Education: Very Interesting

Outside the Paramount Theatre in Manhattan's Times Square one cold day last week, a crowd of high-school students began to gather at dawn. When the doors opened several hours later, 3,000 rushed in and thousands more stood shivering on the sidewalks, waiting to hear the current musical idols of U. S. Youth—Benny Goodman and his swing band. The audience was jumping and shouting when New York University's Psychology Professor George Benjamin Vetter and the New York World-Telegram's crack Reporter Joseph Mitchell arrived to study the phenomenon. Reporter Mitchell:

" 'Well, I declare,' said the startled, enthusiastic professor. 'A beautiful example of crowd...

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