dl^c UiuDersity of HortI] Carolina
COLL IJ C T I O N O F
NORTH C A R O L I N I A N A
K N D O W E D BY
JOHN S P R U N T HI L L
of the class of 1889
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THE ALUMNI REVIEW
OPINION AND COMMENT
Another session of the Legislature has ended with
the result that the University is to have for the bien-
nium 11)15-16 a total of $145,-
000 annually, being the same
total amount received during
the years 1913-14, with a difference. The specific
purposes for which this amount is to be used are:
for maintenance $115,000; for permanent improve-
ments $30,000. Of the total $60,000 for permanent
improvements for the two year period, $40,000 is to
be applied to outstanding notes for the University
Inn and the grounds upon which the new dormitories
and Peabody Hall stand. The remaining $20,000
is to be used in repairing the present buildings.
While the total amount received is $40,000 less
annually than that asked for — $125,000 for mainte-
nance and $60,000 for permanent improvements —
and while the total is also no greater than it was for
the past two years — $20,000 being taken from the
$50,000 previously given for permanent imjjrove-
ments and added to the $95,000 heretofore given for
maintenance — the net resTilt is that the University
will have $20,000 more annually to put into its daily
work, and it will be able to pay off indebtednesses
which are at present drawing interest to the amount
of $2500 annmilly. This of course, means the possi-
bility of expansion internally, but it admits of no
possibility whatsoever during the next two years of
any external, physical growth.
From many points of view the action of the Legis-
lature is exceedingly favorable. The most pleasant
feature connected with the appropriation is that
seemingly it was given gladly. The only i-eason why
more was not given was because the revenues of the
State would not admit of it. Again, the additional
$20,000 for maintenance means the possibility of
greater work and better work within the University.
From other points of view, the results are to be re-
gretted. President Graham had asked for the mini-
mum required for the conduct of the University upon
the present basis of growth and efficiency, and in so
far as the request was denied to tliat extent the Uni-
versity will be limited in the service which it is ready
to give the State and which the State so greatly needs.
The most regretai)le feature however, is incidental
to rather than inherent in the appropriations. As The
Review sees it the failure of the Legislature to adopt
a thorough-going revision of the revenue laws of the
State means inability on the part of the State in the
future to give adequate support not only to the Uni-
versity but to many of the institutions which are
striving to serve the State in its general upbuilding.
Under the exceedingly appropriate heading "Our
Tribute,'' the Tur Heel has expressed for the Uni-
PROFESSOR WIL- ^'erstiy its genuine delight inci-
LIAM HOWARD dent to the three lectures upon
the presidency delivered by Pro-
fessor William Howard Taft, of Yale University,
and its very great pleasure in having him as its guest.
The "Tribute" follows:
"A person who can face a college audience and de-
liver three lectures on politics and go away carrying
the good wishes and unanimous praise of that college
is a man. Mr. Taft did that very thing.
A college audience is the most critical audience in
the world. It has the intolerance of youth, the pride
of intellect and ennui of the too often amused. A
college community attends a nine months' long chau-
tauqua. Every grammatical slip, the smallest illogi-
cal statement, the first dull or commonplace remark,
the least partisanism brings its instant condemnation.
Yet former President Taft ran this whole gauntlet
and came out unscathed, unruffled, and wearing his
ever present smile.
The Tar Heel hereliy registers what a whole col-
lege has already informally bestowed — a vote of
thanks for being allowed to listen to and do homage
to the good sportsmanship and good comradeship of
our former President."
The circle of influence of the High School Debat-
ing Union has, in the three years of the Union's" ex-
istence, rapidly enlarged, and in the
contest for 1914-15, which culmi-
nated on April 9 in the victory for
tli(! Wilson High School, embraced 91 counties, 250
schools, 1000 debaters, and a total audience of from
50,000 to 75,000 North Carolinians.
Tlie phenontenal growth of the union focuses at-
tention upon its real significance to North Carolina.
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This, as The Review understands it, is many sided.
Boys and girls are being trained in the weighing of
facts, in reaching conclusions concerning important
questions of the day, and in presenting these facts
and conclusions in a forceful way. In doing this,
every boy and girl participating in the debates dis-
covers that all the facts relating to the question must
be brought under consideration if the conclusions
reached are to be final. All the facts can be found
only through the use of library and informational re-
sources. Consequently the value of a library in the
study of any and all questions of interest to a com-
munity is demonstrated. Again, school and commun-
ity interest is aroused in every school which has
membership in the union. Possibly the most import-
ant result of the event is that from 50,000 to 75,000
persons receive a clear-cut, forceful picture of the
subject under debate.
No word of commendation for the originator of the
union or for those whose labor has resulted in mak-
ing it the power it is is necessary here. They have
their abundant reward in the positive consciousness
that they are directly aiding in the training of a fu-
ture generation of strong, thoughtful leaders, and that
they are contributing largely to the general educa-
tional development of the citizenship of today.
The death on Monday, March 15th, of Professor
Charles Wesley Bain, head of the department of
Greek since 1910, brought poignant
sorrow to hundreds of friends and
former students throughout the
South and a sense of profound loss to the University
to which during the past four years and a half he
had rendered splendid service. The fact that he was
so suddenly removed while seemingly in the midst of
his labors, and at a time when even larger service and
wider influence lay before him, deepened if possible
the sense of this loss.
Viewed in the light of scholarship. Professor
Bain's attainments in the ancient languages and lit-
eratures were widely recognized of the highest order.
As a teacher he possessed the power not only of mak-
ing clear the subjects which he taught but the finer,
rarer power of inspiring his pupils with a love for
them. As a man and member of the University he
was impatient of all sham, generous and fair in all
his dealing, wise in all his counsel, sympathetic, cour-
teous, loyal, true. Scholar, teacher, friend, he gave
freely of his rich life to all, and in his passing the
University loses one of its most useful members and
the State and South a distinguished scholar and gen-
INAUGURATION PLANS COMPLETE
The Induction into Office of President Graham on April 21 Promises to be an Event of
Plans for the inauguration of President Graham
on Wednesday, April 21, have been practically com-
pleted and will be carried out approximately as indi-
The exercises will be given at 10 :30 o'clock in the
morning with the academic procession. The inau-
gural ceremonies will follow immediately after in
Memorial Hall, and after a brief intermission a
luncheon in honor of the delegates will be served in
Swain Hall. In the evening at 9 :00 o'clock a recep-
tion will be given in the Bynum Gymnasium by the
University to all of its guests.
The program for the day as at present outlined
First division — Student body, except Senior class
and graduate students.
'Second division — Class of 1898.
Third division — Alumni.
Fourth division — County and city superintend-
ents and teachers in public and private schools.
Fifth division — Legislative committees, legisla-
tors. State ofiicers, and Council of State.
Sixth division — Board of Trustees.
Seventh division — Senior class and graduate stu-
Eighth division — Supreme Court Justices.
'Ninth division — ^Representatives of educational
and scientific societies and learned professions.
Tenth division — Representatives of colleges and
Eleventh division — Faculty and officers of the
Twelfth division — Speakers, Governor of the
State, former presidents of the University and Presi-
INAUGURAL EXERCISES IN MEMORIAE HALT,
Governor Locke Craig presiding.
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Invocation — Bishop Edward Eondthaler, of Win-
Address — Abbott Lawrence Lowell, president of
Address — Frank J. Goodnow, president of Johns
Address — Edwin Anderson Alderman, president
of the University of Virginia.
Address — John H. Finley, president of the Uni-
versity of the State of New York.
Presentation of President Graham — Francis P.
Venable, former president of the University.
Administration of the Oatjh of Office — Walter
Clark, Chief Justice of North Carolina.
Induction of President Graham into Office —
Locke Craig, Governor of North Carolina.
Inaugural Address — President Edward Kidder
Greetings from American State universities —
George H. Denny, president of the University of
Alabama ; from North Carolina colleges — W. J. Mar-
tin, president of Davidson College; from the public
schools of North Carolina — J. Y. Joyner, Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction ; from the alumni- —
George Stephens, of Charlotte; from the student
body — T. C. Boushall, of the Senior class; from the
faculty — L. P. McGehee, Dean of the Law School.
Benediction — Bishop Edward Rondthaler.
LUNCHEON IN SWAIN HALL
Following close after the inaugural exercises a
luncheon will be given by the University to the dele-
gates and representatives in attendance. Hon. Jose-
phus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, will serve as
toastmaster, and the ranks of more than five hundred
gTiests can be counted on to furnish a number of in-
The exercises of the day will be concluded by the
reception in the Bynum Gjonnasium at 9 o'clock at
which all the guests of the University will be present.
In order that visitors and alumni may reach the
University on Wednesday in time for the exercises,
the following special train service has been arranged :
The regular train leaving Greensboro at 7 :30 A.
M. will provide special cars for passengers from the
North and others coming from North Carolina points
who reach Greensboro by 7 :30 A. M. These cars
will reach University Station at 9 :07 and will be
brought to Chapel Hill by a special train from Eal-
eigh. A special train will leave Raleigh at 7 :30 A.
M., reaching University Station in time to pick up
the special cars from Greensboro, and will arrive in
Chapel Hill at about 9 :30.
Returning, the special train for Raleigh will leave
Chapel Hill at 6 :30 P. M. It will carry passengers
for Greensboro and points North to University Sta-
tion where they can take the regular 8 :20 P. M. train
THE TAFT LECTURES ON THE PRESIDENCY
Former President William Howard Taft Delivers Three Lectures on the Presidency
Professor William Howard Taft, former Presi-
dent of the United States and now a member of the
faculty of the Yale Law School, was the guest of the
University during the week March 17-19, and inau-
gurated what it is hoped may be made permanent
a series of lectures on phases of American Govern-
ment and Citizenship.
The special phase of government treated by Pro-
fessor Taft was the American Presidency, the broad
theme of his discourses being "The Presidency: Its
Powers, Duties, Responsiliilities, and Limitations."
In his first lecture, Professor Taft considered
especially the veto power, the relation of the cabinet
to the president and to Congress, and the method or
lack of method employed in making appropriations
for carrying on the work of the government. He
strongly advocated the budget system in transacting
the government's business, thought it advisable that
cabinet members should appear in Congress, advised
that amendments to the constitution should be made
only after the most careful consideration, and called
on all Americans to stand by President Wilson in the
hour of crisis with which the government is now con-
The appointing power of the president, wider e.x-
tension of the civil service, laws more considerate
of the rights of aliens, the president's power to make
war, were subjects discussed in the second lecture.
