TO THE EDITORS OF THE CRIMSON : -
YOUR last issue contained a letter signed "'81," the object of which was to promulgate the existence of a Freshman Glee Club. As a Freshman myself I may say that, while the idea embodied in the correspondence is one that should meet generally with favor, yet the manner in which that idea was set forth is exceedingly distasteful to a large number of Freshmen. We have no desire to compare ourselves yet with the Junior class, and any attempt to do so is certainly ridiculous in the extreme.
A Freshman Glee Club certainly has its advantages, and no doubt it might have been started most successfully had my undexterous classmate troubled himself more about its birth and troubled us less about his "first-rate 2d tenor." As the matter now stands, however, the Glee Club is out of the question; for the members of such a thing would be the laughing-stock of the College after my brilliant friend's effusion.
Freshmen are treated badly enough now; why, is more than I can tell; although never "cocky," or rude in any way, they are looked down on by all the other classes. Perhaps, however, one of the reasons of their unpopularity is the fact that they come here no longer as boys, and are not willing to be treated as such. They do not recognize the upper classmen as a superior race, and they dislike especially to be sneered at by men who were so recently in the same position, i. e. by Sophomores.
These remarks are somewhat digressive; all I wish to say is, that, after what has been said here and elsewhere, if a Freshman Glee Club were started, '81 would be pointed at in derision by not only the men in college now, but even by those who will come hereafter.