Education: High-B

Accustomed to imperfection, the world marvels when a paragon of physical attainment adds to his fame some demonstration of high mental capacity. "Brains and brawn," the newspapers call it, an old story but rare enough to command human interest in a lopsided world.

The possessor of the traditionally incompatible faculties is usually bored by undue reference to them, as was National Women's Tennis Champion Helen Wills, last week, when newspaper men panted up to ejaculate and interrogate about her election to Phi Beta Kappa. In red blazer, white skirt, her hair in a...

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