Every week, The Crimson publishes a selection of articles that were printed in our pages in years past.
May 3, 1927: New Manter Hall to Rise Soon
The final plans for the Manter Hall School's new building which will be located at the corner of Mount Auburn and Holyoke Streets have been approved and work will start immediately. The building which has been designed by the firm of Adden and Parker will be four stories high of red brick and will be architecturally in harmony with the colonial style now so prevalent throughout the University. Originally to be only three stories high, it was found that more room was necessary and the fourth floor which has been added to the plans will be given over entirely to dormitory rooms for students in the school.
The basement will be a grill room and the ground floor space will be rented to stores. The second and third floors will be used for classrooms with the main entrance leading to them opening onto Mt. Auburn Street.
May 2, 1941: University Professors Broadcast to European Countries Through WRUL
Messages of cheer and hope for eventual democracy and freedom are daily being broadcast over radio station WRUL to all the European nations by many prominent news commentators and a large group of Harvard professors and instructors.
Conceived in 1920 by Walter S. Lemmon in an attempt to start a world university of the air to spread knowledge and goodwill among all nations, it was not until 1935, at the time when Harlow Shapley, Payne Professor of Practical Astronomy and director of the Harvard Observatory, became a trustee of the then newly-formed World Wide Broadcasting Foundation, that transmission really began.
May 2, 1968: Mrs. King to Give Class Day Speech
Mrs. Martin Luther King will take the place of her late husband as a speaker at Class Day on June 12.
The 1968 Class Committee had originally invited King as its own guest speaker to discuss the issues of civil rights and the Vietnam war.
But after King was assassinated on April 4 in Memphis, Tenn.—only a week after he accepted the Harvard engagement—the Committee extended the invitation to Mrs. King, and she has acceped.
May 4, 1970: Mass Meeting Set Tonight to Approve Antiwar Strike
A broad coalition of antiwar groups has called a University strike meeting for tonight.
The strike was conceived as part of the spreading national university strike in protest against the War in Indochina.
A meeting of representatives from the groups who joined in the strike call selected Carol R. Sternhell '71, managing editor of the CRIMSON. and Charles G. Gross '57, lecturer in Psychology, to serve as co-chairmen of the mass meeting.
May 4, 1981: Harvard Band Members Defend Their Halftime Humor Shows
The Council of Ivy Group Presidents' recent advice that the schools' bands curtail sexual innuendo and political jokes of "questionable taste" during football games prompted Harvard Band members to defend their half-time shows yesterday.
Parent and alumni complaints about several recent, well-publicized instances of musical indiscretion led to the council's action. During a game several years ago, television coverage was interrupted when Yale's band dropped its pants in front of the cameras.
—Compiled by Nikita Kansra and Julie M. Zauzmer.