Education: Bouncer Bilbo

One evening last fortnight some 200 University of Mississippi students stood about watching a dummy burning high on their campus flagpole. It was an effigy of Mississippi's stormy, scarfaced (from a pistol-butt) little Governor Theodore Gilmore Bilbo. No riotous impulse but a well-organized gesture was the effigy-burning, representing student disapproval of Governor Bilbo's lavish dismissal last summer of 179 officials and faculty members in four of Mississippi's state-controlled institutions (University of Mississippi, Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical College, Mississippi State College for Women, State Teachers College).

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