Education: Under New Management

To the casual passerby, everything looked normal around the University of Maryland's treeless new Georgian campus at College Park last week. Fall classes had yet to begin, but in Byrd Stadium, Football Coach Jim Tatum ran his 54-man squad (Pennsylvania mining and mill-town boys outnumber the 19 home-state boys) through first practice with high hopes of repeating his undefeated 1953 season. But across campus, in an ornate, walnut-paneled office, the U. of M.'s new president, Wilson Homer Elkins, 46, held his first press conference. Said he casually: "I don't think that a university...

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