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
lock, P. L. Black, Eugene Graham, Dr. Addison Brenizer,
I'Mward 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.