Professor Taft jokingly admitted that the popularity
of a president bore a rather decided ratio to the num-
ber of offices to be filled, and urged that the time and
energy of the president, through an extension of the
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GLIiirSES OF I'ROFESSOR TAFT ON THE CAlil'US
scope of the civil service, should be withdrawn from
the consideration of petty appointments and devoted
to the serious duties incident to the presidential of-
fice. In concluding his second address he spoke in
special praise of the permanent government em-
ployees who are rarely in the limelight but through
whose ability and fidelity to duty the great work of
the government is carried on.
Professor Taft prefaced his third lecture with a
happy reference to his stay in Chapel Hill and fe-
licitated the University upon the fact that President
Graham was to be officially inaugurated as its presi-
dent and leader on April 21st. In this lecture he dis-
cussed particularly the pardoning power of the pres-
ident, the establishment of a court of international
arbitration, and the president's very extensive pow-
ers in all matters involving the nation's foreign policy
During his stay in the village Professor Taft par-
ticipated in a number of social and campus activities.
Following his first lecture he was the guest of Presi-
dent Graham and the faculty at a faculty smoker held
at President Graham's residence. On the 18th he
was the guest of the law school before which he de-
livered a special lecture, and on the 19th he spoke
to the members of the University Debating Union.
After the last lecture he was the guest of the Dur-
ham Bar Association at a special banquet given in
JUDGE PALMER TO SPEAK
Contrary to previous announcement, the bacca-
laureate address on June 2d will not be made by Sec-
retary of the Treasury McAdoo, but by Judge A.
Mitchell Palmer, formerly a member of the House of
Representatives from Pennsylvania and now a judge
of the Court of Claims of the District of Columbia.
Mr. McAdoo accepted the invitation of the Univer-
sity before the date of the meeting of the Interna-
tional Finance Conference had been determined, but
on the fixing of that date found that the commence-
ment date was in unavoidable conflict.
COMMENCEMENT ADDRESSES SCHEDULED
Announcement is made by the Bureau of Exten-
sion that the following professors will deliver com-
mencement addresses during the spring:
M. H. Stacy, Lexington, May 6 ; A. H. Patterson,
Jacksonville, May 11 ; Zebnlon Judd, Graham, May
11; H. W. Chase, Hillsboro, April 30; Collier Cobb,
Wadesboro, May 11; C. L. Paper, Winston-Salem,
May 28; L. A. Williams, Townsville, April 28;
M. C. S. Noble, Seaboard, May 13.
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WILSON WINS THE AYCOCK CUP
In a Splendid Contest, in Which, from Start to Finish, 1000 Boys and Girls from 250 Schools in 91
Counties Participated, the Victory Goes to Misses Lalla Rookh Fleming and Ethel
Gardner, of the Wilson High School
The third amiual final eoutest of the High School
Debating Union of Xorth Carolina was held in
Chapel Hill on April 8th and 9th. Misses Lalla
Rookh Fleming and Ethel Gardner, representing the
Wilson high school, were the successful contenders
for the Aycock ilcmorial Cup. In the final debate in
Memorial Hall they won the decision over Stewart
Cowles and Cowles Bristol representing the States-
ville high school. The query was "Resolved, That
the United States should adopt the policy of subsi-
dizing its merchant marine engaged in foreign
trade." The Statcsville debaters had the affirmative
side, and the Wilson debaters the negative.
In many respects this contest was the most notable
of the three final contests which have been held since
the Debating Union was organized. For the first
time the cuj) was won by two girls. The number of
schools taking part in the finals was larger than had
been the case any previous year. The debaters from
one high school. Almond, of Swain county, traveled
331 miles to reach Chapel Hill, and the debaters from
another school, Manteo, of Dare county, traveled 280
miles. In co-operative efi^ort on the part of students,
professors, and others in Chapel Hill regarding
entertainment for all visitors, the contest was marked.
The debaters and other visitors had a thoroughly en-
joyable and profitable time, and they went away with
the heartiest good wishes for the University.
One hundred and ninety-six debaters representing
49 schools took part in the final contest. These de-
baters were all successful in their triangular debates
on March 26th.
The teams on the afiirmative were divided into
six sections for the first preliminary Thursday night,
April 8, and likewise the teams on the negative were
divided into six sections. From each of these sec-
tions two teams were chosen for a second preliminary
Friday morning, April 9tb. The schools which had
teams making the second preliminary on the affirma-
tive were : Statcsville, Jamestown, Manteo, Pinnacle,
Burlington, Winston-Salem, Ivaleigh, Carthage,
Waynesville, Elise, Lincolnton, and Louisburg. The
schools having teams in the second preliminary on
the negative were: Wilson, Piedmont, Cool Spring,
Hendersonville, Raleigh, Lincolnton, Lowe's Grove,
Manteo, Burlington, Black Mountain, Carthage, and
Lumberton. The schools having teams in the second
preliminaries both affirmative and negative were :
Manteo, Burlington, Raleigh, Carthage, and Lincoln-
THE FINAL DEBATE
Memorial Hall, which in recent times has been re-
quisitioned for use in the final debate, was filled to
its capacity on Friday night, April 9th. A crowd
estimated at 2,000 and composed of debaters, teach-
ers, principals, superintendents, and other visitors,
students and members of the faculty of the Univer-
sity, and citizens of Chapel Hill, was present.
President Edward K. Graham presided over the
debate, and E. R. Rankin was secretary. C. E. Mc-
intosh, a member of the Class of 1911, now chief
clerk in the State Department of Education, Raleigh,
presented the Aycock Memorial Cup to the winning
team in behalf of all the University's inter-collegiate
debater's. The young debaters were given prolonged
cheering as they walked to the stage and took their
seats. A Xorth Carolina flag and a United States
flag formed an appropriate background for the stage.
The Aycock Cup stood directly in the center be-
tween the affirmative and negative speakers.
President Graham expressed a high sense of satis-
faction that the University had as her guests repre-
sentatives of the high schools, "\^^len the University
sees you," he declared, "she sees herself and sees an
occasion that represents Xorth Carolina. She sees
Xorth Carolina's hopes and aspirations on this oc-
casion more than on any other.''
The first speaker on the affirmative representing
the Statcsville high school was Stewart Cowles, 15
years of age. He asserted that the three factors in
the nation's life are farming, manufacturing, and
commerce. The Government has protected its farm-
ing and manufacturing, but lias neglected its com-
merce. On account of the lack of ships, all of our
industries have been hampered. Our nation should
no longer depend on foreign nations to transport its
products. A subsidy of $10,000,000 would be most
effective in Iniildiug up our marine.
The first speaker on the negative representing the
Wilson high school was !Miss Lalla Rookli Fleming,
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DEBATERS, TEACHERS AXD VISITORS ATTENDING TUB FINAL CONTEST OF THE DEBATING UNION
16 years of age. She outlined the argument of the
negative thus : First, the policy of subsidy is wrong
in principle; second it cannot effectively build up a
merchant marine; third, there are other methods
which will bring the desired results; fourth, these
methods are desirable and right in principle. The
policy is wrong in the first instance because it is a
form of class privilege, involving a gift of money
taken from all the people and paid to an individual
or corporation. Subsidies destroy initiative and pri-
vate enterprise, and can never build up a marine.
Cowles Bristol, 17 jears of age, was the second
speaker on the affirmative. He pointed out that 93
per cent of our trade is now carried in foreign vessels
and reiterated that three great forces are at work in
the nation's life. The man of commerce has been neg-
lected in our scheme. A great merchant marine is
needed and is essential for the completion of our eco-
nomic system. Ship subsidies would promote our
foreign commerce and make possible the assertion of
our economic independence. We could adopt the
subsidy policy at a comparatively small cost, $10,-
000,000 a year.
Miss Ethel Gardner, 17 years of age, was the sec-
ond speaker on the negative. She advocated other
methods than the subsidy policy for building up the
marine. A free ship policy, the free labor policy in
employing seamen, and a revision of antiquated navi-
gation laws were recommended. Unnatural restric-
tions have kept our marine from having its normal
growth. With the removal of these restrictions, the
marine will grow of its own accord.
The rejoinders were spirited on both sides and
showed the ability of the young debaters to think
quickly and express themselves forcefully.
The decision of the judges, Messrs. H. H. Wil-
liams, L. P. McGehee, W. S. Bernard, F. P. Gra-
ham, and E. A. Greenlaw stood unanimous for the
In presenting the Aycock Cup, C. E. Mcintosh
paid tribute to the High School Debating Union as
an evidence of the increased and enlarged activity of
the University. In the name of their elder brothers,
the inter-collegiate debaters of the University, he pre-
sented the Aycock Cup to the Wilson team. He
pointed out that each debater present was a winner
even though his name should not be inscribed on the
Immediately after the debate a reception by the ■
Literary Societies was tendered all visitors in the Li-
brary. This proved an enjoyable part of the pro-
gram, affording as it did an opportunity for a general
mingling together in good fellowship.
In carrj'ing through to a very successful conclusion
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STATESVILLE— MESSRS. STEWART COWLES
AND COWLES BRISTOL, AFFIRMATIVE
the final contest, praise should be given for the spirit
of co-operation found everywhere. The members of
the faculty acted as judges in the preliminaries and
the final debate, and entertained in their homes the
29 young ladies who came representing their schools
as debaters. The students acted as ofiicers for the de-
bate preliminaries and entertained the boys and men.
They co-operated heartily in giving the visitors a
good time. The baseball management provided com-
plimentary tickets for the Carolina-Bingham game.
Automobile owmers furnished rides for the visitors.
The Y. M. C. A. gave its building and the time and
energies of its officers to the Debating Union. The
great success of the contest is due largely to the co-
operation found every^vhere.
THE HIGH school debating union
Since its organization in 1913, the High School
Debating Union has met with a remarkable success.
It has infused new life into the school system of the
State. It has been decidedly beneficial to the de-
hater, his school, his community, and the University.
In 1913, 3G0 debaters representing 90 sr^hools in
45 counties took part in the contest. In 1914, GOO
debaters participated representing 150 schools in 61
WILSON— MISSES LALLA ROOKH FLEMING
AND ETHEL GARDNER, NEGATIVE
counties. This year, 1,000 debaters participated,
representing 250 schools in 91 counties.
The Debating Union is a permanent part of the
University's extension scheme. It will be pushed
with much vigor next year.
The list of schools taking part in the final con-
test is :
Angier, Bessemer, Black Mountain, Battleboro,
Belmont, Burlington, Carthage, Clayton, Clinton,
Cool Spring, Derita, Elise, Falling Creek, Gibson,
Gilliam's Academy, Hendersonville, Hillsboro, Holly
Springs, Jamestown, Jefferson, Kittrell, Lowell,
Louisburg, Lowe's Grove, Lumbertou, Manteo, !^La-
plevillc, !Mason's Cross, Nebo, Oak Hill, Ornmi,
Piedmont, Raleigh, Rej'noldson, Rich Square, Ruf-
fin, Statesville, Sylvan, Tarboro, Weldon, Whiteville,
Wilson, Winston-Salem, Yadkin College, Almond,
Lincolnton, Pinnacle, Stoneville, Wapiesville.
