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192? 220 Figure CHESTER MILTON SANFORD Life's Loose Ends or Failures of the Misfits REDPATH CHESTER M. SANFORD The biggest educational problem of today is to unite the best abilities of the boy with the work that most needs to be done. —Ex-Pres. Eliot, of Harvard University LECTURER Chester M. Sanford has given over three hundred lectures on Redpath Chautauquas. He has made more than two hundred addresses before chambers of commerce, rotary clubs, women's clubs and religious organizations, besides being in great demand for commencement addresses and lectures at teachers' institutes. He is an experienced and successful lecturer. WRITER More than 200,000 words from Mr. Sanford's pen have appeared in the leading educational magazines of the country. He is joint author of the following books: The Geography of North America and Its Possessions,Modern Americans,Modern Europeans,Other Soldiers. His text books are used in many leading cities of the country including Chicago. EDUCATOR He is a graduate of Cornell University. He began teaching as principal of a graded school at Ore Hill, Conn. He has been principal of Evansville Seminary, Evansville, Wis.; head master of Rock River Military Academy, Dixon, Ill.; city superintendent of schools, Sparta, Wis., and for seven years was professor of geography and geology, Platteville State Normal School, Platteville, Wis. For the past five years he has been head of the department of expression, Illinois State Normal University, Normal, Ill. LIFE'S LOOSE ENDS OR FAILURES OF THE MISFITS This is the topic of the lecture which Mr. Sanford offers to Redpath audiences this season. Its purpose is to guide the young people of the community in choosing their proper vocations—to help eliminate misfits in industry and the professions. It vitally concerns every person, old or young, who has the future of America at heart. Each of us is better fitted for one kind of work than another. The tragedy of many lives is to attempt to succeed in one line of work when abilities and inclinations point in an entirely different direction. Many a man who would succeed in business is a failure as a physician, and vice versa. Mr. Sanford's lecture attempts to help solve the problem of What Shall I Do in the World? Mr. Sanford is well equipped for his work in this most difficult field. He studied psychology in Cornell University under Drs. De Garmo, Titchener and Whipple. With this thorough training he did not go into his study to work out fine sounding theories but he went directly to the young people to work with them. As principal of a large high school, as head of a military academy, as city superintendent of schools, and as professor in a teachers' college he has gained a first hand knowledge of the needs of young Americans. BASED ON KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRY His great ambition has been to get close to industry. He has been with the miners at their work in the mines. He has spent days in huge steel mills, glass factories, textile mills both in the North and South. He has had hundreds of conferences with railroad officials, superintendents of mills and mines, department store managers and heads of other industrial concerns. He approaches his subject from every possible angle. OTHER SANFORD LECTURES The Human Needs of the Industrial World. The Social Problems of the Small City. That Boy. The Lure of the Web, David and the Dumps. CHESTER M. SANFORD Questions Indicating Some of the Problems Discussed in Life's Loose Ends What type of boy should study law? Medicine? Engineering? Agriculture? Salesmanship? What qualities does a girl need to succeed as a trained nurse? A teacher? A stenographer? A saleswoman? How much does it cost to break in a new hand? Why is the employment end of industry so loosely managed? If your boy is a misfit can he be efficient? Happy? At what age should a boy choose his life work? Are our jails, prisons and alms houses filled with criminals or misfits? New York City has more lawyers than all France had before the war. Which professions are over-crowded and which need our boys and girls? How has the war affected industrial opportunities for women? Was Thomas Jefferson right when he said, The greatest evils of a populous society spring from the vicious distribution of its members among the occupations? Seven million boys and girls, in the United States, between the ages of fourteen and seventeen are not in schools. Do they know how and where to take hold of the world's work? Whose fault is it if they do not? Why hasn't intelligent guidance kept pace with the increased complexity of modern industry? Is a parent too near his child to guide him wisely? Are teachers too far removed from the business world to aid their pupils in choosing their vocations? What the Papers Say: Mr. Sanford dealt with practical things — things we can lay our hands on and do. Plymouth, Ind., Daily Democrat. The address of Professor Chester Milton Sanford was a masterly oratorical effort. All were deeply touched by his eloquence and power of expression.— Carlinville, Ill., Democrat. C. M. Sanford's lecture, That Boy, proved to be one of the most interesting and helpful addresses delivered at our Chautauqua.— The Muncie, Ind., Sunday Star. Whether Altoona can go up the grade or whether it slips gradually down depends on its ability to acquire and retain those qualities of large cities which tend toward growth, said Professor Sanford before the Chamber of Commerce today. The visiting speaker gave a most forceful and direct talk to the assembled commercemen, speaking in an advisory vein and making a plea above everything else for cooperation.— Altoona, Pa., Mirror. Prof. C. M. Sanford of the University faculty delivered a strong, interesting and convincing lecture. The speaker was listened to by a large audience and all who have had the pleasure of hearing him realize that a treat is in store for any audience that gathers to hear Mr. Sanford. A combination of rare personality full of magnetism and a strong, earnest delivery such as Prof. Sanford's is not often found.— Bloomington, Ill., Daily Pantagraph.
|Title||Chester Milton Sanford: "Life's Loose Ends" or " Failures of the Misfits"|
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|Personal Name Subject||Sanford, Chester Milton|
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