Education: Mr. Flint at Work

Charles Stewart Mott, three-time (1912, 1913, 1918) mayor of Flint, Mich., is a bushy-browed, vigorous oldster of 77 who takes a mighty delight in bridge, dancing and thoroughbreds, and in managing his personal fortune, which is one of the biggest (an estimated $100 million) in the state. Over the past 17 years, he has also come to mean a lot more to the citizens of Flint (pop. 163,000). Through his Mott Foundation he has brought supervised recreation to thousands of schoolchildren. He has set their parents to studying hundreds of different courses in...

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