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justice and revere the law,” his name “will be remembered.” I was
asked to chair a committee to recommend a successor to Weathers,
and seven others were appointed to serve with me: Hugh W. Divine
and James E. Sizemore (LL.B., 1952) from the law faculty; Profes-
sor of Chemistry John W. Nowell (B.S., 1940) from the College
faculty; Leon L. Rice Jr. and James W. Mason (LL.B., 1938), both
attorneys, from the Board of Trustees; Edwin M. Stanley (LL.B.,
1931), federal judge from Greensboro; and J. Samuel Johnson Jr.
(B.A., 1955; LL.B., 1957) of Greensboro, president of the Lawyer
Alumni Association.
In the spring of 1969 two steps were taken to expand graduate
programs on the Reynolda campus. The Department of Speech10
was authorized to offer the Master of Arts degree, beginning the
following fall, and the Department of Biology was approved for
the Ph.D. degree. President Scales warned the Trustees that further
graduate work of this kind would be increasingly difficult for the
University to finance unless federal aid should be forthcoming,
pointing out that whether the Baptist State Convention, dedicated
to the historic principle of the separation of
church and state, would allow Wake Forest to
accept money from the government would be, as
always, uncertain if not unlikely.
Henry S. Stroupe (B.A., 1935; M.A., 1937)
having served as Director of the Division of
Graduate Studies from 1961 to 1967, was now
completing his second year as Dean of the Grad-
uate School. He had started teaching at Wake
Forest in 1937, and, except for his years at Duke
University, where he earned the Ph.D. degree,
and his wartime service as an officer in the U.S.
Navy, he had been a loyal and stalwart member
of the faculty ever since. He taught courses in
American—and in European—history but was
perhaps especially recognized for his knowledge
of the American South and of the state of North
Carolina. He brought to his years as chairman of
the Department of History and later to the dean-
ship of the Graduate School the same precision of habits, the same
organizational skills, and the same dedication to the traditions of
The Department
of Speech subse-
quently became the
Department of
Henry Stroupe
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