Education: Custodian of Learning

In most schools, bland, rawboned Frank P. Nagel, 53, would be known as the janitor. But in Hadley Technical High School, St. Louis, by virtue of a resolution of the school board, he has been known as a custodian. Last week the citizens of St. Louis made Janitor Nagel another kind of custodian: he was elected a member of the city board of education.

Custodian Nagel, who because of regulations must resign his $159.50 a month janitor's job, considers himself as well qualified for his new post as the next man—perhaps a little...

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