Education: The Boys from Georgia

Like most U.S. legislators, Senators Richard Russell and Herman Talmadge of Georgia are conscientious and impersonal in giving out appointments to West Point, Annapolis and the Air Academy; to weed out the applicants, the Senators first send them to examinations given by the Civil Service Commission. Last week Russell and Talmadge decided to announce the results of this year's examination. For poor old Georgia, the results were a blow.

Of Talmadge's 35 applicants, only seven passed the examinations, eleven got under 50, and none scored higher than 75. Only two of the 26 boys applying for the Air Academy passed the algebra...

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