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♦W. DeW. Hyde, '79, of Bruns- the 44th annual meetmg and banquet was

wick. Me 2063 800 held at Young*s Hotel, with the largest

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1915.] Meetings. — Divinity Alumni Association.


The following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: Pres., Ernest H.
Chute, '96; sec., Charles T. Warner, '02;
treas., James J. O'Brien, '02; exec,
com., 2 years, David F. Spinn^, '00;
trustee L. M. Fund, 2 years, Eugene B.
Wyman, '00; com. on nomination and
election of officers, Harry M. Haynes,
'06, Otis S. Smith, '05, William F.
Strangman, '06.

On Commencement Day the Asso-
ciation had its headquarters at 48
Thayer, where a light lunch was served.

The new Secretary's address is 168
Newbury St., Boston.


The annual meeting of the Alumni
Association of the Harvard Divinity
School was held in Divinity Hall on
Wednesday, June 23.

The opening service was conducted at
10 o'clock by Mr. Leonard Cushman, of
the graduating class.

Rev. Charles F. Billings presided at
the business meeting. The report of the
Secretary-Treasurer, Rev. Pitt DiUing-
ham, was read by Prof. H. W. Foote in
the absence of Mr. Dillingham. Prof.
Foote also read the report of the Com-
mittee on the 100th Anniversary of the
School. The Committee reported that
while it was impossible to fix upon a date
at which instruction in theology at Har-
vard began, — unless one took the date
of the founding of the College itself,
1636, — there are three dates, any one
of which might be chosen as marking a
fresh impetus of theological education
in Cambridge through the more or less
definite organization of theological in-
struction along the lines of a profes-
sional school out of whiph the Harvard
Divinity School, as we now know it, has
developed. These dates are: first, 1816,
in the winter of which the Society for
the Promotion of Theological Education

was organised. In October, 1816, there
appears in the records of the Corpora-
tion the first mention of "The Theologi-
cal Seminary of the University." The
Alumni Association at its annual meet-
ing in 1851 took especial note that the
occasion was the 85th anniversary of the
School. The second possible date would
be 1817, the date which was taken in
1867 for the 50th anniversary of the
School, which was, however, avowedly
the 50th anniversary of the first Visita-
tion Day, i.e., the graduation exercises
of the first dass, occurring in December,
1817. The third possible date would be
1819, this being the date of the organi-
zation of the Divinity Faculty. The
Committee recommended that the 100th
anniversary be observed in October,
1916, the exact date and program to be
determined later.

The following officers were then elect-
ed for the ensuing year: Pres., Rev. Prof.
Francis G. Peabody, D.D., Cambridge;
vice-pres.. Rev. Augustus M. Lord»
D.D., Providence, R.I.; sec-treas..
Rev. Pitt Dillingham, Boston; exec,
com.. Rev. E. M. Slocombe, Worcester,
Rev. Clarence S. Pond, Beverly Farms.

The following persons were nominated
for associate membership and were duly
elected: Rev. Robert Fleming Rattray,
of Liverpool, England, a student in the
School in 1913-14; Rev. Edward Dun-
bar Johnson, of Salem, a student in the
School in 1910-11; and Rev Lucius
Moody Bristol, of Providence, R.I., a
student in the School in 1909-10.

The necrology was read by Rev. Ed-
ward Hale, who reported that eleven of
the former students of the School had
died in the course of the year. The deaths
of the foUowing alumni are of special
significance: Rev. Theodore Chickering
Williams, distinguished as a preacher and
a man of letters, one of the most widely-
known and best beloved of the alumni of

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106 Meetings. — Lawrence Scientific Association. [September,

the School; Rev. C. W. Heixer, beloved
minister for many years at Ithaca, N. Y. ;
Rev. G. M. Bodge, minister at West
Roxbiiry; Rev. Abram Wyman, minister
at North Easton; and Rev. Frits Daur,
a German student in the School last
year, who took his degree of Master of
Theology at Commencement, 1914, en-
tered the German Army at the outbreak
of the war, and died Ust November at
the military hospital at Courtrai, of
woimds received in battle.

