TOCSIN has enlisted the support of Hans J. Morgenthau, professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, for its forthcoming demonstration urging "the start of the Peace Race."
One of the most influential figures in the field of foreign policy, Morgenthau has explicit reservations about some of the policy statements TOCSIN has issued. But he told the CRIMSON by phone yesterday that the Washington march may prove fruitful "because the more responsible members of Congress are distressed by the current impasse, and will feel the impact if the demonstration is intelligent and articulate."
Morganthan, a visiting professor in Government here in 1960-61, reiterated that the successof the demonstration hinged in the caliber of the partcipants. "They must present their case seriously," he warned, "or people in Washington will dismiss it as an adolescent prank."
Further backing has been received from organized labor, long hesitant about disarmament activity. A. Phillip Randolph, President of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and a vice-President of the AFL-CIO, has given his endorsement, along with Emil Mazey, Secretary-Treasurer of the Confederation.
The Student Council of Howard University, a predominantly Negro institution in Washington, has voted to participate in the project, and to offer the use of their auditorium for a rally.
While Norman Cousins, John Bennet, and Henry Steele Commager were among members of the intellectual community to extend their support this week, TOCSIN leaders began turning their attention to problems of transportation and logistics.
Peter C. Goldmark '62, chairman of Tocsin, was gratified by the support which Morgenthau had volunteered. He said his group was presently concerned with organizing transportation for Harvard's contingent, and establishing relations with the Administration.