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"This Has Nothing To Do With Politics"

An Editorial

The importance of the
action on the proposed
Council at their meeting
phasized too strongly.

Regents taking some
Student Government
today cannot be em-

Any further delay will have only a deadening
effect on existing campus government and ac-
With the student government proposal hang-
ing in the balance, the present Student Legisla-
ture and other student groups that would be af-
fected by the change can hardly expect their
plans for the semester's activities to be carried
out effectively.
Creeping paralysis and general apathy will set
in if no one knows what sort of student govern-
ment we can expect in the next few months,
Of course, the details of SGC would have to
be hammered out by the Council itself in its day-

-to-day operations, but after nearly four months
of studying SGC, the Regents should certainly
be able to make some decision on the outline of
the plan.
Positive action, if taken, should naturally be
in the form of tentative approval of SGC pend-
ing endorsement in a student referendum. The
very term "student government" implies this ap-
proval by the student body.
If the Regents act today, student government
leaders will be able to carry on under the present
structure with confidence i SL's future, or to
prepare to take their views on SGC to the voters
so that a clearcut and representative decision can
be reached by the student body,
-Senior Editors: Gene Hartwig, Dorothy
Myers, Jon Sobeloff, Pat Roelofs, Becky
Conrad, Nan Swinehart


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Dean of Women's
Ruling on Bermudas

rD~o4 ThE"s-"It erew aai w


to see that University regulations are
observed, particularly those relating to
conduct, presence of women guests, andE
use of intoxicants. (Committee on Stu-
dent Affairs, November 13, 1946.) .
Except as otherwise provided, penal-j
ties for violation of standards of con-
duct may be in the form of expulsion,
suspension, probation, withdrawal of
special privileges, imposition of special
duties, imposition of extra hours of re-
quired credit, reduction of hours of
credit, or imposition of monetary fines
which shall be deemed debts owing the
University, or. in such other form as
may be deemed proper in a particular
case. Failure to comply with the dis-
ciplinary order of any disciplinary au-
thority shall result in suspension until
compliance. (Regents' Bylaws, Sec;
Attendance at the University of
Michigan is a privilege and not a right.
In order to safeguard its ideals of
scholarship and character, the Univer-
sity reserves the right, and the stu-
dent concedes to the University the
right, to require the withdrawal of any
student at any time for any reason suf-
ficient to it.
The typing laboratory in the School
of Business Administration is open to
students who know bow to use type-
writers at the following times: Tues.
3-5; Wed. 7-9; Sat. 10-12. '
The Detroit Civil Service Commission
is currently seeking qualified appli-
cants for the position of Junior Clini-
cal Psychologist for the Psychiatric
Division of Receiving Hospital. Require-
ments include completion of one year
of graduate study in psychology. Resi-
dence requirements will be waived in
the case of veterans. The last filing
date is September 29. 1954.
For additional information concern-
ing this and other employment oppor-
tunities, contact the Bureau of Ap-
pointments,13528 Administration Build-
ing, Ext. 371.
The United States Naval Academy
has announced positions available on
civilian faculty as assistant professors
in Electrical Engineering, Electronics,


ACCORDING TO a recent announcement by the
Office of the Dean of Women, the University
will start enforcing the ban on Bermuda shorts,
pedal pushers, jeans and short shorts, on the books
for quite some time now but largely ignored in the
"Violations will be dealt with firmly," quoth
the Dean because, "Students should be dressed
accordingly in this business center of an inter-
national university."
All seems to be part of a new and vicious trend.
Christian Dior started it last spring when he shock-
ed and frightened the world by announcing that
henceforth efforts would be made to "straighten
the line" by deemphasizing the bust. Now our Uni-
versity administrators are taking up the gauntlet
and deemphasizing legs. What next?
There are two basic issues at stake and they must
be treated with-proper levity.
First, there is the problem of what constitutes
dignity. A very pretty coed, attired in a pair of
stunning plaid bermudas, questioned, "Must we
wear skirts to look dignified?" In effect the new
ruling answers -"Yes." Perhaps, but the coed cer-
tainly struck us as being dignified.
The second and more serious problem is that.

