National Affairs: The Visigoths

Except for the high-speed antics of hot-rodders and last fall's normal quota of noisy football parties, U.S. youth had been relatively quiet ever since college pantie raids ran their nylon-pennoned course last spring. But last week the volcanic nature of the young erupted in two curious tribal gatherings—one at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the other at Balboa, Calif.—as thousands of students, freed from their books by Easter vacations, swarmed seal-like to the two towns' beaches to swim, fight, drink, woo, bask in the sun and howl at the southern moon.

Fort Lauderdale, a quiet resort town (summer pop. 43,000; winter pop. 115,000), had...

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