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Thomas Stephen Kenan, '57
President of the General Alumni Association, 1892-'3-1911-'12
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THOMAS STEPHEN KENAN, '57
President of the General Alumni Association, i8g2-'3-ign- , i2
Thomas Stephen Kenan, one of the best known and
most loved of the Alumni of the University, died at
his home in Raleigh on December 23rd, 191 1. For
more than thirty years Colonel Kenan was a Trustee of
ton and Kinston. It then returned to the arm-.
Northern Virginia ami was assigned to
ion. With this division Colonel Kenan joined in the
memorable Pennsylvania campaign in June, 1
the University, for twenty-five years a member of the Throughout the three days' righting at Gettysbu
Executive Committee, and for twenty years President
of the General Alumni Association.
Colonel Kenan was born at Kenansville, N. C, Dup-
lin County, on February 12th, 1838, being the son of
Owen R. and Sarah Graham Kenan. He attended
school at the Old Grove Academy as a student of the
Reverend James M. Sprunt. From Old Grove Acad-
emy he went to Central Military Institute at Selma,
Alabama, where he was prepared for college.
In 1853 he matriculated at Wake Forest College.
Finishing his freshman year in 1854, he entered the
sophomore class at the University of North Carolina,
where he was graduated with the degree of A.B. in
1857. The following year he obtained from the
University the degree of A.M. He then studied law
under Chief Justice Pearson and began the practice of
law at Kenansville.
In 1859, upon the formation of the Duplin Rifles,
Col. Kenan was elected Captain, and at the beginning
of the Civil War he and the company under his com-
mand were assigned to the First Bethel Regiment,
and afterwards to the Second North Carolina Volun-
teers under Col. Solomon Williams, which, upon the
reorganization of the North Carolina troops, became
the Twelfth Regiment of North Carolina State troops.
Captain Kenan, with his company, saw service at
Wilmington and Smithville under General French. He
was afterward moved to Virginia and participated in
the James River campaign and the battles around
His personal popularity and military knowledge
soon led to his election to the colonelcy of the 38th
Regiment upon its reorganization in April 1862, but he
did not accept this promotion. Later he was elc> ted
Colonel of the 43rd Regiment of Daniel's Brigade.
In December, 1862, and the early part of [863, the
43rd Regiment under Colonel Kenan took part in the
movements around Goldsboro, New Bern, Washing-
Colonel Kenan fought with great bravery, ami
carried from the field wounded on the third day while
leading a charge against the main line of the enemy.
On the retreat following Gettysburg he v
ured with other wounded Confederates and taken
Federal Hospital at Frederick City, ami tl
Baltimore. He was taken to Johnson's Island in Aug-
ust, 1863, and kept there until March, when lie
was paroled. Being on parole he could not rejoin his
former command but attempted to keep in touch with
the army until Johnson's surrender.
After the war Colonel Kenan returned to Kenans-
ville and resumed the practice of law. 1 [e was a mem-
ber of the General Assembly in [865 and
where his courage, coolness, and wisdom were inval-
uable in shaping the difficult and delicate legislation
of the period. In 186S he was the Democratii andi-
date for Congress in the Duplin District bul
feated by his Republican opponent as the district had
a large population of newly enfranchised 1
Soon after this he removed to Wilson, was 1:
mayor of the town, and inaugurated a policy that did
much to make Wilson one of the most pro
towns in the State. In the -.aim- year, t868, he mar
ried Miss Sallie Dortch, a worthy helpmeet who made
his married life ideal. She survives him.
In 1876 Colonel Kenan was a candid
Attorney General on the ticket with Vai
Roberts, Scarborough and others. 1 [e was elected and
succeeded himself in ihat office ii ' March
2nd, [886, he was elei ted Clerk of the Supreme Court,
which office he filled with signal ability ami fidelity
until his death
1 olonel Kenan's love for the University was the
ruling passion of his later j 1 For twei
was President of the General Vlumni ' 'ion and
ii w as his pride to he present .it ea< h commi
sharing the joys ami burdens of hi- Vlma
never missed a meeting of the Alumni at commence-
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ment or a meeting of the Trustees until confined by
his last sickness. For a generation his delightful pres-
ence graced each annual meeting and his kindly smile
was a fond greeting, almost a benediction, to many
Of gentle dignity, modest, unassuming, with refined
and elegant manners, anxious to do unselfish, loving
service, he was of the finest product of the old South.
Remarkably handsome, cultured, genial and full of
sympathy and friendship, he won the love of all who
came in personal touch with him. Of lofty ideals,
strong character, high aspirations, he inspired his asso-
ciates and elevated the community in which he lived.
The soul of honor, able, pure, and patriotic, he magni-
fied every position he occupied and enjoyed to the full
the entire confidence of his people.
Of distinguished lineage he was worthy of it, and by
his life and sen-ices he added honor to an honored
J. Bryan Grimes, '86.
THE GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Its Plan of Organization-
Inquiries from a number of University men, espe-
cially from those who have not been present at recent
commencements, have been made concerning the plan
of organization of the General Alumni Association
and what the Association has done to date. The in-
quiries indicate a wide-spread interest in all that the
Association contemplates doing and are worthy of an
Prior to 191 1, the organization of the Association
was extremely loose and the annual meeting at com-
mencement was one at which acquaintanceships were
renewed and the pleasures of commencement were par-
ticipated in rather than one in which constructive pol-
icies looking to the welfare of the University were
formulated. Definiteness of purpose was wholly lack-
Feeling the imperative need of the hearty support
and co-operation of the alumni, and desiring that the
Association might be brought into active work for the
upbuilding of the University, President Venable, in
response to suggestions coming from many quarters,
appointed in 1909 Professors W. S. Bernard, H. M.
YYagstaft and Palmer Cobb, as a special committee on
alumni organizations, to consider plans for bringing
about a more purposeful organization and to submit
a report on its findings to the alumni at a later date.
After investigating the matter carefully, the com-
mittee formulated a plan and presented it in an open
letter to the alumni on October 12th, 1910, and asked
that it be studied carefully in order that intelligent
action might be taken concerning it on Alumni day,
On Monday, May 29th, 191 1, at the annual meeting,
the report was formally laid before the Association.
It was considered carefully, and after being amended
as to the method of electing officers, a committee was
named by the chair to determine the voting represen-
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tation of the various local associations, to fix the num-
ber of the councilmen, and to nominate them. The
Association then unanimously re-elected Col. Thomas
S. Kenan as President and heard the report of the
committee which it immediately adopted.
The plan as amended, modified, and adopted, which
is now the plan of organization by which the Associa-
tion is governed, is as follows:
There shall be a General Assembly of the alumni
which shall convene annually in Gerrard Hall on M01
day of Commencement week. This General Assembly
shall be composed of delegates from the local alumni
Associations, having the right of voting upon the fol-
lowing basis of representation :
Associations of between 2 and 10 members,
Alumni not affiliated with any local association shall
have the privilege of the floor but not the right of vol
ing. This General Assembly at its first meeting. May
29, 191 1, shall elect an Alumni Council to be composed
of 15 members, one of whom shall be from the faculty
of the University ; five members constituting a quorum.
Five of these Councilmen shall be retired each year.
their terms of office ending with the adjournment of
the General Assembly. In 1912 the first 5 of the above
15 shall be retired, in 1913 the second 5, and 101 } the
third 5, and so on.
The Alumni Council shall elect its own officers
Chairman, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and the last t\v<>
shall be also the Secretary and Treasurer respectivelv
of the General Assembly of the alumni.
The Alumni Council shall manage all the busin<
the General Assembly of the alumni; it shall have the
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power of initiation of policies independent of instruc-
tions; the power to raise, invest, and appropriate all
funds; charge of the organization and direction of the
Local Associations; of the publication of a magazine
to be known as The University of North Carolina
Alumni Monthly; the care of collecting historical and
biographical data concerning the alumni ; of dissemi-
nating knowledge which involves the good of the
University; and other functions such as will suggest
The Councilmen placed in nomination by the com-
mittee and elected by the Association were: \V. S.
Bernard, Chapel Hill; W. H. Swift, Greensboro ; V. L.
Stephenson, Charlotte; R. H. Sykes, Durham; J. Y.
Joyner, Raleigh; one year. Robert Bingham, Ashe-
ville; Hayden Clement, Salisbury; W. J. Andrews,
Raleigh; J. C. B. Ehringhaus, Elizabeth City; A. S.
Barnard, Asheville; two years. D. B. Teague, Rae-
ford; J. K. Wilson, Elizabeth City; P. D. Gold, Ral-
eigh; T. D. Warren, New Bern; J. O. Carr, Wilming-
ton; three years.
The Council met in the Library Tuesday morning
and elected the following officers : Chairman, Robert
Bingham, Asheville; Temporary Secretary, W. S. Ber-
nard, Chapel Hill ; Treasurer, J. Y. Joyner, Raleigh.
It then entered upon a discussion of its functions and
duties, and decided unanimously that the most urgent
need for the time was a capable and enthusiastic man
in the field to undertake the organization of the
alumni into local Associations and to raise funds
necessary to prosecute the further work of the Alumni
Council. At the solicitation of the members of the
Council, Councilman W. II. Swift, of Greensboro,
consented to undertake this work until October 12th.
He was at once elected an officer of the Council with
the title of Field Manager.
The chairman, on motion, instructed Mr. Swift and
Mr. Bernard to prepare a general letter setting forth
facts of the organization of the Council and an outline
of the work proposed, to be mailed at the discretion
of Field Manager Swift. The Council then adjourned
to meet at the call of the chairman on some day be-
tween the 20th of September and the 12th of October.
On Monday, June 3rd, 1912, immediately after the
luncheon, the first business session of the General
Assembly, under the new form of organization, was
held. Delegates representing local Associations were
present with Col. Robert Bingham, chairman of the
Council, presiding, and Walter Murphy as General
The report of \\ . S. Bernard, secretary ot the
Alumni Council, was read and r< The prin-
cipal work accomplished by the Council, a Eorth
in the report, was the placing in the field of \\ . 11.
Swift, of Greensboro, as temporary secretary of the
alumni, and later, \\ alter Murphy, oi
permanent secretary. As a result of th<
these men a number of local Associations had b
organized, or visited, and a splendid spirit of hi
fulness and helpfulness had been called forth from
the alumni. .More than $1,000 had been rai
these Association.-, for the extension of the work, and
the outlook for a united, working body of alumni
very promising. Air. Murphy's report was formally
received, and later, after the election of offii >m-
mendations contained in it were adopted by the
Upon the report of the Committee on Nominal
Gen. Julian S. Carr, of Durham, was unanimously
elected president, and Messrs. J. Y. Joyner, R. II.
Sykes, George Stephens. \\ . If. Swift, and W. S. B
nard, were elected to membership in the Council
a period of three years, to fill the vacant
third of the Council automatically retired under the
plan of organization.
Acting upon the suggestion of Secretary Murphy,
the Assembly voted to establish and publish an Alumni
Monthly or Bulletin, and to this end name' om-
mittee on ways ami means, with authority to el
editor and outline the plan and policy of the pub
tion, W. S. Bernard, Josephus Daniels, Louis I
Walter Murphy, James \. Gray, Jr.. Frank Graham,
and Louis R. \\ ilson.
It was further recommended that the Council take
up with the proper authorities the question of the
alumni system of coaching in all the athleti
of the I hiiversii y.
\t a meeting of the Council on June ph. and
adjourned meeting later in the Summer at I
Club. Secretary Murphy, with the Committee on Pub-
lication, was given the power to rial
board ami begin at once the issue of the journal 1
templated. Pursuant to these instruction
mittee met with Mr. Murphy in Chapel Hill
tember <)th. decided upon the name. The Alu
Review for the alumni publication, ami elected the
l< wing editor, editorial board, and managing
I. ..His R. \\ ilson, '99, Editor; <".. T. \\ inston,
E. EC Graham, '98, Archibald Hen
Bernard, '00, Louis ( '.ra\ es, '02, J. K. \\ ilson, '";. !•'. P,
G iliaui. '09, Kenneth 'fanner. ' 11 . Associate I
Waller Mm | | ing Edit
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The University and Alumni Celebrate the 119th Birthday
Greetings of loyalty and love from a host of far
scattered sons; messages of confidence from return-
ing representatives of the younger purposeful alumni ;
the presence of a student body of eight hundred
young men, open minded to the finer influences of the
century-old spirit of the place, together with the return
of members of classes from '49 (Ex-President Battle)
to 1912; and the victory over Wake Forest in the after-
noon, contributed to the making of October 12, 1912,
one of the most significant of all the celebrations of
The day's exercises began at 10:45 o'clock when
the procession of alumni, faculty, and students, under
the direction of Chief Marshal Raper, formed in line
President Venabu; axd Ex-President: Battle
Leading thi: Procession'
in front of Alumni hall and marched to Memorial hall.
Ex-President Battle and President Venable, followed
by the alumni speakers, headed the long, impressive
Within Memorial hall the invocation was offered by
Rev. W. D. Moss and the University Hymn was sung.
President Venable, in his introductory remarks, ex-
pressed as a hope for the future University, a marked
growth in power and service and an exhibition of all
that is fine, worthy and high. His annual report of
registration showed that the total number of students
in all departments was 817. Divided into classes these
figures represent the enrollment: Freshman, 285;
sophomore. 157; junior, 87; senior, 75; graduates, 23;
law, 118; medical, 53; pharmacy, 30.
President Venable then read the list of letters and
telegrams received up to that hour from scattered
sons and friends — the birthday greetings sent back out
of loyalty and love to the University. The list in-
clude: Dr. Eben Alexander, Knoxville, Tenn. ; Supt.
J. N. Daily, Montgomery, Texas; Dr. Joseph Hyde
Pratt, Asheville, N. C. ; Prof. N. C. Curtis, Tulane
University, Xew Orleans, La. ; President Charles \Y.
Briles, East Central Normal School, Ada, Okla. ; Capt.
James E. Beasley, Memphis, Tenn. ; Rev. J. L. Cun-
ninggim, Nashville, Tenn.; Rev. George B. Tilley,
Cuthbert, Ga. ; Eugene E. Barnett, the University's
Missionary to China, Shanghai, China; L. W. Parker,
of the faculty of the University of Minnesota; the
Senior Class of the State Normal College at Greens-
boro, N. C. ; the East Carolina Training School;
George Gordon Battle, New York City; Hampden Hill
and Thompson Webb, Thermal, Cal. ; Rev. R. W.
