Education: A Matter of Background

After Princeton's once exclusive eating clubs had taken in every eligible sophomore for four years in a row, old grads freely said that the democratic dreams of Princeton's onetime President Woodrow Wilson had finally come true. Last week, fingering their old club ties, they read the Daily Princetonian and began to wonder.

After all, said the Princetonian, there are some Princeton men these days who just are not the old eating-club type. "It was clear that of the eligibles who had difficulty this year [getting into clubs], almost every one came alone from a high school in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan...

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