Education: Fentress Feud

Through Tennessee's remote, mountainous Fentress County runs one modern paved road-the Alvin C. York Memorial Highway. On the highway at Jamestown, the county seat, stands one modern brick building-the Alvin C. York Agricultural Institute. Not in the Institute last week was its founder, Fentress County's beefy, red-headed first citizen. He sat in gloomy exile at his farm at Pall Mall, six miles away.

When Sergeant Alvin Cullum York, after killing 25 Germans singlehanded and capturing 132 more with a squad of seven men, returned to Fentress County as the "greatest civilian soldier of the...

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