In every period of national importance, there are men who have achieved distinction who become entangled in embarrassing situations beyond their control, of which they often become the innocent victims.
Such was the case last week of Professor Hart. Because of no fault on his part, his name was connected with those of certain individuals who were supposed to be pro-German before America's entrance into the war. It is gratifying to learn that Professor Hart had the opportunity of appearing before the Senate Committee, and that he convinced them that there was no foundation for any charge of pro-Germanism on his part.
Throughout the unfortunate incident the University has had the same confidence in him that Colonel Roosevelt expressed in his recent telegram--"In all the United States there has been no more single-minded, aggressively loyal, and deeply practical American than you throughout your life have proven yourself to be."