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Wallace Message:
Bigger thani Racism
GEORGE WALLACE understands that there is a difference between
the University and Michigan State. He knows that State is the one
"with the good football team."
With the spate of publicity following Wallace's recent announce-
ment that he's really running. for President this time, one is reminded
that Alabama's de facto governor visited Michigan last summer.
Wallace spoke at the annual convention of the Upper Peninsula
American Legion in Escanaba last year. Wallace assured the citizens
of Escabana that they would survive his visit. They did.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT that Wallace would be the main speaker
at the convention was met with a good deal of public opposition. Irate
letters found their way into the Escabana newspaper. Local citizens
even heard from an otherwise unknown liberal element in the com-
munity, consisting of one college instructor and an SDS member from
the University of Wisconsin.
The protest and rumors of an invasion by Negro protesters and a
motorcycle gang did not cause a change in plans. Even when some
Legion delegates announced that they would boycott the convention,
the Legion stood fast. George Wallace would come to Escabana.
The former Alabama governor came accompanied by his advance
man, who looked like something out of William Faulkner with a baggy
tan suit and two-tone shoes. They were given a standing ovation when
they entered the banquet where he was to speak. It was a great moment
for the Legion.

'U' Membership in IDA:
Loss of Academic Freedom

THE UNIVERSITY has no business being
a member of the Institute for Defense
Analyses (IDA).
IDA describes itself as a "non-profit
corporation to provide the Department
of Defense with scientific studies in na-
tional security." Formed in the "jittery"
days of the mid-1950's, IDA was a reac-
tion to the Soviet Union space advances
and the rapid influx of federal research
funds into universities across the country.
Though fear and money may be strong
incentives for compliance to govern-
ment pressure, the 12 universities that
form the government "brain-trust" have
injured their positions as the educators
and critics. IDA serves no educational
function and its importance to national
security is questionable.
The University is neither legally, mor-
ally or patriotically obligated to become
part of the nation's defense effort. The
government is amply supplied by tax
monies to hire its own defense research-
ers. By participating in such non-educa-
tional projects, the University endangers
its role as an independent institution df
social criticism and analysis.
RECENT STUDIES sponsored by IDA in-
clude such topics as "Tactical Nuclear
Weapons-Their Battlefield Utility," "In-
terdictions of Trucks from the Air at
Night" and "Chemical Control of Vegeta-
tion in Relation to Military Needs." From
the names of these research topics, it is
clear that IDA is functioning largely as a
convenient way for the government and
military to use the university to discover

new and better ways to maim the people
and destroy the land of Vietnam. No uni-
versity can in good faith be part of an
organization dedicated to finding im-
proved methods of inflicting death and
destruction on an innocent people.
The role of the university is to educate,
not to kill. Due to security restricts, very
few students can become involved in such
projects and even if they could, it is
dubious whether an institution dedicated
to "art, knowledge, and truth" would want
its students to undertake such work.
IF THE GOVERNMENT feels that such
research must be done, it could go to
private research corporations such as
RAND or the Hudson Institute, which
have no compunctions about educational
Now is an ideal time for the Univer-
sity to make the break with IDA. The
University of Chicago is expected to pull
out of the consortium shortly. University
President Emeritus Harlan Hatcher was
a member of IDA's board of trustees, but
President Robben W. Fleming has not yet
assumed his seat. He need never do so.
Fleming could easily inform the IDA
executive board at its meeting today that
he intends to request that the University
withdraw from the institute. Having in-
formed IDA executive board, Fleming
then can propose withdrawal to the Re-
gents at the earliest possible time. To be
honest critic of government policy, the
University cannot continue classified re-


"Shhh ! The Mahabobby is meditating.. . transpresidentially, that is!"

Letters to the Editor
Clarification of Detroit CNP Meeting

ple turned out to the banquet to
hear Wallace's address entitled
"States' Rights." The boycotting
delegations caused many tables to
remain empty. But most notice-
able was the absence of all of the
Upper Peninsula legislators.
Wallace was pleased with the
reception. He later told the audi-
ence that he was not accustomed
to speaking to orderly audiences
This was a reference to the rough
heckling he had received at Dart-
mouth and other campuses.
The strategy that the former
Governor uses is to show an audi-
ence that he is bigger than segre- s
gation. He wants them to discover
that he "isn't as bad as you all
hear." Wallace had no trouble
convincing most of the Legion-
naires at the convention.
Wallace's first trick was to pre
sent himself as George Wallace,
veteran. Of course, the Legion- G
naires went for that in a big way.
Next he became George Wallace, gracious Southern
bought that, too. From then on it was just routine.

