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Seventy-Six Years of Editorial Freedom










Editor, 1966-67
Special To The Daily
Copyright, 1967, The Michigan Daily
WASHINGTON - Senator Rob-
ert F. Kennedy (D-NY) says that
Vietnam war protests have made
the Administration conduct the
war more cautiously - but adds
that he doesn't think "doves" can
do very much to further their
own views.
Kennedy gave his views in anj
interview Thursday in his office
Asked if Vietnam demonstra-
tions and protests have had an
impact on the country, Kennedy
"Yes, they have. People (who
support the war) are much more
conscious now of what our na-
tional policy is. They've had to

answer a vocal segment speaking
in behalf of a different viewpoint."
And, Kennedy added, "If it (the
Vietnam protest) hadn't occurred,
and if the dissent didn't exist,
we'd be doing things in Vietnam
we aren't doing." He did not
Does he think the Administra-
tion has been paying more atten-
tion to students and young people,
since the protests began? "I think
everybody has," Kennedy replied.
Although he suggested that
demonstrations have made the
Administration exercise restraint;
in waging the war, Kennedy de-
clared that such protest could not
actually change Administration
Critics of Administration policy
are a minority, he explained, and
so their demonstrations cannot

have much positive influence on
Asked what students and pri-
vate citizens could do to support
his own stand on Vietnam and to
promote negotiations in view of
this fact. Kennedy said, "I don't
know. I doubt if there's very much
that can be done."
"I suppose if a majority of the
people thought we should change
our policy, demonstrations might
have some effect. and those who
want our policy changed might be
successful," Kennedy said. '
"But they are a minority. My
own viewpoint is in the minority
-the position that the bombing
should be stopped-and many Ad-
ministration critics consider that's
'too moderate.'
"If you go from me to those who
favor more extreme positions you

still have a minority of the people. not be necessary." And
This group, even if it acted to- added, "I doubt it will'
gether,'can't turn the rest of the tive."

country to their view," Kennedy
"It can have an effect-basically
by making people more aware of
its doubts on the war and by mak-
ing people who support it try to
answer them," he added.
"But the people who want an
end to the bombing are outnum-
bered by those who want more
targets bombed by about two to
one. Those who generally disap-
prove of the war are outnumbered
by those who generally approve
by four or five to one."

The recent assertion
Kenneth Galbraith, the n
man of Americans for Df
Actioni that the Vietni
aster" could mean "the d
burial of the Democrat
is "a little extreme,"
While a number of co
tors, including The Nat
azine, have said that th
istration may decide to 1
invasion of North VietnE
nedy said he sees "no si,
this will happen.

Kennedy by large segments of the colleg-
be effec- iate press, Kennedy replied quick-
ly: "Definitely the latter."
of John t "A majority of students aren't
ew chair- actively involved in anything," he
emocratic explained 'The energetic, vocal,
am "dis- articulate, active minority is alie-
leath and nated from society, but from that
ic Party" group will come some of society's
Kennedy I leaders.
"That is unfortunate," Keninedy
)mmenta- declared, "because this alienated
ion mag- group is only a minority."
e Admin- Although he was pessimistic on
aunch an the positive - as opposed to re-
am. Ken- straining-influence upon demon-
gns" that strations can have on policies like
Vietnam which enjoy. majority
problem support, Kennedy stressed stu-
ng peopl dents can have a political impact
as sug- if they organize.
ss media,
suggested See KENNEDY, Page 8

Kennedy added that he hopes Asked if the greatest
the campaign of "massive civil facing students and your
disobedience which the Rev. Mar- is too much radicalism,
tin Luther King, Jr., says he will gested by some of the ma
start if the war intensifies "will or too much apathy, ass


Grsi Attacks $Milon Ford Grant

-Associated Press
SENATOR ROBERT F. KENNEDY (D-NY} said in a Daily inter-
view last Thursday that Vietnam protests have made the public
much more aware of what our national policy is and the Admin-
istration now conducts the war "more cautiously."

