| the history of wake forest
other medallions which in the future would be worn by the Presi-
dent and members of the Board of Trustees.
The mace was used for the first time on April 11, the day set aside
for the inauguration of President Scales. The weather could not have
been better. Mid-April on the Wake Forest campus is always a time
of beauty. On Inauguration Day it was especially so. The sky was
appealingly blue, the weather was warm to the right degree, the
grass was thick and green, the dogwoods were blooming: in short,
the day was glorious. Among the estimated 2300 people who came
to Wait Chapel for the program were presidents of forty colleges
and universities and more than two hundred other representatives
from academic institutions.
The inauguration ceremony itself was colorful, and it was rich
in its implications for Wake Forest. “The most successful occasion
John Davis carrying the new University mace