Closed Meetings Have No Purpose
MIONDAY'S short-lived meeting of Fac- anything else. As one of the would
ulty Assembly serves only to point up student representatives later explai
the absurdityof the Assembly's traditional it, "Some of us brought a few frie
closed meeting policy. along to hear us speak." It wasn't re
Faculty sources indicate that every a sit-in, just students reporting on s
dent opinion.
year, when the question of whether or
not to hold open meetings comes up for HE UNIVERSITY FACULTY is
debate, a small group of faculty mem-
bers insist up <Assembly's deliberations erally a conservative body, conser
remaining closed. The reason given is Live in'the sense that change in str
that aloofness from students - including tures of the University are not rea
Daily reporters - somehow maintains accepted. The idea of an elite body, h
ever appealing to .the dignity of the f
the dignity of the faculty. ulty, is incongruous with the concept
In fact, that students - 'the repre- the community. Faculty members ar
sentation of eight campus organizations that students should be able to part
- were invited to Monday's meeting at in the formulation of University c
all was rather a radical innovation. The munity decision -- at least in an
eight students were to have presented visory capacity - but, if the closed m
short position papers on classified re- ings of the Faculty Assembly can be ta
search to the Assembly. as indicative of faculty mood, they
And what happened Monday was hesitant to establish any free dialo
really more of a comedy of errors than between students and the faculty rer

t of

To the Editor:
WOULD LIKE to fill in some
of the points made in an article
carried in The Daily (Feb. 18) de-
scribing the New Politics meeting
held in Detroit. First, the article
mentioned a split over the labor
committee's resolution when it
came to the floor. Indeed, the in-
tellectual community (Ann Arbor
New Politics) supported a minor-
ity report which pressed for the
inclusion of a paragraph con-
demning union leadership and ad-
vocating rank and file organizing.
What was omitted from The
Daily coverage wasp that the
minority report was not framed
'by "us" but instead was brought
in by a group of young rank and
file workers. The so-called "De-
troit Faction" who argued for the
defeat of this point did not include
all Detroiters in the hall. It con-
sisted of older unionists, some
minor union officials including at
least one local president.
The leaders of the rank and file
faction felt that only an approach
which related directly to the work-
er could begin to organize around
the labor perspective we passed
(strongly anti-war and anti-im-
perialist). We intellectual wage
earners listened to the arguments
and supported the labor faction
which made the most sense to us.
I think that in voting as we did
we related to the perspective which
is consistent with our other views
which are heavily oriented in the
direction of grass-roots organizing
rather than working through exist-
ing structures.
Secondly, the headline refers to
a split over black candidacies. In
my vied the debate had little to
do with support for Black Power
or self-determination for the black
community. Nobody questioned
black ascendency in these areas.
The debate centered around the
nature or role of New Politics
groups in local communities, and
the related question of the place
of electoral activity in the move-
One faction, composed of
younger folks from Ann Arbor and
Detroit, Flint, Lansing and Kala-.

mazoo argued that electoral activ-
port of black, non-radical candi-
ity, either independent or through
the Democrats is one tactic to
develop a serious movement for
social change and that the main
role of New Politics candidacies
and New Politics groups was to or-
ganized for this goal.
The other faction, older, some
black and largely from Detroit
argued that electoral activity could
win elections in black communities
and that the election of black can-
didates and when we could the
election of white candidates of our
own were in themselves victories
for the Movement for social
change. My motion which led to
such vigorous debate did not
limit in any way (as if we could)
the actions of the black commu-
nity. I did not rule out the sup-
'Artifical Mud'
To the Editor:
I AM APPALLED by the irrespon-
sible manner in which The
Daily attempts to blacken the
good name of the University. Ban-
ner column headlines in Pitts-
burgh cry out "Scandal at Mich-
igan! "
Scandal indeed! A merchant
takes a small per cent off the high
price he charges for clothing and
the manager of the Michigan
Theater gives some passes to a
movie. What crimes! Yet you im-
ply to the world a sinister plot by
the fine coaches at Michigan to
circumvent the rules-a completely
false innuendo that does irrepara-
ble harm to the entire athletic
program and will scare away pros-
pective athletes. at the height of
the football recruiting season un-
less we can make them understand
the true facts of the matter.
The only scandal at Michigan is
the deliberate policy of the editors
of the student newspaper to print
anything which can possibly em-
barrass the University administra-
tion or drag the University's great
name through artificial mud. As
a former Daily staffer, I am
ashamed for you.
-Tom K. Phares

