MEXICO: School for Scandal

For a struggling young artist, Mexico's Escuela Universitaria de Bellas Artes had a good deal to offer. Housed in an ancient convent in the sunny, spired old town of San Miguel de Allende, 150 miles northwest of Mexico City, its cheap, comfortable living and picturesque setting got it wide publicity as a G.I. students' paradise (TIME, March 29, 1948). Over 100 U.S. veterans have flocked south to enroll. But during the past year, San Miguel's sleepy decorum has been shattered by one ruckus after another. Last week the school had more trouble than it could handle.

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