Education: Campus War Plant

The louder WPB and the military clamored for arms and ammunition, the dourer became stocky, ruddy President Harmon Lowman of the Sam Houston State Teachers College in Huntsville, Tex. His school had a half million dollars' worth of manufacturing equipment, and plenty of potential manpower—and nobody seemed to see the connection. Probably hundreds of other U.S. vocational schools were in the same willing but unable condition.

President Lowman appealed to the Texas Chamber of Commerce for help. The Chamber called Army Ordnance. Ordnance sent a man to Huntsville, got back a surprising report: he had found equipment and manpower enough...

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