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12, 1970








Vol. LXII, No. 50

Bright Criticizes
University Action
In FBI Inquiry















Arms Full of Ransom
The pledge class of Alpha Xi Delta sorority
turned into kidnapers last night but they weren't
asking for money as ransom. The pledges kidnaped
several fraternity presidents and demanded clothes

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the smiles on these pledges faces and their
arms full of clothes, it is obvious the girls' demands were met.
Kernel Photo By Bill Craig

'Believe in the Majority'

Hall Defends UK Student Body
Kernel Staff Writer
A challenge was administered
to the Lexington community yesterday to "hesitate before condemning the entire student body.
Have faith and believe in the ma-

The challenge was given by

UK Dean of Students Jack Hall
to the Metropolitan Women's
Club on the "now" student, "the
true majority of our students,"



at the

Springs Motel.
The UK dean of students emphasized that "the majority of
students on the University of
Kentucky campus are conscientious, concerned men and women." Hefurther commented, "you
will also find, however, that these
students will question the policies, rules and procedures on
the campus, in the state and in
the nation."
Dean Hall asked the audience
to remember that most of the

academic and social issues being
questioned by the students today
are legitimate. "These are not
simple issues with simple answers, they are complex issues
with complex answers; that is,
if they have answers at all," he
Level Of Tolerance
Hall furthered warned, "Those
of us who disagree with raising
these issues must understand the
importance of maintaining a high
level of tolerance for such different and possibly 'strange
viewpoints, realizing that open
discussion and differences of
opinion are basic democratic
Dean Hall then explained that
campus demonstrations and ultimately violence are a result of
frustrations felt by students when
their suggestions are not implemented by the administrations.
"Today's campus unrest is a
result of a rapidly changing society, and the increased complex

Kernel Staff Writer
Steve Bright, UK Student
Government president, criticized
the action taken by the Office of
Student Affairs in regards to the
release of a class role to the
FBI as he spoke before the Pi
Beta Phi Sorority last night.
science professor
Gene Mason filed a complaint
last Friday charging inappropriate action by the UK administration and of intimidation of
student's freedom of expression
by FBI agents and the UK Student Affairs Office.
The charges stem from an
FBI investigation which included
questioning students in Mason's
'Virtual Refusal'
Bright criticized the way the
University handled the entire situation and also the "virtual refusal" of the Student Affairs Office to answer questions concerning the investigation.
Bright said that the lack of




prob-Contlnu- ed

Sedler Sees 'Wave of Repression'

Kernel Staff Writer
Robert Sedler, UK law professor, told a
group of about 75 persons in the Student
Center last night that he sees in this country "a wave of repression that is directed
not only against social and political change,
but against individual difference."
Sedler said he feels that repression is
growing in America because of increasing
demand for social change. He indicated
blacks, poor people, the young, and those
opposed to the war in Vietnam have "coalesced to produce a strong movement for
social change."
The response of the majority to the demands for change has been repression, Sedler said. Repression will get "worse," Sedler
claimed, because "the intensity of the movement for change has produced an equal
intensity of opposition."
Repression can take many fonns, Sedler
said, but the "most effective weapon of
repression is the criminal prosecution." New
Act of 10G8 can be
laws like the Anti-Rio- t
enacted which are "specifically designed to
reach people in favor of social change."


shambles any credibility between
ity and dehumanization which
students and the Student Affairs
occurs with such rapid developOffice."
ment," Hall stated.
"Not only does this constiThe dean suggested that tostudents are acutely aware tute fear in the classroom, Bright
added, but "the most shocking
of society 's ills and are dedicated
to restructure the society to fit thing of all is that it (the intheir moral, ethical and social vestigation) is all legal."
value systems.
Bright also has issued a num"I do not have the answer ber of letters to University perto campus unrest nor do I know sonnel and other persons, includ- anyone who does. I think, however, that the most plausible
approach is through open, honest
and direct communication. I also
realize and want to make clear
to you, that at the point when
Forecast for Lexington and
verbal communication ceases, vicinity: Cloudy today with rain
and individuals or groups turn likely this afternoon. Rain ending
to destructive or violent action, late tonight, decreasing cloudy
there is no room for tolerance."
Friday. Chance of rain and cooler
Saturday. High temperature toComplex Institution
Dean Hall told the women day and tomorrow in the upper
that the University realizes that 50s; low tonight, upper 30s. Prepeaceful protest is a means of cipitation probabilities 30 percent
keeping the administration and today, 70 percent tonight, and 20
percent tomorrow.
faculty "sensitive to current
on Pare 3, CoL 1

One of the myths that has been perpetuated, Sedler claimed, is that of "even
enforcement of the law."

