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OPINION AND COMMENT
October 12, 1793 — The Laying of the Corner-Stone —
October 12, 1916 — Dr. Edwin Mims— Applied
Loyalty — Alumni Meetings and Live Ideas
— Looks Like a Landslide — Teaches
This Fable — Other Alumni Sugges-
tions — A Big Producer — Great-
Oaks and Little-Acorns
The One Hundred and Twenty-Third Anniversary
is Fittingly Observed
THE PRESENTATION OF THE PLATE
Grand Master Andrews Presents the University
with Plate from the Corner-Stone of the Old
ALUMNI REMEMBER ALMA MATER
Letters and Telegrams from Alumni and Friends
Bring Messages of Cheer and Love
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THE ALUMNI REVIEW
OPINION AND COMMENT
"The sweetgiims and dogwoods and maples were
relieving with their russet and golden hues the gen-
eral green of the forest. A long
OCTOBER 12, 1793 b . . ,-- . ., » °
procession of people for the nrst
time is marching along the narrow road, afterwards
to be widened into a noble avenue. Many of them
are clad in the striking, typical insignia of the Ma-
sonic Fraternity, their Grand Master arrayed in the
full decorations of his rank. They march with mili-
tary tread, because most of them have seen service,
many scarred with wounds of horrid war. Their
faces are serious, for they feel that they are engaged
in a great work. They are proceeding to lay the
foundations of an institution which for weal or woe
is to shape the minds of thousands of unborn chil-
dren; whose influence will be felt more and more,
ever widening and deepening as the years roll on, as
one of the great forces of civilization."
Such is the picture of the first day of the Uni-
versity as given in Dr. Battle's History. A letter
from General Wm. R. Davie written on October
30, 1793, describes the central fact of the great oc-
casion in vivid detail:
"On the tenth [sic] instant the Commissioners, ap-
pointed by the Board of Trustees of the University
THE LAYING °^ ^is State, met at Chapel Hill
OF THE for the purpose of laying the corner-
CORNERSTONE stone 0± - ^ p rcsellt building and
disposing of the lots in the village. A large number
of the brethren of the Masonic Order from Hillsbor-
ough, Chatham, Granville and Warren attended to
assist at the ceremony of placing the corner-stone;
and the procession for this purpose moved from Mr.
Patterson's at twelve o'clock in the following order:
The Masonic brethren in their usual order of pro-
cession ; the Honorable Judge Macay and other pub-
lic officers; then followed the gentlemen of the vic-
inity. On approaching the south end of the building,
the Masons opened to the right and left, and the Com-
missioners, etc., passed through and took their place.
The Masonic procession then moved on round the
foundation of the building and halted, with their
usual ceremonies, opposite the south-east corner,
where William Richardson Davie, Grand Master of
OCTOBER 12, 1916
the Fraternity, &c, in this State, assisted by two
Masters of Lodges and four other officers, laid the
corner-stone, enclosing a plate to commemorate the
Once again, "the sweetgums and dogwoods and
maples were relieving with their russet and golden
hues the general green of the for-
est," one hundred and twenty-
three years after Davie and his associates in their
wisdom had the vision of a great democratic institu-
tion to rise from the cornerstone they laid. On the
brass plate that commemorated the event, and that
they enclosed in the stone, they engraved, "Sit aere
In all of the long history since October twelfth,
1793, surely the University never knew a fairer, more
beautiful day and a happier birthday than that of
191G. Hundreds of telegrams bringing messages of
love and loyalty from all over the land; the largest
student body in her history, making a procession that
reached in double file from the Alumni Building to
Memorial Hall ; the consciousness of the cordial sup-
port of practically all classes of people in the State;
a message of rare power and beauty from the speaker
of the day. and finally the almost miraculous restora-
tion of the plate enclosed in the corner-stone after
strange and unknown wanderings from its home, —
all of this good fortune made this latest birthday one
of unusual joy.
The happiest feature of the celebration in Chapel
Hill was the return of Doctor Edwin Mims, now pro-
fessor of English in Vanderbilt
University. N"o man ever serv-
ed the University of North Carolina more devotedly
and with truer affection than he. President Graham
in presenting him paid him a tribute to which all
alumni will heartily subscribe:
"It is our pleasure to bring to the University on
this day each year some representative figure from
the field of statesmanship or scholarship in the nation
at large. < )ur guest today, I might present to you on
the strength of the national honors he has won as a
speaker, author, scholar, and teacher.
DR. EDWIN MIMS
THE ALUMNI REVIEW
"For all of these high excellencies we acclaim him
here, and for the rarely fine and generous spirit in
which he has expressed them all.
"But more than this we welcome him here again
in the fellowship that goes deeper than any sort of
learning or achievement, He worked and lived with
us here for three years : not as one who serves in a
spirit of mournful kindness, — not solemnly nor stol-
idly as one who carries a burden, but eagerly, even
blithely, — as one who knows in what he has believed
and sees his faith happily justified in his daily work ;
whose inward vision appears somehow to bring that
freedom that is the end of all effort, who is affection-
ate as well as efficient, keenly critical yet wholly
loyal and enthusiastic, with an appraising sense of
superiorities without an uncomfortable effect of being
himself superior: a normal, hearty human being
whom conventional culture serves only to nourish and
"The University claims essential kinship with this
vital alchemy of the spirit. And we still claim Doc-
tor Mims for this memory of him that freshly ling-
ers here; and for the reality of his spirit that will
always live here with us. We honor him as a scholar
and a man of letters, and as a great teacher, but we
rejoice to welcome him as a friend.
"It is my happy privilege to present to you Dr.
Edwin Mims, at present of Vanderbilt University,
and always of the University of North Carolina !"
The speech of Doctor Mims, which was delivered
without full manuscript, is given inadequately and in
part elsewhere in this issue. It produced a delight-
ful and profound impression on the large audience
that heard it, and is reckoned among the great
speeches delivered here in recent years.
The interesting story of the restoration of the
plate from the cornerstone is told elsewhere in this
issue, but we take occasion to celebrate
LOYALTY nere ^ e P ar * *^at three alumni played
in it, not because of any extraordinary
trouble they took, nor generous sacrifice they made;
but because it is typical of the tremendous service
constant vigilance and a little activity on behalf of
the University would be, if her army of alumni were
always watchful of her interest.
T. B. Foust, '03, now of Clarksville, Tennessee,
because he could dimly descry the word "Davie" on
a dirt encrusted plate, felt that it had a possible con-
nection with the history of the University, and was
therefore sufficiently interested to take it to a labora-
tory to find out; Doctor A. K. Shaw, '84, who also
happened to live in Clarksville, took the trouble to
take the matter up with one of the State papers; A.
B. Andrews, Jr., '93, of the hundreds who saw Doctor
Shaw's letter, was the one whose interest took the
form of immediate action and brought the plate back
to the spot where it will always be treasured as a
sacred symbol of the faith and wisdom of the fathers
of the University. To each of these alumni, the Uni-
versity acknowledges a debt of gratitude. Their
names will always be linked with its history when-
ever this remarkable story is told.
Numerous alumni meetings were held at various
points in the State and outside. In addition to the
general good feeling and loyalty
^-H, M ^J,^ IEET " revived by these gatherings, certain'
LIVE IDEAS definite ideas proposed and carried
out by them have immediate value.
The alumni of Dunn, N. C, under the leadership
of Nat Townsend, '05, sent in signed Alumni Fund
cards for every alumnus in Dunn, each card accom-
panied by a check.
The thought took hold of Townsend that it would
be a wonderful thing in the life of the University of
North Carolina if it would become a tradition that
every alumnus would have an active share in its life,
and make the Alumni Fund a living tribute of their
gratitude and sure testimony of their faith. But
Townsend did not merely contemplate the wonderful
possibilities of that idea, and say "Great, if we could
do it" ; and he did-not stop at the next step, and say,
"I'll do my share" by sending in his own card; he
assumed that other men were as interested and as
loyal as he, and that all that was needed was a little
He got busy, and in an hour or two the thing was
done in Dunn !
Just as we were making up the forms for this is-
sue, a large envelope came into the alumni office with
twenty-two Alumni Fund cards.
These came from Greensboro
alumni, and with them came the
statement that others would follow. All of which
illustrates once more that a big idea is not merely
contagious; it is common to everybody. Just about
the time that the idea of looking out for the Fund
in his town and county hit Townsend, the same idea
took hold of J. W. Umstead, Jr., '09, C. B. Whar-
ton, '12, M. Bobins, '08, of Greensboro. They made
a quick canvass of the alumni, and gave every alum-
nus a chance "to obey that impulse."
THE ALUMNI REVIEW
Big ideas are common enough. We all have 'em.
What is uncommon is somebody to put them across.
The man who gets ideas born into deeds is the man
who counts in the balance sheet of the universe.
If a committee of three or five — self-starting — in
every town in the State, and in the larger cities out-
side, would devote a half-dav to car-
THIS F\BLE r y m S out tms idea, wonderful results
would be attained with proportionate-
ly small trouble and little sacrifice on the part of any-
body. This plan of organization brought the Cornell
Fund up to $100,000 per year.
There is half a million dollars in our six thousand
alumni watchfully waiting to be gathered into the
Alumni Fund. Most of it is is in the form of a
strong but vague desire to "do something really big
for the University" ; part of it has taken a little more
definite shape in a resolution to contribute to the
Fund "sometime soon;" some of it has gone further,
as in the organized unanimous response of recent
classes and of the classes of 1S95 and 1905, under
the leadership of H. H. Home, '95, and W. T. Shore,
'05. The cash contributions of 1905 already paid in
amount to $1,279.50 and a total of fifty members
of the class, or 90 per cent, have a share in it.
If within the next few weeks some alumnus in
each class and some alumnus in each town or county
would see to it that each member of that class and
cadi alumnus in that town or county would have a
chance to contribute to the Alumni Fund, the next
Review would announce that the Fund by the end of
the year would reach $100,000.
Pledge cards may be typewritten, or printed cards
obtained from the Review.
The Guilford County Alumni Association, owing
to conflicting local events, postponed the celebration
of University Day, but they let
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SUGGESTIONS f ^ e P e °pl e know of what they
were thinking. The alumni com-
mittee supplied each alumnus in Guilford with white
and blue ribbons, and these were worn throughout
the twelfth. This has led to the suggestion that the
plan be adopted as a custom everywhere. The gen-
eral alumni committee would be glad to furnish
alumni everywhere with these colors a few days be-
fore the twelfth, and would welcome suggestions as to
fceful form in which to arrange the ribbon in an
emblem that would be more or less standardized.
