The following notice is issued by the editors of the Crimson:
We wish to say to our readers that the Crimson will be published next year as a weekly. The management of the paper will continue the same. The details of the plan will be given in our next number.
EDS. CRIMSON.For some time past there have been rumors of a consolidation between the Crimson and the Advocate. The plan has been entertained by the editors of these papers, the Crimson viewing it in a favorable light, while the board of the Advocate disagreed upon the subject. In order to terminate all controversy, the Crimson has decided to issue a weekly, confident that one such paper will meet with a large patronage among the students, and fully fill the place now occupied by two bi-weeklies. There has been no doubt for some time past that there would have to be some change in Harvard journalism, for very few, if any of the students, feel inclined to subscribe for three bi-weeklies and two dailies, for the sake of obtaining college news. With one good daily for the news, one weekly to represent the literary element, and the Lampoon, excellent in its line, Harvard will be as well, if not better, represented in the journalistic field than any college in the country. The Crimson is certainly to be congratulated upon its undertaking, for if there is any thing which shows life and ability, especially in journalism, it is the attempt to push into new fields, even at the risk of attacking others.
The doctrine of "the survival of the fittest" is one which holds good in all enterprises and departments of life. Therefore, with its excellent record of the past, its reputation for typographical neatness and correctness, and the proposed additions to its departments next year, the Crimson need have no fears for a successful future. The HERALD extends its congratulations and wishes it success.