M.I.T. Men Fined for Trying To Fly Red Flag on DAR Pole
Two M.I.T. students were fined $10 each in East Cambridge Court Friday for trying to raise a home-made Communist flag on the Daughters of the American Revolution monument in Harvard Square. The attempt came just before the start of the Patriots Day exercises.
Judge Arthur P. Stone '93 told the pair, "This is the sort of thing which thoughtless young men start and which later gets out of control." The two students, Stanley A. Hoff and Raymond M. Swensen, Jr., pleaded guilty to charges of disturbing the peace.