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Fisk Notes – 1 Feb 1907

Fisk Notes
February 1, 1907
Pg. 5

  • Dr. Grant, traveling in behalf of the Old Folks’ and Orphans’ Home, of Birmingham, presented the needs of that institution to Fisk at prayer meeting, Wednesday evening, Jan. 16. A contribution of more than seven dollars was made by the students and faculty.
  • Friday night, Jan. 18, Prof. H. C. Morgan left for a three weeks’ tour of the South. She will visit the various schools of the South, and the homes of Fisk graduates and former students.
  • On January 17, the College Seniors were excused from classes that those who desired might attend the inauguration of Gov. Patterson. Among those who took advantage of the opportunity to attend were H.F. Mitchell, H.R. Merry, and B.W. Payne. As might have been expected, there were very few Negroes present, but it is the consensus of opinion of those who were there that the occasion was inspiring and uplifting.
  • Through the kindness of Dr. R. H. Boyd, B.W. Payne and G. T. Overstreet spent a very profitable afternoon one day last week visiting the National Baptist Publishing House. Dr. Boyd seemed delighted to show us through the various departments, and not only extended us a cordial invitation to return, but assured us that he would be glad to have any of the students visit him. The afternoon was one of incalculable value from an educational standpoint, and if ever you feel discouraged about the “Negro Problem,” we advise you to visit Dr. Boyd and his Publishing House.
  • Miss Maud Clayton, of Savannah, Ga., was called home on account of the serious illness of her mother.
  • Percy Crenzot has been laid up on account of rheumatism. Crenzot has never fully recovered from injuries received in the early part of the football season.
  • Thursday evening, Jan. 17, the Fisk Debating Club held its regular monthly meeting in the collegiate room of Livingston Hall. This was the most interesting meeting we have had this year. The subject for debate was one in which every Negro is interested: Resolved, That President Roosevelt was justified in dismissing the three companies of the Twenty-fifth Infantry. The speakers on the affirmative were T.P. Haralson and W. G. Upshaw; on the negative, J.A. Green and Wm. Dawson. The speakers on both sides showed that they had givine much care and thought to the subject, and their manner of delivery as well. The decision of the judges was in favor of the negative. Music was rendered by the Fisk Quartette — Myers, Merrill, Boutte and A. King. There was an unusually large attendance, including several members of the faculty.
  • Mr. G. W. Haynes suppled Mr. J. C. Russell’s pulpit at Goodletsville Sunday
  • Mr. Gore, President of the city association, visited the Sunday morning meeting of the Y.M.C.A. and made a few remarks.
  • Prof. J. W. Work addressed the Y.M.C.A. Jan. 27
  • Fisk University and the music lovers of Nashville had a rare treat in the lecture-recital given ni the Memorial Chapel on the January 18, by Prof. Edward Baxter Perry.
  • Prof. W.A. Giles addressed the White Cross League Sunday night, Subject: “Significance of the Sexual Instinct.”
  • Mr. W. A. Hunton, International Secretary of the Y.M.C.A., spent a couple of days with us the early part of last week. Tuesday evening he addressed the Mission Study Class on the subject of “Africa.”
  • Prof. T. W. Talley’s baby, Eunice, died Sunday, January 20. Funeral services were held at the residence Monday afternoon at two o’clock. Prof. C. W. Morrow, pastor of Union Church, officiating. Out of respect for Prof. and Mrs. Talley in their bereavement there was no school on the afternoon of Jan 31.
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