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OPINION AND COMMENT
For one year America lias been at war. From
the first moment of the nation's entry into the fight
for world liberty, Carolina has
CAROLINA AND ^.^j.^^ j^^^. f^^jj p^^^.^ j^^^^ ^^^^^^^
that has been has been set forth
from time to time in these pages as far as the com-
plete story could be given. All in all, it is the sort
of story that fills the heart with pride — 984 men in
the service and all honoring Alma Mater by carrying
her spirit into the fight.
During this first year of war, attention has been
centered upon Carolina men in camp in America.
From today forward this attention
NEXT, THE j]j gj^j£j jy ]jj .f ^Q jjjg ^^j.
HONOR ROLL ^, n , , v t7 ^^t -f ..
tlenelds ot Europe. J^aiayette,
we are here," will become a reality. In fact, since
General Pershing placed, during the drive towards
Amiens, the American forces at the disposal of the
Allies, it has shifted; and in the future, as Carolina
men take their places in the liattle line nf freedom,
it is but inevitable that the supreme sacrifice will
be paid by many of Carolina's sons.
There will be great difficulty in keeping an ac-
curate list of the killed, wounded, and missing. But
The Review is going to attempt this in so far as it
can, and it calls upon all alumni to assist it in every-
way possible in making complete its Honor Roll.
The Review called the attention of the alumni
last year to the fine action of an alumnus, who, upon
leaving for France, wrote
AN EXAMPLE Carolina into his will. In
FROM VANDERBILT ^, -.^ ■, ■ . ^. tt
the March issue oi the Van-
derbilt Alumnus are given the details of a provision
made by an alumnus going overseas whereby Van-
derbilt is to receive $5,000 from war insurance
money in the event the Vanderbilt man does not
The thought uppermost in this man's mind was
that through loan funds he had been able to work
his way through college, and he wanted other young
men in the future to have a similar opportunity —
not the opportunity to secure free scholarships, but
loans to be repaid after the training secured in col-
lege began to bear fruit in the serious work of the
student's after-college life.
Of the hundreds of Carolina men now at Camp
Jackson and other camps, many will soon be going
overseas. The Review points with pride to the ex-
ample of the Carolina and Vanderbilt men who, in
making ready for their great adventure, were
thoughtful of what they had received. It makes
mention of the fine act here in the hope that it will
be multiplied many times.
Among the many alumni on the campus at the
second Virginia game, The Review noticed some
four or six representatives of the
1908 ON THE j f j^Qg ^ j^ f ^^
double puvpose of oceiug the game
and (especially) working out a program for a stun-
ning big reunion. To quote the words of one of the
class (not present) who in his college days was gen-
erally referred to as "Miss," the class is to have a
"real nice cutting up time." We do not know just
what that is, but from the determination of Duke
Robins, Herb Guuter, Tom Simmons, and Will
Woodard, it to be expected that 1908 will set a
new record in reunions.
At the same time, The Review heard of other
classes getting under way for an unusually effective
alumni performance on alumni day.
"Girls and boys of x\merica, you are the hope of
the world." Thus speaks Hermann Hagedorn in a
little book published in 1917 which
THE HOPE OF j^^ ^^ j^g ^^ jj^g h^ndiS of every
THE WORLD , '^ , u- u i i • i
alumnus and every high school girl
and boy in North Carolina.
We employ this quotation here for two reasons :
(1) To impress upon the girls and boys of N^orth
Carolina the supreme necessity of preparing them-
selves, through strict attention to high school duties
and later attendance at college, for the work of shap-
ing and auiding American democracv after it shall
have been saved by their older brothers from the
threat of auiiiliilation with which it is now con-
THE ALUMNI REVIEW
fronted; and (2) to lay upon the alumni the re-
sponsibility of guiding these girls and boys in the
all-important matter of making the right decision
as to the continuation of their education.
We are making no special plea for Carolina, even
though we know that through her courses in military
science and the rearrangement of her curriculum,
she offers the IT to 21 year-old boy the sort of in-
struction that will stand the acid test of the battle
line or the work of peace. But we are insisting that
every Carolina man, whether in the school room or
on the street, shall emphasize the supreme import-
ance of every school girl and boy securing the maxi-
mum education possible ; for, in very serious reality,
they are the "hope of the world I"
The question is being raised all over North Caro-
lina, "Shall we carry on educationally ?" As The
TvEviEW noted in an earlier issue,
SHALL WE Wilson County has answered the ques-
CARRY ON? . . . . •, ^ ^ , ^.i
tion in the right sort oi way — aliirma-
tively, with a big bond issue for the improvement
of the city schools and a county-wide tax for an eight-
months country school term.
The question has not only involved the public
schools. It has also been asked in all seriousness of
the University and other State institutitms, the ques-
tion having been raised by the Governor and the
Council of State in re the selling of the bonds au-
thorized by the legislature of 1917. President Gra-
ham, and others associated with him, has answered
the question, and the Council of State, with the ex-
ception of Treasurer Lacy, has been convinced of the
soundness of the answer: North Carolina must car-
In commenting upon this question, the State
Journal of April 12 speaks as follows:
Certainly no one will now contend that the bonds
when authorized were not essential. The truth
is that, as the nation so long postponed national de-
fense against an open foreign threat, so we in an
almost superstitious dread of bonds, procrasti-
nated in the face of internal decay. We announced
almost grandiose schemes of education and put them
in the hands of devoted men whom we all but starved,
not only of returns for themselves, but of equip-
ment with which to work. We announced the humane
principles of care for the insane and the unfortunates
and then left maniacs in common jails and aban-
doned the diseased not only to die themselves but to
infect the healthy body of society. Just as the war
came upon the country to demand the instant pre-
paration for defense delayed, so the bonds author-
ized in aid of the institutions of the State meant
that the money they call for must be had or the
State would suffer not only a catastrophe of con-
tinued suffering but the loss of its moral grip as
We believe that not only North Carolina capital
will lie found ready to lend the State the money at
terms below the prevailing market, but that it will do
so without permitting the act to be reflected in the
response of the public to the call to take their quota
of the Liberty Bonds. Surely there would be some-
thing akin to criminal folly in arguing the neces-
sity to support the government as in anywise a valid
excuse for the continuing neglect of the youth we
are training for the future or the helpless classes
whose protection we owe, for the good of ourselves
and of the nature as well as the permanency of them.
L. AMES BROWN ENTERS INTELLIGENCE SERVICE
An interesting appointment was made today when
the war department issued an order announcing the
appointment of L. Ames Brown, of Greenville, N.
C, as a first lieutenant in the army. The order
"Special Order No. G036 — The appointment of
L. Ames Brown as first lieutenant, national army,
is announced. He will report in person to the chief,
military intelligence branch, executive division.
General Staff, Washington, D. C, for temporary
duty and upon completion thereof he will proceed
to New York, N. Y., for service on intelligence
duty and will not be assigned to any other duty or
to the command of troops under this appointment."
Mr. Brown is a newspaper man. He represented
the Raleigh News and Observer as its Washington
correspondent for some time and resigned to ac-
cept a position in the Washington bureau of the New
York Sun. At the time of his appointment he was
holding a position under George Creel on the com-
mittee on public information.
Brown is a good writer and has written some very
able articles in a number of magazines, including a
series of stories relating to prohibition for Colonel
George Harvey, in the North Ajnerican Review.
Brown is within the draft age and is unmarried. —
Greensboro News, March 18.
N. G. GOODING WINS CARR MEDAL
N. G. Gooding, of New Bern, won the Carr medal
in the junior oratorical contest on the night of
April 3. His subject was "The Growth of an Idea."
Prof. E. C. Branson, of the department of Rural
Sociology and Economics, spent the week April 8-13
in New York City in attendance upon the meeting
of the National Association on Country Life.
THE ALUMNI REVIEW
CAROLINA WAR RECORD
Nine Hundred and Eighty-Four Men Have Gone Into Service
A regrnlar feature of The Review from this date
until the end of the war will be the keeping of the
War Record of Carolina men. In order that this
record may be full and accurate, the co-operation of
every alumnus is urgently requested.
ROLL OF HONOR
Seymour Webster Whiting, '14
Seymour Webster Whiting, 2nd Lt. from
the second Oglethorpe Officers Training Camp,
died of pneumonia on January 1st at Carap
Hubert Oscar Ellis, '18
Hubert Oscar Ellis died at Camp Jackson
on December 5th.
Carolina Contributes 984 Men to the Service
The following summary of students and alumni
of the University who have entered the service in
the present war has been furnished by the Univer-
From the College — the student body 176
From the College — former students 537
From Professional Schools — the student body 44
From Professional Schools — former students 211
From Instructors — past and present 16
Distribution by Branch of Service and Rank
Brigadier Generals 2
Lieutenant Colonels 7
First Lieutenants 119
Second Lieutenants 230
Lieutenant Commanders 4
Pay Masters 11
Junior Lieutenants 1
Lieutenant Colonels 1
First Lieutenants 93
Naval Division 20
Aviation Service (All Ranks) 55
Privates and Non-Commissioned Officers 248
Wireless, Hospital, ambulance, etc 84
Two Hundred and Twenty-one Men at Camp Jackson
Through the courtesy of Brigadier General Geo.
W. Mclver, '73, commanding the Slst Division,
National Army, the following list of Carolina men
now in military service is given. It is interesting
to note that 188 of the 221 men are officers. Of
the 33 who are not it is to be noted that several have
only very recently entered the service :
Abney, Joel R., Sgt. ; Allen, Reynold T., 1st. Lt. ;
Andrews, Claude F., 1st. Lt. ; Andrews, George H.,
Corp. ; Austin, W. B. ; Banks, Clyde G., Corp. ;
Barnard, James C, Corp. ; Barnes, William B., Pvt. ;
Bell, Daniel L., Reg. Sgt. Maj.; Benbow, John T.,
Capt.; Bethune, Richard F., 1st CI. Pvt.; Black,
H. C, 2nd Lt. ; Blackstook, Clarence E., 2nd Lt. ;
Blue, Luther A. Jr., 1st Lt. ; Bolick, Clarence P.,
2nd Lt. ; Borden, Thomas F., 2nd Lt. ; Bourne.
