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The writer of this morning's communication agrees with the CRIMSON that marks in courses alone are not the best criterion of intellectual achievement. He takes issue upon other points but fails to consider the real reason that led to the suggestion. Believing that the Phi Beta Kappa could be of greater service to the University by encouraging good scholarship as well as rewarding it we brought forth the proposal that a few men be elected on the basis of their first year record. Thereby it was thought that many who now devote themselves to other fields might be started on the road of scholastic attainment. Many would be called, but, as at present, only the few would be chosen.

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