Education: Boom on Fraternity Row

Hazing had been particularly rough that Hell Week night. Next morning at one University of Washington fraternity house, a dozen "pledges"—all overseas veterans—packed their bags and walked out. Said a spokesman: "No 18-year-old kids are going to warm our bottoms." At Northwestern University, a sophomore "active" ordered a pledge to light his cigarette for him. The pledge, an ex-major in the Air Forces, gave the sophomore and his brothers heated and specific instructions about how they could dispose of his pledge pin.

On campuses all over the U.S., it had been like that ever since the war. Some of the horseplay had...

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