Francis C, 2nd Lt. ; Boushall, J. H., 1st Lt. ; Brink-
IsT Lieut. L. A. Blue, Je., '16,
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lev, Eobert L., 2nd Lt. ; Britt, J. J., Jr., 2iul Lt. ;
Brooks, K. P., 1st Lt. ; Brooksliire, John V., 1st
CI. Pvt. ; Brown, C. L., Pvt. ; Bunn, Benjamin H.,
1st Lt. ; Burgess, W. G., 1st Lt. ; Byniim, Curtis,
Capt. Reg. Adj. ;
Cagle, Bert, Sgt. ; Cansler, Edwin T., 1st Lt. ;
Carlton, David H., Sgt. ; Carraway, B. H., 2nd
Lt. ; Carter, John E., 1st Lt. ; Carter, Walter, 2nd
Lt. ; Carpenter, C. C, 2nd Lt. ; Chapman, Leices-
ter, 2nd Lt. ; Clement, Louis PL, 1st Lt. ; Cochrau,
Claude A., 1st Lt. ; Cole, Stephen B., Pvt.; Cole-
man, James M., 2nd Lt. ; Conger, Jos. IL, 2nd Lt. ;
Cooper, Jas. E., 1st Lt. ; Cowan, James G., 2nd Lt. ;
Cowell, C. F., 2nd Lt. ; Cowell, Horace B., Capt. ;
Cowper, Bryan G., 2nd Lt. ; Coggin, Charles L., 1st
Lt. ; Cox, Charles G., Corp.; Craig, Gillani, 1st Lt. ;
Cratch, S. C, 2nd Lt. ; Crawford, Hilary IL, 1st
Lt. ; Crawford, John R., Pvt.; Crosswell, J. E.,
1st Lt. ; Cummings, Alford B., Sgt.; Dalton, Wil-
son, 2nd Lt. ; Daniel, Charles R., 2nd Lt. ; Daniel,
Watson L., Sgt. ; Davis, Robt.
John T., Corp. ; DeVane,
C. N.; Dunlap, Frank L
Vernon, Sgt. ; Day,
T. A., 1st Lt. ; "Dobbins,
Ss't. ; Egertou,
0., 1st Lt. : Edwards, Wilev B., 1st
G. B. ;
Folger, Augustine W., Capt. ; Foster, Robt., Jr.,
2nd Lt. ; Foust, H. P., 1st Lt. ; Futrell, Kinnie,
Pvt.; Garrett, Robt. U., 1st CI. Pvt.; Genes, Sam-
uel A., Corp. ; Goldston, Walter L., Sgt. ; Gooch,
Graham, Alexander H., 2nd Lt. ;
Sgt. ; Graves, Louis, Capt. ; Grims-
Corp. ; Gudger, Henry C, Corp.
Lee C, 1st
Graham, J. C
ley, William T
Guthrie, Thomas C, 2nd Lt. ; Gwaltney, Leroy P.,
Harrison, James A., 2nd Lt. ; Harper, J. C, 2nd
Lt. ; Harper, J. S., Sgt. ; Harrison, Theodore L.,
1st CI. Pvt.: Hash, J. B. ; Hatch, Aubrev C., Pvt.;
Hatsell, A. H., 2nd Lt. ; Hawkins, Uriah V., 2nd
Lt. ; Heartt, W. A., 2nd Lt. ; Holder, Branson B.,
Sgt.; Holland, Curtis A., Corp.; Horton, Hamilton
C, 2nd Lt. ; Hughes, J. B., 2nd Lt. ; Hughes, J. W.,
1st Lt. ; Hunter, Wade R., Pvt. ; Huske, John M.,
Pvt. .; Hunter, Gordon C, Corp. ; Hogan, Ernest
G., Pvt. ; Hogue, Cyrus D., 1st Lt. ; Hughes, Clin-
ton K., 1st Lt. ; Ingram, Hal B., 2nd Lt. ; Ingram,
Henry L., 1st Lt. ; Ingram, Mitchell R., Corp. ;
Irvin, Alexander G., Pvt. ; Ives, Claude L., Pvt. ;
James, Walter S., 1st Lt. ; Jernigan, Herman,
Sgt. ; Jernigan, Rupert W., Sgt. ; Johnson, James,
Pvt. ; Johnston, Joseph H., 1st Lt. ; Johnston, Wal-
ter C, Sgt. ; Jones, Gilmer A., Bn. Sgt. Maj. ; Jones,
Harvey B., Corp. ; Jones, Leslie E., Sgt. ; Jones,
Ovid W., Reg. Sgt. Maj.; Kernodle, John 1)., Sg^ ;
Keyes, Clifton W., Corp. ;
Leach, Oscar, 2nd Lt. ; Leatherwood, Joseph G.,
1st Lt. ; Lewis, M., 2nd Lt. ; Loughlin, Chas. v.,
1st Lt. ; McBee, S., Jr., Maj.; McClamrock, R. P.,
2nd Lt. ; Mclver, George W., Brig. General; Mc-
Duifle, Roger A., Sgt. ;" McT.eod, Daniel C, Sgt.;
McLeod, Marion F., 1st Lt. ; McPherson, Paul
v., Pvt. ; McQuage, Oliver C, Sgt. ; McSwain,
Peyton, Pvt.; Manning, James S., 1st Lt. ; Massey,
William E., Pvt.; Misenheimer, C. A., 2nd Lt. ;
Meuefee, Charles E., Sg-t. ; Meyer, L. B., 2nd Lt. ;
Michal, T. L., 2nd Lt. ; ililliken, James S., 1st Lt. ;
Millikeu, Jesse F., 2nd Lt. ; Mock, Henry B., Pvt. ;
ilonroe, Robert A., Sgt. ; Morris, G. B., 1st Lt. ;
Morrison, F. W. ; Mosley, Robert F., Color Sgt. ;
^N'eely, Guy L., Corp.; Neely, Wade S., Corp.;
Xelson, Andrew S., 2nd Lt. ; Nicklin, Strang S.,
Capt.; Nooe, B., 1st Lt. ; Norwood, G. M., 1st Lt. ;
Oldham, J. B.; Parker, G. F., 2nd Lt. ; Parker,
Roscoe E., Capt. ; Paty, B. F., 2nd Lt. ; Peele, El-
i)ert S., 2nd Lt. ; Phillips, J. D., 1st Lt. ; Pickard,
Group of Carolina OrncERS at Camp .Jackson
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A. C. ; Polk, William T., Sgt. ; Prather, ( 'has. 1.).,
Sgt. ; Price, Cornelius A., Corp. ; Proctor, William
I., Sgt.; Procter, E. K, 2nd Lt. ; Pi'iiitt. William
O.. Sgt. ;
Kamsay, James C, 1st Lt. ; Eand, O. E.. 2nd
Lt. ; Ranson, John O., 1st Lt. ; Pay, Donald F.,
Capt. ; Ray, H. R., Sgt.; Reagan, Henry G., Ord.
Sgt.; Riggs, Robert H., 2nd Lt. ; Rogers, W. W. ;
Roland, Roljert L., 1st CI. Pvt. ; Royall, Kenneth
C, 1st Lt. ; Shepherd, Frederick C, 1st Lt. ; Shep-
herd, E. J. ; Shrago, Jacob P., Sgt. ; Shuford, Nor-
man C, Sgt. ; Simpson, Henry B., Sgt. ; Sloan. Chas.
A., Sgt. ; Smith, Cleveland L., Corp. ; Smith, E. C,
Jr., Corp.; Smith, Howell L., 1st Lt. ; Smith, Hu-
bert ]\L, 1st Lt. ; Smith, William 0., 1st Lt. ; Spar-
ger, Randall W., 2nd Lt. ; Spears, Marshal T., 1st
Lt. ; Speight, Dean L., Pvt. ; Spencer, Edward L.,
2nd Lt. ; Stein, Louis J., 2nd Lt. ; Stell, John S.,
Bn. Sgt. Maj. ; Stevens, Henry L., 2nd Lt. ; Strong,
G. v., Capt.; Suddreth, Willis ('., Sgt.;
Tatum, Walter S., Corp, ; Tayloe, John C, 2nd
Lt. ; Taylor, Chas. I., Corp. ; Timberlakc, Frank
J., 2nd Lt. ; Tolbert, Jarvis C, Pvt. ; Totten, Henry
R., 2nd Lt. ; Towles, Oliver, Sgt. ; Turbyfill, J. m!,
1st Lt. ; Turner, Marvin L., Pvt. ; ITmstead, William
B., 1st Lt.;
Warden, Eli B., Corp.; Wall, L. B. ; Warren,
Ernest R., Sgt. ; Warren, Thomas L., Pvt. ; Watson,
Wm. R., 2nd Lt. ; Webb, Chas. B., 2nd Lt. ; Wel-
lons, Benj. F., Sgt. Maj. ; West, W. C. ; White, Moses
A., 1st Lt.; Whitehead, Alvin P., Pvt.; Wilkin-
son, Wm. S., Sgt.; Williams, Macon M., 2nd Lt. ;
Williams, Robert M., Cook : Williams, R. R., Capt. ;
Wilson, John N., 2nd Lt. ; Winslow, Hilary G.,
2nd Lt. ; Winston, Robt. W., Capt.; Wood, John
O., 1st Lt. ; Worth, Alexander, 2nd Lt. ; Woithing-
ton, H. S., Corp.; Wright, R. H., Jr., 2nd Lt. ;
Y'ount, Joseph H., Pvt. ; Yokley, J. F., 1st I^t. ;
York. Cicero A., 1st CI. Pvt.
Arrived Safe Overseas
Clyde Miller, '17, sends a card announcing his
safe arrival overseas.
Col. Ellison L. Gilmer has arrived safely overseas.
BOOKS FOR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS NUMBER 1670
As a result of a drive made during the week
March 18-23 by the University Library for books
for the soldiers and sailors, 1G70 volumes were re-
ceived, the greater part of them coming from the
student body and residents of Chapel Hill. Roughly
classified, they were divided approximately as fol-
lows : Fiction 600, non-fietion 500, texts, mostly
French, 570. The contributions from Hillsboro
and Cedar Grove numbered less than 200. To
stimulate interest in the campaign a pen six feet
square and two feet high was placed in the center
of the Library lobby and every one contributing
books was given an opportunity of guessing the to-
tal number of books placed in the pen. At the close
of the contest on Saturday afternoon, March 23,
^I. R. Robbins was declared winner, having guessed
the number 1497. The actual number at that time
was 1495. The books have been shipped to Camp
Greene as a part of the Camp Greene Library.
