Film Showing By H.L.U. Not Policy Break
'Grapes of Wrath' in Line With Policy of Organization
The HLU showing of "Grapes of Wrath" will not violate the University policy forbidding undergraduate clubs to show films not connected with the objectives of the organization, Philippe Villers '55, president of the Liberal Union, said last night.
"Grapes of Wrath" deals with the misfortunes of Oklahomans in the "dust bowl" of the 1930s.
"The film is a striking case for the necessity of government assistance in preserving our natural resources and in assisting homeless people. As such, it is in keeping with the policies of the HLU," said Villers. "It is especially significant today as the physical phenomena that caused the dust bowl are reappearing."
The film also shows the need for government aid to public power projects and other plans designed to make use of our natural resources, said Villers.
The HLU considered many films before deciding upon "Grapes of Wrath," according to Villers. "We had no trouble in obtaining permission to show the film from Dean Watson," he said.
"If the showing proves successful, I hope the Liberal Union will show other films this spring," Villers said. "All the King's Men" is among the films being considered for future showing, according to Villers.
Villres added that the Liberal Union had decided to reject other films which might have brought more money although not in line with the group's objectives.