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THE RIVER-FRONT.

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Improve the river-front! Never, since some wild Idealist suggested making Harvard Square a business centre, has such a radical suggestion been heard, Conceal that triumph of architecture, the boiler-factory, in a spinney of Japanese hemlocks! Cover those pebbly, tin-canned shores, where laps the limpid Charles, with clumps of alligator pear trees and groo-groo palms! Yet the scheme has its advantages. The exiled Freshman, in his far-off lonely habitation, may feel that he has at least sympathy, if he can watch from his window the weeping willows drooping over the water. The lone oarsman can compromise himself unnoticed and unlibelled by nature's young noblemen who frequent the river-front. But seriously, here is a chance for the landscape architect to plant something but formal gardens. The dormitories, the boat houses, the Stadium, and the new bridge are worth a setting.

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