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.
NEH Provides Library Money For RadcliffeThe National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a $400,000 grant to the Schlesinger Library, President Horner announced yesterday. The
Mellon Foundation Gives $1.4 Million For 55 FellowshipsThe Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Harvard a $1.4-million grant for a five-year program of fellowships for junior faculty
Judge Grant, President of Alumni Association, to Be Guest of Honor at Annual Dinner of Union on May 21Judge Robert Grant '73, president of the University Alumni Association, will be the guest of honor at the annual dinner
Afro Journal Given FundsThe Phillip L. Graham Fund has given the Harvard Journal of Afro-American Affairs $10,000 to cover the Journal's operating expenses
Freshman HockeyOver fifty Yardlings met in the Union Chess Room last night as candidates for the '43 hockey squad. Both Al