North Carolina Newspapers

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Vol. 17.
No. 13.
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Dr. Woodrow Wilson of Princeton Delivers
an Address on Lee as a Model for
Present Day People
The anniversary exercises began
at seven o'clock Tuesday evening
Gerrard Hall had in it the largest
number of people it has held any
time recently. Not even decent
standing- room could be found, and
many were listening ' through
The exercises
brief prayer by
Then Dr
were opened by a
Bishop Cheshire
Venable welcomed the
The Legislators,.,' were
told that they were welcome to any
thing- that they could find here, or
anvthintr that could be found for
them. , ,....-. "
After a few tributes to Lee, Dr.
Venable introduced the speaker pf
the occasion, Dr. Woodrow Wilson,
Priefly, as is his custom, Dr. Vena
ble came to the point at once. He
stated the opinion of the University
in regard to Princeton and its
- President. He mentioned the num
erous calls that Carolina has made
upon Princeton and her readiness to
Then Dr. Venable g-ave a synop
sis of the general estimate of Dr.
Wilson. What he said of him was
to the effect that he was not only a
scholar, but a student. More than
this Dr. Venable also designated
him as a statesman.
These last Words are suggestive
of the reception of Dr. Wilson and
his address. The audience expect
ed much from him, and that was
what wasg-iven. The address was
a sympathetic attempt to estimate
something- of Lee's greatness and
its effect. It was more than sym
pathetic, it was powerful. Something-
that resembles its substance
will be given. V ' , f
Dr. Wilson attempted no eulogy
of Lee since he said, that although
pleasant, such would be useless.
He gave an estimate of what Lee
means to a new generation. The
greatest need of this new genera
tion is life according to great prin
ciples. On this account , Lee's life
means a great deal to us.
Dr. Wilson's address was sustan
tially: Lee is no longer regarded as a
sectional character, but as a great
American. The feeling is now that
he was a great American general in
the Confederate Army. His genius
is appreciated by the nation. , .'
The South does not want to keep
Lee to herself, but she still looks
upon him as the leader of her
knew him best. The affection of the
South for him is still uppermost in
her estimate of him.
An eulogy of Lee would be pleas
ant, but unnecessary. The object of
anniversary services is no longer to
praise him, but rather to talk ofwha
he means to a new generation
Rather than give unnecessary praise
thethingtodo is to estimate his
worth as an example of the princi
pies which should be followed by
us. His traits and personality are to
be used as a stimulus to duties of
our own times, and not to the memo
ry or immagination of warlike deeds
Lee's t-nect should be felt upon the
individual conscience rather than
upon sectional or national pride.
; 1 he Civil War had force which
excite us today. Such are yet in our
blood, and as such can not be calm
ly estimated. But perhaps the most
dramatic thing of the struggle is the
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quiet sincerity or ivee. it seems
that all his attempts made to
keep himself out of public sight,
only rendered him more prominent.
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i-ee was iorceiui as au great men
but not on the surface-
Men usually conceal poorly those
things which move them, Lee had
himself under control. The out
breaks that are thought to be com
mon to great men were not indulged
in by him. Only at great emergen
cies did the latent fire in Lee make
itself visible. For this reason he
illustrates real power since great
ardor under control stands for power
and force. Lee is thus the model of
leaders of men.
The force in Lee can only be rea-
nzeu as a principle at worK in a
man. He served this principle and
lived by it. His power was not used
for self-gratification, but to do his
duty. This makes him the model he
is, for having the power to gain thing-s
for himself he used it for society.
The characters of men grow
through unselfishness and in pro
portion to it. Lee as a model of dis
interestedness in self is at the side
of Washington. The principle at
work in the man is greater than the
man himself.
Lee means to us personality ex
pressed iu service to society His
leadership in war is to be looked
upon as the leadership of a man
determined to submit himself to
a general end.
The motives of today are unlike
Lee's. The national policies are
armies. Remembrances of his private being tormed by minute calculations
characterand gentlemanly qualities j of compounded interests. Thepolicy
are held dear in the section which (Concluded on third page)
The legislature to the number of
one hundred and fifty visited us
Tuesday afternoon. They arrived
at four o'clock and bi ought wth
them about fifty of their friends
and, friends of the University. The
delegation was received with open
arms, metaphorically, and open
throats literally. The fact that
there were ladies in the party may
have augmented the feeling of grati
fication of the student body which
was gathered in front of the
South Building to receive them.
