National Defense: Wings of Gold

John Mishanec, 24, of Olean, N. Y., studied forestry at Syracuse University, graduated this year. Blond, moony Jack Croft, 21, of Trenton, N. J., majored in economics at Lehigh University, also took his degree this year. Albert Scaturo, 22, of Brooklyn, N. Y., started out to be a teacher, got a Columbia University degree this year. Last week Messrs. Mishanec, Croft, Scaturo and 14 other young men of similar ages, backgrounds, prospective vo cations, acquired the rating and emoluments ($114 per month, with allowances) of second-class seamen, U. S. Navy. They slept in...

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