Education: Editing a University

The University of Oklahoma has changed presidents almost as often as the State changed Governors, and for the same reason—politics. One of its few professors of distinction, the late Vernon Louis Parrington, was fired in 1908 for smoking cigarets. He later won a Pulitzer prize in history (for Main Currents in American Thought).

Last year Oklahoma made Joseph August Brandt, 41, a red-haired newspaperman, its president. Even Brandt's opponents admit that the results have been extraordinary.

Big, bony Joe Brandt, who has been a Rhodes Scholar, city editor of the Tulsa Tribune, director of Oklahoma's and later Princeton's University Press, breezed into...

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