Education: The Rhodesmen

In setting up his famous trust, Empire Builder Cecil Rhodes had some sweeping ideas about what he wanted Rhodes Scholars to be. They must not, insisted Rhodes, "be merely bookworms." Their characteristics should include "fondness of, and success in, manly outdoor sports . . . qualities of manhood, truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for, and protection of, the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship." Last week President Courtney C. Smith of Swarthmore, American Rhodes secretary, announced the names of the 32 Americans who are supposed to fill this awesome bill.

Aged 19 to 25, the 32 were among hundreds of young men...

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