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The Mail


To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

I would like to thank Mr. Nash for his fine defense of the H.A.A. and Frank Lunden. The irrefutable factual approach was really magnificent. Take, for instance, his argument against there being any graft in the H.A.A. Mr. Nash says, "Of course, this point is ridiculous, and I won't consider it further." What logic!

And as for the delay in distributing tickets for the hockey games, we are informed that this delay "is a normal device of good business." This is due to the necessity of printing, counting, and sorting the tickets. This all sounds quite well until we go back a year. In the CRIMSON of Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1961, with regard to the Yale swim meet, Mr. Frank Lunden said there was "no way of knowing" how many tickets were sold to undergraduates. This in spite of all the counting and sorting that the conscientious H.A.A. has done.

Mr. Nash says that he is surprised "that no one has ever bothered to thank Frank Lunden for the fine job he and his staff are doing . . . ." I now refer to the CRIMSON of Friday, Nov. 13, 1953. This same Mr. Frank Lunden admitted saving blocks of tickets for some of the final clubs. Mr. Lunden said, "A few clubs asked for this accommodation at the beginning of the year and I gave it. I only considered it a slight generosity." And in the CRIMSON of Tuesday, Feb. 28, 1961, with regard to the discomforts suffered by students waiting in line for three hours or more to get Yale swim meet tickets, our friend Mr. Lunden said, "We did not ask them to come around...."

And finally I wish to consider the fine logic that Mr. Nash used to defend the alumni getting half of the tickets. His logic is that they have paid for a major portion of the buildings and athletic facilities so they are entitled to half of the tickets to the games. By his logic we should leave open half of the room space for the alumni as they paid for that, too. I think it's fine to reserve a few tickets for alumni, but only a few. I'm of the old-fashioned belief that the facilities of the University, including seats at the games, are for the undergraduate. . . . Dan Efroymoon

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