"Long Have I Served . . ."

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To the Editor of the CRIMSON:

Allow me to applaud your editorial position opposing military training as a part of a liberal education. Having been for four years an officer in such military organizations, I believe I can say that they have a very malicious effect on the mind of the student when it is in its formative stage, particularly in teaching the "inevitability of war." The student is taught to take war as a normal part of life: the efforts to rid the world of this scourge are seldom mentioned.

As the proponents of the Kellogg Pact, what are the other nations to think of our continual preparation for war? Granting the necessity of a small standing army for the present. I deny the necessity of militarizing our educational institutions. Sincerely yours.   Arthur E. White 31.