dates, even in the Democratic
Party. It did, however, make clear
that these candidacies were peri-
pheral to the main thrust of what
should be New Politics activity and
so should be seen as demanding
tactical support when advisable
but not goals in themselves.
FINALLY, this resolution which
pased was accused of being dif-
ferent from resolutions passed at
the National Conference (not Con-
vention) lots of movement folks
held in Chicago last Labor Day.
In the interpretation offered by
the "Older Faction" this might be
so but as I have tried to argue I
believe that the resolution we pass-
ed in no way tried to influence
any decision made by the black
community. It set out a strategy
for New Politics groups. Black
New Politics groups would pre-
sumably work for the strategy
outlined but are in no way bound
to limit the support they wish to
give to anyone along the way.
And of course no one is telling any
black man he has to join with us
in pursuing this strategy, though
we hope some will.
The article also forgot to men-
tion that the meeting unanimously
voted to run an independent pres-
idential candidate in Michigan in
-Bertram E. Garskof,
New Politics Candidate
for Congress

gentleman. They"

IT IS IMPORTANT for George Wallace, Presidential hopeful, to
make Northern audiences identify with him. He achieves this by mak-
ing the audience laugh. In Escanaba he said that he spends so much
time traveling because his wife Lukeen, the Governor of Alabama, ap-
pointed him head of the State highway beautification program. He
said that he did not want to spend his time planting magnolia trees.
When Wallace gets the audience to identify with him, le then
seeks to establish the idea of George Wallace, progressive leader. He
cites the roads and schools that he has built in Alabama. The object
is to build his credibility.
BUT THEN, WALLACE gets down to business. He shows the audi-
ence George Wallace, the outraged crusader. This is what they came
to hear. In Escanaba he said nothing new. He identified the oppo-
sition - namely the Supreme Court and college professors. They were
Wallace's enemy, and they were the Legionnaires' enemy.
Wallace's usual gripes went over well with the Legion. They shared
his enmity against the Supreme Court for banning prayers in schools.
They, too, were concerned with the courts' "trying policemen instead of
criminals." And indignant veterans leaped to their feet in applause
when Wallace repeated his charge that college professors giving aid
to the Viet Cong should be tried for treason. This was the climax. This
was his answer to the Viet Nam problem.
IN ESCANABA, he closed as he often does as George Wallace,
gracious Southern gentleman. He invited everyone to come. down to
Alabama. Wallace walked out to another standing ovation. The old
veterans discovered for themselves that George Wallace is bigger than


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sentative body.
If all the knowledege of the faculty
action must come second hand, then true
communication is impossible.
Since faculty members individually
have an established rapport with vast
numbers of students and with student
organizations, the closed meeting policy
of the Faculty Assembly seems, at best,
rather silly.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following
test, reprinted from the Washing-
ton Post, was devised for white
middle class Americans, especially
those who aspire to work in black
ghettoes. Its author, Wattsrsocial
worker Adrian Dove, was 'struck by
the fact that low income Negroes
are required to do well on tests
keyed to white middle class cul-
tural standards. Unlike most ap-
titude tests, this one presupposes
a familiarity with the ghetto.
A score of 11 or less classifies
you as an intellectual failure -
a ghetto drop-out. It means, in
the argot of middle class social
workers, that you are "culturally


Second of a Two-Part series
EDITOR'S NOTE: When the In-
stitute for Defense Analyses meets
today, students around the country
will be demonstrating in protest.
These excerpts are the last of a
two-part series on) IDA by Cathy
McAffee, a graduate student in
history at Princeton, reprinted from
Viet Reports.
Analyses' growing independence
has been marked by the develop-
ment of a special methodology and
range of interests, spanning cold
war games-manship and sophis-
ticated systems approaches to
counterinsurgency. At the same
time, it is a development which
is paralleled in the thinking of a
growing segment of the defense
The early cold war IDA con-
centrated on the capabilities of

h i g h l y integrate
capability over a va
tential, and limite
over brinksmanshii
Members of the
to have been amo
respond to the ch
of the cold war a
tance of limited wa
mains the focus fol
special weapons an
being designed for,
the terrains of nort
Panama, and Bolivi
Whatever the e
the projects abroa
ginning to yield1
payoff. With rema
IDA is now apply
logic, the same t
even the same wea
veiiamne devices tc

