Education: Red Scares; Ducking

Screamed a headline in the Yale News last week: YALE SEETHING WITH COMMUNISTS —73% RED — COLLEGE-WIDE POLL FAVORS REVOLUTION.

The elfish News, as Yalemen quickly realized, was burlesquing William Randolph Hearst, but elsewhere in the land Red scares were no laughing matter. In Massachusetts Governor Curley signed a bill requiring every public school teacher to lead her class in a weekly salute to the flag. In Illinois a legislative committee heard Drugman Charles Rudolph Walgreen repeat his charges that the University of Chicago turned his buxom niece Lucille Norton into a Communist. California's legislature, angered by 18 University of California...

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