Education: Service Station

Around a long table in a long room at Ohio State University last week gathered six men and a woman, the university's board of trustees. They began to wrangle, as they had at every meeting for 18 months, about a new president for Ohio State.

When George Washington Rightmire retired as president in 1938, the faculty, confidentially polled, proposed as his successor slim, efficient James Lewis Morrill, vice president of the university, or (second choice) Howard Landis Bevis, a Harvard law professor who had been an Ohio Supreme Court judge and finance director for...

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