The Davidson County Alumni Association, at its
meeting in Thomasville, resolved to come to the Uni-
sersity next year in a body for the celebration. At
present it seems likely that an important football
game will be played on Emerson Field on the after-
noon of the twelfth, and the day made the occasion of
a great alumni home-coming. In that event, a part of
the academic parade will be given over to county and
city alumni organizations, and we expect to have at
least twenty-five such organizations in line. It has
been suggested that a loving cup be given to the
county having the greatest per cent of its alumni in
The Mecklenburg Association, which always has
a successful celebration, repeated this year, and ef-
fected an organization that promises to set the pace
for the State in showing what can be done when alum-
ni are really on the job. Under the leadership of W.
T. Shore, '05, one of that fine type that believes that
to be an alumnus means to be a live bit of the Univer-
sity always and everywhere, this association plans to
see to it that every interest in the University is thor-
oughly covered in Mecklenburg. Shore is going to
see, for one thing, that every alumnus in the county
gets the Review, on the theory that the best way to
help the University is to know about its work. He
has appointed a University Welfare Committee with
a representative on it from each part of the county,
to the end that the people may understand and use
" ' ' ' ' but we think that a volume con-
taining the gist of the North Carolina Club Studies
that the Universitv News Letter has
PRODUCER ' jeen running ought to be placed in
every public school in the State."
This from the editorial columns of the Greens-
boro Neivs — a fine compliment from a finely intelli-
gent source — comes to this office just as The North
Carolina Club Year Book for 1916 goes to press.
The N. C. Club Year Book is just what the News
is prescribing for universal consumption: it is a col-
lection of the studies made by the Club during the
year. It will prove immediately to be one of the most
valuable books ever issued in the State. Its present
form is due to a suggestion made last year by Law-
rence S. Holt. J,-., '04, of Burlington.
Mr. Holt is a business man, and deals with large
affairs, but we venture that by the time this idea
that he sent to the University stops traveling, it will
be the biggest and most influential piece of business
he ever did.
THE ALUMNI REVIEW
A large number of alumni live under the delusion
that the only sort of service an alumnus can perform
for his Alma Mater is by giving
GREAT-OAKS ] 1(T a ],ig- check some time or oth-
LITTLE-ACORNS er; or (if he is extremely patri-
otic) by going out to hear the
Glee < 'lub when it strikes town. The foregoing para-
graphs are illustrative of the hundreds of little things,
the doing of which are significant in the life of the
institution. When a man does them, he does them
not merely for the institution, but for the commun-
ity in which he lives, and for the State. One other
point of service rendered by alumni during the past
year occurs to the Review, as it ruminates on this
matter, and that it mentions because of its import-
ance and because it is a lead that can be followed
by any alumnus anywhere. It is publicity for the
work of the University. JSTo public institution can
live its full ife without people knowing about it, and
calling on it, and using it.
This past year an alumnus was riding on the train
with Doctor John E. Mott. Mott had just been on
a three days' visit to the University. The alumnus
(it was C. W. Tillett, Jr., '09) asked Doctor Mott
about his inside impression of the moral and religious
life of the college. The reply that he got was em-
phatic and detailed. It greatly pleased Mr. Tillett;
but he didn't stop there. He got permission from
Doctor Mott to quote him. The result was an inter-
view that all the papers gladly carried, and that did
the University a tremendous amount of good.
Hundreds of alumni got a copy of Professor Bran-
son's bulletin on the Carolina mountaineer, and all
that read it must have thought it not only interesting,
but instructive and valuable from many points of
view. One alumnus who thought so (Mr. R. D. W.
Connor, '99) called the attention of the papers to it,
with a note of comment. One paper reprinted the
whole bulletin, and thereby attracted to it national
Many alumni have been interested in the postgrad-
uate classes in medicine, conducted by the Univer-
sity this summer. One alumnus who thought the
plan a real contribution to educational progress wrote
a brief description of it to the Bureau of Education.
The result was that the Bureau issued a special let-
ter on it, and sent it to every college in the country.
Every paper in the State should carry items about
the work of the University — what it is doing and can
do for the people of the community. The best way to
get this necessary and true publicity is to get it
through the local alumni.
Every alumnus can be a sub-station for radiating
light of University service into every corner of the
One point Doctor Minis stressed in his University
Day address is the need of a great idea — a truly
great vision — as the ground
THE GREAT IDEA: wor ]j f or ^ e development of a
ARE WE READ i ... ...
FOR IT? great lite, a great institution ;
particularly this institution.
In the Research Magnificent of Mr. H. G. Wells,
there is a sentence or two in which somewhat the
same thought is brought out : "The significant, the
essential moments in the life of any one worth con-
sideration are surely those moments when . .
he faces toward certain broad ideas." It is in getting
this vision, says Mr. Wells, that the drama of the
modern career begins, whether of the individual or
of the institution.
The drama of the modem career of the University
of North Carolina inheres in the sort of vision we
get of its function in the upbuilding of the State,
and the plans we outline for its fulfillment.
What a splendid task that is ! It is too great for
one man, or for one small group of men. Nor will it
be greatly accomplished by accident, nor by manifest
destiny. What ever lines of beauty and power take
form in the comnig years will come from wise and
deeply conceived planning, superior and detailed in-
sight, grim determination. It will come through the
active co-operation of the whole body of alumni and
indeed of the whole State.
President Graham has suggested that we clarify
and define now our ideas of the development of the
University during the next ten years. What things
should the University strive for, what policies shape
up and carry out in its many-sided life; what new
construction should it undertake first? These are a
few of the hundreds of questions that need to be
wisely answered if we are to make the institution
what it should be. They need to be thought out and
talked out and sketched out and — done!
Would it be possible to get fifteen or twenty alumni
from various points in the State to come to Chapel
Hill for a day this fall and discuss the lines along
which University progress should be directed during
the next ten years?
Who are the best men you can think of to be in-
vited to such a conference? Send us their names.
Would you be interested in coming yourself?
Doctors 1ST. St. G. Vann, '13, I. M. Boykin, '12,
and P. A. Petree, '13, are with the ambulance of the
American Hospital at Paris.
THE ALUMNI REVIEW
The Review joins with the hundreds of alumni,
with the students, the faculty, and the citizens of the
town in expressing its deep and
lasting regret that Doctor Charles
H. Ilerty has tendered his resigna-
tion as head of the department of chemistry. Doctor
Ilerty's going is a sharp and heavy loss to every side
of University life. His interests and activities were
too broad and varied during the decade that he has
worked here, his service too valuable in every field,
not to make his going a clear calamity. In the labo-
ratory and lecture room, in important committee
work, in the church, in town affairs, in the State and
nation, he gave himself freely, .effectively and hap-
pily to every University interest. The vacancy left
by the loss of such a man can never be filled.
The One Hundred and Twenty-Third Anniversary is Fittingly Observed
A masterful address by Dr. Edwin Mims, head of
the department of English in Vanderbilt University,
scores of messages of love and cheer from Carolina's
sons scattered over the state and nation, and the pre-
sentation to the University of the long-lost plate from
the cornerstone of the Old East Building, combined
to make the celebration on October 12th of the one
hundred and twenty-third aniversary of the founding
of the University a memorable occasion.
The students, members of the faculty, and alumni,
formed a procession from the Alumni Building to
Memorial Hall in a line extending over this entire
distance. Following the invocation by Rev. W. D.
Moss, of the Presbyterian Church, and the singing of
the University Hymn, President Graham introduced
Doctor Mims, referring to him as "now of Vander-
bilt University and always of the University of North
Dr. Mims' Address
Dr. Mims said in part :
You will pardon me, I am sure, if I do not on this
occasion speak of the European War. Nor do I
intend to talk to you about subjects that are quite
familiar to this audience, such as democracy, the
University and the State, the Public Duty of Edu-
cated Citizens or the Scholar in a Republic. I seem
to hear now lingering in this hall the echoes of such
addresses delivered in former years. Nor do I in-
tend in this presidential year to attempt to solve the
problems, political and social, that will be discussed
quite fully on the platform and on the hustings dur-
ing the coming weeks. Whatever problems remain
to be solved after the election I leave to the mature
consideration of the representatives of your literary
societies in the forensic contests of this academic year.
To attempt to enlighten you upon educational theo
ries or practices seems quite too adventurous to one
who knows something of the conflict of opinions that
must still lie characteristic of my former colleagues.
If I turn away from these time-honored and yet
alluring subjects, I am not quite sure that 1 am less
bold or less adventurous in announcing tin' subject
which I have chosen. To talk about Imagination
and the part that it plays in life and in thought de-
mands a good deal of courage on my part and lays a
burden at once upon your sympathetic hearing. What
may seem at first an abstract and somewhat technical,
not to say philosophical, subject, will, I trust, before
I have finished, prove to be very concrete, very prac-
tical, and very appropriate.
As soon as I utter the word "Imagination," you
are apt to think of fancy, or poetry, or moonshine.
Popular phrases and sentences indicate widespread
misunderstanding of a word that I verily believe is
the most misunderstood word in the English language.
"He only imagined it," is our condemnation, of many
an idea, and many a plan. To say that something is
the product of a man's imagination is to put the
stamp of disapproval upon many a theory, or Utopia.
Dreams and dreamers and dreamland are words often
upon our lips — and always used in a derogatory man-
ner. Shakespeare's blending of the lunatic, the lover,
and the poet, as of imagination all compact, is the
judgment of many a man of common sense and prac-
tical efficiency. When one considers the defences
made of imagination and many of the results of an
impoverished and decadent imagination this popular
opinion is somewhat justified.
And yet in the face of all this degradation of the
word I maintain that it is one of the regal powers
of the mind, that a man of imagination holds the key
to man}- of our most vital needs and problems, that
the cultivation of the various forms of imagination
is one of the primal needs of the individual and of
society, whether we think of business, or science, or
politics, or religion, or philosophy, and that conse-
quently no program of education can he worthy, or
adequate, or final, that does not put to the forefront
in every branch of human learning this vital power
of the mind.
I take as the text of my address the words of Ex-
President Eliol of Harvard — first a scientist and
then one of our mosl powerful and efficient leader-,
of education and public opinion during tic pasl g( n-
eral ion :
"The imagination is the greatest of human powers,
THE ALUMNI REVIEW
no matter in what field it works — in art or literature,
in mechanical invention, in science, government, com-
merce ; and the training of the imagination is, there-
fore, far the most important part of education.
Constructive imagination is the great power of the
poet as well as of the artist; and the nineteenth cen-
tury has convinced us that it is also the great power
of the man of science, the investigator, and the natur-
al philosopher. It is one lesson of the nineteenth
century, then, that in every field of human knowl-
edge the constructive imagination finds play — in lit-
erature, in history, in theology, in anthropology, and
the whole field of physical and biological research.
The imagination of Darwin, of Pasteur, for example,
is as high and as productive a form of imagination as
that of Dante, of Goethe, or even Shakespeare. We
must extend our training of the imagination beyond
literature and the fine arts, to history, philosophy,
science, government, and sociology. We must recog-
nize the prodigious variety of fruits of the imagina-
tion that the last century has given to the race."
