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''AGE FOUR

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

FRIDAY, MAY 21, 1954

I

PAGE FOUR THE MICHIGAN DAILY

The Student Tax

WITH A TWO-TO-ONE vote of confi-
dence from the student body and a
nod from the Student Affairs Committee,
the 25-cent student tax issue will go to
the Board of Regents for consideration
today.
The tax appears to be the most feasible
method of financing student government
both from a theoretical and a practical
standpoint.
Students with a financial stake in their
government might be led to take a more
active interest in the functions and activi-
ties of the organization.
Supported by the student levy, the Leg-
islature would be subject to close scru-
tiny.
From the more practical point of view,
a 25-cent tax would enable SL to bypass
dependence on uncertain profits from the
annual Homecoming Dance, which pro-

vided the major portion of SL's $6,000
budget. This project as well as other fund-
raising activities could be delegated to
more suitable campus groups.
A student government which depends
on uncertain sources of income is an un-
stable student government.
Student constituents of the Legislature
gave their consent to the levy when they
approved the SL Constitutional revision
in the spring elections. SAC followed suit
with a favorable consideration of the levy.
To aid implementation of this more
responsible, more stable student gov-
ernment, the Board of Regents owes it
to the University to approve the tax.
-Gene Hartwig
Dorothy Myers
Jon Sobeloff
Becky Conrad
Pat Roelof
Nan Swinehart

IT SEEMS TO ME:
An.Estranged 'U' Family:
Need For Clarification

By ALICE B. SILVER
Associate Editorial Director
HARRY LUNN'S observation (see Editor's
Note in yesterday's Daily) that internal
disruption at the University has reached a
very uncomfortable point cannot be denied.
However, Mr. Lunn does not suggest any
concrete ways to solve this crucial problem.
The most immediate cause of bad feel-
ing concerns the Faculty Senate meeting
and Prof. Wilder's motion.
No one can undo the unpleasant proceed-
ures at that Senate meeting.
But the substance and intent of Prof.
Wilder's motion are still an issue. Unless the
Administration takes cognizance of this fact,
many highly placed faculty members are
going to remain angry and bitter.
The motion, which called for an investi-
gation of a breach of confidence between the
administration and Prof. Nickerson, was not
a personal attack on the President. And it
was not planned by the three suspended
faculty members.
It simply represented a deep suspicion on
the part of many professors that there was
something foul somewhere.
Part of the confusion which arose was
due to a mix up of definitions.
The framers of the motion assumed that
deans and department chairmen are con-
sidered part of the Administration.
However, President Hatcher told this
writer he meant by 'administration' himself
and those closest to him in the Administra-
tion building. Therefore, he naturally took
the motion as a personal affront.
But although the motion did not impugn
the integrity of President Hatcher personally,
it certainly did, and justifiably so, impugn
the integrity of someone high up in the Uni-
versity-so high up that it must become the
concern of those in the Administration
building.
For the President to say he did not give
confidential information to the Clardy com-
mittee is not to solve the problem.
Somebody else did. The hearings made
that quite clear.
Until this matter is cleared up faculty
members cannot help but hesitate before
they go to University officials about confi-
dential matters.
In the interests of straightening out a
very uncomfortable matter, the President
should authorize either a new committee or
one already set up to investigate the breach
of confidence.
This is a matter between the Administra-
tion and the faculty Senate. Therefore, the
report of this committee should not be made
public but should be given in confidence to
the Senate at the nearest possible date.
+MUl
At Hill Auditorium ...
University of Michigan Choir and the
University of Michigan Symphony Or-
chestra, Maynard Klein, Conductor; Solo-
ists: Ruth Orr, Soprano, Arlene Sollen-
berger, contralto, Harold Haugh, tenor,
Stanley Kimes, bass.
REQUIEM ... Guiseppe Verdi
LAST NIGHT'S performance of the Verdi
Requiem was very successful for Mr.
Klein, Choir, Orchestra, and soloists. In the
opening Requiem Mr. Klein achieved a most
beautiful blend which was to continue
throughout the program. The Dies Irae was
carefully balanced so the brilliant orches-
tration did not cover the choir which is too
often the case. Mr. Klein's conception of the
work was flawless and he once again proved
himself a master of the choir.

