THE VICHIGAC DAILY
Thursday, Februory 6, 1969
THE MICHIGAN DAiLY Thursday, February 6, 1969
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Report calls youth key to violence reform faces attacks
By JOHN ZEH
College Press Service
WASHINGTON (CPS) - A
preliminary report of the na-
tional commission on thecaus-
es and prevention of violence
says that young people provide
the "thrust" of much of'' the
group protest and collective vio-
lence in the ghetto, in the
streets, and on the campuses.
"The key to much of the vio-
lence in our society seems to lie
with the young," says the re-
port, which the commission calls
"only tentative, a first look, and
subject to revision."
The final report and recom-
mendations are due in the
sping, investigation will con-
tinue till then: "'It may be with
tomorrow's generation t h a t
much of the emphasis of our
studies and the national re-
sponse should lie."
The observation about youth
is one, of 10 "themes of chal-
lenge" for Americans listed by
the report. Another notes that
"violent protest today . . . has
occurred in part because pro-
testers believe they cannot make
their demands feltreffectively
through normal, approved chan-
nels and that 'the system,' for
whatever reasons, has become
unresponsive to them."
The report also mentions "ad-
ditional complications" that
arise from "the high visibility"
,of both violence and social in-
equities through the mass med-
ia. The media may "aggravate"
problems of controlling violence,
but they can also be "useful so-
cial agents . . . helping to re-
duce levels of violence," the re-
the violence commission was
established last June by Presi-
dent Johnson "to undertake a
penetrating search" for the
causes and prevention of dis-
The study of group protest as
a source of collective violence
focuses on anti-war and anti-
draft protest, campus unrest,
black militancy, and official re-
sponse to such protest.
This task force particularly is
interested in why anti-war pro-
test, which began peacefully, has
recently involved violent con-
frontations between demonstra-
tors and police.
"It is important to observe
that the rmiajority of students
have not been radicals or organ-
izers of protest movements," the.
task force report says. "The
impetus of the anti-war move-
ment seems to come basically
from young, middle-class, white
liberals and radicals." .
The commission is also study-
ing recent unrest among black
A fews years ago the extreme-
ly small minority of black stu-
dents tended to be individual-
istic and mostly politically in-
active, the report notes. "The
Black Power Movement, how-
ever, coupled with substantial
Sincreases in the number of black
students, Chas offered some (of
them) a vehicle for giving col-
lective expression to their par-
"The elimination of all vio-
lence in a -free society is im-
possille," the commission report
concluded. "But the better con-
trol of illegitimate violence in
our democratic society is an
urgent imperative, and one with-
in our means to accomplish.
In its themes of challenge,"
the report notes that not all
violence is illegitimate. "Indeed,
a major function of society is
the organization and legitimiza-
tion of violence in the interest
of maintaining society itself."
Some violence may be com-
mitted by persons with deranged
minds or abnormal biological
make-up, but expelrts agree that
most is committed by normal
people whose "behavior is the
result of the complex interaction
of their biology and life experi-
ence," the commission notes.
Another source of violent iden-
tified by the commission is re-
actioism, "Progress in m eting
the 'demands of those seleking
social change . . . may cause
those who feel threatened by
change to engage in counter-,
violence against those trying to
shift the balance."
The large number of firearms
in private hands and the deep-
seated tradition of the right to
bear arms are complicating fac-
tors in controlling social vio-
lence, the report continues.
Finally, the report concludes
that control of violence "does
not depend merely on the con-
duct of those who attack or de-
fend the social order (but also)
on the attitudes, cooperation,
and commitments of the com-
munity. Violence in our society
affects us all. Its more effective
control requires the active en-
gagement and commitment of
PARIS (CPS) - French Min- tions offer you the chance to sub-
ister of Education Edgar Faure is stitute new institutions for those
fighting for his university reform that seem to you outdated."
measures tenaciously, beset by op- Meanwhile, a new experimental
ponents from both the Right and university at Vincennes, indepen-
the Left. dent of the present centrally-con-
The more conservative Gaullists trolled university system, has at-
continue to put up stiff opposition tracted 5.000 students at its open
to the law's changes in university ing.