If we have the gift of imagination, we may find
here today a concrete example of its workings and
uses. It helps us to realize and visualize and inter-
pret the significance of this University Day. This
is not simply a formal day in your calendar, these
exercises are not a part of the routine and drudgery
of this academic year. You see here all the elements
that enter into the building of this institution, repre-
sented in trustees and faculty, student body and alum-
ni, and citizens of a great commonwealth — all of
them working in co-operation for a great common
end. You should be reminded by spots upon this
campus and by buildings of the memories and tradi-
tions that cluster about this sacred place. You should
enter into the spirit of your songs and symbols — all
of them the products of men of imagination who have
wrought here in the years that have gone. You
should feel your heart thrilled by such an expression
of the ideals of the University as was conceived and
uttered by one of your former presidents.
I cannot but think of a memorable day in April
of last year when President Graham, in the presence
of the same kind of audience as this, with his vivid
imagination and his matchless power of expression,
caused us to realize the past, the present, and the fu-
ture of this institution. He was and is the man of
the hour because he is a man of imagination who can
see the forces that have made this institution and at
the same time the vision of a university whose walls
are to be no longer those that inclose this campus,
but the boundaries of a great commonwealth, all of
whose people shall look here for light and leading.
If you see the University as he sees it, she is indeed
your Alma Mater, only less sacred to you than is
the mother who gave you life.
I do not wish to claim too much for this power of
the human mind. With the abandonment of the old
faculty theory of psychology we are less inclined to
divide the mind or soul into its component parts
and to label them as separate entities. The human
spirit is one, and the richer and the fuller this spirit
is, the more vitally related are all the functions by
which it operates. Imagination is not perception, or
conception, but it tends to add vividness to whatever
we perceive and it turns abstract concepts into con-
crete images. It is not memory, but it realizes and
visualizes the old familiar faces and the clays that
are no more. It is distinct from emotion, but we
feel more deeply when we image things most vividly.
It is not reason, it is certainly far removed from
logical analysis, but it is closely associated with
that higher wisdom, or enlargement of mind, or il-
lumination of soul when we see into the life of things.
It is a most vital factor in our intuitions and insights.
It should be clearly distinguished from the will, but
what other power of the mind so helps us to move
forward into definite achievements as that which con-
structs our plans, and formulates our ideals, and
makes concrete and vivid that which is not, but may
be ? Finally, it is not faith. But who would deny that
in the exercise of faith we make our ventures into the
unknown and the invisible with the aid of this light
and this eye of the mind ? It turns our creeds into
living and personal beliefs, and throws about reli-
gion, color and atmosphere.
The imagination in its healthier and more normal
forms does not seek to get away from the real world
or to invent a world out of space and out of time.
I am quite willing to admit that fancy has a legiti-
mate sphere in which it may work, that the child-
like mind will always demand the myth and the
dream, that there is a realm of the weird and even
the morbid which obnormal geniuses may inhabit,
but neither Poe nor Rossetti, nor William Blake,
nor Maeterlinck, with their undoubted achievements,
can ever represent for us the highest work of the
imagination. We shall think harder of Burns, find-
ing fit words for the songs and melodies that had
been sung about the countrysides of Scotland for two
centuries ; of Kipling, who living in the midst of the
commercial and military world of modern times,
found romance and poetry under the most sordid Con-
di lions; of Walt Whitman, who was the comrade of
every man whom he met in the crowded thoroughfares
of New York City, or on the ferries, or on the busses
of Fifth Avenue, or on the plains of the West. Such
men, are the true representatives of the imagination.
Let us now consider briefly the most striking forms
of imagination. And, first, it is the power by which
we see and realize whatever comes before us. This
we call the penetrative imagination. It is that sub-
tle and mysterious gift, that intense intuition, which,
piercing beneath all surface appearance, goes straight
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to the core of an object, lays hold of the inner heart,
the essential life, of a scene, a character, or a situ-
ation. In the well known words of Ruskin, "It never
stops at crusts or ashes, or outward images of any
kind, it plows them all aside, and plunges into the
very central firry heart, whatever semblances and va-
rious outward shows and phases its subject may pos-
sess, go for nothing, cuts down to the root, and drinks
the very vital sap of that it deals with." The imagi-
native mind, active and creative, is the very opposite
of the dull, listless, indifferent, passive mind. We
think of Carlyle with his portrait painting, portrait
eating eyes, passionately realizing and portraying
every man who ever came in the field of his vision, —
witness his portraits of Webster whom he saw but
once, or Coleridge surrounded by his group of ad-
miring disciples, or Macaulay, or Tennyson — all por-
trayed for us in those remarkable letters. He had
the same power to make the dead live, or as Lowell
said, to be a contemporary of every man he ever wrote
about — witness his portraits of Dante and Luther, of
Cromwell and Frederick the Great, and of that mar-
velous group of men and women who move across
the stage in his drama of the French Revolution.
The power to see the objects of nature with start-
ling vividness has been characteristic of the poets of
the nineteenth century. The scientist may or may
not have this power, for in his peeping and botaniz-
ing spirit, his observation may be that of a mere
observer, or analyst. The poet or the artist, sees
whatever is presented to him and remembers it in the
same vivid way, whether it be a skylark or a water-
fowl seen against the crimson sky of the eventide, or
the daffodils fluttering and dancing beneath the trees,
or the forests, or the marshes of Glynn , or the ocean.
It was for a long time quite customary for foreign-
ers who came to this country to judge the United
Sun a by European standards, to look upon our com-
mercial life as utterly barren and unprofitable. Amer-
ican romancers, like Hawthorn, lamented the lack of
atmosphere and antiquity; and men like Henry James
thought they must live in foreign lands to find the
materials for the imagination. More recently our
own writers and foreigners, like Arnold Bennett and
We]]*, have seen that the brains and imagination
shine superlatively in the conception and ordering
of such vast organizations of human beings, and of
machinery, and of the two combined. As I stood not
long ago on the top of the Woolworth tower in New
York City, I saw that vast panorama of buildings
and rivers and harbor with the eyes of Whitman, and
Kipling, Ernest Pool, and 0. Henry, and T was not
reminded of the material but of the spiritual forces
of our American Democracy.
The penetrative imagination may further be seen
in its power to visualize and vitalize what is in books.
Most of us study text books, or in our moments of
leisure read books that are supposed to be worth
while, but they are apt to be lifeless. Words are
mere words instead of things. The man of imagina-
tion transmutes them into living substances. When
he reads -a biography he sees the man; he reproduces
his environment. Think of what Edward Fitzgerald
did with the words of a Persian philosopher, trans-
muting them into one of the most hauntingly beauti-
ful and dangerously fascinating poems of the past
century. Browning was looking one day over a book
store in Florence when his eye lighted upon an old
yellow book — half Latin, half Italian — that proved
to be the testimony and pleading of an old murder
trial. Pure crude fact secreted from man's life when
hearts beat hard and brains high-blooded ticked two
centuries since. With his quick and curious mind
he had soon mastered its contents. He fused his live
soul with that inert stuff, the life in him abolished
the death of things as then and there acted itself over
again the tragic peace. The result was that he gave
us one of the astonishing works of imagination in the
realms of English literature. With such imagination
any reader ought to be able to call back the past and
make vital the present.
Notwithstanding these glowing periods of Tyndall
who had much more of the poetic in him than either
Darwin or Huxley, undoubtedly the general effect
of modern scientific study and research has militated
against the development of the imagination. I would
not in any way underrate the far-reaching signifi-
cance of scientific efforts in every realm of human
endeavor. Whether we consider the definite, practi-
cal results that have revolutionized our ways of liv-
ing, or the scientific method with its accuracy of ob-
servation, its patient investigation, its accurate analy-
sis and experiment, its steadfast desire to see facts
as they are, or scientific hypotheses that have
caused us to realize as never before the oneness of
all the infinite details of the universe — from what-
ever standpoint, I say, we may regard these achieve-
ments of what Wallace has called the wonderful cen-
tury, no fair minded man can fail to do honor to the
heroes of science, and in some cases the martyrs of
And yet we have recently had borne upon us from
many sources — from philosophers, from men of im-
agination, even from scientists themselves — that the
theory of evolution with all its concomitant ideas is an
unsatisfactory solution of the problems of the uni-
verse, and that the agnosticism, so fearlessly and with
so much satisfaction championed by Huxley and
Bferbepl Spencer, does not and can not satisfy the
enquiring and baffled spirit of man. This protest
against the very elaborate system of thought, formu-
lated by Herbert Spencer, has been voiced by John
Burroughs in these striking words: "Spencer was
foreordained to the mechanistic view of life; his
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mind moves in the geometric plane. It is a military
and engineering intellect applied to the prohlems of
organic nature. Spencer had a prodigious mind,
crammed with a prodigious number of facts, but a
more juiceless, soulless system of philosophy proba-
bly never emanated from the human intelligence."
Upon the conclusion of the address President
Graham read messages of greeting from the alumni.
Dean Stacy then read while the audience stood the
following list of alumni who had died since last
Win. S. Battle, Tarboro, 1844, died fall of 1915.
T. W. Strowd, Chapel Hill, 1889, died fall of
Capt. T. H. Haughton, Charlotte, 1861, died Nov.
Robert Ney MeNeely, Monroe, Law '07, died
Dec. 30, 1915.
Dr. J. H. Hewitt, Cleveland, Ohio, 1899, died
Howard A. Foushee, Durham, 1894, died Jan.
Henry A. Gilliam, Tarboro, 1891, died Feb. 5.
Dr. Richard Henry Whitehead, Charlottesville,
Va., professor of anatomy and dean of the medical
department in the University from 1890 to 1905,
died Feb. 6.
P. H. Eley, Williston, Tenn., 1900, died Feb. 9.
J. B. Kelly, Carthage, 1860, died Feb. 14.
A. G. Gallant, Charlotte, 1918, died Feb. 21.
A. B. Harper, 1916, died at Southern Pines,
Dr. T. McL. Northrup, St. Pauls, 1895, died
Wm. E. Headen, Morehead City, 1888, died
H. B. Cuningham, Nashville, Tenn., 1900, died
W. W. Jones, Asheville, 1862, died March 26.
J. M. Webb, Bell Buckle, Tenn., 1870, died April
Gen. John Bratton Erwin, Washington, D. C,
1856, died April 18.
W. H. Call, Washington, 1865, died in May.
T. C. Harrison, Weldon, Law '93, died in May.
C. W. Miller, North Wilkesboro, 1905, died in
Capt, R. P. Howell, Goldsboro, 1S60, died May 8.
