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THE MICHIGAN fDAILY

By JON SOBELOF
Daily Editorial Director
AFTER APPLAUDING the president, faculty
members at Tuesday's Senate meeting heard
brief arguments in favor of a resolution introduced
,by Prof. Algo Henderson. The resolution expressed
"regret that the decision in the Nickerson case
was not in accord with the unanimous opinion of
the special Senate committee charged with review-
ing this and similar cases. The men who spoke for
the resolution were careful to say that they were
in no way charging President Hatcher or other
administrators with bad intentions. They recognized
the right of the president and Regents to fire Dr.
Nickerson in spite of any faculty committee recom-
mendations. But they were sorry these high authori-
ties hadn't seen Dr. Nickerson their way.
Nobody got very excited, or talked much about
"witch-hunting," "freedom of thought." When the
ballots were counted, they showed a 40 vote vic-
tory for the resolution.
After the meeting, mimeographed copies of Presi-
dent Hatcher's report on the dismissal .cases were
Banded out to a few reporters. The 24 page report
containse some curious passages. It says, for in-
stance that Nickerson's use of the Fifth Amendment
leads to the presumption that "there were in truth
facts in his case which, if disclosed, would tend to
connect him with a crime." In context, this sort
of reasoning was used by the president to discredit
Dr. Nickerson. While complicated ethical and legal
considerations surround reliance on the fifth amend-
cent, it is patently obvious that a man might use
the amendment to avoid testifying on matters which
he felt might lead to his prosecution for a crime of
which he considered himself innocent. Certainly
there are no grounds for dismissal in being "con-
, ected" with any crime one is innocent of.
The president's report also dealt with the interna-
tional Communist conspiracy. It declared the Uni-
versity was aware of security responsibilities and
would not knowingly employ a Communist. Then
it expressed doubt that Nickerson had actually left
the Party in 1948, as he claims.
Here is one of the mysteries of the case. The
senate committee said they found no convincing
evidence that Nickerson was still a Communist
and should be fired. The president was not con-
vinced he had left the Party and should be re-
tained, We can hardly be absolutely certain about
Njckerson's Party status. We know that he ap-
ptoved of the Communist ideology and refused
'4" condemn the Party. We know that he speci-
fically denied any "conspiracy." We cannot know
whether his "communism" was actually intel-
lectual belief or subversive conspiracy.
. Acting on the assumption that Dr. Nickerson was
"Innocent until proven guilty," the Campbell com-
mittee recommended his reinstatemnt. The assump-
tions of President Hatcher, and the Regents were
naturally somewhat diferent. From the adminis-
tration's viewpoint. Nickerson was entitled to due
process and fair treatment. The University was also
entitled to consideration.
This writer doesn't understand why President
Hatcher did not see fit to treat Dr. Nickerson like
Prof. Markert. The cases are strikingly similar. With
the proper twist given to the news releases ex-
planing the Regents action, it seems certain that the
public; the legislature and all concerned would have
stood for the retention of Nickerson, as they have
accepted the retention of Markert.
Although the tone of the mimeographed text of
President Hatcher's report suggests that Nickerson
may well still be a Party member, it seems hard to
believe that the president really saw Nickerson, the
award-winning pharmacologist, as a security risk.
The; personal animosity to Nickerson that existed
in the Medical School may have been an important
factor in the dismissal. Naturally, the top Admin-
istrators cannot reveal all the information they con-
sidered-a Congressional committee might soon be
swinging through the trees toward the campus.
The'secrecy that shrouded Tuesday's deliberations
of the faculty senate also hid the reasoning of all
the other deliberative bodies which sat in the dis-
missal case. The reports issued by these groups were
necessarily brief and argumentative-they were nat-

