Education: First-Class Eagle

While U. S. campuses rang with denunciations of Adolf Hitler, the Führer last week decorated five U. S. pedagogues with the Order of Merit of the German Eagle. The New York Times promptly wired the professors to find out if they would accept the awards. A reply came from Iowa-born Karl Frederick Geiser, a retired Oberlin College professor whose highest previous honor was a teaching fellowship in Germany during 1936-37. Author of a work called Democracy versus Autocracy (1918) and of a translation of Sombart's Deutscher Sozialismus (1937), Professor Geiser wanted to keep...

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