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(T^^HE play is the same. The lights
\^ flicker at times; there are more super-
numeraries back-stage; there is quarreling over
make-up in the dressing rooms; the stars
give way at intervals to understudies; out
front, hisses leaven the applause; but all in
all it is the same old play.

Herein we have tried to picture faith-
fully the play, as the past year has seen it
enacted at the University. If we have failed,
our much labor accepts only the censure mer-
ited of inability. If we have succeeded, we
seek no praise, we desire no commendation —
we have only accomplished that which we
set out to do.

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^^"O Walter — called Pete — Murphy,
\z) whose loyalty to his Alma Mater has
never called in an expert accountant to
estimate costs; whose services of high
sacrifice in behalf of popular education,
high, low and middle, in the Legislature
of North Carolina have been outstanding
as a feature of the great progressive move-
ment that has advanced this State to the
forefront of the American sisterhood; who
at all times has cheerfully and intelli-
gently responded to every call that the
University has made on him, and has
called around between assignments to ask
for other tasks, whether trivial or of
great import; this, the 1925 YACKETY
YACK, is dedicated with the hope that
it will in some degree bear witness to
the prideful affection of a mother for a
stalwart and devoted son.

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Peter B. Bacot, '59

John H. S. Mendenhall,


William D. Bizzell, '01

Robert H. Marsh, '56

Robert W. Blair, '96

Tillery L. Messer, '27

A. H. Carrigan, '50

Irving R. Miller, '23

Julian S. Carr, '66

Adolphus W. Mangum,


Henry M. S. Casons, '97

James W. McNeill, '96

Walter C. Clark, '64

Mathews L. McCorkle,


Locke Craig, '80

Alfred Nixon, '81

Willis W. Cole, '00

L. C. Obrien, '06

Erasmus A. Daniel, Jr., '04 Walter D. Ouzts, '80

Elias Fulp, '80

J. McNair Pate, '18

Lucius Frierson, '59

J. Bis Ray, '04

James F. Head, '11

Maurice G. Rosenthal, '


James G. Hallowell, '10

George McN. Rose, '67

Max Jackson, '85

Joseph F. Brem, '90

Louis Jones, '27

William H. Thompson,


Robert P. Johnston, '92

Fredrick Towers, '91

Joseph B. Keener, '18

John H. Vaughan, '04

W. W. Kitchen, '89

Delonza T. Wilson, '87

Robert V.

Whitener, '97















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The ancient well, where cluster memories
and midnight meetings

Where Professor Pan ana Doctor
Bacchus teach "campus courses "


Saunders Hall, where the
obvious IS re-discovered


Summer's grande finale before the
dirge ofwmter comes

Wherein the Phi Assembly recalls
the days of its glory

Nature's Pisa-ltke commemoration of
William Richard Davie

A venerable chapel which shall soon

cling peacefully to the hand of

a beautiful big sister

Ivy and electric lights — the
anachroniitn of progress



Here are taught the infinite wonders
of the human microcosm


Njture attempting to beautify
Steele Dorynitory


Aesthetic rapture for man or maid —
and what you n't II for man and maid

Wherein may always be found

The Divine Comedy but

The Plastic Age never



IV here motly suitors woo the goddess
of the bandaged eyes

Through nhich the Pagan may pass
to a newer faith

A comer of the Chapel — more pleasing
perhaps than the whole

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Thornton Shirley Graves

Thornton Shirley Graves was not widely known to the Student Body. He had been with us
scarcely more than one student generation. He was not prominent in student or Faculty activities.
His class room was not crowded. Until his death, many were unaware of the extent of his reputa-
tion as a scholar. Yet those students who were carrying on advanced work under his direction —
and they were among the most able of all our company — need no assurance of his great gifts; and
those of his colleagues who knew him, realized the pervasive influence of his ideals of scholarship,
and were heartened thereby. To become, while still comparatively young in years, one of the half
dozen acknowledged masters in this country and abroad in his chosen field in these days of
highly-specialized knowledge, is an accomplishment which few attain. That this was his rightful
place, testimony is not wanting to prove.

Yet I have never known a man more completely indifferent to every art by which lame is
courted. 1 have not yet compiled a complete bibliography of his writings. When this is done, the
mere list will astonish those who thought of him only as a teacher who seemed to know quite a bit
about the history of the English drama. His learning was amazing in extent and exactness. He
was quick to recognize solid work; skilled in pointing out the essential quality of a book;devastating
in the irony with which he blasted some piece of charlatanry and pretense. Yet in exposing the
superficiality and insincerity that he loathed, as in the praise of that which deserved praise, there
was no pretense. He was as simple and unaffected as a child. Honest work, even if not brilliant,
he valued.

