Cavers, Shaw Approve Disbanding of CD Group

decision by the Corporation to a civil defense director at disband the University's Civil Defense Study Committee drew qualified and a flurry of "no comments" from faculty members yesterday.

Cavers, Fessenden Professor of a member of the Study Committee who dissented vigorously from its report, said the committee an administrative body "to the logistical questions of a program rather than policy questions."

If the University feels it doesn't that kind of guidance," he a proper matter for the University to decide."

However, if the administration goes planing to policy questions, suggested that it would be get faculty opinion. The study committee, he contended, was not the forum for getting a faculty

President Pusey said last Wednesday that he saw no further need now for faculty discussion of civil defense preparations at the University. The study committee, chaired by Harvey Brooks, dean of the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, had anticipated making a final report after it submitted a preliminary statement in March.

James H. Shaw, associate professor of Biological Chemistry in the School of Dental Medicine and a member of the Committee majority, declared yesterday, that it was best to make a purely administrative decision on civil defense plans at the University because "you cannot get a composite faculty opinion that will be worth very much."

"On something with all the ramifications of this question, I don't see how you can come to a definite opinion by gathering X-hundred faculty members," he contended.

Shaw explained that he considered the committee report "a prelude rather than a specific blueprint." He contended, though, that the University should have a definite policy on whether to accept civil defense markers and stockpiles before a request comes from civil defense authorities. Pusey said the Administration will decide on cooperating with the government when it receives a request for specific action. Harvard will not anticipate government policy, the President observed.

H. Stuart Hughes, professor of History and a faculty sponsor of Tocsin, refused to comment on civil defense preparations at Harvard because of his candidacy for the United States Senate. A secretary for Henry A. Kissinger, professor of Government, said Kissinger would not speak to the CRIMSON.


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