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The Effect of The War on Our Educational Institutions. BY HENRY VAN DYKE la The Educational Foundation seems to me that the entrance of our country into this great war of the Twentieth Century, in which she has been forced to bear her part in order to defend her own liberties and rights and the cause of democracy thruout the world, must have a very considera ble effect upon our educational institutions In the first place it should increase the stress which onr schools, colleges and universities lay upon the moral basis and the high ideals and duties of citizenship, as opposed alike to the brutal Nietzchean philosophy of the supremacy of the "blond beast," and to the soft and selfish laissez-faire policy of those people who think in terms of the jelly-fish. "We need to revive again the saner and sterner ideas of WASHINGTON and the men who stood with him, which were in effect the same ideas as those of PYM and HAMPTON, MILTON and OLIVER CROMWELL, and WILLIAM THE SILENT. In the teaching of philoso phy and ethics, literature and history, as well as in the teaching of jurisprudence, the minds of our young men and of our young women too, need to be strengthened and fortified by a closer attention to those things which are great and worthy and strong, and which are free from the taint of militarism and of anarchism, either destructive or pacifist In the second place I believe that almost all our educational in stitutions should receive a thoro bracing up in the matter of ordinary discipline. I do not mean by this the creation of an annoying and altogether useless complexity of petty rules and regulations. I mean the serious daily cultivation of a habit of prompt obedience to those rules which are necessary and useful. We had something of this for some time in our college and university athletic associations. But their benefits have been too much confined to a small and select class of students. The whole student body needs to be instructed and trained to do the thing which is ordered by competent authority, without hesitation or delay. For this purpose drill of some kind is very valuable, and in the present conditions, where our country's manhood is likely to be called upon to defend our country's life as well as her honor, military drill seems to be clearly indicated. The 8.