Education: Goodbye, Messrs. Chips

Each year, U.S. colleges and universities must say goodbye to many a famed and favorite teacher. Among 1952's retirements:

Baylor's A. Joseph ("Dr. A.") Armstrong, 79, who at seven used to scribble on his school slate "A. Joseph Armstrong, prof, of Greek," eventually became a professor of English and the world's No. 1 collector of Browning. In term, white-haired Dr. A. used to rise at dawn each day for a five-mile prebreakfast hike, taught with explosive severity ("Son, you sound like you have a mouthful of mush"), worked with such ferocity that he left...

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