GOLDEN FLEECE ELECTIONS
The following men were elected recently to mem-
bership in the order of the Golden Fleece: G. M.
Long, R. B. House, T. C. Linn, Jr., R. M. Home-
wood, F. F. Bradshaw, R. A. McDuffie, F. O. Clark-
son, J. M. Parker.
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PROFESSOR CHARLES WESLEY BAIN, A.M., LL. D.
Pi'ofessor Charles Wesley Baiu, head of the de-
partment of Greek, died at his home on Franklin
Street on March the fifteenth. A few weeks before,
he had successfully withstood a very severe attack
of dilation of the heart, and at the time of the
second attack had so far improved in health that he
liad expected to be able before long to resiime his
college duties. His sudden death was therefore all
the greater shock to the whole community.
Professor Bain was born in Portsmouth, Va., in
186-i. After preparing at Gait's school in Norfolk
and at McCabe's school in Petersburg, he pursued his
collegiate training at the University of Virginia. In
1896 he received the degree of Master of Arts from
the University of the South. He began his career as
teachei' in a private school in Savannah, Ga. He
then taught in the Rugby high school of Louisville,
Ky., and later was classical master at McCabe's
school. From 1895 to 1898 he was head master of
the grammar school at Sewanee, Tenn. In 1898 he
was called to the chair of Latin and Greek at the
University of South Carolina, where he remained
until in 1910 he accepted the headship of the depart-
ment of Greek at the University. In 19i;» the LTni-
versity of South Carolina conferred upon liim the
degree of Doctor of Laws, and in the same year he
was made an honorary memlier of Phi Beta Kappa
by the chapter at the University of Virginia.
Professor Bain was a member of the Classical As-
sociation of the Middle West and South and of the
American Philological Association. Recently, when
a plan was on foot to form a Southern Classical So-
ciety, he was chosen by his colleagTies in the South as
chairman of the committee on organization. For
several years he was an active member of the socio-
logical conference established by the Jeanes Fimd
for the study of the negro problem in the South.
Professor Bain was the author of the First Latin
Book of the Gildersleeve-Lodge Series, a book which
immediately after its pul)lication took rank with the
very best on the market. In 1895 he published with
Ginn & Co. an excellent edition of Book VT of the
Odessey and three years later brought out Book VII.
In 1902 he published with Macmillan «& Co. an ad-
mirable and widely used edition of selected poems of
Ovid. He contributed the article on classical litera-
ture to the Encylclopaedia Americana. The last
thing from his pen was a complete and thorough re-
vision of his First Latin Book, which he saw through
the press just a few weeks before his death. He was,
further, a contributor to the American Jnurnal of
PhUoJoyy, the Nation, the Scwaiiee Review, and the
Studies in Fhilology piiblished by the University.
His writings are all stamped with the marks of the
most thorough-going scholarship and his expression
is characterized by a fine lucidity and accuracy of
statement. His leaning was toward Greek sj-ntax,
and in this field of investigation he was especially
distinguished. The following is quoted from his
former master and colleague, Mr. Gordon McCabo :
"When my old master, the ilhistrious Hellenist,
Dr. Basil L. Gildersleeve, ably assisted by Prof.
Gonzalez Lodge, was bringing out in 1894 the re-
vised and enlarged edition of his Latin grammar (the
best textbook known to me in either English or Ger-
man for advanced students of the Latin language),
the early proof sheets were submitted to me and to
Prof. Bain for suggestions and advice. These proof
sheets were minutely gone over liy both of us and re-
turned with that frank criticism that genuine scholars
always welcome. Prof. Bain's labors were especially
valuable in this revision, and page after page of the
work as it stands today (notably in the 'Syntax')
bears witness to the lu'cadtli nnd accuracy of his
Professor Bain's activities as a member of the
University faculty were extremely varied and valu-
able. He was sometime member of the general ex-
ecutive committee, and during the current session he
had been elected to the advisory committee of the
Dean which administers the discipline of the Uni-
versity. He had served on the athletic committee,
the catalogue committee, the committee on public
lectures, and on many others of importance in the
conduct of the University's atfairs. In all matters
which laid demands upon him for time and thought
he was a generous, conscientious worker, full of con-
structive suggestions and of enthusiastic plans for the
progress of his department and of the University.
He was at all times accessible to colleagues and to
students, and identified himself with the many social
and intellectual organizations which play so import-
ant a part in the life of the campus.
WOODARD AND WEIL TRUSTEES
Two new trustees of the University were elected
during the closing days of the last General Assembly.
They were : Graham Woodard, of Wilson, a member
of the class of 1900, to succeed F. A. Woodard, re-
signed, and Leslie Weil, of Goldsboro, a member of
the class of 1S95, to succeed E. R. Wooten, deceased.
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PLANS FOR REUNIONS ARE ON FOOT
Extensive preparations are being made in Chapel
Hill and by the various classes scattered over the
State and nation for the class reunions which will be
held during the approaching commencement. The
University always extends a hearty welcome to the
classes holding reunions and desires this year to have
an especially large number present representing each
The classes which will hold reunions this com-
mencement are 1914, 1910, 1905, 1900, 1895, 1890,
1SG5. The reunion committee of the University has
sent letters to all members of these classes urging a
full attendance. Every member of each class is
urged to be present. Nineteen nine and nineteen
thirteen set the pace last year when they had 45 men
and 50 men, respectively, present for their reunions.
The word is flung out to the classes this year to sur-
pass this record.
Tuesday, June 1, is Alumni Day. It will be given
over entirely to the alumni. In the morning there
will be the general alumni meeting featured by the
address of Mr. E. D. W. Connor, of Ealeigh, a mem-
ber of the class of 1899, and the reunion exercises of
the diii'erent classes. Each class will have twentj'
minutes at its disposal, and will be represented by
one or more speakers
In the afternoon a baseball game Ijetween two of
the classes will be played. During intermissions of
the game the alunnii "stunts" will be given. It is
hoped that each class will work up a separate "stunt,"
or something of the kind, for presentation at this
time. During the evening the various classes will
hold banquets, dinners, or smokers at difFerent
points on the campus. These gatherings will prob-
ably prove the most enjoyable features of all for the
All who expect to be present for the reunions are
asked to notify E. R. Rankin, of the reunion com-
mittee, Chapel Hill, to that effect. The Carr build-
ing and possibly other doi-mitories will he turned
over to the classes during their stay on the Hill.
In the effort to make the reunions largely attended
and successful in every respect, the reunion com-
mittee at Chapel Hill has asked representatives of the
various classes to act with it, as follows: 1914, Oscar
Leach, Chapel Hill; 1910, W. H. Ramsaur, China
Grove, and D. B. Teagiie, Sanford; 1905, Frank
McLean, 115 East Tlst St., Xew York City, and
,1. K. Wilson, Elizal)eth City; 1900, W. S. Bernard,
Chapel Hill; 1895, Harry Howell, Asheville; 1890,
Dr. J. I. Foust, Greensboro; 1865, H. A. London,
Pittsboro. These men will act as special commit-
tees to work up large attendances of their respective
classes, and to map out programs covering the stay of
their classes on the Hill. They will be glad to hear
from all of their classmates interested in the re-
DRAMATIC CLUB HAS SUCCESSFUL SEASON
The University Dramatic Club recently completed
a sixccessful trip to several of the State's larger cities.
The play presented was Bernard Shaw's "Arms and
the Man." Mr. F. O. Clarkson, '16, acted as busi-
ness manager of the Club during the entire season,
and Prof. G. M. McKie as coach. In the capacity
of coach. Prof. McKie was assisted by Dr. Geo.
Howe, Dr. H. M. Dargan, and Mr. R. H. Thornton.
The schedule for this trip was: Eastern Carolina
Training School, Greenville, March 8 ; Rockingham,
9; Charlotte, 10; Asheville, 11; Xormal College,
Greensboro, 12. Large and enthusiastic audiences
greeted the players at each point, and receptions or
dances were given the members of the Chib after each
The Club was looked after in the different cities
by alumni and friends, as follows : Greenville, Presi-
dent R. H. Wright, '97, and David Moore, '15;
Rockingham, W. N. Everett, 86, and John L. Ever-
ett, '97''; Charlotte, C. W. Tillett, Jr., '09, Heriot
Clarkson, '84, and Col. J. C. Horner; Asheville,
Allen Morrison, '07, Geo. Shuford, Jr., '17, and
Chas. A. Webb, '89; Greensboro, Herman Cone, '16,
and R. M. Vanstory.
The members of the cast were: B. L. ]\leredith,
New Bern ; W. D. Kerr, Greensboro ; C. L. Coggins,
Salisbury ; Bruce Webb, Asheville ; Leon Apple-
white, Wilson ; W. P. M. Weeks, Washington, D. C. ;
H. V. Johnson, Charlotte; J. L. Harrison, Raleigh.
INTER-COLLEGIATE DEBATERS CHOSEN
The triangular debate between the Universities of
North Carolina, Virginia, and Johns Hopkins will
take place on April 24th. Each debate will lie held on
neutral ground as usual, Virginia and Hopkins meet-
ing at Chapel Hill, Carolina and Virginia at Balti-
more, and Carolina and Hopkins at Charlottesville.
The query for the debate is, "Resolved, That the
policy of colonization is desirable for the modern
State." Messrs. Wade Kornegay and G. A. Martin
will represent Carolina on the affirmative against
Virginia, and Messrs. C. E. Blackstock and W. B.
Umstead will represent Carolina on the negative
against Johns Hopkins. Much interest is being mani-
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fested on the Hill in these debates, and the Univer-
sity's representatives are working hard in prepara-
tion for the contest.
A joint conunnnity meeting of the students in the
Orange County Club, the ladies of the town Com-
munity Club, and the citizens of Chapel Hill and
Carrboro was held the night of March 24th in Gar-
rard Hall. It was a community rally in prepara-
tion for the Orange county survey. This survey
will be one of the most complete and significant sur-
veys made any^vhere in the country this year.
Mayor W. S. Eoberson presided over the meeting.
Mr. H. B. Marrow, president of the Orange County
Club, in a brief address stated the object of the meet-
ing. Clear and forceful talks were made by Dr. E.
