Oh, Noble J. Puffer
We had never heard of him before coming across him in this book's list of contributors.
We were totally unaware that, as of the time of this book's publishing in 1957, he was the Superintendent of Schools of Cook County.
And we were even more ignorant regarding the wily, determined, and successful siege that the dapper, young, and unrestrainable Noble J. Puffer laid to the Superintendent's office in 1935.
Having soaked up his
sensational efforts, we turned eagerly to his
essay on School Buildings And Education Problems From A County Viewpoint.
Chicago, then as now, has its fair share of governmental problems.
But if only more publicly elected officials had names as excellent as Noble J. Puffer
, perhaps it would be easier to see them in perspective.