SENIOR STUNT WAS WELL RECEIVED
The Senior Stunt was given in Gerrard Hall on
the night of April 4 and proved of unusual inter-
est. Douglas Macifillan and .John Terry were the
authors of the sketch entitled "The Fall of the House
An Alumni Gboup in OrncERs' Training >School, Camp Jackson
THE ALUMNI REVIEW
LETTERS FROM THE FRONT
Carolina Men Relate Their Experiences in France and Italy
The followinj; sketches aud letters have hcen re-
ceived since our hist isstie. These cokimns are eou-
stautlj open for similiar conininnications and it is
urged that they be sent forward in increasing num-
By W. C. DOUB-KERR, 1916
Y. M. C. A. Service in France
The following sketches are from the pen of W. ( '.
Doub-Kerr, recently returned from Y. M. C. A.
service in France. Mr. Doub-Kerr is now at home
on leave at Greensboro.
New York — Night — September
The bright feverish afternoon — full of farewells,
of gripping of hearts and hands — ends in a rose-
Hoarse blasts from the steamer-horn, a shower
of misty raiu succeeding each.
The chains of Fate clink on the receding gang-
Friendly hand and friendly face signal from the
outermost end of the wharf.
Our tug-drawn |iai|ueh()t ])auses mid-channel, de-
scribes a leisurely quadrant, stoj^s — shudders— pulses
— is off to the ocean, under its own power.
A magic alchemist, the imagination. Out of the
v?est two small shapely cloud-masses rise blue-black,
and precede us out to sea with the night wind. Our
aeroplane convoy we call them.
As we pass the chaste goddess a strain from (Air-
men comes to mind: la Hberte, la liberte !
Tomb of James Knox Polk,
Chickamauga Park, Tenii.
With night the city's rows of heaven-reaching
windiiws grow light and still more light. Then dis-
tance begins to dim them all. To one side a search-
light's sweeping V. To the other a wave-grey hor-
izon trimmed with incandescents.
The ship begins to roll — the moon comes up.
Presently we turn full into the moon-path. Other
lights faint — fail — and disappear.
The white wake of the vessel. The stars. Quiet
We reach the border-sea-of-danger.
The sunset flaunts its crimson warning-signal.
Night-time, passing through the evening waters,
the vessel traces curious half-moons and eccentric
Decks are dead, except for the whisper-whisper
of the engines — and, from two chairs drawn deep
back in the utter darkness of the deck, a low mas-
culine murmur accompanied by the occasional light
short laughter of a woman. Life's pulse — in the
very bosom of death.
Overhead the clouds are banks of grey moss; the
stars, occasional glow-worms twinkling intermittent-
I open my hands, full of messages that have sped
me away. The letters escape like white sea-gulls
into the ocean-night.
There I There in the curving wake of the ship
glimmer and geam and glancing light appear ! 'Phos-
phorus' 'i 'Flectricitv caused by friction' 'i "Little
Thoughts — thoughts that are following me from
the homeland twining with those other thoughts
that 1 have just loosed in the darkness.
The dining-room is not full.
Groups. And, where the groups are gathered ov-
er the elaborate entremets, there are alternate bursts
of gay chatter in a key not entirely true and — grim
silences that even old superstition could not ascribe
to an angel's passing over.
Salon-spaces, on the other hand, are crowded. Ev-
en Poor Butterfly is there. Someone howls Hawaiian
hulas — and someone else: Ouvre tes yeu.x bleus,
Little groups of earnest ladies discuss latest
marine horrors in their most intimately deathly de-
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An intelligent face is intent upun the Sonnets
from the Portuguese. Some nervous intellectual
scans an anticiue copy of the Revue des Deux Mondes.
Youth discovers the old-gold of a well-worn jest:
"We are only a mile from land," it tells us. "Only
a mile from land ?" Yea, verily, "Straight down."
Ebullient wags chuckle over the tale of that pen-
ny-wise passenger who deferred a shi])-board hair-
cut, saying: "But if we're going to lie sunk T
might as well save the money".
Then — shamefacedly, one liy one in the pre-
served and lilanketed deck-chairs gather the timorous
travelers, forget-me-nots of the U-boats.
A searchlight at sea !
Two of the morning and all turbulent on deck.
Or is it lightning ? — or a lighthouse ? — or Ilalley's
comet swinging back in these out-of-joint times and
shouting the excuse wtose prelude we have already
liegun to hear : c'est la guerre.
Combination of climTs upon the deck railing, cran-
ing neck, and high power glass prove it not a raider
— not a raider ! — but, after all, a lighthouse ! !
Dawn comes. The tired moon slips out between
black cloud bars, fleeing the day as we flee the deep.
Two red lights moving toward us — the shadowy
pinnacle of a sail. The pilot!
To right and left a lino that's pur]ile green and
grey. Land !
Land. 'W%ite walls and the red roofs of romance.
Beyond, in the harbor, spidery masts of sailing ves-
Two small white boats part the brown harbor-net
— the sun swings into sight — the ship glides in —
flags go up fore and aft — our gun fires one signal-
shot. Safe — in the most dangerous country in the
France. Old well-worn rimes as 'dance' — 'prance'
— 'sunny glance' — 'memories of old romance' — seem
too true, too good and Ix'autiful to 'be mere plati-
"I'm coming here on my honeymoon," says some-
A morning full of customs inspection, passport
formalities, ticket purchasing, baggage checking, has
passed to an accompainment of broken Franco-Brit-
ish Englisli, vivid porter French, voluble Ameri-
The vessel has been anchored for the si.x morn-
ing hours at the river mouth. Aeroplanes appear out
of the cloud-and-blue of a French sky, go over our
bow. and pass out into the cloud-and-grey of a French
With noontime and the mounting tide, we are
off up the river.
After luncheon, we who are perched with fine
unconcern atop the life-rafts, laze and smoke and
swap ideas. The honeymoon sentiment seems ac-
ceptable in all quarters; for the romantic promise
of song and story, the early morning taste of ful-
fillment, are true and righteous altogether.
A turbid yellow-brown tide rides with us. Long
clear canals bring down to the current the reflected
grey-green-growing-russet, the purple and the brown
of vineyards through which they pass.
Along this hilly horizon or that, a "Harp of the
Winds" — Firs — that have murmured for centuries
around the faded rose walls of a Villa Reveuse.
Scarlet and emerald vines clambering over low
white stone fences.
An age-colored citadel.
Steep hills at the water's edge — green grove and
old chateau crowning each.
Finally — the city at twilight-time. Around a
bluft' into the crescent harbor. Along the cobbled
wharves old brown-grey buildings, with red flowers
trailing from their balconies.
"Can this be a country at war?" Someone's
One does not 'come in' to Paris.
The Ville Lumiere reaches out beyond its fau-
bourgs, down its river valleys, and draws the child
of the world to its heart.
But — one does land at night on a noisy under-
ground platform, bump against overburdened bag-
gage-women, climb clinking metal stairs.
One does surrender one's ticket at the gate — a
kind of assured lottery that. One will, unless the
French blue and American khaki posted there say
him nay, draw the privilege of passing out into the
clear night along the old beloved rive gauche.
Your motor whirs and whizzes away at the no-
matter-how-many-miles-a-minute that passes as legal
A time-tried traveler at one's side nonchalantly
But you have already felt it !
A rise in the route — turned stone balustrades
crowding close — the glimmer of a single lamp, a
wavering reflection in the waters of the Seine. This,
the Ville Lumiore, the Dwelling Place of Light ;
and its artery betrayed by an only lamp ? O times !
By the deserted Place de la Concorde. The cities
of France muse in their statued calm and in dark-
ness. Few echoes penetrate from the great boule-
vards to break upon the sanctity of their years old
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grief and pride. The monolith — whose meaning
may to our age be this: ''I have seen empires rise
and fall; I shall see others."
Off and away! Angling into this street, cutting
Finally, lost in the midst of the contortioned rues
and ruelles that show never a guiding light, we real-
ize that Mecca is reached.
a letter to
the Ne ws
By PHIL WOOLLCOTT, '15
Aviation Service in Italy
The following excerpt is taken from
Woollcott's parents which appeared in
I had a wonderful flight yesterday, over
thousand feet, at which height I could easily see
the blue Adriatic. It's not half so lonely up there
alone as it might seem; the ground and houses,
the fields and orchards seem very friendly and don't
look as if they would hurt you for worlds. Wlien
you rise from the ground, things begin rapidly to
grow smaller until you get to 2,000 feet; after
that, sizes don't change sn much, but altitude can
be approximated by the seemingly lessening dis-
tance between things. These little towns, connected
by the clear white lines, called roads down beneath,
])resent a beautiful picture, far prettier than the
dull drab j^hotographs you see made fr(un the air.
An amateur though, like myself, has little time to
revel in the l:>eauties of nature below and the sensa-
tions people think come so high in the air. By the
time he uses his eyes to keep constant watch on the
pressure gauge, his oil pressure gauge, bis tachom-
eter or revolutiiin counter for the engine, his altim-
eter, his baragraph, the clouds and other machines
in the air ; by the time he uses his ears to listen to
the humming ( called roaring by the unintitated)
of the engine; by the time he uses his hands to work
his aileron controls and his elevator controls, to cor-
rect his gas pressure by pumping or letting out the
pressure, to put on the gas or cut it out when climb-
ing or coming down, to turn over his barograph to
see if it is registering the proper line for his test, and
to use his handkerchief to blow his frozen nose;
■by the time he uses his feet to work his rudder con-
trols and his whole body to twist about watching for
other machines and leaning over to get his correct
bearing from beneath — by this time, I say, even if
the day is calm and pretty, the amateur has his at-
tention pretty well taken up by the necessai-y things,
so he decides to wait until the next time to become
inspired by the elevating work.
I finished mv first brevet last Sunday, taking my
final long flight on the bumpiest day I have ever
been in the air. Flying is a wonderful game, but
there's too much work on a bumpy day for me to
enjoy it. I'm entirely too busy keeping my machine
level to look about and enjoy the things below.
Around 3,600 feet on a bumpy day I feel something
like a cross between a juggler and a slack rope
walker. On a calm day, it's like floating down a
smooth stream in a canoe.
