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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
I wish to commend Mr. La Farge '20 for his excellent criticism of the "after-the-theatre amusement place called the "Cocoanut Grove." But, in order to insure to future communications of this sort the greatest effectiveness, I would make the following suggestions:
First, that when writers give us such detailed information as to the character and clientele of these resorts as Mr. La Farge has done, they tell us how they got it. I should be most reluctant to believe that Mr. La Farge's serious and enlightening criticism was based on hearsay.
My second suggestion is that writers hereafter give the addresses of such places. This might be needless for such well-known resorts as the "Midnight Frolio" and "Castles in the Air," but when Mr. La Farge was introducing a new one to Harvard men, he should have given the location. The oversight will be pardoned this time, but Mr. La Farge might have saved his readers the trouble of making inquiries or looking through a directory on their next trip to New York.
Having made these suggestions, let me assure Mr. La Farge that he is over-pessimistic when he says, "I do not suppose that many will heed such a letter as this--no past experience has led me to this hope." His, the "one voice raised from Harvard," has not been raised in vain. LAWRENCE DENNIS '19.