Education: I Will [Not]

In Kingsville, Texas last week, registering students at the Texas College of Arts and Industries (enrollment: 1,855) "were handed loyalty pledge cards to sign. After the first seven students had signed, somebody bothered to read the pledge. "In the event of war with any foreign nation," said the card, "I will support or adhere to the government of such foreign nation." College officials blinked and blanched. Was it a hoax or a howler?

A howler, ruled Registrar George McCulley after a hasty examination of the new card supply. The printer had left out the "not" in all of them.

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