Col. J. L. Phillips, Washington, D. C, 1883, died
L. R. Ray, Atlanta, Ga., 1863, died May 27.
Robert Bruce Peebles, Jackson, 1863, died in
T. M. Newland, Lenoir, 1898, died August 13.
J. H. Southgate, Durham, 1880, died Sept. 29.
C. H. Duls, Charlotte, 1888, died October 1.
Dr. N. A. Orr, Belmont, died 1916.
J. A. Narron, Smithfield, 1893, died 1916.
J. C. Guthrie, Chapel Hill, 1900, died 1916.
John Steele Henderson, Salisbury, died Oct. 9,
THE PRESENTATION OF THE PLATE
Grand Master Andrews Presents the University with Plate from the Corner-Stone of
the Old East Buildinng
A most interesting part of the exercises of Uni-
versity Day was the presentation to the University
by A. B. Andrews, Jr., of Raleigh, a member of the
class of 1893, and Grand Master of Masons of North
Carolina, of the plate from the cornerstone of the Old
East Building. This plate, it is thought, was taken
from the cornerstone between the years 1865 and
L87S and its whereabouts remained unknown until
it was recovered late in September by Thomas B.
Foust, of the class of 1903, proprietor of the Clarks-
ville Foundry and Machine Works, Clarksville, Tenn.
An article in the Charlotte Observer by Dr. A. R.
Shaw, of the class of 1884, a member of the faculty
of the Southwestern Presbyterian University at
Clarksville, in reference to the plate, its manner of
discovery and singular inscription caught the atten-
tion of Grand Master Andrews. He recognized this
as the long-lost plate and at once got in communica-
tion with Dr. Shaw and through him with Mr. Foust.
Mr. Foust telegraphed President Graham, stating
that the plate was being sent to Mr. Andrews for pre-
sentation to the University. The plate is of bronze,
one-eighth of an inch in thickness, five and a quarter
inches wide and seven and a half inches long.
Letter of T. B. Foust, '03
Mr. Foust in a letter to President Graham makes
known the following facts concerning its recovery:
Some days au'o the foreman in my foundry stop-
ped me as I was passing through and said, "Here is
a plate that looks like it might be valuable and I
think I will keep it." He was using it to hold against
the smooth surface of a mold to assist in finishing
with his moulder's trowel.
As he handed it to me the name of William R.
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Davie caught my eye and after a little further ex-
amination, for it was so dirty and tarnished that it
' was almost illegible, I saw that it must be linked
with the history of the dear old University and at
once carried it to the laboratory of the Red River
Furnace Co. where we cleaned it sufficiently to make
it entirely legible.
The plate came into my possession along with a
lot of scrap brass which was bought from one of the
local junk dealers and was intended for melting into
various brass castings. From what source it came
into 'the possession of the junk dealer I have been
unable to learn, as he advises me that he has no
recollection of having noticed the same; and it is
passing strange that it should have fallen into my
hands when it had come so near to the melting pot.
This was shown to some of the professors at the
Southwestern Presbyterian University of this city,
and Dr. Shaw, who had also attended the University
of North Carolina, sent a notice of the same to the
Charlotte Observer hoping to get further evidence
to establish its connection with the University.
I shall endeavor to gain some information regard-
ing the manner in which it came into the hands of
the junk dealer and trace its history as far as possible.
I have always felt my indebtedness to the foresight
and wisdom of the pioneers who laid the foundation
of our great University and wish it God Speed
through the years to come and ever increasing use-
fulness to the State and Nation.
Remarks of A. B. Andrews, Jr., '93
In presenting the plate to the University, Grand
Master Andrews spoke as follows:
One hundred and twenty-three years ago the cor-
nerstone of the first building of the University of
North Carolina was laid by a comparatively small
number of men. Deprived of early educational
advantages, practically all of them had been largely,
if not entirely, educated in the school of the seven
years War of American Independence. Their leader
was General William R. Davie, fortunately for him
and North Carolina, a graduate of Princeton Col-
lege. That was a time when "young men dreamed
dreams, and old men saw visions." The young men
dreamed dreams of an institution that to the youth
of following generations would furnish an education,
the opportunity for which they had been denied.
The old men saw the vision of the usefulness of such
an institution to the State and Nation, how it would
elevate its people, benefit and brighten their lives.
Just as today the most striking outward observance
of this anniversary, is the academic procession, so
was the procession at that time. There were no facul-
ty or students to compose an academic procession, but
instead the Grand Lodge of Masons of North Caro-
lina, led by its Grand Master William R. Davie,
(one of the trustees of the University, and a com-
missioner to locate its site) publicly assembled under
a large poplar tree, and marched in procession, after
which the cornerstone of the Old East Building was
laid with Masonic ceremonies in the North East
corner. A letter of General Davie's, describing the
occurrences of that day, written scarcely two weeks
afterwards contains the statement that William Rich-
ardson Davie, as Grand Master of the Masonic Fra-
ternity, assisted by two masters of lodges and four
other officers, in the presence of a large number of
brethren of the Masonic Order from Hillsborough,
Chatham, Granville and Warren Counties, laid the
cornerstone "enclosing a plate to commemorate the
In the dark days of the University 1865 to 1875,
the cornerstone was desjwiled and its contents re-
The small brass plate before me contains this in-
scription in English.
The Right Worshipful
William Richardson Davie
Grand Master of
The Most Ancient and Honorable Fraternity
Of Free Masons, in the State of North Carolina,
One of the Trustees of the University
Of the Said State,
And a Commissioner of the Same
The Other Commissioners, and the Brethren
of the Eagle and Independence Lodges,
On the 12th day of October
In the Year of Masonry 5793
And in the 18th Year of American Independence
Laid the Cornerstone
Of this edifice.
R. Huntington, Sculp.
On the other side is the same inscription in Latin.
This brass plate was found by Mr. Thomas B.
Foust, class of 1903, who is now conducting a foun-
dry in Clarksville, Tenn., where the plate was res-
cued from the junk pile by a workman attracted by
its strange lettering. The magic name of William
Richardson Davie at once attracted the attention
of Mr. Foust, who had the plate cleaned. This
plainly disclosed the lettering, and at the joint re-
quest of Mr. Foust and Rev. A. R. Shaw. D. D.,
class of 1884, I am here to present this plate to you.'
As a member of the class of 1893, graduated one
hundred years after the event University Day com-
memorates, and as present Grand Master of Masons
of North Carolina, filling that position which was so
adorned and dignified as well as ably occupied, by
Grand Master William Richardson Davie, Soldier,
Member of the Convention that framed the Constitu-
tion of the United States, Governor and Patron of
this University, who laid its cornerstone one hun-
dred and twenty-three years ago today, it is my high
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privilege and sincere pleasure, President Graham, to
return this plate to your keeping for the greal Univer-
sity of Xorth Carolina, whose property if is, and in
whose safe keeping and custody we trust it may
hereafter ever remain.
President Graham has sent to T. B. Foust, '03, a
set of Doctor Battle's History of the University, in-
scribed as follows :
"To T. B. Foust. '03:
In grateful acknowledgment of his tine and
thoughtful loyalty, that resored to his Alma Mater
the plate commemorating the laying of the corner-
stone on October twelfth, 1793.
This October twelfth, 1916."
Signed by Dr. K. P. Battle, ex-president; A. B.
Andrews, Grand Master; Edward K. Graham, pres-
ALUMNI REMEMBER ALMA MATER
Letters and Telegrams from Alumni and Friends Bring Messages of Cheer and Love
One of the most impressive evidences of the per-
manent regard which alumni hold for Alma Mater is
the lon°; list of messages of love and lovaltv received
from them by the President on each University Day
and read in Memorial Hall. iSTo feature of the exer-
cises remains more lastingly impressed upon the
mind than this token from Carolina's sons.
The following telegrams were read in Memorial
Hall on the one hundred and twenty-third birthday
of the University:
Two grateful sons of Carolina extend affectionate
birthday greetings to their Alma Mater and con-
gratulate her on her splendid achievements. — S. C.
Pike, C. ('. Garrett, Wheeling, W. Va.
Extra-mural in the flesh but present in the spirit.
— John Booker, New York, X. Y.
Best wishes for the University. Am forwarding
subscription to Loyalty Fund today. — J. E. Latta,
'99, Chicago, 111.
Hail to Carolina, the brightest star of all. On to
Richmond.— W. L. Jeffries, W. N. Pritchard, Wil-
Congratulations and affectionate greetings to our
Alma Mater. — J. L. Eason, H. C. Smith. Ames,
Greetings and best wishes. Though the dairymen
strike in New York, we trust that milk and honey
will continue to flow at U. X. C. — J. M. Booker, W.
I. Proctor, T. C. Boushall. H. B. Shofner, J. L.
Chambers. Jr.. W. X. Post, T. C. Linn, Jr.. New
York. X. Y.
1 wish to be counted as present in spirit mi Uni-
versity Day. Best wishes and birthday greetings for
tlie University. — J. W. Morn's, Jr., '12, Tampa, Ela.
It'- a far cry from the Golden Gate t<> old Davie
Poplar, but my thoughts and heartfelt good wishes
are with yorj today from the land of IJrel Ilarte,
sunshine and flowers. I send eonlial greetings to
Carolina and the team, "on to Richmond." — Blake
Applewhite, San Francisco, Oal.
Carolina's Alumni on the bordi r semi greetings to
their Alma Mater. Though scattered along the Kio
Grande twenty-four hundred miles away we join with
her sons everywhere in celebrating the close of her
most successful year. May she continue to prove
her never failing preparedness. — Albert L. Cox, Cap-
tain, John Hall Manning, Captain, L. P. McLendon,
Lieutenant, Camp Stewart, El Paso, Texas.
Congratulations and best wishes to you and the
University. — A. M. Scales, Greensboro.
Best wishes to you and the University. May each
succeeding year bring greater prosperity to Alma
Mater under her worthy executive. — Cameron Mac-
We wish to express again our feeling of loyalty
for our Alma Mater on her 122nd anniversary. We
glory in her past record and present achievements.
May we all labor together to make her the greatest
of the State Universities. — Caldwell Alumni Asso-
ciation, J. G. Abernethy, President, L. A. Dysart,
Secretary, Lenoir, X. C.
Davidson County Alumni around banquet table
send greetings of love for our Alma Mater. Dr.
Mangum is with us and his message brings enthusi-
asm and the true Carolina spirit prevails. Best
wishes for a banner year and athletic victories. — D.
( '. MacKae. Thomasville.
The Wake County Alumni in banquet hall assem-
bled express their love and loyalty for Alma Mater.
We glory in her achievements of the past, promise
individual co-operation in her work of the present
ami believe that the united efforts of the Alumni in
supporting the policies of our honored President
guarantees her future. — J. B. Cheshire, dr.. W. 0.
Smith. 1). F. Giles, Raleigh.
