Education: Chautauqua Up

Before the War, Presidents or Presidential candidates like Rutherford Birchard Hayes, William McKinley, William Jennings Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt, Charles Evans Hughes used to make Chautauqua Institution a resounding soundboard. First automobiles, then radio, ousted Chautauqua from its eminence as the capital of U. S. summer culture and Presidential candidates ceased going there. Two and a half years ago the famed old centre of adult education and recreation on the tree-lined shores of Lake Chautauqua in Southwestern New York seemed to be passing gently into eclipse when its brisk, baldish President Arthur...

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