By EMORY G. ALEXANDER, '02
Major M. R. C, Base Hospital 34, A. E. F.
Prance, Feb. 28, 1918.
I came over here as the chief operating surgeon
for Base Hospital No. 34 organized under the Epis-
copal Hospital of Philadelphia. We have with us
Capt. I. M. Boykin, Capt. John Moore, and 1st
Lieut. J. P. Jones, all University of North Caroli-
na men. We also have on our reserve list two or
three other N. C. men. I have seen a number of
old N. C. men here and they all seem to be making
good. "Pot" Graves is stationed about ten miles
from here ; he is a Lieutenant-Colonel now. Of
course he is efficient, thorough, and a number one
By CAPT. J. A. PARKER
Douglas, Ariz., April 8th, 1918.
I received the February number of The Review
but none since. Feb. 14th I was transferred from
the Infantry to the Cavalry and ordered here, where
I have been assigned to assist in the organization of
the 308th Cavalry. The people of this city and
state have been exceedingly nice to us since coming
and they propose to adopt this regiment as "Ari-
zona's Own," and enclosed I am handing you some
marching songs proposed.
I have met several T^niversity men here and Lt.
Grismsley of Greensboro is in the regiment. The
Cavalry is great work if one does not get killed in
the making. I once thought that I was a good horse-
man and a bit skilled in riding but to see me per-
form now one would think that I had recently left
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Shows. Doing all sorts
of monkey stunts on a running horse, mounting and
dismounting at all sorts of gaits is our daily pastime.
We all long to live and enjoy the superb experience
of riding thru the streets of Berlin to the tune of
So far as I know B. H. Perry, T. P. Cheshire
and I are all the members of our, 1906, class in the
army, but we wish that you woiild write to Walter
B. Love, our president, Monroe, IST. C, and also
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Frank P. Drane, Charlotte, IsT. C, to learn some-
thing; of our fellows and conununicate it to The Re-
Perry is in the Q. M. Corps and in France,
Cheshire is in the Field Artillery, or heavy Mortar
(hin Section, at Camp Jackson, S. C, and you have
WILSON WINS THE AYCOCK CUP
Thomas Burton and Will Anderson of the Wilson High School Win the Decision in Sixth
Annual Final Contest of the High School Debating Union
The sixth annual final contest of the High School
Debating TJnion came to a successful conclusion on
April 12th in Gerrard Hall, when ilessrs. Thomas
Burton and Will Anderson, representing the Wil-
son High School, triumphed over all others and
won the award of the Aycock Memorial Cup. Their
opponents were Miss Nelle Haynes and Mr. Wills
Staley representing the Jamestown High School.
The query was: Resolved, That Congress should
enact a law providing for the compulsory arbitra-
tion of industrial disputes. Jamestown upheld the
afSrmative and Wilson defended the negative.
This year's contest, in point of interest and en-
thusiasm shown by the contestants and the spirit
of good sportsmanship evidenced was easily the most
successful yet held. Two hundred and sixteen de-
baters representing 54 high schools came to the Uni-
versity for the final contest. Their stay at the
University was an enjoyable one and the knowledge
of the University and its work which they received
will prove helpful both to them and the University.
The debaters coming for the finals represented all
sections of the State from Haywood county in the
west to Camden in the east. There were present 106
The 216 debaters who participated in the final
contest had all been successful in their triangular
debates on March 29th. in which series 1200 debaters
representing 300 schools in 93 counties participated.
A general meeting of debaters and teachers was
held in the auditorium of the Peabody Imildiiig on
Thursday afternoon, April 11th. Professor IST.
W. Walker presided over this meeting and extended
a hearty welcome to the visitors. The teams on the
affirmative were divided by lot in ten sections for
the first preliminary on Thursday night and the
teams on the negative were likewise divided in ten
sections for this preliminary. From each of these
sections one team was chosen for a second prelim-
inary on Friday morning, April 12th. The schools
which had teams making the second preliminary
on the affirmative were: Waynesville, Jamestown,
Graham, Greensboro, Wendell, Sanford, Goldsboro,
Concord, Burgaw and Brevard Institute; on the
negative: Wilson, Jamestown, Aberdeen, Selma, Bre-
vard Institute, Concord, Gastonia, Hertford, Dob-
son and Burgaw. The schools having teams in the
second preliminary, both affirmative and negative,
were: Concord, Burgaw, Jamestown and Brevard
The Final Debate
The audience which crowded into Gerrard Hall
to hear this debate overran the hall. President Gra-
ham, who presided, declared that the debates had
come to be a real influence in state life. He spoke of
the closeness of the contest and praised the splendid
spirit of sportsmanship which prevailed. He spoke
of the winners of the Aycock Cup in the past, stat-
ing that at each final debate honor should be given
to those who had previously won the award of the
cup. These schools are: Pleasant Garden, Winston-
Salem, Wilson, Graham and Waynesville.
Wills Staley opened the argument for Jamestown
on the affirmative. His effort was to show that
compulsory arbitration will eliminate strikes and
lockouts, that it is the only remedy for present con-
ditions and is sound in theory. He pointed out
that present methods fail to cope successfully with
the difficulty. He showed the principles of our
society to be based upon compulsion.
Thomas Burton opened the argument for Wilson
on the negative. He declared that compulsory ar-
bitration was un-American. He emphasized that it
had resulted in failure in many places where it has
been tried and argued that the principle of compul-
sory arbitration involved involuntary servitude, and
so would not be tolerated by the American people.
Miss Nelle Haynes, second on the affirmative,
spoke for the substitution of the rule of reason for
the rule of force, stating that the plan of compul-
sory arbitration is sound in principle and practica-
ble in operation. She brought out the analogy of
the courts and traced the success of the law in Aus-
Will Anderson, second on the negative, cited many
cases where the law had failed, attacked the theory
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of the law, and suggested substitutes such as tlie
■Canadian plan for boards of investigation backed
by public opinion, and government ownership or
The speeches and rejoinders on both sides were
spirited and forceful, showing that the speakers
had the keenness, the enthusiasm, and the fire of
real debaters. The debate took rank as one of the
closest and best in the history of iinal deliates in
The decision of the judges, Messrs. H. H. Wil-
liams, L. P. McGehee, H. M. Wagstatf, Edwin
Greenlaw and W. S. Bernard, stood 4 to 1 in favor
of the negative. The Wilson high school, which
had won the cup in 1915, thereby gained the dis-
tinction of having won it the second time.
Professor N". W. Walker presented the Aycock
Cup to the winning team. He praised the work
which the contestants had done and spoke of the
value to the schools and communities resulting from
the contests of the Union.
This year for the first time gold medals were
given to the four debaters who participated in the
final debate, all of whom had already won on their
respective sides. These medals bore the seal of the
University and were appropriately inscribed. They
were the gift of President Graham and Dean Noble.
Professor Walker j^reseuted these medals also.
Immediately after the debate a reception was ten-
dered the visitors by the Di and Phi societies in
Bynum Gymnasium. This was the closing feature
in the program of entertainment.
Success of the Debating Union
Since its organization in 1913, the High School
Debating Union has met with remarkable success.
It has grown and has carried with it helpful results
for debaters, the schools, the communities and the
In carrying through to a successful conclusion
the final contest the committee in charge found every-
where in Cliapel Hill a splendid s]iirit of co-oper-
ation. The homes of Chapel Hill entertained ISO
girls and ladies who came for the debate. Mem-
bers of the faculty and othei's acted as judges in
tlic prcliiiiinarics and in the final deliate, and Uni-
versity students acted as officers in the preliminaries.
Students entertained the men and boys in the dorm-
itories and co-o])erated in giving the visitors an en-
joyable time. Other agencies in Chapel Hill cnn-
tril'Mited nuiterially to the success of the contest.
The Debating Union is a part of the University's
Extension plan. It will be pushed with still fur-
ther vigor next year.
The list of schools taking part in the final con-
test was : Aberdeen, Atlantic, Boonville, Brevard
Institute, Burgaw, Churchland, Clayton, Clinton.
Concord, Cornelius, Creedmoor, Denver, Dobson,
Dunn, Edenton, Fairmont, Falcon, Falling Creek,
Farmer, Fremont, Gastonia, Goldsboro, Graham,
Greensboro, Grifton, Grover, Harmony, Hertford.
High Point, Hillsboro, Jamestown, LaGraugt,
Lowe's Grove, Macclesfield, Mount Holly, Ndbo,
North Charlotte, North Wilkesboro, Oak Hill. Park-
ton, Red Oak, Roanoke Rapids, Robersonville, Rock
Hill, Rowland, Sanford, Selma, South Mills, Way-
uesville, Wendell, Wentworth, White Plains, Wil-
son, Winecoff, Woodland.
Asheville won the inter-scholastic tennis tourna-
ment. The track meet was postponed until April 27.
WITH CANADIAN ARMY
Editok, Tuk IiEviEw:
Sir : — In the absence of my son, E. H. Woodard,
of the clas sof 1908, I took the lilierty of opening
your letter of the 25th inst. inviting him to a re-
union of his class at Chapel Hill, in June next.
It may interest some of his classmates to learn
that Henry, when I heard fr(mi his last week, was in
a training camp, with the Scotch Highlanders, at
Seaford, Sussex County, England. He first tried to
enlist in the U. S. Army, then the Navy, in both of
which he was rejected on account of defective vision.
Pie then joined the Royal Canadian Flying Squad-
ron, in Sept., 1917, and after remaining with that
branch of the service until Nov. 9th, was, upon his
final physical examination, rejected for defective
vision, with an honorable discharge from the service.
He crossed over to Vancouver, B. C, at once and
volunteered in the Scotch Highland Regiment, and
is now a mem])i'r of Co. G, Itltli Canadian Reserve
On his trip over, his ship was attacked by a Ger-
man U-boat, which fired two torpedoes at her, miss-
ing with the last by only about twenty feet. The
torpedo boat destroyer, acting as a convoy to his ship,
fired a depth lumib at the German lioat and sent her
to the bottom.
He was in London during one of the recent enemy
air raids and gives me an interesting, and quite a
thrilling, account of what happened under his own
I know he would be delighted to attend the re-
union (if his class were he here.
Yours very truly,
^rrr-l -XT /-< JxO. E. WOODARD.
Wilson, N. C.
