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ID 235. ETL hllrilt-b.'Lt'lI
The year 1938 marked two great mrlestones rn the l1fe of Lake Forest
Academy the e1ght1eth annlversary of 1ts found1ng and the twenty
frfth year of Iohn Wayne Rrchards stewardshrp of the Off1Ce of head
master Therefore on Thursday evenrng Apnl 28 a Dual Celebratron
dmner 1n honor of these events was held at the Un1vers1ty Club of
After enjoyrng the banquet the alumnr patrons Academy Trustees
and Corporatron members settled back ln the1r seats to enjoy Toast
master Ernest Palmer 03 who had been appropr1ately rntroduced by
Malcolm D Va1l O8 Alumn1 Pres1dent Mr Palmer who 1S D1rector of
the Department of Insurance of the State of I1l1no1s as well as a trustee
of LFA w1tt1ly and proudly presented trophles to Edward McCabe who
was the alumnus travelrng the greatest dlstance to attend the celebra
t1on and to Iohn V Farwell who represented the oldest class 74
At exactly nlne thrrty the program went on the a1r over statlon WBBM
Mr Palmer then rntroduced for the benefrt of the radro audrence the
pr1nc1pal speaker of the evenrng Dr Robert Maynard Hutch1ns youth
ful and dynamlc presrdent of the Un1vers1ty of Chrcago Pres1dent
Hutchms presented a closely kn1t and well wrrtten speech entrtled The
Outlook for Educatron
Dr Hutchms who IS nat1onally known as one of the foremost educators
rn the country d1d not st1nt h1S pralse of LFA Us1ng h1s own words
We are met tonlght to do honor to an anclent seat of learnlng and
to the d1st1ngu1shed teacher scholar and admmlstrator who has been
1lS leader for a quarter of a century The best trrbute to the Academy
IS the character and attalnments of 1lS graduates The best trrbute to
Mr R1chards1s the Wlde adoptron of the program wh1ch he or1g1nated
It 1S certam to be adopted more wtdely st1ll I take the llberty of ex
presslng the congratulatlons of the educatlonal world to Mr Rrchards
and the Academy on the1r 1nsp1r1ng record and on the future that
Mr Rlchards and the Academy have been lnterested 1n solvlng the
problem of the method and content of general educat1on They have
endeavored to preserve the best ln our trad1t1onal practrces w1thout
belng hldebound and have tr1ed to be progressrve w1thout belng s1lly
That they have succeeded 1S a remarkable commentary on the1r ab1l1ty
for few of us have
After a tumult of applause for Pres1dent Hutchms most excellent speech
and after short talks by Mr FrankW Read Pres1dent of the Board of
Trustees and Mr Edmund I Rendtorff Sen1or Master at LFA B1g Boy
1n h1s usual mformal and strarghtforward manner acknowledged the
plaque presented hrm 1n honor of h1s twenty frve years of fa1thful serv
1C9 and read a few of the numerous telegrams from alumnr groups 1n
Startlng at top readlng from left to rlght Iohn Wayne Rlchards Head
master Dr Robert Maynard Hutchms Ernest Palmer 03 Toastmaster
Malcolm D Va1l 08 Pres1dent of the Alumnr Assoc Frank W Read
Pres1dent of the Board of Trustees W1ll1am Scott Bond 97 Iohn V
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