tors automatically won. But opposition leaders immediately said that they would challenge some discrepancies in the Coop membership lists. They pointed out that Coop lists showed 700 more undergraduate members than were actually registered at Harvard and charged that similar membership swelling had occurred elsewhere.
The Committee on Education Policy started processing the five-month-old Dunlop Report on Recruitment and Retention of Faculty. The CEP approved an important section of the report dealing with re-arrangement of Faculty titles. Under the approved plan, Harvard would abolish the rank of "instructor" and hire all new Ph.D's as "assistant professors. While nothing that the Faculty's budget problems might force it to hire fewer men, the CEP also recommended higher salaries for Faculty members.
October 24: SDS stepped up its role in the anti-ROTC campaign. Members said they had collected 300-400 signatures on a petition demanding the immediate ousting of ROTC from Harvard.
Harvard's first experiment in Afro American studies--Soc Sci 5, a general education course on "the Afro American Experience" -- met strong criticism from black students in the course and from other Afro members. After one black freshman had argued with the course's instructor, Frank Freidel, during a lecture, Afro said it would prepare a formal critique of the course, including alternate reading lists and lecture suggestions. Freidel said that the course had been put together on short notice and was still in a flexible stage.
Hope that Henrietta Blueye might be released from Hungary was squelched by press reports that Miss Blueye and an Italian friend were going on trial in Budapest. Hungarian officials refused to say what the charges were, but the U. S. State Department repeated its earlier statement that the Radcliffe junior was charged with smuggling an East German citizen out of Hungary.
October 25: On the first anniversary of the Dow demonstration, one student sat in a hallway in Mallinckrodt sit-in--announced that they would return to Harvard on November 6. Several students in the science departments petitioned the Chemistry department to force Dow representatives to conduct a public discussion of Dow policies.
Nine thousand Bostonians went to Boston Gardens for the "eleven Votes for Peace" rally, which many Harvard students had helped plan. Onetime Presidential contender Eugene McCarthy told the crowd to work for "dove" Senatorial candidates, but McCarthy surprised some party officials by failing to say anything about Hubert Humphrey's presidential campaign.
October 26: The Crimson football team took a surprising fifth straight win, beating Dartmouth 22-7. Harvard's margin over Dartmouth was its largest since 1928.
President Pusey got an honorary degree from Holy Cross College. Speaking to the Holy Cross convocation, Pusey said that colleges should "rejoice" when their students "insist on seeing their private goals in social terms."
October 28: Acting on news of the upcoming Dow recruiting visit, the HUC asked the Chemistry department to open the meeting with Dow representatives to all students. The department replied that it had not fixed any plans for the meeting yet.
Martin Kilson, one of the designers of Soc Sci 5, entered the dispute over the new course. Kilson said that black students' criticism of Soc Sci 5 was "racially bigoted and disgustingly anti-intellectual." Afro members said that Kilson had "misinterpreted" their complaints; "we weren't objecting per se to the fact that white professors teach the course," one black student said.
October 29: The SFAC held a special meeting to discuss several resolution on ROTC but was unable to agree on any of them. HUC representatives presented their case for removing ROTC's academic privileges. One Faculty member of SFAC--Oscar Handlin--proposed a wider resolution that would take away credit from ROTC and all other courses that were not "entirely academic in purpose."
Another AWOL soldier took campus refuge. Jack O'Connor, who said he was AWOL from a Virginia Army base, set up a sanctuary in the M.I.T. student center building.
October 30: In a straw poll conducted by the CRIMSON, Hubert Humphrey took more than 66 per cent of student votes for President. More students--9.5 per cent--said they would not vote for Nixon--9.3 per cent. Eldridge Cleaver got 5 per cent of the votes, and a smattering of other candidates--including George Wallace, Eugene McCarthy, and Socialist Fred Halstead -- together collected nearly 10 per cent.
In Budapest, Henrietta Blueye lost a battle with the Hungarian court and was sentenced to six months in jail. But the Hungarians said that the two and a half months Miss Blueye had already spent waiting in jail could be counted against her sentence.