-4- part from outside the State. The endowment was raised almost entirely outside the State of Virginia. Our Virginia students therefore profit by a plant and receive a type of education of the utmost importance to the State which would be impossible did we not have in the State an institution which could command almost two thirds of its revenue from sources beyond the State of Virginia.
Question Four, as we all know, is answered by the fact that Virginia students in the academic department receive their tuition free, whereas boys from beyond the State pay their fees in all departments.
It is true that this year the University has from the public high school alone 143 students in the academic department, and it is fair to suppose that since our public high school students are generally not the sons of wealthy families in Virginia, a large proportion of these young men would have been denied a university education and so have been lost to the life of Virginia had the State University not offered them free tuition in the academic department.
Since Dr. Noland has contented himself with only asking questions, I wonder if he knew the answers to them himself, for perhaps if he had the answers it would have made him a supporter in vote, as he indicates he is in feeling of the co-ordinate college bill.
In reply to the question whether I have any way of approximating the amount of taxes paid by women in this State, I would say that I have not. I doubt if such figures could be had, since there does not seem to be any differentiation of sex in the matter of taxation within this old Commonwealth.
I would say, however, that Virginia has four institutions for higher education supported by the State for young men. It has no institution of real college rank so supported for its women. Our public high schools graduate every year some two girls to every one boy. There were 22000 and odd students in these same public high schools in the State and in 121 of the same, which number reported on the sex of the members of the graduating classes, we found 633 boys and 1,087 girls.
In looking back over the past ten years prior to 1914 the total appropriations from the State for the higher institutions for men were as follows. For annuity 2,246,772 For plant [est?] 2,850,772 Total 5,097,544
For four normal schools for women For annuity 746,000 For plant 1,438,072 " [total] 2,184,072
You will see the discrimination in favor of the men in the sum of 2,913,472 in the face of the fact that the largest part of the plant of the mens' institutions was