power of initiation of policies independent of
instructions; the power to raise, invest, and appropriate all
funds; charge of the organization and direction of the
Local Associations; of the publication of a magazine
to be known as The University of North Carolina
Alumni Monthly; the care of collecting historical and
biographical data concerning the alumni ; of
disseminating knowledge which involves the good of the
University; and other functions such as will suggest
The Councilmen placed in nomination by the
committee and elected by the Association were: \V. S.
Bernard, Chapel Hill; W. H. Swift, Greensboro ; V. L.
Stephenson, Charlotte; R. H. Sykes, Durham; J. Y.
Joyner, Raleigh; one year. Robert Bingham, Ashe-
ville; Hayden Clement, Salisbury; W. J. Andrews,
Raleigh; J. C. B. Ehringhaus, Elizabeth City; A. S.
Barnard, Asheville; two years. D. B. Teague,
Raeford; J. K. Wilson, Elizabeth City; P. D. Gold,
Raleigh; T. D. Warren, New Bern; J. O. Carr,
Wilmington; three years.
The Council met in the Library Tuesday morning
and elected the following officers: Chairman, Robert
Bingham, Asheville; Temporary Secretary, W. S.
Bernard, Chapel Hill ; Treasurer, J. Y. Joyner, Raleigh.
It then entered upon a discussion of its functions and
duties, and decided unanimously that the most urgent
need for the time was a capable and enthusiastic man
in the field to undertake the organization of the
alumni into local Associations and to raise funds
necessary to prosecute the further work of the Alumni
Council. At the solicitation of the members of the
Council, Councilman W. II. Swift, of Greensboro,
consented to undertake this work until October 12th.
He was at once elected an officer of the Council with
the title of Field Manager.
The chairman, on motion, instructed Mr. Swift and
Mr. Bernard to prepare a general letter setting forth
facts of the organization of the Council and an outline
of the work proposed, to be mailed at the discretion
of Field Manager Swift. The Council then adjourned
to meet at the call of the chairman on some day
between the 20th of September and the 12th of October.
On Monday, June 3rd, 1912, immediately after the
luncheon, the first business session of the General
Assembly, under the new form of organization, was
held. Delegates representing local Associations were
present with Col. Robert Bingham, chairman of the
Council, presiding, and Walter Murphy as General
The report of \\ . S. Bernard, secretary ot the
Alumni Council, was read and r< The prin-
cipal work accomplished by the Council, a Eorth
in the report, was the placing in the field of \\ . 11.
Swift, of Greensboro, as temporary secretary of the
alumni, and later, \\ alter Murphy, oi
permanent secretary. As a result of th<
these men a number of local Associations had b
organized, or visited, and a splendid spirit of hi
fulness and helpfulness had been called forth from
the alumni. .More than $1,000 had been rai
these Association.-, for the extension of the work, and
the outlook for a united, working body of alumni
very promising. Air. Murphy's report was formally
received, and later, after the election of offii
>m-mendations contained in it were adopted by the
Upon the report of the Committee on Nominal
Gen. Julian S. Carr, of Durham, was unanimously
elected president, and Messrs. J. Y. Joyner, R. II.
Sykes, George Stephens. \\ . If. Swift, and W. S. B
nard, were elected to membership in the Council
a period of three years, to fill the vacant
third of the Council automatically retired under the
plan of organization.
Acting upon the suggestion of Secretary Murphy,
the Assembly voted to establish and publish an Alumni
Monthly or Bulletin, and to this end name'
om-mittee on ways ami means, with authority to el
editor and outline the plan and policy of the pub
tion, W. S. Bernard, Josephus Daniels, Louis I
Walter Murphy, James \. Gray, Jr.. Frank Graham,
and Louis R. \\ ilson.
It was further recommended that the Council take
up with the proper authorities the question of the
alumni system of coaching in all the athleti
of the I hiiversii y.
\t a meeting of the Council on June ph. and
adjourned meeting later in the Summer at I
Club. Secretary Murphy, with the Committee on Pub-
lication, was given the power to rial
board ami begin at once the issue of the journal 1
templated. Pursuant to these instruction
mittee met with Mr. Murphy in Chapel Hill
tember <)th. decided upon the name. The Alu
Review for the alumni publication, ami elected the
l< wing editor, editorial board, and managing
I...His R. \\ ilson, '99, Editor; <".. T. \\ inston,
E. EC Graham, '98, Archibald Hen
Bernard, '00, Louis ( '.ra\ es, '02, J. K. \\ ilson, '";. !•'. P,
G iliaui. '09, Kenneth 'fanner.
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