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Certain members of the Dining Association displayed their "freshness," to use a very mild expression, at lunch yesterday. Two gentlemen, evidently strangers, thoughtlessly stood in the gallery with their hats on, and were greeted with a storm of stamping, which the hissing of some of the more sensible and courteous men was unable to subdue. The gentlemen were much bewildered at this strange greeting, and being very naturally unable to divine the cause of the uproar, beat a hasty retreat. Now, although we have a great deal of sympathy for the delicate sensibilities of those men who are unable to bear with equanimity the sight of hats, we feel that a more sensible way for them to act would be to get up and leave the hall, and not convey to strangers the idea that Harvard men as a whole are incapable of treating visitors with civility.

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