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"Harvard University will be pacing Bertrand Russell in a position to influence the youth of Greater Boston and corrupt their morals if it allows the British philosopher to become a lecturer on its staff next September," it was charged at yesterday's City Council meeting.
Leading the attack which culminated in a proposed resolution opposed to the Russell appointment were Councillors Maurice H. Sullivan and James J. Goode. Support was voiced by several other members of the Council, which includes in its membership Henry L. Shattuck '01, a member of the Corporation.
Characterizing Russell as a "moral leper," Sullivan called his appointment "inconsistent with the piety and dignity of the Lowells and the Elliots." The resolution was referred to the committee on rules.
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