Education: In Tennessee

Since the Scopes trial, many people have felt (unjustly enough) that their eyes had surely been opened to the condition of things in Tennessee—a wildwood state, populated by bearded illiterates whose ears still rumble with echoes of the shooting at Bull Run, whose Bible is a shotgun, whose primer is a bottle and who believe in Santa Claus. Last week Vanderbilt University (in Nashville) made an announcement which somewhat corrected this impression. Trustees and alumni, having completed their semicentennial celebration, started a nationwide drive to raise $4,000,000 for the department of...

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