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    CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND AUGUSTIN CARDINAL BEA, PRESIDENT OF THE VATICAN SECRETARIAT FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN UNITY, RECEIVED HONORARY DEGREES FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY).

  • Description

    CHANCELLOR LUDWIG ERHARD OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY AND AUGUSTIN CARDINAL BEA, PRESIDENT OF THE VATICAN SECRETARIAT FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN UNITY, RECEIVED HONORARY DEGREES FROM HARVARD UNIVERSITY YESTERDAY (THURSDAY). BOTH MEN RECEIVED THE DOCTOR OF LAWS DEGREE.

    THE CHANCELLOR IS IN THE UNITED STATES ON AN OFFICIAL VISIT. AFTER TALKS IN CANADA, HE WENT TO BOSTON FOR THE CEREMONIES AT THE HARVARD UNIVERSITY COMMENCEMENT. TODAY, HE WILL MEET WITH PRESIDENT JOHNSON IN WASHINGTON.

    CARDINAL BEA, A NATIVE OF GERMANY, WAS MADE CARDINAL IN 1959 AND IS THE ONLY JESUIT IN THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS.

    TWO OTHER VISITORS WERE HONORED: C.V. WEDGEWOOD, A BRITISH HISTORIAN AND DAME HONOR BRIDGET FELL, A BRITISH BIOLOGIST, THE FORMER RECEIVED AN HONORARY DOCTOR OF LETTERS DEGREE, THE LATTER AN HONORARY DOCTOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE. A LONG LIST OF AMERICANS WERE ALSO HONORED, INCLUDING JOHN MARSHAL HARLAN, JUSTICE OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT.

    A GROUP OF HARVARD STUDENTS AND RECENT GRADUATES HAD THREATENED TO HIRE A RAINMAKER IN ORDER TO STAGE A "FREEDOM WASHOUT" OF THE CEREMONIES AS A FORM OF CIVIL RIGHTS PROTEST. THE GROUP'S MOTTO WAS "LET FREEDOM RAIN". AFTER CONSIDERABLE EXCITEMENT, THREE ALLEGED MEMBERS OF THE GROUP SAID THE WHOLE PROJECT WAS A HOAX. THE WEATHER AT THE COMMENCEMENT CEREMONIES, IN ANY EVENT, WAS PERFECT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACD76DTO7AENUB6LIKDJ7Q8JF5
    Media URN:
    VLVACD76DTO7AENUB6LIKDJ7Q8JF5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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