Education: Aptitude & Achievement

Continually badgered by progressive educators for its cautious, antique ways is the College Entrance Examination Board (TIME, Jan. 25 et ante). This organization, which tests the fitness of some 12,000 youngsters every year to enter high-ranking U. S. universities and colleges, is so crusty that its brownstone Manhattan headquarters does not list a telephone. Last week the Board's new Secretary. Columbia Mathematician George Walker Mullins, who succeeded 71-year-old Thomas Scott Fiske three months ago (TIME, Nov. 2), renovated his hoary service in two ways.

First, to satisfy Harvard, Yale, Princeton and Columbia, he ruled that examinees who are applying for freshman scholarships...

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