Education: Boys Will Be Boys

Stealing the bell clapper from the tower of old Nassau Hall is so persistent a custom at Princeton that the university does a profitable business: keeps a barrel of spare clappers in reserve and fines students $30 a steal. One dark night two months ago Freshman John C. Seed, 19, of Oak Park, Ill., eluded the bored watchman, shinnied up a drain pipe. Part way up, he lost his hold, fell 35 feet to the ground. Freshman Seed went to a Chicago hospital, where his father is a physician, with two broken vertebrae.

Like the boy in British Cartoonist Henry Bateman's cartoon,...

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