Letters, Feb. 19, 1945

Stink Exaggerated

Sirs:

Editor Goodfriend of the Paris Stars & Stripes did not read aright the figures on the schooling of servicemen (TIME, Jan. 29). The percentage of soldiers who have not completed four years of high school is 60.8, not "about 70%" as the Major concluded. He did not take account of 12.3% who have completed high school and some college work beyond, but short of graduation from college.

The Major should also note the improvement that has been made in the educational level of America's armies since World War I:

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