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As you may have heard, there recently has been published in Cambridge a "University Blue Book" which supposedly lists the social cream at the "Big Three", Harvard, Yale and Princeton. Out of its three hundred odd names, only 40 or so local boys are included, and many of these are not from our best known families. While such details as prep schools and clubs are included, most of the boys' claim to fame seems to be that they are 10th generation American. One man says he belongs to the 14th generation American, which is certainly tracing it back . . . and back . . . and back. . . .

Just who would be particularly interested in this book, we can't imagine . . . unless it's the shy deb who could memorize it for conversational fodder or the aspiring Mama who would like to have her daughter escorted by a direct descendant of John Jacob Astor. Some of the data has a really whimsical touch . . . the Cuban boy at Princeton with "Distinguished characteristic of mother's family-nobility" . . . the Harvard man who claims "Profession most traditional in mother's family-advertising" . . . "gun manufacturing" and "coal operator" are listed as the professions most traditional in two Yale men's families. The Boston Herald-Traveler

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