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Volume VII 


Number 7 

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A Lesson From Industry — Capital Stock Increased 
—From $87,500 to $290,000 in Six Years— Meet- 
ing the Issue — Not an Efficiency Expert — 
Office Machinery — University Salaries 
— Alumni Responsibility — The 
Graham Memorial Book — Ath- 
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Volume VII 

APRIL 1919 

Number 7 


Recently our attention has been sharply drawn to 

a maxim of the industrial world that ''nothing is so 

constant in industry as change." Every 

A LESSON ( | . | ietter methods of doing things arc 



sought; useless motion is eliminated: 

old machinery is scrapped; and new 
machinery is devised. The constant goal is increased 
efficiency as to quantity and quality of production. 

We are aware that an educational institution can- 
not he operated as a modern factory. Industrial 
methods cannot be slavishly followed. Exact busi- 
ness standards cannot be strictly applied. Far from 
it; and, let us make it clear, we do not so much as 
imply that they can be. But we are sure that an 
educational institution can profit by taking stock of 
its methods and instituting, when necessary, thor- 
ough-going reorganization. 

With this thought in mind. The Review repeats 
the general statement which it made in the March 
issue, namely, that greatly increased responsibilities 
have been placed upon the University. Further- 
more, it says with all the emphasis of which it is 
capable that it is the University's unescapable duty 
to face the situation clearly and to adopt such new 
policies and methods as will satisfy the demands 
which the State is todav making upon Alma Mater. 

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In reaching this conclusion we have been influ- 
enced by two convincing facts : (1) The ending of the 
war has suddenlv brought us face to 

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face with new problems to the solution 
INCREASED °^* w hich our educational machinery 

must be directed; (2) Our capital 
stock has been greatly increased and must, accord- 
ingly, be made to yield the special dividends in 
training, character, and illumined service which 
Xorth Carolina and the Nation require of us. 

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This first fact requires no explanation ; we cannot 
escape it even if we tried. To understand this sec- 
ond fact, this fact of greatlv in- 

TO^loSo 500 ° reaSed Capital St0ck with itS aC " 
IN SIX YEARS eompanying requirements of com- 
mensurate dividends, it may be 
necessary to glance back over the income sheets for 

the past six years. At the end of 1912, Carolina 
was receiving from the State a maintenance fund 
of $87,500 annually. The General Assembly for 
1913 — March six years ago — increased this amount 
to $95,000 and appropriated $50,000 annually for 
two years for buildings. In March, 1915, it in- 
creased the maintenance fund to $115,000 and cut 
the building' appropriation to $30,000 annually. In 
1917 it added $50,000 to the maintenance fund and 
placed the building fund at $100,000 annually for 
five years. And just recently it added another $50,- 
000 for maintenance, making the present income 
from the State for this purpose $215,000 with $100,- 
000 for buildings for the remaining three years of 
the five-year period. And, in addition to this, the 
Bingham bequest of $75,000 annually, though still 
in the hands of the Bingham trustees, and at present 
in litigation, has been announced and is being check- 
ed against, making a possible total of $290,000 when 
all becomes available. 


The Review is aware that the University is at- 
tempting, at least in part, to meet the increased re- 
sponsibility and that it senses the ne- 
cessity for alertness incident to the 
world changes wrought by the war. The 
adoption of the three term system with intensifica- 
tion of courses, the authorization of the establish- 
ment of a School of Commerce, of the securing of 
directors of health and music, of the addition of in- 
structors in various departments, — all strikingly evi- 
dence this. But with this done, there remains the 
necessity for a very much more thoroughgoing study 
of the entire University and a very much more com- 
plete functioning on its part here upon the campus 
and in the life of the State. 


The Review holds no certificate as a qualified 
efficiency expert. However, it is an interested on- 
looker and believes that bv over- 
NOT AN EFFI- , , . , . ' , 

CIENCY EXPERT naillm °' P resen t machinery, by 
making certain constructive read- 
justments, and by expanding in certain new direc- 
tions, the University can materially add to the 
service it is rendering. Therefore this long preamble. 




and the following suggestions to the particular par- 
ties concerned and the University as a whole. 

First of all, we helieve an enlarged field of op- 
portunity lies waiting at the doors of the Schools of 
Education and Medicine. Through the action of the 
recent Legislature, unusually broad foundations were 
laid for the advancement of public education and 
public physical welfare in North Carolina. Simi- 
larly, Congress has shown, through a number of bills, 
its interest in both these subjects as matters of na- 
tional concern. State and the Nation are a unit in 
their attitude to ignorance and disease. These 
blighting curses must be fought to a finish and 
North Carolina and the Union must be saved from 
them. It is obvious that the University can and 
must assist in carrying out these fundamental poli- 
cies. The complete scene should be clearly visual- 
ized, and if equipment and men are lacking, they 
should be supplied to the fullest extent possible. 

In the second place, we believe that the Univer- 
sity should clearly define its policy as to the increas- 
ingly important subject of engineering. In this va- 
ried field, as in the fields of business and commerce, 
a new era is at hand. Highways, railroads, wharves, 
terminals, water power developments, mining pro- 
jects, sanitation systems, both at home and abroad, 
await the coming in increasing numbers of the 
trained, expert engineer. The occupancy of Phillips 
Hall — the new engineering building — in September 
should be accomapnied by such new additions to the 
teaching staff, by such readjustments within the par- 
ticular departments concerned, and by such co-opera- 
tion throughout the entire University as will result 
in the increased number and efficiency of men to be 
utilized in these important enterprises. They are 
as essential to the immediate industrial development 
of the State as trained business executives, and 
North Carolina has a right to look to us for them. 

Possibly less apparent, but no less real, is the de- 
sirability for thorough reconsideration of the Uni- 
versity's policies as to the Graduate School, the de- 
partments engaged in the teaching of the economic, 
social, and political sciences, the Bureau of Exten- 
sion as it makes available to the general public a part 
of the subject matter offered by these and other sub- 
jects, and the part to be played here on the campus 
in the advanced training of women. 

Whether we realize it or not, the University of 
North Carolina has been accorded a high place in the 
esteem of other institutions throughout the South. Its 
work in several departments has been distinctive. 
These facts should lie capitalized fully and in mak- 
ing additions to the various departments of the Uni- 
versity, and especially in the selection of new Kenan 


professors, the desirability of strengthening the per- 
sonnel of the Graduate School faculty should be kept 
in mind. Similarly, the University is being looked 
to more and more for the advanced training of wo- 
men. If this demand is met, a woman's building, 
with adequate provision for the oversight and com- 
fort of women students in the University community, 
must be secured, and it should not be longer delayed. 
Again, questions arising in the fields of economics, 
sociology, and government — upon the correct answer 
of which the happiness of our future civilization de- 
pends — have never been brought into the spotlight 
as they have been today, and never has such respon- 
sibility been laid upon the University as inheres in 
the duty of correctly training future leaders and in- 
forming the general public as to the fundamental 
principles involved in these fields. 

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On several previous occasions. The Review has 
advocated a careful study of the office practice of the 
University with a view to increasing 
its effectiveness. Now that the Uni- 
versity is confronted with a larger 
and more complex task than ever before, the necessity 
for this revision is correspondingly increased. For- 
tunately, this is well understood by the offices con- 
cerned, and the prospect is that with the moving of 
the departments of Physics and Engineering from 
the Alumni Building in September the space vacated 
will be devoted to the close grouping and correlation 
of the administrative offices. The first floor, it is 
presumed, will be devoted to the enlargement of 
present offices and to additional offices such as those 
of the Publications' Editor, the Alumni Secretary 
and Review, the Secretary of the President, the Di- 
rector of the University News Service, and the Sec- 
retary of the Graham Memorial Fund. Furthermore, 
it is presumed that the basement will be used for 
store rooms to contain University supplies, and that 
the third floor will be devoted to the storage of re- 
serve copies of the various University publications. 
That this contemplated reorganization may be even 
more complete, however, it is highly important that 
a thoroughly adequate and competent stenographic 
and clerical personnel be employed and that a close- 
connecting campus telephone system be installed. 


The Review has placed the foregoing paragraphs 
in first position because it has wished the thoughts 
presented in them to receive first con- 
sideration. It has not been unmind- 
ful, however, that in all of its expan- 
sion and planning the University must remember 




that the necessity of providing for its faculty a 
proper working atmosphere, freed from anxiety as 
to income and other distracting considerations, is a 
fundamental concern. The leading editorial in the 
March issue of the University of Michigan Alumnus 
lias presented this phase of university readjustment 
so admirahly that we reproduce it herewith and di- 
rect the special consideration of the administration 
and Trustees to it : 

From all over the country come reports of a strong 
and growing conviction that the salaries of teachers 
must he raised and every alumnus of the University 
of Michigan, not to speak of the alumni of other 
similar institutions, will he glad to know that uni- 
versity teachers are among those who are likely to 
he benefited. Already at many colleges and univer- 
sities an upward revision of the pay-roll has come to 
he regarded as of paramount importance, superseding 
all other things that call for new expenditure. New 
buildings and other new enterprises of construction 
and organization, except possibly such as have been 
already determined upon, are thought to be second- 
ary, moreover and very significantly this country- 
wide movement is no outcome merely of protest, or 
"strike," on the part of teachers themselves. At 
Michigan, as at other universities, the governing and 
the administrating bodies, awaking to a sense of jus- 
tice to the teachers and of demanded greater efficiency 
for the universities, have recognized the need as a 
critical one and have declared their only problem in 
the matter to be one of ways and means. It is, too, 
the general belief that the proposed advances in sal- 
aries, to be effective for the purposes that are cre- 
ating the demand, must be, not just nominal or mod- 
erate, but substantial, in some quarters involving 
an increase even of fifty per cent. Only so may the 
men behind the university's material resources and 
visible organization generally receive something ap- 
proximating an ample recognition of their services. 

The most conspicuous reason for a revision of the 
pay-rolls is, of course, the great change in economic 
conditions, involving startling and probably on the 
whole permanent increases in the cost of living. Al- 
though university teachers have never been conspicu- 
ous for luxurious living and although in the past 
dozen years their standard has been greatly lowered 
from sheer necessity, often to a condition of cramped 
if not sordid existence, figures coming from many 
places are showing that only a small proportion are 
able to live within the salaries allowed them. But, 
closely related to the argument from cost and stand- 
ard of living, from the demands of a university 
teacher's living wage, there is to be considered the 
serious loss to education that comes from the teacher 
suffering too much economic pressure and being ob- 
liged to support his family and also his position by 
irrelevant labors. A salary schedule that turns 

teachers into too many other occupations, whether at 
home or abroad, makes neither good teachers nor a 
good university. . 

