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4'hursday, January 21, 1971


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Doughty and Taylor.. ,
*a revelation in Vietnam
(First of two parts.)
you've all seen the deal on TV. Bob Hope, in his plaster face,
up on the stage at some base in Vietnam delivering his stale
monologue. One by one they come out: a beautiful white girl for
the white boys, a beautiful black girl for the black boys, some
dumb sports hero for all the boys. Each one flawlessly recites the
hilarious onefiliners written for him or her by Hope's writers.
Then comes the clincher: A long, slow pan of the audience.
Yes, there they are, all thse American men-children, robbed from
their cradles to face the cruelty of war. "Let's all stand behind
these boys," says Bob, "They're doing a great job."
Then there was another trip to Vietnan. Sponsored by
the NCAA, Michigan's two All-America football candidates
Bill Taylor and Glenn Doughty made the trip this past
Christmas. But somehow they missed all those smiling faces,
and they didn't hear very many men saying "Gee, sir, as
long as America cares, I'll do my duty."
What they did find was man after man quite plainly want-
% ing "to get the hell out of here as soon as possible."
"The trip was really an education," Doughty explains. "Just
seeing the living conditions of the people and the soldiers first
hand is incredible. The physical scenery of the country is beau-
tiful, but in the villages and cities there is nothing but filth and
The! trip was classified a "handshake tour", which meant
., simply that Doughty and Taylor would just go from base to base
and talk to the soldiers about all sorts of things. "The fact that
we were football players attracted the men to us," says Taylor,
"But football is one of the things we talked least about. Every-
body wanted to talk. They couldn't believe that we would take
time off from our holidays to go over there."
What did they talk about? "Man, they just want to get
4 home," Doughty moans. "You know, most of them don't
even know why they are there. The war makes no sense to
them. The officers can't tell them because they don't know
anything either." "When we (U.S.) first went in there,"
Taylor adds, "It was a good thing. But we've done all we
could and. there's no sense staying any longer."
Doughty likes the current rate of troop withdrawal. "The
U.S. has devoted so much money and men that to pull out at
once would be an injustice to the guys that died over there. The
pull out rate now is cool. Vietnamization seems to be working."
One thing that appalled the duo was the contrasting living
conditions of American soldiers. "We spent a lot of time talking
to guys in the fire bases up near the DMZ," says Doughty.
"These are the ones living in the mud, in constant fear of their
lives. But then we went down south and the difference was un-
believable. We got to one place on New Year's Eve, and there was
this 60-foot swimming pool, with guys laying around it in shades
with beautiful tans, and there were tennis courts. Man, this place
looked like Miami Beach!"
"Wherever we went," says Taylor, "Except for a few
of the fire bases, we just found guys who had nothing to do.
I just kept thinking how stupid it was for the U.S. to have
guys over there just doing nothing.
"Man, you should have seen these officers in the USO,
where we were staying in Saigon. They were drunk every
night. I don't know how they can run things over there."
Another thing that Doughty and Taylor learned from their
trip was the way news from Vietnam was shaped for the Ameri-
can public. "I saw things over there that I had never even
though about," Doughty says. "You know how they often report
that some guy died of unknown causes? Well, one of those causes
in a Hell's Angels type motorcycle group of South Vietnamese.
While we were in Saigon for two days, they killed three Ameri-
can soldiers. The U.S. government doesn't want to get involved,
so they just say 'death cause unknown.'"
"We had a long interview with a reporter over there and we
talked about exactly what we had seen: bad living conditions,
drugs, racism, the attitudes of the guys. Then we saw the story
that this women wrote and it had almost nothing to do with
what we said," says Doughty. "I said to myself, if everything we
hear about Vietnam is handled in this way, then we just don't
get all the truth."
TOMORROW: Drugs and racism.





York, 109-103

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO-The Chicago Bulls,:
up by as many as 21 points, staved d aily
off a last minute flurry by Newl
York's Willis Reed and Walt
Frazier to edge the Knicks 108-
103 in a National Basketball As-
The Bulls grabbed the lead in NIGHT EDITOR:
the first minute and a half of play J. MICHAEL KEVRA
and never fell behind.
Chicago's Jerry Sloan, who col-
lected 24 points, proved the big' Other high scorers for Milwau-
gun in the final minutes, scoring kee were Bob Dandridge with 28
six points in the last quarter and points, 18 in the second half, and
added eight rebounds to give him Oscar Robertson with 17. Earl
24 for the night. Monroe had 24 for the Bullets.
Chicago's Chet Walker led all,* * E

ciation victory over the San Diego a 15-point first period lead at 33-
Rockets. 18.
The Celtics led 71-70 with 10:33 &ven Braves scored In double
lotiCh rir Th, TI;- ,SeBrvssoeindul

