To the Editor of the CRIMSON:
In the Boston Globs of yesterday appeared the following news item: A group of 50 students and alumni gathered in Emerson Hall Harvard Yard yesterday afternoon protest the award of an honorary degree tomorrow at the Harvard Commend cement to Lord Halifax, British Ambassador to the United States. The meeting was sponsored by Profession Frederick Merk, Francis O, Matthiessen, and Wendell, Furry of the Harvard Faculty, and Raymond Dennett graduate secretary of P.B.H."
There is an error in the statement which may be merely a reporter's slip, which I wish the CRIMSON would do nice the favor of correcting, The meeting which I was asked to sponsor and agreed to sponsor was one which was to have as its topic of discussion, "The Future of Labor in the U.S." The meeting was not held, as stated above, "to protest the award of an honorary degree," for any remarks which were made by speakers at this meeting regarding Lord Halifax the sponsors of the meeting cannot, of course, be responsible, I wish to add that Professor Furry and Mr. Raymond Dennett, the only other sponsors whom I have been able to reach, concur with me in this statement. Frederick Merk, Professor of History.