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PAGE EIGHT

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 196;

PAGE EIGHT THE MICIIIGA!~ DAILY TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7,1967

ATTACKS NEGLIGENT REPORTING:
Ex-Defense Department Aide
Advocates Government Lying

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NEW YORK M)- Arthur Syl-
vester, former assistant secretary
of defense, says a Pentagon state-
ment during the Cuban missile
crisis that it "has no informa-
tion indicating the presence of
offensive weapons in Cuba" was
untrue.
"The man who issued the re-
lease did not know that," Syl-
vester said. "I did."
"I knew that some of the mis-
siles were operational," Sylvester
said.
"Sometimes, and those times
are rare indeed, government offi-
cia~s may be required to fulfill
their duty by issuing a false state-
ment to deceive a potential
enemy, as in the Cuban missile
crisis," Sylvester said.
Center of Controversy
Sylvester was a center of con-
troversy during his years as the
Defense Department's public in-
formation officer after he was
quoted as saying the government
had an inherent right to lie to
save itself.

His latest remarks are in an
article entitled "The Government
Has the Right to Lie" in the Nov.
7 Saturday Evening Post.
"As the Defense Department
spokesman I espoused the thesis
that the indisputable requisite of
a government information pro-
gram was that it be truthful. But
I also stated that on occasions
such as the Cuban missile crisis
when the nation's security was at
stake, the government had the
right, indeed the duty, to lie if
necessary to mislead an enemy
and protect the people it repre-
sented," he writes.
No Penetration
Sylvester criticized reporters for
not penetrating the protective
coloration "behind which, all men
attempt to mask their errors.
"For six years I watched cover
stories go down smooth as cream
when I had thought they would
cause a frightful gargle. It was
well that some, dealing with in-
telligence, did survive, but some

others should have been exposed,"
he writes.
He says it really is not the mis-
sile-crisis event that causes cred-
ibility problems.
"It is the problems created in
the Vietnam war by the absence
of censorship and the presence of
television that produce difficul-
ties," Sylvester writes. "I have
often wondered whether critics
think we should have called a
press conference on certain tense
Vietnam situations.
Leveling
"For example, early in 1964,...
more than 600 Air Force F105
fighter planes were temporarily
grounded due to deficiencies in
their propulsion system. My guess
is that if questions had been
raised we would have taken the
gamble and leveled with newsmen
and asked them to lay off."
Sylvester says government offi-
cials don't have the right to lie
politically or to protect them-
selves, but they do have the duty
to protect their countrymen.

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Huddle, Fisheries, Thesis: "Multiple
Hemoglobins in the Systematics and
Genetics of Poeciliid Fishes," on Tues-
day, November 7 at 10:00 a.m.. in Room
2009 Museum of Zoology; Chairman:
R. R. Miller.
Foreign Visitors
The following foreign visitors can be
reached through the Foreign Visitor
Programs Office, 764-2148.
Mrs. Valeriya Bushurova, October 5-
December 1, 1967. Chief of the Labora-
tory of Engineering Psychology and
System Engineering, Leningrad Univer-
city.:
Dr. Ernst Pakuscher, November 5-8,
1967. Judge, Supreme Administrative
Court, Berlin, Germany.
Mrs. Niles do Val Galante, November
5-11, 1967. Coordinator of English
Teaching for the Federal District, Peda-
gogiCal Consultant for the secondary
schools, Brazilia, Brazil.
Professor Ernst-Joachim Mestmacker,
November ..-30, 1967. Expert in field of
anti-trust law.
Dr. Wolfram-Dieter Senghaas, Novem-
ber 7-10, 1967. Associate Professor of
Political Science, University of Frank-
furt, Advisor to State :Center for Politi-
cal Education.
Dr. Walter Zifreund, November 7-10,
1967. Executive President of Center for
New Methods of Teaching, University
of Tubingen.
Professor H. Glejser, November 13-26,
1967. Economist, Free University Brus-
sels.
Placement
Placement interviews at General Di-
vision, Bureau of Appts, 3200 S.A.B.,
please make appts. before 4:00 p.m. day
preceding interview. Call 764-7460.

