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Crawford, Robert S. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 23, Number 5 (March 1922)

Kies, W. S.
Present day demands for broader college training,   pp. 147-149


Chandler, G. A.
Christian Science Society,   pp. 149-150


Page 149


                          CHRISTITAN SC~
  America went headlong-into a program of
  ,industrial expansion and speculation-which
  has brought disaster in its wake.,- Take one
  illustrationi.
    The cotto7ii planters of the South were,
  urged in the spring of 1920 to plant the
  largest-possible cotton crop. Statistics were
  cited to' provye th-eworlds needs for cotton
  and the underproduction of that com-
  mrodity. The bank letters of several prom-
  inent 'natidiii~l banks, bulletins of the-Fed-
-  eral Reserve Baik,-the'statistical inatýrial
from he ieparu-ten of Agicuiure,   -
alyses of' the situation from various' -re-
   -- v 11
 sponsible s.iun.esand-at least one' college
 statistical d ten , all        ea
 in theS buthi6to d his',duty and plant cotton.
 Botet      rOhad matured th      e had
 comme'llce&'Ao'- fall banks were reduciug
 loa-nsoi cottn, and the farmer was being
      impoedjto-slto -afalling market.' In.
 cotton :ýs in, emeything -else business lead-
 ers failed iqzialize that the-greatest war
 in history -had d~estroyed the- p-urchasing
 power of a large part of the world,, that
 whole-coiuntries would be- f~orcedfo'r years to,~
 live on a -hand-to-mouth basis; -that 'the
 unusual, demands, -after the armistice~ -ad'
 brought about' an  ver speculation in all-
 lines, and that it was.inevitable that the
 whole -speculative structure must~ collapse
 thenionieft the acute demands of the world'
 were satisfied.-   -
 .The, United " States in the past has been
 more or less provincial. By the course of
 events -it must' nowthink- internationally.
-No business man' can plan his future busi-
ness without fair kn~owledge' of, economic
conditions in Europe. 1f h-eis an exporter
this is, -of course, directly niecessary. If- he
makes lusy roduct fur 'domnestic sale, inter-
national. comnpetition 'will vitally' affect his
compefitioia,'he is interested i wi
    pr spet-of such domestic muarkets ais may,
 o   ntheir purchasing power through
 manufacturingindustries which are-aflected
-by'wordd-trade'conditions.-,
   Laibr conditions in this country' are
 boundtobe affected~by social-evelopmenits-
 on' the other side, and th6  a engaged i
 indus~try- must of, -necessity understand
 future- possible labor, developments if -he is
 to be successful. No bcker in the future,
 no maitter how 'far situated he mnay he'from
 thmoe e  l   wlhaeth'rigntdtoremain
 inant on thesubjectof foreign exchange,
    an  freign financial developments..
    We are a great creditor Nation, and the
 next -few years will see vast amounts of
 -foreign securities -sol'in' this counitry.
 -Every client. of a bank, no -matter where
 -sitnated, ha&, a right to assumei that- his
 banker caik givel'im intelligent ad-vice on
 investments of 'this character. With all'
 that is ' ahead -of usis it not fair, o ask:
 What are- the colleges and universities going
 to do to ýMeet- the- demands of the future for
 more -broacdly educated- men in industry,
     fiane ad-commerce?   What are their~
plans for educating leaders of thought who
can help to guide the country right through
the 'ears of opportunity-and responsibility;
which, not only, this,, but the next genera-
tion faces?
  Progress 'in industry, or for that -matter
in any line, means the scrapping of -old
methods and old ideas. Is it not reasonable
to assume' that along higher educational
lines there may have accumulated a great
deal -of dead wood which needs to- be cut
away, and. that perhaps; a. substantial
~U1 Up     k~ V1VhU 1uU~b L41y Veý 11Y 1 UIM 'U .
  And while these things, are -being con-
sidered would it"aot be wise to revise some
of the-antiquated ideas in reference to col-
lege entrance examinations? As as-rustee
of a ,preparatory schoolwhich is e ndeavor-
ing to. -conitribute something- of valuie to.
euationa1 ideas, 1 h:ay' been. much im-
Ar~essed 'by the' obstacles con:$ta ntly ' in the
way of broader edcation brought about by.
the necessity-of preparing 6u upils for th. e
passing 6fcollega entrance' gexaminations.
Ne~w ideas'-suggested bhy the director of the
scho 6, are -continually i.terferred, with by
the'objection that-if particular- courses are
arranged there will not be sufficient time- to
preprei the" child for the-ordeal -of the- c61-
lege examination.:'
  The University of Wisconsin has led in
miany things and is today making progress
along some of 'the' lines suggested. There is
a great opportunity ahead ofit to step for-
ward as te leader in the development of
.broader ideals -of education along more'
practical lines, the development of-meth ods-
which will hIheip to place Cyoung- ment and
wom Ien inte: felds to wshich'they are best
fitt-ed, and in the substitution -of broader
,and more flexible requirement-, for college
en ,trance- than the' examinatioins no Iw re-'
    CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY
    Furnished by G. A. -CHANDLER, '17
    1., Q. Name of religious organization?
- A. Christian. Science Society of- The U~ni-
versity of Wisconsin.    o -o         s
   2. Q. Special place ofmeeting-for Uni-a
 versity Studenits? -A. No headquafteýrs.
   S-Q. Is property owned or rented by.the
 organizationo? "A-.   .'  -
 -C    .-7AmxnountiinVeste   xludin g eal'state,
 buildiig, furniture and -fixtures?' A. None.
   5.: Q. Amnount of indebtedniess? A. -None.
   6. -Q. Number of paid religious workers?
 A. 'None.
 - 7. Q. Name and title of such workers
 and annual salaries -of, each?'I A-.
   8.'- Q. Annual-receipts? ?a.80
      q. Local contributions  .$0
      q. -Outside contributions? a. $1001.
   9. Q. Annual expenditures excluding sal-
 Iaries? A. $180. -
   10. -Q.,Number of studenits of this Faith
 in the University?, A. 150.
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