-
bury, Albemarle, Gastonia, Lenoir, Hickory and
Greensboro. Large and enthusiastic audiences at all
points, hospitable entertainment on the part of alum-
ni and friends, receptions and dances, all contributed
to the enjoyment of the club.
Arrangements for the club were looked after in the
different cities by alumni, under the leadership of
Stable Linn, '07, at Salisbury; Tom DeVane, '14, at
Albemarle; Geo. B. Mason, '13, and W. L. Wetzell,
'09, at Gastonia ; J. G. Abernethy, '08, at Lenoir ; H.
C. Lutz, '08, and Roy Abernethy, '06, at Hickory;
Herman Cone, '16, and R. M. Vanstory at Greens-
boro. The concert in Greensboro was given at the
State Normal College.
The concerts given were of a high order of excel-
lence, and were productive of much applause. The
Salisbury Evening Post, the Gastonia Gazette, and
other newspapers made highly favorable comments
on the work of the club. Among the star features
were Epps' singing of "Perfect Day," Chapman's
"All Dressed Up and Nowhere to Go," and the sex-
tette which did a burlesque on the famous "Sextette
from Lucia." The Mandolin Club, under the leader-
ship of Wright, and the quartet were also star feat-
ures. Altogether the work of the Club and the suc-
cess of the trip reflect much credit on the individual
members and especially on Director Preston Epps
and Business Manager J. T. Pritchett.
GLEE CLUB TOUR ENDS SUCCESSFULLY
The University Glee Club had the most successful
trip in its history when during the week February
DR. MIMS AT VIRGINIA
At the time Dr. F. P. Venable, of the depart-
ment of Chemistry, was delivering lectures at the
University of South Carolina under the provisions of
the exchange lectureship agreement between the Uni-
versities of Virginia, North Carolina, South Caro-
line, and Vanderbilt University, Dr. Edwin Mims
delivered, upon the same foundation, a series of
lectures at Charlottesville on the subject "Literature
as a Form of Thinking." In commenting upon the
exchange lectureships, College Topics spoke- as fol-
"We are glad to see a new intellectual comrade-
ship arising among the most representative South-
ern Universities. Such a system as is planned will
bring the most prominent of these Universities into
closer contact with each other's life and thought
than before. It is a notable tendency nowadays for
colleges to be less sufficient unto themselves than
they have been in the past, and by contact with one
another to broaden their outlook and their useful-
Professor William Thornton,- of Virginia, will
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deliver the lectures at the University, April 26-30.
His subjects will be: "Accelerated Methods of Analy-
sis Applied to the Strength of Materials ;" "The Edu-
cation which Fits the Boy to Become an Engineer ;"
"Engineering Problems of the Panama Canal." His
coming to the University is looked forward to with
A WIRELESS STATION FOR THE HILL
A radio-station has recently been added to the
equipment of the electrical engineering department.
The antenna, consisting of an inverted "L" of four
phosphor bronze wires, has been installed on the top
of the New East Building. A phosphor bronze "rat-
tail" connects this to the receiving instruments in
the basement of the Alumni Building 150 feet away
where a small operating room has been partitioned off
in one corner of the electrical lecture room.
For the present the station will be equipped only
for receiving wireless messages but designs are now
being worked out for sending apparatus to be in-
stalled next year. Most of this apparatus will be
built in the electrical engineering laboratory by the
students in the course in telephone and telegraph
While the station will be used for practical in-
struction in radio work as a supplement to the theo-
retical study undertaken in this course, it has been
built largely for use in connection with some inves-
tigations in wireless telephony contemplated by the
The news of the installation of the station has
created no little excitement on the campus, and con-
siderable interest has been stirred up among the
technically inclined students. One night recently
while a group of students were waiting in the operat-
ing room to receive the 10 o'clock time signal and
weather report from the Arlington Station at Wash-
ington, D. C, some signals were received which in-
dicated the presence of some small sending station
close by. Investigation next day uncovered a small
and very crude sending station which a would-be
Marconi in the Freshman class had installed in the
With the present apparatus, messages from Arling-
ton "come in" very clearly, and no difficulty has
been experienced in picking up the Government sta-
tions at Key West, Fla., and the high power stations
around New York City. When the baseball season
starts it is expected that the operating room in Alum-
ni will be a very popular place in the evening as
Arlington sends out the big-league baseball scores
SECOND ANNUAL ROAD INSTITUTE
The second annual Road Institute for North Caro-
lina was held at the University February 23-27
under the joint auspices of the department of Civil
and Highway Engineering and the North Carolina
Geological and Economic Survey, Dr. Joseph Hyde
The total number of men attending the Institute
was eighty, besides the students in the Engineering
department and the members of the faculty. Thirty-
three counties of the State were represented, and
visitors from other States participated in the dis-
Six general meetings were held at which papers
and discussions related to the following general
topics: (1) Location, Design, and Construction of
Koads; (2) Sand-clay, Topsoil, and Gravel Boads;
(3) Macadam Roads; (4) Maintenance of Roads;
(5) Bridges and Culverts; and (6) State Highway
Commissions and their Relation to County and Town-
ship Road Officials.
The social features of the Institute were a smoker
given the delegates in Peabody Hall and on enter-
taintainment consisting of music by the University
Mandolin and Glee Clubs and readings by Prof. G.
EX-PRESIDENT TAFT TO LECTURE
As announced previously. Ex-President William
Howard Taft, of Yale University, is to deliver a
series of three lectures at the University in March.
The general subject of the series will be "The
Presidency" and the dates will be March 17, 18,
President Taft has recently delivered courses of
lectures before the University of Virginia and the
University of Chicago.
OFFICE TELEPHONES INSTALLED
An inter-communicating telephone system has just
been installed in the Alumni Building connecting
the offices of the President, Treasurer, Business
Manager, and Registrar. The instruments were ob-
tained without cost in Durham, having been discard-
ed by one of the factories there after several vain
attempts to make them work. They were remodeled
in the electrical engineering laboratory by Professor
Daggett and installed under his direction. Thus far
no trouble has been experienced in their operation
and they should prove a great convenience in handl-
ing business between these four offices.
Dr. W. C. Coker will give an illustrated lecture on
"Across Porto Rico," at Red Springs March 26th.
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NEW SYSTEM OF COURSE NUMBERING ADOPTED
At the monthly meeting of the faculty in November
a change to take effect in the forth-coming catalogue
was authorized whereby a new system will be em-
ployed in the numbering of courses. Hereafter
courses in a given department will be given two num-
bers instead of one provided they extend through two
terms. That is. history 1. as nuirrbered at present,
will be history 1, 2, the odd number standing for the
fall term and the even for the spring. In the event
that a course extends through only one term, and is
counted singly, it will have only one number, an odd
number if it is given in the fall ; an even number if
given in the spring.
In departments such as chemistry, where a number
of different subjects are taught, the new plan will
operate to special advantage as it will enable the de-
partment to arrange its courses logically according to
subject matter. For example, the courses iu general
chemistry may take the 'names 1, 2; 3, 4; etc., up
to 10. The courses in organic chemistry may take the
numbers 21 to 30 ; physical chemistry, 41 to 50. By
skipping numbers in this way, provision can be made
for the addition and numbering according to subject
of any course which may be desired without disturb-
ing the general arrangement of the courses or plac-
ing it in the catalogue at the end of the courses pre-
viously offered, regardless of whether or not it has
any logical relation to the subject of the course pre-
At first the system will present the double novelty
of courses having two numbers, and courses with usu-
ally high numbers, as, chemistry 75, 76, for example.
