The fact of the matter is, and it is universally acknowledged, the Board of Directors at Memorial Hall is nothing but a "figure-head." The real managers of the institution have been the steward and the corporation. Therefore, in all fairness, no great part of the blame of failure could be imputed to the directors. It is time that the patrons of Memorial, in concert with the directors, should try to enforce this fact upon the corporation. Divided or hidden responsibility means no responsibility. Let the management of the hall be placed in the hands of an absolutely responsible manager, or of an absolutely responsible board of directors, or else let the corporation assume responsible and nominal control of the hall, since it now has the real control of it. If the hall is to continue under any modification of its present scheme, this, we believe, is a modification absolutely necessary for its success. No effective guarantee of satisfactory management hereafter can otherwise, in our opinion, be given to members present and members prospective.
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