7 COMMENCEMENT RIOT PRISONERS PARDONED

11 KARLSRUHE PRISONERS FOUND GUILTY AT SAME TIME

While Governor Ely was giving out pardons to six men and one woman for participation in the Anti-Nazi demonstration in Harvard Square at the Harvard Commencement last June, 11 other persons were being found guilty by a jury in the Suffolk Superior Court of inciting a riot at the Charleston Yard against the German ship Karlsruhe stopping there.

The demonstration that took place during the Harvard commencement was aroused in protest against the presence of Ernst F. S. Hanfstaengl '09, Hitler's publicity agent, at the exercises being held then. The seven freed by Governor Ely yesterday had been sentenced to six months hard labor at the Middlesex House of Correction and fined $20 each on October 23, in spite of pleas for clemency on the part of Harvard students, and of President Conant himself.