New Brunswick, N. J. (May. 27)
Stephen Birmingham, chief investigator of the Congressional Committee on Un-American Activities, was present today as an observer of the Federal government at the investigation by the trustees of Rutgers University into the charges against Dr. Frederick J. Hauptmann, the head of the German department of its women’s college, accused of spreading anti-Semitism and pro-Nazi propaganda among the students.
Mr. Birmingham declared that he will submit a report to the Congressional committee and that he is watching the proceedings of the investigation with great interest.
STATE PROBE LOOMS
A State investigation into the pro-Nazi activities at the women’s college will be asked tonight at Trenton where the State Assembly will consider the annual appropriation of $840,000 to Rutgers University.
J. Edward Ashmead, chairman of the Rutgers committee, declared today that the investigation may be converted into an inquiry on a national scope, in order to establish to what extent German educators are responsible for spreading Nazi propapaganda in American universities.
Dr. Hauptmann, continuing his testimony, admitted that he could not tolerate the dismissed Prof. Bergel because of the latter’s anti-Nazi attitude, and especially be-