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sor; and Barbara Ann, who was to marry Harvey R. Holding, thus
joining the Tribble name with that of an old Wake Forest family.
Tribble was the author of three books, Our Doctrines (1929), From
Adam to Moses (1934), and Salvation (1940). In 1935 he also revised
The Baptist Faith, a book written by his favorite theology professor
and long-time confidant, E. Y. Mullins. That interest in Mullins and
his work was to continue all of Dr. Tribble's life.
Dr. Tribble arrived in Wake Forest with his family in September
1950 and in October, faculty and trustee committees were appointed
to plan his formal inauguration. On the trustee committee were Judge
Hubert E. Olive, Lexington; Dr. J. Clyde Turner, Raleigh; Dr. J.
Winston Pearce, Durham; J. H. Burnham, Burlington; and Charles
Jenkins, Aulander. The faculty committee consisted of Rev. Eugene
Olive, Dr. D. B. Bryan, Bursar Elliott B. Earnshaw, Dean Lois
Johnson, Dr. J. A. Easley, Dr. Coy C. Carpenter, dean of the Bowman
School of Medicine, and Carroll Weathers, who had been named dean
of the Law School on May 4, 1950.
On Tuesday, November 28, Harold Wayland Tribble was inau-
gurated as the tenth president of Wake Forest College. There were
more than three hundred persons in the academic procession: 44
trustees and former trustees, 33 officers and members of the General
Board of the Baptist State Convention, representatives of the trustees
of Baptist Hospital, 119 members of the Wake Forest and Bowman
Gray faculties, 24 delegates from learned and educational societies,
and 105 emissaries of American colleges and universities. The faculty
marshals for the procession were Grady S. Patterson, Dr. James C.
O'Flaherty, and Dr. Henry S. Stroupe.
The guest orator was Dr. Oliver Cromwell Carmichael, president of
the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. On the
subject of "The South at Mid-Century," Carmichael said that "this day
may mark the beginning of a new era for this institution and progress
for the region which it serves."
In his inaugural address Dr. Tribble said that "history may well
record that the most significant adventure in Christian education
launched within our decade is the Wake Forest Enlargement Pro-
gram." He left no doubt that he intended to press that campaign
vigorously. He thanked Mr. and Mrs. Babcock for contributing the
Reynolda site for the new campus and envisioned the beginning of
construction there in 1951. He promised that there would be no
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