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To the Editor of the Crimson:
I wish to call your attention to a recent move on the University's part which is a rank piece of unfairness and poor administrative policy. My reference is to the new Hemenway Gym erected on the Law School grounds and its projected use by the varsity squash team, the freshman squash team and the freshman quintet.
For sheer intellectual worth, there isn't a department of Harvard which nears the Law School. Whether its graduates keep counsel with Dupont or bend Roosevelt's ear, they represent a perfection in training that has gone far in maintaining Harvard's greatness as a university.
Yet if ever there was an ignored stepchild, the Law School is one. Once we leave the impeccable faculty, the scene is dismal. Austin Hall is a dingy relic, its classrooms ill-lighted, its accommodations cramped. Hastings is a typical New York tenement; Perkins, a cell block. Even so, they can house only a minority of the students. There are absolutely no dining facilities. We visit the A.A. during the Fall--after purchasing student books--and are handed seats (week after week) in the recesses of the Colonnades. Should we complain, one of their impolite minions snaps back that Harvard "isn't your team."
In short, it was quite unbelievable when Rumor danced about with news of Hemenway. It would fill a great need, by affording the students an opportunity to exercise without a fifteen-minute walk to the overcrowded Gym. And now come the other tidings, that we have only six of the twelve squash courts, limited hours for basketball, etc. It seems to me that the Crimson is in a unique position to talk up for Harvard's Oliver Twist. J. A. Donovan 2L.
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