Education: Our Ship Has Come In

It was as if the cadets at the U.S. Mer chant Marine Academy at Kings Point, L.I. were off to a carnival rather than to regular evening mess. They wore golf caps, bowlers, toppers and turbans. They marched into the mess hall with huge signs saying "Move Over, Annapolis" and "Our Ship Has Come In." The cadets had good reason to celebrate. Last week President Eisenhower signed a bill making Kings Point the nation's fifth permanent service school, thus putting it on a legal par with Annapolis, West Point, and the Air Force and Coast Guard Academies.

The only Merchant Marine academy...