Rev. Prof. Francis G. Peabody, D.D.,
then read a notable address on "The
Spiritual History of Divinity Hall."
which was received with deep apprecia-

The meeting adjourned for luncheon
in the Common Room, after which ad-
dresses were made by Rev. William R.
Cole, of Cohasset, representing the Class
of 1800, and by Rev. Calvin Stebbins,
of Framingham, representing the Class
of 1866. Dean Fenn then made his usual
Kport of the activities of the School, and
Rev. Prof. Kirsopp Lake also spoke

Henry Wilder FooU,
Acting Secretary.


The eighth annual meeting of the So-
ciety was held April 80, 1915, at the
Harvard Club and the following officers
were elected for the coming year: Clifford
Richardson, '77, pres. ; Charles Gilman,
'04, vice-pres.; C. M. Holland, '06, sec.;
D. G. Edwards, '03, treas.; Warren
Delano, '74, S. J. Jennings, '85, R. R.
Rumery, '99, J. F. Sanborn, '99, J. P. H.
Perry, '08, R. W. GrecnUw, '02, W. S.
Nichols, 'OS, members of the exec. com.

Following the election of officers the
meeting adjourned to Harvard Hall,
where Fire Commissioner Robert Adam-
son, of the N.Y. Fire Dept., gave a
most interesting and instructive talk on

the organisation and work of the N.Y.
l^re Dept., which supplemented an
exhibition drill given in the afternoon by
the class in the Fire College at which the
members of the Society were present as

C. M. Holland, Sec


The list of officers of the Association
of Harvard Engineers for 1915-16 is as
follows: Pres., Francis Mason, New
York; vice-presidents, I. N. Hollis»
Worcester Polytechnic Institute; George
C. Whipple, Harvard University; Al-
fred D. Flinn, New York; sec., J. F.
Vaughan, Boston; treas.. Hector J.
Hughes, Harvard University.

J. F. Vaughan, Sec.


The name of the Association no longer
contains the word School. At the time
of the formation of the Graduate School
of Applied Science the purpose of the
Association was broadened so that it is
now a general organization composed of
graduates of every department in the
University who are interested in sci-
ence. Of course it still contains a veiy
large percentage of the L.S.S. graduates
who formed the original Society, but
there are many who were never con-
nected with the L.S.S.

During the past year we have held
several meetings. In March, we com-
bined with the American Academy of
Arts and Sciences in giving the Lawrence
Lecture. This lecture is designed to
bring to Boston some one of the leading
scientists of the country to discuss some
subject of interest to scientific men. This
year the lecturer was Mr. Elmer A.
Sperry, who has done some wonderful
work in the development of the prin-
ciple of the gyroscope. In April, we had
the annual dinner of the Society, at the

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Meetings. — Law School Association.


Harvard Club, with Mr. Winthrop
Packarcl, secretary of the Auduboo So-
ciety, as the speaker. On Commence-
ment Day we held our annual meeting
and luncheon in University 17.

While the Lawrence Scientific Asso-
ciation is already a pretty vigorous or-
ganization, it seems reasonable to sup-
pose that as time goes on it will take on
the more important function of centring
the scientific interests of the Alumni
which are now widely scattered in nuuiy
small clubs and societies.

John W, Wood, Jr., Sec.


