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jiess in agreement with the Bill R'Knls lnan th,,se who nave Students Would Deny Liberties They Favor as 'Bill of Rights' American students believe in the Bill of Rights, but when pinned down on "specific issues, they are not in full agreement with the freedoms outlined in those Constitutional amend-ments. amend-ments. amend-ments. That is the main conclusion drawn bv the book "Anti-Demo "Anti-Demo "Anti-Demo cratic Attitudes in American Schools" edited by Prof. Hermann Hermann H. Remmers, Purdue University University professor emeritus of psychology. The book is a scholarly work outlining the methodology used and tables compiled by the Purdue Purdue Opinion Panel polls of high school and college students. Prof. Remmers retired from Purdue last year after .15 years on the teaenmg stall, lie orig inated the Purdue Opinion Panel in 19-15. 19-15. 19-15. and the book is compiled compiled from polls designed and administered bv Remmers and 10 of his doctoral candidates over a 10-year 10-year 10-year period. The polls turned up even better better success in the 19W) presidential presidential balloting than polls of adults, missing the actual Kennedy-Johnson Kennedy-Johnson Kennedy-Johnson outcome by one-half one-half one-half of one per cent. FASCIST TRAIT APPEARS The book states that at least one in five high school students do not agree with the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights, anrl trip came ones who reiect the freedoms tend to accent the tnt of fascism, vet thev tend to call themselves' the "best" I ment and the school administra-Americans administra-Americans administra-Americans and supporters of;t"n had no comment Tuesday Hemnrracv It is found that students who have taken civics courses are jnot. Among some of the findings: While the Bill of Rights grants freedom of the press, more than half those poiiea in i:w ais- ais- agreed with the statement that "newspapers and magazines should be allowed to print any- any- tKin n (ViAu want vr-rfr vr-rfr vr-rfr rwtlilarv secrets. In 1951, the poll found 45 per cent in agreement with the statement and 41 per cnt in disagreement: disagreement: in 10. 29 per cent agreed and 51 per cent disagreed. disagreed. When the freedom of the press question was made more specific, specific, only 11 per cent voted for no limitation on the sale and distribution distribution of objectionable printed printed matter. And, it is shown, most felt the federal government is "more trustworthy" than parents in de fining objectionable, what sexy, obscene. NO CENSORSHIP ALARM "I ears of federal thought control control through censorship are not very salient," the administrator of the poll said. On freedom of speech, the statement "Government should prohibit some people from making making public speeches" received the following votes: 1951 34 per cent agree, 53 per cent disagree, disagree, 13 per cent undecided; I960 25 per cent agree, 51 Gary Negroes Will Protest Court Decision I GARY. Ind. (AP) Gary Ne gro leaders showed disappoint l,,n lne L 3- 3- supreme oun ir- ir- fusal ,0 ,)rder thanCes in scn() district boundaries The Supreme Court declined! Monday to upset a ruling that boundaries need not be changed to torce integration wnen tney hae been honestly drawn with no i n t e n t i o n of segregating races :,i uu rtii , i mil ui--r ui--r ui--r ui--r am pointed." said Mrs Jeanette Strong, head of the Gary chapter chapter of the National Association , rwr mnr Hicao r per cent undecided On the right to petition the government, the statement was "Some petitions circulated! should not be allowed by the government." The results: 1951 34 per cent agree, 34 per cent disagree, 32 per cent undecided; 1960 30 per cent agree, 34 per cent disagree, 34 per cent undecided. On communism, the question was "Do you think that members members of the Communist party in this country should be allowed to speak on the radio?" The is'results: 1951 20 per cent should, 65 per cent should not. 15 per cent undecided; I960 18 per cent should, 63 per cent should not. 16 per cent undecided. undecided. "It is not reassuring." the authors state, "that in 1951 only one in four (26 per cent) would forego the right of search without warrant, and in 1961. one in three (33 per cent) would yield this right. ATTITUDES LEARNED A ray of hope, the studies show, is that attitudes devel-j devel-j oped are learned, and as such can be unlearned. Prof. Remmers was born in Norden, Germany, and came to the United States at age eight. He was an instructor at Colorado Colorado College for a year before coming to Purdue in 1923 and was named director of the educational educational reference division in 192S. the post he held time of his retirement. at the The doctoral candidates who assisted him with and conducted some of the noils auoted in the and Rov E Horton Rjcnard D. i ranklm. Arthur D Kirsch. Robert F. Corder, Rob- Rob- ert j- j- Mner. Dorothy Gates RfKjRerSi Elmer I.. Struenmg. arrv rnms Cannon. W. H 'Vermillion Jr., and W. H. Lett- Lett- wich. To Visit Africa

Clipped from Journal and Courier05 May 1964, TuePage 7

Journal and Courier (Lafayette, Indiana)05 May 1964, TuePage 7
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