HE OTHER AREA of dissension and bad
feeling is that of the suspended faculty
members.
Again clarification from the Administra-
tion could go far in bringing back the es-
tranged members of the University 'family'.
The main question which is bothering
faculty members and students is what
criteria are to be used in judging the three
suspended teachers.
At the time of suspension the President
said his action was taken because the faculty
members did not cooperate with the Clardy
committee.
Now the President has said he hopes the
University investigating committees will find
that the three- men are not members of the
Communist Party.
If these are the only two criteria for judg-
ment then the Administration should say so.
And if these are the two main points of
investigation, students and faculty mem-
bers must protest vigorously.
In the "Silver-Voss-AuWerter" editorial
two basic points were made.
First, full cooperation with an investigat-
ing committee is a political policy of the
Administration and no one should be penal-
ized for differing with the Administration
on a matter of political principle.
Second, there are only three proper rea.
sons for dismissal of the faculty members:
1. If he has committed an illegal act.
2. If he has used his position as a teacher
to bring undue pressure upon students to
conform to his political views or further his
political goals.
3. If he is so totally committed to a po-
litical organization and its dogma that he is
unable to evaluate facts and opinions inde-
pendent of bias and direction imposed upon
him by that organization.
The authors of that editorial and many
students and faculty members feel that these
are the only relevant criteria for judgment.
Either the Administration agrees or has
its own idea of what the proper criteria
are. We would like to know.
No responsible member of the University
community is happy about the bitter feel-
ings and internal disputes now on display
for the public to see.
There is only one way for the University
to solve its problem.
That is, for the Administration to make
clear publicly what policy it is going to fol-
low on the questions of the breach of confi-
dence and the criteria by which the three
faculty members will be judged.
Only then will the air be cleared of an-
tagonisms and confusion.
Only then will we be able to discuss in-
telligently and calmly the inevitable diffi-
culties which arise when a Congressional in-
vestigating committee sweeps in and out of
a university community.
semble work was in the beautiful Domine
Jesu. Miss Orr's singing was without a
blemish. Her complete musical understand-
ing of the score made her performance
a truly great artistic experience. Miss
Sollenberger's best work was in the duets
Recordare and Agnus Del. Her blend with
Miss Orr was wonderfully achieved. It is
seldom that a soprano and contralto
blend so well. Mr. Haugh's best singing
was in the Ingemisco in which he projected
the quality of "Sadly groaning, guilty feel-
ing" with a tremendous impact. Mr. Kimes'
Mors stupebit and Confutatis were depicted
with a great deal of consideration.
The Symphony Orchestra played bril-
liantly. Very few intonation errors occurred
in the strings and the wood winds and brass
played with exceptional clarity. The orches-
tra's phrasing was exact and seldom became
stagnant. Their balance with the choir and

DREW PEARSON:j
Washington
Merry-Go-Round
WASHINGTON - Ex-President Truman
was breakfasting in Washington last
week when Democratic Chairman Steve
Mitchell brought him over to a table occu-
pied by Democrats Lee Metcalf of Montana,
Don Mitchell of Iowa, Jay Turner of the
District of Columbia, and Ward Clark of
South Dakota.
The conversation turned to the McCarthy
hearings and the question of whether inves-
tigating Senators should get confidential
information from President Eisenhower.
'"There is always a tendency on the part
of Congressional committees to try to get
information from the executive branch of
the government," commented the Ex-Presi-
dent and Ex-Senator. "When I was in Con-
gress I guess we tried to do the same thing.
"But this fellow," he continued, referring
to McCarthy, "is not only trying to get
information. He's trying to embarrass his
own party.
"I was chairman of that same committee
during the war," said Truman. "In fact, I
started the committee which he now heads.
What we were trying to do was keep people
from stealing money by the shovelful.
"And what I did was go to the White
House every week or so to see President
Roosevelt. I'd call attention to certain people
who were dong something improper, and
Roosevelt would make a note of the whole
thing. Then in a week or so I'd go back to
check on what he had found out.
"Sometimes Roosevelt was able to report
that things were straightened out. But some-
times he would say: 'Well, Harry. I haven't
been able to do a thing. You'll just have to
take care of that S.O.B.'"
After the Ex-President left the breakfast
table, Jay Turner remarked:
"And Truman went on to the White House
while McCarthy has gone to the doghouse."
DUSTED OFF FILES
SENATORS who read the lengthy memo
sent them by Attorney General Brownell
showing why the high-level Justice Depart-
ment conference could not be published did
not know that most of the Republican memo
was actually written by the Democrats.
"All Brownell had to do was reach into
the files and dust off that memorandum,"
coimented former Attorney General How-
ard McGrath, who served under Truman.
"We had that memo in the files for years.
All Brownell had to do was change a few
words and bring it up to date."
Note-The memo went back to the days
of George Washington in showing why Presi-
dents of the United States did not have to
reveal confidential matters to Congress.
Most Democrats will agree, at least pri-
vately, that President Eisenhower has the
right to ban testimony about the high-level
Justice Department conference on Joe Mc-
Carthy. Furthermore, few Republicans, ex-
cept for the ardent McCarthy rooters, will
privately disagree.
The man who officiated at many of these
conferences was Deputy Attorney General
William Rogers, likable, able, but an ap-
peaser as far as McCarthy is concerned.
Rogers first got to know McCarthy when
he, Rogers, was counsel for the McCarthy
investigating committee when it was headed
by kindly, fairminded Clyde Hoey, late sena-
tor from North Carolina. Just as CBS has a
Vice President to worry about the unpre-
dictable Arthur Godfrey, so the Eisenhower
Administration has had almost a full-time
man to worry about McCarthy. Chief differ-
ence is that Godfrey makes money for CBS,
McCarthy makes headaches.
(Copyright, 1954, by the Bell Syndicate)
[CURRENTMO

