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FOREST GROVE, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 4, 1912.
the declaration that Dr. Ferrin
lacks administrative ability, tact
and qualities o f leadership, is
autocratic and arbitrary, and
that he has been vacillating to
such an extent that the teachers
have been unable to depend on i
his support in matters where j
they had every reason to expect
it, and have been assured that |
they would receive it. The fac-1
ulty statement follows:
report says the piesident has
started out on two endowment
campaigns and “ lec them peter!
out,” that the school has ” been|
marking time for ten years,”
while other institutions have1
been growing, and that Dr. Fer-|
rin has failed to obey the ex
press instructions of the board.
It is also said that o f the $100,-1
000 which Dr. r errin says he I
has raised, $18,500 was insurance
REASONS ARE GIVEN.
money, $2,500 was promised dur
ing the administration o f his;
Forest Grove, Or. June 19, 1912.
To the Board of Trustees of
After a heated discussion last
predecessor, and that an $18.- To the Editor of the New York
ing all yesterday afternoon, the Pacific University, Forest Grove, i
000 deficit has been added. Times:—
board o f trustees of Pacific Uni
Comparison is made with the
The heroic band of Men Re
Gentlemen: Whereas it hasj
versity divided evenly on the been reported to us that the
work of President Homan, o f formers advance plenty o f rea-
proposal to ask the resignation statement signed by the mem
Willamette, in raising $400,000 sons why the fair sex should
o f Dr. YV. N. Ferrin, president bers o f the facility relating
in four years.
vote. Men fought and won, so
o f the institution, the vote stand to
It was further declared that women must keep up the battle
president of the institution does
ing eight to eight. The vote not set forth reasons in support
the ministers of some o f the if they would have their rights.
came on a resolution seeking Dr. o f the opinion expressed therein,
Reasons are, after all, large
Ferrin’s retirement. Later by now, therefore, we, the under
which they should be able to ly the academic aspect o f all
the same vote the majority re signed members o f the faculty
look for support, had been active great movements, and are born
ly opposed to Dr. Ferrin. The o f prejudice, temperament, self-
port o f the investigating com of Tualatin Academy and Pacific
University do hereby submit the
cjllege town also was held to be interest, or fear. The “ reason”
mittee, which favored retainnig following declaration o f reasons
opposed to him and a definite formate suffrage is that the male
the president, but absenting him which prompted us to sign the
list of causes for the strained re has had it. He got it because he
from the University on a finan said statement.
We were at the time we sign
lations between the town and fought for it, under the inspira
cial campaign for one year, fail
ed said statement and we still
ed o f adoption.
the college was given.
tion o f his discontent, and the
are of the opinion:
The report in closing contain fallacious reasoning of leaders;
Still a third proposal was sub
First—That President Ferrin
ed a declaration of the desire on not because it is one o f the bio
mitted later by Judge Stephen lacks administrative ability.
the part o f the signers to treat logical functions of the male ani
A. Lowell providing for Dr.
Second—That he lacks those
Dr. Ferrin with perfect fairness. mal to vote.
Ferrin’s retirement in one year. qualtities of leadership which in
“ We are not unmindful of his
It also failed o f passage eight to spire confidence and loyalty on
The “ Reason” for the ballot
the part o f the faculty, students
years o f service nor his good is today, as it has always been,
and friends of the University.
qualities, ” it says, “ but we trust the power to get it: the justifica
The meeting was held at the
Third—That he has no well-de
we are mindful o f the college, tion of it is the results, de faeto
Y. M. C. A. and was an execut fined comprehensive plan for the
which is bigger than the man. and potential, of its use. But
The vote was by development of the institution;
j Our plans are not simply against man in possession, decrying the
written ballot and the chairman at least he has never outlined
such a plan to hi3 faculty or
Prts dent Ferrin, but they are divine right o f kings, pleads the
o f the board voted among the sought to enlist their co-opera
for our Alma Mater, whom we divine right o f sex. Secure in
The majority vote of tion in carrying it out.
and wish to serve.”
the investigating committee was
@ by A m erican Press A ssociation.