The annual meeting was held at noon
on Wednesday, June 23, in Langdell
Hall, Cambridge. Vice-Pres., Hon. John
Wilkes Hammond presided. Officers
were elected* as foOows: Pres., Hon.
Oliver Wendell Hohnes, LL.B., *e6,
Mass.; vice-presidents, Hon. Richard
Olney, LL.B., '58, Mass.; Joseph Bryan
Cumming, Esq., '50, Ga.; Hon. Everett
Pepperell Wheeler, LL.B., '50, N.Y.;
Hon. James Madison Morton, LL.B.,
'61, Mass. ; Hon. Jeremiah Smith, LL.B.,
'61, Mass.; Hon. Simeon Eben Baldwin,
'63, Conn.; Hon. George Gray, '63, Del.;
Hon. John Wilkes Hammond, '66, Mass. ;
David Thompson Watson, Esq., LL.B.,
'66, Pa.; John Sanders Duncan, Esq.,
LL.B., '67, Ind.; Hon. Esekiel Mo-
Leod, LL.B., '67. N.B.; Hon. Frederick
Dodge, LL.B., '69, Mass.; Hon. Augus-
tus Everett Willson, '70, Ky.; Austen
George Fox, Esq., LL.B., '71, N.Y.;
Joseph Bangs Warner, Esq., LL.B., '73,
Mass.; Hon. Charles Joseph Bonaparte,
LL.B., '74, Md.; Hon. William Caleb
Loring, LL.B., '74, Mass.; William
Thomas. Esq.. LL.B., '76, Cal.; Hon.
Edward Peter Pierce, LL.B., '77. Mass.;
Hon. Francis Joseph Swayze, '81, N.J.;
Hon. Shinichiro Kurino, LL.B.. '81,
Japan; Hon. Edward Kent, '86, Arix.;

Hon. Julian W. Mack, LL.B., '87, 111.;
Hon. Edward Terry Sanford, LL.B.,
'88, Tenn.; Charles F. Choate, Jr., Esq.,
'90, Mass.; Hon. George Hutchins Bing-
ham, LL.B., '91, N.H.; George E.
Wright, Esq.. LL.B., '91, Wash.; Hon.
George Collins Hitchcock, '93, Mo. ; Hon.
Augustus Noble Hand, LL.B., '94, N.Y.;
Hon. James Madiacm Morton, Jr., LL.B.
'94. Mass.; sec., Joseph Sargent, LL.B.,
'98, 50 Congress St., Boston; treas., Roger
Ernst, LL.B., '06, 60 State St., Boston;
council for the term expiring 1919,
Frank Washburn Grinnell, LL.B., '98,
Boston; Joseph Potter Cotton, LL.B..
'00. New York; Arthur Henry Weed,
LL.B., '05. Boston.

Robert Dickson Weston, '88. James
Arnold Lowell, '94. and Edward Francis
McClennen were appointed a committee
to nominate officers to be voted on at
the next annual meeting.

The Secretary's report was read, the
substance of which was that the Coun-
cil had elected Robert Shaw Barlow,
'94, as chairman, at their first meeting
after the last annual meeting; that the
Council had voted to postpone the Asso-
ciation's regular quindecennial celebra-
tion, which would in regular course have
been held in June, 1915. until June. 1917,
when the centennial of the founding of
the School is to be celebrated; and that a
communication had been received from
the Secretary of the Faculty of the Di-
vinity School regarding a proposed ef-
fort to obtain from the Corporation an
extension of the franchise for voting for
Overseers, so as to include holders of
degrees from the professional schools,
and that the Council voted to refer the
question to the annual meeting without
recommendation by the Council as to
what if any action the Association should
take. This question was discussed by
the meeting, and it was voted that the
chair appoint a committee of five to

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108 Meetings. — Medical Alumni Aeeociation. [September,

consider and report at tlie next annual

After adjournment (the chair having
stated that he would not make his ap-
pointment of a committee at present)
the members marched to the Harvard
Union, where an informal luncheon was

Hon. Jabea Fox (Massachusetts Su- .
perior Court) presided, and Felix Frank-
furter, Professor of Law at the School,
and Henry W. Dunn, ex-Dean of the
Iaw School of the University of Iowa,
spoke. Dean Thayer was to have spoken
instead of Mr. Dunn, but was prevented
by illness. Nearly seventy members at-
tended the luncheon.

Joseph Sargent^ Sec.


Triennial Meeting, May 20, 1916.

