Certain curb brokers have recently been offering to students stocks of a highly speculative character, which, judged by the flamboyant literature that has been liberally distributed, would appear singularly attractive. Investigation of those interested in the promotion of these ventures does not disclose anything to inspire confidence. Absolutely no proof of the merit of these stocks is advanced beyond the usual hyperboles and vague insinuations of the salesmen who are part and parcel of the schemes.
If these brokers really have the financial backing they-claim, and if their offerings are actually the gilt-edged propositions they represent them to be, why should they come all the way out to Cambridge to offer them to students? If you must gamble with the odds against you, play roulette. But don't make Harvard College a paradise for bucket-shop operations.