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February 20, 1972 - Image 7

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Survey reports grade school texts favor males


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(Continued from Page 4)
turn visit to this country by the Chinese
ping Dong team (which incidentally will pro-
bably visit Ann Arbor before or after it plays
! match in Detroit).
Significant amounts of trade, and exten-
sive tourist travel to China, will both take
The lure of, foreign exchange earnings
from tourism does not seem to weigh very
'heavily at- the. moment apd the Chinese
point out' that they have more important
things to' do. A few small groups of Ameri-
cons, from varied parts of the political and
cultural spectrum, wil probably be invited.
but travel to China is likely to continue to
be by invitation only and not for general
tourists for some time to come.
THE CHINESE DENY that they are will-
ink to receive Nixon and open high-level
talks with the U.S. primarily because they
ire frightened of the Russians and feel they
need a, counter. They do have good reason
to fear the Russians, especially given the
border clashes in Manchuria and Sinkiang

and the bellicose verbal war which preceded
and followed those hostilities. China is not
paranoid in seeing itself as surrounded by
two immensely powerful and unfriendly if
not belligerent powers; all along China's in-
land border are many divisions of Russian
forces en a war footing and Russian nuclear
missiles complete the iron ring around the
Any acceptable moves which could lessen
the double threat to which China is exposed
would of course be welcome. There is no ba-
sis,, however, for assuming that either the
Chinese or the Americans have any idea of
forming an alliance against the Russians, or
even developing an American promise of aid
in any form against a Russian attack.
But apart from such practical considera-
tions, a great deal more is involved. The
head of the world's most powerful capitalist/
imperialist state is coming to Peking to talk
peace. The People's Republic has finally pre-
It may or may not be lost on Nixon that
he is following in a long, long tradition of

WASHINGTON ) - Elementary grades, the sp o h s o r s gathered: covered "is real, not an aecidenta i
w tectg em en t school reading matter mentions enough information for a spinoff result and obviously confirms a iotl
such words as "he" and "boy" as publication, "The American Heri- of suspicions."
barbarian chieftains, many of them In fact much as three times as ,:often as tage Word Frequency Book," that For instance' "his" occurs 3 '
the rulers of rich and powerful states, trav- it mentions "she"dor n girl m lists the number of times words times as often as "her" in school
eling to the Imperial capital to pay homage Ti cnsiow drawnefrm s howeyp. reading matter. The use of "moth- ,
to the greatness of China. It will certainly that lexicographer Peter Davies Davies, editor-in-chief of Ameri- er" and "father" is almost equal,
not be lost on the Chinese. It Will also 'make interprets as showing "our culture can Heritage's dictionary division, but in all other family relation-'
Its point with the Russians. The visit has i saying what role is expected of said the statistical information un-j ships, nephew - niece, aunt - uncle,
already provided the Russians with material kids."
for new denunciations, charges. of conspir- "Wife" appears three times as
acy, opportunism, and threats to peace. often as "husband" for example.--
But while it will certainly not improve which proves to Davies that society f3'
SinoRusianrelations, it seems unlikely to stresses heavily the role of wife, '
Sino-Russian rbaini eesulkl out "for the boy, husband is not
worsen them, if only because Nixon has now t an important role."
helped to widen the dialogue. He will go toaimForeseeing possible complants
Moscow as well as to Peking, and there will from activist women over how
also be Sino-Russian talks. school reading matter is written, i .
IT IS A STRANGELY ironic role for Dick j Davies said "it would be a night
Nixon to be playing-a moderator, and at mare if women libs tried to con-
least symbolically a peacemaker. He may trol the he-she ratio."
have taken it up with a calculating eye on The survey, a $1-million, two-
his own main chance, but in this case his year venture of American Heritage
petty calculations happen to have coincided Publishing Co. and Houghton Mif-
with a far grander logic of history. China fli Co., was designed to produce
a dictionary for pupils in grades
may be able to make something of him, and three through nine.
of the bankrupt foreign policy of the United But in surveying the reading
States, after all. matter for children in those 'A

grandmother-grandfather, 'm a 1 e s
are mentioned more.
The word frequeicy bOok will Ige
released at the, annual convention
of the National Council of Teac -
ers-of.,English at Las Vegas Neva,
Nov. 24-27.
It represents the f'r5t tin e
source material fpr a dictionary
has been published, Davies said.
For the student body
A Farah
' Wright
r Lee
SState Street at Liberty

