A VALUABLE TRAINING
The competitions which open tonight offer something more than the pleasure of seeing one's name on the list of CRIMSON editors. They offer a training in the writing of English which is valuable because it is practical, a sort of training that cannot be found in an academic course in composition. They offer also an introduction to journalism. Very often prospective newspaper men find it impossible to force their way into the profession because they have had no actual experience. The cruel world has no time to listen to their excuses and promises. Experience is what they demand, and experience is a hard thing to acquire without influence or authority. So apart from their pleasure, the CRIMSON competitions are of real value and give men an intimate idea of University life and activities as no other competitions are able to do. Tonight is the last call this year for future business, news, and editorial editors.