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To the Editor of the Crimson:
I cannot but think, out of charity to the Crimson, that your recent editorial. "Harvardman Speaks," was written with a view towards your new idea of provoking student opinion on current events. Yet even such a kind explanation is little excuse for such a silly and unreasoning diatribe against the President of the United States.
One refrains from buying the Boston American to avoid such biased and stupid criticisms but it would seem that the spirits of Hearst and the Liberty League had entered even the august walls of Harvard and had prostituted the heretofore sane and unprejudiced editorial policy of the Crimson to their purposes.
It is not necessary to be a champion of Roosevelt to deplore such vicious attacks. At best you have produced an editorial which is certain to cause a great amount of comment. At worst you have produced an editorial which I, for one, would be ashamed to see reprinted in any other newspaper as representative of Harvard opinion or of the sort of education which Harvard gives.
If sincere, the editorial is sufficient proof of the author's contention that Harvard does not always educate its students. Hysterical intolerance has no kinship with true education. H. R. Byers '36
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