Education: Headmasters

Mount Hermon. "Who killed Elliott Speer?" was just as baffling a question last week as it was on the evening when a fatal volley of buckshot spattered through the study window of the headmaster of the Mount Hermon School for Boys (TIME, Sept. 24). Police of Northfield, Mass., had scoured every foot of the campus. A local judge had held a secret, ten-day inquest, examined 63 witnesses, only to report that young Headmaster Speer had died by the hand of "a person unknown." Last week Mount Hermon's trustees got down to the business of...

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