urally aimed, like the president's report, at sup-
porting conclusions already reached, not at an ob-
jective presentation of facts and opinions from
which the reader could form his own conclusions.
So it looks as if, denied enough information
to make up their own minds, students and faculty
are called upon to take the validity of the Nick-
erson-Markert distinction on faith. The refusal
of some faculty members to allow their statements
criticizing the administration to be attributed to
them in The Daily is just one sign the necessary
faith is lacking.
In disregarding the verdict of the faculty senate
subcommittee, President Hatcher has created a sit-
uation where at least half of the faculty, and a good
part of the student body "regret" his short circuiting
of the usual procedures and its results in the Nick-
erson case. Perhaps the president, too, regrets what
to him was the necessity of firing Dr. Nickerson
against the recommendation of the senate group.
We hope he was justified in his decision. For the
good of the University, a general feeling of mutual
confidence and good will must exist between stu-
dents, faculty and administration. If this feeling
has been somewhat altered by the administration's
handling of the Nickerson case, we hope that time,
future administration action, and possible further
clarification of the facts and the administration's
reasoning in the case of- the dismissed pharmacolo-
gist will repair the damage.
New Books at the Library
Abernethy, Thomas Perkins-The Burr Conspir-
acy. New York. Oxford University Press 1954

DREW PEARSON:,
Washington
Merry-Go-Round
LA PAZ, Bolivia.-Henry Holland, Eisenhower's
assistant secretary of state, stood on the balcony
of the Presidential Palace facing a great crowd of
people in the square below.
Behind him in the President's reception room the
ceiling was pock-marked with the scars of machine-
gun fire. Even a marble-topped table was cracked
by a bullet-reminder of the precarious life led by
the presidents of Bolivia.
But beside Holland stood President Victor Paz
Estenssorro, who has been in office longer than any
other recent president and who had traveled with
Holland past cheering Indians over 300 miles of new
Bolivian highway. As a result of that ovation, there
could be no question in Holland's mind or that of
any other observer that the President was the hero
of Bolivia's Indians. And the Indians comprise 90
per cent of Bolivia's population.
Looking down at the crowd below the President's
balcony, Assistant Secretary Holland was called
upon to make a speech. The applause which greeted
his introduction was formal and polite. There were
no huzzas from the assembled Indians.
Holland, who speaks perfect Spanish, was also
formal and polite-at first. He paid the usual tribute'
to the beautiful city of La Paz. Then he continued:
"I am most happy to be here with your President
and with you-you whom, if you will permit me, I
should like to call 'companeros'."
The Two Henrys
The crowd went wild. From that point on the as-
sistant secretary of state was the Indians' friend,
the President's friend and the friend of the "Move-
ment National Revolutionary." For the word "com
paneros" while not quite the same as "comrades"
is close enough to it to mean that Holland identified
himself with -the new Bolivian land reform, the
seizure of the tin mines and the other drastic meas-
ures enforced by the MNR.
Later Holland put himself even closer. In his
speech he not only praised the "National Revolution-
ary" program of President Paz but in a conversa-
tion with leftist Labor Minister Lechin he was quoted
as saying: "I now consider myself a member of the
party."
This reference to the MNR party obviously was
meant as a joke on Holland's part, but it was not
so considered by Bolivians. Bolivian exiles and op-
ponents of President Paz stormed with rage. Many
Americans lifted their eyebrows. But Bolivian sup-

"You Used To Tfiink He Was Fascinating"

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7;1954
HATCHER CALLS MEETING
'U' Senate Gets Report on Dismissals

