106 THE HISTORY OF WAKE FOREST COLLEGE
the bickering, "my position has been all along, and still is, that Dr.
Tribble has made numerous mistakes and is weak in administrative
experience, but that his leadership, at a most crucial time, resulted in
the college being removed to Winston-Salem, which will insure the
future of the college beyond any question, provided that we have the
character and brains among Baptists to operate a first-rate college."
Thus did Harold Tribble, narrowly to be sure, escape the expulsion
his enemies had sought for him, and thus was a house-albeit an
institution of learning-divided. Undeniably there were good men, men
who loved Wake Forest and sought the best for it, on all sides. Tribble
was said to have been somewhat chastened, to have acted more
judiciously, in later years; no doubt he learned a lot from all the
commotion. It is well that he did, for in battles yet to come he was to
need every friend Wake Forest could muster.