Letter of opposition from Simpson Ely

[UW:1/1/2 Box 7 FF14]

Jno. D. Vincil,

ST. Louis, mo.,

Honored Sir:

               I appeal to you to use your voice and vote against the acceptance of the $5,000 proffered by Adolphus Busch for the new Clinic Amphitheater at the Missouri University upon condition that it bear his name. Can we afford to educate our young people at such a price? Can we afford to bring our educational institutions under obligations to a man whose business constantly debauches our citizens?

                                 Very truly yours,

                                                                  Simpson Ely.
                                                                  Ex-President of Christian University.