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B. E. B. BAYIjOE
Pioneer statesman, jurist, man of affairs, preacher; founder of
Baylor University at Independence, 1845.
The Diamond Jubilee
A Record >
The Seventy-Fifth Anniversary
OF THE FOUNDING OF
PREPARED BY HENRY TRANTHAM
THE BAYLOR UNIVERSITY PRESS
PORTRAIT OF R. E. B. BAYLOR .- FRONTISPIECE
FOREWORD Page 7
TO BAYLOR— 1845-1920 :
Judd Mortimer Lewis Page 11
HISTORICAL SKETCH OF BAYLOR UNIVERSITY:
Mrs. E. W. Provence Page 13
RETROSPECT— Poem Page 24
THE BACCALAUREATE SERMON:
Rev. Geo. W. McDaniel, D.D Page 26
HISTORICAL ADDRESS— The Founders of Baylor University :
Rev. Rufus W. Weaver, D.D ......Page 34
THE BROWNING BENEFIT:
Readings by Edwin Markham, Nicholas Vachel Lind-
say, Judd Mortimer Lewis, and Harriet Monroe.
Presentation of The Clasped Hands of Elizabeth
Barrett and Robert Browning Page 44
LECTURE— Vers Libre and Imagism:
Miss Amy Lowell Page 48
UNVEILING OF THE JOHN S. TANNER MONUMENT.... Page 51
FORWARD !— Poem Page 58
ANNUAL UNVEILING OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION:
Address by Royston C. Crane, '84 ....Page 62
Address by Richard A. Burleson, '90 Page 73
Oscar H. Cooper, LL.D., President of Baylor Uni ver-
sity, 1899-1902 Page 82
James Hamilton Lewis, Former United States Senator
i, from Illinois , Page 85
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THE JUBILEE CHORUS— "The Passion according to
St. Matthew," by Bach:
Director Severin Frank and Baylor University Choral
Club - Page 88
"PINAFORE"— Comic Opera in Two Acts, by Sullivan :
Director Severin Frank and Students of Baylor Uni-
versity Page 89
HISTORICAL PAGEANT— "Baylor the Deliverer":
Presented by the Departments of English and Expres-
sion of Baylor University - Page 89
THE PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION ..Page 93
THE PRESIDENT'S DINNER Page 95
THE DIAMOND JUBILEE LUNCHEON..... Page 97
THE BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE Page 100
THE GRADUATION EXERCISES:
Address by Hon. Albert S. Burleson, Postmaster-Gen-
eral, Representing the President of the United States. .Page 105
Address by Rev. Geo. W. Truett, D.D Page 110
Announcements Page 118
Conferring of Degrees Page 121
Literary Society Notes Page 149
Class Activities Page 152
Campus Notes Page 155
Acknowledgment Page 162
Echoes Page 162
Registration Page 174
Baylor University Directory Page 182
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 7
The celebration in June, 1920, of the Seventy-fifth Anniversary of
Baylor University at Waco was an event of more than usual interest to
educators of the Southwest and, indeed, of the entire country. Founded
by Baptist pioneers under the Republic of Texas, the institution has had
an important part in the advancement of culture in our once picturesque
and ever-developing commonwealth. From small beginnings at the rural
village of Independence in Washington County, the original foundation has
expanded with the growth of the State and of the great Christian brother-
hood whose influence has invariably been enlisted in the cause of religious
and political liberty.
In the year 1861 President Rufus C. Burleson, accompanied by the
faculty and many of the students of the University, removed to Waco and
there established Waco University on the foundations of the Waco Classical
School, a local institution until that time presided over by the Honorable,
and later Judge, John C. West.
The original foundation was maintained with ever-increasing difficulty
by its trustees for a quarter of a century. Dr. George W. Baines was its
president in the trying years of 1861-1862. Dr. William Carey Crane as-
sumed the presidency in 1862 and by heroic labor kept the name of Baylor
alive until the time of his death, which occurred early in the year 1885.
In January, 1886, Dr. Reddin Andrews, who had meanwhile succeeded to
the presidency at Independence, came to Waco with the remnant of the
student-body and joined forces with President Burleson and Waco Uni-
versity. The present charter and name of "Baylor University at Waco"
were obtained later in the year 1886. The foundation now includes the
College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Law*, the School of Music,
the School of Education, and the Departments of Agriculture* and Jour-
nalism* at Waco, together with the Colleges of Medicine, Dentistry, and
Pharmacy, the School of Nursing, and the Sanitarium** at Dallas. Baylor
University at Waco, through its descent from the older "Waco University,"
claims the distinction of having been the first college of the South, and the
second college of the world, to admit women on equal terms with men to
all academic privileges. The enrollment in all departments during the
session of 1919-20 was 2095. Under the virile leadership of Samuel Palmer
Brooks, A.M., LL.D., its president since 1902, Baylor University has justi-
fied in a remarkable degree the comprehensive ideals of its founders, who
*Establishea September, 1920.
**The Baptist Memorial Sanitarium became a part of Baylor Tjiiiversity December lith,
1920. See page 8,
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in 1845 formally signified their purpose "to found a Baptist university in
Texas upon a plan so broad that the requirements of existing conditions
will be fully met, and that will be susceptible of enlargement and develop-
ment to meet the demands of all ages to come." The motto which em-
blazons its seal, "Pro ecclesia, pro Texana," is being realized in the lives
of thousands of men and women who have gone forth from its halls with
profounder conceptions of citizenship and loftier visions of service.
The recent Diamond Jubilee was made the occasion for assembling a
great number of representative men from institutions of higher learning
in various sections of the country. Yale, Chicago, Leland Stanford, Van-
derbilt, Virginia, Brown, Tulane, Wake Forest, Richmond, and many other
distant universities responded to the invitation to name official represen-
tatives for the celebration. Honorary degrees were conferred upon an
unusually large number of men and women of widely-varying intellectual
and artistic pursuits.
A unique feature of the Commencement exercises was the conferring of
the baccalaureate degree upon the surviving graduates of the two parent
institutions of which the present Baylor is the offspring. More than one
hundred men and women, many of them rugged survivors of the pioneer
days, marched loyally in the Commencement procession and received the
diploma awarded by the University "to emphasize the continuity of its
corporate life and to strengthen the bonds of union among its sons and
daughters." Also forming a part of the processional were the faculty and
graduating class of the Baylor College of Medicine, who came from Dallas
to have a share in the Jubilee celebration.
At the Commencement exercises on Wednesday morning, June 16th,
announcement was made by the President of the University that $300,000
had been donated by the General Education Board as its contribution to
the Baylor endowment fund, on the condition that the University itself
should raise $600,000 for that purpose. President Brooks was able to say
that Baylor's part had already been subscribed, and that the General
Education Board had meanwhile set apart $15,000 per annum to be applied
to teachers' salaries during the next two years.
Announcement was also made by President Brooks that, in view of the
contemplated consolidation* of the boards of trustees of Baylor University
*This plan was approved by the Baptist General Convention of Texas in session at El
Paso November 12th, 1920, and the consolidation was effected by the joint and separate
action of the boards in a meeting held at Dallas on December 14th, 1920. The newly con-
stituted Board of Trustees of Baylor University will consist of twenty-one members, of
whom ten are to be resident in McLennan County, seven in Dallas County, and four in
other parts of the State of Texas.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 9
and of the Baptist Memorial Sanitarium of Dallas, there was good reason
to expect a substantial donation from the General Education Board for
the promotion of the work of the College of Medicine, the College of
Pharmacy, the College of Dentistry, and the Scfiool of Nursing at Dallas.
The further announcement was made by Mr. R. E. Burt, of Dallas, Chair-
man of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Baptist
General Convention of Texas, that a sum equivalent to five per cent of an
invested capital of $1,000,000 had been appropriated for the current needs
of the Baylor College of Medicine and its affiliated branches until such
time as the permanent endowment of the College of Medicine should equal
or exceed one million dollars.
The University aims, through this book, to preserve in accessible form
a record of the more important events of the Diamond Jubilee celebration.
All public addresses have been reported textually. The transactions of
the Alumni Association and class and society reunions are reported with
as much detail as space will permit. Functions or entertainments of a
special character have been described with brevity. Space has been allotted
to "Campus Notes," of a personal nature but thought to be of general
interest. Effort has been made to give to the book, as far as practicable,
the form of a connected story of the entire Jubilee program.
Thanks are due to Mrs. E. W. Provence, of Waco, for the historical
sketch of Baylor University, which is printed as the introduction to the
volume. Mrs. Provence's paper, originally published by the University
last spring, formed a part of the handsome Diamond Jubilee invitation
which was sent out by the University to other institutions.
The editor wishes to express to Miss Amy Lowell his grateful apprecia-
tion for permission to print her poem, "Madonna of the Evening Flowers,"
which will be found on page 49. Acknowledgment is also due to the Mac-
millan Company, holders of the copyright.
The cartoon, "They Grew Up Together," first appeared in ihe Dallas
Morning News. Mr. John Francis Knott, the cartoonist, has graciously
consented to its republication in the Jubilee Book.
Waco, Texas, Dec. 29th, 1920. H. T.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
IVIED WALLS OF BAYLOR
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 11
To me the ivied walls of Baylor rise
As misty walls rise out of rosy dreams ;
Then they grow strong and solid in my eyes,
Catch and hold tight the dawning's tinted gleams;
And, though three-quarters of a century
Have touched those walls with loving lingering.
They are as young — as always young — to me
As the new dawn or the first calls of spring.
For she is old with youth. A splendid age !
The sounds of youthful feet are in her halls ;
The hands of youth have turned her every page;
The voice of youth across her campus calls;
So she grows old with youth. And sweet and strong
With Christian faith of many years long gone,
As brave and splendid as a marching song!
As sweet as love, her face turned to the dawn.
Strong men and splendid women have come through
Her halls and taken what she had to give,
And in their thousands, straight and strong and true.
Have lived and taught the whole world how to live :
To walk in Christian ways, with tenderness;
To go, hands out in helping, with a smile :
So they have climbed life's pathways to success ;
So they have gone the only ways worth while.
And so to me those ivied walls arise
Symbols of service, strongly built and true:
When wearied with life's tasks I turn my eyes
To those strong walls for inspiration new.
God's in His heaven. Many years are gone —
Wiped out — as foot-prints are upon a strand;
But learning, love, and faith shall still go on.
Long as the ivied walls of Baylor stand.
. — Judd Mortimer Lewis.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
HENBY L. GBAVES
The first President of Baylor University.
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY: AN HISTORICAL SKETCH
By Mrs. E. W. Provence.
The history of an institution for higher education is characterized by the
development of the State it serves. Baylor University, founded in 1845
and chartered under the Republic of Texas, has a history as replete with
heroic endeavor and significant achievements as has the Lone Star State
of whose life it has been so great a part. On the seventh of October, 1841,
at a meeting of the Union Baptist Association at Travis, Austin County,
Texas, "The Texas Education Society" was formed with the purpose of
establishing a Baptist University in Texas. The Mexican invasion under
General WoU, and conditions incident thereto, made it impossible for this
organization to function until 1845, when at its second session held at La
Grange, a resolution was adopted "to found a Baptist University in Texas
upon a plan so broad that the requirements of existing conditions would
be fully met, and that would be susceptible of enlargement and develop-
ment to meet the demands of all ages to come." Rev. William M. Tryoij
and Judge R. E. B. Baylor were appointed a committee to prepare a charter
for the institution and to secure its passage by the Congress of the Repub-
lic of Texas. This charter was applied for and issued by the Ninth Con-
gress of the Republic of Texas on the first of February, 1845, at Washing-
ton-on-the-Brazos. It provided for a Board of Trustees consisting of
sixteen persons, a Preparatory Department, and a Female Department ; and
any other features the board should deem wise. The institution was named
Baylor University for Judge R. E. B. Baylor, who was made first president
of the Board of Trustees.
It then became necessary to locate the university. The towns of Travis,
Grimes Prairie, Huntsville, and Independence made competitive bids for
the new school. One bid which was typical of the other bids and indicative
of the conditions of those pioneer days was :
"One section of land
One yoke of oxen
Five head of cattle
One cow and calf
One bay mare
One bale of cotton
Twenty days' hauling
Two hundred dollars cash." -
The town of Independence, Washington County, located on, the main
Stage Road leading from Houston to Austin, was the successful competitor,
and on the eighth day of May, 1846, the Preparatory Department of Baylor
University opened, with twenty-four students, in charge of Professor
Henry F. Gillette, who was the only teacher until October of the same year.
The Board of Trustees had previously engaged Rev. Henry L. Graves,
D.D., LL.D., as president of the institution. On the fourth day of February,
1847, he arrived at Independence and assumed the duties of President of
Baylor University, which office he filled until 1851. The beginning of
Baylor University was modest, but the purpose was high, and the influence
of Baylor in the development of an intellectual and moral citizenship was
soon generally recognized. One incident of more than usual interest is the
fact that Lawrence S. Ross rode on horseback from Waco to Independence
to become a student of Baylor. He afterward distinguished himself in
Indian campaigns upon the border, and rose to the rank of Brigadier-
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GEOEGE W. BATNES
Beloved President of Baylor University at Independence, 1861- '62.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
WILLIAM CAREY CRANE
Devoted minister of the gospel; brilliant scholar; public-spirited citizen; gentleman of the
old school; President of Baylor University at Independence, 1862-1885.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
RUFUS C. BURLESON
Flaming evangel of Christian education in Texas; patriot; preacher; orator; guide and
inspirer of youth; President of Baylor University at Independence, 1851-1861;
of Waco University, 1861-1885; of Baylor University at Waco, 1886-1897.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 17
General in the War Between the States ; later he became Governor of Texas
for two terms, and died while President of the Texas A. & M. College.
In 1851 Dr. Graves resigned the presidency of Baylor and was succeeded
by Rev. Rufus C. Burleson, D.D., LL.D. Under Dr. Burleson's administra-
tion Baylor at Independence reached its greatest peri:d of prosperity. In
1856 a Department of Law was opened under the management of Hon.
Royal P. Wheeler of the Supreme Court of Texas, assisted *y Hon. John
Sayles, Capt. W. P. Rodgers, and Judge R. E. B. Baylor, with an occasional
lecture by Judge J. D. McAdoo. From this law school came many of
Texas' ablest lawyers and statesmen. It was discontinued during the Civil
War, reopened in 1886, and discontinued again after a few years ; and now
at the seventy-fifth anniversary of Baylor's founding the Board of Trus-
tees have authorized the re-opening of this department.
In 1861 Dr. Burleson resigned as president of Baylor University and
removed with his family to Waco, where he became President of the Waco
Classical School, changing its name to Waco University, the first co-educa-
tional school in the South, and the second in America. This school was
under the direction of the Trinity River Association, a Baptist organiza-
tion, and in 1868 passed under the control of the Baptist General Associa-
tion. It did a. signal service in the educational life of Texas and enjoyed
a merited success.
After Dr. Burleson's resignation from Baylor University, Rev. George
W.. Baines, Sr., served as president one year, being succeeded by Rev. Wil-
liam Carey Crane, D.D., LL.D., who served until his death in 1885. He
was sucgeeded by Rev. Reddin Andrews, D.D., who served as president
until Baylor University was moved to Waco in 1886.
When Baylor University was located at Independence in 1845, it was in
the midst of a highly refined and religious community, but in the course of
human events immigration brought to that section of the State a class of
people who cared little for Baylor or its precepts. Independence had no
li-ailroad connections and it became expedient to move the institution.
Waco" University at Waco, under the direction of the Baptist General Asso-
ciationj and Baylor University at Independence, under the direction of the
Baptist State Convention, were united and named "Baylor University at
Waco;" and as the two denominational organizations consolidated under
the name of "The Baptist General Convention of Texas," Baylor University
was placed,- and has since remained, under the control of that body.
Baylor opened in 1886 with 337 students and two years later had an
enroUmeht of 412. This year 2095 have matriculated for courses in this
' Dr. Burleson served as president until 1897, at which time he was made
•President Emeritus and relieved of the active duties of the presidency.
He was succeeded by Professor J. C. Lattimore as Chairman of the Faculty.
Oscar H. Cooper, LL.D., became president in 1899 and served until 1902,
at which time he was suceSeded by Samuel Palmer Brooks, A.M., LL.D.,
who is the present incumbent.
In 1903 the Board of Trustees of Baylor University took over the School
of Medicine, which had been organized at Dallas in 1900 and was known
as the Medical Department of the University of Dallas. That institution
is now the Baylor University College of Medicine and is an integral and
co-ordinate part of the University. It has clinical advantages that surpass
those of any other medical college in the State, the work it does is superior,
and its graduates are a tremendous asset to the Southwest.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
REDDIN ANDREWS, P.D., LL.D.
Eloquent ).rouchcr; able scholar; high-minded gentleman; President of Baylor University
at Independence, is.s.l; Vice-President of Baylor University at Waco 1886.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
OSCAE H. COOPER, Ph.D., LL.D.
Discriminating scholar; eloquent speaker; constructive thinker; judicious builder;
President of Baylor University, 1899-1902.
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In 1905 a theological seminary was added, but in 1907, upon recom-
mendation of the Board of Trustees and by vote of the Baptist General
Convention of Texas, it was separated from the University. It became
"The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary" and in 1910 removed to
Fort Worth, where it is doing a glorious work in its mission of training
men and women to "carry on" the Gospel of Christ.
In 1918 the Board of Trustees of Baylor University purchased the build-
ing formerly occupied by the Medical College of Southern Methodist Uni-
versity in Dallas to be used for a College of Dentistry. The first year the
enrollment was 128. It is the only recognized College of Dentistry between
New Orleans and the Pacific Coast south of St. Louis and Kansas City.
Thus Baylor University is fulfilling the mission of a real university in
giving to the world intelligent men and women, equipped with training and
high ideals, to promote the educational, social, economic, political, and
religious status of their own and other nations.
Baylor's contribution to public education in Texas is marked and out-
standing. Baylor antedates by thirty-seven years the State University.
History states that Dr. Burleson, more than any other one man, inspired
the Governor and Legislature to inaugurate the University at the time it
was inaugurated. Because he was a staunch believer in public schools he
was appointed special agent and lecturer for the "Peabody Fund" in Texas
in 1878. Without salary he traveled and lectured in 116 counties, wrote
to every mayor in Texas, urging the people of all religious and political
creeds "to unite on one common platform and make our free schools a
glorious success and an inestimable blessing to all Texas." In his quarterly
report, Dr. Barnas Sears, general agent of the "Peabody Fund," says of
him: "Dr. Burleson has crossed every river and prairie from the Gulf of
Mexico to the Red River, and from the Sabine to the Rio Grande, in the
interest of public education." He was instrumental in the founding, by
the State, of the "Sam Houston Normal Institution" for the training of
public school teachers. He was chief promoter and organizer of the "Texas
State Teachers' Association." While serving the Baptist denomination
and Baylor University for forty-six years he gave his time and his inheri-
tance to building up the public educational systeni in Texas which he
regarded as being "the most potent promoter of Texas' morality, unity,
happiness, prosperity, and freedom." Dr. Burleson was not the only Bay-
lor president who worked for the advancement of public school education ;
for indeed Crane, Reddin Andrews, Lattimore, Cooper, and Brooks have
been prominently identified with this work. And there is hardly a school
in the State, rural or urban, including the great State schools for higher
education, but that at some time has felt the quickening power of a Baylor
graduate, either as teacher or executive.
A sketch of Baylor University's history would be incomplete without
mention of its war record. Four times has it shared with its country the
perils of war. In the days of its infancy "The Mexican War" made great
inroads upon the man-power of the State, curtailing the enrollment of the
school to an alarming degree.
In the Civil War Baylor University furnished its full contingent to the
Confederacy. President Burleson and nine faculty members, together
with many students from both Baylor University at Independence and
Waco University at Waco, saw service. Many of them rose to prominence
and high rank; many made the "supreme sacrifice."
In 1862 military training was inaugurated, but it was not until 1892
that a regular army officer, in the person of Lieut. Beaumont B. Buck,
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 21
SAMUEL PALMEE BEOOKS, A.M., LL.D.
Master of assemblies; Christian statesman; organizer of the Greater Baylor; man
among men; President of Baylor University since 1902.
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was secured as commandant. Military training was continued until 1902
when the difficulty of securing commandants made it necessary to discon-
tinue it. In the "Spanish-American War" Baylor University gave its full
quota to its country's service. And in the "Great War" the record of
Baylor men and women everywhere was one of patriotism and loyalty.
From private to the rank of general alumni of Baylor University saw
service over-seas. As Red Cross and Y. W. C. A. workers Baylor women
were found at home and abroad. The Baylor unit of the American Red
Cross won honor and distinction for the service it rendered at the "front."
At the time the Armistice was signed the students at Waco and at Dallas
were enlisted in the Students' Army Training Corps.
As glorious as Baylor University's past has been, its future bids fair to
be even more glorious.
The successful "Seventy-five Million Campaign" conducted by Southern
Baptists makes it possible t^ have the buildings Baylor most needs. There
is now under course of construction a modern, fire-proof building for men
to cost approximately a third of a million dollars. It is the first unit of a
number cf such buildings for men, the others to be constructed as necessity
demands. Plans have been drawn for a similar building for women, and
for a men's gymnasium ; both of these buildings will be begun in the imme-
The Board of Trustees have authorized the re-opening of the Department
of Law, and the inauguration of a Department in Business Administration ;
a Department in Agriculture and a course in Journalism will be added
next fall. To be used in connection with the Department of Agriculture a
splendid farm has been purchased.
The Baylor University College of Medicine in Dallas will receive its
quota from the funds raised by the Baptists. Big plans are under way to
make it one of the seven large medical centers of America.
The purpose of Baylor University is the same as that of the invincible
men who founded it: "To meet fully the requirements of existing condi-
tions and to be susceptible of enlargement and development to meet the
demands of all ages to come."
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 23
PAT MOEEIS NEFF
GrEtduate of Baylor University, 1894; President of the Board of Trustees of Baylor
XJniversity since 1909; elected Governor of Texas, November 2, 1920.
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To Baylor, Tryon, Crane and Burleson,
The vanguard of that goodly host which came
Forth from the East, like Magi moving on
By night, lured ever westward by the fame
Of Him whose beacon was a single star.
The Star of Bethlehem of Old Judaea —
Fit symbol of that vision seen afar
By those who came and builded here
An Empire which men call the Lone Star State :
To these our prophets and our pioneers
Who, great in faith, yet knew not they were great, "^^S;;
We pay the tribute of the gathering years.
Baylor moves ever on: no storm can overwhelm
While stalwart Brooks shall hold and guide the helm !
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
GBOEGE W. MeDANIEL, D.D., LL.D.
Alumnus of Baylor University; eloquent preacher of the Gospel of Christ; beloved
pastor of the First Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia.
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THE BACCALAUREATE SERMON
Delivered on Sunday Morning, June 13th, by the Eev. George W. McDaniel, D.D.,
of Richmond, Virginia.
The public exercises of the Diamond Jubilee Commencement of Baylor
University were formally inaugurated with religious services on the morn-
ing of Sunday, June 13th. Surrounded by towering oaks and elms, rugged
survivors of an earlier day, an immense arbor had been erected in the
University Park (known to present and former students as "Minglewjod")
just north of the picturesque Waco Creek. A congregation estimated at
four thousand persons comfortably filled this auditorium some time before
the hour appointed for the opening hymn. Promptly at 11 o'clock the
audience rose and joined in singing the majestic Coronation hymn. After
the invocation by the Rev. H. F. Vermillion, of El Paso, and general an-
nouncements by the President of the University, the Rev. 0. E. Bryan,
of Louisville, Kentucky, read the lesson of the day, the first chapter of
the Gospel of St. John. The Baccalaureate Sermon was then delivered by
the Rev. Geo. W. McDaniel, D.D., of Richmond, Virginia, a member of the
class of 1898. In his very person irradiating health and sweetness and
sanity, Dr. McDaniel most appropriately selected as his text John 1 :48,
and as his theme, "Seeing the Best." His clear tenor voice, carrying to the
farthest recesses of the wide-flung pavilion, his commanding appearance,
and his pmooth-flowing diction immediately won the sympathetic attention
of the audience, who followed him eagerly as step by step he elaborated
Upon the conclusion of the sermon the benediction was pronounced by
the Rev. T. V. Neal, D.D., of Dallas.
Dr. McDaniel's sermon follows :
A striking personality sounded forth a startling message from the region of the Jordan.
Multitudes flocked to hear him. Many became his disciples. The .S:mhedrin, sitting at
Jerusalem near by, took cognizance of the new preacher. As the supreme ecclesiasticEil
court of the Jews it was their prerogative to inquire into the doctrine aud deeds of the
Baptist. They appointed a committee to investigate and report. With all the conscious
dignity of a senatorial committee they set about their task, except that instead of sum-
moning John to them they went to him.
John's career pivoted on that investigation. Jesus has just emerged successfully from
a forty days' battle where Satan threw his forces against three lines of the Saviour's
character. Now, John is to fight his battle. The temptation of Jesus is followed im-
mediately by the temptation of John; Satan the opponent in one, the Sanhedihi the op-
ponent in the other; three proposals to Jesus and three questions to John.
The preaching of John had made a profound and varied impression. It was surmised
that ho was the Christ. The inquisitors asked him: "Who art thou?" PTere was John's
testing tim.e. Should he grasp an hpnor which was n^ his? The masses were wild with
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 27
enthusiasm and ready to support his claims. With a commendable candor which cut
straight through he answered, "I am not the Christ." With a bluntness, indicative of
growing impatience, ho denied that he was Elijah or the prophet. With a humility
becoming the equal of any born of women he professed to bs only a voice. That voice
called attention to One in the midst, the latchet of Whose shoe he felt unworthy to unloose.
The next day, and the next, John directed his followers to Jesus. Two went with him.
One of these found and brought his brother. On the morrow Jesus and his three com-
panions were returning from Judaea to Galilee. They met Philip who lived in the same
town as the sons of Jonas. One word from the Master enlisted Philip and he quickly found
his friend from Cana and sought to enlist him.
Thus did Christianity begin in the ardent attachment and personal evangelism of a
few young men. The genesis of the American foreign missionary enterprise is analogous-
However, scepticism and prejudice were encountered straightway. Philip's faith was
instantaneous, unquestioning, practical. He believed Moses wrote the Pentateuch and
that he had come to know the one who was the heart of Moses' books, Jesus the son of
Joseph, of the town of Nazareth. The young convert was not proficient in the diplomacy
in which Paul afterwards excelled, and the mention of Nazareth aroused all the prejudice
of Nathaniel. "Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?" speaks a volume
of community rivalry. Cana was five miles- distant and the two communities were com-
petitors. Among the tensest situations I ever witnessed was a contest between two com-
munities ten miles apart, over the location of the county seat. They were a, thousand
miles separated in sympathy. Residents of one would say no good about the other. You
have known the spirit of Nathaniel, the disposition to berate' a near-by town because it
competed for trade or rivalled in influence.
Whispering tongues had spread suspicion and suggested scandal until the very word
' ' Nazareth ' ' was a synonym for impurity and corruption. Neither in the Old Testa-
ment nor in Josephus is there anything discreditable to Nazareth. True, all Galileans
were despised for want of culture, rude dialect, and contact with the Gentiles. The Jews
regarded them as the Athenians did the Boeotians. But Nathaniel himself is a Galilean
and he heaps reproach upon Nazareth in particular. Baseless evil rumors had reached
his ears and were too eagerly accredited. Gossip needs no foundation in fact. The most
popular indoor exercise with some people is gossip.
Jesus saw this cabined, cribbed soul coming to Him and exclaimed: "Behold an Israelite
indeed, in whom is no guile-" Jesus was no flatterer. His compliments were never
fulsome. The surprised sceptic replied; "Whence knowest thou me?" and then Jesus
spoke the words of the text and the following context.
Jesus was not prejudiced against Nathaniel because of Nathaniel's derision of His
community or distrust of Himself. Therein lies the breadth of our Saviour. Some can
never think well nor sneak kindly of one who has ventured to criticise them adversely.
I knew in Baylor a student who took a mortal dislike to the Literary Society critic who,
in the friendly discharge of his duty, mentioned that the speaker mispronounced ' ' subtle ' '
and "horizon". During two years, that criticism rankled in his bosom until the egotist
returned to the narrow confines of his birth-place to spend an unhonored, unknown life.
Oh, Jesus was so great that He harbored no prejudice. Hatred of sin had He! Righteous
indignation against wrong? Yes! But His white soul was never stained by littleness,
prejudice, enmity. Himself the faultless one, He was forbearing with the faulty.
Jesus overlooked Nathaniel's fault. We never hear from Him a hint of Nathaniel's
blunder. On the other hand He honors Nathaniel with membership in His college of
Apostles. This incident between our Saviour and Nathaniel suggests three thoughts which
I would impress upon this vast audience, and especially upon these graduates.
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1. Jesus saw the best in Nathaniel. ' ' An Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile. ' ' A
son of Israel, not a son of Jacob. The ' 'Supplanter" is dead; the "prince" who pre-
vails survives. By character as well as by birth, an Israelite- Underneath the uninvit-
ing exterior there lay a guileless nature. His guilelessness is seen in that he makes no
mock repudiation of the character attributed to him. He has none of the pride that
"apes humility". "What a penetrating eye Jesus had for the best in this man!
The preceding context illustrates the same truth: "And when Jesus beheld him, he
said. Thou art Simon (a hearer) the son of Jona; thou shalt be called Cephas, which is
by intrepretation, a stone." You see this rude, unlettered, volatile, passionate, impulsive,
fickle fisherman. Surely he is unpromising, if not irapossibl;. Oh, no! Jesus looks
through the flesh to the heart. This man has in him tremendous latent powers, before liini
limitless possibilities. His rudeness is ruggedness. His unlettered mind is the retentive
scroll on which the Holy Spirit can write a gospel for Mark, and two Epistles. Hia
volatility contains elements destined to become a fixed substance which no heat can
change. His passionate nature is the very one to call three thousand souls to repentance
and life under one sermon. His impulsiveness will take the initiative Avhen naen or"
initiative are essential. His fickleness will become fixedness. Jesus saw a powerful
preacher, a convincing writer, a conspicuous leader and a heroic martyr in this bundle
of contradictory humanity that stood before Him.
Yonder, at the northern end of the sea of Galilee, sits a (lublican, collecting taxes.
His very business is disreputable, and he is, perhaps, no better than his trade. No
orthodox Jew will have any social contact with him. Jesus jaasses that way- His search-
ing eyes behold wonders in that personality. He sees u hospitable host, a faithful
friend, a correct chronicler, an ardent apostle, and calls Matthew to fol'ow Him.
Go south to the upper end of the other sea of the gospels. At that gateway from the
East sits another dishonest tax collector. His stature is small, his heart is hard, his
coffers are filled with ill-gotten gain. Judaism sees nothing inviting in Zaccheus. It
has no message for him. Jesus enters Jericho! Ever on the alert for the good in man and
for evoking the best. He casts his eye up the tree and calls the curious to conscientious-
ness, the robber to restitution, the sinner to salvation.
This habit of seeing the best in people, even in the worst people, was so fixed in Jesus
that infidels have charged Him with favoritism to publicans and harlots. Ah, they fail
to fathom the depth of Christ's nature or to intrcpret the meaning of His mission. He
was the divine one who knew "what was in man;" He came not to call the righteous
but sinners to repentance. The results justified His course.
F. W. Eobertson comments that Jesus always viewed human beings as salvable. That
is the point of the parables in Luke fifteen. A lost coin is of no value, but a lost coin
that can be found is valuable. The quest gives zest. So with the lost sheep and the
wandering boy; the interest centers in the possibility of recovery- Rabbi Ben Ezra's
assurance, that God sees us as we are and values us not by a list of things done, is
' ' But all the world 's coarse thumb
And finger failed to plumb
Thoughts hardly to be packed
Into a narrow act,
Fancies that broke through language and escaped.
All I could never be.
All men ignored in me.
This, I was worth to God, whose wheel the pitcher shaped."
2. Jesus saw Nathaniel at his best. "When thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw
the(^"— saw thee in meditation and prayer. Augustine heard the famous "Telle, lego"
under a fig-tree. Jesus read Nathaniel's heart, understood his problem, judged hin<
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not by Nathaniel's harsh judgment 6f Him, but by Nathaniel's best hour of devotion.
Nathaniel knew instantly that Christ perceived what his heart had been and he was con-
vinced and converted. " Eabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou art King of Israel."
Jesus had faith in man. Now, faith is more than trust, confidence, reliance; it is an
attitude of the whole nature. It speaks with the authority of conviction. There
flashes from it light which long and labored processes of argument could not show.
Nathaniel saw the light and leaped to greet it. Blessed be God, that He judges us by
our best and not by our worst. David, a man of many' faults, was commended of
God because he purposed in his heart to build a temple unto the Lord. God took the
thought for the deed. Surely this is our hope of heaven. For "Lord, if thou shouldst
mark iniquity, who could stand!"
This attitude is the antithesis of Pharisaism. It is the essence of Christianity and
wherever exhibited it wins even as Jesus Von Nathaniel. The application of this principle,
the spirit of looking for the best in our' fe'llow-man, would reconstruct some individuals
and some churches. Fault-finding would die in an atmosphere of commendation. Pastors
would preach with uncommon power and live with fresh joy. Weak anc erring Chris-
tians — mark you, not hypocrites, but Christians — would discover a new strength in the
confidence and cheer of their stronger brethren.
Apply this principle to examinations and you revolutionize the system of grades and
graduations. Sometimes a teacher grades with a view of "flunking". President Mac-
Cracken, in his inaugural address at Vassar's fiftieth anniversary, 1915, related the prac-
tice of one who was dean in a northern college. Calling a student to his office the
dean said: "Jim, Professor Blank has bet me thirty dollars that you will be dropped
from college before commencement- I have taken up his bet; the stakes are in that
drawer. Am I going to lose that money?" Jim's response vindicated the dean's faith.
Now, I could not approve betting under any circumstances, but I do endorse the irresisti-
ble confidence the dean had in Jim.
Several years ago a young man whose class standing was high went on his final
examination in history. His distinguished father was to deliver the commencement
address four days later. Just before entering the examination room the son received
a telegram. "Wire me result of your last examination. Should you fail I shall not
fill my engagement." The telegram unnerved the splendid student. His father's ap-
prehension seized him. For the first time in four years he was "rattled" on examina-
tion. For one hour his mind was blank. For the second hour it was a confused mass
of incoherent, unrelated knowledge. Two hours and a half passed before he began to
write. One hour reniained for the long examination. Time was up. Most of his class-
mates had handed in their papers and gone. He asked for more time. The considerate
professor granted thirty minutes. As his less accurate and scholarly room-mate handed
in his paper and left the room the professor followed him. ' ' What is the trouble with
M — ? He knows this subject and should have no difficulty with this examination."
The young man replied, "Yes, he knows it better than any man in the class," and then
told about the telegram. Five minutes before the extra time had expired the professor
stepped to M — 's desk. "Mr. M — , wire your father that you have made this subject with
distinction." "No, Professor, I have made a wretched failure and you will' never
pass me on this paper." "Pass you! You have already passed. I tell you, wire your
father. ' ' I should like to have been that teacher. He had ■ a heart and he knew.
A few years later the brilliant young man died of tuberculosis in' the mountains of the
West. He had broken his health in the pursuit of knowledge. But for the intervention of a
Christ-like teacher he had died sooner of a broken heart.
S. Jesus promised Nathaniel the best. "Thou shalt see greater things than these."
With a faint allusion to Jacob's ladder, and" with the first use of a phrase he was fond
of repeating: "Verily, verily, I say unto you. Hereafter ye shall see heaven open and the
angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man." Directly, Nathaniel wit-
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nessed in his home town that beginning of miracles when the "conscious water saw its
God and blushed." Thence onward his wondering and admiring eyes beheld such mir-
acles as neither Moses nor Elijah nor Elisha ever wrought. His Master spoke to fever
and it was cooled, touched leprosy and it was healed, rebuked demons and they were harm-
less, put clay as eollyrium on sightless eyes and they saw, commanded the winds and
waves and they obeyed, multiplied a few loaves and fishes and thousands were fed,
summoned from the realms of the dead a ruler 's daughter, a widow 's son, and a brother
beloved, and they responded. These in particular.
In general, Nathaniel saw Jesus bridge the gulf between the righteous God and rebel-
lious man; saw the mediator of the new covenant stand with one hand in the hand of the
Father and the other hand in the hand of the sinner and effect reconciliation; saw mercy
and truth meet together, righteousness and peace kiss each other in Christ who reunited
earth and heaven. Our Saviour is the medium through which God's message of love is
communicated to sinful man; the only stairway by which man ascends to the stars.
Nathaniel lost his fig-tree but his compensation was immeasurable — Heaven open; the
angels of God; the Son of Man. Eeminiseences have their place; also their peril. Thej-
may force us to face the wrong way, backwards. Jesus turned Nathaniel's face to the
future. "No more should he live within the limits of a faith born of past experience,
but in the unlimited latitudes of a faith born of a future hope." A Baylor graduate
summered in Virginia. She heard over and over the names, Washington, Jefferson,
Marshall, Madison, Monroe, lee, names with which to charm. She thought the people
bound by the spell of the past- She sought to break that spell for those who would read
and she wrote "The Tyranny of Heroes." Jesus did not discount. He commanded
Nathaniel's jiast; but, oh, the hours to come were pregnant with the supremest good.
Destiny depends on whether the best is behind you or is yet to be.
"Dead leaves and feathers rot
In last year's nests: The winged brood
Elown thence, new dwellings plan;
The serf of his own past is not a man. ' '
We have done now with the interpretation of the conversation of Jesus and Nathaniel
and hasten to draw three lessons appropriate to these young men and women who in a
few days quit these academic shades and scenes. First, there is some good in every one.
Total depravity does not mean as bad as can b?, but poisoned through and through. None
is utterly depraved. A pastoral experience of twenty years gives me assurance to say I
have never known a human being devoid of all good. We are too prone to think evil;
too reluctant to think well of people. Politicians whom the rash denounce as fiddling
while the world burns; Sabbath-breakers who appear to fear not God nor regard their
fellow-men; law-violators who obey only those laws which are convenient or profitable to
them; worldlings who spend and dance and carouse as in the days before the flood; gam-
blers who defraud without conscience and waste without remedy; opposers of the truth
who deride religion and defame Christians — all of these, I say, are made of the same
common stuff as ourselves and are proper objects of gospel address.
Esiieeially is there likely to be good undetected by you in one with whom you may
differ. Two men quarrelled in my city and parted, declaring they would speak never
again. One was a business man; the other a shrewd lawyer whom the business man
thought incapable of a noble impulse or a tender emotion. The city attorney, their mutual
friend, an esteemed public official and devout Christian, died. The two men met at the
funeral. As the remains were conveyed from the house of God the business man saw
the lawyer wipe tears from his eyes. "What, he weeps! I never believed he had a
heart. But ho had. Those are not crocodile tears. They are tears of sorrow over the
dead, of sympathy for the living." Approaching the lawyer with extended hand, he
said: "Let's be friends. Life is too short for hatred. You are a better man than I
thought," And they were friends again.
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Second, the residuum of good responds to the kindly touch. Love is the hammer that
breaks the heart of stone- Kindness is the deed that kills enmity. Eemember Androcles
and tlie l.'inie lion. By those woai)ons— tender and spiritual— Christ has won His way
over mountains and seas of opposition. By them we are to bring all people under glad
obedience to His sway.
"Down in the human heart, crushed by the tempter,
Feelings lie buried that Grace can restore;
Touched by a. loving word, wakened by kiiidness.
Cords that were broken will vibrate ouee more."
The chief executive of a state east of the Mississippi outraged the moral sense of the
best i)eople of the commonwealth. He got started wrong on one moral issue and went
wrong on all. He retired from office most cordially disliked by the ministers and des-
pised by laymen. From bad he went to worse and ended in a city jail- A Presbyterian
minister, moved with comp:;ssion, wrote the troubled, disgraced man a note expressive
of sympathy, interest, and prayers. That note opened a fountain in the prisoner's
soul, hitherto sealed. Till then, he did not believe there was a minister in the world
who cared for him. At least one felt for his family, wanted to help, and hoped for him.
. He replied in a letter stained with tears of gratitude. He would yet be a man. He
would apjireciate a visit if the preacher did not think him fallen too low. The pastor
visited him in prison, told him of the redemption in Christ, cited the conversion, call,
and consecration of Paul, and bade the desperate man look up and hope. He looked up
and was saved. Thence began a career of undoing the things he had done. No man on
this continent surpassed him in the logic he hurled against the legalized liquor traffic.
We may all well cultivate the spirit of that Presbyterian minister.
"There are spots that bear no flowers,
Not because the soil is bad;
But no summer 's genial showers
Ever make their bosoms glad.
Better have an act that 's kindly
Sometimes treated with disdain.
Than by judging others blindly
Doom the innocent to pain. ' '
The third lesson is: always look for the best. I am greatly concerned that you young
l^eople shall take the right attitude towards life. Your happiness and usefulness, in large
measure, will be decided by your attitude. Eemember Androcles and the lame lion. Let
me remind you of two literary characters, with whom your recent studies have made you
familiar, and adnioni'sh you by the contrast to take the cheerful view of life.
Edgar Allan Poe was master of the technique of verse and excelled all English
writers since Milton in both the. great forms of expression, prose and poetry. Tennyson
ranks him with Catullus, the most melodious of the Latins, and Heine, the most tuneful
of the Germans. Poe had a fatal faculty for fault-finding that alienated friends, em-
bittered opponents, and colored all his literary criticism. An idolater of ambition, blinded
by self-coneeit to his own mistakes, he could see little good in contemporary writings.
Longfellow, he stigmatized a jilagiarist, Hawthorne, a literary robber, Bryant, mostly,
a fool, Emerson, an imitator, and Carlyle, an ass. Poor Poe, he mistook his vial of
prussic acid for his inkstand. His attitude was wrong — wrong towards his fellowman
and towards God. Thus his life was unhappy and his death miserable. He saw his
beautiful Annabelle Lee starve and die on a bed of straw in Eichmond. His rancorous
denunciation broke up every friendship. He became a wanderer in Philadelphia, New
York, and Baltimore. Clad as a beggar in soiled and tattered garments he was found
unconscious in a place of disreputable resort and taken to a hospital where he expired
after uttering, "Lord, help my poor soul." In all his life there is no other record of-
God 's existence. Thou child of genius, thou pampered youth, thou spoiled of women,
we trust the Christ who heard the penitent's cry on the cross, heard thy last and only
prayer and granted thee mercy. How we wish that through thy brief and brilliant life,
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beside which ever sat a demon that snatched the cup of happiness from thy hand when
thou wast about to drink, thou hadst known the grace of Him who revealed the father-
heart of God and saw good even in bigoted Xathaniel.
Contrast with Poe that other poet born and reared under southern skies — Sidney
Lanier, tlie poetical musician. Both lives were short and pathetic. Poe died at forty,
after a fruitless battle with drink and opium. Lanier died at thirty-nine, after a hope-
less battle with consumption. How beautiful Lanier's attitude towards life! Found
starved and frozen in the hold of a ship and fed and warmed to life, he asked for his
flute and soon a yell of joy came up from the shivering soldiers down below as the liquid
music of color, warmth, and hope told them their comrade was alive. Prom the plains
of Texas, in search of health, he wrote his wife: "I have a steadfast firmament of blue,
in which all clouds soon dissolve." Poe's dominant note was sadness; Lanier's joy. Poe
was enveloped in cloud and gloom; Lanier breathed a joyful and hopeful air. Poe for-
gave no mistakes in another, and saw no beauty in Christ that he should desire Him;
Lanier, in lines incisive with interpretation and luminous with thought, forgave the
faults of those from Buddha to Tennyson and presents the picture of Him whom Nathaniel
called the Son of God.
"But Thee, but Thee, sovereign Seer of time,
But Thee, O poet's Poet, Wisdom's Tongue,
But Thee, O man 's best Man, O love 's best Love,
O perfect life in perfect labor writ,
all men's Comrade, Servant, King, or Priest, —
What if or yet, what mole, what flaw, what lapse,
What least defect or shadow of defect.
What rumor, tattled by ."ai enemy.
Of inference loose, what lack of grace.
Even in torture 's grasp, or sleep 's, or death 's, —
Oh, what ainiss may I forgive in Thee,
Jesus, good Paragon, thou Crystal Christ*?"
Because Lanier saw the best, conceived life as joyful duty, believed in the beauty of
holiness and the holiness of beauty, HE could dictate ' ' Sunrise ' ' with a raging fever of
104 degrees and WE can read every line he wrote without u blush.
My closing thought is about our Alma Mater. How grandly her history illustrates my
text and theme. When this vast domain of the West was the hunting-ground of Indians,
the rendezvous of desperadoes, and the pasture-land of the buffalo, William Tryon and
E. E. B. Baylor, men who in honor preferred each the other, saw a Christian college in
a sovereign state. Rufus C. Burleson knelt upon the sands of Galveston when he landed
from Alabama and prayed, "Oh God, give mo Texas for Jesus or I die!" On the walla
of the old chapel — the memories of which would overwhelm me did I give them play — he
inscribed "Pro Ecclesia, pro Texana." He saw buildings that were not, and heralded
them in the catalog. B. H. Carroll, facile princeps inter jinres, saw in the raw young
preachers of Baylor the material for a, great school of the Prophets and the leaders of
a strong evangelical and evangelistic denomination. What they saw in vision we behold
in reality. The institution they founded or fostered lias been functioning for Christ for
seventy-five years. What Christ did for Nathaniel, Baylor has done for thousands of
crude and ignorant young men and women. She has been another Michael Angelo seeing
the buried glory of art in the unsightly mass of stone and with mallet and chisel carving
a beautiful angel. She saw in a green, gawky, blue-eyed East-Texas boy an erudite
scholar, apt teacher, and forceful preacher, and behold John S. Tanner. She saw in a large,
full-grown, backward, laboring man, a versatile speaker, sagacious statesman, and able
administrator, and behold S. P. Brooks. She saw in an earnest, poor, young school-teacher a
devoted pastor, valiant leader, and peerless preacher, and behold George W. Truott. If
she has done less for the rest of us, it is only because the material was less promising or
the response less com|)lctc. She has largely made us what we are. She will endure while
time lasts. Until Christ comes the second time without sin unto salvation, she will fulfill
her mission of making redeemed, world-visioned Christian manhood and womanhood.
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EUFUS W. WEAVER, D.D., LL.D.
Distinguished preacher and editor} President of Mercer ITniversitj'.
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HISTORICAL ADDRESS— THE FOUNDERS OF BAYLOR
Delivered by the Rev. Rufus W. Weaver, D.D., on Sunday Evening, June the Thirteenth.
The historical address of the Rev. Rufus W. Weaver, D.D., President of
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, was heard with profound attention by
a large audience assembled in the spacious auditorium of the First Baptist
Church on Sunday evening, June 13th. Dr. Weaver is eminently fitted by
training, by temperament, by experience, and, most happily, by his present
connection with Georgia's historic college, to tell the story of those Baptist
missionaries who came to Texas in the stirring days of the Republic and
in 1845 founded Baylor University. It was William Tryon, an alumnus
of Mercer University, who first conceived the idea of an institution of
higher learning to be established under Baptist auspices in the young and
struggling Republic of Texas. The actual founding of Baylor University
at Independence was the work, mainly, of two men, William Tryon and
R. E. B. Baylor. The circumstances of its naming, long since familiar to
the sons and daughters of Baylor, furnish a remarkable commentary
upon the conception of service held by the fathers of Baylor, who, in honor
preferring one another, labored only for the glory of God and the salvation
of their people.
Dr. Weaver's manuscript, based upon extensive research, gives a vivid
account of the vicissitudes of missionary service on the frontier in the
early 'forties and, more especially, of the career, of William Tryon. The
text is printed in full in the following pages:
"1 sent you to reap that whereon j'e hiive not labored. Others' li'ave labored and ye are
entered into their labor." (John 4:38.)
As the chosen representative of Morcer TTniversity, and as the Superintendent of Chris-
tian Education in the State of Georgia, 1 bring to this congregation so closely identified
with Baylor University, and to the friends and former students of the institution who
have gathered here, the hearty congratulations of the Baptists of your sister state. We
recognize that Texas has the largest area of any commonwealth west of the ia:ississippi
River, and with becoming modesty we call your attention to the fact that Georgia has
the largest area of any commonwealth east of the Mississippi River. We naturally expect-
to find in these two great southern states a large Baptist membership. The figures cannot
be given accurately because we are growing so fast that a daily report would be necessary'
to tell how many we are.
Four years ago you had in Texas 6.52,056 Baptists, and at the same time we l»ad in
Georgia 731,842 Baptists. Today we have in my adopted state nearly one-tenth of all
the Baptists of the world, over three-quarters of a million. Four hundred thousand of
these are of the shouting \-ariety with dark complexion, and over 350,000 of them are
Scotch-Irish in descent, and Calvinistic in doctrine, now co-operating for the extension of
our Baptist faith as never before in our history.
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In Hallowed Remembrance
William M. Try on
The Spiritual Foundei of Baylor University
this page is inscribed
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The people of Georgia are bound to the people of Texas by many sacred memories and
hallowed associations. The men who were massacred at Goliad under the gallant Colonel
Fannin were Georgians who had come to Texas to fight for the liberties of your people.
President Mirabeau B. Lamar, who shares with Gen. Sam Houston the glory of your inde-
pendence, and who became the second president of the Texas Republic, was also a Geor-
gian. In 1915 the Governor of your State declared that there were living within the
bounds of Texas 800,000 people who either had come from Georgia or who had descended
from parents who had come from Georgia. We feel that we have an equity of at least
twenty per cent in every Texas celebration.
Mercer University has given to Texas at least one Governor, K. B. Hubbard, of illustri-
ous memory; also your most distinguished scholar in tlie realm of church* history. Professor
A. H. Newman, while the State of Georgia boasts that on her soil and in the historic town
of Milledgeville, then the state capital, was born Baylor University's greatest President,
Samuel Palmer Brooks. In referring to Mercer University I should have included the
name of Dr. J. B. Gambrell, who took a postgraduate course at Mercer University as presi-
aent of the institution, and his friends fully recognize the fact that from the time that
he completed that course a new era of denominational usefulness for him began.
