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We reprint from the N. Y. Times an interesting and somewhat curious article on our Memorial Hall and its management - interesting as showing the opinions held by outsiders on the matter, and curious for the various misconceptions and exaggeration it contains. De gustibus non disputandum is a motto eminently applicable in this case; but yet it must be acknowledged that the article contains much truth, if sometimes too severely expressed. If it is a fact, as the writer states, that the poor quality of food at Memorial drives many to solace themselves at drug-stores, etc., it might, after all, be not a bad plan to adopt the suggestion of one member of the faculty, and allow beer or ale, as at English universities, to be added to the bill of fare, especially, also, in consideration of the vile quality of drinking water provided at the hall. But all this would be superfluous, for we are quite assured that the writer's insinuations are base slanders. But the suggestion as to the need of reform in providing better service and food for students in case of sickness is worthy of sober consideration, and many, to their sorrow, can bear witness to the truth of the statement that the students' position there "is simply wretched." A student at Harvard who cannot afford nurses and extra dishes when sick is surely in a most unenviable plight, and really the careless regulations provided by the college in such cases are very unsatisfactory and reflect no credit on the authorities. Of course there is the refuge of the college hospital, but that is not likely to be taken advantage of by any one who can avoid it, for many reasons. The reflections on our goodies contained in the article, we resent with proper indignation, as ignorant slanders. Their comeliness, cleanliness and industry is admired and applauded by all of us, especially by our janitors.

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