506 History of Wake Forest College
cessful teacher, a true man, and a devout Christian." The following
from the resolutions of the Euzelian Society, of which he was a
member, will indicate more fully his qualities as a
teacher:1
"He was peculiarly adapted in education, and what is more im-
portant skill, in Christian character and loving disposition, for the
position he so ably filled. His life was one continual, unrelenting
struggle for an education, and so every boy in College, no matter how
obscure his parents, or in what extreme penury he was situated, knew
that he could go to Professor Maske with all his difficulties and
receive genuine heartfelt sympathy.
"His beautiful character was clothed in naturally modest and retir-
ing disposition, but as acquaintance grew the love and respect for him
steadily increased. It was only by his most intimate friends that he
could be appreciated. It is truly remarkable to find one having a
disposition as tender and sympathetic as the kindest of mothers,
coupled with a manly honesty and integrity as uncompromising as
justice itself.
"Every student on entering any of his classes was immediately im-
pressed with his painstaking and careful exactness. No college duty
was too small to merit his attention. Indeed, his indefatigable industry
and precise truthfulness became proverbial among the students. A
word of praise was as opposite to flattery as truth can be to a lie, and
it became the fortunate boy who received it an incentive to harder
labor."
CHRISTOPHER C. CRITTENDEN
Of Professor C. C. Crittenden and his connection with the School of
Pedagogy, an account has been given above. His life and his service
at Wake Forest College were both brief. He was near twenty-eight
years old when he came to the College in September, 1900, and he
died on April 23. 1903, after an attack of influenza. On July 23, 1901,
he married Miss Ethel Taylor, daughter of President Charles E.
Taylor, and to them was born one child, a son, C. C. Crittenden, who
after achieving distinction as a scholar and serving several years on
the faculty of the University of North Carolina, in 1933 became
Chairman of the North Carolina Historical Commission, a position
which he still holds. For further account of the life of Professor
Crittenden I am quoting from two articles. The first is from a
"Tribute" by a student, H. E. Craven.2
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1 Wake Forest Student, XIV, 43f. Committee; W. H. Davis, W. G. Briggs, S. R.
Buxton.
2
Wake Forest Student, XXII, 544ff.
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