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Charles ROUSE to Compete for Rhodes Scholarship (1928)

Kinston Free Press
22 Oct 1928

Local Youth Has a Chance Rhodes Scholarship Now – Charles ROUSE, son of Mr. and Mrs. N.J. ROUSE, of Kinston, was selected as one of the five University of North Carolina students who will compete with students from other colleges in the State for the honor of being one of the two Rhodes scholars to be selected from the State this year. A news dispatch from Chapel Hill at the weekend carried the following announcement:

“The five university representatives are Jack CROWE, Dallas, Tx.; Ed HUDGINS, Marion; Charles LIPSCOMB, Greensboro; Charles ROUSE, Kinston, and Walter SPEARMAN, Charlotte.  The selections were announced today by Dean Addison HIBBARD, chairman of the local Rhodes scholarship committee.  Other members of the committee were N.W. WALKER, D.D. CARrOLL and R.B. HOUSE.

Applications were judged on the basis of the students; character, scholarship and extra-curricular activities.  Six men applied for the coveted scholarships, which carry an annual stipend of about $1,500 for study at Oxford University.  The names of the men selected will be forwarded to President H. S. HILLEY, who is secretary of the state committee. Dr. H.W. CHASE, president of the university, is chairman of the state committee. From the men selected in each institution will be chosen the two successful candidates. Dr. T.J. WILSON, III of Chapel Hill and William J. COCKE, of Asheville, were the last Rhodes scholars to represent the university.

Young Mr. ROUSE is at present a law student at the university, where he took his A.B. degree with high honors, being accorded the Phi Beta Kappa membership for scholarship. He is at present on the staff of the Law Review of the University and has been prominent in frat circles.

Contributed by Taneya Koonce.

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