Calling For Ouster
Of Mr. Holloway
Accuse Teacher of Threatening:
Pupils In Effort To Curb
Anti - War Strike
A two-page bulletin accusing Mr James J.
Holloway, a tutor in the Speech department, of threatening with failure
any of his students who participated in the April 12 Anti-War strike,
and calling for his dismissal from the College staff, was circulated
Wednesday by a Brooklyn College Emergency Committee.
The article further
asserted that the Emergency Committee has indisputable evidence that
Mr, Holloway not only has threatened physical violence to the Anti-War
strikers, but that, in 1931, he organized a vigilante committee to
assault the strikers with bricks and tomatoes.
[In] An article in
yesterday's New York Times, the Emergency Committee is said to
consist of representatives of the National Student League and the
Student League for Industrial Democracy.
evening, after the circulation of the accusations against Mr. Holloway,
Eli Jaffe and Harold Boxer, Brooklyn College correspondents to the New
York Times and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle respectively,
called at Mr. Holloway's home as representatives of those newspapers
and asked him to comment on the charges. In a statement to a Spotlight
reporter, Harold Boxer claimed that he and Eli Jaffe were assaulted by
Mr. Holloway and his brother, and that Jaffe was thrown down the
refused to issue any statements to a Spotlight reporter.
Professor Thomas E. Coulton. acting Chairman of the Speech department,
decried the use of the name of Brooklyn College by the National Student
League and the Student League for Industrial Democracy in the Times
article. Professor Coulton said that he is making no recommendation
which he would care to reveal to the student body, stating that all
decisions must come from President Boylan, who subsequently refused to
issue any statement.
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May 20, 2004