Education: Commonwealth Changes

Commonwealth College, founded in 1923 as a heterodox academy where left-wingers of all shades might work and study, was oddly built, and oddly remains, on a 320-acre tract near Mena in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. A cluster of frame houses, halls and barns in which all the manual labor is done by faculty and students, the College is detested by many of the local citizenry who got the Arkansas Legislature to investigate "free love" and ''nudism" at Commonwealth, and last winter Rev. Luther D. Summers, a Baptist of Mena, led a crusade to...

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