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Expect 10,000 at City College Graduations

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More than ten thousand people are expected to witness the City College commencement exercises tonight at Lewisohn Stadium, at which 1,856 degrees, diplomas, certificates and commissions will be conferred.

A special platform and canopy have been constructed on the field. In case of inclement weather a modified program will be presented in the Great Hall of the College.

An academic procession of graduates dressed in the traditional cap and gown, the faculty, trustees and guests, from the Main Building to the Stadium, will open the ceremonies. The college orchestras will play the march from Meyerbeer’s “Prophet.” The procession has been divided into eight groups, headed by Professor Frederic A. Woll, chief marshal. The first division, consisting of the candidates for degrees, will be led by Harry Weinstein and Herman Redisch.

The commencement address will be delivered by President Frederick B. Robinson. Dr. Joseph Daniel McGoldrick, New York City Comptroller, will administer the Ephebic Oath of loyalty. Several musical selections will close the program.


In addition to the names of prize winners announced yesterday, the following graduates and students have been cited for honors:

The Pell Medals: a gold medal to Abraham Schwartz and a silver one to Bertram Diamond; the Prager Memorial Medal: Julius Abels; Louis S. Stroock Prize, Philip Landes; George Kent Hinds Medal in Accountancy, Morris Adelson.

Schwartz, a junior, in addition to winning the Pell Medal, will receive the Belden Medal for excellence in pure mathematics, and high second year honors. Abels received the highest aggregate marks for the senior year and has been awarded the Cromwell Medal for History and Belles-lettres.


Fifty-eight graduates are members of Phi Beta Kappa. Thirteen graduates will receive degrees magna cum laude, for having obtained grade A in at least 60 per cent of their credits, with no grade below D. The only candidates from the Bachelor Business Administration to receive their degrees magna cum laude are two girls, Clara Hermine Salinger and Grace Bernice Stein. The other eleven are: Julius Abels, Frank Berberich, Max Beresofsky, William Glass, Abraham Klein, Murray Ravicovitz, George Saunders, Elias Savitsky, Abram Taffel, Alfred Weinstein and Harold E Weisberg. Degrees cum laude will be conferred on eighty-three graduates.

Special graduation honors, for having completed nine credits in Honors Courses with Grade A, will be awarded to ten men. They are: Samuel Prilutsky, Sidney Hyman, Avner Schiller, Bernard Frechtman, Benjamin Kushner, Arthur M. Ariessohn, Gernard Friedman, Jacob Wolfson, Irwin Asofsky and Jerome D. Cohen.

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