Education: Beaver v. Wilson

Any college, especially an obscure female church institution, could find plenty of uses for one million dollars. How sad the plight of one which sees $1,000,000 snatched from its grasp! Such was the plight last week of Beaver College at Jenkintown, Pa. (Philadelphia suburb).

In 1880 a Dr. William Curran of Philadelphia left $50,000 to grow and accumulate in trust, to be given 50 years later as a "foundation for the education of females in or adjacent to Philadelphia." In 1930 this trust, now worth $50,000 a year, was applied for by the...

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