Education: Sit-Down Strike

One balmy morning last week, on the second day of their Easter vacation, a mob of pupils gathered before Manhattan's Townsend Harris High School. When they marched in to classes, 850 of the school's 1,200 enrollment were present. Object: to protest against Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia's plan to economize by closing their 93-year-old school, alma mater of such celebrities as Mr. Justice Felix Frankfurter, Senator Robert F. Wagner, Cinema Tough Guy Edward G. Robinson. Language classes wrote letters in French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, protesting to the Mayor (who understands Italian, French, German, Yiddish, Hungarian, Croatian, Slovenian). At 1:40 the sit-downers called it...

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