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DAVIE POPLAR, JR., PLANTED
Dr. K. P. Battle, Dr. W. S. Long, and Nineteen Eighteen Take Part in
Interesting Campus Event
With pomp and ceremony a rooted scion of the
Davie Pophxr, silent witness of every event in the
long history of the University and comparable with
The Washington Elm of the Harvard campus in the
esteem in which it has been held by Carolina sons
and daughters, was planted at the chapel hour on
the morning of March 15th. Dr. W. S. Long pre-
Dr. W. S. Long, Dk. K. P. Battle, '49, and
The Davie Poplar, Jr.
sented the scion. Dr. K. P. Battle set forth the tra-
ditions concerning the parent tree, and W. M. York,
president of tlie class of Nineteen Eighteen, to-
gether with his classmates, received the scion and
planted it just northeast of the old "Davie".
Dr. Battle Gives History of Tree
Dr. Battle stated that in a letter from Governor
Wm. D. Moseley, of Florida, written in 1S4;3, he
spoke affectionately of the "Old Poplar" as flour-
ishing when he was a trustee in the Universitv in
1818, a hundred years in the past from the present
year of 1918.
In 1844 a talented student, Edmund DeBerry
Covington, published in the University Magazine a
poem of decided merit in the Scotch dialect on the
favorite tree, in which he predicted that it would
soon pass away. The following verses were quoted
to show the character of the poetry.
Ye keu ye stand ou classic gruu',
And reck na win, nor rflin, nor sun;
For weel ye trow our lo 'e you 've won,
Auld tottering f rien ' !
But now I grieve your course is run,
Ower late to men '.
A douce auld Tree, ye lang hae stood;
But Time, wha recks na ill nor good,
With blasting tooth has sapjied your blude
An' left his mark,
I 'd fain uphaud ye an I could
Notwithstanding Covington's prediction of early
dissolution the noble tree renewed its youth and
(luring the dark days of the University-, 1868-75,
under Peconstruction legislation, we find the elo-
quent tribute of Mrs. Cornelia Phillips Spencer over
the desolation of the campus published in a news-
paper of the day.
"I-^or 75 years the Old Poplar has spread a be-
nignant shade over the gay throngs that wandered
through the campus. The old tree still stands but
over grounds that are now empty and forlorn. The
dry grass rustles to my solitary footsteps and a rab-
bit starts out from yonder tangle and solitary rose-
bush. I look around and see nothing to disturb the
profound and melancholy stillness. A negro girl
in a pink frock is leaning on the college well and a
few of the negro soldiers are passing in the distance
towards the village. The sun shines down on the
Old East and the Old West, the Library halls, and
the Recitations rooms ; but the doors are all closed —
the place is haunted. Strong and ineffaceable mem-
ories rush unbidden and my eyes are dimmed as I
gaze on this Niobe sitting thus discrowned and child-
A few days after this touching lament was writ-
ten the hearts of all friends of the University were
saddened by the tidings that our majestic tree had
Ix'cn struck by lightning and probably killed. This
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was on August 7, 1873. At the Reopening in the
autumn of 1875 there were bright leaves giving
hopes of renewed life. Eighteen years afterward,
in 1893, Edward P. Willard, the poet of the grad-
uating class, in forcible and eloquent words, de-
scribes the terrific storm, which tore ntf its
Mr. Williard's prediction of renewed vigor
proved true, but alas! on the 6th of August, 1902,
the great top-most branches of our noble tree were
torn off by a terrific storm. Again there was mourn-
ing in the University circles, but again new branches
began to grow and although its beauty is marred,
the Old Poplar stands majestic.
The Pipe of Peace was first smoked in 1883,
when Horace H. Williams was master of ceremon-
ies. Caps and gowns were first worn in 1891,
when Andrew H. Patterson was Poet.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA EXTENSION
In a letter to the Editor, Theodore H. Price, Edi-
tor of Commerce and Finance, has the following to
say concerning the Extension Leaflets of the T^^ni-
I want to congratulate you most heartily upon
the work you are doing with your Extension Leaf-
lets. I have expressed my appreciation of it in the
enclosed paragraph, written for publication in my
paper. Commerce and Finance.
Because we cannot resist the impulse to com-
mend really good things, we go out of our way to
say that the University of North Carolina is doing
a very great service in the publication of the leaf-
lets issued by its extension service. They are so
interesting and stimulating that we could write sev-
eral i>ages about them, lint the lack of space prevents.
Among the leaflets received during the past week
we note as especially informative one upon "National
Ideals in British and American Literature" ; anoth-
er upon "America and Her Allies" ; a third which
contains a number of "Selections for Speaking in
the Public Schools" upon the birthday anniversa-
ries of Lee, Lincoln and Washington, and still an-
other upon "American Ideals in American Liter-
ature". These leaflets are so educational and sug-
gestive that we should think many readers of this
paper would be glad to receive them.
"Write to the LTniversity When You Need Help"
is the printed injunction which appears upon the
letter-heads of the Bureau. The leaflets which have
elicited this paragraph would seem to have almost
anticipated many of the appeals which this injunc-
tion may inspire.
T. L. Burnett, '19, who has just returned from
France after driving an ambulance on the Verdun
front for nine months, was a visitor to the Univer-
sity during April. He talked to the battalion in
chapel one morning on some of his experiences.
He expects to return to the front soon. Readers re-
call ilr. Burnett's Icftcr in the .Tannarv Review.
Contribution op 1070 Books Sent by Chapel Hill and Orange County to the Camp Greene Library
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THE REUNION OF '88
Editor, The Review :
Sir: — I am sending a letter to every member of
the class of 1888, asking him to come to the thirty-
year reunion and to write me that he will do so at
Tuesday, June 4th, is Alumni Day. I will en-
deavor to be there and to gather the faithful of '88
for the occasion. We will magnetize the living and
raise the dead. We will descend upon Alma Mater
with an avalanche of loyalty and affection that have
been accumulating during thirty years.
Yours for the reunion,
Brnoklvn. N. Y. •'^•'■- ^'^"^'^^ Hester, '88.
NEW ALUMNI OFFICERS
Bryce Little, of the class of 1920, is army federal
clerk, Adjutant-General's Department, 30th Divis-
ion Headquarters, Camp Sevier. D. W. Lillard, of
the class of 1903, is a captain in the ll7th Infantry
Eegiment, Camp Sevier. W. L. Sheep, '04, of the
Medical Corps, U. S. Army, in charge of the base
hospital at Camp Greene, has been promoted from
major to lieutenant-colonel.
L. W. Hovis, '03, of the Medical Eeserve Corps,
at Camp Dix, has been promoted from 1st lieutenant
to captain. H. F. McFadyen, Phar. '15, holds a 2nd
lieutenancy in Co. D, 114th Machine Gun Battalion,
Camp Sevier. John Donnelly, '99, of the Medical
Eeserve Corps at Camp Lee, has been promoted from
1st lieutenant to captain.
S. G. Brown, Law '04, has been promoted from
the rank of captain to that of major in the national
army. He is stationed at Camp Gordon. W. B.
Hunter, '09, of the medical corps, U. S. Army, has
been promoted from 1st lieutenant to captain. He
is stationed with the 105th Engineers, Camp Sevier.
Ernest Graves, 1900, who is serving in France, has
been promoted from major to lieutenant-colonel in
the U. S. Army.
BRILES CANDIDATE FOR STATE
Chas. W. Briles, a native of Davidson County
and a member of the class of 1896, is a candidate
for the office of State Superintendent of Public In-
struction in Oklahoma. Mr. Briles located in Tex-
as immediately after graduation and shortly there-
after moved to Oklahoma where for the past twenty
years he has taken a jDrominent part in the educa-
tional life of the State. A recent issue of Harlow's
Weekly in outlining Mr. Briles' program for educa-
tional matters in Oklahoma, says of his career :
The educational history 'of Oklahoma in the last
decade has been a record of remarkable progress.
Professor Briles has played an interesting part
in this period. He was city superintendent of the
Muskogee schools, a leading figure as director and
president of the Indian Territory Teachers' Assoc-
iation, president of the East Central State Normal
School, and has held his present position as profes-
sor of education in the A. and M. College for the
past two years. Last year he was president of the
State Teachers' Association.
CAROLINA AND VIRGINIA BREAK EVEN
The baseball team has recently taken a short trip
southward, which carried them to Camp Sevier, the
University of S. C, Furraan University, Wof-
ford, and the University of Georgia. Just before
leaving on this trip the team defeated Guilford Col-
lege 7 to 6 in Winston-Salem. Train schedules pre-
vented the games planned with the University of
Georgia and Furman. The University lost to South
Carolina 3 to 1 and to Camp Sevier 2 to 0. Woffoi'd
College also defeated them 2 to 0. Clemson College
was beaten 2 to 1.
The two games with Virginia, April 13 and 15,
were both well played and highly interesting. The
first was played in Greensboro, the home boys win-
ning 3 to 0, in a game featured by the brilliant pitch-
ing of Powell. Virginia turned the tables on the
Tar Heels in the second game, which was played
here, winning 4 to 0. A large crowd of visitors
was on the Hill for the contest, the first between the
two universities on Emerson Field. The Virginia
men, while here, were entertained in the Pettigrew
A. S. BARBEE DIES AT THE AGE OF 78
Algernon S. Barbee, of the class of 1860, died
at his home in Chapel Hill on the morning of April
6 at the age of 78 years. He is survived by his
wifej his brother, Seaton Barbee, and his sister, Mrs.
In Mr. Barbee's death the University loses one
of its graduates ante-dating the Civil war, and the
village one of its best known citizens. At various
times he had held the office of mayor of the town,
for many years he had been a magistrate, and as a
notary public he had the distinction of having been
in that service longer than any other North Caro-
linian, his first commission having been issued by
Governor Vance early in the sixties.
Dr. Edwin Greenlaw lectured recently at several
South Carolina colleges.
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Board of Publication
The Review is edited by the following Board of Publication:
Louis R. Wilson, '99 Editor
Associate Editors: Walter Murphy, '92; Harry Howell, '95; Archibald
Henderson, '98; W. S. Bernard, '00; J. K. Wilson, '05; Louis
Graves, '02; F. P. Graham, '09; Kenneth Tanner, '11.
