Spring yesterday came to Harvard Square. While some people like Ellen Krohn '53 and Menso Boissevain '52 welcomed the new season in esthetic reverie, others turned to the more symbolic rituals to observe the vernal equinox.
At the Fertility Rites held at 8:26 a. m. yesterday, the sacred ceremony of consecrating the soil with bull's blood was performed to the solemn notes of "Ten Thousand Men of Harvard," played by the Harvard Band. High Medicine Man Thomas A. Lehrer 4G was chanting "Hail Gropius, unorthodox, we hail thee at the vernal equinox," in front of the World Tree. Others were absorbed in contemplation.