Xot that the teacher woujd be coddled nor that he 
wishes to have no domestic tasks or economic prob- 
lems ; but, as never before, life is demanding efficient 
educational institutions, implying competent, vital, 
unhampered teaching and study, and, whatever other 
changes may be required, a living wage is essential. 
So few people have seemed to realize that a success- 
ful teacher's life has to mean more than hours in a 
class-room and bread and bittter for his family. It 
must mean also new books and journals, leisure and 
resources for independent study, memberships in 
learned societies, attendance at the meetings of these 
societies, opportunities for social life, and «o on ; 
these things being quite as important to successful 
teaching as the many ''essential incidentals" of busi- 
ness are to so-called business-life. "We cannot now 
afford these things" in recent times has too often 
been the testimony of the teacher. 

□ nn 

Before quitting this particular theme, The Re- 
view would say one word as to alumni responsibil- 
ity. The immediate situation 

RESPONSIBILITY J 5 """* 1 "' "^ ***** ^ ° f 

by the faculty or by the Irus- 

tees or by mere office machinery. The modern Amer- 
ican university is vitally dependent upon its alumni 
in many of the most important of its fields of action, 
and Carolina is no exception. Until now, although 
splendid service has been rendered by individual 
alumni, and occasionally by particular groups, the 
organization of the alumni of the University has at 
best been loose and comparatively ineffective. Of the 
7000 or more living alumni of the University the 
addresses of less than one-half are correctly entered, 
so that every movement dependent upon complete 
alumni co-operation is doomed to a heavy percentage 
of failure before its starts. If The Review interprets 
the new situation correctly, the co-operation, of all 
the alumni welded together into a purposeful, ef- 
fective body, is demanded, and the Greater Univer- 
sity, courageously meeting all the demands made 
rrpoH upon it by a growing, enlarging State, cannot 
function completely until it receives hourly this sense 
of heartv support. 

□ nn 

The Graham Memorial committee informs The 

Review that the volume of essays and addresses of 

the late President Graham is now 
™E GRAHAM ; n fhe h djJ f Q p Plltnam > s 
MEMORIAL „ „,,. , , x ^ , _. 

BOOK Sons, Publishers, JNew York City, 

and will be ready for delivery (bar- 
ring strikes, accidents, etc.), on May 20th. 



The volume, the title of which will be "Education 
aud Citizenship," will comprise twenty-one papers, 
making a book of some 260 pages. It will consist of 
four main sections, the titles of which are respec- 
tively: ''Education and Democracy"; "Culture and 
Citizenship" ; "Student and College Relations" ; and 
"Occasional Papers." The first two sections are de- 
voted to the longer addresses of President Graham 
on the general subjects of education, democracy, cul- 
ture, and citizenship, and will contain, among others, 
his inaugural address and the address he was to have 
delivered before the graduating class at Johns Hop- 
kins last June. The third and fourth sections will 
prove especially interesting to all Carolina men as 
they reveal President Graham as a leader on the 
campus and a keen, yet sympathetic observer of men 
and things. Three of the addresses included in the 
third section are entitled "The College and Human 
Xced" ; "The Spirit of the College" ; "The Univer- 
sity and the War" ; being delivered respectively at 
the openings of the University in 1915, 1916, and 
1917. Two of the most notable papers of the fourth 
division are "A North Carolina Teacher" (reference 
is to the late Dr. Thomas Hume) and "Happiness." 

The book will contain an introduction by Dr. E. 
A. Alderman, will be attractively printed, and will 
be the sort of publication which every alumnus 
should possess in order that he may constantly re- 
mind himself of the manner of man President Gra- 
ham was and what the spirit of Carolina is. 

Inasmuch as the number of copies to be published 
is to be limited to advance orders received, orders 
shoujd be sent at once to A. M. Coates, Secretary, 
Chapel Hill, X. C. 


Recently announcement has been made by the 

University Athletic Committee that athletic relations 

have been renewed with A. and E. and 

D „. 4 „, T „, TC1 that a thoroughly satisfactory athletic 

KHiLAIlUJNh ..... 

RENEWED relationship between these two sister 
institutions is contemplated. Already 
a basketball game has been played (and won by A. 
and E.) in Raleigh, a baseball schedule has been 
arranged for the spring, Carolina winning the first 
contest, a date has been fixed for a big football con- 
test during the period of the State Fair. 

Now that the relationship has been renewed, The 
Review wishes to lay upon the athletic managements 
concerned the necessity of so safeguarding it with 
true sportsmanship that it will be enduring and the 
sort that North Carolina has a right to expect of her 
two institutions for men. This, at all costs, must lie 

kept in mind. In this way, and only in this way, 
can a permanent, increasingly beneficial athletic re- 
lationship be insured. 

In making this comment, we have in mind a sent- 
ence from a Chapel talk a few years ago by the late 
President Graham. He was discussing the ten 
things Dr. Erank Crane had said (in a bit of advice 
to young men) he would do if he were twenty-one. 
In summarizing his remarks, President Graham 
said if he were twenty-one he would do one thing, 
not ten — "he would be a good sport." That — in the 
Graham sense of playing hard, and fair, and without 
suspicion, with nothing to say about the results — is 
what Carolina and A. and E. are called on, in this 
renewal of relations, to do. 


The first appearance of the Carolina Playmakers 
marks an epoch in the history of the University and 
of the State. We have had many 


admirable dramatic presentations 
at the University in the past, and 
the Shakespeare pageant three years ago was a 
worthy and beautiful illustration of community co- 
operation. But never before have we had just what 
the Playmakers gave us. It was a gathering of the 
community in the community school auditorium, 
henceforth to be known as the Community Playhouse. 
Members of the community translated into dra- 
matic form scenes from State life past and present. 
Members of the community designed the stage, the 
stage settings, the costumes, every detail the product, 
of careful study and complete co-operation. Mem- 
bers of the community, on this play stage of the 
people, presented to the people their interpretation 
of these scenes from our own life. We were not 
spectators of an imported performance. We were 
participants, all of us, in a translation of our com- 
mon life into a thing of beauty. Part of this trans- 
lation dealt with interests of today in a college com- 
munity; part of it interpreted a life seemingly in no 
way related to a university, but nevertheless drawn 
from the stuff of which our life is made; part of it 
took us to old dead superstitions that still touch the 
chords of wonder, the sense of mystery that the child 
feels, and that even the wisest recognizes on occasion. 
This co-operation of the folk to give interpreta- 
tions, full of beauty and dignity, of the life of the 
folk is the first point which The Review would em- 
phasize. The second is that the movement is full of 
promise from the standopint of literature. For these 
plays of the people were class exercises, "animated 
themes", written in a regular course in the depart- 
ment of English of the University. In this program 



Professor Koch speaks of the richness of the Caro- 
lina material in history and legend and in the varied 
life of the State today. From this movement it is 
not too much to hope that not only dramas but also 
other forms of imaginative literature may spring, to 
be a source of refreshment and vision for all the peo- 
ple of the State. 


It is from no perfunctory sense of duty that Tut: 

Review calls all the members of the classes of '.">!>. 

'69, '70. 'S9, '94, '99, '04. '00, and 

REUNION - u t attention (together with all 
CLASSES, . , . , v . 8 , . 

ATTENTION' °f ner alumni) and issues the order: 

Be at your class reunions June 15-18. 

As we has shown in the foregoing pages, the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina is today at a new starting- 
point and much of the future success of the institu- 
tion depends upon the way in which it gets under 
way at the new task. The counsel and co-operation 
of the alumni, consequently, is unusually important. 

It is also highly important that the machinery of 
alumni reorganization provided for two years ago 
should be put into operation in order that all mat- 
ters of University concern requiring alumni co-opera- 
tion may be assured of reasonable success. 

And furthermore, it is always a fine thing to re- 

new friendships and loyalties — so fine, in fact, that 
time and money should more frequently be sacrificed 
in their behalf. 

For the information of all who plan to be present, 
we say unhesitatingly that alumni events this year 
will be staged in a lively way, special quarters will 
be provided for the returning classes, and a generally 
lively, happy time is assured. Write at once to your 
class officers, or to E. R. Rankin, Alumni Secretary, 
and say that you will be here! 


Considerable interest was necasioned in Univer- 
sity circles in late March by the handing down of 

an opinion of the Xorth Carolina 

CONCERNING c , i , i i • i + i tt • 

a^ nD^nu^ Supreme ( <>urt bv which the Uni- 
Ars ESCHEAT r . J 

versify was declared the winner in a 

suit involving an escheat valued at $30,000. Upon 
investigation, however, it was found that through 
action taken earlier by the Trustees, the University 
had given a quit-claim deed for the property for the 
consideration of $1,000, the University taking the 
position that while it might win the suit on a legal 
technicality it clearly was not entitled to the prop- 
erty, and only wanted to insure itself against the ex- 
pense of conducting the suit to which it had been 
made a party by order of the court. 


The classes which will hold reunions at the ap- 
proaching commencement of the University are mak- 
ing plans to have these reunions largely attended and 
of great interest to every member concerned. Ten of 
the University's most loyal classes will hold reunions 
this year, 1859, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1894, 1899, 
1904, 1000, 1014, and 1018. 

The committees in charge of the reunions for the 
various classes consider that this is an especially fa- 
vorable and opportune time for full gatherings of the 
alumni. More than 2,250 of Carolina's sons were 
in military service. The majority of these will have 
been discharged by commencement and will be ready 
to join other sons of Carolina and come back to the 
"Hill" in June for a great home-coming of the 

Special features of interest and pleasure and pro- 
fit which may be looked forward to by those attend- 
ing the reunions are : the opportunity, in many cases 
after the passage of a long number of years, of re- 
newing ties of friendship with old classmates ; the 
opportunity of getting better acquainted with the 
modern Carolina and of drawing from Alma Mater 

more of inspiration for the days ahead ; the alumni 
conference; the alumni luncheon; various get-to 
gether meetings and dinners for the classes ; baseball 
games, stunts, and a huge parade of all the alumni 
on Emerson Field ; the general commencement ex- 
ercises featured by an address from Hon. Franklin 
K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior. 