E. R. Rankin, '13 Managing Editor
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THE UNIVERSITY IN LETTERS
STUDYING NATIONAL IDEALS AS A WARTIME
It is uot very certain that some of the more or
less literary efforts that are being made to have
Americans and Englishmen understand each other
better are proving resnltfiil. Almost everybody is
taking a whack at the problem, and Herbert Corey
has something to say about it in an easy-going and
blithe manner in Everi/hocly's. The substance of
what he writes is that through the American soldier
and the American otficer, the English soldier and the
English officer are finding out we are really not
half bad and don't quite live up to the caricatures
that have done duty for the American type time out
of mind in England. All this is very well, but then,
of course, the inevitable fly in the ointment is the
article by Sir Theodore A. Cook in Tlte XiiipleeiiiJi
Century and After. For the Cook article, while
supposedly written to tell his compatriots liow the
two great English-speaking nations — Great Britian
and the United States — "have come to the end of
a long misunderstanding," is written in the same
old style of stupid condescension that has infuria-
ted Americans for years and led to that one great
classic discussion of the subject by Lowell entitled
"On a Certain Condescension in Foreigners."
But this is no time to quote Cook, though it is
too many Cooks of this stripe who have siioiled the
•broth all too long, and it is much pleasanter there-
fore to turn from liis banalities to a truly s])lendid
thing, coming out of the clear sky, as it were, from
Chapel Hill, X. C. For it is in a syllabus prepared
by tlie department of English of tlie Fniversity <ni
"jSTational Ideals in British and American Liter-
ature" that a real step forward in promoting a real
understanding between the English and American
peoples is taken. Indeed, few more admirable
things have been done by any department of Eng-
lish in any other university in an effort to apply
the lessons of the great war. It may be said this
last but one leaflet of the University of North Car-
olina is Kumber 14- in a series which goes far to
give patriotism the material out of which real pa-
triots can be made; solid substance at that, and not
moonshine and milk and water. As the series go, No.
14 is, however, the best, especially if it be taken into
account with the fifteenth leaflet, which deals' with
France in the war and suggests such a sympathetic
study of the French people and their institutions
as can only result in a deep admiration plus an
al)0unding affection for them and theirs.
* * ■»
Sticking, however, to the more controverted
theme, the issue of British and American ideals,
one reads Leaflet Number 14 with increasing de-
light. The great value of this fine effort at getting
together materials that will lead to an understand-
ing of our English cousins is shown in that the syl-
labus deals with the literature of the people, in
which the ideals of the various centuries are re-
vealed. And this is done with a penetration and
eloquence that are quite everwhelmiug. Compared
with such a high endeavor, the cheap clap-trap of
Sir Theodore Cook, full of the old superciliousness
which assumes, as Montaigne pointed out centur-
ies ago was the snobbisli wont of Old World de-
fenders too often, that wherein strangers differ from
you they are always in the wrong, is exposed in all
its tinsel sordidness as the wrong way to get to a sup-
posedly good end.
Naturally the committee does not Intend that
this syllalius shall represent the only way of studying
history or the only way of getting at the literature
of a gi'eat people, but it must be frankly said that
as an effectual means of organizing "the soul of de-
mocracy," and particularly of putting the average
American in sympathetic touch with the histoiy
and the point of view of France and England, these
leaflets can hardly be improved upon. If they in-
spire as much enthusiasm in those who are the sub-
jects of the professional ministrations as is in evi-
dence in the work of the projectors of the latest syl-
labus, they will not have been written in vain.
Moreover, they should be put in the bauds of all
those pul)licists and others who, in pulpit or on
jilatform, in English or American publications, are
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supposedly engaged in helping us to understand
what the phrases "haiids across the sea" and "blood
is thicker than water"really mean. — Philadelphia
A book of very genuine interest, especially to
members of this community, is "The Church and
the Crowd" (Fleming H. Revell Company, New
York, 1!)17) by Ilichard Wallace Hogue, D. D., of
Baltimore. For years, Dr. Hogue was rector here
of the Chapel of the Cross, and was a power in the
community, equally among his own parishioners and
the University students. The present work may, in
a sense, be regarded as conclusions concerning the
social mission of the church, reached by Dr. Hogiic
as the result of his ministrations in Baltimore. The
sub-title gives the clue to the book's meaning: ''An
interpretation of the answer of the churcli to the
challenge of the day." The table of contents further
tend to elucidation of the book's purport: "The
Challenge," "The Commonwealth and the Common
Crowd," "The Call to Re-interpret," "The Call to
Readjustment." "Ts the Church Afraid '^ and "The
Call to the Ministry."
In the time of Christ, the common people heard
Him gladly. Today, says Dr. Hogue in the Preface,
"it is generally conceded that the 'Common People'
have scant respect for the message and no regard for
the leadership of the Church." This little volume is
described as "an etfort to aid the Churcli to meet
the challenge of today as her Founder met the chal-
lenge of His day : . . . The Chiirch must an-
swer the Call of the Crowd." Perhaps the clearest
statement of the author's purpose, in this interesting
and stimulating volume, is found in the chapter, "Is
the Church Afraid V : — ''The time has come for the
Church at large to make the welfare of humanity in
every sphere and class of life as much her concern
as it was of the blaster who stopped preaching and
fed the huniirv bodies of the multitude."
A book of marked interest, especially in the light
of great events now forward, is "The North Ameri-
can Idea" (Fleming H. Revell Company. New York.
1017), by James A^ Macdonald, D. D. In "A Fore-
word" the author says: "The very title of this v<il-
ume, 'The North American Idea,' was chosen for the
Weil Lectures of 191G, in the University of North
Carolina, and was first used for three lectures on that
foundation, which I had the honor of delivering be-
fore that University in December of last year. It
was planned that those lectures should be published
at the time of their deliverv. But war conditions
made that impossible. Early in 1917, with the gen-
erous consent of the authorities of both universities,
I substituted 'The North American Idea' "for the
title previously chosen for the Cole Lectures at Yan-
In these lectures, three of which were delivered
here, the author, an orator of undoubted eloquence,
traces the growth and development of the spirit of
liberty, just government, and freedom of individual
action on the North American continent. Further-
more, he shows the cognate, correlative contributions
of Canada and the United States. The North Am-
erican idea he defines as the right of a free people
to govern themselves ; and the growth of this idea
is broadly traced. In the concluding chapter, the
author points out that North America's internation-
alism is her greatest achievement. When this coun-
try entered the Great War, she thereby declared tliat
the responsibility of a democratic state, hitherto held
to 1)0 restricted within its own peculiar bounds, can
have no limits whatsoever.
The Review is in receipt of Republic of Cuba vs.
The State of North Carolina, being the proceedings
in the Supreme (^ourt of the United States and other
documents growing out of the suit for the recover}'
rm certain fraudulent bonds. The 101-page pub-
lication has been prepared and issued by James S.
Planning, Attorney-General of North Carolina and
contains among other things the argument prepared
by T. W. Bickett, then Attorney-General, in behalf
of the state.
A recent monograph carrying out extended re-
searches on the nature and position of lines on
the cubic surface, by Professor C. Juel, of the
University of Copenhagen, has been dedicated to
Dr. Archibald Henderson, author of The Twenty-
seven Lines upon the Cubic Surface. The mono-
grai^h is entitled Einleitung in die Theorie der Ele-
mentarfliichen dritter Ordnung ( Mathematische An-
milen, LXXVI. Band, Heft i, B. G. Teubner, Leip-
zig) and is in eight parts.
Dr. James Sprunt of Wilming-ton, has recently in-
creased his gift to the Presbyterian Churcb here
from $30,000 to $50,000. This will enable this de-
nomination to build here one of the best houses of
worship in the state.
J. H. Winston, '04-, is the author of ''Lawyers of
England — ^How They Are Made" — the first article
in the Illinois Latr Eevieir for December, 1017.
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THE GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Officers of the Association
B. D. W. Connor, '99 President
E. E. Eankin, '13 Secretary
Executive Committee: Walter Murphy, '92; Dr. R. H.
Lewis, '70; W. N. Everett, '86; H. E. Eondthaler, '93; C. W.
Tillett, Jr., '09.
E. R. RANKIN, 13, Alumni Editor
— Dr. Kemp Plummer Battle, of Chapel Hill, fourth presi-
dent of the University, is the sole survivor of his class. In the
half-tone plate showing Dr. Battle, Dr. W. S. Long, and
the Davie Poplar, Jr., vrhich appears elsewhere in this number
of the Review, Dr. Battle has in his hand the cane given
him by the students of 1881, for securing the first appropria-
tion for support ever granted the University by the State.
— Dr. Robert H. Marsh, of Oxford, is planning to attend
the 60-year reunion of the class of 1858 which will be held
at the approaching commencement.
— Judge A. W. Graham, of Oxford, has written to the members
of the class of 1868 in reference to the reunion of this class
to be held at commencement in celebration of the .50th anni-
versary of its graduation. Judge Graham will be present at
the reunion and he hopes that every other surviving member
of the class can be present at this half-century reunion oc-
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — I shall take pleasure in becoming a member of the
special committee to help in every way 1 can to work u]) tlie
thirty-year reunion of the class of 1888.
Burlington, N. C. R. L. Holt, '88.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — I will undertake to help about the 30-year reunion
of the class of 1888 to be held at commencement and will
try to contribute to that end by writing to a large number of
the members of the class.
Yours very truly,
Danville, Va. Eugene Withers, '88.
— A. W. McLean, Law '91, of Lumberton, has recently been
appointed general counsel for North Carolina for the United
States Alien Enemy Property Custodian.
— -Thos. C. Amick is head of the department of mathematics
in Elon College.
— The class of 1893 will hold its twenty-five year reunion on
June 4th next. The quarter-century reunion is a notable
occasion, sufficient to draw back to the "Hill" at com-
mencement every '93 man. Each member is urged to be
— Howard E. Rondthaler sends to his classmates a letter
calling attention to 1893 's twenty-five year reunion and urg-
ing a general attendance of the class at the reunion. ,He
says, ' ' This is an unoflScial summons, merely a private in
the ranks who wants his crowd to be there and to be there
in inspiring force and numbers. When I look over the list
of our class it is an inspiration to realize what our men are
doing and I want to be one to see every other man and know
him again and have the great experience of a real class re-
union. ' '
— Edwin M. Wilson writes that he has made his plans to be
present at the reunion of the class of 1893 at commence-
ment. Mr. Wilson is headmaster of the Haverford School,
— A. S. Barnard, captain of the Carolina football team of
1892 and former mayor of Asheville, is engaged in the prac-
tice of law at 54 William Street, New York City.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — I hope to be able to attend the class reunion of 1893
if nothing unforeseen prevents. I shall do my best to attend
commencement at least for the day of June 4th.
