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Nothing could be more coldly brutal than to wish a friend doomed to spend Thanksgiving away from a home, a pleasant day, as you speed by him, suitcase in hand. Which proves that nothing can quite take the place of Thanksgiving at home. It is to help relieve the day of its cheerlessness for those who must stay at College that the Thanksgiving evening gathering at Phillips Brooks House was devised. Its essential spirit is informality and agreeable fellowship, for which Thanksgiving time has come to stand. It is a place where men can go to meet their comrades in misfortune and turn part of the day, at least into a time of genial cheer and friendly entertainment. No feeling of embarrassment or reticence should keep any man from the gathering; it is intended for every Harvard man who needs it to fill up his day. In the past it has, and tomorrow it will, make something more out of Thanksgiving day for those who stay at College than a forlorn absence of recitations.

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