A. Abernathy, Mrs. Joseph Hyde Pratt, president
of the Community Club, Mr. Marion Fowler, chair-
man of the industrial committee of the Y. M. C. A.,
Rev. K. H. Riggs and Mr. Pearson, of Carrboro.
Prof. E. C. Branson, the guiding spirit of the move-
ment, was called upon and in a short summary ad-
dress, indicated the possibilities for progress wrapped
up in the survey in all the fields of country life and
community welfare. The people in Hillsboro and
on the farms throughout Orange have shown a spirit
of active co-operation in the survey program.
PHARMACY DEPARTMENT STARTS A PUBLICATION
Announcement is made by the department of Phar-
macy that the William Simpson Pharmaceutical So-
ciety of the University will begin in April the issue
of a quarterly journal devoted to matters of interest
to North Carolina Pharmacists. The subject matter
is to be handled in five departments — editorial, scien-
tific research, commercial, locals, and alumni notices.
The publication will carry advertisements and will be
in charge of the following editorial and managing
boards: J. G. Beard, editor-in-chief; W. H. Allen,
assistant editor; E. V. Howell, F. J. Andrews, J.
L. Henderson, J. E. Turlington, editorial staif; R.
A. McDufBe, business manager ; R. H. Andrews, sub-
scription solicitor; J. L. Henderson, advertising so-
licitor; E. V. Kyser, treasurer.
AN ALUMNI CATALOGUE NEEDED
Editor Ai.uma'i Review:
SiK : — There are a number of needs of the Univer-
sity which are more obvious and apparently more
pressing than that of a general catalogue, as for ex-
ample, the problems of housing, teaching and caring
for the rapidly growing student body, the work of
the extension l)ureau, and other things with which we
are familiar, but the need of a general catalogue is
one which is constant and increasing. The fact that
the University has been able to get along without it
up to the present is simply another commentary on
her marvelous resourcefulness and ability to get good
results out of inadequate equipment.
The future growth and welfare of the University
depend largely upon the alumni, and it is of the
highest importance that they be kept mindful of
their alma mater's interest in them and her depend-
ence upon them. The possession of a general cata-
logue would be a vast assistance in keeping in touch
with them and in carrying out any purpose which de-
jjended upon their co-operation and contributions.
The success of The Alumni Review in reviving in-
terest in the old boys shows clearly what can be done
in this direction.
Apart from the usefulness of such a catalogue to
the University itself, would be its value as a contri-
bution to the historical and reference books of the
State. North Carolina has suffered greatly in pres-
tige and renown as compared with other states be-
cause its events and achievements have been chron-
icled with less care and completeness. A general
catalogue of the graduates and students of the Uni-
versity from its beginning to the present time would
certainly be a step towards preserving and rendering
accessible information which would otherwise con-
tinue to mould in musty files and archives. Of course,
the longer this work is delayed, the greater will be
the difliculties attending its accomplishment ; records
become misplaced and forgotten, vahuible papers are
frequently tlirowm away as worthless, and there is
always a danger of fire destroying what cannot be
duplicated or replaced, especially when records are
not preserved in fireproof vaults.
As there are no funds available for this purpose
from the legislature, it appears that the alumni will
have to provide the money and the University do the
work. As a beginning, I suggest that subscriptions
for the catalogue be solicited from the alumni. This
could be done without any expense for postage and
printing by inserting in The Alumni Review, the
Tar Heel and the Magazine, a blank coupon to be
signed and returned, the signer subscribing to the
work at a stated price. Along with the subscription
coupon could be printed another one pledging the
signer to contribute to the expense of the work also.
If proper attention were called to these subscription
blanks editorially in the publications printing them,
there would doubtless be a generous response. It
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could then be ascertained what additional funds
would be required to do the work and arrangements
made accordingly. I should like very much to sub-
scribe for at least one copy of the catalogue and con-
tribute something towards the expense of getting it
Hoping that a definite beginning may be made
soon, I am,
Lawrence S. Holt, Je., '00.
Burlinffton, N. C.
CAROLINA 6— OAK RIDGE 3
Carolina defeated Oak Ridge in the opening game
at Chapel Hill March 26th by the score of 6 to 3.
Williams was on the mound for Carolina and, though
the day was damp and chilly, he showed strong evi-
dence of his old form. Bailey made a pretty catch
in centre. Bruce, Bailey, and Lewis led with the
stick. Both teams fielded well.
CAROLINA 1— WAKE FOREST
In the first college game of the season Carolina
defeated Wake Forest March 29th by the score of 1
to 0. The game was close and exciting at every
turn. Carolina outhit by a good margin but it was
Trusts' stumble after a long fly from Hornig's bat
that enabled Lewis to cross the plate from second
with the solitary run of the game. Shields and Ellis
both pitched gilt-edge ball. Shields was unbattable
in the pinches. Woodall caught a beautiful game
and Zollicoffer made a circus catch in far right.
Summary : Three-base hits — Ellis ; two-base hits
— Trust; sacrifice hits — Ellis; base on balls, off
Shields 3, off Ellis 1 ; struck out by Shields 8, by
Ellis 5 ; left on bases, Carolina 3, Wake Forest 4 ;
umpire, Caddell ; time of game, Ih., 50 m.
CAROLINA AND AMHERST DIVIDE HONORS
Carolina and Amherst broke even. In the first
game Carolina outhit Amherst but Amherst outplay-
ed Carolina. Errors, a wild pitch, and poor base-
running told the story of Carolina's defeat. Patter-
son led at the bat and Pope loosened a paling on the
left field fence.
Amherst 001 100 100—3
Carolina 000 001 000—1
Summary: Stolen bases, Patterson. Two-base hits,
Goodrich, Patterson, Pope. Sacrifice hits, Munroe,
Woodall, Zollicoffer. Hit by pitched ball, Bruce 2,
Zollicoffer. Struck out by Robinson, 11, Williams,
10. Base on balls, off Robinson, 3, off Williams, 2.
Passed balls, See, 2. Left on bases, Amherst 4,
Carolina 12. Umpire, Kluttz. Time, 1 hour and
The second game was an air-tight pitching en-
gagement. Shields and Goodridge to the fore. Bruce
and Swasey featured in the field work. Goodridge
hit a desperate three base hit but died on third.
Score, Carolina 2, Amherst 1.
Summary: Stolen bases, Bailey, Seaman. Sacri-
fice hits, Goodrich, Hornig, Lewis. Three base hit,
Goodridge. Double plays, Brown to Munroe; Pat-
terson to Bruce to Pope, Struck out. Shields 7,
Goodridge 5. Bases on balls, off Goodridge 3. Wild
pitch, Goodridge. Hit by pitched ball, Swasey. Balk,
Shields, Goodridge. Time of game 1 :35. Umpire,
The annual Easter Monday games in Winston
resulted in a dogfall between the Varsity and the
Twins. Currie held Clancy's men to six hits but
lost by a close score. Carolina batted hard and
generally in the second and Williams pitched stingily.
Carolina 000 000 200—2
Winston 000 110 200^
Carolina 310 600 000—10
Winston 000 100 000— 1
CAROLINA 4 — DAVIDSON 3
Carolina defeated Davidson in Charlotte the Tues-
day after Easter by the score of 7 to 3. Shields was
steady with men on and had better all round support
Batteries: Groome, Lawson and Alford; Shields
Two-base hits, Hornig, Patterson, Woodall. Three-
base hit, Austin. Struck out, Groome, 5 ; Lawson, 1 ;
Shields 7. Base on balls, off Shields 2 ; Groome 2.
Hit by pitched ball. Shields by Lawson. Double
play, Somerville to Christenbury to Stough. Um-
CAROLINA TAKES THE SECOND FROM VIRGINIA,
HAVING LOST THE FIRST
Before a record crowd in Greensboro Saturday
April 10th Virginia defeated Carolina by the score
of 5 to 2. Shields, who had shown reliability and
headiness in the previous victories over Amherst,
Wake Forest, and Daivdson, was away off form. His
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balls with stuff on them would not break over the
plate and those which went over without the jump
and the break were smashed to the outer regions.
Williams commissioned for relief in the third inn-
ing, held the heavy hitters well in hand. In the
ninth inning with the air electric with the undying
Carolina song "I'm a Tar Heel Born," Carolina
started such heavy stick work that Coach Ryan had
another pitcher warming up. Zollicoffer, safe on
first, overslid third base when Bailey's two-bagger
was shot back to third from centre. Edgerton, sent
in by Coach Doak as a pinch hitter, promptly
doubled, scoring Bailey. Hornig singled scoring Ed-
gerton. Pope hit to third and was out at first.
Virginia 103 001 000—5
Carolina 000 000 002—2
Summary: Two-base hits, N. (Smith, Stickley,
Bruce, Bailey, Edgerton. Sacrifice hits, Bailey,
Berkley, Phillips, Stickley. Base on balls, off Shields
2 ; off Williams 3 ; off Drummond 4. Struck out,
Shields 1 ; Williams 6 ; Drummond 5. Wild pitch,
Williams. Double play, Patterson, unassisted; Pat-
terson to Bruce to Pope; Lewis to Patterson. Left
on bases, Carolina 8 ; Virginia 7. First base on
errors, Carolina 1. Hits .oft' Shields 5 in 2 1-3 inn-
ings; off Williams 5 in 6 2-3 innings. Time 2:05.
Umpires Adkins and Sisson. Attendance, 5.000.
The size of the crowd, the splendid dance, and the
gala reception on all sides were due in considerable
part to the Junior Athletic Committee of the Cham-
ber of Commerce, John W. Umstead, Jr., '09, chair-
Carolina came back Monday in thrilling sticking
fashion to the quantity of 8 to 5. With the score
in the third inning 3 to 1 against her, Carolina came
in from the field to the accompaniment of unceasing
singing and cheering and straightway pounded and
pushed five men around the bases. Woodall, Bruce,
and Hornig hit savagely through the game. Bailey
and Lewis fielded beautifully. Marshall Williams,
save for occasional wildness, was complete master of
the game at every turn.
Flannagin was replaced by Gammon who stopped
the heavy hitting but not the scoring.
Virginia Ill 100 010—5
Carolina 105 002 OOx — 8
Summary: Earned runs, Virginia 2, Carolina 1.
Two-base hits, Bruce, Hornig. Three-base hits,
Woodall, E. ]Sr. Smith. Left on bases, eight each.
Double plays, Berkeley to Paschall to White. Sacri-
fice hits, Woodall, Zollicoffer, Lewis, E. W. Smith.
First on balls, off' Williams 5, off' Flannigan 2, oft'
Gammon 1. Struck out, by Williams 9, by Flanna-
gin 2, by Gammon 1. Wild pitches, Flannigin 3,
Williams 1. Hits oft' Flannagin, 6 in 3 and 2-3 inn-
ings; oft' Gammon 3 in 4 and 1-3 innings. Time,
1 :50. Umpire, Dr. Adkins.
