from the "Valedictory Essay" by Karl Watson Baker in the 1919 Register:

"Four years ago we began our struggle for education, an eager, energetic band of 380 students. Today only 99 remain, ready to complete their course- Where are the others?- One by one they have given up the struggle, some for one reason, some for another. Some who have found the work in this school too difficult may be found in other schools still reaching out for education. Others have given up their studies altogether and may now be found busily engaged in some kind of business. However, it is for those who have not given up the struggle that a great change now comes . . . "