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WINGATE, N.G.,AUG. 2, 1915.
fed 1(18 iiiofi oi Old Siodeois of
llie Wloyais Scfiosl.
On Friday ijmrning, July 23, at 10 o’clock, a
large company of folks from far and near gath
ered in the auditorium of the Wingate school
building to listen to .messages from old
students and former teachers of the in
stitution and other noted men of the
Rev. E. C. Snyder, chairman of the
Board of Trustees, began the program
by an address of welcome. He then in
troduced Rev. L. M. White, pastor or
First Baptist church of Monroe, who
conducted the devotional service. Mr.
White based his remarks on these words
■of Paul to Timothy: “For God hath not
given us the spirit of fear; but of pow
er, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
The purpose of Christian education is
to instill the power of self confidence.
1. Christian education must instill in
to the life of the individual the power of
living and of the life to come. The
speaker declared “We are not in the
spirit of war yet Germany has instilled
into us the power of culture.” “Amer
ica is to give to the world Christian ed
ucation.” The world is looking to
America for the message of life and also
for peace. Again Mr. White declared,
“A man minus God was nothing, but
plus God is everything.”
“The time is coming,” said he, “when
men will stop and have a talk with
themselves.” God has given us the spir- ^/ss. a£/?n'jt
it of power and since we possess it we
must cultivate it and use it for the
cause of the Kingdom. We must as we
talk with ourselves think the thoughts
2. Man must cultivate the spirit of
love. Man with all his faculties is most
wonderful. In cultivating this spirit of
love one must first have love for God;
second, have love for man. In conclu
sion, the speaker said, refering to the
future, “We cannot disregard God from
our text books.”
Rev. E. C. Snyder then introduced Mr.
R. P. Beasley, of Monroe, who delivered
a very interesting address on the early
history of the Wingate school. The
speaker delig-hted his audience as he told
about his connection with the school, and how it
came to have its name. The way the name was
originated was in this wise: Dr. Sikes, of Wake
Forest College, was in the meeting of the com
mittee, when the matter of naming the, school
came up, and after quite a bit of discussion, he
sug,gestad that it be called the Wingate school,
and so it was. The committee at that time
thought the school was being named for Dr. Win
gate, but later Dr. Sikes mai-ried a Miss Wingate,
and it now remains a question as to whom the
school was named for.
The speaker reviewed the story of how the
school came to be and how its friends had made
great sacrifices to make it possible, naming some
of the men who were very liberal in giving of
their time and thought and means in behalf ot
He then told of Prof. Dry’s connection witli t'ne
IVingate school as its first teacher, how he had
stamped his character upon ti;e school and how
he had ministered to the need.s of the situation.
In speaking of Prof. Dry, the speaker character
ized him as being a man “unpretentions, solid, no
ble, and true.”
The speaker mentioned the people of Wingate,
showing how they, for. the most part, had been
and are yet loyal and true to the school.
In conclusion, this fact was brought forth: that
Richardson, perhaps, more than anyone else, in
sisted on and used his influence toward Wingate
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school being a Baptist school.
At this point Rev. C. J. Black was introduced
and who in turn introduced Dr. R. T. Vann, Sec
retary of the Board of Education in North- Caro
lina, the main speaker of the day. Dr. Vann’s
theme was training or Christian education. Dr.
Vann said “Women as well as men stand behind
He said, “Education is something which helps
one to get the best out of life.” At this point he
quoted Aycock’s words, which W'ere, “I believe in
The speaker then review^ed the history of a
number of our plants which had to be sent to
school and trained before they became useful in
bearing fruit which could be used both as food
and clothing. The tomato, tiie potato, and the
cotton plant were ^-Ome of the examples used.
Again he took up the process of education and
making useful the dog and horse; how these ani
mals had to be trained,before they became use
ful in helping- man to perform his duties and to
get more out of life than otherwise.
At this point he took up the matter of train
ing children in our denominational schools and
colleges, and he showed how important it w^as thar
the young lives of this country be trained and
educated. He showed how impossible it was for
State institutions to educate and make
Christians of the boys and girls of the
State. The State schools can make cit
izens, but our deribminatioual sc’nools
make citizens plus something else. In
other words the denominational school
does all the State school does hnd more.
When the speaker liad driven home to
the hearts of the people the importance
of training the young Baptist lives of the
State and the position of the denomina
tional schools, he then called to the at
tention of the people tiie present debt
and how necessary it was that the peo
ple of Wingate to put forth every co
operative effort to pay this debt so that
the institution might be of the most pos
sible usefulness to the denomination at
In referring to the type of training
one gets at the Wingate school Dr. Vann
declared “that the school needs a science
department well equipped in every par
Following Dr. Vann’s address, Mr.
Maness was introduced and told some
interesting stories which gave one at-,
insight into the life of the student body
—the types of students which made it
up-^and also some things about the
types of people which were in the vil
lage at this special period. His talk was
full of good common horse sense as well
as full of the funny thing.s of life..
In his concluding remarks, he pledg
ed himself anew to the support of the
school and paid high tribute to Prof.
Dry and" others connected both directly
and indirectly with the school. After
Mr. Maness’ talk, dinner was sprved.
At 2:30 in the afternoon a large num
ber of students gathered in one of the
society halls for the purpose of organiz
ing an alumni association. In the ab
sence of Mr.-'Sikes, of iVionroe, who was
appointed to lead this meeting, Mr. H.
J. Langston called the meeting to order
and stated why the old students had
been called together. After his state
ment the matter of officers was taken up and tlie
following were elected:
Mr. J. C. Jones, President, Wingate, N. C.
Miss Mattie Gaddy, Vice President, Wingate,
Mrs. J. G. Carroll, Secretary-Treasurer, Win
gate, N.‘ C.
A committe is to be appointed by the Presi
dent to formulate by-laws and constitution which
will govern this new organization.
This is a good step forward and we would en
courage the old students in this matter and insist
that they put for every effort to make this new
organization count toward making the school bet
ter and creating a boarder interest throughout
the State in behalf of the Wingate school.
The regular afternoon session began at -3:00
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