Yale, still a newcomer to the scholastic world, has been acting up again. Simply because six Canadians on skates managed to put a little rubber puck into a cage with sticks five times to the Blue's twice, one thousand undergraduates violated eleven statutes of the Connecticut Penal Code. Harvard on the same evening let another group of Canadians romp over them eleven times to the Crimson's once, and the Square remained so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
Outmoded is the fashion here, but Harvard also was young once. Not within the memory of the present generation, of course, but the Oldest Inhabitant can tell you about a real winter disturbance, how some gay, young blades pulled the horses out of horse-cars shortly after the Depression of 1837.
But this very weekend at New Haven, says the Associated Press, "students began pushing parked cars into the streets and at one point a box used to store sand was overturned, and a free-for-all sand fight started." Now, in their immaturity, these Elis were striking at the very root of two hallowed institutions: the WPA sand pile project and the old New Haven custom of parking on the side-walk.
As a matter of fact, if Yale doesn't watch out, somebody is going to take some sort of action. Indeed it is high time that Yale students take cognizance of the famed "mere presence" clause. Harvard authorities will not stand for any more nonsense, and a copy of the following will be sent to all Yale undergraduates in due time:
"A student who is guilty of an offense against law and order will have his connections with the University severed, and the mere presence of a student in a disturbance may result in disciplinary action."