National Affairs: Harvard Hoax

Last March a Harvard undergraduate who signed himself "R. P. L., Secretary of the Lowell House Committee" sat down and wrote a letter to President Roosevelt. He wanted to know if the President would allow him to name the bells in Lowell House tower the "Roosevelt Carillon." The President dictated a letter of acceptance to the house master of Lowell House, his old friend and former teacher Dr. Julian Lowell Coolidge, to which Professor Coolidge replied: "Dear Franklin: "Your nice letter of March twentieth perturbed me greatly, the one clear point being that...

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