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Thursday, October 16, 1969

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Thursday, October 1 6, 1969 THE MICHIGAN DAiLY Page Seven

LAW PROFESORS DISAGREE:
Panel argues 'U' political role

Journalism program
blasts news media

By JIM BEATTIE
A panel of six law professors
yesterday sharply disagreed on the
extent to which institutions like
the University have the right to
enter political disputes as an in-
stitution.
Arguing that universities c a n
legitimately take a stand, Prof.
Robert Knauss stressed that the
Vietnam war so closely affects the
University that it cannot simply
be treated as another political is-
sue.
"Given the nature of the times,

by doing nothing the University
is not really being neutral,"
Knauss said.
Agreeing that the Vietnam War
is n o t simply a political issue.
Prof. George Vining said t h a t
since this country does not handle'
its foreign affairs democratically,'
"A discussion of what institutions
in democratic societies should do,
concerning such matters is some-
what irrelevant."
Attacking the problem from a
different angle, Prof, Stanley Sie-
gel pointed out that an official in-

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stitutional action and a collective
action by the majority of t h e
members of the University could
not be equated.
"The majority of persons in a
society are in institutions, a n d
they should not be insulated or
impotent because of that fact,"'
Siegel said.
Prof. Terrence Sandelow ad-
mitted the University must inevi-
tably become involved in political"
matters but stressed that the Uni-
versity has no right to disregard
the rights of students not wishing
to participate in the moratorium.
Prof. Theodore St. Antoine ex-
pressed general agreement w i t h
this position. "The University!
should not seek to pursue inter-
ests like a labor union, but instead'
should seek to pursue truth," he
said.
By its very nature a group like
a union must either tailor t h e
views of those in its structure or,
be faced with a Schism, so it care-
fully considers the political beliefs
of those to whom it will give pow-
er, St. Antoine said. "But unions!
are to advance one position, while
universities should welcome all."

By MIKE CIEPLY
Yesterday afternoon a journal-
ism department presentation on
"What the Media (could/should/
must)'Do in Relation to Vietnam"
developed into an indictment of
both the government and the me-
dia for their failure to communi-
cate the events of the Vietnam
war.

nam were not going to the front,
but hanging around the Caravel
Bar all day, then getting the five
o'clock government news release,"
she said.
The journalism school's tele-
vision specialist, Prof. Ben Ya-
blonky, made the accusation that
"television has abdicated its re-
sponsibility in reporting the war.

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By TAMMY JACOBS
"War is a Public Health Issue"
was t h e public health school's
contribution to yesterday's mora-
torium. The two hour presenta-
tion included speeches by f o u r
professors and one graduate stu-
dent.

Approximately 300 people filledI
Trueblood Aud. to hear the de-
partment discussion in support of
the moratorium. What they en-
countered was a condemnation of
the neglect shown by communica-
tions media in taking a stand on
Vietnam.
Ginnie Conrow, a journalismj
grad student, explained, "In the
early years it was clearly the gov-
ernment's policy to paint the best
possible picture of the war . .
Newsmen were under both official
and unofficial restrictions."
She added that the news media
were largely to blame for a lack
of communication. "In 1963 there
were only 10 American newsmen
assigned to Vietnam.
"Many of the reporters in Viet-

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We know more about this war
than any other with television's

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A NOON LUNCHEON SERIES
at the Ecumenical Campus Center
921 Church St.
October 16-MONEY-POWER AND LEADERSHIP
IN A DEMOCRACY: Dr. Kunio Yoshihara, Visit-
ing Lecturer in Economics
October 23-POWER AND LEADERSHIP IN TO-
TALITARIANISM: Dr. Eric Wolf, Professor of
AnthropologyM
October 30-POWER AND LEADERSHIP IN COM-
MUNISM: Dr. Mihailo Markovic, Visiting Lectur-
er from Yugoslavia in the Philosophy Department
November 6-POWER AND LEADERSHIP-HOW
CHANGE CAN BE EFFECTED: Dr. William Gam-
son, Professor of Sociology

Petitions available now
in 1538 SAB until Oct. 17
For committee positions on the Student

