As he had with the preceding class, President Taylor warned the Class of 1903 in his baccalaureate sermon about the lure of an age of commercialism and pleasure seeking.  “We need,” he told the class, “to find an ideal of life which will withstand the commercial spirit of our age….  There is a growth of luxury and idleness, but history shows that the real value of life comes from the growth of the soul.  This is the testimony of the rich as well as the poor….  In this age, where idleness is like to follow the acquisition of wealth, the gospel of work should be emphasized.  Work makes one better and happier.”     The New York Times