string of "ayes" until the count reached Carroll Weathers of Raleigh
(later to be dean of the Law School). Receiving permission to explain
his vote, Weathers said he had serious misgivings about the proposal
but felt that the need for unanimous action was so acute that he could
be recorded as voting affirmatively. Yates Arledge, a trustee from
Raleigh, had had initial objections, but he said they had been set to
rest in presentations by Dr. Herring, Irving Carlyle, and Charles B.
Deane, a former trustee from Rockingham.
The trustee vote, concurred in by the other two panels, was on a
resolution offered by former Governor Broughton. It read:
Resolved by the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest College that we rec-
ommend to the Baptist State Convention the acceptance of the proposal of
the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation to allot and assign perpetually the income
from this Foundation up to Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars
($350,000) per year upon condition that the college move to Winston-
Salem, N.C., where the Medical School of the institution is already located;
provided, however, that we recommend the acceptance of such" proposal on
the following conditions:
(1) That an adequate site, suitable to the Board of Trustees, shall be
provided in Winston-Salem or its environs without cost to the college;
(2) That the name of the college not be changed;
(3) That the control of the institution shall continue unaltered and un-
diminished, in the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest College as appointed
by the convention and subject to the control and authority of the convention;
(4) That no part of the principal of the present endowment of the college
shall be used as a building fund for the institution in its new location;
(5) That the college shall not incur any substantial debt or financial
obligation in connection with the proposed removal of the college;
(6) That the Baptist State Convention shall continue its wholehearted
support, financial and otherwise, of the college in its new location;
(7) That prior to the final consummation of this proposal and the removal
of the college from Wake Forest to Winston-Salem there shall be obtained,
in cash or collectible pledges, an amount sufficient, together with funds
already in hand for building purposes, to erect on the new site in Winston-
Salem the requisite number of buildings of suitable type and design to
provide adequately for a student body of not less than two thousand
Before the vote was taken by the trustees, Judge Hayes said that
unless Wake Forest were enlarged more than half of the men in
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