Conant Unable To Arrive At Decision on Monument

Confers With Coolidge But Final Case Left to Corporation

A statement from President Conant late-yesterday indicated that he and Charles A. Coolidge '81, of the Coolidge, Shepley, Bullfinch and Abbott firm, were unable to come to an agreement on the placing of the James A. Shannon memorial shaft on Soldiers Field. Coolidge, whose firm designed the stone, is understood to favor a position next to the Haughton Memorial, where attempts at setting up a preliminary foundation were frustrated Monday by Dennis Enright, superintendent of the Field.

The University Hall communique stated that the question was still being investigated by University authorities, and that at the proper time it would be referred to the President and Fellows of the College for final decision.