The dognapping at New Haven, suspected by the Yale possessors of Handsome Dan, II, bulldog mascot, to be the work of Harvard wretches attempting reprisal for the theft of the Lampoon's Ibis has, in the argot of crime, a number of angles. First of all, the Harvards went and lifted a section of the historic Yale fence from Pach's photographic studio. Then the Ibis disappeared. Now Yale's favorite fido has vanished, and it only requires a little Imagination to foresee the time when Chauncey Tinker may disappear from his suite in Harkness or Professor John Livingston Lowes is seen being whisked down Mount Auburn Street in a high-powered car which the police are unable to trace. These academic reprisals have practically unlimited potentialities.
On the other hand, it is possible that Handsome Dan, II can take care of himself. In a broadcast appeal his Yale friends have requested that his captors, whoever they may be, feed him on nothing but red meat. And it seems to us that the fine Italian hand of an Eli Machiavelli becomes visible. We never yet heard of a Yale bulldog fed for any appreciable length of time on raw beef that needed any sympathy. The Yales may have been able with impunity to kidnap a poor defenceless stuffed Ibis, but we shall be surprised if in a short time Handsome Dan, II doesn't show up with the seat of some Harvard pants in his teeth. --New York Herald Tribune.