governance to include faculty and
students on a decentralizestude t R ubellashots
organization Union Nationale des
Etudiants Francaises (UNEF)
considers the reforms insufficient,
and intends to boycott the elec- 1 l le
tions of representatives to sit on
the new managing boards. f
In~ Dijon, the "Committee for fo~Omfln
the Defense of the Republic," a
rightist organization founded last By STEVE KOPPMAN
May, called the reform "a revo- University Health Service began
lutionary boiling pot, a bluff, a its free distribution of German
fiasco, a time bomb." Faure re-vac
taliated with a public letter ac- mas i neRwto fenmale stdets
cusing the Committee of being -we gave vaccine to 40 girls,"
"ideologically reactionary and said Dr. Arnold Monto.
600,000 students returned to the projet oa the Health Seivice aid
universities Jan. 6. The great ma- the Schoot of Public Health, will
jority had not been there since test the extent to whic he ththree
the events of last May. Students different variations of the vaccine
are being asked, along with pro- cause any reaction. The reaction
fessors, to elect their represent- which involves a mild rash, occurs
atiyes to the university managing in about two per cent of those
boards. Under the reform, these who receive the shot. One aim of
boards will have the task .of de- of the program is to find which of
ciding on the structure and func- the three strains causes reaction
LAWYER'S CLUB BOARD OF
STUDENT GOV. COUNCIL
CITIZENS FOR NEW POLITICS
BLACK LAW STUDENTS'
/SOCIAL WORK STUDENT
LAW STUDENTS CIVIL RIGHTS
a four week series to be led by
EUGENE B. McCOY
FEBRUARY 7-ntroduction, to Negro life and cul-
-The matariarchial society
-Myths, moo is and stereotypes
FEBRUARY 14-The Negro: His music and his
FEBRUARY 21-The black :ghetto and black power
FEBRUARY 28--The\ psychology of racial name-
-Good human relations
Mr. McCoy, an accomplished musician and educator
has led a number of human .relations seminars in-
clud'ng one in the U-M Medical Center.
The series will be held in the Curtis Roam of FiRST
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH at 7:30 P.M,-9:00 P.M.
It is co-sponsored by the Ecumenical Campus Center
and the, Ann Arbor-Washtenaw Council of Churches.
"This old anvil laughs
many broken hammers."
"Man Against Society"
1 Warren Beatty
ARTHUR (Bonnie and Clyde) PENN
FRIDAY, FEB. 7
f 331 Thompson
8 P.M. 75c
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tion of teaching and classes.
In ?rder for the elections to be
valid, at least 60 per cent of the
nation's students must vote. The
order of the day from the Left,
therefore, is to sabotage the re-
forms by not voting.,
The elections are now in pro-
cess; they will last for 12 days.
The UNEF and the Student Ac-
iont Committees are urging boy-
cott. But other moderate student
groups have sprung up to con-
vince students to participate in
the elections. Oeveral factions
within the UNEF with commun-
ist sympathies have also urged
their members to vote, preferring
to sabotage from within the sys-
The Rector of the Faculty of
Letters in Nanterre, which won
fame last spring as the center of
the revolutionary explosion, has
invited students to vote. "Not only
the fundamental structures of the
university, but. also the immed-
iate future of this school, is at
stake," he told them. "These elec-_
with the least frequency.
Girls who .wish to receive the
shot must get a permission slip,
now available at the Health Serv-
ice and the Public Health School,
signed by a parent if they are
under 21. Girls receiving the shot
will undergo a blood test before
and after they receive it.
Though a major epidemic of
German measles is not expected
until 1971, Dr. Monto emphasized
the advisability of getting the
shot. because of its extreme dan-
ger to pregnancy.
The danger of German measles
is that if contracted by a woman
during the early stages of preg-
nancy, it very often causes de-
formities in the infant. If it is f
contracted, for instance, during
the sixth week, the ,chance of
serious deformity in the child is
75 per cent. The disease itself is
very mild,,and for this reason, be-
sides the fact that the supply of
vaccine is limited, it will only be
distributed to women students, 4
not to men.
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