Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.
May 17, 1917: An International Medley
It has been urged lately by some who, being of revolutionistic turn of mind, like to see any change, whatever it may be that we adopt "America" as our national anthem instead of the more martial song to which we now pay reverence. One reason set forth is that the "Star Spangled Banner" is well enough as an anthem in the bloody times of war, but in peace we need some more dulcet sentiment. Another is that "America" is well suited to the orchestration of the people's voices, whereas our present unlegalized national anthem is of too intricate a nature to be rendered to perfection by any save trained singers.
May 16, 1929: Crimson Cohorts Combat Comical Colleagues in Classic Crab Catching Crew Contest—Cup Clandestinely Confiscated
The welkin rang in proverbial style at Gerry's Landing up the Charles yesterday evening as final preparations for the tornadic Crimson-Lampoon regatta, scheduled for 2.30 o'clock this afternoon, were completed. Merwomen prinked, pollywogs warbled, as two specially designed Gloucester herring chasers were launched with solomn rites on the star-flecked upper reaches of the local stream.
May 16, 1946: Rugged Individualist, Class of '34, Pedals Bicycle on Road to Success
Not a bicycle races by Adams House hell-bent for New Lecture Hall that does not bring a smile to Harry Frankel '34, proprietor of the Bi-ex Bike Repair Shop on 3 Bow Street. For it means another member of his old alma mater converted to the bicycle brethren.
"I always hate to buy a bike from anybody. Even if it's a good buy, it just means we've lost another cyclist to the Sport," he remarked yesterday on this conflict between long and short run business principle.
May 14, 1979: Police Find Coins Stolen from Fogg
State and federal investigators Saturday completed their recovery of a collection of 5,000 rare coins stolen from the Fogg Museum in December 1973 and valued at approximately $2 million.
—Compiled by Julie M. Zauzmer.