Before last year, when a Sophomore dinner was held for the first time in many years, the annual junior dinners while appreciated and distinctly worth while in increasing spirit of class fellowship, were always under a certain vague restraint due to an often unrealized formality on the part of men who felt constrained by the presence of members of their own class.
Sophomore dinners, which, now that 1900 has followed the example of '99, seem likely to become of annual occurrence, experience has now shown can be useful in two ways. In the first place they can of course, as Junior dinners have accomplished hitherto, increase fellow feeling and that a year earlier than of yore. In the second place they can afford an opportunity of judging in what way a subsequent Junior dinner may be made an unqualified success. Of this possibility we have last evening's dinner as a practical example. The informal reception held beforehand, enabled classmates previously unacquainted to meet each other, and to it we believe was due in measure the almost entire absence of restraint throughout the evening.