For some time there has been under consideration among men interested in Harvard's appearance in the newspapers of the country a plan for preventing the spread of "yellow" stories such as have appeared from time to time, and for encouraging the spread of Harvard news that is true and interesting. This plan culminated Thursday evening in the first meeting of the Press Club of Harvard University. In accordance with a recommendation of the Student Council, this new organization will be rather informal, its executive committee carrying on the work which it will undertake. The membership will be composed of the men who are acting as press agents in the University, together with a representation from the territorial clubs. The executive committee which met to start organizing the club was composed of the following: G. N. Phillips '13, president; R. B. Batchelder '13, vice-president; W. C. Brown, Jr., '14, secretary-treasurer; D. E. Dunbar '13, C. F. Farrington '16, W. O. Fenn '14, J. B. Langstaff '13. This committee will meet again in the course of a few weeks to complete the organization.
Besides the undergraduate committee a graduate advisory committee will be composed as follows: Professor J. H. Gardiner '85, J. D. Merrill '89, and E. H. Wells '97, all of the Alumni Bulletin.
Between these two committees it is hoped to publish undistorted Harvard news more by influencing public opinion among the press agents than by actual censorship, which will be avoided. Co-operation with the Territorial Clubs will greatly assist in distributing news.