Education: First Pollitician

The old Literary Digest straw poll, although it came to a disastrous end when it predicted that Alfred Mossman Landon would be elected President in 1936, demonstrated that public opinion polls have a commercial value. Result is that at least half-a-dozen organizations today are periodically polling the U. S. public on what it eats, what it thinks, whether it expects to come to a good end. First modern scientific pollitician was big-eared, sharp-nosed Dr. Henry Charles Link, director of the Psychological Corporation's Psychological Service Centre in Manhattan. Dr. Link, who thinks mankind needs more religion and mathematics, started using a "psychological...