Education: First Degree

The progress of higher education in Liberia, as conveyed in a mailer dated March 30 from TIME'S correspondent on the Gold Coast, Henry B. Cole:

"Last week came news that since its establishment in 1862, Liberia College was going to confer its first meritorious degree in Literature. To Holland Tombekai Dempster, B.A. ('35), a short, youngish, thin-lipped Liberian, went the first Master of Literature degree for post-graduate work.

"Besides sitting to a final test of 75 questions on world literature, Rolland Dempster's book, Liberia's Contribution to World Literature (now under consideration by Doubleday, Doran & Co.) is something Liberians ought to be...

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