This is the yell that has been haunting Southwest Conference teams for years.
According to SI, " Harvard, a man's school, claims the oldest college cheer in the country, its 'regular cheer,' which consists of three ' Harvards' long drawn out, followed by seven 'rahs' and a 'fight, team, fight.' " Could you tell me when this was changed from nine "rahs" followed by " Harvard, Harvard, Harvard"?
Perhaps your president, an old pupil of mine in Boston Latin School, can furnish the information. I think Roy Larsen will remember the old cheer as I do.
ALBERT F. REED
Wellesley Hills, Mass.
? Roy Larsen, President of Time Inc., recalls Mr. Reed with pleasure and remembers the words of Cicero: "Scitis omnes, quantam vim habet ad conjugendas amicitias, studiorum ac naturae similitudo," but in the matter of the old cheer is obliged to admit with Virgil that "fugit interea, fugit irreparabile tempus."—ED.