Eugenie Ross-Leming's letter warps beyond reason what really happened Aug. 7 at the Palladium when the Writers Guild convened to vote on the producers' final of many final offers (Calendar Letters, Aug. 14).
True, several someones passed out lists of the "Scab 21," a list of those who had filed a lawsuit against their guild demanding the right to cross picket lines and return to work. And, true, board member Allan Manings attempted to list those names from the podium, which he probably should not have done.
But when Ross-Leming says that the WGA "Board permitted such petty vilification," that's dead wrong. President George Kirgo ruled Manings out of order, quite clearly.
There was an outcry from the floor and Kirgo, attempting to maintain order, called for a floor vote as to whether those present agreed with his ruling. For the first time in this strike, a ruling of the chair was overruled--and by a wide margin.