By: Ben Kaufman  | 

In the Editor's Mail Box (Vol.1, Issue 5)

Dear Sir: 

In the last few issues of The Commentator, much dust was raised about the new business school and all in all the Yeshiva Administration was critically censured for failing to measure up to its expectations. Reluctant to consider the practical value of their manifold arguments, not deigning to apprehend the present “un”-Yeshiva attitude of the administration as something indispensable, a mighty condemnation was thrust from all sides. 

Now, allow me to turn the tables for a moment. Viewing our scholastic year retrospectively, at this pertinent moment, we recollect that two cardinal “planks” in Mr. P. W. W. Petegorsky’s platform, at election time, were: the “Book Exchange” to facilitate the encumbrance of old books end the securing of new books, and eminent men to lecture for the student body. The President, at the last student assembly last semester, went s0 far as to say that the students: would be surprised at the roster of authorities from all walks of life — emphasizing that these men would be outstanding representatives in their respective fields, not tyros — scheduled to address us. 

Unfortunately, the first “plank” must have rotted away and gone the way of all lumber, for we were not eased in any way. Some of us still have our old books and those who sold theirs were greatly inconvenienced. Dr. Rosenberg is racking his brain now to provide books cheaply, and their early arrival for next year’s class. Were there a well-established “Book Exchange,” would all this have to be?

Closing with a fervent wish for each and everyone’s welfare. I remain,

C.K. B., Spirit of St. Louis

Ben Kaufman.