Education: NoTime for Infants

In 1920, just as an irate printer was about to destroy the plates for nonpayment of a bill, Sears, Roebuck & Co. stepped in and bought the bankrupt Encyclopaedia Britannica* Three years ago Sears decided that the publication of an encyclopedia was "foreign" to its merchandising business, made an outright gift of the venture to the University of Chicago. Last week Chicago's Chancellor Robert Maynard Hutchins decided that it was time to make better use of Britannica and its film and publishing subsidiaries in his favorite crusade: adult education. He turned over the university to President Ernest C. Colwell...

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