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February 5, 1938


JAMA. 1938;110(6):457. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790060049018

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To the Editor:—  My attention has been called to an editorial comment appearing on page 132 of the January 8 issue of The Journal. This item refers to and quotes from a statement of one of the Cornell trustees—Mr. Babcock, representing the New York State Grange—with regard to federal pressure on the administration of the state colleges here at Cornell. This statement was an expression of Mr. Babcock's own views. I enclose a letter written by Dean Ladd of the State College of Agriculture to Governor Lehman expressing contrary views, which are clearly, in my opinion, better informed and more fully in accord with the facts. I take it for granted that you will wish to give the same kind of publicity to the statement by Dean Ladd that you have given to that by Mr. Babcock.Edmund E. Day, Ithaca, N. Y.President, Cornell University.

Note:—  The statement of

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