Dr. George W. Truett, whose name is intimately associated with Baylor University,
entered upon his educational career as the principal of Hiawassee Institute in Towns
County, Georgia, and his experience as the head of this school led him to appreciate the
need of thorough college education which he acquired at Baylor University.
And what shall 1 more say, for the time will fail me if 1 tell of Brown, of Chandler,
of Chase, of Davant, of Dyer, of Everett, of Ivey, of Maxwell, of MoConnell, of Smith,
of Spalding, of Vaughan, all graduates of Mercer University, who chose Texas for their
field of labor. Many scores of Georgia preachers have helped you to evangelize and to
baptisticize this great commonwealth.
The name of President Eufus C. Burleson is associated with the early history of Baylor
University and with the institution which for many years bore the name of Waco Univer-
sity, the two being united under his administration as Bajlor University at Waco. No
man in Texas Ba^jtist history was in a better position to inform us regarding the founders
of Baylor University. I quote from an article written by Dr. Burleson in the American
Baptist Register for 1851. Referring to Baylor University he says: "This institution is
under the control of the Texas Baptist Convention, its affairs being directed by the Board
of Trustees elected by that body. It was originated chiefly through the instrumentality
of the lamented William Tryon, one of the earliest missionaries to Texas. It bears the
name of the Hon. and Rev. R. E. B. Baylor, formerly a Congressman from Alabama, and
for many years an eloquent Baptist preacher, a distinguished judge, and a very liberal
supporter of the institution. The financial affairs have been and are conducted by Rev.
James Huckins with great ability and untiring energy. ' '
In this brief statement three names are brought together to whom must be rightfully
given the credit for the establishment of this splendid institution. Dr. Burleson declares
that William M. Tryon was the chief instrumentality. During the past year I have devoted
considerable time to the study of original documents relative to William M. Tryon. Dr.
Eby in his book on "Christianity and Education," a work which I cannot too highly
commend, says in speaking of the Texas Union Baptist Association which inaugurated the
movement to found a Baptist institution. ' ' The three leading spirits in that body were
William M. Tryon, a native of New York; Rev. James Huckins, a native of New Hamp-.
shire; and the Hon. R. E. B. Baylor, a native of Kentucky, eminent as a U. 8. Congress-
man, as a learned' jurist and Baptist preacher. ' ' The statement which is historically true
would imply that these three men coming from different states met in Texas and decided
to establish this institution. Many a historical statement accurate in every detail fails to
give the background, social currents, and creative ideas which make possible the
historic event. In the search for truth, these merit consideration.
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Who was W. M. Tryon? Why is he recognized as the chief agency in founding Baylor
University? Where did he gain the coiiception, and how was he inspired to plan the insti-
tution whose charter he wrote and over whose board of trustees he presided!
Answers to these inquiries bring into our survey another state, another institution, and
u, new and illuminating setting.
The inspiration which led to the organization of Southern Baptists may be traced' to
Luther Rice, seeking to band the Baptists together on this continent for the support of
the foreign mission enterprise. His labors were apostolic. He traveled far and wide.
Much of his ministry was spent in the South Atlantic States. He found in these states
men like Furman, Mercer and Sherwood, ready to carry out his plans and to further his
The organized life of the Baptists of Georgia dates back to a period less than one
hundred and fifty years ago. Their development during the early decades of the nine-
teenth century was rapid and thorough-going. Plans for a college were considered before
any institution under Baptist auspices had been created in any other southern state.
Fearing competition with the State University, the Georgia Legislature refused the Bap-
tists of the state a charter for their school. In 1818 there came a frail young man named
Sherwood, born in New York, a graduate of Union College, aud a student of Andover
Theological Seminary, studying Hebrew under the celebrated Moses Stuart. The name of
Jesse Mercer, like that of R. B. B. Baylor in Texas, is associated with various enterprises
in Georgia, but the organizing mind, the inspiring agency, the real executive who planned,
was Adiel Sherwood, the founder of the Georgia Baptist Convention, of Mercer University,
the first professor of sacred literature in Mercer University, and the protagonist of
Christian education throughout the South.
Adiel Sherwood introduced the resolution which led to the founding of Mercer Institute
at Penfield, Ga., a school in which manual labor, theological instruction, and classical
training were combined. It was named for Jesse Mercer upon practically the same ground
that this institution was named for Judge Baylor. Jesse Mercer had married the widow
of a very rich Jew named Captain Simons. He was in a position to give more largely
than any other of its friends. Though born in North Carolina he was recognized as the
foremost Baptist preacher of the state, and was accepted as the Baptist leader of
Jesse Mercer was deeply interested in the academy which bore his name. The following
is an extract of a letter written by him to Dr. Brantley, who was then editing the Chris-
tian Index in Philadelphia:
"Washington, Ga., February 13, 1883. Brother Brantley: I attended the meeting of
the Board of our Convention at the Mercer Institute on the 5th inst. It will be pleasing
to some of your readers to hear how the school has commenced. It was opened on the
second Monday in January with twenty-two pupils, but when we were assembled with it
there were over thirty (thirty was the number of limitation for the first term), but the
pressing applications were likely to make it several over. We admitted two beneficiaries
of good commendation and promise in addition to those on account previously. One of
these was a young Brother Tryon, under license from the church in Augusta, late from
New York, well spoken of for piety and talent. ' '
This is the first record which Baptist history gives us of Wm. M. Tryon, who may be
justly called the founder of Baylor University. There were five beneficiaries during
this first year of the Institute. Fifteen years later three of them were dead, among them
' ' Elder W. M. Tryon. ' ' At the first meeting he made a favorable impression upon Jesse
Mercer: "Good commendation and promise; well spoken of for piety and talent."
William M. Tryon remained as a student at Mercer Institute for nearly four years, aud
retained an association with the Institute even after it became Mercer University. Dur-
ing this period he was given the aid then bestowed upon ministerial beneficiaries. He
was a man of pleasing address, untiring energy, and highly appreciative of the value of
Christian education. Adiel Sherwood, who loved with Paul-like tenderness the younger
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inen in the ministry, selected W. M. Tryon during 1837 to present the pressing financial
needs of Columbian College, founded by Tjuther Kice in "Washington, D. C. Adiel Sher-
wood resigned from the faculty of Mercer University to give himself to the saving of
this important institution, and the two men whom he chose to aid him in the southern
states were William J. Harlee and William M. Tryon.
The year 1837 is a significant year in the history of Southern Baptists. Mercer Insti-
tute became Mercer University, giving three years of academic work and the first two
yeats of the college course. One hundred thousand dollars was secured for buildings and
endowment. Adiel Sherwood, assisted by Brethren Tryon and Harlee, announced that he
had raised sufficient money to pay the entire indebtedness upon Columbian College. At
the beginning of this year in publishing the engagement of William M. Tryon to represent
this institution in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, Dr. Sherwood commends him "to
the kind regards of the friends of literature with whom he may sojourn not only as an
agent as above, bv.t as a good minister of Jesus Christ."
During this same year William Carey Crane, President of Baylor University from 1862
to 1885, came to Georgia to enter upon his teaching career as co-principal of the Classical
School at Talbotton, Ga. He was one of the best equipped men in our state, having re-
ceived both his A. B. and A. M. degrees at Columbian College. He pursued literary and
theological studies for three and one-half years in Madison University and the Theological
Seminary at Hamilton, New York. Among his instructors were Thomas J. Conant, Asahel
C. Kendrick and Barnas Sears. Immediately upon his arrival in Georgia he began to write
for the Christian Index, the general subject being "Collegiate education as bearing upon
Baptist influence." He expressed himself with heroic frankness regarding the conflict
which then was raging in Georgia between the jjrogressive element which favored mis-
sions, education and Sunday Schools, and the anti-effort movement represented by the
old school Baptists who were then in the majority. He says, "The prejudices which are
found in this state chiefly against the benevolent schemes of today whose aim is the
evangelizing of the world are not the only causes of painful reflection when considering
the condition of our denomination. This can be traced to the character and the influence
of the ministers; where the minister is illiterate, bigoted and ignorant, there the people
are illiterate, bigoted and ignorant."
The independence of Texas was won in 1836. A year later a meeting was held in Hous-
ton, Texas, to consider the chaotic religious condition which then existed, the Eepublic
being over-run by ministers from the United States who may not have been "run out" but
whose record must have been sadly out of harmony with their profession. There were
many claiming to be ministers whose lives were so dissipajted, so profane, so licentious,
that this company of ministers meeting in Houston. Texas, organized the Ecclesiastical
Committee of Vigilance for Texas. During this year the tide of emigrants from the
United States set in towards Texas. Thousands were pouring in from the States. A news
note from Little Eock, Arkansas, in describing this influx of emigrants, says: "The
majority of them appear to be men of intelligence and wealth."
The years between 1838 and 1840 were spent by Rev. Wm. Tryon largely in Alabama,
where for awhile he served as pastor of the church at Irvi^iton, and much of his time
was devoted to visiting far and wide the Baptist churches of Alabama and Georgia.
The American Baptist Home Mission Society, in view of the increasing attention given
to t}\e abolition of slavery, found it necessary to send into the southern states financial
agents who were out of sympathy with the abolition views. .of the majority of northern
Baptipts. The man who was selected for work in Georgia was Rev. J. E. Huckins, as Eby
indicates, a native of New Hampshire, and a man of some education. He entered upon
his visitation of the churches in Georgia, commended through theOhristian Index by Jesse
Mercer on the basis of his bearing letters of recommendation from brethren whom Jesse
Mercer knew and loved, and des.-ribed as "a brother oif good preacjhing talent and asso-
ciated with the South in regard to the fanatical principles of northern abolitionism."
He probably came to Georgia in 1838. His stay in Georgia must have covered about two
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years. Apparently he was engaged as financial agent at the time that he was requested
by the American Baptist Home Mission Society to become their missionary to Texas.
On November 2, 1839, J. R. Huckins, writing from Washington, Georgia, thanks the
Baptists of the state for their treatment of him during his stay, and commends them
for their great liberality to the cause of Home Missions, and for the Christian hospitality
and kindness which they have uniformly bestowed upon him. In January of the year
following he writes of the beginning of his work at Gaheston, where soon after his arrival
he baptized a prominent citizen, Gail Borden, and wife.
On November 24, 1841, Hucluns attended the Union Baptist Association three miles
east of Eutterville. There was formed a Texas Home Mission Society, auxiliary to the
American Baptist Home Mission Society, and a Texas Baptist Education Society with a
view of establishing an academic and theological institution. Just six months before
Huckins had organized the First Baptist Church of Houston with sixteen members, and
soon after led in the organization of the Union Association with three churches, the
pastors of which were Cox, Baylor and Davis.
There is no material extant which throws light upon the reasons that led William Jl.
Tryon to be selected for the work in Texas. Huckins and Trvon no doubt were frequently
thrown together, one raising funds for Home Missions and the other for Christian Educa-
tion. Tryon was the outstanding figure in the little group of ministers trained at Mercer
Instiiute. He had the intellectual equipment, the practical missionary training, and the
denominational outlook which fitted him to become the interpreter of our Baptist faith
and the leader of our Baptist cause in the Republic of Texas. The spirit of Adiel Sher-
wood, scholar, seer, creator of denominational institutions, dwelt in his student W. M.
Tryon: Everywhere this young man went, he made his argument for Christian Education
and for the institutions for which he was appealing, Mercer Institute, Columbian College,
and the Southern Baptist College, which later merged into Mercer University.
Whatever may have been the cause for his going to Texas, we find that W. M. Tryon
arrived in Washington County in February, 1841. The town was then six years old. Five
years before, the declaration of Texan independence was drawn up by Texans assembled
at this place. The Baptist church was soon after the arrival of Tryon reorganized and
a revival begun. He tells of the immersion of twenty-four at a very impressive service
held after night, the beautiful river reflecting the silvery rays of the full moon, the
stillness of the night, interrupted only by strains of sacred melody, echoed by the dark
forest, and borne far upon the bosom of the winding waters. He writes back to the
President of Mercer University, saying: "The Lord is still pouring out His spirit ujion
Texas," and recites the unusual conditions relating to the establishing of the Baptist
church at Milam, Texas.
Huckins tells of a wonderful revival in Washington led by Brethren Tryon and Baylor,
continuing for an extended period, during the time of which "every kind of business was
laid aside, vice left the place and the whole population were to be found in the house
of prayer crying for mercy. Some of the most desperate men in theconntrj' were there
before God pleading for pardon."
Toward the close of 1841 Tryon settles the ciuestion which he had been very seriously
considering of making Texas his permanent home and devoting his life to the upbuilding
of our Baptist cause in the young republic. Dr. Benjamin M. Hill, Corresponding Secretary
of the American Baptist Home Mission Society, made this year the following announce-
ment: "Brother William M. Tryon, our missionary in Texas, has decided, the Lord willing,
to settle permanently in that republic. It is necessary, however, in making the arrange-
ment for that purpose to spend a few weeks in Alabama where he formerly resided.
During that period he will act as circumstances will permit as our agent in Alabama and
Georgia. Our brethren and friends there will undoubtedly receive him with open arms.
Early the following year W. M. Tryon rJBturns to Texas. He writes from New Orleans
January 7, 1842, to the editor of the Christian Index: "Brother Stokes: Today, the Lord
willing, I leave by the steamship Neptune for Galveston, Texas, with the expectation of
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there s]ieuding the remainder of my days. I have not taken this step without many
struggles. It is difficult to leave friends, more difficult to leave those who are not only
friends but Christian friends, still more difficult, as you are no doubt aware, to leave
brethren in the ministry with whom you have labored. Yes, my native land, I leave thee,
all the scenes I love so well, friends, connections, happy country."
Eeturning to his work which had for its center Washington, Texas, Tryon writes on
Aug'.'.st 7, 1842: " Notwithstai^ding the commotions which have of late so much distracted
this republic, 1 am happy in being permitted to transmit another report of an uninter-
rupted quarter of ministerial labor, and am pleased to have it in my power to communicate
th-it the feverish state of the public mind which has operated so deleteriously to the
religious interest of this country is cooling off, and has ceased to exert its enervating
influence upon our public assemblies for worship which are now as numerous and in some
instances marked by as deep seriousness as upon last year.
"Among those whom I have recently baptized is Eli Mercer, cousin of the late Jesse
Mercer, and son of the late Thomas Mercer, who closed his ministerial labors in Missis-
sippi. With the exception of Brother Buffington, the missionary of our society, we have
not one efficient Baptist minister who devotes himself exclusively to the work of the
ministry in all Eastern Texas.
' ' Oh, let the mission in which I am engaged, and the feeble instrument who enjoys a
place among the laborers of the Home Mission Society in this republic share in your
prayers and in those of all the people of God. ' '
The reference to the death of Jesse Mercer, whom Tryon knew and loved so tenderly,
calls to mind the fact that in his will he left $2500.00 for the American Baptist Homo
Mission Societj' to l)o used for their oiierations in Texas. I doubt not that during this
eventful year the support of Brethren Tryon, Huckins and Buffington came from the
legacy of Jesse Mercer.
Following the organization of Baylor University at Independence, Texas, in 1845, our
Georgia records re^■eal little relative to the work of W. M. Tryon.
A tract which has come into my hands entitled, ' ' A Profitable Permanent Investment, ' '
written by Mr. J. N. Eayzor, tells of an appeal written by William M. Tryon for more
missionaries in Texas. A copy of this appeal fell into the hands of a young ministerial
student who was on the eve of graduation at Covington, Kentucky, and when he read it
he raised his eyes heavenward and exclaimed: "This day I consecrate my life to Texas!"
After his graduation he applied for work in Texas and was sent as a missionary pastor to
Gonzales, but before reaching Texas this station had been supplied, and the beloved
William Tryon had fallen a, victim of yellow fever at Houston, and had gone home to his
reward. When this young missionary, then twenty-four years of age, stepped off an ocean
steamer at Galveston in 1848, he knelt upon the sands of the seashore and exclaimed:
"Oh, God, give me Texas for Jesus ere I die!"
Thus there came to this imperial commonwealth Rufus G. Burleson to take up the work
which William M. Tryon had laid down, to become the distinguished President of Baylor
University, and to develop this institution until it is now recognized as the greatest and
the best of its type supported by Southern Baptists. The mantle of William Tryon fell
upon E. C. Burleson.
In 1851 the American Baptist Register contained an account of conditions in Georgia
written by Billington M. Sanders, the first president of Mercer University, in which the
following statement is made: "Among the first pupils of Mercer University were five
young ]nen preiiaring for the ministry, four of them beneficiaries. All of them have since
been eminently useful in their respective fields of labor. Three of them have already
entered into rest, among whom is numbered Elder W. M. Tryon, the lamented late ErBSi-< I
dent of the Baptist Convention of the State of Texas." .:iO .Rigio'O
The points of contact between Baylor University and Mercer Uniy ergity uilsfet myi;hy;l'HMlil
extend over a period of three quarters of a century. The man ( itIoTwiibin t niore' tfia'£iTiCiiy>T.
other the credit for founding this institution mustbel gi^.ei!ili*ffl9iai lstnd!fat''wl!i'6''St)e!ii1iSfbt'|i"''
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years of study and gav« another year to the presentation of the claims of Mercer Insti-
tute merging into Mercer University. Your distinguished president, Dr. Broolis, born
within thirty-five miles of Mercer University, recently told me that the planning of his
sainted mother centered about his attending Mercer University, and had he not come
from Georgia to Texas he would have been a student in Mercer University.
In presenting the congratulations of Mercer University, have I not the historic founda-
tion for giving to you, not the good wishes of a sister institution, but the love and the
benediction of a mother? Is it not true that in a very real sense Baylor University is
a daughter of Mercer University? Dr. Burleson, who knew perhaps better than anyone
else, was firmly convinced regarding W. M. Tryon being the moving force in creating
this institution. How often did he tell the story of the writing of the charter, every
word of which was penned by W. M. Tryon, and when read by Judge Baylor was approved
without a single change. When Judge Baylor suggested that the blank which remained
to be filled in with the name of the institution should be Tryon, and that the institution
should be called Tryon University, this young man with true Mercerian modesty said, ' ' No,
let us call it Baylor University." As Adiel Sherwood hid himself behind Jesse Mercer in
Georgia, so W. M. Tryon hid himself behind E. E. B. Baylor. We need to be reminded
now of the words of the Master, "Others have labored, and ye are entered into their
labors. ' '
One obligation rests upon the generations that enjoy the benefits of the sacrifices of
those who have gone before — to cherish the memory of those who labored and to make a
record of their sacrifices and their achievements.
May I give to you the reasons for believing that W. M. Tryon really made possible
Baylor University in 1845, and that Judge Baylor and Eev. J. B. Huckins must assume
the relation of faithful lieutenants co-operating in a whole-hearted way?
When James E. Huckins reached Texas, he had come from a state in which an enthusi-
astic and successful campaign had just been consummated, in which over $100,000.00 had
been raised for the establishing of a Baptist school of college grade which now bears the
name of Mercer University. At the same time there was being carried on in that state a
successful campaign for Columbian College. The Baptist leaders throughout Georgia were
discussing education more than any other subject, and the people were giving to education
with a generosity that they did not show to any other cause. The progressive Baptists
of Georgia in 1836-37 set themselves deliberately to the overthrow of ignorance in the
Baptist pulpits of the state. Mr. Huckins became convinced regarding the necessity of an
institution of college grade as an essential factor in the development of the Baptist cause.
Therefore he kd at once upon his arrival here in the organization of a domestic Mission
Society and an Education Society.
When W. M. Tryon reached Texas, his work was largely evangelistic and missionary;
but for seven years he had been a student in a Baptist school or engaged in making
speeches and raising money for Baptist schools. He probably was the leading protagonist
of Christian Education among the younger men in the South.. He had made his reputation
in three states as the champion of our Baptist schools. He was familiar with their organ-
izations, with their curricula, and with the advantages that came to the denomination
through their establishment. 1 believe that the spirit of Tryon permeated the Baptists
of Texas in 1845 and strengthened their hands to lay the foundation of this great in-
W. M. Tryon was a modest man. He declined to have this institution named for him.
Dr. Benedict in his history says that Brother Tryon furnished more available historical
data regarding Texas than he had received from all other sources combined, but there is
practically nothing in the report that Tryon made regarding himself. He was a man of
poetry and sentiment. These qualities appear in the letters which he wrote to his friends
in Georgia. He was a courageous and industrious worker in the vineyard of his Master.
He took long and perilous journeys. He faced fearlessly desperate men, and he preached
everywhere the Gospel with power,
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■ No man can esca^ie the influence of a purpose which for an extended period has dom-
inated his thinldng and his activities. The educational enterprise had had ascendency
in the mind of W. ii. Tryon for years, and wlien he came to Texas it was only natural
that all of his splendid powers should have been directed toward the establishing in
Texas of an institution similar to the one which he called his Alma Mater, to whose
president he frequently wrote, and to whose Missionary Society he sent this message:
"When you pray for Burmah do not forget Texas. We need twenty missionaries at once,
and I am praying that some of you may hear the call of Texas. ' '
I am not so much concerned about the men whose names are connected with institutions
that live through the centuries as I am about those who made the .institutions possible,
whose names are not so frequently heard, and whose work is so often forgotten. Adiel
Sherwood touched the life of William Tryon and William Tryon touched the lives of the
Texas Baptists in the early days of the republic, and Baylor University was born. 1 love
to think as I review the Baptist miracle of the tweutieth century Avhich we call "The
75 Million (.'anipaigu, "' that Adiel Sherwood reached through William M. Tryon and Baylor
Ijniversity to touch L. B. Scarborough and awoke in him the passion of the missionary
and the educator; that the spirit of William j\r. Tryon,, Mercer's modest son, through
Baylor University touched George. W. Truett and gave him }iower as he plead upon the
steps of our National Capi'tol a few weeks ago for a League of Nations; that the spirit
of William M. Tryon reaching through Baylor University is touching today the president
of this institution, a son of Georgia, insiiiring him to build for the Southwest the Greater
Baj'lor University which in all the departments of human knowledge shall link together
the finest culture with the truest evangelistic fervor, and shall make the University the
realization of the dream of the Bnptist patriots of Texas who, having won for themselves
religious liberty, dedicated themselves to the task of evangelizing the world through rear-
ing an institution from whose torch should shine forever the light that giveth liberty and
thereby enlighteneth the world, the Light of the Gospel of the Son of God.
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Dean of American Poets.
Author of "The Man With the Hoe.
JUDD MORTIMER LEWIS
Tlie Poet Laureate of Texas; sweet
sinaer of home and childhood.
NICHOLAS VACHEL LINDSAY
Remarkable lyrist; a pathfinder in the
realm of literature.
Author of "The Chinese Nightingale."
Editor of "Poetry;" poet of nature
and of art.
Author of the ' ' Columbian Ode. ' '
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THE BROWNING BENEFIT
An AH Artists' Program by Visiting Poets and Literary Men and Women; Presentation
of "Clasped Hands," the Gift of Miss Lillian Whiting, of New York:
Carroll Chapel, Monday Morning, June the Fourteenth.
Through the devoted efforts of Dr. A. J. Armstrong, head of the Depart-
ment of English, the library of the University has been enriched by a
large and valuable collection of books and other literary remains of Robert
Browning. Among these is the wonderful portrait of the poet, executed
by the poet's son, Robert Barrett Browning, and procured for the Univer-
sity through the enterprise of Dr. Armstrong and the graduating class of
1919. The collection was further enriched in 1920 by the accession cf the
original bronze cast of the Clasped Hands of Elizabeth Barrett and Rabert
Browning, which was generously presented to the University by Miss
Lillian Whiting of New York.
Appropriate exercises had been planned for the presentation ceremony,
which had been announced as an "All Artists' Benefit" for the Baylor
Browning Collection. The occasion was rendered notable by the presence
of four representative American poets — Mr. Edwin Markham, Mr. Vachel
Lindsay, Mr. Judd Mortimer Lewis, and Miss Harriet Monroe — who gave
freely of their art to a large and responsive audience.
Mr. Lewis, known to millions as the "Poet Laureate of Texas," and well
beloved wherever he is known, read several of his poems on childhood —
that theme nearest his big father-heart. In "Little Human Blossoms"
and "The Old Wash Place," Mr. Lewis brought tears to many eyes unac-
customed to weep; then, in a twinkling, in "When a Feller's in Love," he
exhibited the versatility of his art by an appeal of a very different kind.
His tuneful poem, "Baylor: 1845-1920," will be found facing page — of
Mr. Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, most active and original of American
poets, chose as the vehicle for his unusual technique his brilliant phantasy,
"The Chinese Nightingale." The weird Oriental melody of this remark-
able composition, the uniqueness of its imagery, and the altogether inimit-
able minstrelsy of the reader combined to produce an effect both subtle
Miss Harriet Monroe, of Chicago, editor of Poetry and author of the
Columbian Ode commemorating the opening of the World's Columbian
Exposition in Chicago in 1893, touched a responsive chord when she read
selections from poems inspired by the advent of spring in the Carolina
POETRAIT OF ROBERT BROWNING
By Robert Barrett Browning — Presented to Baylor University by the Class of 1919.
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mountains. Her dialogue sketch depicting Western Carolina "mountain-
eer" traits was also fully appreciated by the audience. Miss Monroe's
proficiency in the dialect was remarkable.
Mr. Edwin Markham, known, through his "Man With the Hoe," wher-
ever the English language is spoken, arid venerated as the dean of Ameri-
can poets, read a number of his subtle quatrains and, in more sombre
vein, "A Look Into the Gulf;" then several short poems inspired years
ago by the childish gambols of his little son, Virgil, whom the now aged
father described as an "abbreviated omnipresence." By special request
of the audience "enforced" by President Brooks, Mr. Markham, with
modest reluctance but with perfect good-nature, read his immortal "Man
With the Hoe." Mr. Markham's wide and varied experience of the world-^
as lawyer, school-teacher, and blacksmith, it is rumored — animates his
work with a natural human charm which "brings Parnassus down" to
the level of a yearning and suffering world. His patriarchal appearance,
relieved by the irrepressible twinkle of the jet-black eye, bespeaks a rich,
ripe, and lovable personality.
Upon the conclusion of the readings, Mr. Markham, representing the
donor, Miss Whiting, who could not be present, formally presented the
"Clapped Hands of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning" to President
Brooks, who accepted the gift on behalf of the University. President
Brooks in his response paid a generous tribute to the zeal of Dr. Arm-
strong, whose untiring efforts had made this happy occasion possible.
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Most scholarly of American poets; distinguished exponent of vers libre; author of
"Sword Blades and Poppy Seed," "A Dome of Many-Colored Glass,"
"Men, Women and Ghosts," "Can Grande's Castle," etc.
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LECTURE: VERS LIBRE AND IMAGISM
By Miss Amy Lowell, English Lecture Rooms, Tuesday Afternoon, June the Fifteenth.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, June 15th, at 3 o'clock, an eager audience
thronged the commodious lecture-rooms of the Department of English to
render homage to the genius of Miss Amy Lowell, the foremost American
exponent of the "new poetry." Mr. Edwin Markham in presenting the
speaker characterized her as the most scho'arly of American poets, and
Miss Lowell ably sustained this reputation in the highly technical exposi-
tion of the theory and method of poetics with which she favored her audi-
ence. Miss Lowell enlivened her lecture with readings illustrative of the
range, intensity, and daring of her genius. In all the poetic f jrms in which
she has applied her talents — lyrics, images, narratives, and "polyphonic
prose" — she has achieved remarkable effects. It may also be said that
her skill as a reader is only less remarkable than the cleverness and ver-
satility of her literary craftsmanship. In her choice of images Miss
Lowell often hits upon an attribute which seems at first bizarre but which,
upon close examination, reveals form or color with unexpected clearness
and truth. Also her "word-craft" is quite extraordinary. This is as it
should be, for what, asks Miss Lowell, is poetry but "created beauty?"
Miss Lowell's literary method — let all Philistines make up their minds that
she has one, and a rigorous one, too — does not deliberately reject conven-
tions, but rather deliberately creates them. The function of poetry is not
simply to "point a moral or adorn a tale." Vers libre and all the rest of
her repertory^ (and more than one form may be used in a single compo-
sition) are employed by Miss Lowell with the sole object of discovering the
beauty which is Truth and the truth which is Beauty. This is what Miss
Lowell means by "created beauty."
In the form commonly known as vers libre, the poet constructs poems
in "unrhymed cadences" based upon "organic rhythm" — i. e., the rhythm
of the speaking voice — rather than upon some arbitrary metrical arrange-
ment or theory. The added range affords opportunity to strike out, natur-
ally and with ringing force, a phrase or image expressive of "white-hot
emotion" "headed up" in the scul of the poet.
Miss Lowell read, among other poems and "narratives" selected from
her published work, "Patterns," "A Bather," "At the Cross Roads," and
"Madonna of the Evening Flowers." The last named, which especially
delighted the audience, and which many regard as Miss Lowell's most
perfect technical creation, is reprinted here by the kind permission of
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MADONNA OF THE EVENING FLOWERS
All day long I have been working,
Now I am tired.
I call: "Where are you?"
But there is only the oak-tree rustling in the wind.
The house is very quiet,
The sun shines in on your books.
On your scissors and thimble just put down.
But you are not there.
Suddenly I am lonely:
Where are you?
I go about searching.
Then I see you.
Standing under a spire of pale blue larkspur.
With a basket of roses on your arm.
You are cool, like silver.
And you smile.
I think the Canterbury bells are playing little tunes.
You tell me that the peonies need spraying.
That the columbines have overrun all bounds.
That the pyrus japonica should be cut back and roupded.
You tell me these things.
But I look at you, heart of silver.
White heart-flame of polished silver.
Burning beneath the blue steeples of the larkspur,
And I long to kneel instantly at your feet.
While all about us peal the loud, sweet Te Deums
of the Canterbury bells.
Copyrighted by The Macmillan Co.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
JOHN S. TANNER
Beloved preacher and teaidicr; iiidcfal ij^ahle worker for Baylor. He lived and died in the
way of service: his example inspires Baylor still.
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THE JOHN S. TANNER MEMORIAL EXERCISES
Held at Oakwood Cemetery on Tuesday Morning, June IStli, at 9 O'clock.
Of peculiar significance to an earlier generation of Baylor students were
the exercises on the occasion of the unveiling of the John S. Tanner monu-
ment. The energetic Christian character of this good man, the literally
unconquerable zeal with which, as student, teacher, and preacher, he
worked during the twelve years of his connection with the institution,
have become a part of the rich tradition of Baylor University. Many of
the former colleagues, students, and contemporaries of Professor Tanner,
together with the surviving members of his family and numerous friends
of the University, gathered in Oakwcod Cemetery in the early morning
of June 15th to do honor to his memory. There, grouped about the marble
shaft recently erected in grateful remembrance by the University, these
devoted friends heard the story of John S. Tanner's life told in beau-
tiful and appealing language by the Rev. W. B. Glass, D.D., now a mis-
sionary to China, who as a student-pastor in Baylor University knew Dr.
Tanner intimately and loved him well.
The ceremonies were opened with the following prayer by President J.
L. Ward, of Decatur College:
We thank Thee, our Heavenly Father, that it is always our privilege to
seek Thy presence and Thy blessing, and we thank Thee for this occasion
which has brought us together to honor the memory of one who blessed
the lives of so many of us present, and whose work continues, though he
was called from the walks of life many years ago. We thank Thee for the
life of John S. Tanner, an inspiration to every young man who came in
touch with him while he lived, a blessing to all to whom he ministered and
whom he taught, and we pray that those of us gathered here to pay
tribute to his memory may receive new inspiration as we turn away from
this sacred spot, this place of earth that contains his dust, to face the
duties and problems which he faced and which he did so much to solve.
Bless those who have in any way contributed to the erection of this
monument that marks the resting-place of him who was the friend of all
and an especial blessing to the young. Bless him who is to speak to us
upon this occasion, who himself received inspiration from the life and
teachings of the departed one and who has accomplished so much in a far-
away land for the glory of God. Give to us all Thy presence and Thy
blessing upon this occasion, we ask for Jesus' sake. Amen.
President Brooks then said:
My friends: As is known to you, and particularly those of you who
are connected with the University, Dr. A. J. Armstrong has done much
for our entertainment and for our cultural advantage and advancement.
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He never knew John S. Tanner, and yet nobody works on the campus nor
in the halls of Baylor without being influenced by John S. Tanner. Dr.
Armstrong caught that incomparable spirit and sought to do honor to
the memory of our good long-time friend who died so young. It was
through his leadership and suggestion and by the recitations of our dis-
tinguished visitors yesterday that this monument is made possible.
We have the honor and the pleasure of having Professor Tanner's two
brothers here; alsD here this morning are his children, two daughters and
a son — the eldest daughter, a graduate of the University last year; the
other, Mrs. Aura Steubing of Gonzales, with her little boy, and John S.
Tanner, the son, who has completed his sophomore year in the institution
this session. It is fitting that they be here, their mother and father alike
having given their lives to a common cause. Mrs. Tanner, the mother of
these Tanner children, lies buried in far-away Brazil. We have selected
Dr. W. B. Glass of China, who lived in the home of Professor Tanner when
a student, and who by chance is here attending the festivities at the
University, to speak briefly in memory of our good friend whom we seek
to honor today. Dr. W. B. Glass.
Dr. Glass's remarks were as follows:
It was with feelings of the deepest appreciation towards the authorities
of the institution that I received the req[uest to speak upon this occasion.
It is with feelings of the deepest emotion this morning that I come to
speak of my dead friend and teacher.
It has been my privilege in life to have had many teachers, and many
great and good teachers, but I have never touched the life of any man who
I believe has put the iron and blood in my own heart and life so much as
the brief friendship and acquaintance that I had with Professor John S.
Tanner. I think of him this morning, as I come to speak to you, first
of all as one of the manliest men I ever knew. I shall never forget when
in the autumn of 1897 I came to matriculate in Baylor University as a
student, on Sunday afternoon before the matriculation on Monday morn-
ing there was a rehgious service held in the old chapel. The students there
gathered together for the purpose of an inspirational meeting to draw the
new students out, especially into the religious life of the school. There
a tall, pale-faced young man stood up whom I supposed to be a Freshman
like myself and began to speak. He hadn't spoken many sentences until
I saw that he was not a Freshman but perhaps a Senior, because he knew
too much about the institution. I went away that afternoon without
learning that he was not a student, until I was assigned to one of the
professors the next morning for my matriculation and the making out of my
schedule, and this same man was John S. Tanner, and I knew him from
that time. He had the highest ideals of manhood. There was absolutely
nothing small in all his thinking and his ideals. He seemed to me to do
more to inspire young men to be real men than almost any other man I
have ever known. I can only speak of this briefly.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 53
It was my privilege, also, as has already been said by Dr. Brooks, to
know Professor Tanner in his home, and in speaking of him as a man I
should like to mention briefly his family life. How beautiful it was ! And
these little children as they were then, who stand here men and women
today, I nursed in my lap many times. And Miss Aleph used to come out
with her little silver cup when I was milking the cow and reach it through
a crack of the fence and ask me for a cup of milk. I loved the child ; I love
her still. I love her for her own sake and for her own ac^^omplishments,
but I love her also for the memory of that sainted father. Oh, how he
loved his children! There was no getting around the family discipline.
If Aleph needed to go into the closet for a little private interview, she went.
The discipline of the home was firm but, oh, how loving it was ! How the
wife and how every one leaned upon that man ! Those of us who had the
privilege of living in that home, how we looked to him for advice and
counsel in everything!
Perhaps the most outstanding thing in the life of Professor Tanner was
his ability as a teacher. Now, students are always just students — I mean
they are just pupils, and no matter how old a man or woman becomes,
when they enter the class room as students, that same boyish spirit, you
know, gets hold of them again, the desire to shirk a little bit, to get just
as little off the teacher as possible and to let the teacher get just as little
out of them as possible. There was one man in the institution under whom
I think no student ever undertook to shirk his work more than one time.
Stern? Yes. A great many of the students were afraid of him; and yet
for those who came to know him, he was the most sympathetic, the most
I remember when I was going through the struggle to decide my call to
the foreign mission field, I was greatly exercised, and it took me some days
to reach a decision about that matter ; and during those days my school
work was sadly neglected. I found it impossible to prepare my lessons.
I didn't wish to say anything about it to anybody until the matter was
settled in my own heart. Two days in succession Professor Tanner called
upon me to recite and I failed. The second day he rebuked me severely
before the class. When the class was dismissed he called me up by his
desk and he said, "Look here. Glass, you haven't been doing me this way
before and I am sorry to rebuke you before the class ; but if there is any-
thing wrong now and there is' any excuse for this, I would like to know it,
and if there isn't, then it is time for you to go to work." I couldn't keep
my secret from him any longer. I sat down by the desk at his invitation
and began to tell him about the struggle through which I was passing. He
wasn't an emotional man, and yet when I told him that I supposed I would
yield and that I must go to the foreign mission field, he reached out both
of those great, brawny hands of his and took hold of my hand, and, with
the tears streaming down his face, he said, "Thank God, I have prayed for
it every day for two years." There was his sternness and there was his
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sympathy and his love and his readiness to forgive. But there was no
"fooling" with him as a teacher. Oh, how he made us work! The very
best in effort, in ideals, in everything, he seemed to be iable to draw out,
and even those who had little ambition for themselves — somehow he
seemed to know how to put it into them and make them work.
I come now to speak of him briefly as a minister of Jesus Christ. John
S. Tanner was a great student of the Bible. He knew much about the
Biblical languages, New Testament Greek and Hebrew and all of it, but
I shall never forget or cease to be grateful for the course in English Bible
that I had under Dr. Tanner. What an inspiration it was! In all of
these years since those days, twelve of them spent in teaching the Old
Testament in the Chinese language, I find myself going back almost at the
preparation for every recitation to the notes that I took from John S.
Tanner in that class-room as we studied under his direction with quite a
number of these that I see before me today. I say I shall never — ^what-
ever other attainments or information I may gather about the Old Testa-
ment Department and use in my work in the theological seminary out
yonder, I believe that the firmest foundation, the broadest principles, the
truest principles of interpretation that I shall ever have, I received in the
class-room under the instruction of our friend. Not only was he a great
student of the Bible, but he was a great preacher. Oh, how I remember his
sermons in the chapel ! How they inspired us ! His chapel talks were
always sermons, brief, pointed, illuminating, inspiring. I have never for-
gotten the last sermon he ever preached. It had come to pass that two
or three of the students together with Dr. Tanner had been assigned to do
the preaching in the University Chapel on Sunday evenings. On this
special Sunday evening we were entering into a revival. The pastor, I
believe, cf the First Baptist Church, was to conduct the revival but he
could not be there that evening and some one else was to preach. I was
in Professor Tanner's home. The question of who should speak had not
been settled. He insisted that I go. In his presence I could never consent
to do anything that it was possible for him to do. And I remember, as he
finally consented to lead the service that night, we walked from his little
home down on Seventh Street up through the back way to .the chapel as
the students were there gathering for the service. He put his hand in my
arm and he said, "Glass, isn't it a shame that two preachers, disciples of
Jesus Christ, could sit quibbling for a half hour as we have been doing
over who should preach ? Ought we not to esteem it the highest privilege
to have an opportunity to speak a word for Jesus Christ?" And I shall
never forget how he preached that evening in the chapel the last time that
he ever lifted up his voice. I remember how his church members in East
Waco, at Kerens, and at Hubbard City loved him. It was my privilege to
preach for him in each of these places, several times at Hubbard City
before and after his death, and I know how they loved him, it seemed, as
almost no people could ever love a pastor ! How sympathetic, Jxow inspir-
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 55
ing, how untiring in his efforts for their best interest, to lead them out
to do the great things in the Kingdom of God. He was a wonderful preach-
er and a great pastor.
One of the last things that Professor Tanner ever did in Baylor Univer-
sity was to witness the organization of the foreign mission band. We
didn't call it a volunteer band at first. Growing out of this meeting in
which he preached his last sermon there came the organization of a band
of volunteers for the foreign mission field. We had met in the old Bible
class-room, just a little band, fourteen of us, I believe. After the formal
organization had been completed, Professor Tanner, though not quite well
at that time, was present in that meeting. When everything else had been
attended to we called upon Professor Tanner to lead us in the closing
prayer and I shall never forget how he prayed that day. After thanking
God for leading these young men and young women to give their lives to
the foreign mission cause, telling God how he had prayed and how he had
striven to put these thoughts and these principles in their minds in the
class-room; and then, as he stood there, his last sentence was, I think, if
not exactly, in effect just this: "And now, oh,, God, my Heavenly Father,
whether I live long or die soon, grant unto me that I shall live in the lives
of these men and women." It was only a short time until our hearts were
shocked as the telephone message came down to old Maggie Houston Hall
saying that Professor Tanner was dead. A number of us hastened up to
his home, and when the undertakers were through, quite a number, some
of them here today, gathered in the room around the body of our friend;
and that last prayer of that man came back with such tremendous force
that we joined hands around his dead body and I called to mind this last
prayer and said, "Men, it is up to us to answer that prayer." And there
we bowed our heads and prayed that God would make us worthy of him
who had so striven and given his life that he might put the stuff of man-
hood and the highest ideals of the Christian preacher before us ever,. that
we might live to fulfill those ideals and to do what God, in His wisdom and
His mercy, had denied him the privilege of doing, to carry on his work in
building the Kingdom cf God at home and to the uttermost parts of the
earth. Again I say that it is with the deepest emotions and feelings of
gratitude that I come to speak these words to the memory of him whom
we all loved, every one who knew him; and I would pass that prayer on
today. Time and time again it has come to me out yonder on the mission
fields : "Oh, God, always help me to stand for the things that my friend
and my teacher stood for." May God's blessing be upon all young people
whom he loved, and enable us to live the life that he lived, for of him it
could be said, perhaps as of few others, "For me to live is Christ."
President Brooks, with evident emotion, then said:
If I were to follow my feelings I would speak myself, but the time and
the occasion do not allow. I had the honor to be asked to write the inscrip-
tion for the monument, and I sought in a very few words to tell my
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thoughts with respect to my good friend, John S. Tanner. I have asked
Rev. R. E. Bell, who also lived in Professor Tanner's home at the same time
with Brother Glass, who knew him- intimately and loved him much, to
close these exercises in prayer. R. E. Bell, Pastor of the Church at Decatur.
The prayer of Mr. Bell was conceived in these words :
Our Heavenly Father: We thank Thee for the life and career of the
man whose memory we honor today. We thank Thee that our lives were
blessed by knowing him and that though dead, he yet speaketh, and that
his spirit thrills cur hearts today. We thank Thee for the lessons of noble
manhood, of consecrated, Christian living and heroic endeavor that we
learned frcm him. We thank Thee for the blessings that come to us from
every memory of his noble life, and as today we stand where his dust
sleeps, we thank Thee again that for a few brief years Thou didst give us
to know him and didst give him that power to bring Thy blessing into the
hearts of men. And now, our Father, we pray that Thou wilt bless his
children whom we love. May the Holy Spirit be their keeper and our in-
spiration. We pray for Thy blessing upon the men and women who join
here today in honoring his memory and who rejoice that they ever knew
him. Let Thy blessings be upon us to make this another occasion on
which we dedicate our lives afresh to the work to which this noble man
gave his life, and let us honor him by carrying the flag that fell from his
hands all too soon, carrying that banner on to the heights that he saw,
that he dreamed about, and that he wanted to plant that banner on. Oh,
our God, let us by this new memory — refreshed memory of that imperial
manhood, of that unconquered will, except conquered by Thee; let us, our
Father, catch afresh the spirit that made him great and go out anew to
those battles that call so loudly today to real men and women. Forgive
our sins and let Thy benediction abide upon every heart in this holy pres-
ence and lead us on to Thy glory, for Christ's sake. Amen.
The monument bears this inscription prepared by President Brooks, for
some years a friend and colleague of Dr. Tanner:
In Loving Memory of
JOHN S. TANNER
Diligent Student, Profound Scholar, University Professor,
Preacher of Righteousness, Christian Gentleman
LOVER OF TRUTH
He Lives Yet in Baylor University
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I gazed upon the sepulchre of one
Whose life was ended ere it well began,
And as I gazed I thought of work begun —
The common lot of struggling, erring man —
Begun yet uncompleted: but anon
There came to me the stirring words of hope,
"Although the worker dies, the work goes on" —
Saying of Luther's; neither Church nor Pope,
Nor principalities, nor powers could daunt
That stout defender of the human soul.
The soldier, battle-wracked and bleeding, gaunt
With stress of struggle, rallies to the goal
And carries on. The sun shall never set
While Joshua leads ; the cause must triumph yet !
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 59
ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Addresses by Eoyston C. Crane, '84, and Richard A. Burleson, '90:
Carroll Chapel, Tuesday Morning, June the Fifteenth.
In the absence of the President of the Association, Mr. John B. Fisher,
of Waco, who, because of illness, could not attend the meeting, the first
vice-president, the Rev. H. C. Gleiss, of Detroit, Michigan, took the chair
and called on the Rev. C. E. Maddry, D.D., of Austin, to lead the opening
prayer. After the reading of the minutes of the last meeting and the
transaction of other unfinished business, the Dean of the University pre-
sented the Class of 1920 for formal induction into the Association.
Representing the class, Mr. H. L. Hunt, of Decatur, spoke as follows :
Ladies and Gentlemen of Baylor University Alumni Association: In
behalf of the Class of 1920 we wish to express our appreciation of the fact
that we have been allowed or rather that we have worked up the privilege
of graduating at such a time in the history of Baylor University. For the
past four years we have looked forward to this time as the greatest event
of our lives and although, as Dean Spencer pointed out and as every other
person present will state, naturally we think that our class is the best, we
believe that we are also peculiarly fortunate in the fact that we have been
allowed to graduate at this great period of Baylor's history. We believe
that as a class we have a heritage that has not been given to other classes ;
we have had the privilege of this year seeing the Class of 1920 get a grasp
and a vision of what Baylor University is to be. Since the war we have
seen Baylor's new program come forward. We believe, as we have gone
through the past year and planned for the Jubilee which has materialized,
that during this time we have got a vision of the Baylor of the future;
and it is our purpose, Mr. President and ladies and gentlemen of the Alumni
Association — for although we are young, we have cast aside the swaddling-
clothes of our student days and are stepping out full-grown into the Alumni
Association — it is our fixed purpose and foremost desire to make ourselves
known as members of this organization; wherever you find a member of
the Class of 1920 we hope that there you will find an individual that will
be giving his best to this institution. As a unit we come to you; we are
willing now to try to return to Baylor University what she has given to
us; we have been receiving and now we wish to place ourselves in a posi-
tion of giving. So, Mr. President, we come to you as a unit to fight and
work for Baylor. I thank you. (Applause.)
Upon the request of the chairman the Rev. L. R. Scarborough, D.D.,
responded with a brief speech of welcome in the following words:
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It gives me pleasure, as the appointee of the president, to welcome this
Class of 1920 into the work of this Association. I judge that this class
enjoys the distinction of being the largest class Baylor has ever had. Of
the nearly twenty thousand students who have gone out from Baylor you
enjoy the further distinction of coming into the Alumni Association at
the greatest hour in Baylor's history. You come in also, I judge, as mem-
bers of the largest alumni association in Texas and in the Southwest. I
judge that Baylor has the largest student-body and the largest alumni
association of any institution in the Southwest; we all know that
today is Baylor's greatest day up to now, and that it faces the greatest
opportunity now that it has ever faced; so in behalf of the Association
I welcome you to the greatest fellowship in intellectual and religious life
there is in the Southwest. You are come to be loyal to all Baylor is and
what Baylor stands for, and that covers the whole gamut of good. To be
loyal to Baylor means to be loyal to all that is good and to all that makes
for the uplift of humanity and, the glory of Gcd. And it gives me
pleasure to appoint you, the youngest class of recent comers, into this
glorious Association, whose blood runs hot and whose emotions are the
most greatly stirred and whose life is the youngest and whose graduation
comes nearest to Baylor's great day — I say, it gives me pleasure to appoint
you to be the leaders, the vanguard, in making Baylor's coming day the
greatest possible; a greater Baylor University for a greater Texas, a great-
er world, and a greater Christianity. You are the vanguard to lead it in
that great task ; may you live up to the responsibilities of your task and be
worthy of all that Baylor has given you and all that Baylor offers you!
The annual report of the treasurer of the Association and that of the
Rufus C. Burleson Fellowship Committee were then presented to the
The chairman in presenting the speakers of the day, Messrs. Royston
C. Crane, of Sweetwater, and Richard A. Burleson, of Dallas, referred
happily to the memories of former days. His brother, he said, had studied
with Judge Crane under the latter's father. Dr. William Carey Crane, the
beloved president of Baylor University at Independence. The chairman
himself had been a classmate of Mr. Richard A. ("Dick") Burleson and
with him had sat at the feet of Mr. Burleson's father. Dr. Rufus C. Bur-
leson. He therefore expressed the liveliest pleasure in introducing the two
speakers invited to address the Association on this occasion.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
EOYSTON C. CRANE
Graduate of Baylor University at Independence, 18S4; son of the late
William Carey Crane, President of Baylor University.
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Thus announced, Mr. Crane delivered the following address:*
Fellow-Alumni of Baylor University, Ladies and Gentlemen:
When the charter of Baylor University was granted in February, 1845, Dr. Wm. Carey
Crane had been pastor of the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala., and was then
pastor of the First Baptist Church in Columbus, Miss.
Dr. Eufus C. Burleson, about ten years younger, was then teaching a school in the
vicinity of Columbus, and preparing himself to attend the Western Baptist Theological
Institute at Covington, Ky., which has been dead many years.
They were good friends; and as Dr. Crane was already conceded to be a finished
scholar and theologian. Dr. Burleson took satisfaction in the contact with him, as shown
by letters in my possession.
