For the past week the Directors have realized that something must be done to accommodate the many applicants who have thus far failed to get in. Many plans were proposed, for example, putting tables in the east gallery and arranging the tables in the hall so as to do away with the centre aisle and thus put in more tables. But it was deemed inadvisable to change the present arrangement of the tables, as no other one proposed would so well accommodate the students and provide sufficient means of entrance and exit. As for the tables in the gallery, this plan was found inexpedient for many reasons, the principal ones being the unevenness of the floor and the difficulty of waiting on tables placed thus.
The best plan suggested was that of putting two extra chairs at the ends of the following tables: Nos. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 59, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, and 1 extra chair at Nos, 3. 19, 20, 54, 55, 21, 44 and 45.
The tables running lengthwise the hall will be moved toward the centre aisle as far as possible, and thus there will be ample room for those men sitting at the ends of these tables.
Two small tables each seating six men will also be placed in the corners of the west end. This arrangement will only be a temporary one, and will greatly benefit all members of the association, as it will obviate the present necessity of using the same seat twice the same meal, and as sixty-two men will be accommodated by it, it will materially lessen the price of board. The Directors realized that certain inconveniences will attend this new arrangement, but as the benefits derived will so far outweigh these inconveniences, that they would call upon all members to cooperate with them, and make the hall a greater success than ever.
Members who have passed in lists for club tables containing the members of the tables at which these extra men are to sit, can change these numbers, if they so desire, for tables seating only twelve.
Several complains were received and given over to the Steward, who will endeavor to do his utmost to rectify them.
J. M. MERRIAM, Sec. H. D. A.