Education: Job Done

The man with the bald, freckled pate twinkled as he said: "I hope you won't applaud me when I finish this announcement. It might be misunderstood." Then Claude Moore Fuess (rhymes with peas) told his faculty at Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass, that he was retiring—after 40 years, 15 of them as headmaster.

In the afternoon, "Jack" Fuess sliced his way with more than his customary abandon around the country-club golf course, allowed only an occasional dreihunderttausend Donner-wetter to escape his lips. At 62, Fuess thought that he and Andover both needed a change....

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