While this may seem odd at the beginning, it coin-
cides with present day practice and will doubtless
prove of decided advantage when put into operation.
MCNEIL PRIZE IN HISTORY
A new prize in the department of history of the
University has been provided. It is a cash prize of
$25 to go to the student in the University writing
the best paper on Colonial and Revolutionary history
of the sand-hills of North Carolina. Dr. J. G. de
Roulhac Hamilton makes this announcement, and
says the gift bears the title of the McNeil prize, the
donor of the prize reserving his name from the pub-
lic. This gift adds to the list of prizes offered stu-
dents in the history department in the effort to fur-
ther stimulate interest in North Carolina history.
dy, "Arms and the Man," in several of the larger
cities of the State. The itinerary of the club is Eastern
Carolina Training School, at Greenville, March 8,
Rockingham, March 9, Charlotte, March 10; Ashe-
ville, March 11 ; State Normal College, Greensboro,
ON THE LECTURE PLATFORM
During the months of January and February sixty-
seven lectures were delivered at points other than
Chapel Hill, or were scheduled to be delivered at
early dates in March and April, by University pro-
fessors. Fifty-two of these were for communities in
North Carolina; and fifteen were for communities
in other States.
Dean M. H. Stacy addressed the Hoke County
teachers' association and general public at Raeford on
Prof. Zebulon Judd will make the principal ad-
dress at the Wake County Commencement, Raleigh,
April 9th. He will deliver the commencement ad-
dress at the Aulander high school on May 19th.
Dr. J. M. Booker gave a lecture in Enfield under
the auspices of the local Study Club on March 4th.
Prof. G. M. McKie gave his lecture, "Recitals
from Modern American Humorists," under the au-
spices of the city Woman's Club at High Point on
Dr. L. A. Williams addressed the Cumberland
Teachers' Association in Fayetteville on February
27th. He will deliver commencement addresses at
the Iotla High School on April 8th and at the Benson
High School on April 20th.
Prof. M. C. S. Noble will deliver commencement
addresses at the high schools of Unionville, March
25th, Sparta, March 30th, Seaboard, May 13th, and
Manndale, May 15th.
CLASS OF 1898 TO HOLD REUNION
The class of 1898, of which President Graham is
a member, plans to hold a reunion on the occasion
of the inauguration, April 21. This event promises
to be one of much interest and importance. All mem-
bers of this class should correspond with Mr. E. E.
Sams, of Raleigh, who has charge of the arrange-
DRAMATIC CLUB ON TRIP
While The Review is in press, the University
Dramatic Club is presenting Bernard Shaw's come-
BALL MANAGERS FOR 1915
The following men were recently chosen by the
senior class as ball managers for commencement:
Chief — II. P. Foust; Assistants— G. A. Mebane,
E. Y. Keesler, E. T. Lilley, L. A. Blue (seniors),
and T. H. Jones and G. M. Long (juniors).
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Wilson, '05 ; Louis Graves, '02 ; F. P. Graham, '09 ; Ken-
neth Tanner, '11.
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THE UNIVERSITY IN LETTERS
The Papers of Archibald D. Murphey. Edited
by W. H. Hoyt. Kaleigh : E. M. Uzzell & Co.,
Of much interest to alumni of the University are
the two volumes of letters and papers of Archibald
D. Murphey which have just been published by the
North Carolina Historical Commission. Murphey,
who was born in 1777 and died in 1832, was a native
of Caswell county. He entered the University in
1796 and after graduation in 1799 was tutor for
one year and professor of languages for one year.
He resigned in 1801 to commence the study of
law and was admitted to practice in all the courts in
1802. He advanced rapidly to the top rank in his
profession and in 1818 was elected a judge of the
Superior Court, in which capacity he served for two
years, resigning at the end of that time to resume
the practice of law which he found much more con-
genial. He was a most successful teacher of law and
was also the editor of three volumes of North Caro-
Murphey's greatest service to the State was render-
ed as a legislator. He was a member of the state
senate from 1812 to 1818 and during that period he
was the progressive leader of the State. He is best
known for his services in the cause of internal im-
provements and in the cause of education. His re-
ports on these two subjects are classic and prove
conclusively his title to statemanship of a high order.
For his labors he won the titles of "father of the
public schools of North Carolina" and "father of
internal improvements in North Carolina." He was
the first and greatest of the long and noble line of
sons that the University has given to the cause of
public education. At the time of his death he had
projected the most extensive historical study of
North Carolina which has ever been proposed and
had gathered a great mass of material relating to the
history of the State.
To the University he was always deeply attached.
To him it was always the necessary head of the
public school system which he felt depended upon it.
Of the University he said in one of his reports in
1S17: "When the pride of the State is awakening and
an honorable ambition is cherished for her glory, an
appeal is made to the patriotism and generous feel-
ings of the legislature in favor of an institution,
which in all civilized nations has been regarded
as the nursery of moral greatness and the palladium
of civil liberty. That people who cultivate the
sciences and the arts with most success, acquire a
most enviable superiority over others. Learned men
by their discussions and works give a lasting splen-
dor to national character: and such is the enthusiasm
of man, that there is not an individual, however hum-
ble in life his lot may be, who does not feel proud
to belong to a country honored with great men and
magnificient institutions. It is due to North Caro-
lina, it is due to the great men who first proposed the
foundation of the University, 'to foster it with paren-
tal fondness, and to give to it an importance com-
mensurate with the high destinies of the State."
Tt fell to Murphey's lot in 1822 to render to his
alma mater a valuable service. He was chosen 'to
represent the University in a mission to Tennessee
in connection with the land claims of the institution
in that State. He appeared before the legislature and
was successful in securing a satisfactory settlement.
In 1827 Murphey delivered the first of the famous
series of addresses before the two societies, an ad-
dress which was not only a most valuable contribu-
tion to historical knowledge, but was also one of the
best of the entire series.
The volumes under discussion contain two hun-
dred and fifty-eight letters written either by him or
to him, and what remain of his writings. There is
also included the memoir of him written by Governor
Graham which appeared first in the University Mag-
azine of 1860. The papers are edited by a great
grandson of Judge Murphey, Mr. William Henry
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Hoyt, of the New York bar, best known to North
Carolina as the author of an exhaustive treatise on
the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. The
editorial work is of a high order and the volumes
form a most valuable and creditable contribution to
our historical literature.
A \ i i;-Belli '.m Builders of North Carolina. By
B. I). W. Connor, in "North Carolina State
Normal and Industrial College Historical Pub-
lications," No. 3. Greensboro, 1914.