"Who is prosecuted depends upon what
laws the police and the prosecutors want
to enforce and against whom they want
to enforce them," the professor charged.
Sedler cited as an example of selective
enforcement of thelaw the
a law which forbids drinking on state property, including Stoll Field which he called
"the Martini Bowl".
Other examples of possible repression,
according to Sedler, were many legislating
investigating committees, the refusal to renew contracts of radical professors, FBI investigations and police patrolling in the black
Sedler told the group there were at least
three ways they could resist repression.
Stiller noted that legal resistance was
possible but severely limited because of the
conservative nature of the courts.
"It should not be imagined that the
majority of the judges stalling the courts
are particularly sympathetic to social act

ivists, because they too are part of the

ing a letter to Sen. Ceorge

of South Dakota. Earlier
this week. Sen. McCovem announced his opposition to FBI
campus duty.
In the letter to McCovem,
Bright stated that he was "most
encouraged" to see press reports
of McGovem's efforts to restrict
the use of the FBI on campus.
Referring to the intmsion cf
the FBI in "at least" one class
at UK. Bright expressed concern
about "a possible occurrence of
fear, mistrust and hostility in the
classroom and the end of any
trust which may extend between
students and the Student Affairs
In another letter, to Mike
Liethen of the National Student
Association, Bright asked for a
broad clarification of FBI authority on campus.
He specifically asked if the
recent bill concerning FBI investigations of campus bombings
and burnings was the first major
legislation relative to
In a letter to Academic OmFBI-camp-

budsman Carrett Flickinger,

Bright urged Flickinger to arrange an open forum involving
Dr. Cene Mason, Vice President
for Student Affairs Robert
Dean of Students Jack
Hall, Associate Dean Ken Brandenburg and an agent of the FBI.
Bright also asked for cooperation in "any efforts made to explain and answer questions relative to FBI activity" in letters
to Vice President Zumwinkle and
Dean Hall.
He urged the clarification in
in open forum of the roles of the
Student Affairs Office and the
dean of students and his staff
in regard to the FBI action.
Professor Cene Mason earlier
indicated he would initiate action
involving the American Civil
Union and the American
Association of University Professors. Mason also may seek a
federal injunction to stop the
FBI from "intimidating" his



"Another means of resistance that is
frequently overlooked is the economic one,"
Sedler said, citing the successes of Ceasar
Chavez and Operation Breadbasket as examples of effective resistance. He said that
students in the Lexington community could
"really hurt" downtown businesses by boycotting them.
The most effective response to repression,
Sedler said, is a political one. "You will
stop repression only by electing officials
who will not repress," he said. He suggested the formation of a third political
party "seeking to unite the repressed the
young, the black, the poor, and yes, even
the liberal."
Such a party in Kentucky could elect
candidates or at least endorse some, he said.
"The price of support would be an end to
Sedler, who has been a full professor of
law at UK since 18, has defended such
controversial Lexington figures as Don Pratt
and Dr. Phillip Crossen.

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12, 1970

Mazzoli Holds Unofficial Lend

Five Major Election Races Still Undecided

days after election day five major races remain undecided senator in Indiana, congressman in
Kentucky and governorships in
Rhode Island, Oklahoma and
Hie Democrats hold hairline
leads in all five at this point,
but the final outcome of all of
them may not be nailed down for
weeks. And Congress may have
to decide who won the Senate
and House seats.
If there are recounts in these
two races and the loser challenges that decision the problem
shifts to Washington. The Constitution says "each house shall
be the judge of the election returns and qualifications of its
own members."
The Indiana Senate contest
is between incumbent Sen. Vance
Hartke and his Republican challenger. Rep. Richard L. Roude-busThe Kentucky house battle is between incumbent COP
Rep. William O. Cowger and
Democrat Romano T. Mazzoli.
Hartke Leading
The latest unofficial tally
showa Hartke leadingRoudebush
by 4,562 votes. And Secretary of
State William N. Salin said he
would not have final, official
totals until Thursday because
of the Veterans Day holiday.
Then the loser can decide

