To the Editors of the Crimson:
On the walls of houses in the city of Gottingen - as of other German cities - may be seen tablets inscribed with the names of famous men who have attended the University there. Among them are the names of four Americans; all of them connected with Harvard College; one of them formerly its president.
It seems strange that we should be so indifferent to the memory of men whom two hemispheres have delighted to honor; yet, excepting the statue of Edward Everett, to be seen at Memorial Hall, there has been, I believe, no memorial to any of these men, erected in Cambridge. If, as Mr. Lowell has said, "Not one of our older buildings is venerable, or ever will become so," there is all the more need for connecting with them all the worthy and inspiring associations possible; and in what way can this be done more fittingly than by the erection upon them of simple tablets to the distinguished men who have lived therein?