Foreign News: Uncouth Australians

"Hazing" or "initiation" has ceased to exist at U. S. universities worthy of the name; but last week at the University of Melbourne, Australia, occurred just such an outburst of gaucherie as U. S. undergraduates used to indulge in, and still do, at jerkwater colleges.

The person hazed was His Royal Highness, Prince Albert Frederick Arthur George, Duke of York, now in Australia to open next week the new Federal Capital, Canberra (TIME, April 18). The Duke, second son of the King-Emperor, had just received an honorary degree from the University of Melbourne, when dental...

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