Colby Bicentennial Seal 1813-1863

Dec. 29, 1941

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In wartime, teach photography, astronomy, and problems of the Far East:

FROM: Elmer C. Warren
TO: President Johnson
SUBJECT: Emergency measures

In accordance with our recent conversations and your instructions I have prepared the following for your consideration:

A. Courses which could be offered with a minimum of confusion:

Principles of photography
Principles of electronics
Descriptive astronomy with applications to elementary navigation
Problems of the Far East

B. Courses which, in my opinion, merit our serious consideration as prospective offerings:

History of science
Gas and oil engines
Geography
Synoptic meteorology
Consumer economics
Foods
Descriptive geometry

It seems to be the courses in A and B, above, are related to both the problem of national defense and to students recruiting.