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The CRIMSON is pleased to know that President Lowell appreciates the attempt now being made through an essay contest to suggest some remedy for prevailing food conditions at Harvard. Too often such endeavors fail because of their flippant reception. The letter from President Lowell, printed today in the CRIMSON, shows that the Administration, at least, has no desire to receive this particular effort in any but a serious and helpful way.

Agreeing that present conditions are neither normal nor beneficial, President Lowell wisely suggests that whoever undertakes a plan for improvement do so with both feet on the ground of common sense. It is very easy to state that the status quo is not exactly what it should be, it is a trifle more difficult to improve the status quo, Yet there is no reason to believe that some one person or group of persons who have been thinking for some time on just this sort of thing, cannot outline a plan, which, it not in itself the be all and end all, can by its suggestiveness initiate thinking which will produce such a plan.

The method, in the early stages of any reform, is not so easily influenced as the end. The CRIMSON can only hope that in some way the end, better eating conditions, can be attained. The method must remain for those expert in such matters to delineate.

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