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The New Y. M. C. A. Gymnasium

Work Is Completed on $150,000 Structure, the First Unit of What Eventually Will Be One of the

Finest Y. M. C. A. Group of Buildings in This Country-Gymnasium Ranks with the

Best Equipped and Arranged of Its Kind Anywhere in the United States

g o f ar as physical t ra in ing goes, th e Youn g


Mons Ch ris t ian Associa t ion of v,r or cest er is
al r ead y doi ng busin ess on a sca le never be­
fore p ossibl e. It has s uch f acilit ies fo r its
ph ysical depar tmen t as ca n not be surpassed
by any oth er associa tion in the United S tates. Th is be-
H e has trav eled all over t he United Sta tes, to every
pla ce wher e ther e is a Y . 1\1. C. A. of note. He has seen
some of th e biggest and best gymnasiums in existe n ce.
S o it isn 't an un sub stan t iate d sta tement when he sa id
that the gym of t.he 'Worce ste r Y oung Men 's Ch r ist ian
Associa tion is the best of th em all.

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cam e a rea lity about six: weeks ago, when the new $150,­ This is a lso t he belief of ot her Y. 1\1. C. A. lead ers who
000 gymnasium, th e first step towar ds real izing' t he hav e visi ted the gy mn asiu m. T hey h a ve in cluded men
dream of a magn ificent new Y . M. C. A . ca pa ble of fill­ of prom inence. I n their know ledge of phy sica l dep art­
in g every need of the y oung man, was first open ed f or ments t he world over they have come to see the ' Nor ­
use. cest er g-ym and ha ve r at ed it as the finest yet built. The
W hen the last nail had been d r iven , t be last br ushf'ul evid ence is so indi sput a ble that Phys ica l D irector W ild er
o f" pa int put on and the last pi ece of eq uip men t in stalled, has become ac customed to lookin g upon h is gym as a
P hys ical Di r ector Ed ward W. 'Wild er looked around the pa ragon.
glist ening buil ding and exp ressed h imself as utter ly sat­ Of the visitors du r ing th e spring a nd su mm er, t wo
isfied. I n his opini on , " she can 't be beat." men wer e part icul arly conspicuous . Th eil' opin ion
'Phis isn 't an y snap judgm ent on the p art of the phy­ stands out correspondingly sharp . On e of th em was
sical d ir ector . Mr . Wi lder is a vet era n in association F letcher Brockman , nationa l Y . M , C. A . secretary for
work. In his possession is a handsome gold wa tch, pre­ China . Th e ot her was C. B . Wi llis , general secretary of
sente d to him by th e d ir ect ors at the tim e of h is 20th the big Milwaukee associa tion , and brothel' of Fred IJ.
anniversary as a physica l d ir ector; an d that pr esen t a­ Willis, th e gene r al secr eta ry in this city.
tion occurr ed sever al year s ago . Secretary B rockman is one of the biggest Yo ung
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:tHen 's Ch r istia n A sso ciat ion m en in t he world . H e ranks the fut u r e, the finest asso ciat ion unit III the world , ac ­
next to D r , J ohn R Mott, t he man who ha s p er fo rmed cor d ing to ex p er ts .
mira culou s d eed s in th e O r ient. So me there a r e who In th e construc tio n an d equ ip m en t of th e gymna s ium
even put lVII', B roc km a n a hea d o f F r ed B . Smith , t he big­ every n ew inve nt ion for s u ch buildings tha t has been
cncrgizci- of Y . M. C. A. affairs in th is country . d evised w ith in the last f ew y ears has been made us e of.
General S ecre ta ry C. B . Willis, of Milw au ke e, is As f ar as t he $15 0,000 ou t lay saved ou t of the proceeds
among th e most f a mous 0 f th e gene r a 1 secretaries in the from th e sa le of the old buildi n g on Elm street wo u ld go
United States. H e has a n effi cie n t record b ehin d him -and by caref u l managem ent it was made t o accom p lis h

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aud kn ows a com p lete m at o i-ial oq u ipment when he spes e very t hi ng cl es ire d - t he gy m ha s been mad e al mos t id ea!
one. in a r rang em ent and eq u ipmen t .
