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Christian College was relegated to
last place when Simmons College beat
On May 20, 1909, with the financial
burden increasing, Darden resigned.
The board elected R. L. Whiteside
as president to succeed Darden in
Four students graduated, receiving
high school diplomas from the school.
Although the enrollment in the
school dropped to 65 during the sec-
ond year of Whiteside's presidency
and he was forced to resign and find a
better paying job, his work helped
establish the school in the minds of
many as a permanent institution.
There were 14 graduates of the
school in 1910 and 12 in 1911, visible
evidence that the school was making
progress in the face of all difficulties.
ln May 1911, Ft. L. Whiteside
resigned and James F. Cox was
appointed to the presidency.
Near the beginning of school lvlrs.
Cox became very ill, and Cox was
forced to take leave in order to be with
Substituting as president through
this term was Cox's brother, A. B. Cox
a recent graduate of the University of
On April 22, 1912, the board of trus-
tees awarded Jesse P. Sewell a five-
year contract as president.
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