The Mecklenburg Alumni of the University as-
sembled in reunion congratulate the University upon
its 123rd anniversary, endorse its achievements dur-
ing the past year and pledge in a new spirit their ac-
tive support in the coming year's program of pre-
paredness for further service to the Slate. — 1!. S.
Drane, E. V. Jatterson, John S. Cansler, Charlotte.
The loyal sons of the University of North Caro-
lina at Auburn remember her this day with pride,
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affection and good will. Congratulations on her con-
tinued growth and service. — Zebulon Judd, W. R.
Taylor, A. D. Williamson, J. E. Abney, Auburn,
As Judge Fitzgerald is now absent from the State
I am the only Chapel Hill alumnus left, so it remains
for me to devote the anniversary day to precious
memories and make up in enthusiasm what we lack
here in numbers. You have my deepest loyalty. — -
M. B. Aston, Goldfield, Nevada.
Florence Alumni Association sends its most hearty
congratulations and best wishes to its Alma Mater.
Members, P. B. Bacot, '59, J. P. McNeill and
J. C. Williamson, '91, M. A. Peacock and F. L.
Willcox, '92, S. M. We'tmore, '99, John Willcox and
E. D. Sallenger, '02, E. W. Martin, '05, W. T. Mc-
Gowan, '07, S. J. Eoyall, '10.— E. D. Sallenger, Pre-
sident, Florence, S. C.
The East Carolina Teachers Training School sends
greetings and best wishes on this happy day. May
this be the best year in the history of the University
of N. C— Robert H. Wright, '97, Greenville.
May I add my mite to the greetings of the day.
My uncle, General T. L. Clingman, graduated in the
early thirties, some years before my birth, but I
count my interest from that time at least. All honor
to our great University and the men who shall up-
hold her spotless name. — Mrs. Betty Puryear Gib-
Best wishes for much success and happy birthdays
for Carolina from Sampson Alumni. — F. B. John-
Continued success and progress with maintenance
of spirit wishes. — Chas. Baskerville, New York.
Loyal alumni of Madison County extend greetings
to their Alma Mater. — J. B. Clingman, C. J. Ebbs,
J. N. Moore, C. B. Bhinehart, Guy V. Roberts, Mar-
Greetings from the alumni association way down in
Hyde County — banquet tonight. — W. F. Credle, sec-
retary, Swan Quarter.
Heartiest congratulations and renewed expressions
of loyalty to our Alma Mater on this another birth-
day. May her glorious past and present usefulness
stimulate the commonwealth to a full appreciation
of her achievements and permit a realization of her
mission. — Cabarrus County Alumni Association,
Hearty greetings, congratulations and best love
for Alma Mater. — E. W. Joyner, Manteo.
The sixty-nine Alumni of Forsyth gathered in ban-
quet last night send greetings. — C. A. Vogler, Win-
We wish to express our pride and interest in the
growing power and influence of the University. We
pledge our loyalty to her and send best wishes to the
President and faculty. — Elon Alumni Association,
E. E. Randolph, Secretary, Elon College.
Continued and multiplied blessings to Alma Mater.
— Rocky Mount Alumni.
Still recognizing thee as our mother we send hearti-
est greetings. — Chas. G. Rose, President, Cumber-
land County Alumni Association, Fayetteville.
Greetings and God-speed for greater University.
— Leaksville-Spray Alumni Association, W. J. Gor-
don, Secretary, Spray.
The Granville alumni association is meeting to-
night in loving remembrance of our Alma Mater.
Love and greetings. — F. M. Pinnix, Secretary, Ox-
The faculty and students of the State Normal Col-
lege send hearty greetings to faculty and students
of the University on this anniversary occasion. We
all rejoice with you in the enlarged facilities and
great service being rendered by the University. — J.
I. Foust, President, Greensboro.
We extend greetings to all on University Day. — V.
C. Edwards, T. L. Wilson, G. L. Woollen, Spartan-
burg, s. c.
Your sister institute rejoices in the record of
achievements of the University of North Carolina
and wishes for it in the future a still greater prog-
ress and a fuller measure of usefulness. — Student
body of State Normal College, Greensboro.
Best wishes of alumni of Hillsboro for progress
and prosperity. — John W. Graham, President, Hills-
Cumberland Alumni send greetings to their Alma
Mater on her birthday and best wishes to her splen-
did President. — D. F. Ray, Fayetteville.
Lee County Alumni Association sends greetings to
the University on her one hundred and twenty-third
birthday. We assure you of our most hearty co-oper-
ation in every move for the best interests of the com-
munity. Congratulations and best wishes for the
unprecedented success of Alma Mater. — D. L. St.
Clair, Secretary, Sanford.
Carolina men of Atlanta held a meeting today.
All of us send congratulations and best wishes to
Alma Mater. We are proud of what she has accom-
plished and we have faith in the future. — Shepard
Bryan, V. A. Batchelor, E. G. Ballenger, E. M.
Bohannon, C. E. Betts, L. B. Lockhart, J. W. Speas,
T. B. Higdon, John Y. Smith, D. G.' Fowle, T. S.
Kenan, J. A. McKay, H. K. Clonts, Edmund Mc-
Donald, Jr., Michael Hoke, Jerome Moore, W. H.
Mclvinnon, Atlanta, Ga.
The University Alumni Asociation of Red Springs,
N. C, met promptly quite a number being present.
After the election of officers a resolution was passed
congratulating the University on its progressive
spirit and growth. — D. M. McMillan, Secretary,
Alumni Association met last night. We wish to
extend good wishes to the University and for you to
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know that the true University spirit prevails at this
point. — W. E. Lynch, Rowland.
Montgomery Association in meeting assemhled
sends greetings and best wishes. — J. W. Battle, Pres-
dent, Oscar R. Rand, Secretary, Montgomery, Ala.
The Birmingham Alumni of Carolina send greet-
ings to their Alma Mater. Fourteen loyal Alumni
will meet and have dinner together here in honor
of the home on the Hill. — S. S. Heide, Secretary,
From one of the class of 1916: May the blessings
of God be showered upon the University and its
president today, and always. I take great pleasure
in sending the enclosed check to the Alumni Fund,
and wisli it were much more. However, I made
what I am sending, and feel that the University help-
ed me make it, and therefore deserves it.
I have the keenest interest and love for my old
Alma Mater at Chapel Hill. I expect to retain that
interest and that love as long as I live. You may
count upon my every effort on behalf of the Univer-
sity of North Carolina. — Geo. Gordon Battle, New
York. N. Y.
CAROLINA 0, PRINCETON 29
Wonderful interference, the fleet foot of Haas,
Funk, and Eddy, Driggs' punting toe, and an im-
penetrable line were the principal contributors to the
29 points which Princeton piled up while holding
the Tar Heels scoreless in the game on New Jersey
soil October 7. Twelve points were scored in the
second quarter. In the second half, long runs by
Haas, Brown, and Eddy, of the Princeton backfield,
and Funk's field goal added seventeen more points
to the score. The Princeton game was Carolina's
first bid for recognition in Northern football circles;
and considering the strength of this year's Tiger ag-
gregation and the fact that it was Carolina's first
game away from home, the game was not so bad as
the score would seem to indicate.
CAROLINA 0, HARVARD 21
Thirteen thousand people saw the Carolina line
hold the powerful Harvard machine for downs on the
one yard line in the second quarter of the game play-
ed at Cambridge October 14. Twice in succeeding
quarters the White and Blue line proved impene-
trable to the best players on the Crimson squad. In
the first quarter Harvard twice crossed the Carolina
goal. Harvard's third and last score came in the
third quarter. Folger was the principal factor in the
< 'arolina offense; he made several first downs, tackled
surely, and kicked well. Captain Tandy, Ramsey,
ami Tayloe were Carolina's defensive stars.
CAROLINA 7, GEORGIA TECH 10
A brilliant fifty yard broken field run by half-
back Strupper for a touchdown within six minutes
after the game started played a big part in Georgia
Tech's victory over Carolina at Atlanta on October
21. Shortly afterwards, fall-back Spence raised a
drop kick over the bars. That was the story of the
opening quarter of a game described by the Atlanta
Journal as follows : "Those who witnessed that gruel-
ling contest between the North Carolinians and Tech
Saturday will recall it with thrilling vividness, even
when they have grown old and gray. For as a sang-
uinary affair it must take rank with the Battle of the
Somme and the scrap around Verdun. The Jackets
and Carolinians fought like demons, and every man
on the two teams put everything he had into the
Carolina's touchdown came in the fourth quarter.
A fumble gave Carolina the ball on Tech's 40-yard
line. Folger punted 35 yards; Tech punted back
to the 30-yard line. A forward pass from Folger
to Proctor netted 20 yards. Folger carried the ball
around end to the 5-yard line and Tennent plunged
through for a touchdown.
CAROLINA 38, V. M. I. 13
Three touchdowns within the first five minutes of
play featured Carolina's victory over the Virginia
Cadets on Emerson Field October 28. Ninety sec-
onds after the game started Folger passed under the
V. M. I. goal for a tuochdown after a 30-yard end
run. Tandy kicked goal. Then the Cadets sprung a
surprise on the over-confident Tar Heels. Berth-
shey made a sensational 70-yard run for a touchdown,
which was in a minute followed by a touchdown on
Leech's 55-yard end run. Tandy's field goal brought
the half to a close with the score — Carolina 10, V.
M. T. 13.
After a 35-yard forward pass from Folger to Ten-
nent, the latter by a series of line plunges carried the
ball over for a touchdown in the third quarter. In
the fourth quarter three touchdowns were made by
Carolina. Folger's sweeping end runs, Tennent's
line plunges, Tennent's and Ramsey's tackling, and
Tandy's work at center were the outstanding features
of the game offensively. Tandy kicked all five goals
and one field goal.
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Football Squad, 1916
CAROLINA 7, V. P. I. 14
Outplayed in every quarter, and kept constantly
on the defensive throughout the second half, Carolina
lost to V. P. I. at Roanoke November 4, by a 14 to 7
score. Carolina's lone touchdown came in the sec-
ond quarter when Tandy punted the ball 50 yards
to the V. P. I. quarterback who dropped it when
tackled by Love. Ramsey snatched it and raced 40
yards for a touchdown. Tandy kicked goal. V. P.
I. scored in the first and again in the second quarter.
Captain Tandy was the outstanding star for Caro-
lina. Love, Grimes, Tennent, and Ramsey also
showed up well.
CAROLINA VERSUS VIRGINIA
Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching and with
it the annual Carolina-Virginia game at Broad Street
Park, Richmond. Due partly to the one year rule,
neither college can boast of an exceptionally strong-
team this year. Both colleges, furthermore, have
lost all their big games of the season up to date. Vir-
ginia has won from Davidson and Richmond College
and lost to Yale, Harvard, Georgia, and Vanderbilt
— scoring 47 points as against opponents' 152. Caro-
lina has won from Wake Forest and V. M. I. and lost
to Princeton, Harvard, Georgia Tech, and V. P. I.
