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Back in February, the University gave Radcliffe dining hall shop steward Sherman Holcombe his walking papers; Holcombe claimed it was because of his union activity, but the University said it was only because he cooked a batch of cauliflower au gratin too early. Well, we like our cauliflower au gratin cooked right just as much as the next guy, but we can't help doffing our hats to that feisty shop steward who set the Food Services on their ear for a couple of months. Holcombe's suspension inspired brunch boycotts, demonstrations, and the most protracted rash of protest song-writing at Harvard since the sixties expired. At the height of the Holcombe controversy, signs appeared throughout the University announcing a special benefit concert for the beleaguered shop steward, featuring Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie. Well, Dylan and Guthrie never showed, but an individual purporting to be Dylan left an adaptation of the protest-hit "Hurricane" at the offices of The Crimson last month, in the form of a letter to the editor. The letter is reprinted in its entirety at the right.

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