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Title New frontiers for American youth
Subject Social ethics; Social problems
Description Fourth annual Frederick William Reynolds memorial lecture.
Creator Bennion, Milton, 1870-1953.
Publisher The Extension division, University of Utah
Date 1939-11-29
Date Digital 2008-05-29
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Resource Identifier,596
Source LD5526 .U8 n.s. v.30 no.6
Language eng
Relation Digital reproduction of "New frontiers for American youth," J. Willard Marriott Library Special Collections
Rights Digital Image Copyright University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger Seungkeol Choe; Ken Rockwell
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Description 10 NEW FRONTIERS FOR AMERICAN YOUTH that an individual may adapt his knowledge and skills to service in related fields. One of the most fruitful fields for American youth is that of public administration. There are two important reasons for this, one is the rapidly growing functions of government, the other is the very great need of abolishing the spoils system and extending the civil service in all but the legislative and chief executive positions in government. We have examples near at hand of the urgent need of political reforms. The commission form of government adopted in Utah for cities of the first and second class is presumed to be non-partisan, yet in almost every city election there are partisan groups that offer organized partisan support to nominees for office, and with the inauguration of a new city administration efficient employees are too frequently replaced by less efficient and less experienced persons to the detriment of the public service. The case, however, is much worse in our methods of county government, where political partisanship and the spoils system generally prevail. "To the winning party belong the jobs" is the policy followed, regardless of what may happen to governmental efficiency and economy. Why should not this relic of old frontier methods give way to continued employment of well trained, efficient public servants who may in this service find a life career? Looking toward training for the more important positions in public administration, an Institute of Public Affairs is now being maintained with headquarters in Washington, D. C, to which are being admitted a limited number of selected college graduates. For these young people there is provided advanced theoretical instruction and practical experience under guidance in various branches of the federal government. The recently established Littauer Center of Governmental Administration at Harvard University offers to capable young people another opportunity for training for public service. Rapid progress in the material aspects of our civilization is making possible many new professions in the general field of engineering. Civil, mechanical, electrical, mining, geological, and chemical engineering are each subdividing into more highly specialized professions to meet the ever more varied demands of modern industry. Modern medicine requires the assistance of highly trained specialists in various laboratory sciences such as bacteriology, organic and physiological chemistry. The physician frequently needs the assistance of specialists in nutrition, psychology, and psychiatry. The complexities of modern business and industry call for trained experts in the various branches of chemistry and engineering in addition to economists, accountants, office managers, secretaries, personnel managers, experts in every branch of merchandiz-
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Source Original Manuscript: New frontiers for American youth, by Milton Bennion.
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Date Created 2008-07-29
Date Modified 2008-07-29
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