ED U C A T I O N: Temple's Thanks


In the Gothic shadow cast across Philadelphia by the ancient and excellent University of Pennsylvania, Temple University has spent ten years clamoring for public recognition. Cheap (tuition: $200) and teeming (enrollment: 10,106), Temple is comparable to City College of New York.

Temple began as a theological class in the study of the Rev. Russell Herman Conwell. Later it was a workers' night school in the basement of Dr. Conwell's Grace Baptist Church. Finally it began expanding all over Philadelphia. Fiercely democratic, it kept its fees low, welcomed students regardless of their preparation...

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