Rivalry between the two active house units is assuming an extraordinary aspect. Not to be outdone by "the bells of Lowell," Dunster House is striving to decorate itself wherever a bare surface will support new ornamentation. Wrought iron fences, heavily sculptured panelling, and a Greek vase on the Gatepost are now deemed insufficient. Large emblazoned shields have recently been erected to the growing wonder of the students.

It would seem as if Harvard on the Charles were to become another gilded Rome on the Tiber. The simple virginity of the past, as typified by University Hall, is now giving way to the lures of a tawdry future with the Houses. Crimson, blue, yellow, and orange paint is splattered on at random. The new buildings will be pied by day as well as by night.