"Why Have a Constitution?"


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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

In regard to the election of class officers, I would like to quote the following extract from the constitution of the Junior and Sophomore classes: "There must be at least three nominees for each office. If enough petitions are not received, the Student Council shall make the necessary additional nominations."

However, on the ballots of the present Junior and Sophomore elections, there appeared, in four cases, only two nominees for the office in question. It was after much controversy that the present nominating plan was adopted, and it seems to me that it is only fair to follow out the ruling of the constitution. Else, why have a constitution at all? J. B. FENNO, JR., '21.