of governmental authority as contrasted with
democratic freedoms. John Stuart Mill, who
often wore shorts, pointed out in his classic doc-
trine, ON LIBERTY, that it is not the function
of government (in this case the University) to
impose the ethics of one sector of society un-
willingly on another sector.
Since bermuda shorts are acceptable on most
college campuses, indeed represent one of the most
wide-spread clothing innovations in recent years,
we may assume that the question. of propriety in-
volved is not of an ethical or moral nature, but
rather a simple matter of opinion. If this is true,
then it remains for each coed to decide for her-
self what constitutes dignity.
For some reason University administrators have
always found it necessary to bury the student un-
der an overwhelming number of regulations. We
are one of the few schools that still maintain a
driving ban, parties have to be registered, chap-
eroned and approved to be legal, drinking is illegal
-in fact practically everything is illegal, And now,
as if that wasn't enough, they're telling us what to
wear. It looks bad, Mr. Mill.
--Gail Goldstein
Lee Marks

401 - Interdisciplinary Seminar on day at the Center, corner Hill Street
the Application of Mathematics to So- and Forest Avenue.
cial Science will meet in 3409 Mason
Hall, 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 23. Nicho- Hillel, Foundation. Wednesday, Sept.
las Rashevsky, Professor of Mathemati- 22. 8:00 p.m. Discussion on Jewish
cal Biophysics, University of Chicago, Identity led by Dr. Ronald Freedman.
will speak on a mathematical approach
to history. Organizational meeting for Signia



Marshall Scholarships are again being
offered for American students to study
at British universities. The awards are
made to United States Citizens only men
or women under the age of 28 who have
graduated from accrealted colleges or
universities in the United States. They
are tenable at any university in the
United Kingdom, for two years in the
first instance with a possible extension
to three years. Twelve awards are made
every year, and places are found in the
United Kingdom universities for suc-
cessful eandidates. The value of each
award is 550 Pounds a year with an ex-
tra 200 Pounds a year for married men.
Applications for the academic year
1955-56 must be received not later than
September ' 30, 1954. Further informa-
tion may be obtained through the
Graduate School Office.
'New course, Electrical Engineering
Department, in Large Scale System De-
sign, 9 to 11 am. Saturdays, room 3076
E. Engineering Building. For informa-
tion call Prof. H. H. Goode, ext. 658, or
Ypsilanti 5110, ext. 110.
Seminar in Mathematical Statistics:
An organizational meeting will be held
Thursday, Sept. 23, at 12 noon in Room
3020 A.H. All interested are invited to
History 146 will meet in room 2029
Angell Hall rather than 1437 Mason
Pol. Se. 107 will meet in room 2203j
Angell Hall beginning today.#
The Extension Service announces the
following courses beginning in Ann Ar-
bor Wednesday evening, September 22:
7:30 p.m. - Books and Ideas. 69
School Business Administration. 8
weeks - $8.00. John E. Bingley, Instruc-
7:30 p.m. - Practical Gardening. 176
School Business Administration. 8
weeks - $8.00. Ruth Mosher Place, In-
7:30 p.m. - Water Color. 415 Archi-
tecture Building. 16 weeks - $18.00.
Jack A. Garbutt. Instructor.
7:30 p.m. - The Hospital Nursing
Unit.71pSchool of Business Administra-
tion. 16 weeks - $18.00. virginia M.
Null, Instructor.
7:00 p.m. - Electric Welding. 3313
East Engineering Building. 16 weeks -
$35.00. Leslie E. Wagner, Instructor.
7:30 p.m. - Elementary General Psy-
chology. 171 School Business Admin-
istration. 16 weeks - $18.00.
7:00 p.m. - Metal Processing. 3072
East Engineering Building. 16 weeks -
$18.00. William C. Truckenmiller, In-
7:30 p.m. - Highways and Byways of
American English. 170 School Business
Administration. 16 weeks - $18.00.
James W. Downer, Instructor.
Registration for these courses may
be made in Room 4501 of the Admin-
istration Building on State Street dur-
ing University office hours, or in Room
164 of the School of Business Adminis-
tration on Monroe Street in the eve-
ning, 6:30 to 9:30, Monday through
Events Today
Lutheran Student Association -
Coffee Break 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Wednes-

Alpha Eta, national speech and hear-
ing society, will be held on Wed., Sept.
22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Speech Clinic.
All students interested in speech cor-
rection and hearing therapy are invited
to attend.
At 1930 hours, 22 September, all P/R
actives report to P/R Reading Room,
TCB. No uniform required.
Hawaii Club: Students wishing to
get tickets together for the football
games, please meet in front of Bar-
bour Gym on Wed., Sept. 22, between
12:00-12:15 p.m.
Wednesday, September 22, 1954 --
The Congregational-Disciples Guild:
7:00 p.m., Freshman Discussion Group
at the Guild House, 438 Maynard.
Wednesday -- September 22, 1954 -
Le Cercle Francais. French Club mem-
berships are on sale this week from
9:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Romancb
Language Building. These memberships
entitle students to bi-monthly club
meetings at which sound films, col-
ored slides, travelogues, dancing and
refreshments are featured. The club
also sponsors four parties and the an-
nual French play. Join to improve
your French and to have ftn.
Coming Events
3Hillel - Thursday, Sept 23, Musi-
cale. All Brahms program. Variations on
a Theme by Haydn. Second Symphoiy.
Violin Concerto.
Hillel -- Make reservations for Fri-
day evening supper. Call NO 3-4129.
The University of Michigan Chess
Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 22 at
7:30 pm. in room 3-B of the Michigan
Intercultural Outing at the Presh
Air Camp, Saturday and.Sunday, Sep-
tember 25 and 26. Leave Lane Hall at
2:00 p.m. Saturday and return 24 hours
later. Phone reservations to Univ. Ext,
2851. Cost $2.50.
S.R.A. Saturday Lunch Discussion --
12:90 noon at Lane Hall. Leila Gilts,
Secretary of the World Student Chrli-
tian Federation in Australia, will speak
on "Student Conditions Throughout
the World." Persons of all religions cor-
dially invited. Please call reservations
to NO 3-1511, extension 2851 by Frida.y


WASHINGTON - Ike-advisers
are at sixes and sevens about the1
hell-bent-for-headlines probing of
labor scheduled for this fall. One
probe, by the House Labor Com-
mittee, has been carefully billed to
open in Los Angeles tomorrow si-
multaneously with the A. F. of L.-

Ike's Getting New Dealish
If General Ike is not careful,
people will start putting him in th6
categor'y of Henry Wallace. Wal-
lace was one of the few govern-
ment officials who ever tried to
migrate across the U.S., but now
Ike has decided to do something-
at least in a very, modest way.

Nickerson Case Report Revealed

(Continued from Page 1)
tinued to be active throughout the time*when he
was working for his Ph.D. and extending into the
period when he was teaching and working for an
M.D. He started breaking away from the Com-
munist Party somewhat prior to 1947 and after
that he no longer considered himself to be a mem-
.-. The motivation for the break appears to
have been chiefly a shift of his interest from poli-
ties to science and was dictated by the fact that
he had not time to devote to Communist activi-
ties. His fundamental beliefs do not seem to have
undergone any substantial change, however, and
he was anxious that we be under no misappre-
hension on this point."
" . ..His statement that he has not engaged
in any Communist activities since coming to the
University of Michigan is consistent with all that is
known about him by the government investigators
interviewed by this Committee.
...The members (of the Advisory group) agreed
that, with one exception, a course in the summer
of 1952, he had been competent in teaching and
that he was always competent in research . . . A
questionnaire submitted to some 22 members of the
Medical faculty showecthat no one knew of any
instance where Dr. Dickerson had argued for Com-
munism. Approximately to % of those who
were questioned felt that failure to answer the
questions of the Clardy Committee should not be
construed in themselves as official grounds for dis-
missal . . . The Executive Committee of the Medi-
cal School did not make any recommendation to
the Special Advisory Committee as to whether Dr.
Nickerson should be retained or dismissed."
(The Medical School Executive Committee deci-
sion to recommend dismissal was presented directly
to President Hatcher.)
"The Committee majority feels that Dr. Mark
Nickerson's refusal to testify before the Committee
on Un-American Activities is subject to censure and
that there exist grounds which warrant a severe
reprimand but which stop short of warranting his
dismissal . . . Dr. Nickerson was guilty of some
fault in failing to volunteer information concern-
ing his past Communist affiliations, when he ap-
plied for employment here, but we credit his state-
ment that he considered this to be irrelevant to
his employment here, (and it may be noted that
he was not asked about such affiliations, if any.)
"On the basis of all of the evidence presented
and of all the discussions held, we recommend that
Dr. Mark Nickerson be reinstated to his former po-
sition on the staff of the University of Michigan."
Minority Report
Two other members of the Special Advisory Com-
mittee, Prof. Barker and Prof. Sherlock, wrote the
following dissenting opinion:
"Dr. Nickerson spoke freely and openly concern-
ing his former membership in the Communist
Party and his political activities and beliefs, and
answered questions candidly and without evasion.
"Dr. Nickerson stated that he believes political
views and associations to be private in the sense
that they are not subject to inquiry by a govern-
mental agency, that there was a possibility that his
answers might involve him in prosecution of a

the University but his reasons for not answering
appeared to him to be more important or compel-
ling. He felt that the 'climate,' the motives and
practices of the House Subcommittee were such
that even if he had told his story openly and freely
it would have been misinterpreted and distorted.
"He withdrew from the Communist Party solely
because he could not-give the time required for its
activities and not because of any disapproval of
its policies, program or activities as he understood
them. He does not disavow or repudiate Commun-
ism, his beliefs continue unchanged. He has placed
the University in a difficult position by refusing to
answer questions asked by the House Subcommittee,
albeit on advice of legal counsel but nevertheless
contrary to the suggestion of the President and
Vice-President that he testify freely and openly.
"The dissenting members of the Committee find
that Dr. Mark Nickerson has failed in his moral
responsibilities to the University, that he has not
shown proper loyalty to the University, that he con-
tinues to be a Communist in spirit and that he has
acted so as to bring discredit on the University.
We conclude that Dr. Nickerson lacks the integrity
and the fitness to continue as a member of the
faculty of the University and recommend his im-
mediate dismissal from the University."
July 27, President Hatcher advised Prof. Nicker-
son that he would recommend the pharmacologist's
dismissal to the Regents, and reminded him of his
right to appeal his case to the Subcommittee on
Intellectual Freedom and Integrity.
Missing Link
MAPMANSHIP is a modern sport.
Who, ten years ago, could have said whether
the Iraqi frontier marches with the Soviet? To-
day everyone knows that Iran is the missing link
in the chain that Americans call the "northern
tier"-the defense line in Asia that began to take
shape this spring when the Turks and Pakistanis
signed their pact.
Wishful thinkers and tidy mapmen are now
seeking signs that this gap is about to be filled.
They have pounced on a recent statement by
General Zahedi that "no country can afford to
live in isolation," and on his spirited retort to a
peremptory and tactless Soviet note of last month
citing "American imperialistic activities" designed
to draw Iran into the Turco-Pakistani web; he
replied the Iran, along with every other member
of the United Nations, was entitled to join any
regional pact it thought fit.
But to deduce that these preliminaries will lead
to commitments even as tenuous as those signed
by Pakistan, is to miscalculate the Iranians' posi-
tion and inclinations. They are not and have never
been pro-western; their first thought must be for
their undefendable northern frontier and how best
to handle the immense neighbor on the other side
of it. There is and will always be a strong body
of opinion opposed to defying the Russians, and
even a strong Iranian government could not af-
ford to flout this view. A weak one could never

The cogressmen who are stag- Though it will by no means elimi- or Physics in the Department of Electri-
ing the hearings figure that now's I nate repetitions of the "Grapes of cal Engineering.
thscare labor's political contributions TWath ppen i.e she U.S. office of Education through
awayfromtheDemorat. Itmay What's happened is that Secre- its Division of lnternational Education
away from the Democrats. It may tary of Labor Jim Mitchell man- has announced education positions
be possible, they figure, to creatsuee $0La0J otcof Con- aailable in Latin America in the foi-
the impression that political con- aged to squeeze $50.000 out of Con- lowing fields: Educationist (Elemen-
tributions are coming out of wel- gtess to set up an interdepart- tary); Elementary Demonstration teach-
mental committee at least to study er, Home Life teacher, and Trades and
fare funds. the problem of migratory workers. Industries teacher.
Whether 'ight or wrong, three ,"squeeze", For additional information concern-
probes of labor welfare funds and When the w o r dis ing these and other employment oppor-
alleged labor racketeering are be- used, it really means squeeze. tunities, contact the Bureau of Ap-
ing held this month. They are: Small as the $50,000 appropriation pointments, 3528 Administration Build-
I. The House Labor Committee's was, Mitchell almost didn't get it. ing, Extension 2614,
probe of welfare funds opening in Reactionary Republicans did their AcadeicANotices
Los A ng e l es. The committee, best to kll it. elwhpadSoaripAi-
which is one of the lost reaction- Mitchell wanted the Oakie-Arkie Fe:lowship Da Scholarship Avail-
ary in Congress, has had investi- study because in his own state of offers a $1,000 Graduate Fellowship and
gators in Los Angeles' for some New York thousands of migratory a $600 Undergraduate Scholarship to ar
time trying to dig up dirt in ad- apple pickers are constantly ex- outstanding graduate student and a
vance, has been working especial- ploited. Even worse conditions ex- senior student in Aeronautical, Me-
ly hard against the Teamsters. ist- elsewhere. So he proposed that Candidator ElectronicEtizns of ering
2. The Senate Labor Commit- Congress appropriate $100,000 to United States. Letters of applcato
tee's probe of welfare funds. This study the question. should be addressed to the Chairmail
is a more careful and less head- f Old-g u a r d Cogressman Fred of the Department in which the stu-
lined probe under Senator Ives of I Busbey of Illinois, howeversaiddent is enrolled, and these will be a-
. cepted up to and including September
New York, who' now that he's no. And when Fred says no, it's 25,
been nominated for governor, will important because his reactionaryi
have little time to. devote to the legs stand athwart the appropria- I
investigation. ions sbcommittee passing on LAA)
3. A welfare-fund probe by New BOR Department spending. He cut T ' TO
York State which has already been the Oakie-Arkie appropriation outf
making headlines. altogether.t
It seems much more than a co- At this point, another Republi- The Daily welcomes communiat
f ~general interest, and will publish all;
incidence that these three investi- can, Sen. John Sherman Cooper of and in good taste. Letters exceedin
gations of labor should be sched- Kentucky, came to the rescue and libelous letters, and letters which for
uled for exactly the same time managed to put the money back be condensed, edited or withheld fro
right in the middle of an election in the bill, only to have it cut in editors.
campaign. half later to appease Busbey. How-
NOTE-Top labor leaders, in- ever, with $50,000, at least a startj
eluding George Meany, Walter can be made.
Reuther, Dave Beck, all welcome NOTE-Golfing at Burning Tree 'Slaks for Health .
investigations of welfare funds if during the closing days of Con- To the Editor
they are conducted on a fair, non- gress, Indiana's Charlie Halleck,
political basis. GOP House leader, sorrowfully Incoming students should ponder
Inside The Summer White House mused: "I just don't know what well the recent edict issued by the
The President now looks better we're going to do about Fred Bus- University Regime forbidding wom-
than he has in a long time. He's bey. He simply won't cooperate."
beginning to feel he's master'ed CptlTuit en and men to wear shorts and
the difficult job of politics-espe- slacks in University buildings. The
cially getting along with Congress Capitol guide Carl Miller was octrine of no smoking in these
trying to interest a reluctant tour-d
Reports of political unre ist from Wisconsin in a conduct- buildings has been already exposed
don't disturb him nearly as much ed tour of the Capitol. as a disapproval of the practice of
as they do his advisers ... He's "I'll show you where George smoking by the administration,
watching his public relations much slept." inveigled Miller. rather than a futile attempt at
mnore carefully this summer 'Tell you what," countered the fire prevention. However the exact
wants to avoid the impression that hard-to-sell visitor. "I'll buy a tick- reason behind this latest proclama-
a trspout .Nall his time asl't et if you show me where Harry tion is far from clear. Admittedly,
seed aberogt back iomplesnt-wote those letters." most administration officials would
seemed able to get back complete- Another t o u r i s t, from Utah, resemble characters from Gar-
ly into White House good graces' evinced interest in the statue of goyle cartoons if they attempted
Ike got wise to the fact that Nixon Brigham Young' the famous Mor- to wear shorts or slacks, but the
was a McCarthy appeaser~ now mon leader who is depicted in a explanation for such a meaningless
realizes that if he'd taken a strong seated posture. piece of legislation (if such an ar-
stand on McCarthy some time ago, "History tells us that he had 27 bitrarily adopted measure can be
he would have been much better wives and 52 children," spieled called that) must be sought else-
odf. Instead he listened to Nixon. Miller where.
Nixon's Advice "You know, it never occurred to The single reason offered for the
Gice President Nixon, a real ex- me before, but that's why they rule banning slacks from the hi-
pert when it comes to campaig- made a statue of Brigham Young brary, namely that "they keep you
ing, whether with or without sitting down," observed the tour- warm when outside but too warm
checkers, gave some advice to ist. "He was used to being a baby- when inside" is so ridiculous that
GOP Sen. Henry Dworshak of sitter." it hardly deserves a reply, but it
Idaho the other day. (Copyright, 154, - might be noted that long pants
"I suggest you run a high-level by the Bell Syndicate, Inc.) which most men habitually wear
campaign. Stick to the issues," -- - are the approximate equivalent of
Nixon told Dworshak, who faces a slacks, and I personally have nev-
tough fight with Democrat ex-Sen. Uc a E1yIl" ermonsidehev-
GlenTayor, ho nce an or' i. E. ao 011011 Iefelt "too warm inside" the I-
Glen Taylor, who once ran for * S brary although often "too cold out-
vice president on the Henry side,"
Wallace ticket. Although President EisenhowerH.i.h
Nixon then went on to suggest has not announced officially that However it is presumed that the
that Dworshak form a "Democrats the American recession is over, women who are treated for frost-
for Dworshak" group to do the Europe's economic ministers will of overexposure next winter will
dirty work and smear Taylor not breathe easily until they have foerexphsurthe wintebeenl
on his former association with I answered two questions to their reflect that they would have been
Wallace. satisfaction. The firstis why the sad f the dad arth
of slacks if they had reached the
Dworshak, however, was skepti-i recession of 148-43 caused so much


Lions from its readers on matters of
letters whichare signed by the writer
g 300 words in length, defamatory or
any reason are not in good taste will
m publication at the discretion of the

Ukranian Students' Club. ThursAy,
Sept. 23, 1954, meeting at 7:00 p.m. in
the Madelon Pound House, 1024 Will
St. Election of club officers. New mem-
bers and guests are welcome.
Choral Union Concerts - Beason
ticketsaas well as tickets for singl
concerts in both the Choral Union fo-
ries and the Extra Concert Series are
now on sale over the counter at the
offices of the University Musical So-
ciety in Burton Memorial Tower.
The Choral Union -Series of 10 con-
certs will include Roberta Peters, Oct.
4; Societa Corelli, Oct. 15; Boston Sym-
phony Orchestra, 6ct. 20; Cleveland
Orchestra, Nov. 7; Jorge Bolet, Pian-
1st, Nov. 15; Leonard Warren, Baritone,
Nov. 21; Vienna Choir Boys, Jan. 16;
Zino Francescatti, Mar. 7; Berlin Phil-
harmonic Orchestra, Mar. 15; and the
New York Philharmonic Symphony,
May 22.
The Extra Concert Series of 5 con-
certs wilt include Eleanor Steber, so-
prano, Oct. 10;Concertgebouw Orches-
tra of Amsterdam, Oct. 27; Robert
Shaw Chorale, Dec. 6; Isaac Stern, vio-
linist, Feb. 10; and Walter Gieseking,
pianist, Mar. 22.
Season tickets for the Choral Union
Series are available at $17.00, $14.00, 4.
$12.00 and $10.00; and for the Extra Se-
ries, at $8.50, $7.00, $6.00 and $5.00.
Single concert tickets for all orches-
tras are: $3.50, $3.00, $2.50, $2.00 and
$1.50; and all other concerts - $3.00,
$2.50, $2.00 and $1.50.
By purchasing season tickets a con-
siderable saving is made.


set of their ways. Informing the
student body of the facts of the
case will help to disappoint them
in this regard.
Gene Hartwig's editorial, how-
ever, starts the series off with a
sour note. In saying that "Davis'
refusal to cooperate or answer
questions put to him by duly con-
stituted faculty committees left
the administration little choice
but to adopt the practical course
and recommend dismissal," he is
in effect justifying the adminis-
tration's theory that the criterion
of political conformity should re-
place standards of academic com-
The only point on which Davis
declined to "cooperate" concern-
ed the matter of imposing politi-
cal tests on teachers. Before the
University bodies Davis answered
all questions except those directly
pertaining to his personal political
beliefs and associations. To ans-
wer such questions is to grant
their relevance, to yield on an
important matter of principle.
The case of neither Nickerson
nor Davis is closed. (We once were
led to believe that the Radulovich
case was "closed.')' Political pres-
sure, the atmosphere of McCar-
thyism in general and the influ-
ence of Kit Clardy in particular
lay behind those faculty dismiss-
als. Political pressure-the pres-
sure of organized public opinion-
can rectify the error. The re-in-
statement of Dr. Davis and Prof.
Nickerson is not only desirable
but entirely possible.
We cannot leave unchallenged
this threat to the University's in-
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