Council Asks Navy Officials For Data on NROTC Pledge
High Navy officials will be asked within the next few days for information on what happens in Washington to the data contained in the Naval ROTC loyalty oaths filled out by Navy students all over the country.
The "stool pigeon clause" of the oath, requiring that NROTC students report the names of any persons they have seen at gatherings of certain "subversive" organizations, will be the focus of the questions asked, according to Henry M. Silveira, Jr. '51, co-Chairman of the Council committee investigating the oaths.
Navy Judge Advocate General George L. Russell will be asked what is done with this information on non-Navy students, and what happens to the oath documents themselves.
If the "stool pigeon" information is found to be "possibly harmful" to non-Navy students, the committee plans to ask University officials to take a stand against the offending provisions.