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
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. '-a ! i --7
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