Education: Penalty for Secrecy

The University of Washington had been wrestling with the problem ever since July. Did the university have the right to fire six professors because they were or had been members of the Communist Party or were associated with Communist causes? Would it be a violation of academic freedom? Last week, the university gave its answer.

The case of the six professors had begun when a committee of the Washington state legislature investigated the university. Summoned for questioning, Psychologist Ralph H. Gundlach, Philosophy Professor Herbert J. Phillips and Joseph Butterworth of the English department...

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