MANNERS & MORALS: And Now Our Honored Guest

The Van Nuys (Calif.) Chamber of Commerce is a happy-peppy type of organization, full of fascinated preoccupation with its own machinery. At its annual dinner last week, the reports of its outgoing and incoming presidents, the installation of officers and introduction of guests took more than three hours.

Then came the climax of the evening—while 300 guests peppily applauded, the principal speaker was introduced. He was none other than crusty, white-haired Dr. Robert A. Millikan, 81, CalTech's famed physicist and Nobel Prizewinner, and therefore sufficiently a man of parts to do what a lot of long-suffering after-dinner speakers only tell...

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