Education: Peddle Larceny

In a countryside famed for pheasants, applejack, cabbages, antique furniture and Princeton University, lies a place called Hightstown, N.J., seat of Peddie Institute, foremost Baptist institution of secondary learning in the country (enrollment: 355). Last week aged Headmaster Roger W. Swetland and Peddie's trustees and alumni were mortified by the unfavorable publicity which three Peddie boys had brought upon their school. In the dead of night three students—August F. Ballbach, 16, Harold G. Newman, 18, Ralph W. Hamn, 16—stole out of the school grounds. For the past three weeks this trio had been enjoying nefarious nocturnal outings unbeknown to the...

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