Education: Second Brightest Boy

Last month, along with 48 other selected "bright boys," one Charles H. Brunissen of West Redding, Conn., went to West Orange, N. J., and answered the long lists of questions whereby Thomas Alva Edison, aided by the U. S. press, sought to find the most eligible young man in the U. S. to become his understudy (TIME, Aug. 12). After answering Mr. Edison's questions, Charles Brunissen said he thought many of them were "senseless, idiotic." Then he learned that though he had not won the contest, with its prize of a four-year...

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