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The Important Facts


(The Crimson invites all men in the University to submit signed communications of timely interest. It assumes no responsibility, however, for sentiments expressed under this head and reserves the right to exclude any whose publication would be palpably inappropriate.)

To the Editor of the CRIMSON: (also to those interested in Liberal Clubs, Progressive Clubs, Conservative Clubs.)

Mr. X Harvard '94 while in college was a debater and organizer of Republican Clubs. A few years after he had graduated he had a chance to run for mayor of a great city. The rival candidate was not a college graduate. Mr. X decided that politics were too dirty--that he was not crooked enough to be mayor and that he would go into the automobile business.

Mr. Y Harvard '96 like Mr. X was a politician while in college. After he graduated he fell in love. In order to get enough money to marry he sold cotton.

Mr. T. R. Harvard '80 was a politician before and after his degree. He was an exception.

The purpose of this communication is not to urge the "brave young men of our great Universities to enter politics", it is to point out the silliness of airing socialistic reforms or conservative doctrines in a comfortable room with pleasant people by man who, when he has graduated, will say. "I'll take this good job that is offered me now--and go into politics later--sometime--perhaps."

The same person when he is a prosperous business man forty years old will demand indignantly, "Why do the politics of America all belong to the Argentines, the Armenians and the Greeks?" CURTIS NELSON '24

December 6, 1922.

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