Education: Reed's Choice

Portland's Ernest Boyd MacNaughton was a man of many affairs: president of the daily Oregonian, chairman of the board of Portland's First National Bank, lay moderator of the American Unitarian Association. When he took over the presidency of Reed College in 1948, he firmly announced that he would serve only pro tempore. "I am a businessman," said he. "Any time you find an academic man qualified, I'll step aside." Last week, at a sprightly 71, "Mr. Mac" did step aside. The academic man who takes his place: Duncan Smith Ballantine, 40, associate professor of history at M.I.T.

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