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MATHER'S OATH VOID

Payson Smith Bases Decision on the Reservations Included

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Payson Smith, Massachusetts Commissioner of Education, yesterday declared the Teachers' Oath, signed by Kirtley F. Mather, professor of Geology, to be void, because of exceptions which he had written in before signing.

The only statement made by Professor Mather on the question was that he would make no reply until he had been officially notified by the state officers.

President Conant stated that he would take no action on the part of the University until Saturday, the last date on which the oath can be signed.

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