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activism,’” the citation said, “not through the glazed eyes of fear,
but through the fearless eyes of hope. And you did the same with
some other unpopular causes whose names became familiar to us
all—‘the independence of faculty,’ ‘the toleration of unpopular
views,’ ‘hospitality to people of all races and faiths,’ ‘trustees to take
sides on controversial issues.’” You showed, the citation continued,
“in the Wake Forest tradition how the institution can draw strength
from its roots in the church, while still maintaining academic in-
tegrity and preserving, unfettered, the freedom of inquiry.”
The next week after the Duke Commencement, at a meeting of
the Wake Forest Trustees, Scales reported that he had become
aware of “a fine house in Hampstead [in London] that would ac-
commodate twenty students” and that was “now available for
£85,000.” It was “a real bargain,” he said.
I find it amusing,
and typical of Scales,
that, in response to
Sanford’s letter telling
him about this honor
from Duke, he wrote:
“I accept. It will be a
pleasure to worship
with the Methodists
on May 9.
“To be recognized
by Duke University
is honor enough. To
receive it from your
hands is earthly glory.
I pray that the Lord
will restore my cus-
tomary humility. In
the meantime, the
Wake Forest student
editors may do the
job for Him.
“Shall I wear Me-
diaeval or native
Amer ican dress? The
Cherokee West have
no tribal costume, but
our Eastern cousins
in Cherokee, N.C.,
sell dazzling feathers
made in Japan.”
Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors: the last production in the Library theatre
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