It is a ubiquitous habit of the American people to leave mementos of themselves and their thoughts on landmarks, window pancs, railings of scenic spots, college desks, and sacred sites. It is the simple man's cry for immortality with the immortal.
In a popular wayside refreshment house the lampshades are adorned with the names and sentiments of present-day New Englanders. The appelations "Cookie," "Ducky," "Sandra Teetis," "Herman Milankoskywitz" strike the onlooker with a display of colors, varied handwriting, and added hieroglyphics. Beside the carefully letted name of "Franklin D. Roosevelt '04, stands a little message that will cause the historians of the next century to stroke their wisdom teeth in wonderment: "President Conant loves Marlene Dictrich."