education - Adcock, Millard F 1890 The State Chronicle
TUESDAY, JUNE' 3, 1890. essential to we life OAK KIDGE. ITri COMMENCEMENT EXEUC1SKS HELD Li AST WEEK to of of They are Very Successful Somethings A bout its Co-Edaeatiooal Co-Edaeatiooal Co-Edaeatiooal System. Monday night, May 20th, was the beginning beginning of the exercises of the Oak Ridge Institute. iais wa3 the appointed day for the debate contest between the two literary societies for the debater's mecial, but the condition cf the weather caused a post ponement till Tuesday night. But the rain of Monday did not prevent prevent the assembling of five or six hundred hundred people m tbe chapel at night to enjoy tiie concert, by the young ladies and gouilenaen of the school, and it was something to enjoy. For about two hours the audience was richly entertained largely by the young ladies who recited a number pf well-chosen well-chosen well-chosen selections. I was particularly struck with the full and perfect self-possession self-possession self-possession of the young ladies something which is seldom seen when they appear before large audiences. audiences. I attribie this to the fact that Oak Ridge Institute is a co-operative co-operative co-operative school for both sexes, bringing the male and female minds iu contact with each other in the pursuit of studies. This has the effect of inspiring individual confidence and independence, and has the result of doing away with a certain timidity nnl bashfulnes3 which very often ccak '-jth '-jth '-jth sexes appear awkward and ill at c. ,e in public assemblies. Xvich Music. During the evening Mr. G. O. Coble, & student Of: the institute, pleasantly entertained the audience with a select L he variety of 'in )loc Iu other selec tions he had ihe instrumental accoH'a- accoH'a- nimeat of Miss Alma Griffith, one of the j . . . . . . - . . ... I- I- -- -- ... C l ,. 3 TIC" 1 tiii-irtiu tiii-irtiu tiii-irtiu R'auuers ui lue tcuooi. miss Griffiiii also sang some beautiful vocal selections. She sings a strong, rich, clear soprano, and there was genuine pleasure in listening to her. Besides these renditions there were duets arid some chorus singing, all of v. hich was appreciatively received. The Big Day. Tuesday was the big day of the commencement. commencement. The morning dawned gloriously cle?.r, fresh- fresh- and bright, and the weatner throughout tho day was all that could have been desired. About ten o'clock the Kenansville c- c- r-net r-net r-net band arrived at the institute in an band wasoa. It 1 elegant four-indiand four-indiand four-indiand vvas composed of thireea pieces, aud all through the day the band kpt melodious melodious strains floating ovtr the beautiful grounds. After an opening prayer by Rev. P. H,. Pegram, in which he invoked God's blessing on the institute and especially oh the principals of the school. Mr. George W. Deshazo, of Virginia, delivered delivered the address of welcome. This was followed by orations from cloven young geatl-.-;aen geatl-.-;aen geatl-.-;aen geatl-.-;aen geatl-.-;aen of the institute as follows: ' Richard G. Rozier; subject Samuel J. Randall. Millard F. Adcock, ef Wake county; subject The Coming Revolution. Jno. E. Crossett, of Texas; subject The Lone Star State. Numa Reid At water, of Lambs vi lie, iN. u. : t-uoj:ct t-uoj:ct t-uoj:ct me Heroism ot an Hour. David B. Sutton, of Bladen county; subject Our Xiu;;s and Queer s. Jno. M. Stone, iSeiev's Creek, N. C. ; ouigsct The Redemption of Japan. Jos. B. Joyccr, or Farmviile, N. C. ; subject Duly the Way of Gioey. K. S. Parker, Jr., Graham, N. C. ; sub-jar' sub-jar' sub-jar' ConfiGed Steam Free Thougbt. Robert B. Ridge, Farmer's, N. C ; subject The American Millionaire. Union L. Spenee, Pa-lmersville, Pa-lmersville, Pa-lmersville, N. C; subject -The -The Victorian .r" go. JLdgar P. Eisteriin, Tat urn's S. C: subject Emancipatio:i cf tho lluma': Ri.ce. All tho orations vtit; wed delivei'ea. O. the if-cclcil if-cclcil ro-tu; pleasant Jr-"e?e of the of tho sta-! U:U training tl ougnt They showed and nieUiCi! c-f c-f c-f r-vreare'. r-vreare'. r-vreare'. and .Ktndy Jbeir pr -duei -duei ion was a great creoif. to the sneakers and to the institution of which they are members. ' All were eatiiusiastically received ami Liberuiiy applauded. The degree cf ex-cel:ence ex-cel:ence ex-cel:ence was lq high and so nearly uniform uniform that, the judges i.--:d i.--:d i.--:d i.--:d er-rt er-rt er-rt :.. ube in dfctam? vi;u-;s vi;u-;s vi;u-;s . e opeaKers was tUle, no i"Ut:.:a. bur af; r a lotiK ses-ioa ses-ioa ses-ioa mey awaruvu 11. lOxur. iaviu i. ii ut ion as the best deciaimer. Each younrr gentleman was the recip ient of numerous handscmo flor.it trio nie.7 of appreciation from among the many neautiful young ladies pieseut. lu.a to Summer-tie! Yv of he.u but j J 1 with j large I 1 lias d incread-: i I y.:ais a,i-: j I and the Hoit, S.