NEWS BRIEFS OF THE WEEK
THURSDAY Sept. 27
In a surprise move, the U.S. Senate voted to repeal the disclaimer affidavit - but not the loyalty oath - required under the National Defense Education Act. Harvard has long objected to the affidavit, and led by President Pusey, withdrew from the NDEA program in November, 1959.
Handled on the floor by Sen. Wayne Morse (D.-Ore.), the repealer was attached to a House bill at a time when the Senate was rushing through a series of minor bills. House concurrence will be necessary if the repeal is to become effective.
Pusey has called the loyalty oath provisions "counter to the philosophical principles on which our national strength has been built" and charged that the disclaimer "seems to imply interference on the part of the government in an area of administration which belongs properly without restriction to free institutions of higher learning."
SATURDAY Sept. 29
Harvard began its 1962 football season on a familiar note - fumble - but quickly composed itself to blast Lehigh, 27-7.
Using a wide variety of offensive patterns, Lehigh played good ball for a quarter and a half, and scored the game's first touchdown. After Dick Diehl, captain ended a second Lehigh drive for the Harvard end zone in the second quarter by recovering a fumble, quarterback Mike Bassett moved the Crimson 93 yeards in 15 plays for six points, and halfback Bill Taylor wiggled over for two more.
Lehigh grew weaker and more desperate as Harvard gained momentum in the second half. The line became imposing on defense, and Crimson backs romped through wide holes to notch three more touchdowns. Guard Walt Dobrzelecki nearly scored a touchdown on a pass interception which recalled last year's 22-27 Lehigh win, when the play went the other way. The Crimson put on an impressive show of power, and gave indications that it might have another championship ball club.
SATURDAY Sept. 29
Republican George Cabot Lodge '50 and Independent H. Stuart Hughes met for the first of six debates "on the issues." Democrat Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy '54 refused to appear, although he had been invited by Lodge.
Kennedy aides said that the candidate had a previous engagement for the evening, but also declared that the President's youngest brother "absolutely refused" to appear on the same platform with Hughes.
Lodge and Hughes debated for over an hour on topics ranging from Cuba to the Cold War, and from disarmament to foreign aid. Most opionions expressed did not deviate from the candidates' oft-expressed views on foreign policy, but both Lodge and Hughes attempted to avoid personalities, the major characteristic of primary debates between Kennedy and State Attorney General Edward J. McCormack Jr.
MONDAY, Oct. 1 -- Joba J. Conway, Master of Leverett House since 1957, announced that he will leave the University in June. He plans to return to his native Canada, after spending several months visiting England.
MONDAY, Oct. 1 -- The Biology Department became the second of the sciences to offer tutorial for honors candidates.
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 -- Nearly 1200 people jammed Sanders Theatre and 1500 more were turned away as Willy Brandt, Governing Mayor of Berlin, gave the first of two lectures at Harvard as "The Ordeal of Coexistence."
Brandt warned that the Soviets still instead to conquer Germany. He described the Well as a sign of weakness that "may signify the culmination of Soviet expansion is Europe," but stressed that we must avoid a major conflict in Germany and can do so only by taking a firm stand in Berlin.
TUESDAY, Oct. 2 -- Harvard decided to appeal the recent decision of the Eastern College Athletic Association eligibility committee which declared varsity hockey star Gene Kinasewich ineligible for league competition.
The Faculty Committee on Athletics decided on the appeal after a thorough review of Kinasewich's record. Harvard had wanted the other Ivy League deans to make a joint appeal to the ECAC, but made the protest on its own.
Kinasewich, a junior from Edmonton, Canada, was the center and leading scorer on Harvard's varsity soccer team, which last year reached the semi-finals of the ECAC tournament.
He had been ruled ineligible during his freshman year by the Ivy League eligibility committee, because he had once accepted money for playing Junior League A hockey in Canada. But the Ivy League committee reversed its ruling at the start of last year, after studying Kinasewich's scholastic record and his Canadian hockey experience.
The ECAC's decision barring Kinasewich from competition therefore took the University completely by surprise.
Dean Watson had presented Harvard's case to the ECAC last June, after Kinasewich had come to the attention of members of the eligibility committee through as article about him in Sports illustrated. The article quoted (or misquoted, as he later claimed) hockey coach Cooney Weiland as saying that Kinasewich was one of the best Canadian hockey players he had come across; it also contained a review of Kinasewich's eligibility troubles with the Ivy League.
Harvey D. Woods, director of athletics at Fairleigh Dickinson and chairman of the ECAC eligibility committee, told the Crimson yesterday that the Ivy League had failed to keep the ECAC posted on the status of Kinasewich's eligibility, and therefore the Sports Illustrated article was the first mention the committee had seen of his case.