is softened, however, by our realization that he has well earned a surcease from his; labors for the University and his profession. Although the physical man will be retired, the influence of his wholesome personality and of his many professional contributions will continue forever.
He came to the University of Chicago in 1909 and through hard work soon earned a national reputation as an authority in tile principles and practice of school administration. From this broad base of interests lie pursued many related interests, chief of them being the curriculum, and it was the development of that special interest which secured for him a reputation exceeding national boundaries. His contributions to the school survey movement were also outstanding. Like all really great men he was meek and modest where his accomplishments were concerned.
In all his relations with his students he was scholarly, helpful, fair, and kind. He never came to class unprepared, and his students therefore always drank from "a running stream rather than from a stagnant pool." Although the standards which he set for his students were always high, he was ever willing to go out of his way to help students meet them. He was genuinely interested in his students, and he was invariably fair in his relations with them. I shall not forget how, after he had read my master's thesis and had used the red pencil generously upon it, he took time to deliver it to my home in order that I might have the week end to make the necessary revisions before convocation which was only a few days away. His students will always admire and adore this modest gentleman and scholar.
Ward G. REEDER, Professor of Education, Ohio State University.
Supplementary to the foregoing statements of appreciation of the contributions of Professor Bobbitt, a brief chronology of his activities through the years may be of interest.
Two years after Mr. Bobbitt's graduation from Indiana University in 1901 he began service as an instructor in the Philippine Normal School in Manila, and continued in that position for four years. Attracted by the prominence of G. Stanley Hall and his studies of children, Mr. Bobbitt entered Clark University, and was awarded the Ph.D. degree in 1909 His dissertation was The Growth of Philippine Children.
After his graduation from Clark University he entered upon his teaching career at the University of Chicago, centering his activities