Letter, G.W.A. Luckey to Mr. Fee

Title

Letter, G.W.A. Luckey to Mr. Fee

Subject

Trials
World War, 1914-1918
Luckey, George Washington Andrew, 1855-1933

Description

G.W. A Luckey wrote to Mr. Fee attempting to explain the meaning of the statements he made in a forum, which resulted in the questioning of his loyalty.

Publisher

Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries

Date

1918, Jan. 8

Rights

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Language

eng

Text

January 8, 1918
Dear Mr. Fee:
As near as I can recall the exact statement made in my discussion at the Open Forum and which is now in controversy, it was as follows:
Criticising [sic] a school system in which one part of the people do the thinking and another part the toiling (bidding), I said it is not the dictator but the system that I dislike. “If I must live under a Kaiser I would as leave – no I would not – but I was about to say that I would leave that his name be Kaiser Wilhelm as Kaiser Theodore”.
I can not be sure that these are my exact words, but I am sure I did not use the word nearly or almost. I was not comparing men but principles. It seemed to me that De. Gratz came the nearest interpreting my true thot [sic].
It is interesting to see how variant our interpretation of a thot [sic] given three weeks before.
(Signed) G.W.A. Luckey.

Files

luckey letter.jpg

Citation

“Letter, G.W.A. Luckey to Mr. Fee,” Nebraska U, accessed October 15, 2018, http://unlhistory.unl.edu/items/show/194.