IN an attempt to simplify the teachings of sociology and to Show how they may be applied to social prob lems, the explanations may not always seem simple, nor the applications immediately practicable. The most elementary sociological vocabulary is necessarily some what technical, and there is to-day wide variation as to purpose and procedure in social reorganization. Yet the writer feels that there are many who will welcome a discussion of social betterment which does not lead up to a socialistic conclusion. In educational and religious circles, in women's clubs and philanthropic associations, there is a deep interest in the question of the regeneration of society, but a distrust of the many Short-cut methods presented as panaceas. Experience seems to teach that the road to Elysium is hard and toilsome,1 and that no Rome can be built in a day.