JRC Hits Petition For Loyalty Oath

Anonymous petitions supporting the NROTC Loyalty Certificate, posted around the College, drew fire yesterday from the John Reed Club. Donald M. Long '51, chairman of the Club, said "the John Reed Club feels confident that this petition, circulated by people afraid to reveal themselves, will not receive the support of the student body."

The unsigned petition supporting the loyalty oath says in part: "We believe a more narrow drafting of the certificate would substantially reduce its practical value and seriously impede the officials charged with the duty of selecting officer candidates."