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Members of NAC (November Action Coalition) voted last night to support a demonstration Wednesday against the Board of Overseers Visiting Committee to the Economics Department.
C. Douglas Dillon '31, chairman of the board of the U. S. and Foreign Securities Corporation, chairs the Visiting Committee. Other members include James H. Binger, chairman of the board of Honeywell, Inc., John L. Cobbs, editor of Business Week, and Roger M, Keyes of General Motors.
"The Committee is a very clear representation of who this University serves." Arthur MacEwan, assistant professor ofEconomics, said at last night's meeting.
He said that twelve members of the Department of Economics had planned the demonstration after Henry Resovsky, professor of Economics, had approached several of them to talk to the committee about radical economics.
"Our first reaction was that we had nothing to say to the Committee." Ma? Ewan said. "However, we decided that we should take some action to point out that this is the kind of people who are in control of Harvard-and not just symbolically."
MacEwan said that they decided to approach NAC because they needed undergraduate support. "The faculty and students in the Economics Department don't have the weight to stage a successful confrontation." he said.
The group is planning a rally in Forbes Plaza at 1 p.m. with speakers from the Black Panthers, third world workers women's liberation, and Welfare Rights. "These are the groups a good University should serve." MaeEwan said.
"We take it for granted that everyone knows that the University runs for people like those on the committee." he said. "We've got to convince other people and ourselves that it could be different."
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