Mr. Frederick Wilkie, steward at the Harvard Union, has been engaged by the Corporation to take charge of Memorial, and Randall Halls during the coming year.
Mr. Wilkie does not intend to make any radical change in the way Randall Hall is conducted. He simply expects to make the "combination" such in fact as well as in name. At Memorial Hall, however, the conditions are different. Memorial, unlike Randall, has a large debt, and for the coming year the Corporation has agreed that it will not expect the Hall to earn more than about one-quarter as much as it has been expected to earn this year. This should result in giving decidedly better board to the members of the Hall. What it really, amounts to, is that the Corporation will only charge Memorial Hall in the shape of interest and sinking fund, what would correspond to practically a nominal rental, which is all that the present charge on Randall Hall amounts to.
An entrance fee of $5 will be charged all members of Memorial Hall, but the rate for board will be dropped from $5.50 per week to $5.25, so that any man who eats at Memorial Hall the whole of next year will save his entrance fee approximately twice over. No a la carte list will be run at Memorial Hall, Mr. Wilkie feeling that the a la carte system at Randall Hall makes this unnecessary.
Transient meals will be served as in the past, and the prices for the coming year will be 30 cents for breakfast, 35 cents for lunch, and 30 cents for dinner.
It is hoped during the summer, that some arrangement can be made whereby it will be possible to accommodate more ladies at Memorial Hall, the visitors room having been over crowded, particularly on the days of athletic events.