Education: Go South, Young Man

The busy U.S. State Department was not too busy to keep a sharp, hopeful eye last week on the peaceful village of Williamstown, Mass. On Williams College's leafy campus was brewing an experiment in improving U.S. relations with Latin America. Its hopeful sponsors called it "a plan for a century." Seventeen picked young college graduates were in training to go to Latin America—not to represent U.S. corporations, or to make a good-will tour, but to live there as ordinary citizens. It was a start toward a U.S. attempt to beat the Germans at...

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