the absence o f a profound knowl
It is reported that the debate edge of biology, or the meanings,
signed by B. S. Huntington, G. and his autocratic and arbitrary
over the various proposals affect methods, or pretensions o f sci
H. Marsh and E. P. McCornack. methods of conducting
affairs o f the institution con
ing Dr. Ferrin’ s future status ence, he rushes in where ho sci
It sought the absenting of Presi stantly result in loss of students,
Woodrow Wilson of New Jersey, on the 46th ballot Tuesday at
dent Ferrin for the year to alienation o f former friends and the Baltimore Convention received 990 votes, Clark 84. Harmon 12. with the university was spirited. entist was ever dogmatic enough
solicit the funds to make up a alumni and the positive antagan- Wilson by this vote became the Nominee of the Democrat Party Although the vote was by secret to enter and making a fetish o f
ballot it was reported last night nature,a superstition o f teteology,
conditional offer o f $40,000 from ism of many who should De sup for President.
that the division on the several a theology of science, sentiment
James J. Hill and contemplated porters financially and otherwise.
motions was as follows: Sup ality of sentiment, he places his
the appointment o f a dean to FACULTY WISH S OVERRULED.
about a substantial upbuilding in eight have resigned for “ incom-
porting the administration, B. S. woman on the altar o f the home,
Fifth—That the work of the
govern the university during the
collegiate courses, which he petency or allied reasons,” and
institution during the past year
Huntington, J. R. Wilson, Mil- to the glorification o f manhood—
has been greatly demoralized, maintained, should be given em- that 17 moved on to better posi- ton W. Smith, Judge Charles E.
r e p o r t s u r v e y s s it u a t io n .
consumes her with his own fire,
owing to the fact that in the phasis in the future develop tions or to complete their schol
Wolverton, A. L. Mills, George —and consecrates the ashes to
The minority report was pre matters o f attempted discipline ment of the institution.
astic training elsewhere, “ which II. Marsh, Judge J. Q. A. Bowl-
the glory o f mother-hood.
sented by Philip E. Bauer and on the part of the faculty, the
Against the complaint that the is very significant,” the report
W. T. Fletcher, both alumni president has deferred to the school had been running down adds, “ In the face o f the fact by and E. P. McCornack; oppos
Steeped in sentimentalism and
clamor o f the students, granting
ing the administration, Dr. cant, man proclaims that women
members of the board, Mr.
their petitions against the best under his administiation, he cit that five o f the young men of Luther R. Dyott, Judge Stephen
Fletcher being the official repre jndgement of the faculty.
have, through his all-seeing wis
ed the list o f contributions to the faculty to lay say they will
sentative o f the Associate Alum
Sixth—That members o f the the endowment that had been stay if President Ferrin resigns. A. Lowell, Rev. Phillip E. Bau dom and generosity, “ all the
report viewed at faculty have found him vacillat- seCured in the last five years, in- but surely will go if he is retain er, John E. Bailey, E. W. Haines, privileges they deserve.” It has,
Newton McCoy, W. T. Fletcher
. .. an extent that they , , • —
length the case, that has been ing to _ such
Attention is called to the and Napoleon Davis. -Oregonian. perforce, finally arrived to wom
have been unable to depend on volving contributions from An ed.
an herself to comprehend the sa
made out against the Ferrin ad his support in matters where drew Carnigie and from many fact that 10 o f the 12 members
SENIOR CLASS ATTITUDE.
credness o f sex and mother-hood,
ministration, declaring that alum they have every reason to ex prominent business men of Port o f Whitman College, who were
and to attain to a realization o f
ni, faculty and citizens of Forest pect it and have been assured land.
there in 1901, are still with the
Grove are unitedly in favor of a that they would have it.
He attributed the unfavorable college, while only two of the of the Seniors class o f Pacific what man has only sentimental
We respectively submit that
change o f executives. It told of
University believe it is for the ized over, the while he supported
the foregoing reasons, which criticism on the part o f the Pacific University faculty of 1901
best interests of this school to se or tolerated prostitution as a bio
his failure to hold faculty mem can be substantiated by specific faculty members to “ destructive1 remain
logical necessity, and an acceler
cure a new president.
bers in the past and brought instances, constitute ground for criticism on the part o f some of
LETTERS ARE SUMMARIZED.
o f business.
against him a series o f counts our action in the matter o f the the trustees.”