QUADRANGLE RESIDENTS who have not cancelled un-
wanted subscriptions to Life Magazine they are receiving as the
result of a recent student prank must either pay their bill of $1.97
or sent a cancellation notice before the end of the semester, if
they wish to avoid receiving a "bad" rating with a national
credit rating service.
Life has over 300 unpaid subscriptions from West Quadrangle.
The company does not wish to cancel all the orders because it
feels there are a number of legitimate buyers in the group,
A UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR student committee set up to
help Michigan students who want to avoid the U.S. military draft
reports it has received 40 "legitimate" inquiries from students in
California, Nevada and Ohio, who heard about the plan, the As-
sociated Press reported.
The group, called "Information 67," said it will advertise in
Michigan college papers next month to recruit draft-lodging
immigrants for Canada.
- STUDENTS at the Bernard M. Baruch School of Business
and Public Administration at City College of New York picketed
the school Tuesday in an almost complete boycott of their classes.
They were protesting recommendation made by a committee
of the Board of Higher Education that would convert the school
into an upper-division institution offering only business courses
and eliminating freshman and sophomore programs.
UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL has just opened a three-bed
Coronary Care Unit, said to be able to cut the death rate from
heart attacks by 33 per cent.
Each bed is the focal point for some $5,500 worth of monitor-
ing and treatment apparatus This includes individual oscillo-
scopes for displaying continuous electrocardiograms, with printers
and memory loops, an automatic alarm system, and a standby
defibrilator. Four registered nurses, specially trained to recognize
complications and give emergency treatment, are permanently
assigned to the unit and a physician is -constantly on call.

U.S. Imperialism
By CYNTHIA MILLS gious Affairs, and the Society ofI
Former New York Times man Friends.
James Gerassi blasted the Amer- "Convinced that the State De-
ican liberal yesterday in a general partment makes foreign policy, the
attack on the direction of U.S. for- liberal works with and through
eign and domestic policy. that system," he said.
Gerassi, presently reporting for "The American middle-class
Ramparts, called the liberal, "the must realize that the United States
enemy of the country." He chargedI policy of imperialism is no acci-
that the liberal has betrayed every dent," he said. "It is a consistent
hope placed in him. policy in our attempt to dominate
Gerassi spoke before an audi- the world, and we have to be able
kence of 60 yesterday as part of a to confront it."
panel discussion sponsored by the Gerassi said there is only one
Newman Society, Office of Reli- honest position for the American
to take: he must be a revolution-
ary-"not by being against the
T i7d1tkI !war in Vietnam but by being for

Awarded to
- - .~- ---,

U' Grads

May Provoke
Class Halt

the Vietnamese; not by beingj
against the Venezuelan guerrillas,
but by being for them."
Our Battle
"The rest of the countries of
the world are really fighting ourI
battle." he said. "We must fight
against imperialism. We have to

Classes may be suspended Tues- go after the total system." He ex-
day at Long Island University plained, "This must be done by
(Brooklyn Center) if a week-old consciousness of the middle class
student boycott of classes there to this situation of American dom-
continues. The students are pro- ination."
testing the dismissal of Dr. Wil- Liberal dissent, by becoming an
liam M. Birenbaum as the center's official structure of society, has
provost by the university's chan- become "meaningless," Gerassi
cellor, Dr. R. Gordon Hoxie. claimed.
William Zeckendorf, chairman He advocated revolutionary ac-
of the University Board of Trus- tions - "draft board burning,
tees, charged that students had rather than draft card burning,
reneged on an earlier agreement is a real confrontation of the es-
to submit the matter to binding I tablishment."