Tuesday, June 17th, is Alumni Day, and the com- 
mencement dates are June 15-18. Plan now to meet 
your classmates on the "Hill" and to spend the en- 
tire commencement period with them. Accommoda- 
tions will be provided in the dormitories for all 
alumni. Special sections of the dormitories will be 
provided for the various classes where they will have 
rooming quarters and class headquarters. In addi- 
tion, a general headquarters for alumni will be estab- 
lished and some member of the University commit- 
tee will be present at all times to welcome returning 
alumni and furnish information. 

Of special interest to members of all classes hold- 
ing reunions at commencement are the following 
communications which have been forwarded the gen- 
eral reunion committee of the University: 



Class of 1859 

I appreciate most highly the honor of being appointed 
a member of the special committee to work up the 60-year 
reunion of the class of 1859, and will gladly do all I can 
to help make it a success. 

I rarely ever see any of the old boys these days but will 
write to them at once and see what can be done. I miss 
the names of a good many of the boys from the list you 
sent me — the two Badgers, Wells Thompson and Reuben P. 
Kolb, for instance. I guess they are dead, poor fellows. I 
know several have died since the last reunion I attended — 

Hoping to see you in June, I am, 
Yours truly, 

Jas. Geo. Whitfield, '59. 
Whitfield, Ala., March 29, 1919. 

The sixtieth anniversary of the graduation of the class of 
1859 is rapidly approaching and will find a few of that 
class still living. Within my own knowledge the following 
named members of that class are still here : Dr. P. B. Bacot, 
Florence, S. C; James E. Beasley, Memphis, Tenn.; James 
P. Coffin, Batesville, Ark. ; George P. Dixon, Wynn, Ark. ; 
Frank C. Robbins, Lexington, N. C. ; J. Martin Fleming, 
Raleigh, N. C. ; and James P. Taylor, Angleton, Texas. Be- 
sides these no information has come to me to shake my belief 
that Lucius Frierson, Birmingham, Ala.; John Duncan, Jr., 
Columbus, Texas; James A. Miller, Walter, Oklahoma; Dr. 
Henry L. Rugeley, Bay City, Texas; and James G. Whitfield, 
Whitfield, Ala., are all still living. Of those mentioned above, 
George F. Dixon is the eldest, born in 1832, and James G. 
Whitfield is the youngest, born in 1840. There were 25 
members of this class living in 1908, but we know of 12 who 
have died since. Besides Dixon and myself one other ante 
bellum alumnus resides in Arkansas, to-wit : Judge Alfred H. 
Carrigan, of Hope, Hempstead County, of the class of 1850. 
Very cordially yours, 

James P. Coffin, '59. 
Batesville, Ark., March 28, 1919. 

Class of 1869 

On receipt of your letter of 6th inst., 1 wrote to all 
the members of the committee named by you. I have received 
answers from all except one and they endorsed the idea of 
our having a reunion at the approaching commencement. 

The list of living members of our class is incorrect, in 
that a number of them are dead. I knew that some of them 
had died, and my letters inform me of others about whom 1 
was ignorant. I will inform you further on this point when 
I get full information. 

Yours truly, 

John W. Fries, '69. 
Winston-Salem, X. G, March 27, 1919. 

Class of 1879 

The class of 1879 will hold a reunion at commencement 
celebrating our fortieth anniversary. Recently the president 
of the class died, Mr. William Joseph Peele, lawyer and 
publisher, of Raleigh, N. C. Two others of the class have died 
— Hon. Gaston Ahi Robbins, member of Congress from Ala- 
bama, lost in a disastrous hotel fire in New York City; and 
Rt. Reverend Robert Strange, D.D., Episcopal Bishop of East 
Carolina Diocese. The surviving members are: 

Dr. Kemp P. Battle, Raleigh. 

Dr. R. B. Henderson, Franklinton. 

Dr. Isaac. M. Taylor, Morganton. 

Dr. Jno. M. Manning, Durham. 

Alva C. Springs, Railroad, Charlotte. 

Wm. L. Hill, lawyer and planter, Warsaw. 

Attorney General J. S. Manning, Raleigh, N. C. 

Judge Robert W. Winston, Raleigh, N. C. 

Judge Francis D. Winston, Windsor, N. C. 

There are other members of the class who did not grad- 
uate but who are especially invited to attend the reunion. 

The class of '79 feels that the highest tribute that 
an alumnus can pay the memory of President Graham is to 
attend this commencement. 

Class of 1894 
I am just in receipt of your letter of the 17th inst., 
asking me to act as chairman of a special committee to 
work up the twenty -five year reunion of my class (1894). I 
will undertake to act as chairman of this committee, and do 
the best I can to have a successful reunion of my class 
next June. 

I will at once begin writing the various members of my 
class and will keep you thoroughly posted. 
Yours very truly, 

Thomas S. Rollins, '94. 
Asheville, N. C, March 21, 1919. 

Class of 1899 

Why are you going to our class reunion in June? Well, 
all we have heard from say : ' ' Because I want to see all 
the fellows again after the passage of twenty years. ' ' And 
that is reason enough to be sure. Heretofore, our reunions 
have not been fully representative; our classmen have all been 
deep-buried in the affairs of a busy world, each only remem- 
bering the others with a warm pulse-throb and hoping all 
good things for them. But now we have reached a real 
mile-post, and we are going to get together again after a 
round score of years. We are going to clasp hands once more 
on the old campus, note the changes time has wrought, com- 
pare experiences, renew our class loyalty, promote its soli- 
darity, and take counsel as to the further welfare of our 
Alma Mater. 

We are going to have a '99 Headquarters, where we 
can get together and be comfortable, where we can bring 
in our friends of other years and times. 

No stilted, formal, Gerrard Hall stage appearance is going 
to satisfy. We are going to have a great banquet, with all 
the eats the municipal market affords. Bob Connor is to be 
the toastmastcr and he is under pledge to call on every 
mother 's son of you to unburden. No speaker is to run over 
three hours, not even Dick Broadhurst. And as for Monk 
Bellamy and Tarn Bowie, their time is to be still more re- 
stricted. Connor Brown may want to seize the opportunity 
to preach some preachments, but we will demand a count of 
his children and give him a little rope on their charac- 
teristics. Jule Carr, our class president, already has his 
stenographer at work on his speech in which ho proposes telling 
us ' ' How to Stay Rich. ' ' We have been laboring with him 
to change the title to "How to Get Rich." 

Ed Land, Rooster Coxe, and Jakey Ross are to be on hand. 
Jakey to explain — for the first time — why lie repudiated us in 
the late spring of 1899. John Carr is expecting to pull 
himself away from a long waiting line of "health-seekers" 
and dash across half a continent to lie here. Skinny Alston 
and E. S. Askew will leave their business offices for full 
three days, taking chances on what the rats will do while the 



cats are away. W. E. Cox is coming, "if it is in line 
with his wife 's policies. ' ' 

F. W. Coker, poet and philosopher, will make sacrifices. 
W. S. Crawford will motor down from Mebane, that is, if the 
six young Crawfords will lend "Dad" the use of the car — 
and he thinks they will. 

And so on down the whole roll to Louis R. Wilson, who 
will be there to greet the whole bunch and show you to 
Headquarters, pointing out the new Post Office on the way. 

Send in at once, today, to H. M. Wagstaff, Class Secre- 
tary, a pledge of your presence, and accompany it with free 
suggestions as to an out-of-the-routine plan for our class 
doings when we have gathered here. 

H. M. W.\(iSTAPP, '99. 

Class of 1914 

I wish to take up with you the question of the reunion 
of the class of 1914, of which I am a member. When this 
class graduated, it was decided to hold a reunion after five 
years, and as I am secretary of the class, it devolves upon 
me to assist in the arrangements for the reunion. However, 
as I am now stationed in France, am out of touch with the 
other members of the class, and see no prospect of an early 
return to the United States. It is practically out of the ques- 
tion for me to participate actively in the arrangements for 
the reunion. 

Therefore, I write to you in the hope that you will be 
able to communicate with some member or members of the 
class, who can take the matter in charge. J. A. Holmes 
is permanent president of the class, but I do not know 
where he is. I think perhaps a large majority of the mem- 
bers of the class are in military service, and a good many are 
with the American Expeditionary Forces. 

If you can assist us in arranging the reunion, we shall 
all greatly appreciate it. I did not take the matter up 
earlier, because I had hopes of returning to the United 
States this spring. I rear now, however, that I shall not 
even be there in time for the reunion. 
Yours truly, 

Oscar Leach, '14. 
Co. E, 323d Infantry, A. P. O. 791, A. E. F: 

Following receipt of this letter from Secretary Oscar 
Leach, the following members of the class of 1914 have been 
asked to take up the matter of the five-year reunion and 
make preparations for it: J. S. Cansler, M. R. Dunnagan, J. L. 
Chambers, Jr., J. F. Pugh, Geo. V. Strong, I. R. Strayhorn, 
G. R. Holton, R. L. Lasley, R. A. Reed, J. G. Lee, L. 
L. Abernethy 


Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior and 
member of President Wilson's cabinet since 1913, 
has consented to deliver the annual Commencement- 
Day address on June 18. The visit of this distin- 
guished statesman and cabinet member, especially at 
this time, promises to make the occasion one of mo- 
mentous importance to Worth Carolina and will in- 
cidentally mark the fourth University Commence- 
ment address by cabinet members within the past 
four years. Secretary McAdoo was here in 101 fi, 
while Secretaries Daniels and Baker were present 
for the 1917 finals. 


A unit of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps 
will be established at the University shortly, accord- 
ing to present plans. Major M. Crawford has re- 
ceived applications from 114 students desiring to 
take the course — 14 more than the necessary quota 
of 100, and has made formal application to the War 
Department for the unit. 

The course will only require three hours per week, 
will be voluntary, and will not conflict with other col- 
lege duties. Uniform and other necessary equipment 
will be furnished by the Government. The uniforms 
may or may not be worn off duty. Cavalry and ma- 
chine gun equipment will be furnished on demand, 
in addition to the regular infantry equipment. 

A summer training camp extending through a per- 
iod of six weeks, with provisions for traveling ex- 
penses to and from camp, clothing, subsistence, and 
$1110.00 are a part of the plan, although the sum- 
mer training is not compulsory. 

