National Affairs: Career Men

Along shaded campus walks of Washington University, St. Louis, last week strolled a procession of St. Louis notables, of university professors, of college-departing seniors.

On every head but one rested a flat-topped, tasseled cap; all but one pair of legs marched swathed in the folds of the academic gown. The lone exception was Vice President Charles Gates Dawes, who, with silk hat, striped trousers, frock coat and pale blue, pearl-studded tie headed the parade.* He was to deliver the Commencement Address to the 1927 Class of Washington University.

Platitudinous, innocuous as may be most...

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