Hogue, Baltimore, Md. ; C. B. Ruffin and G. O. Rogers,
Lenoir, N. C. ; Dr. Edwin Minis, Nashville, Tenn.;
R. A. Merritt, Greensboro, N. C. ; Miss Alice Jones,
Winthrop College, Rock Hill, S. C. ; Col. W. H. S.
Burgwyn, W'eldon. N. C. ; M. B. Aston and A. L.
Fitzgerald, Goldfield, Nev. ; W. C. Rodman, Wash-
ington, N. C. ; alumni association of Wayne County,
Rocky Mount, N. C. Xew York City, Johns Hopkins
University, Spartanburg, S. C, Winston-Salem, N. C,
Philadelphia, Pa., Cabarrus county, Greensboro, N.
C, Mecklenburg county, Richmond county, Surry
county, Cambridge, Mass., Cumberland county, Macon,
Ga., Granville county, Birmingham, Ala., Davidson
county, Rowan county, Durham, N. C, Lenoir county.
W. II. Swift, '01, the first speaker of the day, spoke
on the "Relation of an Alumnus to the State." He
said, by way of introduction, that the older sons of the
University, if they could stand where he stood at that
moment and could look into the faces of the eight hun-
dred boys before him, would have no fear that they as
graduates and as alumni in later years, would meet all
the obligations inherent in the relation.
Speaking more particularly of this relation, he said:
"Every man of us who has been here or who is here,
by the very fact of his being here, is indebted to every
human being in North Carolina for his education.
This is a State institution. There is nothing else to
support it. except probably the few dollars that are
paid for tuition. With that exception, every dollar
used in its support is taken from the taxes of the State.
This is done that the entire State may be benet'r
For this reason, the State has a right to expect from
you more than she does from any other College men
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in North Carolina, because she has invested her money
After emphasizing the nature of this obligation on
the part of the student, Mr. Swift pointed out how it
might be met — by rallying to the calls of the State in
the solution of all its vexing problems and in rendering
it a full, vital service.
W. P. Stacy, '08, of Wilmington, spoke on the
"Things that Count in the Greater University." These
requisites he declared to be strong character; clear,
right thinking; hard work in a good cause; and right-
eousness. Maintaining the similiarity of life on the
campus and out in the larger world, he urged that men
at the University should cultivate in their student days
those virtues which characterize the true man out in
life. North Carolina expected nothing other of men
from the University than the very highest excellence
in these particulars.
J. K. Wilson, '05, of Elizabeth City, introduced by
President Venable as the "youngest trustee of the
University," spoke on "Complancency or Idealism" as
evidenced in the attitude of the University to its past
and its future. He took pride in the fact that since
he first knew the University, it had grown remarkably,
but while doing that, he realized that it had not availed
itself of all the opportunities of service lying open to
it. He voiced what has been a growing sentiment in
the State for several years that the University should,
like the University of Wisconson, spend itself more
directly in the service of the people. In solving the
problems of public health, in bringing about better
methods of taxation, in giving expert advice to town-
ships and counties engaged in the construction of high-
ways, in carrying literature on all kinds of every day,
actual problems, to any citizen in the State who might
be in need of special information — in doing all those
helpful, needed things embraced under the head of
intelligent "University Extension," he urged the Uni-
versity to have a larger part.
George Stephens, '96, of Charlotte, hero of many a
baseball game back in the nineties and one of the most
loyal of the University's sons, discussed the question
of athletics. His introduction caught the student body.
"The subject that has been assigned to me is one that
more people know more about than perhaps any other
subject in this country today. As I came down on the
train, I took occasion to buy a daily newspaper and I
found that two and one-half pages were devoted to
athletics and only two columns to the presidential elec-
tion. In one of the editorials of this same paper was an
extract from a speech delivered last Wednesday by
Governor Woodrow \\ ilson in which he apologized fur
asking the people tor nine iu listen to him discuss
issues during the week 111 which a world champion-
ship series were being played!"
Speaking further Mr. Stephens said: ' I e that
the question of athletics is and must be m e of
the principal assets ol tins University in order to ,
pace with the activities of other colleges, and it must
be promoted on the part of its alumni.
"If 1 were to be asked to analyze the athletics
institution like this, I should say that it could
divided into two parts: technical knowk hich
amounts to about one-tenth and can be learned b) ..
body, and nine-tenths fight, not in the pugihsti
but in a sense of a high co-ordination 01 body, n
and spirit, that does not know when to stop."
Pointing out the fact that athletics brought the Uni-
versity more publicity than any other lonn of its
activities, and that it served as the bond which I
the alumni most closely to it, Mr. Stephens urged that
the University make capital of this fact. This, he-
was confident, could best be done by adopting a system
of alumni coaching. His high opinion oi tins system,
both as a means of holding ttie interest of the alumni
and of developing the right kind of spirit m the teams,
came as a result of investigation and discu the
subject with the alumni all over the State. \\ hile tins
was true, however, he held that it would take lime to
make the change, but the change when once n.
would result in great benefit to the University.
Victor S. Bryant, '90, of Durham, to whom the
mittee on arrangements had assigned no special topic,
presented in a speech that appealed to the
thought of the alumni and the faculty, the ,
the University in the past twenty-five
ing that "the keeping of the institution rested with the
faculty and students," he contrasted the Univei
the middle eighties with that of today and showed that
in proportion as the University, through its stud<
and faculty, hail merited support, it had 1 it
n urn the State. In [88 1 thei 1
ings on the campus. The faculty numbi
There was no equipment. ( mly two hundred studi
were in attendance. In twentj the nun.
of buildings had grown to twentj .
had increased tenfold. The equipment The
student body numbered eight hundred, The ..; |
priation of $15,000 ed at that til
longed, bitter fight, was now $J
of public. Stale supported edu had won. In
serving the State, in leading in I movements, in
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maintaining its integrity, in working harmoniously at
home for the common good of the State, and respond-
ing to the demands which the State made upon it, the
University had prospered.
W. S. Bernard, 'oo, told of the plans for The
Alumni Review. It was to carry the news of the
University to the alumni; to bring back news from
them to the University; and to keep alumni in touch
with each other. In order that it might succeed in its
work, Mr. Bernard urged that all alumni should think
of it as their open forum for the discussion of Univer-
sity matters and to give it their heartiest financial sup-
Frank Graham, '09, of the Uaw Class, was the last
speaker and represented the student body. He made
an earnest, telling appeal on behalf of the University
Council for mutual trust among the students and for
a saner, cleaner life on the campus.
The singing of the "Song of the Alumnus" and the
pronouncing of the benediction by Rev. \\ . A. Stan-
bury, of Chapel Hill, concluded the exercises.
A NORTH CAROLINA TEACHER
By E. K. GRAHAM, '98.*
To men in every profession now and then come
doubts as to the real productiveness of their work.
Prof. Barrett Wendell said (or is reported to have
said) sometime ago to a promising student that he
should avoid the profession of teaching because "it is
a sterile field." One virtue at least distinguishes this
judgment of Professor Wendell's: It frankly avoids
the cant that so often marks the talk about teaching
and other noble and (consequently) poorly paid pro-
fessions. A North Carolina teacher several years ago
raised a small storm in the State by a judgment sim-
ilar in frankness : that the teachers in the State need
not be indignant at their small wages — that most of
them got as much as they are worth. To judge a
man's worth is often very difficult. In business it is
fairly easy; in medicine it is somewhat more difficult;
in teaching it is more difficult still. Effects there are
not so quickly and obviously related to their causes.
If it were possible to innoculate a man with the bi-
nomial theorem and Browning and have him break
out the next day or the next week with dollar bills
or a case of bankruptcy, judgment would be easy.
And for better and worse teachers would get more
accurately what they are worth. Straight-thinking
teachers do well to find and to speak the naked truth
about their profession, but he is a sadly astray guide
who calls teaching "a sterile field." That will not be
true until pliable humanity is worn down to a breed
of barren metal. Experience reveals a different dis-
play of facts. Few of the achievements of men have
been solitary triumphs. They were first laid with
words of grateful dicipleship at the feet of some
•Reprinted from the North Carolina Review, Feb.. 1911.
The sterility of a field depends as much on the hus-
bandman as it does on the field, and a greater variety
of conditions surround the fruitful cultivation of men
than surround the successful cultivation of the soil.
The productiveness of teaching in Massachusetts may
not be as obvious, though it may be just as real as it
is in North Carolina; it may not be as obvious in the
work of one teacher in Harvard as it is in that of
another. Professor George H. Palmer, for instance,
a colleague of Professor Wendell's, has said that if
for any reason Harvard College could not pay him
for teaching he would gladly pay Harvard College
for letting him teach. This confession wakes a clear
echo in the heart of every true teacher, and bears with
it stimulating assurance of productiveness. The ex-
perience of Dr. Thomas Hume, Professor Emeritus of
English Literature in the University of North Caro-
lina, is an illuminating example of the somewhat puz-
zling rewards of the profession of teaching. For
him all active work is done. At its finish he funis
himself with no accumulation of wealth, nor other vis-
ible accumulation. His influence is not apparent from
a casual glance at present educational work. Shall
one say, then, that teaching was to him "a sterile
In 1885, when Dr. Hume came to the University,
conditions surrounding teaching in the State were not
so favorable as they are now. They were especially
unfavorable to the teaching of English Literature. The
State was to wait five years for the great educational
campaign of the '90's. Mclver was at that time a
teacher of English in Peace Institute; Alderman had
just begun his public school work in Goldsboro; Joy-
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ner was a teacher in the Winston schools; Aycock's
educational activity was entirely local.
And even when this awakening movement was un-
der way the impetus of its enthusiasm was necessarily
along fundamental lines. It was for a wider intelli-
gence and a higher intelligence among the people.
Its message was primarily a message of efficiency. Its
compelling word was to men as workers. It said to
agriculture and commerce — your fight will end in
tragic defeat unless you can use your head as well as
your hands. To know in order to do was its winning
battle cry. It put enthusiasm into many branches of
learning, but it put less into literature than into any
of the rest. Literature, as such, has nothing to say
on this matter of the utility of knowledge. It deals
with fine feeling rather than effective knowing, an.1
views men not merely as capable of doing successful
work, but as capable of enjoying the noblest emotions.
In the face of the difficulties that confront every
teacher of the aesthetic, and the peculiar difficulties
that confronted him, Dr. Hume wrought at his task
of teaching the masterpieces of literature with the
zeal of a prophet. Literature (whenever he wrote the
word he capitalized it) was to him not a chance pro-
fession ; it was a religious faith. The beauty he found
there was not the sentimentalism of a cult ; it was the
gift of God, co-equal with truth and with goodness—
the heavenly light that was the consecration of the
monotonous struggle to get on. The prophetic earnest-
ness with which he revealed his vision made him not
a little absurd (a sure effect of greatly earnest men)
to many of the absurd youths he taught; but under
all discouragements he never faltered in his faith, and
not one youth, however absurd, failed to take out into
his life something of the divine fire that inspired Dr.
During most of the sixteen years in which he served
the State, Dr. Hume in his field worked almost alone.
Alone in what was by all odds the largest department
in the University he placed but one limit on the num-
ber of courses he taught and that was the number of
hours in the day. Day and night he gave himself to
active instruction. In addition, he organized Shakes-
peare clubs out in the State, lectured in summer
schools, preached in churches, in fact, put no reserve
whatever upon his time or his strength. It was a
matter of everyday wonder how so frail a man had
the burden-bearing power of a superman. But here
was the simple secret: To him it was not a burden,
but a joy. It gave him the chance to teach! And
now that weakness remorsely holds him to his room
when the long, long thoughts that are the heritage of
age as well as the promise of youth, come to him,
I question if thought of gratitude on the part of the
State for the strength spent in her service ever crosses
his mind. Gratitude to the State, on the contrary,
no doubt he feels that he was given worthy work to
do — that gracious benediction of a fruiiful life no
doubt he feels and nothing more.
Besides the influence that Dr. Hume exerted on all
his students, on the thousands of people with whom
he came in contact in his extension work and through
his preaching, he made other leaders of sweetness
and light in whose work his influence is especially ob-
vious. Many successful teachers, themselves makers
of teachers, many successful preachers and lawyers
have added a grace to their lives that was kindled at
the torch that he bore. He was never a writer of
books, but he was a maker of writers of books. A
half dozen books come to mind in which he was in
this indirect way a joint author. On my desk lies
Dr. Herman Home's most recent book, "Idealism in
Education," perhaps the most notable book of die
past year by a North Carolinian. Dr. Home ac-
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knowledges another great North Carolina teacher as
his master, but the style by which his scholarship is
distinguished he owes in large part to Dr. Hume, and
much no doubt of the idealism that characterizes his
thinking. Dr. Hume's mind is as alert, as eager, and
as interested as ever, although his body under the
whip of his spirit has paid barely less than full toll.
From a material viewpoint, teaching has been to
him ''a sterile field ;" but the fine thing is that he stands
quite clearly and unconsciously above the material
viewpoint. The cessation of work does not mark the
end of his influence, nor do the four walls of his room
limit its sphere. As a teacher of men it was given
to him to subdue the petty tyranny of time and space.
Is it not possible to say simply and with certitude about
such a teacher that life gives to him her greatest gift;
that even while he lives immortality becomes to him a
visible, a realized fact?
"The stream which overflowed the souls was passed
A consciousness remained that it had left
Deposited upon the silent shore
Of memory images and precious thoughts
That shall not die, and cannot be destroyed."
THE SUMMER SCHOOL OF 1912
The Enrollment Reached 463 and Splendid Work Was Done
The University Summer School, under the direction
of Prof. N. W. Walker, was in session from June 11
to July 20, with an attendance of 463 students, being by
far the most largely attended session since 1877
when the University first began to give special instruc-
tion in educational methods to North Carolina teach-
Director Walker was aided in the work by a capable,
"Unci* Sam," "Columbia," and the Summer School Saluting ths Flag
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hard-working faculty of twenty-one members drawn
from the University and elsewhere, and the instruc-
tion given in the forty-six courses offered was well
received by the teacher-students. The dormitories,
laboratories and libraries of the University were
brought into use and all the resources of the Univer-
sity were placed at the disposal of the makers of
North Carolina schools.
From the point of view of numbers, the growth in
attendance is very interesting. In 1908 the enrollment
was 53; in 1909, 76; in 1910, 99; in 191 1, 225; in
1912, 463. Of those attending in 1912, 124 were men
and 339 ladies. By far the largest group of these were
teachers actively at work out in the state and those
preparing to teach. They numbered respectively. 365
and 51. Twenty-one were preparing to enter college
and 26 were variously employed. There were 457
students from North Carolina — all but six of those
present — representing yy counties.