The men will receive no pay for the first two years, 
but will receive $12.00 per month thereafter while 
members of the R.O. T. C. Service in the S. A. T. 
C. last fall will count for a part of the two years 
necessary to receive compensation. At the end of the 
two years the students will be commissioned upon 
recommendation of the commandant. 


Carolina men holding the rank of field officers in 
the famous 30th Division that penetrated the Hind- 
enburg line, several regiments of which have recently 
been returned to the States and accorded "welcome 
home" celebrations, include: Col. Albert L. Cox, 
Commanding 113th Field Artillery: Col. Joseph 
Hyde Pratt, Commanding the 120th Infantry; Col. 
Sidney C. Chambers, Major A. L. Bulwinkle, Maj. 
Wm. F. Joyner, Maj. C. L. Pridgen, Maj.. L. P. 
McLendon, Maj. P. M. Hanes, Maj. W. C. Rodman, 
Capt. B. S. Royster, Capt. R. D. Dixon, Lieut. C. K. 
Burgess, Lieut. O. H. Guion, Lieut. W. E. Baug- 
ham, and Lieut. W. P. Whitaker, of the 113th Ar- 
tillery; Maj. G. K. Hobbs, Commanding the 1st 
battalion, and Maj. J. H. Manning, Commanding the 
2nd battalion of the 119th Infantry; Maj. W. W. 
Pierce, Commanding the 115th Machine Gun Bat- 
talion, and Maj. G. K. Freeman, of the 60th Brigdae 
Headquarters Staff. 

Winston-Salem won the State High School Bas- 
ketball Championship by defeating Wilmington at 
Chapel Hill on March 13. 




"The Carolina Playmakers," an organization the 
prime purpose of which is the production of original 
folk plays dealing with North Carolina life and peo- 
ple and the promotion of such plavmaking in North 
Carolina, scored a high success in their initial per- 
formances presented in the Chapel Hill Community 
Playhouse on the nights of March 14 and 15. They 
were greeted by full houses on both occasions. Intro- 
ducing many novel features in plavmaking and pre- 
senting a cast of unusual excellence, the production 
was far above the amateurish, and received the unan- 
imous approval of both audiences. The presentations 
were under the direction of Dr. Frederick H. Koch, 
professor of dramatic literature at the University. 

"What Will Barbara Say ?" a romance of Chapel 
Hill, by Miss Minnie Shepherd Sparrow, of Gas- 
tonia ; "The Return of Buck Gavin," a tragedy of 
the mountain people, by Thomas Wolfe, of Asheville ; 
and "When Witches Ride," a play of Carolina folk 
superstition, by Miss Elizabeth Lay, of Raleigh, were 
the titles of the three productions staged. 

The performance was strictly a home-made affair, 

the plays being written by the students in Professor 
Koch's course in dramatic composition, and the ad- 
justable stage, the scenery, the lighting, the settings, 
and the costumes being designed and executed by the 
various community committees working with the cast. 
All three plays had plenty of North Carolina back- 
ground and local color. Also it was truly a com- 
munity affair, as evidenced by the large number of 
committees instrumental in making the production a 
success, the large attendance at the rehearsals, anil 
the general interest manifested throughout the com- 

It is the plan to present these plays throughout 
the State at an early date, in keeping with Professor 
Koch's original plan to stage the most representative 
plays produced by his dramatic class in the various 
communities that interest may be aroused in this new 
drama of the people. In brief, Professor Koch hopes 
so to interest the citizens of North Carolina gener- 
ally in this new movement that each community will 
begin to write and stage plays of its own accord. He 
is simply carrying on his work begun at the Univer- 

Scene From "When Witches Ride" 
A play of Carolina folk superstition. Phoebe Ward, 
(Mrs. S. E. Leavitt) and her familiar spirit. 


Scene From "The Return of Buck Gavin" 

Showing Thomas C. Wolfe, of Asheville, as a mountain outlaw 

playing the title role in his own play. 



sity of North Dakota where he founded the North 
J >akota Playmakers. Tims far his plans have suc- 
ceeded admirably. 

Dr. Edwin Greenlaw, in the prologue preceding 
the plays, explained at length the purpose of "The 
Carolina Playmakers" as being "a conscious, delib- 
erate attempt to translate North Carolina life, with 
its rich store of tradition and romance and varied 
and interesting human types, into dramatic form." 
lie spoke of the occasion as a "red-letter night in the 
history of North Carolina." 

mitting all the winners in the first contest to come 
to Chapel Hill on May 1 and 2 to participate in the 


The Graham Memorial Movement is progressing 
satisfactorily, Secretary Albert M. Coates states. 
He is insisting, however, that the campaigns in the 
various communities be pushed to a successful eon- 
clusion at the earliest possible time. As a whole the 
subscribers to the fund are responding generously. 
but there are a large minority who should think of 
the movement in larger terms, Secretary Coates 
logically reasons. 

Many alumni meetings have recently been held 
in the interest of the fund. 

The movement was launched in Goldsboro on 
April 4 before an assemblage of alumni and other 
citizens. Mr. Leslie Weil presided over the meet- 
ing. Prof. M. C. S. Noble and Albert M. Coates 
were the chief speakers. Short talks were made by 
Judge W. S. O'B. Robinson, Archer Dees, Kenneth 
Royal, and others. 

The movement was launched in Kinston on April 
11. C. F. Harvey presided over the meeting. Al- 
bert M. Coates was the chief speaker. 

Wilson launched the campaign on April 18. Gra- 
ham woodard, local director of the movement, pre- 
sided over the meeting. Prof. E. C. Branson and 
Albert M. Coates were among the speakers. 

The movement was launched in Asheville on 
April 17. Judge Henry B. Stevens, who is director 
of the local campaign committee, and Henry D. 
Stevens, president of the Buncombe County Club 
at the University, were among the speakers. 


Contrary to previous plans, no second prelimi- 
naries for the High School debaters will be held 
this spring. Due to the fact that the number of 
schools entering the contest has been cut down by 
the war and influenza epidemic, it was decided by a 
vote of the schools interested, the committee con- 
ferring, to hold no second preliminaries, thereby per- 


The preliminary announcement for the 32nd term 
of the University Summer School, which is just off 
the press, is brim full of information concerning 
courses, instructors, and features of the summer ses- 
sion. The work of the summer term will begin on 
June 24th, and continue for a period of six weeks, 
closing on Thursday, August 7th. Registration days 
will be Tuesday and Wednesdav, June 24 and 25. 

The first baseball game of the annual series be- 
tween Carolina and Virginia was won by the Vir- 
ginia team by a 2 to 1 score in Greensboro on Sat- 
urday, April 12. A special train carried about 500 
University students to Greensboro to witness the- 
contest. Powell pitched this game for Carolina, 
Roberts catching. 

The second game of the series, which was played 
on Emerson Field at Chapel Hill, on April 14, re- 
sulted in a 3-3 tie when the game was called in the 
tenth inning, as per an agreement, that the Virginia 
team migh catch a train for Georgia. Joyner twirled 
for Carolina. 

The team has experienced an unusually successful 
season thus far — Oak Ridge, Elon, Durham Moose, 
V. P. I., State A. and E. College, and Camp Bragg 
have been defeated, while only two contests have been 
lost, one to Elon and one to Virginia. 


In addition to the State high school basketball 
contests, three other important athletic contests for 
the high schools of the State will be held at the 
University this spring, it has been announced by 
Secretary E. R. Rankin, of the Extension Bureau. 
The fourth annual interscholastic tennis tourna- 
ment and seventh annual interscholastic track meet 
will be held at Chapel Hill, May 2, and the sixth 
annual championship contest in baseball will be 
staged at a later date yet to be determined. Regula- 
tions governing the contests may be had by writing 
to Secretary Rankin. 

Mrs. Irene Fay Graves, president of the senior 
law class, led the 13 applicants for law license in 
perfection attained in the recent Supreme Court ex- 
amination in Raleigh, 




Issued monthly except in July, August, and September, by the Gen- 
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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 
Craves, '02; F. P. Graham, '09; Kenneth Tanner, '11. 

E. R. Rankin, '13 Managing Editor 

R. W. Madry, '18 News Editor 

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Communications intended for the Editor should be sent to Chapel 
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The Great Tradition. By Edwin Greenlaw and 
J. H. Hanford. 658 pp., O., Chicago, Scott- 
Foresman & Company, 1918. $2.25. 

English literature is probably more completely an 
expression of racial ideals than the literature of any 
other great people. The life and history of the Eng- 
lish speaking race find full and rich expression in its 
poetry from Shakespeare to Tennyson and in its 
] in isc from Bacon to Wilson. The achievement of 
ordered government, the belief in a virtuous disci- 
pline, and faith in democratic doctrine have been fit 
themes of English writers for centuries. ' This body 
of literature is truly our great tradition — a tradition 
that has grown out of the developing national life of 
England and America and found enduring expres- 
sion in the words of the sage and the poet. 

Professors Greenlaw and Hanford, of the Uni- 
versity department of English, have brought together 
in a single volume of 658 pages a large part of this 
great tradition, as it finds expression in permanent 
literary forms. They have so arranged the material 
chosen as to make clear the development of demo- 
cratic principles as they have been worked out in 
government and interpreted by the poets, "the un- 
acknowledged legislators of the world." A scholarly 
Introduction which is by no means the least valuable 
feature of the hook, makes clear the purposes the edi- 
tors had in view. "What is most vital in English 
literature," the introduction says, "especially in the 
later periods, has connected itself more or less closely 
with the special problem and the great practical 

achievement of the Anglo-Saxon race, the working- 
out of self-government." 

