Education: Praise for Snobbery

The mellow pathos of commencement tide, the sentimental verbiage of commencement speeches were missing last week at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At a graduating class banquet stocky, well-groomed Prof. Robert Emmons Rogers arose and shattered whatever mood of revery or reminiscence was present.

"I am going to talk to you," said he, "on the necessity of being a snob ... a gentleman, belonging to the ruling class. You have got to take the rule away from the bootlegger, the politician and the man who came up from one suspender button. . . . Put on a front. One of the...

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