March 01, 1917
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ingan optimistic view of the future. Hence in this connection
ne recalled the history of nations and very gratifyingly pointed
out the outlook for the Negro. Therefore, I believe that with
the same enthusiasm that actuated Lincoln and Douglass, we too
may be important factors in shaping the future history of our
country and of the world Thus, I think it was not strange that
the students and teachers responded so freely to the liberal offer,
ing taken or. this occasion for the Douglass Memorial. May
hese great men forever be remembered and may their spirit re
main to bring us greater and nobler results in the' future.
E . T. Moore, ’iq
OUR FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY
The Fiftieth Anniversary of the college began Sunday, Feb.
25, and closed Tuesday. Feb. 27. It was surprising to see the
many graduates of long ago rally to the “old hunting grounds.”
•Some.could look back over forty years of the college history
some thirty; some only ten, and others less,” said Rev. Crawford
Besides the graduates many former students returned There
were also many distinguished visitors and friends, among whom
were the following: Mrs. A. E. Reynolds of Boston; Rev. W.
H. P. Faunce, president of Brown University; Dr. Howard B
Grose. Editor of Missions- Dr. Gilbert N. Brink of the Ameri-
can Home Mission Society; Dr. Curtis Lee Laws, Editor of the
Watchman; Dr. Clifton D. Gray, Editor of the Standard; Mr.
Hale of Rochester; Dr. D. W. Abercrombie, principal of Wor
cester Academy; Dr. W. E B. DuBois; Dr. R R. Moton ; Mr.
W. T. B. Williams of the Jeanes Fund; Rev, J. A. Booker,
president of Arkansas Baptist College; and many other repre
sentatives of the schools of the American Baptist Home Mission
Society. Rev. W. H. P. Faunce delivered the anniversary ser
mon Sunday. He was so clear and forceful that all were deeply
impressed. President Faunce took as his text Luke 22:27 :
“Which is the greatest, he that sitteth at meat or he that ser-
vethr” He set at nought the theory of the ‘‘survival of the fit
test” and the modern socialist’s idea of the equality of all men
and emphasized the inequality of the family with its weakest