iei in the period when Havlicek
poured in seven points and Steve
Kuberski added four to make it
82-70 with 8:09 remaining in tho
Havlicek led all scorers with 31
points while Jo Jo White added 24'
for Boston. Elvin Hayes topped
the Rockets with 30.-
Trailblazers buffaloed j
BUFFALO. N.Y. - The Buffalo
Braves scored the game's first bas-
ket and made their first 18 free
throws, rolling to a 126-106 vic-
tory over Portland last night in
the National Basketball Associa-
The Braves who suffered a 32-
point loss against the weak Cleve-
land Cavaliers, Tuesday, c a m e£
back with one of their sharpest.
games of the season, running upI

players with 33 points.
SBullets bombed
BALTIMORE - Lew Alcindor
scored 39 points and grabbed 20
rebounds, leading Milwaukee to a
120-116 National Basketball Asso-
ciation victory last night over the
Baltimore Bullets, the Bucks 10th
straight triumph.
Alcindor saved two of his 17
field goals in only 28 attempts for'
the clutch to give Milwaukee a
116-112 lead with 1% minutes to
Gus Johnson, who had 23 points
and 19 rebounds, hit a jump shot
with 23 seconds left to pull the
Bullets within two points, but Bob
Boozer's pair of free-throws put
the game out of reach with three
seconds left.
Wege letters ..
To The Dailly:
IN RESPECT to the trampoline
exhibition at the recent basketball
game when a humorous stunt was
performed by one of our young
trampolinists and reference was
made as being Polish, no intent
was meant whatsoever as a dero-
gatory reflection upon the noble
and spirited people of Poland.
-Newt Loken
Gymnastic Coach
Jan. 19
Milwaukee 120, Baltimore 116
Boston 142, San Diego 112
Buffalo 126, Portland 106
Chticago 109, New York 103
Seattle112, Atlanta 108
Cincinnati at Phoenix, inc.
Only games scheduled
New York 3, Philadelphia 3, tie
Toronto at Vancouver, inc.
Pittsburgh at California, inc.
Only Games Scheduled
New York 113, Floridians 106
Carolina 114, "Virginia 104I
Denver at Memphis, inc.
Only Games Scheduled
Jacksonville 94, Furman 60
Louisville 85, Cincinnati 72
Penn 62, Temple 48
Eastern Kentucky 86, virginia Tech
Georgia Tech 74, Clemson 64
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Rockets rippedE
BOSTON-John Havlicek led a
blitz of 11 straight points within
2%/ minutes early in the third
period as the Boston Celtics broke
open a close game and raced to a
142-112 National Basketball Asso-I

figures, led by Dick Garrett, with
27 and Bob Kauffman, with 24.
Kaufman also had 20 rebounds.
Jim Barnett hit 35 for Portland.
Rangers, Flyers draw
NEW YORK - Rod Gilbert
scored a pair of third-period goals
-the last one with just 19 sec-
onds left in the game-giving the
New York Rangers a 3-3 National
Hockey League deadlock with the
Philadelphia Flyers last night.
The tie extended New York's
home ice unbeaten streak to 21
games, a club record. The Rangers
are the only NHL team unbeaten
at home this season.
The Rangers were trailing 3-1
after two periods but Gilbert un-
loaded a 35-foot slap shot in the
first minute of the final period
to cut Philadelphia's lead to a
single goal.
New York b u z z e d furiously
around Flyer goalie Bernie Parent,
pressing for the tying goal, but it
didn't come until the Rangers lift-
ed goalie Ed Giacomin for an
extra attacker in the final minute.
The Lacrosse club starts prac-
tice Monday, February 1, at
Wines Field. Interested persons
should contact Bob Kaman at
764-0275 days and 662-3313

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Breathing room was at a premium in the Michigan Daily
building today as the first thousand Hoope Pickings entries poured in.
According to reliable sources, many entries were accompanied by
"sizeable stipends," apparently intended as bribes. One entry simply
said, "I'm starved. See that I win the pizza and I'm yours. Signed
West Quaddie."
Yes, hoope fans, there's still a chance that you too can become the
happy winner of a Cottage Inn pizza, and the unhappy loser, when
the starving gluttons on your dorm corridor eat you as well as the
pizza. (You can even leave in your will the free bowling game for two
also offered in this stupendous deal!)
But one thing you can rest assured. The noble, valiant Daily
Sports Staff will not be bribed. So get your entries in by midnight
Friday, and make those checks payable to Daily Sports, inc.

1. MICHIGAN at Northwestern
(pick score)
2. Ohio State at Minnesota
3. UCLA at Notre Dame
4. St. Bonaventure at Duquesne
5. Villanova at Pennsylvania
6. Dayton at Detroit
7. Kentucky at LSU
8. Toledo at Western Michigan
9. Depaul at Marquette
10. Ohio U at Miami, Ohio

11. Oklahoma State at Kansas
12. La Salla at Lafayette
13. Jacksonville at Mercer
14. Western Kentucky at Eastern
15. Auburn at Vanderbilt
16. St. Joseph's Pa. at Niagara
17. Clemson at Virginia Tech
18. Massachusetts at Providence
19. George Washington at
20. Furman at Virgin Islands




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