Education: Savior of South

The story has been told of a young school teacher who stayed up all night at his class reunion, talking. At dawn he shook hands with his comrade, Charles Mclvor, and they pledged themselves to lead the South out of the "bondage of ignorance." The young school teacher was

Edwin Anderson Alderman of the University of North Carolina.

That was before 1890. The South was more than 36% illiterate. Today the South is less than 5% illiterate. Hookworm is no more. Industry is doing well —booming, if you ask the people of North Carolina. Schools are many and clean and well-manned. Universities are...