John Harvard will glare at the Yale bulldog across the black and white squares of a crossword puzzle diagram at the Hotel Roosevelt in New York City on January 4, according to press dispatches from New York. This announcement follows close on the heels of plans just given out to have the University and Yale meet on squash courts for the first time in history.
The Harvard-Yale cross-word puzzle match is to take place at the same time as a triangular match made up of representatives of Smith, Wellesley and Bryn Mawr colleges. The winners of the two matches will then decide the championship of the eastern colleges by a final contest.
Yale has announced John Farrar and Stephen Vincent as her crossword team, but a canvass of likely persons both at Harvard and Wellesley failed to reveal any one aware of this new departure in intercollegiate competition. The New York contests are to be staged for the benefit of the Bryn Mawr Music Foundation and the City Music League of New York.