Education: Big Dick's Anniversary

Last week alumni sat down to dinners in Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco., Minneapolis, Detroit, Princeton and New Haven to celebrate the 80th anniversary of their remarkable preparatory school. In Chicago they heard the school highly praised by University of Chicago's hard- to-please President Robert Maynard Hutchins. Little Lake Forest Academy (180 students), in a swank Chicago suburb, is remarkable not for its plant (valued at only $750,000) or ivied tradition (although it is one of the oldest prep schools in the Midwest) but for its long, angular headmaster, John Wayne ("Big Dick") Richards....

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