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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, APRILL 20, 1954

TUESDAY, APRIL 20. 1954

The Campus
FBI Informant
By ALICE B. SILVER
Associate Editorial Director
T HE STORY (see 'Page 1) of the campus
FBI informant reads as a personal
drama.
But more important it points to a serious
dilemma.
There is now a need for FBI surveil-
lance of what might be subversion or es-
pionage. (Whether the students involved
in the coed's information to the FBI are
or are not engaged in such activities is
not for us to decide.)
But as the story suggests, a high cost is
often paid for such secret police activity.
The highest cost is fear.
It's no joke anymore. When students
gather for a political discussion or meet-
ing they have reason to suspect an inform-
ant in their midst taking notes "mostly just
on their conversations."
Or when they write editorials or letters
to the editor they might well fear that these
will be clipped for police files.
Let no one think that it is just the Com-
munists or Communist 'fronters' who are
afraid.
Who is the judge of "what the FBI will
be interested in?"
Where do the informants and the FBI
agents stop?
Do they take the names of everyone who
walks into a certain apartment, who talks
to certain people, who goes to certain po-
litical meetings, who expresses certain ideas
now currently out of style?
The FBI doesn't evaluate. They just col-
lect the 'facts.'
A case in point: The coed told the grad-
uate student she gave my name to the FBI.
Why? I was in his apartment. I was there
getting a story for The Daily. Did she bother
to report that fact?
And yet so long as this country is faced
with an external threat and so long as
there is in this country an organization
like the Communist Party dedicated to
the interests of a foreign power, we can-
not ignore the need for appropriate police
activity.
So what's the answer?
Do we shut up and play it safe? No.
Americans have the right to speak, meet
and write on any subject they please within
the bounds of law.
That's from the Bill of Rights,
We can catch all the spies we need to
without throwing it out.
As between the fear of being reported by
an informant and the impulse to think and
speak as free men--
Damn the Informants-Full Speed Ahead!
the College
Press
RECENTLY THE Southwestern Journal-
ism Congress moved a step nearer to
freedom of the college press. A committee
of editors of the 13 member college papers
was formed to help, each paper in case at-
tempts were made to censor it.
This committee for Freedom of the Col-
lege Press plans to help student papers
"in case of trouble" by writing editorials
and newstories in member papers and
by contacting professional newspapers for
aid in public opinion campaigns. If ma-
jor difficulty should arise this committee
will meet on the campus where the trouble
exists.
It seems that other areas of the country
would do well to establish like groups. For
example, such a committee could have alter-

ed the result of the recent controversy over
the University of Georgia's paper the "Red
and Black," which printed an editorial
against segregation in the schools. This
editorial brought threats of fund withdrawal
from a regent.
Having no 'organization to help them, the
editors of the "Red and Black" handled the
matter in their own way. Two top editor
resigned only to be replaced by the next
two in line. These two also resigned. The
paper is now under faculty supervision.
The best argument for a free college press
4s that faculty supervision nearly always
curtails free printing of news and expres-
sion of opinion. This prevents a newspaper
from fulfilling its function of informing the
public, not only of the news some people
want printed but of all news which the pub-
lic has a right to know. By curtailing free
choice, censorship takes away valuable ex-
perience necessary to prepare a college edi-
tor for a newspaper-or any other-career.
Editors of college newspapers in other
areas should think seriously of forming
committees for freedom of the college
press. There are amazingly few college
newspapers which retain any great de-
gree of freedom. Two of these are the
Cornell Sun and The Daily. '
It is in part up to college editors to pre-
vent further censorship of newspapers al-
ready afflicted and restraints on those still
free. With backing from other schools in
their area, student governments, adminis-
trations and various outside pressures will
have more to contend with in attempting
censorship than at presentnwhen every
school is on its own.
-Nan Swinehart

+ ART +

"GM Gets Along Without Atomic Scientists"