Srchitecture Auditorium
THE PROMOTER
BRITISH FILM MAKERS have amassed a
fortune by producing comedies which
deride England's graduated social system
and what Americans consider stuffy, overly
emphasized etiquette. The Promoter is such
a film; and like many of its predecessors, it
is evtremely well done, with a type of humor
that only self-analysis breeds.
The film's plot is simple, almost a situa-
tion. Mr. Machin (Alec Guiness), the son
of a washerwoman, is determined to rise
above his humble birth. With an impish
gleam in his eye, he schemes and connives
his way to an upper-middle-class mode of
living. The story pokes fun at politics, so-
ciety, customs, sports-in fact, the whole of
English life. There is one delightful scene
where Guiness invades a ball given by a
countess (Valerie Hobson). Dancing, cavort-
ing, grimacing-and doing all with just the
right touch-he shocks the staid, proper
social hierarchy. This is Guiness at his best.
Not really a comedian, Guiness is in-
stead a consummate actor. He plays eachj
scene with that famous deadpan look and
with tongue-in-the-cheek humor. When
his eyes light up in an impish glean, the
viewer is likely to see himself mirrored by
a Guiness who seems to convey the "devil
in every man." The actor has an amazing
sense of timing, and every part of his
body is always perfectly synchronized with
the other parts. Guiness is probably the
only actor who can get a laugh by just a
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Critic's Critic
To The Editor:
I READ THE review of the Mich-
igan Band concert this morning
with a feeling of sympathy. I actu-
ally feel sorry for your young crit-
ic who displays such stupidity in
regard to music. As Disraeli said,
"It is much easier to be critical
than to be correct." A little know-

