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Then followed President Kitchin's baccalaureate address, which
also had a centennial note, and a look to the future. "It is not meet," he
said, "for us to remain standing with our faces to the past, gazing at
the fadeless tapestry into which is woven the spirit story of these
hundred years. If we could see the invisible hands that wrought here,
they would be pointing, not to the past, but to the future. . . . So far as
lies in my power, I commit your Alma Mater anew to the principles
for which she was founded, and I call upon you, upon her trustees and
alumni, the great Baptist host of the State, and other friends, to aid in
strengthening Wake Forest College as she begins her long, weary-but
potentially glorious-march down the next hundred years."
The various exercises were well attended; in all as many as 8,000
were present.
pastor of Temple Baptist Church, Durham, N. C.; Forrest C. Feezor, pastor of
Tabernacle Baptist Church, Raleigh, N. C.; Charles A. Leonard, missionary to
Harbin, Manchuria, China.
Doctor of Laws: Charles E. Brewer, president of Meredith College, Raleigh, N.
C.; Dennis G. Brummitt, attorney general of North Carolina; Robert H. McNeill,
attorney-at-law, Washington, D. C.
Doctor of Education: J. Henry Highsmith, State Department of Education,
Raleigh, N. C.; Robert Lee Paschal, principal of senior high school, Fort Worth,
Doctor of Science: Charles Lee Reese, commercial chemist, Wilmington,
Doctor of Literature: Roger P. McCutcheon, professor of English, Tulane
University, New Orleans, La.
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