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'44 Child Prodigy Captures Laurels

Youngest Yardling Wins Place In Radio Contest For Third Time

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Harvard's youngest prodigy, Donald Grey Barnhouse, Jr. '44, is making a steady job for himself on the popular quiz program "Ask the Children," Friday night will be the third time this student of fourteen years, four months has taken the air for Harvard.

Barnhouse, with a broad smile and unperturbed by his success, expressed what he considered his greatest accomplishment by saying, "This is the first time I have ever earned any money in my life." Broadcasting over WBZ the last two Friday evenings at 8 o'clock, he has competed with boys and girls between the ages of twelve and sixteen in answering questions asked by Selden M. Loring '20 in the fields of literature, music, history, and science.

Berie Concedes Title

Under-secretary of State Adolf A. Berle '12, who until this year was the youngest student in Harvard's history, defends the claim of Barnhouse, who is several months younger than Berle was upon entering the college, to the championship.

The new titleholder plans to complete his undergraduate career in three years and take his M.A. in classical languages the next winter. He expects to follow his father, Presbyterian minister in Philadelphia, editor of the religious monthly "Revelation," and author of five books, in the ministry.

Experienced War Horrors

Barnhouse's personal history to date includes experiencing German bombing raids at school in Winchester, England and Le Havre, France and a nervewracking voyage home last June on the "Washington" after it had been chased for an hour by an unidentified submarine off Bordeaux.

His impression of Harvard is that it is "cold and dank" and he laments "the lack of individualistic opportunity." He is confident of a British victory in the present war, praising the English morale with the remark, "I know it is excellent. They are just itching to get a crack at the Fritzos."

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