Education: Log Cabin Scholars

The spry Detroit public-school teacher who stepped up one day last week to receive her master's degree at Detroit's Wayne University was well up in her 60s ; she had been studying for the degree evenings and surnmers for 15 years.

In the audience, applauding as loudly as if academic degrees were something new in the family, stood Mary Myrtle Moulton's seven brothers, including 1) Harold G. Moulton, 61, Ph.D., eight times LL.D., author of a dozen-odd books on economics and finance, president of the Brookings Institution in Washington; 2) Forest Ray Moulton, 73,...

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