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February 19, 1922 - Image 13

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U * ** as one of the five French officers sent "We definitely avoid publicity in first move on receiving his application
Universities here to assist in the training of Ameri- this matter," said he. "Our object is is simply to send him a number of
FRENCH AND AMERICAN can troops, and was assigned to Fort not so much to send many American French university catalogues, and
Sill, Oklahoma. Since the war he has students to France as to send the best after perusing them if he still registers
(By Delsert Clark) been occupied with his educational ones. For this reason a student must interest enough to write again he re-
Supervised study, with work divided mission here, which occupies a place show a real interest in the proposition ceives more attention. In this way
into definite courses is the only pos- somewhat similar to that of the Amern- before he is seriously considered or giv- those who are only curious or mildly
sible system for American colleges can University union in France. en any encouragement whatever. Our interested are eliminated."
and universities, according to M. Jules
Champenois, who is in this country
on a permanent mission as a repre-
sentative of the French minister of
education. M. Champenois has charge
of the fellowships and scholarships
offered American students by French
universities, a system which has be-
come more and more comprehensive
during the past few years. M. Champ-
enois, whose permanent headquarters REG. U.s.PAT. OFF. O.E.S.Co.
are in New York City, is making a
trip to the various universities, and
was in Ann Arbor some time ago. SHOEs
Under the European university sys-
tem, he said when interviewed, where
the student follows a highly special-
ized line of work and is left practically
free in his study, many advantages are
to be found. The graduate of one of
these institutions is as a rule more
cultured, with a far greater fund of
workable lowledge and a greater
capacity for constructive work than
the average American college graduate.
On the other hand, said M. Champe-
nois, a large percentage of students
at French universities never graduate.
The ones who do are select intellectu-
ally, having made good undef an edu-
cational system where they were left -
almost entirely on their own respon-
sibility. Sometimes, he said, not over-
40 percent of those who study at a
French university are allowed a di-
ploma at the end of their course.
However, the American system is
the only one for the United States,
according to M. Champenois, who went
on to say that social conditions, espe-
cially family conditions and the up-
bringing of the general run of Ameri-
can children made a supervised sys-
tem absolutely imperative.
"You think, then," h was asked,
"that the European university system
would not work in this country?"
"Absolutely not," was the emphatic *Y"
reply. "And its introduction would, isthe product ofyour good wil, whic
I feel certain, be disastrous. Your
average American boy is reared with we cannot buy or sell. . The reputa-
a feeling of considerable independence.
He is more independent of authority tlon fo value freely given to Dorothy
than the French boy would dream of
being. Consequently, my friend, he 'Dodd shoes is freely shared with every
comes to-your college more or less
ofa bolshevik, and your system is woman who wears them.
really necessary to round off the rough
edge and instill in him a wholesome
regard for discipline and constituted
authority. Any such system as holds The faultless-fitting,beautifully fi ished,
in European universities would be
disastrous to your social structure." correctly styed modesfor the new
M. Champenois pointed out that whatr l
he considered the main weakness of season reflect your ideal of what shoes
the American university was the com-
paratively small place occupied by ought to be
graduate work. The graduate work,
he believes, is highly important, and
.should be fostered to the fullest ex-
tent, eliminating the idea that four
years work is all a great educational
institution can give a student. The
proportion of graduate students should
be much higher than it is, he said. 222 South Main
M. Champenois came to this country
soon after war was declared in 1917,
(Continued from Page 1)
the more unnecessary wars that have
been fought in former times. Whether
we can hope for the complete aboli-
tion of war, or whether we minimize -- o
the power of the new tribunal in
preventing a world-wide struggle, it
is certain that the court is a step in
the right direction, a marked improve- -"7n -
ment over devices which have been - - --
set up in the past." -

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