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"Disturber and Dreamer, the Phillistines cried
When he preached an ideal creed,
Till they learned that the men who have changed the world
With the world have disagreed."
When the reforms he agitated have become accomplished factsg when
every child born in America has an equal chance in life, when woman
summoned into civil life and political equality has become a reality,
when the hands that create the wealth of the world control it, do you
think that then the name of the man whose lifework this was, will be
forgotten? The name of Wendell Phillips will be embalmed in our
memory for all time as the symbol of courage, progress and freedom!
-Paul Evans Peltason.
' .,.,.,,,,,,,, HOU noble hall of learning and of truth,
QQ 49? Fashioned by man and blessed of many a youth
Whose life, through years, has aided been by thee!
How many times before thee have I stood
ge V And viewed each tower with increased awe and love,
Thy stately form, thy quiet simplicity,
Thy beauteous colonnades, thy portals wide,
Through which each day pass many seeking light!
Surrounding all, thy lovely spreading green,
Brightened with flowers of varied form and hue
And casting shadows over street and walls,
Tall plumed trees grace thy magnificence.
Thy spacious halls, where throngs of maids and youths
Pass gaily to and fro, force one to think, ,
What doth the future hold in store for these?
When from these halls, forever, they depart,
To choose each one his lifels work to be done,
Many shall wisely choose, yet life for them
Shall not be one sweet song unto the end.
Their sorrows, of which all men taste a few,
Less bitter'll seem, when sweetened with the thought
Of work well doneg a life in service spent,
An aid to fellow meng a blessing to one's self!
Less fortunate shall many be, whose choice
Shall lead them into paths of life-long strife
Through thorny paths and mire of deep distress,
Some shall emerge with lives made true and strong,
Molded by nature's teacher, stern experience.
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tribute to his personal character to say that as an orator Wendell Phil-
lips ranks with the greatest of all time. In reading his speeches you
seem to hear the lion-like roar of Mirabeau. Yet he never ranted. A
southerner who heard him said, "He was an infernal machine set to
music". His plainness of speech appalled because it was so unusual.
He called a hoe a hoe, not an agricultural instrument. He said, "Slav-
ery is slavery, not a form of economic subordination." His magnetism of
manner and witchery of style were such that it is said "he could talk en-
tertainingly about a broom handle". This superb and matchless elo-
quence was the means by which he accomplished all that engaged his
attention as a reformer.
As a reformer, Wendell Phillips was far from a man of one idea.
Standing in isolation, against parties and established order and old tra-
ditions, he devoted his life to the freest and broadest discussions of the
questions and issues of his time. The best years of his life, however,
were devoted to the cause of the slave. The slave power grew by leaps
and bounds after the invention of the cotton gin, but due largely to the
untiring efforts of Wendell Phillips, the anti-slavery agitation likewise
did not remain in the condition the year '37 had found it. During these
years Phillips advocated disunion. Tried by his standard the constitu-
tion had become a sinful compact with slavery and he longed to see it
broken. With the first sound of the cannon in Charleston harbor, how-
ever, the welcome which he gave the war was "hearty and hot".
Throughout the war he was wrapt up in one mighty passiong justice as
the policy of the uniong justice to the negro! He said, "Peace if pos-
sible. iustice at any rate". With this sign his matchless eloquence was
creating the public sentiment which guided the hand of Lincoln as he
signed the Proclamation of Emancipation.
After the Civil War, the slave, indeed, was freeg but this did not free
the great reformer from his task. He saw clearly that the next great
contest would be waged with the slavery of poverty. With clear, un-
flinching logic he announced his principle, "Labor, the creator of wealth,
is entitled to all it creates", and attempted to follow it out to the utter
abolition of the present distinction between capital and labor. He was
also foremost among those claiming the ballot for women. His powerful
presentation of the woman suffrage problem, more than any one cause,
has started the agitation which can ultimately result in but one thing,
universal suffrage. His was the voice which exposed our national crime
against the Indian. His, the voice which early brought forth the temp-
erance question and his, the voice which championed every other reform
of the age.
Wendell Phillips has exercised a greater influence on the destiny of
our country than any other man of his day.
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Others who likewise trod in paths of strife,
Less strong than those whose Fight doth bring them through unharmed.
Life's bitterest dregs shall drink, and some few sink,
Swept on by moving seas of grim humanity.
But, as with 1ife's slow-moving, ebbing tide,
They drift unto eternity's far shore
And backward look o'er 1ife's fast fading course,
Unbrightened by one hope of real success,
Yet here and there from out this fog and mist
A light shall shine, the light of our old dream.
It grows, it gleams, it shines from out thy towers,
Thou school where spent I many happy hours,
In work, in dreams of glorious days to come,
Inspired by thy ideals, to higher things.
Oh, may you prove to many other lives,
Who, in their turn, within thy portals pass,
A guide, a help, and draw them to that height,
That pinnacle, whereon thou hast thy stand.
And may each one their motto take from thee,
Of truth, of honor, freedom, courtesy!
C I a s s S o n g
Air, "Maryland! My Maryland!"
Thy noble name shall never die,
Soldan High! O Soldan High!
Thy praise and fame shall live for aye,
Soldan High! Fair Soldan High!
Thy victories shall never end,
Thy spotless fame, thy sons defendg
Down countless ages, may they send
Praise to thee, O Soldan High!
O Alma Mater, staunch and true,
Soldan High! O Soldan High!
We'll ever loyal be to you,
Soldan High! Proud Soldan High!
Thy halls will ever win renown,
And with thy banner, gold and brown,
May far and wide thy fame resound,
Soldan High! O Soldan High!
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