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To the Editors of the Crimson:
The communication in Wednesday's CRIMSON makes it plain that some improvement is necessary in the annual election of class officers, but is the method suggested there the best one? Is it right that a good man should be kept out of office just because he has held office before? This would undoubtedly be a great injury to a class, as it would keep it from being represented by its best men. The thing to be done is to get a system by which the present method of electing officers for four years shall be done away with, but which will yet secure the best representation for each year.
I should like to propose the following set of rules, which, if adopted by the present Freshman class should do much toward obviating the present difficulties:
1. There shall be three officers, president, vice-president, secretary. They shall be elected annually by class meeting, in Freshman year immediately after Christmas, in other years in November.
2. At the first election there shall be no restriction to the number of nominations, which shall be made informally at the meeting.
3. In other years two weeks before the election the president then in office shall ask from a committee, of ten appointed by him for the purpose a list of at least two nominations for each office. The class shall then vote on these nominations.
4. There shall be no restriction on the committee, as it may nominate any members of the class it wishes. 1903.
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