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Thompson, one of the charter members of the Board of Trustees,
whose subject was "Her Early Struggles." He was present but was too
feeble to read the address he had prepared. In his turn Hon. Paul
Cameron of Hillsboro, president of the Board of Trustees of the State
University, spoke in a most kindly spirit of the work of the College
and its relation to the University. His speech was received with the
highest enthusiasm and was greatly appreciated. The next speaker was
Dr. T. E. Skinner of Raleigh, whose subject was "Manual Labor Days
at Wake Forest," and he greatly delighted the audience by telling of
some of his boyish pranks, such as cutting up the young corn instead
of the grass, and the trouble he got into on account of them. "The
speech of the doctor could not be reported," said the editor of the
Biblical Recorder; that is, the part that related to the pranks could not.
But with all his irrepressible good humor he had much in the way of
high and just tribute to say of Wait, White and Wingate, for in
addition to his own topic he was asked to discuss that assigned to Dr.
T. H. Pritchard, "The Days of Wait, White and Owen," since Pritchard
who was now pastor in Wilmington could not reach Wake Forest in
time for the exercises after his attention to the Sunday services of his
church. Dr. J. D. Hufham of Scotland Neck was absent for the same
reason. The subject assigned him, "Wingate and his Administration,"
was discussed by Rev. W. R. Gwaltney, who was a student of the
College under Wingate both immediately before and immediately
after the Civil War, and who always spoke most feelingly of the
heroic work of Wingate and his benign and stimulating religious and
moral influence on the young men of the College. Hon. C. M. Cooke
of Louisburg was on the program to speak on "Her Alumni," but was
not present, and his time and seemingly a good deal more was taken
by Hon. J. C. Scarborough, State Superintendent of Public Instruction,
who emphasized the value to the State of the work of Wake Forest
men who have been ministers of the gospel and teachers. As Mr. W.
H. Pace of Raleigh, one of the speakers assigned to discuss the next