Education: Traveler's Tale

School principals have gotten into trouble for their personal habits, their political views, or for such imprudent lapses as that of Charles O'Hearn of Norwood Park, Ill., who, his superiors charged, "couldn't keep his hands off" his women teachers (TIME, Aug. 31). Until last week, however, no principal had lost his job simply for telling a bad joke.

Smooth-shaven, sleek Harry Jager has been head of the Providence, R. I. evening schools for 16 years, principal of big Hope High School since 1926. Last year Principal Jager was commended by the New England College...

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