Education: Right on Schedule

Two big defense jobs face U. S. civilians: 1) production of arms, 2) production of trained men to make and service those arms. Last fortnight Defense Commissioner William S. Knudsen told industrialists that the first job was lagging. Last week U. S. vocational teachers, gathered at a convention of the American Vocational Association in San Francisco, heard that the second job was going better.

Vocational schools were on three shifts and a 24-hour day. Since July, some 600 schools throughout the land had enrolled 215,000 mechanics, had already sent 115,000 of them to work in defense factories. Boomed big, bulb-nosed Dr. John...

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