In the replies of several Freshmen is the recent CRIMSON questionnaire, is the suggestion that the breakfast hour at the Union be extended from eighty-thirty to nine o'clock. While the point is by no means new, it recurs with sufficient regularity to justify renewed discussion.
In the past, officials have countered similar requests with the objection that, since so many of the Union waiters are Freshman, the breakfast hour must end at eight-thirty in order to permit them to attend nine o'clock classes. Doubtless the objection is valid, but it has been used so often that it is becoming a means of preventing further controversy, rather than of a convincing argument. It is difficult to understand why, if there is a large number of Freshman who would use the Union between eighty-thirty and nine, they should not be entitled to as much consideration as upperclassmen. Surely the waitresses could be retained for an additional half hour, at little extra cost.
Too long has the University dodged this problem of Freshman eating. It is high time Freshman be considered as adult human beings, and their requests given the attention they deserve. At least a share of alleged profits made in the past by the Dining Halls would he well spent giving Freshman with ten o'clocks an opportunity to enjoy the sleep of the studious.