It might be well to call to the attention of the undergraduates what appears at first glance to be an attempt by the Co-operative to gain a monopoly of the stationery business in Harvard square. Although the society is naturally anxious to increase its business as much as possible, this was not the primary reason for taking over Thurston's store. It was realized that the new subway terminal in the Square would cut into the basement of the present building and that this would not leave enough room for the steadily increasing transactions of the store. The opportunity offered to open a branch at Thurston's was just what the society wanted. The new store is more centrally situated than the main building, and should add materially to the financial success of the institution.
It is gratifying to learn that the Co-operative is the largest and most successful store of its kind in this country. The superintendent frequently receives inquiries from other colleges as to the society's management and methods and it is recognized everywhere as a model to be copied.