"It is considered a badge of distinction all over the South to be a Harvard graduate," said Miss Louise Alice William, of Atlanta, Ga., when interviewed by a CRIMSON reporter yesterday. Miss Williams was accorded an enthusiastic reception at Phillips Brooks House Thanks-giving evening, when she recited selection of cabin stories and folklore songs of the old Southern darkly, for which she is famous. Continuing her appreciation of the University, she said:
"The South is proud to claim Harvard graduates who are always among most prominent citizens. Although have many universities in the South with no mean standing, still our most brilliant lawyers and ablest ministers usually come from Harvard.
"Both Harvard and Yale are such venerable institutions that it is inspiring visit them. By a singular coincidence have visited both Yale and Harvard most opportune times to learn of their histories. At the Yale Pageant I go very clear conception of the past history of the New Haven institution and here at Harvard I have had the good forth to attend the John Harvard birthday service in the Chapel. We have some pretty fine institutions in the South even though Harvard does beat some of the in football.
"Someone has told me that Harvard audiences have the reputation of being rather cold and indifferent, but I certainly do not think that they meant this description, because I couldn't have found even in my own part of the country, more kindly reception than was extend to me last evening. So I am mighty glad I came to Harvard, and now I can tell our people in the South that you know what hospitality means too."