Education: Cuthbert Gleep

Every Princetonian knows in some form or other the story of Joe Gish, a student invented by a group of the Class of 1905 whose creators kept him alive for nearly four years by enrolling for extra courses under his name until five of them accidentally signed chapel cards for him the same day.* In one of his stories Princeton's Author F. Scott Fitzgerald changed Joe Gish into an ape. Last week it was revealed that all this spring a band of prankish seniors at Iowa State College (Ames) had actually persuaded...

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