Books and Checks Presented to Reiff and O'Hanlon--Scholarship Honors Bostowed on Four Freshmen

The development of this country and the world in general during the past fifty years was the subject of the address given last night by Judge Robert Grant '73, who was guest of honor at the annual Union dinner.

Mr. George Wigglesworth '74, who was toastmaster, awarded prizes to the winners of the Union essay contest and to the four Freshman members of the Union who have distinguished themselves in scholarship and general class activities. Books and checks were awarded to George O'Hanlon 2G.B. and Henry Reiff '25, while the following Freshmen were awarded books: Henry Melvin Hart Jr. of Spokane, Wash., Nathaniel Saltonstall Howe of New York City, John Elliott Knowlton of West Upton, and Dean Earl Wood of Kansas City, Mo.

Corliss Lamont '24, undergraduate vice-president of the Union, spoke first, reviewing the problems and criticism of the Union, and urging that an effort be made to make it resemble more nearly the Oxford and Cambridge unions.

Professor George Howard Parker '87 related a number of personal reminiscences of his College days and spoke of the value of the Union as a place for undergraduates to get acquainted.

Professor Henri Hauser spoke of the growing friendship between France and America, and told of his own cordial reception at the University. A humorous speech by Dean Greenough, suggesting a number of improvements for the College, completed the preliminary speeches.


Judge Grant, in speaking of the past fifty years, praised the freedom and naturalness of the younger generation but deplored their lack of refinement in speech.

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