Education: Example in Natchez

At Jefferson Military College near Natchez, Miss., the money was still rolling in. It came, largely in five-and ten-dollar bills, from people all over the U.S. who wrote to applaud the 147-year-old prep school for turning down Oilman George W. Armstrong's proposed endowment with a crackpot list of "white supremacy" strings attached (TIME, Nov. 7). Last week, with $9,314 in the till from well-wishers, Jefferson had enlisted a special fundraiser. He was Vice Admiral Aaron Stanton ("Tip") Merrill, a Pacific task force commander in World War II and onetime chief of Navy public...

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