— scoring 72 points as against opponents' 87. Car-
olina lost to Harvard 21 to 0, whereas Harvard
overwhelmed Virginia 51 to 0. But scant comfort
can be gleaned from such figures; for, barring fig-
ures dealing with criminality, there is nothing more
tricky than football statistics.
The V. M. I. game at Chapel Hill on October 28
led many to think that Carolina had at last gained
her stride and would have no trouble in marching
through Virginia for the first victory since 1905.
This spirit of optimism received a severe shock No-
vember 4 when Carolina went down in defeat before
the V. P. I. eleven. Again, however, statisticians
may glean some satisfaction in recollection that V.
P. I. held Yale to a 19 to victory and overwhelmed
A. and M. 40 to 0.
Indications are that alumni in great numbers from
North Carolina and other States will witness the
Thanksgiving Day battle between the rival elevens.
This game has for some time held supremacy for
Turkey Day struggles on Southern gridirons and an
enormous crowd, generally, is expected. Special
trains will be operated from Charlotte, Raleigh,
Chapel Hill, Durham, and Washington.
THE WEIL LECTURES
On November 15, 16 and 17, the Weil Lectures on
American Citizenship will be delivered by Dr. James
A. McDonald, the famous publicist, editor of "The
Globe" of Toronto, Canada. The general subject of
the series will be "The North American Idea." The
first lecture will deal with the growth and evolution
of the distinctive idea, the second will trace its ap-
plication to Canada, and the effect produced in unit-
ing Canada and the United States; the third will
portray America's opportunity and responsibility —
for extending the growth of this idea throughout the
Dr. MacDonald enjoys an international reputa-
tion as orator, editor and publicist. His lectures
promise to appear, shortly after their delivery here,
in book form, simultaneously in England and Am-
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THE SECOND NATIONAL CHEMICAL EXPOSITION
Every cloud has a silver lining. The European war
sent a second shock through this country when it cut
oft' our supplies of chemicals and apparatus from the
Teutonic nations. We quickly began, however, to
develop the production of such chemicals as were re-
quired in the manufacture of ammunition and as soon
as it appeared that the war would be a long one, other
chemical industries were established. To encourage
this growth a national exposition was held in New
Vni'k in September. 1915, and was so successful that
a second one was immediately planned. The Second
National Exposition of Chemical Industries was held
in the Grand Central Palace in New York from Sep-
tember 25 to 30, 191G. The main floor was filled with
exhibits as well as the first gallery. Over two hun-
dred exhibitors made such a display as the world had
never seen before. In no other country has there
ever been a chemical exposition to compare with it.
The University of North Carolina was intimately
ci erned in this great and significant event because
one of its principal promoters was Professor Charles
II. Ilerty. bead of its Department of Chemistry.
Holding for a second term the presidency of the
American Chemical Society he was in a fortunate
position to do a great service not alone to chemistry
but also to the nation. He clearly recognized this
unique opportunity and made the most of it in a
most efficient manner. The exposition was more
than double the size of the first one and was truly
national in character. It was really more than that
since it drew many visitors from beyond the borders
of the country.
riii- official opening exercises were held in the
Grand Central Palace, the firsl speaker being Pro
lessor llerty, who spoke "in his impressive style with
a great deal of enthusiasm." After outlining the
great developments which have recently been taking
place in the industries, he made a plea for greater co-
operation among manufacturers in order that the re-
sults so far obtained mighl In- preserved and that
greater successes might be secured. The coming of
peace among the warring nations will bring about
economic conditions never before existing, and plans
must be laid for these critical days.
The exhibits of the Exposition revealed many new
American products of great value. Heretofore Am-
erica has been largely dependent upon Germany and
Austria for certain very important fine grades of
chemical glassware such as the Jena glass and optical
glass. The loss of this supply forced immediate in-
vestigation in this country and ware which is actually
superior to the Jena glass is now being manufactured
here and is in use in our laboratories. This is a splen-
did achievement. For porcelain ware we were even
more dependent upon European countries. Ohio and
Colorado have entered this field and American porce-
lain is now in use in our laboratories and industries.
Secretary Parsons of the American Chemical Society
made the announcement in New York that potters
clay found in Georgia and South Carolina, hitherto
worth only four and one-half dollars per ton on ac-
count of coloring matters present can now be decolor-
ized at a cost of a few cents thus increasing the value
of the clay to nearly ten dollars.
The loss of the German dye supply made a deeper
impression upon the American consciousness than
that of any other one thing. The exposition displays
of silk, woolen anil cotton fabrics dyed with American
dyestuffs, were beautiful to behold and made a pro-
found impression upon the throngs of visitors. Not
only arc we making a fair number of colors but the
quantity of output is remarkably large. We shall
probably never make all of the nine hundred dyes
which have been upon the American market but it is
not at all important that we should.
The paper industry called out much interest at
the Exposition. The rapid and astonishing increase
in price of nil kinds of paper makes necessary new
sources of pulp. A big future for the South lies in
this field of endeavor. It is already certain that.
Southern pine will make the highly important
"kraft" paper. One of the big conferences at the
Exposition gave its attention to motor fuels. The
high prii-i i ! gasolene bring- other fuels into consid-
eration. Alcohol is the mosl promising of these and
i his can now be made from sawdust. There is no
doubt of it- commercial success under existing con-
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ditions. A big plant is in full operation today in
South Carolina. When we think of the stupendous
quantities of sawdust thrown away in America at
present we can appreciate why chemists have strag-
gled so hard to find ways of converting it into alcohol.
The growth of the American chemical industry has
a greater significance than mere growth in business
enterprise. There is vitally connected with it the ques-
tion of preparedness for future wars. Here the chem-
ist plays a large role. The stupendous call for am-
munition abroad has caused a gigantic growth in a
number of chemical industries and America is rap-
idly growing into a position which will make her
self-contained, prepared to meet the worst possibil-
ities through being able to produce at home whatever
may be required for defense. A particularly interest-
ing fact in this connection is that factories which
make ammunition can be converted almost instantly
into dye factories.
CHEERING AT THE HARVARD GAME
Editor, The Review,
Sir : — It occurs to me that the readers of the Re-
view might be interested to know that our alumni
association in Boston arranged a cheering section
for the Carolina-Harvard game. In pursuance of
this plan we had at the game a section of over three
hundred people, who gave the regular Carolina yells.
About forty or fifty of these were from North Caro-
lina, including those not Carolina alumni. The rest
came as the result of invitations extended by mem-
bers of the association to outsiders, especially to stu-
dents at the Law School, who are very willing to turn
anti-Harvard. We had copies of the yells printed
and distributed at the game. The crowd did fine in
their cheering, rivaling the greatly larger Harvard
section. This cheering caused much comment.
Kenneth Royall, '14.
Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 24, 1916.
TO MEMBERS OF '83
Editor, The Review,
I would be delighted to know what has become of
the members of the class of 1883. After I graduated
in 1883 at the University of North Carolina, I went
to the University of Virginia, and studied law there
two years, graduating in 1885. I arrived in Kansas
City on the second of October, 1885, and have been
here practicing law ever since, — a period of thirty-
one vears. The members of my class will remember
me as a little man, weighing 115 pounds. My health
was never better. I have become stout and now weigh
160 pounds. I am an optimist. Life has been good
to me, and I have nothing to complain about. I would
like mightily to hear from the other boys of the class
N. F. Heitman, '83.
Kansas City, Mo., October 25, 1916.
CAROLINA DEBATES GEORGE WASHINGTON
The debating council announces that arrangements
have been made for a debate between Carolina and
George Washington Universities to be held Decem-
ber 18th at Washington, D. C. The query is, "Re-
solved, That Congress should pass a law requiring
compulsory arbitration of all controversies arising be-
tween the employers and employees of railroads en-
gaged in interstate commerce, constitutionality
waived." Carolina has the affirmative. In the debate
between these two institutions last year Carolina,
represented by A. H. Wolfe, '10, and R. B. House,
'16, was successful.
THE GLEE CLUB
As the Review goes to press the Glee Club is giv-
ing its first performance of the season, in Winston-
Salem, Nov. 10th. Another trip will be taken the
first week in December which will probably include
Greensboro, Salisbury, Gastonia, and Charlotte.
There is a ten-piece orchestra, a twelve-piece man-
dolin club, and a chorus of twenty-two. J. Earle
Harris, '17, of Henderson, is director of the Glee
DR. HERTY RESIGNS
Dr. Chas. H. Herty, for the past eleven years head
of the department of chemistry in the University, has
tendered his resignation, effective December 1st, and
will at that time take up his duties as editor of the
Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry,
New York. Dr. Herty's work in the University has
been along broadly constructive lines, and it is with
deep regret that the University community gives him
up. He is now serving his second term as president
of the American Chemical Society.
GOOD NEWS FOR YALE
New Haven, October 16. — A gift of One Hun-
dred and Twenty-five Thousand Dollars to the Yale
Alumni Fund was announced today from R. W. Kel-
lev of the class of 1874. — Associated Press.
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THE GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Officers of the Association
Julian S. Carr, '66 President
E. R. Rankin, '13 Secretary
E. R. RANKIN 13, Alumni Editor
The Review records herewith accounts of the various
meetings which were held by alumni on October 12th in
celebration of the 123rd anniversary of the founding of the
The Carolina men of Atlanta held a meeting in the Cham-
ber of Commerce on the afternoon of October 11th. The fol-
lowing men were present: Dr. E. G. Ballenger, E. M. Bohan-
non, Shepard Bryan, V. A. Batchelor, C. E. Betts, L. B. Lock-
hart, J. W. Speas, T. B. Higdon, John Y. Smith, D. G.
Fowle, T. S. Kenan, Jr., J. A. McKay, H. K. Klonts, Edmund
McDonald, Jr.. Dr. Michael Hoke, Jerome Moore, and W.
Secretary Speas reports that "all of the men are keeping
in touch with the activities of the University. We are proud
of what she has accomplished and we have faith in her fu-
ture." The officers elected were : President, Dr. Michael
Hoke, '93; Vice-President. T. B. Higdon, '05; Secretary, J.
W. Speas. '08.
A banquet of the Birmingham Alumni Association was
held at the residence of S. S. Heide, '05, at Ensley on October
12th. Those present were : J. R. Harris, J. A. Bryan, W.
S. Hunter, W. S. Dunstan, T. R. Eagles and W. H. Oldham,
of Birmingham; F. G. Kelley, A. H. Hoyle and S. S. Heide,
of Ensley; F. N. Miller, of Tuscaloosa; Warren Kluttz, of
Officers were elected as follows : President, W. S. Duns-
tan, '86; Secretary, F. G. Kelly. Secretary Kelly reports
that "the members present voiced a desire for a permanent
active organization and a hearty co-operation with their
Alma Mater. Plans for making this desire a fact are now
in the making."
