Education: Thunderbird College

White-haired, dignified Lieut. General Barton Kyll Yount (rhymes with bunt) was in effect president of the nation's largest technical school in World War II. As chief of the Army Air Forces Training Command, he bossed the training of two million flyers and technicians on 453 campuses. In June, at 62, after 43 years in the Army, Barton Yount retired.

Last week he was back at one of his old campuses, Thunderbird Field, near Phoenix, Ariz., "the country club of the Air Corps." He was also back in the education business, this time in a...

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