Education: Carry On

At the start, bush-haired Harold Walter Stoke made himself quite clear. He woulri leave the presidency of the middle-sized University of New Hampshire (enrollment: 3,500) and take over big Louisiana State (enrollment: 10,000) on one condition: that he have full authority to run L.S.U. "without political or other interference." For the university which had been one of Huey Long's pet projects ("[I'm] the Chief Thief for L.S.U.!"), it was a tall order. But it was just what the L.S.U. Board of Supervisors had in mind. For months during 1947, the 14 supervisors, most of them appointees of "reform" Governors...

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