New York Times -- 10/18/1965
ANTIDRAFT GROUP MAPS NEW EFFORT
Students for a Democratic Society drafted today a new master plan to enlist high school students in its antidraft movement opposed to United States participation in the Vietnam war.
It also hopes to draw even more than it has on help from sympathetic professors even to the extent of asking them to refuse to cooperate with draft officials. . . .
Paul Booth, national secretary of the group, outlined its aims in an interview in the organization's headquarter, a warren of dank second-floor offices, badly lighted and in wretched repair, on 63rd Street, in a Negro slum. . . .
Civil rights and left-wing posters adorn the walls along with some modern paintings. Of of the posters, designed by Picasso, has a Communist hammer and sickle; it is signed by the Italian Communist party.
The groups program is based on the theory that student demonstations are not enough. The group supported the rash of protests this weekend without taking credit for instigating them.
The Justice Department is making a national investigation of the "beat the draft" movement. . . .
Mr. Booth conceded that the organization had never banned Communists. But he said if would not tolerate undemocratic maneuverings. He repeated a statement yesterday that raising the Communist issue was a diversionary tactic.