THE PRESS

Why Not?

Some universities have found that the present regime and period has opened more opportunities to their graduates than in previous administrations in spite of the depression.

Authorities have pointed to Great Britain's Civil Service, which guarantees brilliant professional servants a chance for promotion and a substantial living. Harold William Dodds, president of Princeton University, in an article in "Time" magazine, indicates that the United States Civil Service has a similar rank and file of clerks and technicians, but there is no incentive to attract men at the top in our civil service.

However, since the New Deal has selected university authorities to aid in the supervision of government, President Dodds sees a new field of employment for university graduates. In 1930, Princeton University established a School of International Affairs and this year the enrollment reached the limit of 100.

What sort of men are chosen for this school? They are individuals who are campus leaders and high in scholarship. In the summer these men spend their vacations abroad in native homes and attend government conferences. During the regular school session they hold five conferences of their own to which outside authorities are invited to argue and inform. The result of the establishment of this school is that Princeton leads in the number of men accepted for the United States Foreign Service.

Columbia University, a year ago, established courses in the New Deal and prepared students for positions in the various commissions. These graduates naturally found jobs. Perhaps they will be looking for new ones when a new administration, is installed, but they have received some valuable experience and kept the proverbial wolf from the door.

Since a large majority of the people are working for the government, why not include the university graduates who have studied political science? --The Daily Illini.