The question of reviving the good old custom of wearing caps and gowns on class day instead of dress suits has come up regularly for several years past. The arguments in favor of the change are so numerous and have been so often and so thoroughly stated that it is hardly necessary to state them again. Briefly the more important ones are: (1) the dress suit is not fitted to be worn in the morning, out of doors and in all sorts of weather; it is so out of place then that nothing saves it from being both ridiculous and in had taste except the sanction of long established custom, and perhaps not even that. (2) The cap and gown has for centuries been the distinctly academic dress; about it cluster all the memories and associations which should belong to such a time as Class Day. It is, therefore, the proper dignified dress for the day.
It is probably safe to say that the majority of the senior class last year favored the change. But at the meeting of the class for the election of class day officers, when the matter ought to have been settled, it was postponed for definite until a subsequent meeting. This subsequent meeting, for some unexplained reason, was never held. Unquestionably the time to determine whether the change shall be made is at the meeting for the election of class day officers. That meeting is not very far away now, and those who favor the change should do everything in their power to have a majority there ready to vote down the dress suit monstrosity and return to the good old traditions of our fathers.