OF THE THREE shows on display in the
AMH galleries through May 2nd, the
largest, and in a sense, the most important,
is the Museum's own "Accessions: 1953."
Professor J. P. Slusser wisely, I think, elect-
ed to spread the funds available as much
as possible, so you will find only one "ma-
jor" work, a sculpture by Henry Moore, the
rest having been invested chiefly in prints
of one sort or another
Moore's piece, a small figure in Lignum
Vitae, is characteristic of his work; he is
deservedly esteemed a great sculptor, and
this effort, while not his best, certainty
does not detract from his reputation. He
transends his material, as Herbert Read
would say, and breathes life into what was
once only a block of wood. The figure
should wear well, and will surely prove to
be aesthetically and economically a sound
investment.
It is gratifying to see the work of two
late faculty members in the A&D school
represented in the show. It is unfortunate
that we must wait for an artist to sever his
connection with the University before his
work can be acquired by the Museum, but
politics would have it so. At any rate, Car-
los ILopez's "Girl," in water color and ink,,
is as finely sensitive a painting as anything
on display in the West Gallery, or in the
building for that matter. Valerio's mezzo-
tint "Composition" is very good also, and
the Museum might do well to see about
procuring more work by both men.
Apart, possibly, from the two anonymous
shawls, the only female in the show appears
to be Sister Mary Corita. "The Beginning
of Miracles," a color serigraph, is one of the
most striking things on the walls. It is an
excellent blend of Christian mysticism and
modern design, both as a composition and
in its details (which include some modern
chairs).
Most of the accessions, in one way or
another, deserve mention. A good many
famous signatures appear in the corners
of the pictures, but many of these are
overshadowed by artists on the fringe of
critical acceptability, and this is a very -
healthy and delightful state of affairs,
it appears to me. Only a small proportion
of the total was given to previous cen-
A New Kind of
I nvestigtioan
IT IS encouraging to note that the attitude
of pre-condemnation which has charac-
terized other recent investigations has so far
been missing in the security case of J. Ro-
bert Oppenheimer, one time head of the
Los Alamos Scientific Laboratories.
It is encouraging because Oppenheimer,
largely credited with the development of
the atomic bomb, is one of the highest
security risks thus far examined and faul-
ty handling of his investigation could
only heighten McCarthyism and work
against the best interests of the country.
Both the character of the investigating
board and the treatment afforded Oppen-
heimer in he nation's press inspire confi-
dence that his hearing will mark a radical
departure from the overly-melodramatic,
circus atmosphere of other investigations.
The investigating board, under the chair-
manship of Gordon Gray, president of the
University of North Carolina, is non-politi-
cal in nature. It will stand to gain nothing
from either the conviction or acquittal of1
Oppenheimer. The character of the board
cannot be questioned-No member is a sen-
sationalist seeking headlines for political
strategy.
Oppenheimer and other witnesses can be
assured of fairness and an honest attempt
to ascertain the facts and evaluate them
with integrity. There will be no scathing de-
nunciations, no unproved charges of "trai-
tor," "coward," "disgrace to your country,"
-charges often heard at investigations con-
ducted by McCarthy and Velde.
The nation's press, as reported in the

News of the Week section of this Sun-
day's New York Times, has, for the most
part, adopted a "wait-and-see" attitude.
With the exception of the mountain
states, most editors felt McCarthy had
gained little, if any, ground as a result of,
the charges. In fact, with the exception
of his recent charge that the H-bomb
had "been delayed 18 months," the Mc-
Carthy stigma was missing, noted the
Times.
The crux of the case against Oppenheim-
er rests on two charges: his free association
with comunists and their cause in the nine-
teen-thirties and early forties, and his op-
position to the rapid development of the
H-bomb.
The first charge Oppenheimer has ad-
mitted, though claiming that at no time was
he a member of the comrilunist party, or a
believer in communist ideology.
The second charge is slightly more com-
plicated. There were several valid reasons
for opposing the full scale development of
the H-bomb and Oppenheimer was not
alone in his opinion that it would do the
country more harm than good. In 1949,
the General Advisory Committee of Sci-
entists, of which Oppenhemier was chair-
man, unanimously opposed development
of the "super" bomb. Further, Oppen-

