By most counts, the '50s was a great time to be alive. World War II was over. Europe was emerging from ruins. The economy was booming. Jobs were plentiful.
But it wasn't all roses. Perhaps the greatest fear for Pacific Northwesterners was that the Russians might send planes over the North Pole to launch a nuclear attack.
No student who really wants to attend this Adventist school and is willing to work hard to be here will be turned away for financial reasons. No one.
Hard times. Skidding stock markets. Flat sales. Threatened layoffs. Unemployment. The temptation to retrench—to play it very, very safe financially—strikes the stoutest hearts.