Education: Dear Old SNAFU

Army education authorities reported last week that in Accra, on the African Gold Coast, two G.I.s had refused furloughs so that they would not miss their classes at the "G.I. College of Accra." From Accra to Adak in the Aleutians, in informal Army and Navy "colleges" which supplement the correspondence courses sent out by USAFI (TIME, Feb. 21), servicemen are studying everything from reading to calculus. Some of the 700,000 students to date:

¶ A pharmacist's mate, first class, took Spanish, which he expects to be useful with his Mexican customers when he...

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