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THE PRESS

IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE

The stand which President Conant has taken on the Massachusetts Teachers' Oath Bill cannot be as bald as the newspaper reports would lead us to believe. From them we gathered that members of the Harvard faculty who refuse to take an oath of allegiance, as teachers, to the federal and state consitutions will be forced to resign.

Said Dr. Conant, after consulting members of the Harvard Corporation, "It is out of the question for Harvard University as an institution to consider not obeying the law."

Now, Harvard is looked to as one of the staunchest strongholds of collegiate liberalism. But a university can be no more liberal than its president, so there must be some plot hatching in President Conant's scientific head which will prevent this law from suppressing freedom of speech and criticism among Harvard's illustrious and highly-paid faculty. Things like that happen in poor, benighted state universities, but are impossible in great and tolerant Harvard. The Daily Dartmouth

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