The administrator of Groton's million dollar endowment fund, Dr. Peabody, should write his distinguished pupil, Franklin Roosevelt, for some ERA money. If he were granted an income of $500, he might spare some of his boys the humiliation which they experience when they are unable to contribute towards Student Council scholarships, class expenses, and PBH charity work.
For many Groton graduates, like their friends from Milton, Andover, and St. Paul's, are unable at present to keep up with their more fortunate classmates who find that waiting in the Union gives them not only enough money for College expenses but for making good their pledges. Apparently, the financial strain of club bills which average at least $30 a month, of liquor and amusement appropriations, and of gasoline and car expenses leave many of these men without even a stray dollar in their pockets.
It is needless to comment on the unfairness of this situation. Why should a man, just because he went to Groton, shoulder the responsibility for the drastic economies which confront the Council on every front this year? He should not have to spend sleepless nights because his failure to give has deprived some fellow of an education or prevented some much needed charity. No, the Rector had better file his application today.