Education: Graduate Janitor

On the platform at the commencement exercises of Jesuit University of Detroit last week a grizzled oldster nervously adjusted his hood. As the name Adam Denhardt was called, he stepped up to become a Master of Arts. What made Master of Arts Denhardt remarkable was not his age (64) but the fact that so far as could be determined he is the first public school janitor in the U. S. to earn a graduate degree.

Interviewed by newshawks in his office at the Winterhalter School, Janitor Denhardt calmly displayed his two caps (one with a...

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