Education: Doris Goes to Washington

Once before, when she was only twelve, round-faced Doris Ann Hall of Hudson, N.C. had worked her way up to the finals of the National Spelling Bee, put on each year in Washington, D.C. by the Scripps-Howard newspapers. But that time, with 30 other contestants still left, she had muffed the word condign and gone down to defeat. This year, when she found that she was to be in the finals, she made up her mind: she was going to win.

As far back as November, Doris Hall, 13 and a big girl for her age, went into training. She persuaded her...

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