Education: Morons?

Students of the Louisiana Girls' College, Newcomb, having failed in an " intelligence test to determine their knowledge of every day subjects," instituted a similar examination of 23 members of the Faculty. The results were discouraging. Al Jolson was found to be a wrestling champion; sequins were fish; Maraschino, well-known cherry, was a premier of Russia; and Filet Mignon was an opera by Puccini. It is understood that intelligence is not a popular subject at the college.


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