Apart from the serious daily work of the term, sev-
eral exceedingly attractive programmes were carried
out and enjoyed by members of the school. On the
Fourth of July all the school formed in front of
Alumni Hall for the procession and exercises around
the flag. Everyone in the line — 450 or more — wore
sashes and rosettes in patriotic colors, and all the
ladies were dressed in white. The group saluting the
flag and singing the "Star-Spangled Banner" presented
one of the most beautiful scenes ever witnessed on the
campus and is to be remembered along with scenes of
class day exercises out under the evening shadows
of Davie Poplar.
On the evening of the Fourth the Dramatic Club of
the school presented the play "Ksther Wake," written
and staged by Prof. A. Vermont, formerly of the
University and now superintendent of the Smithfield
Schools. The play was based upon incidents growing
out of the administration of Gov. Tryon and the Battle
of Alamance. Presented out in the open in front of
the old vine-festooned library, it was beautifully
staged and splendidly played to an audience of more
than four hundred students and out-of-town visitors.
Another feature of the term was the series of
twenty or more special lectures by speakers not con-
nected with the University. Among these visitors
were Dr. P. P. Claxton, United States Commis-
sioner of Education, and Dr. Charles DeGarmo, Pro-
fessor of Educational Psychology at Cornell Univer-
sity. Both were extremely suggestive and inspiring
in their addresses.
The most distinctive single feature of the term was
the earnest, straightforward effort of the teachers to
enlarge their professional equipment. The idea of
merely attending lectures without studying did not
evidence itself and the greater part of the student
body remained throughout the entire six weeks and
stood the examinations assigned by the State Board
of Examiners for the various kinds of State certifi-
cates and those required by the instructors in the
school. Pleasures were not allowed to interfere with
the regular duties in course and a spirit of work per-
vaded the entire campus. The record of the school in
this particular was exceedingly good, and it goes down
in the history of the University as the best term to
W. I. RAND MEETS DEATH WHILE BEING HAZED
The Findings of the Faculty Investigation
On the opening night of the college year, Mr. I. W.
Rand, of Smithfield, N. C, a member of the freshman
class, fell from a barrel, while being hazed by a group
of sophomores, cut his jugular vein on a broken bot-
tle, and bled to death. The detailed facts of this +ragie
affair, and the subsequent events are known to most of
the Alumni; they are briefly recounted here for the
information of those who do not see the State papers.
The four sophomores who composed the party that
took young Rand and his room-mate out, were im-
mediately arrested and bound over to court under
$5,000 bail each. All gave bail to await trial at the
October term of Orange superior court, at which the
case was continued until March, 1913, on account of
the illness of the presiding judge.
The faculty of the University delegated seven of iis
members to investigate this affair, and any other in-
stances of hazing. This committee, after an exhaustive
investigation, report'.. 1 eight men present in addition
to the principals; it reported three instances of other
hazing, and the names of some of the participants; it
reported that, incidental to its investigation, it had dis-
covered also several men who were guilty of particular-
ly lawless conduct last spring, and who up to the time
of this investigation, had been able to prevent dis-
covery. The faculty, according to its custom, dismis-
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vere active participants and suspended
those spectators who were present through choice.
\. a resull of their investigation into all of these
affairs, the faculty dismissed four, in addition to the
four under bond for trial and already expelled by the
trustees, and suspended twelve others for one year.
At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the
rd of trustees, the action of the faculty was re-
ved and endorsi
Tin f President Venable to the students
makes clear certain that have been in dispute,
owing to a misunderstanding of the facts. Chiefly
these are concerned with the so-called "hazing" of last
spring. This was not so much hazing as it was out-
rageous law luntenanced by no college cus-
tom of any sort, committed in the village and subject
riminal law. Investigation of it had not been drop-
ped : the names f the guilty were discovered at this
time, through the extraordinary stimulus to the con-
nce of the community aroused by the death of Mr.
Rand. For participation in this affair of last spring.
one man was dismissed and three were suspended for
their connection with it. Three of the others who were
either dismissed or suspended were in it and the Rand
The extracts from President Yenable's statement
"The University law forbids hazing in any form. I
am well aware that the student definition oi hazing
differs in varying groups of students and often widely
from the interpretation of the faculty. The faculty
cannot accept any other interpretation than their own.
'Hazing in any form' is a broad phrase and covers
everything from physical violence to any foolish hu-
miliating performance which a gentleman would not
willingly do in public under ordinary circumstances.
The fact that it is done without resistance and on a
simple request has no bearing on the matter. The
young stranger may well believe that resistance would
firing about something worse still
" \gain. for many years the law of the faculty has
luded among hazers those who aid and abet by their
e, and a number of students have in past years
been sent away or suspended for this; and the reasons
"od and sufficient to both faculty and trusti
for the latter body has approved this law. In the first
place, it but follows the law of the land where a mem-
ber of a mob is particeps criminis. Secondly, it is prac-
ally impossible to draw an excusing line between
those who are gathered in the room or at the door and
the one or two who may be giving orders. All lend the
compelling force of their presence. Just so all who go
to or enter a room to get a freshman out or accompany
a party to some outlying field really aid because their
presence in superior numbers makes resistance futile.
I think thai tins will be perfectly clear to every honest.
thinking man. who knows anything of the circum-
stances surrounding hazing. The punishment may
vary in degree, and some of your comrades have re-
cently been punished under this law.
'The committee does not propose to enter upon the
hopeless task of unearthing all breaches of the law that
have taken place in the past. It took up the affair of
last spring, however, because it was one of the most
disgraceful affairs that has happened here, an offence
against all laws. The investigation on the part of the
town, the faculty, and the student council failed at the
time. When a citizen of the town gave me information
a few days after the coroner's inquest it was impera-
tive to take the matter up again. Information was
placed in the hands of other members of the faculty
"I have repeatedly spoken to you of the co-opera-
tion of government between the faculty and the stu-
dent council, each working independently of the other
In some cases the codes of the two differ, the students
going as far as the best student sentiment will support
them, the faculty creating student sentiment. The
student council reports action to the faculty. It does
not report names and testimony for faculty action. If
it did. it would become merely a means of getting the
students to give information on their fellows and
would immediately fall into dishonor and usefulness.
"It follows then, that both faculty and students may
be. and often are. following an investigation at the
same time; that eroneration by one does not neces-
sarily mean escape from the other if the codes < litter,
or if new evidence is obtained, and that an examina-
tion dropped by one may at any time be taken up by
the other if it is seen fit to do so.
"It is in some measure apparent to you all what tin
L niversity has suffered in the estimation, respect and
pride of the people of the State in the past few weeks.
This humiliation of the institution that I have loved and
labored for has depressed me beyond words. \du thai
the attack seems to center upon me personally it is
better, for I am content to suffer for any blame which
is justly due. and that which is not just cannot injure
me. But it is necessary that 1 have your confidence.
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that you should continue to believe in my justice, my search ourselves honestly and conscientiously lest there
honor and my sympathy for you. For we must work be any fault in us, and to correct such fault. Only bj
together to regain what has been lost, to rebuild what such faithful searching can
'Men rise on stepping stones
Of their dead selves to higher things'."
has been torn down and to build more worthily, to
THE PRESENT STATUS OF ATHLETICS
"Nat" J. Cartmell Head Coach
Excepting the question of eligibility of players
which rests with the faculty athletic committee, ath-
letic management at the University as the result of a
forward move last year in the reorganization of the
athletic association is now vested in an athletic council
composed of the managers of football, baseball,
basketball and track, the president of the athletic asso-
ciation, the editor-in-chief of The Tar Heel, a stu-
dent at large, and a member of the faculty. In this
representative student athletic council under the ad-
visement of one member of the faculty chosen by the
council is concentrated the responsibility of electing
the graduate manager, employing the coaches, and of
shaping and directing the financial policy of athletics.
The funds of the athletic association will be handled
through Proctor C. T. Woollen, quasi-graduate man-
ager. The home source of revenue is the newly insti-
tuted five dollar fee for membership in the association
which entitles each member to see every athletic con-
test on the local grounds. With this more substantial
financial basis and with concentrated responsibility in
an efficient council to supplant what proved to be
desultory, inexperienced, and unbusinesslike manage-
ment, athletics at the University are on a foundation
for gradual growth into greater effectiveness.
Another forward move was the selection of N. J.
Cartmell, the remarkably successful track coach, to be
head coach of all university athletics. This selection
won the confidence of the whole student body. The
students have believed in "Nat" from the moment he
came quietly into Chapel I I ill with the world's champ-
ionship medals hidden away from eager eyes. The
first year he wenl about his work simply and persist-
ently to rebuild or rather to build an athletic activity
of little consequence in point of interest or achieve-
ment. With what was left over from other forms of
athletics in his short stay here Cartmell has placed
track above them all and has made Carolina a mightier
name in South Atlantic athletics, twice winning the
State meet and scoring second place last spring in the
Southern meet at Baltimore.
Cartmell is a native of Kentucky and a former resi-
dent of Asheville. lie is a loyal alumnus of Pennsyl
vania and a splendid product of Penn's wizard trainer.
Mike Murphy. Not satisfied with American collegiate
and amateur honors in the 100 and 220 dashes, he
met Postle. the Australian world's champion, and
lowered the world's record in the furlong.
Cartmell is an unusual mixture of a man. The
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course of one day may find him as "Bloody Nat," the
splendid animal on the cinder path, as the unconscious
centre of an after-supper group about the postoffice,
and as an appreciative listener that night to President
Hadley's reconciliation of science and philosophy.
There is something about this combination that goes,
that attracts, that wins and inspires others to win.
Give him two years and he will — wait and see!
Cartmell is now under a two year contract to be
head coach with power to select the special coaches in
football and baseball subject to the approval of the
council. This central coaching arrangement will save
the association $1,000 a year which is not to be scorn-
el in the face of a $2,500 debt. As football coach he
selected Martin of Notre Dame, a player at end, in the
line, and in the backfield under western and eastern
coaches. His versatile ability and enthusiasm — but the
season will tell the story of him.
First chapter: Carolina 13, Davidson o.
The present central coaching system taking the place
of a system of annual change in systems is a prepara-
tion for the gradual introduction of the alumni system.
In spirit this is somewhat of an alumni system now. As
a keen observer of Cartmell has well said : "He has
more University spirit than many of you who get your
diplomas in Memorial Hall. " Carolina is fortunate in
having as head coach and trainer in all athletics such
a believer in Carolina and lover of fair sport as the
Vitally instrumental both in the inauguration of the
system of concentrated athletic management and in
the selection of Cartmell as central coaching head has
been Dr. James F. Royster, athletic advisor chosen by
the students. On account of pressure of committee
and department work Dr. Royster has had to give up
his work as athletic advisor. In his place the council
elected Dr. Charles H. Herty, devoted friend of
The Season Starts Off With Two Victories
Carolina 13, Davidson o
Carolina opened her football season in Charlotte
I Ictober the fifth by defeating Davidson College 13
to o. Wakeley scored the first touchdown in the first
quarter on a brilliant skirt around left end. Abernathy
the younger pounded the line for the other score in
the fourth quarter. Huske and Moore were most
effective on defense. Booe and Graham of Davidson
were dashing at times but never dangerous. The day
was too hot for the heavy Carolina line and Davidson
lacked her characteristic snap.
The score is the largest that Carolina has made
against Davidson since the days of the teams of
Graves' and Jones'. In seven years the scores
have included ties, victories of one touchdown, and one
defeat — the only one in the long line of victories.
Referee, Simmons 1 W. & L. ) ; Umpire, Holland
( Clemson 1 ; Head Linesman, "Doc" McFadden (Clem-
son ) ; Timekeepers, McConnell (Davidson) and
A Carolina W'akk Forest Sckimmagij
Carolina 9, Wake Forest 2.
In a game that was extremely doubtful until Tilleti \
spectacular seventy yard run for a touchdown in the
last minute of the last quarter Carolina won from
tt akt Forest in Chapel Hill University Day. Carolina
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scored three points in the second quarter on a place-
kick by Stevens from the twenty yard line. In the
third quarter Wake Forest failed at a drop kick but
scored a safety. Wake Forest outplayed Carolina in
straight rushes from scrimmage and three times had
the ball within the ten yard line. In the fourth quarter
four plays from the five yard line failed to break Caro-
lina's defense which strengthened magnificently under
the goal posts. Wakeley of Carolina excelled in punts
and Capt. Tillett's return of Riddick's spirals pre-
vented a 3 to 2 score. Tillett's open field dash for a
touchdown and Utley's sweeps around end featured
a game that was disappointing to both teams.
Referee, Bob Williams, of Norfolk; Umpire, Hen-
derson, of Carolina ; Head Linesman, Chambers, of
Carolina; Time of Quarters, 11 minutes.
Position Wako Fores:
1. c. Daniels
1. t. Britton
1. g. Williams
r. g. Abernathy
r. t. Holding (Capt.)
i\ e. Faucette
1. h. Utley
i". h. Gooch, Riddick, A.
Abernathy, R., Apple-
September 28 — Horner at Chapel Hill (cancelled).
October 5 — Carol
ina 13, Davidson 0, at Charlotte.
October 12 — Carolina 9, Wake Forest 2, at Chapel Hill.
October 19 — Bingham 0, Carolina 47, at Chapel Hill.
October 26— V. P.
1. at Raleigh.
November 2 — Georgetown at Richmond.
November 9 — South
Carolina at Chapel Hill.
November 16 — Wash
ngton & Lee at Greensboro.
November 26 — Virginia at Richmond.
Baseball Record of 1912
March 19— Carolina 1, Horner o.
March 25 — Carolina 6, Wake Forest 1.
March 27 — Carolina 3, Swarthmore o.
March 28 — Carolina 2, Swarthmore 3.
April 2 — Carolina 3, Amherst 5.
April 3 — Carolina 11, Amherst 10.
April 6 — Carolina 5, Randolph-Macon o.
April 10 — Carolina 2, Davidson 6.
April 13 — Carolina 1, Virginia 2.
April 15 — Carolina 10, Virginia 3.
April 16 — Carolina 4, Virginia o.
April 19 — Carolina o, Virginia 4.
April 20 — Carolina o, Navy 1.
April 23 — Carolina 4, Princeton 5.
April 27 — Carolina 7, Guilford 2.
April 30 — Carolina 6, Georgia 5.
May 1 — Carolina 2, Georgia 5.
May 3— Carolina 8, V. P. I. 2.
May 14— Carolina 9, V. P. I. 6.
»'■•" '""■« v* Ci >* ■•up-
Baseball Team 1912
Annual Tennis Tournament
The annual Varsity tennis tournament was started
last week with fifteen entries. The first round and
part of the second has been played off. The entries
include Oats and Chambers, last year's team, who,
however, are being closely pushed. Venable and
Bailey, the team of two years ago, are both in college.
