Education: Bribe

Charles Balaban is an amiable fellow whose drug store in Camden, N. J. is a hangout for moppets of the nearby Yorkship Elementary School. Month ago he had an idea for currying the favor and patronage of their parents. To Yorkship School's 250 pupils he announced that each youngster who received an A in deportment on his monthly report card would get one 15-cent ice cream soda on the house. Last week Yorkship's teachers passed out the fateful report cards. Presently, in breathless twos and threes, the first arrivals raced up to Charles Balaban's soda fountain, exhibited their A's. Mr. Balaban...

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