Both 0 f t hes e men of ex perien ce accredit W orceste r In r ea lit y t here a r e tw o gy m nasiu ms . The larg er ou e
with h av in g brought int o ex ist en ce a marv ell ous gyrn­ is fo r the m en. The sma ller one, wh ich is a re p lica of
uasiu m. Th ey put it on a p la ne with the fin est and big­ the oth er, is for th e boys,
ge'st gy mnas iu ms to be f ou n d a n v where in t his coun t r y . I n th e larger gymn asi u m, 97 by GO f eet , 500 business
In g iving t h e n ew gy m t his place of van t a ge, t hey ex­ me n an d 1600 senior m em be r s of the association will he
eepted o n ly tw o or three of t he Ye I'Y larges t gy i u ns i n acco m modate d in gymnasiu m classes. In the smaller
other citi es . gym , 4 5 by 66 feet, t her e are fa ciliti es fo r 900 bovs,
Y et , in th e eyes of the IVore ester Y. .M . C. A ., t he n ew By thus allowing f or 30 00 a th letes , t h e assoc iation be­
gym is on ly a beginning . Later, within a y ear 0 1' two , lieves it h as p ro v id ed pretty well fo r t he excess of
anoth er bu ilding, bigger th a n the gym, will be el'ecteel growt h whi ch mad e wor k in the old gy m d ecided un­
with th e mo ney for which t he Association will ask the p r ofit a bl e because of over-cr owd ing , The attrac t ion of
peop le of IV or~ ester. Th is secon d structure will be the th e ph ys ica l clepmtmen t -the lure of " body building, "
main b ui ldi ng. Jt will stand on Ma in street , wh ere now IS sure to send the mem ber sh ip of th e Y. M. C. A. f'ar
the old Dodge iuausi on serves as th e p r esen t h cadquar­ a hea d . B u t the gy mnasiu m accommod a ti ons, which r ep­
ters of th e orga n iza tio n . T he proposed ed ifice will be r esent to a large ex te nt t he limit guage of t he number
con nect ed wi th th e gy m na siu m so th at t he tw o will form of members wh o ca n be t ak en ca re of, ar e 'm os t ampl e.
one group o f st r uc t u r es . Fo ldi ng d oors m ake it p ossibl e t o tu rn t he two gym­
Th e n ew gy m , with th e new main bu ild i ng, and the nasiu ms into one big ath le t ic roo m, 1G7 by !)O fpct , and
open ail' grou n ds to be lai d on t on the r est of th e proper­ n ot a post or an a n gl e in t he whole stretc h of floor sp ace
ly , will const it u t e -Wor cest er 's Y. l\1. C. A . " pl an t " of t o in terfe re with work.
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The effect of this can scarcely be un der- enlcul at ed. east. Overlooking the pool is a sp ectator 's gallery, 10·
'l'h e- total floor space will be almost un eq uall ed in any cated on one of t he upp er levels.
ot her big gym nasium anyw here. L arge in door meets can L ocker accommodations are such as to provide a locker
be held without any crampi ng or crowd ing, which was for each member . I n all ther e ar c 1500 lockers, made of
never th e case during the last five or six years in t he old st eel and t horo ughly mod ern . T hey are well v en ti\a\~i\,
gym nasium on Elm street. Th ere was n ever room and the locker 1'00111 itself is venti lated by a la rge fa n,
enough in that bui lding Oil a ga la n ight ill th e gym . a llowing th e circu lat ion of ail' to qu ickly dry th e gym ­
Situat ed so t ha t th ey can afford control ove r both nasium clothes pl aced in th e lockers.

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gymna siums ar e th e offices of th e p hysica l director an d These locker s are located on th e basemen t proper , anti
h is staff. The senio r physical di r ector and the boys ' are divided into g ro ups . Th e busin ess men 's locker
p hys ical director eac h h as his own office. In ad d it ion to rooms, t he seniol'S' locker rooms and the locker r ooms
giv ing supe r vision over the two gy ms a nd control of th e for old er an d you nge r boys are all separated and are
lighti ng sys tem and the adm ittance of all athletes to the un der the care of a general atten da n t.
floors of th e gyms, t he offices will contai n sp ecia l rooms Far above t he floor of each gym na sium is a ru nning
for the exa mina tion of can didates f or t he gym classes. track br oad enough f or the holdi ng of races und er all
T hese r ooms will in clu de physical examinat ion room, the u sual reg ulatio ns . Be twe en t he r unn ing track anti
consu ltati on room , shower room and toilet room for both the floor of t he gy ms is a spcc ta to l's ' ga llery running the
th e sen ior and the boys ' physi cal director. Th e offices en t ir e circ u it of th e build ing. Th e tra ck is 21 feet a bove
th emselves are particu larly light, spacious and p leasant. the floor , is 8% f eet wide, well bank ed at t he cur ves, and
The construct ion of th e building is somewhat peculiar. extre mely fast. 'I' he cover in g is th e best grad e of cork
It is bui lt on five levels, each level constituting a floor in linoleu m, which is except ionally easy on t he feet.
