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sity prior to his prewar year as a Wake Forest instructor. He left to
take the Personnel Consultants Course at the Adjutant General's
School, and after the war he resumed graduate studies at Duke. He
continued his work there after rejoining the Wake Forest faculty and
was awarded his doctorate in 1950. After his postwar return to Wake
Forest he was continuously on the faculty through the Tribble era,
serving the college in many important ways.
Chandler, a 1945 graduate who subsequently studied philosophy
and theology at Duke, was added to the staff in 1948 and was an
instantly popular choice. He remained until 1952, when he took leave
to work on his doctorate at Duke. He returned to the faculty in 1954
with the advanced degree, but remained only a year before moving
In the meantime Highfill returned for 1952-53, and James Croswell
Perkins, a Princeton graduate who had studied theology at that school
as well as at Oberlin and Harvard, was recruited for 1953-54. In the
fall of 1955 Claude V Roebuck, a Wake Forest alumnus, Class of
1940, who held a master's degree from the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary, became the third member of the staff. He
moved with the college to Winston-Salem and in 1958 was on leave
under a Danforth Teacher Study Grant. Soon after his return to the
faculty in 1959 he became ill, and in 1960 he began a ten-month
confinement in Baptist Hospital. He died on February 12, 1961, at the
age of forty-one. He had had a promising future as a teacher and
scholar, and his death was a deep loss to the Wake Forest community.
Dr. Reid did not move to Winston-Salem after the relocation. He
commuted from his home in Wake County in the company of Dr. E.
E. Folk, and the two shared a Winston-Salem apartment, returning to
their wives on the weekends. Neither was an expert at cooking, and
each engaged in a lot of good-natured chaffing about the quality of
the meals the other had prepared.
In keeping with a college self-study recommendation in 1955, the
philosophy and psychology disciplines were set up as separate de-
partments in the fall of 1957, and the members of the joint staff were
given their choice of assignments. Reid, Helm, and Roebuck all
elected to teach philosophy, and in the year of the separation D.
Timothy Murphy, a 1950 Wake Forest graduate who held a doctorate
from Heidelberg, was employed. He stayed until 1962.