To the Editors of the Crimson:
There are in college at present 229 seniors. 187 juniors, 166 sophomores and 90 freshmen who are members of the H. A. A. Why no more undergraduates and especially why so few freshmen have joined it is difficult to say unless it is because many do not understand about the association.
For five dollars any student in Harvard University may become a member. Each member is entitled to a "shingle," and a ticket permitting him to attend or take part in all the meeting of the association, i. e. the two fall and the two spring outdoor athletic meets and the two or three winter meetings held each year On the other hand no Harvard student who is not a member of the H. A. A. is allowed to buy tickets for the winter meetings, or to take part in any of the athletic meetings. But aside from mere personal considerations every student should remember that the main part of the expenses of the H. A. A. is paid by the fees of those who join, and that it is, hence, his duty at least to join the association and in that way help to support the Mott Haven team. To give every man a chance, liberal office hours have been given: Mondays and Fridays 9-10 a. m. and 7.30-8 30 p. m.; Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 9-11 a. m.
C. R. BARDEEN, Sec., 51 Weld.