SELECT LEADERS OF CONFERENCES
State-Wide Citizenship Efficiency Officials Are
Presiding officers and leaders of
the discussion for the ten groups who
will figure in the conference on efficient citizenship to be held at the
University of Tennessee, June 6 and
7 in connection with the commence-
ment and dedicatory exercises for the
two new buildings, have been
The conference will be divided into
ten general groups, composed of
closely allied agencies. Scores of
letters have been sent to prominent
men and women all over the state
requesting their presence at this conference. Letters have also been sent
to all organizations with the request that they be represented by
delegates. The response has been
most gratifying and the success of
the conference is already assured.
Gov. A. A. Taylor will preside over
the group on civil administration. In
addition to presiding over this group
conference, Governor Taylor has been
asked to preside at the dedication
of the new agricultural building on
the university farm on the Kingston
pike on Monday morning, June 6, and
at the dedication of Ayres hall, the
new liberal arts building on the crest
of the University hill on Tuesday afternoon, June 7.
Leaders of Discussion
In addition to the presiding officer
of each group there have been named
two or more leaders of discussion for
the group. In the group of civil administration, over which Governor
Taylor will preside, the discussion
will be led by Hon. W. W. Bond, of
Brownsville, speaker of the Tennessee senate; by Hon. A. L. Todd,
of Murfreesboro, speaker of the Tennessee house of representatives; by
Rowlett Paine, mayor of Memphis;
and by Judge Lytton Hickman, of
Capt. T. P. Peck, state commissioner of agriculture, will preside over
the group conference on agriculture.
A, D. Smith, of Knoxville, and E. C.
Cunningham, of Clarksville, will lead
Z. W. Whelan, of the Whelan Machine works, of Chattanooga, will preside over the group on commerce and
industry. George R. James, of Memphis, and John Houser, of Ducktown
Copper company, have been chosen
leaders of the discussion.
Malcolm McDermott, president of the state bar association, and dean of
University of Tennessee law school,
will preside over the group on law.
Dr. Wm. B. Burns, of Memphis,
is to preside over the group on medicine and dentistry. The group leaders are Dr. James W. Winn, past
president of the State Dental association; and Dr. R. E. Dee Smith, superintendent of the Eastern Hospital
for the Insane at Knoxville.
C. P. J. Mooney, of Memphis, ed-
itor of the Memphis Commercial Ap-
peal, has been asked to preside over
the press group. J. D. Holbrook,
editor, of the Dresden Enterprise,
and J. I. Finney, editor of the Columbia Herald, will lead the discussion.
Mrs. Eakin a Group Leader
Mrs. John Hill Eakin, of Nashville,
president of the state board of charities and corrections, will preside over
Ithe group on home and social wel-
fare. Miss Margaret Ambrose, di-
rector of home demonstration work
in the division of extension, will lead
Prof. J. B. Brown, state superin-
tendent of public instruction, is to
preside over the group on education.
Prof. R. L. Jones, superintendent of
the Chattanooga public schools, will
lead the discussion.
Rev. James I. Vance, D. D., pastor
of the First Presbyterian church of
Nashville, will be chairman of the
group on religious education. With
him as leader of the discussion will
be Dr. Carey E. Morgan, also of
Nashville, pastor of the Vine Avenue
Christian church, and Dr. Oscar E.
Sams, of Jefferson City, president of
All group conferences will be held
on Monday afternoon, June 6, in the
new agricultural building on the university farm.
On Tuesday, June 7, there will be
a general conference in the morn-
ing preceding the dedication of Ayres
hall in the afternoon. At this time
a committee chosen by the groups
will present their conclusions and any recommendations that may have
been decided upon.
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