Readers of The Review will welcome the appear-
ance of the "North Carolina State Normal and In-
dustrial College Historical Publications," issued
under the direction of the department of history and
edited by Professor W. C. Jackson. The present
issue, number 3, (numbers 1 and 2 are in press) con-
tains a series of lectures by R. D. W. Connor, Secre-
tary of the State Historical Commission, delivered
at the State Normal and Industrial College in the
spring of 1914. The title is "Ante-Bellum Builders
of North Carolina," and covers an introductory sketch
of the educational, industrial, and political conditions
in North Carolina from 1790 to 1840, followed by a
concise estimate of the influence upon the life of the
State of Archibald De Bow Murphey, David Lowry
Swain, Calvin Henderson Wiley, and John Motley
In the introductory survey the author portrays in
clear-cut terms the political, economic, and social
stagnation of the State during the half century treat-
ed. Nevertheless he regards it a seeding time in
democracy, education and industry. The sowers are
named above. Each made his special contribution,
applying each in his turn a much needed stimulus to
the sluggish life of the State. To Murphey as legis-
lator, 1812-1818, belongs the honor of introducing
the idea of a definite State policy and of focusing
public attention upon education and internal improve-
ments. As chairman of the committee on Inland
Navigation in the State Senate and chairman of the
committee on Inland Navigation in the State Senate
and chairman of the State Board of Internal Im-
provements he developed a legislative program de-
signed to arrest the steady flow of the State's popu-
lation tn the Southwest, to increase its wealth, and
free it from economic dependence upon Virginia and
Smith Carolina. As eliairinan of the senate commit
tee on Education he reported in 1817 a system of
public instruction. Murphey'a ideas, however, were
so far in advance of his contemporaries they failed of
adoption. Nevertheless, under his persistent prodding
the Sta '■ showed signs of awakening.
Swain, inspired by the ideas of Murphey, possessed
the practical knowledge of men and affairs that en-
abled him as legislator and governor to carry through
the reform of the State Constitution in 1S35 by which
our political life was democratized and the energies
of the people set free. Now it was possible to under-
take the things of which Murphey had dreamed.
Calvin Wiley became the creator and leader of the
new educational movement and as first Superintend-
ent of Common Schools organized a public school
system that wrought a profound change in social con-
ditions and gave North Carolina, between 1853 and
1866, a foremost place in education among the South-
ern States. In the meantime also had arisen a great
practical champion of internal improvements, the
other feature of Murphey's original program.
This was John M. Morehead. Under his leader-
ship, particularly as governor from 1S40 to 1844, the
State adopted an internal improvements policy de-
signed to revitalize its economic forces. Morehead
skillfully directed this policy toward wise and gener-
ous ends. The grand enterprise was the construction
of the North ( 'arolina Railroad, planned as a trunk
line from Beaufort harbor to the Tennessee line. As
president of the North Carolina Railroad Company
Morehead in five years, 1850-1855, achieved the con-
struction of the road from Goldsboro, a distance of
two hundred and twenty-three miles.
The fair State edifice in process of erection by
these strong ante-bellum builders was soon to be
shaken and all but destroyed by the blast of civil
Readings in Political Philosophy. By Francis
William Coker. N. Y. Macmillan. " 1914.
In recent years improved methods of teaching his-
tory and political science have made necessary the
selection and publication in compact form of the more
significant and important documents in these fields.
History has offered the larger opportunity and a
wealth of material is now at the hand of every teacher
and student. In political science and government,
however, less has been done and for political philos-
ophy nothing milil the a | > j >< ■; it:i 1 1 ■ •< ■<• of the present
volume, the editor of which is Professor Francis W.
Coker, a member of the class of 1899, and now pro-
fessor of political science in the Ohio State Univer-
The collection is a decided contribution not only
to teachers and their students, — although it is of
course primarily a text-book, — but also to those in-
terested in the development of political theory, for
it gathers together some of the most significant writ-
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ings of the following twenty political thinkers: Pla-
to, Aristotle, Polybius, St. Thomas Aquinas, Dante,
Marsiglio, Machiavelli, Calvin, "Stephanus Junius
Brutus," Bodin, Hooker, Grotius, Milton, Hobbes,
Harrington, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Paine,
and Bentham. There is a short but comprehensive
introduction to the work of each, with a carefully
selected list of references to works bearing upon the
The volume is good to look at, feels good in one's
hands, and is admirably adapted to its purposes.
Professor Coker's selections are of the best and his
editorial work is excellent.
Davis' High School Courses of Study and F. W.
Ballou's High School Organization.
"Educational Administration and Supervision" is
the title of a new educational publication of which
Charles Hughes Johnston, '98, Professor of Secon-
dary Education in the University of Illinois, Lotus
D. Coffman, David Snedden, and James H. Van
Sickle, are editors. The first number appeared in
January, and the publication is to be issued monthly,
except July and August, from the house of War-
wick and York, educational publishers, Baltimore,
The purpose of the publication as set forth in
the announcement by the editors will be to cover
the following fields: 1. State and county systems
of education, including rural education and also
educational legislation; 2. City school systems, in-
cluding chiefly problems of city administration, su
pervision, management, reporting, and educational
statistics; 3. Secondary education, including prob-
lems of organization, administration, inspection, cur-
riculum making, and internal supervision, manage-
ment and the pedagogy of different subjects, and in-
cluding also a consideration of those problems of
higher education involving directly the interests of
secondary education ; and 4. Elementary education,
with the problems in this field analogous to those cited
for secondary education. Vocational education,
school extension, school hygiene, the school as a
social center, and the school's co-operative agencies
will also be considered.
In the first number, Professor Johnston is the con-
tributor of a twenty-page article, "The High School
Issue," in which he presents, in the form of a dia-
logue, some considerations which should serve as
guiding principles in the settlement of the problems
of the present-day secondary school system of Ameri-
Dr. L. A. Williams, of the School of' Education
of the University, is a contributor of two book re-
views in the issue. The books reviewed are C. 0.
"Studies in Southern History and Politics" is
the title of a collection of historical essays written
by the former students of Professor W. A. Dunning,
of the department of history of Columbia University.
The volume is written in honor of Professor Dun-
ning and is issued by the Columbia University press.
Among the contributors are Drs. J. G. de R. Hamil-
ton, of the department of history of the University,
and Holland Thompson, of the department of history
of the College of the City of New York. The
titles of the essays are, respectively, "Southern Legis-
lation in Respect to Freedmen, 1865-'66," and "The
New South, Economic and Social."
L. Ames Brown, '10, White House Correspondent
of the New York Sun, is the contributor of "A
New Era of Good Feeling" in the January number
of the Atlantic Monthly. The article presents a
careful and intimate study of the effort of the Wil-
son administration to promote genuine good feeling
on the part of the Latin-American republics towards
the United States.
STUDIES IN PHILOLOGY BECOMES A QUARTERLY
With the issue for January, 1915, Studies in
Philology, which is published by the University
under the direction of the Philological Club, be-
comes a quarterly journal. The January number con-
tains a critical edition by Professor James H. Han-
ford of a curious debate play, entitled "Wine, Beere,
Ale, and Tobacco." This play has hitherto been ac-
cessible only in a rare reprint. Besides being of
value because of its numerous contemporary allu-
sions, relating particularly to the manners and cus-
toms of the tavern, it has special interest for the
student of Elizabethan drama as a survival of the
interlude and as a specimen of the minor entertain-
ments in vogue at the universities. There is clever
characterization of the chief personages: Wine is a
gentleman, attended by his page Sugar; Beere, a
citizen, represents the middle classes of the metrop-
olis, and is attended by his apprentice Nutmeg; Ale
is of the country, being accompanied by Toast, one of
his rural servants, while Tobacco, an innovation in
the Elizabethan period, is properly represented as
"a swaggering gentleman," very like Captain Bobadil
and his glorious company. The play has been edited
in scholarly fashion by Professor Hanford, who
shows in his introduction the close connection exist-
ing between this piece and several well-known Cam-
bridge University plays. The first three editions
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have been collated for the first time, and the text has
been fully illustrated in notes that bear witness not
only to the editor's wide reading but also to his
sense of humor. The appearance of the book is ex-
ceedingly attractive, and two plates, reproducing the
title pages of the first two editions, add to the value
of this reprint.
