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Four Face Trial as '42 Stages Miniature Riot, Routs Parade

Legionnaires Victims of Yardling Exuberance; Goosestep, Heils Accompany Marchers


Four Yardlings face arrest and trial this morning as the result of 1942's first collective outing, which took the form of an assault on an American Legion parade in Quincy Square at 9 o'clock last night.

Sergeant Charles E. Donelon, who is credited with personally knocking down eight students, took the Bursar's cards of four in the course of the fracas. Donelon later announced that he would demand the surrender of the men from Dean Hanford this morning.

"Breaking Up Public Assembly"

The four students, who will probably be arraigned on charges of "breaking up a public assembly," are Joseph Ambrose, John S. Cayler, James M. Blumgarten and Frank A. Pemberton, Jr., all of the Freshman class.

The Legionnaires, who were marching from the Hotel Continental to their headquarters in the Municipal Building, Central Square, first encountered difficulty when they came into the straight-away on Massachusetts Avenue. Swarms of students fell in behind the rifle squad, cheering, jeering, goose-stepping and giving the Nazi salute. The body of students, mostly Freshmen, was successful in cutting off and later disorganizing a brass band composed of Junior Legionnaires.

Discovering their achievement when they reached Quincy Square, the exuberant Yardlings snake danced about the young musicians until Cambridge police arrived on the scene.

Rifle Squad Helps

The hand of the law dispersed the students, but the parade was not able to proceed until the rifle squad had thoroughly routed the enemy. Neither rifles nor night sticks were used, however.

The "veterans" continued to the Municipal Building, where they inaugurated George D. Buchanan as new commander of Post 27. They were followed at a safe distance by more than 50 Freshmen, who baited police and cried, "You won't do this when we have Plan E."

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