its elf . T he f ull he ight of t hese levels is confine d t o th e As a feature of consider able importa nce th er e is a set
Murray avenue side, as the ground ris es from t hat street , of sp ecial rooms for cer ta in classes of work . Th ese in­
so that on t he opposite sid e one or two of th e levels are cl ude a sp ecial exerc ise room , leading off th e gym nas ium
cut off. floor. It is equ ip ped with apparatus for th e develop­
Th e floor wh ich is on a level with Murray avenu e, and ment of p arts wh ich are below n or mal.
which is known as th e SUb-basement, con tains a fine There is a wrest ling 111 a I, built in to t he floor innnov­
swimming pool, 21 by 100 f eet . It also has a sun room, ably , str iking bags, trav eling and pa r allel bars, wrist and
22 by :30 feet , openi ng off th e gy mnasium, and providing fo r earm developer, finger ma chi ne, abdomi na l stool and
a n excep t ionally fine na tator iu m, on e of the best in t he r owing ma chin e.
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Shower bath f a ciliti es a re also of th e best. They arc Vi ew ed fr om with out the building is simpl e but seem­
scgr ega ted, allowin g bu siness men to u se one room of ly , a lt h ou g h not at all ornate. It is const r uc te d of r ed
showers, sen ior members a nother, an d boy s a third. D e­ brick , made up wi th wide j oints, and pattern ed with
vices for throwin g conti nuous mi xtures of hot an d cold molded brick courses about the wi ndows, thus fo rm ing
water, equip pe d with anti-scald valves are pa rt of the a trimming. For th e other trim, and for th e cop ing an d
shower s. step s, white marble ha s been u sed , while th e roof is of
By means of high p r essure boilers and a hot water gr een tile.
heat er having a ca p acity of 2000 g all ons, a n d capable of 'I'h e men in charge on beh alf of th e Y. 11'I. C. A . con­
heating 1500 gallon s t o a tempera ture of 120 degrees stitute th e ass ocia t ion's building committee, whi ch con ­
every 60 minutes, the flow of hot water is continuous.. sists of Albert H . Inman , chai r ma n ; D e'Witt C linton,
Every sor t of indoor gam e can be played on the bi g John W. Hi ggins, Clar en ce VY. Hobbs, Edwa rd F. Min er,
gymnasium floor s. The m ain gym is m arked off for a Paul B . Mo rgan and Fred L. wuu; The late Lym an F.
full sized tennis cou r t , two bask etball cou r ts, t wo volley Gordon , up to th e time of his d eath , was keenly in ter­
ball courts, an in door baseball d iam on d, two battle ball ested and was an ac ti ve mem bel' of th e bu ildiue- CO I1l­
courts , a ~ ho t p ut ti n g r in g, a j u m p ing: path, a n d 160 mittee. '='
place spots for men to u se in th e class work. Free phy si cal exa m ina t ion is m ade of ever y one who
In th e boys ' gy mn as ium, where about 90 boys ca n jo ins the physical d epa r t men t. The examination room
work all th e gymnasium floor at once, th ere are faciliti es is especia lly well fitted fo r this purpose, con ta ining the
for indoor baseb all, vo lley ball , battle ball , basketball an d mo st modern testing' apparatus. The r esul t of thi s ex­
other games, as well as c lasses . amination is a sugges ted Iine of work for th e mem ber to
Ventil ation h a s been g iven careful con sideration in t he follow in th e gymnasium wh ich is best calculated t o ben­
building of the gymna sium structure. Doth li.ght an d efit him.
fresh ai l' a r e p r ovid ed f or in grea t abundan ce 111 every Cla sses are f'or m et] a t th e beginning of ever y season
part of the building. fo r both men and boys, and in th ese classes drill s and
Th e gy m n asi um floor s are li ghted by eigh~ big wi n­ exer cises t ake pla ce which have fo r their a im the pro­
(lows, si x f eet wid e and 21 f eet high. Th ese wm .dows are viding of sy mm et r y, stren gth and ski ll, th e correc ti on of
arranged in ti ers and ex t en d from a point eight f ee t deformiti es and th e d eveloping of re cr ea tive occupation.
