Education: Jitters Recur

When the Army ordered 110,000 campus trainees into active service (TIME, March 13), U.S. college presidents got financial jitters, rushed to Washington for help. They came away with the hope that their colleges would share 100,000 new 17-year-old trainees, under a new Army Specialized Training Reserve Program to begin on July 1. Now their jitters are back: the colleges may get only half that number—51,700 of the secondary-school students who passed the armed forces' March 15 qualifying test. Possible result: wartime shutdown of some small men's colleges.

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