Education: Radio Colleges

Few people are so pathetically ignorant as your well-informed man. The radio has bred this form of mental contagion to an alarming extent in the rural districts. Tom, Tom, the farmer's son, instead, of leading books on fertilizers, on grafting, on pheasant raising, as more sensible fellows may be doing, spends his evenings listening to talk about the condition of the soap and toothpaste industry, about stocks and bonds, about Florentine painting, about Peter Rabbit. To combat this absurdity the universities of Iowa, of Pittsburgh, and the Kansas State Agricultural College have seen fit to sow the wind with orderly knowledge,...

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