OFFICIAL ORGAN OF THE UNIVERSITY OP NORTH CAROLINA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
VOL. 19 UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, CHAPEL HILL, N. C, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1910 NO. 8
THE president s addrfss ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE
PRESIDENT VENABLE SPEAKS OF
HISTORY OP THE UNIVERSITY
FOUNDING OF THE UNIVERSITY
Some Figures Showing the Condition of the
University as Compared with Similar
In his address before the students
and alumni on University Hay, Presi
dent Venable said: ; :? s
Carolina Passes One Hundred and Sixteenth Birth
day with Commemorative Exercises
i The one hundred and sixteenth an-
The University was re-opened in 18- mversary of the University; was cel.e-
75 just thirty five years ago. It had prated Wednesday, October 12, with
suffered greatly in the Reconstruction exercises commemorating the founding
mil 'Phf. nlrl faniHv wac rlicm . or me institution . ana indicating; us
ed, a semblance of instruction was present status and needs. For such an
given to diminishing- numbers of stu- event the day was perfect. , A large
dents, dwindling also in age and pre- "umber of visitors, among whom were
paration until the end was reached and distinguished alumm, witnessed , or
the doors wers closed. Sorrowfully took Part in the long procession of
the months went by and the storms faculty and students that lormed in
beat on the untenanted buildings shorn front of the Alumni Building and, led
now of their ylory, and with only the by the University, band, marched to
memory of the many noble sons whi.
had once thronired their halls and
gained there the strength and iuspira
tion wtiicn made tnem great . in men
country's service. The winds and the
rustling leaves whispered of Wilson.
the devoted missionary; of Bishoj
Green andOtey and their great worl
for church and education; of James K
It was an interesting and significant
feature of the University Day exercises
thai heartiest greetings were brought
to the University by the; presidents of
our leading state institutions and that
these men were, with only one excep;
have drawn our strength from you in
the past. I have the faith that in the
future we may still look to you."
Meaning of Pubilc Education
V President R. II. Wright, of the
Eastern Training School, spoke of the
need and the meaning of public educa
tion. He srd, in part: .
! "From the lav of my graduation,
I have been loyal to my Aimer Mater
and to the cause of public education.
While we have not yet fully realized
what public education means, there is
a great awakening how going on along
this line. To a student of history
nothing is more significant than the
growth of educational ' endeavor. We
are coming to realize that our govern
ment that all government is but the
I .. . . . : , if . " .
perintendant J. Y. Joyner, another
t . tr ii i i j ai ' 1
uent venaDie tieiivereu. me principal
address of the day. His address will
te found under another head on this
( President Hill Beceives Degree
After the President's address, the
degree of Doctor Of Laws was conferr
ed upon President Daniel Harvey Hil
of the North Carolina Agricultural and
I i j i j r i ja V ii'
Polk who had ruled the nation; oi "'umnus arm ueau ui me siaie s puouc
Leonidas Polk, the beloved Bishop school system, was also present.
General: of Graham, who had so wise- I he exercises were begun with the
ly ordered the opening of Japan; oi University Hymn, after which Presi-
Benton; the great senator; of King
the vice-president; of Murphey ami
Yancey and Wiley, who had wrought
for the education of all the people; of Pa&e
Gaston and Bagger and Ruffin, the
exeat iurist. of Pettierrew and Vance
and a host of others whose names now
cluster as stars on the walls of the
All were gone, the campus deserted, Mechanical College. In his speech,
the buildings open to storms and wan- which followed, President Hill ex
dering strangers, apparatus broken or pressed his pleasure on being a visitor
earned off, and this mother of genera to Chapel Hill and stated that he had
tions of noble sons sat desolate in tne aiWayS had a peculiar reverence for
ashes of her past. this institution
How long were these Halls w "My first visit to this venerable
silent to the tread of eager youth who University," he said, "was in the mem
would follow in the footsteps of their orable year of its reopening, 1875.
fathers? How long could, the people Though only a boy, I was profoundly
of the State afford to have the training impressed with the almost delirious
school of their leaders empty Jiow ioy 0f those who had assembled for
long could the sons who loved her see tie great occassion. The buildings
their mother in helpless and shame- and- even the trees on the campus were
ful neglect? These were the cries decorated in token of the great rejoic
that echoed through the State. The hng. that prevailed on every hand. Mrs
doors must be open and the work be- Spencer was here, unable to restrain
gin again, was tne answer, uuioi her tears, Dr. .Phillips, and others ot
their war. stricken poverty her sons hallowed memory.
gave for her restoration, and out ol a President Hill said that it had been
looted treasury the people of the state his ambition when a boy to come to
contributed to her support, and the the University as a student, but hav
mother of the century past took up her ing- a grandfather who was president
work again that she might become the Gf Davidson College and a father who
mother of the centuries yet to be.
In the sharp competition of the pre
sent, destined to be still more rigorous
in the future, what hope would there
be for North Carolina to keep up in
the race with an untrained citizenship?