A very successful and enjoyable meet-
ing of the Harvard Medical Alunmi
Ass*n was held May 20, 1015. In the
morning the Mass. General Hoq>ital,
the Boston City Hospital, the Free Hos-
pital for Women, and the Boston Psy-
chopathic Hospital gave demonstrations
in many of the departments with ward
visits and special clinics in the operating-
rooms. These were much appreciated
by a large number of men who showed
a keen interest in the newer methods
which were demonstrated.

A luncheon was served in the Museum
of the Administration Building of the
Harvard Medical School. About 180
men attended this luncheon, which was
furnished by members of the Harvard
Medical School Faculty and the Alumni
As8*n. The beautiful room with its val-
uable collections added much to the
pleasure of the occasion.

In the afternoon the near-by hospitals,
the Peter Bent Brigham, the Children's,
and the Cancer Hospitals were visited.
All the departments of the Medical

School were open for inspection to the
Alumni while the clttsses were in session.
Certain of the departments, such as the
Physiological Department and the De-
partment of Hygiene and Preventive
Medicine, prepared spedal demonstra-
tions and gave short talks on the work
which each man in the department was
doing at the time. Considerable interest
was shown in the new ideas which were
being tested out, and many questicms
were asked. In the Amphitheatre of
Building D, three demonstrations were
given with lantern slides.

In the evening the Triennial Dinner
was served in the large room at the Har-
vard Club; 220 men were present. Dr.
S. B. Woodward, president of the Ass'n,
presided and introduced the speakers,
who were Dr. H. P. Walcott, member of
the Corporation of Harv*d University;
Dr. E. H. Bradford, Dean of the Medical
School; Dr. H. D. Arnold, Dean of the
Graduate School of Medicine; Dr.
Haven Emerson, Deputy Commissioner
of Health of New York; Dr. F. W. Pea-
body, member of the China Medical
Board; and Dr. Harvey Cushing, who
had lately returned from the war in
France and England.

The Triennial Meeting proved instruc-
tive and enjoyable and gave those who
attended a chance to get in touch with
the School in working hours, to have a
glimpse of the new work that is going on,
and to renew old acquaintances of Med-
ical School days.

The Annual Meeting, June 2k, 1915,
The Annual Meeting was held in Har-
vard 5 on Commencement Day, June 24,
1015, and was followed by a spread in
the same room. The following officers
were elected: Pres. F. C. Shattuck, M.D.
'73, Boston; vice-pres., E. H. Bradford,
M.D. '78. Boston, T. W. Huntington.
MD. '76, San Francisco, C. A. Wheaton^

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Meetings. — Phi Beta Kappa.


MX). '77. St. Pad, Minn., W. P. Bowen.
MX). '79, Clinton, Homer Gage, M.D.
'87, Worcester, W. B. Coley, M.D. '88,
New York City, A. S. Thayer, M.D. '88,
Portland, Me., Reuben Peterson, M.D.
'89, Ann Arbor, Mich., C. £. Edson.
M.D. '92, Denver, Col., J. A. Capps,
M.D. '95, Chicago, 111.; see., A. B.
Emmons, 2d, M.D. '02, Boston; treas.,
J. B. Ayer, MJ>. '07, Boston; council-
lors for the term ending 1919, A. N.
Broughton, M.D. '97, Jamaica Plain,
G. A. Craigin, M.D. '90, Boston, P. E.
Truesdale, MX). '98, Fall River.
- The name of Dr. A. B. Emmons, 2d,
was submitted to the President and
Fellows of Harvard University for re-
appointment as Director for Appoint-
ments to the Medical Alumni for three
years. A. B. Emmoru, £d. Sec.


The business meeting was held as usual
on the morning of Monday, June 21, in
the west lecture room of Harvard Hall,
the president, L. B. R. Briggs, '75, in the
chair. No business which aroused any
discussion oir difference of opinion was
brought up. The Society acquiesced in
the recommendation made by the com-
mittee to which the matter had been re-
ferred, that there was no occasion to
make any change in the present methods
of election.

