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Sunday! March 16, 1'975


Page Five

Sundy, Mrch16, 975THE ICHGAN AIL



Dellums on

his own


(Continued from Page 3) concludes, "is the politics of VET HE STAYS ON - even someone has to do it because it
"The question before us to- coalition whereby the oppressed though he'd like to shuck is the right thing to do. If that
night" - the crescendo in his of all colors unite and not let the whole trip. He's n o t a somebody is me, so be it. When
voice reaching fortissimo - "the petty differences stand between I lawyer by training, he's a psy- Shirley (Chisholm) ran, she ad-
question before us tonight is them in their fight against the chiatric social worker who start- mitted she wanted to play pow-
whether we will live in a civ- common foe. Divide and con- ed in politics on the Berkeley er broker at the convention.
ilized country." The professor quer has strengthened those in City Council in 1967. While re- You can't do that."
has given way to hip poet. Meta- control. Legitimate interests presenting student, black, and
phor replaces drawn-out analy- should not quarrel over which youth interests, he was so har- PUT DELLUMS s n martyr,
sis. is the greatest evil because evil rassed and stymied by oppon- no radical suffering t ' he
"We talk of saving black fur is all connected. ents, he considered retiring. But sln ad a ssfor th e
from animals, but we let people "I am not naive enough to eventually he decided to con- slings and arrows for the self-
with black skin rot. We speak suggest this coalition politics is tinue. Someone had to advocate worth sufferings brings. Del-
' lums wants to win. "This is the!
of saving the mighty redwood easy. It is the politics of sophis- educate, and mobilize. time fortacton. Th ste
forests, but we let red people' tication." At h ak tdn time for action. The system is
Sbel After his talk, a student ap- tottering. The bonds are falling
starve. We believe in preserv- It's words like this that have proached Dellums and asked apart," he' points out in quiet
ing the yellow flowers, but we marked Dellums in California. j him about running for the Pres- conversation. "If they ever put
bomb yellow people. Civilization In 1970, the first year he ran'idency. You get a measure of it back together, then it will be'
requires less arrogance a n d for Congress, the Grand Old I the man by his answer. "I per- a rough time for the people. The
more thought." He's rolling now Party designated the Seventh sonally don't dig it, man. Per- CIA disclosures prove ohe mna-
and those moments of true fati- as a prime target area. His dis- sonally I don't dig being a chinery for fascism is in place,
gue have vanished. He's in his trict has been re-apportioned Congressman. I am rapidly be- an Waerga demnstrated
element. every time he has run. Each coming a mystery to my wife that the mentality is there.
"mHE MARVELOUS quality time the district has fewer and a shadow to my kids. When; "We have to watch these CIA'
about freedom," he re- blacks and more suburbanites. they give out A's or F's it is hearings very clearly. The
flects, "is that once you trav- Because of his associations and they (his family members) who Agency will try to obfia,.ate
el down the road, you can't turn views, he has been called the are going to give the grades and I through technical explan)tion
back. No one can be secure in Black Panther Candidate, the what I am doing now ,s not-
their freedom if his brother or leader of the lunatic left wing, benefiting those who give me SOLAR ENERGY
sister is not.m rand in private conversation, a the strength to continue.
"What I am proposing," he variety of racial slurs. "But someone has to do it and FRNWMSU


and through minimum disclos-
ures. I think these investigaribns
will give the American people a
good look at their intelligence
gathering apparatus, and they
will be shocked. The NSA (Na-
tional Security Agency, a com-
puter-oriented spy network) is
the least known and probably
the most dangerous."
There is another measure of
the man besides his radical
politics and tough rhetoric. De-
spite his weariness, he waded
into the crowd, answering quer-
ies crisply. Still being followed
onto the street by questioners,
Dellums ventured in to t h e
biting Ann Arbor cold, jacketed
only in that blue Edwardian
coat. There he stood for t e n
minutes under the dim Thayer
and North University lamp, talk-
ing until his hosts could finally
round him into their automobile
and take him back to his room
in the Michigan Union.
MAYBE TIllS radical position
is all for naught. Maybe
D~ellums is as he says "a black
Don Quixote tilting at conserva-
tive windmills." But Dellums

would like to think Don Quix-
otes are important in a country
whose people are all too caught
up in self-aggrandizement.
Five years after Spiro Agnew
tried to smear Dellums, it is
Agnew who has been retired
from public life. It didn't sur-
prise Ron Dellums in the least.

