"Harvard students are not adults," Dr. Lyman Bryson of the Teachers' College of Columbia University declared yesterday. This assertion was made during the first New England conference on Adult Education, held at the Copley Plaza.
Refutes Dr. Smith
Dr. Fred C. Smith, registrar of the Graduate School, had just explained that at his school they "encourage students to speak up and talk back to the professors." "Well," laughed Dr. Bryson, "we are talking about adult education. Harvard students are not adults."
Rapping the mentality of congressmen, Dr. Smith went on to say: "If the legislators who passed the teachers' oath bill had had proper adult education the bill never would have been passed, for then those who passed the bill would have been able to think the matter through and would have known that loyalty does not consist of saluting the flag and signing the teachers' oath!"