This is the sixty-fourth year that Freshmen will enter the President's office at 7.30 o'clock to compete for the news, business, and photographic boards of the CRIMSON.
In 1901 Franklin D. Roosevelt '04 was ordered to take off his hat in the building, refrain from smoking, and to keep out of the Sanctum. Ten years later another subdued youth, James Bryant Conant '14, was obeying the same orders. Others such as Walter Lippmann '10 remained in the running only a short time.
There is nothing terribly original about CRIMSON competitions, then, for they are a well established institution. It is true, however, that every new candidate has a totally different experience from his ordinary activities which may prove of great value to him.
New Ideas Necessary
If he is elected to the board, the situation is the same. The routine details of publishing and editing the paper have been developed through long experience. Yet the new ideas, the new impetus which he may lend the paper are things which keep it alive and vigorous.
At 7.30 tonight in the building at 14 Plympton Street Arthur A. Ballantine, Jr. '36, president, will describe the competitions; and the specific work will be outlined by Stanley C. Salmen '36, Managing Editor; Henry V. Poor '36, Editorial Chairman; John Hartwell '36, Circulation Manager; Frederick T. Barrett '37, Assistant Business Manager, and Philip Nightingale '37, Photographic Chairman.
The news, business, and photographic competitions are open primarily to Freshmen, the editorial competition to Sophomores.