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A general statement of the relation of the members to the management of the Harvard Dining Association has been given each member of the association, and it is earnestly hoped that the members will avail themselves of this circular in order to get a clearer idea of the relations they bear to the management of the hall. Such a statement has long been needed; for to bring about the greatest success, every member ought to feel a personal interest in the welfare of the association. This can only be acquired by a knowledge of the methods by which the association is carried on, and the management has done its part to bring about this understanding by issuing this statement to the members.

The statement takes up the duties of the various officers and states them clearly. It ought to be remembered that the "directors are the mouth-piece of the members at large. They receive and act upon any suggestions, hear and investigate all complaints and in general constitute a means of communication between the members and the officers to whom the actual details of management are entrusted." Concerning such suggestions and complaints, a good deal might be said. It seems to be a prevalent idea that, whenever a member becomes a little dissatisfied with anything, he should immediately indite a ferocious communication to the college papers, quite ignoring the fact that it is the duty of the members to present all complaints to the directors, who, by virtue of their office, are the ones to whom all complaints should be given. There is nothing gained by giving such trivial complaints any undue publicity. A complaint box is placed in the hall in order that members may put in it any complaints they may have to make, and they can rest assured that any sensible complaint will receive a careful investigation. Members should remember that "trivial or unreasonable complaints, however, are on all accounts to be deprecated."

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