On June 8th, 1845, Dr. Crane preached the ordination sermon at Starkville, Miss., when
Dr. Burleson was ordained to the ministry, and his name was then signed to Dr. Bur-
leson's credentials that sent him forth as a minister of the Gospel. Then Dr. Burleson
went away to school for n time, and their lives separated until they met again in Texas
during the troublous days of the War between the States.
From 1851 until 1861 Dr. Burleson had been President of Baylor University at Inde-
pendence, and, through his great energy and power of organization in the field, had ad-
vanced Baylor to the place where, at the beginning of the war, it was probably the largest
and best, and best known school in the State. At least such have been frequently claimed
to be the facts in the case.
He was preceded in that position by Dr. Henry L. Graves, a graduate of the University
of North Carolina and of the Hamilton Theological Seminary of New York, who was the
first jiresident of the Texas Baptist State Convention, and who altogether occupied that
place for sixteen years.
At the beginning of 1861 Dr. Burleson was President of Baylor University at Independ-
ence and Dr. Horace Clark was principal of the female department of that institution.
The lowering clouds of war and the plight of a school -sought to be established there,
now brought Waco on the scene.
A few years before the War of Secession Trinity Baptist Association had caused to be
chartered and located at Waco the Waco Classical School, and of this school Judge John
C. West — still living here — became principal and resigned as such on January 21, 1861.
His daughter, Decca Lamar West, in a. published historical sketch a few years since, stated
that its doors were closed at the outbreali of the war.
Dr. Burleson 's Life states that the trustees of the school on February 4; 1861, elected
Dr. Burleson and his entire faculty at Baylor to come to Waco and take charge of this
school; that Dr. Burleson came to Waco and conferred with its trustees on April 15, 1861,
and that thereafter their resignations were tendered to the trustees of Baylor University
in June, 1861.
Baylor University was then under the direct auspices of the Texas Baptist State Con-
vention, and its trustees were under the control of the Texas Baptist Educational Society,
an adjunct of that Convention.
The charter of Waco Classical School provided that it should be under the patronage of
Trinity Baptist Afsociation. And Trinity Bajitist Association was'evidently in affiliation
with the Texas Bajitist State Convention, as that Convention met at Waco in- 1859 and
1862, Dr. Burleson being elected vice-president of it at its session at Waco in 1862.
Following the resignation of Dr. Burleson and the entire teaching force of the school,
Dr. George W. Baines was elected President of Baylor University and assigned the hercu-
lean task of organizing a teaching force and keeping things together during the vicissi-
tudes incident to the local situation and to the war conditions, when all boys capable of
bearing arms were required in defense of their country.
"Considerations of space forbid the publication in full of Judge Crane's address. The
editor, however, has endeavored to present the main arguments comjiletely and to preserve,
as far as practicable, the continuity of the discourse.
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Under less trying circumstances, many schools over the country closed their doors never
to open them again.
This was the situation in Baptist affairs and in Baylor University when Dr.- Crane came
to Texas in the summer of 1863, and at first tentatively accepted the pastorate of the
First Baptist Church at Houston, and afterwards allowed himself to be overpersuaded into
becoming President of Baylor University.
Cathcart's Baptist Encyclopaedia states that he was born in Virginia and educated in
Columbian College, District of Columbia, and Madison University, New York and that
his "opportunities had enabled him to become a profound scholar, ranking among the most
useful, laborious, and able Baptists in the Southern States."
He had been president of several colleges and universities in Mississippi and Louisiana.
He and Senators Jefferson Davis and Henry S. Foote were the first three men to deliver
the annual addresses at the University of Mississippi. He had been twelve years Sec-
tary of the Southern Baptist Convention; had been president of the Baptist State Con-
ventions of Mississippi and Louisiana, and had filled high positions in the state organiza-
tions of both Odd Fellows and Masons ia those states.
By special invitation he had addressed the Legislature of the State of Mississippi.
Dr. J. W. D. Creath, whom he had known as a boy at school in Eichmond College, is
probably more responsible than any other one man for the fact that he ever became
connected with Baylor University.
His original arrangement with the trustees was that he should have a salary of $3,000
and a residence; expenses of removal, and all the corn and pork needed for one year.
Of the $3,000 he received from the trustees $42 and collected to the amount of
$1,700, inclusive of four acres of land, a year or two afterwards. He received all of the
corn, part of the pork, and all of the moving expenses. He hauled his goods and chattels
through the Confederate lines from Shreveport, and I have all of his original passports.
Dr. Burleson, remembering his old Mississippi friend, in August, 1863, wrote him a very
cordial letter welcoming him to Texas as pastor of the church at Houston of which he
had been pastor in 1851 when he resigned to become President of Baylor. But upon learn-
ing a short time afterwards that Dr. Crane was to become President of Baylor University
at Independence, he wrote him another letter advising that Baylor University was dead
and that his labors there would be fruitless.
It had been circulated far and wide, in Texas and out of Texas, that Baylor University
at Independence was dead; and again that it had been removed to Waco.
When you stop and consider the lack of railroads and telegraphs at that time; the fact
that the war was on and the slowness of the mails in those stage-coach days, and the
difficulties of inter-communication, you may get some idea of the disastrous effect such
reports would have on Baylor University, and of the difficulty of correcting them and
living them down.
I must confess to you today my belief that if Dr. Crane had had any adequate concep-
tion of the real conditions existing in Texas at the time, and the character of the fight
that was to be waged against Baylor University, and the personal equations, and the
elements of personal ambitions that were to enter into the long struggle, he could not have
been induced to accept the place that he assumed, and Baptist history in Texas might in
that ease have been differently written.
But as it is, the facts should be confronted and accepted as they unfolded themselves.
At the outbreak of the war, the main building of Baylor University had been built of
rock to the second story, where it remained until about 1881; and Dr. Burleson had just
finished, at his own expense, a large three-story octagonal building for a boarding-house,
built almost entirely of cedar. Two two-story rock buildings had been erected, and these
several buildings, with $20,000 subscribed for endowment, constituted the plant of Baylor
University when Dr. Burleson severed his connection with the school at Independence. The
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BUILDINGS OF "OLD BAYLOR" AT INDEPENDENCE
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trustees settled with him in full when he left, reimbursing him for the agreed value of his
investment in the building mentioned by crediting him with a debt owed the institution,
paying him some cash, and conveying to him over 3,(100 acres of land at $1 an acre.
You will understand that when Dr. Crane ciimc to Tex.'is the Texas Baptist State Con-
vention was state-wide and occupied all parts of the State for its purposes — that is, all
The Baptist General Association did not come on the scene as a rival state-wide insti-
tution until 1868.
[The speaker then cited in ©xtenso facts in sujiport of tlie contention that an enlarge-
ment and building program, includiug the famous "old cedar building" projected by Dr.
Burleson, had been definitely undertaken and prosecuted after the main line of the Hous-
ton and Texas Central Railroad and the Austin branch of that rond had been constructed
— the former passing through Navasota, 18 miles from Independence on the east, and the
latter through Brenham, 12 miles from Inde[iendence on the west. At that time (shortly
before the outbreak of the War between the States) the noiirest railroad point to Waco was
Millican, the then northern terminus of the Houston and Texas Central Railroad. Waco's
first railroad, a "spur" of this line, was built about 1S72. Jndeiicndence, therefore, until
1872, was much nearer to both lines of the Houston and Texas (Central Railroad than was
Waco to either. The speaker also recalled that it was Washington-on-the-Brazos, not
Independence, which had rejected a proposition of the Houston and Texas Central Rail-
road Company to furnish a bonus of $10,000 for the construction of its line by that town —
with the result that the road was built six miles to the cast and Navasota came into
existence. There was no evidence to show that Independence had ever had an opportunity
to get either this, the main line, or its western branch. — Ed.]
In 1868 the Baptist General Association, including the territory of Waco Association
and what had been Trinity Association, was organized with Dr. Burleson as one of its
chief factors and officers.
We then had two state conventions, one operating in South, Southwest, and Northwest
Texas, and the other in North, Northeast, and Central Texas for the most part.
Under the control and under the ausjiices of the Texas Baptist State Convention was
Baylor University for males and Baylor College for females located at Independence; and
under the control and under the auspices of the Baptist General Association of Texas was
Waco University, a co-educational institution.
[The speaker at this point introduced statistics for the period 18G1-18S4 to show that the
enrollment- of Baylor University at Independence, together with that of Baylor College
(chartered in 1867 and, with Baylor University, u.ndor the control of the Baptist State
Convention), was practically the same as the enrollment of the co-cducational Waco
University (under the control of the Baptist General Association of Texas.) — Ed.]
The main building of Baylor at Independence, which had been for several years under
course of construction, after having been halted by the war in 1861, was so far completed
that the commencement exereisds were held in it in June, 1884, as a result of Dr. Crane's
ceaseless and untiring efforts in that behalf.
In the meantime the Santa Fe Railway had built one line within five miles of Inde-
pendence and another about eight miles from it.
In view of these things, it is not very surprising to me that Dr. Crane did not see before
he died, that "Baylor University at Independence had <i.one into a gradual decline," and
quit the fight for its life and upbuilding long before.
[The speaker showed that after Dr. Crane's death in February, 1885, many of the stu-
dents of Baylor University at Independence withdrew from school before the end of the
session, some of them to enter Waco University. Furthermore, during the spring and
summer of 1885 consolidation, alike of the two conventions and of the two schools, was
"in the air" to such an extent that Baylor University at Independence was opened in
the fall of 1885 mainly to give time for working out the details of the consolidation.
Nevertheless, until Dr. Crane's death, "Old Baylor" was still a "going concern."— Ed.]
Now because consolidation came in the fullness of time) shall Dr. Crane's efforts and
labors in behalf of the upbuilding of Baylor University and for the' cause of Christian
education in Texas be ignored, or damned with faint praise?
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Shall the traditions and struggles of the many who were connected with the school from
1861 until 1885 during nearly all of which time Dr. Crane was freely pouring out his life 's
blood in one of the hardest struggles that ever fell to the lot of man, and when he was
aiding materially in the making of sen+iment for Christian education — shall all of these be
ignored or forgotten?
Shall Dr. Crane's years of labor in foundation work, in the building of better men, in
the making of better citizens, in the moulding of the character of thousands, and in the
uplifting of all of those with whom he came in contact — shall these and all of these be
forgotten because he did not chance to have the opportunity of seeing the present-day
Shall all of the hallowed traditions of the many hundreds of students who went from
the halls of Baylor at Independence be laid on the altar of consolidation?
Shall the consolidation that took place in 1885-86 between Waco University and Baylor
University be equivalent to the annihilation and the elimination of all things connected
with the school at Independence from the year 1861 until 1885-86?
These are all questions for the present generation to answer in good conscience in the
light of reason, calm judgment, and the facts.
For my part, I have never believed that people knowing the facts and standing up for
righteousness — and Baptists are that class of people — will ever commit themselves to
such a program.
When Dr. Burleson and the entire corps of teachers and the graduating class left Baylor
in 1861 as narrated. Judge Baylor, for whom the school was named, upheld the trustees
in their course, and staid with his namesake. When Dr. Crane was absent in 1867 .at
the Southern Baptist Convention, Judge Baylor faithfully filled the, president's place
during the absence.
Rev. Hosea Garrett — lovingly called Father Garrett — was present at the birth of Baylor
at Independence, and officiated at its burial at Independence.
He was elected vice-president and presided at the first meeting of the board of trustees.
And so far as my investigations have gone, the institution while located at Independence
never had any other president of the board of trustees.
A truer, more faithful, more loyal. God-fearing, ruggedly honest man never lived in
Though he lived eighteen miles away, no difficulties were ever allowed to prevent his
getting into his buggy and traveling that distance to attend a meeting of the board of
Numerous other faithful co-laborers for the preservation of Baylor did Dr. Crane have,
of those who had known the school in its most prosperous days under Dr. Burleson. Among
this number was the widow and family of General Houston.
You may recall that General Houston, after he was ejected from the Governor 's chair
in 1861, went to live at Huntsville, and there died in the summer of 1863 and lies buried
beneath a fitting monument recently erected by an appreciative state.
General Houston some years before his death, while attending sessions of Congress
(he being in the Senate from Texas), was converted under the preaching of Dr. 6. W.
Sampson, pastor of a Baptist church at Washington; but upon conferring with Dr. Samp-
son, and from a sense of loyalty to Texas and his home town and church, and through
respect for his wife who had been a. consistent member of the Baptist Church since her
youth, he refrained from being baptized in Washington, came home to Texas, and was
baptized by Dr. Burleson, who was then pastor of his wife's church at Independence.
As a young lady, Mrs. Houston had met Dr. Crane while he was pastor at Montgomery,
Ala. Before her death, Mrs. Houston requested her pastor and literary friend, Dr. Crane,
to write the memoirs of her renowned husband; and when after her death it became Renown
that Dr. Crane was under promise to Mrs. Houston to write the life of her husband,
several well-known persons who had known General Houston in the flesh and had been
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more or less intimately associated with him in one way or another went into J^rint in
opposition to the arrangement.
Whether this selection by Mrs. Houston of her husband's biographer had any coiltrolling
effect or bearing on the conduct of any person in Texas is a question not susceptible of
an evidential showing to a mathematical nicety. But certain it is that there wei'e those
in Texas, inside and outside the Baptist denomination, who never became reconciled to
the idea of Dr. Crane's undertaking and performing that labor of love and duty; and
consequently he received no assistance or co-operation from several places and persons
friendly to General Houston in his life-time, from whom he had reason to expect good
wishes if not actual co-operation in that work.
Dr. Crane's contemporaries, the men who knew men and were capable of forming judg-
ments of them, looked upon him as being one of the foremost men in Texas, to put it no
stronger, as preacher, teacher, school man, and one intensely interested in the upbuilding
and development of Texas, educationally, religiously, and materially.
He was for a number of years Secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention, and re-
peatedly a vice-president.
He was President of the Texas Baptist State Convention until he refused further election.
Upon the organization of the State Teachers' Association in January, 1879, he was
elected its first president.
It is not necessary to enumerate in detail such evidences of his standing while living.
But I will give somewhat in detail two instances of his connection with important passing
events which will tend to clarify some facts in the history of education in Texas.
On the 31st of December, 1872, the State Educational Convention of independent teach-
ers of Texas, pursuant to call, met at Austin, and unanimously elected him president
of the convention.
The record of the proceedings contains four newspaper columns taken up with the
reports of various committees, and an examination of the contents of these reports will
show that they form the basis of our present public school system in the State of Texas.
•IPtese proceedings contain the following: "The following resolutions were offered by
Dr. Crane: Eesolved, That on the basis of 810,000 acres of land in this State belonging
to the University fund, a State University should be established as soon as practicable
in Texas which shall afford free tuition to all students properly qualified to enjoy its
advantages and that a Normal School for the teachers of Texas should be a department of
such University, located either at the site of the University or at some other site selected
by the regents of the University. Second: That the Governor, the Superintendent of
Public Instruction, and eight other citizens should constitute a board of regents for th ,
government of the State University, charged with the performance of such duties as are
usually discharged by boards of regents, trustees, or directors of similar institutions; that
said regents should be elected first by the Legislature and divided into four classes, one
of which classes to go out of service with each legislature and the vacancy to be supplied
by vote of the whole State in the same manner as elections of members of the Legislature.
Third: That on the basis of the four leagues of land patented to the counties of this
State, the County Courts of each county should inaugurate and establish a County Acad-
emy in which pupils, recommended from the common schools, shall, be educated free and
prepared for entrance into the State Agricultural College proposed to be established.
Fourth: That an institution for the higher instruction of the colored population be es-
tablished for the education of colored teachers by the Legislature at some suitable loca-
tion and one-fourth of the lands appropriated to the State University should be set apart
for the establishment of such an institution. ' '
So read the resolutions in the record published at the time; and then, is added the fol-
lowing, touching the disposition of the resolutions: "After an able and patriotic address
by Dr. CrsEne the resolutions were unanimously adopted."
By a careful examination of the words of these resolutions you will observe that they
form, in a large measure, the basis of the development of our higher public school system
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in Texas-. While in practical details the several institutions, when they were established
several years subsequently, were not put into existence in the exact form suggested by the
resolutions, yet in many essential particulars, laws when passed followed substantially
in the main many of the suggestions of these early resolutions as passed by this conven-
tion on motion of Dr. Crane.
It will be noted also that this was some two or more years before' Dr. Barnas Sears
began any activities in Texas for education in behalf of the Peabody Fund, in aiding to
develop the common school system of Texas.
The Teachers' Convention of Central Texas, which met at Mexia in the summer of 1878,
provided for the calling of all of the teachers in the State of Texas to assemble at Austin
on the 28th day of January, 1879, and appointed a committee of eleven gentlemen who
were teachers residing in the various sections of Texas, to issue this call, which was pub-
lished several times. I have in my possession a copy of it in its original form as a cir-
H. H. Smith, the first president of the Sam Houston Normal College (and who, byj the
way, was the father of Senator Hoke Smith of Georgia), was the chairman of that com-
mittee, and both Dr. Bui'leson and Dr. Crane were members of it.
The meeting of the teachers of the entire State was held at Austin according to the
'lall, assembling there on January 28th, 1879, while the Legislature was in session, and
here is the mention made of it in Dr. Crane's diary: "Tuesday 28th. At State House,
Statesman office and in Teachers' Convention; elected president in afternoon. Wednes-
ilay 29th: At Capitol; presided, in House of Eepresentatives over State Teachers' Asso-
ciation. Thursday 30th: At Capitol; in Association; occupied in the business pertain-
ing to our meeting. With Burleson conversed with Governor O. M. Eoberts; adjourned
about 6 o'clock; came home; on cars all night."
Dr. O. H. Cooper was elected secretary of that convention, according to his statement.
That was the beginning of the present day Texas State Teachers' Association.
Contemporary papers show that resolutions were passed by this convention recom-
]uending the establishment of a Normal College.
Dr. Crane's name appears first on the list of members of this committee making the
The recommendation of the convention through its committee for the establishment
of the Normal College was submitted by the Governor toi the Legislature, and promptly
acted on favorably, and thus was established the first Normal College in Texas.
On June 29th, 1880, the Texas State Teachers' Association convened at Mexia and
Governor Eoberts attended its sessions and addressed it in behalf of a movement for the
establishment of the State University, and asked the assistance of that body.
"The subject was discussed by the Association and a committee was raised to memorial-
ize the Legislature, through the Governor, in favor of it. The committee was composed of
Oscar H. Cooper, chairman, and W. C. Crane, S. G. Sneed, E. W. Pittman, Smith Eags-
dale, John G. James, and O. N. HoUinsworth. "
The anemorial was drawn up and signed by all members of the committee and sub-
mitted to the Governor, and by the latter to the Legislature, along with the bill providing
for the establishment of the University prepared by Dr. Cooper. (Lane's History of the
University; Benedict's Source Book on the History of the University). And thus was
established the State University.
Dr. Crane, as one of the recognized leaders in education at the time, had a leading part
in its establishment, beginning his work in its behalf nine years before the law providing
for it was finally passed in about Pebruary, 1881.
As far back as 1870 (and prior) Dr. Crane was making speeches all over Texas in
behalf of education; in behalf of more schools and better schools; aud working in unnum-
bered ways for the upbuilding of all of the moral forces ot, the State.
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You may be interested to know that one of the first college papers published in Texas
was published by the literary societies of the two Baylors at Independence in 1881 and
for some time thereafter. Its name was the Baylor Aegis — a name suggested by Prof.
C. H. Wcdemeyer, now of Burleson College, but for a number of years a teacher in Baylor
Listen while 1 read you a few lines from the issue of July, 1881:
(Excerpt from baccalaureate address delivoi-ed on Commencement Day, Juno 8, 1881, by
Eev. Wm. Carey Crane, D.D., LL.D., President Baylor University, Independence, Texas.)
It has been handed down to our times, as an instructive and suggestive incident, that
Martin Luther quieted those who feared for the success of the Reformation when the
leaders should be taken away, by his memorable saying: "When God buries the work-
man the work goes on." The early workers in the enterprise of building up and estab-
lishing Baylor University having passed away, Huekins, the indefatigable agent and the
faithful friend of Texas education, lies buried beneath the soil of the Palmetto State.
Tryon, the real founder of Baylor University, the true man and the successful preacher,
lits in Houston's attractive cemetery. Baylor, after whom this time-honored institution
it named — he who filled so many offices of honor and trust in church and state, in Alabama
and Texas — is- buried where he wished to be buried, solitary and alone, on the college
campus of the institution to which he gave so much of his time and resources. Haynes,
the life-long friend of education, of Independence, Texas, of the church of God, and o:Z
Baylor University, is buried near the spot where this earliest chartered institution of
Texas is located. They were noble workers. They are buried, but "when God buries
the workman the work goes on."
The material for the building may fail; the material used in the building may pass away
and be no more. Noble spirits like Wheeler, Young, Pawcett, and Ryan (the first in a
history of twenty-two years) may be sejinrated from their bodies, and their bodies buried
in the bosom of their mother earth, yet "the work goes on." Other noble spirits — prom-
ising students — have come, and others are coming and, will come, that the great object of
Baylor University may be fully, finally, and gloriously achieved. Soldiers fall in their
places on the battle-field with their faces to the foe, and others equally valiant step into
their places and continue the struggle until victory perches on their banner. Christians
win the victory over death, and other Christians emulate their warfare and continue the
battle until they obtain a similar crown.*
The detailed history of Baylor at Independence from 1861 until consolidation, and its
struggles; the efforts made prior to 1869 for its removal which the Baptist State Convention
in that year at Galveston sought to settle by passing a resolution against removal then or
thereafter; the subsequent exploitation of the Educational Commission with no friendly
intent toward either Waco or Baylor; and the understanding reached by the friends of
these two schools for self -protection against annihilation (as they viewed it) are all ques-
tions which must await another time and place.
Without cant; without deception; without selfish motives for personal gain or glory;
without doing aught calling for apology or the cloak of charity; walking in God's day-
light always; playing the game fairly all the time; never stooinng to use an untruth
even to carry out a cherished object; never claiming aught of credit but what was justly
due him; never actuated by an unworthy motive; never making a statement of fact that
he was not prepared to sustain, for over twenty-two years Dr. Crane labored in Texas
for the cause of religion and for Christian education; for the upbuilding, yea for the very
life of Baylor, as it has bsen given to but few men to labor. And his friends have never
been prepared to admit that any other man in Texas engaged during his day in the same
line of work had any more of the elements of greatness in him than he had; or con-
tributed more to moulding the best thought of Texas, in the field of labor in which he
He came to Texas in a storm, and the storm never ceased to roar until after he passed
over the river.
*These prophetic words of Dr. Crane, himself unto the end a -valiant soldier of. Jesus,
Christ, have had impressive realization in the lives of Carroll and Tanner and Truett and
Brooks and Scarborough and McDaniel and many others of the generation that came after
him. The scene changes, the line is flung ever wider, the workers come' and go; but ' ' the '
work goes on,"^Ed.
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Occupying the relationship that I do to him, it would hardly be proper for me to under-
take to pass personal judgment on his life or work- He lives in the memories of those who
knew hin^ and with whom he came in contact. He did not feel the necessity of leaving
anything in the nature of an organization for propagandsv to impress succeeding genera-
tions with his greatness, but had faith that he would eventually be understood and his
real place in Texas be recognized. Shortly after his death, Dr. J. H. Luther, who as Presi-
dent of Baylor Oollege, situated on an adjoining hill from Baylor tTniversity: at Independ-
ence, had labored side by side with him in almost all ways, except in the actual school-
room, wrote the following letter which was published in the Central Baptist in St. Louis
in 1885, the letter having been written to a personal friend. He says: "You have already
heard of our sad bereavement. Last Saturday we buried William Carey Crane, D.D. LL.D.,
the honored President of Baylor University. He was confined to his bed but one week,
falling aslpep in Jesus Friday morning, the 27th instant. Catarrhal fever combined with
pneumonia, baffled the skill of experienced physicians, and some of us felt from the first
that the dfiys of the grand old hero were drawing to a close. He gave us no dying testi-
mony, but his public life of nearly one-half a century had been a living epistle known
and read of all men; for upward of twenty-two years he had presided over Baylor Uni-
versity, besides giving much of his time to the pastoral care of the Independence Church. ' '
To no man living or dead do Texas Baptists owe so much as to Dr. Crane. He made
himself an offering to our denomination — an offering of love — working in season and out
of season for the varied interests of the cause. Declining posts of honor and a more
lucrative remuneration, he concentrated himself and his means to the building up of Baylor
University and the training of young men for the ministry — never in the darkest hour
yielding to despair, but with a heart overflowing with benevolent impulses and a faith
that never faltered, working on — confident that he was laying a foundation on which the
Baptists of Texas would build up an institution which would do honor to the State and
to the denqmination.
As an educator. Dr. Crane was equal to the demands of the age. Having enjoyed the
advantages of some of the best of our institutions in his youth, he kept fresh to the last.
Though in his sixty -ninth year, he had not grown "musty", "crusty", or "rusty."
He enjoyed a fond familiarity with books of note and with periodical literature. If he
was ambitious, it was to make for Texas a university the peer of any institution in the
land and thus to secure to the rising ministry all the advantages of a thorough education.
As a preacher he had few equals. His sermons were rich in thought, evangelical in doc-
trine, simple in language. No one who listened to his discourses, Sunday after Sunday,
could fail to see that his thoughts were the offspring of Christian experience. As an
author he fills a place in historical literature, of which his children and brethren may be
proud. His Life of Sam Houston is a book that will live. The author spent years in ex-
ploring his subject and analyzing the character of one of the most remarkable men of
the age. It is a work| of pure English and deserves a wide circulation, as it surely has
won the adjniration of scholarly men.
I could speak of the offices he has held in the> Southern Convention, in the State Con-
vention, and in other organizations. It would be pleasant to sketch the traits of the good
man whose habitual benevolence and purity of character secured the gratitude of students,
attracted around him a host of friends, and made for himself a record which will be an
inspiration to all Who knew him.
.Many of the men who were educated and developed into usefulness in life have passed
judgments upon him as teacher and school man capable of arousing those he came into
contact with and developing them educationally and morally to their highest capacity-
From the time he was a youth at college he religiously kept a diary and a record of the
various events entering into his everyday life; and he kept this up until the day that
he went to bed in his last illness. From an examination of this personal and contemporary
data, I can tell you time, place, and text of every sermon he ever preached (and he aver-
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aged over 100 a year); I can tell you how many couples he married, and their namea and
the dates of the ceremonies; I can tell you the number of discourses, addresses, etc., he
delivered, together with the times and places of their delivery; and I can tell you the
amount of money he annually received for his services — from all sources — and in Texas
this was usually most pitifully meager.
For instance, during the last half year of his life — 1884 — besides teaching seven and
one-half hours a day in the class-room, he paid fifty-two pastoral visits, preached one hun-
dred and seven sermons — including sermons at Baltimore, Dallas, Tyler, Waxahachie, and
Lancaster; married three couples; attended nine funerals; delivered two Masonic corner-
stone addresses — at the Court House at Belton and at Brenham — and raised over $4,500
for Baylor University, mostly for the completion of the main building, besides writing
several hundred letters, keeping all books and accounts of the institution, writing numer-
ous articles for the press, and performing numerous other duties.
Only by system could he have gotten along in the performance of the many tasks he
turned oft'; and only by having a well-trained and disciplined mind could he keep sweet
and fit for the higher duties he was constantly performing, and not be soured by the
drudgery of many of his duties.
But he kept close to his Maker, and for many years before his death, he systematically
read each year the entire Bible through.
But when his time came, he lay down to rest like a tired child.
Ten days before he died, he made this entry in his diary: "Received the sad intelli-
gence of the death of my brother Andrew Fuller Crane — and I alone remain of my mother
Lydia Dorset Crane's children. * * * "We are passing away. Are we prepared? Mine
has been the hardest lot. Afar from blood relations, among strangers, and often among
enemies open or concealed, faced by difficulties, misunderstood and misrepresented, my
lot has been a hard one. My father's example has ever been in my memory. I have made
some sad mistakes and have erred in times and ways numberless. God grant that the re-
mainder of my days maj' be free from error and sin; that success may crown my last
exertions to do good, secure comfort for my family and success to my children. To this
end may God grant me grace and enable me faithfully to discharge every duty and live
in accordance with His will."
I have not felt at liberty to say much that I would like to say in the interest of a
correct record; and I have traveled rather unbeaten paths, basing what I have said on
materials in my possession.
But viewing Dr. Crane 's life as a whole, facing him as he penned one of his last prayers
to his Maker, considering how he loved Baylor, and labored, and spent his life that it
might be spared and become great; how he gave his life for education, religion, and the
cause of humanity and its uplift, who shall say what shall be his reward in the hereafter,
or what recognition shall be given him by those of us who live after him?
Who shall undertake to measure and place bounds on the good he did?
Who shall undertake to say to what extent he is due credit for the fact that Baylor
University lived during the trying years of his connection with it, and stands today in
God's sunlight in. magnificent manhood?
Who shall undertake ta say how much or how little credit is due him for the memories
and the greatness of the present day Baylor, and for the fact that we are permitted to
gather here this week for this great anA inspiring occasion — her seventy-fifth birthday?
In behalf of his memory; in behalf of the faets and the years of his life which he' un-
selfishly spent for Baylor; in behalf of the hundreds of his old students — living and dead
— who were helped to better and higher lives by having come in contact with him; in
behalf of many men and women, living and gone before, who knew him and loved him for
his worth, and his work's sake, I claim a share in the fact that Baylor is now beyond
the breakers and the storms that tried his soul; and is now, thanks to those who have
been at the helm for the last quarter century, on higker and ifiirmer ground and is cele-
brating this great occasion-
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
EICHAED A. BUELESON
Graduate of Baylor University at "Waeo, 18S0; son of the late
Eufus C. Burleson, President of Baylor University.
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Mr. Richard A. Burleson's speech was as follows :
In notifying im- that I would be expected to say something on this great occasion, the
committee very kindly added, "Select your own subject and say it in your own way."
They still assigned me no easy task, for as we meet to celebrate Baylor's Diamond
Anniversary, and to take part in these Jubilee ceremonies, there is much to say, and
so many are to talk that no speaker feels like taking up much time.
I believe, though, the camera man has the only easy job left, as he goes forth taking
a snap-shot at everything and everybody. So I will follow him and take a few snap-
shots at Baylor's Past, Present, and Future; explaining the pictures, with personal recol-
lections and events, told mo by those active in Baylor's great past and her glorious present.
The heroic deeds of Texas pioneers, in freeing this fair land of Indians and Mexicans,
can never be forgotten. Alamo, Goliad, and San Jacinto will live forever.
But the battles these early pioneers waged against sin and ignorance were equally well
fought; and the deeds of the early missionaries and educators of Texas were not excelled'
by Bowie, Crockett, Bonham, Fannin, and Houston.
In this last great battle the hundred Baptists, then in Texas, were heroes in the strife.
Early in 1841 they had an Educational Society, organized at the suggestion of Eev. Wm.
M. Tryon, and under the direction of Judg^ E. E.B. Baylor.
This society did valiant work in keeping the educational fires burning, with Judge
Baylor as its active president and the Eev. Mr. Tryon, the great pioneer Baptist preacher,
as its vice-president.
Both were men of great influence and usefulness, and both equally Interested in Texas
Baptist educational work. They found that 1845 was the opportune time to start a Bap-
tist school, and a charter was to be applied for.
Here was staged the first Baptist educational "scrap" in Texas; for Judge Baylor
wanted the infant wonder to be named Tryon University, and Mr. Tryon wanted it named
Baylor "University. A majority vote of the committee finally named it Baylor University.
The distinguished man for whom Baylor was named was a great statesman, an able
jurist, an eloquent preaclier, a liberal donor, and a leader in every good work.
He made the first $1,000 donation given to education in Texas, was the first presi-
dent of the Educational Society, and was elected president of the first Baptist Convention
ever held in Texas.
And while holding the first court ever held in Waco, he preached the first sermon
ever heard here.
How fitting that Waco and Texas, a great school and a grateful people should ever
honor and cherish his memory!
Though never married, he will ever be a fond parent to the boys and girls of Baylor.
After a useful life of 82 years, he died in 1873, being buried on the old Baylor campus
The old Baylor property having been bought in by the Catholics, Mrs. Elli Moore Town-
send led in the noble work of removing the remains of Judge Baylor to a more suitable lo-
cation and now they rest on the beautiful campus of Baylor Female College at Belton,
having been placed there in 1917 by a committee of which Dr. J. M. Carroll was chairman.
On February 1st, 184.5, Anson Jones, President of the Eepublic of Texas, approved and
signed the document that gave corporate existence to Baylor University, an institution
that has ever stood first in everything for the good of Texas and humanity.
After exciting and competitive bidding, Baylor University was first located at Inde-
pendence, her bid being $7,925, several thousand ahead of her nearest rival. While none
of these bids was in cash, it was legal tender in those days— land a.t 75o an acre and
oth6r things equally high.
The main asset from Independence was a two-story frame buUding, ready to move into;
and this was the home of Baylor for several years, amply housing both the male and
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In 1846 Dr. Henry L. Graves was elected the first presidentl of Baylor; the auspicious
opening with 24 students was increased that year to 70.
The five years of heroic effort Dr. Graves* gave to Baylor will ever be remembered-
It seemed a hard, thankless task; for, as several writers say, "It was a perpetual strug-
gle for existence. ' '
But through the undaunted courage and matchless faith of the foundation builders of
Baylor, great and lasting good was accomplished.
While Pastor Tryon's arduous labors at Houston and his sacrificing efforts at Baylor
University were being richly rewarded, he fell a victim to yellow fever, and was called
to his heavenly home in 1847.
It is remarkable how events crowd in and the great panorama of God's plan unfolds.
But as we see it now, how fitting that my father, then only 27 years old, and just ready
to commence his gi-eat life work for Texas, should be selected as the successor to the
great Tryon, and as such successor exhibit the same zeal for Christian education, and
be the same true friend to Baylor University that Tryon had been!
He never for once thought that anything was in store for him but a Texas Baptist
GEAVE OF JUDGE E. E. B. BAYLOR AT INDEPENDENCE
But as his church work grow, and his influence over the state grew greater, it seemed
that the troubles and perplexities of the young Baylor grew more and more acute.
The United States Census of 1850 gave Texas only 154,000 white population, Galveston,
Houston, and San Antonio being the large cities. The center of population was well es-
tablished in South Texas. Central and North Texas were little heard of, East Texas was
just getting on the map, and West Texas was a wilderness.
With such a small population to draw from, and education not being popular then, we
wonder now how Dr. Graves accomplished what he did, but understand why he should
become weary in well doing and in 1851 tender his resignation.
These were dark days for Baylor; I have often heard my father tell about those trouble-
some times; and about the committee coming to him and with entreaties asking, "Won't
you come aboard and save the sinking ship?"
He finally gave up his great work at Houston and accepted the greater and harder
work of directing the destinies of Baylor.
Soon a new era dawned, buildings and equipment were added, and the halls of Baylor
were full and overflowing. New courses of study were added and Baylor University was
recognized everywhere as the great school of Texas and the South.
The London Times had Baylor University catalogued at this time among the leading
jchopls of America; she h£|,d £|,ttained national recognition.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 75
But alas, alas, dark days will come to all of us and great schools will have their
After ten years of greatest prosperity and usefulness, the storm-clouds of petty jeal-
ousies, and that old question, ' ^Which one of us shall be the greatest?" began to appear.
The captain of Baylor's ship could have steered her by this modern Scylla and Charyb-
dis, but a more vital question arose.
The H. & T. G. railroad was just starting north and west out of Houston. The western
line, with Austin as its objective, wanted to go through Independence, as the first home
of Baylor University was a beautiful location, surrounded by a rich country, and, with
railroad facilities, would have made a great city.
Often have I heard Father tell about trying to induce the people of old Independence
to give the land and the little money required to get the railroad, but they would not.
Father's prophecy of what Independence would be without railroads and his expressed
determination to find another field of labor and a more suitable place to found a greater
Baptist university had no effect. .,
The railroad missed Independence some fifteen miles, built up the flourishing city of
Brenhiim, and, as predicted, Independence has become u deserted place; the old Baylor
buildings have long since moulded in decay, their last use being for a negro Catholic school,
the Catholics having acquired the property in 1889.
Many tender memories and interesting events could be told about the old days at In-
dependence; but I must not make these snap-shots a whole picture-show, and will pass on.
It will be of interest to add that on one of Father's frequent friendly visits to Baylor,
while he was still pastor at Houston, he became much impressed with the grace, dignity,
and educational attainments of a, Baylor girl, and his interest in Baylor increased.
You can imagine how happy he was, when holding a meeting at Baylor, for this young
lady to become interested in his sermons, and through his teaching to accept Christ as
No doubt when he accepted the captaincy of Baylor's sinking ship, he had one guiding
star, aud knew one young life worth living for.
And so it was, after two years of approving smiles, the young president of Baylor was
rewarded with the heart and hand of Miss Georgia Jenkins.
She was his equal partner in every great achievement for Baylor, and stood by him for
nearly fifty years, always doing more than her part; and from personal knowledge of her
self-sacrificing spirit and hearty co-operation, I know that my father could not have ac-
complished what he did, if it had not been for my mother.
Her unceasing work for Baylor started immediately on return from the wedding trip
to New Orleans. The Baylor trustees and many school-boy boarders greeted the young
bride for her first meal as Mrs. President Burleson, Judge Baylor, in closing his toast
to the young bride, said, "Sister Burleson, improvement on this meal is almost impossible,
but may you be spared many, many years of usefulness. ' '
Mother has often said that Dr. B. H. Carroll, one of her ' ' star ' ' boarders of that early
time, did not then promise to be a great preacher and the distinguished founder of a
Father's prophecy about the decline of Independence, and the hopeless task of found-
ing a great school there, was certainly correct, for from 1861 to 1886 the center of pop-
ulation shifted from South to Central Texas, and all great Baptist enterprises prospered
After his resignation was accepted at Independence, Father visited Waco, at the earnest .
request of old friends, they assuring him that Waco was the logical location for a great
At this time, 1861, the Civil War clouds were rapidly gathering; in fact, Father, coming
direct through the country on horseback, beat the stage to Waco, with the first news of
the fall of Fort Sumter.
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They were equally interested in the war news and with the prospect of Waco becoming
the seat of a great Baptist university.
On, this trip all necessary plans and promises were made for the opening of Waco Uni-
versity the following September.
After settling up financial affairs at Independence, and with money from his father's
estate, and with what his wife had, my father reached Waco with $18,000 in cash, which
was a fortune in those days. He knew then that land investments would make him a
millionaire; but he never regretted investing his money in the boys and girls of Texas;
and the great results achieved tell how well the money was spent.
He often said, ' ' I have given my life and every dollar I could for education in
Texas, and I wish I had another life to give. ' '
Every preparation was made by Waco for receiving President Burleson and his
faculty. School enthusiasm had been kept up by the Waco Classical School, ably pre-
sided over by Judge John C. West, still a distinguished and honored citizen of Waco.
Judge West's law practice was demanding all of his time, and he was glad to see his
school merged into Waco University.
Father promised the people of Waco to fill every building they would erect, and Dr.
Brooks is still carrying out that solemn promise.
Waco University never made a backward step, as far as I know, but went forward,
conquering every obstacle and laying deep and broad the foundation of a great university.
After twenty-five years of success unparalleled by any school, she was glad to share
her happy home, receive her elder brother, and answer to the magic name of Baylor.
These twenty-five years were days and nights of ceaseless work; but no general was
ever more ably assisted than Father by the faithful trustees and the able faculties that
It would be a hard task to select the best teacher in old Waco University. Would it
be Dr. Richard Burleson, who was the able, active and efficient vice-president till his
death in 1879? Or would it be Prof. Albert Boggess, Prof. Strother, Prof. Long, Prof.
Harris, Prof. Franklin, or some of the many others that we loved so well?
They never shirked n duty, and deserve the love and reverence we bestow to their
I believei. that Prof. Strother is the only one of the old guard left; we wait not till
his death to tell of his great talents, for as an all-around teacher, and as a mental arith-
metic teacher in particular, he never had an equal. May his last days be. his happiest!
Oh, how proud we were of the old buildings and grounds, the great school events, and
our literary societies!
I shall never forget when I was ushered into the mighty assembly and took the sol-
emn vows that made me a Philomathesian.
To this day I love not the Sophies less, but the Philos more. I know no difference in
my love for the Calliopeans and the B. C- B.'s. My wife was a member of one, and the
other name is enough for me.
Baylor now has a college paper, "The Lariat," and I am sure the editors rope, every
item of news, but many here remember our old college paper, "The Guardian and Young
Texan." Father gave it this name in honor of Miss Emma Oulberlson, who was a guar
dian angel in his sight; and also she was at that time charming a wild young Texan,
who is now our distinguished Postmaster-General.
Passing over many interesting pictures, I will say that Waco University kept on in
her rapid march; new buildings, equipment, and teachers were constantly added, and she
was the equal of any school in the land.
Waco University was the first co-educational school in the South, the second in America,
and she established the fact that co-education was a great success. Many of the leading
schools were adopting her great plans and policies,
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Texas had long been known as a "grave-yard" for schools and colleges, but Waco
University had stood the test for twenty-five long years; her foundations being laid deep
and broad and cemented by the labors of faithful workers.
Plans were being laid for larger buildings and more spacious grounds, which were
But at this time, 1885, the great Unification Movement was sweeping over Texas.
The two great Baptist general bodies had been consolidated, also the great Baptist
papers, and now the effort was to unify and consolidate the two Baptist schools, Baylor
University at Independence and Waco University.
Finally a committee of eighty met at Temple, Dec. 10th, 1885, and agreed on plans
satisfactory to all concerned. And on Jan. 1st, 1886, Dr. Eeddin Andrews gave up his
work as President of Baylor University at Independence and came to Waco to enter on
his duties as vice-president of the consolidated school. Dr. Andrews and the four stu-
dents (Stanton, Garrett, Hammon and Mueller) that accompanied him were joyfully
received by the large Waco student body- The people of Texas now had a school, a name,
a faculty, with a combined history of worthy deeds accomplished, around which all could
gather and work — a place where the rich could plant his money and the young could seek
knowledge, both knowing that a bright future was assured, and that the school was on
a foundation and had a backing good for all time.
Baylor University at Waco has grown by leaps and bounds; every year has been one
The worthy example of George and F. L. Carroll will be rapidly followed with money
for buildings, equipment, and endowment.
Already the Baptists have set aside from their Seventy-five Million Fund one mil-
lion for Baylor at Waco, and half a million for the Baylor University College of Medicine
The Boys' Dormitory on Dutton Street will soon be finished; a Girls' Dormitory will
be built by Waco; other stately buildings will soon add to Baylor's usefulness.
Yes, the Library, the Museum, the athletic, and, in fact, every department in Baylor
is now touched as if by a magic hand, and she is just getting well started.
But as I think of Baylor's beautiful campus, surrounding her magnificent buildings,
my mind rests on the life-size statue of him who gavOi his life for Baylor; and of that
day, when near his heavenly home, he asked us to turn his bed, so he could see Baylor
As Baylor was his constant thought, her advancement his dream, and as he wanted to
see Baylor while death's chilly hand was upon him, how fitting that loving friends should
have erected the statue!
Our family will ever hold in fond remembrance those who took such an active part
in erecting this monument to his memory.
The Past of Baylor has been grand; her Present is glorious, without an obstacle in the
way of her usefulness; and it takes no prophet to predict her Future: it is assured.
Just let those now in charge build on the plans and policies, and see the visions of
the early foundation builders of Baylor; and all will be well.
The great Medical Department and Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy at Dallas
will be associated with the Baptist Memorial Sanitarium, and will soon attain national
recognition as a great medical center.
Build up again your Law Department; the best lawyers Texas ever produced came from
the old halls of Baylor.
You will have to hurry, if you ever equal in importance the old Commercial Department,
also the theological course for preachers.
With the new departments of Agriculture, Journalism, and Engineering added, the
contemplated additions made to her Literary and Fine Arts Departments, and especially
with the money in hand to back it all up, Baylor's future could not be brighter.
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Great things are in store for Baylor; long may her green and gold flag wave, and, in
the words of heroes gone before, "They will look down from the Jasper Walla of the
Eternal City and say. Well done, well done-"
But in the mighty march of Baylor's progress and prosperity, what can we, her
alumni and old students, do?
We all want to do our part, be it ever so small. In the first place, let us remember,
we owe Baylor love, respect, and kind words. She, as a loving mother, has done her part
in directing us; and let us in return ever speak good words for Baylor; let us send oTir
children and all others that we' can to Baylor; let us aid with financial and other gifts,
and in short do everything possible that will add to Baylor 's glory and usefulness.
Another thing, let us develop the Baylor Spirit. Let us be Baylor boosters and let
us stand together.
If a Baylor man or woman gets into trouble, go to their help. If one wants to fly to
the North Pole or take a submarine trip to Europe, help start him-
And if a political bee should buzz in the gold and green cap of a Baylor man, whoop
him up, and always vote the Baylor ticket straight, from constable to president.
In this epnnection, I will tell one little incident of interest. You, all knew Dr. B. H.
Carroll,- aS' a great preacher and theologian; but this audience will agree with me that
he was a great political prophet. For in addressing the graduating class of 1894, I>r.
Carroll turned to our distinguished friend, Pat Neff, told him in very complimentary
words how much he appreciated his speech, and then turning to the audience, said: "t
predict Pat Neff will be governor of Texas some day." Father joined in a hearty amen
to Dr- Carroll 's, pre(iietion, and told how, in 18-57, he had made the same' true prediction
about Baylor's beloved son. Governor Sul Eoss, the best governor Texas ever had.
And while the Eoss administration was the most brilliant Texas ever saw, and its influ-
ence for good the greatest, hear my prediction: the Neff administration will be, its equal
in all things, and then some.
I have already taken up too much of your valuable time, and in closing! will say:
While Bayjor's Past is grand, her Present glorious, and her Future as bright as the
noonday siin, let us not sit idly by thinking there is nothing we can do.
But let us stand for what Baylor has stood for these seventy-five years. Let u3 rally
'round her great leaders and keep her standards high.
And let us remember the battle against sin and ignorance is not finished yet; though
Baylor men and women are nobly doing their part all over this old world, still there is
much yet for us to do.
Let us be not like dumb driven cattle, but let us be heroes and heroines in the strife!
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Upon the conclusion of Mr. Burleson's speech, at the suggestion of Pres-
ident Brooks the audience extended a hearty personal welcome to the
venerable Mrs. Rufus C. Burleson, who rose and bowed her acknowledg-
ments amid prolonged applause.
Professor J. T. Strother, who is affectionately remembered by hundreds
of students of the olden time, was similarly honored by the Association.
Upon nomination of the comniittee appointed for the purpose, the fol-
lowing officers for the ensuing year were elected by acclamation :
President of the Association, James R. Jenkins.
First Vice-President, Thomas S. Henderson.
Second Vice-President, H. H. Hamilton.
Third Vice-President, Mrs. Margaret Vera Harris.
Secretary, Miss Grace Jenkins.
Treasurer, Albert Boggess.
Executive Committee: D. K. Martin, Chairman; John B. Fisher, E. W.
Crouch, Mrs. Mary McCauIey Maxwell, Mrs. T. H. Claypool.
The chairman then presented Professor A. G. Flowers, dean of the newly
organized Baylor College of Law, who spoke extemporaneously as follows :
I beg your pardon for detaining you. Baylor has been great in the past,
it is wonderful today, but in the coming years it is to be greater than all
others which we know anything about. I am privileged with the great
work of establishing the Law Department in this institution and I want
you people, as you go back home, to think about us as we shall start to
build Christian lawyers, men who have so much to do with the welfare and
development of our state and of our nation. No man, according to my
view, is more important to our national life than the Christian lawyer,.
He goes into the innermost secrets of family life, he goes into the public
places, he leads men and he teaches men. And so we want to build in Baylor
the greatest legal institution in all this Southland and perhaps the greatest
legal institution in all this great nation of which we are a little part.
(Applause). Will you all help as you go to your homes; tell your boys
that in Baylor we are going to build Christian lawyers, to the end that
our state, our denomination, our nation may be greater than she now is.
Pursuant to a suggestion made by Dr. J. M. Carroll, the members of the
Alumni Association present were introduced in groups representing quin-
quennial periods beginning with 1854 and continuing down to 1895. Among
these were General Felix H. Robertson, '54 ; Leigh Burleson, '68 ; Colonel .
Charles J. Crane, '69 ; Mrs. Celeste Patton Edmondson, '73 ; Dr. George W.
Baines, '74; Dr. W. B. Bagby, '75; Hon. Thomas S. Henderson, '77, and
many another distinguished alumnus of Baylor.
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The chairman then, dwelling with feeling upon the associations of his
student days, introduced the president-elect, Mr. James R. Jenkins, of
Waco, Class of 1911, who, upon taking the chair, spoke briefly as follows :
Ladies and Gentlemen : This is indeed a great honor, to be elected pres-
ident of the Alumni Association of the oldest institution of higher educa-
tion in Texas and of the greatest institution in its far-reaching influence
in the South or Southwest. I appreciate it more than I can expect to
express. I hope — as I hear these speeches here this morning I think oyer
the past seventy-five years as depicted to us in these speeches, and
see what Baylor has done, how it has each year stepped forward a little
further along and advanced each year over what it was the year before —
I hope that in this year, the seventy-sixth year of its history, we shall be
able to make longer steps forward in an educational and in a Christian way.
This institution has meant more to Texas and to the Ssuth than probably
any other institution in the South in its far-reaching influence, and I hope
under my administration for the year to come it will not be different from
what it has been in the past except that we shall progress more rapidly,
as we ought, and as we have been doing, as time has gone on. And now,
since we are all bound together with the chains, the links of which have
been forged in the Baylor laboratories and welded together in the Baylor
class-rooms, as we all are members or links in that chain, may we realize
that to break one of these links would mean a broken chain; and may
each class that is represented by a link in that chain remember that it has
a responsibility and that it must come up to that responsibility and do its
Alma Mater the honor of putting it before the people, keeping the Baylor
spirit up in that class, and thus the Baylor spirit up in Texas'.