A most valuable feature of the book is the inclu- 
sion of much that is best in American literature. 
Thus one comes to see the relationship in ideals be- 
tween the two English speaking countries. The com- 
mon traditions of the two countries make them one 
in spirit, as well as in the growth of democratic in- 
stitutions. The book, designed primarily for under- 
classmen, emphasizes "The Crisis of Democracy," 
and gives carefully chosen selections from the best 
writers and interpreters of problems of the immedi- 
ate present. The purpose of this book is summed up 
in the concluding paragraph of the introduction: 
"The faith of the martyr, the courage of the pioneer, 
the steadfastness of the hero, the love of the emanci- 
pator, the vision of the poet, and the virtue of plain 
and inarticulate men and women everywhere, gain 
their power from this great tradition of the race. It 
was this idealism, sleeping but not dead, that swept 
America like a divine fire in the months following 
April of 1917. In the great war this heredity met 
and conquered the heredity of brute power. Other 
crises remain to be met, for the warfare never ends. 
It is the task of school and college to guard the 


Xorth Carolina is the one state where the county 
problem has been taken seriously. In some ways its 
counties lead the nation, notably in scientific and up- 
to-date work in public health organization, under Dr. 
W. S. Rankin, Secretary of the North Carolina State 
Board of Health. Under the leadership of Professor 
E. < '. Branson, of the State University, the people of 
the State are getting a vision of what county govern- 
ment means and may be made to mean as a great 
agency of social welfare generally. 

But like leaders in every other State, Professor 
Branson and his co-workers in the North Carolina 
<luli, have long since found that the complex anti- 
quated machinery of county government is a sad ob- 
struction to the better ideals of county citizenship 
and public service. The Club referred to. which is 
composed of students at the University hailing from 
every corner of the State, is spreading the gospel of 
better county government through press service and 
personal influence in a way that should bring import- 
ant results in a few years. 

The Year-Book of the North Carolina Club, pub- 
lished as Bulletin No. 159 of the University of North 
Carolina Record, is a notable contribution to the 



Have You Ever Thought Seriously 

How You Might Serve 
North Carolina and The Nation? 

While the State is Erecting Dormitories 

recitation buildings, and laboratories 
on the campus, has it occurred to you 
that you, or those whom you might in- 
fluence, can serve well your generation 

By Providing One of These Buildings? 


For North Carolina women who 
wish advanced training in the Arts, 
Sciences and Professions j. j. jt, 


For the training of the business and 
industrial leaders of today and to- 
morrow ^JtJi^JLJtJtJi 


For students who specialize in the 
State's history, economic and social 

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Each One is Badly Needed Today 



scanty, but growing literature on County Govern- 
ment, and is of nearly as great interest beyond the 
borders of North Carolina as within the State. In 
the course of twenty-seven short articles, it covers 
most of the live and modern aspects of the county 
problem. The counties are in need of just such an 
examination, and county citizenship in every state 
needs such devoted leadership as North Carolina is 
blessed with. 

The Year-Book goes to Xorth Carolinians free, and 
to all others for 75 cents a copy postpaid. — H. S. 
Gilbertson, National Municipal Review. 

The January number of Studies in Philology will 
confirm and increase the enviable reputation which 
this North Carolina publication is winning nation- 
ally among scholarly journals in the field of language 
and literature. The number of really good studies 
being produced by American scholars, and, since 
1914, practically by them alone, combined with the 
wise judgment of the editors in selecting from the 
abundant materials submitted to them, has made it 
possible for the Studies to widen its scope up to the 
limit of its available financial resources and to take 
a place not second to that held by any journal of its 
kind now being published in America or elsewhere. 
The effect of this on the standing of the University 
can hardly be overestimated, and, more than that, the 
policy now being pursued greatly stimulates produc- 
tive activity among the faculty by assuring them that 
their work will, if published here, receive serious 
consideration from their colleagues throughout the 
country and abroad. The outstanding study in the 
present issue is a sixty-page article — really amount- 
ing to a monograph — by Professor Croll, of Prince- 
ton, on "The Cadence of English Oratorical Prose." 
Professor Croll deals with the important and highly 
difficult subject of prose rhythm in such a way as to 
lay a broad foundation for future work along this 
line. Professor Coffman, of [Montana, contributes 
a list of Miracle Plays in English, with notes; Pro- 
fessor Dudley Miles revives the memory of one of 
the great dramatic successes of the eighteenth cen- 
tury, Colley Gibber's The Nonjuror. A minor but 
not uninteresting poet of the early nineteenth cen- 
tury, Robert Bloomfield, receives his first full appre- 
ciation at the hands of Professor Fairchild, of Mis- 
souri, while an ill-advised criticism of Rostand's Cy- 
rano de Berr/erac is answered by Professor Spiers, of 
Columbia. The University is represented by Pro- 
fessor Leavitt, of the French Department, who dis- 
cusses the influence of the English vogue of that 
form of literature known as Travestv and shows the 

degree in which the English tradition was determ- 
ined by the French master of the art, Paul Scarron. 
To many readers of The Review these studies will 
seem remote enough. They are simply blocks in the 
great structure of knowledge, which it is one of the 
University's functions to guard and to adorn. 

Dr. W. W. Pierson, Jr., of the Department of 
History, has recently been appointed to the editorial 
board of the Hispanic American Review for a term 
of six years. This review is directed by the Ameri- 
can Historical Association and is covering the field 
of Latin-American history in the same scholarly way 
as the American Historical Review does the general 
field of American historv. 


Prof. T. R. Eagles, instructor in mathematics at 
the University from 1910 to 1913, has been elected 
acting president of Howard College, of Birmingham, 
Ala., during the release from active service of Act- 
ing President J. C. Lawson. Professor Eagles was 
head of the mathematics department and treasurer 
of the college prior to taking up his new duties 


Brigadier General Samuel T. Ansell has recently 
gained nation-wide identity as a result of his criti- 
cisms of the army court martial system which have 
apparently made a favorable impression on Con- 
gress. And this body will likely broach the subject 
when the extra session convenes. He was chief 
speaker before the North Carolina Society in Wash- 
ing-ton on the night of March 27. 

The University of Tennessee has a building fund 
of $1,000,000 with which it is enlarging its physical 

Thirty-one juniors and seniors were elected to 
membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Society of Cor- 
nell on March 7th. 

Press dispatches from Raleigh on March 29th car- 
ried the information that the Trustees of the Agri- 
cultural and Engineering College had authorized the 
establishment of departments of highway engineer- 
ing and mechanics. 

Trinity College, according to press dispatches, i* 
to conduct a summer school this year. . The date of 
opening is June 10. 



Alumni Eoyalty fund 

One for all, and all for one" 


A. M. SCALES, '92 
J. A. GRAY, Jr., '08 

The General Assembly of North Carolina 

Believes in a Greater University and has increased the main- 
tenance fund from $165,000 to $21 5,000 annually for the 
next two years. 

Twelve Carolina Men in New York City 

Believe in the development of the Carolina student body and 
proved their belief by subscribing a total of $ 1 0,000 in the 
preliminary campaign for the Graham Memorial. 

Carolina Men Throughout the World 

Believe in Alma Mater and have contributed $7,950 to the 
Alumni Loyalty Fund for her support. 

Does Your Creed Include an Article on Carolina? 

If so, show it! Deeds not words count. Send your check 
to J. A. Warren, Treasurer. Assist in the Graham Memorial 
Campaign. And — put Carolina in your will ! 




of the 

Officers of the Association 

B. D. W. Connor, '99 President 

E. B. Rankin, '13 Secretary 

Executive Committee : Walter Murphy, '92 ; Dr. R. H. 
Lewis, '70 ; W. N. Everett, '86 ; H. E. Rondthaler, '93 ; C. W. 
Tillett, Jr., '09. 


R. W. MADRY, 18, Alumni Editor 

* Roll of |>onor * 

Robert H. Riggs, '17 

— Died on September 3, 1919, as the result of wounds received 
in action on August 29. Was a member of the 371st 
infantry. He entered the first Oglethorpe camp in the spring 
of 1917. 

Lewis Beach, '15 

— Recently reported buried in France after having been desig- 
nated for several mouths as missing in action. He was a 
native of Morganton. 

Before enlistment in the marines he was pharmacist for 
a Winston-Salem drug company, having graduated in pharm- 
acy at the university and passed the state board in 1915. 
Before going to Winston-Salem he had worked for the State 
hospital and for Leslie's drug store, of Winston, as druggist. 
A memorial service was held in the First Baptist Church in 
his honor on Sunday, April 6th. 


Isham Roland Williams, '13 

— Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary 
heroism in action. The citation reads : 

Second Lieut. Isham R. Williams, seventh infantry. For 
extraordinary heroism in action near Fossoy, France, July 21, 
1918. Lieutenant Williams led a patrol across the .Maine 
river under intense machine gun fire and when his boat was 
sunk twice swam the river to correct the fire of his covering 
detachment and to bring his patrol to safety after their mis- 
sion had been accomplished. Home address, Mrs. Mary Lyde 
Hicks Williams, mother, Faison, N. C. 

Fred M. Patterson, '16 

— Cited for bravery in action. He voluntarily took up the 
work of wounded truck drivers during the operations near 
Limey on September 14. 

W. Oliver Smith, '17 

— Awarded the Croix de Guerre in recognition of his gallant 
defense of his advanced position in the German second line 
emplacement in front of Houdromont, near Metz, during the 
advance of the allied armies on November 9th and 10th. 

On November 9th, with a handful of men, embracing 
about 25, Lieutenant Smith captured a concrete machine gun 
dugout which he held all night against overwhelming numbers, 
fighting until he himself was wounded and all his ammuni- 

tion exhausted. He was then captured and sent to a hospital 
in Germany. Lieutenant Smith is a first lieutenant in com- 
pany D, 318th machine gun battalion, 81st Division. Besides 
himself five other officers and men of his battalion received 
the Croix de Guerre for their part in this brilliant fight. 

In a letter which Dr. Charles Lee Smith, his father, has 
recently received from Major George C. Clark, Jr., of New 
York, of the .124th infantry in command of Lieutenant 
Smith 's battalion, he sends Lieut. Oliver Smith 's last message 
from the German second line emplacement ,iust before he was 
wounded and captured. "I am sending it to you knowing 
you would be glad to have it, and proud that he stuck to 
his post to the end, ' ' Major Clark writes. The message is 
as follows: 

' ' U. S. Army Field Message, from Lt. Win. O. Smith, to 
Captain Kerby. 

' ' I have one of my guns and four other guns belonging 
to other platoons and have attached myself to Co. K, 324th 
inf. I also have one gun and no tripod belonging to Corp. 
Alcer's (?) squad. I have about 25 men with me. We took 
a concrete machine dugout as our quarters last night, 5 
prisoners (German), and two Germans killed. Lieutenant 
Gimball and Lieutenant Shea were with me and did almost 
all the firing in the fights, but they were lost about 4:30 
p.m. We need about 30 boxes of am (ammunition) food and 
water. We have very few infantry men with us and need 
reinforcements as we are about one kilometer to the right of 
the line of advance and are confronted by five machine guns. 

