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The Crime



We have decided to disclose the correspondence that has passed between ourselves and a House Master concerning coming subscription.

Our form letter to the Faculty began.

"As an officer of the University you become one of a group with unlimited responsibility. You are in the forefront in the development of manhood. You guide the youths who in their turn inherit the position of leadership. It is up to you to keep in touch with these students--to know what they do and what they think. They have their own particular tendencies and the smart man is he who can direct the natural force and not curb nor oppose it. But first he must understand the students."

We thought this was pretty swell, a sure boomerang in fact, until we received the following reply yesterday:

Dear Sirs:

Since reading the first paragraph of your form letter, I begin to realize the momentous responsibility a House Master incurs.

I hasten to send you my subscription to the CRIMSON. Every morning after breakfast I shall read it carefully in the hope of finding something that will help me to understand the mysterious recesses in the minds of my boys."

Now, we wonder.

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