And at each commencement let us realize that our decenhial classes are
always honored for that year, and those decennial classes, especially the
last decennial class, should come back in large numbers and honor the
institution as it is seeking to honor them; and next year may the class
of 1911, of which I am proud to be a member, come back as well as the
class of 1901 and 1891 and so on back, and let us have reunions here equal
to the one we have had this year, which, of course, has been larger than
heretofore; and may we, whenever our Alma Mater calls on us as a class
or as individuals, come up to its expectations, for in that way we will push
Baylor forward in a way in which she has never gone forward before. I
thank you most heartily and I crave the hearty co-operation of every
member of the Alumni Association and of the present student-body, in
making this year the best year in Baylor's alumni history. (Applause) .
The Association then adjourned.
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JAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
Former United States Senator from Illinois; stalwart Democratic Statesman.
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ADDRESSES BY OSCAR H. COOPER, LL.D., FORMER PRESIDENT
OF BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, AND EX-SENATOR JAMES
HAMILTON LEWIS, OF ILLINOIS
Carroll Field, Tuesday Evening, Jvme the Fifteenth-
The addresses of Dr. Oscar H. Cooper, President of Baylor University
from 1899 to 1902, and Ex-Senator James Hamilton Lewis, of Illinois,
were delivered on Tuesday evening to a large and attentive audience which
occupied the grandstand, the improvized open-air seats, and the grassy
slope near the southwest corner of Carroll Athletic Field. Midway between
the grandstand and the large platform, erected for the action of the Baylor
Historical Pageant, the speakers' stand had been installed. The calmness
of a starry summer night, with the subdued thrill of expectancy which
possessed the audience, combined to give a unique character to the occa-
sion, as if the real meaning of Baylor's Diamond Jubilee were in that
moment fully revealed. Both speakers were thoroughly en rapport with
the audience and rose to lofty heights of eloquence as they dwelt upon
Baylor's contribution to culture in the past and emphasized her manifold
responsibilities for the future.
Promptly at 8 o'clock President Brooks introduced Dr. Cooper in the
Ladies and Gentlemen: We readily understood that you would want to
see the pageant which would be put on at the close of these addresses, but
we thought you would like to see and hear these two illustrious gentlemen.
Dr. 0. H. Cooper was for three years the president of this institution and
under his administration in a brief time probably more material progress
was made than in any other like period of its history ; and he knows that I
have often said on many a platform words most complimentary and true
with respect to himself. I have now the pleasure of introducing to you Dr.
0. H. Cooper, long a resident of Texas, prominent in all of its public af-
fairs, a citizen of high repute, and loved of all who know him. Dr; 0. H.
Cooper. (Applause) . '-''■
Dr. Cooper's address was conceived in the following words : ?'
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: It does not make very much difference what
1 say tonight, for my presence hero and your presence here give about all the significance
to this occasion that I could give it. But 1 desire, in the first place, to express my keen
appreciation of the higli honor that was done me by President Brooks and the Committee
on Arrangements in inviting mo to be x>resont and participate in the ceremonies of this
memorable occasion in the Iiistory of this great institution.
'J'wenty-one years ago, at tlie solicitation of the Board of Trustees of Baylor Univer-
sity, 1 accepted the presidency of this institution, realizing its potential greatness and
having caught something of -.i vision of its possible achievements if the influences which
had radiated from this institution in the past years could be correlated and conserved
and its influence further projected into the life of our state. And, as President Brooks
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has so kindly said, it was my privilege during three years, in collaboration with the
Faculty, with the Board of Trustees, and with the constituency of Baylor University,
to accomplish some things that were worth doing in the life of this instituion.
I suppose from what President Brooks has said it will be in order for me to recapitulate
in just a few sentences some of the matters which come back to my memory as I think
back over those years that I spent in the service of Ihis institution. I recall, Mr. President,
that one of our earliest achievements here was that we secured recognition from the east-
ern universities of the Baylor degree, so that me.i taking the bachelor's degi-ee from Bay-
lor University would be accepted in the eastern universities on iirscisely the same footing
as the graduates of the eastern universities. I recall the additions lo the faculty that
we found it practicable to make even in the first year and the extensions that we made
in the faculty during the second and the third years by which the standard of scholarship
in Baylor came to be recognized in Texas as equal to that of any institution at that time
in operation in this state.
1 recall, too, that on the financial side we changed the account of the first year from a
deficit, the income being twenty-three thousand do lars and tlu^ outgo nearly thirty thou-
sand, to a surplus of fifteen hundred dollars in the second year, and to a surjilus of about
the same amount in the third year, the income in the meantime having increased nearly
two and a half -fold. During these years and during that tim? i recall the fact, too, that
the student-body had doubled in numbers and that the value of this |ilant, which was
carried on the books by the Eegistrar and the Treasurer at two hundred thousand dollars
in 1899, was valued at four hundred thousand dollars in 1902. I had some part, and I
am glad as I look back upon those years that I had the privilege of rendering some service
to this great institution during those years; but, ladies and gentlemen, I believe that one
of the most significant services that I was able to render to this institution was of a
personal and official character. I count this service which I rendered to Baylor University
in the matter of which I am to speak in r, momont, along with two or three other things
that 1 have been privileged to do in the nearly half century of my work in education
in- Texas and in the United States, as one of the outstanding facts of permanent interest.
One of these things which I was permitted to do before I came to Baylor was tu kindle
the .consciousness of public opinion in Texas to the necessity and th? practicability of the
organization of the University of Texas, to which I devoted nearly a year of my life
and in which I had the opportunity to write the bill which was adopted in 1881 and
which became the foundation on wliich the present organization of the University of
Texas was consummated. I speak of this as a matter of simple justice and as a matter
of historical fact.
The other thought which I projected, to some extent, into the consciousness of Ameri-
can education, was the thought projected in 1891 at the meeting of the Department of
Superintendents of the National Educational Association, meeting at Philadelphia, at
which time I called upon the universities of America to undertake the work of profes-
sionalizing educational service in this nation of ours by the organization in the universi-
ties which had the power to effect this organization, of schools of education — graduate
schools of education, co-ordinate with the departments of law, of medicine, of theology,
and of engineering- This idea projected at that time was endorsed and advocated at that
meeting by Nicholas Murray Butler, by Stanley Hall, by Jeff Prince of the Massachusetts
Board of Education, by Dr. Williams of Cornell; and Professor, now President, Butler
made the statement, in that meeting, as I was telling Dr. Lovett tonight — is has been
brought back afresh to my mind by this discussion — Nicholas Murray Butler made the
statement in that meeting that Columbia University would do just that thing just as
soon as the money was forthcoming and that Harvard intended to move in the same
direction; and my own Alma Mater, after the lapse of nearly thirty years, as it came
into the possession of the Sterling millions, the eighteen millions of dollars bequeathed
to it a year or two ago by J. S. Sterling of the Class of 1884, has now moved on to the
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projection and organization of a graduate school of education, which when it is com-
pleted will realize the idea which came to me out of contact with educational conditions
in the field here in Texas, where I found education largely in the hands of the Philis-
tines and largely against some of the best tendencies that should exist in education; and
we shall see in this country, as institutions gain in resources and gain in power, the uni-
versities of America undertaking the work of professionalizing — really professionalizing
— the work of education throughout the length and breadth of every state.
Now, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, I wish to congratulate you upon the realiza-
tion in growing measure of the visions which we had back in those years. The thoughts
that we had about what Baylor could become are being gloriously realized. Baylor seemed
to me then, and it seems to me now, potentially, in many respects the most powerful in-
stitution in this great state of ours; I bar none. I see Texas paying tribute to Baylor.
1 see the nation paying tribute to Baylor. I see the awakening consciousness among the
alumni of this institution of what Baylor signifies to the denomination, to the state, to
the nation, and to the world. And I say to you, ladies and gentlemen, sons and daughters
and former students of Baylor, gi-aduates of Baylor, of whom I have the honor to count
myself also as one; I say to you that the future of this institution is in the hands of the
men and women upon whom it impresses its ideals and who are" the living epistles of
this institution in every community and city, in every state and land in the world. You
will carry the fame and the power of this institution clear around the world, if it is ever
The function of the higher education is to select and train the superior youth of our
land for leadership in Christian Democracy. The ancient charter of Yale declared its
aim to be " to fit men for public service in church and in civil state. ' ' In the two cen-
turies that have elapsed life has immeasurably widened; and with the broadening of life
there has come an expansion of the demands that are made upon the higher education
for training in leadership, and the selective and the distinctive and the integrating func-
tion of institutions of higher learning is today to select youths superior mentally, physic-
ally, and morally and to train them for leadership in all the varied activities that modern
life may demand of culture. The fundamental problem is education, sound education-
Sound education is more fundamental than war, for when men shall have been trained
in character and life into the ideals of democracy and good will, wars will cease, and
they will not cease until then. Democracy and good will are the supreme ideals of the
human race. Democracy is the form and it will fail unless it is animated by the inner,
vitalizing spirit of good will. Good will is the dynamic that resolves every problem of
life, individual, social, national, international, governmental. Good will finds its ulti-
mate solutions of the problems of life in processes as widely varying as philanthropy
and commerce, world congresses and world missions, world leagues of peace, and even
in world wars. It finds its great objectives in the welfare of the whole race, and it is
with the utmost sincerity, and it thrills my soul to say it, that I believe that Baylor
University, with its three-quarters of a century of history, permeated and glorified by
the finest and strongest and noblest spirit of this imperial State in which we live, is
loyal to these ideals, democracy and good will. (Applause). It is ours and yours to
maintain these ideals and to transmit them enhanced by a clearer realization of their
significance to the world to those who will come after us.
Ladies and Gentlemen: I repeat it is a great pleasure for me to be here and now I
want to add just this last word: this is to Baylor. I don't know that I shall ever speak
here again. Two years from now I expect to attend the fiftieth reunion of my college
class at Yale and in human probabilities the opportunity that I shall have to give any
sort of message to this mighty host, of the flower of Texas is now. Do not think that
these men and women who are here about you are all of Baylor. Do not think that t(he
present living alumni and ex-students are all of Baylor. There is another Baylor that
includes them; it includes the thousands of men and women who, in the years past, have
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wrought faithfully and sacrificed generously in order that this institution might live and
become great. They sleep, many of them in forgotten, some in unforgotten graves. Some
of their bodies rest beneath the lilies of France, but their souls are present and counted
in the life of this institution. I see them as they rise rank on rank, and I see too in that
invisible host the good and the great who have contributed to human welfare in every
age of the world, and they say to you: "Work, work mightily, work ever without rest,
ever without haste, without rest. ' ' They bid you to trust in yourself, to trust in God
to trust in your fellow-man, and they call you to be brave.
' ' All in eternity stillness.
Eyes do regard you:
Here is all fullness, ye brave, to reward you:
Labor. Trust, and fear not."
May Baylor's present be but the promise of a greater future, whinh shall thrill and
advance education and educators, not in Texas only, but clear round the world, and may
her work continue to grow till Christ shall come again. (Applause).
President Brooks, characterizing the second speaker of the evening as
"one of the most remarkable men in the United States," presented the Hon.
James Hamilton Lewis, who spoke as follows:
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen: You who are of this accommodating audience,
I fear you will have some trouble to hear the little I may say. I was so unfortunate in
my coming as to fall afoul a re-attack of a trouble that has persecuted me from the time
I had the misfortune to be torpedoed in the sea as I returned with my command of men,
and having been caught unfortunately at Kansas City in a rain-storm, you gather from my
voice that I am suffering much from the effects of it. But if you can be so kind as to
be patient with me a little while and try to maintain a quiet that will aid me in avoiding
an unnecessary strain upon my voice, I will, for the little that I shall say, reach you, 1
feel quite sure, after some few seconds-
I am greatly in debt to your university, to your faculty, and to this splendid man who
is at the head for the honor you have done me in allowing me to come to this great school
and be a part of this Jubilee Celebration. I have no doubt that in the State from whence
1 come there are many representatives of your institution; of course I know of the man}'
thousands who represent the faith for which your university stands. Therefore, if I am
a stranger, as I must be, to your people individually, I do not feel strange to the pur-
poses of your school nor am I ignorant of the glory of your history. I heard with charmed
delight the splendid address of this eminent ex-president, as I listened to his detail of
the achievements of this university. And while I accord to him the glory that surely his
exertions in behalf of this institution entitle him to, I am. pleased, however, to echo his
references to your present president and to speak of the high renown President Brooks
has in the great Middle West for which I speak. And while I am not here to presume
to enter a suggestion of politics which touch the sovereign State of Texas, this much I
can say, that it is the opinion of the great West from whence I come that if the condition
shall ever arise where Texas shall so honor itself by placing President Brooks in the
United States Senate, it will honor the country as it will honor Texas. (Applause).
1 may pause here to say that I was very much attracted by the note which came to
me from your president in his invitation that I come and make a brief address, and today
he has found it agreeable to remind me again of this duty. I then realized what the
president had in his mind. He knew that I had been of the body of the United States
Senate where there was neither beginning nor ending (laughter), and without some ad-
monition I would again fulfill th? scripture of yesterdaj^, todaj^, tomorrow, and forever.
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Now, ladies and gentlemen, will you give me the privilege to make you a suggestion;
it is all that the purpose of my rising shall be used for. I want in a practical way to
leave a thought that is very strongly in my mind, and ask that you shall consider it when
1 shall have departed, for the very seriousness with which it greatly impresses me. Your
university is all that the eminent speaker preceding me has depicted; youf past all that
he has glowingly described; your future that which he prophesied. But I remind you,
and you who have traveled in the campus of the Bologna University in Italy will re-
member, that there flies a banner out in the front of the door where, as the classes move
out, they are confronted with the insignia and the ensign reading "What is it all for?"
This university is uot content that it shall merely have letters of learning. Texas cannot
be satisfied that Baylor shall merely serve to be enlisted as one of the greatest universi-
ties of learning in the splendid South or in the unparalleled America. Christianity, repre-
sented by the great Ba^jtist Church, surely is not solaced in the reflection only that it is
a great representative Christian school. The problems of life are practical. You have
before you the question, "What is it all fori" And there never was a time when this
interrogatory so faced you with such solemnity as in the hour when under these
silvery stars, with the bending heavens above you this night in this solemn gathering
where this arena is soon to present a pageant of the beginning of your undertaking, here
you have to solve what never before was with your fathers, and pray God may ne'ver
have to be borne of the children who shall come after you. Yours tonight is a new world.
All of the precedents of the past are strangers to your tomorrow's guidance. There is
written in no history in all the anuals anywhere to be found a record of the event su(Bh
as has preceded you nor any solution presented among all mankind in any of the civil-
izations gone that can be used as a precedent for your guidance. The world is a new"
one. Surely in the words of the Eevelation you can say, "And I beheld a new earth!"
The distinguished speaker preceding me referred to the great ascendency of the new
spirit of democracy for which your people are to stand and represent. When this America
moved out to the great abounding world to entrench and execute these great principles
for which this republic was founded on earth, it did so under the specific promise, sir,
that no consideration of other man's land, no selfish dream of the appropriation of others'
property, no hope for the private enhancement of governmental riches, inspired us to our
undertaking. Those noble souls of Baylor to which my distinguished friend referred, who
may sleep beneath the lilies of France and whose souls are above us and whose spirits
sanctify this gathering tonight under the heavens where they rest; these gave all they
had, as those with them gave all the sacrifice they presented, to the noble object of the
elevation of mankind and to higher and more glorious purposes than mere private selfish
acquisition or governmental enrichment- Still, citizens of Texas, you who are my fellow
citizens of America, do you realize that the England, which was one of the fighting allies
with your United States, has broadened and, as you find it, is not the England for which
you went to war? This Britain has now as the result of the conflict moved its empire
into territory that exceeds anew in its limits the full length of the United States of
America with Alaska combined. A new population added to hers exceeding all the popula-
tion of the United States of America with a hundred and twenty thousand still more added.
Do you realize what we face? These people are not educated either to the theories of
the British government, the ideals of English liberty, or the doctrines of British juris-
prudence.,. Have you paused to consider that France has added, as a result of this con-
flict to which your country made its great contribution, a territory exceeding all Texas,
Missouri, and Arkansas combined, and this with a population three times the size of
the empire State of Texas? Do you realize that Italy has moved out into a new field
of pursuit, and that Belgium, with a new spirit of conquest, instead of bearing a sense
of gratitude to America for the splendid principles which we sent forth on our banners of
sacrifice, is turning to the old, with their ancient feuds, with their ancient doctrines of
despotism, representing the mere theory of the enhancement of their land, the multiplica^
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tion of their area, and snatch and grab of territory, and the suppression of peoples? In the
Orient, of which we have here at this college tonight some splendid representatives in
the noble missionaries I have had the honor to meet here at the splendid board of hos-
t)itality of President Brooks tonight— they will speak to you of the thing to which 1
make bare passing allusion— Japan, whose gates were closed until Perry struck the lock,
forced the spring, and entered America within her highways, has risen gradually until
she has become a power, when in this last war she became a gi-eat instrument and at the
close of it chose such parts of China as serve her object. Japan gives the world to under-
stand that she purposes to duplicate America in South America by turning to China and
creating in the East an Asiatic Monroe Doctrine which shall be dominated by Japan's mil-
itary government; turning their eyes to the Unite'd States, demanding equality of citizen-
ship as they will with our own people here in America, and then asking of England and
France, the late allies, that they demand of the United States that the Asiatics shall come
here upon the exact terms the Frenchman and the Englishman or the Britisher is allowed.
With these communications before you, with these demands surely confronting you, citi-
zens of Texas, 1 propound to you your situation. America is soon to be surrounded with
every ally she had of Europe, filled with a jealousy of our superiority, envious of the
high position we occupy in finance, the rivals of us in all the world's affairs, beholding
us in the superiority of our intelligence, the magnanimity of our character, the standard
of our citizenship. "We will note them as opponents, no longer in thanks or gratitude, but
with the spirit of opposition in every field of encounter throughout the world. Oh, then
they' may lay again the sentiment of demand upon America, which she cannot yield to
without a sacrifice of her institutions and theories, and which if yielded to would be a
destruction of the domestic and religious policies of the United States of America. Then
with this circle about you and this sure fate that is to surround you, what shall be your
tomorrowl! Which way, citizens of America, shall you solve it? If you prepare to meet
these advances by army and navy, they must be of such a quality as shall bankrupt busi-
ness, pauperize labor, make a slave and serf of every toiler, while it creates revolt and
rebellion in every human being who lives then under the myth of freedom. If you shall
assume to do that, you but become a competitor in the orgy of death, in the march
of destruction. Surely Baylor answers me and says, "Sir, we are a Baptist college, we
belong to the religion of John; he taught these." Then say I, "What then shall be that
which you shall teach these students as they go out?" It must be the other, that there
shall be a creed of such friendship with all of the other nations of the earth that may
present the doctrines of unity of conduct based on a harmony of religion, of just inter-
mingling and reciprocity, of fairness, of mutual international justice, and that
by this all may see that all may be blessed, and that in the welfare of that universal
blessing, in the great struggles and unified cause to the, welfare of the world, under the
theory of what Baylor stands for, we shall avoid these conflicts, which, ever resting only
upon competition of commerce, or contention of military power, are inevitably before the
United States to confront. Then I leave you as I propose to, you the situation as I see
it, as an addition to the able speech and splendid premises of this distinguished ex-pro-
fessor and president, and I say to you tonight in Texas, as a citizen of Illinois and servant
of my people of a common country: it is by such universities as Baylor, with the stand-
ards she represents, the splendid kindred for which she speaks, the nobility that is to be
born of what she stands for in Christ, that the future of all of these lands is to be solved
and settled by the theory of peace and justice and love among mankind in the nations
of the earth, to the object that we shall know war no more and that we shall enjoy jus-
tice under the heavens as ordained with the religion of Baylor University. (Applause).
And whatever may be your theories of politics, whatever may be your doctrines of gov-
ernment or, just now, the reply to these problems in your solution of statecraft, I can leave
you saying that I know on your banners there will be written one ensign under which
you will march to whatever solution you shall accept, and on that shall be written, "For
the honor of Baylor and the glory of Texas," Thank God.
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"THE PASSION ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW," BY BACH.
Diamond Jubilee Chorus, Directed by Severin Frank: Carroll Chapel, Monday Evening,
June the Fourteenth
The untiring efforts of Director Severin Frank, of Business Manager
Burt, and of the two hundred members of the Jubilee Choral Club were
rewarded by an audience which taxed the capacity of Carroll Chapel on
the evening of Monday, June 14th, when "The Passion according to St.
Matthew," by Bach, was most effectively rendered. The success of this
performance was the more gratifying because this extremely difficult
composition had never before been sung by an American college chorus;
and the rendition of the entire oratorio by the Baylor Choral Club was the
first attempted by any chorus in the South.
The familiar episodes of the' Passion of Our Lord, recorded with such
poignant simplicity in Matthew's Gospel — the announcement of the be-
trayal and crucifixion to the disciples at the Last Supper; the conspiracy
of the rulers with Judas; the agony in Gethsemane; the coming of the
band of soldiers to the garden ; the kiss of betrayal ; the denial of Peter ;
the scene in the Court of Caiaphas; Christ before Pilate; the scourging;
the march to Calvary ; and the final agony of the cross — were vividly pre-
sented in recitative form by the soloists, all artists of ability. The choral
work bore evidence of long and patient training and study on the part of
both director and performers, and the audience was especially pleased by
the work of the two hundred young singers.
The recitative parts were sung by the following artists :
Mrs. T. M. Bishop Mr. Ivar Skougaard
Miss Mabel Daniel Mr. A. C. Upleger
Miss Ruby Evans Mr. Estes Wilbanks
Miss Eula Lee Trice Mr. C. B. Stephenson
Miss Lucile Capt Mr. Harley Smith
Miss Esther Barro, as accompanist, sustained her high reputation as a
pianist. Preliminary to the presentation of the Passion, Miss Orpa Mayo,
a post-graduate pupil of Professor Frank, played with exquisite feeling
Chopin's piano concerto in E Minor. Professor Anton Navratil, Baylor's
distinguished virtuoso, thrilled the audience with his brilliant interpreta-
tion of the violin concerto of Mendelssohn,
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"H. M. S. PINAFORE, OR THE LASS WHO LOVED A SAILOR"
Comic Opera, by Gilbert and Sullivan.
Presented by Director Frank and Students of the University: Carroll Chapel, Tuesday
Evening, June the Fifteenth.
A very large and enthusiastic audience witnessed the presentation by
Baylor students, under the direction of Professor Severin Frank, of the
rollicking Gilbert and Sullivan opera, "H. M. S. Pinafore." This airy com-
position, with its kaleidoscopic coloring, rapidly moving action, and lilting
tunes, quite captivated the jolly audience. The success of the performance
was due in no small measure to the capable efforts of Mrs. Howard Mann,
who arranged the costuming and staging of the opera and directed the
action, and to the business tact and energy displayed by Mr. Joseph H.
Burt, of Dallas, who launched the production.
The cast of characters was as follows :
The Captain Mr. Crutcher Cole
The Captain's Daughter, Josephine Miss Euby Evans
Sir Joseph Porter, Commander of the Queen's Navy Mr. W. S. Cochran
Balph, a, Sailor Mr. Bobert S. Pool
Cousin Hebe, the Captain's Cousin Miss Katie Claire Rogers
Little Buttercup Miss Isabel Stallings
Dick Dead-Bye Mr. Ivar Skougaard
The Boatswain Mr. Victor Koon
The Boatswain's Mate Mr. J. E. Towle
Director Frank and the performers were ably assisted by Miss Esther
Barro, pianist, whose clever work as accompanist contributed largely to
the success of the opera.
HISTORICAL PAGEANT: "BAYLOR THE DELIVERER"
Presented by the Departmeaits of English and Expression of Bayloi University: Carroll
Field, Tuesday Eveming, June the Fifteenth.
The historical pageant, "Baylor the Deliverer," was presented on Carroll
Field upon the conclusion of the addresses of Dr. Cooper and Senator
Lewis. The arduous work of planning the performance, designing the
stage settings, assigning the parts, and training the nearly one hundred
performers in their roles was undertaken and successfully accomplished
by Miss Agnes Myrtle Thompson, head of the Department of Expression
in Baylor University, assisted by Miss Esther Leary, also of the Depart-
ment of Expression. All parts were taken by undergraduates of Baylor.
The "book," written by Miss Mary Jo Nabors, a student of Baylor Uni-
versity, portrays in dramatic form the vicissitudes of Baptist educa-
tional endeavor in the early days of desperate struggle against the h^rsh
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forces of nature and of man, and exhibits the steady progress of Christian
education from primeval darkness into the light of the better day at which
Baylor has now arrived.
The close attention of the large audience throughout the difficult rendi-
tion of the Pageant bore eloquent testimony to the success of the per-
Following is a reprint of the introduction to the Pageant "Book."
Mythology tells of a white man, known as the Fair God, who came to
this Southwest and taught the early inhabitants the arts of civilization.
When he had completed his task, he sailed away to his own country. But
the fruits of his teachings resulted in highly cultured tribes for many
generations. The coming of the barbarians from the North did much to
destroy these races, and after a while, only remnants of the finer tribes
History informs us that early explorers in the part of the Southwest now
known as Texas found nearly fifty tribes of Indians who had a considerable
degree of civilization. These bands were known as the Tejas Indians, and
it is from their name that "Texas" is derived.
The opening pantomime shows the sun temple of the Fair God. Progress
and his attendants, the Years-to-Come, are grouped about the altar. The
white man calls upon the Sun-god for fire with which to light the torch of
Progress. After his appeal is answered. Progress is given the torch, and
sets out with his train to awaken the Southwest.
Texas in the beginning — a stately female figure, seated on throne —
watches with great pleasure the merry-making of her hand-maidens.
Progress appears on the scene, and offers his services as "the Bearer of
the Light of Truth." But no sooner is Progress welcomed by Texas than
Ignorance, with his kindred spirits, steals in upon them, dashes the torch
of Progress to the ground, and casts an evil spell over the scene, which
cannot be broken until a deliverer comes.
Texas Indians of the various tribes are gathered together for their
annual ceremony at the Temple of the Sacred Fire. The High Priest, the
great Chenesi, is aided in performing rites by an Indian maiden, who
appeals to the Sun to reflect its light and heat in her mirror, so that the
altar may continue to furnish fire for her people.
Just as the ceremony is ended, a messenger rushes in and tells the people
of the coming of the white man. Confusion reigns, and the Indians appeal
to their War-god for aid. A figure, personifying the Spirit of Conquest,
appears above them, and the savages withdraw in terror.
In 1687, Moranget, an associate of La Salle, is sent with a party to search
for Duhaut, Liotot, Niki and Saget, who have gone to recover food which
the party had previously buried. A quarrel takes place between Moranget
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and Duhaut, which results in the death of Moranget, Niki and Saget. The
remaining men also plan to kill La Salle, and when he arrives with Father
Anatase and an Indian guide he is shot from ambush.
The founding of the first mission in Texas by the Spanish represents
the effort of that period of conquest. The Indians, charmed by the impos-
ing scene, for a time respond to the work of the Spaniards. But the
shackles of conquest, as interpreted by the figure on the stage above,
cause the Indians to revolt, and the white men are driven away.
The coming of the pioneers, and the granting of Austin's petition at
San Antonio, marks another epoch in the development of the country. At
the appearance of the settlers the evil spirits begin to lose their power,
and Texas reaches out to the pioneers as being a possible means of delivery
from Ignorance. But the time is not yet ripe.
After the passing of the pioneers, State Education with attendant sym-
bolic features, offers herself to Texas, but her influence is not strong
enough to break the spell.
Finally, Christian Education comes to the court of Texas, and offers
her young son. Instantly the spell is broken; Texas rises to receive her
gift, the torch of Progress is relighted, and Ignorance and his evil spirits
are driven from the court by the hand-maidens of Texas. The youth is
knighted, called Baylor, and is charged to "teach the people love, faith,
and obedience; to lead an unconquerable army of trained Christians, who
shall march forth into the morning to Service."
Three important events in the growth of Baylor are represented by three
floats. The granting of the charter; the admittance of women to the
school ; and the uniting of the schools at Independence and Waco.
Modern Baylor is presented in the form of tableaux, which show the
different departments, represented by well-known pictures, figures, or
Texas under six flags is presented by the Wheel of Time, whose spokes
are composed of the colors of those flags. The three figures on pedestals
are Victory, Peace, and Memory. This tableau is in honor of the Baylor
students who took part in the great World War.
The last episode, "The Light of the World," is symbolic of the task which
Baylor must perform in the future. The influence and service of that
"unconquerable army of trained Christians" must be felt not only in
Texas, but throughout the whole world.
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'A GLIMPSE OF TH^ GREEN ANp GQLp'
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THE PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION
Held on the Campus from 5:30 to 7:30, Tuesday Afternoon, June the Fifteenth..
The President's Reception, held beneath the trees on the campus and
favored by Texas weather at its best, was attended by many distinguished
guests of the University, by the trustees and faculty of the University and
their families, by members of the graduating class of the year, and by a
large number of friends from Waco and elsewhere. Here was symbolized
the spirit of the home-coming ; here were renewed associations interrupted
by months or by years ; here the Diamond Jubilee found its most appropri-
ate setting. After "running the gauntlet" of the long line of welcoming
friends, the guests and "home-comers" scattered into groups and held
improm.ptu receptions until the lengthening shadows recalled them to the
Among the many hundreds who enjoyed the gracious hospitality of
President and Mrs. Brooks may be mentioned:
Postmaster-General Albert S. Burleson, former Senator James Hamilton
Lewis, of Illinois; the Hon. Cato Sells, United States Commissioner for
Indian Affairs; Chancellor James H. Kirkland, of Vanderbilt University;
President Lee R. Scarborough, of the Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary; President F. W. Boatwright, of Richmond College; President
W. B. Bizzell, of the A. & M. College of Texas; President Edgar Odell
Lovett, of the Rice Institute; Mrs. Rufus C. Burleson; Mr. Edwin Mark-
ham; Miss Amy Lowell; Professor George Henry Nettleton, of Yale Col-
lege; Mr. Nicholas Vachel Lindsay; Dr. J. B. Cranfill; President Charles
E. Brewer, of Meredith College; Miss Harriet Monroe; President Rufus
W. Weaver, of Mercer University ; Mr. Judd Mortimer Lewis ; Miss Mar-
jorie Augusta Lewis ; Dr. George W. McDaniel.
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GEORGIA BURLESON HALL
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THE PRESIDENT'S DINNER
Georgia Burleson Hall, Tuesday Evening, June the Fifteenth.
The President's Dinner, tendered to the honor guests of the University,
was an elaborate collation served in the large dining-room of Georgia
Burleson Hall on Tuesday evening, June 15th. No formal program was
enacted, but the large number of distinguished visitors enjoyed in fullest
measure the unconstrained hospitality of President and Mrs. Brooks so
graciously extended on behalf of the University. Assisting President and
Mrs. Brooks in doing honor to the visitors were several members of the
Baylor faculty and their wives and a number of friends from the city of
Following is the list of guests:
Dr. Eugeue Perry AUdrodge, Ijittle Eoek, Arkansas.
Bev. Matthew Thomas Andrews, Temple, Texas.
Dr. Wallace Bassett, Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Harry Yandell Benedict, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
President Charles MeTyeire Bishop, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas.
Pres. Frederick William Boatwright, Eichmond College, Eichmond, Virginia.
Pres. Francis Marion Bralley, College of Industrial Arts, Denton, Texas.
Pres. Charles Edward Brewer, Meredith College, Ealeigh, North Carolina.
Eev. Oscar Eugene Bryan, Louisville, Kentucky.
Hon. Albert Sidney Burleson, Postmaster-General, Washington, D. C.
Eev. Samuel Hape Campbell, Tyler, Texas.
Pres. James William Cantwell, A. & M. College, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Eev. Charles Chauncey Carroll, New Orleans, La.
Dr. Thomas Stone Clyce, Austin College, Sherman, Texas.
Eev. Edward Lyon Compere, Shawnee, Oklahoma.
Eev. Walter Thomas Conner, Fort Worth, Texas.
Pres. Claybrook Cottingham, Louisiana College, Pineville, La.
Dr. James Britton Cranfill, Dallas, Texas.
Bev. Austin Crouch, Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Pres. Charles Ernest Dicken, Ouachita College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.
Prof. David Edgar Pogle, Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky.
Prof. C. H. Gifford, Washington, D. C.
Eev. Henry Crete Gleiss, Detroit, Michigan.
Dr. Baron de Kalb Gray, Atlanta, Georgia.
Mr. Eobert Thomas Hill, Dallas, Texas.
Pres. Samuel Lee Hornbeak, Trinity University, Waxahaehie, Texas.
Mr. Isaac Herbert Kempner, Galveston, Texas.
Eev. William Bell Kendall, Paris, Texas.
Mr. Justin Ford Kimball, Dallas, Texas.
Chancellor James Hampton Kirkland, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. John Francis Knott, Dallas, Texas.
Senator James Hamilton Lewis, Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Judd Mortimer Lewis, Houston, Texas.
Mr. Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, Springfield, 111.
Pres. Edgar Odell Lovett, Eice Institute, Houston, Texas.
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Miss Amy Lowell, Brookline, Massachusetts.
Dr. George White McDaniel, Eiehmoiid, Virginia.
Eev. Charles Edward Maddry, Austin, Texas.
Mr. Edwin Markham, West New Brighton, Staten Island, New York.
Prof. John Calvin Metcalf, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Miss Harriet Monroe, Chicago, Illinois-
Mr. Hight C. Moore, Nashville, Tennessee.
Prof. George Henry Nettleton, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.-
Rev. John Wesley Newbrough, Harlingen, Texas.
Prof. Albert Henry Newman, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
Prof. Lula Pace, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
Eev. William Alexander Pool, Mansfield, Texas.
Dr. John Eichard Sampey, Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.
Eev. William Eugene Sallce, Waco, Texas.
Dr. Bacon Saunders, Fort Worth, Texas.
Hon. Cato Sells, Washington, D. C.
Dr. Bernard Washington Spilman, Kinston, North Carolina.
Mr. Joseph J. Taylor, Dallas, Texas.
Prof. Ernest Gale Townsend, Baylor College, Belton, Texas.
Dr. George Washington Truett, Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Isaac Jacobus Van Ness, Nashville, Tennessee.
Eev. Henry Pranklin Vermillion, Baptist Sanatorium, El Paso, Texas.
Pres. Eufus Washington Weaver, Mercer University, Macon, Georgia.
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THE DIAMOND JUBILEE LUNCHEON
Given by Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Armstrong on behalf of the Department of English and Hon-
oring the Visiting Poets, Messrs. Markham, Lindsay, and Lewis and Misses Lowell
and Monroe: Hotel Raleigh, Tuesday, June the Fifteenth.
To honor the poets and other artists several informal luncheons and
dinners were arranged by Dr. Armstrong, head of the Department of
English, by the literary societies, and by the faculty and friends of the
University. The formal Diamond Jubilee Luncheon, given by the Depart-
ment of English, through Dr. and Mrs. Armstrong, in honor of the visiting
poets — Messrs. Markham, Lindsay, and Lewis, and Misses Lowell and
Monroe — was held in the Gold Room of the Hotel Raleigh on Tuesday
afternoon at 1 o'clock. Invited by Dr. and Mrs. Armstrong to assist in
doing honor to the poets were a number of the other guests of the Uni-
versity, leading patrons of art and literature from the city of Waco, Presi-
dent and Mrs. Brooks, and several members of the University faculty.
Mr. Lindsay read in his eccentric lyrical style "General Booth Enters
Heaven," and Mr. J. A. Lomax, of the University of Texas, read from his
popular collection of Cowboy Songs. Two of Mr. Markham's poems, set
to music by Mr. Irl Allison and Miss Lois Sanders, former students of
Baylor, were effectively rendered by the young artists. For the especial
delectation of the visitors a number of familiar negro folk melodies were
sung by a well-trained double quartet from Paul Quinn College, a local
institution for negroes.
Among those present for this luncheon, besides the honorees, were:
H. C. Gifford, editor of The Drama and able dramatic critic; George
Henry Nettleton, professor of English in Yale College, scholar and critic
of dramatic literature; John Calvin Metcalf, Professor of English in the
University of Virginia, critic and author of well-known texts and antholo-
gies in English and American literature; Joseph J. Taylor, of the Dallas
Morning News, who, as "State Press," is perhaps the most widely known
paragrapher and "column" writer in the South; Hight C. Moore, of Nash-
ville, Tennessee, warmly esteemed by all Southern Baptists as editor and
author ; and John Francis Knott, of the Dallas Morning News, a cartoonist
of national distinction.
Other guests were:
Mr. Judd Mortimer Lewis, Poet and Editor, Houston, Texas.
Mr. Nicolas Vaehel Lindsay, Poet, Springfield, Illinois.
Miss Amy Lowell, Poet, Brooldine, Massachusetts.
Mr. Edwin Markham, Poet, West New Brighton, Staten Island^ New York.
Miss Harriet Monroe, Poet, Editor of "Poetry," Chicago, Illinois.
Mr. Irl Allison, Dean of Music, Rusk Junior College, Eusk, Texas.
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Mrs. Irl Allison, Eusk, Texas.
Dr. A. J. Armstrong, Professor of English, Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
Mrs. A. J. Armstrong, Waco, Texas.
Dr. K. H. Aynesworth, Physician, Waco, Texas.
Mrs.K. PI. Aynesworth, Waco, Texas.
Mrs- Carle W. Baker, Poet, Nacogdoches, Texas.
Mr. W. M. Briscoe, Professor of French, Baylor University, Waco.
Mrs. W. M. Briscoe, Waco.
Mrs. S. P. Brooks, Waco.
Dr. W. E. Bryson, Professor of French, Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth.
Miss Miriam Buck, Instructor, Baylor- University, Waco-
Mr. J. Plomer Caskey, Instructor, Baylor University, Waco.
Mrs. J. Homer Caskey, Waco.
Mr. Wm. Boy Christian, Editor Waco News-Tribune, Waco.
Mrs. Wm. Koy Christian, Waco.
Dr. J. M. Dawson, Pastor First Baptist Church, Waco.
Mrs. J- M. Dawson, Waco.
Miss Kate Edmond, Journalist, Waco.
Mr. Mordis Falkner, Orchardist, Waco.
Mrs. Mordis Falkner, Waco.
Dr. David Edgar Fogle, Professor of French, Georgetown College, George-
Mrs. H. P. Gamble, President New Orleans Federated Women's Clubs, New
Mrs. J. T. Harrington, Waco.
Mr. J- E. Hawkins, Instructor, Baylor University, Waco.
Mrs. J. E. Hawkins, Waco.
Miss Marjorie Lewis, Houston, Texas.
Dr. J. A. Lomax, Professor of English, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.
Dr. Edgar O. Lovett, President Eieo Institute, Houston, Texas.
Dr. George W. McDaniel, Pastor First Baptist Church, Eiehmond, Va.
Mrs. George W- McDaniel, Eiehmond, Va.
Mr. George W. McLendon, Merchant, Waco.
Mrs. George W. McLendon, Waco.
Miss Liilie Martin, Instructor, Baylor University, Waco.
Mr. L. J. Mills, Instructor, Baylor University, Waco.
Mrs. L. J. Mills, Waco.
Mr. E- E. Nash, Jr., Merchant, Waco.
Mr. Pat M. Netl, Attorney, Waco.
Mr. E. W. Provence, Business Manager, Baylor University, Waco.
Mrs. E. W. Provence, Waco.
Mrs. Harold Eussell, Brookline, Mass.
Mr. Junius Eussell, Merchant, Orange, Texas.
Mrs. Junius Eussell, Orange, Texas-
Miss Lois Sanders, Musician, Mart, Texas.
Dr. Eufus W. Weaver, President Mercer University, Macon, Georgia.
Miss Flora Wells, Instructor, Baylor University, Waco.
Miss Decca Lamar West, Vice-President Texas Federation of Women's Clubs.
Dr. W. O. Wilkes, Physician, Waco, Texas.
Mrs. W. 0. Wilkes, Waco.
Mrs. Mattie D. Willis, Musician, Waco-
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 99
EDWARD H. CAEY, M.D., LL.D., P.A.O.S.
Dean of Baylor University College of Medicine
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THE BAYLOR COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
For the first time in the history of the University the members of the
graduating classes of the Baylor College of Medicine and its associated
branches journeyed from Dallas to Waco to receive their diplomas. Headed
by Dean E. H. Gary and the members of the several faculties, the "Medics"
occupied a distinguished place in the Commencement Processional on
Wednesday morning. Under the capable leadership of Dean Cary, the
College of Medicine has made remarkable progress in recent years. It is
designated by the American Medical Association as a "Class A" institution
and is performing a valuable service in equipping young men and young
women for the medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and nursing professions.
The consolidation of the Medical College with the Baptist Memorial Sani-
tarium* and the adoption of the policy of the "closed staff" mark an epoch
in the history of this important branch of Baylor University.
President Brooks and Dean Cary have spared no effort to bring about a
closer affiliation between the College of Arts and Sciences and the College
of Medicine. The organization last year of the "Pre-Medical" course in
the College of Arts and Sciences was designed to encourage young men
working towards academic degrees to make judicious choice of courses
approved by the authorities of medical colleges throughout the country.
Under this arrangement a young man may count two years of medical
preparation towards the baccalaureate degree while at the same time satis-
fying the minimum requirement for admission to medical college.
On Tuesday evening, June 15th, at the Hotel Raleigh, Dean Cary
tendered an elaborate banquet to his colleagues of the medical faculty and
to the members of the graduating class. In proposing a toast to the Pre-
Medical Class of the University, Dean Cary emphasized the progress of the
Medical College and described the new building now in course of construc-
tion. The citizens of Dallas, he said, had subscribed $500,000 as their
contribution towards the project of enlargement now in contemplation. If
present plans for the endowment of the institution were fully realized, the
Medical College would in the near future offer facilities scarcely to be
equaled in the entire South.
Mr. Charles Shumway, responding on behalf of the "Pre-Medics," ex-
pressed appreciation of the opportunities already extended to the pros-
pective student by the College of Medicine — a Texas institution deserving
of the loyal support of all forward-looking young men of the Southwest
and, most of all, of the Pre-Medical Class of Baylor University at Waco.
Dr. E. F. Cudmore, of New York City, representing the students and
ex-students of the College of Medicine, referred most happily to the
sterling qualities of Dean Cary as gentleman and scholar and reviewed in
some detail the constructive work which had been done by him in recent
*This consolidation was effected December 14th, 1920. See page 8 of iutroduotion.
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Dr. Kelly F. Cox, of Canton, Texas, pronounced an eloquent encomium
upon the personality of Dean Cary and the success which had already at-
tended his labors — a success which, notable as it was, marked only the
beginning of greater things in store for an institution uniquely favored
alike in its location and in the spirit of service which animated its entire
Dr. 0. C. Bradbury, head of the Department of Zoology in Baylor Uni-
versity at Waco, spoke of the physician's relation to society and the bound-
less opportunities it offers either for good or for harm. Dr. Bradbury,
speaking as a layman, made a quiet but very effective appeal to the
younger members of the medical profession to keep always before them
the highest conception of the doctor's mission in the world.
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CEEEK SCENE ON THE CAMPUS
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Addresses Tjy the Hon. Alliert S. Burleson, Postmaster-General of the United States, and
the Kev. George W. Truett, D.D. — Annual Announcements by the President of the
University — Conferring of Degrees; Wednesday Morning, June the Sixteenth.
At 9 o'clock on Wednesday morning, June 16th, an imposing academic
parade began to form in the corridors of the Main Building, in the Science
Hall, in Brooks Hall, and under the trees on the North Campus. Just at
9 :40 the processional, led by the Baylor Band, began to move. Marching
in full academic regalia were the speakers of the day ; the fifty-seven dis-
tinguished men and women invited to receive honorary degres ; the special
representatives of other institutions of higher learning ; the graduates, one
hundred and fifteen in number, of "Old Baylor" and of Waco University
who had responded to the invitation to receive the baccalaureate degree;
the trustees, president, and faculties of the University ; and the graduating
classes of the year. Representing the citizenry of Waco were Mayor Mc-
CuUough and the city commissioners and large delegations from the Cham-
ber of Commerce, the Young Men's Business League, the Rotary Club, and
the Lions' Club.
Circling the great quadrangle, then moving along Fifth Street to a point
just beyond the bridge of Waco Creek; next skirting the north bank of
the creek — the marching sections filed into Minglewood Park and occu-
pied the places reserved for them in the spacious pavilion erected for the
At 10 :05 o'clock President Brooks rose and, bespeaking the sympathetic
co-operation of the audience in carrying out an unusually elaborate pro-
gram, presented the Rev. Bernard W. Spilman, D.D., of North Carolina,
who pronounced the invocation in the following words :
Our Heavenly Father : Deeply grateful to Thee for every blessing which
comes from Thy bountiful hand, we come today thanking Thee for this oc-
casion; we come, our Heavenly Father, thanking Thee for this bright,
beautiful, sunshiny day ; we thank Thee for this institution and all that it
has meant through all the years ; we thank thee for the men and women
who have wrought well here, and we pray, our Heavenly Father, as we
gather here today, that Thou wilt bless us, direct us, and guide us; and
may all that this institution stands for and all that it does be for Thy glory
and for the advancement of Thy kingdom on this earth, for Jesus Christ's
"Our Baylor" was then sung by the University Choral Club, the audience
joining heartily in the chorus.
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ALBEET SIDNEY BURLESON
Graduate of "Waco University, 1881; Postmaster-General of the United States; Personal
Eepresentative of President Wilson at the Baylor Diamond Jubilee.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 105
In presenting the first speaker of the day, the Hon. Albert Sidney Bur-
leson, Postmaster-General of the United States, President Brooks said:
This occasion has brought to us many men representing many institu-
tions. We have thought sufficiently highly of ourselves to covet" the best
gifts that our country contains and we are honored this morning by having
a representative of the President of the United States, which representa-
tive is an honored graduate of this institution, the Postmaster-General
of the United States. (Applause). I present Albert Sidney Burleson.
Mr. Burleson's speech was an earnest plea for loyalty to the great prin-
ciples for which America went to war and, in particular, to the peerless
leader of world democracy who, though bowed down beneath the weight
of burdens too great for m:rtal man and finally stricken by severe illness,
yet undaunted, still summons the soldiers of democracy's army of peace
to "hold the line."
Mr. Burleson's address, as reported stenographically, was as follows:
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen:
I need not say that it is a source of great pleasure to me, but also that I foel highly hon-
ored that the privilege has been given to me to participate in the Diamond Jubilee of Bay-
lor University, which had its origin during the days of the RejHiblie of Texas. It has been
thirty-nine years since I finished my academic course at this institution and passed into
the outer world to grapple with the affairs of ordinary life. T have been fairly busy
and'today was the first opportunity that I have had to again place my feet upon univer-
sity ground. I have been tremendously impressed by the improvements in its physical
properties. I have been told that improvements just as great have taken place in its
internal arrangements and organization. This progress, this development demonstrates
that your able and distinguished President, Dr. Brooks (applause), is a worthy successor
of Doctors Crane, Cooper, and Burleson (applause), who directed the affairs of this great
institution with such signal ability for so many years.
What a flood of recollection surged through my memory as I walked through the "Uni-
versity grounds this morning! How well do I remember the many times that I have
heard the venerable Dr. Burleson boast in a modest way that he had been the president
of an educational institution of the first class longer than any other man in America
save Dr. Francis Wayland of Brown University. (Applause). How often have T heard
him boast in a modest way of the progressiveness of this institution, that it was the sec-
ond institution in the world that had adopted the policy of co-education of the sexes.
How many times have I heard the venerable doctor voice his aspirations for the con-
tinued growth, development, and advancement of his beloved State and of this institution
which was always nearest his heart. How many, many times have I heard him send up
his earnest prayers that the young men and the young women who went out from its
doors would so live as to promote the cause of Christianity and. the general welfare of
mankind. How many times have I heard Mm picture his ideals, holding up his visions
to the voung student-body, admonishing them at all times that good works alone could
bring happiness and provide the only sure foundation for real progress and advancement.
1 remember well the occasion of my graduation-the doctor had a pet or favorite
theory that ideals, great ideals alone, were worth while in this world, and when I had
finished my academic course he insisted upon the selection as a subject for my gi-aduat-
ing thesis a theme that would lend itself to the exposition of this favorite theory of his.
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He wanted me to select as the subject of my graduating thesis this: "The Two Graves
at St. Helena. ' ' Now, as a matter of fact, I had been quite weak in Greek and the
venerable doctor had been quite liberal in his markings in order that I might get my
degree. (Laughter). I wanted to gratify him; he insisted; I yielded. I labored hard.
You will recall that the great Bonaparte was at one time buried at St. Helena, and Dr".
Burleson labored under the impression that Dr. Adoniram Judson had also been buried
there; as a matter of fact, he died at sea and was buried at sea nearby. But the sub-
ject was taken; the thesis was written; but frankly, I have always had my doubts
whether the conclusions I deduced were thoroughly sound when based upon the premises I
accepted as true. (Laughter). But recently, after the great World War, I am inclined
to believe that the venerable doctor was right: that ideals at last are all that is worth
while. Dr. Judson had been a great Missionary Baptist; his life had been one of self-
sacrifice, self-denial, arduous labor. He had undertaken the task of the general ediica-
tion and uplift and Christianization of the East Indians. He had laboriously set about
it, devoting years of time to the work; he had made a Burmese dictionary. He was a
man of great ideals; he was a man of vision; he was a man of the noblest purposes and
the highest aspirations. The venerable Dr. Burleson firmly believed that those ideals
would exert a greater influence in the end upon the affairs of the world than all the
military achievements of Napoleon, or all that he accomplished in this world, though
he had promulgated a code of laws wonderful in their way, the Code Napoleon, which
admittedly exerted an influence up'on the jurisprudence of the entire world.