Venable is not eligible though, and baseball will keep
Bailey from playing in the spring.
The first round resulted as follows: Oats beat King;
Busby beat Smith ; Kennedy beat Lamb ; Cone beat
Ragland; Long beat Strong by default; Chambers
beat Hunter; Spence beat Royall. In the second
round Chambers beat Long. Play should be finished
this week. — Tar Heel, October 10th.
Prof. M. C. S. Noble conducted county institutes in
Salisbury and Lexington during the summer.
Dr. Charles Herty, of the Department of Chemistry,
attended the International Chemists' Congress in New
York in September.
Dr. George B. Viles, for two years a Professor in
the German Department, has been elected Professor
of Romance Languages in Trinity College, Hartford,
E. M. Hall, General Secretary of the Y. M. C. A.,
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spent the vacation abroad. He was a member of a
party that visited Italy, Egypt, the Holy Land, and
other foreign countries.
Prof. Y\ . S. Bernard spent the summer in Germany,
France, and England, studying Classical Archaelogy.
Prof. T. F. Hickerson spent the summer with a
party of surveyors in the mountains of Western North
Carolina laying out the Appalachian Highway.
Mr. C. T. Woollen spent six weeks during the sum-
mer in travel on the Continent and in England.
Dr. Kemp P. Battle has the second volume of his
"History of the University of North Carolina" in
press. It will be issued shortly.
Prof. N. VV. Walker was Director of the University
Summer School, June n-July 20, and conducted a
teacher's institute in Eastern Carolina in August.
Dr. C. L. Raper was in charge of the instruction in
Economics in the Summer School of the University of
Tennessee during June and July.
Drs. J. G. de R. Hamilton, H. M. Wagstaff, J. F.
Royster, H. W. Chase, T. J. Wilson, L. R. Wilson, J.
M. Bell, George Howe, Professors A. H. Patterson,
M. H. Stacy, G. M. McKie, and Mr. V. L. Chrisler,
gave instruction in the University Summer School.
Professors L. P. McGehee, P. H. Winston, and A.
C. Mcintosh, gave instruction in the University Sum-
mer Law School.
Dr. Henry Van Peters Wilson spent the latter part
of the summer at Beaufort in the Government Biolog-
ical Laboratory doing special research work.
Prof. E. V. Howell spent the greater part of the
summer collecting North Caroliniana. It was through
his efforts that the Library received the valuable
Howard and Bridgers collections.
Mr. J. G. Beard was elected Secretary of the North
Carolina Pharmaceutical Association for I9i2-'i3, at
its recent annual meeting:.
Dr. W. H. Brown spent July and August at work
in the pathological laboratories of the University of
Dr. W. C. Coker spent six weeks of the vacation in
research work in the libraries of Cornell University
and the New York Botanical Gardens.
Dr. C. S. Mangum was the alumni speaker at the
19T2 commencement of the Jefferson Medical College
of Philadelphia on June 1st. He attended the meet-
ing of the American Medical Association in Atlantic
City, June 3rd to 5th, and spent eight weeks at Har-
vard working in the Harvard anatomical laboratories.
Prof. P. H. Daggett attended the conventions, in
Boston, of the American Institute of Electrical En-
gineers and the American Society for the Promotion
of Engineering Education.
Dr. Oliver Towles spent the summer in France
Dr. W. D. MacNider spent the summer in Chapel
Hill at work in the Pharmacology laboratory.
Prof. Collier Cobb spent a part of the summer lec-
turing to the students of the Biltmore Forest School
in their summer camp near Cadillac, Mich. Later he
lectured to the students of the University of Michigan
Summer School camp at Douglas Lake, Mich.
Mr. J. A. Warren, of Durham, succeeds A. E. Woltz
as Treasurer and Bursar of the University.
On April 15th the State Textbook Commission
adopted for use in North Carolina public schools,
"Our Republic," a history of the United States, of
which Dr. J. G. deR. Hamilton is one of the authors.
Among the recent publications of the Thompson
Publishing Company, of Raleigh, is a "Latin Sight
Reader," by Dr. George Howe.
G. P. Putnam's Sons brought out, early in April,
"Railway Transportation, A History of Its Economics
and Its Relation to the State," by Dr. C. L. Raper.
On Friday night, October nth, President and Mrs.
Venable received in honor of the Faculty and the
guests and friends in the village. '
The Medical School Finds a Permanent Home
Caldwell Hall, the new home of the University
Medical School, whose formal dedicatory exercises
on the evening of May 8th called to the University
a large group of distinguished physicians and edu-
cators, was completed in the summer and is now being
found by the test of daily use to be one of the most
thoroughly equipped medical laboratories in the
South. It represents, in arrangement and equipment,
the most careful thought of the Medical faculty, and
stands as the first building provided for by the gener-
ous appropriation of the legislature of 1911, fo'r per-
manent improvements. It has been completed and
equipped at a cost of $50,000 and makes possible a
far better quality of work on the part of the Medical
School than formerly.
The naw building is located on the south side "of
Cameron avenue opposite Davie Hall. Facing m
the front wall of the main building is on a line with
the rear of the Carr building. This location secures
the north light in all of the laboratories used for
In style of architecture the building approaches the
classical Renaissance and consists of a main building
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and a wing, each of two stories. The absence of
ornamentation, its simplicity of design, and the large
number of windows necessary for the proper light-
ing of the various laboratories give prominence to the
impression of utility and in this one finds its beauty.
In planning and equipping this building the author-
ities have had in mind the needs of the profession of
the State not only in the proper training of those upon
whom the responsibility of the health of the people of
the State will ultimately fall, but in providing an op-
portunity for those now engaged in active practice to
pursue any line of investigation in the field of experi-
mental medicine to which their interest or fancy may
incline them. The Medical faculty, individually and
collectively, will welcome the opportunity to assist
them in any way in its power and cordially invites
them to use the building for such purposes as they may
Gifts to the Library
The Library has recently been the recipient of a
number of gifts which have added materially to the
value of its collection of books and newspapers relating
to North Carolina. Among these, of which mention
has not been made earlier in other University pub-
lications, are the loan and gifts of Mr. W. Stamps
Howard and Mrs. John L. Bridgers, both of Tarboro.
Titles not formerly found in the Library have been
added as follows :
From the Howard collection: Miscellaneous Pub-
lications printed by George Howard between the
years 1824 and 1847; volumes 2-1 1 of the Primitive
Baptist, published in Tarborough from 1837 to 1847;
and 21 volumes of the Tarborough Free Press from
1824 to 1851.
From the Bridgers collection : The State Gazette
of North Carolina, volume 5, published in Edenton in
1790; volumes 3-5 of the Raleigh Star, published in
Raleigh from 181 1 to 1813; almost a complete file of
the Tarborough Southerner from its beginning to
1882; four years of the Raleigh Daily Sentinel from
1865 to 1868; five years of the Raleigh Register from
1853 to 1857; and 24 volumes of the North Carolina
Standard published in Raleigh prior to 1861. The
collection contains 176 books and 93 bound news-
cer's Parliament of Poulcs." Dr. Manly is the author
of "Specimens of Pre-Shakesperean Drama," "The
Lost Leaf of Piers the Plowman," and many articles
in philological journals. He has edited "Manly's
Poetry" and "Manly's Prose," and is known by Eng-
lish students to be one of America's most scholarly
and stimulating teachers of English.
Apart from the pleasure which it gave those who
heard him, Dr. Manly's visit had a further meaning
for the University. It helped to define and intensify
the spirit of scholarly investigation which is growing
at the University. \\ ith the development of the special
seminar and graduate courses, and the steady strength-
ening of the library, the atmosphere for scholarly en-
deavor has deepened. Dr. Manly's coming gave fur-
ther expression of the vitality of this atmosphere.
Eleven Pharmacista Take Positiono
Members of the School of Pharmacy who passed
the State Board of Examiners in the Summer have
taken positions in drug stores in the following places:
T. H. May, Wake Forest; R. P. Rogers, Durham;
H. H. Boon, Smithfield; W. L. Futrelle, Wilmington;
G. E. Atwater, Waynesville; C. B. Rcinhardt, Ashe-
ville; Leon Smith, Louisburg; K. E. Burnett, Bryson
City; J. D. Whitehead, Jr., Rocky Mount; L. B. Mul-
len, Huntersville; E. 11. Rimmer, Tarboro.
Dr. John Matthews Manly Speaks to the Philological Club
Dr. John Matthews Manly, professor and head of
the department of English of the University of Chi
cago, spoke to the Philological Club on Wednesday
evening, September 25th, on "The Allegory in Chau-
The Y. M. C. A. Starts Off Well
The Young Men's Christian Association has begun
its work this Fall with bright prospects. The Com-
mittee on New Students sent out letters and hand-
books in the Summer to over three hundred high
school students in the State who were prepared to
enter college. Upon arrival at University Station.
practically every new man was met by a committee
from the Y. M. C. A., taken to the building on the
campus, helped to register and get located. Over
four hundred students were out at College Night
where the various phases of University life were pre
sented. Immediately after this an open reception was
given in the Association house. This was largely at-
tended, especially by the new men. The Self Help
Committee has secured several positions for students
who are partially working their way through college.
Two hundred and ten students have been enrolled .1-
membei of the Association. A complete canvass of
all the students has nol yei been made. It is hoped
that at least four hundred students will become mem-
bers. After an effective Bible study rally two bun-
dled and twenty students signed up for the Bible
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"Marse" Jesse Jones Passes at Kanuga
"Marse" Jesse Jones, caterer of Chapel Hill, and
many years head waiter at Pickard's Hotel, the Uni-
versity Inn. and manager, more recently, of his own
establishment, the "Coop," died suddenly at Kanuga
Club Thursday. August ist. 1912.
The story of "-Marse" Jesse's life at the University
needs no telling. His "boys," as he called the students
upon whom he waited, and hundreds of friends
throughout the State, knew him too well to care for the
details. They have an impression of him in the large —
his faultless tact, his honest, open smile, his quaint,
old-timey defference — and they know that at the sud-
den hour of his passing he was loyal, true. God rest
him from his labors.
The following men were intiated into fraternities
Kappa Alpha: W. C. Walker, Avoca. Affiliates:
J. A. Hurdle, from William and Mary, W. C. Ander-
son, from Trinity.
Zeta Psi: Fred Manning and Austin Carr, Dur-
ham; Allen Mebane, Spray, and C. T. Smith, Scot-
Pi Kappa Alpha: Graham Harden, Burlington.
Affiliate, John A. Scott from Davidson.
Beta Theta Pi : M. L. McCorkle and J. R. Ken-
yon, Newton j Henry Graves, Carthage; Henry Foust,
Delta Kappa Epsilon: Philip Woollcott, Raleigh;
\Y. D. Pruden, Jr., Edenton; W. L. Thorpe, Jr.,
Rocky Mount; B. F. Paty, Tullahoma, Tenn. Affil-
iate, D. R. Harris from Williams College.
Sigma Alpha Epsilon: E. Y. Keesler, Jr., Char-
Phi Chi. Med.: D. Biggers.
Sigma Nu: R. W. Cantwell, Wilmington; Tracy
Stockard, Reidsville ; L. A. Harper, Greenville ; A. C.
Emerson, Wilmington; Thos. C. Boushall, Raleigh.
Affiliate. W. C. Mitchell from Washington and Lee.
Phi Delta Theta: Tom Gillam, Jacksonville; Paul
Kappa Sigma: G. L. Dortch, Goldsboro; Fred Gray.
Wadesboro; T. L. Michael, Canton; W. D. Heath,
Rock Hill, S. C.
Alpha Tau Omega: Baldwin Maxwell, Charlotte;
Allen Moore, Wilmington; W. O. Huske and E. J.
Lilly, Jr., Fayetteville ; Harvey Ward, Tarboro.
Among the alumni and visitors who were present
for the initiations were :
Sigma Nu: W. W. Parsley, Henry Smith. Hor-
ace Johnston, Tom Moore, Jesse Milliken, L. J. Pois-
son, Henry Constable, Johnston Smith, John Harvey,
William Grimsley, and F. J. Poisson, from A. and M.
Kappa Alpha : Isaac Boykin.
Delta Kappa Epsilon : Gus and Jerry Zollicoffer,
H. L. and B. N. Perry, Will Belk, George Wood,
Frank Barker, Gus Graham.
Beta Theta Pi: Richard Stockton.
Pi Kappa Alpha: T. S. Royster and W. W. Falke-
Zeta Psi : Robert Winston, L. N. Morgan, John
and James Manning, W. T. Joyner, Dolph Mangum,
Signa Alpha Epsilon: John Tillett, Earl Cross-
well, Stahle Linn, W. M. Jones, Tom Guthrie, D. R.
Murchison, James Hanes, W. J. Long, George Clark,
Alex. Worth, Alex. Sprunt, A. M. McKay.
Phi Delta Theta: E. H. Yelverton, Isaac Lon-
don, J. A. Wood.
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Kappa Sigma: F. A. Fetzer, Eugene Barnhardt,
W. A. Smith.
Alpha Tau Omega : John McLean, Kenneth and
Sumner Burgwin, Albert Stewart, Cameron McRae,
and Lee Horton, from the University of Virginia.
Tho New Lawyers
Of the sixty-two new lawyers to whom licenses
were granted by the Supreme Court at the examina-
tion in August the following twenty-six were from
the University :
Samuel Hamilton Wiley, of Rowan; Carey Parks
Buchanan, of Mecklenburg; Robert Wright Strange,
of New Hanover; Carol Davis Taliaferro, of Meck-
lenburg; Edwin Thomas Cansler, Jr., of Mecklen-
burg; Charles Ross, of Harnett; Jeremiah Perry
Zollicoffer, of Vance; Page Keen Gravely, of Nash;
John Clarence Daughtridge, of Edgecombe; Walter
Lowry Small, of Pasquotank; Joseph Daniels Eason,
of Wilson; Kenneth Ogden Burgwin, of Orange;
Henry Elliott Williams, of Cumberland; Luther By-
num Clegg, of Moore; James Southerland Patterson,
of Orange; Baxter Lee Fentress, of Guilford; Ovid
Winfield Jones, of Forsyth ; George Bason Mason, of
Gaston; Wade Hampton Childs, of Lincoln; Alexan-
der Hamilton Koonce, of Orange; William Henry
Rhodes, of Craven; James Giles Hudson, of Rowan;
Ernest Stanhope Delaney, of Union ; Wade Hampton
Williams, of Alexander; Charles Alexander Vogler,
of Forsyth ; Baxter Lloyd Baker, of Mecklenburg.
