to Mulet (from the early German school *of organ music to the modern
French school). Recognized critics commented favorably on his perform-
ance. Mr. King is a graduate of Central High School, Louisville, and was
recently elected to membership in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, honorary music
fraternity, being one of its three colored members.
LINCOLN INSTITUTE DEEDED TO THE STATE
Lincoln Institute, founded in 1912 as a private high school and junior
college, was formally deeded, on March 26, to the. State of Kentucky as A
state high school and teacher training laboratory for Negroes. Built on land
purchased with money contributed by the late Andrew Carnegie, the school
was financed principally by endowments and private subscriptions. Since
1939, the state has contributed funds, in return for which practice teacher
training was given. For the biennium 1946-47, $75,000 was provided an-
nually by the state for the operation of Lincoln Institute as a state high
school. Also, $100,000 was appropriated for rebuilding a dormitory de.
stroyed by fire last year.
Lincoln Institute is an outgrowth of Berea College, established in 1867,
and attended by both and white and Negro students, but forced by the Day
Law, passed in 1904 requiring segregeation of races in educational instiftu-
tions, to release its Negro students. Nearly 2,000 Negro youth of high
school age live in the 65 counties which Lincoln Institute serves as a State
boarding high school.
MRS. M. L. COPELAND PLANS RETIREMENT
News comes that Mrs. M. L. Copeland, A. B., Kentucky State College,
M. A., Columbia University, who has served Kentucky schools for forty-four
years, and who is now Jeanes Supervisor, will retire on July 1. A life member
of the K. N. E. A,. and the American Teachers Association, she has been
very active in both organizations. During the fifteen years she has served, as
chairman of the Rural Department of the former organization, its develop-
ment and influence have been noteworthy. The Rural Department of the
American Teachers Association likewise showed growth under her guidance.
Mrs. Copeland has the distinction of having served in the Kentucky State
Department of Education longer than any other colored person. As she
goes to her home in Hopkinsville to enjoy a well earned rest, and share the
companionship of Reverend Copeland, she may reflect on a work well done,
and know that she has the respect and goodwill of her friends in education
and in the state.