|from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959|
|Back in 1945 Speer stopped at the Slan Shack in Battle Greek where he gave the assembled stfnists some sorta Mental Alertness and General Intelligence Test. On this, the widely-read Al Ashley scored 194 out of a possible 200. That's pretty good, being in the upper 5% of college graduates' scores. Al bragged this up and did not contradict people who interpreted his score as an IQ of 194, but by the time the Insurgents got thru raking him over the coals he wished he hadn't. In later years, Jack Harness, a Scientological "priest" actually claimed that Scientology had raised his IQ into the 170's; hence "the equation of fandom", JH+20=AA 194.
Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960:
It was at a 1943 Michiconference, not one in 1945, that Speer gave the test that earned Ashley his nickname.
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