turies, and although Durer is as irre-
proachable as ever, this too is as it should
be-the long departed and well estab-
lished don't need our patronage.
The one-man showing in the South Gal-
lery is a rare departure from museum pol-
icy, the second in my memory. Joseph Al-.
bers is an alumnus of the Bauhaus, and cur-
rently heads the design department at Yale.
Primarily, he is a designer rather than a'
painter, as the 20 geometric canvases here
demonstrate.
All of the compositions are tight and rigid,
and with tw' exceptions, might well have
been laid out with a straightedge. For some
reason, Albers is still revolting against Vic-
torian romanticism, long after the battles
have been fought and won. Except that
constructivism is relatively inoffensive and
often pleasing to the eye, its message is
about as important today as that of the
sufragettes would be in this country.
For the most part, the paintings are
only striking in the use of clashing colors.
There is no texturivg to speak of, and
such as it is, is probably unavoidable.
Just bald statements, all of them, telling
what, and denuding his canvases entirely
of how and why. Pretty sterile stuff, but
somehow compelling a certain amount of
interest.
To me, the most attractive were the four
black and white non-paintings, and these
are the most rigid of all. They are simply
lines of two or three variant thicknesses on
some material resembling shiny bathroom
tile, such as might appear as illustrations
in a geometry text book. In these, Albers
goes so far as to deliberately roughen a few
areas for more color and textural con-
trast. Part of their appeal to me may be in
the visually undisturbed stark contrast of
black and white, but don't ask me to ex-
plain their meaning or significance-I have
problems of my own.
* * *
THE NORTH GALLERY houses a Museum
of Modern Art gathering of book illus-
trations; our library frequently has similar
showings of work in this fascinating field,
but this exhibit has the added attraction of
the artists' originals beside the printed il-
lustrations. This sort of thing is usually
considered a poor relative of art with a.
capital A, but, as you will see, book illus-
trations, especially in the fancier editions,
can be as fine as any drawings or prints,
even if less exclusive,
Moore and Calder, much better known
for other forms of expression, have several
excellent samples, of color lithography and
drawing, respectively, on view here. The
editions in which their work appears are
deservedly collectors' items, and demonstrate
how faithfully a careful printer can re-
produce, even in color, the designs of an
artist.
In one instance, Seligman's etchings for
the "Myth of Oedipus," the printed product
seems better than the originals. The qual-
ity and texture of the paper in the book
doubtless accounts for the difference, and
the artist probably took this into considera-
tion even before he made the plates.
Although these editions are expensive,
even if still available from the publisher,
they are cheaper and as good as the ori-
ginals by the artist. And there is, in addi-
tion, a wealth of similar stuff available in
moderately priced books. Hans Fischer's
illustractions for "Pitschi," a children's
book published at around $3.00 a few
years ago, are no less charming or cre-
ative than those for "La Fontaine Fables
Choises," on display in the gallery.
The mo'al of all this, I suppose, is that
even if your funds are limited, life can be
beautiful.
-Siegfried Feller
Anagranmmatic Plots
THE PLOTS IN . . . the kingdom are
usually the workmanship of those per-
sons who desire to raise their own charac-
ters of profound politicians; to restore new
vigour to a crazy administration; to stifle

or divert general discontents: to fill their
pockets with forfeitures; and raise or sink
the opinion of public credit, as either shall
best answer their private advantage.
It is first agreed and settled among
them, what suspected persons shall be
accused of a plot; then, effectual care is
taken to secure all their letters and papers,
and put the owners In chains. These
papers are delivered to a set of artists,
very dexterous in finding out the myster-
ious meanings of words, syllables, and let-
ters.
When this method fails, they have two
others more effectual, which the learned
among them call acrostics and anagrams.
First they can decipher all initial letters into
political meanings. Thus, 'N' shall signify
a plot; 'B' a regiment of horse; 'L' a fleet
at sea.
Or secondly by transposing the letters of
the alphabet in any suspected paper, they
can discover the deepest designs of a dis-
contented party. So for example if I should
say in a letter to a friend, "Our brother Tom
has just got the piles," a man of skill in
this art would discover that the same letters
which compose that sentence may be ana-
lysed into the following words: Resist, a
plot is brought home: The tour.
And this is the anagrammatic method.
-Jonathan swift in Gulliver's Travels

