For the past few years under the joint auspices of the Y. M. C. A. and the Y. W. C. A. of the College a small handbook has been published to aid the Freshmen. Information helpful to each year's newcomers is contained in it, as well as facts useful to upper-classmen. The last edition witnessed a decided change in the character of the hook. The size was noticeably decreased and the contents condensed. No advertisements appeared within its covers, as a result of a new policy adopted by the editorial staff. Merchants were found to be unwilling to invest so much in advertising of this sort, and the staff, appreciating that the Exponent and Grindstone were going to need support, as well as would other college papers, decided to eliminate ads rather than jeopardize the financial resources of the other publications, or make more difficult their tasks.