In 1914 — I will attempt to give you the reasons why I am changing my mind — in 1914
the whole world was at peace, comparatively speaking, when suddenly at Serajevo in
the Austrian province of Bosnia, a crack-brained Serbian student, whose name the world
has forgotten, shot the Crown Prince of Austria, whose name I have forgotten. (Laugh-
ter). William the Second, who harbored in his bosom an ambition to exercise autocratic
sway over the entire world, seized upon the incident as the psychological occasion for
the beginning of his activities. Within a short while this spark or this flash from tlia
student's pistol had ignited a conflagi'ation of war which swept within its scope not only
all cf Europe, save a few small countries, but nearly all of Asia and Africa. And after
three years of war what a condition confronted the world! The Central Powers, occu-
pying a corridor through Europe and extending into Asia, b,' reason of the wonderful
advantages this corridor afforded for the mobilization of their armies, had had success
after success. Eussia was down and out; Enmania was upon her knees begging for terms;
and Great Britain, Prance, and Italy, sorely distresuoj, if not iiv dire extremity, could see
ahead nothing but defeat. At this juncture — and 1 will not discuss the reasons why;
suffice it to say because of the fact that the honor, the dignity, the liberty of the Amer-
ican people were in jeopardy — our own beloved country entered the contest. When the
step had been taken, what a tremendous problem confronted the American people! When
the tocsin of war was sounded, every loyal man, woman, and child within these broad
domains readily responded. The Allies were without food, the Allies lacked certain mili-
tary supplies essential for the prosecution of their military campaign; the Allies were
lacking in man-power to check the on-rushing horde of the Hun, who was threatening the
capital of Prance. Immediately responding to the necessities of the occasion, women
from one end of this country to the other in the remote regions, entered upon a policy
of conservation of food in order that a surplus might be brought about to supply the
needs of the Allied Armies. Over night, as it were, the great industries of this country
were converted from a peace basis to a war basis, and every man from the age of eighteen,
every American from the age of eighteen to thirty-one, was called to the colors. You
remember well this tense period of preparation. You will recall that at that time Mr.
Lloyd George announced that it was a race between von Hindenburg and Wilson, von
Hindenburg to win the war before America could place her troops upon Prench soil;
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 107
Wilson to fortify the w.^keniug lines of the Allien before vou Hindenbur^ eonkl W
he wa. (Applause). After a few months the preliminary trainin Tf t "lleTeln IT
r'a^ITile t? ': ^V"'' '""' *'''" '''' "''"''- l-sentecritself of t^l.^t g
an army thiee thousan.l nnles across the seas. Noted scientists said that it could not
be done. You reme.nber how the ery went up then of ''Ships, ships, more ships ''-H
tor these purposes of transportation. More ships were bnilt in the East and in th Wes
and rn the South of this country than were ever known to have been built with a HI
flaged in the day-time and darkened at night, freighted with the precious lives of the
Amencan soldier-boys, with engines working at high pressure in order to increase the
swrttness of their pace, moved first tens of thousands, then hundreds of thousands, and
finally two million men across the sea. During these voyages every American soldier
was praying that he could get to the front before it was too late to turn the tide and
every father and mother in America was praying that those precious lives might be saved
from destruction by the accursed assassin of the sea, the German submarine, which could
be counted by the hundreds lying in wait. In the meantime the line of battle
extending from Alsace-Lorraine to the English Channel, was being pressed closer and
closer to Paris. The Briton, with his back to the wall, was dying by the thousands in
order that victory should not come to the hosts of autocracy. The American soldier was
placed in what might be termed tlie second line of defense; and then the tense period
of the late Summer of 1918 arrived; the advance had been made until the roar of
the cannon could be plainly heard in Paris; more than a million of her citizens had Va-
cated the city and moved to places of protection and safety; the o.fficial documents had
been gathered together pre])aratory to removal of the seat of government. The supreme
hour had come; the test was to be made whether the German Army could drive a wedge
between the French Army and the British, leaving an open way to Paris. Dm--
ing this time the French soldiers, war-worn and weary, who had sacrificed their lives
by the millions, were forced to recede before the Prussian Army. They were filing back
and passing behind, and the American line became not only the first line but the last
line of defense. (Applause). Picture to yourselves, if you can, what was transpiring
there. The night before the great thrust was to be made, the first and second lieutenants
passed down the line and touched each soldier upon the shoulder asking him the question,
"Will you hold the line, will you hold the line?"— and on the 18th day of July, with the
Prussian Guard in front, those crack troops of the German Empire which had never known
defeat, moved upon the American line at Chateau Thierry. The shrieking of shells and
the roar of cannon were heard. Gas shells by the thousands were exploded and on came
the German Army, determined because the crucial point had been reached, determined
that it would win. Finally the smoke of battle rolled away and there stood the remnant
of the American Army holding the line. (Applause). Then came the period of aggres-
sion; over the top tliey went, through Bellcau Wood and the Argonne, and finally, the
Germans having sued for peace through your own President, the terms were laid down,
assented to by all the great powers, and the one point in which America was interested
was the fact that there should be a Covenant or o. League of Nations to prevent future
Let us take an account for just a second. On the 11th day of the eleventh month,
1918, the Armistice was granted and the war was practically at an end — theoretically at
an end. What did it cost"? According to the gi-eat statisticians of Europe who are in a
position to know, nine million, nine hundred and ninety-eight thousand, seven hundred and
seventy-one men had died; twenty million, nine hundred and odd thousand had suffered
wounds upon their bodies; and the peoples of the world had burdened themselves with
an expenditure and an indebtedness that aggregated two hundred and three billions of
dollars. My God! should such a horrible catastrophe ever be permitted to be repeated?
But worse than that, just before this war ended Germany had established a gun seventy
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miles from Paris, in March of 1918, I think; day after day, week after week, month
after month, tremendous shells weighing tons were hurled into that helpless city, destroy-
ing her buildings and her people by the thousands. Worse than that, out of the labora-
tories of the chemists and the test-rooms of the engineers had come gases and poisons,
or the formulas for gases and poisons and explosives, so much more powerful than any
that had ever been used, that the use of them would amount to annihilation, not only
of armies but of whole peoples themselves. They had actually devised means for dis-
seminating a contagion of pestilential diseases. Should there be a recurrence of tjiese
The President went to Europe. There he encountered the great men, representative
of all the great countries of the world. What a difficult problem confronted him! Deal-
ing with racial antagonisms a century old, confronted by selfish economic aspirations upon
the part of certain countries that they felt they could not yield, how nearly impossible
was his task; and yet within five months' time he induced all tliesc conflicting elements
to agree upon a treaty of peace which embodied a covenant of nations guaranteeing
against a recurrence of war- (Applause). He brought it to America. As a matter of
fact, he was entitled to be met with acclaims of congratulation and gratification upon
the part of the people of America. (Applause). But instead he found that partisanship
had been placed above love of humanity, had been enthroned in the place of patriotism.
He found that duty — duty to the people of the whole world, had been subordinated to
envy, jealousy, malice, and hatred. He submitted the treaty. It was held in the com-
mittee-room for three months and then reported, and the endless commoneed; and then
he carried the cause for which he stood to the American people. Speaking through the
North, swinging across the Pacific Slope, and on his return — and the ways of Providence
are indeed inscrutable — he was stricken at Wichita. He returned at once to the Capital
broken in body, because he had said on his tour that he was willing to die if necessary in
order that there should be no recurrence of war. (Applause). Stricken in body, but with
unclouded vision and undaunted sjjirit, he still holds the line. (Loud apidause).
Eecently at the "rent City upon the Lakes a roar of protest and opposition has been
heard- Within a few days in the Citv of the Golden West upon the far Pacific an answer
will be made, and then it is for you to decide. No longer can this great President of
ours hold the lino, but he can summon to his aid every God-fearing man and every Chris-
tian woman who loves humanity, who prefers peace and continued happiness to selfish
isolation; he calls you to his aid. He touches you vipon the shoulder and asks of eaoh
of you the question, "Will you hold the line?" (Applause). I believe I know what the
answer will be. And when that answer is given it will be a complete vindication of the
theory of my venerable old relative, that high ideals are all that are worth while in this
world. (Applause). Because if the h)};h ideals of Woodrow Wilson are to prevail, there
will never be again upon this earth a recurrence of war- (Applause). And if that can
be brought about, permit me to say that it will exert a wider influence upon the affairs
of the world, and a far more extended and prolonged influence, than all the military vic-
tories that have ever taken place in the history of the world. If that can take place, it
will have been worth the price of the nine million lives and of the two hundred billions
It is for you and those like you to determine this issue, and it is a simple issue. It
cannot be disguised, it cannot be evaded. The issue is: will the great American govern-
ment, will the American people express their willingness to engage in a compact with
other nations to ptrevent war?
Mr. President, I bring to you from the President of the United States cordial greeting.
He directs me to express to you his sincere wish that this great institution over which
you preside may continue to grow in power and in influence, lo the end that, through all
its work, tlie advancement of civilization, the promotion of the cause of Cliristianity,
the betterment of mankind, and the glory of our God who shapes and directs us in all
pur actions may be assured. I thank you. (Ajsplause).
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GEORGE W. TEUETT, D.D., LL.D.
Graduate of Baylor University, 1897; apostle of civil and religious liberty; incomparable
preacher of the gospel of Christ; Baylor's best beloved son.
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Upon the conclusion of the address of Mr. Burleson, President Brooks
said in presenting the Rev. George W. Truett, D.D.:
Ladies and Gentlemen : There is only one George Truett. He is a gradu-
ate of this institution and the high compliment is paid him, as I have said
on another occasion, that every man who ever knew him claimed to be his
intimate friend, for Truett so conducted himself towards all mankind as
to leave that rightful impression. (Applause). Dr. George W. Truett.
Dr. Truett, known, either personally or through his world-wide reputa-
tion as a valiant soldier of Christ, to every person in the great audience,
and loved and honored as he is known, spoke ■with the authority that is
vouchsafed only to those who have a cause "worth living for and worth
dying for" — and who are possessed of the sublime courage of such a cause.
His speech was a passionate call to service — service to sustain the tottering
social order; service to preserve and propagate the great principles of
Christian living and dying which poets and preachers and teachers of
every age and every clime for twenty centuries have inscribed upon the
banners of civilization; service to speed the coming of the Kingdom of
Heaven among men.
Following is the text of Dr. Truett's speech:
President Brooks and Honor-Guests of Ba3']or; Fellow-Students of Baylor and Ladies
The drama of history has grown apace and brought us to this crowning hour. Three
generations of Baylor men and women are gnthcrcd here today to do honor to their be-
loved Alma Mater, and to pledge her ;niow the most grateful loyalty and the most un-
swerving co-operation in all the plans that she has for today and may have through the
long tomorrow. Great-grandparents are here, together with their great-grandchildren,
all alike members of our Baylor family. It is an occasion to awaken emotion in all our
hearts too deep for words. One wonders today if out of that long line of noble Baylor
presidents and teachers and trustees who have been gathered unto the Yonderland, one
wonders if their spirits are not near us this very hour, the spirits of Burleson and Crane
and Carroll and their contemporaries; one wonders if tliey are not now looking on us, and
if so, certainly they are in joyful fellowship with this occasion.
"In every street, the shadows meet,
Of Destiny, whose hands conceal
The moulds of Pate that shape the .State,
And make or mar the common weal.
"Around 1 see the jiowers that lie,
I stand by emjiire's primal springs,
And princes meet in every street
And hear the tread of uncrowned kings."
The story of the founding and growing of Baylor Uni\ersity will forever I'onstitute one
of the most thrilling epics in the history of educiitional institutions. One thinks of two
scriptures as we are here assembled: "The little one has become a thousand," and "The
handful of corn on the top of the mountain shal-:es like Lebanon."
It is indeed a happy event for us all as we are today giitliered in this college family
reunion, that there are now assembled with us here so many of the direct descendants and
relatives of departed Baylor presidents and teachers and trustees. One would like to pause
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and pay tribute to an army of them, one by one, but the limitations of an hour like th.=
will riot allow. Quite confident am I that this vast Baylor family would have me express
tor us all our profound gi-atitude that two sons of two of Baylor's long-time presidents are
here with us today, Richard A. Burleson, and Eoyston G. Crane. (Applause).
Dr. Brooks: Colonel Crane also.
Dr. Truett: Yes, Colonel Crane also.
Prof. Pool: And George W. Baines, n son of another president.
Dr. Truett: Yes, Dr. Baines also. A host of cherished names could I call, if the limits
of this hour allowed. This large Baylor family is stirred with emotion very deep that
Postmaster-General Burleson, one of the kinsmen of the man who was longest the presi-
dent of this institution, comes to us today with the earnestly sympathetic message from
himself and from President Wilson. (Applause). And certainly all this company of Baylor
men and women, from the oldest grandfather to the youngest grandchild, would have' me
say that our gratitude is deeper than any words we can voice, that we have yet with us
that gentle woman, who, for well-nigh two generations, has been spoken of by the great
army of Baylor men and women as "Aunt Georgia," the queenly wife of Eufus C. Bur-
leson. (Applause). Wherever there is a Baylor man or woman in all the world today, the
old' mother here, Baylor, would send to him or her the most affectionate greetings.
Pellow-students of Baylor: The past challengingly calls to us, as we assemble on this
historic occasion. The present is inexorably bound up with the past. We do well to take
the long look backward, ever and anon, as well as the long look forward. Such long look
will give us patience and poise and courage and fearlessness and faith. The ancient
Hebrews, that mighty and resourceful race, never wearied of taking the backward look,
and of chanting the virtues of their mighty dead, of talking about Moses, and Joshua, and
Samuel, and Elijah, and David, and Solomon. And when the chiefest man of all the
Christian centuries, namely the Apostle Paul, came to speak about the past, he wrote it
down that he was moved inspiringly by the memory of the dead who had been gone for
some fourteen hundred years. Baylor's past impressively calls to us today. As it was
the task of the fathers to create, so it becomes the children's to preserve and perpetuate.
The early history of Texas and of Baylor University is one of the most romantic chapters
that has ever been written, or will be written, in the annals of American life. Faithfully
has it been said: "A nation ashamed of its ancestry will be despised by its posterity."
Whittier has pictured those earlier days for us:
"We cross the prairies, as of old
The Pilgrims crossed the sea.
To make the West, as they the East,
The homestead of the free."
Cold is the heart and incapable is it of worthiest emotion, if it is not moved by the
recital of the struggles and sacrifices and self-denials of the early men and women in
Texas, who laid the foundations for Baylor University, and for the imperial commonwealth
of Texas. The pioneer is ever an interesting and a challenging character. He is a path-
finder. He blazes the way through the wilderness. He puts the plow to the unturned
sod, and the axe to the forests where sound of axe has never before been heard. TJie
Texas jiioneer was one of America's most important men. Side by side with his Bible
lay his rifle, and if reports are to be credited, he was about as handy with one as with
the other, in those early days, as he needed to be. The early population of Texas was
one of the most virile and constructive that ever set foot in any new land. If you have
taken the time to trace the history of those epochal days you have observed that along
with the coming of men and women from all parts of our country there came to Texas in
those early days many men and women of rare culture and education. It was out of minds
and hearts like those that Baylor University was born and has been transmitted to this
goodly hour. Where would you find men of larger significance in a country's life than
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Tryon, Huckins, and Baylor? Where would you find statesmen of more significance in
building deeply and well a nation's life than Sam Houston and certain contemporaries
in those early days gathered about him? Where would you find a soldier more important
in serving civilization's weal than General Ed. Burleson, (applause) and the heroes of the
Alamo and Goliad and San Jacinto? We do well, fellow-students of Baylor, to hark back,
in a day like this, to the mighty days and deeds of our immortal and beloved dead. In
the language of another: "God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain into
the wilderness. ' '
Baylor's past imposes upon the present weighty and solemn obligations. The past and
the present are bound inexorably together. The nations stand together in one unbroken
solidarity. One generation sows and another reaps. ' ' Others have labored and ye are
entered into their labors." David may gather the materials with care and toil to build
the noble temple about which he dreams, but his son, Solomon, must take up the task
unfinished by his father. And so the men and women of the present are to take up the
tasks and heritages brought to us from the past, transmitted to us by the fathers, and
we are to "carry on" as becometh men and women upon whom has come such a weighty
There are certain ideals that have always characterized this oldest institution of our
imperial State, and here today are we to be highly resolved that these ideals and tradi-
tions shall not be lost, shall not be lowered, but shall be curried forward and made more
enduring with every passing day.
Every Baylor man and woman instantly calls to mind two or three of the outstanding
ideals and traditions of the dear old school. Baylor University stands forever for the
aristocracy of service. Nor does she have patience at all with snobbishness from any
quarter. A man is a man for a' that. If you will go through her boarding halls and ob-
serve certain young men waiting on their comrades, that by such ministry they may con-
tinue in the old school to the end of their college day, you will find that these same men
who thus minister to their comrades are as honored as their comrades, and share with
them everywhere, in achievement and praise, from all the estates of this historic univer-
sity. (Applause). There is only one aristocracy that is worth while at all and that is the
aristocracy of service. The test of life is service. It was the Great Master's test. "By
their fruits you shall know them." What the world wants is service. Its wounds cannot
be staunched except by service. Its ignorance cannot be dispelled except by service. Its
wrongs cannot be righted, its injustices corrected, its grievances redressed, except by
service. And Baylor, through all her years, stands in the expression of her culture, her
education, for the highest and worthiest and most uplifting service.
And through these years Baylor has unwaveringly contended for the highest expression
of patriotism, for love of country, for proper devotion to one's state. "Pro Ecclesia, pro
Texana! " What Baylor man or woman has not heard that sounded in the ear a thousand
times? Patriotism is one of the highest passions that stirs the human heart, and has
been from the day long gone when the weeping captives sat down beside the rivers of
Babylon and vowed to one another that they never would forget Jerusalem. Baylor Uni-
versity has ever sounded out the note in the ears of her every student: "Go out and see
to it that your community, your commonwealth, and your country are disenthralled from
every evil thing and are lifted to the highest plane of citizenship and the worthiest ex-
pression of service." What a passion has been kindled in the hearts of Baylor men
through all the years, the passion for country, for home, for native land, for the highest
weal of the social order everywhere! Baylor students can well understand that cry of
Eupert Brooke, in the Great War: "If I should die, think only this of me, that there's
some corner of a foreign field, that is forever England." Greece had her representative
of patriotism, Aristides; Judaea had her David; Rome had her Agricola; Carthage had
her Hannibal; lOngland had her Hampden; America had her Washington; and Texas had
her Sam Houston and General Burleson and the heroes of the Alamo and Goliad and San
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I must remind you, my fellow-students, that worthy patriotism costs — costs in time and
in thought and in sacrificial service. And it behooves college men and women more than
any other class to set themselves to the high task of being the highest and worthiest kind
of patriots. 'Tis a reproach to the college man's education and to himself if he shall allow
the affairs of state to go dragging in the mire, whereas, if his voice were lifted and his
championship put forth, the highest things might be enthroned in human society every-
The most important matter for a democracy is the right kind of leadership. And if we
shall not get such leadership from our colleges and universities, from men and women who
have been trained and disciplined and advised concerning the fundamental problems of
history and the principles of government and of all life, disastrous must be the results
to the entire social order. If college men are willing to sit idly by and receive their
education and gloat over it as the miser gloats over his gold, if they are willing for
incompetent politicians, for soap-box orators, for those long-haired persons with dandruff
on their collars and all sorts of half-baked reforms in their heads, for doctrinaire social
reformers to harass and hai'angue the people with half-baked theories, then they must
see consequences to their own country and to their own homes to the last degree disas-
trous. (Applause). I must affirm in this presence today that the most commanding call
in American life this hour is for her college men and women to get into the big game of
life and see to it that the right things are enthroned in the social order everywhere.
Eighteousness, and that alone, exalteth a nation; righteousness in all relations. "In
righteousness shalt thou be established. ' ' The law of national stability is unchangeable.
There can be no substitutes for righteousness. Without it, civilization is built on the
"Woe unto thee, oh, land, when thy king is a child!" That was the old Hebrew
proverb, and the meaning of such proverb is immediately evident to us all. Woe to that
country when its leaders, whether in state or church, are incompetent men, untrained
men, unprepared men! The college has the task of training the leadership of the land,
both for church and for state, and likewise of training the future leadership of the land
in the realm of business. Doesn't it matter what principles obtain in the realm of busi-
ness? Democracy this hour has two outstanding enemies. On the one hand is the auto-
cratic capitalist who has not had an idea for long years, above the thought that his busi-
ness is for himself, without any regard to the high implications of business for his fellow-
men. And the other enemy to democracy is the violent agitator, with his half-baked
theories, who goes to and fro denouncing and pulling down, without offering anything
patriotic or constructive in its stead. (Applause). It is for the college man to come on
the scene and to see to it that democracy is intelligent, and that it is impassioned with
the highest motives and the loftiest ideals.
Two contending ideas are in the world, and have been in the world through the long
years: the idea of democracy and the idea of autocracy. On the one hand is the idea of
the worth of the one man, find him where you will, and the duty of crowning him with
his inalienable rights. Over against that idea is the idea of autocracy, that a few may
have the rest of us in, their vest-pockets, and pass down to us such privileges and powers
as in their superior thinking they may deem safe for us. These two ideas have been in
conflict through the long centuries, and 'tis one mission of the college to see to it that
democracy faithfully conserves the rights of the common man, his inalienable, indefeasible,
Thus democracy and autocracy have met on many a field of battle through the long
centuries. In the recent World War, to which General Burleson has made such earnest and
patriotic references— democracy and autocracy met on a world-scale. In the beginning of
the twentieth century, autocracy dared to crawl out of its ugly lair, and proposed to
substitute the doctrine of the jungle for the doctrine of human brotherhood. The issue
was squarely joined, and through long years, enacting the ghastliest drama of death that
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this earth has ever seen. There was nothing for democracy to do but to join issues and
hold the line in that incomparable contest, until autocracy was certified once for all that
it must go back to the ugly lair from which it came and never dare to put up its oppres-
sive head in the earth again. (Applause).
We said throughout that conflict, said it in every nook and corner of America, that
some things in the world are worth dying for. Very well, if they are worth dying for
they are worth living for.
' ' Though love repine and reason chafe.
There comes a voice without reply,
'Tis man's perdition to be safe.
When for the truth he ought to die."
We said some things are worth dying for, and our boys, bonnie and brave, heard it
from Ocean to Ocean, and from the Lakes to the Gulf, and they went forth under the
glow and inspiration of that great truth. What are some of the things worth dying for?
You know them before I speak of them. The sanctity of womanhood is worth dying for.
(Applause). The safety of childhood is worth dying for. The integrity of one's country
is worth dying for. The majesty of righteousness is worth dying for. And, please God,
the freedom and honor of the United States of America are worth dying for! (I du:!
High over all nations is humanity. The demands of peace call for patriotism just as
challengingly as the days of war, and we are now to seek to bring back to the days of
peace, throughout the social order everywhere, that sacrificial spirit of patriotism that
we carried to the world war, which turned the battle back from the gate. The home is
to be exalted; the school is to be exalted; public education is to be exalted; a free press
is to be exalted; the courts and the ballot-box and ail the proper agencies for the admin-
istration of law and order are to be exalted; and on every hand the worth of man, the
rights and duties of the individual, all the relations that should obtain in human society
should receive at our hands the worthiest exaltation.
What boots it that a country has crops of cotton outmeasuring any she has ever had
before? That her ships of commerce whiten all the seas? That her banks are glutted
with gold, if the country forgets that high over all is humanity? Emerson's test of
civilization is the true one, namely, ' ' the kind of men that a country turns out. ' ' Civil-
ization in America, or anywhere else, is a dismal failure, if it puts banks and cotton and
stocks and bonds above humanity. And therefore the great issue that recently called
the world into that mortal combat is not j'ct concluded. We are dealing with the heritage
of that frightful war, and must deal with it for many a day to follow this. Let us go in
all our dealings, with the highest notes of righteousness and the highest -notes for the
welfare of humanity. Let our poets honored and noble, our Mr. Markham here with us,
and all the rest, keep on singing for us about brotherhood:
"The crest and crowning of all good.
Life 's final star Is Brotherhood.
For this will bring again to earth
Her long-lost poesy and mirth.
Will send new light on every face,
A kingly power upon the race.
And till it comes we men are slaves
And travel downward to the dust of graves.
Then clear the way, then, clear the way!
Blind creeds and kings have had their day.
Break the dead branches from the path —
Our hope is in the aftermath;
Our hope is in heroic men,
Star-led, to build the world again.
To this event the ages ran —
Make way for Brotherhood, make way for Man!"
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That solemn and most effective phrase of the President of the Nation is not to be lost
sight of in these days of ours, "the mandate of the dead." How shall they sleep who
fell on Flanders Field, if we go back to the old basis of selfish rivalry and contention?
That other gifted poet, Mr. Noyes, prayerfully voices the yearnings of our hearts:
"Make firm, O God, the peace our dead have won!
For folly shakes the tinsel on its head
And points us back to darkness and to hell.
Cackling, 'Beware of visions,' while our dead
Still cry, 'It was for visions that we fell.'
"They never knew the game of secret power,
All that this earth can give they thrust aside:
They crowded all their youth into an hour.
And for one fleeting dream of right they died.
Oh, if we fail them in that awful trust.
How should we meet those voices from the dust?"
The crowning ideal for Baylor University through the long years has been her devotion
to the Christian religion. Without apology or hesitation, Baylor has everywhere held
forth the ideal and sounded out the contention that religion is the ultimate factor in
, civilization, the determining factor in civilization, and that without Christianity, civiliza-
tion, sooner or later, must collapse and crumble and die. Her building is on Christ who
is the light and life and hope and righteousness of a needy world. "In Him all things
consist." The supreme problem of the whole world is the problem of religion. Africa
made more progress in a dozen years under the Christian leadership of Livingstone than
it had made in a thousaiid years before. Surely, the whole world must now discern that
irreligion is the world's one peril, that disobedience to God is inevitably the way of decay
and death. Erskine, the eminent English author and jurist, states the case just as it is,
when he says: "Depend upon it, the world could not be held together without morals, nor
can morals maintain their station in the human heart without religion. " It is not sur-
prising that Maeaulay wrote: "Whoever does anything to depreciate Christianity is
guilty of high treason against the civilization of mankind." Yesterday, today, and
tomorrow would Baylor sound out the clear and supreme note that no people can ignore
God and live, that civilization to be abiding and worthy must be built on Him who is the
one mediator between God and men.
Baylor 's past and present are bound up with the future in mighty obligations- We
owe a great debt to the past, and likewise do we owe a great debt to the future. We are
to seek to preserve undimmed those ideals, and to hold forth faithfully those contentions
that have entered with such remarkable meaning into the life of Baylor, and of the State,
and of the Southwest, and into the regions far beyond.
What shall I say to my fellow-students of today about Baylor's tomorrow! Here at
her shrine today we are all to pledge ourselves anew that we will go forth to care for
her in the meaningful tomorrow, with all the devotion and ability of our lives. We are
to see to it that when buildings and lands and equipments and endowments are needed,
we will, to the last limit of our might, provide them whenever Baylor makes her call
upon us. We have only to open our eyes to see that even now a half-dozen buildings are
needed on this historic campus. There is urgently needed a building for the men 's
dormitory — happily it is going up; a new building likewise for the women is imperiously
needed; a building for the law school, to be begun the next session, is needed; indeed,
building after building, for administration, for teaching, for the expression of the multi-
form life of the great school, are manifestly needed, and needed now. Lands in every
direction about this campus are needed, and needed now. Largely increased salaries for
these valiant teachers are needed "now, and more teachers are needed now, to care for the
growing interests that gather about the dear old school. These teachers, God bless them,
for they, without the thought of money, have labored here with the passion of mission-
aries and the forecast of statesmen, have lived practically on bread and water, to hold
up in Texas and in Baylor's life the highest ideals both for church and for state. (Ap-
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plause). In the next ten years, my fellow-students, Baylor should have several million
dollars of endowment. Let us do our utmost to provide it. (Applause).
Happy are we who live elsewhere than in this favored Waeo community to pay tribute
to Waco, the habitat of this noble school. I would remind you, my fellow-citizens of
Waeo, that every time the word reaches us that you are counselling and working for the
betterment of Baylor, a thrill of gratitude stirs in all our hearts. Our joyful belief is
that this central city of the State, this Athens of our commonwealth, will see to it that
Baylor's cry and call are forever heeded by all the ran.ks and classes and callings in Waco's
noble citizenship. (Applause). And I would remind you that a hundred miles away,
yonder in the good city of Dallas, where Baylor has her several scientific schools, in that
chief city of the Southwest — I suppose no living man would dare say otherwise (laughter
and applause) — that virile city joins hands with Waeo and says: "Let us all see to it that
Baylor's scientific schools, side by side with her other schools, shall keep step in the
passing years in that way that will make fpr the highest human good and for the glory
of God." (Applause).
Let the denomination charged primarily with the care of this institution give her all
the support that such an institution demands. Let the denomination put heart and prayer
and lo^e and gifts and life into the institution, without ceasing, and she shall have occa-
sion to reap from her sowing in ten thousand blessed ways.
Happy am I to speak congratulatory words from the old Baylor men and women to the
new Baylor men and women, to the army that shall be welcomed this day into our happy
Baylor family. My fellow-students of the later days, you have come to the most critical
and challenging days that civilization ever saw, to the most spacious and responsible
hours that men and women have ever faced. You will need to keep your ideals before you
clearly, and you will need to have your lives faithfully linked with the Great Teacher
and Saviour and Master of men, with all trustfulness and devotion, if you meet the in-
comparable days that now challenge you. Changes of every kind are coming with almost
lightning-like rapidity, changes social, commercial, industrial, political, governmental,
educational, moral and religious. The World "War has changed the educational center of
the world. No longer is the educational center of the world to stay in Europe, where
through the centuries such center has been. But now and henceforth, the educational
center of the world is to be in our free and glorious America. (Applause). Let our
students of colleges of yesterday and those of today see to it that these institutions are
crowned and carried forward with all those ideals and principles that make for the highest
and best for humanity everywhere. As of old, Pericles of Athens used to summon the
yonng men about him and take them to the graves of the mighty dead and there pledge
them they would be true to the memories and deeds of their fathers, even so let the
Baylor men and women of yesterday and today here gathered at the old mother's shrine
jjledge one another, and pledge Baylor anew, that for all the days to come, Baylor and
Texas and the church and the state and the home shall have our best loyalty and service.
Faith of our fathers! living still
In spite of dungeon, fire, and sword:
how our hearts beat high with joy
Whene'er we hear that glorious word!
Faith of our fathers! holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death!
Our fathers, chained in prisons dark.
Were still in heart and conscience free:
How sweet would be their children's faith, '
If they, like them, could die for thee!
Faith of our fathers! holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death!
Faith of our fathers! we will love
Both friend and foe in all our strife:
And preach thee, too, as love knows how,
By kindly words and virtuous life:
Faith of our fathers! holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death!
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WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT
Ex-President of the United States.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND CONFERRING OF DEGREES
Upon the conclusion of the address of Dr. Truett, President Brooks pro-
ceeded to confer degrees upon the unprecedentedly large number of candi-
dates. An industrious statistician is authority for the statement that
President Brooks made sixty-two speeches in the course of the Commence-
ment exercises: it required no statistical demonstration to convince the
audience that Baylor's President fairly surpassed himself in the quality as
well as in the quantity of his utterances under circumstances which would
tax the capacity of the strongest man. To speak for nearly two hours
without notes en subjects as widely different as the Baylor endowment
and the Chinese poetry of Mr. Lindsay— and to speak with pith and cogency
on each of these— was a feat scarcely if ever equaled by a public speaker.
As it is manifestly impracticable to give a separate review of each of the
"sixty-two" speeches, the annual announcements of President Brooks and
the brief and pointed speeches delivered by him in the conferring of de-
grees are reproduced verbatim from the notes of the official stenographer.
The report is as follows :
Dr. Brooks : Some time ago, in April in fact. Judge Taft was our guest
in the Chapel, made an address, and received the degree of Doctor of
Laws at the hands of the University. It was regarded then, and he was so
told, that it should be scheduled as of today ; his name, therefore, occurs
in the program which you hold in your hands.
I have some telegrams which I am not going to read but merely refer to.
A. P. Schofield, of Mississippi, wires his congratulations and regrets that
he cannot be here. Mrs. Emma Burleson Rcdney from New Mexico sends
a telegram of similar effect. Mr. Hal A. Buckner wired from Amarillo
that he hoped to come. I am glad to see that he is here.
I have a letter from Big Spring signed by all of the Baylor students
there, particularly addressed to me and to the Class of 1871. It is notable
that of the persons who had accepted degrees, like these to my right of
the other years, 1845-1886, two were called to their Heavenly reward after
giving us their promise to be present. I have another message, a cable-
gram from Brazil: "Greetings from Brazil" — signed by Edwards, Staton,
Ingram, Bagby, Carroll. These names have a meaning to us. C. P. Morris,
Prescott, Arizona, sends greetings. Rabbi Henry Cohen, whom we had
invited to be present on this occasion from Galveston, a learned and hon-
ored citizen of Galveston and of this State, found he could not come but
sends us greetings from New York.
Suffer this announcement: It is known that Baylor University, along
with every other institution in the land, represented by these men here and
0,11 th§ rest who are not here, went at once to New York to see the General
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 119
Education Board, just as soon as it was found that Mr. Rockefeller had
given a great Christmas gift for raising the salaries of teachers. I am
delighted to say that, whereas we didn't get as much as we had hoped
(laughter), they did give us $300,000, on a basis that we would raise six
hundred thousand ; and, praise Gcd, our part is already subscribed ! (Ap-
plause) . They also have given fifteen thousand dollars per annum for two
years, which amount has been applied to the salaries of the .teachers be-
ginning with the ensuing year. (Applause).
I do not betray any secret — it is well known and the newspapers have
handled it — that the Medical School at Dallas has also asked for a large
sum. There is absolutely no promise that any such sum will ever be given.
Let the newspapers make that clear. But Dr. Buttrick and Dr. Flexner
and the Secretary, Mr. Arnett, did come to Dallas and spend two days, did
have Dr. Truett and me in a little dinner, did invite us, with Dr. J. T. Har-
rington, to spend a week in Johns Hopkins, did invite us as their guests on
to New York, and did talk to us in a most interesting manner — and never
promised a cent! (Laughter). Let that be clear. But we have done a
number of things that look to progress, whether we get any money from
New York or not. If it is good to do the thing because they may give us
money, it is good to do it whether they give us any or not; therefore we
are going forward. (Applause). And this institution here and the Sani-
tarium at Dallas in all probability will be united under one board. This is
not done, reporters, but in all probability will be done as soon as the Con-
vention meets in El Paso, and I do know that the people who have this
institution at heart have the institutions in Dallas at heart; and I now on
your behalf pledge you — and, as I know, I can pledge my colleagues at
Dallas — for a faithful effort in building a creditable institution in Dallas
for all time to come for Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy. (Applause) .
There was held in the city here yesterday a meeting of the Executive
Board, and Mr. R. E. Burt, the president thereof, was asked to read an
official document which has to do with the promotion of our work in Dallas,
pending any gift that may come or may not. Mr. Burt will read at once.
Mr. Burt: Mr. President, it affords me great pleasure to carry out
the wishes of our Board.
The following resolutions were unanimously passed by the Executive
Committee of the Board of Directors of the Baptist General Convention
of Texas, at a meeting held in Waco on June 15th, 1920 :
WHEEEAS, the Baylor University College of Medicine located at Dallas has made
steady and successful progress through the past years of its history, and is now on the
eve of a much more rapid and greater development, both in its internal organization and
expansive building program, and
WHEEEAS, the Board of Trustees of the Texas Baptist Memorial Sanitarium and of
Baylor University have unanimously adopted resolutions looking to the organic consolida-
tion of the Hospital with the Greater Medical Center, under charter of the University,
recommending to the Baptist General Convention of Texas that such consolidation be
legally accomplished at its next session, and which recommendation will undoubtedly be
approved by the Convention, and
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WHEREAS, it lias become the fixed purpose of the Baptist General Convention of
Texas through its Executive Board to support the management of Baylor University in
perfecting plans for the expansion of its Medical Center at Dallas on a scope equal to
any in America, as rapidly as science, and men, and money can accomplish the same, and
WHEREAS, it is important that the more than two million dollars going to the Greater
Medical Center from Tjxas sources shall be expended for the most part in buildings and
equipment, some of which must begin at once, and
WHEREAS, it is necessary to have added regular current income assured for the pur-
pose of further orgaiaizing and strengthening the staff for the next session and thereafter,
that the work may be carried on ip accordance with our high obligation both to God and
liumanity, while permanent endowment funds are being accumulated, and
WHEREAS, the strong financial position now occupied by our Convention and its Ex-
ecutive Board by virtue of an annual cash income of approximately three million dollars,
together with ou.r large banking credit, will justify us in doing so,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Executive Committee of the Board of Di-
rectors of the Baptist General Convention of Texas that we set aside a sum equal to
five per cent on an invested endowment of one million dollars payable annually to the
Trustees of Baylor University College of Medicine until such time as the accumulated
invested endowment from various sources, favorable to medical education, shall equal
or exceed one million dollars, or until it shall become manifest that such income from
our Convention Board is no longer necessary to carry out the well defined and fixed pur-
pose of the Baptist General Convention of Texas to permanently maintain and immedi-
ately enlarge and develop to the highest point of scientific efficiency and service the
Baylor University College of Medicine located at Dallas, Texas.
Finally, we designate and appoint the Chairman of our Board of Directors and of our
Executive Committee, Mr. R. E. Burt, to present these resolutions to the President, Trus-
tees, Faculty, and friends of Baylor University as a concrete expression of our participa-
tion in the present Diamond Jubilee Celebration.
It gives me great pleasure, Mr. President, to present to you this gift
from the Baptists of Texas.
Dr. E. G. Townsend : Mr. President.
President Brooks: Dr. Townsend.
Dr. Townsend : I make a motion that the psople of this audience express
their hearty approval of this act of our Executive Board by rising to their
fe:t. (Audience rises and applauds).
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
CONFERRING OF DEGREES IN ARTS AND SCIENCES
President Brooks: Now, ladies and gentlemen: You have been very
gracious through the exercises; some of you are intolerably hot — some of
us have on more clothes than we usually wear (laughter) — but be good to
us and we will let you go just as quickly as we can. These are our honored
guests, and this is our last work of the year, and we want to confer the
degrees decently and in order. By your help, if we can, as the preachers
say, have liberty, we will do it. (Laughter) .
Mr. Neff : Mr. President, this group of students have completed their
work in the Department of Fine Arts, and I am directed by the Board of
Trustees of Baylor University to present them to you for the diplomas
to which they are entitled.
President Brooks: Come forward promptly as I call your names and
receive the proper authority that you are a graduate.
Winnie Lee Eice, Sanger, Voice.
Eula Lee Trice, Waco, Voice.
P.uby Evans, Bowie, Piano.
Jessie Dell Haney, Waco, Piano.
Mrs. John Nash, Waco, Piano.
Irene White, Carbon, Piano.
Mary Elizabeth Willett, Waco, Piano.
Esther Barro Eodriguez, San Antonio.
BACHELOR OF ARTS
Mr. Neff : Mr. President, as President of the Board of Trustees of this
institution, I am directed to present to you this splendid group of young
womanhood and young manhood, each one of whom is entitled to receive
the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
President Brooks: Young ladies and gentlemen: I congratulate you
upon having completed the prescribed course for the degree as indicated
by the President of the Board. By competent authority issued to Baylor
University I have pleasure in now publicly conferring upon each of you as
you come forward the degree of Bachelor of Arts and admitting you to all
the rights and privileges that pertain to that degree wherever in the world
you may go. Will you kindly come forward promptly one after another?
Anne Carline Alexander, Waco.
William Harvey Andrew, Lampasas.
Modrel M. Ballard, Waco-
T. Paul Barron, Midland.
Norvell Carlton Belk, Kirbyville.
Paul Carlyle Bell, Austin.
Vivian Bell, Palacios.
Ernest A. Bernhausen, Eiesel.
Truman C. Bigham, Gatesville.
Early Virginia Bobo, Ehome.
Tom C. Bobo, Ehome.
Aurelia Emma Brooks, Waco.
Joseph Henry Burt, Dallas.
DeWitt Talmadge Byrom, Anchorage.
Eaymond W. Casstephens, Alvarado.
Oscar Jack Chastain, Troup-
Sallie Christian, Elm Mott.
William Allen Clark, Greenville.
Eobert N. Cluck, Oglesby.
William S, Cochran, Livingston,
Mildred Coit, Eenner.
Estelle Dansby, Port Worth.
Lelia Virginia Davis, Nacogdoches.
Willie Davis, Waco.
Wilma Elizabeth Davis, Waco.
Frances Lucile Davison, Hubbard.
Everett T. Dawson, Maypearl.
Elmer 0. Deering, Kerrville.
Jesse Allen Derrick, Madill, Okla-
Bessie Jue Dobbins, Granbury.
Olen C- Emery, Denton.
Eoy Parker Eastland, Waco.
Mary Lakin Fannin, Waco.
Holland Cleveland Filgo, Lancaster.
Burney Pearl Flaniken, "VVaco.
Myrle Katherine Fleming, Waco.
Mildred Amelia Foster, Dallas.
Jesse E. Franklin, Floresville.
Claire Galbraith, Honey Grove.
Ira V. Garison, Bani^eri^,
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E. Jones Goode, Plainview.
Oiia Kay Gorman, Winnsboro.
Marcellus A. Griffith, Mansfield.
Agnes Griswold, Waco.
Mary Katharine Harrison, Eiesel.
Annie Nora Hill, Dawson.
Laura Hill, Waco.
Herschiel Lawrence Hunt, Deeatur.
Albert Lane Ingram, Waco.
George Pendleton Isbell, Waco.
Grace Hasseltine Jenkins, Waco.
David A. Jones, Waco.
Geraldine Jones, Gainesville.
John Calvin Jones, Moody.
Paul Theron Jones, Waco.
William Mannie Joslin, Amarillo.
Herman W. Kilman, Greenville.
Joseph Hamilton Lambert, Dallas.
Grace Dexter Layton, Nacogdoches.
Willie Green Layton, Nacogdoches.
Hosea H. Lewis, Irene.
Euth Lipscomb, Eoclqjort-
Annie Merriman Long, Snyder.
William Eoss McAdanis, Lorena.
Sue Blanche McDavid, Henderson.
Mary Elizabeth McLane, Cameron.
Edward Washington McMillan, Waco.
Margaret Martin, Morgan.
AUene Miller, Eoyse City.
Orsby Burt Miller, Eoyse City.
J. Prank Murrell, Commerce.
Mary Joe Nabors, Winnsboro.
Lura Bess Birdwell Newton, Waco.
John A. Norris, Austin.
Anita O'Neal, Elk City, Okla.
Edna Belle O'Neal, Elk City, Okla.
Eobert Hood Perry, Belton.
Annie Elizabeth Pritchett, Waco.-
Mary Vaughan Eagland, Gilmer.
William Manor Eead, Waco.
Carrie Eeese, Kerens.
Johnnie B. Eeese, JSerens.
Eobert J. Eeeves, Matador.
Johir Eeese Eice, Decatur.
Winnie Lee Eice, Sanger.
Haskell Lafayette Eoach, Garland.
Eosa Katherine Eoberson, Era.
Jerome Kerby Eobertson, Frost.
Eoss Martin Sams, Crockett.
John Austin' Sanders, Wharton.
Carl F. Schmidt, Eiesel.
Andres Eodriguez Sendon, La Coruna,
Pauline Shirley, Nacogdoches.
Lida Smith, Pearsall.
Lessie Spearman, Pittsburg.
Harry Lee Spencer, Prairie Hill.
William Thnrman Stanton, Yoakum.
Louise Steel, Mercedes.
John Leon Stone, Dubach, La.
Leo L. Thomas, Waco.
Floyd Brantley Thorn, Van Alstyne.
Fannie Pauline Tirey, Maypearl.
Fred Moore Truett, Waco-
William Houston Walker, Shamrock.
Verlie Odessa Wallace, Waco.
Ernest A. White, Somerville.
Faye Emory White, Carbon.
Irene White, Carbon.
Louise B. White, Henderson.
L. G. Whitehorn, Waco.
Glen Eric Wiley, Galveston,
lelia Williamson, Gushing.
How.nrd C. Wilson, Waco.
Charlton Bean Wood, Waco.
Furtene Carroll Wood, Waco.
John Henry Wootters, Crockett.
George William Young, Kemp.
MASTER OF LITERATURE
Mr. Neff: Mr. President, I am directed by the Board of Trustees to
present to you Mrs. Margaret Royalty Edwards who is entitled to have
conferred on her the degree of Master of Literature.
President Brooks: Margaret Royalty Edwards, by the authority com-
mitted to me as President of this institution I have the pleasure of con-
ferring upon you the degree of Master of Literature.
MASTER OF ARTS
Mr. Neff: Mr. President: The Trustees of Baylor University have
directed me as President of the Board to present to you this group of stu-
dents who are entitled to have conferred on them in the name of Baylor
University the degree of Master of Arts.
President Brooks : Young ladies and gentlemen : You know, as does the
faculty know, that this is not a graduate school, and yet there are many
courses not taken by the Seniors or in the undergraduate department. But
you, not being satisfied, and unable to go to the larger Eastern institu-
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
tions, have remained or come back to us; having pursued the prescribed
course of the faculty, completing it as required. Now, by the authority
committed to me as .President, I confer upon each of you the degree of
Master of Arts and admit you to all the rights and privileges pertaining
to this degree.
John Archie Mclver, Moody.
John W. Beaty, Denton.
Odelin, Clark, Greenville.
M. Luther Fergeson, Eoekdale.
Charles A. Garrett, Waco.
Ona Kay Gorman, Winnsboro.
Paul Theron Jones, Waco.
Walter Thomas Hillsman, Brownwood.
Eobert Peck Neville, Waco.
Harley Smith, Brownwood.
Thomas Hendricks Taylor, Brownwood.
Spencer Ernest Weaver, Santa Anna.
GRADUATE IN PHARMACY
Mr. Neff : Mr. President: Baylor University is proud today to have on
the platform for the first time the graduates of the Departments of Sci-
ences of Dallas; these five young men are entitled to have conferred on
them the degree of Graduate in Pharmacy. (Presenting four young men
and one young lady). (Laughter).
President Brooks: Young gentlemen: (More laughter).
President Brooks (Discovering the young lady) : What is co-education
worth unless it works? I have very great pleasure, by the authority
committed to me as President of this institution, my friends, to confer on
each of you the degree of Graduate in Pharmacy and to admit each of you
to the rights and privileges that pertain to this degree wherever you may
go. Please come forward and I will give you your diplomas.
William C. Cantrell, Dallas.
Fred P- Graves, Hamilton.
Ira D. Neeley, lola.
Bryan N. Quinn, lola.
Frema Shtofman, Dallas.
I DOCTOR OF DENTAL SURGERY
Mr. Neff : Mr. President : I am sure this is a collection of young men.
(Laughter). I would like to present them to you to confer on them the
degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.
President Brooks : I should have said a minute ago — ^but you laughed at
the President of the Board and then laughed at me and I forgot to say it—
that it is our pleasure and great honor to have the departments at Dallas
come in a body, spending perfectly good time and coin of the realm, to
honor this occasion. (Applause). And now, young gentlemen, having
completed the prescribed course in the Department of Dentistry at Dallas,
by the authority committed to this institution by the Commonwealth of
Texas, and upon a unanimous recommendation of the Faculty of the De-
partment of Dentistry, I confer upon each of you the degree of Doctor
of Dental Surgery and admit you to all the rights and privileges that
pertain to this degree. Please come forward and receive your certificates
124 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
Emmett E. Clement, Copperas Cove. Baily A. Phillips, Phoenix, Ariz.
Rupert M. Coker, Paris. Phil F. Eosenstein, Dallas-
Harry J. Howitz, Dallas. James H. Watkins, Enid, Okla.
Carl B. MeKinney, Brownwood. Clyde W. Tetter, Paris.
Harley L. Patterson, Bloomfield, Mo.
DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
Mr. Nef f : Mr. President : Service is the law of life ; he lives most wlio
serves best. The doctor, conscientious and efficient, is a ministering ange!
of service, and in order that you may confer upon each of these the degree
of Doctor of Medicine, I am directed by the Board of Trustees to present
this group to you, as now they go forth in Baylor's name to uplift human-
ity. (Applause) .
President Brooks : It is my pleasure as President of this institution,
my friends, by competent authority committed to. the institution and upon
a unanimous recommendation of the Faculty of the College of Medicine,
to confer upon each of you the degree of Doctor of Medicine and admit
you to all the rights and privileges that pertain to this degree wherever
in the world you may go. Please come forward and I will present the
diplomas as you pass by.
Cayetano E. Barrera, Mission.
Charles L. Connor, Pittsburg, Pa. ; Gouverneur Hospital, New York, N. Y.
Juan P. Cordero, Pottotan, P. I.; Philippine General Hospital, Manila, P. T.
Kelly L. Cox, Canton; Post-Gradnate Hospital, New York, N. Y-
Edward P. Cudmore, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Texas Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas.
Bruce H. Davison, Tenaha; Texas Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas.
Sim Driver, loja; Parkland Hospital, Dallas.
Irby W. Fires, Childress; St. Joseph Hospital, Port Worth.
Carl W. Fulbright, Doucette; Texas Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas.
Vincent J. Gonzaga, Mureia, P. I.; Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis.
Marcellus A. Griffith, Mansfield; St. Joseph Hospital, Port Worth.
William E. Haley, Irving; St. Alexis Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio.
Joseph D. Hall, Einggold; Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dexter H. Hardin, Dallas.
Robert L. Harris, Fulshear; Navasota Sanitarium, Navasota.
Irl E. Holeomb, Vernon; All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth.
Cyrus W. Jamison, Stillwater, Okla.; Parkland Hospital, Dallas,
Steven B. Longino, Sulphur Springs; Texas Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas.
