Education: Solemn Presidents

Inducted with ceremonies quaint and traditional, three new presidents of three old eastern U. S. colleges last week spoke solemnly of what they saw beyond their academic walls.

Seymour. In Battell Chapel in New Haven, Conn., 1,000 guests intoned the 65th Psalm, sung in the first Yale College building in 1718. To tall Yaleman Charles Seymour, 52, Yale's Wilbur Lucius Cross, Governor of Connecticut, presented the symbols of office—the mace, the keys, the record book, the charter and the great seal of the university—in sonorous Latin pronounced him the 15th president of Yale. In...

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