One might give many instances of his rare combination ol sturdy intellectual honesty, self-
forgetfulness, and forthright truth. I have wondered, in the last few da>s, wh\' we knew so little
about his experiences in the Great War. We know the externa! facts: he saw three years' service,
from iqij to iqio. I know that he rose to a captaincy, and that he won more than local fame as
a sharpshooter. I believe he had medals from three governments, but I have never seen these
medals, nor did 1 learn of them from him. He never talked about the war or what he saw and did.
I did not need to know, for I knew the man. On his way home he stopped in London and added
more books to his library. He loved to hunt for old books, not merely through catalogues or on
display shelves, but in cellars, in barrels and dust-covered boxes. His judgment of book values
was as unerring as his judgment of scholars. He collected, not to possess but to use. So completely
was his knowledge organized that he could call upon it at will, sometimes in ways quite unexpected.
This eager interest in matters of technical scholarship was his outstanding characteristic. When he
lay mortally sick, he asked that a parcel of books that had just come from London be opened, and
a certain book be brought to his bedside. In this book he expected to find e\idencc on a point of
interest; and the passage was read to him, "dead from the waist down. "

"The Grammarian" — the old humanist term somehow leaps to mind as 1 think of him —
indifferent to fame and recognition, recognition and fame were seeking him out. He was the
scholar, working, like Browning's hero, as though man has forever, indifferent to the worldly or
practical value of what he wrought, eager only for the truth, contemptuous of the arts which often
obscure the distinction between the intellectual dabbler and the man to whom the great word
"scholar," of right belongs.

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Senior Officer^

Class Day Officers

A. K. King
Lucy Lay
Spencer Murphy
C. E. Robinson
R. Y. Thorpe

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Chapel Hill, N. C.

Degree: A.B.


Rowland, N. C.

Degree: A.B.

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WILLIAM Borden Abernethy, yes, that is
■'Billy' or "Bozo." We fell heir to
him because he lives in Chapel Hill, in fact,
right on the campus. He is a man of various
activities, all of them interesting to him and
some of them to the Co-eds. Billy is more
at home on a ballroom floor than any other
place we know of, and yet he is always saying
that he can't go to a dance on account of his
studies. But when the music starts, Billy is
usually there, though the dance be far away
or near. Billy is a most accommodating and
agreeable chap and his worst fault is doing
things for others.

We understand that Billy is going to
study Medicine and we feel sure that he will
make a success as a physician because of his
sympathetic interest in others. And so, to
you, O School of Medicine, we send a man
that we are sure will bring you great credit
in the future.

Robeson County Club, President; N C Club; Philan-
thropic Assembly; Business Staff Yackety Yack:
•Prunella ■Cast."

TOOTIE " is one of the finest fellows we
have ever known. A thorough gentle-
man, a most delightful companion, he likes
nothing better than to join in a talk-fest with
others who have like interests. He does not
care to be in the limelight, but is ever willing
to do his part for a worthy cause.

Always carefully dressed, always neat,
with a smile for his friends and a nod for his
acquaintances, he has passed his time among
us in such a warm-hearted way that we feel
a sense of loss — a pang of regret — now that
he leaves us.

Determination, consistency of effort, a
strong will, purpose — these are the elements
of success, and it is because he possesses them
in abundance that we predict a bright future
for " Tootie " in any profession he shall choose.

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Andrews. N. C.

Degree: BS . Commerce

Age: 2 1

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BEYOND the highest peaks of Western
Carolina's mountains lies a region famous
for its stalwart youths and rugged men. From
that section of the Old North State. Dame
Fortune wrested Lewie from the arms of his
fair companions and sent him to us.

Words and pictures are inadequate to
portray our classmate as he really is: a
scholar alter Dr. Murchison's own heart; a
friend whose cheery smile and jolly laugh are
forever chasing away the gloom as an Aire-
dale chases a kitten; a pal of the true-blue
variety; a chap with character that stands
four-square, combined with ability to "deliver
the goods"; in all. the kind of a boy that we'll
proudly point to in years to come as a fellow
member of '25 and a real Carolina man.

Reluctantly and yet joyfully we give
Lewie up, to let him completely fulfill the
dreams of some queenly maiden who awaits
him. and then to continue the journey on his
dctourk'ss highway to succcss.


Reidsvillc, N. C.

Degree: BS Medicine

Age : 2 1

Tar H«( Board, Dialectic Senate; Y. M.C A Cabinet.
Senior Class Executive Committee; Elisha Mitchell
Scientific Society; U N, C Medical Society, Student
Assistant Librarv; President Rockingham County
Club; Treasurer Y M C A ; AssiRnment Editor Tar
Ht'L'l. Vice-President and President EDlalectic Senate.

K <!• A; A K K.

THERE are \ery few men in the University
who can take Medicine, hold a position in
the library, serve as President of the Di.
Society, and find time to mix in other student
actixities, yet this versatile voung man from
Rcidsville has.

