TO THE EDITORS OF THE CRIMSON:-
WE wish to call attention to the offensive character of an article in the last Advocate called "The Literary Set," and signed "Rac." As editors of a college paper, and some of those against whom the attack is aimed, we resent the slurs which the writer has seen fit to use. Were not the article in such bad taste, its weakness would prevent it from attracting any notice, but as it is it should not be allowed to pass by in silence. We are surprised that the editors of the Advocate should have published a production which has given just offence to so many men, and was so palpably vulgar. If "Rac" wished to show how far he was removed from those at whom he aims his sarcasm, he has succeeded, for few readers of his article would accuse him of being a member of any literary set, even of a sham one.
W., X., Y., & Z, '80.