Education: Kudos Jun. 12, 1933

U. S. colleges give honorary degrees 1) to honor the great and the near-great.

2) to get good commencement speakers.

3) to get benefactions. Their choices also reflect political changes and emergences of new public characters. Among the leading degree-getters of a year ago, with three degrees each, were Benjamin Nathan Cardozo, new Supreme Court Justice, and Stanley King, new president of Amherst College. The Republican administration was represented by Secretaries Mills. Adams and Wilbur, Vice President Curtis. Mrs. Hoover (two degrees) and President Hoover who in absentia got one more for his...

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