Cambridge around Christmas time, is enveloped in an encircling gloom. What with the early departure of the Musical Clubs to the boards and ball rooms of the West, and the general exodus of students to their several homes, the University's purlieus, from Gore to Perkins, will become bleak, barren and bare. But before the members of the University disperse to the four winds, a cheerful note will be struck, that will echo in Cambridge for many a day.

The Union's big Christmas dinner (tickets now on sale and going fast) is scheduled for Friday, and it is expected to be a huge success as a gloom dispeller and a "get-together." The dinner is expected to prove one of the most popular features the Union has provided for its members this year.