Why could not such an inspiring, such a loyalty-compelling practice be made general? Why should not the freshman when he enters college be more forcibly reminded of Harvard's honor-roll for the past two hundred years? Why should not the names of the Harvard men of years gone by who today challenge our enthusiastic respect and admiration cling to the old rooms they occupied in college, or peer at us familiarly from their chiseled resting-place on the corner of one of the college buildings?
In the first of the communications on the front page, a suggestion is made which is certainly worthy serious consideration. That Germany should have honored the memory of famous Harvard men when their own Alma Mater had neglected to do so in the same specific way seems almost incomprehensible. The nearest approach that we have at Harvard to the practice of Gottingen in erecting tablets inscribed with the names of famous men who have attended the University are the tablets in Memorial Hall to the memory of heroes whom our Alma Mater mourns.