CHILDREN: Meet the Champ

For winning the national grade-school spelling bee in Washington last week, eleven-year-old Richard Earnhart of El Paso, Tex. got $500 and a two-day trip to New York City. There he had his first brush with the metropolitan press, came off winner, hands down, over a flabbergasted World-Telegram reporter.

Richard had won his championship, over 25 other young spell-wells from as many cities, by romping through sacrilegious after his closest rival had stumbled on acquiesced. The reporter thought Richard might be interested to know that one paper, publishing this fact, had misspelled sacrilegious in its own headline. But Richard just smiled, "like...

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