Education: Undergraduate Sideshow

One hundred and twenty-five delegates slept in the city jail. Democrats carried a big banner saying ROOSEVELT AGAIN, AGAIN AND AGAIN. Liberal-Independents had as their official emblem a giraffe, "because it sticks its neck out." At the height of the Republican convention, a huge papier-mâché-headed elephant opened up and out tumbled a bevy of college girls.

So went the first of the 1940 national political conventions, held last week by 305 delegates from 25 colleges (including Columbia, Washington, Arkansas, Missouri) at Westminster College, Fulton, Mo. It was the biggest college rump convention ever staged.

Westminster College (enrollment: 317), an old Presbyterian institution, is...

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