• The new officers elected for the coming
year were Prof. Charles H. Grandgent,
'83, prendent; Henry Osborne Taylor,
'78, vice-president; Richard H. Dana,
'74, treasurer; William Coolidge Lane,
'81, corresponding secretary.

The following honorary members were
elected: Sidney Edward Mezes,'90, pres-
ident of the College of the City of New
York; Oswald Garrison Villard, '93, edi-
tor of the New York Evening Poet ; Ches-
ter Noyes Greenough, '96, Professor of
English, Harvard University; and Alfred

Noyes, of Exeter College, Oxford, the
Poet of the Day.

The literary exercises in Sanders The-
atre at noon were preceded by brief re-
marks by the President of the Univer-
sity, drawing attention to the printed list
of academic prizes and honors which had
been distributed in pamphlet form, and
mentioning the fact that in the new edi-
tion of the Quinquennial Catalogue more
pains are taken to record academic hon-
ors won in CoUege. The Orator of the
Day was James Ford Rhodes, LL.D., of
Boston, whose address was devoted to
the consideration of Abraham Lincoln's
course in certain phases of the Civil War.
The Poet was Alfred Noyes, of England,
whose poem was entitled ''A Plea for

At the dinner in the Union about two
hundred brethren were seated, and after
dinner, under the genial influence of the
president. Dean Briggs, they enjoyed a
full measure of anecdote, jest, and remi-

The following extracts from the re-
port of the Secretary explain some of the
new developments in the work of the

At the winter dinner, December 4,
1914, the Prendent and Secretary, with
Robert S. Hale, '91, were appointed a
committee to consider the proposed In-
terscholastic Scholarship Trophy. After
consultation with the Faculty Commit-
tee on Admissions, and after some dis-
cussion among themselves, the Commit-
tee decided to carry out the project, and
to commission Robert A. Recchia, a
Boston sculptor, to prepare a bronze bas-
relief. This bas-relief presents a vigor-
ous figure of a college student in cap and
gown, grasping his diploma, the symbol
of his accomplishment in College, while
in the background is seen in lower relief
the bronze statue of John Harvard in the
CoUege DelU. At the base of the relief

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are ten small panels in which may be in-
scribed the names of the schools to which
the trophy shall have been awarded dur-
ing ten successive years, with a central
panel to bear the name of the school to
which the prize shall go for permanent
keeping at the end of ten years. The
Committee has also had made simple
bronze electric lamps for the study-table,
to be given year by year to the individ-
ual boys from the successful schools
whose names appear on the examination
honor list. Subscriptions amounting to
$Sdl .92 toward the expense of the trophy
have been received from 110 members of
the Society.

Another interesting event of the year
has been the establishment of a Scholar-
ship Service Bureau under the auspices
of the Inunediate Members, which has
helped to establish a strong bond of
union between the members and other
scholars. This, the Secretary of the
Immediate Members writes, is beyond
question the most notable act of Phi
Beta Kappa during the year. It has
opened a fidd for the productive and
self-sacrificing utilization of scholarly
powers, has been of service to backward
students, and in general has encouraged
a spirit of sound scholarship in the Col-
lege, while the prestige of the Chapter
has been manifestly enhanced. The cen-
tral board of directors has this year con-
sisted of a chairman and of six others
who kept office hours in pairs three after-
noons a week. This body files the rec-
ords and strives to bring the right per-
sons together according to affinity of
temperament and status and similarity
of courses. The patient is welcome to
study in his adviser's room, deriving ad-
vantage from the latter's advice and
from the atmosphere of study. The se-
cret of success lies in the ripening of
friendships which open to both parties a
new vision of what scholarship means.

Twenty-eight advisers have been affili-
ated with the Bureau, including fifteen
active members of the local Chapter,
three graduate members of Phi Beta
Kappa, and ten persons from outside the
Society. The undertaking is one that
looks for support to all scholars without
regard to their membership in Phi Beta
Kappa, but it is, nevertheless, a Phi Beta
Kappa enterprise, financed by the So-
ciety and led by Phi Beta Kappa men, at
least two thirds of the board of directors
being members. Thosehelped during the
few months in which the Bureau has been
in operation were twenty-four freshmen,
three sophomores, one junior, and two
unclassified students.

