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Last night when Colonel "Charlie" got up to speak at his dinner, he still looked as if he were going to bawl, "Break it up, boys, or certain parties will be involved . . ." Instead, he told Harvard in a few simple words that his days of service here are nearing their end. Harvard likes the Colonel, likes the way he has quietly gone about creating Harvard legends--from his finagling with the Sacred Cod of Massachusetts, to the installment of his pet fountains in the Yard. Last night Harvard did its bit in recognition of these and other achievements of the Colonel. But a dinner is not sufficient. No, there is one final gesture that we must make, and it is little enough. The Crimson herewith nominates Charles R. Apted as the first full General in Harvard history.

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