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Concerts
pointments to see any of the com- Stanley Quartet, Gilbert Ross and
panies listed above may contact the Emil Raab, violinists, Robert Courte,
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin- violist, and Oliver Edel, cellist, will be
istration Bldg., Ext. 371. heard in a concert at 8:30 Tuesday
evening, April 20, in the Rackham Lec-
The Wm. S. Merrell Co., Cincinnati, ture Hall. The ! )r,ram will open with
Ohio, will have a representative on Mozart's K. 575 in D major. This will be
!.he campus today to interview junior followed by Milhaud's Quintet, No, 2, in
men in Pharmacy, Bus, Ad. or LS&A which the Quartet will be jo
for pharmaceutical sales work in the Clyde Thompson, double bass (a cor-
Detroit area this summer. rection in the previously announced
American Airlines, Detroit, See Per- program). After intermission the group
sonnet Interviews above. will play Beethoven's Opus 132 in A
Students wishing to schedule ap- minor. The concert will be open to
pointments to see either of the com-ni nrluec twihotecare.
panies listed above may contact the the general public without charge.
Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin-
istration Bldg., Ext. 371. Events Today
PERSONNEL REQUESTS.
Arthur D. Little, Inc., an industrial iydia Mendelssohn Box Office will be
I consulting firm in science and engi- open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today
neering. Cambridge, Mass., has an- for the sale of tickets for the Depart-
nounced the opportunities it has for ment of Speech production of Eugene
graduates in Mechanical Engineering, Hochman's 1953 Hopwood award win-
Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering. ping play, VERANDA ON THE HIGH-
S The Maryland Casualty Co. is inter- WAY, which will be presented at a
esterd in contacting June and August p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
men graduates about its training pro- deril2 h2adre24 icketahe Lydia Meb
gramin the insurance field,,for $1.20-90c-60c with a special student
N, W. Ayer & Son, Inc,, Philadelphia, rate of 50c in effect opening night. All
Pa... is looking for men graduates in- seats are reserved,
{ terested in making a business career
in the field of advertising. kMuseum Movies. "Tjurunga," free
1Ronningen-Petter Co., Vicksburg, movie shown at 3 p.m. daily including
Mich., has an opening for a graduate Sat, and Sun. and at 12.30 Wed.,4th
Mechanical, or Electrical Engineer to floor movie alcove, Museums Building,
work as a Sales Engineer throughout the Apr. 13-19.
states of Indiana and Illinois.,_____
Haviland Products Co., manufactur- Honor of Sigma Rho Tau, Engineer-
ing chemists In Grand Rapids, Mich., ing Stump Speaker's Society, Meeting
will have a vacancy in the Sales Depart- tonight in Room 3N of the Union at
ment of the firm for a June graduate 7:30. All Engineers interested in learn-
in LS&A or Bus. Ad. A background in ing how to express themselves better on
chemistry would be desirable but is not engineering subjects are welcome.
essential for this position.
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ON THE

WASHINGTON
MERRY-GO-ROUND

WITH DREW PEARSON

WASHINGTON-Inside facts as to how the Atomic Energy Com-
mission happened to suspend the man who built the atom bomb
go back to a Congressional hearing when Dr. Oppenheimer tangled
publicly with Adm. Lewis Strauss.
Senator McCarthy at that time was not involved. He decided
to jump aboard the Oppenheimer story only after the AEC in-
vestigation was well under way, and because he recognized it as
a good way to get back in the headlines.
But as a result of McCarthy's jump, Admiral Strauss, chairman of
the Atomic Energy Commission, was scared to death last week over

ver Spring, Maryland, is interested in
locating prospective technical editors
for its Publications Division. Require-
ments include a college education with
emphasis in either English or the physi-
cal sciences.
For additional information about
these and other employment opportuni-
ties, students may contact the Bureau
of Appointments, 3528 Administration
Bldg., Ext. 371.
TEACHING INTERVIEWS
Tues.; April 20-Cleveland Heights,
Ohio-A. B. Harvey-Teacher needs;
Elementary; Secondary.

npicoI p buuen V #OUndatoln Tea
from 4 to 5:30 at Canterbury House,
All students invited.
Westminster Student Fellowship Bible
Study of Colossians, from 7 to 8 p.m.,
Room 205 Presbyterian Student Center.
Everybody welcome.
Square and Folk Dancing. Everyone
welcome. Lane Hall, 7:30-10 p.m.
Congregational-Disciples Guild: 4:30-
6 p.m., Tea at Guild House.
Coming Events
# Busines Ednetin stn ate d