The current issue of Studies in Philology begins
the twelfth volume of this valuable series, and will
add to the prestige already enjoyed by the journal.
The first issue of the Studies appeared in 1906, and
consisted of a study of Chaucer's Relative Construc-
tions by Dr. L. R. Wilson, now the Librarian of the
University. For several years the publication was
edited by Professor C. Alphonso Smith, and the is-
sues appearing under his direction bear witness to the
careful work in philology done by his students. The
third volume is composed of a study of the influence
of Hoffman on the tales of Edgar Allen Poe. written
as a Columbia dissertation by Professor Palmer
Cobb. Several master's theses have appeared in the
series, such as Dr. Ehyne's study of the conjunctive
plus participle group in English and Mr. Howard's
study of the Dramatic Monologue. Professor Royster,
who was chairman of the editorial committee
from 1910 to 1914, also contributed several papers,
notably an edition, with introduction and notes, of a
Middle English treatise on the ten commandments.
Other members of the faculty who have contributed
to the series are Professors Howe, Bain, Towles,
Booker, Cross. Wilbur Royster, and Greenlaw. Thus
the Studies represent work done in classical as well
as in modern languages, while the fact that the club
interprets "philology" in the liberal sense of any
contribution to the higher study of language and lit-
erature is proved by such papers as Professor Bain's
careful study of the demonstrative pronoun in Soph-
ocles and Professor Howe's vigorous discussion of
recent criticism of Latin literature, thus represent-
ing both syntax and literary criticism in the same
volume of the Studies.
The April issue is to contain an interesting paper
on Methods of Characterization in Terence, read at
the February meeting of the club by Professor
Henry. Studies in Philology is sent to many univer-
sities and scholars in all of America and Europe, and
letters frequently come to the club bearing witness
to the value of these contributions to scholarship.
WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY, 1801
In spite of the fact that bulletins of the great war
are daily being received at the Hill by means of the
newly installed wireless station on the New East
building and some 200 or more students visited their
homes on the 22nd of February, many of them mak-
ing the first twelve miles of the trip by automobiles,
the following letter taken from the recently published
papers of Archibald De Bow Murphey, of the class
of 1799 and professor of ancient languages, 1800-
1801, shows that the campus of 1S01 had something
in common with that of 1915 :
Chapel Hill, Feby. 23rd. 1801.
Deae Sie —
Yesterday being the Birth day of Genl. Washing-
ton was celebrated by the young Gentlemen of the
University in a way suitable to the Occasion and to
the Day. Agreeably to their request, the Faculty have
suspended Business on this day, in order to have a
Ball in the evening. I lay hold of the opportunity
offered by this Suspension to write to the Hermitage:
from which place I have received no direct accounts
since my return to Colledge. This would have in-
duced me to visit it before this time, had it been in
my power. As the Spring comes on, my confinement
grows more and more irksome. Shut up within the
Walls of Colledge, I long for the beautiful and de-
lightful scenes, which Nature begins everywhere to
display : But from which I am entirely secluded. In
vain does nature spread her Green Carpet for those
who are destined to one perpetual round of Busi-
ness, from which they have not the Liberty of with-
drawing themselves scarcely for a moment. I delight
at this Season of the year, to ramble thro' the Fields
and Meadows which begin to clothe themselves with
fresh Verdure; to walk over Hills and Vallies, where
Herbs, Shrubs and Trees begin to blossom. How
beautiful must the Hermitage soon appear! And
how much more happy, Sir, must you live in such re-
tirement, In conversing with Nature's Works, than
those who spend their days in the Hurry and Bustle
of the World ; who must pass to their Graves, Strang-
ers to that Tranquility and Serenity of Mind which
few enjoy, except those who have a Taste for the
I Iran ties of Nature. With what pleasure shall I retire
tn those delightful Scenes, from the wearisome Avo-
cations of professional Life!
No News has yet been received at this place con-
cerning the election of a President; nor news of any
kind which is worthy of being communicated. The
Treaty with France is ratified with the rejection of
the second Article and a Limitation to eight years. It
is said, that Samuel Dexter, the present Secretary in
the Department of War, will be the Bearer of the
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Ratification to France. I hope to see you in the Be-
ginning of April; In the mean time I remain with
Yr. Obt. and Hmle. Sert,
A D MURPHEY
John Scott, Esquire
Address : Orange.
THE EDUCATION OF ZEBULON B. VANCE
The following paragraphs are taken from the con-
cluding paragraphs of an article by R. D. W. Connor
which appeared in the State press of January 31.
For the University and for the friends whom he
had made there — many of whom remained ever his
constant and loyal supporters — Vance always felt
the sincerest gratitude and the purest affection. Upon
his election as governor in 1876, he wrote to Mrs.
"You know my heart is with the old University and
it gives me real pleasure to be in a situation to be
useful to it."
Again, in 1879, immediately after his election to
the United States senate, he wrote:
"I thank you most heartily for your letter of con-
gratulation. Amid all the ups and downs of my ca-
reer, the joys and sorrows which have come to me in
the past quarter of a century, my friends in Chapel
Hill — yourself chief among them — have never failed
to rejoice with me when I rejoiced and mourn with
me when I mourned. I have often thanked God for
leading my steps when a youth to Chapel Hill where
I formed such friendships as have been a blessing to
And, finally, in 1880, writing again to Mrs. Spen-
cer, he says :
"There is no spot in North Carolina with whose
people my thoughts have more constantly been and
for whose prosperity I have more earnestly prayed
than Chapel Hill. * * * My regard for the
University arises not only from the kind relations
existing between all the people there and myself, but
because more is done there toward the true glory and
prosperity of North Carolina than anywhere else —
more in which I can justly take a pride when talking
Under the above caption, Benjamin Wyche, '94,
formerly Librarian of the University, contributed
an article to the January number of the Library
Journal of New York.
The idea presented in the article is somewhat as
follows: A great many individuals purchase books.
As soon as the books are read, usually by not more
than the purchaser and one or two others, they are
placed on the bookshelf and begin to collect dust
instead of being put to some good use.
Mr. Wyche proposes to change this system. To do
this, he suggests that a number of owners of books
in communities which are without libraries organize
an association, decide upon a central loaning station,
and deposit with it such books as the members do
not care to keep on their shelves but which would
be of interest to others in the community. In this
way library resources of considerable extent could
be developed in many communities which otherwise
are cut off from library facilities.
The plan is simple. It calls for no additional out-
lay of funds, and, seemingly, it could be tried out to
Plans for Commencement, 1915, include the fol-
lowing events and speakers: Baccalaureate sermon,
Sunday, May 30, by Bishop J. H. McCoy, of Ala-
bama ; Senior Class Day exercises and the annual
banquet of the Societies, Monday, May 31; Alumni
Day and address, Tuesday, June 1, by R. D. W.
Connor, of the class of 1899 ; a Commencement ad-
dress, Wednesday, June 2. by Secretary William G.
MRS. W. J. DIXON DEAD
Mrs. W. J. Dixon, for a number of years matron
of Commons Hall, died at her home in Chapel Hill
on February 9th. Mrs. Dixon had been in ill-health
for several months, having had to resign her position
at Swain Hall in the middle of the fall term.
