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Chanting "teenage power to the teenage people." about 30 high school students picketed Hazen's restaurant yesterday afternoon

The protest was directed against the management's new policy of not serving high school students stopping by on their way home from school.

About 7 Cambridge policemen were called out, but they merely instructed the students not to block the sidewalk. Students near the door held signs stating that "Hazen's is elitist." They asked potential customers to join the boycott.

At 3:30 p.m. the restaurant was empty, but by night time the normal volume of business had resumed.

The management told police when they arrived that the students were disruptive and didn't spend as much as regular customers.

"They aggravate us. These kids aren't normal. They jump up on counters and scream for service. They spend the minimum and then stay around until 4 or 5 o'clock." said the afternoon cashier. "In approximately a year, I have lost 24 waitresses because of these kids," she added.

Some Harvard students passing by joined the high school protest. Several members of the November Action Coalition taught the students "power to the people" chants and showed them how to form a picket line.

George Wald, Harvard biologist, teacher, the 1967 Nobel Laureate, won the 1969 Max Berg Award Thursday and took the opportunity to propose an "American strategy" to counter "Mr. Nixon's southern strategy."

At a press conference in New York, the 63-year-old professor accepted the $10.000 prize for achievements "in the prolonging or improving the quality of human life." in his speech. Wald proposed a package of issues "that the newly formed coalition of concerned Republicans and Democrats in Congress" should bring out.

Wald said Nixon's- "or is it Mitchell's" -southern strategy "called upon the worst things in American life." Wald's "American strategy," on the other hand, "calls upon the best things in American life." His proposals included immediate withdrawal from Vietnam, repeal of the draft, better housing and schools and satisfaction of other human needs.

Wald said yesterday his immediate concern is the recent "extra-legul maves" against the Black Panthers. He urged that the Law School draft a statement condemning these moves. Wald had also been in contact with the offices of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy '56 and Sen. Edward W. Brooke about the Panther matter.

As a result of his recent political-activity, Wald has received invitations to appear as a guest on both the Dick Cavett and David Susskind shows. However, he has not accepted either offer to date.

Holy Cross faces a general student strike following the withdrawal of 64 of the college's 66 black students.

The blacks left to protest the "racist nature" of the school's disciplinary proceedings against students who participated in an obstructive picket line almed at a G.E. recruiter Wednesday. Four black students were among the 16 suspended for violating the institution's week-old "open campus rule."

Holy Cross blacks felt that those punished had been unfairly singled out from the group of about 65 pickets and that the college's extraordinarily efficient recognition and punishment of the blacks involved in the demonstration constituted racial discrimination.

Student congress president Thomas Doherty called upon students to boycott classes to protest the suspensions. He claimed that a majority already supported the strike and had begun skipping classes Friday. Other were a bit more guarded. "We'll have to wait until Monday to see if the strike develops," one student said.

The 22 student members of the faculty senate Friday proposed a plan asking for amnesty for the suspended students and a temporary ban on campus recruiting. They also sought thorough reexamination of Holy Cross's "open campus rule" and its racial policies.

The Holy Cross faculty will hold a special meeting Saturday to discuss the suspensions and the issue of an open campus. Both the judicial board and the trustees have urged college president Raymond J. Swords to lighten the punishments given the demonstrators.

Several coordinated bands of wildly, attired and long-haired demonstrators occupied parts of Harvard Square Thursday afternoon and for an hour of chaotic holiday season celebrations. The invaders shattered the complacency of mid-afternoon shoppers and forced them to cluster together along the sidewalks to defend their peace of mind.

Six persons dressed in gold bedspreads, long underwear, and nylon stockings passed out Christmas-Krishna carrot sticks and chanted "We wish you a Hare Krishna and a Happy New Year." Members of "The Salvation Navy Band" supplemented the Krishna medley.

Men's Lib

Outside the entrance to the MTA, the Men's Auxiliary of the Women's Liberation Front sought signatures in support of its proposed march to the Sigmund Freud Obelisk in Vienna, Austria on January 10, 1970. Rod Weiner, representing a local cucumber processor, offered Kosher dill spears, slim jim beef jerkies, and hot finger pepers for sale to raise money for the Auxiliary.

A militant demonstrator picketed the Coop, urging an end to the Jew-Communist-Pinko-Fascist Conspiracy and to the sale of E-Z day dry-mops and Hallmark Christmas cards. Meanwhile, pro-establishment enthusiasts hawked copies of Forbes magazine. "The capitalist tool."

One devious-looking character whispered in the cars of pedestrians waiting at crosswalks, selling what a placard said were "dynamite trips" at "a dollar a hit." and an enterprising artist with a scratch pad offered instant crayon masterpieces of Cambridge scenes at discount rates.

One veteran news dealer captured the general sentiment of sidewalk onlookers, "They ought to call the psycho ward and be done with them," he said.

After polite suggestions from Cambridge police officers, the entourage retreated to the sanctity of the Harvard Lampoon castle on Mount Auburn Street.

Tricia Nixon's reported romance received a serious setback with published rumors that Edward Cox, a first-year law student at Harvard was unacceptable to the Nixon family as Tricia's future husband.

Washington society columnist Maxine Chesire stated Friday that a "long-time friend of the Nixon family" told her that the President and Mrs. Nixon were opposed to Tricia's marrying Cox. Her source gave no specific grounds for the family's disapproval except that Cox was not the "really special" match that the Nixons wanted for Tricia.

Cox remained calm about the rejection which Miss Chesire had reported. "Maxine made the engagement, and I suppose there is no reason why she can't call it off." He said that he and Tricia were "good friends" but "certainly not engaged."

Miss Chesire began reporting the rumors of serious romance in her column after the Harvard-Princeton game and predicted an engagement before Christmas. Cox dismissed this prediction as a figment of her imagination. He said that the story about the family's disapproval was concocted by Miss Chesire when she realized that an engagement announcement was not imminent.

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