Education: Generosity in Brooklyn

Sizzling over a report submitted to him by a special investigator, New York's Mayor LaGuardia last week capped the sorry tale of the five Brooklyn College basketball players "expelled" for taking bribes to throw a game (TIME, Feb. 12) by revealing that one of them had never even been a member of the college. Discharged from the Army in December 1943, Larry Pearlstein simply borrowed two books from the Brooklyn College library, walked around the campus until his face became familiar, then went out for basketball and made the team. Barked the Mayor: "It indicates a ... negligence on the part...

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