Medical attention and a complete rest at. Johns Hop-
kins Hospital, while temporarily improving her con-
dition, failed to restore her to health. She is sur-
vived by her husband, Mr. W. J. Dixon, and her son,
Mr. Sam Dixon, '07.
T. C. BOWIE ELECTED SPEAKER
Upon the death of Emmett R. Wooten, Speaker
of the present House of Representatives, T. C.
Bowie, of the class of 1S99, was unanimously elected
to the Speakership for the remainder of the term.
The University sermon for February was de-
livered on Sunday, the 21st, by Rev. Samuel K.
Phillips, of the Presbyterian Church of Oxford.
George Trice, for many years one of the leading
proprietors of local shoe shops, died during the month
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THE GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Officers of the Association
Julian S. Carr, '66 President
Walter Murphy, '92 Secretary
E. R. RANKIN 13, Alumni Editor
THE GASTONIA BANQUET
In the account given in the February number of The Re-
view of the Carolina banquet held at Gastonia on December
30th, the names of Messrs. J. A. Capps, '17, A. E. Woltz, '01,
and Joe S. Wray, '97, were unintentionally omitted from the
list of speakers for the occasion. Each of these gentlemen
made an interesting talk, and was heard with close attention
by the 51 banqueters present.
WASHINGTON, D. C, ALUMNI NOTES
The University alumni of Washington had a dinner Febru-
ary 25th at the Ebbitt House. This is the first of a series of
one a month that will be given.
Dr. R. Apgar, '07 med.. is practicing medicine at Seat
H. A. Allard, '05, is botanist in the Bureau of Plant In-
dustry, U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Dr. Wade H. Atkinson, '88, is a practicing physician in
Lieut. S. T. Ansel, '06, of the U. S. Army, is located at
Washington in the Judge Advocate General's office.
W. W. Ashe, '91, formerly with the N. C. Geological Survey,
is with the Bureau of Forestry, U. S. Department of Agri-
Dr. Lewis J. Battle, '86. a nephew of Dr. K. P. Battle, is
practicing medicine in Washington.
H. H. Bennett, '03, is Inspector in the Soil Survey, U. S.
Department of Agriculture.
L. Ames Brown. '10, is connected with the reportorial staff
of the New York Sun.
Howard A, Banks, '92, is Secretary to the Secretary of the
Navy. He has gone to San Francisco to arrange the navy
exhibit at the exposition.
H. E. C. Bryant, '95, is one of the best known reporters in
Washington, writing for the New York World, St. Louis
and North Carolina papers.
Ex-Senator Marion Butler, '85, and his brother are attor-
neys in the city.
S. Coopersmith, '10, is bacteriologist in the Bureau of
J. R. Cox, '05, is in the Post Office Department.
R. O. E. Davis, '01, is Soil Chemist in the Bureau of Sous.
Roy L. Deal, '11, is in the Department of Justice.
L. B. Eaton, '82, is employed in the Treasury Department.
M. S. Elliott, '99, is counsel for the Federal Reserve Board.
Dr. Jno. A. Ferrell, '02, who is Secretary for the Rocke-
feller Sanitary Commission, has been located in Washington,
but will remove to New York about May first.
W. B. Ferguson, '98, is Naval Constructor at the Wash-
ington Navy Yard.
W. H. Fry, '10, is soil petrographer in the Bureau of Soils,
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
Emmet Gudger, '01, Paymaster in the Navy, is stationed at
the Arlington wireless station at Radio, Va.
E. F. Hartley, '99, is Assistant Chief Clerk of the Census
Capt. W. C. Harllee, '97, is officer in charge of target di-
vision of the Marine Corps.
— Henry R. Bryan lives at New Bern. In his useful life, he
has been lawyer, trustee of the University, Mayor of New
Bern, presidential elector and judge of the superior court.
— P. B. Bacot is a physician of Florence, S. C.
— R. F. Kolb was until recently Commissioner of Agriculture
— D. P. McEachern is president of the North Robeson Alumni
Association, at Red Springs.
— A. S. Barbee. of Chapel Hill, well known to all Carolina
alumni and students, has been a justice of the peace for 29
years and a notary public for 41 years. He received his
commission as notary public first from Governor Vance in
— E. J. Hale is U. S. Minister to Costa Rico.
— John W. Hinsdale is a successful lawyer of Raleigh. He
received the A. B. degree, along with all the U. N. C. men of
'61-'65, commencement 1911.
— Charles F. McKesson is city recorder for Morganton.
— Jacob Battle, of Rocky Mount, formerly a judge of the
Superior Court, is a member of the Legislature.
— Charles A. Cook, formerly a judge of the State Supreme
Court, lives at Muskogee, Okla.
— Dr. Geo. T. Winston, formerly president, respectively, of
the University of North Carolina, the University of Texas,
and the N. C. A. and M. College, lives in Asheville.
— Dr. J. M. Manning is a physician of Durham.
— E. P. Maynard is a lawyer of Raleigh.
— Henry E. Faison is a lawyer of Clinton.
— Robert Ransom is a farmer of Weldon.
— Ernest Haywood is a lawyer of Raleigh.
— Dr. A. R. Wilson is a physician of Greensboro. His son,
A. R., Jr., is a 1913 graduate of the University.
— Dr. H. B. Battle, formerly director of the North Carolina
Experiment Station, is in charge of the chemical section of
the Southern Cotton Oil Company's plant at Montgomery, Ala.
— M. C. Braswell is a large merchant and farmer of Battle-
— W. B. Rodman is counsel for the Norfolk and Southern
Railway and the Roper Lumber Co., of Norfolk, Va.
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— G. W. Whitsett is a physician of Greensboro.
— H. B. Peebles is a lawyer of Jackson.
— T. J. Gill has been a bank cashier of Laurinburg since
— J. R. Beaman is a minister and presiding elder in the
Methodist Church, Eastern North Carolina Conference.
— Dr. M. C. Millender is a very successful physician and
surgeon of Asheville.
— John L. Borden is a well known furniture man of Golds-
boro. His firm is Royall and Borden.
— James Lee Love, a native of Gastonia, winner of the Man-
gum Medal, is director of the Provident Teachers' Agency,
— S. B. Turrentine, winner of the Worth Prize, is president
of the Greensboro College for Women.
— James Cole Roberts, a native of New Bern, is manager of
the Ampere Electro-Chemical Co., at Pittsburgh. At one
time he was professor of metallurgy in the Colorado School
— W. W. Long, a native of Weldon, formerly with the U. S.
Department of Agriculture, is State Agent of Demonstration
and Director of Extension at Clemson College, S. C.
— M. R. Hamer is treasurer of Converse College, at Spar-
tanburg, S. C.
— J. S. Mann is superintendent of the State farm and peni-
tentiary, with headquarters in Raleigh.
— W. D. Pollock is a lawyer of Kinston.
— George Howard is a business man of Tarboro.
— John Motley Morehead, former Congressman from the
5th N. C. district, lives in Charlotte, and has extensive cotton
mill interests at Spray. He is a member of the board of
trustees of the University.
— Clement G. Wright is a lawyer and business man of Greens-
— John F. Schenck, winner of the Mangum Medal in his
senior year, is a cotton manufacturer at Lawndale. His firm
is the Cleveland Mill and Power Co.
— Dr. J. A. Morris is county health officer for Granville
County, at Oxford.
