Adolph Lowe and his mentor Franz Oppenheimer were founding members of the Editorial Board of the "The American Journal of Economics and Sociology" in 1941. Both this journal's name and its mission were inspired by Lowe's greatly underappreciated 1935 book, "Economics and Sociology". There, Lowe issued his "plea for cooperation" and "constructive synthesis" in the social sciences. Lowe was committed to interdisciplinary teaching and research for the entirety of his long and interesting career. When celebrating the 50th anniversary of the "Journal", it is worthwhile to recall Lowe's enduring contributions. His expression "constructive synthesis" still remains part of the mission of the "AJES" as inscribed on the back cover of the journal itself. Copyright 2002 The American Journal of Economics and Sociology, Inc..