Education: Maidens in Uniform

Last fortnight, on a lush campus in the swank Rydal section north of Philadelphia, a battalion of 150 uniformed girls, toting wooden rifles, marched in precise military review. It was Ogontz School's commencement day. Military drill has been a feature of Ogontz training since 1890. The late General Thomas D. Landon, commander of neighboring Bordentown (N. J.) Military Institute, who inaugurated military training at Ogontz and drilled the girls until 1935, held the view that you never knew when Amazons would come in handy.

In the opinion of the girls' Bostonian Principal Abby Sutherland,...

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