—with forthrightness and, often, with wit—when he felt so inclined.
He was the author of a novel about life on a Baptist campus called
The Education of Jonathan Beam.
Another stalwart long-time servant of Wake Forest was Harold
S. “Pete” Moore, who came in 1953 as Superintendent of Buildings
and Grounds and for the next three years prepared the “new cam-
pus,” in structures and landscapes, to receive the “old campus”
people who were migrating westward to their new home. Thereaf-
ter, as Superintendent and, later, as Director of the Physical Plant,
he watched over the campus with efficiency and with a practiced
judgment that was shrewd and tasteful. When Wake Forest pur-
chased overseas houses in Venice and in London, he responded
happily to all invitations to go abroad and gave advice on the scene
to those who were readying the houses for use. Toward Venice, in
particular, he acquired an abiding love.