Will any state deliberately choose to
be the lowest rung on the ladder, a
hewer of wood and drawer of water for
the others, laboriously furnishing the
raw materials for the more'skillful fin
gers and more ingenious brain to fash
ion into useful form? It surely is not
necessary to delay further over these
arguments, made familiar in every cor-
ypntinuftd, on piith pUgT
was a professor there, he found his
college course to be "predestined.".
Dekn W. C. Smith Speaks
Dean W. C. Smith of the State Nor
mal College brought cordial greetings
from that institution.
"I can conceive," said he, ''of few
happier lots than falls to me todaj-,
bearing greetings to my alma mater
from a true daughter of this University
I the State Normal College. Con
ceived and founded by your son
Charles D. Mclver, presided over and
guided by members of your family, she
is, ineeed, an offspring of this institu
tion. We rejoice in your progress, we
Government becomes more democratic
as people become more enlightened.
Especially in a country like this does
the government depend on popular ed
ucation. The function of' our schools
is 'v,. only, to train leaders, but to
train citizens. This is what the pub
lic school tries to do. America is to
e credited with giving to the world jiq.
Students and Alumni Whom Death
: Claimed Since Year Ago.
'An impressive feature of the Univer
sity Day exercises was the "In Memo
riam" report. ' '
Professor 10. K. Graham, Dean of the
University, read the names of those
University students and alumni who
had died since October 12, 1909. His
i Marsden Bellamy, Sr., ex-'62. died
December 1. 1909. .. : :
A. B. Branch, ex 1892, d March 12,
F. E. W. Brown, B. S. 1895,. d July
i William Cameron, ex 1913 d Febru
ary 3, 1910.
I F .K. Cooke, med.1898 -1900, d Feb
ruary 7, 1910.
S. V. Daniel, A. B. 1860, d June 21,
W. T. Dortch Jr., ex 1913, d Febru
ary 7, 1910.
' F. Fetter A. B. 1857, d July IS, 1910.
J. L. Fleming, Law 1891-2 d Novem
; D. H. Gaston, uied vm 10 d June 7,
H. B. Gudgar Ph.B 1905 d October
: V. E. Holcombe Law 1887-8 d De
cember 15, 1909. , ;
:" S. D. Hursey ex 1907 d June 14, 1910.
S. H. Isler A.B. 1859 d April 4, 19
10. If J. M. Julian ex 1895 d September 16,
J. D. Lentz A. B. 1897 d June 13,
political freedom, as England gave
individual freedom, and this through
means of her public schools.
Aimer Mater vs. Mother-in-law
President R. II. RondthaW, of Sa
lem Female College, contributed some
humor which was thoroughly enjoyed
His speech was such a one as is always
welcomed coming- in the midst of
long: program of a more serious nature.
Hereferred pleasantly to some of his
experiences while a , student here, mat
ing an especially telling stroke when
he declared that he was one of, the
nineteen out of a class of twenty-five
to fall on "Psych". He also made a
"hit" when he informed the boys that
while they rejoiced to call Carolina
their Alma Mater, someol' them might
not object to owning his college as
President Rondthaler said that the
Salem Female College was opened just
nine years after the University opened
its doors. Throughout the long his
tory of the two institutions, they have
tad a parallel growth. The Salem
sejiool was perhaps the only of a sim
ilar character in the south which re
mained open during the Civil War,
Referrinir to the elephantine size of
the man. who was to follow him he in
troduced, with a taking joke, Superin
tendent W, R. Thompson, of the Stone
wall Jackson ; Manual and Training
School. ; vl .
Remarks on the Unsocial Boy
Mr. Thompson, entering into the
spirit of the joke'on his great size, de
clared that he was born in the same
year that the University was re-opened,
1875, and that since that time both he
and his Alma Mater had prospered and
grown great. He spoke on a subject
A. E. C. TaoW.te ex 19U d June 3,
KB. Mm as A 15. ISM d April 20,
I D. G. Rukerson A. B. 1854 d Nov
ember 21, 1909.
i J. C. Russel ex 1913.
! StLeon Scull B. S. 1885 d February
16, 1910. r
Harry Skinner Jr. ex 1905 d Novem
ber 5, 1909.
J. F. Shoffner Jr. B. S. 1896 d Mar
ch 24, 1910.
J. E. Sheppard 1867-8 L.L.D 1889 d
February 7, 1910.
Wingate Underbill A. B. 1897 d Oc
tober 28, 1909.
H. E. Wilson Ph.B. 1900 d June 10,
J. W. Wilson A. B. 1852 d July 2,
J. E.' Wrenn ex 1906 d February 11,
O. A. Young ex 1909 d June lb. 1910.
Trustee B. F. Dixon d September 26,
.,. In addition to these the University
grieves to-day the memorable loss of
two of its irreaiest and best loved in
James Cameron Mac Rae, October 17,
Eben Alexanler, March 11, 1910.
May the sweet memory of their tine
service here preserve their names in
It was unanimously voted dy the stu
dents in chapel that this number of the
TAR HEEL should be sent to those
friends and alumni who remembered
the University with greetings on Oc
tober 12. .
Instead of two issues of the TAR
HEEL this week, there will be only