Education: Depressed Culture

In Buffalo's Federal Court last week famed, 59-year-old Chautauqua Institution was gently laid to rest in the friendly hands of two receivers. Its New York neighbors have known for weeks that, with $700,000 in liabilities, its receivership was inevitable. Others, looking back a quarter century to the time when Chautauqua was the unquestioned summer capital of U. S. Culture, have long been apt to think of it in the past tense.

The times, in the shape of cinema and radio, have left behind the traveling chautauquas which once dotted the land with their...

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