GENERAL ALUMNI ASSOCIAn ON
A Word from Chapel
Lindsay C. Warren Jr. '46, Goldsboro. President
James B. Garland '41, Gastonia .... Immediate
Frank Alspaugh '47, Richmond, Va.. . ...... .
David L. Grigg '61. Albemarle .. Vice-President
H. N. (Pat) Patterson '31 . Chapel Hill . . ...... .
Clarence E. Whitefield '44 . . .. . ...... General
Clarence E. Whitefield
Elected at Large
Frank A. Daniels. Jr. '53 (1975) .. . .. . . Raleigh
Robert S. Webb, Jr. '53 (1975) ....... Asheville
Mary Ruth Mitchell (Mrs. Ira)
Hardy '57 (1975)................ Greenville
Sue Jenkins Smith '35 (1975) .. . .... Whiteville
Catherine Holt (Mrs. James L.)
McCormick '48 (1976) .... ...... Burlington
Robert Spence'43 (1976) ... . . ..... Smithfield
Zachary Smith '47 (1976) ..... . Winston-Salem
Martha Guy '42 (1977) . . ............ Newland
Paul A. Johnston 'SO (1977)........ Chapel Hill
Elected to Represent Class Officers
Richard Vinroot '63 (1975) .. .... . .. . Charlotte
James B. Brame Jr. '67 (1976) ........ Durham
Charles M. Shaffer Jr. '64 (1977). .. .. .. Atlanta
Elected to Represent Districts
1. Henry B. Thorpe '56 (1977) . . Rocky Mount
2. Thomas 1. Hackney Jr. '41 (1977) ... Wilson
3. William A. Raney '39(1975) ... Wilmington
4. Kenneth Royall Jr. '40(1976) ..... Durham
5. William H. Redding Jr. '58 (1976) ....... .
6. Ann Lewallen (Mrs. James Y.J
Spencer 'SO (1975) .. . .... . Winston-Salem
7. Art W. Thomas Jr. '47 (1975) . ... . Concord
8. Kelly M. Alexander Jr. '70 (1977) ........ .
Roberts 'SO (1976) .............. Asheville
Robert A. Brown"54 (1975) .... Greenville, S.C.
Raymond K. Mason '49(1975) Jacksonville, Fla.
Frank Allston '52 (1976) ........ Naperville, Ill.
David Waters '53 (1976) ...... Cincinnati, Ohio
Robert H. Schnell '33 (1977) . . .. New York City
Ex Officio, Representing Student Body
Marcus Williams ..... President, Student Body
Donald P. Kanak ...... President, Senior Cla~s
Jim Cooper ..... Co-Editor,
The Daily Tar Heel
Greg T urosak ... Co-Editor,
The Daily Tar Heel
Presidents of School Alumni Associations
University Report, we anticipate publish-
ing a tabulation of Life Members by
class and geographical area, so that you
and your classmates may see how you
are doing. We hope that this will spur
some of our alumni to join the ranks.
More important, though, than such
competitive motivation, is the fact that Life
Membership makes sense for most alum-
ni. Because we promise not to spend the
principal during your lifetime, payments
toward Life Membership are tax de-
ductible, and are eligible for matching if
your employer matches gifts to educational
Regardless of the reason, though, we
hope you will carefully consider Life
Membership, and this way eliminate pay-
ment of your annual dues forever.
Let me also make another point, and
emphatically! While we may stress Life
Membership ftom time to time because we
believe in it, we want our annual members
to know that we appreciate them just as
much. The benefits from the Alumni
Association are the same. It's only the
tax break that makes the difference.
Speaking of annual dues brings to mind
one other point that was mentioned in
this column a couple of months ago,
and that was the possibility of a dues in-
We noted that the dues have not changed
since 1969, and in these days of infla-
tionary costs, wondered aloud just how
long we could continue with our present
Well, the picture is brighter today than
it was back in the Fall. Thanks to the 2,500
new members, our revenue picture is
considerably better and we may be able to
postpone that anticipated dues increase
for another year. The decision will be up
to the officers and directors, who likely
will decide at their April meeting.
Meanwhile, we'll continue to work on
class reunions, on chapter meetings,
on alumni tours, on special events, on in-
teresting alumni publications, and on
anything else which we feel will help make
more meaningful the relationship between
our alumni and the University at Chapel
And, in the year 2000, we hope to look
back confidently at the year 1975 and
say, "It was a good beginning, Have a good
50th reunion, Art, Charlie, and class-
ALUMNI ON UNC ATHLETIC COUNCIL
Walter E. Pupa '47 (1975) .. .......... Raleigh
Dr. Richard F. Bunting '51 (1976) ......... .. .
Charles City, Va.
Charlie Justice 'SO (1977) . .... .... Greensboro
My gosh, it's 1975. In only 25 years, it'll
be the year 2000!
In some ways, that's hard to believe.
Yet in other ways, it seems just around the
This is the year that the Class of '25
holds its SOth year reunion. Already we've
had about 30 members of that class back
in Chapel Hill to begin planning their
reunion. It's the class of my predecessor,
J. Maryon (Spike) Saunders; and, if the
mini-reunion they had here recently is any
indication of things to come next May,
then they're certainly going to have a ball!
This year also is the time.when the
Class of 'SO holds its 25th year reunion,
and they, too, have begun planning al-
Simple arithmetic tells us that in the
year 2000, the Class of 'SO will be holding
its 50th year reunion, and what a day
to look forward tc>-even now. Art Weiner
and Charlie (Choo Choo) Justice have
accepted the co-chairmanship of the re-
union this year, and everyone hopes that
both will be around to help celebrate the
SOth in the year 2000!
While dealing with the new year and the
future, this also is an appropriate time
to look at the past, particularly the year
just concluded. This pastyear-1974-was
a good year for your Alumni Association.
For the first time in history, we ex-
ceeded 20,000 dues-paying members. We
also have exceeded 3,000 Life Members.
When Lindsay C. Warren, Jr. '46 of
Goldsboro assumed the Presidency of
the Alumni Association last May, succeed-
ing J. B. Garland '41 of Gastonia, he set
two membership goals for his year. One
was a total membership of 20,000, and
the second was to enroll 1,000 new Life
The first of those two goals already has
been reached, with the addition of some
2,500 new members this year. The second
goal is still there, and we are working
toward it diligently.
Our Life Membership program is still
in its infancy. Although it was created
back in the '60's, no concerted effort was
made to sign up Life Members until
the fall of 1970.
It is with the background of 462, 547,
710 and 860 Life Members enrolled
in the past four years that President
Warren set a goal of 1,000 new Life Mem-
bers this year,
Currently, the year has produced be-
tween 4SO and 500 new Life Members,
leaving half of the goal yet to be reached by
Commencement Weekend in early May.
Yet, it still is realistic.
In the February issue of our newspaper,
Hark, the sound,
Clarence E. Whitefield '44 (AB '48)
Director of Alumni Affairs
in this issue
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