The Red Cross musters its forces for the third year. No armistice has existed for that organization; no formal peace will halt its work overseas. On behalf of the people it has pledged millions of dollars toward rebuilding the devastated regions. Through fifty departments it still protects the war unfortunates of France and Italy. By strengthening the morale of these countries for three years it has incurred their blessing on the Americans. Now that the army has nearly dwindled away, the Red Cross becomes our chief public representative abroad. For this reason, if for no other, we must keep it what it is now, genuinely American.
Owing to the multiplicity of drives and to the upward trend of prices, it is very possible Greater Boston's quota will be hard to fill. But of Harvard a surplus can reasonably be expected, thereby neutralizing to some small extent the deficiency in other localities. Again Harvard is called upon to aid a national good. Again it must rise to the occasion.