The assignment of two additional men to each table in Memorial Hall has met with criticism which would hardly be made if the reasons for the plan were understood. The increase has two advantages--it results in the accommodation of more men and it reduces the price of board. There are now at the Hall a hundred more men than formerly and the saving to each member, which results from serving the larger number, will amount to about twenty cents a week. Furthermore it is not expected that the increase will make the service less efficient than in former years. With the inauguration of the ticket system, more assistant waiters were employed and the regular waiters are now able to serve more men. If, after the reassignment of seats, it is found that the service is impaired or the tables are over-crowded, the membership will be allowed to sink in spite of the manifest advantages of the increase. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE, H. D. A.