Education: Silver-Dollar Scholars

The Smith Brothers are pillars of their community; they run the finest gambling joint in Reno, Nev. Harold's Club (named for the older brother) earns more than a million silver dollars every year, making it the nation's biggest. The Smith boys are always ready to do something nice for people. They donated Reno's Catholic nursery, gave $5,000 to pay off the mortgage of the local Methodist church, spent more thousands for the Mormons, the Church of the Nazarene, the Negro Methodists. Last week the Smith Brothers, who never got through high school, were ready to do something nice for education.

They offered...