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(Ed. Note--The Crimson does not necessarily endorse opinions expressed in printed communications. No attention will be paid to anonymous letters and only under special conditions at the request of the writer will names be withheld.)

To the Editor of the CRIMSON:

We desire to thank the CRIMSON for reminding us that "any question of morality inevitably means a moral issue, not an absolute moral truth". But we feel that there is an inadvertent mistake in elementary philosophy in its editorial use.

In a clash of systematic moralities, a moral question is quite debatable,--what is 'good' to the Christian may well be 'evil' to the Neitschean. But when related to the standards of a specific moral code, a situation either conforms or it does not. Harvard has forever identified herself with a specific code, one which signifies enlightenedness, generous and fine sportsmanship, and pioneering in social progress.

When every one of these tenets has been flagrantly violated, it is not only justifiable but imperative that some action be taken. In the case of the Widener scrubwomen, the violation involved discrepancies in money as well as conduct. Only by repairing both can the incident be made to conform to Harvard decency and morality.

The Harvard Square Deal Association. T. E. Dudley 21.

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