Although recent tilts in the Cambridge field of humor have been a bit disappointing, it appears from a story found in a recent issue of the "Daily Princetonian" that true wit has not yet died. It seems that two editors of the enterprising "Cornell Sun", determined to achieve the hoax of the year, produced a fiction by the name of Hugo N. Frye the founder of the Republican Party in New York State, and decided to hold a Sesquicentennial celebration in his honor.
Among prominent politicans who effused over the new discovery was Secretary of Labor Davis who telegraphed: "Cordial thanks for your message of congratulations and the privilege extended of sending greetings to those honoring the memory of Hugo N. Frye. It is a pleasure to testify to the career of that sturdy patriot who first planted the ideals of our party in this region of the country. If he were living today, he would be the first to rejoice in evidence everywhere present that our government is still safe in the hands of the people. . . ."
The story might serve as a hopeful suggestion for any remaining Tercentenary wags who have sufficient confidence in their lawyers and in the fact that "our government is still safe in the hands of the people."