An Unnecessary Waste of Postage.
[We invite all men in the University to submit communications on subjects of timely interest.]
To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
The writer finds himself in a dilemma when making application for tickets for the Harvard-Yale game. One of the conditions of the acceptance of his application is that he shall put stamps to the amount of twelve cents on the envelope that is to enclose his tickets later on; and this requirement is particularly emphasized by the use of capitals. The writer believes that the requirement involves unnecessary postage to the amount of two cents on every application--assuming the registration fee to be eight cents and that two cents will bear the weight of the envelope and its contents.
Those of us, therefore, who have been trained in economics in Harvard--without ever suggesting that through ancestry and environment we may be thrifty souls--will feel that we do violence to our conscience if we comply with that condition and thus throw away two cents. On the other hand, if, true to our training, we omit the superfluous postage, we run the awful risk of the rejection of our application, and consequent inadequacy of excuse to the head of the house for not possessing the coveted quasi-bonds.
Hinc illae lachrymae!