A Plea for Accuracy.
To the Editors of the CRIMSON:
I cannot see how any student in the University, any alumnus, or any person in the country, can fail to sympathize with the CRIMSON in its stand on accuracy as shown in the editorial in the issue for January 12th. At a critical period such as this there is no quality so important as accuracy. One slight misstatement may lead to a great deal of trouble. Consequently no person should be so carefully and painstakingly accurate as the editor of a journal such as the "Nation." Unfortunately, Mr. Villard has not exhibited this quality, and still more unfortunately, Mr. Villard is not the only inac- curate editor of such journals. If the "New Republic," the "Nation" and such publications would at least attempt accuracy in one or two of their statements there would be less unrest in the country.
Let us follow the lead of the CRIMSON, then, and take up "accuracy" as a slogan. R. WAIT '23