Robert E. Mann, Fort Worth; Parkland Hospital, Dallas.
Fortunate M. Manzanero, St, Thomas, P. I,; Receiving Hospital, Detroit,
Warren E. Massey, Lett; Texas Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas.
Robert L. Matteo, Muskegon, Mich.; St. Marv's Hospital, Milwaukee, Wi,=!.
Charles C. McClurc, Jacksboro; Texas Bantist Sanitarium, Dallas.
Oscar H. Miller, Goodnight; St. Vincent Plospital, Sherman.
George E, Morris, Lawrence, Mass.; Mercy Hospital, Chicago, HI.
Simeon I, Santayana, Unisan, P. I,; St, Peter's Hospital, Brooklyn N Y
Ralph C, Smith, Sulphur Bluff; Parkland Hospital, Dallas.
Claud li. Spencer, Mulberry, Tenn.; Parkland Hospital, Dallas.
George T. Spencer, Angelica, N. Y.
Bernardo Timbol, Angeles, P, I.; Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis, Tenn
Jose C. Trotn, Mureia, P. I.; Baptist Memorial Hospital, Memphis Tenn
Thomas E. Winford, Lynn, Ark.; All Saints Hospital, Fort Worth
Sidney Winters, New Havep, Conn.; St. Raphael Hospital, New Haven, Conn
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
CONFERRING OF DEGREES ON "OLD GRADUATES"
Mr. Neff : Mr. President: the Baylor of today gladly salutes the glories
of the past, and I am directed by the Baylor Trustees of the Baylor of
today to present to you these graduates of Waco University in order that
you may confer upon them the degree of Bachelor of Arts of Baylor
President Brooks: I would be glad if you v^ould hear this additional
word to what the President of the Board has said : following a custom set
for us by greater and older institutions, and not at all to depreciate the
value of the degrees held by these persons given by the respective insti-
tutions, Old Baylor at Independence from 1845 to 1886, and Old Waco
from 1861 to 1886, but solely to add an additional testimony, we thought it
would be rightful in this way to honor them. These are not honorary
degrees but are given outright on merit. Some of them hold degrees of
Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Arts, Science, Theol-
ogy, etc., in addition to their old undergraduate degrees for which they
worked in other years. Students of old Waco University, in recognition
of these facts and by the authority committed to me as President of Baylor
University, I confer upon each of you the degree of Bachelor of Arts, and
I would be glad for you to come forward and receive a certificate thereof
as you pass by.
Francis Marion Allen, '79, Waco.
John Edward Allen, '77, San Angelo.
Pyreua Wayne Allen, '78, Waco.
Eobort Lee Allen, '82, Waco.
Laura Herring Bagby, '78, Los Angeles,
William Buck Bagby, '75, Sao Paulo,
Louise Brown Baker, '74, Waco.
Alfred Battle, '79, Seattle, Wash.
Mrs. Mary West Beatty, Waco.
Albert Ferdinand Beddoe, '79, Dallas.
Lillie Dockery Bolton, '81, Waco.
Lizzie Sessions Bonner, '77, Karen.
Mamie Cole Boone, '74, Dallas.
Lula Brigman, '85, Gatesville.
Albert Jefferson Buchanan, '84, Bryan.
Stella Allen Buchanan, '85, Bryan.
Albert Sidney Burleson, '81, Washington,
Josephine Corley Burleson, '70, Kosse.
Leigh Burleson, '69, San Saba.
Ella Allen Carpenter, '77, Mart.
Hallie Harrison Carroll, '78, San Diego,
Luella J. Chambers, '82, Santa Anna.
Emma S. Culberson, '81, Waco.
Margaret Eogers Damon, '73, Corsioana.
Charles Davis Daniel, '85, El Paso.
Carrie Eeese Been, '78, Austin.
W. W. Dodd, '79, Beeville.
James Franklin Duncan, '77,. Fort Worth.
Estelle Wallace Dupree, '79, Waco.
Eula McCrary Durland, '77, Denison.
Celeste Patton Edmondson, '73, Austin.
Carrie A. Eldridge, '85, DeQueen, Ark.
Eosa Johnson Evans, '84, Waco.
Jacob Moore Frazier, '76, Belton.
John E. Frazier, '79, Fort Worth.
.Lula Brooks Garrett, '85, Houston.
William M. Garrett, '80, Edna.
Exer Cochran George, '83, Walnut Springs.
Isaac A. Goldstein, '76, Waco.
Johnnie Johnson Hamlett, '81, Waco.
Lottie Hair Haynie, '81, Navasota.
Ada Henderson, '74, Cameron-
Thomas Stalworth Henderson, '77, Cameron.
Neva Titus Hughes, '85, Eoby.
Emma Jane Humphreys, '77, Waco.
Henry Alston Ivy, '84, Sherman.
Jessie Speight Jenkins, '68, Waco.
Young Sterling Jenkins, '71, Pasadena,
Lou Holmesley Johnson, '85, San Angelo.
George G. Kelly, '80, Wharton.
Maggie Lee Kendrick, '84, Amarillo.
Lula Anderson Kimbrough, '79, Orange,
Mozelle Perry Kirksey, '72, Chicago, 111.
Ermine Buck Lattimore, '85, Austin.
Lula Lee Lednum, '83, Venus.
Ella Frazier Little, '76, Austin.
C. C. McCuUoch, '85, Chicago, 111.
Mary MoCutcheon MeCampbell, '85, San
John Evans MoComb, '71, Van Alstyne.
Sallie Linton McComb, '71, Van Alstyne.
J. H. Martin, '85, Dallas.
Emma Chambers Matthews, '82, Santa
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Eoline Brown Moore, '81, Eusk.
Segur Burleson Moore, '70, Fort Worth.
Hallie Burleson Morris, '83, Jaekson, Miss.
Jonas William Moffett, '82, Abilene.
Stephen H. Morrison, '85, Big Spring.
John Wesley Newbrough, '84, Harlingen.
William Carey O'Brien, '77, Groveton.
Minnie Brown Poythress, '81, Dallas.
Jefferson Davis Ray, '82, I'ort Worth.
Emma Burleson Eodney, '82, Boswell, N. M.
Archie Phelps Sehofield, '79, Gloster.
Kate Parr Sherrill, '78, Houston.
Sidney P. Skinner, '84, El Paso.
Leonidas Ruffin Stroud, '80, Kaufman.
Sue Wallace Tyler, '76, Belton.
Annie Battle Wood, '81, Waco.
Nina Jameson Wood, '85, Waco.
William Allen Wood, Waco.
Lina Cox Youngkin, Yoakum.
Mr. Nef f : Mr. President : I present to you now the surviving graduates
of the Old Bayl:r of Independence, in order that you may now confer upon
them the honors of the new Baylor of Waco.
President Brooks: By the authority committed to me as President of
this University and for the reasons given just awhile ago, I have pleasure
in conferring upon each of you the degree of Bachelor of Arts and admit-
ting you to all the rights and privileges that pertain to that degree. Will
you come forward?
Laura Pettus Bass, '63, San Mareos.
James Austin Bell, '76, Athens, Ga.
Lewis Randolph Bryan, '77, Houston.
James Milton Carroll, '77, San Antonio.
Balfour D. Crane, '77, Fort Smith, Ark.
Charles Judson Crane, '69, San Antonio.
Eoyston C. Crane, '84, Sweetwater.
James Alpheus Dickie, '60, Gatesville.
Samuel Houston Dixon, '78, Austin.
Tilman J. Dodson, '78, San Antonio.
John T. Duncan, '77, La Grange.
Jesse Shivers Eddins, '60, Ingram.
Bowling Eldridge, '61, Brenham.
William B. Garrett, '82, Austin.
Samuel H. Goodlett, '77, Austin.
Pannie Rogers Harris, '58, San Saba
Theo. Heisig, '82, San Antonio.
Dora Pettus Hobby, '58, Dallas.
James R. Horn, '76, Madisonville.
Warwick H. Jenkins, Waco.
Sallie Curry Joynes, '63, McKinney.
Abner G. Lipscomb, '78, Hempstead.
John Arthur Mclntire, '82, Stockdale.
Julia Harris Mclver, '66, Lake Village.
Eugene B. Muse, '79, Dallas.
Francis Marion Newman, '85, Brady.-
Daniel Polk, '73, D'Hanis.
Edwin Polk, '70, D'Hanis.
Clement S. Robinson, '75, Austin.
W. Seymour Rose, '80, Salado.
William Sumner Smith, '81, Bellville.
Herman C. Vose, '82, St. Louis.
Caroline Mooney Willis, '56, Portland, Ore.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
CONFERRING OF HONORARY DEGREES
C. H. Gifford
John Francis Knott
Judd Mortimer Lewis
Mr. Neff: Mr. President: Baylor is happy today. Not in all her splen-
did history has there gathered on Baylor's platform such a group of dis-
tinguished men and women, of posts and philosophers, of statesmen and
sages and divines, as those who now occupy the platform. I am directed
by the Board of Trustees to present to you this first group, and you are
directed to confer on them the degree of Doctor of Literature.
President Brooks: C. H. Gifford, citizen of Washington City; a man
who is giving his life to literary criticism in the field of the drama, upon
whom we are about now to confer an honorary degree : by virtue of your
attainments in that field and by competent authority committed to me, I
have the honor of conferring upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of
Literature and admitting you to all the rights and privileges that pertain
to this degree. (Applause) .
John Francis Knott, you speak a universal language; you are an artist
whose paintings are copied in probably more magazines in America and
elsewhere than those of any other cartoonist I know. (Applause). Your
paintings, sir, throughout the war have won for you the praise of your
fellow-citizens and I have heard it said many times, and have echoed it on
many an occasion, that, in my judgment, no single man in Texas did more
towards winning the war than the high and lofty cartoons you drew —
never for fun, but always for a cause, the uplift of humanity — and now,
by virtue of the authority committed to me as President of Baylor Univer-
sity and in recognition of this versatility of yours, I confer upon you the
degree of Doctor of Literature and admit you to all the rights and privi-
leges that pertain to this degree. (Applause) .
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Judd Mortimer Lewis, born in New York; educated in the high schools
and the print-shops; writer of a humorous column for many years in the
Houston Post and now in the Houston Chronicle; writing some poetry like
some other people, not of a very high grade, but the most of it of high
character and shot through and through with a love of humanity. (Ap-
plause). Sir, you, too, speak a universal language not attained in the
universities or libraries of this country; it is the gift of God. Children
would follow you into the Buffalo Bayou; they love you, they honor
you; we all love you, and by virtue of our appreciation of this universal
language to which I refer — doing S3 much, as you are doing, for the baby
camp and for finding homes for little orphan children for whom your heart
beats warm all the time — and in evidence of this I have pleasure in con-
ferring upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature and admit-
ting you to every right and privilege that pertains to this degree.
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay
Nicholas Vachel Lindsay, born in Illinois; educated in the high schools
and Hiram College; singular poet you are, sir; you allow no bullet-moulds
of the past to hold you. Who but you could have found a poem in William
Jennings Bryan in a National Democratic Convention? (Applause). Who
but you can find a poem that others will read in Barnum and Bailey's
Circus and in the steam piano which you affectionately call "The Calli-
ope?" Who but you can tramp across this country and find poetry in the
rattle of the wheels of the passing train? Who but you can bring the
language of the common people to all of us? In virtue of these attain-
ments, recognized by Baylor, and by authority committed to me, I confer
upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature and admit you to
all the rights and privileges pertaining to it. (Applause) .
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Amy Lowell, born in New England and proud of the fact; educated in
private schools and in the library of your parents and by your own determi-
nation; bearing a name honored and dear to the history of this country,
noted for its scholars, statesmen, poets and preachers — by virtue of your
versatility as a poet evidenced on our platform here, evidenced and re-
echoed by your fellow scholars, we have pleasure in conferring upon you
the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature and admitting you to all the
rights and privileges that pertain to this degree. (Applause) .
Edwin Markham, born in Oregon ; reared in California ; educated on the
farm, the sheep-ranch, the cow-ranch, the blacksmith-shop, and the San
Jose Normal School, but always a student of Nature, finding God's voice
in all the winds and waters about you — if you had never done anything
else, we here would count it worthy for a man to live to have written the
one poem that has made you famous around the world, "The Man With
the Hoe." (Applause). But, in addition to that, you have shown your
gifts as poet and are recognized as the Dean of Poets in this country, and,
by your good will and gracious manner and the lofty ideals that you put in
verse, you have won our esteem and Baylor seeks to add its mite: there-
fore, by the authority of the Commonwealth of Texas, committed to the
Trustees of this institution, and upon the unanimous recommendation of
the Faculty, I, the President, confer upon you the honorary degree of Doc-
tor of Literature and admit you to all the rights and privileges that per-
tain to this degree. (Applause).
John Calvin Metcalf
Hight C. Moore
John Calvin Metcalf, graduate of Georgetown College, Master of Arts of
Harvard University, sometime professor in Georgetown College, in Rich-
mond College, and now Professor of English in the University of Virginia ;
honored by other institutions than this ; author, lecturer, and writer, con-
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tributor to many magazines : the versatility of your character and your
attainments have won our esteem and we seek to honor ourselves as we
honor you this day with the degree of Doctor of Literature and admit you
to every right and privilege pertaining to this degree. (Applause).
Harriet Monroe, born, reared, and educated in Illinois ; the writer of the
Columbian Ode sung at the Columbian Exposition, celebrating the four-
hundredth anniversary of America's discovery; author, writer, poet; with
courage in your heart and life and work, winning the esteem and fellow-
ship of the business men about you, starting the Poetry Magazine and
winning praise of scholars wherever it is read : in recognition of it, and on
your own merit, I have pleasure by authority committed to me to confer
upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature and admit you to
every right and privilege pertaining thereto. (Applause) .
Hight C. Moore, graduate of Wake Forest College; honorary Doctor of
Divinity thereof; educated in the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
as a minister; sometime editor of the Biblical Recorder — but I say, sir,
that your fame has come to us more as editor of Kind Words and Sunday
School literature, written in that chaste speech that tells the truth and
wins admiration: now by virtue of these attainments we confer upon you
the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature and ask for you every bless-
ing that may come in the possession of that degree. (Applause) .
George Henry Nettleton Joseph J. Taylor Eugene Perry Allclredge
George Henry Nettleton, born in Boston; Bachelor of Arts and Doctor
of Philosophy of Yale University; Professor of English in grand old Yale;
recent director of the University Union in Paris, France, during the war,
where through your guidance scholars of all the United States gathered
and received your help and inspiration; loved and honored by your stu-
dents : you are now honored by this institution with the degree of Doctor
of Literature and admitted to every right and privilege that pertains to it.
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Joseph J. Taylor, North Carolinian, now a Texan by choice; not daring
to call yourself a scholar and yet reckoned by us as one ; not an economist
as the books would say, but gifted in declaring the truth in financial writ-
ings and daring criticisms; not a theologian and yet daring to interpret
rightly and to speak truly as some theologians cannot do; not a poet and
yet poetic, writing a column in the Dallas and Galveston NewB for nobody
knows how long — and literally thousands have read it without knowing
who made it — I honor you, sir, and am doing it by authority and am admit-
ting you to every right and privilege that can come to one who holds the
honorary degree of Doctor of Literature; and we do so with the highest
pleasure. (Applause) .
Mr. Neff : Mr. President, the Board of Trustees have directed me to
present to you this group and say to you that you are authorized to confer
upon each the degree of Doctor of Divinity.
President Brooks : Eugene Perry Alldredga, citizen of Arkansas ; gradu-
ate, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, of Baylor University ; trained in
theology for the Baptist ministry; pastor of many leading churches; the
only minister in the Constitutional Convention for Arkansas, building f jr
the rights of the people; now the Corresponding Secretary for Baptist
Missions and Education in your State ; reckoned as a useful man — in recog-
nition of these facts I have pleasure in conferring upon you the honorary
degree of Doctor of Divinity and admitting you to every right and privi-
lege that pertains to that degree. (Applause) .
Matthew Thomas Andrews Wallace Bassett Oscar Eugene Bryan
Matthew Thomas Andrews, citizen of Texas ; pastor at Temple and other
leading churches; modest, quiet, courageous, dignified preacher of the
Gospel, counting it worthy to serve all men, to study to be approved of
God — in recognition of your modest and yet thorough-going attainments
I have pleasure, by competent authority, of conferring upon you the hon-
orary degree of Doctor of Divinity and admitting you to every right and
privilege that pertains to that degree. (Applause).
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Wallace Bassett, pastor now of one of our leading churches; trained in
college and seminary; pastor, evangelist in many pulpits; preacher of
particular power to college students — in recognition of your versatility in
this line, your scholarship, you real merit, I have the power, properly given
to me, to confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity and
admit you to all the rights and privileges that pertain to it. (Applause) .
Oscar Eugene Bryan, citizen of Kentucky ; educated in Baylor University
and the Southern Theological Seminary ; a man who has always counted it
worthy to work all the time and to work hard; now the Corresponding
Secretary for Baptist Missions and Education in your State and under
whose leadership more cash has been paid in Kentucky towards the
Seventy-five Million Campaign than in any other of the Southern States —
in recognition of merit as well unique as full, I have the power to confer
upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity and admit you to
every right and privilege that pertains to it. (Applause).
Samuel Hape Campbell Charles Chauiicey Carroll
Edward Lyon Compere
Samuel Hape Campbell, pastor of the Baptist Church at Tyler, Texas;
you belong, sir, to that group of scholars whose lives have been reinforced
by collegiate and theological education, counting it worthy to give your-
self to others ; finding fame in the pulpit, particularly strong in teaching
a class of men every Sunday of more than eight hundred — you, sir, are
counted worthy on this platform for the degree of Doctor of Divinity and
are here and now admitted to every right and privilege that pertains to it.
Charles Chauncey Carroll, citizen of Louisiana ; born in Waco ; bearing a
name illustrious and loved in Texas, and wherever Baptists abound, but
not, indeed, sir, on the merit of your father but on your own as a graduate
of Baylor University and trained in theology ; now professor in the Insti-
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tute at New Orleans : by virtue of the authority committed to me as Presi-
dent of this institution, I confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor
of Divinity and admit you to every right and privilege pertaining thereto.
Edward Lyon Compere, citizen of Oklahoma and pastor of one of its
leading churches; graduate of Baylor University; trained in theology;
counting it worthy to work hard in the work that you have chosen: by
virtue of the authority committed to me I have pleasure in conferring
upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity and admitting you to
all the rights and privileges that pertain to it. (Applause) .
Walter Thomas Conner
Henry Crete Gleiss
Walter Thomas Conner, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts of Baylor
University; Master of Theology of Rochester Theological Seminary; a
student diligent and hard; an individualist who thinks his own thoughts,
who doesn't sneeze when his friends take snuff; and as a teacher counted
more than worthy by those who study under you : by virtue of your varied
efforts in Biblical studies, I confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor
of Divinity and admit you to all the rights and privileges that pertain to
that degree. (Applause).
Austin Crouch, citizen of Arkansas; pastor of many churches in many
states ; graduate of Baylor University ; . always diligent ; a student and
preacher of high merit ; a man whose character is above reproach, the high
attainments of whose life appeal to us : in recognition thereof we here and
now confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity and admit
you to every right and privilege pertaining thereto. (Applause) .
Henry Crete Gleiss, meeting you,^ sir, as I do now, and as I did thirty -
two years a'go as a student, reminds me that times have changed. I never
dreamed then that I should be competent or you worthy to receive the
honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. (Laughter and applause). But
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what God can do with you and me is further proof to us that we should
work in hope with others. We love you, sir, for your many attainments,
for the virtue of your life, and the vigor of your labors as a student and
leader of some of the leading churches in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and in
Detroit, Michigan, with your work reinforced with a Bachelor's degree
from Baylor and with the theological degree from Rochester ; and in recog-
niticn thereof, I confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Divin-
ity. (Applause) .
William Bell Kendall
Charles Edward Maddry
John Wesley Newbrougli
William Bell Kendall ; you, sir, have proved yourself of highest merit in
every pastorate you have held. You have never quit a place but that they
wanted you to stay longer; you never had to leave anywhere because of
your wife's illness ! (Laughter) . As student, as pastor and preacher, as
bearer of a name loved in this community, I here and now confer upon you,
because of your knowledge in the studies of the Scriptures, the honorary
degree of Doctor of Divinity. (Applause).
Charles Edward Maddry, pastor of the University Baptist Church at
Austin; loved by the professors and students of the University of Texas;
preacher of power as evidenced by the revival you held in our institution;
your work and worth reinforced by being a graduate of the University of
North Carolina; trained in theology, trained in the ways of a modest life
for that work: in recognition of your ministerial labors and your high
character, the degree of Doctor of Divinity is conferred upon you and you
are admitted to every right and privilege that pertains to it. (Applause) .
John Wesley Newbrough, Harlingen, Texas. Sir, my heart is deeply
touched as I greet you here. Our parents were neighbors, we were boys
together; you went to College, I went the ways of the world; you lent an
influence and shed a light that helped me to a better life. You have beeiv
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true as minister, as missionary, and are reckoned now worthy for the
degree of Doctor of Divinity on your high personal merit: ever at work,
high and noble character, I c:nfer this degree and admit you to every right
and privilege pertaining thereto. The second diploma is by virtue of your
being a graduate of Waco University. (Applause) .
William Alexander Pool William Eugene Sallee Bernard Washington Spilnian
William Alexander Pool; long in the service of your Master; scholar,
theologian, counting it worthy to work among the common people, giving
your life to the things that were helpful, never seeking an easy time;
reckoned withal by your fellow-men as a meritorious scholar in the :^eld
of pulpit and pastoral usefulness — I now confer upon you the honorary
degree of Doctor of Divinity and admit you to every right and privilege
that pertains to this degree. (Applause) .
William Eugene Sallee, missionary to China (Applause) : Your work,
sir, has been reinforced by your being a college graduate and a theological-
ly trained preacher; counting it worthy to give your life for the last four-
teen years down in the ditch and degradation of a lowly people; counting
it worthy for Christ's sake, not for self-glory — and yet by every message
that comes to us from the far-off China, word is that you are faithful and
true and scholarly: — in recognition thereof this institution confers upon
you the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. (Applause).
Bernard Washington Spilman, graduate of Wake Forest College ; student
of theology ; Doctor of Divinity of Stetson University ; author and writer,
contributor to many journals of Biblical literature and Sunday School
pedagogy ; known throughout the length and breadth of the Southern Bap-
tist Convention as a man who holds to the truth and always for others —
in recognition of your attainments I now confer upon you the honorary
degree of Doctor of Divinity. (Applause) ,
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Ernest Gale Townsend Henry Franklin Vermillion William Newman Ainsworth
Ernest Gale Townsend, Vice-President of Baylor College; Professor of
Bible in Baylor College; whose life and influence have counted for many
years for righteousness and the uplift of the womanhood of Texas — I
knew you, sir, when you were a student; I have known you every year
since. We went out the same day from the same platform, receiving
diplomas frcm the same grand old man, the late President R. E. Burleson;
and I here and now have a peculiar pleasure as your friend and classmate,
but by virtue not of that but your own high attainments, of conferring
upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. (Applause) .
Henry Franklin Vermillion, graduate of Ouachita College; trained in
theology; sometime President of the New Mexico Baptist Convention —
but perhaps your greatest work has been in the making and developing,
as superintendent, of the El Paso Sanitarium for Tubercular Patients — in
recognition of your scholarship and your attainments in the ministry, by
proper authority committed to me, I here and now confer upon you the
honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity. (Applause).
Mr. Nef f : Mr. President, the Board of Trustees of Baylor have directed
me to present to you this group in order that you may confer on each the
degree of Doctor of Laws.
President Brooks: William Newman Ainsworth, Bachelor of Arts of
Emory College ; trained in theology for the Methodist ministry ; Doctor of
Divinity, sometime President of Wesleyan College for Women — if I have
been correctly informed the first institution having conferred upon a
woman the degree of Bachelor of Arts — now a Bishop in the Methodist
Chiirch: on your own merit as distinguished churchman and pulpiteer,
I have the distinguished pleasure of conferring upon you the honorary
degree of Doctor of Laws, and admitting you to every right and privilege
that pertains to that degree. (Applause).
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Harry Yandell Benedict
Charles Mi-Tycirc;' Bishop Frederick William Boatwright
Harry Yandell Benedict, born in Kentucky; educated in the frontier
districts of Texas ; Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in the University
of Texas ; Doctor of Philosophy of Harvard University ; Professor of Math-
ematics in the University and now Dean ; contributor to many mathemati-
cal and scientific journals ; as I happen to know, speaking from the outside,
loved by every student that ever knew you and by all the citizens of this
State — in recognition of your many-sided attainments as a scholar and by
virtue of the appreciation of one institution for another and as representa-
tive of that, institution, I here and now confer upon you the honorary
degree of Doctor of Laws and admit you to every right and privilege that
pertains to it. (Applause).
Charles McTyeire Bishop, Bachelor and Master of Arts of Emory and
Henry College ; trained as a theologian in the Methodist pulpit ; Doctor of
Divinity of Centre College, Missouri — and now, sir, your attainments have
called loudest to us as president of a neighboring institution. Southwestern
University — you, sir, belong to that worthy class of men who can make
bricks without straw, who can keep up high attainments against great odds,
who merit the love and esteem of those who knOw you best : — now, there-
fore, by virtue of your many attainments, and eminent in all, and for the
kind feelings this institution has for you, by competent authority I confer
upon you th6 honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. (Applause).
Frederick William Boatwright, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts
of Richmond College ; traveler and student in Europe ; student in the Uni-
versities of Halle, Leipzig, and Paris; specialist in the field of modern
languages : your attainments have come to us across the intervening space
as president of that old-time and highly-loved institution, Richmond Col-
lege; and in recognition of these your great attainments, eminent in every
particular, I confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.
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Francis Marion Bralley Charks Edward Brewer
James William Cantwell
Francis Marion Bralley ; reared in the field of hard-knocks ; educated in
public schools ; teacher in rural and town schools and superintendent of
the county ; Superintendent of Education of the State of Texas ; Secretary
of the Conference for Education in Texas; sometime professor in the Uni-
versity of Texas in the Extension Department, but now President of the
College of Industrial Arts on whose campus perhaps more young women
come than to any other institution in the Southwest: you, sir, are a type
of the individualist who thinks for himself, who works against many odds,
who have stood out against many a difficulty, who won your spurs in the
field of scholarship and attainments; and in recognition of that, by the
authority committed to me, I have much pleasure in conferring upon you
the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. (Applause) .
Charles Edward Brewer, Raleigh, North Carolina: you, sir, are a gradu-
ate. Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, of Wake Forest College; Doctor
of Philosophy of Cornell University ; a graduate student in Johns Hopkins ;
sometime Professor of Chemistry and Dean in Wake Forest College; but
your attainments have come to us as highest, as President of Meredith
College for women, by which work and in which field we think of you most
highly: therefore by the authority committed to me as President of this
institution, reinforced by the advice of the Faculty, I confer upon you the
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. (Applause) .
James William Cantwell; prepared for college in Texas public schools;
Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts of Baylor University ; teacher in the
rural and small town schools, and superintendent of the city schools of
Texarkana, Corsicana, and Fort Worth; now for many years President of
the A. & M. College of Oklahoma — and, as I happen to know, success has
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attended your labors — by virtue of our appreciation of your attainments
and by the authority committed to me as President of this institution I
confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and admit you
to every right and privilege that pertains to it. (Applause) .
ThoiUHs Stone Clyce
Jainos Brittou (_'r:iiifill
Th:mas Stone Clyce, Bachelor of Arts of King's College, Tennessee;
trained for the Presbyterian ministry in the Louisville Presbyterian
Theological Seminary; Doctor of Divinity of the Southwestern Presby-
terian University ; honorary Doctor of Laws of King's College ; President or
Moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly of America; but through
the many years contemporary with the work I have done here, as I happen
to remember. President of Austin College, a worthy institution : your work
has been done in a worthy fashion and we are glad to give this feeble
recognition of it by conferring upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws. (Applause) .
Claybrook Cottingham, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts of Rich-
mond College ; sometime Professor of Greek in Louisiana College ; President
of Louisiana Baptist Convention; now President of Louisiana College; be-
longing to that group of hard-working college presidents making bricks
without straw, and yet doing meritorious work that is putting your denom-
ination and your efficiency upon the map in our neighboring State; in
recognition of your versatility I confer upon you the degree of Doctor of
Laws. (Applause) .
James Britton Cranf ill ; I have no academic formula to recite over you.
(Laughter). Born in Parker County, Texas, reared on the frontier, sur-
rounded by prairie grass, buffaloes and wild Indians; educated in the
patent medicine almanac, Webster's Blue Back, the Constitution of the
United States, and the King James Version of the English Bible; soon a
teacher in the public schools of Texas, yet quite soon a medical doctor by
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virtue of a medical examination before the State Medical Examining
Board of Texas ; soon the only national prohibitionist in all these parts as
editor of the Gatesville Advance, and soon the editor and owner of the
Baptist Standard for many years, perhaps the most influential denomina-
tional paper in our ranks : you, sir, are versatile — contributor to magazines ;
preacher, politician, nominated for Vice-President of the United States on
the Prohibition ticket in 1892: I know of no place where you put your
hands that you fail, and in recognition of this wonderful versatility we
honor you in knowing that God never made another man like you as we
give you this honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. (Laughter and ap-
Charles Ernest Dieken
David Edgar Fogle
Baron De Kalb Gray
Charles Ernest Dieken, Bachelor of ^ Arts of William Jewell College;
Doctor of Divinity of Ouachita College ; preacher and pastor of high influ-
ence — but it is as President of Ouachita College that your influence has
counted for most as it has reached us — by the authority committed to me
as President of this institution, I confer upon you the honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws and admit you to every right and privilege pertaining to
it. (Applause) .
David Edgar Fogle, graduate of Georgetown College; Master of Arts of
Harvard University; traveler and student in European Universities; spe-
cialist in modern languages; professor and dean in Georgetown College:
there has been no man who has ever come from that institution to us but
lias borne testimony of your high personal merit, scholarship, and dignity
as student, scholar and man; and in recognition of your character and
attainments the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws is conferred upon
you and you are admitted to every right and privilege that pertains to it.
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Baron De Kalb Gray, born in Mississippi, now a citizen of Georgia;
Master of Arts of Mississippi College ; later President of Georgetown Col-
lege; honorary Doctor of Divinity and Doctor of Laws of Mississippi Col-
lege — but your greatest work, in our judgment, as a denominational
statesman and Christian gentleman has been as Secretary of the Home
Mission Board, carrying the gospel to the peoples of all the Southland, in
the mountain schools, in the slum-districts of the cities, in Cuba, and in
Panama — by virtue of that statesmanship in religious education and re-
ligious activity we now confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of
Laws. (Applause) .
Robert Thomas Hill
Samuel Lee Hornbeak
Justin Ford Kimball
Robert Thomas Hill, born in Tennessee; graduate of Cornell University;
since 1886 member of the United States Geological Survey; sometime Pro-
fessor of Geology in the University of Texas, and State of Texas Geolo-
gist: you, sir, are counted by those who are competent to speak as being
possessed of a strong mind, analytic and synthetic ; you are regarded as
the first Renaissance geologist of our time. (Applause) . You are reckoned
as the real discoverer of the true Cretaceous formations, their sequence
in the Texas and Arkansas region; you are known, sir, as a student of
earth formations the wide world over. We count ourselves happy to be a
party to lending our influence in honoring you as a scholar and scientist,
and, therefore, by virtue of the authority committed to me, I confer upon
you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and admit you to every right
and privilege that pertains thereto. (Applause).
Samuel Lee Hornbeak, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts of Trinity
University; Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Laws of Cumberland Uni-
versity; Professor of Science in Trinity University twelve years; Presi-
dent thereof since 1908; a quiet, noble, sincere, modest teacher, working
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hard, always loved by your associates, respected and honored by all of your
colleagues in service in Texas — by competent authority you are recognized
here today for the degree of Doctor of Laws and admitted to every right
and privilege pertaining to it. (Applause) .
Justin Ford Kimball, graduate of Mount Lebanon College and of Baylor
University ; teacher in the ranks of the public schools ; sometime superin-
tendent of Navasota and Temple, at present Superintendent of the City
Schools of Dallas, Texas; contributor to educational magazines; one time
President of the Texas State Teachers' Association; honored in the field
of pedagogy by all who know you : I now have pleasure in conferring upon
you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and admitting you to every
right and privilege that pertains to it. (Applause).
.James Hamjiton Kirkland
Edsar Odell Lovett
George White McDauiel
James Hampton Kirkland, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts cf Wof-
ford College, South Carolina; honorary Doctor of Civil Law of the Univer-
sity of the South; honorary Doctor cf Laws in several of America's
greatest universities ; sometime Professor of Latin and contributor thereto
in Vanderbilt University; Chancellor of Vanderbilt University since 1892
— but, sir, of all your attainments, traveling in Europe, Doctor of Philoso-
phy of Leipzig University, I suspect your greatest work is in the South
where your fellow-collegians honor you as having done more probably than
any other one man for high attainments and character and higher and
loftier standards for true training in the secondary schools and small col-
leges of our country — in recognition of these facts, by virtue of the author-
ity committed to Baylor University by the State of Texas, I now, as Presi-
dent, confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and admit
you to every right and privilege that pertains to it. (Applause).
Edgar Odell Lovett, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts of Bethany
College, West Virginia; Doctor of Philosophy of the University of Vir-
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ginia; Doctor of Philosophy of Leipzig University; specialist in the field
of astronomy; sometime Instructor in Astronomy in the University of
Virginia; Professor of Astronomy in Princeton University — but, sir, your
greatest attainments, in our judgment, have been in the field as President
of Rice Institute, the only university in all the land that I know anything
about that has more money than it can wisely use! (Laughter and ap-
plause). For your individual merit as a scholar and teacher and gentle-
man, by competent authority committed to me, I confer upon you now the
honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.
George White McDaniel, graduate of Baylor University; graduate of
the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; going to Virginia against the
wishes of those who loved you most and yet quickly demonstrating that
it was wise; you, sir, as a sort of Christian-like iconoclast have smashed
many a golden idol in Virginia, but you have always maintained their love
and respect as you have maintained ours. Through the years we have
honored you as prince among gospel preachers ; as a citizen above reproach,
giving your life bravely for the things that pertain to civic righteousness ;
and by virtue of these attainments and the authority committed to me, I
confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. (Applause) .
John Eichard Sampey
John Richard Sampey, Bachelor of Arts of Howard College ; graduate of
the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; professor in that institution
since 1892; for more than twenty-five years a member of the Sunday
School International Committee, and at the present time its committee
chairman ; scholar, interpreter, writer in the field of Old Testament Bibli-
cal literature ; loved and honored by all who know you ; possessor of honor-
ary degrees from other institutions ; by virtue of your many attainments—
and you could prove by many here competent to advise that you are prob-
ably the South's if not the nation's first scholar in the field of Hebrew
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literature — I have pleasure, Dr. Sampey, in conferring upon you the hon-
orary degree of Doctor of Laws and admitting you to every right that
comes with that degree. (Applause).
Bacon Saunders, citizen of Fort Worth; teacher of medicine; sometime
Dean of the Medical School of Texas Christian University ; surgeon widely
known throughout the Southwest; Fellow of the American College of
Surgeons, and, of course, graduate of several of the best medical institu-
tions in this country ; for your high merit as a Christian gentleman, giving
your life for the help of your fellow-man; for your scholarship and pro-
fessional attainments and in recognition thereof, I have pleasure in con-
ferring upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws. (Applause).
Cato Sells, born in Iowa; educated in Cornell College; soon an attorney
for your own town and later mayor thereof; United States District Attor-
ney for Iowa under appointment of President Cleveland; removed to
Texas; banker and business man; rightfully prominent in the affairs of
state in this country; soon national committeeman for the Democratic
party from Texas when Mr. Wilson was elected; soon thereafter made
Commissioner of Indian Affairs of the United States : I make no idle com-
pliment, but it is the belief of some of us who have kept up with your
movements that, presiding over as many clerks as perhaps any other de-
partment in Washington, whose work is so delicate and difficult, dealing
with a race where the problems are many and hard, you probably have
done more for the uplift of the American Indian than any other single
administration. (Applause). By virtue of your many attainments, Baylor
University authorizes me to confer upon you the honorary degree of Doc-
tor of Laws.
Isaac Jacobus Van Ness Kufus Washington Weaver George Washino-ton Truett
Isaac Jacobus Van Ness, born in New Jersey ; graduate of the Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary; sometime editor of the Christian Index;
for many years a writer in the field of Sunday School literature and peda-
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gogy; now Sunday School Secretary for the Southern Baptist Convention;
preacher, writer, interpreter, and withal a sound business man whom men
take into account with respect to matters that are business: for your
versatile character in many fields and the high personal worth that we
recognize in you, I confer upon you here and now the degree of Doctor of
Rufus Washington Weaver, Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts of
Wake Forest College; Master of Theology and Doctor of Theology of the
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Doctor of Divinity of Bethel
College and Wake Forest College; sometime graduate student of Johns
Hopkins University; pastor of many leading churches, north and south;
sometime Adjunct Professor of Religious Education in Vanderbilt Uni-
versity; sometime Educational Secretary for the Baptists of Tennessee—
though I suspect that more than all these have been your labors in Mercer
University: in recognition of the versatility of your character, I am now
authorized to confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws.
George Washington Truett, born in North Carolina ; graduate of Baylor
University; Doctor of Divinity of Baylor University; Financial Secretary
of Baylor University for some time — and, as some of us know, those old
buildings might have crumbled into dust except for your incomparable
oratory that plead from the people their small earnings to pay it out of
debt — elected President of Baylor University but declined : you have never
allowed any work on earth to turn you away from the gospel, the ministry
where God has honored your labors so long and so well. Preacher of
power sought for by every pulpit in every land wherever you are known ;
offered salaries beyond anything commensurately found in this State, and
turning them all down for Texas ; honored as a preacher in this country
and 'on the battle-fields of France ; a prince and royal ambassador, I hail
you as Baylor's most loved graduate. (Applause). By virtue of the au-
thority committed to me as President of this institution I confer upon you
the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and admit you to every right and
privilege that may pertain to this degree. (Loud and enthusiastic ap-
James Hamilton Lewis, when God created man he never made another
like you! (Applause). I say it to your credit. Versatile character; born
in Virginia, educated in its University ; reared in Georgia, a practitioner of
law in Savannah; removed to the Pacific Coast, and soon from Seattle,
Washington, a member of Congress ; introducer of the first resolution to
make Cuba free; removed to Chicago and soon a member of the United
States Senate and leader on the floor of the Senate, an opponent worthy of
the keenest steel of the finest masters on the other side of the house — you,
sir, by virtue of the versatility of your character, your eminence in every
field where you have worked, have found favor in the hearts of Baylor
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James Hamilton Lewis
Albert Sidney Burleson
William Howard Ta(t
University students and faculties, particularly as evidenced by your speech
last night; and by the authority of the Commonwealth of Texas commit-
ted to the Trustees of Baylor University, and in recognition of your versa-
tile character as a speaker and writer in the field of political science, I
confer upon you the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws and admit you to
every right and privilege that pertains to this degree. (Applause) .
Albert Sidney Burleson, born in San Marcos, Texas ; bearing a name, sir,
loved and honored in the annals of Texas history, both the Republic and
the State, among men widely known as soldiers, scholars, preachers,
statesmen and educators; yourself a graduate of this institution; a gradu-
ate in law of the University of Texas ; sometime City Attorney of Austin ;
sometime District Attorney of the 26th District at Austin; fourteen years
a member of the United States Congress; now the Postmaster-General in
an administration whose head has probably in the same length of time
done more to popularize laws that are good for humanity than in any
other like period in the history of man: in recognition of your own per-
sonal worth and your own public service, I have here and now the right,
committed to this institution by the State of Texas, and upon the recom-
mendation of the faculty, to confer upon you the honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws and admit you to every right and privilege that pertains
to this degree. You likewise had conferred upon you the degree of Bache-
lor of Arts, being a member of the Class of '81, and both diplomas are now
given to you. (Applause).
Ladies and gentlemen : I want to thank you greatly for the cordiality
with which you have stayed and gone through these exercises ; you have
honored us highly; it is the first time in eighteen years that we have gone
this much over twelve o'clock, but it seems to me for the Seventy-fifth
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Anniversary we have a right to do what we please; we will try not to do
it again until the Hundredth Anniversary ! (Applause) . Now, if you will
rise I will ask President Bishop to pronounce a brief benediction and we
will go our way.
President Bishop: And may the peace of God which passeth all under-
standing keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God
and of his son Jesus Christ, our Lord, and the blessing of God Almighty,
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost be upon you and remain with you
Sub-joined is a list of universities and colleges officially represented at
the Diamond Jubilee, together with the names of their representatives :
1634* Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., Edmund Thornton Miller, A.M., Ph.D-
1701 Yale University, New Haven, Conn., Eoyall E. Watkins.
1764 Brown University, Providence, K. 1., Grove Samuel Dow, A.M.
1819 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va., John Calvin Metcalf, A.M., Litt.D.
1834 The Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, La., James E. Winston.
1845 Union University, Jackson, Tenn., George Martin Savage, A.M., LL.D.
1849 Austin College, Sherman, Thomas Stone Clyce, D.D., LL.D.
1868 University of California, Berkeley, Cal., Asa Crawford Chandler, Ph.D.
1869 Trinity University, Waxahachie, Samuel Lee Hornbeak, A.M., Ph.D., LL.D.
1872 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., Harrison Hale, A.M., Ph.D.
1872 Southwestern University, Georgetown, Wesley Carroll Vaden.
1876 Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, College Station, William Bennett
Bizzell, A.M., D.C.L.
1883 The University of Texas, Austin, Judge J. G. Townes, LL.D.
18S8 Ouachita College, Arkadelphia, Ark., Charles Ernest Dicken.
1891 Leland Stanford Junior University, Stanford University, Cal., Albert Leon Gue-
1894 Eusk College, Eusk, J. M. Cook, A.B.
1897 Decatur Baptist College, Decatur, J- L. Ward, A.M.
1900 Baylor University College of Dentistry, Dallas, Joseph S. Wright, D.D.S.
1903 College of Industrial Arts, Denton, Lee Monroe Ellison, A.B., M.A., Ph.D.
1903 Meridian College, Meridian, Mrs. Jennie Anderson Crow.
1905 University of Florida, Gainesville, Ela., M. D. Cody.
1908 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Port Worth, L. E. Scarborough, D-D.
1912 Eice Institute, Houston, Edgar Odell Lovett, A.M., Ph.D., LL.D.
*Date of founding.
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GEORGE W. CARROLL yGIKNCE J I ALL
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LITERARY SOCIETY NOTES
The four literary societies, namely, the Philomathesian, the Calliopean,
the Erisophian, and the Rufus C. Burleson, maintain in their work, as
perhaps no other organization within the University, the continuity of the
Baylor tradition. In recent years Baylor's representatives have sustained
the reputation of their predecessors by winning repeatedly in intercollegi-
ate debating. In the session of 1919-'20 Baylor's teams won two of the
three intercollegiate contests scheduled, the two victories being over Wake
Forest College — one at Waco and the other at Atlanta, Georgia — on the
In the annual June Debate between the Erisophian and Philomathesian
Societies, held in Carroll Chapel on Saturday evening, June 12th, the de-
cision was won by the "Philos" after a spirited discussion of the question :
"Resolved, that the Monroe Doctrine, as developed and applied by the
United States, should be abandoned as a part of our foreign policy."
Representing the Erisophian Society and defending the affirmative were
Messrs. G. D. Tyson and C. Y. Dossey, and contesting the question were
Messrs. E. C. Wood and W. S. Garnett, the representatives of the Philoma-
The judges of the contest were: Dr. F. M. Bralley, President of the
College of Industrial Arts, Denton; Dr. S. L. Hornbeak, President of
Trinity University, Waxahachie ; Dr. Robert E. Goodrich, Pastor of Austin
Avenue Methodist Church, Waco; Dr. J. N. Renfro, Pastor of the First
Methodist Church, Waco; and the Hon. Allan D. Sanford, Waco.
Contributing greatly to the enthusiasm of the occasion were the young
ladies of the Rufus C. Burleson Society, supporting their "brothers," the
Erisophians, and of the Calliopean Society, cheering on the champions of
the Philomathesians. Mr. George ("Kit") Rosborough led a delegation of
the Historical Literary Society of Baylor College at Belton, who attended
the debate and vigorously supported the Philomathesians and Calliopeans
with their cheering.
Appropriate exercises were arranged by all the societies to give welcome
to returning members and to extend hospitality to the other guests of the
University. On Monday afternoon the societies held reunions which had
been planned as a part of the Diamond Jubilee celebration.
The Philomathesians and Calliopeans assembled in the historic old
chapel of the Main Building, where the following program was rendered:
Song — America.
Invocation — Rev. E. G. Townsend, D.D.
Addresses of welcome — Yantis Robnett, President of the Philomathesian
Society; Lelia Williamson, President of the Calliopean Society.
Response — Rev. J. M. Dawson, D.D.
Vocal Solo — A. Dickman.
Piano Solo — Robert Markham.
Vocal Solo— C. E. Wilbanks.
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The Caskey "New Man's" medal for improvement in debating was then
presented to the winner of the year, Mr. B. G. Holloway.
Mr. George Rosborough, of Belton, most ardent of all "Philos," pre-
sented the society with a gavel made of Brazilian redwood.
Upon the conclusion of the program an informal reception was held.
The Jubilee rally of the Erisophian and Rufus C. Burleson Societies was
held in the University Library at three o'clock on Monday afternoon. With
John Rice, President of the Erisophian Society, presiding, assisted by Miss
Lessie Spearman, President of the R. C. B. Society, the following program
was carried out:
Vocal Solo — Frances Roberts.
Addresses of welcome — John Rice and Lessie Spearman.
Response — Rev. George W. McDaniel, D.D.
Vocal Solo — C. B. Stephenson.
Address — W. E. Matthews.
Dr. J. M. Carroll, Dr. C. C. Carroll, and Dr. W. A. Hamlett, three Eriso-
phians who have achieved eminence, responded to calls to address the
societies and made brief but inspiring speeches. Among others present
and entering heartily into the celebration were General Felix H. Robertson,
of Crawford, Baylor's oldest living alumnus; Judge William Pierson, of
Greenville ; Mr. I. A. Goldstein, of Waco ; Rev. J. L. Ward, of Decatur ; Rev.
J. D. Aldredge, of Burleson; and Rev. L. L. Burkhalter, of Waco.
After the formal exercises of the two society groups, a general reunion
was held on the campus where refreshments were served to the many
hundreds of students and alumni. The Baylor Students' Band, under the
direction of Mr. Lyle Skinner, assisted in promoting the Jubilee spirit with
a number of stirring selections.
The Philomathesian and Calliopean Societies jointly arranged a dinner
in honor of the visiting artists and literary men and women. This was
given at the Hotel Raleigh on Monday evening of Commencement week.
Toasts were proposed by Mr. Yantis Robnett and Miss Lelia Williamson
representing the societies. Mr. Edwin Markham, who responded on behalf
of the artists, quite captivated the students and guests with his drolleries.
Mr. George Rosborough read a patriotic "Philo" poem and Miss Flossie
Hindman gave an appropriate vocal selection.
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Athletic Building and Grandstand.
The Bears in action.
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An important factor in the progress of the University has been the con-
structive endeavor of the class organizations. In recent years, outgoing
graduates have bestowed upon their Alma Mater numerous material evi-
dences of affection and loyaltj?. Among these may be mentioned:
The large concrete campus-seat near the north entrance of the Carroll
Library Building — presented by the Class of 1907.
The handsome concrete seat and flower-urn facing the Main Building —
the gift of the Class of 1916.
The imposing gate at the Fifth Street entrance of Carroll Athletic Field
— erected by the Class of 1917.
The gorgeous green and gold stage curtain of the University chapel —
designed and presented in 1919 by the Class of 1921.
The priceless portrait of Robert Browning, by Robert Barrett Browning,
which graces the Browning Alcove of the University Library — procured
through the enterprise of Dr. A. J. Armstrong and added to the Baylor
Browning Collection by the Class of 1919.
The valuable installation of the historic Baylor bell on the campus just
northwest of the Main Building — sponsored by the members of the Class
of 1920 while in their Freshman year.
The excellent Athletic Building, erected in 1915 at a cost of $10,000, was
a project originated by the Alumni Association and sponsored by the class
of that year, whose members contributed liberally of their means and in
other ways assisted the University in bringing the enterprise to a suc-
The Jubilee Class (1920) launched a movement in co-operation with the
Alumni Association last year to erect a suitable fence along the Fifth
Street side of Carroll Athletic Field, and subscribed $1,500 towards this
worthy object. Other classes and individuals have contributed generously,
and the work of construction was under way at the time of the Diamond
Jubilee. The wall is to be of red brick and will be capped with a moulding
of artificial stone. The handsome 1917 gate at the southeast corner of
the field will be widened and adapted to the lines of the new wall — the
original design and contour of the gate being preserved as nearly as pos-
sible. The wall will be four hundred and eighty feet in length and will cost
$7,500 to complete. The Class of 1920, now mustered into the Alumni As-
sociation, will welcome further contributions.
All members, except one, of the Class of 1877 attended the Diamond
Jubilee. These now "aging" men and women had a really "youthful" good
time when they forgathered on the campus on Monday afternoon of Com-
mencement week. Prominent among the members of this class were : Dr.
Jamss M. Carroll (Independence), John T. Duncan (Independence), Jones
F. Duncan (Waco), Sam H. Goodlett (Independence), Thomas S. Hender-
son (Waco), Mrs. Cordelia Allen Carpenter (Waco), Lewis R. Bryan (Inde-
pendence), Mrs. Eula McCrary Durland (Waco), Mrs, Elizabeth Sessions
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 153
Twenty-two members of the Class of 1912 revived the memories of
undergraduate days with a luncheon in the Park on Tuesday, June 15th.