-Daily-Anita Kessler


"If the strike isn't over by Mon-
day," he said, "I will recommend
to the board that night that all
classes be officially suspended."
Birenbaum, the popular 43-
year-old former provost was dis-
missed by Hoxie on March 27, The
two men had frequently differed
on policies affecting the opera-
tion and development of the 7,000
student center.
When students returned from
spring vacation on April 3 they
began a highly effective boycott
of classes and insisted that the
trust e e s reinstate Birenbaum.
They also asked that Hoxie re-
sign. At a meeting on Thursday
the full-time faculty of the center
also demanded that the chancellor

Tentacles Reach Out
"The tentacles of American im-
perialism keep reaching out," he
said, claiming that United States'
economic involvement in Latin
America and elsewhere on the
world scene may force the devel-
opment of many Vietnams.
He said financial enterprisesI
make up our foreign policy. "To-
day American corporations control
80 per cent of Latin American raw
{ resources, 50 per cent in Africa,
and 20 per cent in Asia." From
this financial involvement comes
control by the %United States, in
its conscious attempt to expand.
According to Gerossi, former
New Bork Times Latin-American
correspondent, the only way Latin
See GERESSI, Page 8

Yesterday the Ann Arbor Tutorial Project presented their production of Bye Bye Birdie at the First
Baptist Church in Ypsilanti. The cast was composed of Junior High School students from the Wil-
low Run Branch of the Tutorial Project. In this scene Conrad Birdie, played by Keith Johnson,
sings farewell to Sweet Apple, Ohio, before departing for the Army. (See review on page 2).
Chemical Warfare Said Vital
To U.S. Defense Efforts

To P rovide
Support for
Future PhD's
The Ford Foundation has grant-
ed $4 million to aid University
doctoral students in the social
sciences and humanities, it was
announced today.
The University's share Is part
of $41.5 million the Ford Foun-
dation has divided approximately
equally between 10 American
Grants from these funds for
current University students will be
made beginning July 1. The first
grants to new doctoral students
will be made for the 1968-69 aca-
demic year.
The funds will help doctoral
students complete their programs
without having to pause, slow
down, or drop out to support them-
selves, according to Stephen H.
Spurr, dean of the graduate school.
Not To Increase Program
The money will not be used to
increase the number of doctoral
students, Spurr said.
Some of the money will be used
to compensate for aid provided by
Woodrow Wilson fellowships if the
Wilson grants are curtailed after
the next academic year, Spurr said.
The Wilson grants have not been
reduced for the next academic
year, 1967-68.
The foundation funds will be
made available on a competitive
basis to doctoral students in the
social studies and humanities.
Most of the funds will support
students in the last stages of their
doctoral work, although some doc-
toral students in earlier stages
will be aided. The size of the
grants will be set at levels cor-
responding to those of other fi-
nancial aid programs, according to
Spurr, who will direct the project.
Nine Other Schools
The nine other schools were
awarded similar grants out of the
total $41.5 million ae the Uni-
versity of California at Berkeley,
Chicago, Cornell, Harvard, Penn-
sylvania, Princeton, Stanford, Wis-
consin and Yale. The 10 current-
ly award about a third of all
PhD's in the humanities and so-
cial sciences.
The basic aim of the program
is to reduce the "stretchout" rate
of doctoral students, to enable
them to complete their work in
four years, Spurr said.
Currently, students in the four-
year social science doctoral pro-
grams complete their studies in an
average of six years and students
in four and a half year human-
ties doctoral, programs complete
their studies in an average of eight
years, according to Spurr.
Current Weakness
"The major current weakness
in doctoral education is its prolif-
igate wastage of the nation's fin-
est talent," Spurr and the deans
of the other nine grant winning
schools said in a joint statement.

