Education: No Job for Mollycoddles

"It's a hot seat," George F. Zook used to say of his $18,000-a-year job as president of the powerful American Council on Education. "Every once in a while somebody gets pretty cross. But if a man hasn't the courage to say what he thinks he shouldn't take this job. He'd be just a mollycoddle."

Last week, after 16 years in the hot seat, outspoken 65-year-old Dr. Zook made his farewell speech to the council's annual convention in Chicago and prepared to move over. To take the place he had resigned, effective next January, the council named Dr. Arthur Stanton Adams, 53, president...

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