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offset the work which under Mrs. montague (and-scratched out) with the cooperation of some of the adverse alumni there is being actively pushed. You know as well as I do what it would mean to the University twenty years from now if the college us founded at some other point. and you also know what it would mean in expense to the State of Virginia to have the type of college founded which would of necessity grow up at Farm ville by reason of the fact that you could look for no help either from endowment or students outside the state. If you will read the the report of Dr. Henry S. Pritchett of the Carnegie Foundation, as the year 1912, you will see the fallacy of heoping that a first class college can be made with a normal school as a basis. It is important that you exercise your influence with Mr. Easley, who, I am satisfied you can reach. I know also that you can help us some with Mr. Feather ston.

  The College Committee is very much in need of funds. The publi-

cation of the Bulletin containing expert leeter was a matter of much expense and we have not in hand enough money to pay the, {?} cost, of fin- ishing mailing this bulletin. A copy of the bulletin had been sen to every Alumnus of the University associations throughout the United States. We had 5000 copies printed and need at least 1000 more. I have been able to raise about $500 so far. i have also expended about $200 my- self and we need at least five of six hundred dollars more. Could you not ecure some contributions in Lynchburg towards this campaign. It is a great cause and sooner or later we are bound to win. I think our success before the present Legislature a you suggest, will large- ly depend upon the proper conference and cooperation between our com- mittee here and the members od the Board of Visitors. We {?} are inter- ested in the Coordinate College and I personally am anxious to do all I can to bring this about, and bespeak your help in the matter while thnaking you for your very helpful letter to me personally.

             With kind regards to Mrs. Craddock, I am,
             Cordially yours,