The 'Thirteeners got together for a jolly picnic at the Fish Pond, a
beautiful resort several miles from Waco.
A large number of the returning members of the Class of 1917 held a
reunion dinner at the Hotel Raleigh on Tuesday evening.
A very enjoyable gathering was that of the boys and girls of 'Nineteen,
who, as in that remote time when they were Seniors, "went on" a sunrise
breakfast in Carroll Park near the University.
Many other classes of former years got together for dinners, luncheons,
picnics, or automobile drives, or simply enjoyed the modern luxury of the
Somewhat more formal was the reunion of the Class of 1914. Miss Clara
Shell, the secretary of that enterprising organization, gives the following
account of the Jubilee rally of the 'Fourteeners :
" 'Present' was the response given by seventeen members of the Class
of Nineteen Fourteen during Baylor's Jubilee Commencement. The occa-
sion of special interest to the 'Fourteeners was the reunion breakfast which
took place in the Gold Room of the Raleigh Hotel. In the absence of Mr.
Bodenhamer, president of the permanent organization of the class, Mr.
George Belew, better known as "Cheesy," consented to preside. The pro-
gram for the social session was all the more enjoyable because it was of its
own making; spontaneous relations of experiences, inquiries after absent
classmates and friends, expressions of appreciation of classmates and
class spirit, all tended to speed the too limited session to its close.
"The business meeting that followed was not less gratifying. In this
meeting Mr. Sparkman, chairman of the 'Fourteen Class Scholarship Com-
mittee, reported that the class scholarship had become permanent and
would be no further cause for worry or collection. The pleasure with
which this report was received was manifest.
"The same good spirit that saw one task completed saw another begun.
A pledge of two hundred dollars was made toward the fund being raised
by the Alumni Association to build a fence around Carroll Field. One
hundred dollars of this amount was subscribed and paid by those present.
"As the meeting drew to a close a spirit of protest seemed to pervade —
protest against each one's going his own way and losing himself to his
classmates and friends. Mrs. Armstrong gave voice to this protest in
a motion that a bulletin be published each year in which our class interests
may be centered.
"Finally, but by no means least appropriate, a vote of appreciation was
given Miss Una Robinson and her committee whose kindness made this
happy occasion possible."
Mr. J. Homer Caskey contributes the following account of the reunion
of the Class of 1915:
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"Thirty-four members of the Class of 1915 assembled for roll-call at the
Hotel Raleigh on Tuesday morning of Commencement week. Coupled with
each old familiar 'Present!' was a 'prophecy' typical of the forward-
looking spirit of the class. Under the agreeable chaperonage of Mr. and
Mrs. M. C. H. Park, the 'Fifteeners then motored out to the Fish Pond
to enjoy a substantial breakfast of grape-fruit, bacon and eggs, coffee, and
'doughboys.' The old 'spirit' of the class was never more in evidence.
Money was raised to meet the expense of placing a 1915 panel in the new
wall of the Athletic Field. Provision was made for 'keeping in touch'
through an official record to be published in 1922. This task was assumed
by Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Coit (the 'Henry and Winnie' of former days).
After several announcements of an 'interesting' nature, the group broke
up, resolved to muster in full strength for the next home-coming."
The editor is indebted to Miss Katherine Harrison for the "story" of
the Class of 1920:
"Since the celebration of Baylor's seventy-fifth anniversary was coinci-
dent with the Commencement season, it is natural that the graduating
class took an important part in the Diamond Jubilee exercises. Composed
of nearly one hundred and fifty graduates from the College of Arts, besides
a large number from the Medical, Dental, and Pharmaceutical Colleges in
Dallas, this 'Diamond Jubilee Class' is the largest ever graduated from
the University, and their activities during Commencement week formed
a fitting climax to their four years of academic work.
"The members of the Senior Class, with their Commencement visitors,
were the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Brooks at a delightful informal reception
Saturday evening from six to eight, at the Brooks home on Speight Street.
A pleasant hour was spent in meeting the guests of the various Seniors,
and in enjoying the well-known hospitality of President and Mrs. Brooks.
"The first appearance of the Seniors as a class, and in caps and gowns,
occurred Sunday morning, June 13th, at the Baccalaureate sermon. This
was delivered by Dr. Geo. W. McDaniel, of Richmond, Virginia, and is
quoted elsewhere in this record.
"The Senior Class exercises, held in Minglewood Park Monday afternoon,
were interesting as a project worked out and presented entirely by the
members of the 1920 class. It consisted of representations, in dramatic
form, of the four years of their college life. The memorable events and
escapades of Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior years were enacted
with all the enthusiasm of the original occurrences. This little drama,
written and presented under the direction of Misses May Vaughan Ragland
and Irene White of the Class of '20, and supervised by Miss Thompson of
the Expression Department, was witnessed by a large audience of Baylor
people and Jubilee visitors.
"At the business meeting of the Baylor Alumni Association Tuesday
morning, the Class of 1920 was formally received into that organization.
After introductory speeches by President Brooks and Dean Spencer, the
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vote was taken, and acknowledgment was made in the name of the class
by Herschiel L. Hunt. At this meeting it was announced that the Class
of 1920 had taken over the construction of a brick and concrete fence
around the Athletic Field, a project which had been discussed by the Asso-
ciation at a former meeting. Among the officers elected was Miss Grace
Jenkins, of the Class of '20, who will hold the position of Secretary of the
Association for the ensuing year.
"Wednesday, June sixteenth, was the last and greatest day of the Jubilee
and of Commencement, when in a temporary auditorium, erected in Mingle-
wood Park, the final exercises and the granting of degrees took place. An
account of the program of the day will be found elsewhere in this bulletin.
The chief interest of the 1920 class was of course in the granting of diplo-
mas. One hundred and twenty members of the Senior Class received the
degree of Bachelor of Arts ; a large number of Master's degrees were also
granted, and the graduates of the Baylor scientific schools were present
to receive their degrees in Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy."
An interested visitor at the Reunion was Mrs. Rufus C. Burleson. Still
young for her years, Mrs. Burleson entered with zest into the Diamond
Jubilee festivities. On Tuesday morning she had the pleasure of hearing
the Alumni address delivered by her son, Richard A. Burleson, and, on
Commencement day, of hearing the address of her kinsman, Postmaster-
General Albert S. Burleson.
Three generations of the Jenkins family were represented at the Diamond
Jubilee. Judge W. H. Jenkins has served the University loyally as Presi-
dent of the Board of Trustees and, latterly, as Secretary of the Board. As
good friends and neighbors, Judge Jenkins and his family have endeared
themselves to hundreds of students who have passed through Baylor dur-
ing the past fifty years. Both Judge and Mrs. Jenkins received diplomas
on Commencement day, being among the "old graduates" of the University.
Two of their sons-in-law, George W. Truett and Eugene Sallee, were given
honorary degrees by the University.
The presence in Waco of Dr. William Buck Bagby, '75, in robust health
after forty-one years of heroic service as a missionary to Brazil, was a
cause for rejoicing to innumerable friends. For many, however, the joy
of greeting this sturdy veteran was touched with sadness as they reflected
upon the tragic taking off of that other pioneer of Brazilian missions Dr.
Z C Taylor, who, with Mrs. Taylor, Miss Eschol Taylor, and the beloved
Professor Rudolf Hoffmann, was swept away by the Corpus Christi hurri-
cane on September 14th, 1919.
Baylor always gives a hearty welcome to the Carrolls of Beaumont and
Waco. The name of this family is writ large in the history of the Univer-
sity The Carroll Chapel and Library Building, donated by F. L Carroll
in 1901; the Science Building, given by George W. Carroll in the same
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year; the Athletic Field, named for its donor, Lee Carroll; and the hand-
some Carroll Park, facing the University grounds on Fifth Street and im-
proved by the city largely through the munificence of Mrs. Ellen Carroll —
these attest the fine liberality of the family and the affection they have
for Baylor. Of the Carroll connection there were present at the Reunion :
George W. Carroll, Charles M. Carroll, '11; George W. Carroll, Jr., ex-'14;
Mrs. Alice Carroll Keith — all of Beaumont; Mrs. Minnie Carroll King, of
Waco, and Mr. and Mrs. Walter King, Waco.
Dr. Lee R. Scarborough, '95, President of Southwestern Baptist Theo-
logical Seminary, was on the campus during the Reunion. Dr. Scar-
borough's remarkable gifts as orator, administrator, and "Kingdom
worker" are attested by the rapid growth of the great institution of which
he is the directing head. The tremendous force of his personality is con-
stantly being communicated to hundreds of young men and young women
who go forth from the Seminary and the Training School to the uttermost
parts of the earth as the messengers of a more intense and militant evan-
gelism. His triumphant conduct of the Seventy-five Million Dollar Cam-
paign last year has won for him international recognition as a Christian
statesman. Baylor University is honored in and through him.
Baylor University has no more loyal friends than the members of the
"Clan Cranfill." Dr. J. B. Cranfill, of Dallas, has, throughout his long
career, been prominently identified with every good work in which Texas
Baptists have engaged. His robust Christian faith, his rugged yet genial
humor, and his penetrating business judgment stamp him as a "character"
— a man of marked personality, whose counsel is invaluable and whose
support is inspiring. Dr. Cranfill's son, "Tom," '94-'98, as he is affection-
ately remembered in Baylor circles, and his daughter. Miss Mabel, a dis-
tinguished member of the Class of 1899, accompanied their father in his
visit to Baylor during the Reunion. Dr. Cranfill received the degree of
Doctor of Laws on Wednesday morning, June 16th.
Prof. J. T. Strother, the oldest Baylor teacher now living, greatly de-
lighted hundreds of his old students by attending the Alumni exercises
and the President's reception. His friends were glad to see that, despite
his eighty-three years. Professor Strother still enjoys good health and
gives evidence of the old-time mental vigor.
Judge Leigh Burleson, '69, son of Dr. Richard B. Burleson, a former
vice-president of Waco University, was here from his home in San Saba.
Forty years had passed since his last visit to his Alma Mater.
Hon. William Pierson, '96, for many years District Judge at Greenville
and recently nominated for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of
Texas, was a prominent Jubilee visitor. In his successful judicial career
he has won distinction for himself and honor for Baylor.
Mrs. Ermine Buck Lattimore, '85, happily represents her husband, Hon.
0. S. Lattimore, '87, at the Jubilee gathering. Judge Lattimore's duties
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE 157
as Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals at Austin prevented his attend-
ance, much to the regret of his friends.
Sidney P. Skinner, '84, able lawyer, State Senator, big cattleman, large
capitalist, extensive traveler, and well-informed citizen, came all the way
from his home in El Paso to greet his hundreds of Baylor friends formed
during the last four decades.
John Wesley Newbrough, '84, who spent many years as a missionary to
Mexico, founded a school in that country, and then was compelled by revo-
lution to abandon his cherished life-work there to preach to the Spanish-
speaking people of Texas, seemed greatly to enjoy the Diamond Jubilee
after years of residence south of the Rio Grande.
Jesse Burgess Pool, '02, a banker of Sipe Springs, whom the oil discov-
ery has greatly benefited, came for the entire celebration. His wife, a
former Baylor student, nee Miss Donnie Miller, was also here greeting the
friends of school days.
John T. Duncan, of the famous Class of 1877, was a Jubilee visitor from
La Grange. He is widely regarded as one of the ablest lawyers of the
Mrs. Maggie Kendrick, '84, came from her beautiful home city on the
plains, Amarillo, to attend the Diamond Jubilee and to meet the members
of her famous class. Like all who bear the name of Kendrick, she has
lived a life devoted to duty.
J. P. Collier, '90, a prominent ranchman and wheat farmer of Adrian,
was welcomed to the Jubilee not only by numerous relatives who were
educated at Baylor, but also by great hosts of alumni and ex-students who
rejoice to know of his successful career as a business man.
Dr. William A. Wood, '85, than whom Baylor has no more cultured alum-
nus, and Texas no more sterling citizen, was one of the happiest men in
Waco as he greeted the friends of the olden time who came in such grati-
flying numbers to the great Reunion. Dr. Wood's son, Eugene, was a prom-
inent member of the graduating class of the year.
Fred Roberts, 1900, now a successful business man and largely inter-
ested in establishing a proper system for marketing farm products, was
here from Corpus Christi. No jollier student or more ardent "Philo" ever
Hon. Finis E. Johnson, '95, a prominent lawyer of Cleburne and for
several years County Attorney of Johnson County, was a delighted visitor
to the Jubilee celebration.
Albert J. Buchanan, '84, for many years editor of the Bryan Eagle, was
here from the capital of Brazos County. His wife, who was Miss Stella
Allen, of the Class of '85, was also a Jubilee visitor. Time has dealt lightly
with this happy couple, who are now grandparents.
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S. H. Morrison, '84, a leading lawyer of Big Spring, is a fine, up-standing
representative of the great West Texas country. His many Baylor friends
were glad to welcome this noble, pure-minded. Christian jurist. Texas has
no better citizen than Sam Houston Morrison.
It was a genuine pleasure to see I. A. Goldstein, '76, the merchant prince
of Waco, heartily greeting his old friends among the Jubilee visitors.
Sam H. Goodlett, '77, a prominent attorney of Austin, was on the campus
greeting his classmates and other Baylor friends. His connection with
some of the State departments at Austin has given him a wide acquaint-
Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Hamlett, '96, were among the youngest grand-
parents at the Diamond Jubilee. The care-free, jovial Will Hamlett of
student days has become an eloquent preacher, a profound logician, and
an author of note. As pastor of the First Baptist Church of Austin he
has had a remarkable ministry. Some of his old-time friends were heard
to exclaim, "What a glorious task his wife has accomplished in and through
Mrs. Nina Jameson Wood, '85, wife of Dr. W. A. Wood, of Waco, greatly
aided in extending courtesies to Jubilee visitors. Her beautiful home is
often open to Baylor students and friends.
Dan E. Graves, '95, a successful banker of Gatesville and for some years
a trustee of Baylor University, greatly enjoyed the exercises of the Jubilee
celebration, and was gladly met by his hundreds of friends in attendance.
Few people who attended the Jubilee enjoyed the occasion more than did
Mrs. Bettie Pool Doherty of Mansfield. She was a school-girl in Baylor
with Mrs. T. H. Claypool and Miss Kate Griffith, and is one of her father's
eight children who had measles in Baylor University!
One of the most remarkable men in Texas is the honored Judge John C.
West, whose home adjoining Minglewood Park on Dutton Street has been
a picturesque landmark for sixty years. Judge West was Principal of the
Waco Classical School when President Rufus C. Burleson came to Waco,
and assisted largely in'planting Waco University upon the foundations of
the old "Classical School." A distinguished member of Hood's immortal
Texas Brigade in the War between the States and later an ornament of the
local bar, Judge West has been a leader in all good works. Now, at the
advanced age of eighty-six, he still takes the liveliest interest in public
events; attends church regularly; and shows himself the best of "neigh-
bors." Baylor University is proud to count him as its friend.
The presence of Dr. J. M. Carroll on the campus during the five days
of the Jubilee was the occasion for jovial greetings from hundreds of
friends from Waco and throughout the State. Dr. Carroll's long residence
in Waco is remembered with pleasure by the entire community. His re-
markable gift of "good fellowship" seems only to increase with the passing
years. As a graduate of "old Baylor," at Independence, Dr. Carroll re-
ceived the baccalaureate diploma on Commencement day.
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Recalling the days of struggle at Independence, and yet symbolizing in
his person the firm reunion of Baylor University, was Dr. George W.
Baines of San Marcos. Son of the late Dr. George W. Baines, Sr., Dr.
Baines is now a venerable man ; but his gentleness of spirit, his exemplary
service as pastor and preacher, and his sweet Christian charity have kept
him young in thought and in purpose.
It is not often that two generations of a single family "graduate" to-
gether. But even more unusual is it to see grandmother and grandson
receive diplomas on the same platform and on the same day. Mrs. J. E.
H. Mclver, of Caldwell, a graduate and later for many years a teacher of
Baylor College at Independence, and her grandson, J. A. Mclver, of Moody,
were the recipients of diplomas on Wednesday, June 16th. Mrs. Mclver
was honored as a graduate of "old Baylor," and Mr. Mclver obtained the
An interesting reunion was held by Dr. W. B. Bizzell, President of A.
& M. College, Congressman Tom Connally, of Marlin and Waco, and Dr.
Carl Lovelace, of Waco, who "went to war" together in 1898.
Baylor's athletes honored their Alma Mater by returning in considerable
numbers to share in the joys of home-coming. These favorite sons of the
University received cordial greetings from old friends who recalled the
heroic days when "Robbie's" "punting," or "Jack's" "broken field run-
ning," or "Lucian's" famous "side-stepping," or "Theron's" incomparable
"line bucking" brought victory to the Green and Gold. A few of the stars of
former days who were on the campus during the week were : Tom Cranf ill,
'94-'98, (captain of the first football team of Baylor University) ; Nelson
Puett, '09; "Cap" Wilie, '09; T. P. Robinson, '11; John Fouts, '11; H. G.
Isbill, '11; Hays, '11; W. A. ("Jack") Little, '12; 0. M. ("Slim") Harrell,
'12; J. D. ("Ebb") Isaacks, '16; Floyd Fouts, '17; Harry Nigro, '17; Lucian
Roach, '18; George Roach, '18; Theron Fouts, '19; John Reid, '19. During
the Reunion, organization was effected of the Baylor "B" Association, with
Dr. Carl Lovelace, '98, as President and Howard ("Yank") Wilson, '20, as
The Smiths of Baylor got together during the Reunion. The "Smith
Club" of the University — a "going" under-graduate organization — acted
as host for all returning alumni and alumnae "of the name of Smith." A
"ripping" good time was had by Tom, Dick, Harry, and all the rest of the
Clan Smith who were fortunate enough to be in attendance.
Wake Forest College was well represented at the Diamond Jubilee.
Among the Wake Forest Alumni who were present were: Dr. R. W. Weaver,
President of Mercer University, Macon, Georgia; Dr. Charles E. Brewer,
President of Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina; Dr. B. W. Spil-
man. Corresponding Secretary of the Sunday School Board of the Southern
Baptist Convention, Kinston, North Carolina; Dr. Hight C. Moore, Editor
160 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
of Kind Words, Atlanta, Georgia; Rev. William Alexander Pool, Pastor of
the First Baptist Church, Mansfield, Texas ; Rev. 0. L. Powers, Pastor of
the First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls; and Professor H. Trantham, a
member of the faculty of the University.
Richmond College was also worthily represented at the Reunion. Presi-
dent F. W. Boatwright, who came to receive the degree of Doctor of Laws,
was greeted by several of Richmond's alumni. Some of these were: Dr.
A. J. Hall, Dean of the School of Education in Baylor University; E. W.
Provence, Business Manager of Baylor University ; and Tarleton B. Taylor,
a successful young merchant of Waco.
Prominent among returning alumni were :
J. W. Cantwell, '93, President of Oklahoma A. & M. College, StUlwater,
Col. Charles J. Crane, '69, son of the late William Carey Crane, United
States Army, San Antonio.
Judge Royston C. Crane, '84, another son of the late William Carey
Crane, prominent lawyer of Sweetwater.
Judge J. C. Townes, '67, Dean of the University of Texas Law School,
Dr. W. B. Glass, '01, Hwanghien, Shantung, China.
Rev. 0. E. Bryan, '06, Louisville, Kentucky.
Rev. C. C. Carroll, '98, Professor of Systematic Theology in the Louisiana
Biblical Institute, Natchitoches, Louisiana.
Dr. A. F. Beddoe, '79, Dallas.
Mrs. Celeste Edmondson, '73, Graham.
Rev. H. C. Gleiss, '90, Detroit, Michigan.
Rev. J. L. Ward, '87, President of Decatur College.
Rev. E. G. Townsend, '93, Belton.
Dr. T. V. Neal, who receiyed the degree of Doctor of Divinity from Bay-
lor in 1919.
Sam H. Goodlett, '77, Brenham.
Rev. Theo. Heisig, '82, San Antonio.
Rev. R. E. Bell, '01, Seymour.
Rev. John A. Held, '96, Bryan.
Mrs. Annie Jenkins Sallee, '97, Kaifeng, Honan, China.
Dr. W. T. Conner, '06, Professor of Systematic Theology, Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth.
Rev. John M. Price, '11, Professor of Religious Education, Southwestern
Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth.
Rev. Ben Rowland, '11, Yingtak, China.
J. M. Cook, '14, President of Rusk Junior College.
Paul C. Porter, '15, Dean of Baylor College, Belton.
C. C. Hooper, '15, Business Manager, Baylor College, Belton.
i^AYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
"THEY GREW UP TOGETHER"
(Cartoon by Knott in the Dallas Morning News)
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The thanks of the University are extended to the merchants of the city
for the beautiful decorations with which they honored the Jubilee; to the
good citizens of Waco who generously threw open their homes for the
accommodation of hundreds of visitors; to many churches of the city
which adjourned their Sunday morning services in honor of the baccalaure-
ate sermon at Baylor; and to the local press which faithfully reported
the events of the Commencement day by day and bestowed eloquent praise
upon the work of the University.
President Brooks, on behalf of the University, takes this opportunity
to acknowledge the many hundreds of kind expressions that have come to
him from, friends and guests of the institution, who by their presence con-
tributed so largely to the success of the Diamond Jubilee.
Following are a few excerpts from the many newspaper articles and
letters which have been received:
(The Waco Times-Herald)
Baylor University was chartered by the Republic of Texas. It has had
many trying experiences, but, like the great oak, it has been strengthened
by the opposing gales. Noble men and women have given gladly of their
time and of their toil to make a success of this institution, and they did
not give in vain, for their good work is manifest in thousands of lives.
Oxford and Cambridge, Yale and Harvard, Princeton and Washington-Lee
grew from tumble beginnings; no one of them, as Minerva from the brow
of Jove, came full-panoplied into the great arena of human endeavor. And
so with Baylor; it has grown slowly but steadily and is today one of the
world's foren'ost educational institutions. This week has been set apart
for celebratin,!; the school's seventy-fifth anniversary, and the occasion
will be one of rejoicing for all who participate and of future good for the
(The Waco News-Tribune)
Baylor University, whose beginning dates back to the early days of
Texas and whose progress is interwoven with the history of the Lone Star
State, is celebrating her seventy-fifth anniversary this week.
In the significance of the occasion, the number of prominent citizens of
the country who are to be present and in the number of honorary degrees
to be conferred, this is declared to be one of the greatest academic celebra-
tions ever held in the Southwest.
Waco feels justly proud of being the home of Baylor. Waco is glad to
be the hostess city for the hundreds of loyal Baylor sons whose footsteps
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
Coronation of the Queen of May.
3 f( i^i^hH
' ^^h*»5ffli. ''^^
Miss Mozelle Wells, Queen
THE MAY FETE WAS A PART OF THE DIAMOND JUBILEE PROGRAM
164 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
turn toward their Alma Mater during the Diamond Jubilee. Thousands of
visitors will be in the city during this week, and some of them the most
distinguished of the land.
This is more than an anniversary for Baylor; it is a milestone in the
institution's progress. Baylor has had her struggles, and like all growing
universities, will continue to have them, but with increased endowment
and more funds for immediate expansion, she is entering upon a new era
of growth. A modern boys' dormitory is under construction and other
needed additions are planned. New departments scheduled include those
of law, business, journalism, and agriculture. With the great Baylor Med-
ical School at Dallas, the institution is a complete University — a remark-
able educational plant.
Waco is proud of the president of .Baylor, Dr. Samuel Palmer Brooks — a
man of great moral strength, a man of broad human understanding, and a
man strong and clean physically — a heroic Texan.
Waco welcomes the sons of old Baylor. May their pilgrimage be an
inspiration and one of the most pleasant events of their lives.
* # * * *
(George W. Truett, D.D., LIi.D., Pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas).
Surely the Baylor Jubilee was an incomparable success. Such was the
verdict of everybody. Your part on that historic day was successful be-
yond all comparison or computation. Everybody had this feeling about
you, and the universal opinion was and is, that the "Jubilee" has put
Baylor on the map beyond anything ever dreamed of before, and that the
occasion will probably be worth millions of dollars to Baylor. In the words
of the militant Rupert Brooke, as he sailed for Gallipoli,
"Now God be thanked who hath matched us with this hour!"
(L. E. Scarborough, D.D., President Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Fort Worth, Texas).
I congratulate you and Baylor upon the great Jubilee Commencement.
It seems to me it was one of the greatest occasions I have ever seen in
education. In my deepest soul I bless God for the great day into which
Baylor has come; and I congratulate you upon the remarkable success of
your presidency and leadership. I greatly rejoice in all that is coming to
you personally and to Baylor through your magnificent management of
« * # * ft
(J. B. Cranfill, M.D„ D.D., LL.D., Dallas, Texas).
Nothing like it (the Diamond Jubilee) has ever occurred within my
knowledge in American annals, and I believe that you have the unique
distinction of being the only college president who has staged a great event
of that character. Everything went off in wonderful order. Your great
administrative ability was never so much in evidence as upon that occa-
sion, and the happy faculty you have, and which you displayed in the
conferring of the honorary degrees, I have never seen excelled. On the
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
VIEWS OF THE ACADEMIC PROCESSIONAL
Line forming at Science Hall. Fine Arts girls leading.
Procegsion . halting to reverse tlie order of maroli.
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whole, the occasion was a memorable one, and, if God spares my life and
yours, I hope that we shall meet on the same historic and sacred grounds
at the Centennial of the organization of Baylor University.
(B. D. Gray, D.D., LL.D., Corresponding Secretary, Home Mission Board, Atlanta, Georgia).
At my first opportunity I write to congratulate you on the splendid
manner in which you conducted your recent Commencement exercises and
especially in conferring the numerous degrees that day. The mere physi-
cal feat of standing and talking for an hour or two showed you to be a
man of tremendous physical power. But when it came to making remarks
appropriate and felicitous to every person receiving a degree, it was simply
marvelous. I covet your fine gifts in this respect.
Let me congratulate you on the splendid leadership you are giving to
your great school. Surely the Lord is with you and the great host of Texas
Baptists are back of you.
(I. J. Van Ness, Corresponding Secretary, Baptist Sunday School Board, Nashville^ Tenn.)
I am writing to express my appreciation of the occasion of which you
allowed me to be a small part. It was really a great time and managed
with a dignity which, I am sure, made everyone connected with it more
appreciative of the honors which were bestowed. Your honor list was
selected — leaving out my own case — ^with unusual discrimination and judg-
ment. I wish for Baylor all possible things including that big endowment
for the Medical School which I cannot help but believe is sure to come.
(Hon. Eoyston C. Crane, Attorney-at-Law, Sweetwater, Texas).
I think everyone went away, as far as I could judge from expressions
heard on every side, highly gratified. I heard a number of expressions to
the effect that the best and most enjoyable part of the whole program was
the little "gems" of presentation addresses to the several recipients of
honorary degrees — they said they were great and that the President had
shown rare talent in an unexpected direction.
(Charles E. Brewer, Ph.D., LL.D., President, Meredith CoUege, Raleigh, North Carolina).
It was in every respect a most notable occasion and I congratulate you
most heartily upon the fine way in which the whole affair was conducted.
To one who has been accustomed to see commencements on a much smaller
scale it was, indeed, an eye-opener. I was impressed particularly with the
large number of alumni and alumnae who were returning for the occasion,
as well as by the host of friends from all sections of the country who
gathered to do honor to Baylor University. I was gratified to find in the
number of residents and visitors quite a number of my old-time friends,
and I am indebted to many of them for courtesies received during my stay.
It is a great institution that you are conducting and I congratulate it
most heartily upon the fact that a level-headed and far-seeing man is in
control. I did not suppose that anyone would undertake the task that you
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
SOME OF BAYLOR'S OLDER SONS
Professor Wade Hill Pool, Chairman of the Jubilee Reception Committee.
Dr. J. "W. Newbrough Dr. W. A. Fool
Dr. S. M. Provence
Dr. W. Eugene Sallee
Dr. B. W. Spillman
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carried through with such perfection on Wednesday morning, namely, pre-
senting to the audience from memory and entirely without notes the sev-
eral individuals receiving honorary degrees. It was a notable feat and
received favorable comment from all who witnessed it.
(C. M. Bishop, D.D., LL.D., President, Southwestern University, G-eorgetown, Texas).
I wish to express my very great appreciation of the honor done me and
the courtesies rendered during your great Jubilee Commencement. It will
give me pleasure so long as I live to recall that I had a part in so dis-
tinguished an occasion.
The part which you yourself played was one of the most remarkable
exhibitions of mental alertness and of mastery of a program that I ever
witnessed. I sincerely congratulate you upon your strength and versatility.
The Commencement itself was a great academic event. Nothing so
elaborate has occurred in Texas so far as I know. I believe the influence
of it will tend to increase the dignity of all our college events, because in
some measure we shall all seek to follow your example.
(W. N. Ainsworth D.D., LL.D., Bishop, M. E. Church, South, Macon, Georgia).
Permit me to express to you my appreciation of the exercises which you
conducted at Baylor on Wednesday. It was, indeed, a notable occasion
and reflected great credit upon the institution and your administration
of its affairs.
(S. L. Hornbeak, D.D., LL.D., President, Trinity University, Waxahachie, Texas).
Allow me to congratulate you on the splendid success of your Diamond
Jubilee. I believe that yours was the greatest Commencement occasion
that has been held in Texas. You are to be congratulated on the splendid
way in which you conducted the exercises.
I desire to thank you most heartily for the honor you did me and the
institution that I have served for many years. This honor is not only
appreciated by the one upon whom it was bestowed but also by the fripnds
of Trinity University.
(Mrs. Celeste Edmondson, Graham, Texas).
The occasion was rejuvenating, educational, and inspirational; every
feature of the program splendid and enjoyable; the weather ideal; and
everyone seemed to enter into the Jubilee spirit. Many expressions of
wonder and admiration at the versatility of President Brooks' memory
when conferring the honorary degrees were heard; and the conception of
the whole proceedings was wonderful. Thanks for the invitation and all
the pleasure attending its acceptance, and for my Baylor degree which I
shall treasure as second only to the one received in the heyday of youth.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
TWO VIEWS .OF THE COMMENCEMENT CEOWDS
Commencement exercises under th? arbor,
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(Eoyall E. Watkins, Dallas, Texas).
Allow me to thank you for the magnificent good time that I had while,
visiting you during the recent Diamond Jubilee of Baylor University. And
please allow me also to congratulate you upon your wonderful versatility
in conferring the degrees upon the numerous distinguished visitors.
I have been requested to make a detailed report to Yale University of
the recent Commencement exercises of Baylor, and I am taking occasion
to tell them it was almost a Yale affair, and I am particularly emphasizing
the splendid work done by you.
(Oscar M. Marchman, M.D., Dallas, Texas).
It was indeed an inspiring time and one that I should not have missed
at any cost. I enjoyed immensely the fine addresses and the inspiration
that I received when I listened to Dr. Cooper, Senator Lewis, Postmaster-
General Burleson, and the most excellent address of Dr. Truett; I enjoyed
no less the marvelous feast and the wonderful speeches that you delivered
to the old graduates. They were humorous, inspiring, and full of good
things, and enjoyed by all who heard them; and I wish to state to you
that this was one of the most remarkable feats of mental gymnastics that
I have had the pleasure of hearing in my whole life.
(Rev. John A. Held, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Bryan, Texas).
I am rejoicing with you in the splendid success that you have made for
this occasion. I also desire to add that I believe you have won for your-
self distinction in the splendid manner in which you presented the various
diplomas, both to the great and the near great. You not only did yourself
credit but honor to the institution which you represent ; and as one of your
friends I want to add my mite of praise to your deserved honors. May
the Heavenly Father's blessings be with you and lead you from victory to
(A group of former Baylor Students, Big Spring, Texas).
Greetings to Dr. Brooks, our classmates, and friends present at the
Diamond Jubilee, from former Baylor students. Big Spring, Texas.
We rejoice in the prosperity of dear Baylor and trust that her future
may be greater than has been her glorious past.
We are glad that three from our city can be with you.
With all good wishes for a most happy occasion,
(Signed) J^™^« T. Brooks
Lula Belle Throop Ashley
W. C. Garrett A. L. Wasson
Clara R. Pool Mrs. Barbara Anderson Reagan
Guion Pool B. Reagan
Velma Lee Wasson Mrs. Berta Cunningham Beckett
Belle S. Gary j. j. Hair
Ruth Hatcher june 14th, 1920.
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SOME "CLOSE-UPS" DUEING THE ACADEMIC PROCESSIONAL
Harriet Monroe Amy Lowell Judd Mortimer Lewis
Dr. Geo. W. Truett
Dr. J. Hamilton Lewis
Dr. S. P. Brooks
Dr. Albert Sidney Burleson
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
The full story of the great reunion of the Baylor family can never be
told in words or committed to the printed page. The hundreds of meetings,
expected and unexpected, on the campus, in the halls of the University, or
in the hospitable homes of the city; the foregathering here beneath the
oaks and elms of Baylor of friends whose lot in life had carried them far
afield; the thrill of recognition through the haze of the gathering years;
the appearance upon the old familiar scene of younger and brighter faces
strongly reminiscent of the faces of other years — ^these, with a thousand
little incidents, make up the sum of an epic which must remain untold
except in the fond recollection of those who "came home."
•C. * r^
The above picture was not made during the Jubilee Commencement, but is inserted
here for its historic value. Many will recognize Judge W. H. Jenkins at the left. The
two men in the center of the picture are J. 0. Taylor of Breckenridge and his brother, Z. C.
Taylor, long time missionary to Brazil, who was drowned in the Corpus Christi storm in
1919. The figure on the extreme right of the picture is Mr. I. A. Goldstein of Waco
(deceased), a long time friend of Baylor University.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE -
TWO VEWS OF THE CAMPUS FROM SCIENCE HALL
Dome of Library
Tower of Georgia Burleson Hall
Georgia Burleson Hall
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
For the convenience of the very large number of Jubilee visitors, a Gen-
eral Reception Committee, headed by Prof. W. H. Pool and generously
assisted by committees of the Young Men's Business League and the Waco
Chamber of Commerce, prepared a list of available places of residence, and,
through the energetic labors of sub-committees of students and faculty
members, maintained a bureau, which, under the able direction of Dr. W.
T. Gooch, undertook to meet all incoming trains during the early days of
the Jubilee and to assist visitors in finding suitable quarters for the period
of their sojourn. For the further convenience of returning students and
their friends, this bureau conducted a registration booth, where many
hundreds entered their names or sought information regarding friends and
classmates. The work of meeting the trains was assumed by the Freshman
class; that of keeping the rolls was performed by the Sophomores; while
the Juniors acted as guides in conducting visitors about the buildings and
grounds. A wonderful spirit of co-operation and loyalty was exhibited by
all these younger children of Baylor which elicited high praise from many
delighted guests of the University.
REGISTER OF EX-STUDENTS OF BAYLOR UNIVERSITY AND OF
This is not a record of all the ex-students who attended the Reunion; it includes only
those who gave in their names to the committee in charge of registration.
The names of graduates are starred. The names of ex-students not graduates are grouped
according to the last year of residence in college.
Felix H. Robertson, Crawford
•Fannie Rogers Harris, San
B. L,. Aycock, Kountze
*James A. Dickie, Gatesville
Jeff D. Smith, Lexington
*Julia Harris Mclver, Cald-
J. Speight Smith, Waco
Julia Rush Powell, Waco
Martha Rogers Bolton,
W. H. Trent, Whitney
^Charles J. Crane, San An-
"Leigh Burleson, San Saba
♦Josephine Corley Burleson,
*Mozelle Perry Kirksey, Chi-
*Celeste Patton Edmondson,
Ella Duvall Lancaster, jran-
*Louise Brown Baker, Waco
'Mamie Cole Boone, Dallas
Jennie Anderson Crow, Me-
R. M. Hardwick, Ada, Okla.
Mittie Corley Hardwick, Ada,
Bettie McCown Scott, Waco
Sallie Seymour Smith, Cedar
Mattie Davis Willis, Waco
*Wm. B. Bagby, Sao Paulo,
Kate S. McKle, Corsicana
Mrs. Theo Morris Nigro, Bel-
Mrs. J. Wallace Riveire,
Ida Westmoreland Stewart,
Blanche Mullens Vaughan
*J. M. Frazier, Belton
•I. A. Goldstein. Waco
Bart Moore, Waco
"Sue Wallace Tyler, Belton
"Elizabeth Sessions Bonner,
*Lewis R. Bryan, Houston
■'Cordelia Allen Carpenter,
*James M. Carroll, San An-
Annie Vesoy Duncan, Ennis
*.Tohn T. Demean. La Grange
*Jones P. Duncan, Ft. Worth
"Bula McCrary Durland
*Samuel H. Goodlett, Austin
'Thomas S. Henderson, Cam-
*Bmma J. Humphreys, Waco
Lewis R. Morgan, Houston
"Pyrena Allen, Waco
Mary L. West Beatty. Waco
'Samuel H. Dixon, Austin
*M. C. H. Park, Waco
•C. H. Wedemeyer, Greenville
'■A. F. Beddoe. Dallas
Alice Kendrick Brister, Waco
'Bstelle Wallace Dupree,
Annie P. Olenbusch, Waco
Olive Mercer Buchanan,
Mrs. W. T. Compere, Dallas
*\V. N. Garrett, Edna
Alice Carroll Keith, Beau-
*W. £'. Rose. Salado
E. G. L. Wiebusch, Waco
'Emma S. Culberson, Waco
'Johnnie Johnson Hamlett,
*Luella J. Chambers, Santa
•Theo Heisig, Beaumont
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
C. A. Mellroy, Nashville,
L. C. Puckett, Waco.
C. T. Curry, Marlin
Minnie Carroll King, Waco
*L,ula Lee Lednum, Venus
Lillie N. Thomas Pepper
*A. J. Buchanan, Bryan
*Royston C. Crane, Sweet-
Joseph H. Ellis, Cold Springs
W. T. Garrett, Waco
*Maggie L.ee Kendrick, Ama-
*S. H. Morrison, Big Spring
*J. W. Newbrough, Harlingen
Kaba Dann Seymour, Colum-
*S. P. Slsinner, Bl Paso
W. B. Skinner
Kate Lattimore Spencer.
* Stella Allen Buchanan, Bryan
*Charles D. Daniel, Waco
*Carrie A. Bldridge, De Queen,
*L.ula B. Garrett, Houston
J. N. Langsford, Waxa-
*Ermine Buck !Lattimore,
*J. H. Martin, Dallas
*P. M. Newman, Brady
Mary Chappell Shaver, Chap-
'Nina Lynn Jameson Wood,
*W. A. Wood, Waco
Mary Wortham Woodward,
*Miriam Buck, Waco
Cogee Compere Crouch,
J. D. Johnson, Brownwood
*W. C. Martin, Roby
*Laura Puryear Pool, Waco
*Dixie Wood, Waco
J. R. Collier, Waco
*Frances Sparks Downs, Waco
Mrs. J. H. Morgan, Mt.
*Wade Hill Pool, Waco
R. W. Sparks, Valley Mills
Ellen Cornelius Caton, Waco
*Rose King Pitzhugh, Waco
•Ida Hawkins Smith, Co-
L. Belle Sanders Williams,
*Hennie Hardin Davis, Waco
*May Moore Rogers, Frank-
Hope Coker West, Devine
*Lula E. Allen, Waco
India Maloney Buchanan,
J. L. Burleson, Richland
*R. A. Burleson, Dallas
*J. P. Collier, Adrian
J. L. Gilliam, Mart
S^^'^w ^^""^^ H'"' Dawson
f T Yr. A- ^"«as, Waco
A. J. Shgh, Waco
'Nora Johnson Standefer
Charles E. Dansby Ft
Mollie U. Garrett, Waco
•J. B. Johnson, Waco
•Minnie Kendrick, Waco
•Ada Park Montgomery (Pi-
Lillie Handle CoUier, Adrian
•Jennie Ball Cyrus, Cleburne
W. P. Griswold, Waco
Ethel S. Higginbotham, Dub-
Lizzie Gaines Dane, Waco
•Martha Scarborough McDan-
iel, Richmond, Va.
J. W. McDavid, Henderson
J. S. Presnall, Frost
*L. R. Scarborough, Ft. Worth
R. E. Smith, Waco
•Mozelle Edmondson Avery,
•Samuel Palmer Brooks,
•J. W. Cantwell, Stillwater,
Ida Hill Conger, China
Mrs. W. H. Forrester, Waco
Annie Hardy Held, Bryan
•Ruby D. Looney, Birming-
Mrs. W. G. Moran, Waco
Elizabeth Morse Presnall,
•Bettie Gaines Sears, Hous-
*E. G, Townsend, Belton
•George W. Harris, Gatesville
Hattie Coleman Hazelwood,
Inez Lacy Rogers, Henderson
B. R. Wall, Grapevine
H. E. White. Lancaster
P. L. Wilson, Waxahachie
Hal F. Buckner, Dallas
Alice Bell Carroll (ExpresT
Bettie Pool Doherty, Mans-
C. K. Durham, Waco
•Edna Brian Gamble, New
•Dan E. Graves, Gatesville
Fannie A. Holmsley, Co-
Laura Harrison Pierson, Dal-
Mary Leigh Burleson Price,
Eunice Wortham Renfro,
•Willie Culbertson Spann
•Eugene Wood, Eastland
•Cora Warren Wood, East-
•Maude Brian Aynesworth
•Leona Handle Boone (Voice
and Piano), Dallas
•F. E. Carroll, Beaumont
•Tom Connally, Marlin
•Alice Pierson Couch, Asper-
•Faye Early Hamlett, Austin
•W. A. Hamlett. Austin
•John A. Held, Bryan
Mamie B. Hurley, Sulphur
G. G. Pierson, Dallas
•William Pierson, Greenville
J. L. Ward, Decatur
•Bertha Lattimore Butte,
•Nettle Williams Carroll
(Piano), Natchitoches, La.
John H. Dunlap, Brenham
Mrs. C. K. Durham, Waco
•James H. Eastland, Mineral
J. L. Lumpkin, Waco
J. C. Murphrey, Waxahachie
Birdie Cooper Purson, Dallas
•Annie Jenkins Sallee, Kai-
S. B. Spradley, Dallas
•Burleson Staten, El Paso
Beulah Spencer Cannon,
*C. C. Carroll, Natchitoches,
•Claudia Robbins Claypool,
Tom B. Cranfill, Dallas
E'stie A. Dupree, Shreveport,
Jennie Whitehill Evans, Lo-
Lela Wortham Granger,
•Kate Griffith, Waco
•William M. Jones, Farmers-
Nora Sims Key, Denton
•Mattie M. Kingsley, Garland
•Carl Lovelace, Waco
•George W. McDaniel, Rich-
*R. D. Murphree, Garland
Jessie May Curry Pierce,
T. J. Slaughter, Killeen
•Albert Boggess, Waco
*E. L. Compere, Shawnee,
J. S. Crosslin, Waco
*L. Mabel Cranfill, Dallas
•Austin Crouch, Jonesboro,
Annie Duncan Gossett, Ft.
Mrs. S. W. Hughes, Brady
•Pearl White Hardin, Dallas
•Walter T. Hillsman, Brown-
Justin F. Kimball. Dallas
Mamie C. Lastinger, Waco
R. B. Smith, Waco
A. J. Taylor, Waco
BAYLOfl IINiVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
PYank Galons, Frisco
*Frank C. Davis, Ft. Deposit,
Ella Yelvington Ely, B'elton
*Margaret Greer Harris,
*Nat Harris, Waco
*D. K. Martin, Itasca
Bertha Connally Moore, Eddy
Maude Cartwright Nash,
Clint Padgitt, Waco
Donnie Miller Pool, Sipe
*Fred Roberts, Corpus Christi
Addie Lee Saxon, Waco
C. R. Battaile, Waco
*R. E. Bell, Decatur
Homer B. Fisher, Dallas
*W. B. Glass, Hwanghian,
•Alta Jack, Waco
Thad Jones, Hubbard
*J. Mitchell Nash, Waco
*Vara Hornor Odom, Waco
Jesse Speight, MoKinney
•J. B. Talley, Temple
Mrs. Ralph Turner, Waco
Edgar J. Vesey, Waco
*Josh Wood, Waco
Florence Bellah, D«catur
Eva Lomax Denton, Dallas
*Sara Kendall Irvine, Waco
C. O. Jones, Moody
*Osee Cook Jones (Piano),
•J. B. Pool, Slpe Springs
Mrs. Wm. H. Rice, Decatur
"Lillie Cowden Staten (Piano),
Mrs. John H. Wood, Waco
*0. M. Weatherby, Waco
Vada Scott Wortham, Waco
James P. Alexandeir, Waco
Fannie D. Bryan, Louisville,
*Nellie Buck, Waco
*William G. Carroll, Dallas
*Alpha Jeter Eastland, Min-
*Anise Carpenter Green,
*Annie Lou Boggess Kimball,
"■O. A. Maxwell. Dallas
•G. W. McDonald, Plainview
*E. R. Nash, Jr., Waco
*LiUdie Wood Pearson (Art),
Mrs. J. P. Reynolds, Dallas
Emory Rhoads, Vernon
Beulah Casey Talley, Temple
W. M. Baines, San Antonio
W. M. Harmon, Waco
*0. C. Harrison, Seymour
D. H. Loyless, Burleson
Etta Baird Martin, Oglesby
Evelyn McKie, Corsicana
*Lucy Casey Patterson, Ce-
*Lida Eatson Toland, Mart
*Carrie E. Walker, Dallas
*011ie Belle Barron Warren,
•Joseph P. Boone, Dallas
Edilee Brooks Fitzhugh,
*Martha Burke Brown, Powell
Georgialine Morris Caroth-
ers, Jackson, Miss.
Ethel Grinstead Carroll,
P. Lee Carroll, Beaumont
*E. S. Cornelius, Marble Falls
*Minnie Sanders Curling,
'Jessie Riley Falkner, Waco
Bonnibell Hamlett Hall,
Abell D. Hardin, Dallas
Sparks McKay, Eddy
Alma Nash Mitchell, Waco
"Louise Carpenter Spencer
W. R. Talley, Temple
"Eallie Lou Garrett Batson,
*J. H. Baugh, Ballinger
O. E. Bryan, Louis\-ille, Ky.
*W. T. Conner, Ft. Worth
Alvy R. Couch, Weinert
Susie Isbell Dalton, Caddo
Nona Diltz, Valley Mills
*W. S. Donoho, Denton
*Jessie Edwards Dressen (Ex-
*D'oyle L. Eastland, Waco
*John B. Fisher, Waco
*W. T. Gooch, Waco
Mrs. J. E. Hargrove, Tyler
•Marguerite Surratt Harrison,
•C. A. McDonald, Stephenville
Zella Webb Montgomery,
•Louise Higginbotham Nash,
Mary F'ondren Rumsey, El
J. E. Surratt, Sherman
•Carroll Todd, Waxahachie
Pearl Todd, Thrall
Pearle Webb, Mart
Una Walton Wilfong, Sanger
•J. D. Willis, Waco
Mary A. Bryan Wright,
J. L. Allen, Waco
•Crate Dalton, Caddo
L. H. Daniel, El Paso
Mamie Andrews Daniels,
•Jessie Harrington Durham,
•Grace Dowery Gilliam (Ex-
B. Hall, Pecos
*J. W. Harrell, Waco
•J. E. Hawkins, Waco
Nina Crosslin Hughes,
•Gussie Bolton Kemper, Waco
*L. L. Leggett. Corpus Christi
•Ella Stubblefield Lovelace
•Frances McMinn, Tyler
O. W. Moore, Waxahachie
•W. J. Nelson, Gorman
•Wylie A. Parker, Dallas
Taylor Reynolds, Amarillo
George B. Rosborough, Bel-
Maude Wortham Stewart,
•Prank B. Tirey, Waco
•Thomas PI. Taylor, Brown-
R. E. Watson, Waco
Aline Rogers Weatherby,
Constance Allen, Hico
Irene Reynolds Benham,
D. C. Bland, Orange
J. Frank Cheek, El Paso
•V. B. Clark, Havana, Cuba
•Scott Cotton, Waco
Donniebel Jenkins Hatton,
•Mrs. R. P. Plenry, Jr., (Ex-
•Mabel Spencer Higginboth-
•Hattie Hutton Hunt, Texar-
•Blanche Kendrick, Waco
Ida Stamps King, Waco
•Walter B. King, Waco
•Emma Martin, Itasca
*B. E. Masters, Greenville
•Mary McCauley Maxwell,
Ora McBlro:^ MoReynolds,
Whit Rogers, Waco
•Dora Garrett Sims, Waco
Mary Spencer (Piano), Mart
•W. B. Todd. Dallas
•MoUie Collier Trantham
•Robbie May Burt Alexander
•lone Pegues Bramlette (Art),
•Janet Baines Brockett, Ft.
Dolphus E. Compere. Dallas
Mrs. Scott Cotton, Waco
•Annie Daniel (Piano '06),
R. P. Henry, Jr., Lancaster
•Lenore PuUiam Horner,
•S. Ross Jones, Waco
W. L. Lackey, Waco
Martha Jenkins Marchman,
W. B. Patty, Plainview
Nelson Puett. Breckenridge
Alan C. Reed, New Orleans.
