SANE Navigational Policy, Corruption In Government, the 'Daily Princetonian'



To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

I happened to pick up a copy of the CRIMSON the other day (issue of Oct. 26) and was struck by an article which I would have found ludicrous in almost any other place except Boston, namely the article quoting the Harvard Government professor as stating that ocrruption is not only inevitable but enviable in government, and that bribery is a modern necessity. Bribery, to me, has always represented greed and avarioe and cowardice, greed on the part of the taker, and cowardice on the part of the giver, since it effectively buys his desired ends without ever exposing them to the public eye, much less to the "reasonable discussion" mentioned by Edward C. Banfield, professor of Government as occasionally engaged in by political officials.

Nere and some of the other erased emperors hired poets and singers to extol the virtues of their madness, perhaps Boston city government can pat themselves on the back for having effectively provided themselves with the same, and, at a great savings to the taxpayer since his salary is being paid by a private institution. What next -- a class in Corrupt Practices I-A? Terry M. Bennet, 2 Med.

To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

The sailors on our ship--that of Messrs. Khinoy, Fresco, Bulliet, and Scott--had better focus their spyglasses before they start building lifeboats. For it's not leeberge, we're worried about, but another ship which is, in the eyes of our sailors, continually encroaching on our rightful waters. Of course, both vessels carry an overwhelming complement of hair-triggered cannon.

Now our mate pushes for a mass life-boat program and, since our crew is seriously frightened of the other ship, the lifeboats are built.

Meanwhile, someone on one ship or the other has tossed a tomato onto the other deck, and soon our crewmen are being actively besieged by tomatoes. Our mate is incensed, "Provocation, aggression!" he screams, and the crew sets up an uproar about "standing firm" and "teaching those hoodlums a lesson" and "we're ready for anything." Another tomato splats in front of our mate and we open fire, Immediately the other ship returns the barrage. When the dust clears, it is apparent that both ships are sinking.

Some of the sailors who reach the lifeboats, concerned about there being enough room for them, outlans the rest.

After several weeks on the open sea the survivors reach a small desert island and die in agonized thirst.

To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

A single example will easily demonstrate the extent of distortion and illogic in the letter by the Committee for a Sane Navigational Policy:

The many happy and successful voyages of the TITANIC were permitted by just the careful preparation so scorned by the CSNP. Far from making Navigators of that great ship negligent in their duties, or creating a false illusion security, the enormous power of TITANIC, and its excellent prepare for any catastrophe, rather made its pilots of the more aware of their responsibility and dangers. And when, after so many perfect crossings (and despite the eternal watchfullness of the Navigators), a particularly malicious iceberg struck Titanic; even then the trust of the passengers was not in vain. For the powerful ship was hardly damaged by the blow, and the passengers, who (to be twice cure) had calmly boarded the life he were easily rescued.

The lucky passengers or the TITANIC will forever be thankful that their ship was strong, and their life boats ready for any emergency.

To the Editors of the CRIMSON: