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FEBRUARY 26, 1956

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

PAGE FIVE

SEVEN YEARS WITH A.E.C.
Keeley Heads 'U' Security

University Professors
Dispute Carnegie Report
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PROFESSORS COMMENT:
Faculty Policy Role Lessens

By DIANE LABAKAS
Sevep. years of Atomic Energy
Commission work have been ex-
perienced by Joseph J. Keeley,
University Research Security Of-
ficer.
Keeley, head of the University
Research Security Office, came to
the University in September, 1955,
after handling security matters
for the National Reactor Testing
Station at Idaho Falls.
Working part time for the AEC
while completing his law studies
at Georgetown University after
World War II, he attended many
A cases before the federal courts and
those of the main House and Sen-
ate committees, including the Es-
pionage Act hearings.
He joined the AEC in 1948, ac-
cepting a position as Security As-
sistant. His duties were rotated
in the personnel clearance, in-
ternal security, and violation
branches.
Finds Job. Interesting
"The job as a whole was quite'
interesting, entailing' quite a bit
of diversification and travel,"
Keeley said.
His experience and versatility
won him a position on a security
team which was sent to Idaho to
handle security matters for the
National Reactor Testing station
in 1949.
Putting his adeptness to good
use there he served as security
officer and was active in person-
nel and administrative capacities.
He was also responsible for con-
duct of security review hearings
which includedbriefs and recom-
mendations, and handling of ap-
pellant proceecings in the event
of an adverse determination.
"During my stay in Idaho,"
r Staebler Will
.Speak to YD's
Democratic State Chairman Neil
Staebler will speak to the Young
Democrats first meeting of the
semester at 7:30 Wednesday in
Room 3-S of the Union.
Elections for new officers of
the club. will be held. Candidates
for President are Dave Kornbluh,
58L, Bill Peer, '57, and George
Zuckerman, '56.
The club's program for the se-
mester will also be discussed.
Junior Panhellenic
Elections will be held at 4:151
S p.m. tomorrow in the League for
president of Junior Panhellenic
Association.
Lynette Beall, '59; Sue Hatten-
dorf, '59; Sally Steketee, '59; and
* Mary Tower, '59 have been nomi-
nated for the position.

By TED FRIEDMAN
Two University professors have
expressed limited disagreement
with a report by the Carnegie Cor-
poration discussing the "mathe-
matical incompetence of the aver-'
age American."
In its January Quarterly Report
the philanthropic foundation stat-
ed, "Neither the extravagant nor
the modest dgmands of society for
mathecaticians-or arithmeticians
even-are being met. In one sur-
vey 40 per cent of the students
honored math by electing it the
subject they disliked most.
"A third of the states require
no mathematics for certification
of math teachers. (Classroom
mathematics) instruction is car-
ried on in such a routine, hap-
hazard way that learning of any
kind is probably largely acciden-
tal."
Prof. Phillip Jones of the mathe-
matics department and the School
of Education remarked that while
the report is "substantially cor-
rect," the matter was stated more
severely than necessary.
He stressed that the modern
high school population is less selec-
tive than the high school popula-
tion was at the beginning of the
century, and although a smaller
percentage of high school students
take mathematics than ever be-
fore, there are many more thou-
sands of students taking it now.
Concerning the statement that
math is so strongly disliked, he
said, "This is only half the story.
While math is first or second as
the most disliked subject, it is first
or second as the most liked sub-
ject.
"While it ranked at the bottom,
it also ranked at the top."
As evidence that large numbers
of students and teachers alike do
have strong interest in the sub-
ject, he referred to the recent high
school conference called by the
University Undergraduate Mathe-
matics Club.

(Continued from Page 1)

An unexpected 350 students came
to Ann Arbor traveling in many
cases over 300 miles. Some had to
get up at 4 a.m. to drive here.
Also questioning the significance
of parts of the report was Prof.
William J. LeVeque of the mathe-
matics department.
Prof. LeVeque said he was in
essential agreement with the tone
of the report. However, he sug-
gested that in subjects other than
math, high school teachers' cer-
tificates in the specific field may
not be required either.
He said that while the public
is just becoming aware of the need
for better teaching of mathematics
at lower levels, mathematics pro-
fessors have always been conscious
of this need.
Union To Hold
Speech Contest
Friday is the deadline for turn-
ing in entry blanks for the Union's
Speech Contest.
Blanks are available between 3
p.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through
Friday in the student offices of
the Union. All undergrads with a
2-point or better average are elig-
ible and may speak on any sub-
ject.

during the proceedings on the
controversial report on the facul-
ty's responsibilities to society was
f that there was not sufficient time
for discussion of the pros and cons
of the report. Many supporters
of the rejected report express the
belief that acceptance might have
come had more discussion taken
place.
Since the Senate has obvious
drawbacks as far as its use as a
forum, the publication "Senate
Affairs" was started in March,
1954.
Prof. Robert Angell of the
sociology department, editor of the
publication since its inception,
claims that "Senate Affairs" has
not received "the whole-hearted
support of the faculty."
Prof. Angell says there are sev-
eral reasons for lack of "back and
forth" discussion in the publica-
tion. "Many members don't like
to contribute for fear that they
may be compared with some of
the 'letter-to-the-editor lunatics'
in the daily papers. They are
afraid that written expression of
their views may be taken as pub-
licity-motivated."
"Others don't like their views
treated as 'communications' to the
paper, while still others think that
the quality of their writing is poor

by comparison with others who
do express their views."
Faculiy Unwillingness
Senate Advisory Chairman Prof.
John Kohl of the engineering col-
lege views the cause of many
Senate problems as "unwilling-
ness of the faculty to neglect their
students.
"Time contributed to making
the Senate an active organ, some
think, detracts from their main
responsibilities of teaching, re-
search and academic writing."
Many faculty members believe
that the presence of the president
of the University as presiding of-
ficer of the Senate naturally in-
hibits "critical and imaginative
discussion.'
Some faculty members asserted
that there are "power blocks"
within the Senate corresponding
to liberal and conservative views
on the role the faculty should take
in formulation of educational
policy.

