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Under the new system of selection, 33 Rhodes scholars have been appointed to represent their states at Oxford University, according to an announcement made yesterday by Dr. Frank Aydelotte, president of Swarthmore College, and American secretary to the Rhodes trustees.

The successful candidates were selected from a group of 529 nominees, and include five students who are connected with Harvard University. They will enter the English University in the fall of 1931.

The Harvard students are, Patrick Armistead Gibson '31, of Richmond, Virginia, Dudley Lee Harley 1G., of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Alfred Hayes, Jr. 1G.B., of Greenwich, Connecticut, James Parker Pettigrove 1G., of Machiasport, Maine, and Greenville Ross Holden '31, of Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Gibson took his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 1928, and will represent Virginia next fall at Oxford. Harley graduated last year from Lehigh University, and is now doing graduate work in English. Hayes was in the Class of 1930 at Yale, and Pettigrove graduated the same year from Bowdoin College. Among Holden's activities as an undergraduate are listed University polo and the position of Treasurer of the Dramatic Club. In his Freshman year he was on the debating and dramatic clubs; last year he was manager of the Cercle Francais and one of the nominees for Rhodes Scholar for the year 1930-31.

Under the new system of selection the country is divided into eight districts of six states each. Every state in each district recommends its two best men to the district committee, which picks out four of the best qualified from the twelve men, the qualifications being scholastic ability and attainments, qualities of manhood, moral character, and physical activity.

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