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To the Editor of the CRIMSON:
Possibly as a space filler, possibly as an outburst of immature student rhetoric there appeared in yesterday's (April 24) CRIMSON the perennial complaint about traffic in Harvard Square. It is high time that this subject be dropped. It makes for senseless, complaining small talk of a third rate variety. This hand-flapping oh-dear, oh-dear attitude of regarding a congested corner is not only obsolete and impractical, but even sissy. By compulsory exercise regulations every undergraduate has become somewhat of an athlete. We are a community of youth. The vigour of a well-played game may be experienced as one deftly dodges the cars in the Square. The odds are highly in favor of the runner. With the exception of taxis and the Coop truck any car can be brought to a dead stop by a calm but firm walk across its path. Cars never attain a dangerous speed in the Square; it is impossible.
No! Crossing Harvard Square should be one of the keenest delights of the clear-eyed Harvard man. Let trembling bookworms and palpitating professors trundle a block out of Harvard Square before trusting their frail bodies to the metal maelstrom, but as for us, the vast majority, let us still enjoy the thrills of brushing a fleeting fender with our coat tails in this pedestrian's paradise. May all schoolgirlish reference to those terrifying automobiles in Harvard Square be dropped forever from the masculine columns of the CRIMSON. F. M. Rivinus '38.