University Men in the Race for Political Honors
Among those who are directing the compaigns of
the Democratic, Republican, and Progressive parties
in North Carolina and the nominees for State and
Congressional offices, the University has contributed
Charles A. Webb, '89, Chairman of the Democratic
J. M. Morehead, '86, Chairman of the Republican
Z. V. Walser, '84, Chairman of the Progressive
Democratic Nominees for the United States Senate :
Walter Clark, '64; W. W. Kitchin, '87, Law.
Democratic Nominees for Congress : E. W. Pou, '85 ;
J. M. Faison, '81 ; C. M. Stedman, '61 ; H. L. Godwin,
'96, Law; E. Y. Webb, '93, Law.
Republican Nominees for Congress : C. F. McKes-
son, '69; G. B. D. Reynolds, '02, Law; R. H. Staton,
'00, Law; R. W. Herring, '03.
Democratic Nominees for State Offices : Locke
Craig, '8o, for Governor; T. \\ . Bickett, '93, Law, for
Attorney-General ; W. A. Graham, '60, for Commis-
sioner of Agriculture; J. Bryan Grimes, '86, for Secre-
tary of State; J. Y. Joyner, '81, for Superintendent of
Republican Nominees for State Offices: D. H. Bluir,
'99, Law, for Attorney-General; W. J. Andrews, '91,
for Secretary of State; J. Q. A. Wood, 'j^, for
Progressive Nominees for State Offices : George E.
Butler, '91, for Corporation Commissioner.
The New Instructors
la the Faculty the following changes were made at
commencement and during the summer :
Upon the resignation of Dr. Edwin Minis, who is
now head of the department of English at Vanderbilt
University, Dr. J. F. Royster, of the University,
assumed the direction of the department of English.
Dr. T. P. Cross, A.B., and A.M., Hampden-Sidney
College; Ph.D., Harvard; teacher, Norfolk High
School; instructor in English at Harvard; professor
of English, Sweet Briar College, has been added as
professor in the department.
Substituting as professor of Latin for Prof. George
Howe, who is spending the year on a leave of absence
in Europe, is Warren Stone Gordis, A.B. and A.M.,
University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Chi-
cago; professor of Latin and acting president of Stet-
son University; fellow in Latin and instructor, Uni-
versity of Chicago ; professor of Latin Ottawa, Uni-
Kent J. Brown succeeds Dr. G. I'>. Yiles as associate
professor of German. 1 1 is academic record and serv-
ice as a teacher are as follows: A. B., Dickinson Col-
lege; Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; University
of Berlin; University of Munich; tour years teacher
in preparatory school; instructor in German, Univer-
sity of Iowa.
J. N. Ware, instructor in French, now professor of
Romance languages in the University of the South, is
succeeded by E. F. Parker. \.M.. (if Harvard.
John E. Smith, M.S., becomes instructor in geology,
taking the place of T. A. Bendrat who is on a com-
mercial geological survey in Venezuela, Mr. Smith
took degrees at Oregon and Iowa State colleges. He
has studied at the University of Chicago, has worked
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THE ALUMNI REVIEW
To I 1 monthly except in July. August, September
an d January, by the General Alumni Association of the Uni-
versity ni Nonli Caro.ina.
Board of Publication
The Review is edited by the following Board of Publication:
Louis R. Wilson, '99 Editor
Associate Editors: G. T. Winston, '66-'68; E. K. Graham.
'98; Archibald Henderson, '98; W. S. Bernard, 00;
.]. K. Wilson, '05; Louis Graves, '02; F. P. Graham, '09;
Kenneth Tanner, '11.
Walter Murphy. '92 Managing Editor
Per Year ....
I i mmunications intended for the Editor should be
sent to Chapel Hill, N. C; for the Managing Editor, to
Salisbury, N. C. All communications intended for pub-
lication must be accompanied with signatures if they are
to receive consideration.
0FF1C1; OF PUBLICATION, CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Application for entry as second class matter at the Post-
office, Charlotte, N. C, pending.
BY WAY OF INTRODUCTION
In establishing The Alumni Review the General
Alumni Association of the University is following a
natural course. The membership of the Association is
large. It is growing. The interests of the University
are varied. Its activities are extending in all direc-
tions and its organization is becoming more and more
complex. Without some medium of connection be-
tween the alumni and the University, such as may be
had through an official organ, the interests of the
alumni and the University cannot be properly related
and the University will suiter accordingly.
Several objects, naturally, have been kept in view
by the alumni in beginning this publication. The first
of these is the carrying of news from the University
to its scattered sons. The University is constantly
working and every alumnus is interested in what it
is doing. Its tasks, the problems which confront it,
the record of its achievement, the ideals by which it
is guided, and the hope which it cherishes for future
service make an irresistible appeal. It is proposed
that The Review shall carry this information to the
The University, on its part, delights in the story
of the success of its sons. It is stimulated to greater
service to the present by learning of the benefits which
it has conferred in the past. Thus joy and inspira-
tion may be brought to it through notices about the
alumni which will appear in The Review.
University men need to hear about each other. What
one's college mates are doing incites one to larger
endeavor. Notes about the old boys call back the
names of friends whom the press and hurry of the
years shut out of one's thoughts. By giving infor-
mation about classes and individuals, The Review is
to help every alumnus feel that instead of being an
isolated individual, he is one of a large, hopeful, effi-
cient body of men, with whom he can work to high
The alumni heretofore have been bound together
loosely. On account of this the University has had
to work single handed without the large united sup-
port which an organized, informed, purposeful body
of alumni could and should give it. To be sure it
has always had friends. It has never called on its
sons for help in vain. It has realized many of its
highest ideals. But it has lacked what it most of all
needed — united support. Here is to be the real field
of The Review. The alumni assign to it as its chief
duty the task of uniting all the sons of the University
in a common effort to bring into being the Greater
How The Review is to effect this is the problem.
Different methods for its solution have been proposed.
But there is unanimity in the one point that it must
be a medium through which all the alumni can — and
do — speak. To this end it is open to all who would
see the University go forward in its work. Contribu-
tions on the more serious problems and work of the
University, letters, accounts of alumni meetings, an-
nouncements of marriages, births, and deaths, per-
sonalia and notes of all kinds relating to the alumni
and the University are wanted, and all class officials,
especially class secretaries and secretaries of local
alumni associations, and all individual alumni are re-
quested to keep The Review informed about Uni-
versity men. If all work together, the result desired
will be achieved.
The University of the olden days, the achic i
ments of its instructors and sons past and present,
the giving of honor where honor is due to those who
have won distinction within the University and with-
out, will receive emphasis as one of the special feat-
ures of each number of The Review. In a history
so long and a record of achievements so noble, the
difficulty will lie in making the choice of event or pet-
son. In the present number, however, death has done
the kindly service of choosing, and it but remains for
The Review to pay loving tribute to two men whose
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long participation in the affairs of the University has
made them intimately known and honored by every
alumnus of the past quarter of a century— Colonel
Thomas S. Kenan and Professor Thomas Hume.
Colonel Kenan's death occurred in Raleigh on De-
cember 23, 191 1, and in his death every son of the
University who in the past forty years has returned
to commencement, has lost a personal friend. The
quantity and quality of his service to the University
are written of in this issue by one who knew him in-
timately and may be set as a standard by which other
sons may measure their work of loyalty and love
for their alma mater.
The press notices of July 16th announced the death
at his home in Chapel Hill on the preceding day of
Dr. Thomas Hume, Professor Emeritus of English
Literature in the University.
Dr. Hume's work for the University and the State,
beginning in 1885 and ending in 1907, is too well
known to require recounting here. The ripeness of
his scholarship, the fineness of his spirit, the rareness
of his enthusiasm and ability as an interpreter of the
beautiful, the sweet charm of his manner, his gift of
sympathy for men, his giving of his whole self to
task or person — these are worthy of loving commemo-
In an appreciation by Dean E. K. Graham, in the
North Carolina Review of February, 191 1, such a
commemoration is given. Attention is directed to it
as reprinted elsewhere in this number.
diets his success at his alma mater, as enthusiastic
teacher and constructive gospeller of uplift.
The date of the unveiling of the monument to be
erected in honor of the sons of the University who
went into the Confederate service has been postponed
until May 10th, 1913, at which time every alumnus is
urged to be present to have a part in the commemo-
rative exercises. The following transcript from the
Secretary's notes will indicate how fitting it is for
the University to place this permanent memorial on
the campus : "Out of approximately 2,000 alumni of
the University in 1861, a total of 1,484 were in the
service. Of these 18 were generals, 81 colonels, 44
lieutenant-colonels, 71 majors, 296 captains, 186 lieu-
tenants, 84 surgeons, 14 chaplains, 27 adjutants-gen-
eral and adjutants, 634 privates, 310 were killed in
battle or died from wounds."
Dr. Edwin Mims, sometime Professor of English
Literature, and during the closing months of his stay,
head of the English Department here, has recently
taken up his new duties as head of the English De-
partment at his alma mater, Vanderbilt University,
Tennessee. The qualities which gave impetus and
success to his work here are qualities which warrant
his success in the educational field anywhere in the
South. The University of North Carolina recognized
in Dr. Minis the newer type of Southern scholar, de
voting his energies and his enthusiasms to stimuTi
tion of literary effort, and celebration of literary
achievement in the South of present and of past. Cer
tain unfilled fields of Southern life and literature, rich
though neglected, brought forth a fair harvest through
his endeavor. Quickening signs of material and spir-
itual progress in the South attained fresher and larger
significance through the medium of his voice and pen.
The University of North Carolina wishes and pre-
1 ).\e of the tasks to which the Association and the
University should address themselves anew — the work
has been done in part — is the compilation of a General
Catalogue of the University. Not having such a cata-
logue at hand The Review begs the indulgence of
those to whom wrong class numbers may have been
assigned, and requests all those who send in notes to
be careful to give the proper class numerals. Such
a catalogue, with full information concerning all ma-
triculates, instructors, and officers, to date, is very
much to be desired, and it is to be hoped that pro-
vision may be made by the proper authorities for its
The Review wishes reports from every local alumni
association meeting held October 12th or at any other
time. It also wishes to complete the li^t of local a:
ciation presidents and secretaries. Please send in tins
information to the Editor.
The Review is the magazine of the alumni, and
every alumnus should take an active interest in it, not
merely by subscribing, but by assisting in many other
ways- and the >aK- of advertising space will In- of as
much benefit as anything else jusl .it present. Write
Walter Murphy, Salisbury, and tell him who you
think will buy some advertising space, and he will
help ."i! i" secure it.
Those uhu have high class commodities or services
for sale will do well to give Tin Rl vu w .neful con-
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'Continued J torn page 19)
on the Iowa geological survey, and last year held a
fellowship in geology at the University of Missouri.
Anion? the alumni to return to the University as
instructors are: in Latin, W. II. Royster, student at
Johns Hopkins University and The American Classi-
cal Soli. nil of Athens, A.M., Harvard University; in
Zoology, W. C. George, A.B., and A.M. ; in Chemistry,
C. S. Venahle, A.B., and A.M., succeeding Dr. R. H.
Hall, now of Washington University, of St. Louis; in
Drawing, A. M. Atkinson, A.B.. who succeeds J. E.
Wood, now a student at the Massachusetts Institute
Following tho Flag
Among the men the University has furnished the
U. S. Army and Navy are the following :
'90, George P. Howell, Major Engineering Corps,
U. S. A.; '92, B. T. Simmons, Capt. U. S. A.. General
Staff; '97, H. B. Ferguson, Major Engineering Corps;
'98, Law, Edward Hill, Capt. 6th Field Artillery. U.
S. A.; '88, Ellison L. Gilmer, Capt. Artillery Corps
U. S. A.; '95, Francis N. Cooke, Capt. Artillery Corps
U. S. A.; '94, Law, Oliver H. Dockery, Capt. 25th
Infantry U. S. A. ; '96, Moor N. Falls, Capt. 28th In-
fantry U. S. A.; '03, Hugh H. Broadhurst, Lt. 15th
Cavalry U. S. A.; '00, Jack Hayes, Capt. 16th In-
fantry U. S. A.; '96, W. W. Boddie, Lt. 15th In-
fantry U. S. A.; '99, George B. Pond, Capt. 20th In-
fantry U. S. A.; '98, G. McD. Poole, Major Medical
Corps U. S. A. ; '97, Hollis Winston, Lt. Commander
U. S. Navy; '06, Samuel T. Ansell, Capt. U. S. A,
Acting Judge Advocate; '09, David H. Cowles, Lt.
15th Infantry U. S. A.; '93, E. P. Wooten. Major En-
gineering Corps U. S. A. ; '89, Robert S. Woodson,
Retired Major U. S. A., Tryon, N. C. ; "68, H. P.
Kingsbury, Col. 8th Cavalry U. S. A. ; 73, George W.
Mclver. Lt. Col. 13th Infantry U. S. A.
Around the Campus and Town
The Vance-Pettigrew-Battle dormitory, built on the site
of the old Central Hotel, was completed September 8th
and in now occupied.
Peabody Hall, the future home of the School of Edu-
cation, is going up rapidly on the lot between Commons
Hall and the Graves place on Cameron avenue. It will
be completed by January.
Officers of the law class were elected as follows for
the present year: President, W. L. Warlick; Vice-Presi-
dent, G. H. Ward; Secretary -Treasurer, W. F. Taylor;
councilman, F. P. Graham; sheriff, J. W. Hester; clerk,
E. F. McCulloch; solicitor, H. E. Stacy; Moot Court Com-
mittee, J. T. Johnston, J. W. Morris, L. A. Swicegood.
The youngest student at the University is Master Robert
Welch, who is 12 years of age and weighs 75 pounds. He
registered without conditions for the A. B. 2 course.
C. T. Woollen, University Proctor, has been elected
Treasurer of the Athletic Association. All the financial
affairs of the Association will be in his hands. Mr. Wool-
len and Athletic Director Cartmell will together perform
the duties of Graduate Manager.
Up to Saturday night, September 28th, seventy-one new
men had been received by the Phi Society and fifty-seven
by the Di.
The storehouse and dwelling comprising the Miss Belle
Hutchins property on Franklin street have been moved
to the rear of the lot on which they stood, and will be
remodeled as dwellings. They give place to three pro-
posed business houses: a store for Dr. Kluttz, a drug
store for the Eubanks Drug Co., and a bank building for
the Bank of Chapel Hill.
An extension of fifty feet in the rear, which quite
changes the inside appearance of the "Emporium," was
made to the store of Dr. A. A. Kluttz late in the summer.