Yells for the Legislature were
given and for a long while. Then
gradually the members of the
Legislature dispersed in groups,
with and without ladies, to inspect
the campus. The inspection was
done leisurely, though thcrougly and
lasted until four thirty when dinner
was served in Commons Hall.
Just after dinner the two societies
held meetings for the purpose of
electing the members of the Legis
lature Honorary Members of the So
cieties. The western men went to the
Di Hall and the Eastern to the Phi.
Into the Di came a goodly number
of the delegation among tbom seve
ral old members who have become
prominent in the State since leaying
the University. The new members
were initiated, and then speeches
called for from' them and the old
The first speaker to respond was
Judge Graham, Speaker of the
House. He spoke as the old mem
bers usually does of his pleasure at
being back in the society, but also
as one having a right to speak. He
referred to the close connection
that his family and the Battles have
had With the University for several
generations. He paid a tribute to
his class, '68, aud to the society
then and now, and closed with an
appeal to the present members to
make use of their splendid opportunities.
Senator Paul B. Means, of Caba
rrus, came next, tie took a snot at
Judge Graham, aud gave the society
some good suggestions, at the same
time praising it for its past work.
Mr. Whitehead Ktuttz, of Rowan.
added to his already widespread
ame as a impromptu speaker. He
opened humorously, and spoke very
entertainingly in a light vein, until
he became serious and his audience
with him.
Mr. Shipman, Commissioner of
Labor and Printing, when called
upon did his part easily and sensibly.
The meeting ended before the socie-
y was ready, just after a short
talk by Mr. Brown, of Rale'gh,
and a real speech by oue of Caroli
na's old Georgia debaters, Mr.
Buie, '98. ;
(Concluded on second page.)
The University sermon for Janaury
was delivered in Gerrard Hall last
Sunday night by Rev. Milton A.
Barber of Christ Church Raleigh.
Mr. Barbers text was: "Thou,
therefore, endure hardships as a
good soldier of Jesus 1 Christ." His
sermon was an excellent example of
those of the leading ministers in the
state today. In brief, it was as
follows. "Thou, therefore, shall
endure hardships as a good soldier
ot Jesus Christ. The religion of
Christ calls for warfare and every
Christian must be a warrior enduring
hardships. We are to remember
that we fight with spiritual not
phy sical weapons ! and not against
flesh and blood but against moral
evils. There are three requirements
must lose or absorb his will in that '
of his commander. He must not en
tangle himself in the affairs of life.
Second, he must have courage, moral
courage. "Bravery lies in the blood,
courage in the reason." The Christ
ian soldier may be brave, he must be
courageous. Third, the soldier must
be willing to endure hardships. We
have men of this type today, such
men as Bishop Rowe of Alaska,
Bishop Brent of the Phillipine
Islands and Bishop Knight in the
the mines of Colorado. Mr. Barber
closed his serman by calling on the
young- men to be Chistian soldiers.
Flossies Win Out
In Gerrard Hall Monday night at
eight o'clock there was a debate
between the Kappa Tauand Smith
literary societies of the Chapel Hill
High School. The Smith society
was represented by two young men,
Wills and Craig; the Kappa Tau by
two young ladies, Misses Lynch,
and McAulay. These debaters
defended and attacked the proposi
tion of compulsory education.
The Smith Society had the affir- '
mative of the query which ran like
the formula, Resolved, That
North Carolina should enact a com -
pulsory school law for all children '
between the ages of six and thirteen
years. It was brought out that law
was impartial and had no preference '
for white children over pickaninnies.
Much Shakespeare, more of the :
State Constitution, some of the
Bible were quoted and, applied.
Jokes were told and the question
threshed thoroughly. When the com
mittee retired to render a decision it
was reached only after great labor
and much discussion. But being
actuated, as Professor Cobb said,
more by a sense of fairness than any
thing else, the debate was decided in
favor of we nearly said the girls
the negative. s , i ":'',,''

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