Members of Phi Beta Kappa have also
been active on the Student Council, and
what has been accomplished by that
body in regard to matters of scholarship
has been done through members of Phi
Beta Kappa. The Faculty has been per-
suaded to modify the rules in regard to
oral examinations in French and Ger-
man, in regard to which the student
body has labored under a sense of injus-
tice. The Committee on Scholarship
has also been instrumental in arranging
for a series of lectures to be given in Eng-
lish A under the direction of the Depart-
ment of Education, with the purpose of
instructing the Freshman Class in meth-
ods of study.

The weekly dinners, held by the So-
ciety in the Tower Room of Memorial
Hall, have been particularly successful,
and representative graduate students
have been among the invited speakers at
these dinners. Practice in self-expres-
sion has been encouraged by symposi-
ums and by discussions; thus fostering
social intercourse and the interchange of
opinions. These dinners were held regu-
larly once a week into May, and culmi-
nated in the annual dinner at the Boston
City Club on May 21.

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Meeting cf April 26, 1015.
Voted that the President and Fellows
desire to express their gratitude to the
foUowing persons for.their generous gifts:

To Bfr. WiUiam Lindoey for hia ipf t of
$0000. his final payment on account of his
cenerouB offer of a sum not exceeding $10,000
to meet the expenses of a Surgical Unit which
the Medical School will send to the American
Ambulance Hospital in France.

To Mr. Edward D. Bettens for the gift of
$5000. to be added to the principal of "The
Louise E. Bettens Fund — Established by her
Children — the net income to be used for the
encouragement or advancement of Painting by
Artists who are citisens of the United States
of Amtfioa, including in dtiaens, w<Hnen as
well as men."

To the Fly Club for the gift of $3000 in pay-
ment of the Fly Gate.

To Mr. T. Jefferson Coolidge for his gift of
$2000 to be called the "T. Jefferson Coolidge
Fund for Csncer Research," the income only
to be used.

To Dr. H. L. Gray for his gift of $200. to be
added to the income of the Henry Warren
Torrey Fund.

To Mr. Charles H. Beckwith for his gift of
$200, to be added to the principal of the "R. M.
Hodges Scholarship'* Fund.

To Mr. Dudley L. Pickman for his gift of
$150 and to Mr. William S. Spaulding for his
gift of $50 for the Bermuda Biological Station
for Research.

To Mr. Edward W. Forbes and to an anon-
ymous friend for their gifts of $100 each toward
the purchase of prints for the Fogg Art Mu-

To Mr. 'Vniliam Phillips for his unrestricted
gift of $83.33.

To Miss Louise Fits for her gift of $5 to-
ward the payment of a duplicate card cata-
logue of prints in the Museum of Fine Arts
and the Fogg Art Museum.

To the American Institute of Architects for
the generous offer of a medal, to be awarded
by the Faculty of Architecture, to the mem-
ber of the graduating class whose record for
the course is the beet; and accept the same in
accordance with the foregoing terms.

Voted, on recommendation of the
Administrative Board of the Medical
School, that a deposit of $10 be made in
advance to the Bursar by each student
taking courses in Physiology, Chemis-
try, and Anatomy, to cover charges for

Voted, unanimously, that commenc-

ing with the academic year 1916-17 the
tuition fee charged to new students in
the foUowing departments be $200:
Harvard College, the Graduate School
of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate
School of Business Administration, the
Schools of Architecture and Landscape
Architecture, and the Bussey Institution
with the School of Forestry; but that
students now registered in any of the
above departments be charged a tuition
fee of $150 so long as they continue in
the departments in which they are, at
present, registered; and that no Stillman
Infirmary, laboratory or graduation fee
be charged to any student paying a tuir
tion fee of $200 or more.

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