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To The Editor of the CRIMSON:

In view of the extra-legal "weight of tradition" which by his own statement was an important factor in Mr. Playfair's peculiar recount of the ballots in the recent elections for Senior Marshals it would seem proper to inquire whether or not he had the authority of the Student Council for his actions subsequent to the original count. It would also be interesting to inquire just what Mr. Gibbs, originally co-responsible, had to do. If anything, with recounting, publicizing, and justifying the affair.

Since the question of motive comes so strongly to the fore and since the whole council is indirectly. Implicated, the two Juniors having acted as members and representatives of that body, would it be playing fair to suggest that both men tender their "conditional" resignations, pending an investigation of the matter and an assignment of responsibility? I feel that if would be only fair to themselves and to the council that they do this. I think there are many other undergraduates who feel the same way about it Samuel T. Orton, Jr. 35.

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