Men and women, many of them long unaccustomed to the swish of academic robes around their legs, have been marching in mortarboard caps at commencement exercises of U. S. colleges and universities. They are the recipients of honorary degreeskudos conferred because of their position, service to humanity, or wealth.
Below are the names of a number of the distinguished personages so honored at the earlier commencements of 1928. It is not necessarily implied that either the institutions or the individuals listed are the "most distinguished."
Willa Gather, novelist Litt. D.
Paul Louis Charles Claudel, French Ambassador to the U. S. LL. D. Antonio...