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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:--
The CRIMSON is to be commended for its attention to the proposed change of Commencement Day exercises from Sanders Theatre to the Stadium. Certainly the former place is inadequate; the latter is adequate,--the only objection being the possibility of rainy weather. At present there is no certainty of a Senior's getting even one ticket for his family. Commencement Day is as much the affair of candidates for the College degree as of anyone else. It is equally an affair of their parents, many of whom, as suggested in the CRIMSON'S editorial, come from a great distance to witness the graduation exercises. Class Day gives a great deal of pleasure and means much, but witnessing the presentation of the degree means still more, to those who send us here. It means a kind of reward for their care, sacrifice perhaps, and expense in our education. It is a neglect of such needs as this which fosters prejudice in the minds of interested persons. If Harvard is to be truly national it should see that those from afar are given a square deal. A tradition is good when it is useful, but when it is a hindrance it should be cast aside. Such a hindrance is the tradition which dictates the annual insufferable crowding in Sanders Theatre. The class of 1916 owes it to themselves and to succeeding classes to see that the proper authorities remedy this condition. ELDON GRIFFIN '16.