THE FRITZ ENGINEERING LABORATORY.
A chapter in the long and active Ufe of Mr. Fritz would remain unwritten if no reference were made to his relation¬ ship to Lehigh University. When that institution was estabUshed in 1866, the Founder, the Hon. Asa Packer, of Mauch Chunk, Pennsylvania, selected Mr. Fritz as one of the original trustees, weU knowing that his practical experience would be of great value in directing the poUcy of the new coUege, which was to be devoted largely to in¬ struction in the arts of Mechanical and MetaUurgical Engineering.
Mr. Fritz has maintained his trusteeship from the found¬ ing of the University up to the present time, with the excep¬ tion of a few years, during which, at his request, he was reUeved of active participation in the affairs of the Uni¬ versity. He has always discharged the duties of his trustee¬ ship with the fideUty and devotion that are so characteristic of him, and he has contributed Uberally to the support of the institution.
One day in the spring of 1909, in talking with Dr. Henry S. Drinker, President of the University, he said: "I want to teU you something. In my will I have left Lehigh University a certain sum of money, to be expended in your discretion. I now intend to revoke that bequest. Yes, I'm going to revoke that bequest, and instead of leaving money for you to spend after I am gone, I'm going to have the fun of spending it with you and Charley Taylor. I have long watched the careers of a number of Lehigh gradu¬ ates, and I have been impressed by the value of the training