To the Editor of the CRIMSON:
Dear Sir,--As an undergraduate I feel it my duty to comment upon the recent communication of Mr. Jentsch. It was on the understanding that Great Britain and the United States would protect her from Germany, that France consented to less stringent terms than she would otherwise have demanded. America, by refusing to ratify the League of Nations, and England, by exerting her policy of self-interest and balance of power, have both played her false, and when she cannot trust her allies, we cannot expect her to trust her enemy. With the very existence of the nation at stake, France must act firmly.
Whatever the validity of Mr. Jentsch's arguments, however, undergraduate opinion will not tolerate such rudeness toward an older man and an honored guest of the University, as pervades the tone of his letter. The following quotation exhibits an attitude with which Harvard has little sympathy. "I proved that your other statements were just as misinforming as the one refuted here." If he is attempting to convince the University of the correctness of the German point of view, Mr. Jentsch would do better to employ more courteous methods.
Doubtless the CRIMSON debated the advisability of printing Mr. Jentsch's communication, and I believe that it erred in its final judgment.