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NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY JULY 12, 1918.
TRIBUTE PAID PROF..
Biographical Sketch In Ohio Wesley
an Quarterly Well Known Urban
Educator Receive Honorable Men
' tion In College Paper.
The Ohio Wesleyan UnWersity
Alumni Quarterly of Ay ill, 19 is. Issue
contained ihe following tribute to
Prof. E. V. B. Cdny. ol Urbana:
E. W. B. Curry, Ex. '04.
The doors or O.iio Wesleyan Uni
versity. Delaware, O., have always
been open to nil, regnrdi ss o' race,
color or freed. Anions the fj;w col
ored students who have comedo us.
Prof. 13. V. B. Curry, president of
the Curry Normal and Industrial ln
stltute, Uibana, Ohio, stands out as
the most prominent. He was born on
South street, in a log house In Dela
ware ni 1871. He graduated from the
high school and Michael College and
pent nearly four years in Ohio Wes
leyan, during that time reading law
under Hon. F. M. Marriott and Judge
E. Wlckbam. He worked as a labor
er hod carrier and janitor, to make
bis way. - '
When a boy seventeen years "old,
January, 18S9, during his senior year
in high school, he rented a shed kitch
en on David street, Delaware, Ohio,
And founded the now Famous Curry
Institute. The kitchen school was fit
ted up with $6.50 worth of second-
band furniture. The rent was 50
cents per month, and Elmer Curry,
the teacher, picked up coal in the
Hocking Valley Railroad Yards to
keep his school room warm. He had
three students the first year, and they
were men of advanced years; ex-sol
diers of the Civil War and. ex-slaves.
Since that, over J.wo thousand stu
dents from all parts of the United
States and Canada have enrolled in
the Curry Institute. Many of these
have graduated, and are doln;; excel
lent service In all honorable walks of
The Curry Institute, Urbana. - Ohio,
is incorporated unler the lvws tf
Ohio, not lor the profit, and h man
aged by a board of directors, selected
from some of the most successful
white business men of the city The
Institute offers course-! in Kn'jlish,
Normal, Music, Commerce, Elble
Training and Industrial Arts. It is
. known as "Tpt Tuskegee of the
North." The members'iiu of the fac
ulty numbers from eight to ten re
fined, Christian colored men and -women,
graduates of the best colleges and
universities and institutes ot, the
country. Miss Hannah M. Pierce of
the Deaooness Home, Cinc:nnatl. O..
was principal of th.Dalaw irfl high
school when Elmer Curry graduated.
She gave the fir3t books lor the shed
kitchen school Miss Pirco soent
two days in Urbana as guesf of the
school during the enmrcentmmont In
June, 1915. She deliverpd the p lncl
pal address at the services hflld In
Central Hall, a modern building of
fourteen class rooms, erected on the
Curry Farm, which will cost tcom
pleted and ready for service thirty
Jud.se E. E. Cheney, Urbann, a grad
uate of Ohio Y.'eslevan Unive-slty,
. served as a member of the Curry
board of dirpclo-s for several years.
3eneral Warnock, a former trustee of
Ohio Wesleyan and citizen of Urbana,
speaks In the highest terms of the
good wck done at Curry and has been
a liberal supporter. Rev. ,1. H. Dennv,
, present pastor or the First M. E.
Church, Urbana, is in touch with the
. Curry Institute and commends in the
strongest terms the work of Prof.
Curry and the Institute.
Professor Curry is -an eloquent ora-
tor and an evangelist, of power. He
. . has had years of experience aa a tem
perance orator in the great s'ate cam
patgnaagainst the saloon. He is giv
ing his whole life wtlhout reserve to
the betterment of humanity. His
' school has very little endowment, and
is supported bv personal donations
and the .. Income from his lectures,
evangelistic campaigns and sale of his
own works of literature.
Ohio Wesleyan Alumni ran help
this brother and hls'work through op
enings for lectures and addresses on
the Progress of the Freedman, Tem
perance, "or General Lines. Prof. Cur
ry sometime ago, delivered an ad
dress for the Ohio Wesleyan Univer
sity Y. M. C. A. Several members of
the faculty were present: Prof. Pav
els, Prof. Miller and Prof. Hornell,
and they Join in pronouncing bis work
as a platform man par excellent. The
school at "Urbana is in need of money
to finish Central Hall and erect a
; dormitory for boys, for endowment,
and to pay current expenses. A man
who Js doing and can do such great
1 work should not be hindered for the
lack of funds.
NOTE Funds are needed for cur
rent expenses Endowment and Build
- tags. Speaking engagements are so
es. Wl B. CURRY, 4
HANDSOME GIFTTO CURRY IN
STITUTE. The Curry Normal and Industrial
' Institute, Urbaua, Ohio, has been re-
membered by a friend to the colored
people in the way of a gift which will
mean $'15,000 for the school.
