Education: Brightest to Stiffest

"The brightest boy in the U. S." will go to "the stiffest U. S. school." Wilbur Brotherton Huston of Seattle, Wash., winner among 49 competitors to become Thomas Alva Edison's protégé (TIME, Aug. 12), is to attend Massachusetts Institute of Technology, beginning this autumn. How would a teacher feel if called upon to instruct such a prodigy? President Samuel Wesley Stratton of M. I. T., who was one of the judges of the Edison contest, indicated last week that the Stiffest School is not disturbed at the prospect of receiving the Brightest Boy....

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