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To the Editor of the CRIMSON:

It has always been, in my recollection, the policy of the Harvard CRIMSON to present a fair average view of Harvard opinion. Nothing could be more unfortunate than the failure of the CRIMSON to preserve this tradition now when the University is faced with one of the most serious decisions of its history.

The present editorial board of the CRIMSON may be so unanimous in its approval of the proposed division into colleges that it is unwilling to admit to its news and editorial columns even the mildest criticism of that phase of the Student Report, even the vaguest suggestion that the whole of our student body and the whole of intelligent out side opinion does not partake equally of the CRIMSON's enthusiasm for this new proposal. But at least the "Communications" column should be open to expressions of the opposite point of view.

That it has contained no such expressions leads one to the assumption that there is no opposition here to the introduction of the college system. Yet every one knows that this is not the case. The present writer has seen addressed to the CRIMSON criticisms of the college plan not below the average level of your published correspondence either in literary grace or in logical acumen. These communications were submitted to you in the proper manner, but they never appeared in your columns.

An ancient well-wisher of the CRIMSON would like to attribute this neglect rather to excess of enthusiasm and lack of thought, than to any deliberate attempt to confuse and mislead your readers. Perhaps it is not yet too late to rectify your omission. I trust that this letter, at least, may find a place in your paper. Very sincerely yours,   Garrett Mattingly '23.

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