The Frank Bolles Memorial Fund deserves much consideration on the part of the undergraduates. Men who had personal contact with Secretary Bolles are eager in their aid to the fund, but this personal contact should not be an indispensable condition to interest in the memorial. Secretary Bolles had influence, not only because of his personality, but because he expressed a spirit which ought to be typical of college men. To him, it was deplorable that any student who wished a college course should find a barrier in a lack of funds, and, as far as it was in his power, he broke down the barrier.
His spirit is worthy of perpetuation. A student has gained little from his college life if his sympathies have not developed,-if he has not at least begun to feel that other men are worthy of consideration as well as himself. Here at Harvard there is the widest divergence in the means of the students. There are the very rich and the very poor. This inequality breeds good to no one. It grinds out the joy of life to the man who is wretchedly poor, and it makes easy the corruption of life to the man who is enormously wealthy. Any movement which tends to bring about more of an equality of advantages is a promise of good. We believe that the memorial to Secretary Bolles is such.