Education: New Order for Kent

At the turn of the century, a restless, energetic young Episcopal monk of the Order of the Holy Cross (TIME, Aug. 20) had an ambition which he knew would cost money: to provide a decent, religious, private-school education for poor boys of good families. He got his Father Superior's permission, then mailed out appeals which would have brought him $250,000 had everybody contributed. He got $300. "Well," sighed Father Frederick Herbert Sill, "if the Lord wants me to start a school on $300, I'll do it."

In 1901, with an inexperienced three-man faculty and...

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