"(Signed) Lt. Smith." 

Samuel I. Parker, '17 

— Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary 
heroism in action. The citation reads: 

Second Lieut. Samuel I. Parker, 28th infantry. For ex- 
traordinary heroism in action near Exermont, France, October' 
5, 1918. With total disregard for his own personal danger, 
Lieutenant Parker advanced directly on a machine gun 150 
yards away while the enemy were firing directly at him and 
killed the gunner with his pistol. In the town of Exermont 
his platoon was almost surrounded after having taken several 
prisoners and inflicting heavy losses on the enemy, but despite 
the fact that only a few men of the platoon were left, con- 
tinued to fight until other troops came to their aid. 

— Heriot Clarkson is a member of the law firm of Clarkson 
Taliaferro & Clarkson, of Charlotte. 

— Ex-Mayor O. B. Eaton, of Winston-Salem, has recently been 
devoting much of his time to making talks in the interest 
of the 1919 issue of the war savings stamps throughout his 
section of the State. 

— D. B. Perry is with the Bureau of Pensions. Washington, 
D. C. 

— W. N. Everett, of Rockingham, was a member of the House 
in the last legislature. 

— Dr. I. H. Manning is a member of the Medical faculty of 
the University of North Carolina. 

— H. R. Starbuck is a lawyer of Winston-Salem. 
■ — W. M. Person is an attovnev-at-law of Louisburg. 



— R. A. Doughton, a member of the law firm of Doughton & 
U ijijiins, of Sparta, represented his county in the House during 
the last General Assembly. 

— Ri v. G. V. Tilley is a Baptist minister of Statesville. 

— ('. ('. McAlister is treasurer and general manager of the 
Southern Timber and Lumber Co., of Fayetteville. 
— Lewis C. Morris is successfully engaged in the practice of 
medicine at Birmingham, Alabama, 1203-6 Empire Building. 

-r— A. W. McLean, law, '91, of Lumberton, now residing in 
Washington and director of the War Finance Commission, 
has been appointed director of the Graham Memorial Fund 
in Washington City. Before the active campaign begins he 
will appoint ;i committee of alumni and friends of the Uni- 
versity in Washington to aid in the undertaking. 
— Dr. Jno. G. Blount is a prominent physician of Washing- 
ton, X. C. 

— Dr. J. M. Ledbetter is a prominent physician of Rocking- 

— T. Bailey Lee is engaged in the practice of law at Burley, 

— Win. R. Kenan, Jr., is a prominent attorney of Lockport, 
X. V., his address being 433 Locust St. 

— R. T. S. Steele is associated with the Cochran Coal Com- 
pany, of Williamsport, Pa. 

— Dr. C. R. Turner is a member of the faculty of the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

— The following excerpt, taken from a long story in the Rock- 
ingham Post-Dispatch of recent date concerning Col. Oliver H. 
Dockery, law, '!».">, pays a high tribute to the Richmond County 
man who has rapidly risen in military circles. He volunteered' 
in the Spanish-American war in 1898, being made second lieu- 
tenant. His army career from then on carried him to all parts 
of the world. He trained many men in this country during 
the war and was ready to embark for France when the armis- 
tice was signed: "Colonel Dockery is the best known and has 
attained the highest rank and military distinction of any sol- 
dier produced by this country or section, in this war or in this 
generation. He would have made a bigger name for himself 
and his native State had the war lasted longer, because, with 
I'll years of active service in the Regular Army, he was well 
equipped in the highest arts of leadership in the military 
profession. ' ' 

— Major Bruce ( 'often, formerly a native of Pitt county, is 
with the Intelligence Department of the Army, Washington, 

D. C. He recently spent a furlough with his parents, Col 1 

and Mrs. R. R. Gotten, at their hospitable home in Pitt 

— Alex M. Winston is engaged in the practice of law at 
Spokane, Washington. 

— Jno. L. Patterson is manager of the Rosemary Manufactur- 
ing Company, manufacturers of fancy cottons, of Roanoke 
Rapids, N. C. He is a trustee of the University. 
— J. X. Pruden is a member of the law firm of Pruden & 
Pruden, of Edenton. 

-Wescott Roberson, formerly a resident of Chapel Hill, is 
now engaged in the practice of law at High Point. 

— L. C. Brogden is State Supervisor of Rural Schools, his 
address being Raleigh. 

— Lawrence Mi-Rae, for a while manager of the Inverness 
Cotton Mills of Winston-Salem, has accepted a position with the 
American Trust Company, of that city. After leaving Winston- 
Salem he was chief clerk to Senator Simmons at Washington. 
Later he was with the War Department at Wilmington. 
— R. H. Hubbard is engaged in the cotton business at 

— W. D. Carmichael is general manager of the W. Duke, Sons 
& Co. branch of the Liggett and Myers Tobacco Co., of 

— A. T. Allen is a member of the State Board of Examiners 
and Institute Conductors and has recently removed from Salis- 
bury, where he was superintendent of the Salisbury Schools, 
to Raleigh, to take up his new duties with the Department of 

— A. H. Edgerton is president of the Empire Manufacturing 
Company, of Goldsboro, X. ('. 

— T. G. McAlister is president of the Southern Timber & 
Lumber Co., of Fayetteville. 

— Col. S. W. Minor sailed from St. Xazaire, France, on March 
28th and is due in Charleston, S. C, on the 14th of April, 
according to a telegram from him to his family in Durham. 
He is commanding the 60th brigade, which is composed of 
the 119th and 120th infantries. Just before the signing 
of the armistice Colonel Minor was recommended by General 
Pershing for promotion to brigadier general, but war de- 
partment orders barred all further promotions to this rank. 
— F. O. Carver is a lawyer of Roxboro. 
— F. W. Foscue is cashier of the Bank of Trenton. 

— W. J. Brogden is a member of the law firm of Bryant & 
Brogden, of Durham. He is one of Durham's most able and 
public -spirited citizens. 

H. M. Wagstaff, Secretary, Chapel Hill, X. C. 
— R. D. Sisk was Franklin county 's representative in the 
Senate in the last General Assembly. 

— Jones Fuller, law '99, is a member of the law firm of 
Fuller, Reade & Fuller, of Durham. 

— The following dispatch from Durham appeared in the Stale 
papers on March 17: "Declaring that he had never wanted 
any personal gain from the office, and only desiring to serve 
the county, if possible, in an ample and efficient manner, 
Julian S. Carr, Jr., until last week chairman of the county 
board of commissioners, has contributed his total fees from 
the office to the charity board of the city and county. The 
check was received by T. B. Fuller, chairman of the charity 
| board last week and the money has been added to the fund 
recently raised by .the committees of the Rotary Club. The 
gift from Mr. Carr is an addition to previous liberal contri- 
bution from him for the fund." 

— Ben T. Wade is engaged in the banking business, being 
connected with the Bank of Montgomery, Troy, N. C. 
— W. M. Stevenson is a member of the law firm of McColl & 
Stevenson, of Bennettsville, S. C. 
— Geo. D. Vick is a physician of Selma. 


W. s. Berxakd. Secretary, Chapel Hill, X. C. 

— W. H. Bagley, formerly business manager of the News 

and Observer, of Raleigh, is now president and publisher of 

the Fort Worth Record, Fort Worth, Texas. 



— C. L. Miller is associated with the Tennessee Coal, Iron, and 
Railway Co., of Ensley, Alabama. He will be glad to hear 
from any of his classmates. 

Dr. J. G. Murphy, Secretary, Wilmington, N. C. 
— Dr. Thel Hooks, who held tlie rank of captain in the med- 
ical corps, has been returned from overseas and has resumed 
the practice of medicine at his home town, Smithfield. 
— Jos. E. Avent is professor of education and director of 
The Training School at The Virginia State Normal School, 
Radford, Va. He is also member of the State Board of High 
School Inspectors, and of the State Educational Survey Com- 
mission. He is, too, member of the Holston Conference Cen- 
tenary Commission. He is a member of a Committee of Nine 
to collaborate with similar committees from the other States 
to prepare a plan of Moral Education Methods. 


I. F. Lewis, Secretary, University of Virginia 
— Prof. J. H. Mclver, who for the past 12 years has occupied 
the position of superintendent of the Wadesboro high school, 
has resigned and will engage in work elsewhere. Professor 
Mclver is an educator of the highest type, and has contrib- 
uted much to the educational development of Wadesboro and 
Anson county. 

— Thaddeus A. Adams, lawyer of Charlotte, recently appeared 
before the Supreme Court of the United States in a famous 
suit and won his case. Mr. Adams has the distinction of 
having won the case from the lower State court to the highest 
judicial tribunal of the nation without any assistant counsel. 
Mr. Adams is successful in the practice of his profession at 
Charlotte where he has been located since leaving the uni- 
versity. His offices are 214-16 Law building. 


N. W. Walker, Secretary, Chapel Hill, N. C. 
— Capt. J. K. Ross was chief medical examiner at Camp 
Gordon in March. The Atlanta Constitution had the follow- 
ing to say of his promotion: 

"Captain John K. Ross, of Charlotte, N. C, one of the 
best known and most efficient officers of the medical depart- 
ment at Camp Gordon, has succeeded Major William H. Best, 
discharged Saturday, to the position of chief medical exam- 
iner of the cantonment. 

"Captain Ross has been at Gordon for the past 17 months, 
during which time he has held positions of responsibility that 
fit him to assume the position vacated by Major Best, who is 
a member of the New York board of health. Captain Ross ' 
best work was done in the fight he waged so successfully 
against malarial germs and mosquitoes at the Norcross rifle 
range last summer. ' ' 

— Major William A. Graham, in a letter to Dr. N. W. Walker, 
recounts some interesting experiences of the final drive that • 
ended the war. Excerpts from the letter follow: 

' ' Well, I was with my regiment in Prance and we had come 
out of the line after three weeks in a very vigorous drive which 
commenced with our break through the Hindenburg line of 
Nanray and Bellicourt on September 29th. You know our 
division was with the 27th (New York) in the 2nd American 
Corps attached to the 4th British Army. This was on October 
?.0th when I received orders to return to the U. S. for pro- 
motion to Lieut. Col. and assignment to a new regiment formed 
from the November draft. 