Yours very truly.
New York City. Rufus L. Patterson, '93.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — It is my purpose to be in Chapel Hill during com-
mencement. I shall be glad to write to some members of
'93 in reference to the reunion of our class on June 4th.
Yours very truly,
Gastonia, N. C. A. G. Mangum, '93.
— The class of 1898 will hold its twenty-year reunion at the
approaching commencement. Preparations are being made
for this reunion by members of the class and indications are
that it will be well attended by '98 men.
— Garland S. Ferguson, Jr., has retired from the practice
of law in Greensboro and has entered upon the practice of
law in Washington, D. C.
— Richard S. Busbee is secretary of the Atlantic Fire In-
surance Co., Raleigh.
— E. E. Sams is supervisor of teacher training with the State
department of education, Raleigh.
— Major Geo. P. Butler, Grad. '98, at one time an instructor
in the University, is principal and commandant of the Acad-
emy of Richmond County, boys' high school, Augusta, Ga.
H. M. Wagstapf, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
■ — G. R. Swink is engaged in the practice of his profession,
law, at Norfolk, Va.
— B. B. Dougherty has been since its establishment president
of the Appalachian Training School at Boone.
W. S. Bernard, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— D. P. Parker is located at Buffalo, Okla., where he has
been successfully engaged in the practice of law for a num-
ber of years.
— ^Luther M. Carlton, Law '00, is engaged in the practice of
law at Roxboro.
Dr. J. G. MmtPHY, Secretary, Wilmington, N. C.
— W. B. Speas is county superintendent of schools for For-
syth County, at Winston-Salem.
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— H. D. Bateman has been engaged in banking for a number
of years. He is cashier of the Branch Banking and Trust
Co., at Wilson.
R. A. Merritt, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C.
— Quentin Gregory, a native of Halifax, has been connected
for a number of years with the British-American Tobacco
Co., at Shanghai, China. He lives on the Museum Road, num-
— F. G. Kelly is assistant chief chemist for the Tennessee
Coal, Iron and Railroad Co., Ensley, Alabama. He lives at
1718 .\venue H, Ensley.
N. W. Walkeb., Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— The class of 1903 will hold at the approaching commence-
ment its fifteen-year reunion. All members of the class are
urged to be present at this reunion in celebration of the
fifteenth anniversary of 1903 's graduation.
— Lieutenant Commander John J. London, U. S. N., left Ral-
eigh recently for sea duty. He has been ordered to the bat-
tleship New Jersey as navigator. For the past 21 months
he was stationed at Raleigh, performing the combined duties
of naval inspector of ordnance, southeastern district, and navy
recruiting ofSeer for North Carolina.
T. F. HicKEKSON, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C.
— Cards have been issued reading as follows: Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Edwards Henley announce the marriage of their sister
Miss Catharine Norwell Henley to Mr. Burton Hoyle Smith
on the tenth of April, Richmond, Va. They will be at home
after May 1st at Virginia Beach, Va. Mr. Smith is prom-
inent in electrical engineering circles in Virginia and North
Caroliila. He is now in service of the government.
— Major Addison G. Brenizer, of Charlotte, is in France in
charge of Hospital Unit 0, a base hospital organized at
Charlotte for the American Expeditionary Forces.
— Wm. L. Sheep, in charge of the base hospital at Camp
Greene, Charlotte, has been promoted from major to lieut-
enant-colonel in the Jledical Corps, U. S. Army.
W. T. Shore, Secretary, Charlotte, N. C.
— The marriage of Miss Mary Raper Johnston and Capt.
Walter Clark, Jr., occurred March 2nd at the home of the
bride 's mother iu Charlotte. Mr. Clark, whose home is in
Raleigh, where he is in civil life a lawyer, is now captain
of Co. B, 120th Infantry, Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C.
— S. S. Heide is chemist with the Tennessee Coal, Iron and
Railway Co., Ensley, Ala.
— Dr. J. B. Cranmer, M. D. '05, is engaged in the practice
of medicine in Chapel Hill. Dr. Cranmer was formerly located
Jonx A. Parker, Secretary, Douglas, Ariz.
— Captain John A. Parker is stationed with the 308th Cav-
alry, National Army, Douglas, Arizona. Captain Parker states
that he, B. H. Perry, and T. P. Cheshire are the only mem-
bers of the class of 1906 whom he knows to be in the army.
Any members of the class who know of additions to this
list are asked to communicate with the Review.
— Major Chas. Evans McBrayer, Med. '06, of the Medical
Corps, IT. S. Army, has landed in France where he is in
charge of a base hospital for the American Expeditionary
Forces. Major McBrayer has been in army service for
a number of years. He was at one time stationed at Fort
W. H. Seward, Haines, Alaska, and later was at the Presidio,
California. He is a native of Shelby.
—Frank L. Costner, Phar. '06, is with the firm of J. P.
Stowe and Co., druggists of Charlotte.
— Hampden Hill is with the Texas Company at Bayonne, N. J.
— Dr. W. H. Kibler, a native of Morganton and former
health officer for Nash County, is field director for the In-
ternational Health Board in Dutch Guiana. He is located
C. L. Weill, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C.
— Lester Stowe is a successful pharmacist of Belmont.
— W. H. Pittman is chief clerk in the state department of
Jas. a. Gray, Jr., Secretary, Winston-Salem, N. C.
— Reports which come from the reunion committee of the class
of 1908 indicate that this class will hold a most successful ten-
year reunion at commencement. Fred I. Sutton, mayor of
Kinston, of the reunion committee, writes that the class ex-
pects to have present all of its members who are not in ser-
vice in France. W. C. Woodard, Jr., of Rocky Mount, is
chairman of the reunion committee.
— The marriage of Miss Pauline Lisette Bahnson and Mr.
James Alexander Gray, Jr., took place April 18th at the
Home Moravian Church, Winston-Salem. Mr. Gray is treas-
urer of the Wachovia Bank and Trust Co. He is a mem-
ber of the board of trustees of the University and is state
senator from Forsyth County.
— E. L. Stewart is a member of the law firm of Stewart
and Bryan, Washington.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — The Review has been a great comfort and pleasure
to me this year and I can assure you that it is filling a
most vital place in the lives of Carolina men scattered through-
out the country today. I am very much afraid it will be
impossible for me to be in Chapel Hill for our reunion but
I can assure you of my heartfelt interest in the welfare of
the University and hope the reunion will be its usual bril-
liant success. Yours truly,
Drurt M. Phillips, '08.
Ellington Field, Houston, Texas.
— Wm. Boylan, of Raleigh, holds a captain 's commission in
the U. S. Army, federalized North Carolina National Guard
contingent. He is stationed at Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C.
O. C. Cox, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C.
— Jos. G. Fitzsimmons has entered the naval aviation branch
of military service. Mr. Fitzsimmons is president of the Car-
olinas Auto Supply Co., Charlotte. He is one of Charlotte's
most prominent and successful young business men.
— The marriage of Miss Ethel Council and Mr. George
Oroon Rogers occurred during the Christmas holidays. They
live at Sanford where Mr. Rogers is superintendent of schools.
— D. H. Gladstone, Law '09, attorney of Durham, has ac-
cepted a position under A. Mitchell Palmer, alien property
custodian. He is in the legal division.
— A. E. Lloyd, Jr., is with the British-American Tobacco
Co., at Shanghai, China. A communication from him re-
cently to the Review bears the postmark of Moukden, Man-
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Editor, The Review:
Sir: — My address is now and has been for the past year
205 Dartmouth Avenue, Swarthmore, Pa. The Review is
an excellent publication and is worth many times its price
to any alumnus.
I am with E. I. DuPont de Nemours and Co., supervising
the work of a uumber of chemists doing developmental re-
search on explosives, dyestuffs and intermediates.
On December 23 there was born at my house a little
girl, Lillian McGregor Edwards. 8he looks like her mother
and I am still smiling.
Yours very truly,
V. C. Edwards, '09, and Ph. D. '1.5.
J. R. Nixon, Secretary, Cherryville, N. C.
— L. Ames Brown, newspaper man and magazine wi'iter of
Washington, D. C, has received appointment as a 1st lieu-
tenant in the intelligence service of the army. Mr. Brown
is a native of Greenville and is a former member of the Car-
olina football team.
— R. C. Delliuger is with the Council Tool Co., manufacturers
of turpentine special tools, at Wananish, Columbus County.
— T. D. Rose has been engaged in electrical engineering work
in Baltimore for several years. His address is SoI.t Spring-
— R. Grady Rankin is president and treasurer of the Pink-
ney Mills, Inc., manufacturers of combed yarns, Gastonia.
He is also vice-president of the Gastonia Insurance and Real-
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — As there may be some of my classmates who do not
know where I am, will state that I am president of Gosnold
Sanitarium, Inc., in this city and am doing special work in
nervous diseases. I greatly appreciate the fact that the Review
offers a way for keeping up with University life, and neeil-
less to say I read every line in it.
Norfolk, Va. J. A. Strickland, M. D.
I. C. MoSER, Secretary, Burlington, N. 0.
— John M. Battle, formerly engaged in the practice of law
in New York City is a captain of artillery with the Amer-
ican Expeditionary Forces in France.
— I. C. Moser, formerly engaged in the practice of law at
Burlington, is now located at Asheboro where he has formed
a partnership with W. C. Hammer, Law '92, under the firm
name of Hammer and Moser.
— The engagement of Miss Mildred Williams and Mr. Edward
Robert Buchan has been announced. Mr. Buchan is vice-
president of the Bank of Sanford.
— John Halliburton, formerly with the Aluminum Company
of America at Badin, has entered military service. ■
— George Graham, until recently principal of the Fairmont
high school, has entered military service and is now at Camj>
J. C. LocKHART, Secretary, Zebulon, N. C.
— E. Harrison Yelverton is American Vice-Consul at Lon-
don. His address is American Consulate General, 18 Caven-
dish Square, Tjondon.
— C. A. Roberson continues engaged in farming at his home
— C. R. Thomas, Jr., is a member of the faculty of the State
College of Agriculture and Engineering, civil engineering
department. West Raleigh. Mr. Thomas was formerly en-
gaged in engineering work at various points including Chicago,
111., and Greenville, S. C.
