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Figure EUGENE M. CROUCH, A. M. (COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY) SUPERINTENDENT CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS MOORESVILLE, N. C. A SPECIAL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS (SEE LAST PAGE) EUGENE MORGAN CROUCH TEACHER, NORMAL SCHOOL PRESIDENT, CITY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT Supt. E. M. Crouch, Mooresville, N. C. DEAR MR. CROUCH: I would like to have a printed copy of the speech you made before the Rotary Club on Money and Character. I desire to place it on my library table so that it could be referred to and could be read and re-read by my children. It was decidedly the best discussion I have ever heard on this subject. Your address shows that you are not only master of elegant English, but it argues a proposition that should be pressed upon the attention of parents and children everywhere. Yours truly, PASCAL S. BOYD, Vice-Pres. & General Manager, Moorsville Cotton Mills. Mooresville, N. C., March 18, 1926. A Masterpiece I had the pleasure of hearing Supt. Eugene M. Crouch give his address, Money and Character, before the Mooresville Rotary Club. I regard this address as a masterpiece, both in the importance of the message and the power of its presentation. It is a pleasure also in this connection to note that Mr, Crouch has given Mooresville one of the most progressive school systems in the State. PAUL M. BARGER, Pres., Barger Lumber Company. Mooresville, N. C., March 10, 1926. Always Delights His Audience Superintendent Eugene M. Crouch has spoken before a meeting of the teachers of the Charlotte City Schools, and the teachers were delighted with his address. Mr. Crouch's extensive experience as a school superintendent together with his constant study of school problems enables him to present with authority the solutions of many educational problems that confront a community. He is a pleasing speaker and will always delight his audience. H. P. HARDING, Supt., City Public Schools. Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 13, 1926. At the Foundation of Citizenship The address, Money and Character, given by Supt. E. M. Crouch before the Mooresville Rotary Club reveals the speaker's keen insight into our national economic needs. I would say that if the principles set forth in this discussion could be incorporated in the public school curriculum, and made practical by the earning class, we would have a more self-respecting, independent and patriotic citizenship. The preparation of this address has evidently come through years of careful study and experiment with the problem of developing character and leadership in boys and girls in the public schools. DR. GEO. W. TAYLOR, Health Commissioner. Mooresville, N. C., March 12, 1926. Held In Rapt Attention Superintendent E. M. Crouch delivered the Literary address for our high school graduating exercises. One thousand people were held in rapt attention. Mr. Crouch gives the kind of address that shows a community how to build character and develop leadership in the youth of our land. CARL T. VANCE, Supt., Public Schools. Erwin, Tennessee, May 8, 1925. I earnestly wish that Supt. E. M. Crouch could reach every youth in the State with his address, Money and Character. J. WILSON SMITH, State Secy. Y. M. C. A. Charlotte, N. C., April 10, 1925. Must Work and Earn and Save I recall with much interest the address Money and Character, delivered before the Mooresville Rotary Club by Supt. E. M. Crouch. This address discusses some fundamental principles which should be made practical in the curriculum of the public school. Mr. Crouch shows leadership as an educator by pointing out the fact that one of the great needs of this country today is sound economics education in all our schools. We should wake up to the fact argued in this address that a boy cannot develop mental and moral initiative and leadership without learning to work and earn and save money. Any community will be the richer for hearing this address. GEO. C. GOODMAN, President, First National Bank. Mooresville, N. C., March 26, 1926. I regard Supt. E. M. Crouch as an exceptionally strong man on the platform. He brings to his audience an unusually rich experience as teacher, normal school president, and city school superintendent. He takes rank with the leading educators in Indiana. SAMUEL L. SCOTT, Supt. of Clark County Schools, Member of State Board of Ed. Jeffersonville, Indiana, Aug. 30, 1917. Most Impressive Address The address delivered by Supt. Eugene M. Crouch before the department of City Superintendents at Charlotte, October 20, 1923, was one of the most impressive made during the two days session of the South Piedmont District of the North Carolina Education Association. Mr. Crouch spoke on Physical and Health Education in the Public Schools.— CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. A Place In Front Rank I have known Mr. E. M. Crouch for many years. I inspected his work when he was Superintendent of Schools in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was classed as one of the leading educators in the State. As a commencement speaker I would give Mr. Crouch a place in front rank. DAVID S. BURLESON, Dean, East Tenn. State Teachers College. Johnson City, Tennessee, Dec. 8, 1921. Interests All the People Supt. E. M. Crouch pleased our people in his commencement address, Money and Character. Here is a commencement address that interests all the people of a community and is invaluable because it shows a community how to advance in real prosperity. REGINALD TURNER, Principal, Sherrills Ford Consolidated Schools. Sherrills Ford, N. C., June 9, 1924. In your address, Money and Character, you have struck the key note. If more of our boys could grasp this truth, we would certainly have more real men. J. F. FESPERMAN, State Boys' Secy., Y. M. C. A. Charlotte, N. C., April 10, 1925. MONEY AND CHARACTER (A SPECIAL COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS) BRIEF OUTLINE ANALYSIS 1. THE ACID TEST—Ability to Save Money. The boy who cannot save money is not able to cut off indulgences and avoid vicious habits, consequently develops an appetite instead of a man. This explains why thousands of otherwise promising boys never make more than mediocre men. 2 INDEPENDENCE OF CHARACTER—Its Foundation. The difference between what a boy earns and what he saves is the difference between independence and dependence. A spirit of dependence paralyzes ambition and dwarfs character. This explains why 95 percent of the American people are followers, while only 5 percent are leaders. 3. THOSE WHO SPEND ALL AS THEY GO, SUFFER AS FOLLOWS: Are always behind in the race of life. Do not develop the power of foresight and the ability to weight a situation. Are mocked by an ambition to do great things which are possible only to those who learn to save. Are so hard pressed to make a living, they have little time left to make a life. OTHER ADDRESSES 1. PROFESSIONAL: (a) Child and the Curriculum. (b) Curriculum and the Community. (c) The Socialized Mind. 2. POPULAR: (a) The Underpinning of Character. (b) The Foundations of Success. (c) The Relation of Morals to Leadership.
|Title||Eugene M. Crouch|
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|Personal Name Subject||Crouch, Eugene M.|
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