Memorial Church Group in Chaos; Other Moderates Make Proposals
The headquarters of the Memorial Church group in Weld North Common Room was a scene of chaos yesterday as the leaders of the group attempted to coordinate the flow of information and reports from other moderate groups.
There was no steering committee of the group, and Kenneth M. Glazier '69, former chairman of SFAC, was the only student to make any public statements.
Aside from Glazier, there were no student government leaders among the students out mimeographed releases, publicizing the many colloquia, and discussing the proposed mass meeting at Soldiers Field today.
"The only thing we are trying to do is to insure that everybody has a chance to speak tomorrow," Glazier said. "We are not trying to set up an alternative political organization to SDS; we are trying to keep channels open for a moderate voice," he added.
Meanwhile a group of students of varying allegiances laid plans for Harvard New College. According to Michael W. Grafton '71, temporary spokesman for the group, they are "united in the belief that the educational opportunities provided by the strike are unlimited."
About twenty "cooperative explorations," discussions and colloquia led by participating students and junior faculty, are now expected to began Tuesday morning.
Despite the Mem Church group's refusal to make any specific proposals, some moderate groups did propose resolutions yesterday.
HUC announced five proposals which passed overwhelmingly at a meeting of 12 members--about half of the committee. The five proposals, which will be submitted at today's meeting, are:
* Equal and full voting student representation on the Faculty committee;
* A Faculty report on the implementation and construction of the committee within two days;
* Restructuring of the decision-making process with student voting power on the Corporation level;
* A University-wide referendum, to determine the status of ROTC;
* A suspension of the strike for three days.
RUS and YPSL announced support for the HUC resolution, and YPSL added demands that students have one-half voting representation on the committee and that the University commit itself to alleviating the Cambridge housing stortage.
Representatives from all the Houses including three Radcliffe Houses, met at Grays Hall last night and submitted a list of proposals to the agenda meeting at the Freshman Union.
Jess Hungate '69, Eliot House's representative, said he understood they were to be part of the Mem Church steering committee, which would decide the structure of today's meeting.
Glazier agreed that the House representatives were not part of the MCG, and said that their proposals represented only their own views. "The Mem Church group stands on the meeting's (Thursday) demands. We are not prepared to go beyond them," he said.
Representatives from the Houses met earlier in the day to bring together house resolutions, but the meeting dissolved when it became clear that there was no consensus.