Education: Neap Tide

Startling and incredible is the upcurving graph that indicates the increase in U. S. college enrollments since 1918. Beginning with a ripple of backwash from the War, it rolls, surges ever upward, froths to a peak in 1927. To many an oldster who went to college when colleges were smaller, less heterogeneous, this is a sorrowful thing. A profusion of academic degrees, to them, is a metabolistic agent, transforming incipient, able bricklayers into impotent lawyers. For oldsters came comfort last week.

Dr. Adam Leroy Jones, Columbia's Director of Admissions, had scanned the...

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