Education: Best Speller

On the auditorium stage of Washington's new National Museum last week before a battery of microphones stood 16 nervous boys and girls. They were finalists in the 13th annual Louisville Courier-Journal National Spelling Bee in which 15 other newspapers participated. They were about to produce the closest practical approximation of the "best speller in the U. S." Representative Lyle Boren of Oklahoma was standing with the judges. Morose, georgette, cited, ingenuity, questionnaire, accessible, meringue, gudgeon, insoluble, parliamentary, aphorism, olfactory and lineaments cleared the stage of all but three. Then the only remaining...

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