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whether he wants to demand a
The stakes are high because
of the close party division of the
Senate. A Hartke win would hold
Republican gains to two and
give Democrats 55 of the 100
Both Republicans and Democrats in Indiana have charged
vote fraud in scattered areas,
perhaps presaging a recount demand.
In the Kentucky 3rd District
congressional, Mazzoli has an
unofficial lead of 210 votes over

the incumbent Republican, with
all the votes counted. A recan-vas- s
is expected to be completed in time for the Jefferson Coun- -

ty Election Commission to meet
Thursday and declare the winner.
Recount Possible
Then it will be up to the loser
to decide whether to go to court

to seek a recount, a process that
could take many weeks. Cowger
last week asked for a review of
registration records in 23 precincts.
The gubernatorial recount in
Oklahoma, the first statewide-rac- e
recount in state history, is
expected to be completed Saturday. Democratic challenger David Hall clung to a 2,567-vot- e
lead over Republican Gov. Dewey Bartlett.
In Maine, Democratic Cov.
Kenneth M. Curtis widened his
lead over Republican Atty. Gen.

James S. Erwin to 8G0 votes in
the unofficial count. The official
tabulation begins next week.
Dut Erwin already has formally requested a recount which
starts Nov. 23 and may take
five or six weeks.
Time Running Out
If the issue is not resolved by
Jan. 6 the day the legislature
convenes the Senate president
to be chosen then will take over
as governor until a decision is
reached. Since the COP controls
the Senate he would be a

Seattle Seven' Conspiracy or Not?

TACOMA, Wash. (AP)-Se- ven
young people go on trial here
Monday on federal conspiracy
charges stemming from vandalism at a U.S. building in Seattle
last winter. The defendants and
the government already are arguing the case's significance.
The defendants, who call
themselves the Seattle Seven, and
their attorneys claim the trial
is the nation's second major conspiracy trial, the legal battle of
the Chicago Seven beingthe first.
"Plain rubbish," says U.S.
Attorney Stan Pitkin. His office
drew up the conspiracy indictfederal
ments after Seattle's
courtliouse was defaced during
a demonstration last Feb. 17,
the day after the Chicago Seven
verdicts were handed down.
"Conspiracy is quite often an
included count in any criminal
case," Pitkin says. "It could be
conspiracy to commit bank robbery, distribute heroin or participate in a civil disorder."
Charged with conspiracy to
damage the federal courthouse,
which was sprayed with paint
and had some windows broken,

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are Michael Lemer, 27, Charles
C. Marshall 111,25, Jeffrey Dowd,
20, Joseph Kelly, 24, Michael
Abeles, 19, Roger Lippman, 22,
and Susan Stem, 27. An eighth
Justesen, is still sought.
Additional Charges
Lemer also has been charged
with using interstate telephone
lines to incite to riot. Additional
charges of crossing state lines
to incite to riot have been filed
against Marshall, Dowd, Kelly
and Abeles.
Lemer came to Seattle from
Berkeley, Calif., and spent a year
as a visiting professor of philosophy at the University of
Washington. His contract was
not renewed.
Marshall, a political science
graduate of Cornell University,
Kelly, Mrs. Stem and Abeles,
formerly were members of Students for a Democratic Society.
Lippman, a former student at
Portland's Reed College, and
Dowd have been associated with
leftist groups in Seattle.

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Marshall says Seattle has been

"singled out as a target area for
repression by the national administration." He says although

there were about 30 demonstrations throughout the country Feb.
17, "there was only one federal-levindictment coming out of
these demonstrations and that
was in Seattle."
Marshall asserts Seattle was
chosen becauseof its "isolation"
and because the defendants are

not as well known nationally as
were the Chicago Seven.
Pitkin disagrees, saying "it's
a local case."
'There's no national significance," the U.S. attorney adds.
"There are cases pending involv-

ing violent civil disorders
throughout the country."
He says those cases "run the

gamut from damaging government property to interstate travel
to incite riots."

