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1915 Excerpt: ...clubs and associations in the North returned in
time for the annual meeting of the National Hampton Association, an
account of whose proceedings will appear in a later issue. One of
the most interesting features of Anniversary is the battalion drill
and march to dinner. The cadets march to dinner six days in each
week during the school year, but it is only at the Anniversary
season that the girls and the Whittier children fall in behind
them. At this drill the Senior captain who learned to read in a
leaky schoolhouse was seen skilfully putting his company through
maneuvers, and the blacksmith who could lengthen a horse's stride
six inches appeared as an efficient and soldierly first lieutenant.
The Whittier children followed the line of cadets, and after them
marched the girls, in light gingham or percale dresses which they
themselves had made. After listening to the singing of the Hampton
grace and inspecting the kitchens, where student cooks were cutting
great sheets of corn bread into squares and serving stew from
enormous iron kettles, the visitors passed to the various places
where luncheon had been prepared for them. To the third chapter of
Hampton's story--glimpses of graduates--belonged two addresses
delivered at the Anniversary exercises proper, held in the
Gymnasium on Friday afternoon. Thomas J. Edwards was graduated from
Hampton in 1905 with a wheelwright's certificate and an academic
diploma. He is now superintendent of the Negro Boys' Reformatory at
Hanover, Virginia. In the intervening ten years he has acted as
"financial secretary" in the Topeka, Kansas, Industrial
Institute--the "Western Tuskegee "--has worked in a wheelwright
shop and in a livery stable, has taught his trade for two years at
Tuskegee Institute, has supe...
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