above tl1P floor to the r oof . In the roof over ea ch gym­ P art of pra ctica lly ever y class p eriod is de vot ed to the
nasium prope r is a sk y-light, 12 feet by 65 f eet , with a r ecreativ e ga m es. To th e majority' of the men this is a
ventilating rid ge ex te nd ing its en ti r e len gth, a n d alter­ side of gymnasium life whi ch proves esp ecially wel com e
nate sect ions whi ch in warm weather can be op en ed w ide a s it dri ves a way both phy sical. and mental wearin ess.
for fr ee ve n t ila tio n . Th e windows are of pivot design . S ch e~lules f or the c lasses have been mad e ou t by Phy­
and are op era ted by gea ring of a specia l make. sical DIrector Edward W. Wilder as f ollows :
In tho constr ucti on of th e buil d ing, safety and attrac­ .Men- Ma t ur e bu siness men 's classes Monda y W ed­
tiveness have been allow ed to pl ayas important a part nesd ay and :B'riday , 12.10-12.45 P . M.; bu siness ' men 's
as th e con ve n iencc from th e point of vi ew of th e a th let e. and stu d en ts ' classes, Mond ay , W ednesday and Friday,
The build ing m a terial is of fir e proof ca li ber , excep t the 5.15 P . M. ; senior class, Mon day, W ednesday a nd F riday ,
trim for windows and doors and the gy mnasium floors . 8 P . M .; civi l service candidates, Monday , W edn esday
'I'he la tter floors arc of hard maple, the best known and F'r id ay , 8.30 P. M ., and Tuesday an d Thursday m oru­
material for such u ses. All the oth er floors are of ceme n t , ings ; r ecreati ve games, Tu esday, Thursday and S atur­
so that the wood en gym floor s and the wooden fin ish of day, 8 P . M. ; a t hle t ics, Tuesd ay and Thursd ay , 8.30 P . xr. ,
windows an d d oors will be practically the only inflam­ senior leaders' class, Saturday, 7.4 5 P . M.
mable su bstanccs in the str u ct ure. B oys-:-lIigh school class, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Color effects sa tis fy t he eye a t ever y tum . In t he sub­ and F'riday, 2.30-3.3 0 P . M . ; Wednesday, 3-4, an d S atur­
basemen t the in terior walls are of a light, smooth brick , day , 3.30-4 .30 P. :.\1. ; p r ep ar atory cla ss, Tu esd ay and
while the gymn asium walls, and those of the u pper sto­ Thursday, 3.3 0-4.30 P . M. an d Saturday, 9.30-10.30 A. M.;
ries or floor levels are lined with gla zed crea m colo r ed junior class, Tuesday and Thursday, 4.30- 5.30 P. M. and
hrick. The ceilings are all coa ted w ith en a mel pain t. Saturday , 10 .30-11.30 A. M. ; em p loye d boy s, Tu esday,
Sanitation has bcen a p rime obj ect in t he interior finish . Thursday and Satu rday, 7.30-8.30 1'. M. ; prepar atory
lu th e desi gning of boil er an d heating' facili ti es, the lea d ers' cla ss, Thursday, 4 .30-5.30 P . M.
Iuture need s of th e plant ha ve been taken into consider ­ A leaders ' cor p s ha s been organi zed , with special ref­
ation. There are sets of high pressure boil er s, the hot er~n c e to the new. members a n d their work. Its p rin cipal
water heater al r eady alluded to, hot water storage tanks, obj ect, how ever, IS to tram men to assist in the m anage­
and a coa l bunk er with a cap ac it y of 100 tons. m ent of the work, as well as to fit t hem f or positions of
All the requi r ements of til e law with regard to safe phy sical training.
exits hav e been f ulfilled . The building has fiv e d ifferen t The loc ation of the gymnasium building has made it
flights of steps, a ll of fire proof con struction, leadin g po ssible to an unusual d egr ee to a llow pl enty of space
from the interior ·to th e open a ir . for light and air on eve ry side. Th e surroundine land
H is ge ner a lly felt t hat the en t ir e wo rk of bringin g on a ll ex cept on e side is a l rea d y th e prop erty of the Y.
this gymnasium buildin g into be in g is cr ed itable to all M. C. A. an d noth ing will be bu ilt upon it to shut off
who had an ything to do with it. Lou is E. J allade, of the gym.
