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I came West rather suddenly to receive an honorary degree from the University of Nebraska at its Semi-Centennial Commencement. Roosevelt3, Dean Pound4 of Harvard Law School, and Gen. Pershing5 were given Doctor of Civil Laws—the latter in absentia, of course. John S. Neihardt6, Edith Abbott7, who is Jane Addams'8 assistant at Hull House, and I were given Doctor of Letters. It was a rather joyful occasion because so many old friends from this town and other friendly little towns were there.Yours Willa S. C.