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It is much to be regretted that the article in the last issue of the Advocate regarding the management of Memorial partook so much of the nature of a violent personal attack upon the steward. Whatever may be said of Mr. Balch in his capacity as steward, he is, so far as we know, a perfectly honorable man, and therefore incapable of wittingly serving to boarders at Memorial meat which was tainted or unfit to eat. If the contrary is true, and can be proved by our contemporary, we will admit ourselves to be mistaken, and commend the article in question as timely and just. Until this is done, however, we will give Mr. Balch the benefit of the doubt, and assume that, if tainted meat was brought into the hall, it was the result of an oversight and not an intentional act. Now as to the poor service complained of: There is no question but there is an immense chance for improvement in these two respects. We trust that Mr. Balch will profit by the criticism offered, harsh though it were, and endeavor by removing these causes of complaint to secure the support of all fair-minded men of the association.

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