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c Donalclk Messagml
MEMBERS Oli THE SENIOR CLASS:
5 You have undoubtedly heard the opinion expressed that ours is a material age.
It has been maintained by many that material progress-that particular progress which
has been the result of the inventive genius of this country-has been so marked that
while it has contributed to our wealth as a nation, it has at Jthe same time contributed
to the growth of a low spiritual and mental standard among' the general rank and file
of the people of America. There is undoubtedly need forthought among those who
have received the benefits of education in America, and among these you are to be
included, as to what use is to be made of the development which has come as a
result of the years spent in formal education. A
It can never be maintained by any right thinking individual that the inventor,
the man through' whose thought processes improvement has resulted in the develop-
ment of American machinery, is himself a man lacking in thought. The men who
have developed the automobile, let us say, have been men of deep thought. They
have produced a mechanical contrivance which is a marvel of effectiveness. They
produced it by thought. The automobile is so easy to manipulate, by reason of the
years of deep thought which evolved it, that now any crass brained individual may
sit at the wheel, step on the gas and make of it not a benefit to mankind, but
rather one of destruction.
My point is that if material has been over-emphasized :it is only the fault of
those who refuse to .think as deeply and as clearlyqabout such progress as did the
men and women through -whosefprocesses our American material progress has been
brought about. It is this point rf'i'would urge upon you asia final word immediately
prior to your graduation. Continue your study. Think deeply, carefully, patiently,
tolerantly, and you will in time be truly successful' because: you will undoubtedly achieve
the goal of your ambition and you will at the same time -be able to approve ,the means
by whicltyou reached that goal.
There is too much dramatic thinking in America-today. fDramatic thinking is
the enemy of genuine thought. There are thosewhov as soon as they believe they
have achieved an original thought are afraid that the world will not know
about it. They crave publicityg they rush into print. They are interested not so
much in thinking, not so much in being effective, as they are in receiving-the plaudits
of the crowd, in making headlines about themselyes, in being dramatic. Sometimes
what they say today they recant with deepest chagrin KOIDOITOW. These are the
individuals who are giving rise to the notion that there is no deep thought in America-
nothing but material growth. In their own poor little minds they conceive of them-
selves as the real intellectual leaders, but they are not. They are the ones most adversely
affected by the glory of American invention because they see only the gloryg they
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care only for the glory. They not only are not willing to put forth the patient effort
which made that glory possible, but they have no true understanding of real effort.
They are superficial thinkers, word jugglers. Number yourselves not among them. Try
to become, by reason of quiet, patient effort, truly effective. You will find greater
joy eventually in so doing, greater accomplishment and greater respect among your
fellows than by any spectacular and speedy attempt ro secure recognition. Do not
be one who "steps on the gas", interested only in the noise he makes and the com-
motion he creates. Rather be one who conceives a worthy objective and then uses
every honorable method of achieving it. You will have no time in so doing to
bother or care about what the world thinks of you, but when you have accomplished
your objective the world will think a great deal of you and every one will be proud.
MILO F. MCDONALD, Prinvillfal
lVe ufirh I0 e.x'pl'eJ.r om' fzf1p1'ecif1li011 to
MR. THOMAS RYAN, our Grade Aclvirer
To Hoe Senior Section Ojicerr
MR. N. KRINSKY MR. A. Hmums
QOD 1ss M. L. HATHAWAY MR. J. A. MILLER A ,QF X
DR. T, A. HuMAsoN DR. A. E. Honowrrz'
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