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and Mary, Yale, Brown, Princeton, of 30-31 years of ago. In the past the.
Columbia, Dartmouth, Bowdoin, Tho- American Youth being torn by ideal-
mas Jefferson, Michigan and Virginia, istic and materialistic motives was a
respectively, are treated as to their sort of dual personality; today he is
importance in swaying and retarding more of a decided individual, more of
a unit in knowing what he wants and
she "American Yype" of college guy- in getting it. He allows fewer moral
engent. and altruistic considerations to stand
As the author nears the end of his in his way; he is less of a hypocrite,
Work he renders a brief account of the lie justifies all his actions on the
recent tendencies and reactions to- ground that they suit his purpose and
wards the "absentee landlord govern- bring him pleasure; and he has adopt-
ment," closing with the statement that ed this cardinal principle, that it is
"earlier constitutions need to be car*- right that he shall have or do a thing
fully considered in the light of tile just because lie wants to.
prescn day needs and perplexities." On the other hand, observers :of the
Mr. Kirkoatrick, in spite of his con- Germntovesint are about unani-
cgeness and simplicity has mode the. iml I5 l}iil-vtithatlit is itt its
r nig i certlan pi ssages sonewliat Yluth that Germany's hopes of s-1
of h C hy toe very ieof a-lestrat pi - l Itinli ". r I.- r ably . :r ass-
core'.s --'lv AC li,t i' V 102 . tt'-,lil~mtQI
tn tC'ere'ss collee eobjects 'an1d1by athiS r wi t f'0.1onluio
t, g hisisentences to beene
so {ait mvolvel. TIhus, e. read o )
£1ceond pago for msi:tance, th
'i ityi I S bjectto an f) ii 11 tii- 1lie
' rmet'hic his- responsible o.l ,-
-it i- it be-to the states. Here Otrni o o : l t * C r' e
th mtai-ight have been greatl u :- 1ill
c.a ci'r:iipby adding,"boardof trcs-i : C p t
7t, ? 1at" t'c' i -etili e -t i
Ges. r "board f fregenIt;>" alid _P i- );1,.ii e r, of ? se'x:4t
in. it in apl osition to the phrase, "out- 'ii -- lil:e alit.n G
side government."t. m ss
Thie pamhlilslet contains much inter- lent. Cais re irber that rmn i i
esting information and givei one hl3l- i ) '.h 5n le-it > iFr.e
scope of tle chacdeter uit formationl -in i l4sand ti bu tor a
of. the Amieriiai lUnivecsity govern- few outstn Ithse Im'e-
rmgnt. 'Tlis subject is to lie further ien mlro su7=lde,,aIin.O
treated by IMlr. Kirkpatrick in a book point to .specific daigers thaItiy N
soon to be published under the title, late atid lose the ,winstar acid f.de
"Nctn-residential Govertitoent in the One of these dangers----i-t t' ' lap
Amrican College and University." It py pliras, the "winged -orct, " ay
too will be a study in constitutional remain a phrase and nothing more,
history and administrative practices, that the sincere desire of today "ay
A book of such nature which goes into become - as often has happenedi
detail with as much emphasis as this Germany - the insincere boast of to-
pamphlet, will be welcomed by all wi' 'morrow. Then there are at opposite
are interested in our higher ectuca- extrentes the dangers of too exuber-
tional institutions. ant a yearning to reform the world
at large and of too introspective a:
brooding of the individual over his
YOUTH 3OVEMENT own salvation. . . . It is possible
(Continued from Page Four) that . . . some of the enthusiastic
that between individualism and social- reformers at 18 will be beer-swilling,
ism will become fatal to the coher- poker playing philistines at 28. It is
ence of the Youth Movement in Ger- possible that the genuine patriotism
many, when seen in proper perspec- swhich today -revives the folklore andl
five s i -r- art of a great people's great past may
I do not see where the "Youth In- tomorrow become a quibbling insist-
surgence" in America has had or will ence on racial superiority or an indo-
have much significance in our social, lent antiquarianism. It is pussible
economic, and political life. Since his that in an anguish fight 'for dailyj
"insurrection," the American Youth bread, comrades will fall out and base
is a little less idealistic, more crass, instincts triumph over high ideals.. ..
more frank, and more amenable to the But I do not believe it. Even taking
"self-interest" argument. In the past the most pessimistic view of the fu-
the youth tried to follow the idealistic ture of Germany, admitting the possi-
advice of his elders for the first thir- bility of a long period of class wars,
ty years or so of his .life, then to destruction, impoverishment, degra-1
forget it becauseL discovering the real dation, I believe that a Movement
conditions of a materialistic country which deliberately turns for its sane-
he realizes that to follow this advice tions to the innermost soul, there to
is futile, disadvantageous, and im- derive a new vitality fron contact
practicable; now at 18 years of age with eternal laws, signifies a return
he does this very thing which I just to sanity, a way out of chaos, a tri-
described him previously doing at 80. umph of mind over the greatest ca-
In other words, the American Youth tastrophe that has befallen the Ger-
today of. 18 toy 20 is in thoughts, and manic race in its upward trend,
viewpoint much like his predecessor, materialism."


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