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WHEN Edwin C. Hill was born in Aurora, Ind., 52 years ago, for some reason or other he was named Edwin Conger. He left Indiana University without taking a degree, yet he speaks of having done post graduate work at Butler (Indianapolis). He emerged from higher education a Sigma Chi. In 1904 he went to work for the New York Sun. For twenty years he served that paper, in America and as a globe-tortter.

Ed Hill deserted newspaper work to edit Fox news-reels, but the Sun wooed him back in 1927. In 1932 radio was looking for newspapermen who had firm, friendly voices in addition to rich experience in reporting, in travel, and in simplifying world events. They found Edwin C. Hill, whos sought no radio news scoops but brought to his audiences the "human side of the news." For along time his voice boomed out for Hearts's newsreel. Just as Hearst took his name from Hearst Metrotone news, Mr. Hill voluntarily left the employ of the Lord of San Simeon and his pictures of Pacific battle fleets. Edwin C. Hill is now heard weekly over the radio in "Behind the Headlines."

JAMES M. LANDIS, brilliant Roosevelt "brain truster" and chairman of the New Deal's Securities and Exchange Commission, will return to Harvard next September to become the new "boss" of many of the teachers that started him on his successful law career. Three weeks ago Harvard's Pres. James Bryant Conant announced that Mr. Landis had accepted the appointment as dean of the Crimson's famed law school to succeed equally famed Roscoe Pound.

No newcomer to the teaching business, Mr. Landis was made a full professor of law at Harvard in 1928 at the age of 29. Previous to that he had been the law clerk of Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis. Always a scholastic leader, Landis headed his class when he was graudated from Princeton in 1921 and when he was graduated from Harvard law school three years later:

Until he assumes his new deanship next September 1, Landis will continue to rule the commission that he helped create when he assisted in drafting the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934--but he rules it with a hand that Wall Street tycoons acclaim as both fair and conservative.

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