the board, held during the meeting of the
State Medical Society at Pinehurst, among
those elected were: Dr. K. B. Pace'13,
Greenville; Dr. W. D. James '07, Ham-
let; Dr. W. M. Coppridge '16, Durham;
and Dr. Lester A. Crowell, Jr. '26, Lin-
In other elections Dr. T. W. M. Long
'05, of Roanoke Rapids, was reelected
Secretary-Treasurer of the State society.
Dr. J. A. Morris '87, of Oxford, was
elected President of the public health of-
ficers organization during the public health
day of the State society meeting.
Judge Robert W. Winston '79 has pre-
sented to the Alumni Office for perman-
ent filing his memorial address on the late
Frank Shepherd Spruill (student in 1880-
83) when Mr. Spruill's portrait was pre-
~;en t ed to the North Carolina Supreme
Court on March 29, 1938. Mrs. Spruill
is a sister of Judge Winston. A son, Frank
S. Spruill Jr., '20, who practiced law with
his father in Rocky Mount, is well known
by University alumni of the World War
The presentation of an award to Ameri-
ca's Town Meeting of the Air as "one of
the outstanding achievements of the year
in radio" by the Woman's National Radio
Committee on May 4- was in effect a per-
sonal tribute to George V. Denny, Jr. '22.
The award followed a nation-wide poll
conducted among 25 women's organiza-
tions on their favorite radio programs. In
making the award, a gold microphone, the
chairman of the survey committee said
"the program was chosen because it typi-
fied the spirit of America, a freedom of
speech and of the air which no other na-
tion enjoys as we do."
The Town Meeting of the Air, broad-
cast weekly during the Fall and Winter
from Town Hall in New York over the
WJZ network, is conducted by Alumnus
Denny. He is the chief officer of the
Town Hall and its wide program of ac-
J. Haydn Davis '22, of Adel, Ga.,
suggests an alumni gift that other alumni
might consider. Writing recently to the
Alumni Office he sent membership dues
for his father, J. E. B. Davis '89, of Ra-
leigh, and said that he was presenting the
membership as a sort of Father's Day gift.
The good deed may be returned some day
as the younger Alumnus Davis has a son,
Haydn Davis, Jr., now five months old,
who is being groomed for the University
Class of 1959.
The middle Davis was at the Univer-
sity in 1918-19. He is employed by the
Sowega Fertilizer Corp. and the Sowega
Melon Growers Association in Adel from
March through July each year and is a
tobacconist who follows markets in Adel,
Kinston, N. C., and Knoxville, Tenn.
Medical alumni on May 3 at their an-
nual luncheon during the meeting of the
State Medical Society, held this year at
Pinehurst, elected Dr. John Cotton Tay-
loe '20, of Washington, as President suc-
ceeding Dr. Whitehead McKenzie '14- of
Salisbury. Approximately 100 alumni at-
tended the luncheon, at which Dean Wil-
liam deB. MacNider was the principal
speaker. Others from the University who
attended included Dr. 1. H. Manning,
Dr. C. S. Mangum, Dr. J. B. Bullitt, Dr.
M. J. Rosenau, Dr. R. L. Holman, Dr.
G. L. Donnelly, Dr. E. McG. Hedgpeth,
and Alumni Secretary Maryon Saunders.
Other officers elected were Dr. Claude
B. Squires'17, of Charlotte, Vice Presi-
dent, and Dr. Hedgpeth '28, Secretary.
Dr. Karl B. Pace'13, of Greenville, and
Dr. Thomas S. Royster' 12, of Henderson,
were elected to the Council for terms of
three years. The Secretary's term also
was for three years.
Dr. Royster made a motion that a com-
mittee be appointed by the President to
cooperate with the General Alumni Asso-
ciation in soliciting funds for the use of
the medical school. Portraits of some of
the professors was specifically mentioned
as a worthy project. The motion was
unanimously carried and referred to the
incom~ng President by DI(. McKenzie
Around the Well
College boys arc getting tired of spend-
ing their good money to buy flowers for
their dates every time a dance bobs up.
What's more, they intend to do something
about it. The question of corsages or no
corsages is before the student body this
The University Dance Committee, of
which Bill McCachren of Charlotte is
chairman, has voted against the practice
of corsages. A straw vote in one of the
dormitories showed students were nearly
100 per cent against the custom. And the
Junior-Senior Dance Committee went on
record as unanimously favoring the aboli-
tion of corsages.
Next organization to consider the mat-
ter is the Inter-Fraternity Council.
columnist Voit Gilmore of
Winston-Salem is airing the idea out in
the newspaper-and dancing students are
all agog at the possibilities of aving some
of their parents' hard-earned cash.
When traffic along Franklin Street was
stopped the other day by a "shotgun wed-
ding" with a top-hatted, no-pants groom,
a cheese-clothed bride and a rope-
haired Lady Godiva on a mule, it took
the observers some time to figure out that
it was all an initiation of new members
into the Order of the Grail.
Participants included Charles Wales of
Edenton as the groom, Bill Blalock of
Charlotte as the bride, Jim Woodson of
Salisbury as Lady Godiva, Dick Worley
of Asheville as the preacher, John Moore
of Edenton as the shotgun-toting father,
James Davis of Goldsboro as the baby,
Dewitt Barnett of White Plains, N. Y.
as the nurse. Other new members in
valious garb were Charles R. Kline of
Carthage, Brooks Patten of Wilmington,
George Nethercutt of Roanoke Rapids,
Felix Markham of Durham, Bill McCach-
ren of Charlotte and Paul Thompson of
Following the initiation banquet at the
Carolina Inn Billy Campbell of Wilming-
ton was elected president for the coming
Gilmore of Winston-Salem
The whole subject of International
Relations gave students something to think
about at the first conference held here on
that topic, sponsored by the Carolina Lea-
gue for International Cooperation and the
Foreign Policy League.
Speakers for the occasion included
Josephus Daniels, Ambassador to Mexico;
Francis B. Sayre, Assistant Secretary of
State; Dr. Otto Nathan, German econo-
mist; Dr. R. Taylor Cole and Dr. Paul
Linebarger of Duke University; and Dr.
Erich W. Zimmermann, Dr. Herbert von
Beckerath, Dr. Rex Winslow and Dr. D.
H. Buchanan of Chapel Hill.
Bob Magill, student body president, has
been named ~s Director of Graham Me-
morial for next year to succeed Pete Ivey.
"Merry Wives of Windsor," Shakes-
peare's hilarious comedy, will be given by
the Carolina Playmakers as the Forest
Theatre production of the spring, with
Bob Nachtman in the role of Falstaff.
Already president of the Carolina Y.
M. C. A., Brooks Patten of Wilmington
has been elected president of the state-
wide Y. M. and Y. W. C. A.
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