"Of course the armistice has ended the draft and blocked 
promotions and we must begin to plan for the future. * * * * 

''Some time when 1 see you I will tell you of some of our ex- 

periences. I would not take the world for having had a part 
in the great drive that ended the war. The most glorious days 
of my life were those when I was witnessing with my own 
eyes the fighting of our own North Carolina troops with a 
courage, dash and skill equal t'o that displayed by any troops 
in Europe. * * * * " 

— I. H. Saunders holds the rank of captain in the Medical 
Corps of the U. S. Army, his address being Base Hospital 
108, A. E. F., France. Williamston is his home. 
— T. B. Peirce is cashier of the Home Savings Bank, of Dur- 

T. P. Hickersox. Secretary, Chapel Hill. X. C. 
— Rev. S. S. Robbins resides at Kingston, Mass. 
— A. W. Latta is with the Gastonia Cotton Yarn Co., 405-6 
Mariner and Merchant Bhlg., Philadelphia, Pa. 
— W. C. Rankin is with the Stephens Co., American Building, 

— C. E. Betts is prominently identified with the insurance busi- 
ness life of Atlanta, Ga., his address being 152 Westminister 

— Lieut. -Col. Addeson Brenizer, who organized the Brenizer 
unit, or unit O, has arrived at his home, Charlotte, from 
France, after a year's absence. He left Charlotte with the 
rank of captain and returned with the rank of lieutenant- 
colonel. He was also ranking surgeon at Base 6, Bordeaux, 
where unit O was stationed and was recognized as one of the 
leading surgeons of the American army in France. 


W. T. Shore. Secretary, Charlotte, N. C. 

— Robert G. Lassiter is a member of the firm of Robert G. 

Lassiter & Co., an engineering and contracting firm of Oxford. 

N. C. 

— Major Jas. B. Murphy, formerly of Morganton, is to be 
married to Miss Ray Slater of Boston and Webster, Mass., 
at an early date, it was announced at Washington on March 
15. Major Murphy was connected with the office of surgeon 
general of the army in Washington during the war, but has 
now resumed active duties with the Rockefeller Foundation 
in New York. He has attained merited distinction as a 
specialist in medicine and his promotion in the army was 
rapid. In the early summer Major Murphy goes to France 
for special work for the Rockefeller Foundation. He is a 
member of the American Society for Experimental Pathology, 
the Society of American Bacteriologists, and others, and is 
the author of many articles in medical and scientific journals. 
— Captain R. P. Noble, who has been stationed at Kelly Field, 
San Antonio, Texas, has received his discharge from the army 
and will return to Raleigh to resume the practice of medicine, 
according to information received by his friends in the city 
Wednesday. Captain Noble is an X-ray specialist. He entered 
the service in August, 1917. 

— B. K. Lassiter, an attorney of Oxford, is chairman of the 
county board of education. 

— Clem Wrenn is cashier of a prominent bank of North Wilkes- 

— The following extract concerning Judge Albert M. Noble is 
clipped from a Samoa journal: 

"On Thursday, January 16th, 1919, Judge Noble, Secretary 
of Native Affairs, paid a visit to Faumuina, of the village of 
Alofau, County Chief of Saole County. The trip to and from 
Alofau was made along the sea coast; short stops being made 
at the villages of Laulii, Amaua and Fagaitua. Judge Noble 
reports that the people of all the villages are deeply interested 
in cleaning the villages and plantations and in fighting the 



coconut beetle, which was recently found to be spreading in 
great numbers in the eastern end of the island. The native 
officials are waking up to the necessity of keeping their vil- 
lages and plantations in better condition and are doing splen- 
did work. Judge Noble states that he is greatly pleased with 
the work that is being done in all the places he has visited. 
He intends visiting all the villages on the island as soon as 
eireumstanees will permit." 

Capt. J. A. Paekek, Secretary, Charlotte, X. C. 
— L. E. Farthing, M.D. '06, has recently moved from Pitts- 
boro to Wilmington, where he is quarantine officer. His ad- 
dress is 220 South 3d Street. 

— Samuel H. Wiley, TJ. S. Consul, has recently been transfer- 
red from St. Pierre et Miquelon to Opporto. 
— I). P. Tillett is cashier of the Union National Bank of 
Charlotte. He was a member of the Carolina S. A. T. C. 
unit last fall ami fully enjoyed the experience. 

C. L. Weill, Secretary, Greensboro, X. ('. 
— John M. Robinson is president of the Charlotte Bar Asso- 

— F. M. Weller resides in Baltimore, Md., 1514 Eutaw Place. 
— First Lieut. Allen Morrison, A. B. '07, law '08, who has 
been in service in France since September, 1917, has returned 
to his home in Asheville, having received his discharge at Fort 
Hamilton. For nine months he was an officer in the railroad 
artillery and for five months was with an anti-aircraft section 
Lieutenant Morrison was in charge of two railroad guns for 
several months, and was in charge of the section that fired the 
first hostile shot from this branch of the service. After com- 
pleting his initial training at Fort Oglethorpe, Lieutenant Mor- 
rison was assigned to the coast artillery school at Fortress 
Monroe, Va. Upon being graduated from this course when 
volunteers for immediate overseas service were called for, 
Lieutenant Morrison asked to be selected, and accordingly was 
chosen to go to France at once. He was a member of the 
law firm of Bourne, Parker and Morrison. 


M. ROBBINS, Secretary, Greensboro, X. C. 
— Jas. A. Gray, of Winston-Salem, represented Forsyth county 
in the Senate in the last General Assembly. He is president 
of the Xorth Carolina Bankers ' Association. 
— Major Junius G. Adams, law '08, of Asheville, has been 
selected for the important post of executive secretary of the 
United States Liquidation Commission, an organization which 
is to settle finally millions of dollars worth of claims among 
the allied nations and the United States. Major Adams will 
leave Washington for France the first of next month, with 
other members of the commission, and will spend the next 
six or eight months in that country, England and Italy. He 
will go as a civilian, having been granted an honorable dis- 
charge by the war department, when members of the com- 
mission asked that he be sent as a civilian rather than as an 
army officer. Accompanying the discharge was a personal 
letter from the secretary of war, a copy of which will compose 
a portion of the records of Major Adams as a soldier, stating 
that the discharge was issued with the consent of the major, 
at the request of the commission, so that the services of the 
retiring soldier may be given to the important work of the 
new organization. 


O. C. Cox, Secretary, Greensboro, N. C. 
— H. P. Osborne entered the Army branch of the service in 

January, 1!U8, and received his discharge in December, 1918. 
He has resumed the practice of his law profession as a mem- 
ber of the firm of Cooper, Cooper & Osborne, Atlantic National 
Bank Building, Jacksonville, Fla. 

— Dr. W. B. Chapin, M.D. '09, is successfully engaged in 
the practice of his profession at Townsville. 
— First Lieut. Don McRae, recently mustered out of the 
service, has resumed the practice of law at Thomasville. Lieu- 
tenant McRae volunteered for the service early in the war, 
was sent overseas where he saw service in the front line 
trenches, and was finally returned to the States to train other 
overseas detachments. He was at Camp Sevier when the 
armistice was signed. 

— Frank P. Graham, formerly general Y. M. C. A. secretary 
and instructor in History at the university, has been promoted 
to the rank of first lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He was 
commissioned at Quantico last spring. 


J. R. Xixox, Secretary, Edenton, N. C. 
— Rev. W. H. Ramseur, of China Grove, sailed for the west 
coast of Africa on February 1st. 

— Capt. Hugh Alexander Thompson, of the Medical Corps of 
the U. S. Army, was married to Miss Barbara Smith, of 
Malvern, England, on the twenty-fifth of February in Mal- 
vern. For his exceptional skill in orthopedics, he has won 
quite a bit of distinction and has been transferred to one of 
the large English hospitals. 


I. C. Mosek, Secretary, Asheboru, X. ('. 
— A. C. Kimrey has changed residence and is now with the 
North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station, holding the 
position of assistant dairy husbandman. 



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— W. F. Taylor, a member of the law firm of Langston, Allen 

and Taylor, of Goldsboro, is a trustee of the University. 

— W. A. Dees is a partner of the successful law firm of Teague 

and Dees, of Goldsboro. 

— J. C. Oates is special agent of the Southern Life and Trust 

Co., with a branch office at Henderson. 


J. C. Lockhart, Secretary, Zebulon, N. C. 
— Capt. Edwin T. Cansler, Jr., law '12, who arrived in New 
York recently from overseas, has been mustered out of the 
service and has returned to his home in Charlotte. Captain 
Cansler was assistant judge advocate of the 89th division and 
has been overseas since last July. 

— Lawrence N. Morgan is a member of the English depart- 
ment of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma. His 
experiences in the service were varied and interesting. He 
spent twelve weeks in the second officers ' training camp, Camp 
Stanley, Texas, was transferred to Camp Travis, Texas, and 
finally found himself in an outfit ready for early departure 
overseas when the armistice was signed. At the time of his 
discharge, December 20, 1918, he was sergeant in the 52d 
Motor Ambulance Company. 

— C. W. Higgins is a member of the law firm of Doughton & 
Higgins, of Sparta. He volunteered for service in the Army 
last July and at the time the armistice was signed was a 
member of the central officers ' training school, Camp Gordon, 
Ga. Being mustered out of the service in December he im- 
mediately returned to Sparta to resume the practice of his 

— Lieut. William B. Cobb, of Chapel Hill, who was in the 
aviation branch of the service, is now in Camden, S. C, where 
he is engaged in soil survey work for the Government. 
— Paul Fenner holds the rank of first lieutenant and battalion 
adjutant to the heavy artillery with the A. E. P., France. 


A. L. M. Wiggins, Secretary, HartsviOe, S. C. 
— D. J. Walker is clerk of the Superior Court of Alamance 
county and resides at Graham. 

— George Elliot, who received the commission of second lieu- 
tenant at Camp Gordon, Georgia, last fall and was honorably 
discharged soon thereafter, is now successfully engaged in 
the automobile business in Fayetteville. 

— B. H. Mebane is now- associated with the law firm of Man- 
ning, Kitchin &■ Mebane, of Baleigh. 

