Education: North-Country Challenge

The reputation of the main speaker was known throughout the territory. It was no surprise to the University of Alaska's commencement audience last year that he should choose as his theme: "Be Bold." Ernest Newton Patty had been one of the original 1922 faculty at the struggling new campus. He had been dean of the college, had built up the mining school into one of the best in North America. After 19 prosperous years as a Seattle mining engineer, he was back at his old school to urge more "bold planning in the years ahead to develop this university to...

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