FOOTNOTES

The Mail

To the Editors of the CRIMSON:

Interested and disturbed, naturally, by your entire report of the attack upon a University policeman by a "rowdy local youth," I am bothered also by a detail of this news item. Speaking of the officer's refusal to comment on the incident, your reporter closes his account by writing "freshmen who witnessed the incident insisted on all three points." Why did the freshmen not help the policeman when he needed help? I am reminded of the 28 or more people who watched a girl being murdered in Queens a few months ago and who did not even take the trouble to yell at the murderer, much less to help the girl or to call the police. Thomas J. Wilson   Director, Harvard University Press