Education: Boola Moola

The Yale class of '36, as Author John Hersey (Yale '36) puts it, suffers a collectively recurrent malady: "galluping marquanditis, the urge to categorize, to poll, to sort men into various labeled lumps of humanity." Every five years, in a sort of gallup poll, the men of Yale '36 sort themselves to find out how they are doing. The latest answer: very well.

Replying to a questionnaire mailed to 782 sons of Old Eli.* 636 college chums reported that although they were graduated during the Depression and soon after that were mostly drafted, their current average annual income was $50,536. Of this...

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