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COLLEGE CHILDISHNESS.EDITORS DAILY CRIMSON: It is surprising to note with how much impropriety, I may say with how much indecency, some Harvard men can act. There is a certain crowd of freshmen at Memorial, consisting of two adjoining tables, who, in spite of their sojourn of four months among us, do not seem to have found out the rules which govern us all here. They all appear to be gentlemen, and would doubtedless resent any imputation to the contrary; but on entering Memorial they cast aside all the conventional rules of society, and proceed to enjoy themselves in their own way, utterly regardless of the feelings of those in the immediate vicinity. They stalk in with their hats on, and in some cases stand for five minutes talking before they remove them. Seated at the table, they begin to talk and laugh loudly on subjects distasteful to those unfortunates who happen to be within ear-shot. Again, as though they had been unused to good manners at home, they toss food to and fro across the table as if they were ignorant of the fact that the faculty furnish a "cage" in the gymnasium in which to practice hand-ball. In truth, a cage seems to be the only suitable place for the majority of them. Now and then a man will toss a piece of cake in the air, and endeavor to catch it in his mouth when it falls, a trick worthy of an organ grinder's monkey, but entirely out of place in a dining room. Now let these freshmen who have not been with us long enough to know that Harvard is no nursery, turn over a new leaf and expend some of their pocket money for a book on "table etiquette." It is high time that such childish actions were abolished, and that a realization of their position be forced upon them.

BRACE Up.