Rule Out Vietnam CO.
Government Tells Court

Nixon administration asked the
Supreme Court Wednesday to
rule out draft exemptions for
men who are conscientiously opposed to the Vietnam war but
not to all wars.
However sincere or religious
these men may be, a political
judgment is at the heart of their
objection, said Solicitor Cen.
Erwin N. Grinswold and Justice
Department lawyers in a brief
submitted to the court.
Besides, the administration
argued, if selective exemptions
are approved people could refuse to pay their taxes on religious grounds or could defy other
"Moral conviction derived
from political judgment may well
justify civil disobedience in the
mind of the lawbreaker, but it is
not a valid defense to breaking
the law," the brief said.
Later this term the court will
hear the appeals of two men who
contended their conscience did
not permit them to fight in Vietnam. One, Cuy P. Cillette, of
Yonkers, N.Y., was sentenced to
two years in prison for not reporting for induction. The other,
Louis A. Negre, of Bakersfield,
Calif., is an Army veteran who
was refused a discharge.
Cillett, 26, Is a
humanist. Negre, 23, is a Roman

Catholic. Their cases are typical
of the hundreds of draft-ag- e
who have defied Selectiv e Service
law or rejected Vietnam duty
without claiming to be complete
The government argued these
selective objectors are not entitled to special consideration under the draft law.

Clerk Describes
'World Danger9
LOUISVILLE (AP) - Jefferson

County Clerk James P.
who refused a marriage
license to two women, testified
Wednesday that such a union
would be dangerous to society.
He was one of the witnesses
in a suit seeking to set aside his
decision last July when the application was filed by Mrs. Mar-jori- e
Ruth Jones, 39, and Tracy
Knight, 25.
Hallahan, under examination,
conceded that licenses do not
require stipulation of sex but he
said he thought that the marriage would violate the moral
sanctity of the government.
"It would be dangerous. It
could spread to the rest of the
world," he said.
No date was set for a decision
on the suit.

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Established Agencies Are Failing

Youth Efforts Help Solve Drug Problems

AP Science VVriler
As the nation gropes for an

answer to its drug abnse epidemic, many new local efforts
are emphasizing the help that
young people can give to other
young people who are in drug
In New Haven, Conn., the
project is private, a storefront
called Number 9, an easygoing,
informal "youth crisis intervention center," nin by young people.
"Basically", said cofounder
Ted Clark, 26, "we've found that
kids have an intuitive sense of
how to help other kids."
Organizations like Number
9 -- which got its name from the
Beatles song, "Revolution Number 9" are beginning to spring
up across the country, with the
young people sometimes working
largely alone, sometimes as part
of a community's overall program.
Whether in .New Haven, or in
Phoenix, Ariz., San Mateo,Calif.,
Tampa, Fla., all the programs
try to offer guidance and therapy
to youths in trouble, all reflect

ing varying aspects of the


trying to help heads, but we get
our support from the straight
community. If we lean too much
toward the heads, the straight
community says we're a bunch
of filthy hippies selling dope out
of the back room. But if we're
too straight, we're narcs and
work with the cops. It gets to be
a drag sometimes."
Phoenix center, called Terros
House, a misspelling of theLatin
word for earth, offers help 24
hours a day to anyone who needs
it. But it also comes under a
local "umbrella" organization,
the Community Organization for
Dnig Abuse Control, suggested
by the county medical society
to coordinate the entire community effort.
Volunteer Effect
Just south of San Francisco,
San Mateo County's community
drug program includes a county
hospital ward, mental health centers and two "drop-i- n centers."
More than 1,000 youngsters used
the drop-i- n centers, located in an
old house and an abandoned
during a recent
month. The centers are manned



Youth Skeptical
In New Haven, for example,
the help comes from young people skeptical of more established
routes of treatment.
"The whole concept of Number 9 is that the agencies are
failing," Clark argued. "They're
failing morally; they're failing
in terms of their responsibility
to the community, and they're
great bigcopout centers."
But an established agency in
Connecticut disputed this, countering that such informal centers
are mainly for middle-clas- s
youths who are not usually on
hard drugs, while the recognized
agencies must aim at prolonged,
intense treatment of those who
have demonstrated a clear desire
to quit using drugs.
A center in Phoenix, in a
large white house in the downtown area, also has a problem
of informality vs. formality, even
though it is a part of a larger
co m m u n i t y prog ra m .
"We're kind of on a razor's
edge," said Bill Thrift, manager of the Phoenix center. "We're

