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Four Freshmen Given Essay Contest Prizes

Robinson, Devaney, Holley, Grandine Are Winners in Civilization Group


Four Freshmen have been awarded prizes in the American Civilization Essay contest, it was announced by Dumas Malone, chairman of the Faculty Committee, at a luncheon in the Freshman Union on Monday.

Winner of the grand prize of $50 was B. E. Robinson, of Birmingham Ala., for an essay on "Chauning's Causes for the Fall of the Confederacy". Three others were presented with checks for $25 by Mr. Malone: Arthur Devaney, of Saginaw, Mich.. for an essay on "Emerson: the Summum Bonum and the Style": J. C. Rulley, of Washington, D.C., who wrote on "Proletarian Literature in the United States": and J. D. Grandine, of Crandon, Wis., whose essay was on "The Failure of Cotton Diplomacy during the Civil War." Two other yearlings were given Honorable Mention in the contest: W. M. Flook, Jr., of New York, for a paper on "The American Way: Phrenology" and W. L. Kydd, Jr., of New Redford, for an essay entitled "In Defense of Booker T. Washington."

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