To the Editor of the CRIMSON:
The new method by which students pay their term bills to the Harvard Trust Co. has been in force for a little over a year,--a long enough time to thoroughly test it. So far as I can learn it has met with the general approval of the students who seem to have found it, as I hoped they would, a great convenience. It may be of interest to mention the fact that ninety percent of the bills are paid by check and ten percent in cash. Of those who paid by check, two-thirds sent their payments by mail, and one-third paid in person at the bank. There is no reason why a student should not elect whichever way of payment is the more satisfactory to him. It would seem as if the easier way to pay one's bill would be to send both the bill and check by mail to the bank and thus avoid all the bother and annoyance of standing in line. Receipted bills are, of course, returned by the bank by mail. As I said it is of course the privilege of every student to pay his bill by mail or in person as he pleases. I only make the above suggestion because I hear that some students still think that they are obliged by the rules of the University to go personally to the bank when they pay their bills. FREDERICK S. MEAD. Comptroller May 21, 1923.