The Lesson for Today

To the Editor of the CRIMSON:

There is no loss without some small gain, This afternoon at Professor Rand's lecture on Virgil this was again demonstrated. Arriving at four o'clock I got a good seat, at 4.10 an undergraduate came in. I know he was an undergraduate because he wore those cute little knee pants. Draping his coat over the seat next to me he took the next and sat guard over the one on his other hand. As the hall filled several tried to take these seats--ranging from professors to those less learned but more insistent. To all with but two exceptions, as I recall it, his answer was firm and impartial, "No, guy; these seats are taken (Since the two exceptions were bald headed, they had "Sir" substituted for "guy"). After Professor Rand had got well underway, the youth arose, gazed about, saw his friends had not arrived, sighed heavily, and beckoned with boredom to two fair maids who had just come in. Now it might seem a little rough on those who had arrived early and were rejected, but who am I to complain? Instead of a professor a charming young damsel, albeit her nose was powdered. And the thoughtful youth enjoyed the lecture. In fact he seemed to think it was one of his regular courses, for he started to assemble his hat and coat when he judged the last paragraph had begun. And as the applause died out he too clapped his hands together once and decorously departed. M. S. ENSLIN,   Grad. Div.

Feb. 21, 1923.