Education: Combat the Menace!

The placard on the counter of the Manhattan music store of Carl Fischer, Inc. was modest enough in size, but the slogan it bore was a call to arms. "COMBAT THE MENACE!" it read. "GET YOUR LUDWIG BUTTON.'' The menace: none other than Rock 'n' Roller Elvis Presley. The Ludwig: a composer with the last name of Beethoven. Last week Ludwig van Beethoven was the center of one of the fastest-growing fan clubs in the nation.

The National I Like Ludwig Club began only four weeks ago when two Yale-men, Edmund Leites, 17, of...

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