JUNIOR WEEK FESTIVITIES
Ajjril 8, 9, and 10 are marked as gala days in this
gala year, packed with its Taft, Mott, and What-nots.
Into these three days were crammed the delightful
Junior Week Festivities and the significant high
school debate. Five hundred visitors were here to
add to the gaiety of nations and judges. The high
school debater a:nd the Junior Week girl made us
turn aside for a moment from French I and Eng-
lish IV — gave us pause to forbear those ills we have
and fly to joys we knew not of — to know no more,
aye, there's the rub for in this dearth of spring no
girls will come !
Class theatricals and Junior Prom, tense mind and
free heart, eloquence and laughter all had their hour
upon the stage and then were heard some more.
Juniors declaimed and promenaded ; the Freshmen
ran through "The Perils of Paul ;" the Sophomores
gave a "Chapel Hill Cabaret" scene in which Wil-
lard made a 240 pound Chocolate drop; the Juniors
went down with the "Titanic in Haw River" and the
Seniors climaxed it all by a musical comedy that
stands unique among class stunts. And all the while
ship subsidies resounded to judges and skirts swished
and swirled to music.
The Senior Stimt made the biggest hit of Junior
Week. It was an operetta of the first water ingen-
iously conceived, handsomely staged, and attractive-
ly presented. There was not a dragging moment; it
went with a bound all the way through. The make-
ups, the takeoffs, and the lines were true to form.
The title of the stunt was "The Pill." The heart,
soul, and brain of the play was W. Doub Kerr who
directed, coached, and lived it — and incidentally
played the part of the gypsy mother to a finish.
Mr. Graham Harden played the title roll admir-
ably. His voice was sympathetic and his interpreta-
tion was good. Miss Margaret Berry, a Senior Law
Student, played the part of the Co-ed and gypsy
princess and elicited frequent rounds of ajiplause.
Other personae were:
The College Bull Fitzgerald
The Good Egg : Woollcott
Gypsy Lover and Villain Tamraz
The takeoffs on the profs were catching. Marma-
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duke Cox as Deau Stacy, SlieiJard Bryan as Dr.
Kaper, aud B. B. Holdeii as Prof. Williams out-
Deaned — ^Cholly Leed — and Horaced these estimable
DR. BATTLE PROVIDES FOR A FUTURE PRIZE
Former President K. P. Battle has recently hand-
ed the president of the Xorth Carolina Historical
Society the following self-explanatory letter :
To THE Hon. President of the Xoktii Cakolina
Historical Society :
Sir: I ask the acceptance by yonr Society of a
hermetically sealed tin box containing a copy of the
catalogTie of one of America's largest department
stores in which are descriptions and pictures of prac-
tically all articles used now in the industries and
avocations of the United States. This gift is on the
following conditions :
The box is to be opened in 1965, A. D., and again
in 2015, A. D., and a student designated by the
President of the Society shall write a thesis on the
changes of the preceding semi-centennial jieriod. I
request my descendants of those dates to pay $50
(fifty dollars) to the writer of the thesis. I have no
doul)t that such payment will be duly made, as I have
now seven children and grandchildren, married and
doing well, who agree to this proposal. As I have
also four great-grandchildren, it is almost certain that
my descendants will lie numerous fifty and one hun-
dred years hence.
That the changes will be great and important in
the articles in use in 1965 and 2015 may be gathered
from the fact that the railroad system, telegraphs,
telephones, the machines worked by electricity, air
craft, submarines, and hundreds of other. inventions,
have been made practical since T was born, and most
of them within fifty years.
Hoping that you may be able in health and
strength to assist in opening the box in 1965, I am
Kemp P. Battle.
Chapel Hi]], X. C, February 9th, 1915.
H. M. BLALOCK WINS CARR MEDAL
The festivities of Junior Week were opened with
tlic fourth annual contest for the Carr Junior Ora-
torical Medal between representatives of the Philan-
thropic and Dialectic Literary Societies in Gerrard
Hall at 8 :00 o'clock, Wednesday evening, April 7th.
The meeting was presided over by Dr. C. L. Raper.
The orators from the Dialectic Society were Messrs.
T. A. Kent and J. O. Dysart. ^fr. Kent's subject
was "Education the Eoad to Prosperity," and Mr.
Dysart's "The Course of Democracy in Europe."
The orators from the Philanthropic Society were
Messrs. H. B. Hester and H. M. Blalock. Mr. Hes-
ter's subject was "A New Program for Social Growth
and Expansion," and Mr. Blalock's "Presidential
Party Leadership." The judges. Professors A. C.
Mcintosh, W. B. McNider, and J. M. Bell, decided
the medal had been won by Mr. Blalock.
Y. M. C. A. ELECTS OFFICERS
The following is the personnel of the official family
of the T. M. C. A. for 1915-16: J. Merrel Parker,
president; Eraucis O. Clarkson, vice-president; F.
E. Bradshaw, secretary, and L. H. Edwards, treas-
Work of a distinctive kind was done during the
3'ear ended along the following lines: a lost and
found bureau was established; hundreds of books
were handled by the book exchange; a Boy Scout
camp was formed among the boys of the community ;
work was carried on among the young men of Carr-
boro, the freshman continuation committee was
organized, and the night school for the negroes was
HARVARD CLUB HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING
The Harvard Club of ISTorth Carolina held its an-
ual meeting on the night of March 12th at Chapel
Hill, Prof. E. 1ST. Wilson, of Trinity College, pre-
siding, and Dr. Edwin Greenlaw, of the University,
acting as toastmaster. The following Harvard men
were present : Erom Trinity, Jfessrs. Wilson, Wolf,
Lockhart, Yost, Moore, Hedrick, and Wannamaker;
from Wake Eorest, Prof. McCutcheon; from Caro-
lina, Messrs. Daggett, Cobb, Dey, Greenlaw, Patter-
son, Hanford, Wheeler, Dargan, Starr, Parker and
Royster. Dr. Howe, of Princeton, and Dr. Pratt,
of Yale, were present as g^iests of the club. Mr. E.
F. Parker, of Carolina, was elected secretary-treas-
urer for 1915-16.
Upon the death of Prof. C. W. Bain, Prof. E. C.
Branson was appointed as Prof. Bain's successor as
a member of the Commission for the Study of Negro
l^rolilems in the South.
Prof. Zebulon Judd will attend the sessions of the
Conference for Education in the South, April 27-30,
at T'liattanooga, Tenu. Tie will speak at the superin-
tendents conference on "Types of schools to be in-
cluded in a complete county system."
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The Review is edited by the following Board of Publication :
Louis R. Wilson, '99 Editor
Associate Editors : Walter Murphy, '92 ; Harry Howell, '95 ;
Archibald Henderson, '98; W. S. Bernard, '00; J. K.
Wilson, '05 ; Louis Graves, '02 ; F. P. Graliam, '09 ; Ken-
neth Tanner, '11.
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THE UNIVERSITY IN LETTERS
Cape Fear Cheonicles. By James Sprimt, Ral-
eigh: Edwards & Broughton, lOl-i.
Under the above title Mr. James Sprunt, of Wil-
mington, a trustee of the University and founder of
the Sprunt Historical Publications of the University,
has recently brought out a most attractively printed
and interesting volume concerning the Cape Fear
River and the Cape Fear section in general. The
follovping contributed review gives in detail the char-
acter of .the volume :
Mr. Sprunt's business sagacity and energy have
created an extensive commerce at Wilmington, and
he is widely known as the greatest cotton merchant
in the world. In his early manhood he served the
Confederate cavise as a purser on a blackade runner
and had a career on the sea full of perils and adven-
ture. Treasuring these memories he has delighted
in tales of blockade-running, and he has heretofore
made several interesting publications covering war-
time experiences on the Cape Fear River.
The present volume is a contribution to North
Carolina literature, more extensive in its design and
of a higher order than any of his previous work. It
is not only entertaining and full of interest, as a lit-
erary performance, but it is an important addition to
the historical literature of the State.
Some account is given of every event of conse-
quence occurring on the Cape Fear, and Mr. Sprunt
has increased the intrinsic value of his work by in-
cluding many documents written contemporaneously
with the events or by persons conversant with the de-
tails. The book abounds in entertainment, and here
and there one finds delightful humor. Mr. Sprunt's
composition, especially considering his business ca-
reer, is remarkable for its ease and grace; his style
is excellent, while the diction is singularly pure and
free from blemish.
The opening chapters of the volume treat of the
explorers on river travels, and the distresses that
brought to an unhappy end the first colony at Charles-
ton, on Old Town Creek. Then follows the perma-
nent settlement at Brunswick by the Moores, and,
later, the birth of Wilmington and the rapid inflow
From the narrative one observes that among the
first planters were many men of wealth and culture,
so that there was a notable difference between the
early days of the settlement on the Cape Fear, with
easy and frequent communication with England, and
the conditions that entailed hardships on the settlers
in the remote frontier.
Orton and other residences of similar elegance
were at once erected, while extensive libraries bear
witness to a social life remarkable in a new clearing,
glimpses of which are found in apt quotations from
the writings of Colonel Waddell and Mr. McRee.
Beginning with the return of Mr. George Davis
from the abortive Peace Conference in February,
1861, Mr. Sprimt portrays most admirably the pa-
triotic action of the Cape Fear people throughout the
Civil War. In this he speaks with personal knowl-
edge, and thorough sympathy ; and, so, likewise in his
account of the blockade-running. That episode in
the history of Wilmington has no parallel elsewhere,
and no one has presented it so comprehensively and
masterfully as Mr. Sprunt has done.
Many of the minor incidents in the life of the com-
munity, having local interest, also are presented;
such as the appearance of the Prometheus, the first
steamboat on the river; the visits of Presidents'
Washington, Monroe, Polk, Filmore and Taft: of
Clay, Webster, and Edward Everett, and the honor
paid the remains of Calhoim and of General McKay.
Knowing the benefits the railroads have brought,
]\rr. Sprunt gives ample space to their first introduc-
tion and to their remarkable development; but he
realizes that the chief factor in the commerce of
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Wilmington is the Cape Fear River, and his work is
full and elaborate in describing the development of
navigation on the river.
Mr. Sprunt's conception of a local history has
proved to be an admirable one, and he has been emi-
nently successful in the execution of his design. He
has written an entertaining and instructive volume,
which is not only a credit to the State because of its
literary merit and handsome dress, but a work of
such intrinsic historical value that it will certainly
be treasured by svicceeding generations.
D D D
Mixed Preterites in German. By 0. P. Rein.
