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High school students publishing the radical newspaper Wright-On received last week a notice of eviction from Hunneman and Co., Harvard's real estate agent, for "distributing resistance literature."
The notice gave no explanation for the eviction- effective October 31. But Shepard Brown, vice-president of Hunneman and Co., said yesterday, "We thought thiswas going to be some kind of printing workshop. But then we discovered that they were distributing resistance literature and sent a 30-day notice. This was not proper use of the store."
The students, from several Boston area high schools, have occupied their office at 799 Huntington Ave. since late August. The first issue of Wright-On was published last month.
School Committee Accused
The Boston School Committee has been accused of being responsible for the eviction. According to Hugh Shepard, one of the publishers of Wright-On, Hunneman and Co. told the students last week that the Committee had complained to them about the student paper.
Hunneman's Brown denied this, however."As far as I know we haven't heard from the School Committee," he said yesterday. "It was the manager of the building. Roy Laursen, who found and described the literature. What they were doing did not appeal to us." Brown compared the situation to a restriction on pets in an apartment building. "You want tenants you approve of," he said.
Edward J. Winter, secretary of the School Committee, also denied last night that the Committee had "formally or officially complained" about the student paper. "Whether or not someone complained individually I don't know," he added.
According to Shepard, Wright-On is similar in politics to the Old Mole and deals with both school and national issues. Published by a high school coalition which calls itself the Massachusetts Liberation Front, the paper currently has five full-time staff members.
Shepard said that the students are not planning to leave the building October 31 "We're planning to fight it," he said. "Perhaps by picketing, or by doing research on Harvard's real estate activities."
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