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A few years ago the Dining Association was one of the standard grievances upon which the college press exercised the rhetoric. Things were really in a bad way, and the dissatisfaction of the students finally became so great that the change was made by which the present dynasty came into power. On the whole, things have run along pretty smoothly under its administration, - complaints have been comparatively infrequent, and no small amount of satisfaction has been expressed at the efforts of the management to make the association a success. But now the steward - for, in lack of more definite information, he must be considered responsible - has allowed matters to fall into a condition which calls for immediate and sharp comment. A communication on another page shows plainly enough the existing state of things, and it is safe to say that it voices the opinions of a large proportion of the members of the association. The complaint made is perfectly proper. There is no excuse whatever for the present state of things. The steward knows to a certainty that a large number of men will come over to the Hall every morning, immediately after prayers. It is his duty to make arrangements for their immediate accommodation. If the force of cooks is insufficient, it must be increased, even at the risk of raising the price of board a few cents. The Dining Association is an institution in which so many men have an interest, that those to whom its management is entrusted cannot afford to leave many openings for criticism, or give cause for serious complaint.