EDITORS HARVARD HERALD: A suggestion appeared some time ago in your columns to the effect that Harvard ought to secure reduced railroad fares. I know of one instance, in another institution, where one of the students on his own account obtained the agency of the principal roads, and sold tickets at a considerably reduced rate.
Why cannot such a plan work here? And who is more fit to have charge of such an enterprise than our boasted Cooperative Society? Certainly railroad tickets are as much an article of competition as anything else. An agreement might be made with one of the lines competing for passage to each of the large cities. The additional traffic insured to each road, to the exclusion of others to the same point, will be enough incentive.
As to your other correspondent's objection that the tickets would be sold to outsiders, could not a system of signatures, and the "rebates" of the late railroad war, be adopted? Some plan similar to this might be found practicable.