Science: Mountain School

On October 8, 1918, Sergeant Alvin C.

York, singlehanded, killed 20 Germans, captured Hill 240 in the Argonne, compelled the surrender of 132 Germans and 37 machine guns. Having seen the world, he returned to his mountains, decided the mountaineers needed education, established the "York Foundation" to educate mountain children. Two years ago he started an industrial school in a single frame building. Ninety students came, crowded it, convinced Hero York he needed $30,000 to build two new brick buildings. Yachtsman Carl G. Fisher gave him $10,000. Last week he came...

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