October 12th was a great day for Boston. The day being
a legal holiday no one had to work, the Red Sox won the
world's championship, and the loyal sons of the University
of North Carolina held their annual celebration. This cele-
bration was in the form of a dinner at Hotel Brunswick.
There were just thirteen applicants for the soup course,
and a motion was on foot to confer the degree of A. B.
on the head waiter when Jas. T. Pugh entered and saved the
day. Kenneth Royall, as president, presided in graceful
fashion and Charles Venable, as secretary, collected the small
assessment with unusual celerity. Under the stimulating at-
mosphere of good fellowship and memories of days spent
on the "Hill," old acquaintances were quickly renewed, and
all hands turned in to make the occasion a happy one. The
announcement of the reservation of a Carolina Cheering
Section in the Stadium for the Harvard-Carolina football
game October 14th met with the hearty approval of the ban-
queters. W. P. M. Weeks, '15, polled fourteen votes for
the office of president of the Harvard-Tech Alumni Asso-
ciation for the ensuing year and F. H. Kennedy, '13, was suc-
cessful in his campaign for the secretaryship. The members
then adjourned to the Back Bay Station to meet the Carolina
Those present at the banquet were :
Fuller Hill, E. Y. Keesler, F. H. Kennedy, J. L. Love, Dun-
can McRae, M. A. Mclver, P. N. Montague, W. D. Pruden,
Jr., Jas. T. Pugh, K. C. Royall, R. C. Spence, Jack Town-
send, C. S. Venable, W. P. M. Weeks.
Featured by an address from Prof. A. H. Patterson, dean
of the School of Applied Science in the University, the an-
nual banquet of the Mecklenburg County Alumni Association
held on the evening of October 12th at the Chamber of
Commerce, Charlotte, was a decided success. J. M. Oldham,
'94, president of the association, presided as toastmaster and
introduced Mayor T. L. Kirkpatrick, who in turn introduced
the principal speaker.
Professor Patterson's theme was : America, an unprepared
Nation ; North Carolina, an unprepared State, and the im-
mediate need of activity on the part of the alumni of the
University in building up the institution. He declared him-
self not in sympathy with either the militarists or the paci-
ficists, but entirely in sympathy with the view that the aver-
age man should look the situation of an unprepared Nation
squarely in the face. He showed by specific instances wherein
America stands unprepared. Coming to the discussion of
the State question, Prof. Patterson declared that the Uni-
versity is North Carolina's best asset. He stated that the
University was carrying a 50 per cent overload and could
not keep up its present pace unless the alumni did some ac-
tive work in its behalf. He stressed the need of additional
buildings, of more men, and of larger appropriations for the
University to carry on its work.
W. C. Dowd, publisher of the Charlotte News, was the
next speaker. Mr. Dowd told the alumni that he was in-
tensely interested in the University's work, and assured them
that he stood ready to help them in any way possible. Others
who made brief talks were : H. P. Harding, chairman of the
extension bureau for the association; C. W. Tillett, Jr.,
secretary for the loyalty fund; and Marvin L. Ritch.
New officers elected were : President, W. T. Shore, '05 ;
Vice-President, Marvin L. Ritch, '13; Secretary, J. S. Cansler,
A meeting of the Cherryville Alumni Association was held
on the night of October 12th in the law office of M. A. Stroup.
A pleasant hour was spent in reviewing University days.
Officers were elected as follows: President, M. A. Stroup,
'15; Vice-President, D. E. Delane, Law '00; Secretary, L. L.
Summer, 'I 1 '.
On the night of October 12th, the Craven County Alumni
Association held a meeting, following the speeches delivered
by Hon. J. S. Manning and Hon. W. E. Brock, in behalf of
the Democratic party. After these speeches the alumni of
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Craven County gathered for an oyster supper and smoker,
having as their guests Judge Manning and Mr. Brock, a
graduate of Wake Forest. There was quite a crowd present,
and Judge Manning, a member of the famous class of 1879,
made an enthusiastic talk as to the future of the University.
During the meeting the officers for the ensuing year were
elected, which resulted in the re-election of the present offi-
cers of the association: President, Rev. B. F. Huske, '03;
Vice-President, A. D. Ward, '85; Secretary, William Dunn,
The Granville County Alumni Association kept alive the
traditions and spirit of the University at a banquet held on
the evening of October 12th, at the Exchange Hotel, Oxford.
R. H. Lewis, Jr., of the class of 1898, was toastmaster, and
the toasts were as follows : "How the University Helps in
County Education," J. F. Webb; "The New Athletic Spirit
at the University," G. B. Phillips; "The New Pace that the
University is Setting," B. K. Lassiter; "The University in
Professional Life," J. W. Hester; "The University Spirit,"
Rev. S. K. Phillips.
Officers were elected for the ensuing year as follows:
President, Dr. J. A. Morris, '87; Vice-President, J. A. Taylor,
'16; Secretary, F. M. Pinnix, '98. Secretary Pinnix reports
that "all had a very delightful time, and the University
spirit in Oxford runs very strong."
The Wake County Alumni Association held its annual ban-
quet on the evening of October 12th at the Hotel Giersch,
Raleigh. Forty members were present to enjoy the occasion
and renew their University allegiance.
Richard S. Busbee presided as president, and Judge R. W.
Winston acted as toastmaster. The following toasts were
responded to: "Are the People Willing to be Taxed to Sup-
port the University and Why," W. S. Wilson; "A Poor Boy—
What Chance Has He at Chapel Hill," C. K. Burgess ; "The
University of North Carolina or a Northern University—
Which Shall Our Sons Attend," W. T. Joyner; "The Alumni
Loyalty Fund," Rev. F. M. Osborne; "Tammany Politics on
the Hill," W. C. Harris; "Is the University Really Leading
Our Educational Forces," D. F. Giles; "What of the Future,"
J. B. Cheshire, Jr.; "Ed. Graham and the New University,"
R. D. W. Connor. In addition there were brief talks by Presi-
dent R. H. Wright, of Greenville, and Julian E. Ingle, of
R. D. W. Connor, of the class of 1899, was elected presi-
dent of the association for the ensuing year and J. B. Che-
shire, Jr., of the class of 1902, secretary. With the singing
of several Carolina songs the meeting was adjourned to
October 12, 1917.
The regular meeting of the Red Springs Alumni Associa-
tion was held on October 12th, with the following members
present: J. J. Thrower, Dr. J. L. McMillan, Dr. B. F. Mc-
Millan, Dr. B. W. Page, of Lumberton, A. P. Spell, D. P.
McEachern, A. T. McCallum, D. M. McMullan, and Dr.
W. P. McKay. Various interests of the University in Red'
Springs and Robeson County were discussed. Officers were
elected for the ensuing year as follows : President, A. P.
Spell, '03; Secretary, D. M. McMillan, '14.
Seventeen alumni of Rowland met in the school building
on the evening of October 11th to do honor to Alma Mater.
A barbecue dinner was served, and following that J. M.
Shields presided over the business part of the meeting, in
the absence of Graham McKinnon, '88, president of the asso-
ciation. All alumni present made speeches. The growth,
influence, and progressive spirit of the University were com-
mented upon with pride. The Alumni Loyalty Fund and
the Thanksgiving game came in for a large share of atten-
tion. Officers elected were : President, Graham McKinnon,
'88; Secretary, J. F. Sinclair.
The Davidson County Alumni Association held its ban-
quet in celebration of the 122nd anniversary of the birth of
the University at the Mock Hotel in Thomasville, Wednesday
evening, October 11th. From all sections of the county came
loyal alumni to once again do honor to their Alma Mater and
from eight-thirty until twelve-thirty they sat around the fes-
tive board imbued vv,!h the true spirit of the Carolina boy
and partook of a delicious repast. The dining room of the
hotel was tastefully decorated in Carolina colors and ap-
propriate place cards and menu cards were provided for each
alumnus and guest.
Representing the faculty of the University was Dr. Charles
S. Mangum who brought a message from the campus which
touched the hearts of those present. Dr. Mangum compared
the University of the past with that of the present and told
of the wonderful growth that has taken place and of the
changes that are evident at the University. He encouraged
the alumni in his optimistic views of the athletic situation,
prophesying victories for future teams.
The banquet was presided over by C. G. Hill, '99, as toast-
master. He called upon various alumni and guests for in-
formal talks. Among the guests at the banquet were Dr.
C. A. Julian, a practicing physician of Thomasville, T. A.
Finch, a local manufacturer, and Zed Griffith, cashier of the
Bank of Thomasville and mayor of the city.
At the conclusion of the banquet and speeches the Davidson
County Alumni Association was reorganized and the follow-
ing officers were elected for the ensuing year : President, J.
F. Spruill,"07, of Lexington; Vice-President, John Tillett, '11,
of Thomasville; Secretary, T. A. DeVane, '13, of Thomas-
ville. Before adjournment the Association decided to begin
at once and make plans for going in a body to Chapel Hill
on the occasion of the next 12th of October.
The Forsyth County Alumni Association held its annual
banquet on the evening of October 12th at the Zinzendorf
Hotel, Winston-Salem. The occasion was most enjoyable
throughout and was attended by 69 alumni, probably the
largest number to attend any University banquet of the year.
P. A. Gorrell, '99, served as toastmaster in a pleasing fashion
and songs were furnished by the University Glee Club, com-
posed of local members of this organization during their
The principal speaker for the occasion was Prof. H. H.
Williams, head of the department of philosophy in the Uni-
versity. He was introduced by Major J. E. Alexander, '95.
Prof. Williams spoke of the necessity for there being in the
South some great University, and of his strong belief that
the University of North Carolina would grow into this great
University for the entire South. He declared that from each
great war of history some great truth had resulted, and that
in the present European war, history would not reverse itself
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but would give to civilization some great truth, or principle.
America, he said, would have the opportunity to assume
world leadership at the close of the war. He expressed great
confidence in the men of the South, and in the ability of
Southern men to lead the nation. He quoted President Alder-
man, of Virginia, who said: "What is in the sweet justice of
God, this country should turn for a second time to a George
Washington to lead her into the second life?" Prof. Wil-
liams speech was enthusiastically received.
Robert E. Follin, the next speaker, spoke of the new spirit
of the University in its effort to reach out and be of service
to the people of the State. Dr. Fred M. Hanes offered some
constructive criticisms of the methods used in instruction.
Judge W. P. Stacy, a guest of the association, said that
every man who lights his torch from the fires at Chapel Hill
must fee! something of his responsibility, that every alumnus
is not only an individual but a representative of the institution.
"We must be faithful to the trust," he declared. Rev.
