Education: Storm in Mississippi

On the campus of Jefferson Military College near Natchez, Miss, stands a monument inscribed: "Aaron Burr tried . . . under these oaks, 1807; Andrew Jackson camped here, 1812-1815; Jefferson Davis a student here, 1815; John James Audubon taught here, 1822; Lafayette reviewed cadets, 1825." But in spite of its historic past, Jefferson Military College had fallen on hard times. Classroom walls were peeling ; desks were worn beyond repair. There were hardly enough students (48) in its high-school classes to keep the place going. Then, a few weeks ago, along came Judge George W. Armstrong.*

He was a distinguished-looking man of...

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