— C. W. E. Pittman is principal of the Battleboro high school.
Last year he was a graduate student in Columbia University.
— Dr. D. R. Murchison is connected with the Henry Ford
hospital at Detroit, Mich.
— J. R. Kenyon is now in army service in France.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — I wish to assure you of my continued support of
the Review. It is a publication worthy of the alumni and
Very truly yours,
Baltimore, Md. J. H. Harris, '12.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — I have been living in New York for the past six
months, being connected with the largest firm of accountants
in America, but on April 1st I left them to try to help balance
a larger account — I joined Uncle Sam's Navy and am now
waiting orders that may take me across to the scene of action.
Please change my address on your records to 440 Riverside
Drive, New York.
With kind regards,
Yours very truly,
C. S. Cook, '12.
A. L. M. WiOQiNS. Secretary, Hartsville, S. C.
— Letters which have been sent to all members of the class by
the reunion committe urge the attendance of each member
upon the big five-year reunion of the class of 1913 at com-
mencement. This opportunity will be the only one which the
members will have to see one another before a much larger
proportion of the class joins the two score now in military
service. A rousing celebration in 1913 style is planned and no
member can afford to miss this reunion.
— Lowry Axley has been ordered to San Antonio, Texas, for
flying instructions. His address is Headquarters Flying
Dept., Kelly Field No 2, San Antonio.
— Hubert C. Petteway is a member of the law firm of Peter-
son and Petteway, Lakeland, Fla.
— W. J. Forney is with the Aultman Motor Co., Jacksonville,
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — In these days of high prices the Review is the best
value we get. I hope it will follow the 78th on across for it has
been a great pleasure to hear, as it were, the doings of Caro-
lina when we are no greater distance than Texas.
Robert Strange, '13.
Battery A, 78th Field Artillery, Camp Logan, Houston, Tex.
Editor. The Review:
Sir: — The Review has been quite a pleasure to nu\ There
are several Carolina men in the n9th Infrantry.
With best \vishes,
L. L. Shamburoer, '13.
Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C.
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Editor, The Review:
Sib: — I was glad to get the class roster recently and wish
that I eoulfl be there at the veuiiioii. Gilliam Craig, '13, was
promoted to a first lieutenaucy about January 1st, and was ad-
mitted into the society of benedicts at Christmas. In the
Review you asked as to the whereabouts of W. M. Owen,
'16. He is iu the Navy, on the battleship New York, ana
ha.s been iu European waters for several months.
With best wishes,
H. E. TOTTEN, '13.
.•;18 F. .\., Camp Jackson, S. C.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — It would give me the greatest pleasure iu the world
to meet with my former classmates again at the reunion
commencement. But I am leaving now for Camp Jackson
to enter the service, branch unknown. I wi.sh for the re-
union a large gathering. Anything in the way of meetings
now of Carolina men brings strength and inspiration.
With best wishes.
Asheville, X. C. Prank T. Thompson, '13.
Oscar Leach, Secretary, Co. E., 323d Infantry, Camp Jackson,
Columbia, S. C.
— Cai^t. Geo. V. Strong is stationed at present at Fort Sill,
Okla. His address is Class 12, School of Fire, Port Sill.
— H. L. Cox is assistant to the head of the Works Labora-
tory of the Hercules Powder Co., at Kenvil, N. J.
— Lieut. Harry B. Grimsley, 308th Cavalry, asks that the
Review be forwarded to him at Douglas, Arizona, iu order
that he "may keep up with the 'Hill' and the 'old-timers'."
— Dr. Morehead Emmett, of Oxford, holds the rank of first
lieutenant in the naval reserve medical corps and is now
stationed at Quantico, Va.
^T. M. Andrews is w-ith the DuPont Co. at Deepwater, N.
J. He is chemist in the dye plant, working on indigo.
— Ben. F. Aycock is in Army service in the quartermaster's de-
partment at Camp Greene, Charlotte.
— Jas. E. Holmes is principal of the Manteo high school
and is county superintendent of schools for Dare County.
— Luke Angel, of Franklin, holds a lieutenant 's commission
in the Oificers Reserve Corps and is stationed at Palexico,
— J. A. Struthers is assistant to the acid supervisor of the
Hercules Experimental Station, Kenvil, X. .1.
B. L. Field, Secretary, Co. D, 105th Engineers, Camp Sevier,
Greenville, 8. C.
— C. E. Ervin is a senior in the University of Pennsylvania
Medical School. His address is 2601 Lombard Street, Phila-
— R. H. Andrews, of Burlington, has opened the Acme Drug
Co., at Chapel Hill, and is manager of this firm.
— W. S. Wicker is inspector for the insurance department of
the Atlantic Coast Line Railway Co., with headquarters at
— A. R. Newsom is engaged in teaching for his seecond year
in the Wilmington high school. He lives at 61.5 Orange St.
H. B. Hester, Secretary, American Expeditionary Forces,
— Lieutenant Henry Meeks, well remembered by Carolina
alumni especially for his musical talent, is stationed at Camp
Clironicle, Gastonia. Camp Chronicle is the artillery range
adjunct to Camp Greene, Charlotte.
— The marriage of Miss Annie Spainhour and Mr. Charles
Ernest Walker occurred March 17th at the home of the
bride's parents in Morganton. Mr. Walker is a member of
the 120th field hospital corps. Camp Sevier.
— B. F. Auld is in civil service work at Washington, D. C.
His address is 1238 Evart Street, Brookland.
— A. L. Fishel is engaged in the drug business at Winston-
Salem, with Owen's drug store.
— G. A. Martin is teaching at Princeton, W. Va.
— Lieut. Roy M. Homewood is stationed with the 1st Field
Artillery, Camp Fremont, Palo Alto, California.
— L. C. Hall is connected with the Hercules Powder Company,
at San Diego, California.
— 0. A. Pickett is a chemist with the Hercules Experimen-
tal Station at Kenvil, X. J.
Editor. The Review:
Sir: — I received commission as 2nd lieutenant, infantry,
in the reserve corps from the second Oglethorpe camp and am
now stationed here in charge of one branch of the Person-
nel Office. I am always interested in anything carried on
l)y the University and want to secure any literature sent
out to alumni.
Chas. J. Moore, '16.
Camp Gordon, Atlanta, Ga.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — It may be of interest to the alumni to know that
Francis O. Clarkson, class of 1916, Law 1917, entered the
naval aviation service and was for about four months at Mass.
Tech., Cambridge, and two months at Pensacola, Fla., and
has been commissioned ensign in the Naval Reserve.
He was licensed in August, 1917, to practice law, became
a member (junior) of the firm of Clarkson, Taliaferro and
Clarkson, and immediately joined the service. I read the
Review and I know the alumni want to know what the boys
Heriot Clarkson, Law '84.
H. G. Baity, Secretary, Ordnance Depot No. 13, Camp
— Dr. and Mrs. Cliarles Lee Smith, of Raleigh, have announced
the engagement of their daughter, Miss Katherinc Clarke
Smith, to Mr. Joseph Hammond Hardison, of Wadesboro. The
wedding will take place in the summer.
— Lieut. E. P. Jones, 113th Field Artillery, Camp Sevier,
Greenville, S. C, has received from President Wilson an
honorable discharge from the army.
— Lieut. E. C. Klingman, of Greensboro, is w-ith the 28th
Aero Squadron, American Expeditionary Forces, France.
—Mrs. Chas. W. Tillett, Jr., visited friends in Chapel Hill
recently. From Chapel Hill she went to Baltimore to join
her husband, Lieut. Tillett, '09.
— Lieut. J. G. Ramsey is stationed with Co. C, 371st Infan-
try, Camp Jackson, S. C.
— Francis C. Jordan is in American consular service at Ma-
zatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.
— H. L. Crooke is with the DuPont Co., as chemist in the dye
plant at Deepwater, N. J.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — Perhaps you will be surprised to hear from me
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here. Am now a yoeman in Uncle Sam's Navy and like being
a ' ' sailor ' ' very much, even though I have not been near a
ship! I think of the "Hill" often.
Norfolk, Va. J. L. Smith, '17.
Editor, The Review:
Sir: — I notice in the Review you have me down as in a
machine gun battalion. I am not in a machine gun Ijattalion,
but in Co. K, o.5th Pioneer Infantry.
With best wishes,
J. Frank H.\ckler.
Camp Wadsworth, Spartanburg, S. C.
Editor, The Review :
Sir: — Will you please put me on your list and send me
a copy of the last issue of the Review.
Tulsa, Okla. .Jas. E. Hoover, '17.
— The class of 1917 will hold its first reunion at eoniniencc-
ment. All members of the class who can possibly attend are
urged to be present at this reunion, and to make this reunion
a pace-setter for 1917 's future reunions.
• — President Graham, Chapel Hill:
Somewliere in Prance.
— The marriage of Miss Sarah Erwiu and Lieut. Hargrove
Bellamy occurred April 16th in Durham. Lieut. Bellamy
is stationed with the headquarters company of the llStli
Infantry, Camp Sevier, Greenville, S. C.
— David Harris is a member of the firm of H. Harris and
Bro., clothiers. High Point.
— D. M. Webb is engaged in business at Forest City.
— Thurmond Chatham, of Winston-Salem, is in naval service
of the United States.
— A. S. White is engaged in banking at Marion.
— Algernon Sytlney Barbee, A. B. 1860, died on April 1st at
his home in Chapel Hill, aged 78 years. Deceased served in the
Confederate Army during the Civil War, and held the rank
of lieutenant. He was a magistrate, the oldest notary public
in the State in point of time when his commission was re-
ceived from Governor Vance, and had been mayor of Chapel
— Willis Bruce Dowd died April 9th in Xew York City, where
he had been engaged in the practice of law for a long number
of years. Deceased was a native of Charlotte and was a
student in the law department of the Thiiversity in 1881-82.
— Robert Rathborne Handy died during March at his home
in Washington, aged 42 years. Deceased was a student in
the University in ]894-9o.
— John Stuart Cranmer died March 2.5rd at the home of
his parents, Dr. and Mrs. J. B. Cranmer, in Chapel Hill.
Deceased was in his sophomore year in the University. The
University battalion attended the funeral and served as an
escort of honor.
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