376 History of Wake Forest College
Paschal who since 1911 had been designated professor of Latin and
Greek, was named professor of Greek, and later William Bailey
Royall Professor of Greek, since for the support of that chair
memorial funds had been raised and set apart. In the School of
Medicine Dr. E. S. King began his work in September, 1927, as
associate professor of Physiological Chemistry and Bacteriology, who
was advanced to the rank of full professor in 1928. In January, 1928,
to fill the place left vacant by the death of W. A. Johnson, professor of
Anatomy, Dr. H. M. Vann, who had left the College in 1926 for a
position in Tulane University School of Medicine, was recalled to
Wake Forest and began his work with the opening of the second
Dr. Johnson had met his death when as he was returning from the
Thanksgiving football game in Asheville, on November 25, 1927, the
car in which he was riding had been run into near Charlotte by a car
occupied by a revelling group of colored men. His death caused much
sorrow at the College. On April 26 1928, memorial services for him
were held in Wingate Hall, at which time speeches were made by
Carroll Weathers of Raleigh, Cloyce R. Tew, at that time a second
year student in the Wake Forest School of Medicine, by Professor T.
D. Kitchin and President F. P. Gaines, and a poem by Mrs. Edith
Taylor Earnshaw was read, all of which were published in a pamphlet,
which had the following introduction:
William A. Johnson was born in Raleigh on April 26, 1902. He entered Wake
Forest College as a student in September, 1919, and was graduated with the degree
of Bachelor of Arts in Medicine in June, 1923. He received the M.D. degree from
the University of Pennsylvania in 1925. After a year as a resident physician in the
Kansas City General Hospital, he returned to Wake Forest College as Professor of
Anatomy, entering upon his duties in September, 1926.
On January 27, 1928, Dr. William Bailey Royall, who for more than sixty-two
years had been head of the department of Greek in the college, ended his earthly
labors. Owing to ill health he had not taught for two years, but to the end was in full
possession of his mental facilities. He had graduated in the class
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