Mr. James Holloway
protesting the move to oust Mr. James J. Holloway, a tutor in the
Speech Department, are being circulated both by individual students and
by the American Government Society, a newly formed student club.
One of the
petitions reads, "The un-American actions of the Communists at Brooklyn
College are a disgrace. We protest against the attacks they are making
against Mr. James J. Holloway, and we and countless others in America
will uphold him to the end with all the strength at our command."
The above petitions
and the petitions circulated by the Provisional Committee for the
Ouster of Mr. Holloway will be presented to President Boylan. The
Provisional Committee charges Mr. Holloway with fascist activity in the
last two College anti-war strikes.
Letters sent to
clubs, members of the teaching staff, and students charged that in 1934
Mr. Holloway was active "in the organization of vigilante committees
whose purpose it was to assault the strikers with bricks and tomatoes."
In 1934, as well as
in this year, the committee charges, students in his classes who
desired to demonstrate against war and were warned not to strike. "This
year," the letter ends, "he circulated petitions against the April 12
When asked for a
statement last week, Mr. Holloway refused to make any comment on the
charges against him. President Boyland refused to grant an interview to
a Spotlight reporter, and Dean Mario E. Cosenza also declined
Professor Thomas E.
Coulton, acting chairman of the Speech Department, said that he had no
recommendation to make public.
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