William Nickerson Bates Jr. OcC., of Philadelphia, and Ferdinand Wilmerding Coudert '30, of New York City, were judged winners of the first and second Bowdoin prizes, respectively. In the graduate division, Edwin Roosa 2G, of New York City, and Charles Wayland Lightbody 1G, of Yorkton, Saskatchewan were given these prizes. The Bowdoin awards are given for dissertations in English of about 8000 words in length, on any approved subject. Besides cash awards, the winners receive bronze medals, and their names will be printed on the Commencement programs.
The Helen Choate Bell prize, awarded for theses of merit in the field of American literature, was won by William E. Wilson 1G, of Evansville, Indiana. The John Osborne Sargent prize, for the best metrical translation of a lyric poem of Horace, was won by Roland Marandin Minns '31, Davison scholar of Surrey, England. The selection for 1929-1930 was the fifth ode of the third book of Horace.
The David A. Wells prize in Economics was awarded to Howard S. Ellis, who received his Ph.D. degree in 1929. This prize is awarded to the writer of the best thesis embodying the results original investigation. The subject must lie within the field of Economics or some adjacent field. The winning thesis will be published by the University.
The Billings prize for improvement of delivery, in the Theological School, was this year divided between Richard Hurst Hill 2E.T.S., of Knoxville, Maryland, and Wesley Goodson Nicholson 3E.T.S., of Cambridge.