New Y ork, th e a r ch itec t who dre w the plans, a nd who Even wh en th e new m ain build ing is e rected on th e
was ch osen exp r essly because h e has had long ex p er ien ce Main street en d of the property, i t will not inter f er e in
ill designing Y . M . C. A . buildings as a sp ecialty , is th e least w ith the gym n as iu m . Sp a ce will be allowed
credited with a most excellen t pi ece of work. Norc ross between th e two stru ctu r es , although th ey will be con­
Broth er s, of Worcester , the builders, have also given an n ect ed by a passageway, for the con ven ience of members
cxeamp le of go od workmanshi p. in passing back and forth.
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A lready th e Y ou ng Mens Christi a n Associa tio n is an ass ociation pl a nt of whi ch any city in th e wor-ld migh t
able to offer ex cep t ional f acil ities in t he d ep artment of f eel proud a hu nd red times over.
physica l tra ining-the best i t has ever p ossessed , and th e
best to be sec ur ed in any part of th e cou n t r y. Y et this
is only a sm all pa r t of what the association h op es to be Indu stry After th e W ar
able to ac com p lish withi n the next f ew y ears.
Ob servation s by Bureau of Forei gn and Do mes tic Comm erce
Ever sin ce th e old buil ding on E lm st r eet w a s sol d ,
o n New Condit io ns Crea te d by A rnerican Necessit ies
and the Do dge est a te a t 76 6 Ma in street was purchased,
a proj ected p lan fo r one of the most magnificent asso ­ 'I'h e d ep a rtmen t of commerc e h as j u st outl ined in its
ciati on sites in th e world has be en con stantl y k ep t i n official stateme nt how ev ery p ha se of Am erican industry
vi ew. T he n ew gy mnasium build ing is p a r t of this p lan . h a s been benefit ed by t he world wa r , an d Io rccast t he
It has been built so that it will h a r mon ize and work in re sult of the con flict on the con n try 's in d ust ria l f'u ture,
with the p lan as a wh ole. H poi nted out t hat t he out com e of t he a ctivity incidental
Most important in the sch eme of th e f uture-the ve ry to th e war will be of m a teri al benefit to t he ma nufa ctur ­
near f u ture, t h e association leaders believe n ow-is the ing pla n ts of the Un ited S ta tes, a n d that wh il e pa r t of
const ruction of a large ma in bu ilding t o house all th e t h is eq u ip me n t must l ie id le in p ea ce it is a d ist in ct asset
depa rtm ents and provide a socia l center, an ad ministra­ in th e na t ional preparation fo r adequa t e cl cre ll s l~ aga inst
t ion h ea d qu art ers and large fa ciliti es fo r a ll k in ds of att ack. T he dep a rtmen ts de cla r a tion goe s all to sa y :
Y . 1\1. C. A. work The bu ild ing as ou tl in ed in the m in ds L ess consp icuous a nd spectac u la r but of fa r grea te r
of the di r ecto rs is to be a n ine or t en-story st r uctu re, perm anent val ue, is the impu lse g iven to t he m auuf'ac­
ru un in g from t he st re et lin e cle ar back to the p r esent t u re on A m eri can soil, with Am er-ica n raw mate rials, of
gym nasiu m b u ild ing. a variety of a rt icles for wh ich we have hith er to been lle ­
'1'0 er ect it th e Y . 1\[ . C. A . w ill , p robably w ith in t he pe n d ent upon f oreign sk ill an d en te rprise. III a mo re 01 '
n ex t eigh t or' t welv e mo nt hs , go bef or e th e peo p le of less uncomfo r ta ble way , we hav e sud den ly bor-n br ough t
W or cest er an d ask fo r th eir support fin ancially. Severa l to r ecognize the u nw is.lom , t he fo lly, of sh ipping' vast
hund r ed th ou sa nd doll a r s wi ll probably be r equired ami a mounts of the cr u de m a t erial of our f ar ms, for ests a nd
a busin ess-like camp a ign will be m a de t o in sure t his m ines 3000 mi les a Cl'OSS th e ocean , a nd buy ing it bac k in
am oun t. a inanuf'actured for m, a t a vast ly en h a n ced price. INc
W hat th e asso ciat ion ca n <10 wh en it gets t his bi g have likewise come to r ecogn ize t he abs u rdity of al lowing
buil d ing can be ima gin ed to som e ex tent by wha t it is many natura l p rodu cts of the tropics, or So ut h Ameri ca ,
in t end ed to p ut in the bu ildin g. Large socia l roo ms aIHI of th e Far East, to find thei r way to Enro po, a w l of
an a t t rac t ive social lob by , class r ooms adequate for th e p aying for -eign inte lligence and sk ill to tran s for-m the m
ex t ensive edu ca tion al d epar tm en t, know n as t he A ssoc ia­ in t o articles of daily n eed in our li ves .
