Budapest Trial Wed. For Radcliffe Junior
Henrietta Blueye '70 will go on trial next Wednesday in Hungary, according to reports by the Associated Press.
Miss Blueye was arrested on August 11 with an Italian friend while she was on a Harvard-Radcliffe tour.
The Hungarian government has not disclosed the charges, but a U.S. Embassy official said he understood that Miss Blueye and the Italian, Mario Rocchini, are accused of "trying to smuggle an East German citizen out of Hungary."
The official called Rocchini the "principal defendant" and Miss Blueye the co-defendant. Miss Blueye's trial was originally scheduled for Saturday and it is believed that a postponement was made in order that both defendants be tried together.
A group of Miss Blueye's Radcliffe friends, concerned that nothing was being done to help her, took up a collection to send Heidi Ryan '70 to visit Miss Blueye's parents in Basom, New York.
Miss Ryan, Miss Blueye's freshman roommate, spent a weekend with the parents.
The girls said that the Blueye's are feeling less worried now about their daughter. They have received letters from her Hungarian lawyer, saying she is being well treated and is feeling all right.
Pam Anderson '70, who along with Miss Blueye was once an American Field Service Exchange student, said she had planned to write the president of A.F.S. on Miss Blueye's behalf. She said the organization might have contacts among Hungarian officials, who would be able to help her.
Miss Anderson said she had wanted to write the A.F.S. president because she was unaware of any efforts to help Miss Blueye.
But before writing she contacted Radcliffe President Mary I. Bunting, who informed her that everything possible is being done so she decided not to write the letter. She said Mrs. Bunting refused to give any details, for fear this would hamper "negotiations."
A secretary in Mrs. Bunting's office suggested that it would be unwise to write the letter because more publicity and "prying" would upset Miss Blueye's parents.