W. W. Sliortal, Dallas
J. Frank Solomon, Hebron
Ora Barton Allen, Otto
•B\'a Duncan Bishop (Voice),
•Rosa Marks Bruck, Crawford
Belle Buchanan, Llano
•Albert T. Coleman, Waco
.\gnes Oakes Compere,
*W. E. Compere, Shreveport,
R. B. Cox, Kosse
George A. Curlee, Pittsburg
Lois Dillard, Midlothian
Helen Douglas Dunn, Kemp
*C. A. Gantt, Waco
•J. H. Gooch, Mineral Wells
•Lela Har\-ey, Valley Mills
Alice Higginbotham Long,
C. G. I-loward, Cisco
Ruby Johnson, Hubbard
•Cubflle Mosley, Waco
Dolly Northcutt, Longview
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
*I. N. Odom, Waco
Grace Young Payne, Moody
Mrs. Alan C. Reed, New Or-
'*Bessie Robertson, Abilene
*Mittie Newton Robertson,
"J. C. Rogers, Mart
Annie Laurie Smith, Lexing-
Verne Monday Smith, Long-
■Harry Lee Spencer, Waco
* Willie Dow Sullivan, Anson
*Minnie Hayes Tidwell, Waco
''Henry Tirey, Waxahachie
W. W. Todd, Waxahachie
■"Frank Wallace, Waco
"Etta Hutton Wolverton,
*Agnes Arbuckle, Waco
*Rosa Motfett Baugh, Bal-
'Marvin D. Bell, Dallas
*H. S. Brindley, Maypearl
*T. F. Bunkley, Temple
'Charles M. Carroll, Beau-
"Quest C. Couch, San Antonio
Mrs. Quest C. Couch, San
"Zou Steele Daniel, Waco
Dimple Davison Davis, Ft.
'-Zonetta Daniel Devine, Gal-
Pearle Dobson, Jacksboro
"Willie Belle Dromgoole, Waco
*Bobbie Wood Bdmondson,
*Bess Ward Fouts, Dallas
*John M. Fouts, Dallas
"Alfred H. Fulbright, Pales-
J. M. Hale, Stephenville
Ruby Martin Harlan, Waco
A. B. Hays, Stephenville
*Sudie Morrison Hood (Piano),
•H. G. Isbill, McGregor
* James R. Jenkins, Waco
Irma Jones, Ross
Mary Lawson, Speegleville
Eula Lockwood, Moody
Jesse McElroy, Coolidge
"'J. A. Mclver, Moody
W. P. Phillips, Hillsboro
*J. M. Price, Ft. Worth
Winnie Cain Reed, Houston
*Thomas Payne Robinson, El-
Ruth Porter Rook, Waco
*Ben Rowland, Yingtak, China
*Lily Mcllroy Russell, Orange
-'Maude Dillard Simmons, Mid-
■•Earl B. Smyth, Mart
"Bertie Harris Spencer, Waco
*S. R. Spencer, Waco ,
L. G. Stewart, Mart
*A. C. Strickland, Groesbeck
*Lulu Strickland, Waco
W. A. Todd, Gatesville
Lula Crosby Walton, Gilmer
R. J. Walton, McKinney
J. S. Weaver, Blooming
"■Ruby Sessions Wiseman
Gertrude Budaly Allen, Waco
•W. S. Allen, Waco
Elliott H. Barron, Midland
'^Otsie Betts, Ft. Worth
"Autie Marrs Brindley, May-
*Lilybel Brown, Rockwall
''F. H. Bunkley, Seymour
"'Natalie Simpson Bunkley,
*E, M. Cooke, Georgetown
•Moxie A. Craus, MoKinney
Noma Crowder, Ft. Worth
Jewel Rice Douglass, Sanger
*Tom C. Dowell, McKinney
Ruth Alexander Gipe, Moody
"Margaret Terry Harrell,
"'Sim Hassler, Waco
"Mattie Mae Harris Ingram,
"Homer O. Jennings, Marlin
"John E. Lattimore, Waco
*W. A. Little, Waco
'*J. C. Mathis, Wichita Falls
"Wright McClatchy, Olney
"Mabel Thompson Mosley,
Mae Barron Mosley, San Saba
"Mary Paxton Fender, Waco
"Nora Powell, Anna
"Rosalind Kyser Smyth, Mart
Lake Ann Steele, Italy
"Clyde H. Watkins, Wichita
Katherine Spencer Webb,
"Ruth Ray Adams, Dallas
Ruth Buchanan, Waco
"Leonard T. Burton, Temple
"Watsie Nowlin Cain, Yoakum
H. W. Clark, Waco
*T. p. Cobb, Denton
"Reba Rich Collins (Piano &
"Jessie Compere, Abilene
R. L. Dudley, Houston
Ivey Ewart Duncan, Pampa
*S. W. Edge, Texarkana
Minnie Lawrence Fagan,
•W. D. F'agan, Waco
"W. M. Harrell, Houston
"Carrie Pool Hickson, Rome,
"Dunker Hudson, Waco
"J. N. Hunt, Decatur
Bffie Norwood Jones, Dallas
•Louisville Marshall, Austin
"Birdie Bettis McClain, Itasca ,
•J. H. McClain, Itasca
"Essie Forrester O'Brien
"Charles W. Orrick, Hillsboro
"William Porter, Hughes
"Mrs. William Porter, Hughes
"Wilmoth Frasher Powell
"Ermine Halbert Ray (Violin),
C. O. Sanders, Dallas
"Mamie Jenkins Shanklin,
Lucile Murchison Skinner,
Mrs. Ted Smith, West
Mrs. Charles Tinsley, Abbott
"Sudie Wier (Piano), Blanco
Sue Cole White, Waco
"Earl W. Wilson, Sudan
"John E. Wolf, Palaclos
"A. Grady Yates, Waco
Mattie Claire Allen, Hico
"Velma Smathers Allman
Clo Robbins Barclay, Reagan
"George H. Belew, Sipe
"W. O. Blount, Marks, Miss.
Geraldine Gegenworth Bog-
■'Woodfin Boggess, Dallas
"Abbie Griffis Brown, Lorena
"Henrietta Bruel (Piano), San
Bessie Byrd Burleson, Dallas
Floy Martin Chunn, Hubbard
"Fred Clark, Beaumont
Mrs. Fred Clark, Beaumont
"J. M. Cook, Rusk
Mozelle Holland Cook, Rusk
Reba Lowry DuPriest. Mart
Ethel Edwards, Ft. Worth
Mrs. Bob Ford, Kerens
McCall L. Gary, Big Spring
"W. Carter Grinstead, Sipe
'Eunice Jack, Burleson
Mildred Smyth Josey, Beau-
"J. A. Kidd, Desdemona
Bertha Oliver, Waco
Olive C. Pounds, Lubbock
"S. Hendrix Rider, Wichita
"Una Robinsuii, Waco
"Clara F. Shell, Port Lavaca
Sammie Lane Tate, Waco
"Hallie A. Walker (Art),
"Leslie D. Williams, Houston
"John Quincy Adams, Dallas
*H. E. Alexander, Hearne
"Irl L. Allison, Rusk
"Mary Archibald, Dallas
"W. G. Barrett, Anson
Carolyn Franks Braeter,
W. A. Bryan, Meridian
"J. E. Burkhart, Jr., Houston
"J. Homer Caskey, Waco
"Roy Christian, Waco
"Elizabeth Clay, Waco
"Henry C. Colt, Waco
"Winnie Warren Colt, Waco
Olin C. Emory, Denton
"Reba Funk, Bridgeport
"Cassie Morgan Goodloe, Mt.
"Joseph W. Hale, Waco
"Earl C. Hankamer, Sour
"L. C. Harlow, Waco
"C. C. Hooper, Belton
"George H. Jones, Nevada
"Ina Jones, Waco
"Dowd W. Jordan, Temple
Lula Gbrin Joslin, Summer-
Katie Lee Kennedy, Marlin
"Catherine Lattimore, Waco
"Frances McLaran, Waco
Bonnie Belle Hicks Managan,
"James I. Mathews, Silsbee
"Mary Edna Boothe Mitchell,
"A, E. Moon, Hillsboro
*R. C. Morris, Waco
"J. E. Morrow, Vernon
"Helen Olenbusch, Waco
*B. W. Orrick, Cedar Grove
"J. Clyde Penrod, Wichita
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
*Paul C. Porter, Belton
Gladys Saylors, San Angelo
*Juanlta Smith, "Waco
Aura Tanner Steubing, Gon-
*Brma Nola Voss (Piano),
D 3,113. S
*Blisha D. Walker, Elm Mott
*Ijynn White, Teixarkana
*Corre Ivey Williams, Hous-
'-H. S. Woods, Mt. Calm
Hull Youngblood, San An-
Geneva Avery, Waco
*Mary Seymour Belew, Sipe
Rufie Turnipseed Brown,
J. Q. Chadwick, Waco
Una Craft, Bastrop
*C. D. Daniel, Jr., Waco
♦Margaret Royalty Edwards,
Mrs. Arthur Evans, Quanah
*Cora Evans, Jonesboro
John R. Francis, Ft. Worth
Ruby Sykes Gillis, Waco
Mamie Godwin, Orange
♦Blanche Groves, Bridgeport
•E. D. Guthrie, Waco
Laura Mildred Halbert, Waco
*J. D. Isaaoks, Cleveland
*Myra Jones, Nevada
•Violet Underwood Jones,
Beatrice Koepke, Bartlett
Fred K. Mansell, Waco
*Irene Marschall, Lilano
Mrs. C. L. Mason, Coolidge
*John W. McDavid, Jr., Hen-
*Isla McElvain, Oglesby
Arthur L,. Mitchell, Waco
♦Eunice Puett Moreau, Desde-
J. M. Moreau, Desdemona
♦Elizabeth Nelson, Mt. Calm
♦Harry V. Nigro, Belton
Rubye C. Patton, Amarillo
Lorene M. Patty, Plainview
♦Everett E. Porter, Waco
•Hattie Powell, Anna
Mabel Falk Price, Ft. Worth
Louise Reynolds, Dallas
♦Mettie Rodgers, Hico
♦Allie J. Rosamond, Burleson
Margaret Sleeper Sames, La-
♦T. E. Sanderford, Belton
♦Edward H. Schloeman,
♦Isabelle Smith Schloeman,
Sadie Spell Seale, Kerens
*J. Wesley Smith, Jr., Allen
♦Norman St. Clair, San Be-
♦Herbert C. Taylor, Houston
Frankie Waldrop, Sherman
•Genevieve Warren, Palestine
♦Marie P. Willis, Parsons,
*R.'N. Wilson, Waco
Mrs. R. N. Wilson, Waco
Mrs. J. K. Wood, Dallas
*J. D. Aldredge, Burleson
♦Robert B. Alexander, Waco
♦Lena Austin, Godley
♦Joe Baines, Cleburne
♦Marianna Elder Baines, Cle-
Mary Barclay, Woodville
'Mary Belle Pool Bell, Waco
♦Jtathleen Blackshear, Nava-
♦Euretha Bottom, Abbott
Mattle Boyd, Gatesville
•■'Hobert H. Brister, Crowley
♦Clara Louise Bruel (Violin),
Burl Bryan, Waco
♦Leonard L. Burkhalter, Waco
♦Louise Howard Cain (Piano),
Ruth Rogers Calvert, Belton
♦Estelle Coleman, Cameron
♦Luther A. Crane, Ft. Worth
Guy J. Crosslin, Waco
Nannie Eva Everett, Trenton,
Sidney R. Parrington, Dallas
♦Catherine Paust, Dublin
Minnie Ferguson, Bryan
''Ployd F. Pouts, Houston
♦Leslie Van Sams Pouts,
♦James M. Garrett, Waco
Maurina Griffis, Greenville
Z. T. Huff, Plainview
Lillian isaacks Cleveland
♦Speight Jenkins, Waco
Thomas S. King, Hillsboro
Edna McMickin, Beaumont
D. T. McNeill, Waco
Garfield S'. Moore, Kemp
Carrie Morgan, Waco
Zeha Maye Motley, HoUis,
♦Alilea Muldrow, Waco
♦Robert P. Neville, Washing-
ton, D. C.
♦H. P. Newton, Georgetown,
Arabella Odell, Ft. Worth
Mrs. Mary Owen, Kerens
Luna Lee Patton, Amarillo
♦W. H. Pool, Jr., Houston
♦Marie Porter, Oklahoma City,
Pauline Rogers, Mart
Mrs. John Roop, Waco
Lois Sanders, Hillsboro
Hall Shannon, Dallas
♦Marjorie Edna Sloan, Waco
W. S. Starnes, Dallas
Odessa Swindell Stewart,
♦Bess Webber Tardy, Dallas
♦R. H. Tharp, Du Quoin, Ills.
Mrs. W. C. Turner, Atoka,
E. H. Vaden, Waco
Lalla Creasey Ward, West
H. W. Williams, Waco
J. K. Wood, Dallas
Ruby Hollifield Youngblood,
Mary Belle Alexander, Hous-
♦Gladys Allen, Waco
♦Mary B. Barron, Midland
♦Annie Rivers Bigham
♦Imogene Board, Waco
Kate Bottom, Abbott
♦Conrad R. Bullock, Coolidge
Mrs. Conrad R. Bullock, Cool-
Alma Lou Cairnes, Coving-
♦Madge Carver, Parmersville
♦Helen Clay, Waco
Bernice Compere, Abilene
''Mildred Danied, Honey Grove
Bryan M. de Graffenried,
E. B. Du Laney, Kaufman
Churchill W. Duncan, Belton
Hattie J. Everett, Trenton,
♦Robert W. Evans, Waco
♦M. L. Pergeson, Thorndale
Minnie Ferguson, Bryan
♦Frances Allison Ford, Waco
Louise Foreman, Houston
♦Theron J. Pouts, Greenville
♦Charles A. Garrett, Waco
♦Elsie Martin Gray, Waxa-
♦John B. Hayes, Stephenville
♦Miles B. Hays, Hillsboro
♦Pansy Jones, Newark
♦J. Weldon Jones, Quanah
Susan Lanhim, Dallas
Mary Prances La Rue, Ath-
W. W. Looney, Dallas
♦Cornelia Marschall, Llano
Mrs. Juddie Martin, Gorman
Wayne McClain, Galveston
♦J. M. McDade, Houston
William R. Moore, Sulphur
Karl H. Moore, Grandview
♦Harvey Carroll Morrow,
J. H. Nash, Waco
Arabella Odell, Ft. Worth
Lottie G. Parmer, Waco
Mrs. B. S. Peek, Hubbard
♦Ruth Pittman, Grand Prairie
♦Clydine Pool, Victoria
♦Burr Powell, Anna
Janette Rea, Lancaster
♦Lucian Roach, McGregor
♦Vera Sams, Gatesville
Wiley Seale, Floresville
Aletha Sleeper, Waco
Nan Smith, Longview
♦Richard T. Spencer, Waco
Mary Ruth Splawn, Decatur
Allie Thompson, Corsicana
William T. Tardy, Jr., Dal-
♦Paul T. Thompson, Ft.
Zilpah Miller Townsend,
♦Minnie May Vance, Gates-
♦E. G. L. Wiebusch, Waco
Mary Arnold, Dallas
Charles B. Ball, Pt. Worth
♦Paul C. Bell, Austin
♦Estelle Barron, Waco
Lorena Barry, Smithville
Lillian Blum, Temple
Zach Bobo, Rhome
L. B. Boone, West
Hortense Bradfield, Gilmer
♦Leila Brown, Dallas
Madeline Burt, Gatesville
Bernice Butt, Dexter
Fannie Carroll, S'an Saba
♦J. D. Chalk, Houston
♦Bula Clarkson, Duncan, Okla.
♦Una May Coleman, Henrietta
Vanita Cook, Mart
♦Nina Covington, Granger
♦Henry Craig, Hillsboro
♦Zilpah Craig, Hillsboro
♦Annie Crosier, Godley
Gladys Duncan, Moody
Terrell PauUtner, Whitney
♦Jessie Gilstrap, Wheelook
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
*Bdna Davis Glasscock, Waco
•R. G. Gray, Caldwell
♦Robert A. Grundy, Memphis
•J. B. Hargis, Dawson
•Virginia Harris, Ft. Worth
Reagan A. Hawthorne, Sea-
*John R. Jordan, Rockwall
Elizabeth Dee, Brownwood
*Ralph B. Managan, Westlake,
Vyra Fisher Managan, West-
Maggie Marrs, Mansfield
*J. E. Marsh, Divingston
*Jane McCuUoch, Waco
*D. T. McDaniel, Granger
•Louise McFarling, Tulia
Catherine Meade, Waco
*W. W. Melton, W^co
George W. Moore, Waco
•Mabel Moran, Waco
Doris Morehead, McGregor
•Vera Humphries Orrick, Ce-
•Dollie Padgitt Pierce. Troy
Margaret Johnson Porter,
Alleyne Quicksall, Waco
Ora Dee Rainer, Waco
•Verlin Reeves, Matador
•John B. Reid, Woodville
Thelma Hike, Farraersville
•John B. Rowan, Jacksonville
"Una Belle Self, Crowell
•Leo D. Sellars, Decatur
Janet Selman, Jewett
•A'eph Tanner, Gonzales
"W. H. Townsend, Whitney
Fred A. Turner, Waco
Blonda Weatherby, Ector
Grace Weaver, Dallas
•Flora Eleanor Wells, Morgan
•Alma Jewel Westerman,
•Martha 'Youngblood, San An-
REGISTER OF VISITORS*
Miss Erma Dee Adams, Gates-
Mrs. J. D. Aldredge, Ft.
Mrs. James P. Alexander,
Miss Dorena Alexander, Me-
B. C. Allen, Coolidge
Mrs. A. M. Anderson, Reagan
Miss Mattie Anderson, Brady
J. H. Andrew, Dampasas
Mrs. J. H. Andrew, Dampasas
Mrs. Gussie Rabb Andrews,
M. T. Andrews, Temple
Mrs. M. T. Andrews, Temple
Mrs. W. D. Anglin, Hamilton
Miss Edna M. Aynesworth,
Mrs. C. E. Barrera, Mission
E. V, Barrera, Mission
Mrs. E. Barrera, Mission
Mrs. J. H. Barron, Midland
Mrs. Elizabeth Bastian, Whit-
Rev. Wallace Bassett, Dallas
Mrs. Wallace Bassett, Dallas
Mrs. Maggie D. Bateman,
Miss Mary Bateman, Dittle
Mrs. J. P. Baze, Brady
Mrs. D. H. Baze, Dondon
Miss Feme Da Nelle Bean,
Mrs. Jessie McBride Bell, Dal-
Dewitte Benton, Whitney
P. W. Boatwright, Richmond,
Mrs. I. Bodine, Cedar Hill
Mrs. N. B. Boggess, Waco
Mrs. H. W. Bolton, San Saba
Miss Evelyn Bondurant, Waco
Miss Helen Boone, Hillsboro
J. P. Boone, Sr., Dallas
Miss Carrie Bower, Whitney
Miss Dorris D. Braly, Celeste
Miss Myrtle Brazil, San Saba
Miss Rosabel Breedlove, Abi-
Charles E. Brewer, Raleigh,
John W. Bridwell, Mineral
Mrs. John W. Bridwell, Min-
Miss Flora Brown, San Saba
Deo Bruck, Waco
Mrs. R. C. Bruel, San Antonio
Miss Ethelyn Stokes Burleson,
Mrs. J. L. Burleson, Richland
J. D.. Burleson, Jr., Richland
Mrs. R. A. Burleson, San
Mrs. Rufus C. Burleson, Dal-
R. B. Burt, Dallas
Mrs, R. E. Burt, Dallas
C. H, Burton, Shreveport, Da.
D. B. Cain, Yoakum
T. Anderson Caldwell, Dallas
George T. Caldwell, Dallas
Sam H. Campbell, Tyler
George D. Canaday, Era
IVIrs. W. E. Carkhuff, Waco
Miss Dorothy Carroll, Natchi-
Miss Evelyn Guyley Carroll
George W, Carroll, Beaumont
Miss Mary Edna Carroll,
E. H, Gary, Dallas
Mrs. B. H. Gary, Dallas
Miss D. J. Cathey, Gatesville
Miss Margie Belle Chadwlck,
Mrs. Olive W. Chaffee, Ant-
Mrs. J. D. Chalk, Jr., Houston
Asa C, Chandler, Houston
Clarence Chandler, Waupaka,
Mrs. Clarence Chandler, Wau-
R. W. Chastain, Ranger
Mrs. H. W. Clark, Waco
Mrs. V. B. Clark, Havana,
Mrs. S. H. Clayton, Waco
JVErs. S. P. Clement, Oklaunion
Miss Ruth Clonch, Waco
Thomas S. Clyce, Sherman
Mrs. T. P. Cobb, Denton
J. W. Cochran, Divingston
Mrs.- J. W. Cochran, Diving-
M. D. Cody, Gainesville, Fla.
H. W. Coit, Renner
Mrs. H. W. Coit, Renner
Miss Ruby Coker, Quanah
Mrs. B. V. Cole, Dallas
Mrs. John A. Cole, Temple
Cornelius A. Coleman, Waco
Miss Daisy Collier, Caprock..
Mrs. J. R. Collier, Waco
Mrs. Claude Collins, Sterling
Mrs. J. N. CoIUer, Whitney
Mrs. D. E. Compere, Dailas
V aiois Compere, Dallas
Harvey H. conger, China
Mrs. M. b. Cooper, Waco
Oscar H. Cooper, Abilene
C. Cottingham, Pineville, Da.
J. B. Cranlill, Dallas
Mrs. Carrie (Jlilton Craus,
Miss Marguerite Crawford,
Mrs. Aline Whiteman Cross-
Mrs. B. C. Curry, Marlin
Mrs. Charles E. Dansby, Ft.
A. S. Davis, McGregor
Mrs. A. B. Davis, McGregor
Hugh B. Davis, Nacogdocnes
Mrs. L. M. Davis, Waco
Miss Lucretia A. Davis, Old-
Mrs. M. M. Davis, San An-
Matt Davis, Jr., San Antonio
Mrs. Olivia Bridges Davis,
Mrs. Ora B. Davis, San An-
Miss Ozelia Davis, Dallas
Samuel T. Davis, Denton
Mrs. S. R. Davis, Denton
Mrs. Walter D. Davis, Nacog-
Miss Betty Dawson, Graham
J. H. Devine, Galveston
Charles E. Dicken, Arkadel-
B. E. Dickie, Ft. Worth
Miss Rosa Dow, Marlin
J. V. Drisdale, Juno
Mrs. C. F. Dumas, Waco
k.', A. Dunn, Normangee
Mrs. Alice B. Dupree, Shreve-
Mrs. Elbert Easley, Chilli-
Edward East, Coolidge
Lee East, Coolidge
James H. Eastland, Jr., Min-
Mrs. S. W. Edge, Texarkana
Miss Mabel Elliott, POwell
Miss Christine Bvers, Mc-
W. J. Bvers, McGregor
Mrs. Bettie Turner Faulkner,
Mrs. M. L. Fergeson, Thorn-
•Not ex-students of Baylor University.
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
Mrs. J. G. Ferguson, Minden,
Miss Nannie B. Ferguson,
Mrs. Holland C. Filgo, Lan-
Mrs. A. C. Foster, Dallas
Miss Adina Foster, Dallas
Mrs. Ollie B. Poster, Wichita
Mrs. Andy Fowler, Duncan,
D. A. Fowler, Jr., Duncan,
Reeford Fowler, Duncan. Okla.
William B. Frank, Dallas
J'. B. Franklin, liallas
Mrs. Fred Frasher, Gaines-
Miss Metha Freyer, Crawford
Miss Blanclie Garber, Ranger
J. W. Gardner, Chilton
Mrs. J. W. Gardner, Chilton
clarence H. Gilford, Wash-
ington, D. C.
Mrs. Uthra C. Gilder, Gates-
Mrs. W. B. Glass, Hwang-
Mrs. J. D. Goldsmith, Cle-
H. O. Gossett, Ft. Worth
Mrs. T. H. Gray, Miami, Fla.
C. J. Green, Mart
Mrs. Dydia Gleiss Gronde,
Mrs. Margaret B. Hamilton,
Roswell, N. M.
Mrs. Georgia O'Hara Handly,
Mrs. W. C. Handly, Waco
.J. C. Haney, Waco
Mrs. J. C. Haney, Waro
Mrs. Jennie M. Hardy, Beiton
Mrs. Mattie Brown Hargrove,
Miss Ola Harper, Winters
Miss Sammie Harper, Quanah
George L. Harris, Waco
Mrs. George L. Harris, Waco
Mrs. Louise Burger Harris,
Mrs. W. H. Harris, Dallas
Miss Frances Harrison, Valley
Mrs. Henry Harrison, Valley
Miss Louise Harrison, Valley
Roy W. Hatch, Eddy
J. S. Hathcock, Otto
Mrs. J. S. Hathcock, Otto
W. R. Head, Dallas
Mrs. Theo Heisig, Beaumont
Mrs. T. S. Henderson, Cam-
Miss Annie Hetherington,
D. C. Hill, Eldorado
Mrs. Ethel Hill, Valley Mills
H. W. Hill, Valley Mills
John C. Hill, Waco
R. T. Hill, Dallas
Mrs. R. T. Hill, Dallas
M. E. Hindman, Ft. Worth
Miss Carrie Hitchcock, Mar-
Mrs. Abbie Ferguson Hobgood,
H. F. Hood. Lancaster
Miss Marion Louise Hopkins,
Mrs. W. G. Hord, Gatesville
Walter C. Hornaday, Dallas
Mrs. C. A. Hornburg, Waco
C. M. Hornburg, Waco
L. C Hornburg, Waco
Mrs. A. L. Ingram, Waco
Miss Dagma isaacks, Cleve-
Mrs. IN. F. Isbell, Waco
Mrs. Carrie JJ'. Isbill, Mc-
B. Jay Jackson, Copperas
Mrs. ts. Jay Jackson, Cop-
Mrs. JJ. J. Jenkins, Dainger-
Mrs. ixjuise B. Johnson, Cor-
Edwin ±i. Jones, Farmersville
Mis3 Kuth Jones, Farmersville
Mrs. Clarence ivelly, Waco
J. I. Kendrick, Amarillo
M. J>'. tiennedy, Greenville
Kalph Killgore, Coolidge
u. K. Kilman, Greenville
Mrs. G. K, Kilman, Greenville
iviiss EJmma C. King
v*. C. ±iingsley. Garland
james M. Kiriiland, Nashville
Mrs. W. W. Knowies, Hico
ciiiford Kornegay, Winters
Mrs. Edwin B. Langdon,
Mrs. J. O. Lattimore, Waco
Claude W. Lawson, Aleixander
G. B. Layton, Nacogdoches
Mrs. G. a. Layton, Nacog-
Judd Mortimer Lewis, Hous-
Miss Marjorie Augusta Lewis,
Miss Frankie Liliker, Bloom-
Miss Mary Long, Haskell
Edgar Odell Lovett, Houston
Miss Gladys Lowery, Mart
Mrs. W. L. Lowery, Marc
Charles E. Maddry, Austin
Mrs. Charles B. Maddry, Aus-
Miss Lucille Managan, West-
Mrs. W. E. Mansell, Waco
Oscar M. Marchman, Dallas
Miss Ruth Marrs, Mansfield
Mrs. Alice K. Martin, Morgan
Mrs. Mamie S. Matteo, Mus-
Miss IViarguerite Maxey,
E. L. Mayfield, Wetumka,
Miss Gladys McClaren
Mrs. Wright McClatchy, Olney
Mrs. Wheeler McCord, Frost
Miss Birdie McCrary, Calvert
Miss Lucile McCrary, Waco
Miss Annie W. McDavid, Hen-
Mrs. Jonie H. McDonald,
Mrs. Agnes Hayter McElroy,
Miss Evelyn McEJroy, Snow
Mrs. Margery M. MoGee,
J. B. McGinness
Mrs. Alice McKinney, Dallas
Miss Sarah McPherson, Cle-
William J. Meyers, Dallas
E. N. Miller, Perrin
J. D. Miller, Royse City
O. G. Miller, Chilton
Miss Daisy Monroe, Waco
Miss Geneva Monroe, Waco
Miss Lorene Monzingo, Mag-
Allen J. Moon, Abilene
C. L'. Moore, Alvarado
Hight C. Moore, Nashville,
Mrs. Karl H. Moore, Grand-
Mrs. Harris Mullin, Jr., Win-
Miss Myra Murchison, Athens
Miss Grace Nance, Kyle
E. R. Nash, Sr., Waco
Mrs. E. R. Nash, Sr., Waco
uid N eal, Marlin
Jack Neal, Marlin
Mrs. W. D. Neal, Marlin
Mrs. W. J. Nelson, Gorman
George Henry Nettleton, New
Mrs. Alma Nichols, Waco
Mrs. Bazil Noble
Miss Verna Gates, Haskell
Mrs. Christine B. Olson,
J H. O'Neal, Elk City, Okla.
Mrs. J. H. O'Neal, Elk City,
Miss Hattie Belle Orrick,
J. C. Orton, Nacogdoches
Mrs. Lillie Bolton Outlar,
Miss Zora Owings, San An-
Miss Hazel Owsley, Chicka-
J. G. Pai, Dallas
Miss Leila Park, Waco
Miss Ellen Parmer, Waco
Mrs. Lizzie Parmer, Waco
D. M. Parsons, Ft. Worth
Anthon Paulson, Waco
L. W. Payne, Jr., Austin
Mrs. L. W. Payne, Jr., Austin
I. N. Penick, Jackson, Tenn.
Mrs. Florence W. Penrod,
Miss Coy Perry, Coolidge
Mrs. A. G. Person, Uvalde
C. Pessels, San Antonio
Miss Jewell Phillips, Dallas
Mrs. William P. Phillips,
William H. Pierson, Grapevine
Miss Mabel Pittillo, Crowell
Edward Pitts, Cleburne
R. B. Pitts, Cleburne
Miss Jennie Pool, Mansfield
W. A. Pool, Mansfield
J, E. Porter, Waco
Mrs. Margaret Potter, Waco
0. L. Powers, Wichita Falls
Mrs. Regina Prade, Waco
Mrs. L. G. Price, Austin
S. M. Provence, Dallas
Mrs. Frances Howard Puett,
Miss Elizabeth Raytord, Hen-
D. S. Reed, Bryan
Mrs. J. B. Reese, Kerens
Elbert Reeves, Matador
M. F. Reid, McGregor
Mrs. M. F. Reid, McGregor
Warren Reid, McGregor
1. E. Reynolds, Ft. Worth
Mrs. J. C. Reynolds, Moody
Miss Mary Katherine Rey-
Mrs. E. H. Rice, Waco
Mrs. J. C. Rice, Sanger
Miss Mary Richards, Whitney
Mrs. I. Richardson, Dallas
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
Commemorative dates growing on the Campus.
THE NEW ATHLETIC WALL AND GATES
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
N. O. Robbins, Jasper
Jerome B. Robertson, Moran
Arch Robinson, Bryan
Mrs. Arch Robinson, Bryan
Elbert L. Robinson, Bryan
Mrs. J. A. D. Robinson,
Miss Louise Robinson, Bryan
Mrs. L. W. T. Robinson, Cle-
Miss Reba Lou Robinson,
Mrs. Whitfield Rogers, "Waco
Miss BUine Rouse, Vernon
Mrs. Ben Rowland,' Yingtak,
Miss Nell Rowland, Ft. "Worth
G. "W. Royalty, "Waco
Mrs. Ella Harvey Russell,
Mrs. Johnnie Lee Cooper Rus^
Mrs. Sam Ryan, Jr., Waco
Mrs. Virginia Ryan, "Waco
W. E. Ryan, CleburnS
"W. Eugene Sallee, Kaifeng,
Mrs. L. L. Sams, Crockett
Rowe Lee Sams, Crockett
Mrs. J. D. Sandefer, Abilene
Mrs. Mabel Bolton Sanders,
Miss Susie Sanders
Miss Mary Carolyn S'ansing,
Mrs. C. E. Saxon. "Waco
Miss Euna Lee Scarborough,
Mrs. J. Scheffa. Dallas
Mrs. "W. B. Sohimmelpfennig.
Miss Christine Sehuly, Dallas
Miss Bettie Scott, Graham
Mrs. Sadie Rose Scott, Waco
O. W. Scurlock, Cleburne
Miss Theryl Sensing, Whit-
Miss Nell Frances Shipp,
B. S. Shirley, Nacogdoches
Mrs. B. S. Shirley, Nacog-
Mrs. C. L. Shivers, Waco
Miss Fannie Pearle Skinner,
J. E.- Skinner, Waco
T. J. •"Slaughter, Jr., Killeen
W. M. Sleeper, Waco
Mrs. W. M. Sleeper, WacO
Miss Elizabeth Smith. Waco
George Hunter Smith, Waco
Mrs. Leah M. Smith, San
Miss Mabel Smith, Gatesville
Magus Fulton Smith, Pear-
Mrs. Magus Fulton Smith,
Mrs. T. Ed Smith, Waco
Mrs. T. Jeff Smith
Twiford Smith, Pearsall
Miss Dorothy Sparkman,
Mrs. F. C. S'parkman, Ster-
Mrs. R. W. Sparks, Valley
Mrs. J. A. Spears, Nacog-
Bernard W. Spilman, Kinston,
Mrs. Prances Rogers Stegall,
W. S. Stephenson, Corpus
Claude Stone, Burleson
J. T. Strother, Waco
Mrs. W. R. Talley, Temple
A. S. Tanner, Malakoff
D. D. Tanner, Malakoff
Miss Lucile Taylor, Haskell
Miss Freda Telkany, Dallas
J. H. Thomas, Goodnight
Mrs. F. B. Thorn, Van Al-
Mrs. Frank B'. Tirey, Waco
J. G. Toland, Mart
Mrs. E. G. Townsend, Belton
G. W. Tyson, D'eoatur
H. F. Vermillion, El Paso
Miss Dona Walker, Brady,
J. L. Walker, Waco
Mrs. Mary Anderson Wallace,
Mrs. T. B. Wallace, Dallas
Royall R. Watkins, Dallas
Mrs. Louise Weaver, Bloom-
Mrs. Fred Webber, Dallas
Mrs. Emma Gleiss Wede-
Miss Cora V. Wells, Waco
Mrs. C. A. Westbrook, Lo-
Mrs. C. W. White
L. A. White, Carbon
Mrs. Laura Gaston White,
W. P. White, Henderson
Mrs. W. P. White, Henderson
Mrs. Louis Wiebusoh, Waco
Miss Edith Mae Williams
J. M. Williamson, Gushing
Mrs. J. M. Williamson, Cush-
Mrs. W. R. Williamson, Lam-
Mrs. F. A. Winchell, Waco
Miss Pearl Witt, McGregor
Mrs. S. E. Witt, McGregoi
Mrs. S. M. Witt, Moody
Miss Fannie Maye Witten,
Mrs. J. M. Womack, Waco
Carroll Wood, Eastland
Mrs. George E. Wood, Hen-
Mrs. J. F. Wood, Waco
Mrs. J. S. Wootters, Crockett
Miss Edna Lucile Worden,
Miss Geraldine Wright, Stam-
.T. S. Wright. Dallas
Mrs. John W. Toung
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIRECTORY
W H Jenkins, A.B. Baylor University, Attorney Amicable Building, Waco
Pat M. Neff, A.B., LL.B., Governor ot the State of Texas Austin
E. R. Nash, President Nash-Robinson Co Waco
J. T. Harrington. M.D., Amicable Building Waco
Jno. F. Rowe, Broker, Amicable Building Waco
J. R. Collier, Farmer Waco
J. M. Dawson, A.B., D.D.. Pastor First Baptist Church Waco
L. B. Smyth, Farmer and Banker, Amicable Building Waco
J. M. Penland, President Waco Drug Company Waco
Jno. B. Fisher, A.B., B.S., Hall & Fisher Tire Co Waco
Geo. W. Truett, A.B., D.D., LL.D., First Baptist Church Dallas
M. H. Wolf, Cotton Broker Dallas
J. F. Parks Dallas
CuUen F. Thomas. Attorney, Praetorian Bldg ..Dallas
Charles R. Moore, President Austin Bros. Bridge Company Dallas
R. B. Burt, Oil Producer Dallas
Hal W. White, Banker and Farmer Ijancaster
D. E. Graves, President Gatesville National Bank Gatesville
Geo. W. Carroll, Broker Beaumont
J. P. Crouch, Banker and Farmer McKinney
Geo. W. Cowden, Stock Farmer Fort Worth
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184 BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
FACULTIES AND OFFICERS
S. P. Brooks, A.M., LL.D President
S. R. Spencer, A.B Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
E H Cary M.D D'ean of the College of Medicine and Pharmacy
J. S. Wright, D.D.S Dean of the College of Dentistry
Samuel Palmer Brooks, A.M., LD.D President
Samuel Riley Spencer, A.B Dean of the College and Professor of Physics
James Patterson Alexander, Li,.B Professor of Law
William Sims Allen, A.M Professor of Secondary Education
A. Joseph Armstrong. Ph.D Professor of English Language and Literature
bra Clare Bradbury, Ph.D Professor of Zoology
Frank B. Bridges Director of Athletics
Walter Matthew Briscoe, A.B' Professor of French I^anguage and Literature
Thomas Dudley Brooks, A.M., Professor of School Administration and Chairman of the School
Felix Et-nant Buldain Professor of Spanish Literature
Grove Samuel Dow, A.M Professor of Sociology
James Walker Downer. Ph.D Professor of Latin Language and Literature
Allen Gilbert Flowers, LL.B., LL.M Dean of the Department of Law
Wilby T. Gooch, Ph D Professor of Chemistry
Francis Gevrier Guittard, A.M Professor of History
Arthur Jaclrson Hall. Ph.D - Professor of Psychology and Philosophy
Nathaniel Harris. LL.M Professor of I^aw
Joseph Elmer Hawkins, A.M Professor of German
Jesse Breland .Tohnson, Ph.D Professor of Mathematics
Albert Henry Newman, D.D., LL.D Professor of History
Lula Pace, Ph.D Professor of Botany
Wade Hill Pool. A.M Professor of Elementary Latin
Agnes Myrtle Thompson - Professor of Public Speaking
.Tosiah Blake Tidweil. A.M., D.D C. C. Slaughter Professor of Bible
Henry Trantham, A.M Professor of Greek
Ralnh V. Bangham. A.M Assistant Professor of Zoology
J. Homer Caskey, A.M Assistant Professor of Enelish
T. H. Claypool. A.M - - Assistant Profe=sir of Affriculture
Kate Griffith. Ph.B Assistant Professor of French
Jefferson Whitfield Harrell. Ph.B., A.M Assistant Professor of Mathematics
George Winfield Harris. A.M Assistant Professor of Economics
William A. .Tackson, A.M Assistant Professor of Political Science
Edward B'. Mersereau, Ph.B Assistant Professor of German
I.aurers Joseph Mills, A.M. Assistant Professor of English
Paul C. Porter. A.M Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Physics
Ellis H. Sparkman. A.M .^sistant Professor of Spanish
Norvell C. Belk. A.B Instructor in History
.Tames L. Brakefield, A.B - - Instructor in Cliemistry
Miriam Buck. Ph.B Instructor in English
P'ernand Cattelain, A B Instructor in French
Adolphe Dickman, A.M Instructor in French
Frances Earle -. Instructor in Physical Training
.John J. George, A.B Instructor in English
Eldred Douglas Haad, Th.M Instructor in Bible
Esther Isabella Leary Instructor in Public Speaking
Annie M. Long. A.B Instructor in Spanish
Otis H. Miller. M..I Instructor in Journalism
Henriette L. Moussiegt, A.B Instructor In French
Andres Sendon, A.B' Instructor in Spanish
Ralnh R. Wolf Instructor in Spanish and Assistant Coach
SCHOOL OF MUSIC FACULTY
Samuel Palmer Brooks, A.M., LL.D President of the University
Clarence Chandler Pianoforte
Severin Frank Pianoforte
Albert Hodges Morehead ...- Voice"
G. C. Morris Pianoforte and Pipe Organ
Mrs. G. C. Morris Violin
Anton Navratil Violin
W. N. Payne Voice
Lyle Skinner Band Director
Ivar Skougaard Voice
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY DIAMOND JUBILEE
BUSINESS OFFICERS AND ASSISTANTS
Francis Marlon Allen, A.B., Registrar
Mrs. T. H. Claypool, A.B.,
Superintendent Burleson -Brooks Hall
Ethel Collins, Assistant Librarian
Mary Helen Collins, Reference Librarian
J. Leo Garrett, Head Bookkeeper and Cashier
Winona Gause, B.S.,
Dietitian Burleson-Brooks Hall
Mrs. J. W. Harrell,
Manager of Susan Thornton Price Hall
John Henry Johnson,
Secretary to the President
Assistant in the Registrar's Office
Ernest W. Provence, A.B.,
Business Manager of Baylor TJniversily
Mrs. Jennie B. Handle,
Assistant Superintendent Burleson-Brooks
Hall and Head of Nursing Department
John Kern Strecker,
Librarian and Curator of the "Museum
Mrs. W. L. Trice, Manager of Cafeteria
Louise Edrington Willis, A.B.,
FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Officers of Administration
Samuel Palmer Brooks, A.B., A.M., LL.D President of the University
Walter Henrik Moursund, M.D., Acting Dean and Professor of Bacteriology & Clinical Pathology
William J. Meyers Secretary and Registrar
Raleigh W. Baird, A.B., M.D.,
Professor of Clinical Medicine
James Harvey Black, M.D.
Professor of Preventive Medicine
Frank D. Boyd, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Rhinology and Laryngology
George T. Caldwell, B'.A., M.A., Ph.D., M.D.
Professor of Pathology
Edward Henry Gary, M.D., LL.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Ophthalmology and Oto-Lar-
Harold Medoris Doolittle, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Surgery
Elbert Dunlap, Ph.G., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Gynecology
Clarence Manning Grigsby, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Garfield M. Hackler, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Principles of Surgery
Benjamin F. Hambleton, B.S., M.D.,
Professor of Pharmacology and Physio-
Calvin Richards Hannah, M.D.
Professor of Obstetrics
William W. Looney, M.D.,
Professor of Anatomy
James M. Martin, M.D.,
Professor of Roentgenology
Robert B. McBride, M.D.,
Professor of Applied Therapeutics
Hugh Leslie Moore, A.B., M.D.,
Professor of Pediatrics
Fred Terry Rogers, A.B., M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Physiology
Charles McDaniel Rosser, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Bacon Saunders. M.D., LL.D.. F.A.C.S.
■Professor of Theory and Practice of
Jesse B. STielmire. B.A., M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology
Andrew B. Small, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Professor of Clinical Surgery
James J. Terrill, M.D.,
Professor of Neuro-Psychiatry
Cullen F. Thomas, LD.B.,
Professor of Medical Jurisprudence
Harry G. Walcott. M.D.,
Professor of Gastro-Enterology
Samuel Webb, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Joseph W. B'ourland, M.D.,
Associate Professor of Obstetrics
David W. Carter. Jr., A.B,, A.M.. M.D.,
Associate Professor of Medicine
Charles W. Flynn. B.S., M.D., F.A.C.S.,
Associate Professor of Surgery
John W. Gormley, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Medical Jurispru-
Mark E. Lott, B.S., B.L., M.D., F.A.C.S.,
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Lee M. Nance, B.S., M.D., F.A.C.S.,
Associate Professor of Gynecology
William W. Shortal, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Associate Professor of Applied Anatomy
and Instructor in Clinical Gynecology
Homer Donald, B.S., M.D.,
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Alfred I. Folsom, A.B., M.D.
Assistant Professor of Urology
May Agnes Hopkins, B.S., M.D.,
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Jack F. Perkins, M.D.,
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Guy F. Witt, M.D.,
Assistant Professor of Neuro-Psychiatry
Z. Bercovitz, A.B., M.S.
Instructor in Physiology
David L. B'ettison, M.D.
Instructor in Ophthalmology and Oto-
William B'. Carroll, B.S., M.D.,
Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery
Henry B. Decherd, M.D.,
Instructor in Ophthalmology and Oto-
J. Harold Dorman. Ph.G., M.D.,
Instructor in Clinical Surgery
Robert Byrom Giles, M.D.,
Instructor in Clinical Medicine
Ben H, Griffin, Ph.G.,
Instructor in Materia Medica and Applied
Harry P. Harber, M.D.,
Instructor in Anatomy
William D. Jones, M.D.,
Instructor in Ophthalmology and Oto-
George C. Kindley, M.D.,
Instructor in Clinical Medicine
Benjamin Kinsell, M.D.,
Instructor in Dermatology and Syphilology
Minnie L. Maffett, M.D.,
Instructor in Clinical Gynecology
Charles R. Martin, M.D.,
Instructor in Roentgenology
John G. McDaurin, M.D.
Instructor in Clinical Medicine
Frank H. Newton, A.B., M.D.,
Instructor in Clinical Surgery
George F. O'Brien, A.B.,
Instructor in Pharmacology and Physio-
logical Chemistry '
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Harry R. Levy, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Medicine
Oscar M. Marchman, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Ophthalmology and
Gordon B. McFarland, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Pediatrics
Tate Miller, B.L., M.D.,
Assistant in Gastro-Bnterology
Ramsey H. Moore, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Medicine
John M. Neel, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Surgery
Edward Randall, Jr., B.A., M.D..
Assistant in Clinical Medicine
Marcus T. Seely, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Gynecology
Hall Shannon, M.D.,
Assistant in Obstetrics
Henry T. Smith, M. D.,
Assistant in Clinical Surgery
Ralph A. Spence, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Pediatrics
Archie R. Super, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Urology
Lloyd C. Tittle, M.D.,
Assistant in Obstetrics
Jay L. Touchstone, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Surgery
Rex B. Van Dusen, B.S.. M.D..
Assistant in Clinical Urology
Samuel D. Weaver, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Surgery
Edward White, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Urology
Henry M. Winans, A.B., M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Medicine
James G. Poe, M.D.,
Demonstrator of Anaesthesia
Curtice Rosser, A.B., M.D.,
Instructor in Clinical Surgery
John B. Smoot, M.D., F.A.C.S.,
Instructor in Clinical Surgery
William T. White, A.B., M.D.,
Instructor in Clinical Surgery
Marvin D. Bell, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Pathology
Emmett Bruton, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Medicine
Vida Canaday, M.D.,
Assistant in Bacteriology
George L. Carlisle, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Medicine
Marcus M. Carr, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Pediatrics
Earl Carter, M.D.,
Assistant in Obstetrics
Heni-y Clay, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Gynecology
Robert W. Cowart, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Medicine
Jewel Daughety, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Gynecology
Ivan A. Estes, M.D.,
Assistant in Obstetrics
William T\'. Fowler, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Ophthalmology and
Herbert F. Gammons, M.D.
Assistant in Clinical Medicine
Robert J. Gauldin, M.D.
Assistant in Clinical Obstetrics
Robert J. Glass, M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Surgery
Abell D. Hardin, M. D.,
Assistant in Clinical Ophthalmology and
W. Mood Knowles. M.D.,
Assistant in Clinical Ophthalmology and
FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY
Officers of Administration
S. p. Brooks, A.M., LL.D President of the University
Joseph S. Wright, D.D.S Dean
William J. Meyers Secretary and Registrar
Joseph S. Wright. D.D.S. , Dean, Charles R. Steward,
Professor of Prosthetic Dentistry Professor of Chemistry and Metallurgy
Arthur L. Nygard, D.D.S., Superintendent, William P. Delatield, D.D.S.,
Professor of Dental Pathology, Dental Professor of Oral Hygiene and Pyorrhea
Materia Medioa and Therapeutics James G. Poe, M.D.,
Bush Jones, D.D.S., Professor of General Anaesthesia
Professor of Dontal Ethics and Economics Ralph C. S'pence, M.D.,
Walter A. Grouws, D.D.S., Professor of Histology, Embryology and
Professor of Crown and Bridge Biology
Oscar E. Busby, D.D.S., Chas. L. Morey, D.D.S.,
Professor of Orthodontia and Comparative Lecturer on Dental Histology; Lecturer on
Dental Anatomy Dental Jurisprudence
Frank T. Rogers, M.D., Trim Houston, D.D.S.,
Professor of Physiology, General Materia Lecturer on Special Pathology
Medica and Pharmacology Elna L. Martin, A.B.,
Arthur L. Nygard. D.D.S., Instructor in English
Professor of Operative Dentistry James S. Hanry, A.B.,
Clyde W. Tetter, D.D.S., Instructor in Physics
Assistant Professor of Operative Dentistry L S Barrett A B
George T. Caldwell. A.M., Ph.D., M.D., Instructor' in 'Technical Drawing
^, /''"i^^^^r °^ Pathology Joseph S. Wright, D.D.S.,
Clyde W. Yetter, D.D.S. Prosthetic Dentistry
Lecturer of Exordontia, Conductive An- Arthur L. Nygard, D.D.S.,
aesthesia Operative Dentistrv
Walter H. Moursund, M.D., William D. LaTaste, D.D.S.,
Professor of Bacteriology and Hygiene Crown and Bridge
Robert B. Giles M D., Clyde W. Yetter, D.D.S.,
Professor of Physical Diagnosis Operative Dentistrv
James M. Martin, M.D., Oscar E. Busby, D.D.S.,
„,.,P''°f^S'"'x°' Raiiiofraphy Orthodontia
William W. Looney, M.D., John W. Hyde, D.D.S.,
^, /'■^r'?'",?' '^^^''i.T^ Prosthetic Technic
Clyde W. ^ etter D.D.S. james Avann, D.D.S.,
Lecturer on Dental Anatomy Operative Technjq
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FACULTY OF THE COLLEGE OF PHARMACY
Officers of Administration
S. P. Brooks, A.M., I>L.D President
Edward H. Gary, M.D,. Li..D., P.A.C.S Acting Dean
William J. Meyers Secretary and Registrar
Eugene Gustave Eberle, PJi.G., Pli.M., A.M., Clifton B. High, Ph.G.,
Professor of Theory and Practice of Phar- Professor of Biology
macy John B. Casey, A.B.,
Chester A. Duncan, B.S., Phar.C, Phar.D., Instructor in Physiology
Associate Professor of Theory and Prac- Fennie Hamlin Hood, A.E.,
tice of Pharmacy and Professor of Mate- Instructor in Pharmaceutical Latin
ria Mediea .lames S. Henry, A.B.,
Charles Robert Steward. Ph.G., B.Sc. Instructor in Physics
Professor of Chemistry Hilliard A. Hodnett, Ph.G.,
Rudolph E. Alff, Ph.G., B.S'C, Director of Dispensing Course
Professor of Botany and Pharmacognosy