where .CLyle probe nIsreda.UeUwas Iwautng Clarkston, Michigan-L. F. Greene~-

S o i""c I^ CeIcmiuU 'th the was sorry he ever brougn tne Teacner needs Early andU E .- ess auca onsudents and
Oppenheimer matter up. Belatedly he realizes that he's stirred up a mentary; Jr. High; Shop. ahose Interested in Becoming Business
national hornet's nest, played right into McCarthy's hands, and Gan Rapids, chian a eyi graduate students in business educa-
alienated some of the nation's top scientists-men essential to his mentary; some secondary, tion, Thurs., April 22, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
sucessas E~hirmn, entry;som seondryin the University High School Homne-
success as AEChairman. jWed., April 21-Wyandotte, Michigan making Rooms of the " Corner HQusO"
It was about one year ago-May, 1953 -that McCarthy first -Monguagon Tcvp. P.S.-Teacher needs: at corner of East University and South
thought of "going after Oppie," but rejected the idea on the advice Elementary: first, second, third grades, University. There will be a discussion
of friends. They advised that Dr. Oppenheimer's record was well social science (4th-7th). Vdin biet possibilities in schools
known, had been thoroughly probed by the House Un-American Acti- Van Dyke, Michigan-Marjorie Carl-
vities Committee when Vice-President Nixon and Senator Mundt of son-Teacher needs: Elementary: All Forum on College and University
South Dakota were members, and any investigation now would back- grades. Jr. High; Sr. High subjects. Teaching. Fourth Session, April 23, 3-
fie.S ko yer M cmr, ndecie tgatit ner deakn Detroit, Redford Twp., Michigan- 4:30 p.m. Auditorium C, Angell Hall.
fire. So one year ago McCarthy decided against it, never dreaming M. D. Roe-Teacher needs: Elementary: Topic: Teaching the Individual.
that Admiral Strauss and the White House would play right into his Kdg thru sixth. Jr. High: Core, Math, Symposium: "What Research Shows
hands. Science, Language, Commercial, Health About variations in Student Abilities"
Ed, Art, Music, Audio-Visual, Librarian, Warren A. Ketcham, Assistant Profes-
Driver Training, Remedial Reading, sor of Education; "Challenging the Su-
STRAUSS RETALIATED Counselors. perior Student-Methods Used in the
Thursday, April 22-Northville, Mich- English Department"'-Warner G. Rice,
TRAUSS MEANWHILE became chairman of the Atomic Energy igan-E. v. Ellison-Teacher needs: Chairman of the Department of English
Commission on July 2. Almost the first thing he did, five days cHigh Schooli Instrumental Music, Art, Language and Literature; "Examples
Science, English, Accelerated Reading. from Other Institutions of Ways to
afterward, was order secret documents withdrawn from Oppenheimer, ***Northville is about 23 miles from Individualize Instruction and Learning"
and later he initiated'a full-scale probe. Ann Arbor. -Algo D. Henderson, Professor of High-
Those who have worked in the AEC say Strauss had develop- Davison, Michigan-C. J. Thomson- er Education.
Teacher needs: Band Machine Shop,
ed a violent prejudice against Oppenheimer ever since Strauss, English & Latin, English & French. Freshman Engineering Council. Week-
a Republican, had sided with Senator Hickenlooper, Iowa Repub- If you would like to be interviewed ly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April
lican, in his charge that AEChairman David Lilienthal had by either one or more of the above 21, Engineering Bldg. All committee
School Representatives, contact the reports are due. The meeting is open
been guilty of "incredible mismanagement." Bureau of Appointments, 3528 Admin. to the public.
Strauss, then an AECommissioner, testified generally against Bldg., NO 3-1511 ext. 489. It is advisable
Lilienthal that the AEC program of exporting radioactive isotopes to to call at least a day in advance to be Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
sure there will be time available for dent Breakfast at Canterbury House
be used in medical research for cancer, was dangerous because the you, following 7 a.m, service of Holy Com-
isotopes might be used by a European power to produce weapons. _- munion, wed., April 21.
Strauss was followed on the witness stand by Oppenheimer who Lectures Wesleyan Guild. Matin worship, 7:30-
completely demolished the Admiral's argument and made him look 7:50 am., Wednesday, in the chapel.
like a fool. The Admiral is a bit vain, and can be vindictive. Ac- "The Architecture of Imperial Rome 4-30 p enesday.
cording to associates he never forgave Oppie. and Its Importance for Mediaeval Town- 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday.
Strauss insists that his name be pronounced as in "straws;" and Building" by Axel Boethius, Professor Congregational-Disciples Guild. Thurs-
of Classical Archaeology and History at day. 5:05-5:30 p.m., Mid-week Medita-
though most of his life was spent on Wall Street as a partner of Goteborg University, Sweden, Tues., tion :n Dou ., Chape Thursa