ROTC courses change, but image remains the same,

(Contnued from Page 1) promotion of "a strong sense of and ROTC course requirements,
the Army Officer Education Pro- personal integrity, honor and in- all ROTC students must attend a f
gram, dividual responsibility", and de- six to eight week summer train- t
Ca de ts agree, however, that velopment of "an appreciation of ing camp. The camps-or cruises f
ROTC courses would have to be the requirements for national se- aboard ship for Navy midshipmen R
made more demanding if they cuity. " . -provide intensive field and
were to carry full credit. ROTC students are evaluated classroom instruction. d V
In an era of anti-military sen- on both their proficiency in aca- In addition to courses, all three
timent, students join ROTC for a demic and military subjects and ROTC branches run extracurricu-
cmbination of reasons. on "demonstrated leadership - lar Student Corps or lab training
Col. Marvin Grunzke, chairman tential". Leadership p o t ential in which participantion is required.
of the Air Force program, attrib- may be reflected in classroom These are paramilitary organia-
utes some of the motivation to leadership situations or i field tions, providing students with first-
enter ROi'C to a thirst for ad- or voluntary military-related ac- hand experience of the adminstra-
venture and challenge. Others join tivities. tive roles of military officers. All
the Air Force because they have ROTC courses do have a few. students receive titles of miiltary
always wanted to fly airplanes, unfamiliar touches for thnoutide rank and certain administrative
according to G3runzke. observer. ROTC students call
accrdig t Grnsk. teirinstructors "sir" and. Air tasks.
Schiller says that some students their c s s an i ROTCstudents may also oin
Join because they have "a basic Force classes snap to attention at OCsuet a loji
belief in their country and in a command from a student offi- the . Pershing Rifles, Michigan
servin their country inna min- cer before being dismissed. ! ROTC's close order drill team, and
taserving their country, in a mil- In addition to their University compete in drill meets.
r One scholarship applicant said
to Grunzke, "What could be more '' 4(
rewardn* than to become an of-
ficer in the United States Air
Frce?" 'Special Sunday, Feb. 20thOnl
Fom Re' OTC students have dif- Q
ferent ideas. "Would I rather go rO l
in the Army. and 'dodge bullets in t
mud holes or would' I rather' be I
here doing'what I want?" said an e.'W
Air Force junior with a low, draft
numb er.0'f caet daft fueg&'6et
A recent survey of caet draft
numbers, however, reported that
the average ROTC student herer-
had a draft number of near 200. 2333 E. STADIUM
Some students say they are in
ROTC because they had no 'otherF4
wayto finance their college edu
According ,to ROTC command-I
ers, all three 0OTC programs have ! a d eceive a 10% Reduction
become more -:"liberalized" in the
past few years. All three programs
TotalBill 4
have altered their curricula to in- ou Total
elude a number of regular aca- i
demic courses - such as history
and political science - which wereG.
formerly taught. by ROTC per-fNI GOOD BETWEEN 5 P.M.-8 P.M. ONLY
from the Air Force Officer's Guide_ _
to psychology and business man-. - --
agement books, government-issued - -- - - - -
tetA relating to more topical sub-
jects are also used.
An Army instruction set on civil
disturbances dated 1971-1972 ad-I \
vises National Guard officers
working in miftary support of
civil authority to "speak softly but
carry a big stick" The manualST
goes on to warn that most people
engaged In civil disturbances are
"not foreign enemies-they are
our neighbors and friends who are
teporarily-emotionally unstable."
Traditionally more job-orient-
ed, ROTC courses now stress gen-, WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23-11-5
eral military 'concepts and "lead- 4,
ership" training. THURSDAY,
Goals of theprogram definedFE 4
by an Army policy statement, in-
clude instruction of future offi- F
cers in "military art and science", M ichigan
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Another voluntary activity of- training" and instruction in the use
ered by Army ROTC is a "coun- of various weapons used by small
erinsurgency" or guerrilla war- military units in the field as well
,are training group called the as training for leadership of such
Raiders. The Raider program in- groups, says an Army ROTC leaf-
volves "tough physical and mental tlet.






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