Phillips Brooks House last night was the scene of the final general meeting for Freshmen in the program to acquaint them with undergraduate activities, when heads of the various extra curricular organizations addressed over 600 Yardlings.
The Band, the Glee Club, the Instrumental Clubs, the Dramatic Club, the Student Union, the Varsity football managership competitions as well as the publications were all represented.
C. Colton Daughaday, Jr. '38, President of Phillips Brooks House opened the meeting with a short talk on the work of PBH, and the announcement that a Freshman committee would soon be chosen.
Robert T. Whitman '38, Varsity football manager, explained the benefits derived from the managership competition, praised the work as a character builder.
Edward L. Barnes '38, president of the Glee Club, did the honors both for his own organization and for the Instrumental Clubs, stressing the fact that no technical knowledge or skill is required for either group.
Nathaniel G. Benchley '38, president of the "Lampoon," undergraduate humorous publication, brought out the fact, never publicly admitted before that material that most people consider dull, is what Lampy likes best, while Alvah W. Sulloway '38, head of the Advocate, declared that his magazine was designed both for people who wanted to write, and for people with ideas.
Casper W. Weinberger '38, president of the CRIMSON, explained the work of the four boards which publish the paper, and invited all Freshmen to come to the building at 14 Plympton Street after the November Hour exams were over.
Francis Keppel '38, President of the Student Council, closed the meeting, with a plea that Freshmen try and strike a good balance between activities and scholarship, declaring that both were invaluable to the Harvard student.