OSCAR Leach, '98, Secretary, A. E. F., France 
S. C. 
— Robert Lassiter is engaged in the cotton mill business and 
is associated with the Oconee Mills Co., of Charlotte. 
— M. B. Dunnagan, who resigned his position as eity editor 
of the Winston-Salem Journal to enter the service about a 
year ago, has been honorably discharged and has rseumed his 
former connection with this morning daily as city editor. Mr. 
Dunnagan has already distinguished himself in the journalistic 
circles of the State, being of the constructive and creative sort 
of newspaper man. 

Mr. Dunagan during his service with the Government estab- 
lished a newspaper known as ' ' Gas Fumes, ' ' which made a 
distinct "hit" with the employes of the concern nad the 
officers and men connected with it. This newspaper was con- 
tinued up to the time the men were honorably discharged from 
the service. 

— Andrew Joyner, Jr., is deputy clerk of the Superior Court 
of Guilford County. 



D. L. Bell, Secretary, Pittsboro, N. C. 
— Capt. Claude B. Woltz is commanding officer of the 316th 
Supply Co., Q. M. C, Casual Camp, Adrian Barracks, Nevers, 
France. He is serving in the capacity of judge advocate, 
special court martial. 
To the Class of 1915: 

— During the past two years conditions have been such that 
we could give little thought to affairs of the class. Our rec- 
ords are for this reason somewhat incomplete. Individual ad- 
dresses have been lost while a great number have been changed. 
Capt. Field was not situated so that he could attend to these. 
Activities of the training camp for the past year took my time 
and energy. Geo. W. Eutsler was good enough to game! 
what news he could and send it to The Review. 

Capt Field will not be with us again. He was my friend, 
and I rated him higher than any other. Daniel L. Bell, of 
Pittsboro, N. C, has agreed to accept the secretary and treas- 
urership of the class. I know of no member of the class who 
is better fitted to finish the work begun by Capt. Field. Send 
him your address and your class dues together with news of 
your activities. We are coming up 100 per cent, strong at 
our re-union in 1920. Let us begin to prepare for it now. 
Very sincerely yours, 

R. G. Fitzgerald, President. 
— Thomas C. Boushall has been granted a discharge from the 
American Expeditionary Forces in order to go to Brussells to 
aid in the establishment of a branch of the National City Bank 
of New York. His address is "Care of Farmers Loan and 
Trust Company, Paris. France. 'Please Forward'." 


Hugh B. Hester. Secretary, 12th F. A., A. E. F.. Germany. 
— Major Joseph Huske is now staitoned at Camp Bragg. 
— George Claiborne Royall is now in Germany. He holds the 
commission of first lieutenant in the regular army which he 
joined a short time before going to France. Lieutenant Royall 
has been detailed to the work of repatriation of soldiers. He 
says that his work is very hard, but he finds it a most 
interesting job. 

— G. A. Barrier was with the Southeastern department head- 
quarters and served as army field clerk during the war. 
— Dr. A. Mc. Crouch is associated with the State Board of 
Health, Bureau of Epidemiology, at Raleigh, N. C. 
— Meb. Long when last heard from was an instructor at an 
aviation center in France. 

— First Lieut. Phil Woolcott, of Raleigh, who has recently 
returned from overseas where he was in aviation service, is 
now located in Charlotte. He was formerly a member of the 
faculty of the Horner Military School, of Charlotte. 
— Lieut. William Huske, a member of the Rainbow Division, 
is a patient at the base hospital at Camp Green, Charlotte, 
convalescing from wounds and the effects of being gassed 
during fighting in France several months ago. 

H. G. Baity, Secretary, A. P. O. 774, First Army, C. O. O., 

A. E. F., France 
— Charley M. McCall and Miss Anna Maud Gibbs were mar- 
ried at Mount Holly, New Jersey, on Friday, the thirty-first 
of January, 1919. 

— N. A. Reasoner is now with the DuPont Dye Works, 174 
S. Broad St., Pennis Grove, N. J. He was discharged from 
the service on December 30 and expects to return to the Hill 
in the fall to take his M. 8., provided matrimony doesn 't prove 
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B. N. DUKE. President 1N0. F WHY. Vice-President S. W. MINOR. Cashier 
1. D. KIRKIANO, Assistant Cashier INI) A BUCHANAN. Assistant Cashier 

The strength of this bank lies not alone in its Capital, Surplus, and Re- 
sources, but in the Character and Financial Responsibility 
of the men who conduct its affairs 

— Eli Perry, who saw service in the navy last fall, has re- 
sumed his course in law at Harvard. 

— Sergeant Robert Devereux, graduate student in geology, 
1917-1918, has recently been discharged from the army. He 
entered Soil Survey work on March 1st. 

— John C. Tayloe, who entered the second Oglethorpe camp 
in the spring of 1917, is now professor of grenades and 
automatic weapons in a French University. He was origin- 
ally a member of the 371st infantry, but was transferred. 
He was under fire on several occasions and was in two trench 
raids at least, his friends report. 

— W. H. Stevenson is in New York awaiting his commission in 
the Naval Reserve Force. He has recently returned from 
France, having made the trip on the transport "Leviathan." 
— George Lay, who was recently mustered out of the service 
is teaching in the Kinston schools. 

— Lieut. C. A. Prophet, of Louisiana, in a military tournament 
held at Camp Gordon, Ga., last fall, captured all honors. His 
platoon, which was judged the best of the entire non-commis- 
sioned officers' school, brought special commendation and praise 
from camp officials. 

— Hassell H. Waks, who has been stationed at Camp Meade, 
Md., 72d Regiment, has been mustered out of the service and 
is now at his home in Rocky Mount. He held the rank of 
first lieutenant, having been in the service for about two years. 
— Ralph Stockton, who was graduated at the Coast Artillery 
School, Fort Monroe, in December, is now at his home in 

— William Bailey, Jr., 1918, has recently accepted a position 
with the cotton commission firm of T. Holt Haywood & Co., 
of New York. His address is 320 Central Park West, New 
York City. 

— Sgt. Henry G. Owens is with the Prisoner of War Escort 
Company No. 257, A. E. F. France, via A. P. O. 914. 
— Ralph Currie is an aviation instructor at Camp Houston, 

— Ralph P. Williams was commissioned in the Navy on Feb- 
ruary 27th and assigned to duty at 280 Broadway, New York 
City. He is in the Appraisal office of the third Naval district. 
— Robert Frazier, who left the university last spring to enter 
the diplomatic service, and who since October 2, 1918, has been 
stationed at Christiania, Norway, as an official in the American 
consulate general, is proving adept in skiing as well as in 
diplomatic matters. On March 1, a ski race was staged be- 
tween the American and British legations, in which Mr. Frazier 
came out sixth, after starting 17th. 

The run started at 2 o'clock and at 10 minutes to 3 o'clock 
the first runner finished at Rkaadelen — an American, Mr. Roll, 
with the American flag on his breast and a time record of 
49 minutes and 53 seconds. An American finished second with 
53 minutes, an Englishman third with 55 minutes and 36 
seconds. Mr. Frazier 's record was 57 minutes and 18 seconds. 
The last runner finished with 77 minutes and 9 seconds. 
The total points were: American, 37; Englishmen, 18. 

The Morgenbladet, the Norwegian paper of Christiania, 
carried the following regarding the race: 

"The skiing of Mr. Frazier was wonderful. He came to 
Norway in October and entered the American consulate general 
at that time. He had never been on skiis before the opening 
of this 'winter's sports, and having been started 17th in the 
beginning of the race it was necessary for him to pass 10 
during the course of the race." 





— Judge Henry B. Bryan died at his home in New Bern on 
February 13. The son of John H. Bryan and Mary Shepard, 
he was born in New Bern March 8, 1836. After the Civil 
War, Judge Bryan commenced the practice of law in New 
Bern, where for many years he has been an honored and dis- 
tinguished member of the bar. In 1890 he was elected Judge 
of the Superior Court and was re-elected in 1898, serving 16 
years. He was a model judge, courteous to the bar, patient 
in hearing cases, and tempered justice with mercy. He grad- 
uated with first honors of his class. He married Miss Mary 

— William Joseph Peele, widely known lawyer and writer, died 
at his home in Raleigh on Friday, March 28, following a 
illness of six months, at the age of 64. For 38 years Mr. 
Peele had resided in Raleigh, where he had been concerned 
with all that was connected with the civic upbuilding and 
welfare of tae city. He was the author of ' ' Distinguished 
North Carolinians" aud o" a textbook used in public schools 
of the State expo.:;. ling the Constitution and laws of North 
Carolina. He was one of the organizers of the Wautauga 
Club of the University, from which the present State A. & E. 
College was developed. 

— Capt. E. D. Foxhall, a Confederate veteran, died at his 
home in iarboro on February 14. Captain Foxhall was a 
student at the University and entered the Confederate army 
at I lie outbreak of the war as orderly sergeant of the Con- 
federate Guards. When that company was reorganized he was 
chosen its captain, and served with it during the entire war. 
This company was known as Co. I, 15th Infantry, Cook's 
Brigade. Captain Foxhall was held in the highest esteem by 
a wide circle of friends throughout the entire county. He was 
a genial, clever, whole-souled gentleman. At the time of his 
death he was commander of Lewis-Dowd-Wyatt Camp of Con- 
federate Veterans. 

— Howard Haywood died at his home in Raleigh on February 
10. He was the son of the late Dr. Richard B. Haywood and 
his wife, Julia Ogden (Hicks) Haywood. In early life he 
was a civil engineer and spent eight or ten years in mill 
work in the Henrietta and Caroleen Mills in Rutherford 
county. He was a man of temperate habits and unquestion- 
able integrity, enjoying the confidence and esteem of all who 
knew him. 

— Prof. R. A. Merritt, for a number of years one of the 
leading educators of the State, died at his home in Greensboro 
on April 14th. 

He was 42 years of age, having been born at Chapel Hill 
in 1877, the son of J. Y. and Isabel Merritt. He graduated 
from the university in 1902, serving four years as superintend- 
ent of the Turlington school at Smithfield. He removed to 
Greensboro in 1908 as professor of psychology at the State 
Normal college and principal of the training school. He 
served most efficiently in this connection until 1915, when fail- 
ing health compelled him to give up the work that he loved 
so well. For a time he was at Sanitarium for treatment, 
returning home several months ago. 

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I 3,000 of the 7 5, 000 men who have enrolled with 
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