Making an unearthly clamor in the early hours of the morning and ceaselessly maintaining their activity throughout the day, a trained group of grass-disease specialists from the Davey School of Tree Surgery have drilled an estimated three million holes in the turf of the Yard.
Because the grass strips in the Yard were beginning to resemble a dust-stormed Kansas prairie and the imminence of Commencement Day makes a tidy appearance essential, the Maintenance Department has called in outside aid. A team of four men do the work. Two, with the assistance of a five-ton truck and a pneumatic drill, place row after row of three-inch-deep holes, spaced a foot apart in the grass. The other two follow, filling the holes with plant food and replacing the divots.
The visiting experts claim that the plant food, a secret Davey formula, will force the grass to blossom with an effulgence unseen in recent years.