Letters: Morituri


In speaking of David Starr Jordan's pacifism in 1917, TIME said (June 8), that "In New Haven, Yale students hooted and jeered him." I was present at the meeting he held there, and this statement is not so. It is true that there were rumors of disturbance before the meeting. On the afternoon of it the Student Council posted signs about the campus urging fair play. This was observed. The meeting began in Lampson Lyceum. Jordan entered with Professor William Lyon Phelps who courageously had promised to introduce him. As they mounted...

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