EDITORS HARVARD HERALD: Gentlemen: As one of theoldest members of the Harvard Dining Association, and one of the very few who have lived under two administrations, I have taken a keen interest in the recent discussions concerning a change of steward. I have talked with several of the members who are confessedly eager for a change and as far as I can learn, the only serious complaint is that the service in the dining room is not as good as it should be, that some of the waiters are careless and others incompetent. I must say that it seems to me very heroic treatment to decapitate the steward when a change of head waiter may cure the trouble, when indeed it looks very much as if such a change had already very considerably lessened the evil. The hall is so much better now than under the steward who held office when I first joined the Dining Association, that I cannot look forward with any complacency to trying the experiment of a new administration.
W. E. BYERLY.CAMBRIDGE, April 19, 1883.