In the undergraduate activities of the University a man from the Pan Handle has as much chance to be successful as a native of Cambridge. The impression that the University gave some sort of preference to New England men is refuted by some recent statistics compiled by the CRIMSON. That is, in proportion to the representation, the percentage of men holding positions is about the same for different parts of the country.
For the purpose of comparison, the undergraduate activities were divided into two classes. Class A contains the captains and managers of the major sports, the presidents and business managers of the CRIMSON and Lampoon, the three marshals of the Senior class, the secretaries and treasurers of the Senior class, the vice-presidents of the Union, and the marshals of Phi Beta Kappa. Class B contains the class officers for Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior years; the officers of the CRIMSON, Lampoon, Monthly, and Advocate; members of the debating team, members of Phi Beta Kappa, the captains and managers of minor sports, and all "H" men. The men of the classes of 1913, 1914, 1915, and 1916 were considered, or all those who were in College when this year's Senior class entered.
The territorial divisions of the country were represented as follows:
Class A.New England States, 45Middle Atlantic States, 19Middle Western States, 6Southern States, 1Southwestern States, 4Pacific States, 2Class B.New England States, 170Middle Atlantic States, 63Middle Western States, 34Southern States, 8Southwestern States, 7Pacific States, 3Rocky Mountain States,