UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1909.
SOS. 29 and 30
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION.
THE COMMENCEMENT DANCES
Ninety-eight candidates for degrees
marched into Memorial Hall Tuesday
at 10:30. After a lengthy program
the degrees were conferred. Four
degrees LL.D. were conferred.
Tuesday June 1st dawned hot from j
the start. Despite the weather a
large crowd of visitors from near and
far assembled early. At 10:15 the
line of march formed at the Alumni
Building, the Bachelors of Arts lead
ing the procession. Never in the his
tory of these young gentlemen had so
many eyes been turned upon them.
Through the heat of sun ; and
through a cloud of dust they made
their way to Memorial Hall. On all
sides from vantage points of the invit
ing shade of campus their march was
followed by the eyes of friends, rela
tives, and sight-seers.
After reaching the Hall exercises
were opened with a short prayer. The
Mangum medal was then contested for
by Messrs. II. C. Barbee, C, W. Til
lett, Jr., S. V. Bowen, and Kemp D.
Battle. Their subjects were respect
ively, "Democracy and Education,"
"The Meaning of History," "Inter
national Arbitration," and "Democ
racy and the Trusts." K. D. Battle
won the medal by the best speech of
four good ones.
PROFESSOR WELCH'S ADDRESS
President Venable announced as
speaker for the occasion Dr. William
Henry Welch, M.D., LL.D., professor
of Pathology in Johns Hopkins Uni
versity. Dr. Welch began by paying his re
lpect to the University and to the stu
dents from here at Johns Hopkins.
His theme he gave as the modern,
especially preventive medicine, wiih
particular reference to society.
He spoke more particularly of the
general .-progress of medicine. The
advance of medicine, he said, is usual
ly reckoned from the individual's view
point. He showed that the greatest
progress of medicine has been in the
prevention of disease, such as the
handling or extermination of epidem
ics. This has been made possible only
by study of individual phenomena, but
its practice is general in effect, The
black plague has been almost annihi
lated. Smallpox is controlled by inoc
ulation, and has entirely been exter
minated where all the people are vac
cinated. Segregation has reduced the
spread of leprosy, and has confined its
ravages to a very limited area.
Dr. Welch showed how yellow fever
is being controlled. How it has been
practically exterminated from Cuba.
He said that its widespread occurrence
in America would be a disgrace to the
nation. Not alone are the infectious
diseases now prevented but the others
are guarded against. Sanitary condi
tions result in a lowering of the death
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SENIOR CLASS DAY
Alumni Address b y Whitehead
Kluttz. Class Reunions
' The graduating Senior class mus
tered their numbers in caps and gowns
for the first time Saturday morning.
At 9:30 eighty black-robed Seniors
formed in line in front of Memorial
Hall. Headed by their president.
Frank Graham, with Dr. Thomas
Hume, professor emeritus of English
language, thev were ushered into Ger-
rard Hall by Chief-Marshal John M
Reeves. In chapel Dr. Hume read a
selection from the Bible and addressed
a few touching remarks to the gradua
ting class. Dr. Hume closed the ex
ercises with a prayer for the future of
the men before him. Deeply affected
and solemnized by this prayer the
Seniors left the Hall chastened and
After the Seniors had vacated the
Hall the waiting students, alumni, and
visitors began to fill the scats leaving
room for the Seniors only. After the
Hall had been well filled and Carolina
had gathered here her beauty and her
chivalry, the Seniors again filed into
the Hall to the accompaniment of
music from the University orchestra
The platform was occupied by Frank
Graham, president of the class, John
W. Umstead, Jr., class historian, Clias
W. Tillett, Jr., who was to present the
class gift, F. E. Winslow, who was to
read the last will and testament of '09,
and W. Lunsford Long the class
prophet. President Graham opened
the exercises with an address. Mr
Graham's speech was an honor to him
self, his class, and to the University.
After the speech by President Gra
ham, Mr. J. W. Umstead, Jr. read the
class history. Mr. U m s t e a d
recounted briefly the many deeds that
stand to the credit of the class of 1909,
deeds of which any class might well be
proud. Only tvvice in their college
career had an athletic team of their
class been able to wrest a champion
ship from their fellow classes. In their
freshman year they won the champion
soip in baseball. In their Senior year
they won it again in tennis. However
'09 has contributed many a good man
to both varsity and scrubs. She lias
furnished men for debate and for the
Phi Beta Kapp i.. The glory of 1909.
however, lies in the stand she took on
After a selection rendered by the
orchestra Mr. F. E. Winslow arose to
read the last will and testament of his
class. The many valuables and other
wise of the Senior class were distribu
ted with a free and generous hand.
The Juniors came in for their share of
the heirlooms. The other recipients
were many and varied from Elon Col
lege to Doc. Kluttz.
Mr. W. L. Long closed the exercises
of the class with the class prophecy.
He foretold the future of each man in
the clsss except Milo Jones. Even the
divining power of such a clear-sighted
prophet balked at that task. After
telling each man his own future, the
seer gave it as the truth of an oracle
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The chapel was filled Monday morn
ing with the reunited classes of past
years iand with visitors and students.
