Education: Incident in Sydney

When the U.S. aircraft carrier Bennington sailed majestically into Sydney Harbor to help Australia celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea (May 7, 1942), its 2,970 officers and men were blithely unaware of one important matter: the University of Sydney would hold its annual Commemoration Day festivities, when students stage zany parades, pull off outlandish pranks, and badger citizens for donations to charity. Last week the proud Bennington became the victim of the most ignominious fate of all—capture by "pirates."

The ignominy began when ten students, dressed as pirates and armed...

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