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As a result of these studies, the
Committee recommended and the
Senate approved a new section
5.101 to the Bylaws to care for
special cases of this nature which
were not envisioned when Bylaw
5.10 was adopted. The Regents ap-
proved.
After many postponements of
the hearings, the House Commit-
tee on Un-American Activities
called four members of this fa-
culty before them to answer ques-
tions concerning their alleged past
and present affiliations with the
Communist Party. One of them
responded candidly, discharged
himself honorably 'and was not
involved in these investigations.
The other three refused to answer
most of the questions put to them
by the Committee: They were H.
Chandler Davis, Instructor in Ma-
thematics; Clement L. Markert,
Assistant Professor of Zoology;
and Mark Nickerson, Associate
Professor of Pharmacology.
Hearings Recorded
The hearings were recorded and
have been available for study dur-
ing the rather long interim before
a printed copy could be had.
Although some institutions have
taken a strong stand that refusal
to answer questions before a duly
constituted congressional commit-
tee is in itself grounds for dismis-
sal, the University of Michigan has
not adopted this policy. It has
not minimized the gravity of such
action on the part of any of its
members, but it has'determined to
examine each individual case on
its oAvn merits and to act in ac-
cordance with the findings.
Following the distressing per-
formance of our three colleagues
at the hearings at Lansing I took
the minimum action open to me
under the procedures endorsed by
the Senate and' approved by the
Regents: The Resolution read
"Though the Joint Committee re-
cognizes that the administrative
officials of the University have the
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The topic will be, "Some Aspects of
Cholesterol Metabolism."
Make-up Examinations in History
will be given Sat., Oct. 9, 9 to 12 a.m.
in room 429 Mason Hall.
See your instructor for permission
and then sign list in History Office,
Astronomical Colloquium. Fri., Oct.
8, 4:15 p.m., the Observatory. Dr. Law-
rence H. Alter will speak on "Current
Research Programs at the Mount Wil-
son and Palomar Observatories."
LS & A Students: No courses may be
dropped from your original elections
after Fri., October 8.
Events Today
Design Committee of the Block "M"

and Business Administration are es-
pecially urged to attend. All others
cordially invited.
Department ofAstronomy. Visitors'
Night. Fri., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Dean
B. McLaughlin will speak on "The
Planet Mars." After the illustrated talk
in 2003 Angell Hall, the Students' Ob-
servatory on the fifth floor will be
open for telescopic observation of the
Moon and Mars, if the sky is clear, or
for inspection of the telescopes and
planetarium, if the sky is cloudy. Chil-'
dren are welcomed, but must be accom-
panied by adults.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Can-
terbury Club at 7:30 on Fri., Oct. 8 at
Canterbury House. The Right Reverend
Dudley B. McNeil, Bishop of Western
Michigan, will discuss "What Shall I
Do With My Life?"
The S.R.A. Workcamp committee will

