DIARY OF AN OLD FUDDY-DUDDY By Gardner Botsford
Friday, Sept. 30:--Today I saw one of the things in the News that makes me understand Harvard less and less. It was a happy little notice about how Harry Downer got a scholarship up at Cambridge just because his name was Downer. This doesn't make any sense to me. What can be so attractive about the name Downer that people give him scholarships? Especially a feebly growing Downer who is self-admittedly a lazy sort of blighter. Why no Botsford scholarships? I bet erg for erg I can out-lethargy Downer every time out. And if Downer can be a blighter, so can I. I'd challenge him to a blighting contest tomorrow if I thought it would do any good. But I guess If Harvard's going to act like that there's very little I can do about it. I hereby lay even money, though, that Downer turns out to be a very dynamo of energy, and as for his being a blighter, I'll bet he's a quivering mass of social graces. --The Yale Daily News.