Wa tchful Eye
d counterforce tem, if implemented, would be a
st overskill po- computerized central monitoring
d arms control system and data bank, which
P. would store information on thou-
IDA staff seem sands of individuals, and which
ng the first to would be connected to a vast Na-
ange in terms tional Criminal Justice Informa-
nd the impor- -tion System. The system would
r and counter- be fed data about crimes and
arrests, and the population char-
acteristics of different neighbor-
EAST Asia re- hoods, such as income, educational
r this research, level and, presumably, race. On
id vehicles are the basis of this information the
and tested in computer would make decisions
heastern India, about; tactics and force deploy-
a. ment.
ffectiveness of The system would be of particu-
d, they are be- lar importance in dealing with
an unexpected urban insurrections.
rkable facility,
ying the same ACCORDING TO a researcher
echniques, and at IDA, the Institute is continu-
ipons and sur- ing its study of this aspect of
o nrograms for counterinsurgency, and techniques

xd from
correctional program most
to be effective on his "type
during parole and rehabili
"assign a security classif
as a measure of trustwort
and reliability."
Throughout the report
ences can be found to devic
techniques specifically dev
for military use. Thesei
"non-lethal" weapons su
gases, dart guns, tranqu
acids, ultraviolet detection
tems, personnel detection d
and radio scramblers.
More recently IDA hasa
the same methodology t
other pressing problemso
tional security: the effect
of the poverty program, a:
"social cost" of the draft
regard to the latter, IDA to
position that the social co
a coercive draft system
areat!r than +he Annmic i

likely ment, it is logical that the dis-
," and, tinction between external and in-
itation, ternal defense should become in-
ication creasingly obscured. It is equally
thiness logical that our universities should
participate in that defense, help-
refer- ing to devise techniques for brutal
.es and suppression as well as for subtle
veloped manipulation. This we would ex-
include pect, because we know that, es-
ch as sentially, today's big university is
ilizers, just one more extension of the
n sys- military - industrial complex; its
devices, board of trustees are dominated
by bankers and industrialists; it
depends on defense and other
applied government contracts for half its
o two resources and on industry for
of na- much of the rest. a
iveness The non - profit corporation,
nd the which is playing an increasingly
With important role in the defense of
ok the the American system, is a new
osts of kind of institution under which
a are the complementary interests of
posts of ncr--m t h104" - n A A..-

1. "T-Bone Walker" got famous
for playing what? (a) Trombone
(b) Piano (c) "T-Flute" (d) Gui-
tar (e) "Ham bone."
2. A "Gas Head" is a person
who has a (a) Fast-moving car
(b) Stable of "lace" ((c) "Process"
(d) Habit of stealing cars (e) Long
jail record for arson.
3. IF A MAN is called a "blood,"
then he is a (a) Fighter (b) Mex-
ican-American (c) Negro (d)
Hungry hemophile (e) Redman or
4. If you throw the dice and
"7" is showing on the top, what is
facing down? (a) Seven (b) Snake
eyes (c) boxcars (d) Little Joe (e)
5. Jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal
took an Arabic name after becom-
ing famous. Previously he had
some fame with what he called his
"slave name." What was his pre-
vious name? (a) Willie Lee Jack-
son (b) Leroi Jones (c) Wilbur
McDougal (d) Fritz Jones. (e)
Andy Johnson.
6. Cheap "chitlings" (not the
kind you buy at frozen food coun-
ters) will taste rubbery unless they
are cooked long enough. How long?
(a) 15 minutes (b) two hours (d)
one week (on a low flame) (e)
one hour.
7. A "HYPE" is a person who
(a) Always says he feels sick (b)
has water on the brain (c) uses
heroin (d) is always ripping and
running (e) is always sick.
8. What is Willie Mae's last
name? (a) Schwartz (b) Matauda
(c) Gomez (d) Turner (e) O'Flah-

12. Which word is out of place
here? (a) splib (b) blood (c) grey
(d) spook (e) black.
13. If A PIMP is up tight with
a woman who gets state aid, what
does he mean when he talks about
Mother's Day? (a) second Sunday
in May (b) third Sunday (c) third
Sunday in June (c) first of every
month (d) first and 15th of every
14. What are the Dixie Hum-
mingbirds? (a) a part of the KKK
(b) a swamp disease (c) a modern
Gospel group (d) a Mississippi
Vegro paramilitary strike force
(e) Deacons.
15. Bo-Diddley is a (a) camp
for children (b) cheap wine (c)
singer (d) new dance (e)' Mojo
16. Jet is (a) an East Oakland
motorcycle club (b) one of the
gangs in West Side Story (c) a
news and gossip magazine (d) a
way of life for the rich set.
17. TELL IT (a) as (b) how (c)
like it is, baby.
18. In the term "C. C. Rider,"
what does "C. C." stand for? (a)
Civil Service (b) Church Council
(c) Country Circuit preacher (d)
Cheatin' Charlie.
19. "Bird" or "Yardbird" was
the "jacket" that his jazz admirers
hung on -. (a) Lester Young (b)
Benny Goodman (c) Charlie Park-
er (e) the Birdman of Alcatraz.
20. "You've got to get up early
in the morning to -, (a) catch
worms (b) be healthy, wealthy and
wise (c) fool me (d) be the first
one on the street.
21. People say that "Juneteenth"
r., - -i ynch nr h asa n[


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