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"On the Fence."


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To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

In the midst of undergraduate opinions which are rigidly conventionalized or humbly quiescent, it is decidedly refreshing to discover an opinion that is neither. Your Saturday correspondent's communication on "Bear at Class Meetings" presents an issue, which, even after the CRIMSON's slaughtering funfest remains for our solution. To me that has always seemed a tyrannical custom which has imposed the use of beer at all class banquets or smokers. My interpretation of the purpose of a class gathering may be unfounded but I hold it to be true that such functions should be representative of the best opinion in the class. As long as some men consider beer to be an essential element in a class banquet, other men, being conscious of certain individual and social consequences from the use of alcoholic liquors, cannot give this expression of class activity their hearty or loyal support. The banquet or smoker then falls short of its purpose, for it ceases to be a class affair. H. M. THURSTON '16.

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