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Dr. Arlie V. Bock
Hygiene Building, Harvard
Dear Mr. Bock,--
You have probably heard about my difficulty, and I hope you won't mind me taking the liberty of writing you. I'm afraid I am a case of maladjustment or something. It has just come on recently, and I never had any trouble before. In college I never got amnesia or even fainting spells. I never even considered such a stunt as I recently read about of one of your boys paddling to Florida in a canoe, Have you had any luck with later life maladjustments? Very sincerely, Harold A. Gorilla '29.
Mr. Wm. J. Bingham, Director of Athletics
Dear Mr. Bingham,
Boy oh boy oh boy, Bill, I've got you a triple threat! And is he a corker! He's kind of old, but he's still got plenty of football left in him. He has played on about every semi-pre outfit around here (but he's smart enough to know how to be an amateur when the occasion demands, Bill) and he's burned up every league he's ever been in. There is the usual catch in this case, Bill, as in every other, viz, the boy's a little dumb, in fact he is awful dumb. What will we do? What will we do? Write me quick, because I've got to sign him up quick. You must know some way of getting him in and once we do we'll keep him there somehow. I asked him if he'd like to play for Harvard, and he said, "Awforcrowmikesure," which just shows his enthusiasm. Best, Butch Peterson ocC.
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Pres. Jas. B. Conant
Dear Dr. Conant,
I have been reading a good deal about your National Scholarship plan and also your plan for "limited enrollment." To put it frankly, Dr. Conant. I'm sort of griped. My friend Mr. Littauer just gave you something pretty big, I'm told, and my aunt Mrs. Nieman also contributed in a small way. I've also done my part, I think, since I've supported a whole flock of scholarships. What I'm coming to is where does my son Pete come in? I naturally want him to go to Harvard and follow in my footsteps in the higher income brackets. Are you going to exclude him? I hope not, because he's really a peach. I remain, R. Van Revaler '01