PLAGUE BREAKS TRADITION BY WORD "HARVARDIENSIS"

A Harvard tradition of almost three hundred years standing is broken on the plague in the New Memorial Chapel commemorating the three Harvard men who died during the World War on the side of the Central Powers. E. K. Rand '94. Pope Professor of Latin, stated last night that the form "Harvardianus-a-um" was the approved Latin equivalent of the adjective "Harvard." But the plaque uses the third declension adjective in the inscription, thus: "Universitas Harvardiensis." "Harvardiana" is used on the Harvard seal and as the title of the famous Crimson football song.

Dean Sperry, when questioned last night, said the inscription had been written for him "by a trusted friend."