Education: Boys & Girls At Work

A young Harvard graduate, Robert E. Lane, work-camp secretary of the International Student Service, arrived in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. last spring with an incredible proposal: a group of college boys & girls wanted the town to give them a tough job at manual labor—and they would pay for the privilege of doing it. Wilkes-Barre's puzzled citizens at first refused to bite. Eventually young Stanley Mesavage, industrial forester for the Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, who was worried about forest fires that annually ravage the nearby Poconos, persuaded State and U.S. forestry officials to accept the...

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