Luther K. Durham, a merchant of the village, killed
himself in his rooms over his store on Wednesday, August
Mrs. James A. McRae, widow of Judge James A. Mc-
Rae, late Dean of the Law School, died suddenly of appo-
plexy at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. J. Lilly, of
Fayetteville, on September 14th.
Rev. W. D. Moss, recently of Washington, D. C, has
returned to Chapel Hill to serve the Presbyterian church
of which he was the pastor several years ago.
Mr. George C. Pickard, for many years a liveryman of
Chapel Hill and recently Assistant Superintendent of
Buildings and Grounds of the University, is the Demo-
cratic nominee for the House from Orange. He is op-
posed by H. G. Dorsett, of Chapel Hill, a member of the
Law Class of 1912.
The University Press, though officially discontinued, is
being used pending sale for the printing of job work and
the Tar Heel. It is in charge of Mr. A. L. Wiggins, of
the Senior class.
During the vacation months the old McRae house on
Franklin street was torn down and Prof. A. H. Patterson
began a new house on the corner opposite the Kluttz of-
fice. Mr. C. T. Woollen will build later on the other half
of the lot.
Prof. H. P. Winston's new residence on the corner of
the McRae lot opposite Mrs. L. O. Mangum's was com-
pleted during the Summer and is now occupied.
Mrs. Joshua W. Gore has purchased the place formerly
owned by Dr. George Howe and has returned to Chapel
Hill to live. Her sister, Mrs. Marriot, is with her.
L. P. McLendon, Law, '12, has formed a partnership
with W. S. Roberson, of Chapel Hill, for the practice of
Eight men from last year's law class are studying this
year at the Law School of Columbia University. They are
Frank Baker, Jerry Zollicoffer, Spencer Nichols. Charlie
Vogler, Dick Stockton, Walter Small, Stowe Crouse, and
J. M. Battle.
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THE GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Carolina Men Gather in Local Annual Celebrations
Officers of the Association
Julian S. Carr, '66 President
Walter Murphy, '92 Secretary
Members of the Council
Term expires 1913: Robert Bingham, '57; Hayden
Clement, '02; W. J. Andrews, '91; J. C. B. Ehringhaus, '01;
A. S. Barnard, '93.
Term expires 1914: D. B. Teague, '10; J. K. Wilson,
'05; P. D. Gold, '98; T. D. Warren, '91-'93; J. O. Carr, '95.
Term expires 1915: J. Y. Joyner, '81; R. H. Sykes, '95-
'97; George Stephens, '96; W. H. Swift, '01; W. S. Ber-
Officers of the Council
Robert Bingham, '57 Chairman
Walter Murphy, '92 Secretary
J. Y. Joyner. '81 Treasurer
Alamance County E. S. W. Dameron, Secretary
Anson County J. E. Hart, Secretary
Bertie County Francis Gillam, Secretary
Buncombe County L. M. Bourne, Secretary
Cabarrus County J. W. Cannon, Jr., Secretary
Caldwell County J. L. Harris, Secretary
Catawba County B. B. Black welder, Secretary
Chatham County I. S. London, Secretary
Craven County Wm. Dunn, Jr., Secretary
Cumberland County C. G. Rose, Secretary
Davidson County J. F. Spruill, Secretary
Durham County James S. Manning, Jr., Secretary
Edgecombe County — ■
Tarboro George Howard, Secretary
Rocky Mount R. M. Wilson, Secretary
Forsythe County J. A. Gray, Jr., Secretary
Granville County F. M. Pinnix, Secretary
Guilford County —
Greensboro .Marmaduke Robins, Secretary
High Point T. J. Gold, Secretary
Henderson County Louis Hesterley, Secretary
Iredell County A. C. Kerley, Secretary
Johnston County H. P. Stevens, Secretary
Martin County H. A. Biggs, Secretary
Mecklenburg County Paul C. Whitlock, Secretary
New Hanover County Louis Goodman, Secretary
Orange County — ■
Hillsboro S. P. Lockhart, Secretary
Chapel Hill P. H. Winston, Secretary
Pasquotank and Perquimans Counties. .J. K. Wilson, Sec.
Pitt County A. T. Moore, Secretary
Randolph County H. B. Hiatt, Secretary
Robeson County Hamilton McMillan, Secretary
Rowan County A. T. Allen, Secretary
Richmond County H. C. Dockery, Secretary
Sampson County L. C. Kerr, Secretary
Surry County D. C. Absher, Secretary
Union County J. C. M. Vann, Secretary
Wake County J. B. Cheshire, Jr., Secretary
Wayne County S. F. Teague, Secretary
Wilson County F. C. Archer, Secretary
Atlanta, Ga Jerome Moore, Secretary
Birmingham, Ala W. H. Oldham, Secretary
New York, N. Y F. A. Gudger, Secretary
Norfolk, Va G. B. Berkely, Secretary
Love for Carolina, pride in her achievements and stead-
fast loyalty to the old institution found eloquent and feel-
ing expression in Charlotte's celebration of University Day,
1912. The observance assumed the form of a banquet from
7:30 to 11:15 Saturday night in Shrine Hall, Piedmont
Building. President John A. Parker of the Mecklenburg
Alumni Association presided over the gathering of forty
former students, young and old. In the genuineness of
Carolina spirit that prevailed and in the intense purpose-
fulness that characterized every speech, the occasion was
one of the most successful of recent years. The principal
thought that occupied the minds of the banqueters was
this, "How may I most effectively serve the University?"
When a toast had been drunk to the alma mater, Toast-
master Parker expressed the regret of all that Professor
H. H. Williams had not been able to accept the invitation
tendered him to be present as guest of honor. Mr. Parker
remarked in this connection that the institution should
more generally follow the policy of sending out its best
men to give the alumni the view of the inside workings
of the University which is otherwise unobtainable.
A quartet composed of Manlius Orr, H. C. Jones, John A.
Parker and B. S. Drane sang, "Hark the Sound of Tar
Heel Voices," and the diners joined in singing "I'm a Tar
Heel Born and a Tar Heel Bred," in a manner that made
the hall reverberate with the old-time ring.
Mr. Paul C. Whitlock was the first speaker on the brief
program. He told of the achievements of the University
boys from Mecklenburg and now resident here. As sum-
marizing this, he read the names and professions of 201
enrolled on the county association's books. The list in-
cludes 45 lawyers and 15 doctors.
"If there were any need for evidence that the University
teaches her sons high ideals, right living and breadth of
view, these men and the lives they are living furnish suffi-
cient proof," said Mr. Whitlock, amid applause.
Mr. Robert S. Hutchison explained the purpose of The
Alumni Review, the first number of which is soon to appear,
published by the former students. He told of the effective
ness of such a publication in the case of his own class.
The new magazine is to be an open forum in which the
university's sons may discuss freely any questions grow-
ing out of its life. In this way the Institution will receive
the benefit of the viewpoint not only of those who are inti-
mately connected with it but of the man who is more
closely identified with the outside world, ami views mat
ters differently. By a comparison of views from all angles,
a more perfectly balanced decision may bo reached.
Various ones were called on by their Fellow-guests to
speak and these did so briefly. Those who were present
were Messrs. Alexander Graham, who has never been
known to miss such an occasion, and who wan applauded
when he entered the hall; William F. Harding, Dr. E. C.
Register, Dr. H. F. Leinbach, J. II. McLain, J. L. DeLaney,
Albert Fore, Victor L. Stephenson. Hamilton C. Jones, R. S.
Hutchison. II. N. Pharr. Manlius Orr, John Tillett, C. W.
Tillett, Jr., J. S. Kerr, Frank Hovis, J. K. Ross, P. C. Whit-
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lock, P. L. Black, Eugene Graham, Dr. Addison Brenizer,
I'M ward Yates Keesler, W. C. Rankin, N. R. Graham, J. E.
Little, Walter Lambeth, J. A. Parker, Fred Ezzell, R. S.
Scott, C. P. Buchanan, William A. Shell, Albert Montgom-
ery, H. V. P. Vreeland, John Haliburton, Dr. Leighton
Hovis, Brent S. Drane, Charles Misenheimer, W. \. Rey-
nolds, Dr. Otho B. Ross.
Brief speeches were made by Messrs. B. S Drane, J. E.
Little, H. N. Pharr, Dr. O. B. Ross, W. F. Harding and oth-
ers. Mr. Reynolds coached at Carolina four years and "s a
former Princeton man. He made a breezy speech, advo-
cating the system of alumni coaching as the most elective
in producing a winning team.
Before adjourning the alumni elected officers for the next
year as follows: Brent Skinner Drane, president; Charles
W. Tillett, Jr., vice-president; and Paul C. Whit'ock, sec-
retary. — V. L. Stephenson, '06.
The Wake alumni cerebated University Day last
evening hearing the capital address of Dean Edward K.
Graham and electing officers for the ensuing year.
Pretty nearly half the Wake county association attended
and Giersch's dining room was filled. Dr. J. M. Fleming,
president of the local organization, presided and Col. J.
Bryan Grimes was toastmaster.
The banquet began at 8:30 o'clock and continued until
11:20. During that period, a course dinner was served and
the chairs were pushed back for the oratory. Dean Graham
was graciously introduced and often applauded.
But little discussion of hazing took place around the ban-
quet board. Dean Graham took high ground. He stood
by the institution and called upon the alumni to support it.
There were references to the recent tragedy by several
speakers. The alumni were sympathetic with their guest.
Short speeches were made by Dr. J. Y. Joyner, Dr. Chas.
Lee Smith, Judge R. W. Winston, Prof. Z. V. Judd, A. B.
Andrews, Jr., R. D. W. Connor, W. B. Snow and Colonel
The governor's private secretary expressed the regrets
of Governor Kitchin that the chief executive could not be
present to attend with the Wake alumni and to express his
sympathy with the University in its recent trying time.
Toastmaster Grimes then corrected an impression that
has gone abroad that the trustees of the University, repre-
sented by the executive committee, had voted down a reso-
lution calling upon the State to pass an anti-hazing law.
"No such resolution was offered," Colonel Grimes said,
"and no such was voted down." There have been
articles written and printed which made these charges
against the University, but they have not been contra-
dicted. They were allowed to go.
In the range of the speeches, athletics was discussed a
great deal. There was a little amusement at some of the
speeches that deplore the annual Virginia disasters. But
the alumni quickly voted down any proposition to hire ath-
letes to buck Virginia, It was pointed out that a trained
student body, one taught to strive for positions in an open
field, is infinitely more important than a hired band of pro-
fessionals who might defeat an ancient rival.
With Dean Graham and Dr. Chas. Lee Smith, who were
guests, the following members of the association were
present: C. A. Shore, R. D. W. Connor, F. A. Cox, A. L.
Cox, Geo. McNider, L. B. Lockhardt, Eugene Howie, H. N.
Gaddy, Joseph B. Cheshre, Jr., W. C. Harris, Ed S. Battle,
Albert S. Root, Hubert B. Haywood, John A. Ferrall, A. B.
Andrews, Jr., C. K. Burgess, John B. Stronach, Clyde
Douglass, C. O. Abernathy, Wm. B. Snow, A. J. Feild, Z. V.
Judd, R. W. Winston, Sr., J. Y. Joyner, J. Martin Fleming,
J. Bryan Grimes, Perrin Busbee, E. E. Sams, S. H. Farabee,
P. E. Seagle, C. G. Keeble, B. Grimes Cowper, Jr., Alex
The election of officers resulted in the choosing of Alex
B. Andrews, Jr., president; John B. Stronach, vice-presi-
dent; and Joseph B. Cheshire, Jr., secretary. Mr. Graham
took the chair at the close of the meeting and named a
committee for work.
A committee composed of Messrs. Seagle, Busbee and
Albert Cox, was appointed to investigate the athletic
material in the high schools. With this done, the alumni
adjourned.— News and Observer, Oct. 13.
AT NEW YORK
So successful was the 1911 affair at Reisenweber's,
Fifty-eighth street and Eighth avenue, that the committee
on arrangements of the New York city association of Uni-
versity of North Carolina alumni selected the same place
for this year's feast of the faithful. Again Judge Augustus
Van Wyck presided and kept things lively with his ready
wit and his store of amusing reminiscences. George Gor-
don Battle, Dr. Charles Baskerville, the Rev. St. Clair Hes-
ter and Frank Mebane led in the speechmaking. Francis
A. Gudger, the humorist of the New York city association,
rendered a most amusing imitation of an address by a
statesman whose diction and manner were familiar to all
present. The evening was given over to fun-making and
good-fellowship, and there was little disposition to touch
upon serious things. In his remarks, Mr. Battle gave ex-
pression to an opinion that has been embraced by great
numbers of alumni of all institutions of learning in recent
years, namely, that there is grave doubt as to the useful-
ness of the Greek letter fraternities in college life. When
he was at Chapel Hill in the early eighties, Mr. Battle said.
and there were no fraternities— except ore or two "sub
rosa"— there was a solidarity about the student body that
seemed, from what he could observe, to have been lost
in more recent times.
Judge Van Wyck recalled the old practice of leaving the
managament of the library to the two literary societies.
Hardly anybody went through college in his time, said the
Judge, without serving at some period of his course as
librarian or assistant librarian. This made the students
"rub up against books" and made them learn to love books.
But the librarians were not always well posted on the
volumes put under their charge.
"I walked into the Di Society librarv one day" said
Judge Van Wyck, "and found a friend of mine acting as
librarian. 'Jim,' I said, 'get me "Prometheus Unbound "
will you? He turned to me and said 'Can't get it here Gua
cause the Di Society don't keep no unbound books-thevro
all bound and in good condition.' "
Present at the dinner, besides Judge Van Wvck Mr
Battle, Dr. Baskerville, Rev. St. Clair Hester, Mr. Mebane
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and Mr. Gudger, were Logan D. Howell, Henry Staton,
James A. Gwyn, Ralph H. Graves, Capt. Ernest Graves,
Louis G. Rountree, A. W. Haywood, Jr., T. Holt Haywood,
Louis Graves, Thomas Hill, Herman Weil, Cameron B.
Buxton, Victor E. Whitlock, Fred M. Hanes, James Murphy,
Reston Stevenson, Don Richardson and Isaac P. Harris.
Mr. Richardson, whose orchestra has won him much
renown in New York, gave an interesting account of the
actitvities of the Charlotte alumni association, of which
he is a member, and told how successful it had been in
keeping up college spirit among the alumni.
A telegram conveying the good wishes of the New York
alumni was sent to the President of the University, Br.
