Education: Big Dick's Plans

Notable among Midwestern schools for boys is Lake Forest Academy. Unlike its many neighboring institutions it is not a military school. Since 1858 it has seen Lake Forest, Ill. become Chicago's socialite suburb. As though embarrassed by surrounding opulence, L. F. A.'s old buildings have hidden themselves behind thick trees, gathered ivy about themselves, for L. F. A. is not a Rich School (plant value: $800,000). But no such embarrassment is suffered by big-boned, energetic Headmaster John Wayne Richards, called "Big Dick" by younger faculty members and his 207 boys when...

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