Education: Old Home Week

A big-game hunter in pith helmet, khaki shorts and orange jacket stalked along the railroad platform. His prey: Princeton men, Class of 1925. His quarry was expressed by jeep or taxi to class headquarters—in a vacant lot on University Place, decked out now like a carnival site.

It was Princeton's first reunion since 1942, and the largest in her 200 years; 10,000 alumni from 52 classes were singing Going Back to Nassau Hall. Tired businessmen, bankers, lawyers and bond salesmen joyfully shucked off their Brooks Brothers' pinstripes and climbed into silly Mardi Gras costumes for a lost weekend. For four days Mayor...

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