fense Department is spending $230
million this year on a chemical
and biological warfare program
it describes as a vital deterrent
to attack as well as a standby
weapons system,
Government-sponsored research
and development projects to pro-
duce and protect against germ
and gas warfare agents are under-
way on at least 52 college and uni-
versity campuses, with the em-

conceivably more complex prob-,
lem than offense," one Pentagon
scientist said. "Simply being able
to dectect a biological attack is
very difficult. The problems here.
just haven't been solved yet.
"It doesn't make much sense to
plan to use a weapon unless you
feel you can defend against it."
The government's concern is re-
flected in the CBW budget. More
than half of this year's estimated
$100 million research and develop-
ment budget is being spent for de-

during any all-out CBW attack,
sources said.
The Pentagon boosted CBW
spending from around $100 million
to a high of nearly $300 million in
1964, but reliable sources report
the program has leveled off in re-
cent years to the current level.
The Pentagon, asked why a
major CBW effort is being made,
said U.S. military planners "can-
not overlook the possibility of a
surprise attack which could be
ImnhA dwith lec Pffnrt_ ad less q


Anti-War Rally: Prelude to New Yorki

By R.,M. LANDSMAN very well, here." She said that
As a prelude to next weekend's sales were over 100 fares as of
anti-war marches in New York Saturday noon. The group is hop-
and San Francisco, over 200 peo- 'ing for total ticket sales of over
ple gathered at the Ann Arbor 200.
City Hall yesterday noon. Unsuccessful Democratic candi-
The large, diverse crowd com- date for mayor of Ann Arbqr, Dr.
posed of University faculty, stu- Edward Pierce, highlighted the ac-
dents and other Ann Arbor resi- tivities. He suggested three possi-
dents loudly applauded as a long ble ways to strengthen the posi-
string of speakers castigated Unit- tion of the anti-war movement:
ed States policy in Vietnam. Anti- -Nominate anti-war delegates
war signs spotted the rally, with to the conventions of both par-
one demonstrator sporting a Unit- ties in 1968.
ed Nations flag. -Elect anti-war congressmen
Promote Mobilization in the next election.
The rally was sponsored by the -Hold a city-wide city refer-
Jinterfaith Committee on Religion endum on the war.
and Peace to promote the Spring Altar of Power
Mobilization to End the War in Prof. Anatol Rapoport of the
Vietnam. Mental Health Research Institute

I -a - Nus - .- .,ala - - - - - - - ov .O aulI~li.%le wlI .less e., o r bL.'4., OUa es
phasis on protection. fensive purposes, such as devel- expenditure, and with greater ac-
Scores of private firms, ranging oping vaccines, antibiotics and curacy than the attack on Pearl
from industrial giants to small chemical and electrical warning Harbor'
engineerng c pani, ao are systems capable of alerting the Research headquarters for the'
involved, nation to any surprise CBW at-
Six military bases serve as cen- tack. Another $130 million is ear- U.S. CBW program is Ft. Detrick,
ters for the research, testing and tcAohr$3 ilo ser a 3,100-acre Army center near
marked for actual procurement ofF e, M . Ithas a 1967 bud
storing of chemical and biological CBW munitions:.FrdrcM.Ihaa197bd
it Cont.get estimated at $38 million.
Much of the government's work Some of the research funds in Each Detrick laboratory is out-
, is top-secret but Pentagon officials recent years have been used for fited with a system of air locks,
now are convinced the nation has developing germ-proof field tents and ultra-violet rays in an at-
assured means of delivering bio- and especially air-conditioned and tempt to prevent accidental in-
logical and chemical munitions to air-filtered trailers that could
I enemyol.n Harmless grmus tand I operate as combat headquarters See CHEMICAL, Page 3
enemy soil. Harmless germs and
gases have been successfully test-
delivered by guided missiles, I
bombs, artillery shells, hand gren- Princeton Study Shows
i ades and aerosol sprays. Military1
I planners say the aerosol sprays le.
are most effective.
Large Sums
Large sums have been spent
in the chemical and biological PRINCETON, N.J. (AY) - The The club, an undergraduate or-
' warfare-CBW-program to de- Princeton University Press Club ganization which supplies student
I velop an array of silent killers, said yesterday some 15 per cent of correspondents to news services
I known to include sarin and tabun. the university's 3,200 undergrad- and newspapers, said-its survey
I'Tflc anrmnr lpmcc rnr vare i nates-rn ahnut A8 Af them-have shnv1 that a maiorit o f the 10

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