Elbert does not have a single enemy on
the campus. His unselfishness, moral char-
acter, and great sincerity cause all those with
whom he comes in contact to love him. He
is not ambitious for a great career, but his
spirit of "good will' and his continual efforts
to be of service to the other fellow is going to
make him a most successful M.D. wherever
he locates.

E. D , with his winning smile, has a way
of making the girls fall for him that causes
his friends to envy him. We predict matri-
mony for him as soon as he finishes his med-
ical course.

We wish to remember you, Elbert, as
the best of friends. May the greatest of suc-
cess crown your efforts in life



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Madison, N. C.

Degree: A.B.

Age: 2;

Rockingham County Club. Dialectic Senate

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AND now we come to "Kaiser" Black,
whose genius for sleeping i? unique, yet
who can upon occasion display as much
energy as the busiest go-getter on the campus.
To look at his physiognomy, one would never
dream that he holds a state-wide reputation
as a ladies man. Nay. we should say na-
tional, for ever since last Summer School
there has been a soft spot in his heart for
Memphis, Term. From the amount of time
that he spends studying Spanish, one might
imagine that he is planning new conquests in
foreign fields. We hate to think of losing him.
but our loss is the world's gain. Perhaps in
later years we shall say among ourselves.
"We knew him when '.


Aurora, N. C.

Degree: A.B.

Age: 23

Monogtam Club; Philanthropic Assembly; Committee
Student .Activity; Committee "100"; Committee
.-\\vards Three and Four; President Athletic Association;
Commencement Ball Manager; Dance Leader (4);
Golden Fleece, Freshman Baseball; Varsity Baseball
(1.2. 1), Captain (4) ; Varsity Football (2, 3, 4) ; Wearer
of N C


RAS" is the one who changed the ambi-
tions of most of the future citizens of
.Aurora (a certain East Carolina town, not
Bori .Alice). These worthies will now tell you
they have definitely decided not to be police-
men or cowboys — they are going to Carolina
to play ball like EXimont. Whether it is
baseball or football, matters little to them,
and so with their mentor — he is equally at
home behind the line or behind the bat.

We are told that "Rabbit " got the name
for being fast, but authoritative information
is lacking as to whether this applies to other
fields than Emerson.

Though he is probably the most out-
standing athlete in his class, his activities and
honors are by no means limited to that field
He has dabbled in campus politics, led
dances and has exposed himself to Horace s
brain twisting, et cetera. .Affable, courteous,
modest to the proper degree, we predict for
him success at his calling — he says it is



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Greensboro, N. C.

Degree: A.B.

Age: 22

Dialectic Senate; "'[ 3" ; Carolina Play makers ("; 1 ij):
Fourth and Fifth State Tours; German Club; Guilford
County Club; Freshman Baseball; Freshman Basket-
ball; Assistant Leader Fall Dances

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R CONEY, " as he is known all over the
world, has a cordial greeting and a
friendly smile for everyone he meets, and it?
lots in his favor. He made himself nationally
known and justly famous during his Sopho-
more year when he toured the Old North
State as a Carolina Playmaker. Would that
you had returned the next year, "Rooney,"
because we feel that it's your calling. Ho-a-
ever, you chose to work a year in the Gate
City and we lost you until this past summer.
Really, "Rooney. " wasn't it because of
"Her," rather than your work, that vou
stayed away^

"Rooney." as a parting word to you. let
us predict for you a great future full of sun-
shine and smiles No clouds too high lor \ou
to reach; no crowd too stately to refrain from
laughing at your wit ; no human being too
intellectual or too dumb who does not see in
you a thing that we all want but very few
achieve — Personality "Rooney," you have
it — it's your greatest asset, so keep it if you
would but obtain your goal in life which, of
course, we know to be Wealth, Health, and —


Raleigh, N C.

Degree: AB.

Age: 2;

Freshman Friendship Council; Secretary Freshman
Debating Club; Philanthropic Assembly; President
Wake County Club; Assistant Manager Varsity Tennis;
junior Ring Committee; Yackety Yack Eioard; Ger-
man Club: Committee "too""

FR.ANCIS is the fifth of a noble line in the
history of the University. He follows
close in the footsteps of his brothers who not
only mastered the Sciences and Philosophy
but came in for their share of social honors All
this Francis has nobly carried forward Quiet
and unassuming he has taken a high place in
the hearts of his fellow students.

His record at Carolina has been abo\e
ninety; which is evidence of his scholastic
ability. He takes an active interest in all
campus activities, especially those where the
welfare of the University is concerned. Above
all the material things he has accomplished he
is one of the best-liked men on the campus.
Scores of his friends wish him good luck in the
game of life




Mooresville, N. C

Degree: A.B.

