Cleniens Heller 2G, originator and prime move of last summer's seminar on American civilization at Salzburg last night pointed put the three-old accomplishment of his experiment in international education.
Speaking before an open meeting in Cabot Hall sponsored by the Radcliffe NBA, Heller explained that primarily the seminar had been successful in converting most of its hundred-odd students from sheer nationalism to a "fooling for all of Europe."
Also important were the facts that the session could get both European students and American professors down to hard work. While at the same time the group gained the confidence of both the U. S. Army and the Communist Party.
This latter, Heller believes, stemmed from the attitude of "complete freedom of discussion and lack of compromise which prevailed." He emphasized that the seminar was only a means of satisfying the great European hunger for intellectual exchange, never a vehicle for propaganda.
The evening's agenda also included reports on the NSA's Madison conference by Francis D. Fisher '48, on the International Union of Students meeting in Prague by Robert Smith 1G, and on last summer's "experiment in international living' in which Harvard and Radcliffe students worked as counselors in French camps.