Williamsport, Pa., sent us this article clipped from some paper.
We think it worthwhile reprinting as it has some very sound
Here’s a test to determine if your hobby is a good one.
Gordon Hendrickson of the University of Cincinnati faculty says
a good hobby has eight characterizations. It should involve a
tangible product that cam be admired by others as well as the
hobbyist, fit his age and circumstances, and have a group of
devotees in whom can be found social contacts, recognition and
Also the hobby should be difficult enough to challenge the skill
but not too difficult to prevent some success; it should further
and not (interfere with family life; it should not interfere with
one’s vocation; it should be the hobbyist’s servant and not
master, and it should have possibilities for growth and continued
interests throughout the years.