THE SCOUT MONOPOLY.
I SEE by your last issue that a move is to be made to employ janitors in the College dormitories, and that the experiment will be tried in Holyoke and Matthews next year. It seems to me that this plan would benefit no one, while it would do a great injury to the scouts now employed, who are very honest hard-working men. These scouts are in our employ, subject to our orders alone, and we, if dissatisfied, can always discharge them. Should janitors be appointed, we should still pay, but the College would employ, and in their attempts to serve two masters, one must suffer, and we should be the one; our dissatisfaction would make no difference as long as the College was suited, and we should have no power of discharging. In other words, the College dictates to us whom we shall employ, and kindly allows us to pay her servants. The men who do not employ a scout would not employ a janitor; while those of us who do would be seriously inconvenienced in the thousand and one ways in which a scout is so useful. I trust the popular voice will be raised against this step, and that the authorities will allow that we are old enough to choose our own servants without their interference.
F. M. W.