The report refers to the cir
Henderson Brook Dea-
that the signers held properly
The minority report of the in cular letter sent out by an the entire class: C. C. Ward,
should originate with the trust
vestigating committee is long' alumni committee, to which 74 Harlan J. Turner, Summer E.
first day of June.
New York, May 11, 1913.
Bryant, Jennie C. Rasmusen,
Among the documents in the and contains a full review o f the replies were received, 190 letters
writer o f the above
The even division of the trust
case was Dr. Ferrin’ s letter in case against Dr. Ferrin. It be being sent out.
the late Natthew P.
ees leaves the situation unchang
reply to the charges brought gins with the assertion that the summary of the poll is present
Another meeting will be
against him. Referring in his college should have the support ed:
held next Saturday at the Y. M.
Causes for lack o f growth and
letter to the complaints from the of trustees, faculty, alumni and
One refused to sign, although
C. A., but it is not known that alumni, Dr. Ferrin noted that in j friends, and that “ the president popularity:
has many times during the
the question o f the presidency
the letters from the alumni, re-j nor the board has any right, ness, 49; lack of harmony, 14;
year committed himself very
will come up again.
Mrs. Laura Clapshaw is visit-
plies were received from one j autocratically, to close their ears lack o f advertising, 10; lack of
candidly toward the opinion sub ing with her mother in Forest
present statem en t .
third of the 206 living graduates
scribed to above.
One o f the strongest argu
ing faculty, 7; other reasons 15.
of the university and that out of alumni and others.”
We the undersigned members
ments against Dr. Ferrin yester
Mrs. Ruick has returned from
these 46 suggested a change in
of the Senior class believe that
day was a formal statement
the administration. He declar
it is for the best interests of
from the faculty. At a previ
“ President Ferrin re- operation 5; more advertising, 4;
ed that the complaints made in says:
Mrs. Mills has gone to stay
Pacific University to retain
ous meeting the faculty had pre
the letters were “ so general as plies to this petition by saying everything satisfactory, 2; mis-
Mrs. Shearer because of
President Ferris at the head of
sented a short statement, asking
to be vague” and attributed that Trustee Bauer, in an inter- cellaneous suggestions, 11. Some
o f grandma Shear
much of the criticism to a feel- view, misrepresented facts and o f the alumni gave several sug
To which no signatures were
Yesterday a longer letter em-
ing of antagonism that “ had its poisoned the minds o f the faculty gestions in each case.
J. E. Lewton attended the can
bodving faculty sentiment was
In reply to a contention by Dr.
origin in disturbances in which and secured this petition.
meeting last Tuesday.
sent in, signed by all but two
the alumni were involved in you who know' the caliber o f Ferrin that the alumni letters
The Hillside young folks are
members, Professor Alexis Ben
their student days.”
These this faculty, such a contention were inspired by improper pur musical education.
It is a sin ; showing much interest in the
Kori and Professor
criticisms, he held, should be o f is preposterous and puerile. poses actuating the investiga- for parents to neglect this part i
organizing o f
little value in the action o f the
This trustee did not create this tion* t,ie report dec lares that the of a child’s education. Have vou
Professor Ben Kori sent in a
judgment o f this sober-minded poll was assented to by the chair a piano in your home to start the Union.
letter agreeing that Professor
faculty, he simply found it and man o f the board, Mr. Hunting- little ones out on, who, if they'
REASONS ARE CITED.
Ferrin should be superseded.
it, and moreover, dis ton. “ The poll was honest and had half a chance, would turn
Steam prune dryer,
Professor Shippee. who had
covered that it had existed for true, and the response to a cir the gloom into sunshine for you one ton capacity, all complete,
signed the first faculty state-
cular letter was large.” it is and others? I sell good reliable Price $60. J. L. Loving, Gales
statement, was absent from For should under his administration,
Attention is then called to the said.
pianos and sell them on terms to Creek, Ore.
est Grove when the second state he replied by saying that the in
BOARD NOT OBEYED, IS ASSERTED. suit you whether for cash, or the
Brown Leghorn hens and pul-
ment was prepared. Teachers
for sale, 75c each. Mixed
in the Conservatory of Music did
Aillaying. W. C.
not sign the statement.
The faculty charges include
Vote 8 to 8 on Resolution to
Force Retirement of Pa
cific University Head.
They Must Keep Up the Bat
tle it They Would Have