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Life in Camelot goes on for
the creator of Prince Valiant

RICHMOND UP) - The pro-
posed new Science Museum of
Virginia has been designed to
make use of solar energy for
heating and cooling, and when
completed it will be the world's
largest public building to utilize
this energy source, according
to Dr. Paul H. Knappenberger
Jr., the museum's director.
The 55,000 square foot facility
on a 45 acre site here will in-
clude a major planetarium with
a tilted dome design, a multile-
vel exhibit area, a totally oper-
ational weather station and ac-
tivity centers for astronomy,
chemistry, geology, mathemat-
ics, meteorology and physics.


(Continued from Page 3)
his do-it-yourself schooling as
"an airy scaffold of scattered
facts." Whenever he needs to
know anything for his work, he
begins a tireless job of re-
make decent material for
an adventure strip. Born in No-
va Scotia in 1890, he spent his
youth as a trapper and on ca-
noe trips on unmapped rivers
in Manitoba and Ontario. But
when he realized that he could
not find suitable art training;
in Canada, he rode a bicycle a
thousand miles from Winnipeg
to Chicago and studied at the
Art Institute and the Chicago
Academy of Fine Arts.
"I was 27 at that time," he
murmurs. "I would work all
day, study all night I was get-
ting what I wanted. It was a.
very satisfactory time."
He was an artist first, a stu-J
ent and a painter. But wheni
he Depression came, he was
also penniless. He found a joba
oing the illustration for the
eekly cartoon strip "Tarzan
and the Apes."J
"1 ATE APE during the De-;
pression," he says rueful-1
ly, "and thank God for it, Ic
suppose. The bottom really fell
out and Tarzan tided me over.
We may be going through thet
same kind of economic crisist
again soon. It's a horriblei
thing - so many of your best
notions are kicked overboard."i
He says he knew then that:
he could do a better job on a
cartoon strip than the Tarzanf
idea. But he wanted to do hist
own story too, not just the il-1
lustration. He spent four years
researching and preparing hisy
subject. The first Prince Valianti
page appeared in February of
It has been more than a fullI
time job. Years ago, Fostert
spent up to 70 hours a week ont
his work; he spends no lessI
than 40 now. "It's never been
a hardship," he explains quick-
ly, "always a pleasure. But to1

this day, I don't know where I
used to find the time."
A LITTLE LAMP over a large
wooden drawing board is
switched on. Propped on the
board is a thick black leather
binder filled with heavy white
paper. On the left side of thej
page Foster types the week's1
story. The original sketches,
done lightly in pencil, are
placed opposite. His syndicate,
King Features, demands mater-,
ial at least nine weeks in ad-
vance. Foster who says he hates
the thought of anyone "hanging
over my shoulder screamingj
"hurry, hurry!" has completed
stories through August of this
The pencil sketches become
brush and ink drawings and
are transferred to white mat
board. "Then, each processing
step takes your work down a
little bit more," the artist grum-
bles. "The constant reduction
in size, the mass printing tech-
niques. By the time gets repro-
duced in the newspaper, I look,
at it and I'm sick."
He's unhappy with what has
happened to art in general. "Ar-
tists have become designers,"
he says. "The trend has to be-
come more realistic. The cur-
rent work is moods and mes-
sages, at it's best. Some of
these works are beautiful in
their harmony of color. But at
its worst, modern art is crazi-
Afis. The type of artist who
useai - make "paintings" is a
non-existent type. And there
isn't a young group coming up
either. There's no money in
fine art anymore and no mar-
ket for it either."
he makes a face and then1
walks to the living room. He'
blinks his eyes against the Flor-
ida sun as he moves into the
kitchen, emerging to show off
two homegrown zuchinis the
size of bowling pins. FosterI
loves gardening and was an
avid horseman and fisherman
before his legs began to fail

We eat ice cream under a
ledge that holds awards from
the National Cartoonists So-
ciety, naming him cartoonist of
the year in 1957, 1964, 1966 and
1967. There are also statues
from the Newspaper Comics
Council, and a citation from
New York's Metropolitan Mu-
seum of Art.
successful and appears con-
tent, but probe a little deeper
and you discover an old man's
fear and pessimism.
"Everything is being gob-
bled up, wasted," he says quiet-
ly. "I feel strange - abandon-
ed - as if I'm here in some
misty boundaries where just be-
yond there's starvation, there's1
no hope, an end to life. It's an
uncivilized age - there's less
thought, less care, less quality!
than before."
"But" he says, shaking him-
self out of the mood, "I am an
old man. I have my work -
and it's creative work. I read
all the time now and sometimes
I even get in a short swim if the
wind isn't too chilly. And there
are stories to think of. I have
to spend a lot of time thinking
- just sitting, my feet up. I
like, sometimes, just being left
here alone, dreaming."
Which, surrounded by sun-
light, was exactly how I left
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