Education: Lady & Gentlemen

The U.S. State Department almost made a gaffe last week. Five scholarly gentlemen were about to fly to London as U.S. delegates to an Allied conference on postwar education. They were: Arkansas Congressman James William Fulbright, former president of the University of Arkansas; Librarian of Congress Archibald MacLeish; U.S. Education Commissioner John Ward Studebaker; the State Department's Grayson Neikirk Kefauver; and Ralph Edmond Turner.

Suddenly the State Department was reminded that no woman delegate had been included. Hurriedly the Department considered the possibilities, then picked Vassar's witty, international-minded, Atlanta-born Dean C....

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