The Yale man who wrote up Harvard for Life did a somewhat snappier job than the Official Register. Few Harvard men knew before that English A themes are due daily, or that Eliot is the most desirable House, and still less have ever seen the inside of the Germanic Museum. John Harvard made the front page for the first time in three hundred years, and the College was given some comment in the back part of an issue featuring Dissenters and Prison Athletics. The lower loft front corner of Widener was displayed in all its majestic glory, and a view of a Sophomore on a date with a one year old was included. However, most Harvard men didn't get their pictures in.
Nevertheless, the article will probably not make as good an impression of Yassar and Wellesley as the undergraduate body had hoped. The Harvard man in Life's interpretation doesn't do much more in a day's work than smile through a cordial bull-session and gape at the Eliot House Tower. A more virile portrayal would have been preferable. There should have been a shot of the football squad or the crew licking Yale, to remind our public that we can do it. Or, failing this, the magazine could have casually slipped in a few views of a brawny Harvard stag line. Nor will the statement that the local boys don't speak until introduced encourage prospective Harvard fans at female institutions; a correction should feature a picture of the Student Union's annual stag dance at Mem Hall.