Kuhn, Loeb and Co., he emphasizes the point that he is a Virginian I April 20, 4:15 p.m. Angell Hall, Audi- 7-8p.m., Douglashma dcu nsrou
and maintains a 2,000-acre estate there. torium A, at Guild House; topic: "Sin,"
A former secretary of Herbert Hoover, Strauss was on of the few University Lecture, auspices of the Ls
~Le Cercle Francais. Meeting Wed.
reserve officers to be promoted to the rank of Admiral during the Department of Speech, "Pearls of April 21, 8 p.m., Michigan League. Spot-
war. In 1946 he was appointed by President Truman to the Atomic Great Price," Dr. Charles L. Anspac, lighting the program will be a skit on
President, Central Michigan College of "French Television." Songs, games and
Energy Commission. Education, Rackham Lecture Hll,refreshments for all. Everyone welcome.
* * * * - IWed., April 21, 4 p.m.
OPPIE REFUSES TO QUIT University Lecture. The Department
'TRAUSS RESIGNED in 1950 after the abortive Hickenlooper probe, j of Sociology will present Prof. David
Riesman of Johns Hopkins University
but was reappointed last year by Eisenhower as chairman. Among in a discussion of "Planning Research
the first things he did was start a probe of the man who had dis- on Our Aging Population." Dr. Ries-
man Is the author of The Lonely Crowd, ~ ~ LIIAJIJ
agreed with him on isotopes, and appoint David Teeple, a glorified and Faces in the Crowd, The lecture
Washington gumshoe-man as his special assistant. will begin at 4 p.m., Wed., April 21, in
Teeple, a friend of McCarthy's assistant Don Surine, had the Rackham Amphitheatre. Everyone
is cordially invited to attend,
served under Senator Hickenlooper when the Congressional atom-
ic committee was probing the AEC, but was demoted by the late College of Architecture and Design.
Sen. Brien McMahon. No friend of Oppenheimer, Teeple has Buckminster Fuller will speak on Light
Structures, Tues., April 20 at 8 p.m.
been considered a link between McCarthy and the AEC. in the Architecture Auditorium.
Meanwhile, Strauss's probe of Oppenheimer, which began last
summer, had dug up no new facts: so on December 21 the Admiral American Chemical Society Lecture,
Tues., April 20, 8 p.m., 1300 Chemistry
asked Oppenheimer to come see him. Building. Dr. Edward F. Elslager of -
In the room with Strauss when Oppenheimer arrived was Mao. Parke Davis and Company will speak
Gen. Kenneth D. Nichols, AEC gene'al manager. on "Chemotherapy of Amebiasis." Sixty-Fourth Year
"Someone," said Strauss, "has revived these old charges against Adited and managed by students of
."A cademic Voices thedUniversity of Michigan under the
Strauss did not reveal that he himself had withdrawn secret Part Ii Actuarial Review Class will authority of the Board in Controlof
papers from Oppenheimer five days after he assumed office in meet Tues., April 20, 4:10 p.m., 3010 Student Publications.
Angell Hall. Discussion of integral cal-
July. But he did urge Oppenheimer to resign as an AEC consult- culus problems - so finerlcl
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ant. In fact, most of their meeting was spent trying to per-
suade Oppenheimer to resign. Strauss wanted him to go quietly,
though he warned that the alternative was suspension.I
Two days later, December 23, Oppenheimer went back to see the
Admiral, handed him a letter stating that he couldn't possibly resign
in the face of the absurd charges made against him, and that he in-
tended to fight the whole thing out. The Admiral in reply handed,
Oppenheimer the letter of suspension signed by General Nichols re-
cently made public.
IKE CONSULTED
WO WEEKS LATER Oppenheimer wrote the AEC asking for form-
T
al hearings. It was at this point that Strauss became uneasy.
Though he had taken the precaution of discussing the matter with
Eisenhower, and had sold Ike on the idea of a security review, he was
fearful of the public reaction in case of a leak.
And as expected, the leak occurred shortly thereafter to Senator
McCarthy. McCarthy immediately recognized that for the first
time, Oppenheimer had become "fair game." Prior to this Mc-

Geometry Seminar, Wed., April 21,
7 p.m., 3001 Angell Hall. Mr. W. Al-
Dhahir will present "A Theorem Con-
cerning a Desarguesian Property of
the Pappian Configuration."
English 150 (Playwritlng) will meet at
five minutes to seven instead of 7:30
on Tues., April 20.
Mathematics Colloquium, Tues., April
20, 4:10 p.m., 3011 Angell Hall. Dr. Kurt
Strebel, from Zurich and the Institute
for Advanced Study, will speak on "Ex-
tremal Distance and a Theorem on Con-
formal Mapping."
Undergraduate Speech Correction Ma-
jors will meet on Tues., April 20, 7:30
p.m., at the University Speech Clinic,
1007 East Huron. Changes affecting some
of the courses to be taken to complete
the requirements for speech c.orrection
teaching certificates will be explained.

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