Education: Wanted--A Policy

Amid the cheery bustle ushering in a new campus autumn the blow fell. Secretary of War Stimson told U.S. colleges that the Army had decided to take every able-bodied college man as soon as he reached draft age, even reservists who had been excused from active duty to continue their studies. His announcement, coupled with probable lowering of the draft age from 20 to 18, seemed to many a college president a death sentence for colleges.

College presidents hastened to Washington for a confab. At Yale, Freshman James A. Atwood III went so far...

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