— R. T. Burwell lives at 833 Gravier St., New Orleans. He is
engaged in the insurance business.
— Haywood Parker, a member of the board of trustees of the
University, practices law at Asheville in the firm of Bourne,
Parker and Morrison.
— Gilliam Grissom is president of the Boulevard Bank and
Trust Co., of Spray.
— W. K. Boggan, clerk of the court for Anson County, is also
president of the University Alumni Association of Anson
County. He lives at Wadesboro.
— H. W. Lewis is a lawyer in Atlantic City, N. J.
— C. W. Massey is superintendent of the Durham County
— J. C. Martin, formerly a member of the State Senate, is a
leading attorney of Asheville. His firm is Martin, Rollins,
— J. Lee Crowell is an attorney of Concord.
— Mark Majette, of Columbia, is a member of the State
— Junius R. Parker is chief counsel for the American To-
bacco Co., New York City. The 1913 volume of the Yackety
Yack was dedicated to him.
— George P. Howell, now a major in the United States Army,
has recently moved from Charleston, S. C, to the Army War
College, at Washington.
— C. D. Bradham is a druggist of New Bern. He is princi-
pal owner in the Pepsi-Cola Company.
— Thomas A. Cox is a physician of Hertford.
— T. M. Lee is in the insurance business at Clinton.
— Julius I. Foust, sometime superintendent of schools at
Wilson and Goldsboro, is president of the State Normal and
Industrial College at Greensboro.
— O. L. Sapp is located at Greensboro and is engaged in the
practice of law. His firm is Brooks, Sapp, and Shuping.
— Jno. D. Bellamy, Jr., is one of the leading lawyers of
— J. M. Fleming is a leading dentist of Raleigh. He is a
former president of the Wake County Alumni Association.
— H. A. Gilliam, of Tarboro, is a member of the State Sen-
ate and is chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropria-
— Rev. J. L. Cunningim has recently been appointed presiding
elder of the Durham district of the Methodist Church. Form-
erly he was director of the School of Correspondence of
— The marriage of Miss Florence Marie Robinson and Dr.
W. W. McKenzie, Med. '91, occurred on February 1st at the
home of the bride's mother in New Orleans, La. Dr. Mc-
Kenzie is a leading physician of Salisbury.
— Robert P. Johnston several years ago resigned his Com-
mission as captain in the Engineer Corps of the United
States Army. He located in his old home, Asheville, where he
is interested in large real estate developments.
— F. H. Beall is located at Ridgeway, S. C, where he has
charge of an extensive hunting preserve.
— John C. Rodman is practicing medicine in Washington. He
is a member of the State board of medical examiners.
— Frank M. Clarke is practicing medicine at Beaufort.
— T. C. Everett, at one time in the Legislature, is operating
a i irge farm at Laurinburg.
— Frank M. Shannonhouse is practicing law in Charlotte. He
is a former recorder of the City Court.
— C. Felix Harvey, a loyal alumnus of Kinston, has recently
been elected a trustee of the University.
— Dr. Howard E. Rondthaler of Winston-Salem was in
Chapel Hill recently in attendance upon the Mott meetings.
He took an active part in making the meetings successful.
— F. C. Harding, lawyer of Greenville, is State Senator from
his district, which is composed of Pitt County.
— Nathan Toms, after a successful career as a public school
administrator in South Carolina and as a member of the
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State Board of Education, is now local manager of the
British-American Tobacco Co., at Petersburg, Va.
— Thos. C. Smith is a member of the T. C. Smith Drug Co.,
wholesale and retail, in Asheville.
— J. P. Sawyer, Jr.. is a practicing physician in Knoxville,
— W. E. Shuford, Law '94, is a lawyer with offices in the
Temple Court, Asheville.
— J. R. Price, Law '94, formerly a member of the Legisla-
ture, is engaged in the practice of law at Albemarle.
— Leslie Weil is a member of the firm of H. Weil and Bros.,
dealers in dry goods and general merchandise, Goldsboro.
— John L. Patterson is manager of the Rosemary Manu-
facturing Co., which operates cotton mills at Roanoke Rapids.
— George B. Wills is a member of the firm of Wills and Mar-
vin Co., general contractors and engineers, with offices at
1170 Broadway, New York.
— Thomas C. Leak, Jr., is president of the Roberdel Manu-
facturing Co., which owns several cotton mills at Rocking-
— Murray Borden is in the Bank of Wayne, Goldsboro.
— Fred L. Carr is living in Wilson and is engaged in managing
his farms in Wilson and Greene counties looking after
— A. B. Kimball is a member of the law firm of King &
— Charles W. Home has succeeded to the management and
control of his father's large interests at Clayton.
— Paul J. Long is county superintendent of schools for
Northampton County, living at Jackson.
— Joe E. Alexander is practicing law in Winston-Salem.
— Bruce Cotten, after a career in the United States Army, in
which he reached the rank of captain, has married and set-
tled in Baltimore.
— H. E. C. Bryant, better known as "Red Buck," is one of
the most successful correspondents at Washington.
— J. O. Carr is practicing law in Wilmington. He is chair-
man of the County Board of Education.
— Robert L. Gray is editorial writer for the Columbia (S. C.)
— Van Astor Batchelor is practicing law in Atlanta.
— T. F. Sanford with his brother is manufacturing wheel-
barrows in Chattanooga, Tenn.
— T. D. Bryson is a lawyer of Bryson City.
— T. G. McAlister is president of the Southern Timber and
Lumber Co., of Fayetteville.
— W. W. Home is a member of the firm of H. R. Home
and Co., druggists, at Fayetteville.
—Joe S. Wray is superintendent of the city school system of
Gastonia. He is vice president of the State Association of
— H. S. Hall, Law '98, is sales manager of the General Fire
Extinguisher Co., of Charlotte.
J. E. Latta, Secretary, 207 E. Ohio St., Chicago, 111.
— R. H. Sykes, a native of Wilmington, formerly secretary
of the N. C. Geological Survey, practices law in Durham.
W. S. Bernard, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— Charles G. Rose, formerly a member of the Legislature, is
a lawyer of Fayetteville, and is president of the Cumberland
County Alumni Association.
— V. O. Roberson is farming at Belew's Creek.
— Joseph Erwin Gant is in the cotton manufacturing business
— Dr. J. M. Lynch is a well-known physician and surgeon of
F. B. Rankin, Secretary, Rutherfordton, N. C.
— B. U. Brooks is a physician of West Durham.
— Plummer Stewart, LL. B. '01, is an attorney of Charlotte.
— O. H. Sumpter, LL. B. '01. is an attorney of Hot Springs,
— David M. Swink is an electrical engineer at Winchester, Va.
R. A. Merritt, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C.
— Dr. S. P. Fetter is a physician at Portsmouth, Ohio. He
is a regular reader of the Alumni Review.
— Dr. A. T. Pritchard, Med. '02, is a successful physician and
surgeon of Asheville.
— H. M. Robins is a successful lawyer of Asheboro.
— C. M. Byrnes is a physician of Baltimore, Md.
— Brent S. Drane, an architect of Charlotte, led the discus-
sions in several subjects at the Road Institute held recently
in Chapel Hill.
N. W. Walker, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— Robert P. Howell, Jr., is a captain in the Engineer Corps
of the United States Army and is stationed at Fort Leaven-
— N. F. Farlow is secretary and treasurer of the Deep River
Chair Co., at Randleman.
