Education: Red Cross Schools

Visitors to Washington last week who wandered into the quiet, grassy quadrangle enclosed by American Red Cross headquarters might have mistaken it for a college campus. The Red Cross was runing a "war college," complete with lecturers and students lolling on outdoor benches. Its college was the pinnacle of a vast educational system that extended into every U.S. hamlet.

At its Washington College, the Red Cross trains men & women for overseas service with task forces. Its students include lawyers, teachers, brokers, the father of a pilot who died diving his plane into a Japanese transport. They get instruction for...

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