Douglas Rights spoke of the many ties which connect Win-
ston-Salem and the University, and appealed to the alumni
to do something for the younger brothers there now and
for the Alma Mater striving to give them life more abun-
— Dr. A. R. Shaw is Palmer Professor of Theology in the
Southwestern Presbyterian University, Clarksville, Tenn.
OF DURHAM, N. C.
Offers the Highest Quality of
Service in One Day's Time.
J. R. EVANS, Agent
Chapel Hill, N. C.
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Greensboro Commercial School
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
BOOKKEEPING, SHORTHAND, TOUCH TYPE
WRITING and the BUSINESS BRANCHES are
our Specialty. School the year round. Enroll
any time. Write for Catalogue.
E. A. CLUNG
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Carolina Drug Company
CHAPEL HILL. .N. C.
FOR CAROLINA BOYS. THE HOME OF
A. G. WEBB, Proprietor
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Sinb it to "Dick!
Dick's Laundry Baskets leave 13 New
for Greensboro at 3:00 P. M. on Monday,
day, and Wednesday. To be returned Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday.
T. 0. WRIGHT
CHAPEL HILL, N. C.
The Bank o/Chapel Hill
The oldest and strongest bank in
Orange County solicits your banking
M. C. S. NOBLE H.H.PATTERSON M. E. HOGAN
President Vice-President Cashier
!5l)£ Knivexsit? fivzss
ZEB P. COUNCIL, Manager
CHAPEL HILL, N. C.
QUALITY AND SERVICE
ORDERS TAKEN FOR ENGRAVED CARDS OR
Eubanks Drug Co.
Chapel Hill, N. C.
Agents for Nunnally's Candy
H. H. PATTERSON
CHAPEL HILL. N. C.
GENERAL MERCHANDISE AND FRESH
GROCERIES AT ALL TIMES
Alumni Eoyalty fund
"One for all, and all Tor one "
A. M. SCALES, '92
E. K. GRAHAM. '98
A. W. HAYWOOD, Jr., '04
J. A. GRAY. Jr., '08
D. F. RAY, '09
Shakespeare speaking: (not Cy Thompson):
"The evil men do lives after them; the good
Is oft interred with their bones."
We have nothing against Shakespeare. In fact, we remember him very pleasantly as the person who made
it possible for us to graduate. The "four" we got on English 5 was just the right change.
But, in the name of truth, we must say that he is more than half wrong about the final disposition of the
good in a man.— He had not heard of the Alumni Loyalty Fund— That is absolute insurance that the
good men do is made immortal through the best of the young men of succeeding generations. A hun-
dred years after a man "lies mouldering in the grave" the good in him "goes marching on."
The Alumni Fund provides a way for every man who wants to perpetuate the University and strengthen
the spirit of the University, to do it; to live on through it; and at the same time to return to the Uni-
versity a part of what he received when he most needed help.
Two ways to do this big business, both easy:
(1) A small annual subscription;
(2) A bequest in your will— whatever the size, it will do its proportionate work.
The principal of the Fund will not be used. The interest to be used only for the largest common good.
Shakespeare also said: "If 'twere clone, 'twere well 'twere done quickly!"
He was batting a thousand when he said that!
Sign up now.
Nearlv $4,000 the first year.
Help Make it $100,000 by June.
tear this off and mail it to e. r. rankin. secretary
University of North Carolina Alumni Loyalty Fund:
I will give to the Alumni Loyalty Fund $ annually,
payable of each year; at which time please send
notice. I reserve the right to revoke at will.
Date — -
Geo. C. Pickard & Son
Chapel Hill, V C.
FIRST CLASS LIVERY SERVICE AT ALL
TIMES. GIVE US A TRIAL
A. A. PICKARD - Manager
The Peoples National Bank
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Capital $300,000.00 United States Depositary
J. W. FRIES. Pres. Wm. A. BLAIR, Vice-Pies.
M S. LEWIS. Cashier
The Model Market and Ice Co.
Chapel Hill, N. C.
All Kinds of Meats. Fish and Oysters in Season.
Daily Ice Delivery Except Sunday
S. M. PICKARD Manager
Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts
of all kinds. Special attention given University and
College banquets and entertainments. Phone 178
WARREN ICE CREAM CO.
PARRISH STREET DURHAM, N. C.
THE NEW FIRM
1\. 1\. TKluth? £o.,U rc-
SUCCESSORS TO A. A. KLUTTZ
Extend a cordial invitation to all students and
alumni of the U. N. C. to make their store head-
quarters during their stay in Chapel Hill.
Complete Stock of
New and Second-hand Books, Stationery, and
Complete Line of Shoes and Haberdashery
Made by the Leaders of Fashion, Al-
ways on Hand
SEE OUR NEW FALL CLOTHES
We can suit the Alumnus Man
as well as the college man.
The newest in Suits, Furnish-
ings and Hats.
Sneed-Markhatn- Taylor Co.
Durham, N. C.
ANDREWS CASH STORE GO.
Will save you from 3 to 5 dollars on your tailor-
made suits. We also have in an up-to-date line
of high grade gents' furnishings. Call to see us
and be convinced.
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS —
<c7Ae "ROYAL CAFES
IN CHAPEL HILL as well as IN DURHAM
APPRECIATE YOUR 'PATRONAGE
MAKE INO MISTAKE — UNSURE IN THE
The Leading Massachusetts Company
New policies embodying every desirable feature known to modern life insurance, including an exceptionally
liberal disability clause. Dividend increase of from 25<}b to 38<;i over former scale.
State Agent. 704-5-6 First National Bank Building
AIR LINE RAILWAY
"The Progressive Railway of the South"
SHORTEST, QUICKEST AND BEST ROUTE
Richmond, Portsmouth-Norfolk, Va., and points
in the Northeast via Washington, D. C, and
Southwest via Atlanta and Birmingham.
HANDSOMEST ALL STEEL TRAINS
IN THE SOUTH
Electrically lighted and equipped with electric
Steel electrically lighted Diners on all through
trains. Meals a la carte.
LOCAL TRAINS ON CONVENIENT
Extremely Low Winter Excursion Rates
For rates, schedules, etc., call on your nearest
CHARLES B. RYAN, G. P. A.. JOHN T. WEST, D. P. A.
Ntrfolk, Va. CHARLES R. CAPPS, 1st. V-Pres., Raleigh, N. C.
VUI 1 lpdny NORTH CAROLINA
Electric Lamps and Supplies
Chapel Hill Hardware Co.
Lowe Bros. High Standard Paints
Calcimo Sanitary Wall Coating
Fixall Stains and Enamels
Floor Wax, Dancing Wax
FRANKLIN AND COLUMBIA STREETS
C. S. Pender graft
Pioneer Auto Man
Headquarters in DURHAM:
Al the Royal Cafe, Main Street, and Southern Depot
Headquarters in CHAPEL HILL:
Neil to Bank of Chapel Hill
Leave Chapel Hill 8:30 and 10:20 a. m.
Leave Chapel Hill _ 2:30 and 4:00 p. m.
Leave Durham 9:50 a. m., 12:40 p. m.
Leave Durham 5:08 and 8:00 p. m.
OTHER TRIPS SUBJECT TO ORDER
Four Machines at Your Service
Day or Night
PHONE 58 OR 23
FOR NEAT JOB PRINTING AND TYPEWRITER PAPER
CALL AT THE OFFICE OF
THE CHAPEL HILL NEWS
Finishing for the Amateur. Foister
Telephone No. 477
Opposite Post Office
WORK DEVELOPED & FINISHED
LINTH1CUM, A. I. A.
H. COLVIN LINTHICUM
TRUST BUILDING. ROOMS 502-503
PHONE 226 DURHAM, N. C.
The J. B. McCrary Company
Consulting Engineers New Power Plant Univ. of North Carolina
The J. B. McCrary Company serves the south as
Municipal Engineers. We have nothing hut ser-
vice to sell. It is our business to devise munici-
pal improvements. We plan, finance, construct
and operate. We want to get in touch with
every town or city needing improvements. We
guarantee our service will produce dividends.
Our experience covers twenty years. We will
promptly give von all information. It will pay
von to get in touch with us. Write
HARRY W. LOVING, District Manager
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
Tb\)i Thirst National ^&ank
of ~2>urbam. M. <L.
"Roll of Honor" Bank
Total Resources over Two and a Quarter Mil-
WE KNOW YOUR WANTS
AND WANT YOUR BUSINESS
JULIAN S. CARR
W. J. HOLLOWAY-
AGENCY NORRIS CANDY THE REXALL STORE
FIX UP YOUR ROOM!
Rugs, Druggets, Sheets, Counterpanes,
Pillow Cases, Towels, Etc.
DRESS UP!- All kinds Shirts, 50c to $5.00. Collars, 2 for 25c
Clothing, Pants, Shoes, Sweaters and Underwear.
10 - offon each dol-
lar you spend here.
J. D. WEBB & SON
" The Store that Appreciates
Your Business * *
We have a complete line of everything a student wants
in Clothing, Shoes and Furnishings
Come in and look our
"The Quality Tells"
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Maximum of Service to the People of the State
A. THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS. C.
B. THE SCHOOL OF APPLIED SCIENCE. D.
(1) Chemical Engineering. E.
(2) Electrical Engineering. F.
(3) Civil and Road Engineering. G.
(4) Soil Investigation. H.
THE GRADUATE SCHOOL.
THE SCHOOL OF LAW.
THE SCHOOL OF MEDICINE.
THE SCHOOL OF PHARMACY.
THE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION.
THE SUMMER SCHOOL.
THE BUREAU OF EXTENSION.
(1) General Information.
(2) Instruction by Lectures.
(3) Correspondence Courses.
(4) Debate and Declamation.
(5) County Economic and Social Surrey*.
(6) Municipal and Legislative Reference.
(7) Educational Information and Assist-
WRITE TO THE UNIVERSITY WHEN YOU NEED HELP
For information regarding the University, address
THOS. J. WILSON, JR., Registrar.
END us any gar-
ment or article
you may have
needing Dry Cleaning
We will do the work promptly,
at small cost, and to your en-
Send yours by Parcel Post, we
pay return charges on orders
amounting to $1.00.
Mourning Goods Dyed in 24 to
COLUMBIA LAUNDRY CO.
GREENSBORO, N. C.
Chapel Hill Agents: T. C. Wilkins and
E. E. W. Duncan 14 and 15 Old West
Successful Careers in Later
Life for University
Depend not wholly upon Football, Baseball,
or other sports —
But upon sheer pluck and ability to build the
solid foundation of Success by Saving efery
It takes Men to participate in Football, Base-
ball, etc., but it takes Greater Men to Build
Resolve to Start Saving Today.
The Fidelity Bank
North Carolina's Greatest Banking Institution
DURHAM, N. C.
Try it— just see how refreshing and invigorating
a drink can be. And don't be selfish — have the
grocer deliver a case home so the kiddies can
enjoy it, too.
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