Education: Town & Gown

For many years the city of Cambridge, Mass, and Harvard University have been uneasy bedfellows. Last week the City Council of Cambridge tried to kick Harvard out of bed. Introduced by Council-man-at-large John J. Toomey, ex-liquor salesman, a resolution unanimously approved by the City Council ordered the city's solicitor to draft and file for action with the Massachusetts State Legislature a bill separating Harvard from Cambridge.

The resolution and accompanying speeches recited ancient grievances: that the university's property is exempt from taxes; that the university uses but does not help to maintain...

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