To the Editors of the Crimson:
It was with great pleasure (!) that about one hundred and fifty students stood on Tuesday night at Dr. Fiske's lecture. One asks himself the question: For whom are these lectures primarily given? For the general public or students?. Tuesday evening at 7 o'clock persons were seen in the theatre-they were not students. I do not decry the great kindness of the University in extending to the public the privilege of attending this excellent course of lectures, but I make an emphatic protest against allowing the public to obtain the best seats in the auditorium while many students have to line the walls at the rear of the house or find seats on radiators or steps.
Why not make a rule that the general public shall not be allowed entrance until 15 minutes before the opening of the lecture? This plan would undoubtedly meet with the hearty approval of the members of the University who reached the theatre at 7.40 and found only standing room in the rear of the theatre.