G[orge] P. Ahern
In my own Offices there are a large number of Telephone clerks - not one receives a promotion unless he receives a good report from night school. The best two receive prizes at Christmas & a letter of congratulation. I make them study English, bookkeeping, history & stenography. It works like a charm. How are you getting on? I wish you could spend another visit in the Philippines. We hve made progress - our Forest School is a success. The entrance class this year are almost all High school graduates. They take a 2 years course. We have several students from China - will take 4 a year & when the serice starts in China we may have something to say as to the organization & policy. when my graduates have had 4 years service I send them to their home provinces where I use them as missionaries to build up a sentiment in favor of conservation. What results this policy would have accomplished in the U.S.? If 10 native sons, graduates of best schools were running the California or Colorado services, there would be more enthusiasmplease write to me sincerelyG. P. Ahern
Manila [Philippine Ils.]
1913 Jun 18
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