Education: Think Before You Spell

Twice before, lanky Bill Cashore, 14, of little (pop. 500) Center Square, Pa., had entered the national spelling bee sponsored by the Scripps-Howard newspapers. Twice he had been knocked out at the district level. This year, when Bill decided to try again, under the auspices of the Norristown Times-Herald, he knew the odds against him only too well: each spring some 5,000,000 school kids enter the contest from all over the U.S.

A straight-A student at St. Helena's parochial high school. Bill went into training about a month ago. Though he hated to take time off from his stamp collecting and reading...

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