348 History of Wake Forest College and another relating to foreign commerce. Others who became members of the lower house in the Congress were S. M. Brinson, J. H. Kerr, and John E. Fowler who did not graduate. J. W. Bailey has been in the Senate since 1930, and is known as one of the ablest members of that body. Another, I. S. Meekins, has been Judge of the Eastern North Carolina Federal District Court since January, 1935. Judges of the Superior Court of North Carolina were H. A. Foushee, and G. W. Ward, and A. W. Cooke. As has been said, L. R. Varser was for some years an Associate Justice of the N. C. State Supreme Court. W. C. Dowd was Speaker of the House of Representatives of North Carolina; and many others have served in the State Legislature and other important offices of the State. Several of the graduates of these years did able work as editors of papers and journalists. Perhaps the most distinguished of these was J. W. Bailey, who succeeding his father as editor of the Biblical Recorder in 1893 continued it until 1907 and surprised the State by the force and brilliancy of his editorial writings, and for that period was the most powerful and most feared editor in the State. He was succeeded by another Wake Forest man of the same period, C. W. Blanchard, though not a graduate. After a year he was succeeded by Hight C. Moore, 1890, who edited the paper 1908-17, with so much sanity and ability that he was chosen for the editorial secretary of the Sunday School Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, in 1917, a position he held until 1942. Another Wake Forest man, though not of this period nor a graduate, Rev. L. Johnson, succeeded Moore as editor of the Biblical Recorder and continued till his death in February, 1931, well maintaining the standing of the paper. After his death, until November, 1939, G. W. Paschal, 1892, was an editorial writer for this paper. In the field of the daily newspaper F. L. Merritt, 1889, working on the News and Observer and the Norfolk-Virginia Pilot, C. P. Sapp, 1893, on the same journals, and R. W. Haywood, first on the staff of Greensboro Telegram and later on that of the News and Observer did notable work. W. C. Dowd, 1889, established the Charlotte News, an