The American section of the new world map, in which countries will be drawn on the same scale, that the relative size and characteristics of each may be shown, is progressing rapidly under the direction of the United States geological survey. Nine of the fifty-two sheets, each representing eighty-six thousand four hundred square miles, have been completed and surveyors and cartographers are working on the others, which, it is said, will be issued rapidly. The work is part of an international movement by nine of the more important government, to each of which has been allotted a part of the world's surface for mapping. The scale of the map—one to one million—gives it its name—the international one-millionth map—and geographers say that it is the greatest step forward ever taken in their science and in cartography.

The corporation of Harvard College has voted that all Cambridge boys who come from high schools, and whose parents are unable to pay the tuition fee, are to be exempt from it during the freshman year; that, subject to the approval of the dean of the summer school, rates charged in the summer school shall be reduced for all Cambridge teachers; that all university athletic fields in Cambridge are to be offered as playgrounds to children in Cambridge during the summer, in so far, as is practicable; that, upon request of the city, made to the president of the univeristy, and with his approval, that expert advice on municipal affairs of the city, within reasonable limits, will be given gratuitously by members of the faculty.

April 1, 1911

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