The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 43, July 1939 - April, 1940 Page: 89
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in establishing centers for graduate study in the South; he was so
much of a pioneer, according to Professor Binkley, that no man
can say "I received my degree under Fleming." Many, however,
can say "I received my training and inspiration under Fleming."
He published ten books and sixty-six historical articles, all bearing
directly on the South; he sent a succession of able young south-
erners to other graduate schools for a continuation of work begun
and largely executed under his direction. The South is a region
with a culture worth preserving, and if it is to be preserved it
must be done through the work of such men as Fleming who desire
to serve and not migrate at the first opportunity. To me there
is a similarity between migratory scholars and other forms of
casual labor. They are both all right, but you have to keep your
eye on them. There are a few men in the country like Fleming,
and when an institution procures one of these it never has to look
back for fear he will quit in the pinches. He sticks because of
a greater vision.
The Texas State Historical Association, like the Texas Folklore
Society and the Southwest Review, holds that there is a culture
in Texas worthy of attention, and that the educational institutions
can do no better than recognize the value of this culture and
proceed to cultivate it. What is education but the integration of
the life of the individual with life around him? Education that
does not assist in making this integration was defined in a quota-
tion from Dean H. E. Hawkes of Columbia University in an
article by Arvin Donner published in the Texas Outlook for
August. "The word 'educate,' " said Dean Hawkes, "comes from the
Latin word 'duco', a Dupont product, which is a thin veneer
applied to a rough or worn-out surface. It must be continuously
applied or the surface reverts to its original dullness."
Thomas P. Wilson of Pueblo, Colorado, desires information about
the Hospitality String which was supposed to hang in pioneer
homes. Though an overnight guest or traveler was not permitted
to pay for lodging, he was free to leave some useful article on
the Hospitality String which hung from a rafter. A Wyoming
woman recalls one in her mother's parlor which had on it a pipe,
wooden spoon, brooches, buttons, a cigar and screwdriver. It
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