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To the Editors of the Crimson:
In the H.S.U. debate with Professor Elliott, Mr. Harper Poulson charged that the British Government was in the same category as the German Reich as a violator of individual rights. In proof he told a story of how a parliamentary inquiry had foiled the Government in an effort to depot him from Britain because of his criticisms of British policy while working on a student publication. The facts may be an index to Mr. Poulson's arguments. The facts appear in Hausard's Commons Debates, Vol. 344, pp. 1921-22, 2366. Mr. Poulson had been admitted to Great Britain as a student--a status legally precluding his employment for remuneration. In conformity with law the Home Office subsequently rejected an application to engage Mr. Poulson on a student paper for 200 pounds a year. Later, however, when Mr. Poulson assumed the position, the Home Office reminded him of the law's terms. When informed that Mr. Poulson was not receiving remuneration, the Home Office closed the matter. In response to parliamentary inquiry the appropriate ministers made their position clear that Mr. Poulson would not be molested so long as he fulfilled the stipulations under which he had entered.
C. B. Marshall.
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