There is a duty and high privilege of those who cannot serve in uniform. It is to hold aloft the old standards and keep alive all the valuable traditions and student institutions of the College. Then, when the Great War is over, Harvard with undiminished attractions will be ready to receive and hold its future students.
Harvard is not only a faculty, a complete equipment and adequate buildings. It is a great body of selected students, animated by a real purpose and high ideals, and surrounded by traditions, practices, customs and student institutions. The exercise of these practices, the observance of these customs and traditions, with the striving and co-operation in the College institutions have aided Harvard to send out into the world a great body of graduates, forceful, polished and helpful to civilization.
The CRIMSON is one of these College institutions which plays a part in the student life too valuable to lose or to be interrupted. Acting with the advice of its graduate editors and with the God-speed of its undergraduate editors, now wearing uniforms and so unable to serve, it will "carry on." The new men, who can serve it, are animated with the purpose to keep the paper up to its best standards and so to perform their share of the common duty. Let others, in their several opportunities, help Harvard by continuing as best they can, all those other student activities which contribute to its welfare.