Education: Touchdown Machine

When Harry ("Curly") Byrd ran for Governor of Maryland last fall,* his Republican opponents raised quite an unpleasant fuss about one aspect of his career: his 18 years as president of the University of Maryland. As most Maryland voters knew, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools had recently completed a thorough examination of the university, and rumor had it that its confidential report was far from favorable. Last week, after keeping it under wraps for months, the university finally let the secret out. The association's haymaker: unless Byrd's successor, Wilson Elkins, straightens out his campus by April 1956,...

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