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Education: Bull Butter

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A cowman’s contemptuous word for oleomargarine is bull butter. Last fall the Iowa Farm Bureau, to whom the cow is sacred, got Iowa State College to suppress a scientific pamphlet praising bull butter as a wartime labor saver (TIME, Oct. 11). Whereupon Professor Theodore Schultz, head of the college’s famed, farm-focused Department of Economics and Sociology, declared that faculty morale was jeopardized and switched to the University of Chicago. By last week 19 other teachers had quit the college on leave or permanently. Twelve were from Professor Schultz’s department, whose remnant inevitably seems cowed. Some had gotten better jobs at Vassar, Wisconsin, Harvard or in Government agencies. Some declared that they were fed-up with the administration’s constant kowtowing to the Farm Bureau.

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