— R. C. Morrow is teaching in a mission school in Mexico.
— John E. Pearson is principal of the Holly Springs high
school, of Wake County.
— H. R. Weller is with the Williams Seed Co., Norfolk, Va.
Formerly he was with the Garrett Wine Co.
— George Ward is a lawyer at Wallace.
— R. S. Stewart, formerly center on the football team, is a
lawyer with a large practice at Lancaster, S. C.
— Dr. H. G. Turner is a successful physician of Raleigh.
T. F. Hickerson, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— William Dunn, Jr., lawyer of New Bern, was elected presi-
dent of the class of 1904 at the ten year reunion of this class
— G. A. Johnston, formerly a chemist, is now a farmer at his
home near Chapel Hill.
-W. AlcK. Marriott is Instructor in Bio-Chemistry at the
Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, Mo.
— J. H. Vaughan is professor of History and Political Science
in the A. & M. College of New Mexico, at State College.
— M. C. Staton is a lawyer of Tarboro.
— E. E. Randolph is profesor of German and French at Elon
— C. P. Russell is with the Evening Press, New York City.
— Welborn E. Pharr is editor of the Hustler, at North Wilkes-
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Dr. Frank McLean, Secretary, 115 East 71st. Street, N. Y.
— Dr. Hubert Haywood, Jr., is successful in the practice of
medicine at Raleigh.
— R. W. Perry is with Gunn's Limited, at Toronto, Canada.
— A. M. Noble is at Guam, in the consular service.
— G. L. Tabor is principal of the Rosman high school.
— B. K. Lassiter is a lawyer at Oxford.
— Vorno L. Gudger, formerly a 'Varsity football player at
the University of Tennessee and later at the University of
North Carolina, is a successful attorney, with offices 302
Oates Building, Asheville.
— J. M. Archer is secretary and treasurer of the Stanley
Mfg. Co., cotton manufacturers, at Stanley.
— W. Cecil Cathey is a civil engineer for the Southern Rail-
way at Charlotte.
John A. Parker, Secretary, Charlotte, N. C.
— Julian S. Miller, until recently on the staff of the Charlotte
Observer, is now Secretary of the Greater Charlotte Club.
— Dr. W. L. Grimes, formerly a physician with the Protestant
Union Infirmary, Baltimore, Md., has located in Winston-
Salem for the practice of his profession.
—I. W. Rose, Ph. G. '06, is a druggist at Rocky Mount. He
is a member of the State Board of Examiners in Pharmacy.
C. L. Weill, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C.
— Rev. W. R. Noe, formerly of Windsor, is now rector of the
Church of the Good Shepherd, Wilmington.
— Claud W. Rankin, cashier of the Cumberland Savings Bank
at Fayetteville, is treasurer of the University Alumni Asso-
ciation of Cumberland County.
— Stable Linn, an attorney of Salisbury, proved a capital pro-
vider for the Glee Club on the occasion of its recent visit
to his city.
— J. J. Parker, formerly president both of his class and of
the Phi Beta Kappa Society, continues in the successful prac-
tice of law at Monroe, in the firm of Stack and Parker. He
was alumni speaker in behalf of the Di Society at the inter-
society banquet during commencement 1913.
— Thos. H. Sutton is secretary of the Wallace-Ellington Co.,
insurance dealers of Fayetteville.
— J. W. Haynes is a lawyer of Asheville and is chairman of
the Buncombe County Democratic Executive Committee.
— J. C. Galloway of Grimesland is a member of the State
Legislature, representing Pitt County.
— Francis Gillam is a business man of Windsor. He is sec-
retary of the Bertie County Alumni Assciation.
Jas. A. Gray, Jr., Secretary, Winston-Salem, N. C.
— O. R. Rand, Jr., continues as professor of Latin in the
Sidney Lanier high school, Montgomery, Ala.
— Drury M. Phillips is a mining engineer, with the Con-
sumers' Lignite Co., at Hoyt, Wood County, Texas. Some-
time ago he and Miss Harriett Blanche Gates, of Water-
town, N. Y., were married.
— Z. H. Rose is superintendent of the public schools of Scot-
— J. M. Porter is treasurer of the Virginia Can Co., at
— W. W. Umstead is superintendent of the Stemmery De-
partment of the Imperial Tobacco Co., of Canada, at Mon-
— J. W. Speas is manager of the trust department of the Con-
tinental Trust Co., at Atlanta, Ga.
— Dr. Wortham Wyatt is practicing medicine at Lilesville.
O. C. Cox, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C.
— Under the title, "Representative Men of North Carolina,"
State News Editor O. J. Coffin, of the Charlotte Observer, is
giving to his readers an interesting series of articles on the
various professors of the University.
— J. L Simmons has entered the University Law School.
Formerly he was a special student in Economics at Colum-
— C. W. Howard, Jr., is a wholsale grocer at Weldon.
— H. C. Barbee has been in public school work in Durham
since graduation. He is now principal of the Morehead
— Among the alumni who were at Chapel Hill giving their
assistance to the Mott meetings were F. E. Winslow, of Rocky
Mount, and C. W. Tillett, Jr., of Charlotte.
— "E. Bayley," says the 1909 class Bulletin, "is operating a
dairy somewhere in Ohio in the proper botanical manner."
— R. D. Crawford is assistant paymaster for the R. J. Rey-
nolds Tobacco Co., of Winston-Salem.
— Henry T. Clark is secretary-treasurer of the Scotland Neck
Cotton Mills, at Scotland Neck.
— M. Cunningham is now farming and bird hunting at Ker-
shaw, S. C. He is the father of four children.
W. H. Ramsaur, Secretary, China Grove, N. C.
— W. A. Darden is with the Standard Oil Company, address
422 West 115th St., New York City.
— H. A. Gudger, Law '10, is a member of the law firm of
Gudger and Gudger, at Asheville.
— E. C. Barnhardt, Jr., has recently been made secretary of
the Gibson Mfg. Co., of Concord.
— C. Cozette Barbee is head of the English department of the
Asheville City High School since September, 1914. He has
revived publication of the "Hillbilly," the high school maga-
zine, and has reorganized the school library.
— W. H. Ramsaur, president of the Y. M. C. A. in his
senior year, now with the Student Volunteer Movement, was
on the Hill for the Mott meetings and was helpful in mak-
ing those meetings the big successes that they were.
— Mrs. Margaret Abercrombie and Mr. Alf. A. Pickard were
married on February 20th. Mr. Pickard is engaged in the
livery business at Chapel Hill.
I. C. Moser, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— N. Spencer Mullican is engaged in highway engineering
work in Davie County.
— J. S. Boyce is paymaster for the Loray Mills, at Gastonia.
— F. S. Wetzell continues as cashier for the Southern Rail-
way at Gastonia.
— B. F. Taylor is a traveling salesman with the J. A. Taylor
Co., wholesale dealers, of Wilmington.
— F. J. Duls, a former pitcher on the 'Varsity nine, is with the
J. A. Taylor Co., wholesalers, of Wilmington.
— Jno. A. McLean is a member of the law firm of Shaw and
McLean at Fayetteville. He is Secretary of the University
Alumni Association of Cumberland County.
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— James A. Hackney, a former centerfielder and captain of
Carolina's baseball nine, is with the Washington Buggy Co.,
at Washington. Formerly he was with the Hackney Buggy
Co., at Wilson.
