Colleges: Enough Hrope?

"Hup, hoop, hreep, hrope!" bellow the R.O.T.C. drill sergeants, and to many U.S. college students the whole idea of uniforms, parades and dull "military science" classes appears more than ever to be preparation for a doughboy war in an age when more academic learning would serve the nation better. The Navy's 53-campus "Holloway" volunteer plan, offering complete scholarships, produces a steady supply of bright young officers, but Air Force R.O.T.C. at 187 schools harvests only 4% of trainees as commissioned officers, and the Army's 247-campus program is notoriously archaic. Among college administrators, who consider it much too costly, compulsory...

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