Education: Soundoffs

Born last week on U. S. campuses, amid the crash of arriving trunks and the scratching of multitudinous pens on official blanks, was an entity known as the Class of 1940. Its 300,000 members, according to a survey made at University of Illinois, are better nourished and better developed than their predecessors, 87% of them being in "good-to-excellent physical shape." Its New England members, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association, are the tallest group of human beings in the world, 178.03 centimeters (circa 5 ft. 10 in.). First official act...

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