Venable. The diners also sent a telegram of felicitations
to A. Marvin Carr, who was being married in Kansas City
just as the coffee was being served to his fellow alumni in
A vote of thanks was tendered to the dinner committee,
Messrs. Gwyn (Chairman), Gudger, and A. W. Haywood, Jr.
The fancy dancing of last year was not repeated. — Louis
Featured by a magnificent address by Prof. W. S. Ber-
nard of the Greek department in which he told of the ex-
cellent work that is being done at the University, the local
alumni of the University of North Carolina held a delight-
ful banquet at the Zinzendorf last night to celebrate the
119th birthday of the institution. A goodly number of
alumni attended, and the occasion was a success in every
The president of the Forsyth county association, Mr. H.
E. Rondthaler, acted as toastmaster, and during the even-
ing delightful music was furnished by Lajoie's orchestra.
Greetings were read from the Forsyth County Club at
Chapel Hill, the greetings being signed by D. L. Rights,
M. R. Dunnagan and George R. Holton, and also from Dr.
Archibald Henderson of the Mathematics department.
Mr. D. L. Rights, who is at home for a few days from the
Hill, brought, also, verbal greetings from the Forsyth
After Mr. Rights' talk the alumni sang "Hail to U. N. C."
This was followed by a short talk by Solicitor S. Porter
Graves of Mt. Airy, who was a guest of honor.
Prof. Bernard, in his speech, paid particular attention to
the hazing situation at Chapel Hill, showing that hazing
was, and had been for some time, steadily on the decrease,
and that this year there had been, so far as the faculty
had been able to learn, not a single case of vicious hazing,
including the Rand case. Prof. Bernard told of the Rand
investigation and of the investigation of the "rough house"
which happened last year, which investigations resulted in
the expulsion or suspension of 14 students.
Prof. Bernard, in concluding his remarks, told of the
estimation in which the University is held among educa-
tional experts of the country, and he quoted Dr. Babcock.
one of the country's greatest experts, as placing only three
of the Southern universities in the first class. These are
the University of North Carolina, the University of Vir-
ginia and Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt is placed in this class
because of its magnificent equipment, Virginia because of
her great postgraduate departments, and North Carolina
because it is doing more thoroughly than any other insti-
tution in the South that which is the peculiar function of
a State institution — educating the undergraduate students.
Those who attended the banquet were: Dr. II. E. Rond-
thaler, Frank W. Miller, H. F. Shaffner, E. E. Gray, Jr., Por-
ter Stedman, R. E. Follin, A. C. Miller, Herbert Vogler,
J. Irving Fulton, Robert Labberton, W. Reade Johnson,
Eugene Vogler, J. Fred Brower, Jr., Dr. E .A. Lockett,
Lyman Whitaker, A. Rosenbacher, W. B. Speas, P. A.
Gorrell, Major J. G. Young, Bowman Gray, John L. Gilmer,
Lawrence MacRae, F. F. Bahnson, James A. Gray, Jr., A. H.
Bahnson, Judge H. R. Starbuck, S. Porter Graves, L. At.
Swink, Dr. D. N. Dalton, Dr. J. C. Wiggins, Sam E. Welfare,
J. B. Goslen and H. B. Gunter. — Winston Journal, Oct. 13.
Thirty members of the local alumni association of the
University of North Carolina gathered in the Commercial
Club rooms tonight and celebrated the one hundred and
nineteenth anniversary of the opening of that institution.
Owing to the fact that University Day fell on Saturday
and many alumni were busy or out of town, no elaborate
program was prepared, and a smoker was the only cele-
Speeches were made by Major W. A. Guthrie, Victor S.
Bryant, and ex-Judge J. S. Manning, each emphasizing the
hopeful outlook for the future of the University.
A committee, consisting of W. J. Brodgen, T. B. Pierce,
and T. C. Worth, was appointed to send a telegram of con-
gratulations to President Venable, assuring him of the sup-
port of the local alumni association.
Another committee of five members was appointed to
investigate the methods and plans whereby local alumni
associations may be more closely welded together and
work more for the common good of the University.
Officers for the coming year were elected as follows:
W. D. Carmichael, president; W. M. Parsley, vice-presi-
dent; James S. Manning, Jr., secretary and treasurer. —
News and Observer, Oct. 13.
A meeting of University alumni living in Creensboro was
held Saturday night, October 12. in the parlor of the Mer-
chants' and Manufacturers' Club, there being in attendance
an enthusiastic body composed of both old and young
alumni of the institution. The meeting was in the nature
of a smoker and there was no definite program, However,
there was a hearty and general discussion of the Univer-
sity, of conditions at Chapel Mill, and of the needs of the
institution, both old and young showing an unusual earnest-
ness in considering the problems which were opened be-
fore the meeting — the uncommon problems of the Univer-
sity at the present time.
The alumni elected the following officers for the ensuing
year: Clem G. Wright, president; Carter Dalton, vlce-
president; and Marmaduke Robins, secretary-treasurer.
The meeting was adjourned with college songs and yells. —
N. S. Plum mkk. '10.
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James Alvis Walker, A.B., died at his home in Wilming-
ton on September 29th.
Richard Henry Battle, born December 3, 1835; died
May 19 1912. A.B., 1854; A.M., 1S56; LL.B., 1858; LL.D.,
1895 Tutor in Greek, 1854-'58; Secretary and Treasurer
of the Board of Trustees, 1891-1912. Captain, C. S. A.;
Private Secretary to Governor Vance; State Auditor;
Chairman State Democratic Executive Committee, 1884-
Mills Lee Eure, Ex-Judge of the Superior Court of North
Carolina and President of the Norfolk Cotton Exchange,
died in Norfolk on September 29th. Judge Eure was
originally from Gates County, and served North Carolina
as State Senator, Solicitor, and Judge. His record m the
Civil War was one of high distinction.
Olin Wellborn is Judge of the U. S. District Court for
the southern district of California. He resides at Los
Walter Clark, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of
North Carolina, is a candidate before the Democratic
primaries for the U. S. Senate.
"The Real Authorship of the Constitution of the United
States Explained," by Hannis Taylor, has just been issued
by Congress as Senate document No. 787, 62nd Congress,
James S. Manning, formerly Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court of North Carolina, was elected President
of the State Bar Association in 1912, succeeding Francis
D. Winston, '79.
Charles Brantley Aycock. Born at Fermont, November
1 1859- graduated with honor 1880; inaugurated Governor
o'f North Carolina, January 15, 1901; awarded the degree
of LL.D. by the University, June 4, 1907; died at Birming-
ham, Alabama, April 4, 1912.
Leroy Springs is one of the largest cotton manufacturers
and planters in South Carolina. He is located at Lan-
Robert W. Albertson has been re-elected as Judge of the
Superior Court in Washington. He was formerly Speaker
of the House of Representatives of Washington. His home
is in Seattle.
M. R. Hamer is Treasurer of Converse College, Spar-
tanburg, S. C.
Josephus Daniels, National Committeeman of the Demo-
cratic party from North Carolina, is chairman of the Pub-
licity Bureau of the National Democratic Executive Com-
Stephen B. Weeks, for several years superintendent of
the High School at Trinity, N. C, has been in Washington,
D. C, for the past year in the employ of the U. S. Bureau
Herbert \Y. Jackson, for many years a leading business
man in Raleigh, now lives in Richmond, Va. He is Presi-
dent of the Virginia Trust Co.
W. H. Rhodes, recently superintendent of the Chapel
Hill schools, is now in charge of the public schools of
Sylva, N. C.
R. T. Burwell is living in New Orleans. His address is
833 Gravier street.
H. F. Shaffner is Vice-President of the Wachovia Bank
and Trust Company, Winston-Salem, N. C. W. F. Shaffner,
'09, A. H. Eller, '85, and James A. Gray, '08, are officers of
the same institution.
John M. Beall is General Passenger Agent of the Mobile
and Ohio railroad with offices in St. Louis, Mo.
William W. Kitchin (Law), Governor of North Carolina,
is a candidate before the Democratic primaries for the
U. S. Senate.
W. J. Battle, Professor of Greek in the University of
Texas and Dean of the Faculty, spent a part of the sum-
mer in Chapel Hill with his parents, President and Mrs.
K. P. Battle.
Henry W. Lewis is practicing law in Atlantic City, N. J.
J. S. Holmes, State Forester of North Carolina, spent the
summer in Germany studying forest conditions in that
W. M. Curtis is Secretary and Treasurer of Greensboro
Female College, Greensboro, N. C.
Robert W. Bingham, after serving a term as Mayor of
Louisville, has been elected Chancellor of the Circuit Court
John Wiley & Sons, of New York, announce as r^aay
in October, "Determinative Mineralogy," a handbook for
the use of students and mining engineers, by J. Vjlney
Lewis, Professor of Geology and Mineralogy in Rutgers
John W. Graham is cashier of the Bank of Aberdeen,
F. L. Willcox, formerly University Librarian, is prac-
ticing law at Florence, S. C.
Charles Baskerville took a leading part in welcoming the
delegates to the International Chemists' Congress held in
New York City in September. The principal meetings of
the Congress were held at the College of the city of New
York, of whose department of Chemistry Dr. Baskerville is
L. H. Merritt is practicing medicine in Forest City. Ark.
Crawford D. Bennett has recently moved to Oklahoma
City, Okla., for the practice of law.
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Victor E. Whitlock is practicing law in New York City.
His address is 35 Nassau street.
Michael Hoke, captain of Carolina's great football team
of '92, is practicing medicine in Atlanta, 72 W. Peachtree
Rufus L. Patterson is Vice-President of the American
Tobacco Company, j200 Fifth avenue, New York City.
Douglas Hamer is a physician at McColl, S. C.
H. H. Covington is Rector of the Episcopal Church of
Lancaster, S. C.
T. Bailey Lee is practicing law at Butte, Montana.
E. M. Wilson became Head Master of the Haverford
School, Haverford, Penn., in June.
Charles R. Turner is practicing dentistry in Philadelphia
at 3090 Locust street.
Southern Orchards and Farms, J. W. Canada, editor and
publisher, and The Texai farm Journal, C. C. Buckingham,
editor and proprietor, have consolidated, and will be pub-
lished in the future at Houston, Texas, under the title,
Southern Orchards and Farms, with J. W. Canada, editor,
and C. C. Buckingham, manager.
Charles W. Briles is President of the East Central State
Normal College at Ada, Oklahoma.
Henry T. Sharp is engaged in the real estate business,
612 Foster building, Denver, Col.
James A. Gwyn continues in New York City with the
American Law Book Company and is the author of a num-
ber of treatises published by that concern. He has become
an enthusiastic golfer.
A. H. Hammond is in the cotton milling business at
Greenville, S. C.
R. W. Blair is one of the auditors of the Internal Revenue
Department, Washington. D. C.
Walter V. Brem, after several years service in the Canal
Zone, is practicing medicine in Los Angeles, Cal.
George Stephens is President of the American Trust Com-
pany, Charlotte, N. C.
Burton Craige is chief counsel of the R. J. Reynolds Com-
pany, of Winston, N. C.
Ralph H. Graves resigned the city editorship of The
New York Evening Post, in June to join the editorial staff
of The Times, the paper on which he served when he firs*
went to New York City.
R. H. Wright, President of the Eastern Carolina Train-
ing school, was employed by the U. S. Bureau of Education
during a part of the Summer, in the preparation of a special
H. B. Ferguson, Major in the Engineering Corps U. S.
A., was in charge of the task, most successfully performed,
of raising the "Maine" in Havana harbor.
C. S. Carr is cashier of the Greenville Banking and
Trust Company of Greenville, N. C.
Robert E. Follin is President of the N. C. Fire Under-
writers Association. His office is at Winston-Salem, X ('.
Charles H. Johnston, Dean of the Department of Edu-
cation of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, is
the author of a recent book, "High School Education," pub-
lished by Scribners.
J. E. Latta, Secretary,
Care of Electric Review and Western Electrician, Chicago, 111.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred G. Patterson, a son, on Mon-
day, September 16th, at Chapel Hill.
Thomas Hume, who has been teaching English in Coker
College, at Darlington, S. C, has been elected Assistant
Professor of English in the University of Mississippi.
H. L. Watson, of Greenwood, S. C, is President of the
South Carolina Press Association.
Francis W. Coker is a member of the faculty of the Ohio
State University at Columbus, Ohio.
C. B. Buxton is the general agent of the A. T. and Santa
Fe railroad with offices at 711 Chestnut street, Philadel-
J. E. Latta, for a number of years Professor of Electrical
Engineering in the University, is Associate Editor of
The Electric Review and Western Electrician, of Chicago, 111.
H. P. Harding was elected assistant superintendent of
the Charlotte city schools, in May.
Julius A. Caldwell and Miss Edith Millard, of Rochester,
N. Y., were married in Rochester, June 8th. They spent
the summer in Europe, returning to their home in Salis-
bury, N. C, in September.
"The Life and Speeches of Charles B. Aycock, by R. D
W. Connor ('99), and Clarence Poe, was pub'ished by
Doubleday, Page & Company of New York in September
W. S. Bernard, Acting Secretary,
Chapel Hill, N. C.
Kemp P. Lewis was married to Miss Lottie Hays Sharp
Windley on April 16th, at Belhaven, N. C.
Sam E. Shull is the general manager of the Stroudsburg
Engineering Works, Stroudsburg, Pa.
Ernest Graves, Captain U. S. A., has been detailed by
the War Department to West Point where he will have
charge of the football coaching this Fall.
Isaac F. Harris, of Yonkers, N. Y., attended the Inter-
national Chemists' Congress in New York City, in Sep-
I'. I'.. Rankin, Secretary,
Hamlet, N. C.
William Stevenson is practicing law in liennettsville,
Clarence A. Shore is Director of the State Laboratory of
Hygiene, at Raleigh, N. C.
James R. Conley, for lour years Superintendent of the
Oxford Schools, is teaching mathematics iii the Durham
J. E. Avent is a graduate student in Columbia Univer-
sity, having resigned from the superintendentship of the
Goldsboro city schools.
A. E. Woltz, for three years Bursar of the University,
resigned from that position on August 15th, and is located
for the pratice of law in Gastonia, N. C. He is associated
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with A. G. Mangum, '93. His successor is J. A. Warren, of
Durham, N. C, who is both Bursar and Treasurer of the
R. 0. E. Davis, for three years Soil Physicist in the
Bureau of Soils, has recently been appointed chief in Lhat
bureau of the division of Soil Water Investigation.
R. A. Mekkitt, Secretary,
Greensboro, N. C.
K. B. Stephens is located at Birmingham, Ala., with the
F. H. Lemly has retired from the U. S. Navy and is now
engaged in ranching. His address is San Antonio, Texas,
in care of the Travis Club.
