FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK
In this, the third issue of Rerum Scriptor, we honor the life and work of Pleasant Lee Johnson, whose forty-five year tenure as Secretary of the College Board of Trustees ran concurrently with his twenty-three years of service as College Treasurer, during seventeen of which his work also included the duties of Business Manager.
"PL," as his friends called him, was a liberally educated man, whose multiple talents, diverse knowledge, and widespread experience, coupled with a rare amount of personal flexibility, equipped him for the many different tasks he was called upon to render during the years of his College involvement.
Generous with both time and financial resources, he was the kind of person whose ministrations were completely suited to aid in the growth and development of the young school. Not only did his vigilance serve many times "to stop the holes in the dike," but also his generosity and willingness to expend any amount of energy to further the cause of Hastings College inspired others "to put their shoulders to the wheel." It is with pleasure that we celebrate the life and works of this dedicated man.