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503 E. Grace Street, Richmond, Va., July 18, 1917. Mr. J. R. Cary, C. & O. Railroad, Clifton Forge, Va. My dear Mr. Cary: Our mutual friend, Mr. Spicer, tells me that you were kind enough to say that if I should write you in some detail with reference to the matter, that you thought you would be able to help us with reference to the Co-ordinate College movement in your section of the state, especially at Clifton Forge and Covington. I mailed you sometime since, at the request of Mr. John LIvers, of Charlottesville, some literature with reference to this subject. The college has never had much support either at Clifton Forge or Covington, Mr. Spessard, Senator Rinehardt, and last year, Mr. Goodwyn, having all been opponents on the theory of its competition with the common school. This, of course, is a fallacy. IN the first place, the College for women is the only link missing in the complete system of public education in Virginia. Secondly, highly trained men and women are as necessary to the social and economic life of of the state as an educated electorate. Third, the bulk of state funds coming to the common schools come from ten cent and capitation taxes, which, of course, increases normally the only possible sums