President Venable opened the exer
cises with the announcement that this
day belonged to the alumni and that
the exercises should be under their
control. Dr. Venable gave over the
duty of presiding at the exercises to
Col. Thomas S. Kenan, President of
the Alumni Association. Mr. White
head Kluttz of Salisbury, late Speaker
of the Senate' was introduced as the
leliverer of the Alumni address. Mr.
Kluttz gave his audience an example of
oratorical beauty that has seldom been
equalled in the enclosure of Gerrard
MR. KLUTTZ'S ADDRESS
Mri Whitehead Kluttz gave as his
Sophomore Dance, Senior Ball,
Morning Hop, Afternoon Ger
man, and Final Dance
the manner of
snbjtxt for the alumni address,
Norjli Carolina Boy
substance it ran after
the ol lowing.
Something about a college grips
neart of boy and man and holds
A college which' 4 has greatly
sewed is greatly loved, so it is with
Ca olina. The history of the Univer
sitr isthe history of the State in a
laie measure. Polk, Burton, Gra
ham, King, Vance, Pettigrew, walked
thficamous once. Memorial llall is
fui of the names of its Civil War he
Ho lovelier place of inspiration ex
ists than Chapel Hill. In the oasis of
thf hearts of the alumni it blooms for
Lire in JNortn. Carolina is a unit, so
to understand life today we must con
sider life of yesterday. So we consid
er the North Carolina boy ol yester-
dav and his state, his part in the
American drama. Two forces, un
like yet equally virile contributed to
the character of the American. The
puritan brought steadfastness; the cav
alicr chivalric ideals. Their quest for
adventure led them ever westward, and
the North Carolina boy has been
The traits of puritan
were not unmixed.
Quaker. German settlers
persecu ion and perhaps gave a ten
dency to puritanism. But climate and
slaves tended to make North Carolina
conform to the spirit of the South.
From the beginning the state was full
of sturdy independence. The early
revolutionary history shows this.
Today North Carolina is still in the
van of Southern progress, and more
puritan, perhaps, than New England.
Yet the old South furnished soldiers,
statesmen, orators, and incorruptible
judges. With the passing ot it seerns
to have passed the last of the grand
r -r v 1 . t 1 CI 1 i
manner. v mie tins eider ooum was
not sordid it led industrially. The
first iron smelter was at Jamestown
1620; the first steamship to cross the
sea went out from Savannah.
When the South led the nation
North Carolina was the heart of effort
and public opportunity. The North
Carolina Railroad, and Alamance Cot
ton Mills are ' examples of this. In
the beginning of the nation North
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The first of the series of Commence
ment dances began at 4:30 Tuesday
afternoon. This was the Sophomore
dance. Although the afternoon was
warm enough to make dancing more
or less uncomfortable almost every
devotee of the Terpischore attended
this initial dance. Commons Hall
became the environment of a more or
less beautiful gathering once more.
Suffice it to say that the old hall
should have enjoyed the dances, for
assuredly those who are wont to fre
quent it are not overly aesthetically
There has been some difficulty in
gathering the names of those attend
ing the dances. There was no regis
ter kept for the Sophomore dance, so
no list can be given. This fact is re
gretted by Tin? Tar IIkel, but unfor
tunately cannot be helped. The Sen
ior Ball was given at 10:30 Tuesday .
ght. I he attendance was better
than at the other dances. Many of
the friends and relatives of the dancers,
especially fathers and mothers of sen
iors went over to lend dignity to an
occasion which already had grace.
Speaking of grace, the graces them
selves would have felt at home on the
floor at Commons this Commencement.
A large and bright portion of the
flower of the State lent charm to our
little community, worn through sleep
less nights of spring examinations.
Not alone those who attended the
dances nave felt its presence. The
homesick man who has been waiting
for more funds, the ones who intend
to be summer residents, and those who
have remained behind to work for a
season; all have been gladdened by the
freshness, and color from the outside.
At 11:00 a. m. Wednesday came the
Morning Hop. Some few, niggard
of their youthful bloom, wearied from
unaccustomed activity, or unmindful
of the short duration of life saved
themselves and did not lend their pres
ence, to the morning dance. Now they
are sorry, but so not we. They should
have known better. Indeed we think
a few minutes head-scratching had
saved them from their error. Be that
as' it may. the Hop was as the other
as delightful occasion as the others.
Those who had rested in the fore
noon and those who had considered
juffffi"?? lmu' attended the Afternoon
German at 4:30 p. m. Here strains of
waltzes again went out of windows,
whence usually cries of "chunk the
bread," etc. come. Altogether it seem-
ed from the campus as if it were an
When the music started for the first
figure of the final dance, near 11:00
p. m. everyone was there. Those who
had old soldiered during the day now
came forward to try to make up for
tue sin or neglected opportunity."
Whatever the music the re
frain in the minds of most was "we
wont go home till morning."
Prosaically a night was made of it,
yet it was not night. True the soft
lights, blended tints and shadows
could not be reproduced by daylight.
Still it is never night in the ball room.
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