Other provisions in the package presented to the trustees included
1. That Wake Forest be moved to Winston-Salem, where its Bow-
man Gray School of Medicine and the North Carolina Baptist Hos-
pital already were located;
2. That interested friends provide sufficient land for a campus in a
desirable section of the city;
3. That ownership and control of the college remain as it then
existed through the association of the college with the Baptist State
4. That the name remain unchanged if the convention so desired;
5. That the state convention guarantee continued support of the
6. That the Wake Forest Enlargement Program then in progress be
continued to provide funds for the construction in Winston Salem of a
campus adequate to accommodate two thousand students. It was
estimated that such a building complex would cost approximately six-
million dollars, and it was stipulated that the college should not use
any of its endowment, then in excess of three million, for capital
No doubt the trustees were of mixed minds. Most of them had gone
to college on that old campus; they loved its atmosphere; they were
fond of the shaded grounds and the ivied buildings, even if some were
falling into genteel decay. But they were men of practical vision,
possessing among them some of the best minds in the state―whether
in politics, law, education, or religion. And so they unanimously
adopted a resolution offered by former state governor, J. Melville
Broughton, saying that they "looked with favor" on the Reynolds
proposal and directed Trustee President John A. Oates to appoint a
committee to secure "further and more definite information" on just
what was involved.
Named to the study committee were former Governor Broughton,
Raleigh; Judge Johnson J. Hayes, North Wilkesboro; R. P. Holding,
Smithfield; Irving E. Carlyle, Winston-Salem; Dr. Charles H.
Durham, Lumberton; J. Edward Allen, Warrenton; and President
Kitchin. They were directed to prepare a report and recommendations
to be placed before a meeting of the trustees, the General Board of the
convention, and its Council on Christian Education on April 11.
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