Education: Books Across Kentucky

President Harry Schacter of the Kaufman-Straus department store in Louisville was only an observer at the annual meeting of the Friends of Kentucky Libraries. But the facts he heard from the Friends disturbed him. In library service, he learned, no state except North Dakota ranks lower than Kentucky: 80% of its rural population gets no such service at all. By the time the meeting was over, Harry Schacter had an idea.

By last week Schacter's idea had mushroomed into the most high-pressured culture drive Kentucky had ever seen. Alben Barkley was in on it, and...

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