II The Dawn of a New Day
1. The issue of Old Gold and Black dated March 29, 1946, devotes
most of three pages to the Reynolds offer.
2. Bryan Haislip's History of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation is a
good source on the activities of the foundation, but its review of the
Wake Forest offer throws little light on the origin of that proposal.
3. The Student of April 1947 has a good portrait of Winston-Salem
as it existed in 1946. In the same issue Santford W. Martin, Jr., a
Wake Forest student who was the son of the editor of the Winston-
Salem Journal, wrote an article in which he saw Wake Forest's
proposed move as "a great day for Winston-Salem."
4. Brother Robbins's tirade prompted a rejoinder in the next issue of
Old Gold and Black from Rev. Eugene Deese, a Wake Forest student
who was destined to enter the military chaplaincy. Deese said,
"During my years here as a ministerial student I have taken practically
every course in the Department of Religion. I have attended the same
classes that were attended by the speaker, and instead of having my
faith in God and His word torn down, my faith has been greatly
strengthened, and I am sure my ministry has been enriched a
hundredfold…. I have found great and good men in my professors
here, and I shall ever be grateful to God for the privilege of being a
son of Wake Forest College."
5. The text of the decision may be found in N.C. Reports, the
Spring, 1947, term of the Supreme Court, pp. 500-516.
III The End of the Kitchin Era
1. Dr. Warren never objected to Baptist support of Wake Forest.
Earlier, however, he had written that a campaign in the churches
might diminish contributions to the Cooperative Program.
2. The Southeastern Baptist Theologial Seminary came into
existence in September 1951, opening on the Wake Forest campus
with eighty-five students. Dr. S. L. Stealy, a former professor at the
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was president, and Dr. J. B.
Robinson was comptroller. On the faculty were Dr. James Leo Green,
professor of Old Testament interpretation; Dr. John Burder Hipps,
professor of missions; Williams C. Strickland, instructor in New
Testament interpretation, and Dr. Marc Lovelace, who had earlier
been on the Wake Forest faculty, professor of Biblical archeology. Dr.
Robinson was also professor of homiletics. Other courses offered
included those on church history, preaching, and religious education.
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