Education: Fact Man

A big, crimson-faced man in an impressed suit, who looked and talked like a farmer, waved his long arms in sweeping gestures at a group of pedagogues in Chapel Hill, N.C. last week. They had come from all over the South to survey the South's next decade with the speaker, the University of North Carolina's famed Sociologist Howard Washington Odum. Surrounded by charts, maps and graphs representing mountains of facts collected by himself, Dr. Odum exhorted the teachers to make their schools centers of research in local problems, put their students to work,...

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