Tonight the Freshman class will try its level best to enjoy itself. Nothing short of an earthquake can stop the Jubilee from being very, very festive indeed.
Hall choruses will sing almost in tune; so will various players in the two huge orchestras. Speakers will try in vain to make themselves heard; so will be chaperones. A few upperclassmen will break in; the rest will stay at home and smile.
If the Jubilee were not so large it would be a most pleasant party; but then if it were not so large it would not be the Jubilee. And nobody would like that.
Like the Junior Prom and the Yale Football Game, the Jubilee is an official excuse for spending a lot of money. But it is more than that; it is a stage on the road to sophistication. A man goes to his Jubilee a Freshman thinking he is very worldly wise; he comes out--a Sophomore.