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Date: Tue, 21 Nov 1995 19:06:37 -0500
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The source of the quotation is p.295 of Following the Equator, Chapt. XXV ,
Vol II, Pudd'nhead Wilson's New Calendar"

The correct wording is, "In the first place God made idiots.  This was for
practice.  Then he made school boards."

John Allen
Glenbrook South High School
Glenview, IL