THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1967
AT RACKH AM BUILDING:
Michigan Academy Gathering
Features Reception, Exhibition
By LEE WEITZENKORN
The 71st annualmeeting of the
Michigan Academy of Science,
Arts and Letters will be highlight-
ed by a fine arts reception and
exhibition in the Rackham Gal-
leries this week-end.
The academy meeting, sched-
uled for today, Friday and Satur-
day, March 16-18, will be attended
by experts in 23 fields of human
thought and. expression. While
most of the participants will be
drawn from universities and col-
leges throughout the , state, the
gathering will also include scien-
tists, artists, educators, and house-
In addition to the art exhibit,
the academy meeting will feature
speakers, panel discussion and
over 300 individual papers on sub-
jects ranging from American stu-
dies to zoology. All sessions will
be open to the public. Headquar-
ters will be in the Rackham Build-
A bus tour is planned for the
members of the academy today.
They are scheduled to visit num-
erous art studios in the Ann Ar-
The academy will hold a busi-
ness meeting at 8 a.m. Saturday
to elect officers for the coming
Afterward, the Council of the
academy, which consists of officers
and committee members, will meet
at the North Campus Commons.
Section meetings have been
planned for tomorrow morning
and afternoon. Saturday morning
and will be divided into the twen-
ty-three subject areas.
Tomorrow evening, at 8 p.m.,
Academy President Alexander H.
Smith, professor of botany and
director of the University Her-
barium, will deliver his presiden-
tial address at Rackham Amphi-
theater. The subject of his speech
is "Mushrooms Through the Ages."
Special awards will be made at
Student Spy Ring at BYU
Disclosed by President
Brigham Young University Pres-
ident Ernest Wilkinson acknowl-
edged yesterday that a student in-
vestigation team had existed on
the campus to check on liberal
Wilkinson stated that he would
pledge "his sincerest efforts to see
that such a situation does not oc-
cur again in the future."
Two political science students
had charged that the administra-
tion had "instigated a student spy
ring" to report on the reactions
of eight professors to a speech
made by Wilkinson on April 21
of last year.
Wilkinson's address was de-
scribed as "a conservative view of
totalitarianism, federal aid, capi-
talism, and socialism ' by Ronald
Hankin, one of the students who
disclosed the "spy king." Hankin
reported that 15 students were
asked to report on professors with
"liberal, leftist leanings."
Hankin charged that six pro-
fessors were forced to resign from
the university for political reason.
He said that, following the Wil-
kinson speech, he had "recrim-
inations and realized what was
wrong." A former John Birch So-
ciety member, Hankin said he
then "began passing information
from both sides around."
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