ledge is really a very dangerous school boards in this reduction of
thing. force? As between a white and
What Mr. Tice had to say about black teacher who will the south-
my interpretations makes abso- ern school board retain? Is it im-
lutely no difference to me, but possible to imagine that in the fu-
when he says that the program ture the southern school rooms
was weighted with too much me- will be filled with mixed classrooms
diocre music, he proves himself to but only white teachers? Will we
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(Continued from Page 2)
Doctoral Examination for Tsu-shen
Chang, Physics; thesis: "The Quadratic
Potential Constants of the Methyl Ha-
lides," Fri., May 21, Staff Room, Randall
Laboratory, at 2 p.m. Chairman, D. M.
Dennison.
Doctoral Examination for Ralph Alexis
Raime, Mathematics; thesis: "Equicon-
tinuity of Linear Transformations" Fri.,
May 21, 3001 Angell Hall, at 3 p.m.
Chairman, S. B. Myers.
Doctoral Examination for Mordechal
E. Kreinin, Economics; thesis: "Ex-
change Stabilization Funds," Fri., May
21, 105 Economics Buildings, at 3 p.m.
Chairman, L. L. Watkins.
Doctoral Examination for Sidney Bel-
anoff, Political Science; thesis: "The
Relationship Between Political Partici-
pation and Soco-Economic Integra-
tion in the Detroit Metropolitan Area,"
Fri., May 21, East Council Room, Rack-
ham Building, at 3 p.m. Chairman, S. J.
Eldersveld.
Doctoral Examination for William
Roger Murchie, Zoology; thesis: "Nat-
ural History Studies on the Earthworms
of Michigan," Fri., May 21, 2089 Natur-
al Science Building, at 3 p.m. Chair-
man, F. E. Eggleton.
Doctoral Examination for Charles Wil-
11am Phillips, Metallurgical Engineering;
thesis: "The Effect of Heat Treatment
on the Structure of a Commercial
Titanium-Rich Alloy," Fri., May 21,
4219 East Engineering Building, at 3
p.m. Chairman, L. Thomassen.
Doctoral Examination for Charles Her-
ron Fairbanks, Anthropolgy; thesis:
"The Excavation of Mound C, Ocmulgee
National Monument, Macon, Georgia,"
Fri., May 21, 4017 Museums Bldg., at 3
p.m. Chairman, A. C. Spaulding.
Doctoral Examination for John
Charles Whitcomb, Education; thesis:
"The Determination of the Relationship
between Personality Characteristics and
the Nature and Persistence of Problems
in the Protestant Ministry," Fri., May
21, West Council Room, Rackham Build-
ing, at 2 p.m. Chairman, H. C. Koch.
Doctoral Examination for Gerald Jeof-
frey Briskin, Psychology; thesis: "An
Exploratory Study of Identifcation in
Group Therapy," Fri., May 21, 6625 Ha-
ven Hall, at 10 a.m. Chairman, E. S.
Bordin.
Doctoral Examination for Charles Ma-
son Myers, Philosophy; thesis: "The
Role of Determinate and Determinable
Modes of Appearing in Perception," Fri.,
May 21, 2402 Mason Hall, at 1:00 p.m.
Chairman, William Frankena.
Doctoral Examination for William
Wesley Peterson, KEectrical Engineering;
thesis: "The Trajectron-An Experiman-
tai DC Magnetron," Fri., May 21, 3517
East Engineering Bldg., at 1:30 p.m.
Chairman, W. G. Dow.
Doctoral Examination for Robert Ben-
jamin Richert, Political Science; thesis:
"Participation of Citizens in Advisory
Committees and Administrative Boards:
Selected Michigan Cities, 1945-1952,"
Fri., May 21, 4609, Haven Hall, at 4
p.m. Chairman, A. W. Bromage.
Dr. James M. Orten, Associate Pro-
fessor of Physiological Chemistry, Wayne
University College of Medicine, will be
the guest speaker at the seminar of
the Department of Biological Chemistry
in 319 West Medical Building at 10
a.m., Sat., May 22. Topic. "Biosynthesis
of Porphyrins."
Doctoral Examination for Gloria June
Hile, Economics; thesis: "The Balance
of Payments of the Southeast in 1950,"
Saturday, May 22, 105 Economics Bldg.,
at 9:00 a.m. Chairman, W. F. Stolper.
Doctoral Examination for Charles Car-
roll Hollis, English Language and Lit-
erature; thesis: "The Literary Criticism
of Orestes Brownson," Saturday, May
22, 2601 Haven Hall, at 9:00 a.m. Chair-
man, Morris Greenhut.
Doctoral Examination for Cline Eu-
gene Bennett, Chemistry; thesis: "Pl-
arographic Behavior of Organic Com-
pounds: Chloroacetaldehydes, Chioreo-
thanols and Glyoxal," Saturday, May 22,
30u3 Chemistry Building, at 10:00 a.m.
Chairman, P. J. Elving.
Doctoral Examination for Richard
McFee, Electrical Engineering; thesis:
"Analysis and Synthesis of Electrocard-
iographic Leads," Saturday, May 22,
2518 East Engineering Building, at 9:00
a.m. Chairman. L. N. Holland.

