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Qualified joy mingled with mild disappointment in the reactions of five Harvard professors to the announcement of Attorney General Herbert Brownell's resignation yesterday.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., professor of History said of the resignation and the proposed appointment of Deputy Attorney General William P. Rogers, "It would require talent to lower the standards of the office any further, but if anybody can do it, Rogers can."

Charles R. Cherington, professor of Government, was equally outspoken: "I'm delighted that he's out, but Rogers is worse. It means more of the police state." Robert G. McCloskey, also professor of Government, commented that he was afraid that Brownell's formal resignation did not mean he would lose his political influence, which, McCloskey said, "has been pernicious in the extreme."

Arthur E. Sutherland, Bussey Professor of Law, disagreed, saying that he had "never heard anything bad about Rogers."

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