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were inscribed on a brass tablet presented to the College on January
18, 1920 by the Alumni Association and placed on the wall of the
entrance of the Wingate Memorial Hall. They were Berry Buford
Bost, Andrew Jackson Harris, Percy S. Harwood, Aurenus Tilden
Howard, Haywood T. Lockerman, Thomas Sims Mast, Collier
Carlton Olive, John Edwin Ray, Gordon L. Rhodes, Charles Oscar
Riddick, Kemp Battle Roberts, Tilton Young Robertson, Mac
Claudius Robinson,12 Edward Hanson Smith, Lloyd Wood - Speight,
Paul Evans Sprinkle, Adlai Ewing Stephenson, Robert Hurst Turner,
High David Ward, Sidney W. White. This tablet was destroyed on the
burning of the Wingate Memorial Hall and has not been replaced.
The same names with the addition of that of Isadore Cheshire
Woodward were inscribed on a monument the funds for providing
which were presented by the graduating class at the commencement
of 1920. The presentation speech made by Hon. J. W. Bailey on the
occasion is published in the Bulletin of Wake Forest College for July,
1920. The monument was finished and unveiled on Armistice Day,
November 11, 1921. On one side it was inscribed: "Dedicated to the
mothers of the Wake Forest College boys who gave their lives for
their country." Dr. B. F. Sledd read a poem on the occasion, which is
published in the Bulletin for July, 1922. Since it so well indicates the
spirit of the College and its alumni it is printed in full below. The
monument was removed after a few years, when the glass globe on
top was broken in a heavy hail-storm, and has never been replaced.
ODE
(Read on the unveiling of the monument, November 11, 1921, to the
Wake Forest Students who gave their lives in the Great War.)
America, on this proud day,
A lowly scholar-band, we come to pay
All love, all reverence unto thee.
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12 The Mac Robinson Prize, established by the Trustees in memory of M. C.
Robinson, of Lundy, North Carolina, was for several years awarded annually for
"The best paper based on original research in any of the fields of Social Sciences."
Catalogue of College.
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