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Verwoerd Assassination Shocks World Leaders;
Charge Racist Policies Cause of 'Deplorable' Act

Penn Bans Secretive Research

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LONDON (/P)-The assassination
of Prime Minister Hendrik F. Ver-
woerd of South Africa brought
expressions of shock from many
nations although most of them
detested his racial policies.
Some officials expressed the
view that his death was the result
of those policies.
Prime Minister Harold Wilson
sent a message to acting Prime
Minister Theophilus Donges say-
ing: "I was shocked to hear the
views of the assassination of Dr.
Verwoerd. Please accept condol-
ences on behalf of members of the
British government and myself
and give our sympathy to Dr. Ver-
woerd's family."
In Washington, President John-
son sent a message of regret to
South African President Charles
R. Swart and privately called the
assassination a deplorable act.
U Thant
Said Secretary-General U Thant
at United Nations headquarters
in New York: "This is deplorable,
because any violent action is de-
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
president of the Southern Chris-
tian Leadership Conference, said
in Atlanta, Ga.:
"Few individuals in modern

times have been so insidious and
diabolical in their schemes of op-
pression as Hendrik Verwoerd, but
even in his case, one must deplore
the fanatical act of assassination.
"Unfortunately, a man like Ver-
woerd only symbolizes and- syste-
matizes the hates and fears of
South Africa's white population.
His murder will do little to put an
end to the racist climate which
oppresses South Africa's 12 mil-
lion black citizens."
Roy Wilkins, executive director
of the National Association for
the Advancement of Colored Peo-
ple, said:
"The NAACP opposes everything
Prime Minister Verwoerd and his
government stood for, but we do
not believe issues can be solved
through assassination."
Don Smith, director of public
relations for the Congress of Ra-
cial Equality, said the use of "force
as a weapon of political redress is
to be regretted."
"But the death of this exponent
of, the obnoxious doctrine of apar-
theid can do no harm to South
Africa," Smith said. "We feel that
the denial of rights of black Afri-
cans to be a part of their own
country is not only wrong, but
against humanity."

U.N. Ambassador John W. S.1
Malecela of Tanzania, whose gov-
ernment had strongly opposed
South Africa's racial segregation,
said the assassination was a pos-
sible forwarning of more violence.
In Canada, acting Prime Min-
ister Paul Martin sent a message
of condolence to Donges and said:
"The Canadian government re-
grets this shocking act of vio-
Wilson broke the news to the
other 21 prime ministers or their
representatives on the first day of
the Commonwealth Conference.
Commonwealth Meet
Said Prime Minister Lee Kuan
Yew of Singapore: "It is very sad.
Naturally, if you run regimes like
that this is part of the risk."
President Archbishop Makarios
of Cyprus said he .could not say
that Verwoerd's assassination wasa
connected with the white supre-
macy struggle. He added: "Assas-
sinations are terrible things. I am
terribly shocked and express my
A Nigerian delegate at the con-
ference condemned the assassina-
tion and added: "I am sorry to
hear this. It is terrible."
Joseph Harlley, deputy chair-
man of the National Liberation

the faculty's right to publish basic
Council of Ghana, commented: my condolences to the South Afri- information," said Robert E. Bur-
"Dr. Verwoerd is a human being. can government." rough, director of the Office of
I am sorry he is dead." Disagreed Research Administration.
Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Liberal party Leader Jo Gri- Classified research grant awards
Rahman of Malaysia said: "This mond issued this statement: "I are made to the University Re-
is a tragic event. I attended the totally disagreed- with Dr. Ver- gents on behalf of the faculty
conference during which South woerd's policies and I always fear- member actually doing the re-
Africa was excluded from the ed that repression in South Africa search. The University's research
Commonwealth and I worked for would have the inevitable result, contract clause No. 10 stipulates
it. But I had not expected.this." as we have seen so often before, that "The policy of the University

instance, the faculty member has Classification of research work
always sided with the University may cover the entire project or
and the contract was changed or parts of it, or a security classifi-
University classified research ation may be given to a research-
for the armed forces is heavily er to make available access to
concentrated at the Willow Run other classified material necessary
laboratories which have been for his work. The University se-
carrying on defense research since curity system, headed by Joseph
the Second World War. Keeley, has been "very successful"
Project Michigan has been run- according to Burrough: "there are
ning for 15 years under a national no guards on campus."
security classification. Its aspects The University in the past had
deal with battle area surveillance four projects, now terminated,

Prime Minister Borg Olivier of
Malta said: "I hope this does not
happen to any of us."
Prime Minister Lester B. Pear-
son of Canada described the news

as "shocking."
Sir Dauda Jawara, prime min-
ister of Gambia, expressed sym-
pathy for the people of South Af-I
rica and the hope that "the new
leader of the South African gov-
ernment will apply more humane
policies towards the majority Af-
rican population and steer away
from a policy which could only be
described as disastrous."
Sir Alec Douglas-Home, former
British Conservative prime minis-
ter, said: "Assassination is a
cowardly and despicable thing to
be totally condemned. Dr. Ver-
woerd was a former Common-
wealth colleague and prime min-
ister of a country with which we
are in diplomatic relation. I send


of promoting violence, is to encourage staff members to and, Burrough admits, has some
"It is deplorable that this has publish significant results of pro- Viet Nam applications.
now happened, but clearly the ject work that are in the nature There is very little political sig-
regime has driven white men to a of fundamental or general prin- nificance attached to the Univer-
violence of this kind. This should ciples." Questions concerning com- sity's classified research, however.
surely be a warning to all those promises of wording in publication After the CIA contract with Mich-
who hope to run a autocratic re- rights are referred to the Univer- igan State University was dis-
gime in Africa." sity attorney. closed last spring, the Office of
Arnold Smith, Canadian secre- Publication Policy Research Administration checked
tary-general of the British Com- "In only a few cases that I can with the Area studies centers-,
monwealth, said: "Meaningless recall, the terms of the contract Chinese, Far Eastern, Asian and
violence and assassination are un- with regard to the University's Japanese, etc.-and uncovered no
likely to solve the political prob- publication policy could not be such duplicity, according to Bur-
lems of South Africa." fulfilled," said Burrough. "In each rough.
In Bonn, German Chancellor
Ludwig Erhard's government is-
sued a statement saying:
"The federal government, which
condemns acts of violence, has
noted the murder of the South
Africa prime minister with human
sympathy." t
In Lisbon, a Portuguese Foreign SelYa danceWear
Ministry spokesman said the as-
sassination was "a criminal act sye
that deserves the most strong in- letsyou pirouette in style. . .
dignation and condemnation."

supported by the biological war-
fare division, hone of which car-
ried a military classification. As
of May 16, 1966, there were a total
of 80 University research projects
carrying a classification, out of a
total of some 1300 projects, ac-
cording to Burrough. Research
project titles, serial number, stip-
end, sponsor and researcher, in-
cluding classified research, are
routinely made public through
publication in The Reporter, a
bulletin sent to faculty.
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