Hall Defends UK Student Body

Continued from Pace 1
lems and issues." But the student
doesn't realize the complexity of
a large institution which makes
immediate change an impossibility, he added.
In criticizing the community,
the dean of students said that
"society often views itself as a
dictator to the University." He
added that the community must
view the University as it really is

UK Students


Kernel Staff Writer
Four UK students, arrest ed
on drug charges Tuesday night,
appeared in Police Court yesterday for arraignment on those
Mary Fredrick McCloy, 21,
who was arrested on one charge
of illegal possession of dangerous
drugs, was scheduled for formal
arraignment on Nov. 17.
John Arthur Junot, 23, was
charged with two counts of illegal possession of dangerous
drugs and one count of sale of
dangerous drugs. Junot will appear in court on Nov. 17 for
formal arraignment.
James L. Cordon, 23, was
charged with two counts of illegal sale of dangerous drugs.
He was ordered by the court to
appear on Dec. 8 for a preliminary hearing.
John James Kostick, 21, was
scheduled for formal arraignment
on Nov. 17. He was charged with
two counts of illegal possession
of dangerous drugs.
The arrests were part of
a series of raids conducted by
the Lexington Police Department's Narcotics Division in cooperation with theFayetteCoun-t- y
sheriff's department.
Dean of Students Jack Hall
Lid no comment to make on any
action to be t aken ) the
concerning the students.

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doctors and lawyers decided to
confront the problem. Their program consists of three
In one, a doctor discusses
medical effects of the drugs: in
another, a lawyer talks about
laws, penalties to pushers, legalization of marijuana, and narcotics as a social cult. The third



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perjod. The sessions arc compulsory for the 24,000 students in
grades seven through nine.
"We have found," saidThom-a- s
D. Cochran, Independence,
Mo., former chairman of the
young lawyers group, "that if
we try to moralize for the kids
or try and preach, they just automatically shut us off. They
won't even listen."
Joseph W. Mullen Jr., New
York, who succeeded Cochran,
agreed: "We encourage the participants not to patronize, not to
preach. It is a factual presentation and we believe that if the
youngsters are made aware of
the facts, they will act accordingly."
David Ward Jr., chairman of
the Tampa council, is coc hair-ma- n
of the bar association's national effort. "Our hope," he
said, "is to get the program into
all junior and senior high schools
by 1972. In schools and counties
where there is an existing program, we hope to coordinate efforts."
As for the Tampa program,
Ward reported "there have been
mixed results. We've seen some
break away from drugs and go
straight. But there's been some
reversions, too.

Dean Hall said that his greatest fear concerned the effect drug
abuse has on the student's academics.
Oneof the women asked Dean
Hall if Steve Bright was elected
president of the Student Government because of student apathy.
Hall replied that Bright was
elected by the largest turnout

how it appears
through the media.
"It must be understood that
we have approximately 18,000
students at the University of Kentucky. I would estimate that we have no more than
60 radical activists and no more
than half of these have a potential for violence."
Freedom Is Feared
Dean Hall reminded the audience, "The freedom tochangeso-ciet-y
is a freedom granted by our
democratic society. Often such
freedom is feared by us, the citizens of a democratic nation. Apathy on the other hand, does not
tend to breed fear, but it should.
When apathy occurs we are allowing the vocal minority to
speak for the true majority."
During the question period
after his speech, Dean Hall replied to one inquiry about the
use of narcotics on the UK campus. He explained that the accounts are not out of proportion
and that drug abuse is the greatest issue facing the community.
He explained that many people
use drugs because "the unknown
is always exciting."



