Education: The Clean-Cut Kid

One thing a pressagent cannot provide is a bachelor of science degree, magna cum laude, from Columbia University. This week Columbia's School of General Studies gave one to Pat Boone, boy singer (at 24, a whopping 20 million records claimed for him by Dot Records). Bland, brown-haired Pat has confounded the swamp dwellers of the music world because he leads a blameless home life, and he has delighted parents of teen-agers because, although he sometimes sings rock 'n' roll, he sings it in a damply pleasant voice and does not keep time with pelvic spasms.

Charles Eugene Boone first enrolled at Nashville's...

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