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mental research: a symbolic replacement of federal money with Uni-
versity money: this new grant could be used to pay for the plant/
animal facility and the disputed money from Washington could,
so to speak, be used for “research,” an appropriate purpose as far
as the Convention was concerned. Convention leaders found this
solution “acceptable,” Cecil Ray declared himself delighted with
the “spirit” of the University, and President Scales paid tribute to
the “wonderful good sense of the Baptists.”
Motivated by disagreements over the CAUSE grant and even
more by revulsion against the appearance of Larry Flynt on the
College campus, the Convention had already appointed a “Com-
mittee of 15,” under the chairmanship of Rev. Charles Dorman,
to investigate “tensions now existing” among North Carolina
Worrell House
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