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AVC Denounces Veteran Seizure of Albany State House; Karson Hits Russia-Obsession

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Strongly supporting the action of AVC leaders in disclaiming connection with the recent 'seizure' of New York's State Capitol by an allegedly CIO-led veterans' contingent, the Harvard Chapter of the American Veterans Committee last night voted by nearly two to one to notify National Chairman Charles G. Bolte of its agreement with him on the question of mob political action.

Arnold Rivkin, New England regional vice-chairman, who attended the meeting, deplored the lack of democratic procedure in the New York veterans' conduct and warned that "while this time, the perpetrators may have held liberal views, next time they may not."

Speaking in a panel discussion on U.S. foreign policy at the same meeting, held in Emerson D. Stanley Karson '48 urged that we "treat each issue in international affairs on its own merits--and not on the basic of whether or not Russia backs it." He asked an approach to the Seviets "neither submissive nor truculent," and further declared that the armaments race now in progress must be immediately stopped though "a revision of the United Nations giving it real control power." Robert Koblitz expressed faith in the motives of the Kremitu, while Joseph Clearly denounced 'expansionist policies and Raymond Batter adopted a midway position pointing out the shortcomings in the courses being pursued by both governments at the present time.

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