Education: Impersonal?

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The Y.M.C.A. and Negro and labor organizations which sponsored the pamphlet The Races of Mankind, attacking Nazi racial doctrines, were gloomy when the U.S.O. banned it (TIME, Jan. 31). Then the Army bought 55,000 copies and total sales mounted to 290,000. This week the Army banned the pamphlet.

Andrew Jackson May, House Military Affairs Committee chairman, claimed credit for this military triumph. His Kentucky blood had been roused by a statement in the pamphlet based on World War I Army intelligence-test figures. These showed that Negroes from New York. Illinois and Ohio (with better schooling and economic luck) got higher intelligence scores than whites from Mississippi, Arkansas and Kentucky.