People, Feb. 15, 1932

"Names make news." Last week these names made this news:

From a questionnaire submitted by the Children's Aid Society to 7,000 Manhattan urchins aged 7 to 21 it was learned that less than 20% had ever heard of Horatio Alger (Sink or Swim, Do and Dare, Frank and Fearless, From Canal Boy to President, Wait and Hope, Work and Win), whose centenary occurred last month. Only 14% had ever read one of his books, none owned a copy. The familiar Alger doctrine of ultimate riches for the honest, industrious, poor boy was accepted by youngsters...

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