Class Day offices are of two kinds: First, those that are filled by men who are peculiarly fitted for the duties of their positions, as, for instance, the offices of poet and orator; secondly, those that are filled by men whose services to the class and to the University make them worthy of the highest honors which the class can give. Now it is obvious that if this is the basis upon which officers are to be elected, a man's being a "society man" or a "non-society man" should not enter into consideration. Each candidate should stand before the class strictly on his merits; whether his merits have won social recognition before may or may not be an important question, - it is not the question in hand.
There is only one way of obtaining a satisfactory result tomorrow night, and that is for each member of ninety-five to go to the meeting unpledged. It may be that conferences with different groups of his classmates will have helped him to fix his choice, but they should not bind him at the election.