Education: New Presidents

St. John's. Last fortnight Amos Walter Wright Woodcock, onetime (1930-33) Federal Director of Prohibition, was elected president of St. John's College at Annapolis, Md. Simultaneously Douglas Huntly Gordon, 31, was abruptly dismissed as the head of the third oldest college in the U. S. Appointed acting president until Mr. Woodcock takes office next autumn was Dr. Reginald Heber Ridgely, biology professor.

The change caused a great ruckus among St. John's men. William Woodward, rich racehorse owner and honorary chairman of Manhattan's Central Hanover Bank, who has contributed more than one-third of St. John's...

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