The sundering of that former close bond of amity which bound the president of the Army League of the United States, Mr. Joseph Leiter, to his honorary vice-president, Mr. Theodore Roosevelt, may strike some patriotic souls with a cold-water dash. Both of them are Harvard men, neither one typical, for Harvard has no type. Mr. Leiter wields a great deal of financial power. Mr. Roosevelt, as is well known, wields a great deal of political power. And finances and politics are important influences in our American life, even in time of war. It is pitiable that two such leaders should fall at outs and air their repartee through the cold medium of the press.
As an entirely impartial and purposely noncommittal court, we might say that the honors between our two distinguished graduates were about even, although those honors, in so far as they descended into personalities, were not so great.