Sears, Roebuck and Company, Chi-
cago, Ill.-M & F. BA Econ., Gen.Lib.
Arts, for Mgmt. Trng and Merchandis-
ing.
Air Force Logistics Command, Wright-
Patterson AFB, Ohio-M & F. BA/MA'
Arch., Econ., Libr.Sci., and Math for
Library, Personnel, Stat., Bus. Mgmt.
Trng.Programs.
City of Detroit Civil Service Commis-
sion, Detroit, Mich-M & F. BA/MA
Arch., Econ., Gen.Lib.Arts, Hist., Math,
Forestry, Pharm., Poli.Sci., Psych., Pub.
Health, Chem. for Mgmt. i Trng., Per-
sonnel, Pub.Admin, Purchas, Recreation,
Soc. Wk., and Stat.
Detroit Bank and Trust Company,
Mich.-BA Econ., Engl., Gen.Lib.Arts,
Hist., Law, Math, Psych., Speech, Soc.,
for Banking, EDP, and Mgmt Trnig.
Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Mich.-~-
Upjohn Company, Kalamazoo, Mich.
-M & F. BA/MA Biochem., Chem.,
Microbiol., Pharm., Pre-Med., and Pre.I
Dent. for Ins and Territ. Sales,
Thursday, November 9, 1967
Friday, November 10, 1967
Travelers Insurance Company, Detroit,
Mich.-Any degree, any major for In-
surance, Mgmt. Trng., Merchandising,
and Production.
City of Detroit, Civil Service Com-
mission, see WedeListing.
..New Fork Central System Railroad,
Detroit, Mich.-M & F. BA/MA Arch.,
Econ., Gen. Lib. Arts, Geog., Lib.Sci,
Math, Philo., Poli.Sci., Biochem, and
any others interested in railroad trans-
portation career. EDP, Mgmt.Trng.,
Mktg. Res., Purchas., Territ.Sales, Stat.,
and Trans.
Current positions received by Gen.
Division, further information at 764-
460, 3200 S.A.B...
Experiment in International Living,
Putney, Vermont-Group Leaders for
summer groups traveling for 8 weeks to

45 countries. Ten member groups. M &
F. American Born. 25-45. experienced
in living .abroad, inteaching or group
work, simple living or camping. Lan-
guage trng helpful, esp. in French,
German, Spanish, Italian, other lan-
guages used, Hebrew, Japanese,Polish,
Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian. Prefer grad
students or teachers.
Milwaukee Vocational Technical and
Adult Schools, Wis.-Counseling Psy-
chologist in Counseling Center. PhD, or
close to it, pref. person with business
or industrial exper.
Leo A. Daly Arch., Engrs., and Plan-
ners, Omaha, Nebraska and other U.S.
locations.-Seeking new grads and ex-
perienced personnel in arch. fields. Ap-
plications and brochure avail, at Gen.
Div., Bureau of Appts.
Summer Placement Service, 212,
S.A.B., Lower Level.
..Applications for all Federal employ-
ment due Nov. 8.

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ENGINEERING PLACEMENT SERVICE
Make Interview Appointments at
Room 128-H, West Engrg. Bldg.
November 14, 1967
Abbott Labs.-(a.m.)
Aerojet-General Corp.
Bell Aerosystems Co.
The Boeing Co.
Chicago Bridge & Iron Company
Federal-Mogul Corp.
Great Lakes Carbon Corp.
Lockheed Aircraft Corp.-Lockheed-
California Co.
Minnesota Mining & Mfg. Co.
Republic Steel Corp.
Republic Steel Corp.-Research Cen-
ter
Sprague Electric Co.
U.S. Gov't.-NASA-Lewis Research
Center
U.S. Gov't.-Dept. of the Navy-rep-
resenting :
NavalAir Systems Command
Naval Ordnance Systems Command
Naval Facilities Engrg. Command
U.S. Gov't-Naval Avionics Facility
U.S. Gov't-Peace Corps-3529 SAB.

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ATTENTION: FRESHMEN AND SOPHOMORES
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
JUNIOR YEAR ABROAD
at AIX-EN-PROVENCE, FRANCE
There will be an informational meeting
for all interested students tonight,
November 7th at 7:30 P.M. in Room 3-R
of the Michigan Union. Students who
attended the program last year and UM
faculty members will be present to answer
your questions.

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