Science: Hillbilly Destiny

"The only large group of older Americans which is doing more than reproducing itself is the Appalachian-Ozark hillbilly farmer, or his neighbor in the Piedmont." So sociologists were told last week at University of New Hampshire, by one of their number who had an interesting theory to propound. Discussing the "Second Colonization of New England" (by Irish, French-Canadians and South and East European immigrants since 1840), Harvard's Carle Clark Zimmerman explained why old New England stock could not survive the melting pot. Some of his points:

¶"The New England family was already in possession of many elements of weakness and...

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