Education: By Degrees

He wanted to change the initials after his name from V.P. to M.A. He had been dreaming about it ever since he graduated from Yale in 1903. But until last week Ziegler Sargent of New Haven could never spare the time.

At first, while he was still a clerk in his family's big hardware plant—Sargent & Co.—he thought he might earn an M.A. by taking just one or two courses a year. But as he went on up, from assistant treasurer to treasurer and finally vice president, he had to give up his studies.

He liked to ride a bicycle to the office,...

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