porters of the President-and they make up the Section of the Wolverine Club will hold meet Fri., 4:00 p.m., Lane Hall. Dr. aaculty mem berufromo
great majority-were delighted. its weekly meeting today in room 3-B Frances Sayre will be the guest of SRAa.l m b. m
Nevertheless that was the general consensus. For of the Michigan Union, between 3:00 at its Coffee Hour Fri., 4:15 p.m., in room dutles, it is emphat
and 5:00. All those who have signed Lane Hall. Take advantage of the op- belief that such suspension
the former vice president had endeared himself to up for the committee are required to portunity to meet this man, formerly not affect salary."
Bolivians not only by playing three sets of tennis on be there. Anyone else who is interested Undersecretary of State and now Repre- May Meeting
th d h d the two i ltitutd f in this type of work is invited to attend, sentative of the Protestant Episcopal After the conclusion of t
the sameday he arived inthe two-ile altiutde ofChurch in Ja pan. Atrtecnlso ft
La Paz, but by demanding that the tin mines in- The NAACP will present Prof. Paul ings (to which I listened)
crease wages to miners if the United States was Kauper of the Law Dept. discussing The first of the series of Workcamps Dean Odegaard and Dea
to buy more tin, the legal aspects of the school segre- sponsored by SRA will be held in De- tenberg to my office onI
gation case. The meeting will be held troit on the weekend of Oct. 16, If you1
Careful Eisenhower Policy on Thurs., Oct. 7, at 7:30 in the Michi- are interested in participating in work- 1954, along with Profes
Henry Holland's endorsement of the National Rev- gan Union. All are invited to attend. camps during the school year, call Kauper and Mr. Arthur B
Lane Hall. Mr. Niehuss being in the
olutionary government of President Paz was no Hillel: Yom Kippur Services, Thurs.
accident. His speech was no slip of the tongue. It Reform: Rackham Lecture Hall 10:00 S.R.A. Saturday Lunch Discussion, pit at the time, to dis
was very carefully considered and represents the a.m. Conservative: Lydia Mendelssohn Ulrich Curtius, formerly of University situation with them and
Theater 10:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m. of Bonn, will be speaker. Call reserva- sent to them the letters of
most important policy the United States has taken tions to NO 3-1511 ext. 2851 by Fri. sion which I proposed to
in South America for some time-namely, to back carillon Recital by Percival Price, noon. Drs. Davis, Markert, and
popular political parties whose reforms, even though University carillonneur, 7:15 Thurs., , son. This was the text of
popularolitcalprtiest ho srfom sOct. 7. Program will include the An- Wesleyan Guild. 8-12 p.m. Fri. Ha- ter
radical, may prevent communsm. dante from the "Surprise" Symphony, wailan Party. Games, refreshments, en-
The fact that Holland was not talking for himself nine compositions by J. D. Gordon, tertainment by members of the Ha- "Your refusal to answ
alone was indicated by Sen. Bourke Hickenlooper, Carillonneur, University of Sydney, Aus- wail club. questions directed to yo
an Iowa GOP conservative, who, speaking at Coin- tralia, and Wal s of the Blowers from:duly authorized committe
araaalog he ewAmeicn-bil Anea hih-"Nutcracker Suite" by Tchaikowsky. llillel: Friday _Evening Services. 8:00 Congress of the United
arapa, along the new American-built Andean high- p.m.Cngssfth Uied
way, said: The Young Democrats will hold an seeking to establish th
"I confess that I camne down here with some mis- organizational meeting Thurs., Oct. 7 The Psychology Club cordially In- about Communist activ]
at 7:30 in Room 3R of the Union. Fea- vites all interested students to attend this Nation raises seriou
givings. But after seeing you, Mr. President, and tured will be a talk by Pat Roelofs on the first meeting of the semester on
the support given you by the people, I have come to the faces of the suspensions followed Fri., Oc't. 8 at 3:15 in room 3A of the the Universi to your relation
reaizetha yo ar fihtig fr pincple. "by group discussion. All interested are Michigan Union. Refreshments will be th nversity of MichigE
