TURNING THE TABLES

The effort of the Corporation ultimately to do away with the Varsity Club training table is not surprising to members of the Harvard community. Nor is it an unwelcome move. The reorganization of athletics to fit the features of a physically complete House Plan requires the ultimate break-down of the segregation of University team squads.

There is no reason for continuing a practice that is an incongruity in the Harvard of Houses. The fundamental justification for the existence of the present policy is a necessity for expert and careful supervision over the diets of men engaged in bodily exercise. The dietician who formerly directed the kitchen for members of University squads is now employed by the University in the superintendance of the House dining halls and surely the House kitchens are able to supply food properly prepared to fulfill the requirements of athletes. Viewed with a practical eye the transfer of the training tables from the Varsity Club to the House commons is only logical.

Of more importance to the athletes who are members of University squads, and to Harvard as an institution, is the desirable consequent reduction of the distinction now made between men of extraordinary physical aptitudes and men who participate in unheralded athletics.