Education: Old German Custom

Nations often judge one another's culture by the diversions of the students at their great universities. Many a European regards the mob excitement and roughness of U. S. college football games as barbaric, the initiations of U. S. college fraternities as infantile. Last week, through the enterprise of press photographers, the U. S. was given an intimate contemporary view of a European college activity seldom viewed by outsiders—the Schläger mensur or "sport duel," as still practiced secretly with sharp sabres at the foremost universities of Germany.

At the Universities of Berlin and...

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