Editors Daily Crimson:
Although an innumerable number of courses have been added to the college curriculum since the introduction of the elective system, one branch of professional study, in which a great many men now in college expect to engage after graduation, has been entirely overlooked. I refer to the establishment of a chair of journalism, to be classed under the same head as are all the English courses. There is no better way to test the popularity of an experimental course than making it in the first place voluntary, and then if the attendance warrants, changing it to a half or full course. Some instructors in English could easily take charge of the course in journalism at the start and if the interest awakened were sufficient to show the advisability of continuing, the next year two lectures a week could be given by some Harvard graduate connected with the practical workings of the daily papers. It should be remembered that English 6 and English 10 were merely started on an experimental basis, and that they have now established themselves permanently. In view of the large number of men now in college who intend to make Journalism their profession, it would be well to give them a chance to fit themselves here so that at the beginning of their journalistic career, they would not have to commence at the very lowest rung of the ladder.