Education: Boom in Military Schools

U.S. military schools are crowded, while civilian colleges report enrollment losses as high as 21% this term. Delegates of the Association of Military Colleges and Schools, in Washington last week, reported that they had 35,000 students, were turning thousands away. Proud of their 11,205 alumni in the armed services (among Virginia Military Institute's are 17 generals, two rear admirals), delegates saluted each other with five outstretched fingers, representing five of their old boys who had made good: General George Marshall (V.M.I.), General Douglas MacArthur (Texas M.I.), Captain Arthur Wermuth, the "one-man army"...

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