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"The college man of today who uses the investment made in him for detrimental or destructive purposes is an intellectual prostitute," said Governor T. G. Macleod of South Carolina in an interview with a CRIMSON reporter yesterday.
"Leaders are what we need these days", he said, "and they will develop from the colleges more than from any other source."
To Help Celebrate Lee's Birthday
Governor MacLeod is in Boston as a guest of the Southern Club, and will speak in connection with its celebration of the birthday of Robert E. Lee, confederate general.
"The colleges in my state," he went on, "have doubled their enrollment in the past four years. They are going through a period of transition which is unprecedented. The great difference between Northern and Southern colleges is that you are heavily endowed up here. Bequests are made to colleges which have money more than to those which have none. However, Duke University in North Carolina is an exception to this rule. It bids fair to be one of the richest colleges in the country."
Southern Colleges Making Progress
"The main detriment to education in the south," he said, "is, of course, the negro situation. But we are still going through a period of reconstruction, South Carolina was the most trampled on state in the South, and received a hard blow. Nevertheless, our small colleges are making rapid progress, and producing some powerful intellects."
"New England and the South," he said, "are often said and thought to be the most different of any two parts of the country. Yet I am of the opinion that they are most alike. They are the results of the English pioneers who came over here. Unfortunately you up here have been over-run with foreigners. But in the South we still have the undiluted strain. A great part of our labor and all of our intellectual men are of this lineage."
One Southern President Since 1960
He went on to explain the feeling of the South concerning the presidential race "We have had one man from the South in the White House since the Civil War, and that was Woodrow Wilson.
"It would take a long time to enumerate all of the leaders supplied to the country from the South. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Patrick Henry, and Andrew Jackson are only a few of these men. The South used to monopolize the Presidency before the time of Jackson. Such men qualified to lead men are still to be found in the South, and the country should have the benefit of their leadership."
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