Johns Hopkins Press, 1915.
The alumni and other friends of the University
will note with interest the recent publication of an
important book by a member of the University fac-
ulty. This is Mixed Preterites in German, by As-
sistant Professor O. P. Rein, of the German depart-
Dr. Rein's book is published as No. 5 of the series
Hesperia, appearing simultaneously in Germany
(Goettingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht), and Balti-
more (The Johns Hopkins Press), under the direc-
tion of Professor Hermann Collitz, Professor of Ger-
manic Philology, Johns Hopkins University.
The purpose of this monograph, which was pre-
sented to the faculty of Johns Hopkins University
as a thesis for the doctor's degree, is to trace to its
origin the occurrence of strong preterites ending in
-e in 1. and 3. singular, indicative ; and to deter-
mine, to some extent, the geographical distribution
of such forms throughout the various periods from
the earliest recorded usage (11th century) to the
The importance of a thorough-going investigation
of this phenomenon is obvious from the fact (as
noted in the Introduction) that no historian of the
German language has given it adequate considera-
In the Introduction the general statement is made
that the presence of this superfluous -e depends to
some extent upon whether the document under con-
sideration exists in manuscript or in printed form.
Again, in early texts it is difficult to determine
whether the form in question is indicative or sub-
junctive, because the characteristic marks of these
modes were often confused.
Having stated the problem and the limits of his
investigation, Dr. Rein proceeds to tabulate at con-
siderable length (92 pages) the results of his exami-
nation. From the literary monuments of al)Out 900
years are exhibited the instances of the forms under
This collection of material furnishes the basis of
all deductions concerning the prevalence and com-
parative frequency of the -e preterites. It involves
the careful reading of a large mass of literature, the
accurate determination and classification of the oc-
curring forms. It is to be noted incidentally that the
-e forms are shown to be most frequent in the per-
Following this presentation of material are given
at length the opinions of the older German gram-
marians concerning the correctness of the -e forms.
The chief opposition to these forms is found in South
In another section are given the views of scholars
who offer an explanation of the mixed preterites. Dr.
Rein holds that all of these views contain elements
of truth, but that none are adequate. In his final sec-
tion giving his own conclusions, he states that his
treatment of mixed preterites does not attempt to ad-
vance a special theory for explaining the origin and
development of these forms. But in objecting to ex-
planations otherwise offered, he presents considera-
tions based on the historical development of the Ger-
man preterite, which lead to the belief that the mixed
preterites are due to natural tendency in language
unity and sjonmetry of inflection. Under this tend-
ency the 1. and '?>. persons, singular of the strong
preterite indicative received terminations, so as to
make them conform to the general sclieme of tense
Even from this brief notice it will be seen that this
special study is a thorough piece of work. Its broad
scope, careful deductions, and scholarly method will
commend the work to the consideration of scholars.
NEW WORK FOR THE UNIVERSITY
Among the speakers who have visited the Univer-
sity recently, no one has spoken more pertinently
about North Carolina and its future than Bion H.
Butler. In a recent number of the Neivs and Ob-
server he wrote as follows concerning the Univer-
sity's participation in forward movements in the
One thing that is noticeable about the educational
advancement of North Carolina is the departure into
new lines all over the State. It is possible that this
thing of making education more applicable to the
needs of the people has something to do with the
increasing interest in the schools.
Along this line is tlie extension work the Univer-
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sity at Chapel Hill is undertaking. The county club
work seems to be exciting an interest all over the
State, and because the woi-k outlines things of local
interest and jjertains to real problems the people seem
to be taking a hand in the tasks and are reading and
I have half an idea that North Carolina is heading
toward a development in education about on a par
with the development it is pushing forward in all
THE COUNTY CH'B STUDIES
The county study that is outlined by the University
for county work is an innovation in educational
practice as miich of the extension work is. The cen-
tral force of the county study clubs is the North
Carolina Club at the ITniversity. The intent of the
club is to arovise an interest in every county that will
result in the study of county and State affairs, the
comparison of each coiinty with all the others and of
the State with other States to see wherein the counties
and the State might make greater progress.
Probably the work that is represented by the Dur-
ham county schools and by the county study in the
University clubs is the most important thing in
North Carolina at the present time. Like enough
the University is doing on a wider scale what the
county schools are doing in their more restricted
Unfortunately the University is not so situated
that the resident of each district can extend its work,
for the districts can have a voice in how much can be
done by the district by saying how much they will
A THAXK YOU MA^AM ,TOB
The University county club work is a sort of thank
you ma'am job on the side, and a small fund for post-
age and similar kindred incidentals aboiit covers the
amount that may be expended on it. But that will
be remedied in time, and meanwhile the stimulus
given the counties will have started them on their
own route toward broadening the educational facil-
ities of the schools of their districts.
THE UJs'IVERSITY NEWS LETTER
The University is printing a weekly paper, the
News Letter, which it is sending out to the papers all
over the State, and the geniuses who get it up seem
to have a sort of second sight in their faculty of find-
ing pertinent material concerning the progress and
development of the State and the counties. They go
into everything, from the amount of meat each county
buys from Chicago to the attendance at the moon-
A DE_A10CEATIC UNIVERSITY
A feature about the University work is that it is
of the same democratic character as the farm bulle-
tins that are issued by State and Federal agricultural
departments, bringing every subject into the field of
the student who is disposed to read or listen to lec-
For instance the professors of the University, who
go to the counties to lecture without any further cost
than the payment of their traveling expenses, take up
such things as the relation of geology to the soils,
water supply, crops, etc., giving to geology a prac-
tical application that the ordinary man can compre-
hend and feel interested in.
The botanist deals in things that include bacteri-
ology for the housewife, the professor of history re-
fers to the local community as a field for the historian
and possibly nothing comes nearer the mark than
Prof. Walker's lectures on how to meet the newer de-
mands on the school.
THE STATE IS AROUSED
All these things go to show that the school system
of North Carolina is undergoing some marked
changes as well as making progress from the Uni-
versity clear down to the primary school at the cross
roads, and all show equally plain that the State is
aroused, in all sections, and on every social plane.
THE LEONARD C. VAN NOPPFN LECTURESHIP
Leonard C. Van Noppen, A. M., class of 1892,
Queen Wilhelmina Lecturer on Dutch Literature at
Columbia University, has begun a series of lectures
at Eutgers College, in the historic old Dutch town of
New Brunswick, New Jersey. The first lecture on
"The Dutch Renaissance," February 18th, was at-
tended by a large and appreciative audience. Oth-
ers are to follow at short intervals during the re-
mainder of the session.
It is notable that the benefits of this lectureship,
founded only about a year ago at Columbia, have been
extended already to many colleges and universities,
including, besides Rutgers, Amherst, Clark, David-
son, Oberlin, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and
DR. SMITH PRESENTS WAR PAPER
Dr. C. Alphonso Smith has presented the Univer-
sity Library with a complete file of the Frankfurter
Zeitung published in Germany. The file begins with
the outbreak of the war and continues to date, con-
taining a complete story of the war, from the Ger-
man point of view.
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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
— Dr. George A. Mebane is a physician of Greensboro.
— Dr. S. B. Turrentine, a minister and former presiding elder
in the Methodist Church, is president of the Greensboro
College for Women.
— Julian Wood is a farmer, banker, and fisherman of Eden-
— J. A. Anthony is a lawyer of Shelby and is city recorder.
— Rev. J. D. Miller is pastor of St. Andrews Episcopal
— W. C. Riddick is head of the department of engineering
in the -\. & M. College, West Raleigh. He is also vice-presi-
dent of the College.
— Dr. Zeno Brown is a physician at Greenville.
— H. M. Rowe is sheriff of Wilson county, located at Wilson.
— A. D. Ward is a member of the law firm of Simmons and
Ward, New Bern, and is State Senator from his dictrict.
He is president of the Craven County Alumni Association
of the University.
— W. D. Pollock is a lawyer of Kinston.
— W. H. Carroll is a leading lawyer of Burlington and is
president of the Alamance County -Mumni Association of the
— James McGuire is chairman of the board of commissioners
of Davie County and lives at Mocksville.
— J. N. Norfleet, Law '87, practices law in Tarboro.
— -H. R. Starbuck, a judge of the Superior Court from 1894
until 1902, practices law in Winston-Salem.
— R. N. Hackett, formerly Congressman, practices law in
Wilkesboro and is president of the Wilkes Co. Alumni Asso-
ciation of the University.
— Rev. I. W. Hughes is rector of the Episcopal Church at
— O. D. Batchelor is a lawyer in Norfolk, Va.
— ^H. E. Shaw is solicitor of the 6th N. C. judicial district at
— Dr. W. J. Battle is president of the University of Te.xas,
at Austin. Dr. Battle is a native of Chapel Hill and a son of
Ex. -President Kemp Plummer Battle.
— C. W. Toms is vice-president of the Liggett and Myers
Tobacco Co. and is located in New York City.
— Herbert Clement is a leading capitalist of Mocksville.
— Henry G. Wood is in the insurance business at Edenton.
— Rev. Lacy L. Little, a member of the early Carolina foot-
ball teams, is at present on leave of absence from his post of
duty as a missionary in China. His address is Mangum.
— T. W. Valentine is editor of the Western N. C. Times and
manager of the Rector Publishing Co., at Hendersonville.
— It is hoped that the twenty-five year reunion of the Class of
1890 at commencement 1915 will be largely attended. Every
member of the class should endeavor to attend his quarter
century reunion. Write to Dr. J. 1. Foust, Greensboro, in
regard to plans for the reunion.
— J. S. Holmes is state forester of North Carolina, located
at Chapel Hill.
— John Robert Williams is a lawyer and business man of
Clayton, and a trustee of the University.
— James C. Braswell is a prominent banker of Rocky Mount.
— Stephen C. Bragaw is a successful lawyer of Washigton and
a former judge of the Superior Court.
— Victor S. Bryant is a leading lawyer of Durham. He has
been a trustee of the University since 1901.
— J. B. Philbeck is a teacher at Lattimore.
— Gaston Battle is in the insurance and real estate business at
— H. B. Stephens. Law '90, is a prominent lawyer of Asheville
and a former judge of the municipal court.
— Geo. E. Butler who attained the rank of Major in the Span-
ish American War is now located at Clinton and is engaged
in the practice of law.
— G. W. Ward, Law '91, formerly a judge of the Superior
Court, is practicing law in the firm of Ward and Thompson,
— Perrin Busbee, of Raleigh, was recently elected a trustee of
— Bart M. Gatling, attorney of Raleigh, is now postmaster
for that city.