— E. F. McCulloch, Jr., is a member of the firm of Sinclair
and McCulloch, lawyers, at Elizabethtown.
— Among the trustees of the University, elected recently by
the Legislature, is W. F. Taylor, of the Goldsboro bar.
— B. C. Trotter has located in Spray for the practice of law.
He is in partnership with former State Senator, A. D. Ivie.
— Wilson Warlick is a successful attorney of Newton. He is
Treasurer of the University Alumni Association of Catawba
— W. P. Bivens is teaching at Crewe, Va. Formerly, he was
located in Georgia.
— G. C. Mann is engaged in engineering work for the U. S.
Government and is at present located in Charlotte.
— S. Kitasawa, M. A. '11, and Ph.D., Johns Hopkins '14, is
at Sewanee, Tenn., pursuing a special course in theology.
— R. G. Stockton, an attorney at Winston-Salem, was a valu-
able member of the alumni group back on the Hill for the
C. E. Norman, Secretary, Columbia, S. C.
— Blake E. Isley is head of the Mathematics Department of
the Asheville City High School since September, 1914. He is
also coach of the track and baseball teams which are regis-
tered for the State contests.
— W. W. Rogers, for two years principal of the Hillsboro high
School, is this year principal of the Parrish agricultural high
school, at Bahama.
— M. J. Davis, '15, of Chapel Hill, has on sale a few copies
of the 1912 Yackcty-Yack. Anyone desiring a copy can se-
cure it by sending seventy-five cents to Mr. Davis.
— B. D. Stephenson, winner of the Preston Cup during his
college days, is making good in the newspaper field. He has
recently transferred his connection from the New Bern Sun
to the Raleigh Times.
— A. D. Folger is a lawyer at Mount Airy.
A. L. M. Wicoins. Secretary, Hartsville, S. C.
— The engagement of Miss Pauline Lawton and Mr. A. L. M.
Wiggins, both of Hartsville, S. C, has been announced. The
wedding will take place in April.
— A. L. M. Wiggins is Commercial Manager of the Pedigreed
Seed Co., of Hartsville, S. C.
— Peyton Smith is working as an engineer on a construction
job for the Southern Railway between Charlottesville and
Orange, Virginia. His address is Charlottesville. Formerly
he was engaged in similar work for the C. & O. Railway
between Richmond and Newport News.
— Dr. H. F. Stevenson is a dentist at 229 Longwood Avenue,
— Horace Sisk, formerly class Treasurer, is making good as
professor of English in the High Point high school. He was
a welcome visitor to the Hill recently.
— M. R. Ingram is principal of the Cleveland high school.
— Robert W. Isley is making quite a success as principal of
the Poplar Branch high school.
— S. R. Bivens, farm demonstrator for Vance County, at
Henderson, was married recently.
Oscar Leach, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— H. C. Long, Jr., is teaching French and coaching athletic
teams in the Blue Ridge Preparatory School, at Henderson-
— John C. Holland is in the tailoring business at Fayetteville.
— The Holmes boys are all principals of high schools, each
with his school enrolled as a member of the High School
Debating Union of North Carolina — Albert at Matthews,
James at Townsville, and Ralph at Turkey Knob.
— H. A. Pendergraph is with the Liggett and Myers Tobacco
Co., at Durham.
— A. A. Long is principal of the Lewisville high school.
— Lenoir Chambers, Jr., formerly editor-in-chief of the Tar
Teel, is teaching English and History in the Woodberry For-
est School, at Woodberry Forest, Va.
— F. D. Conroy, of Cullowhee, is studying medicine at Johns
— Captain Fred Nash, one of Charlotte's best beloved citizens,
died unexpectedly at his home February 16th. For 29 years,
from 1872 until 1901, he was city treasurer of Charlotte. Dur-
ing the Civil War he served valiantly as captain of the Orange
Guards. Interment was at Hillsboro, the ancestral home of
the Nash family.
— Julius Johnston, of Yanceyville, died at his home the latter
part of December, 1914. He was a man of much prominence
and influence in a large section of the State. He was a lawyer
by profession. In 1907, he served as a member of the Legis-
— Mrs. Mary Groome McNinch, wife of Mr. F. R. McNinch,
died at the Presbyterian Hospital, Charlotte, February 22nd.
She had been in failing health for some months and had re-
cently undergone an operation in the hope of relief. Mrs.
McNinch was one of the most gifted writers of verse in the
State. Her poems invariably possessed distinctive elements of
excellence, and were noted for their delicacy of touch. She
was always a loyal member of the class of 1902.
— Harvey Allen Lambeth died at his home in Charlotte on
February 7th. Death followed a period of declining health
which began nearly four years ago.
— Mr. Lambeth was 36 years old. He was a native of Fay-
etteville. He was, at the time of his death, manager of the
insurance department of the American Trust Co., which po-
sition he had filled with remarkable success. He had a keen
insight and splendid business ability. He was very popular
with all who formed his acquaintance.
— Emmett R. Wooten, of Kinston, Law 1900. and member of
the Board of Trustees of the University, died in Raleigh
Saturday, February 27th, as a result of injuries sustained in an
automobile wreck on Thursday, February 18th. in which Wil-
liam T. Aycock was instantly killed and Senator R. D. John-
son was slightly injured.
Mr. Wooten was born in Craven County November 2, 1878.
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He studied at Wake Forest and completed his course at the
University of North Carolina, being admitted to the bar
After receiving his license he became a member of the
State bar association and was three years city attorney of
Kinston. He was county attorney two years previous. He
became a member of the lower house in 1909, and remained in
that body until his death.
In the lower house he held important positions in every
session and by virtue of those honors and his undoubted sym-
pathy with the spirit of Democracy today, he became a for-
midable candidate for the speakership. Against a field of un-
commonly able men he was elected on the opening night of
the General Assembly.
As speaker his administration was marked with the utmost
good feeling. In the 40-odd days that he handled the gavel he
made no ruling from which any appeal was made, nor one de-
cision that called for any question.
Mr. Wooten married Miss Nannie Cox 10 years ago and
she survives, with two children. He leaves a mother, too,
witli one surviving member of a family of 11 children.
— W. R. Edmonds, Judge of the city court of High Point,
died at Albuquerque, New Mexico, at 4 130 o'clock on the
morning of Thursday, January 21, and was buried at his
home in Mt. Airy, N. C, on Wednesday, January 27.
Mr. Edmonds became ill one year ago. For a time last
spring he was thought to be improving, but it became neces-
sary in the summer for him to withdraw from his duties.
In the fall the change to New Mexico was resolved upon
and thither he went firmly believing that his health would
It was two weeks ago that his wife of not quite two years
received a message that called her to his bedside in the far-
away state of New Mexico. She made the long trip alone,
and arrived four days before the end.
Judge Edmonds had a short but brilliant career. He gradu-
ated from the University in the class of 1910. As a student
he was described as "A philosopher of the mountains." He
stood high in student life. Within a few months he was
licensed to practice law, first going to Rowland, this State.
From there he went to High Point, and in a short time was
honored with the judgeship of the Municipal court.
In 1913 he was appointed a trustee of the University. He
was universally liked and had hundreds of friends, who re-
garded his future as full of great service.
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It is packed full of stuff about the new sort of good
things that ought to come along in North Carolina. —
North Carolina Education.
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The University alumni in attendance upon the
Laymen's meeting in Charlotte held a banquet on
The enrollment of students in the University for
this year has reached 1020.
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