Education: Red Scare

Red Scare To liberalize the University of Wisconsin its regents made famed Liberal Glenn Frank president in 1925. Last year a blatant young editor named John Bowman Chapple managed to win the Republican nomination for U. S. Senator, partly by charging that President Frank and his faculty "pinks'' had made the university a hotbed of communism, atheism and free love (TIME, May 2, 1932 et seq.). Alarmist Chapple lost the election, but he had started a Red scare which last week resulted in a legislative investigation at Madison.

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