A few faculty members indicate
"gaps" arising even between the
closer-knit Senate Advisory Com-
mittee and the faculty as a whole."
Senate Like Any Other Body
Though there is an apparent
wide-range of criticism of the
Senate, representative faculty and
administration comments all in-
dicate that "inactivity" of the Sen-
ate is not a phenomena peculiar
to the faculty as a profession.
Prof. Kohl says, "The faculty is
not different from any other body
of citizens grouped by occupa-
tion. As long as there is nothing
of an injurious nature threaten-
ing them directly, they are con-
tent with letting other people make
decisions without question."
Therefore, it seems apparent
according to many faculty mem-
bers. that the main issue is wheth-
er there is an "injurious threat"
in relative faculty inactivity in
formulation of educational policy.

I -Daily-Dick Gaskill
JOSEPH J. KEELEY ... "Quite a challenge."

Keeley declared, "I saw the proj-
ect grow from virtually nothing to
its present installation value of
$100 million." He also witnessed
the Materials Testing Reactor go-
ing "critical," the construction
of the Submarine Thermal Reac-
tor and the lighting of the city of
Arco by nuclear power, the first
such use of atomic energy.
After serving a year as laision
officer for the NRTS in Washing-
ton, "an opening on the Univer-
sity's staff and its excellent repu-
tation enticed me to coming here,"
Keeley stated.
Responsible For Patent Processing
Besides being responsible for the
implementation of security direc-
tives' from various federal agen-
cies, Keeley is also in charge of the
processing of patents for the En-
gineering Research Institute.
His job entails much leg work,
World Travel
Easy, ByMap
How would you like to 'get away
from it all' by taking a trip around
the world?
This opportunity will be yours
if you visit the exhibition, "Trav-
eling Via Maps," currently on dis-
play on the first floor of the Uni-
versity General Library.
Your itinerary is presented in
case No. 1 where there is a map
pinpointing the areas you will
visit on your globe-circling tour.
Other cases will give you the in-
formation on the languages, peo-
ples and climates you can expect
to encounter.
Africa and the East are repre-
sented by a map giving back-
ground knowledge of the extent of
the Moslem religion in the coun-
tries you will visit. The Pacific
Area, the East Indies and Aus-
tralia will be your next stops.
Upon your arrival back in the
states, you will find a contour
map of your point of entry, San
Francisco. Your last stop will be
a short stop over in the mountains
of Colorado, and finally a boat ride
around Boulder Basin.

requiring him to be out of the
office a considerable part' of the
time to conduct security checks,
education, and patent matters.
"Ours is primarily a service or-
ganization and believe me it's quite
a challenge," Keeley remarked.
"There are approximately 50 clas-
sified contracts -located through-
out the campus and Willow Run
Laboratories.
"The security procedures of the
Department of Defense and the
AEC are not always consistent and
require separate treatment," he
explained.
A lover of the outdoors, Keeley
likes to hunt with his wife Julie,
the daughter of James Mays, late
Utah Congressman and Univer-
sity law graduate. The remainder
of his time is spent with his two
small children.

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Organization Notices }
Alpha Phi Omega: An open meeting Lutheran Student Association: Pro-
for all men interested in joining Alpha gram, "Know the Regions of the World
Phi Omega, a national service fraternity. Series," tonight, Lutheran Student Cen-
Speakers, a discussion period and re- ter; Supper, 6:00 p.m.
freshments. Actives to attend also. * * *
Feb. 27, 7:00 p.m., Rm. 3 RS, Union. Michigan Christian Fellowship: Dr.
* Orville Walters, Menninger School of
American Institute of Architects: Psychiatry, will speak on "A Psychiatrist
Movies-"Spatial Dynamics" and "The Looks at Conversion," today, 4:00 p.m.,
Contemporary Architect," Feb. 27, 4:15 Lane Hal.
p.m., Architecture Aud., Everyone wel- Student Religious Association: Folk
come. SuetRlgosAscain Fl
come. Dancing at Lane Hall, Feb. 27, 7:30-
Congregational Disciples Guild: Mr. 10:00 p.m., in the recreation room. In-
Neil Williams will speak on "The Mos- struction for every dance and begin-
lem Faith," tonight, 7:00 p.m., Memorial ners are welcome.
Christian Church, Hill and Tappan Unitarian Student Group: Dr. Red-
Streets. man will talk on "Our Liberal Heritage,"
Episcopal Student Foundation: Can- tonight, 7:00 p.m., at the Unitarian
terbury Cabinet Elections: Nominations TransportBinessromee ngawll and
now open.Trnprainfo LaeHlad
* , , Stockwell at 6:45 p.m., everyone wei-
Hillel Foundation: Basic Judaism come.
class, Feb. 27, 8:00 p.m., Hillel. Westminister Student Fellowship:
Student Zionist Organization: Ber- "The International Buck," tonight, 6:45
nard Lazerwitz will talk on "The Growth "The Interial Budk"tont,6.
of Isrel tonight, 7:00 m. Hillel. p.m., Presbyterian Student Center.
Sunday night Supper Club followed Young Friends Fellowship: All those
by record dance, 6:00 p.m., Hillel. interested in weekend work camps come
* * * and meet Ralph Cooper, AFSC Regional
La Petite Causette: Meeting, Feb. 27, Secretary, 2:'30 p.m., today, Friends
3:15-5:00 p.m., South Cafeteria, Union. Center, 1416 Hill.
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