William G. Anderson '39, University Marshal, is reportedly happy with the substance of the speech, and Chase does not think that he will ask to look it over.
Those opposed to Kelman's speaking claim that they find objectionable the views expressed in his book Push Comes to Shove, which sharply criticizes Harvard radicals. They fear that the audience will consider him a representative of the class.
The two student speakers besides Kelman are Kirsten E. Mishkin '70, who will speak in Latin on women's liberation, and William F. Weld, a graduating Law School student whose speech is entitled "Political Debate in a Democratic Society." Kelman will talk on academic freedom.
All three were selected in a competition judged in March by the Commencement Parts Committee, a 12-member body of faculty. Six people entered the English dissertation competition for undergraduates. Only two were involved in the Latin auditions.
George P. Goold, professor of Greek and Latin and chairman of the committee, said last night that Kelman was a unanimous choice. "Often in the past, we've been at a loss to choose between two or three, but his [Kelman's] was the best-composed and the best-delivered." Goold said. The speech was entitled "How to Overcome Our Isolation."