To the Editor of the Crimson:
Too many people are content to do their thinking in a false security behind the Maginot line of established prejudice. The academic sensibilities of Mr. Edward C. Weren '42 are shocked by the fact that the Fine Arts Department is to cooperate with other departments in offering a course in the art of camouflage. He may find solace in the realization that others before him have been disturbed by the refusal of human beings to "stay put" in the comfortably derogatory classifications which their critics have invented for the sake of bolstering the critics own self-confidence. Competence, unfortunately for Mr. Weren, is where you find it, and you have to keep looking. Too many are led astray by those neat maps of the universe provided by a priori assumption. Twelve more years may teach Mr. Weren that however he may choose to classify people they are not likely to share his beautiful dream that they, and not he, are asleep.
The pall that hung over the Fogg has been lifted for some time, but it has apparently descended upon Mr. Weren, since he is content to continue carrying around his old prejudices. It is experience with the cold and cruel world that has cut the long hair of traditional thinking from the Fogg. If Mr. Weren will come over we will endeavor to help him with his. Frederick R. Grace '30 Instructor in Fine Arts
Ed. note: Lt-Col. Homer Saint-Gaudens, Harvard-educated head of the camouflage branch of the office of the chief of engineers, said in an article in the Military Engineer that the best camouflage officers, the ones who direct the workers, are "young erstwhile architects." The Boston Traveler