relz htyua~ ihigfrpicpe" urged to attenid. served, to your colleagues, and
(copyright, 1954, by The Bell Syndicate, Inc.) upon you the duty to go
La P'tite Causette will meet today Economics Club will meet Fri.. Oct. to explain your actions.
uoanupu flj ,9~ll t j o itulm at n 8 at 8.00 p.m., Rackham Amphitheater.t, xlanyu atos
cafeteria from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. If you Robert B. Bryce, Secretary of the Cabi- "Pending a thorough
have anything to talk about, come and net, Ottawa, Canada, will speak on of the evidence of th
talk about it "en francais." "The Canadian Economy." All staff through the regularly cor
mum aiat M oi esi members and graduate students in Eco- edpodusasstbi
La sociedad Hispanica will have its nmmcs and raunes'Admitrato ed procedures as establil
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brought them to the attention
and under the surveillance of
agencies of the United States
Government charged with
guarding the national security.
None Disclose Association
"None of them had disclosd
any of these associations to the
University at the time of their
appointment. In compliance with
the requirements of the laws of
the State of Michigan, each had
signed a sworn and notarized
statement that he was 'not a
member of any political party
or organization which advocates
the overthrow of our constitu-
tional form of government.'
"When these men were ques-
tioned by the House Un-Ameri-
can Activities Committee about
their past and present associa-
tions and activities in relation to
the Communist Party, they re-
fused to answer, thereby ines-
capably raising the question as
to their ability to be candid
about these relationships with-
out self-incrimination, and as to
their integrity when they signed
the above oath of office.
University Under Obligation
"Their refusal inevitably plac-
ed the University under the obli-
gation to examine these cases.
The University cannot say that
these questions are unimportant,
and that it does not matter
whether a member of the teach-
ing profession answers them or
not. Neither does the University
believe that respect for law is in
conflict with freedom of the
mind. This is not an inquiry into
the technical competency of the
men in question. It does not in-
volve any question of the right
freely to investigate, to arrive
at or to 'hold unpopular views.
It is a question of relation to or
involvement in a conspiratorial
movement which, if successful,
would subvert the freedoms and
the liberties which we hold sac-
red.
"The central principle involv-
ed here is clearly stated in 'The
Universities and Their Facul-
Rights and Responsibiilties of
ties,' as formulated by the As-
sociation of American Universi-
ties, and reiterated in substance
by the University of Michigan's
Senate Advisory Committee on
procedures. T h e significant
quotes from the statement of the
Association of American Uni-
versities are:
Owes Colleagues Integrity
'As in all acts of association,
the professor accepts conven-
tions which become morally
binding. Above all, he owes his
colleagues in the university com-
plete candor and perfect in-.
egrity, precluding any kind of
clandestine or conspiratorial
activities. He owes equal candor
to the public. If he is called up-
on to answer for his convictions
it is his duty as a citizen to
speak out. It is even more de-
finitely his duty as a professor.
Refusal to do so, on whatever
legal grounds, cannot fail to re-
flect upon a profession that
claims for itself the fullest free-
dom to speak and the maximum
protection of that freedom avail-
able in our society ..'".
'Appointment to a university
position and retention after ap-
pointment require not only pro-
fessional competence but in-
volve the affirmative obligation
of being diligent and loyal in
citizenship. Above all, a scholar
must have integrity and inde-
pendence. This renders impos-
sible adherence to such a re-
gime as that of Russia and its
satellites. No person who accepts
or advocates such principles and
methods has any place in a uni-
versity. Since present member-
ship in the Communist Party
requires the acceptance of these
principles and methods, such

