The communications which appeared in these columns yesterday and today can not be overlooked. Mr. Matsuno's letter of appreciation found as much welcome in our hearts as Mr. Allport's reply arouses approval. We are deeply conscious of the necessity of a mutual trust between Japan and the United States, as well as of the opportunity which the students of this great empire offers us in their presence here. If they have felt a coldness on the part of the Americans, it is due neither to a lack of appreciation nor a disregard of the honor they grant us. They have ever treated us with the most marked courtesy; so that without a personal acquaintance we know them to be gentlemen.
What has been said concerning the Japanese students can be said with equal truth about the Siamese and Chinese. The Far East has sent many men to Harvard since the war closed European universities. Since the great barrier raised by the Bolsheviki at the Ural Mountains has bound us still more closely to these people, no such chance as this should be ignored to place relations upon the most cordial basis. The friendships formed in college today will develop into international friendships of tomorrow.