The Daily Californian

Vol. 186, No. 29

Friday, October 23, 1964 Copyright © 1964 by The Daily Californian All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.
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Controversy Complication Recounted

By Irl Cramer

Committees met, a hootenanny was organized, and legal council prepared as the seemingly infinite ramifications of the free speech controversy multiplied.

At its first meeting Wednesday night, the revised Study Committee which is to consider the on-campus political action controversy formed subcommittees and made policy decisions.

Vice Chancellor Alan Searcy, a member of the group, announced the meetings of the study committee will be open to the public. "But it should be made clear," he stated, "that the committee will not conduct hearings at which the general public will be allowed to speak."

Subcommittees on agenda and arrangements were also selected. Each has representatives from the students, the faculty, and the administration.

Meetings of the study committee will be held regularly from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays in 406-408 Student Union. An additional meeting was scheduled for this Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

The five member ad hoc committee of the Academic Senate which is to make recommendations on the duration of the terms of the eight suspended students will begin action soon.

Chairman Ira Heyman announced a number of closed organizational meetings had been held, but no date had been set for the beginning of deliberations.

Heyman met yesterday with the attorney who will represent the University and with the ACLU council responsible for defending the students. This was to be an orientation meeting and its results were not made available.

A FSM hootenanny to raise spirit and funds has been scheduled at 8 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Hall.

"The FSM student leaders will be there," said a spokesman, "but the purpose of the hoot is to have mouths singing rather than orating."

In other facets of the dispute, a question of interpretation arose yesterday about use of the Sproul Hall steps for meetings of student groups.

The campus chapter of CORE planned a speaking program for this afternoon. Their request for a permit was first denied and then approved by the Dean of Students.

Dean Katherine A. Towle explained the situation arose from a misinterpretation of the rules.

"When the Sproul Hall steps were set up as a speech area, it was the intent of the administration that they be used for individuals rather than groups to meet and hear speakers."

Letters to the Ice Box

Arrest That Man!

To the Ice Box:

Monday's Daily Cal (Oct. 19) carried a short article in which ASUC president Charles Powell requested help in "researching and effecting" various projects.

One of the projects listed was Proposition 2.

Clearly, Mr. Powell, with the help of the Daily Cal, is recruiting students to work on an off-campus political project.

Will the administration suspend him immediately or is suspension applicable only to those whose political opinions are different from those of the administration?

—Lawrence P. Seidman,
grad., e.e.

Somebody Goofed

To the Icebox:

I am writing to state that the letter under the title "Hi Ho, and Away!" which appeared over my name in the Icebox on Tuesday, Oct. 13th, was not written by me.

Someone apparently used my name without my knowledge or authorization. I trust this will not happen again.

—Mrs. A.R. Leonard
graduate, soc. welfare

Minority Report

To the Ice Box:

Thursday, October 15th the Graduate Sociology Club adoped a five-point resolution declaring its unequivocal support of the "Free Speech Movement."

This blanket acceptance expressed at the beginning of the statement in the form of an endorsement of all past activities and at the conclusion as an approval of all future activities, is contrary to the very traditions that the so-called "FSM" would protect, namely, the rights of critical inquiry and discussion.

In specifically granting the FSM the unchecked and unchallenged privilege of making "non-violent" war on the administration—no matter how warranted—the Graduate Sociology Club is abandoning its opportunity to conduct a meaningful dialogue with the various parties involved in the dispute.

Monday, Oct. 26 the Graduate Sociology Club holds a regular meeting in 420 Barrows. I sincerely hope that several "minority" reports will be entered and that the present resolution will be withdrawn.

—Douglas Parker,
graduate, sociology

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