A white lady by the name of
lUlss Ella Dunn In West Virginia be
came interested In the great work of
Professor Curry several - years ago
through his temperance campaigns.
During: her life-time she was a regu
lar contributor toward the Institute.
She died In April, 1917, providing in
fcer will the sum of $6,000, with one
half of what remains after the lega
tees have been paid for the Curry In
stitute. At a low estimate it will be
$7,600 from the will' and the same
amount is to ba raised by friends,
making $15,000 for Curry. This will
complete Central Hall, a handsome
building erected on the Curry farm
some time ago now ready for the in
side finish, heating plant and light and
. furniture. The building ready for
work will stand at $30,000. Central
fifcll contains fourteen rooms, . of
.which twelve are for classes and
trades with office and room for heat-
i lag plant. 1
Over two hundred students can be
acoommodated in this building. On
,the third floor in the chapel, music
''room, historical and relic room and
' library.' .
The Institute must have a dormlto-
- ty to house Jhe large number of stu-
: dents who- have been turned away In
, the last few years, owing to the lack
of proper accommodations: Robert C.
Gotwald, architect, has drawn the
i plana for the dormitory which ' will
cost in two sections $.15,000 to $40,000.
The first section can be erected for
$20,000. With this building and Cen-
ev tral Hall and the present outfit of
Curry the. school can double . is ca
pacity. ' Here la an opportunity 'for
some good friend to. start the funds
for the dormitory and thus increase
the usefulness of a school that has
y The President
WE MUST WIN THIS WAR
DON'T BE A SLACKER
i" . t v yvTva ifS- k.
Enlist with the religious forces that are
making a drive for patriotic service un
der religious influence.
An Army of Baptist Workers will be
Gathered at Little Rock in September in
their Great National Convention, Unin
Make a personal sacrifice by putting up the railroad
fare and attending this great meeting of Baptists.
REV. EDWARD P. JGNfig, DDTPresiderit
C. P. MADISON, Secretary
; BY THE
i ' I
j M.M M, , MM I MM. PRESIDENT f
afforded industrial -training to over
two thousand worthy young men and
women during the nineteen years of
its history; i 1 . '
Professor Curry will be very grate
ful for donations in any - amount,
either for buildings or current ex
penses. : ':. -'
LOANS TO OUR ALLIES.
With recent loans of nearly $18,
000,000 to' Greece and" $11,000,000 to
Belgium, the aggregate loans made by
the United States to' our allies now
J amount to practically $6,000,000,000. ,
OUR EXPORTATION OF
J SILVER. . .
Sixty-four million silver dollars have
been melted into bullion by the United
States Treasdry, most of which has
been exported to India. Fifty-eight
million dollars of silver certificates
have been. -withdrawn from circula
tion and destroyed as the silver on
which they were secured was melted
down. The ' Treasury still -. holds
426,000,000 sliver dollars, against
which $390,000,000 . in silvers certifi
cates are outstanding. New Federal
reserve banks notes of the'denomlna-
tlons of $1 and $2 aro being Issued
to replace the silver certificates
There are enemy aliens and there are
native aliens. The American who does
not do his part toward winning the
war, who neither fights nor works nor
lends for victory is as much an alien
to America's purposes and America's
cause as the rankest Prussian interned
In this country. .
This Is a war of peoples as well as
of nations, and each individual has a
place and a duty.
Longvllle, La., July 8. One of the
largest and moBt successful sessions
of the New Light Assocaition and its
auxiliaries has just closed in this city.
They met with the First Baptist
Church of Longvllle, Rev. B. W. Kaig
ler, D. D., pastor. The auxiliaries con
nected with the Assocaition are the
Sunday School, the B. Y. P. U and
the Woman's Department. Quite a
number of visitors were In attend
ance, among them being Rev. H. B.
N. Brown, D. D., of Alexandria, La.,
and Rev. Henry Allen Boyd, Secre
tary of the Sunday School Congress
of Nashville, Tenn. Rev. Mr. Boyd de
livered the special address on Thurs
day night, July 4. He was introduced
by the (Moderator, Rev. Mr. Fontler
roy. The address was patrlotio and
dealt with . the denominational ad
vancement. Every department of, the
Association, this section, reports an
increase in work done over the past
year. It was agreed at the Associa
tion, among a number of the Minis
ters, that a large delegation would go
from this assoclational district to th
National Baptist Convention at Little
Rock, in September.
CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to thank our friends for
their klndneis to us during the ill
ness and death ot our beloved daugh
ter, Miss Alberta E. Anderson. W
also thank them for the beautiful .
floral designs.' ' . ,
Mr. and Mrs. J. B, Smith.