Education: Great Catalyst

The first John D. Rockefeller had to admit that he was worrying himself "almost to a nervous breakdown." So many charities were appealing to him for help that he hardly knew which way to turn. He finally got the answer to his dilemma after he met Frederick T. Gates, who, as executive secretary of the American Baptist Education Society, had helped persuade him to finance the founding of the University of Chicago.

"Your fortune is rolling up, rolling up like an avalanche!" thundered Gates one day. "You must keep up with it! You must...

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