In the baccalaureate sermon to the Class of 1904, President Taylor voiced his concern about complacency, especially in regard to public education.  “Unless,” he said, “we educate the people, North, South, black, and white, we shall fail among the nations of the world.  We boast of our progress in this line.  The splendid progress of the South is worthy of great praise, but it is a fact that some of the Northern States have grown in illiteracy.”     The New York Times