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ARREST OF WEISBORD IN PASSAIC PARADE SCORED

SEES "CHILDREN'S CRUSADE" AS PLEA FOR SYMPATHY

"I was particularly struck by the fact that Weisbord was arrested for encouraging hostility to the government," Mr. H. W. S. Dana '03 said yesterday in commenting on the most recent disturbances in the Passaic textile strike. "It seems rather paradoxical that a man who undoubtedly represents the majority of the people should be charged with hostility to the government which in this country is theoretically representative of the majority.

"Although the children's crusade, as it might be called, was obviously a theatrical stroke to arouse the sympathies of the general public, it brought out the fact that the strike was partly for the children's benefit. The placards which were carried in the parade were of course sentimental in the extreme, but they contained an element of truth, and also demonstrated that the children were parading for their own sake as well as their parents'."

Turning from the strike itself Mr. Dana went on to comment favorably on the interest which Harvard students have shown in this matter.

"In the scope and breadth of its interest the undergraduate body has evidently advanced considerably in the last 20 years," he said in this connection.

Albert Weisbord, the leader who was arrested in Saturday's demonstration, was graduated from the Harvard Law School two years ago. He came to Cambridge from the City College of New York, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He worked his way through the Law School, and at the same time organized the Young People's Socialist League, of which he became president.

After his graduation Weisbord did ordinary labor for a year to become thoroughly acquainted with the mill hands and their problems. Since then he has been working as an organizer in the textile industry for the National Workers' Party.

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