Age: 22

HAIL to the man from Mooresville. That
is undoubtedly the one town abounding
in men talented and ambitious. Louis is not
the in\"incible cosmopolitan, but the man ot
sound character and alertness of mind cher-
ished by all College men. His ever-ready
C. P. wit is the delight of the Chemistry
Laboratory. The friend, the comrade and
the man s man; that is the man you see above.

His hair vouches for his firmness; his
fingers mark the scientific man. These two
qualities assure us that he will be a success as
a doctor, .-^nd we look with pride to the com-
ing four years which will give us back this
fellow whom we must now send on the journey
among the shadows of dead creatures, so that
he can later in a most beneficial manner con-
tribute his bit to humanity.

To this man without a fault (for he has
no nickname), we shall whole-heartedly say


Plymouth, N. C.

Degree: B.S., Chemistry

Age: 21

GOVERNOR" joined us in our Sophomore
vear alter leaving the College of the City
of New York and the bright lights of Broad-
way. His ability in his work soon placed him
among the leaders of his class, and even in his
Senior year he has flunked some of the best
of the Freshmen

Brink's not only a good student but also
makes friends easily and quickly. If he can
only set his heart in one place and keep at his
good work there is no end to what he will
accomplish. We look forward to our budding
scientist and the discoveries he will make.


Winston-Salem. N. C.
Degree' B.S., Commerce

Age: 28
Forsyth County Club. A, E F ; A. F and A. M.

OF the many men we have known on the
campus here, there is none who can quite
equal Brown in true manhood and the sin-
cerity that goes with it. Honest, loyal, fair
and, above all, plain-spoken, he has made a
place for himself in the hearts of hundreds
who know him that one might well envy.

But let it not be supposed that his merits
are only appreciated by his student acquaint-
ances. He is the only man who ever dared to
address the daddy of the Commerce School as
"Doc," or to tell Prof. Matherly what he
thought about his courses — and still retain
their friendship!

Now, some think he's so thoroughly
worldly and businesslike, that Cupid ne'er
his heart could pierce. But, O Mabel' There's
plenty of evidence to show that Winston-
Salem still has its attractions for Brown,

We wish you luck. Ira, and with it
wealth, health and happiness, which are the
just rewards of virtue.


Greenville, N. C.

Degree: B.S., Medicine

Age: 2/

A T Q.

BILLY' entered with the regularclass in the
Fall of iqio. He first made a reputation
as a student, but as the years rolled by he
neglected all but German, and now, conse-
quently, is well versed in that language.
"Benny, " his latest acquisition in nicknames
— acquired by his ability in pitching horse-
shoes and playing basketball — is a champion
in both sports. His intentions are at present
to enter Medicine, and we are sure that he
will make a success. He takes an interest in
everything and is a splendid worker. He has
been a most loyal and devoted friend and
will be sincerely missed by those who return
next fall. It looks as if the future has plenty
in store for him and we wish him the best of



Laurens, S. C.

Degree: A.B.

Age: 2 1

Gym Team (2. ,, 4); Momigram Cluh; German Club.


WESTON Bruner, better known as
"Wes. ' gets his diploma with a high
scholarship record behind him. He has not
only been a student but a man entered in
many of the various activities. He has been
Doc. Lawson's right-hand man at the gym
where he won his N. C. in '23. "Wes" loves
Carolina so much that he will adorn the cam-
pus three more years to get his LLB.

Here s to you, "Wes," we know you will
give the Republican Party, Hell'


Greensboro, N. C.

Degree: Ph.C

Age: 24

Guilford County Cluh; American Phari

DRUGGISTS, beware! When "Buck"
receives that diploma, with Ph G. desig-
nating his degree, the North Carolina drug-
gists will have more competition than they
ever received before from one man. He uses
his left hand always, but that does not mean
that he can't roll pills to perfection. Unlike
most University students, affairs of the heart
play a very limited part with this young man.
He entered here in the Fall of iqzi, but for
unknown reasons finished in the Class of '25.
This does not mean that it took him three
years to finish the Pharmacy course, but he
had to stick around his home town one year
before returning to complete his studies in
Person Hall.

We don't know where "Buc" will settle
with his drugstore and force, but wherever he
decides to locate, we can only predict a drop
in business for the other druggists of the lucky


ANNIE Boyd is one of the corps of Scotch
daughters that Flora McDonald College
has sent to grace the campus this year. A
true Presbyterian at heart, steadfastness,
thrift and precaution have been her watch-
words. How else could one account for her
favorite poem, "The Recessional," except by

However, her smiles are not regulated bv
proverbial Scotch thrift, but shed on all alike
In fact, her warm disposition must have low-
ered her kindling temperature since one morn-
ing while standing in front of the tire she
found herself all ablaze. Her efficient room-
mate extinguished the flames in time to sa\e
venerable old Roberson House from a con-
flagration, not to mention Annie Boyd her-
self. May she ever survive any calamity in
equal safety.

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