Alumni Da,y, .rune 1, 1929 .
t o~ about the SWarthmore ot 1940 beoause in a "er1 Mep e8ll8e the
mOlt important thing about the Swarthmore of tOday ie the di reotion
in whioh it is going to d..,elop in the tuture. Onl¥ the gOOd thingl
l&8t. the bad tendonoie. die ot themeel.,.. though not alwa,ye in a
dooade . Talldng about the Swarthmore ot 1940 mean. tall:1ng about the
College ot to~ aDd the d1rootion in wh10h I think it will de.,.lop .
The m08t ObYiOU8 though not the most important a.peot
ot do"elopment 18 tho matter ot a1.0 . Wo ha.,. a tremendous preeeure
tor adlDia sion to the College and great ditt10ulV to hold the nUlllbere
in the student bo4¥ at or about 600 . At the present time I think
our best pol101 18 to hold to thie l1m1 tation, but I oan tore •• e
e.,.ntually" reasons tor ohange . The n1IIIIber ot lIone am da btere
ot a111111nl of the College ie increasing r apidly". When the'1 bloome
the preponderating element I think: the College Ihould be enlarged
in order to prennt it. 1''IInnS ng too lIluch to t7Jle. lIut whan that
enlargement oomes, it 1lW,y not oeme before 1940, it should be I
think not in the direotion ot inorelUling the Ii .. ot the prellent
=dergraduate bod¥ but rather b,y the prooe .. of adding leparlte
unit. .omewhat on the plan whioh 1e now being oarried out at
Harnrd and Do number ot other Amerioan 00 llege, and 1U1i1'llrli Ue ••
I am a good deal more intan.ted in the qual1tT ot the
.tudents than I am in their number., and I hope that b,y 1940 the
d..,elopment w11l ha.,. continued along the l in .. ot the last deoade .
I think nery 1e/lr our Itud.ent bod¥ impro.,., in abll1t'1 and eeriou ...