THE ALUMNI REVIEW
To I 1 monthly except in July. August, September
and January, by the General Alumni Association of the
University ni Nonli Caro.ina.
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
directions and its organization is becoming more and more
complex. Without some medium of connection
between 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
information 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
support 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.
Contributions on the more serious problems and work of the
University, letters, accounts of alumni meetings,
announcements 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
University 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