Education: Turner Inaugurated

With pomp unusual to West Virginia, which has very few colleges, John Roscoe Turner, last week, was inaugurated President of the University of West Virginia. He had been Dean of New York University's Washington Square College in Manhattan. From a huge commercial community, he went to a small industrial one (Morgantown). From merely purveying education (economics is his specialty), he went to set a state's educational pace.

West Virginia expects much from its land grant university. The state covers the twisted knot of Appalachian mountain ridges. Soft coal constitutes its great wealth. Its...