membership extinguishes the
right to a university position ..
University Responsibility
'Unless a faculty member vi-
olates a law, however, his disci-
pline or discharge is a univer-
sity responsibility and should
not be assumed by political au-
thority. Discipline on the basis
of irresponsible accusations or
suspicion can never be condon-
ed. It is as damaging to the
public welfare as it is to aca-
demic integrity. The university
Is competent to establish a tri-
bunal to determine the facts and
fairly judge the nature and de-
gree of any trespass upon aca-
demic integrity, as well as to de-
termine the penalty such tres-
pass merits.'
"It is now incumbent upon
the University through its regu-
larly established tribunal 'to de-
termine the facts and fairly
judge the nature and degree of
any trespass upon academic in-
tegrity, as well as to determine
the penalty such trespass mer-
its.
"This the University is proceed-
ing to do.
"Answers, freely and candidly

credentials with it?
"Why, particularly; did you
not reveal it when you signed
the Appointment Affidavit?
"What contact, if any, since
the subpoena?
"Assuming he never belonged,
or severed connections in years
gone by:
"Why did you decline to testi-
fy, replying on (1st or 5th)?
"Were you seeking to protect
associates? If so, why?
"Why place this considera-
tion above the University?
"Were you concerned about
the doctrine of waiver, and the
possibility that answers to sub-
sequent questions might tend to
incriminating evidence against
you?
"Did you decline because of
dislike for the tribunals?
"If so, what is the truth about
you in relation to these ques-
tions?"
Voluminous Testimony
The testimony patiently taken
is voluminous. It runs to approx-
mately 200,000 words.
It reveals many details of simi-
larity in the three cases which also
conform to the pattern set by oth-
er such cases in other universities.
It also revealed that the cases were
not patterned or identical, but
that in considerable detail they
were individual and had to be stu-
died and weighed as separate cas-
es.
The case of H. Chandler Davis
was distinctive. The line of ques-
tioning by the House Committee
on UnAmerican Activities indi-
cated a rather close and continu-
ing involvement in the communist
apparatus on the part of Dr. Davis.
In response to the questions, he
took the same attitude before the
Special Advisory Committee to the
President that he had taken before
the Congressional Committee at
Lansing. He said, in effect, that
these were questions concerning
political activities and beliefs, and
that he would not answer them.
Dismissal Recommended
The Special Advisory Committee
to the President unanimously re-
commended his dismissal.
I sent Dr. Davis the following
letter, which he for his own rea-
sons released to the Michigan
Daily:
"Dear Dr. Davis:
On May 10, 1954, you were in-
terrogated under oath by repre-
sentatives of the House Commit-
tee on Un-American Activities
which alleged, and whose repre-
sentative has stated to us, that
it possessed information con-
cerning your membership in and
associations with the activities
o fthe Communist Party. You
were asked by this duly consti-
tuted legal body questions as to
your past and present affilia-
tions with Communism, whether
or not you were a member Of
the Party while at Harvard Uni-
versity, whether or not you were
associated with certain active
Communists, whether the State
Department revoked your pass-
port because you were a Com-
munist, whether you are now a
member of the Communist Par-
ty, whether you have solicited
members for the Communist
Party at Ann Arbor and ques-
tions of similar import.
You refused to answer these
questions in public testimony on
the grounds that this Committee
had no right to ask them.
You have taken the same at-
titude and have refused to ans-
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At Architecture Auditorium
DRAGONWYCK
THE TITLE of this 1946 mood melodrama does
not, contrary to expectation, refer to a deodor-
ant. It is, instead, the name of an ancestral man-
sion owned by Dutch Patroon Nicholas Van Ryn
(Vincent Price) in upper New York state of 1844.
Into his castle-like domain comes wholesome
farm girl Miranda Wells (Gene Tierney) to act
as governess for Nicholas' daughter. Miranda is
just enchanted with the lovely landscape and
finds everything too, too dear for words. She de-
cides to ignore those nasty rumors about a ghost
that plays the music-room harpsichord; she will
not believe That the master secludes himself On a
hidden garret. Miranda makes up her mind to
like the fine old Gothic-style house.
Nicholas is so charming and suave. When Mrs.
Van Ryn dies and Niocholas takes her in his arms
and whispers, "We have known the call would
come . . . since the instant our eyes first met," she
agrees to marry him. But once they are wed Nich-
olas changes so very much and Miranda begins to
have premonitions that he is really dreadfully wick-
ed. "Deformed bodies depress me," he says of her
crippled maid. Miranda cries.
Then she discovers her husband is an atheist.
She is descended from a long line of God-fearing
farmers and gets very provoked when Nicholas ob-
jects to her reading the Bible. Well, Miranda just
breaks up into little pieces; and when her baby is
born with a weak heart and departs for heaven, she
retires for good to her room and begins to wilt
away.
It later turns out that Nicholas is a dope ad-
dict, has been driving his poor tenant farmers un-
mercilfully, and has murdered his wife with an
oleander plant. Fortunately, Nicholas finally goes
gaga and has to be shot. It's terribly messy but
Mirn. ma -k - a. ten.tipdf a r them fo lioinz

first meeting of the semester on Thu rs.,
Oct. 7, in room 3A-3B of the Michigan'
Union, at 8 p.m. Movies on Latin Amer-
ica will be shown. Refreshments and
dancing are to follow. Membership
cards will be sold at the meeting. All
members are urged to attend and bring
your friends. We'll see you on Thurs-
day
Lane Hall. "How will college life af-
fect my religious beliefs?" Freshmn
Discussion Group, led by Grey Austin
of the Lane Hall Staff. Lane Hall Li-
brary, Thurs., 7:15 p.m.
Episcopal Student Foundation. Stu-
dent Breakfast at Canterbury House,
on Thurs., Oct. 7, after the 7:00 a.m.
Holy Communion.
Michigan Crib: The first meeting of
the Michigan Crib will be held, Thurs.,
Oct. 7, at 8:00 in the Henderson room
of the league. Dean Stason of the Law

are especially urged to attend. All oth-
ers are cordially invited.
Xettep4
TO THE EDITOR
The Daily welcomes communica-
tions from its readers on matters of
general interest, and will publish all
letters which are signed by the wri-
ter and in good taste. Letters ex-
ceeding 300 words In length, defama-
tory or libelous letters, and letters
which for any reason are not in good
taste will be condensed, edited or
withheld from publication at the
discretion of the editors,

