Education: Yankee Ingenuity

Last summer at Camp Morgan (Y. M. C. A.), near Washington, N. H., the old sanitation unit suddenly became a menacing plague spot. Some 100 boys at the camp were threatened with infection. What was to be done? An ingenious, tinkering counsellor, one Gordon Russell Whittum of Worcester, Mass., hurriedly destroyed the old unit, upon a concrete base built a clean, self-sanitizing latrine.

Inventor Whittum entered Worcester Polytechnic Institute this fall. Last week he received a curious scholarship of $600 given annually by Henry Jones Fuller, Manhattan banker and Worcester trustee, to that...

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