National Affairs: In Cigaret State

At the Ashville, N.C., City College last fortnight Dean Henry Dexter Learned gave students, including girls, permission to smoke in the college building between classes. An outraged Board of Education planned to meet and oust Dr. Learned. A committee of parents and students planned to keep him in. The Dean calmly explained: "If nobody smoked cigarets what would happen to the public school system of North Carolina? This is the biggest cigaret producing state in the Union."

The pedagogs did not heed this economic plea. After parents and students were put out of...

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