School will speak on "A Legal Educa- Ie: Re: Gargoyled.
tion at M ichigan."of e o A*ol ei t
Officers of Arts Chorale meetIng to- FOR THE SAKE of Dr. Bretton
night at 7:00, Aud. D, Angell Hall. Busi- and his advisors, I wish to
ness meeting only. point out the sheer nonsense of
The Young Democrats will hold an his letter in yesterday's Daily.
organizational meeting tonight at 7:30 Answering the not too serious
in Room 3R of the Union. Featured'carering thme not atool serious
will be a talk by Pat Roelofs on the charges of sme not at all serious
facts of the Suspensions followed by personnages, Dr. Bretton asserts
group discussion. All interested are he used the term "gargoyled" be-
urged to attend. cause "it denotes a grotesquely
The Stump Speaking Society of Sig- carved architectural feature; and
ma Rho Tau will hold a 'smoker for all it was precisely only by "carving"
engineers, architects, and technolo- (out of its original context) that
gists in room 3-s, Michigan Union, the grotesque version of the debate
Thurs., 7:30 p.m. Frank X. ]Martel, pres- was produced."
ident of the Wayne County AFL will Icta gr But Iwould
'speak on "A Guaranteed Annual Icranyare u ol
Wage." Refreshments will be served. like to know what piece of stone
sculpture isn't created by "carving"
Sailing Club. Meeting at 7:30 to- and from what else but "out of its
night, 311 W.Engineering, Arrange- original context"? I therefore see
ments will be made for our first
home regatta., the Michigan Invita- no reason why Dr. Bretton could
tional. To be held sun., Oct. 10. not just as well have used "Venus
Everybody is invited to attend thed" to make his point. Had
meeting of the student Zionist Organ- he done so, the confusion between
ization, Thurs., Oct. 7, 8:00 p.m. The his adjective and an ill-famed
meeting will be held at the Hillel campus institution might well have
Foundation, 1429. Discussion of term's been avoided.
program followed by Israeli singing and ,-J. W Malcolm,
dancing. p.ea r.

the university cenat efacu uy
and the Board of Regents of the
University, you are hereby sus-
pended, without loss of pay,
from all duties connected with
the University, effective imme-
diately."
By-Law Becomes Effective
At this point the operation of
the new Bylaw came into effect.
The Senate Advisory Committee
had appointed a Subcommittee on
Intellectual Freedom and Integrity
in February, 1954, to be available
to serve as that hearing body pro-
vided for in 5.101. Having medi-
tated upon its functions, this com-
mittee took the position that it was
not available to the President for
consideration of these cases until
after he had made a decision andE
the affected person asked for a re-
view.e This, in the opinion of the
Dean of the Law School, was "a
possible, though not a necessary
nor -a helpful interpretation" of
the Committee's function. After aI
conference with this committee,
however, with full respect for its
views, I accepted its withdrawal
from the cases. I then called upon
the Senate Advisory Committee to
consider whether they would ap-
point a special committee to ad-
vise the president in the further
study and actions which would
have to be taken. The Senate Ad-
visory Committee elected a special
committee of five for this purpose.
'Profound Appreciation'
I extend to them again my pro-
found appreciation for their un-
selfish labors at so much sacrifice
to themselves in their study of
these cases and for their counsel
and recommendations.
This Special Advisory Commit-
tee to the President listened to the
recorded testimony before the
House Committee on Un-American

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