Education: Cornell's Anon

Twinkling with discreet mystery was Cornell University's retiring President Livingston Farrand last week, as he told the press about one L. H. Anon. Eight years ago, said President Farrand, he found in his mail a cashier's check for $20,000. It was accompanied by a letter signed L. H. Anon, explaining that Cornell might use the money as it saw fit but warning President Farrand not to inquire into the donor's identity. Cornell cashed the check. Next year President Farrand got another for $10,000.

L. H. Anon was silent for seven years until last week...

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