The courtyard square with a fountain and trees. A historic monument dedicated to Waitman Willey, Alexander I. Wade, and Dr. I.C. White, three prominent men who made prominent gifts to the world. Mr. Willey helped set up the state of West Virginia. Mr. Wade demonstrated a system for graded schools. And Mr. White was a leader in the field of geology.
'Dedication, To Dr. I.C. White, the friend and patron of West Virginia University, in recognition of his attainments as a scholar, his usefulness as a citizen, and his worth as a man, this volume is respectfully dedicated.'
'Artist's Proof of Portrait No. 655. A limited number of signed Artist's Proofs of this steel engraved portrait, size nine by twelve inches, can be procured by applying promptly to the publishers. Price two dollars each. B. F. Johnson, Inc. 70 Fifteenth Street, Northwest, City of Washington, D. C.'
President Taft attends West Virginia University President Thomas Hodges' Inauguration
'PRESIDENT TAFT VISITS MORGANTOWN, NOV. 1, 1911- President William Howard Taft, front row center, delivered the inaugural speech Nov. 1, 1911, when Thomas Edward Hodges became president of the University. Pictured in front row, left to right are Daniel B. Purinton, Gov. W.E. Glasscock, President Taft, Mr. Hodges and Dr. I.C. White. Pictured at left on porch are (unknown) Frank Cox, left, and Henry Green, the editor of The Post. The first two men pictured in the back row could not be (named, third unsure) is James L. Lakin, fourth Maj. Butts, hero who lost his life in sinking of Titanic; fifth, a Mr. Sigwart; sixth George C. (Rodgers-unsure); seventh, H.C. Batton; eighth and ninth, unidentified: tenth, Harry Carspecken; and others, M.L. Brown, William Williams, (unknown), Benjamin Rosenbloom, Frank B. Trotter and Dr. A.M. Buckhannon. The men in uniform were members of Gov-(the rest is unclear).