t ion I nstitute, severa l floor'S given over to do r mitor ies, Am er-ican iugenu ity, ad a p t a t ion , iuv ent ivo tal ent, sci­
a n au d itor ium , the administration offi ces, a well -equip pe d cn t ific att ain ment s a n d gener a l ent er p r-ise h a v« promp tl y
boy s ' dep a rtmen t , a h ig h sch ool boys ' depa rtment , read­ r a llied to me et wi desp re ad de ma nds a nd establis h 011 our
in g roo ms , wom en 's roo ms , r est r ooms, bowl ing a lleys , own soi l t he p er m an en t ma nu I ac turc of a nu mber of
a re st au r an t , gam e ro om s and a barber sh op are all t o be wares, som e of mi n or , others of ma j or , im portuuco . Th e
in cluded with in t he wall s of the p r op osed structure, so return of p eac e will se e them well rooted and ab le to
t ha t noth ing will be la ck in g fo r completen ess . Offices with stand forei gn com pe t it ion .
f or a ll th e de partmen t hea ds and f or t he gener al secr e­ T h e depa r tmen t , sp eaking th rough th e bu re au of for­
ta r y will also be provid ed , as a matter of cou rse . eig n a nd do mes t ic com merce, poi nts to t he t remendous
T he rest of t hc g ro u nds is to be mad e in t o an outdoor impulse given to do mesti c inv entions u p on the su sp eu­
p lan t, u n iqu e am ong Y oung Me n's Ch r istian A ssocia­ sian of t he Ger m a n su pply of dy e stuffs a nd potash , a nd
ti on s, and allo wi ng t he loca l asso cia t ion to do a wor k it assures t he publ ic that it can look f or ward with con fi­
which few oth ers can duplicate. Ther e is to be an ou t ­ de nc e to th e evolution of a gen u ine Am er ican coa l tar
do or swinunin g poo l , a n ou t d oor runn ing tr a ck , an d ou t­ color in dustry . 'I' he decla r a ti on of the bureau a lso al­
door te nnis courts and baseball d iamonds. lu des to t he vast b eds of kelp now ava ilable Oll t he P a cific
In t he n ew gymnasium oth er fac ilities are a t presen t coast as a substi tute f or impor t ed pot ash, an d po ints ou t
arra n ged for in add iti on t o t hose h a ving to do wi t h t he t hat ea ch y ear th e waters of the Pacific He prod ucin g a
phy sica l d epartm ent. U n ti l the ma in bui ld ing is p ut cr op in which pota sh sa lt possessing>in val ue mo re than
up, the boy s ' gym will be used fo r the boys ' F'rid ay $90,000, 000 is r ead ily ava ilable f or us e in ag r icu lt ure
after noon meetings, wh ich are no vel in t hemselves . T he and th e arts ; ind eed , a lready a dozen com pa n ies are en ­
gym has b een fitted f or m ovin g p icture entertainments ga ged in t he development of t h is wea lt h .
for t his purpose. Th e bu reau advises bu sin ess m en t ha t th e time is op ­
Class ro oms wh ich w ill be extr eme ly useful to the ed u ­ portune f or thei r stu dy of Latin-Ameri ca n markets, a n d
cational departm ent this win t er a re a lso to be fo und in th a t in sti ll other coun tr ies ar e u n p r ecede nted op p or­
th e bu ilding. B esides r eg u lar class ro om s, cla ss roo ms tu n iti es for the ex tensio n of fo r ei gn trade, and th at no w
de sign ed esp ecially fo r mechanica l trades and f or the as n ever before arc we in position to invest ca p ita l in
auto mob ile school, fitted with a ll t he n ecessary appara­ in d ustries and other developments in fore ign cou n t r ies.
tus, have b een fit t ed up an d wi ll be m a de us e of through­ T h e bure au doe s not beli eve t ha t the cost of produ ctio n
ou t the sea son. in the warring count r ies wi ll be lower as a r esu lt of t he
T hose who hav e viewed the n ew gymnasium bu ild ing wa r . The bu r eau hold s t hat the wo rld's conflic t has been
de clar e the Y . M. C. A. has st a r ted in r ight to p r oduce of u nm easu r ed val ue t o American industries as a who le.

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