Education: Teen-Age Citizens

Last week, 120 teen-agers were hard at work on 550 hilly acres in upstate New York. Boys were digging potatoes, tending 75 dairy cows, painting, sandblasting a new oil storage tank, manufacturing cement blocks for new buildings, remodeling an old lodge into a modern residence hall. Girls were canning home-grown corn, washing & ironing, cooking and serving meals, doing secretarial work. They were the current citizens of the 54-year-old George "Junior Republic" at Freeville, N.Y., and though most of them were trying to make a second start in their young lives, all of them were there of their own free choice.


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