Reston Stevenson, of the Chemistry Department of the
College of the City of New York, assisted the college
authorities is entertaining the International Chemists'
Congress in New York City.
Louis Graves won the tennis championship of North-
eastern Pennsylvania while on a trip to Scranton, in Sep-
tember. The title carried with it a silver trophy cup.
A. Marvin Carr, the New York representative of the Dur-
ham Hosiery Mills, was married to Miss AureUa Fit .pat-
rick in Kansas City on October 12th. They will live on
East 82nd street, New York. Mrs. Carr is a native of the
South, but for several years has lived in Kansas City.
John S. Henderson is with the Westinghor. ;e Electric
Company, Boston, Mass.
Henry M. Robins, of Asheboro, X. C, way married on
August 6th to Miss Mary Lee Erwin. of Rock Hill, S. C.
X. W. Walker. Acting Secretary,
Chapel Hill, X. C.
Earle P. Holt was married on May 27th to Miss Mary
Eugenia Harris, of Greensboro. Mrs. Holt is a daughter
of the late Eugene Harris, Registrar of the University.
Mr. and Mrs. Holt will reside at Oak Ridge.
W. Frank Smathers has been appointed Judge ot the
Atlantic City District in New Jersey. He resides in At-
L. L. Parker is cashier of the Pageland, S. C, bank.
James B. Thorpe, of Gary, Indiana, attended the Inter-
national Chemists' Congress in New York in September.
W. A. Graham has recently been elected a member of
the State Board of Examiners.
Harold Whitehurst is teaching in the Leonia, N. J., city
J. J. Britt (Law) is Third Assistant Postmaster Gen-
eral. Washington, D. C.
Ivey F. Lewis, who has been Professor of Botany at Ran-
dolph-Macon College, Va., went to the University of Wis-
consin in September, where he is a Pro f °ssor in the
Department of Botany.
T. F. Hickersox. Acting Secretary.
Chapel Hill, X. C.
G. G. Thomas, Jr.. was married to Miss Mary Sumner
Clark, of Wilmington, on June 6th.
Lawrence S. Holt. Jr., is Secretary and Treasurer of the
Union Cotton Bagging Corporation, Norfolk, Va.
Theodore G. Britton is located in the Binz Building,
Houston, Texas, as an attorney-at-law.
V. A. J. Idol is cashier of the Commercial Bank of High
Point, N. C.
L. B. Lockhart, State Oil Chemist, with headquarters at
Raleigh, N. C, was elected President of the North Carolina
section of the American Chemical Society for 1912.
William Dunn, Jr., of New Bern, was elected President
of the State Association of the Benevolent and Protective
Order of Elks in March, 1012.
W. McKim Marriott, instructor in Washington Univer-
sity Medical School, of St. Louis, was married on Decem-
ber 27th, to Miss Elizabeth Robinson, of New York City.
\V. A. Whitaker is Associate Professor of Metallurgy in
the University of Kansas at Lawrence, Kan.
W. P. Jacocks served as resident physician in the Alle-
gheny General Hospital, Allegheny, Pa., from August 13th,
1911, to August 1st, 1912.
J. K. Wii,so.N", Acting Secretary,
Elizabeth City, X. C.
On April 17th George Mallett MacNider was married to
Miss Louise Norflett Lamar of Monticello, Florida. Mr.
and Mrs. MacXider are living in Raleigh.
Hamilton McRary Jones was married on September 21st,
to Miss Helen Hilton Baker, of Boulder, Colorado.
Otho B. Ross ami Miss Lucy Harris, youngest daughter
of the late Eugene Harris, Registrar of the University,
were married in the Presbyterian church at Chapel Hill on
August 29th. Dr. and Mrs. Harris will reside in Charlotte.
N. J. Orr and .Miss Mittie Davis Bradley, were married
on June 19th, at Ebony, Va. Their home is at Bishopville
Samuel B. Boone and Miss Camile Allyn Moore were
married in Warrenton on September 12th.
George L. Paddison is practicing law at Greenwood, Miss.
D. N. Chadwick, Jr., is Secretary and Treasurer of the
Fidelity Trust & Development Company of Wilmington
Louis G. Rountree, who is associated with the cotton
exchange firm of R. H. Rountree & Company, of New York
»'ity. spent a part of his vacation in September in North
Thomas Hill, who was in the Philadelphia office of the
Mayo Mills for several years after leaving the University,
has settled in New York City with headquarters in the
Mayo Mills office at 346 Broadway.
J. A. Parker, Secretary,
Charlotte. X. C.
F. E. Hester, of Wendell. X. c.. was married in Greeng .
boro on September 25th to Miss Maude E. Baker of Reids-
ville. Mr. and Mrs. Hester will reside in Wendell where
Mr. Hester is practicing law.
ul: s.' c hevlin is a cotton b,iyer ' 48 Logan street - charie8 -
W. H Kibbler, who for the past two years has been Pro-
essor of B,o.og J . at Guiiford College, is studying medicine
at the Jefferson Med.cal College in Philadelphia.
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C. L. Wen, Secretary,
Greensboro, N. C.
W. D. McLean is Secretary and Treasurer of the Realty
Trust Company of Anderson, S. C.
James A. McAden is a cotton manufacturer at McAdens-
ville, N. C.
Hubert Hill, of the University of West Virginia, was
married on September 3rd, in Greensboro, to Miss Wood-
J. A. Gray, Jr., Secretary,
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Herbert B. Gunter, editor of the Winston-Salem Journal,
was married on May 20th, to Miss Lucy Wadsworth Betts,
of Meridan, Miss.
W. E. Yelverton, managing editor of the News and
Observer, was married on September 11th, to Miss Lillian
Converse, of Macon, Ga.
W. W. Umstead is manufacturing tobacco, 2576 Grace
street, Richmond, Va.
W. C. Woodard is in the insurance business at Rocky
Mount, N. C.
T. M. Hines is Secretary and Treasurer of the Catawba
Ice and Fuel Company at Salisbury, N. C.
W. H. Britt has a position with the American Tobacco
Company as salesman.
B. L. Banks, Jr., is practicing law at Gatesville, N. C.
J. W. Hester, for several years a teacher at Oak Ridge,
is back at the University studying law.
W. P. Grier, President,
Gastonia, N. C.
Munko Gaddy, Secretary,
Oxford University, Oxford, England.
The marriage of Miss Caroline Louise Mallett, of Ashe-
ville, N. C, to C. C. Bellamy, was announced on August
D. C. McRae has resigned his position as editor of the
O. W. Jones has gone to Columbia University to continue
the study of law. He spent 1911-'12 in the University law
John Hall Manning is coaching the football team of
Stetson University at DeLand, Fla.
On the 14th of August, David Dixon Oliver was married
in Starke, Florida, to Miss Eugene Wall Bessent. They are
now living at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Duncan McRae has been appointed as an instructor in
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.
John A. Moore is teaching in Cottonwood, Idaho.
H. P. Osborne is an attorney at law, 211 Exchange Build-
ing, Jacksonville, Fla,
W. Fenner Gaylord was married on October 25th, 1911,
to Miss Carrie May Beckwith, of Belhaven, N. C. Their
home is at Bath, N. C.
O. J. Coffin was married early in September to Miss Ger-
trude Wilson, of Canton, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. Coffin will
reside in Charlotte where Mr. Coffin is News Editor of the
Weekly Charlotte Observer.
F. P. Graham has given up his work in the Raleigh
Schools to return to the University to study law.
Frank Strowd, of Chapel Hill, was married to Miss Mary
Braxton, of Kinston, N. C, on Sunday, the 18th of August.
W. H. Ramsaur, Secretary,
2631 Wharton Street, Phlidelphia, Pa.
O. W. Hyman, for the past year teacher of science in the
City Schools of Salisbury, has been elected Assistant Pro-
fessor of Biology in the University of Mississippi.
J. S. Armstrong, of the U. S. Diplomatic Service, is
stationed at Naples, Italy.
D. B. Bryan has been elected Principal of the Rich Square
T. P. Nash, Jr., who has been on the staff of the Char-
lotte News since his graduation, has resigned his position
and has gone to Wilmington, where he is a teacher in the
W. H. Ramsaur is studying medicine at the University
James Farrior (Med.) student in medicine 1908-'10, grad-
uated from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School
in 1912. He has recently opened an office for the practice
of medicine at his home at Kenansville, N. C.
Manning Venable is studying medicine at Johns Hopkins.
I. C. Mosi-x Secretary,
Oak Ridge. X. C.
C. E. Mcintosh, of the Durham High School, conducted
teachers' institutes in Oxford and Lenoir during the sum-
M. L. Rich, Secretary to Congressman E. Y. Webb, is
attending Georgetown University where he is studying law
in connection with his official duties. He will play foot-
ball on the Georgetown eleven this season.
E. J. Wellons was married on August 27th to Miss Cor-
nelia Tennelle Allen, of Rich Square .Mr. and Mrs. Wel-
lons will live in Jacksonville, N. C.
J. B. Colvard, of Jefferson, has recently been appointed
Vice-Consul to- British Columbia, with headquarters at
Vancouver. During the past session of Congress he served
in Washington as the private secretary of Representative
R. T. Brown was placed in charge of the read construc-
tion in Orange County immediately after the passage of
the $250,000 bond issue for roads early in the spring.
Henry Smith is studying theology at the University of
the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
Willie Parsley is with the Erwin Cotton Mills, Durham,
W. F. Taylor is bach at the University studying law
S. E. Leonard, who taught last year in the Elizabeth
City Schools, is Superintendent of the Kenly Craded school.
C. E. Norman, Set retary,
Concord, N. C.
Robert Winston, captain of the 1911 football team, is in
charge of athletics at the Bingham School of Asheville.
J. H. Rand is principal of the Brownsville, S. ("'., High
School for the coming year.
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L. N. Morgan has been elected instructor in English in
the University of Oklahoma.
\Y. I). Barbee is Principal of the Jackson Graded School.
Vance Henry is Principal of the Roxboro Graded School.
Blake E. Iseley is Principal of the Sylvan State High
J. C. Lockhart is Principal of the Macclesfield State
C. W. E. Pittman is Principal of the Aurora State High
C. E. Teague is Principal of the Philadelphia State High
School in Robeson County.
J. R. Sloan is Principal of the Penrose State High School
in Transylvania County.
Fred Drane is studying for the Episcopal ministry in
New York City.
C. P. Quincy is with the Liggett-Myers Tobacco Company
in Rocky Mount.
W. W. Rogers is Principal of the Hillsboro State High
J. L. Orr is a member of the faculty of Mars Hill College.
D. R. Murchison is studying medicine at Johns Hopkins.
J. R. Kenyon is studying law at the University.
L. N. Johnston is Principal of the Elf State High School
C. W. Johnson is engaged in Y. M. C. A. work.
F. W. Hossfeld, Jr., is a student in the graduate school
of the University of Iowa.
W. E. Hossfeld is assisting R. T. Brown as road surveyor
in Orange County.
R. A. Freeman is teaching in Virginia.
H. C. Craver is Principal of the Bethel State High
W. B. Cobb is an assistant in Botany in the University.
A. M. Atkinson is instructor in Drawing in the Univer-
C. F. Cowell is teaching Science in the Charlotte High
H. E. Riggs died on June 16th following his graduation.
C. R. Wharton is teaching English in the Charlotte High
C. K. Burgess is teaching Science in the Raleigh High
S. P. Fenner is teaching English and Science in the
Rocky Mount Schools.
H. B. Marrow is Superintendent of the Chapel Hill
W. W. Falkener is studying medicine at the University.
T. S. Royster is studying medicine at the University.
Fairley James is a student in the University Medical
L. E. Stacy is at the University studying Chemistry.
P. H. Gwyn is a member of the University Graduate and
J. D. Boushal is at the University studying medicine.
R. W. Bobbitt is Principal of the Wilkesboro State High
JOHN DOUGLAS TAYLOR
John Douglas Taylor, A.B., 1853, was born in Wilming-
ton, March 24, 1831. After graduation from the Univer-
sity, he was a rice planter in Brunswick County. In
1860 he was elected to the State Senate and served until
January 1882, when he became captain of the Brunswick
Artillery and was stationed at Fort Caswell. In the same
year he was elected major of the 36th Regiment and in
1863 became lieutenant colonel. He was in command at
Fort Campbell until the fall of Fort Fisher after which
he served under General Hagood and was present in the
engagements at Fort Anderson, Town Creek, Kinston, and
Pentonville, losing his left arm in the last-mentioned
He was a planter after the war for some years but,
having moved to Wilmington, he was elected city clerk
in 1877 and also served for some years as city treasurer.
In 1890 he was elected clerk of the Superior Court and filled
that position until his death which occurred on May 21,
He was a man of splendidly forceful character, but
was at the same lime possessed of a gentle and lovable
nature and a delightful courtesy. No man in Wilming-
ton was held in more universal affection and esteem.
EX-JUDGK WILLIAM J. MONTGOMERY
Tn the death of Ex-Judge William J. Montgomery, of
Concord, on June 28th, the University lost a most hon-
Born August 14, 1834, in Montgomery County, Judge
Montgomery entered the University at an early age and
graduated in 1855. In 1858 he received his license to
practice law after studying under Judge Pearson and
located in Albemarle for the practice of his profession.
He entered the Confederate service in 1861 as captain
and was soon promoted to the rank of major and later
lieutenant-colonel In lst',2 he resigned his post in the
army and accepted the position of solicitor of Stanly
In 1874 Judge Montgomery was elected on the Demo-
cratic ticket as solicitor of the twelfth (then sixth) ju-
dicial district, in which position he served with marked
ability for eight years. In 1S85 he was appointed Judge
of the Superior Court by Governor Scales and was elected
to succeed himself in 1888. In 1889 he resigned from
the bench and devoted himself in Concord, where he had
moved in 1886, to the building up of a large practice. At
the time of his death few men in the State enjoyed a
reputation for wider knowledge of the law or greater
ability in pleading cases than he.
Judge Montgomery was twice married. He is sur-
vived by three children from the first union and by his
second wife and six children from the second union.
As a citizen and as a member of the Methodist church.
Judge Montgomery was not to be classed as one of the
old school. "He was rather," to quote from editorial
comment upon his passing, "representative of advanced
thought in law and social problems, taking heed of bet-
terment conditions for the future, rather than dwelling in
the present or past. Anticipating many of the moral
questions which sprang up during his later life he had
made himself in a quiet but forceful way. a potent fac-
tor in the welfare of the community of which he was a
part. His influences were always directed toward benefi-
cence and uplift, and closing his career, he gave up a
life the record of which can be cherished with honor
by his posterity,"
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