The Stanford Quad Volume 8

The Stanford Quad Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...to heed their clamor and add a new clause--one which will ever be a source of pride to her, for by it she has righted a wrong and has placed herself in the honorable company of those States which believe in fostering free education. The fight is over. As we look at the majority of nearly eighty thousand which the Amendment received we can not help thinking that perhaps we did not do it after all--that it may just have happened in spite of us. At any rate we tried to do something, and whether that something helped clear the course for the landslide or hindered, it is worth telling. If the former, that it may serve in the future as an encouragement for strenuous effort; if the latter, that it may be a warning to him who dreams, as many of us did at times, that the weight of the universe is on his shoulders. In spite of the magnitude of our victory I think we should not have succeeded at all if it had not been for the systematic and persistent efforts of the friends of Stanford. Our cause was just and needed but its simple statement to win. To the men who made this statement, to the hundreds of thousands of voters in the State is due the victory'. There was some opposition to overcome, both honest and interested, but our chief opponent was ignorance of what we asked and why we asked. And now something as to the causes which made this victory necessary and possible. For several years the burden of taxes weighed heavily upon Stanford. The friends of the University believed that it should be exempt from taxation, and through their efforts a constitutional amendment was passed through the Legislature two years ago which needed only the assent of the majority of the voters of the State to become a law. Amendment did not refer to taxation alone. At one...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236502027
  • 9781236502025