Education: Invasion Repulsed

The big U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, eyeing little old St. John's College's 32-acre campus across the street, has long coveted its neighbor's land (TIME, Oct. 15). Last week, having met stony, well-organized resistance and having failed to establish a beachhead, the Navy retired. St. Johnnies, testifying for a year before the House Naval Affairs Committee, had thrown their 100 Great Books at the Navy and statistics to show that St. John's was the nation's third oldest college. The Congressional committee told the Navy to find somewhere else to expand.


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