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eral aid was also voted down, 2,567 to 1,029. Both decisions penal-
ized educational institutions, and Dr. Tribble said he was "heart-
broken" because "our development program was vitally involved."
Over in Winston-Salem the students reacted violently to the Wake
Forest defeats. About a thousand massed angrily in front of Reynolda
Hall, burning crosses and shouting such slogans as "Go to hell, state
convention, go to hell," and "Down with ignorant Baptists." The next
day five students led by their president, Cliff Lowery of Raleigh,
presented a resolution drawn up on the campus calling upon the
convention "to submit immediately a positive plan for providing
sufficient financial support for the Baptist colleges" of North
Carolina.
Tribble, who had told the campus rally the night before that the
trustee vote was "not a final defeat," faced further harassment at the
convention. Rev. Robert O. Brown of Powellsville offered a motion
directing the Wake Forest trustees to consider the dismissal of the
president. He accused Tribble of "providing the leadership and
character that has bred the present hostile feelings, on the campus,
against the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, and the
churches its messengers represent," of providing leadership "that has
caused our greatest college to be a constant `thorn of flesh' to this
convention," and of "incompetence in administration," of
"recklessness" in public statements, and inability to control "the un-
Baptistic, un-Christian-like demonstrations" on the Wake Forest
campus. Brown, who had attended Wake Forest summer school in
1961, was a graduate of Chowan College but not of a seminary. At the
time of his initiative many of the messengers had left Greensboro, and
his motion was rejected 750 to 50.
Shortly after the defeat of the second trustee proposal, Irving
Carlyle, president of the Wake Forest trustees, announced the ap-
pointment of a sixteen-person Board of Visitors for the School of Arts
and Sciences and a twelve-person board for the Law School. Among
those named were several from outside the state. Chosen for the
undergraduate board were Howard Holderness, Greensboro,
chairman; Robert O. Huffman, Morganton, vice chairman; and Worth
Copeland, college treasurer, secretary. Others were Smith Bagley,
Tully Blair, Royall Brown, J. Edwin Collette, Egbert L. Davis, Jr.,
Mrs. Jane Lackey, C. W. Reynolds, Thomas B. Rice, and Meade H.
Willis, Jr., all of Winston-Salem; Mrs. J. Spencer
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