Education: Smart Smarts

On the plains below Philadelphia, in Vineland, N. J., live Arthur J. Smart, 52 and his wife Mary, 32. with their four small Smarts aged from 2 to 9. Citizen Smart, a retired bookstore keeper and amateur painter, calls his one-story red house "The Harmony Truth Centre." Harmony Truth is an invention of his own, something like Christian Science. On the front fence he has painted ELECT HOOVER. Just the same, nobody paid much attention to the Smarts until last week.

For some time the education of the two oldest children has been in...

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