Education: Report Card

¶ Mary Ann Bonalsky, 16. a senior at the Holy Rosary Academy at Union City, N.J., sent off a letter to her Congressman with a tradition-shattering request: an application for an appointment to Annapolis. After all, argued Mary Ann, "we have equal rights with the male, and as far as intelligence is concerned, we are considered just as good and even better by learned men." Far from dismissing the letter, Representative T. James Tumulty of New Jersey said he would ask the Secretary of the Navy for advice. "There is," said he, "a certain logic in her stand, but there are...

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