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16 The Stat[e] University Honors Memory Of Founders Institution One Hundred and Nine Years Old - Three Addresses Delivered. Denny and Raper Visiting Speakers Student Orator Marion Wright. Lieutenant Governor Pays Tribute to Former President Samuel Mitchell - Governor Suggests Andrew Moore for Presidency. One hundred and nine years ago the University of South Carolina was founded, and yesterday appropriate exercises were held to honor the memory of those who caused this great institution of learning to spring into existence. Beginning at noon with the annual meeting of the General Alumni association, the day was a [inset photo with caption: John Drayton Governor Who Sent to Legislature Message That Resulted in Found- of University of South Carolina.] fitting celebration in honor of the university's founders. The programme was notable. The University of South Carolina was founded in 1805. Gov. John Drayton sent to the legislature the message which had as its direct result the establishment of this seat of learning. First as South Carolina college, later as the university, again as South Carolina college and now as the University of South Carolina, these many years have been filled with noteworthy achievement, and the institution has sent into the world many men capable of doing a man's work. Charles A. Smith, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, presided at the afternoon meeting, which was held in the university chapel. In his introductory remarks he paid a high tribute to S.C. Mitchell, former president. Previous to this session, the academic procession formed in front of the university library and wound in a stately manner around the horseshoe driveway. First came the first year men, and in order came the second year men, the third year men, the junior law men, the fourth year men, the senior law men, the faculty, trustees, State officials and prominent visitors. As the procession reached the chapel, the students formed a double line, and stood with heads uncovered, while the dignitaries marched between the ranks and led the way into the auditorium. It was an impressive ceremony. Student Body Speaker. The subject of the oration by Marion A. Wright, who represented the student body of the university, was "A National Mission." The address dealt with the peculiar opportunity which America has in leading the movement for universal peace. "Certain facts of our history, our isolated geographical position, and tendencies of our national growth make this nation seem preordained to lead the peace movement of the world," said the speaker. Mr. Wright showed how America's population is drawn from the four corners of the earth and "represents as nowhere else the brotherhood of man and where there is that brotherhood there will be no fighting." "Germany, England and France are huddled together and naturally watch [remainder of column cut off]

Alumni Indorse Proposed Merger Annual meeting held in LeConte College. Report on Loan Fund Lucas of Walhalla Succeeds Himself as President--Carson is Elected Secretary. General Alumni association of the University of South Carolina, meeting yesterday at noon at LeConte college, this being the annual session, heartily indorsed the proposed coordination with the university of the College for Women. The meeting was called to order by E.R. Lucas, who presided. Reports for county alumni associations were made by the following: Anderson, Joe Rast; Oconee, E.R. Lucas; Lexington, C.L. Shealy; Richland; C.[C. Wilson]; Greenville, J.A. McCullough; Darlington, D.R. Coker; Calhoun, W.T.C. Bates; Sumter, W.T. Aycock. A Short Address on the purposes and the uses of the county alumni associations was delivered by E.G. Seibels of Columbia. Acting President A.C. Moore told In a few words of the general progress of the alumni associations and spoke very feelingly of the scholarships maintained by the Florence and Marion county organizations. Dr. E.S. Joynes spoke upon the necessity of having permanent county organizations with some definite work planned for them. A motion was adopted to the effect that, in view of what Dr. Joynes had said, "The purpose of the county organizations shall be to aid one man from each county to attend the university and a man from each congressional district shall be appointed by the executive committee, whose duty it shall be to look after the interests of the association in his district, the said man from each district to be termed a vice president of the general association." A report on the general condition and resources of the alumni loan fund was made by its treasurer, F.W. Bradley, who mentioned that since 1904 the fund had enabled 230 men to attend the university. A.C. Moore, treasurer of the association, made his report. E.L. Green gave an account of the conditions precedent and subsequent to the establishing of the alumni bulletin issued quarterly by the association. August Kohn of the board of trustees told the association of the proposed consolidation and coordination of the university and the College for Women. The amalgamation, as Mr. Kohn expressed it, is to be one of coordination, not of coeducation as some seemed to think, and in his opinion, is a thing to be desired for the good of both institutions and a move that must inevitably result in untold good to the State in its relation to higher education. While the colleges will in fact be one, there will be separate classes in which the girls will be taught the same as the male students. The present plan will, as Mr. Kohn expressed it, result in a marked saving, while at the same time it will enable the two institutions to afford better pay and hold the professors which yearly they lose because other institutions pay them more. C.C Wilson of Columbia also spoke in favor of the merger. The alumni association, upon the conclusion of Mr. Kohn's remarks, passed a resolution indorsing the proposed coordination and expressing its hearty cooperation in the move. The resolution was as follows: "Resolved, first, That the alumni association of the University of South Carolina heartily indorses the joint resolution now before the general assembly, authorizing the board of the trustees of the university to accept in trust for the higher education of women the property of the College for Women and to coordinate that institution with the university, as outlined in the preamble to that resolution. "Secondly, That the alumni association expresses its approval of the campaign to raise by popular subscription at least $100,000 for the purpose of effecting this coordination, and pledges the support and cooperation of its members in this undertaking." It was pointed out by Lewis Parke Chamberlayne of the faculty that a similar program was before the University of Virginia, of providing ade-[remainder of column cut off]