Education: R. O. T. C. Trouble

To hundreds of U. S. college students, the Reserve Officers Training Corps, compulsory in most land grant colleges, means the preparation of young men for death on a battlefield. For thousands more, the R. O. T. C. means an itchy uniform, tedious target practice, tiresome drills. Whether through idealism or indolence, opponents of the R. O. T. C. last week made trouble on both coasts:

At Pennsylvania State College last winter, when several members of the R. 0. T. C. unit scored low in rifle practice, the deficient ran the gauntlet between their fellows who flogged an with cartridge belts. In Manhattan...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!