tions by Handel, Haydn, Purcell, Schu-
mann, Schubert, Chausson, Koechlin,
Chaminade, Cyril Scott, Wintter Watts,
and Hageman. The recital will be open
to the general public.
Student Recital. Joy Whitman, Mezzo
Soprano, will appear in recital at 8:30
Sunday evening, May 23, in Auditorium,
A. Angell Hall. Her program will include
works by Scarlatti, Handel, Paisiello,
Monsigny, Weckerlin, Donizetti, Saint-
Saens, Beethoven, Brahms, and Menot-
ti, and will be open to the general pub-
lic, since it is given in partial fulfill-
ment of the requirements for the Bach-
elor or Music degree. Miss Whitman
is a pupil of Harold Haugh.
High School string Orchestra Festival
with the Michigan Youth Symphony,
conducted by Orien Dalley, will be held
on Sunday, May 23, in Hill Auditorium,
with a public concert scheduled for
3:30 p.m. The festival is sponsored by
the School of Music and University Ex-
tension Service in cooperation with
the Michigan unit of the American
String Teachers Association. String
groups from high schools at Ferndale,
Midland, Highland Park, Royal Oak,
Jackson, Wyandotte, Detroit, Lansing
and Flint, will perform with the Youth
Symphony in a program of compositions
by Grieg, Elgar, Wagner and Dvorak.
The Stanley Quartet will appear with
the massed orchestra for Elgar's In-
troduction and Allegro for String Or-
chestra and String Quartet. The con-
cert at 3:30 will be oper to the public
without charge.
Michigan Male Chorus Association
Concert, 8:30 Saturday evening, May
22, in Hill Auditorium; sponsored by
the School of Music of the University
and the Lyra Male Chorus of Ann Arbor.
Twenty male choruses from Flint, Grand
Rapids, Muskegon, Detroit, Midland,
Kalamazoo, Lansing, Pontiac, Port Hu-
ron, Wyandote, and Toronto will par-
ticipate. The program will be open to
the general public without charge.
Events Today
Sigma Rho Tau. The Engineering
Stump Speakers' Society is holding its
25th annual Tung Oil Banquet tonight
at 6:15 in Rooms.101-102-103, Union. All
engineers welcome. There will be a.
carge.
S.R.A. Coffee Hour will be held at
Lane Hall today, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Newly-
elected officers of the member religious
groups of SRA will be special guests,
and the Christian Science Organiza-
tion will be host. This will be the final
Coffee Hour of the semester.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Can-
terbury Club, tonight at 7:30, Canter-
bury House. The Reverend Wilbur R.
Schutze will discuss "Sex and Chris-
tianity."
Episcopal Student Foundation. Tea to-
day from 4 to 5:30 at Canterbury House.
All students invited.
Roger Williams Guild. "A Spring
Fantasy," annual Guild Banquet and
Installation of officers. 6:15 this eve-
ninglat the Fellowship Hall. Semi-for-
mal.
Wesleyan Guild. Senior Banquet at
6:15 in Social Hall. Production "The
Stone House" by Drama Workshop, in
the Lounge at 8:30 p.m.
Hillel Foundation. Sabbath Services,
tonight at 7:30. Hillel Chapel.
La Sociedad Hispanica's annual picnic
will be held this afternoon at the Fresh
Air Camp. Dinner will consist of chick-
en and rice, or fish. For free transpor-
tation, meet at 4:30 at the flagpole.
Tickets may be purchased at the Ro-
mance Language Bldg.
Coming Events
Michigan Taylor House Glee Club will
present a concert Sun., May 23, at 1:30
p.m. This will be the last program of
the semester to be held in the West
Quad Lounge. All are invited.
Graduate Mixer, Sponsored by the
Graduate Student Council, Sat., May 22
9-12, Rackham Building. Music by the
Nation's Top Orchestras on Record
Stag or Drag.
The Inter-Arts Union will hold a
meeting at the League Saturday after
noon at 2. All those involved with the
financing of the recent Festival are
requested to attend.
The Annual Picnic for the Deutsche
Verein will be on Sun., May 23. Al
members and guests meet at Tappan
Hall at, 3 n'lnk Sndnv aftrnn. and

