Education: Appointment in Carolina

When the University of South Carolina got a new president in 1944, alumni protested, facultymen seethed, and a group of students promptly burned him in effigy. It was not that they had anything personal against Rear Admiral Norman Murray Smith, U.S.N. (ret.). It just happened that his brother was one of the most powerful men in the legislature, and so the appointment smacked of politics.

Last week, when Governor James Byrnes announced that his longtime friend, Donald Stuart Russell, would be the admiral's successor, the odor of politics arose again. But this time the scent was false. Students, alumni and facultymen had...

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