Education: Contented G.l.s

A flabbergasted U.S. supply officer in Paris received an order: dispatch to Biarritz 25,000 copybooks, 2,500 erasers, one dozen fresh frogs, 25 two-and-a-half-ton trucks, and two salamanders "sexually highly developed." Another order reached Washington by cable: rush 300 civilian professors, first class.

Thus, last summer, the Army took its deepest plunge into higher education. It has worked out swimmingly. Biarritz American University, a full-fledged university set amid the splendors of the fashionable Cote d'Argent, has already graduated an eight-week class of 4,000, is now schooling 4,000 more. They are probably the most contented G.l.s in Europe.

On the Spot. When B.A.U. first opened,...

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