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The Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (CCAS) a group of students and Faculty in Far Eastern languages and related fields, is organizing a boycott of Pan American Airways.
In a protest against Pan Am's contracts with the Department of Defense, the Committee is urging sympathizers to fly on other airlines and to avoid the Intercontinental Hotel chain, which is owned by Pan Am.
Participants from the Harvard chapter-which has about 20 members-will leaflet at Logan Airport through the weekend, encouraging people to make their Christmas flights on another airline. Leigh Kagan a tutor in Far Eastern History and one of the organizers of the boycott at Harvard said.
The aim of the boycott, which was initiated a' Berkeley, is to put enough economic pressure on Pan Am to get the airline to carry no more military personnel or cargo to Southeast Asia and to Southeast Asia and to refuse to "charter its equipment to the Department of Defense for any purpose other than to bring home the troops," a spokesman for CCAS said.
"We don't expect the boycott to be immediately effetive, but we hope to educate people to show what they can do to protest the war." Mrs. Kagan said.
Periodiculs on the Loose
A new policy at the Educational school library now allows 20-year-old bound periodicals to circulate freely. This differs from policy at Lamont and Hilles, where periodicals cannot be checked out.
Widener continues to allow bound periodicals to circulate for ten days-but only to officers of the University.
An Ed School committee of Faculty, students, and librarians agreed on November 24 to let periodicals circulate for four weeks, with recall possible after three days. A library study revealed that periodicals more than 20 years old could circulate due to the low demand for them, said Daniel Posnansky, Associate Librarian.
Librarians at other libraries said that the availability of photo-copying makes the circulation of periodicals unnecessary.
"We would prefer that the materials circulate," said Posnansky.
Theodore G. Alevizos, Associate' University Librarian for Reference and Circulations, said, "There's a strong feeling on the part of some of the faculty that periodicals should not circulate at all."
Dunster Eyes Cliffies
About 40 Cliffies and 50 Dunster men have agreed to participate in a coed living exchange, but official approval of the plan remains uncertain. The proposal differs from those already approved in that men will move into Radcliffe's off-campus houses and the Jordan cooperatives instead of the brick dorms.
Several Dunster men will present the proposal today to Jerome Kagan, professor of Developmental Psychology and head of the Faculty Committee on Residential Living, said Linda Shen '70, one of the exchange's organizers.
Kagan said that his committee has no power to approve the plan. He felt that approval would have to come from the Faculty, unless President Pusey makes an exception and approves it himself. There are no Faculty meetings scheduled until next semester. Kagan said he doubts that a special Faculty meeting will be called to discuss the proposal.
Dunster may also try to arrange exchanges with the Radcliffe brick dorms, said Mark Kaplan '71, another of the exchange organizers. He said that this would be necessary since some of the Cliffies interested now have one-room doubles in the off-campus houses, Dunster men refuse to move move into these rooms, Kaplan said.
Panther Deaths Study
Clifford L. Alexander '55, a member of the Harvard Board of Overseers and the former chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was appointed Monday to a civilian committee investigating police clashes with Black Panther groups.
Arthur Goldberg and Roy Wilkins announced the formation of the "Commission of Inquiry into Black Panther and Law Enforcement Officials," composed of 26 private citizens prominent in law, politics, civil rights, and business.
The commission will carry out "a direct searching inquiry" into the deaths of 28 Black Panther leaders killed since January 1968 and into allegations of police harassment. There are 16 black and ten white members of the commission.
The private commission is also urging the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence to open an investigation of all incidents relating to the Panther deaths.
Judge Jails Weathermen
Four Weathermen were found guilty yesterday of assault and battery on a police officer in connection with a shoving match in front of Cambridge police headquarters on November 19.
Judge Haven Parker of East Cambridge District Court sentenced James H. Reeves to three months in jail and Henry A. Olson to one month on the charges, and fined Thomas B. Cook and William R. Geoghegan $300 apiece. All four verdicts were appealed.
The four Weathermen, along with Stuart W. Gedal and Philip C. Nies, also were fined $100 each for disturbing the peace.
The shoving match broke out after Weatherman leader Eric M. Mann gave himself up to the Cambridge police on charges stemming from the firing of two bullets into the headquarters building on November 8. Mann later was cleared of the charges.
Harvard University and the Cambridge City Council have done little fence-mending.
Complying with a City Council order, the University has set back the fence around the Gund Hall construction site, to give pedestrians a full five feet of walking space on the adjacent sidewalk. The Council had issued a permit for the fence, but threatened to revoke it after hearing complaints that the fence-then in the middle of the sidewalk-was forcing pedestrians to walk in the street.
The Slotnik Construction Co.-contractors for the Gund Hall project-notified the Council of the change on Monday; the Council took "grateful notice" of the action.
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