Education: Cutten's Reaction

In any poll to name the most reaction ary U. S. college president, Colgate's burly George Barton Cutten would be likely to win hands down. Dr. Cutten boasts that he is a rugged individualist and last year declared that God also "is a reactionary."

Dr. Cutten, born the son of a sea captain in Nova Scotia, is a onetime Baptist minister and Prohibitionist. For fun, he collects antique spoons. When he arrived at Colgate to become its president in 1922, he said : "The word democracy has become a fetish in America. . . . The rule (in government) must be...

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