||8 NEW FRONTIERS FOR AMERICAN YOUTH An eminent authority on business law recently wrote: "The need of this nation for a long time has been for spiritual regeneration in business fairplay. It may seem odd that business should discuss the subject of a soul, but mere size of a business is no reason for laying aside the Golden Rule".* The present and future generations will still have to deal with material things, but with emphasis upon their social utility. For instance, both material and spiritual values will enter into consideration of methods of conserving natural resources through use without waste, thus saving as much as possible for future generations whose right to their use is no less than that of their predecessors; this in contrast with the old frontier method of fortune making through rapid and wasteful consumption of natural resources, erroneously thought to be unlimited. There will be new frontiers in every phase of human activity and human interestâ€"business and industry, personal and social service, civic activity and religion. In none of these fields has the last word been spoken. Concerning new social frontiers, Dr. Howard W. Odum, eminent scholar and director of the Institute for Research in Social Science at the University of North Carolina, in a recent magazine article makes this comment: "Wherever there is a frontier there is movement; there is change, there is high motivation, there is heroic effort towards mastery, there are the long looks ahead to far horizons, This is true whether it is reflected in the magnificent frontiers of American life or the ever new frontiers of science, invention and technology." J We may add that in our time we certainly have movement; there is rapid change. It is for us to see that we have high motivation, that we look far ahead, and that we put forth heroic effort toward mastery. Vocational Opportunities For American Youth Every young woman, as well as every young man, should qualify to follow a vocation that may be both a means of social service and also a source of economic independence. No woman should feel the urge to marry because she has no other means of support. There are better reasons. Furthermore, no married woman can know whether or when she may become a widow, grass or sod, and be thrown upon her own resources. If she has no vocation to fall back upon, she is in a very unfortunate position. In this period of rapid social and economic change with its new inventions and new social situations that cannot generally be anticipated, let no one suppose that I shall attempt to list the vocational * Toulmin, H. A., Jr. Trade Agreements and Anti-Trust Laws, The W. H. Anderson Co., Cincinnati, 1937. X Frontiers of Democracy, October, 1939.