— A. H. Caldwell, a native of Salisbury, is superintendent of
the Transylvania division of the Southern Railway at Bre-
— ^H. B. Parker, Jr., is a lawyer of Goldsboro.
— J. T. Pugh is a lawyer in the firm of Elder, Whitman, and
Barnum, Pemberton Building, Boston, Mass.
— Dr. N. M. Gibbs, med. '93, who will be remembered as a
member of the famous football team of 1892, is a successful
physician of New Bern.
— Dr. C. O'H. Laughinhouse has a large practice as a phy-
sician at Greenville. He is a member of the State board of
— Dr. R. W. Smith is a physician of Hertford.
— Larry L Moore is successful in the practice of law at New
Bern. His firm is Moore and Dunn.
— A. Caswell Ellis, a native of Louisburg, is professor of
education in the University of Texas, at Austin.
— Dr. Chas. Roberson is a successful physician of Greensboro.
— L. E. Barnes is with Hackney Bros, and Co., at Wilson. He
has been with this firm for 14 years.
— W. M. Hendren is a member of the firm of Manly, Hen-
dren, and Womble, lawyers, Winston-Salem.
— T. S. Rollins is a member of the law firm of Martin, Rollins
and Wright, Asheville.
— The twenty year reunion of the class of 1895 to be held
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during the approaching commencement promises to be an
event of much success and significance in alumni circles.
A large representation of the class is expected. Harry
Howell, of Asheville, has charge of arrangements for the
— Alex M .Winston is a successful lawyer of Spokane, Wash-
— William C. Kluttz is practicing medicine in El Paso, Texas.
—Word H. Wood is treasurer of the American Turst Co.,
of Charlotte, and secretary of the North Carolina Railroad
by appointment of Governor Craig.
• — R. W. Allen is superintendent of the Sanford public schools.
— F. M. Stronach is manager of the Raleigh branch of the
Underwood Typewriter Co.
• — George B. Wills is in the building and construction business
in New York, with offices at 101 Park Ave.
— David Collin Barnes, Law '96, is attorney and counsellor at
law at Murfreesboro. He is a trustee of the University, and
a former member of the State Senate.
— D. F. Nicholson, formerly superintendent of the Waynes-
ville public schools, is professor of pedagogy in the Greens-
boro College for Women.
— David Kirkpatrick, .center on the famous football team of
1892, is a farmer in Guilford County, living near Greensboro.
— R. T. Wills is secretary and treasurer of the Wills Book
and Stationery Co., at Greensboro.
— Thos. Hooker is in the bottling works business at Green-
— Dr. D. R. Bryson, at one time a physician of Charlotte, is
now a physician of Bryson City.
— F. J. Haywood is secretary and treasurer of the Brown
Manufacturing Co., makers of cotton goods, Concord.
— H. G. Connor, Jr., a member of the first debating team
which represented the University, is a lawyer of Wilson.
— J. M. Carson is a lawyer of Rutherfordton, and a trustee
of the University.
— Michael Schenck is solicitor of the 18th N. C. judicial
district, at Hendersonville.
— Dr. W. T. Parrott is a successful physician of Kinston.
— W. J. Horney is auditor for the Arctic Ice and Coal Co.,
at Greensboro. He plans to attend the inaugural exercises.
— Robert H. Wright, sometime connected with the Baltimore
City Schools, is president of the East Carolina Teacher's
Training School, at Greenville.
— ^Dr. J. J. Van Noppen is a physician of Spray.
— Charles Hughes Johnston is professor of secondary edu-
cation in the University of Illinois, at Urbana. He is one
of four editors of a new journal entitled Educational Ad-
ministration and Supervision.
— G. S. Ferguson, Jr., is a lawyer of Greensboro, a member
of the firm of Wilson and Ferguson. He is also referee in
— Dr. G. E. Newby, until recently a physician of Newport
News, Va., now practices his profession at his old home,
—P. W. McMullan practices law in Hertford.
— David H. Blair, Law '98, practices his profession in Win-
—The inauguration of Edward K. Graham as president of
the University of North Carolina will take place April 21.
J. E. Latta, Secretary, 207 E. Ohio St., Chicago, 111.
— Dr. J. B. Phillips practices medicine in Battleboro.
— C. R. Hoey, Law '99, of Shelby, is assistant district attor-
ney for the Western N. C. federal district.
— H. M. London is chief deputy in the office of the collector
of Internal Revenue for the eastern district of N. C, at
— E. J. Barnes, formerly superintendent of schools for Wilson
county, practices law in Wilson.
— J. D. Grimes is a prominent lawyer of Washington.
— Dr. E. S. English, med. '99, is a physician of Brevard.
— T. C. Bowie, a leading attorney of Jefferson, is Speaker
of the House of the N. C. Legislature.
— J. D. Grimes is a leading attorney of Washington. His
firm is Ward and Grimes.
— W. S. Wilson has been elected legislative reference libra-
rian for North Carolina. Formerly he was corporation
clerk to the Secretary of State.
— Francis M. Osborne is an Episcopal minister at Charlotte.
W. S. Bernard, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— Plans are maturing for the fifteen year reunion of the
class of 1900, which will be held during Commencement.
Every 1900 man is urged to come back for the reunion and
renew his college friendships and associations. Write to
W. S. Bernard, Chapel Hill, in regard to the program.
— W. E. Hearn, a native of Chapel Hill, is an inspector for
the U. S. Bureau of Soils. Lately he has had charge of work
done in Rowan and Wayne Counties.
— Geo. N. Coffey has moved from Wooster, Ohio, to the
University of Illinois, Urbana, 111.
— J. F. Plummer is engaged in the banking business at Salis-
— C. E. Thompson is a lawyer of Elizabeth City, a member
of the firm of Ward and Thompson.
— T. E. Landquist, Phar. '00, is manager of the Shaflfner-
Landquist Drug Co., Winston-Salem.
— ^Henry Reynolds is a lawyer of Wilkesboro.
F. B. Rankin, Secretary, Rutherfordton, N. C.
— H. D. Bateman, of Greenville, is assistant State bank ex-
aminer for North Carolina with headquarters in Raleigh.
— F. S. Wray is farming at Ridgeway, S. C.
— K. Van Winkle is a lawyer in the firm of Harkins and
Van Winkle at Asheville.
• — T. J. Harkins is a member of the law firm of Harkins and
Van Winkle, Asheville.
— J. H. Folger, Law '01, is an attorney of Mount Airy.
— G. V. Cowper practices law in Kinston. He was last fall
elected president of the Lenoir County Alumni Association
of the University.
R. A. Merritt, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C.
— J. C. Brown is owner and manager of the Pepsi Cola
Bottling Co., at Wilson.
— Chas. A. Jonas is a lawyer of Lincolnton. He is a member
of the State Senate.
— Thos. J. Hill is a member of the firm of Dillard, Hill, and
Axley, lawyers, of Murphy.
— G. Miller Hinshaw is a real estate man and farmer at
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— Dr. R. N. Duffy practices his profession, medicine, at
New Bern. He specializes in surgery.
— J. F. Duncan is attorney and counsellor at law at Beau-
fort. He specializes in admiralty and insurance law, corpora-
tion and commercial law.
— Dr. John A. Ferrell is assistant director general of the In-
ternational Health Commission, with headquarters at present
in Washington, D. C. He expects to move his headquarters
to New York City about May 1.
N. W. W.\LKER, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— J. J. Skinner is investigating soil fertility in the laboratory
of the Bureau of Soils, Washington, D. C.
— R. C. Morrow was a teacher in a mission school in Mexico
previous to last May. At present he is a teacher in a mission
school in the lower Rio Grande Valley, located at San Benito,
Texas. He writes that R. C. Morrow, Jr., virill enter U. N.
C. in about fifteen years.
— Chas. U. Harris is a prominent lawyer of Raleigh, with
offices in the Commercial Bank building.
—J. S. Whitehead is in the general insurance business at
— J. B. Ramsey is president of the First National Bank of
— B. C. Tavis practices law in Winston-Salem.
— J. H. Thompson is a member of the firm of C. M. Thomp-
son and Sons, lumber dealers at Le.xington.
— F. S. Hassell is a member of the firm of Woodard and
Hassell, lawyers, at Wilson.
T. F. HiCKERSON, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— Ernest L. Sawyer is a lawyer of Elizabeth City. He is also
— Lloyd R. Hunt is superintendent of the water and light
system for Lexington.
— T. D. Morrison is a member of the firm of T. S. Morrison
and Co., wholesale and retail vehicle and implement dealers,
— Dr. W. P. Jacocks, formerly state director for the Rocke-
feller Sanitary Commission, has sailed for Kingston, St.
Vincent Island, British West Indies. He will serve as direc-
tor of hookworm and sanitation campaigns for the Interna-
tional Health Commission in St. Vincent Island. The Ra-
leigh Times says that it would not be surprised to hear of
Dr. Jacocks training football teams among the Barbadoes.
— Lawrence S. Holt, Jr., of Burlington, is now engaged in the
management of the Aurora Cotton Mills of Burlington, and
the Gem Cotton Mills of Gibsonville. He is also president
of the Sevier Cotton Mills of Kings Mountain, and vice-
president of Altamahaw Cotton Mills near Elon College.
Dr. Frank McLean, Secretary, 115 East 71st. Street, N. Y.
— The ten year reunion of a class is always a most interesting
occasion. It is desired that every 150S man return and
help make his reunion memorable. Plans for the reunion are
in the hands of Frank McLean, 115 E. 71st St., New York
City, and J. K. Wilson, Elizabeth City. Either of these men
will be glad to send full particulars.
— Ronald B. Wilson is editor of the Waynesville Courier,
— Thomas G. Faucett is a bank cashier in his home town.
— Henry P. Lane, Law 'OS, of Reidsville, is a judge of the
Superior Court of North Carolina.
— ^HjTnan H. Phillips is a lawyer of Tarboro and is solicitor
of the recorder's court.
— Alvis Patterson, Phar. '05, is manager of the Patterson
Drug Co., at Wilson.
— Dermot ShemweU is president of the First National Bank
— F. W. McBrayer is a lawyer of Rutherfordton, a member
of the firm of McBrayer and McBrayer.
— W. O. Watkins, Phar. '05, is manager of the Thompson-
Watkins Drug Co., Rutherfordton.
— Branner Gilmer is a lawyer in the firm of Gilmer and Gil-
— J. G. Adams is a member of the law firm of Merrimon,
Adams, and .'\dams, Asheville, and is judge of the municipal
— Clem Wrenn is cashier of the Deposit and Savings Bank
of North Wilkesboro.
John A. Parker, Secretary, Charlotte, N. C.
— J. S. Calvert is vice consul for the United States at Buenos
Ayres, South America.
