Education: Pedantic Pennies

One day last week 14 students of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute roved with studied aimlessness through the city of Troy, N. Y. Everywhere they went they collected pennies from shopkeepers and gasoline station attendants for a "penny-ante poker game." Other students marched in to Troy's four commercial banks, flourished paper currency, demanded changeĀ—in pennies. In one bank the manager reluctantly dumped 100,000 pennies into canvas bags, turned them over to students for $1,000 in bills.* A laundry truck driver toured the city collecting pennies from housewives. Unaware of this concerted raid until too...

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