is worthwhile. Furthermore, he
proves that he knows absolutely
nothing about bands or band mu-
sic.
He also states that the violinist,
Mr. Raab, had difficulty with in-
tonation on the high-lying G
strung passages. To my mind, Mr.
Raab gave an excellent perform-
ance.
In referring to the Paul Creston
piece, although it is recognized as
one of the composer's finest band
works, I note that Mr. Tice thought
it was not even adequate movie
music.
What he had to say about my
own interpretation of the Bach
music and other numbers means
little or nothing to me, because he
probably knows more than I do
about bands and band music.
In conclusion, Mr. Tice says he
was not clamoring for more, al-
though an audience of several
thousand people did not move
from their seats after the concert
and applauded vociferously and
demanded two encores.
Incidentally, I have noticed that
on two previous visits to your cam-
pus, one of your critics denounced
the artistry and musicianship of
Jascha Heifitz and Salvatore Bac-
caloni.
I wonder what good such criti-
cism can do your University and
paper or of what value the critic's
opinion might be to the public.
Perhaps you would like to publish
this letter. I would be glad to have
--EdwinFranko Goldman
* * *
To The Editor:
IT HAS never been the policy of
the Cinema Guild to cut any
films that it has shown. We cannot
always be responsible for the con-
dition of the film as it is sent to
us by our suppliers. We deeply re-
gret that portions of our films are
occasionally missin gand apolo-
gize particularly for the break in
"All About Eve" last weekend.
-Cris Reifel, Chairman
Cinema Guild Board
Friendship Desired .. .
To The Editor:
I WHOLE-HEARTEDLY agree
with Mr. Hackett in his open
letter that knowing people' of dif-
ferent backgrounds is the best way
to overcome unfounded suspicion
and distrust of other people from
those backgrounds. But why must
the more organized efforts to en-
courage those who are timid about
taking the first step toward these
new friendships so often seem to
be aimed at the single end of a
hail-fellow-well-met interracial
get-together? Is it not, after all,
friendship that is desired, rather
than later glib recitations by the
people involved of the Negroes, or
Englishmen, or Andaman Islanders
that they have met and found to
be "Why, just as much a human
being as I am!"? It is not J. Doe
the Negro or the Australian that
we should feel invited to go see or
hear perform, or make friends
with, or defend from wrong; it is
J. Doe the artist, or the thinker,
or the person. If it is not the lat-
ter, but the former, I fear we are
still thinking of J. Doe not as a
man or woman, but only as a per-
forming bear.
-Robina Quale
Just Looking.. ..
To The Editor:
WHAT WERE three girls doing
on the Union tower with high-
powered binoculars Sunday after-
noon?
-William Nighbor
Bob Burgee
Bob Mattson
' ., "

Trojan Horse? . .
To The Editor:
e AM CERTAIN that the United
i States Supreme Court is right
in its assertion that "Separate but
equal" school facilities are inher.
ently "unequal." And I am con-
vinced, as is the court, that un-
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ha sthe potential of wiping out
double standards and it may mean
the end of the economically un-
wise and burdensome duplication
of facilities and effort. The south-
ern school systems can and prob-
ably will consolidate the Negro and
white school districts.
Upon consolidation there is like-
ly to be a reduction in the total
teaching force. What shall be the
standards employed to guide the

ette '4 TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communications from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all letters which are signed by the writer
and In good taste. Letters exceeding 300 words in length, defamatory or
libelous letters, and letters which for any reason are not in good taste wiil
be condensed, edited or withheld from publication at the discretion of the
editors.

find that an entire economic and
social class is eradicated by the
Supreme Court's sweeping pro-
nouncement?
These are the questions that
should be given careful attention
by the court when considering the
methods to be employed in ending
segregation in the nation's schools.
One word of history : the 14th
Amendment did not anticipate the
grandfather clauses and other
evasive tactics and as a result it
was an ineffectual meaningless
piece of legislation for a consider-
able period of time. Let's keep this
from being another trojan horse!
-David L. Vincent, Jr., '55L
Not Unmixed . .
To The Editor:
HOW CAREFULLY are we ana-
lyzing the concept of academic
freedom these days? Do those who
protest against the 'persecution'
of teachers with "unorthodox" po-
litical ideas wish to restore Nazi
professors to -their positions in
German universities? The events
which have recently excited teiis
campus are all by-products of the
fact that there is an international
organization, supported by a great
and hostile foreign power, which
has for one of its objectives the
ultimate suppression throughout
the world of academic freedom as
we know it. How to deal with the
problems presented to a demo-
cratic society by the supporters of
such a totalitarian ideology is a
question which has troubled West-
ern peoples since the 1930's.
I believe that a member of the
Communist Party may in normal
circumstances be a useful member
of an American university faculty.
But to say that a person who holds
to the ideas championed by such a
party-or who even aids and sup-
ports such a movement-has a
moral right to an American aca-
demic position seems to me com-
pletely false. Whatever the mo-
tives of their individual members,
Congressional committees which
force a university community to
face the issues presented by the
current world situation are per-
haps not an unmixed evil.
-Marshall Knappen
Final Warning .. .
To The Editor:
HIS IS MY final warning. If
either Mr. Young or Mr. White
gain control of the New York Cen-
tral, I will throw in the sponge
for good. I will not own stock in
a railroad operated by either of
them !
-.-E. Sterling Sader
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