Tufts University will refuse to send the House Internal Security Committee (HISC) a list of speakers who have appeared on campus in the past two years.
HISC asked 179 colleges-including Tufts, Hanvard, Williams, and the University of Massachusetts-for the list of speakers in an attempt to identify sources of funds for radicals.
Harvard has not yet decided what to do with the request, but informed sources feel that compliance is unlikely. Charles P. Whitlock, assistant to the President for Civil and Governmental Affairs, is out of town on vacation and no reply will be sent until he returns.
Tufts vice president John W. Scheetz said Wednesday Tufts would refuse because "We feel the request immediately suggests grave and ominous implications involving constitutionally guaranteed rights of free speech and otherfreedoms, which the university has traditionally enjoyed and protected."