Education: Hope for the Small

Hundreds of small colleges threatened with being emptied by the war (see col. 1) stirred with hope last week. They heard rumors of a Manpower Reserve Corps which would take some 400,000 bright 17½-year-old boys & girls, give them two accelerated semesters of college training in preparation for careers in the Army, Navy, nursing, wartime industry, etc. The Corps would be an extension of the unprecedented free college training which the Army & Navy last week prepared to give to 250,000 soldiers & sailors.

This plan was first proposed in Washington last summer...

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