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to provide all-weather courts for the men’s tennis team and to aid
Coach Jim Leighton in recruiting superior players. Also, member-
ships would be sold, at varying prices, to students, faculty, staff, and
townspeople who wanted to play at times other than the hours (one
o’clock to four o’clock on weekdays) scheduled for team practice. In
this way revenue would become available to provide scholarships for
the tennis program.
Under the sponsorship of the University’s academic program in
anthropology and, in particular, the inspiration and guidance of
Professor of Anthropology E. Pendleton Banks, a barn in Reynolda
Village—the so-called “Barn No. 1”—was converted to house the
Museum of Man, a new home for a collection of “material objects,
both prehistoric and representative of recent culture” which would
provide opportunities for first-hand study and analysis by faculty
and students and by visitors to the Museum. Besides display cases
for artifacts, the Museum housed two laboratories, a preparation
room, and a classroom for upper division courses.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library was given the news morgue and
reference library of The Reporter, a magazine on world affairs pub-
lished between 1948 and 1968. Max Ascoli, the founder, editor, and
publisher of the magazine, had known and admired Dr. Camillo
Artom and wanted Wake Forest to have, in Artom’s memory, this
unique and useful collection. Ms. Ruth Ames, who had served as
The Reporter’s librarian, was appointed to Wake Forest’s library
staff as archivist for the collection.
The debate team, an important part of the University’s extra-
curricular life almost from its beginnings, enjoyed the best season
Wake Forest had ever had. Kevin Quinley, a junior from Norfolk,
Virginia, and Roger Solt, a junior from Bowling Green, Ohio, were
one of sixteen teams in the United States to receive first-round bids
to participate in the National Debate Tournament. Over-all, Wake
Forest debaters won almost forty awards in tournaments around
the nation. Their coach was Instructor A. Tennyson Williams.
Of eight men’s athletic teams only one finished in the upper
division of ACC standings: the golf team, which again won both
the Conference and the NCAA championships. The year in basket-
ball was exciting from first to last. In the season- beginning Big
Four Tournament Wake Forest defeated N.C. State, then number
one in the nation, by the score of 83 to 78 and proceeded to win
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