The announcement in today's CRIMSON that three of his classmates have awarded a perpetual trophy in memory of John Tudor, Captain of Hockey last year, calls for little or no editorial comment. Cosmopolite Harvard offers too many obstacles to the personal friendship of any one man throughout the whole of his class. The death of Tudor is remembered most by those who knew him best.
The principles on which the award is made distinguish it from other trophies such as the Wingate and Wendell awards in baseball in which excellence, is the criterion. The donors of the Tudor Trophy have taken another yardstick by which to base their choice; the recipient's value to Harvard hockey, not so much in his superior ability as in his service, development and possession of that intangible quality "heart". According to the donors these are the qualities which they found were best exemplified in the man whose name the Trophy bears. It is not only a fitting tribute to one who was admired by his friends. It is also a high compliment to the men deemed worthy of it down the years.