volunteer college students.
"We're trying to get young
people addicted to something
leneficial in society," said Bob
Yutzy, 26, a counselor. "Wedon't
say, 'Don't take drugs.' Maybe
the kid had a good experience
with LSD.
"The majority of the kids
coming in used drugs to turn off
the world. We ask them if they
want to live the rest of their
lives like tliat and I've never
heard one say he did. We tell
them the reality of what you
stand to gain or lose with drugs
and let them make the decision."
In a different approach, the
young lawyers section of the
American Bar Association is
working up an educational program for junior high schools
modeled on a Tampa, Fla., efby

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* FBI, Administration vs. Students
The reaction of the
istration to charges of its cooperation with the FBI has been ambiguous and evasive. Caught in an
awkward position the administration has once again attempted to
attitude by
hide its
the main issue.
No one has seriously contested
the legality (as determined by the
Kentucky legislature) of the administration's cooperation with the
FBI. As is the case with most
student-relateactions, the administration has the authority to do
whatever it wishes with the students. Yet the administration's major concern has been the legality
of the action.
A more important question is
the justice of such actions. The
obvious intimidation (see today's
Soapbox) of the FBI probe can
have wide implications on the UK
campus, none of them good.
Dr. Gene Mason, whose class
the FBI investigated, was quite
accurate when he described the new
role of the Student Affairs office
as that of a prosecutor of students, not a protector of their rights.
Two students directly involved
in the investigation suspected a
member of the Student Affairs staff,
Ken Brandenburgh, of overt consultation with the FBI. An FBI
agent conducting the investigation
confirmed that Brandenburgh had
aided in the conspiracy above and
beyond his official obligation. Evidence suggests that Branden-burghsuperiors, Dean Jack Hall
and Vice President Robert
were aware of the unnecessary cooperation, yet they refuse
to discuss it and have forbidden
Brandenburgh to make further comment.
Zumwinkle's answer to this dangerous precedent: a press release.
UK admin-









No answers to reporters questions,
no explanations to the students or
professor involved, no justification
for the action, no acknowledgement of a mistake, no assurance
it won't happen again just a press
release pointing out that KRS 16--

might obligate the administration

to furnish a class roll upon the

FBI's request.
Two fundamental issues are at
stake. First is the matter of academic freedom for students. Academic freedom must include the
freedom to express whatever opinions one holds without intimidation from anyone. Only when these
opinions become a "call to action"
for violent overthrow of the government are they subject to perusal
by the administration and the FBI.
A faculty member's freedom
from harassment is also fundamental to this controversy. An investigating FBI agent stated he was
only interested, in the comments
made in the political science class,
not in its instructor for "He's (Mason's) got enough troubles already." Nevertheless, we must wonder if the administration wouldn't
be especially cooperative in Ma-- ,
son's case because another scandal
would add weight to the continuing battle to fire Mason from his
teaching duties.
Evidently President Singletary
had nothing to do with last month's
fiasco; however, it is now in his
hands to require those responsible
for the decision to cooperate with
the FBI to confront the campus
with their reasons for doing so.
To quote a recent Courier-Journ'
editorial, "By subordinating
its authority on campus to the FBI
for such a seemingly minor incident, the administration may have
harmed the mutual trust and faith
that must exist between students,
faculty and administration.

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The Intimidation of PS 390

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following letter
was sent to Dr. Garret Flickingcn
We believe that academic freedom
and the free exchange of ideas within
a classroom situation is the cornerstone
of a university community. Interference
with this process, either by direct or
indirect intimidation,
constitutes the
grossest transgression of these freedoms.
And when those involved are members
of a federal investigatory agency, then
the seriousness of the matter is compounded.
As members of Dr. Gene Mason's
Political Science Seminar (390), we are
acutely alarmed at the knowledge that
members of our class have been approached and interrogated by agents of
the Federal Bureau of Investigation concerning statements made by individual
students within the course of the class.
Tli is situation poses particularly disturbing implications, not only to our class,
but to every academic class at this university.
Two questions especially demand our
immediate attention:
1. Do these activities have the knowledge andor compliance of the University administration, and if so, to
what extent?
2. In light of the fact federal intelligence agencies are operating on our
campus, what are the consequences
for us as students? Are we in direct
jeopardy of federal prosecution for
our activities in the classroom? Will
our statements later be used against
us in some sort of massive federal
purge of the nation's campuses? Or
will we be picked oft individually
for our expressed politic