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News from Nashville – October 28, 1916

As published in the Chicago Defender

  • R.J. Johnston Jr., A.B., of M.M.C., Junior Med., has returned to Meharry from Panama.  C.A. Wm. C. Lowery and J. Fred Wells, junior meds, are back. W.O. Terrell, junior int., who reports a pleasant summer at Detroit, Mich., is back to Meharry with his “old pals.”
  • E.T. Buford, A.B., Fisk class of ’16, is president of the freshman medical class at Meharry.
  • Dr. J.H. Hale shows the Meharry men some deep points in surgery.   The inauguration of Dr. Hubbard was one of the most historical events of the city of Nashville.  Hon. J.C. Napier presented Dr. Hubbard the keys of Meharry, and announced him president of the institution.  Dr. Hubbard is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn, class of 1876, and has been laboring at Meharry since that time.  He delivered a fine address.
  • Isaac Fisher addressed the YMCA at Lincoln Theater last Sunday at 4pm.
  • Fisk met Walden on the football field last Saturday. 66 to 0 in favor of Fisk. Fisk will play West Virginia Oct 28 on Fisk campus. Coach Welker says that the boys are ready.
  • Mack T. William, Memphis sophmore, has returned to Roger Williams for study.  Mr. Williams is a licensed preacher and one of the best young orators of our race.
  • Miss Annie E. Stapler, South Pittsburg, Tenn., is back at Roger Williams for study. Eugent Tyler, Latin fiend, is back also.
  • The Nashville people enjoyed a heavy frost last Saturday night.
  • R.W. Brooks, Memphis, a graduate of Fisk ’16, is studying theology at Chicago University.
  • Miss Ethel Mayberry, Ruston, La., sophomore, is back to Roger Williams for study.
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  1. Carolyn H. Nichols,Esq

     /  January 8, 2008

    I am searching for any information re my grandmother, Laura Ella Drake, B.A. Fisk University 1916, daughter of Cornelius F. and Laura (Thomas) Drake


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