Yesterday the New York Post’s gossip column Page Six reported on the annual meeting of the Yale Club, where some members aren’t too happy about all the tatterdemalions running amok. Writes the paper:
One member wrote in a letter to the club, “A horrifying example of this denouement, this sad decline in the atmosphere and spirit of the club, occurred on September 5 in the men’s locker room. A young man (a Yale law student) was wearing a tee shirt emblazoned in large letters with: ‘F - - k Forever.’ I was shocked and told him that it was offensive and inappropriate; that this was a club for ladies and gentlemen. He smirked. Why was he allowed through the front door? Why did those on duty at the desk at the locker room allow him to enter? Why was he allowed to walk around the club dressed as such? Is there no decency at the club anymore, no class? Will the management be held accountable (and members)?”
Even worse, the barbarians are flooding the club both from within and without. Continues the Post:
The member also states that security is lax and “anyone who wishes may enter the club,” adding that Marvin Berenblum, CEO of National Executive Service Corps, recently had his briefcase stolen in the lounge by “two young, slovenly dressed teenagers in dirty cutoff jeans. Why were they let in downstairs?”
Vanity Fair weighs in on the matter here.
Whether this development is the result of J. Press’ lack of influence has yet to be determined. — CC