Pro-nazi Letter Stirs Protests in Syracuse

The appearance of the Hitler issue on the Syracuse University campus which was raised last week by the publication of a letter in the Daily Orange, college paper, from John S. Hamilton to Dean Karl C. Leebrick of the College of Liberal Arts, in which he praises tactics of the Nazis, brought such a storm of protest from townsmen and the students themselves that today the issue was renewed in the same paper.

The answer appeared in a special editorial from under the caption of “Hamilton and Hitler.” The editorial board claims that seldom have campus and city worked themselves up to such a pitch of letter writing. Indignation, charges of ignorance and imbecility have been expressed. Dean Leebrick has been censored for making the letter public. The Daily Orange has been criticized for publishing such “dangerous” ideas.

The flood of protests, says the staff, which have poured into our office since the appearance of Professor Hamilton’s letter must certainly indicate how deeply anti-Fascist hatred has burned into American attitude.

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