WOMEN: Tradition Aweigh

Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo Zumwalt has banished bell-bottoms and allowed sideburns to lengthen and beards to flourish among his men. However, these will be but footnotes to his reputation as a radical admiral if two members of Congress get their wish: Michigan Congressman Jack McDonald and New York Senator Jacob Javits want the Navy to admit women to Annapolis. Both Republican legislators plan to nominate coeds for admission to the Naval Academy, for 126 years the all-male training ground of Navy officers.

The two nominees possess formidable credentials. Valerie Schoen, an...

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