UNIVERSITY PEOI'LE JOIN IN "HARVIE W ARD" DAY
All North Carolina and U"iversity alumni throughout tl,e world thrilled in May when Harv;e
Ward '51, onetime UNC golf star, W01J the Britiseh Amateur Championship. Citi~ens of Tarhoro,
where Ward grew up, Pllt on a eelebratio" in ;,dy, m,matched by anything that !tad happened ;n
Tarboro since the visit there of George Washington "some ,'ears ago." The above picture (taken
during Harvie Ward Day) was sent to "1'he AI",,,ni Reviezv" by William N. Cox '25, Sports Editor
of the "Norfo·lk Virginia1I--Pilot." Shown-left to rigltt- arc: George Barclay '34, Assistant
Foothall Coach at UNC; Coach Carl G. Snavely, also m, amateur golfer; Harvie Ward, former
American btlereollegiate champion and British Amateur Champion; and Dr. O. K. Cornwell, who
heads the University's program of atMetics and physical education.
KEMP PLUMMER LEwls ('00 AB), 71, associated with the Erwin Cotton Mills from the
time of his graduation at UNC, died in Dur-ham, June 29, 1952. Born in 1880 in
Ra-leigh, he was a son of Dr. Richard H. and
Cornelia (Battle) Lewis, a grandson of UNC
President Kemp P. Battle. He was graduated
at Chapel Hill magna cum laude, made Phi
Beta Kappa; a member of Zeta Psi. With
Erwin Mills, he rose to be President in 1932
and was made Chairman of the Board in
1949. He was elected President of the N. C.
Cotton Manufacturers Association and the
American Cotton Manufacturers Association.
He was President of the UNC Alumni Asso-
ciation in 1931 and 1932. Four daughters
survive as do a sister and a brother, Dean
l vey F. L ewis '02 of the University of Vir-
HOWELL LINDSAY SMITH ('09-11 Law), 62,
for a number of years connected with Ed-
wards & Broughton Printing Co. of Raleigh,
died in Morganton, July 11, 1952. Survivors
include two brothers-William Oliver Smitl,
,16, and Charles Lee Smit!, '30, both of
Ra-lei gh .
EZRA PARKER ('10-14, LLB '14), 63, attorney
and former Mayor of Benson, died June 28,
1952 at his home. He served in the State
Senate in 1915 and 1917 and had ,been
Judge of the Johnston County recorder's
court. For many years he was Chairman of
the Benson school board. Survivors include his
wife, a daughter and two sons-Ezra A.
Parker, Jr. '37, and David 11. Parker '38,
both of Benson.
appointed by Governqr Ehringhaus to head
the State's schools in 1934. Under his admin-istration tremendous expansion had taken
place and he was known widely over the
nation as an educational statesman. Survivors
include his wife, a son, daughter (Mrs. George
Withers '44, Raleigh, and a brother, CharllS
c. Erwi" '21 of Salisbury.
DR. JAMES ALDERT BRADLEY ('20-25, BSMed
'25), 52, died on board the SS Silverstar in
the Virgin Islands, April 16, 1952. For a
number of years he had practiced medicine at
St. Petersburg, Fla. He entered UNC from
Florence, S. C. After five years at UNC, he
attended the University of Pennsylvania
where he received his M.D. in 1927. He
taught at Texas and LSU Medical Schools
before returning to Florence to practice. Later
he moved to St. Petersburg. During the war
he served as a lieutenant-commander in the
Navy. Survivors include two sons, James and
Kent, who attended the University in 1950-
DR. EARL HENDERSON BROWN, JR. ('20-25,
BSMed '25),49, died June 8,1952 at Tucson,
Ariz. where he had practiced medicine for 15
years. Native of Concord, he went from UNC
to the University of Pennsylvania where he
received his M.D. in 1927. After interning
and practicing at Germantown, Pa. he moved
to the West. His wife and two sons survive.
CARL WHITTIER HALES ('24-25), 48, who was
partner in the operation of drug stores at
Jacksonville and Midway Park, N. C., died
May 31, 1952 following a week's illness. He
was a native of Kenly in Johnston County.
MANUEL LOWE HEW1TT ('22-24), 49, died July
9, 1952 in Newton, where he was engaged in
business. He was a native of Newton. Sur-
viving are his wife and a son.
JAMES BENJAMIN WARD ('30-34, BSGeolog7
'39), 37, died July 9, 1952 at Port au Prince,
Haiti. He was chief geologist for a
develop-ment project in Haiti. For 10 years after
at-tending UNC he was an engineer and geolo-
gist with TVA and later at the Hiwassee and
Fort Loudon, Ky. dams. During the war he
served as a lieutenant-commander with the
Seabees in the Pacific and later, as a civilian,
had been on building projects in South Amer-
ica and Europe. He entered UNC from Cerro
Gordo, N. C. Surviving are his wife (the
former Ann Candler '35 of Murphy), par-
ents, and two brothers-one of them being
Cleme"t L. Ward, Jr. '35.
WILLIAM RAY JOHNSON, JR. ('35 BSGeol), 37,
died in Winston-Salem after an illness of 16
years. For two years following his graduation
he was an instructor at UNC. Surviving are
JAMES LAFAYETTE BURGESS ('02 BS), 79, died
July 20, 1952 in Greensboro following three
years of declining health. He had worked
with the N. C. Department of Agriculture
for 28 years, retiring in 1937 to dairy farm·
ing at Pleasant Garden. He entered UNC
from Liberty. Four sons and four daughters
DR. THOMAS HAYES ROYSTER ('03-05 Med), 68,
died in Edgecombe County General Hospital,
July 3, 1952 after a long illness. He had
practiced medicine in Tarboro and Roanoke
Rapids. A native of Granville County, he
took his M.D. at Medical College of Virginia in 1908 after two years at UNC. His
DR. FLOYD PUGH WOOTEN ('13-18), 57, Kinston
surgeon, died July 20, 1952, at Swansboro
after suffering a heart attack while swimming.
After five years at UNC, he finished medicine
at Jefferson Medical College in 1920. He
began practice at Kinston in 1922. Sur-
vivors include his wife, a daughter, and a
son-Carl C. Wooten '46 of Kinston.
CLYDE ATKINSON ERWIN ('15-16), 55, N. C.
Superintendent of Public Instruction since
1934, died of a heart attack, July 19, 1952.
Only the night before he had returned to
Raleigh from Chicago where he was called to
advise with drafting the Democratic Party
platform for 1952. Born in Atlanta, Ga. in
1897, he returned with his parents at an early
age to their home in Waco, N. C. He at-
tended UNC in 1915-16 and afterwards for
summer sessions. Elected Superintendent of
Rutherford County schools in 1925, he was
Wll.KINS EDWARD WILDER ('34-35), of Wood-
land, N. C., died November 10, 1951.
JOHN CABALL BRECKENRIDGE ('43-44) was killed
in action in Korea, October 9, 1951. A first
lieutenant, he was a company executive of-
ficer in the First Marine Division. For his ac-tion in World War II and the Korean War,
he had received the Silver Star, Purple Heart
(with gold ctar), and other citations. He had
nine years service in the Marine Corps in
which his father, the late James C. Brecken-
ridge, was a lieutenant-general. Lt. Brecken-
ridge was a native of Winchester, Va. Sur-
viving are his mother, and brother (1st Lt.
James T. Breckemidge '44), who was in the
V-12 program also at UNC.
T HE ALUMNI R EVIEW