The initial opening of Harvard's new swimming pool to the student body yesterday attracted four hundred and fifty undergraduates and graduates. This alone is an indication of the fact that swimming is destined to be one of the popular sports at Harvard and that the pool has filled a long felt need. The spontaneous response on the opening day is indicative of the latent interest in the aquatic sport which has been aroused.
Harvard's gratitude should rise to no one but to that unselfish and anonymous donor, "Alumnus Aquaticus"; who has made the pool a reality. His constant desire was to have the pool finished so that all could swim in it and the queries that Director of Athletics Bingham constantly received through the trust office were, "When are you going to let the boys in." The pool was built for all of Harvard and it remains a fine gesture of unselfish generosity.