In this issue we call attention to the plight of Christian higher education and its pressing need for the prayers, encouragement, and financial help of God’s people. A school can perform no greater service to the nation and to the world than to boldly declare its fidelity to Jesus Christ and his Gospel and to educate men and women in the Christian life and world view. One of the most effective ways for the Church to encourage social betterment is to send capable, Christ-loving young people into the world of men to witness and to serve as professional men, businessmen, teachers, politicians, voters, parents—not to mention missionaries and ministers and full-time Christian workers.
We managed to go to press with this issue on time despite the threats of the anti-war demonstrators to seal off access to downtown Washington and thus shut down government operations. There were moments of unpleasantness; “trashing” was common, and here and there traffic was slowed to a crawl. While a city bus with one of our staff members aboard stopped for a traffic light, several demonstrators pulled out valve stems from the tires, and our colleague was obliged to finish his journey to the office au pied. But then, probably more walking would be beneficial to us all. After the Monday effort ground to a halt, Tuesday dawned bright, fair, windy, and generally peaceful. We hope the end of the Mayday thrust also marks the end of what is surely a less than persuasive way of making dissent known.1
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