When two tutoring bureaus of quite different species suddenly disappeared from the scene around Harvard Square a new but quiet logical move toward the complete organization of the tutoring system was evinced. It is highly improbable that a surge of new customers to the remaining schools will result, but rather the nature of these two business closings shows an already discernible trend away from the cram parlors in general and, when help is really needed, toward the University's own bureau of supervision.
In connection with this second trend, one of these closed schools clearly paid more attention than most to the kind of private instruction for troubled students which the University has recently undertaken officially. Such "legitimate" tutoring has been quite rightly taken over by the University, but consequently there is no room left for outside agencies. The sudden demise of the second cram parlor, which rather specialized in the spreading of canned information, shows that the less successful schools are already falling by the wayside. This may well be an indication that the barometer is falling around the more notorious rivals.