— B. S. Warren, Phar. '06, is manager of the Warren Drug
Co., at Greenville.
— J. H. Howell, Law '06, is a member of the law firm of
Howell and Bohannon, at Waynesville.
— E. E. Gray, Jr., is engaged in the fire insurance business
— J. F. Yokley is a business man of Mount Airy.
— H. C. Carter, Jr., is a lawyer of Washington.
— Dr. B. E. Washburn has charge of sanitation and hook-
worm campaigns for the International Health Commission
in Trinidad. His address is Port of Spain, Trinidad.
— Dr. W. H. Kibler is whole time health officer for Nash
County, succeeding Dr. B. E. Washburn, '06, resigned.
— Ray Henry is taking special work in Economics and Law
at Harvard. Formerly he was a chemist in the employ of the
Virginia-Carolina Chemical Co., Richmond, Va.
— The Raleigh Times says editorially: "Although nobody has
mentioned it, the wayfarer does not need to be told that
Victor Lee Stephenson, erstwhile of Statesville, is helping
Colonel Wade Harris put some punch in the Charlotte
—James W. Osborne, a native of Charlotte, is a lawyer in
New York City.
C. L. Weill, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C.
— W. S. Dickson, formerly with the Asheville Cacette News
is now city editor of the Greensboro Daily News.
— J. Burt James, a former captain of the varsity nine, is a
lawyer of Greenville and is mayor of the city.
— W. H. Pittman is making a success as superintendent of the
Edgecombe county schools, at Tarboro.
— R. T. Fountain, Law '07, is a successful lawyer in Rocky
—J. B. Whittington, Phar. '07, is now a physician of Winston-
Salem. At one time he was assistant in the University Phar-
— E. B. Jeffress is business manager and part owner of the
Greensboro Daily News.
—J. H. D'Alemberte is with the Fisher Real Estate Agency,
200 S. Palofax St., Pensacola. Fla.
Jas, A. Gray, Jr., Secretary, Winston-Salem, N. C.
— F. B. Hendricks is living in Hillsboro and is building a
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large steam auxiliary plant for the Southern Power Co., near
— Chas. A. Hines, Law '08. practices his profession in Greens-
— Dr. J. B. Watson, M. D., '08, is a successful physician of
Raleigh, with offices in the Tucker building.
— E. G. Bond is a lawyer of Edenton.
— L. W. Gaylord is a member of the law firm of Gaylord
and Gaylord at Plymouth.
— L. A. Walker, Law '08, is a successful barrister of Lexing-
—Wiltshire Griffith, Phar. '08, is manager of the Rose Drug
— Dr. H. B. Rowe, Med. '08, is a physician of Mount Airy.
— H. C. Caviness, Law '08, practices law in Wilkesboro. He
was a member of the General Assembly in 1911.
— G. V. Harper continues with the circulation department of
the Charlotte Observer.
— F. L. Huffman is with the Blue Ridge Furniture manufac-
turing Co., at Marion.
O. C. Cox, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C.
— Elden Bayley is with the Calfway Milker Co., 30 N. Michi-
gan Ave., Chicago, 111.
— K. D. Battle is a lawyer at 603 Symes Building, Denver, Col.
— Martin F. Douglas, the author of some good poems during
his college days, practices law in the firm of Douglas and
— E. R. Oettinger is a partner in the mercantile firm of
J. and D. Oettinger, at Wilson.
— Jno. M. Queen is a lawyer and Police Justice at Waynes-
— Frank D. Crawford is assistant paymaster for the R. J.
Reynolds Tobacco Co., at Winston-Salem.
— R. S. Scott is with the Williams and Sheltou Co., wholesale
dry goods dealers, of Charlotte.
W. H. Ramsaur, Secretary, China Grove, N. C.
— The class of 1910 is planning to hold a record five year
reunion at the approaching commencement. Plans for the oc-
casion are in charge of W. H. Ramsaur, China Grove, and
D. B. Teague, Sanford. Either of these men will furnish
— T. T. Murphy is superintendent of schools for Pender
County, at Burgaw.
— A. H. Wolfe, president of the class of 1910 during its
senior year, is teaching History and coaching debaters in the
Durham high school.
— Joseph Henry Johnston, at one time principal of the Haw-
fields high school, is taking special work in education in the
University of Illinois, at Urbana.
— ^Thos. P. Nash, Jr., who formerly was located in Wilming-
ton, now resides in Elizabeth City.
— Edward C. Jerome of Salisbury leads the Yale debating
team this year in the triangular debate with Harvard and
— ^S. S. Nash is engaged in the fire insurance and mercantile
brokerage business at Tarboro.
— E. C. Bivens, Law '10, is an attorney of Mount Airy.
— Lindsay Warren is a lawyer of Washington, a member of
the firm of Warren and Daniel.
— J. H. Bonner is a lawyer in the firm of Rodman and Bonner,
— Nixon S. Plummer, one of the best newspaper men who
have gone out from tlie University recently, has resigned the
position of city editor of tlie Greensboro Daily Ne'cvs.
— In the recent medical examinations in Alabama, Lee F.
Turlington headed the list of successful applicants. He is
at present with tlie St. Vincent Hospital, Birmingham.
I. C. MosKR, Secretary, Graham, N. C.
— Geo. E. Wilson, Jr., Law '11, is in the general insurance
business, 10 E. 4th St., Charlotte.
— Dr. N. F. Rodman is with the Presbyterian Hospital at
— M. A. White is assistant actuary in the home office of the
Southern Life and Trust Co., at Greensboro.
— H. L. Newbold, a native of Elizabeth City, is with the
Merchants National Bank, Raleigh.
— W. B. Ellis is with the Sou. Pub. Utilities Co., of Winston-
Salem. Formerly he was at Lynn, Mass.
— Kenneth Tanner is treasurer of the Cleghorn Mills, manu-
facturers of fine combed yarns. Rutherfordton.
— I. C. Moser has located at Graham for the practice of his
— L. E. Hesterly, Phar. '11, is with the Justus Pharmacy,
— Jas. A. Hutchins, Phar. '11, is proprietor of Hutchins Drug
— Dr. John T. Dobbins is an instructor in chemistry at the
A. & M. College, West Raleigh.
— Eugene C. Ward is a member of the law firm of Smathers
and Ward, Asheville.
— Dr. W. P. Belk is with the Episcopal Hospital, Philadelphia.
— Edgar W. Turlington was successful in the effort to secure
license at the recent law examinations in Alabama. He is
located in Birmingham.
— V. W. Osborne is an instructor in physical training at the
Stone Mountain Academy. Stone Mountain, Ga.
C. E. Norman, Secretary, Columbia, S. C.
— Wm. B. Cobb is investigating soil fertility and crop adap-
tation in the Mississippi delta lands, working from Pine
— Wm. Myers Jones has joined the city staff of the Charlotte
Observer and will act as sporting editor during the baseball
— ^C. R. Thomas, Jr., of Chicago, spent a few days on the
Hill recently. He is in the magazine business, connected
with the editorial side of Engineering and Contracting.
— Joel R. Hill, a native of Lexington, is an architect at Win-
ston-Salem, with offices in the Wachovia Bank Building.
Formerly he was in Richmond.
— F. B. Hooker is in the leaf tobacco business at Greenville.
— Ale.x Webb, Phar. '12, is manager of the Wilson Drug Co.,
— Page K. Gravely, Law '12, is senior member of the legal
firm of Gravely and Gravely, Rocky Mount.
— H. L. Parish, Jr., continues as purchasing agent for the
Durham Traction Co., at Durham.
— J. G. Nichols continues as assistant State bank examiner
for North Carolina, with headquarters in Raleigh.
— K. E. Bennett, Phar. '12, is manager of the Bryson City
Drug Co.. at Bryson City.
— R. M. Hanes is secretary and treasurer of the Carolina
Ice and Coal Co., Winston-Salem. Following his graduation
from the University in 1912, he took a year's course in busi-
ness administration at Harvard.
THE ALUMNI REVIEW
— W. W. Rankin, Jr.. A. M. '12, is this year pursuing special
work in mathematics at Harvard University.
— J. R. Sloan is making a success as superintendent of
schools in his home town, Franklin.
— Tom Moore lives in Webster and practices law in Sylva.
He was a clerk to the last General Asembly.
A. L. M. Wiggins, Secretary, Hartsville, S. C.
— The marriage of Miss Pauline Lawton and Mr. A. L. M.
Wiggins will take place April 28th in Hartsville, S. C.
— J. L. Parker is county surveyor for Hertford County,
located in his home town, Ahoskie.
— F. M. Grice, Jr., is with the Sharber and White hardware
company in his home town, Elizabeth City.
— H. H. Boone, Phar. '13, is with the Standard Pharmacy,
— T. S. Hughes is with the firm of Banks and Hughes,
wholesale grocers, Elizabeth City.
— Robert C. Jurney has resigned his position with tlie North
Carolina Soil Survey and accepted a position with the United
States Soil Survey. He is located at present in Alexandria,
— T. J. Hoover continues as principal of the Onancock High
School, Anancock, Va.
— F. H. Higdon is with the Cleveland Grocery Co., wholesale
dealers, at Cleveland, Ga.
— F. H. Kennedy is principal of the boys department of the
Lees-McRae Institute at Plumtree. He expects to enter the
Harvard Law School next fall.
— T. M. Ramsaur is assistant principal of the Wilmington
— Lowry Axley is this Spring principal of the Denton High
School. Formerly he was engaged in practicing law at
— F. E. Howard is principal of the Abbottsburg high school.
— Geo. P. Wilson, instructor in English at the Texas A. &
M. at College Station, has an article in the current number
of the "Educational Review."
— Dr. H. F. Stevenson has located in Waterloo, N. Y. for the
practice of dentistry.
Oscar Leach, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— The custom of holding one year reunions is proving popu-
lar. Nineteen fourteen is planning to surpass the record of
fifty men present which was made by 1913 last Commence-
ment. Write to Oscar Leach, Chapel Hill, in regard to plans
for this coming big reunion.
— J. T. Pritchett is connected with the business management
of the Caswell Training School, at Kinston.
— Geo. H. Ward is a lawyer in the firm of Morgan and
— Hugh Mease is with the Champion Fibre Co., in his home
STATE HIGHWAY COMMISSIONERS
The foll(nving University professors and ahunni
are members of the recently created State Hic,hway
Commission: Gov. Locke Craisr, chairman; Dr. J.
H. Pratt, secretary; and Messrs. T. F. Hickerson,
Wallace Riddick, and G. V. Roberts, commissioners.
Mr. Eennehan Cameron, a trustee of the University,
is also a member of the commission.
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