COLUMBIA W SPECTATOR
\ ol. CXII, Xo. 109
NEW YORK, N.Y., THURSDAY, MAY 2,
Strike by Students and Faculty Gains Momentum;
Trustees Express Willingness to Consider Change
Ten Students Hurt at Amsterdam Gate
ĩn Melee Following Rally for Strike
Students and policc btittlea v.tch ofliui _i__iiin on campus yesterduy
afternoon in a fifteen-mínute melee on College Walk near the ll.th
St, und i\msterd:im Avenue gate.
One student, Paul NycIcij, Im.uIuí.L- !■ .iltcHícs, ivas treatod and rc-
leased at St. I.ulses' Iluspic.cl iil'tej- l.tici scciffles.and líob_rt Munson '71,
ĸ:is.ai-i-esLL'il. Nyden h;:d "sovui-o scclp I:ictt:i(íciiis isliich isill ic'i|iiii,i'
c.i:i-;di'i-.iblu ~ii)-ni:.y," acc.it-ciíiij; l<, a :ui.--c islĸ, t|-c:iLcd iiiin ;it Uic'
Earl Hall medical station. Nínc other studonts were trcated for minor
siijui-ii.'.. iii Ltirl I....1, stie said.
Three polĩcemen ivere ulso injurcd, but the ejttent of the injuries
The melee began after a croivd of 1-1)0 studcnts and community
dcmonstriitors outslde the gatcs is'erc ndclrcs-cd Ijv sijc. acj'' iiĸliiclini:
Charles Kenyatta, leader ot the Ilarlem Mau -Maus, iind .Mai-k Itudd
As people congregated on the corner of Amsterdam and. 116th St.,
students began to drift over from a sundial rally being condueted by
strike supporters. At 2 p.m., a detachment of thirty-five police filed
onto the campus to joĩn approximately tivcnty-fivc officers already
positioned around the gate.
gtudents jeered at the police as they entered the campus, shouting
"cops must go" and obscenicies. uiTicers Ujj:.ui aticm.itiiif' lo elcai- tlie
area, asking students to step baclc fiom the galc. .Miĸicnis ri.fsisi.il cc
move, and some, lining the soutli edge oftollege -Vnlk, linKcii
'arms and starlod to shout "cops musl go." The i.nli.0 Idj-kji'cI .1 'iVl'cIjjc
_jid began piisliit.:. ihc I:nc <>' si'.icicnis back.
■ú'ser.i) sccidents shoved police-'
men back, and one threiv a rollcd-
up newspaper at an advancing of-
fícer. Police then began using
niglitsticks, as the crowd surged
over College Walk.
One student, who attempted to.
strilte a policeman, ivasgrabbedby
and rammed into the wall of Ham-
ilton Hall, then clubbed and kieked
as he fell to the ground. "Iwant
him,* the plainclothesman said.
íinother student jumped from a
Hamilton windoiv ledge onto the
back of Uie plaínclothesman, who
was apparently an inspector. He'
ivas also clubbed.
A deputy inspeetor later tolií
reporters that the police had re-.
ceived no orders from Columbia
officials to clearCollegeW'alk.and
had not beenauthorĩzed iousetheir
n P.ge 3)
11 Divisions Cancel Classes Today
Eleven divisions of tho Univer-
sity will suspend classes until
The College, Hai'nard, Graduate
Faeulties, tlie Enginoering School,
the School of International Affairs,
the Graduate Scliool of Rusíness,
the School of Social Worlt, the
School of Líbrary Service, and
Union Tlieological Seminary will
close at least until islonday.
In addition, the Rusiness School
eommittce on instruetion cancelled
final examinations for the spring
semester, and cxtendcd classes
through May 31). Students ivill be
evaluated on the basis of pcr-
formiini-e on other svork.
No classes will be held today at
the LawSchool, Teachers College,
the School of General Studies, or
the School of the Arts. It is un-
■stood that thesc sciaols
clecide today ivhether t.
T'he Journalism Sehool and the
Jewisli Theological Seminary are
the only schools on the Morning-
side campus open today.
In announcing the cancellation
of College classes, the
on instructioh urged faculty
bers 'to arrange meetings
students in order to foster
een faculty and
Georgo K. í'.raonkcl, doan ol
the Graduate I'aculties, called off
classes after an informal meeting
_f departmental cliairinen drafted
.e to tho Colloge eom-
Residents March In Protest
Of Gymnasium Construction
eluding many of the Columbia stu-
dents arrested in Hamilton Hall
Puesday, marehed peacefully out-
side campus last night, protestĩng
.■iijisij'i.iciion of the Coli
.s arrested i
Victor Solomon, head of the
larlem chapter of the Congress
f Itacial Equality, organized the
Morningside residenĩs, most of
them whĩto, also held an anti-gym
rally last night. Gathering at the
e'r of Broniliv:i.v anc
Asked by Panel
Ity PAUL STARR
General support for a
student strike motinted
yesterday at crowded
meetings in McMíllan
Theater and Wotiman
Auditorium, as depart-
ments, schools, and
joined the original stri-
kers and the Co.umbi-
cîl in calling for a boy-
cott of classes.
Late last night the
Trustees concluded a
meeting with. the Exe-
cutive Commĩttee of the
Joint Faculties and ap-
pointed a "Soecial Com-
mittee of ĩhe Board
to study and recommend
changes in the basic
structure of the Uni-
versity." Their official
statement requested "all
students and faculty to
resume their scholarly
activities 'so that fhepre-
sence of poĩíce can b.e
ended and the University
return to its work of con-
tributing to learning, sci-
ence and social improve-
ment." _. .' . .
The executwe committee hao
earlier yesterday recommended
that all charges brought by the
Trustees against students arres-
ted Tuesday morning, for tres-
passing and resisting arrest, be
dropped. No mention of thls was
made by the Trustees' statement
Countil also endorsed the drop-
pĩng of all criminal complaints
against students and faculty. More-
over, the Council asked tliat 'no
by this adminĩstratlon under pre-
sent rules of discipline."
posed primarily of Harlem resi-
dents. °We arc holding off on
terroiism at the gym slte," Mr..
Solomon said, adding, 'When it
bccomes necessary, we wlll un-
leash the radieal elements."
about 150 strong, left the offiee
of llarlem CORE at 307 West
125th Street and marched throuh
Morningside Park, arriving In the
vicinity of the carapus about 8:15
p.m. The croivd, which quichly
swelled to about 400, proceeded
north on Broadway to !20 St,
then north. on Amsterdam Ave.
1 foot a
patrol ears, clianged "If the g>'m
goes up, Columbĩa goes doivn,"
and "Ilarlem supports Columbia
students.* ĩilr. Solomon said that
Police Praised by Trustees
uv íirpm onAT 1.
n mmi 1,':
Several Trustees yestcrday
praised theconductof theNew Yorlt
Citj' police Tncsday morning in
clearing five student-hcld build-
ings, and said tltat they had not
heard of íncidents of brutaiity,
Dr. Frode Jensen, who said tht
he liad tailccd to some students
on the campus the cvening after
the violence, statcd, "l refuse to
accept the fact that there was any
ijniiciiiiy. iiici'e iva.s uot."
,f ihe n
lie anticipated the Trustees would
soon take, Alan II. Temple, a
Trustee, ej.pla.ned thathehadsup-
ported the statementby Mr. Peter-
sen made Saturday and that he
would continue to support it since
referred to by Mr,
i'emple gave strong support to the
Columbia adminlstration and gave
rcstore order 0 n the campus,
^esterdaj', ttefore the Trustees'
meeting, Mr. Pelersen said that