Since the Tercentenary occurs during the summer vacation, Mr. Jerome D. Greene has a difficult problem on his hands. Any such celebration demands the participation of the undergraduate body. Yet Mr. Greene does not know how to start a spontaneous movement among students to return to Cambridge for September 16, the great day.
The answer is simple; he must appeal to romance. Should he hire two thousand chorus girls headed by Sally Rand, Mae West, and Elaine Barry, a different spirit would pervade the dormitories. While they are leaders in education in a somewhat different sphere, they have played an important part in molding many a respectable Harvard man.
Otherwise his scheme is unfeasible, for students are merely interested in the anniversary. Harvard is such an independent and large establishment that few men desire an active share in any formalities. The only other way in which to achieve spontaneous student participation is to stage events when the College is in session such as the meeting this November 8.