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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 


Grand Master Andrews Presents the University 

with Plate from the Corner-Stone of the Old 

East Building 


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Volume V 


Number 2 


"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. 




"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. 

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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." 




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. 

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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 
the University. 


" ' ' ' ' 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. 



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 

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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 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, 



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 



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 

University Day. 


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. 
16, 1915. 

Robert Ney MeNeely, Monroe, Law '07, died 
Dec. 30, 1915. 

Dr. J. H. Hewitt, Cleveland, Ohio, 1899, died 
January, 1916. 

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, 
March 12. 

Dr. T. McL. Northrup, St. Pauls, 1895, died 
March 14. 

Wm. E. Headen, Morehead City, 1888, died 
March 19. 

H. B. Cuningham, Nashville, Tenn., 1900, died 
March 20. 

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 
May 26. 

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, 


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. 



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 

Assisted By 

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 



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- 


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- 
mington, Del. 

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- 
Rae, Concord. 

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, 



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- 
son, Concord. 

Best wishes for much success and happy birthdays 
for Carolina from Sampson Alumni. — F. B. John- 
son, Clinton. 

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, 
Red Springs. 

Alumni Association met last night. We wish to 
extend good wishes to the University and for you to 



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, 
Ensley, Ala. 

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. 



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. 


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. 


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. 



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. 


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. 


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

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- 



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. 


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. 
Yours truly, 

Kenneth Royall, '14. 

Cambridge, Mass., Oct. 24, 1916. 


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 
of 1883. 

Yours truly, 

N. F. Heitman, '83. 
Kansas City, Mo., October 25, 1916. 


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. 


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. 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. 


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. 




of the 

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. 
H. McKinnon. 

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 



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, 
Jr., '04. 


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 
New York. 

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 
college days. 

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 



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- 

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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. 





The Bank o/Chapel Hill 

The oldest and strongest bank in 
Orange County solicits your banking 


President Vice-President Cashier 

!5l)£ Knivexsit? fivzss 

ZEB P. COUNCIL, Manager 





Eubanks Drug Co. 

Chapel Hill, N. C. 

Agents for Nunnally's Candy 





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. 

Name (Class) 


Date — - 

Geo. C. Pickard & Son 

Chapel Hill, V C. 


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 




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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 


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. 

N. C. 


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. 







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 



"The Progressive Railway of the South" 


Richmond, Portsmouth-Norfolk, Va., and points 
in the Northeast via Washington, D. C, and 
Southwest via Atlanta and Birmingham. 


Electrically lighted and equipped with electric 

Steel electrically lighted Diners on all through 
trains. Meals a la carte. 



Extremely Low Winter Excursion Rates 

For rates, schedules, etc., call on your nearest 
agent, or 


Ntrfolk, Va. CHARLES R. CAPPS, 1st. V-Pres., Raleigh, N. C. 

Norfolk, Va. 


Odell Hardware 

P>rkmnflnv greensboro, 


Electric Lamps and Supplies 
Builders Hardware 




Chapel Hill Hardware Co. 

Lowe Bros. High Standard Paints 

Calcimo Sanitary Wall Coating 

Fixall Stains and Enamels 

Floor Wax, Dancing Wax 


PHONE 144 


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. 


Four Machines at Your Service 
Day or Night 

PHONE 58 OR 23 






Finishing for the Amateur. Foister 


Telephone No. 477 

Opposite Post Office 


Holfladay 1 



N. C. 



for V 

Y., 1915 








Specialty Modern 

School Buildings 




The J. B. McCrary Company 

municipal Engineers 


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 





Tb\)i Thirst National ^&ank 

of ~2>urbam. M. <L. 

"Roll of Honor" Bank 

Total Resources over Two and a Quarter Mil- 
lion Dollars 










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. 




" 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 
goods over 

"The Quality Tells" 


Maximum of Service to the People of the State 



(1) Chemical Engineering. E. 

(2) Electrical Engineering. F. 

(3) Civil and Road Engineering. G. 

(4) Soil Investigation. H. 




(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- 

For information regarding the University, address 

THOS. J. WILSON, JR., Registrar. 

END us any gar- 
ment or article 
you may have 

needing Dry Cleaning 

or Dyeing. 

We will do the work promptly, 
at small cost, and to your en- 
tire satisfaction. 

Send yours by Parcel Post, we 
pay return charges on orders 
amounting to $1.00. 

Mourning Goods Dyed in 24 to 
36 Hours 


Phones 633-634 

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 
possible dollar. 

It takes Men to participate in Football, Base- 
ball, etc., but it takes Greater Men to Build 
Successful Careers. 

Resolve to Start Saving Today. 

The Fidelity Bank 

North Carolina's Greatest Banking Institution 

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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