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Initially released in 1984, Senator Ervin's pleasant selection of tales and anecdotes winds its manner from his local Morganton via Chapel Hill and Harvard, the army, the North Carolina splendid court docket, the us Senate, and Watergate. It represents a life of wit and wisdom--told within the overdue Senator Ervin's inimitable variety.

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Humor of a country lawyer

Initially released in 1984, Senator Ervin's pleasant number of tales and anecdotes winds its approach from his local Morganton via Chapel Hill and Harvard, the army, the North Carolina very best court docket, the U.S. Senate, and Watergate. It represents a life of wit and wisdom--told within the overdue Senator Ervin's inimitable kind.

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Chase. That's the reason we're letting Mr. Blank go. " The Alumni Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chose me as its president in 1947. When Joseph Maryon ("Spike") Saunders, its permanent executive secretary, and I were making plans for the next alumni luncheon, which was always held on the Monday during the university's commencement, we knew we had a problem which recent Alumni Association officials had been unable to solve. Although they were seldom on the regular luncheon program, four of the university's most distinguished graduates, Josephus Daniels, publisher of the Raleigh News and Observer, John J.

This practice has even produced some doggerel verse, which I quote from memory, and which treats Yale kindlier than Harvard. Here's to the crimson of Harvard, The land of the bean and the cod; Where the Cabots and Dodges Talk only to Lodges, And Lodges talk only to God. 44 Humor in Education Here's to dear old New Haven, The Land of humility and light; Where God speaks to Jones In exactly the same tones He uses to Timothy Dwight. My three days as Chubb Visiting Fellow were happy and busy ones. I spoke to twenty different groups, including a class in the Yale Divinity School.

McKesson, a beloved member of the Morganton bar during my youth, was affectionately called "Cousin Charlie" by all the people of the community. He was a silver-tongued orator, in the parlance of the day, and was in great demand as a public speaker on occasions of patriotic rejoicing. I told Cousin Charlie that he always spoke with grace and ease, and that I sometimes wondered whether he had ever lost his composure while speaking. He responded, "Yes," and added, "I lost it completely years ago when I was keynote speaker at the Old Soldiers' Day in Newton.

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