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to b dAbout 150 people, mostly public
capacity to bring us murder and elosu5dy oatnelthnbi
mayhem at mealtime," he said. health students, attended the lec-
tures at the Public Health Aud.
But, Yablonky added, "By 1968, Prof. George Walker spoke on
at the height of the war, only his "deep personal convictions"
three television stations in the about the war in Vietnam. "I fa-
country had dared to take a stand vor unilateral withdrawal," he
the media cannot take credit -Daly-Jerry Wechsler said. and went on to express his
for American opposition to the ,.* . concern with a "non-responsive
war." A war proteserin eoi administration in Washington."
A panel of undergraduates re- Sneaking on "professional val-
ported that a study they conducted ues in the war," Prof. Sylvester
showed "a majority of newspapers E d 1 S Berki made a distinction between
and news magazines are opposed viewing the war as a professional,
to our position in Vietnam, withi as a U.S. citizen, and as a human
the notable exceptions of the De- being. "We must view and evalu-
titN s, the Chcg DTue- w ar TLl t (et 1 # s ate the facts from all three as-
troit News, the Chicago Tribune, YVUL L U'L1I-J(I pecs," he said.
the New York Daily News, and to Profs, Eue eingd.riiie
some extent, Time magazine." Po.Egn enodciiie
the Ne Yo k ai y N ws an t s me xt nt, Ti e aga in ."By JO AN M O RROW P o .E g n e n o d c ii i e o o~ a t a , g a , c tt the effect of the w ar budget on
mented, "To printpictures of The effectiveness of civil disobedience, letters to legislators, ac- funds for medical and other
burnt babies on the front page tive campaigning in upcoming elections and a hypothetical sit-in at scientific research.
is to propagandize. It's a decision the White House were all debated in a panel discussion yesterday Ernest Attah, a graduate stu-
that has to be made." morning as part of the education school moratorium program, not feel free to comment on the
Following the presentation the Ba Participants in the discussion were education professors Loren V am situatin butsad
fordisussonBarritt and Joseph Payne, law prof. Frank Kennedy, Daily Editor; lectured on Biafra He said the
topic was opened for discussion, Henry Grix and Daily City Editor Steve Nissen. effects of the strife there certain-
but the students proved to be Asserting that the American involvement in the war was engin- ly constitute "a severe public
generally unresponsive. Over half eered through a colossal "propaganda escapade," Nissen opened the health problem" and appealed to
left the auditorium, while the rest discussion of tactics by advocating "anything short of pure terrorism." his audience to "turn towards
discussed the balance between ob- He mentioned sitting-in at the White House as a possible way to "put -peace.
jectivity and leadership in news the President up against a wall." Concluding the program, Prof.
media. Grix and Payne recommended a more moderate course - writ- Benjamin Darsky spoke on "St-
media. ence and Morality" and comment-
----- ing letters to legislators demand- e ane of the grea rob
ing a change of policy. lems of the Vietnam war is the
"I have talked with legislators tack of public outcry."
and they do not receive m uc h! A dominant theme of all the lec-
IF YOU DO FEEL THAT mail," Payne said. Atres was the "cost" of the war,
.--- Barritt attacked this technique, not only in dollars, but also in
however, asserting that legislators terms of domestic security.
THE WAR SHOULD STyP ignore their mail. "This is the rea-
son why people don't write lettersNt
NOW: -:they don't do any good," he D scus Eons
said. D
TH EN DO SOMETHING Kennedy discussed the legalim
HGplications finvolvement iiithe
$h eld in
-Iwar, both on the national and
ABOUT IT dividua level. He suggested some
men are not willing to be drafted By PAT MAHONEY
CONTACT: because they are afraid they might Mlasses in the natural resources
risk punishment as agressors as school yesterday were cancelled or
N defined in the Nuremburg w a r devoted to the subject of the Viet-
New Mobilization Committee trials. "There is a respectable nam war.
body of opinion saying that the Professors discussed the war in
2522 SAB 769-2570 bd foiinsyn htte the morning and Olga Mader of
United States is engaged in a war the United Auto Workers spoke
of aggression," Kennedy said. on the "Impact of the War on me-
tropolitan Detroit" at noon.
The effects of defoliation on
j South Vietnam were discussed in
a class led by Prof. Burton Barnes.
Studies now available on this
problem have provided little spec-
HART METAl SKIS fic information and whitewashed
169 theproblem, Barnes said. There
69 KOFLACK BUCKLE BOOTS $now muc Eilandha been spay-
KOFLCK UCKL BOTS}are no reliable figures available
ed with chemicals to kill plants
and possibly people.
Installed and Name Engraved However, some faculty members
present suspected U.S. policies are
LACE BOOTS-$5-$10 and $15 HEAD (240) SKIS-$1 00.00 causing problems. Several years,
perhaps decades, may pass before
'69 Models (Buckle Boots) Rossignol Fiberglass the area returns to its original
20% to 30 % Off Skis--$100.00condition, Prof. John Kadlec said.
One member of the audience
STORE HOURS: M-Th-F-1 0-9 claimed the United States now
2455 S. STATE T-W-S-10-6 uses picloram--a chemical pro-
One mile south of campus Sunday--2-6 duced by the Dow Chemical Co.
which allegedly has effects lasting
five to ten years.
CHEMISTRY
FACULTY AND GRADUATE STUDENT
PETITION
The undersigned members of the department of chemistry hold that it is insane to at-
tempt to solve the problems of this world by cruelly decimating its inhabitants and will-
fully destroying its face. In awareness of our responsibility to help build a better world
the members of this department do not participate in research dedicated to war. We

demand of our government that it listen to and be ruled by the will of its citizens, who
today call for an immediate end to the shame in Vietnam and peace for her people.
John R. Berg Arthur J. Ashe Ill (Prof.) Michael Moldowan David M. Kerr
Joshua A. Chong Jean Jacob Mark M. Green (Prof.) John Pasinski
Christian A. Bernhardt Judy Osias Tusuf Ahmad Richard T. Dean
Peter A.S. Smith (Prof.) David K. Means K. Sundaresan Joseph Tagliareni
Stephen R. Hansen Chris Podsiadly Robert R. Sharp (Prof.) Eugene S. Lopata
Robert Nelson Frank Chapman Kent Lamini Edith M. Bruckmann
Ray Glowaky Harvey A. Lazar Milton Tamres (Prof.) Lee Salt
Toichi Shimokawa Suzanne Preston Berni Chong Mart EInev
John Kozlowski Thomas J. Giordano David J. Dunham Kenneth Rubinson
Thomas J. Pacansky Steve Peterson Arno Spotola Harry B. Mark (Prof.)
Karl-Heinz David C. G. Overberger (Chrm.)
Jim Merkel Ken Partymiller We the undersigned express our concern
Jacqueline Hill R. A. Veneski
Paul H. Vandewyer P. S. Sherman for all of mankind involved in the Vietnam
Ailton deSaga Gomes Pamela Schuster X A A/ :.L-. F.

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