|THE STANFORD DAILY||TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1930||VOLUME 77, NUMBER 33|
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Because of the large number of letters received in connection with the Axe controversy, it is impossible to run them all at once. The communications not appearing today will be printed as quickly as space permit.)
The Editor, Sir:
Stanford's axe is back!
Now that it is recovered by the grace of God and Robert Loofbourow, let's keep it!
So-called moulders of campus opinion are attempting to push the student body into a "goodwill" policy of "give 'em the axe."
Let's just hand it to them!
After years of staying in California armored cars and bank vaults it is to be placed on a platter as the spoils of the next Big Game. We don't think.
The Stanford axe was originally intended as a symbol for the axe yell. It is as much Stanford property as the Golden Bear is California's.
We should carry out the plans of the originators and keep Stanford's axe as Stanford's own.
Let's not put the handle in Cal's hand, but the blade in her neck.