Education: Kudos, Jun. 13, 1960

Whether given for work well done or cash on the barrelhead, the degree awarded honoris causa (on the house) is the nearest—if still remote—U.S. version of mention in the Queen's Honors Lists. Old members of the lodge see an old pattern: small colleges seek big names for publicity, women's colleges inevitably revere women, and big colleges serenely honor ability. Few would dare to claim that the quality of degrees is rising: only two years ago a Manhattan restaurateur got a doctorate of laws from the University of Idaho for ''promoting better health with his genuine...

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