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Seven students, volunteer workers for the Committee of Industrial Organization and in particular for the United Rubber Workers, were released yesterday after being arrested for circulating pamphlets urging employees of the Hood Rubber plant to organize.
The students arranged before Judge P. Sarsfield Cunniff were Israel H. Scheinberg '40, Paul P. Lurie '38, Joseph Ransohoff '38, Arthur K. Davis '37, Martin J. Pollak '38, Basil R. Pollitt '40 and Arthur Lane, Jr. '39.
Student Union Members
Although a majority of the students questioned admitted being members of the Student Union, all vehemently denied that the action was sponsored by this organization. As individuals they had started to distribute the material at 6.30 o'clock yesterday morning, when police interrupted, placing the organizers in the Black Maria. Pleading "nolo" to the charge of violation of the town ordinance prohibiting circulation of pamphlets, the students were released.
Elated yesterday afternoon by the remarks of the judge, who, it was asserted by three of the organizers, referred to their action as being for a "laudable and legal cause", one of the students divulged plans to appeal to the judge in case their plea for permission to circulate material were refused by the chief of police and the Board of Selectmen
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