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To the Editor of the CRIMSON:
There can be no objection to the action of the graduate trustees of the Harvard Lampoon in requesting the resignation of the three principal officers of the Lampoon and in padlocking the building as a punishment to the Lampoon for the publication of its recent issue.
As a former member of the Lampoon, I feel that it should be noted, in fairness to certain of the individuals resigned, that they were not all editors of the paper and were not in any way personally responsible for the material which appeared in the paper. Definite duties were assigned them which had nothing whatever to do with the editorial policy or make-up of the paper, and I understand two of them never saw the proof prior to publication. The newspapers and the public have been allowed to assume that the men who have resigned were primarily responsible for the publication of the paper. This letter is written to correct that impression--an impression which is manifestly unfair to certain of the boys concerned. F. Stacy Holmes '31.