IT is very much to be regretted that some active measures have not been taken to destroy the canker-worms which have appeared in such myriad numbers upon the elms in the College Yard. These trees, in which we justly take so much pride, are being stripped of their verdure, and by Class Day, instead of their usually abundant foliage, they will present nothing but withered leaves and barren branches. A lack of shade, should that day be a sultry one, together with worms swinging from every branch, liable at any moment to find a temporary lodgement on the passer-by, will prove a serious barrier to the usual promenading indulged in then.
It is rumored that gratuitous offers have been made by members of the Senior Class to place some English sparrows in the yard. Such a course would soon and effectually rid the trees of the pest. Why an offer of this kind, since there would be little or no expense to the College, should not be gladly accepted is hard to conjecture. It would be well for the Juniors, "by and with the advice and consent of the Faculty," to take precautions early, lest the Yard may present a similar sorry appearance on their Class Day.