Metropolitan newspapermen had a field day Tuesday at the slight expense of the Liberal. Union and an impromptu Dada demonstration. Practically overy dispatch labelled the dadaist's parade as "conservative" or "opposition," evidently mistaking them for members of the Conservative League, whose threatened counter march failed to materialize.
Over 1,000 students crowded the Yard during the parades, which were identified as "riots" by most of the local papers. Liberal Union members who addressed the crowd from Widener's steps after the parades emphasized that the HLU demonstration was to arouse interest in a "Win-the-Peace" rally to be held tonight at Jordan Hall, and to oppose action against Russia, to advocate a break with France Spain, and to oppose "Atomic Militarization."
The HLU was not advocating the with drawal of the degree presented to Winston Churchill in the summer of 1943, it was stressed and such a move had never been part of their program though it had been mistakenly attributed to them.
Marchers in the preliminary parade denied any political partiality, saying merely that they were dadaists. (Dadalsm was a bohemian movement in Germany and France in the 1920s which produced cubist art and specialized in nonsense.) The dadaists were applauded after the demonstration by the HLU, which credited them with bringing out a large crowd, and by the Conservative League, which was grateful for the Boston newspapers' mistake.