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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1973

KDissinger: Dubious candidate

"pEACE IS AT HAND," said Presidential
adviser Henry Kissinger Oct. 26, 1972.
Two months later, tons of bombs
rained down on North Vietnam while a
peace agreement remained unsigned.
Kissinger is now President Nixon's
nominee for the position of secretary of
state, and his role as negotiator and mys-
tery man in consultations with China and
the Soviet Union have earned him a repu-
tation as the most outstanding institu-
tion of the Nixon Administration.
The presidential adviser's whereabouts.
and personal activities since his secret
trip to China two summers ago have be-
come stndard press fare.
His dates with Liv Ullman and other
movie stars are heralded on society pages,
as was the reception held earlier this
summer in honor of his 50th birthday..
ALL IN ALL, he appears to be the star
candidate to buck up the Adminis-
tration's sagging reputation. Press reports
soon after the announcefnent of his nom-
ination told of the ease with which he
would be confirmed by the Senate.
State Department optimism over the
nomination has been matched by Kissing-
er's own solicitation of advice from the
architects of American foreign policy
since the Kennedy Administration.
He has arranged interviews with Mc-
George Bundy, national security adviser
to Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and
now head of the Ford Poundation; David
Rockefeller, chairman of the Chase Man-
Editorial Staff
CHRISTOPHER PARKS and EUGENE ROBINSON
Co-Editors in Chief
ROBERT BARKIN ....................Feature Editor
DIANE LEVICK ......Associate Arts Editor
DAVID MARGOLICK...... ..Chief Photographer
MARTIN PORTER........ ...... Magazine Editor
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hattan Bank; Robert D. Murphy, a for-
mer diplomat and an executive of Corning
Glass International, and John McCloy,
former High Commissioner for Germany,
among others.
SUCH A LIST hardly dispels the notion
that Kissinger, despite his enterpris-
ing voyages to China and the U.S.S.R,
will continue in the vein of his predeces-
sors by generally tailoring American for-
eign policy to interests other than those
of the people as a whole.
Kissinger himsel'f supported this con-
tention in his news conference after the
nomination, in which he cited Dean
Acheson and John Foster Dulles, greatest
proponents of the Cold War, for their
unison in approach to U. S. foreign policy.
There are several grounds for challeng-
ing Kissinger's nomination. There was,
for instance, his agreement to the wire-
tapping of his own aides in the National
Security Council
As serious as the wiretapping was Kis-
singer's acquiescence in the secret bomb-
ing of Cambodia beginning almost at the
start of his tenure as a Presidential ad-
viser.
A SUBSTANTIAL portion of the Ameri-
can Political Science Association,
meeting this week in New Orleans, sup-
ported two resolutions censuring Kissin-
ger's conduct in both the wiretapping and
his being "an accomplice in the terror
bombing of Hanoi."
Nearly a third of the political scientists
convened agreed that the Presidential
adviser "issued deliberately misleading
'peace is at hand' statements on the eve
of the 1972 Presidential election."
Kissinger, it cannot be denied, is an
able man.
But to portray him as the savior of U.S.
diplomacy - an image .frequently found
in the press-is naive.
In memoriar
THE DAILY mourns the passing Thurs-
day of Leonard A. Greenbaum, a for-
mer Daily editor who joined the Univer-
sity staff 20 years ago.
Greenbaum, assistant director and edi-
tor in the Michigan Memorial-Phoenix
Project, graduated from the University in
1952 and had taken an active part in the
community since.
His activity as a member of the Board
for Student Publications and the numer-
ous other groups he belonged to will be
sorely missed.
TODAY'S STAFF
News: Laura Berman, Jack Krost, Chris
Parks, Steve Selbst, Charlie Stein, Sue
Stephenson
Editorial Page: 'Zachary Schiller, E r i c
Schoch
Arts Page: Diane Levick
Photo Technician: Tom Gottlieb, Steve
Kagan

Daily Photo by TOM GOTTLIEB
Ant Arbor, "where socializing is done intihe inrrowcon fines of home or
interestgroup ,. ."
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Movement
heavies see
rough times
By DAVID ANDERSON
WASHINGTON - The end of summer
was not a good time for movement
"heavies" - those who, either through
theatrics or their past daring, have become
darlings of the media and identified in the
public mind as the personification of the
movement.
First, Elizabeth McCalister Berrigan,
wife of former priest-activist Philip Berri-
gan and one of the defendants in the
Harrisburg kidnaping plot trial, was arrest-
ed for shoplifting in suburban Maryland.
Then, Abbie Hoffman, a founder of the
Yippies and a defendant in the Chicago con-
spiracy trial that grew out of 1968 conven-
"Their biggest problem is not
government repression or even
lack, of money, but political
factionalism and ideological
feuding."
tion demonstrations, was arrested for al-
leged possession of a half million dollars
worth of cocaine.
AND RENNIE DAVIS, a founder of Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society and one-
time epitome of the radical movement lead-
er and organizer, reappeared - promising
peace through submission to a touring teen-
aged Indian guru.
But as the heavies fall aside, the rem-
nants of what once was called the New
Left - the no-longer-so-young people who
were radicalized by the civil rights and
antiwar movements - are struggling to
pick up the pieces and keep alive their
vision.
Their biggest problem is not government
repression or even lack of money, but
political factionalism and ideological feud-
ing.
They have a hard time trying to be civil
with one another, much less working to-
gether.
BUT RECENTLY some tentative steps
have been toward a more co-ordinated if
not unified left.
David McReynolds, an influential former
leader of the Socialist Party and now on
the staff of the War Resisters League, an-
nounced that he was making the "sym-
bolic but not quixotic" gesture of apply-
ing for membership in four radical groups
- the So'cialist Party, USA; the People's
Party, the New American Movement and
the Democratic Socialist Organizing Com-
mittee.
Perhaps more important is the tentative
talk of merger of some groups on the
"democratic left" - specifically the New
American Movement (NAM) and the Peo-
ple's Party.
NAM WAS ORGANIZED in 1971 out of
the shattered SDS when the latter organi-
zation was taken over by the militant
Weather People. The People's Party is a
loose coalition of radical independent part-
ies which ran Dr. Benjamin Spock for
President in 1972.
At its recent convention in DeKalb, Ill.,
NAM adopted a 'resolution affirming a
"tentative but interested" approach to the
''merger question."
The People's Party, at its national con-
ference in Denver, also endorsed closer
contacts between the two groups.
Local chapters of the two groups now
will begin to talk politically on the local
level.
If they do achieve a "working" political
framework, native American radicalism

could be re-energized in a way the left
has not seen since the early days of Stu-
dents for a Democratic Society.
David Anderson is a writer for the Unit
ed Press International.

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By MARCIA ZOSLAW
LABOR DAY, nothing to do, the stores
closed, school closed, the Diag dead, so
I relax in the sweet cool of air-condi-
tioned Ginos, preparing to meet the inevit-
able questions regarding life in Cambridge
this summer. How does it compare to Ann
Arbor, etc.?
Having lined up no specific job the sum-
mer of '73 that would advance my "ca-
reer" I decided to take the four months
more loosely and head out to Boston. It
was, as they tend to say these days, either
Boston or San Francisco. Having entered a
city flooded with my types I had to be con-
sidered lucky to have found even the
waitress job I did. So I worked .in central
Boston on the Freedom Trail, right across
the street from the Old Burying Ground,
lived in Cambridge, and from that brief
summer the first impressions of which I
speak.
Much as the Ginos chains, the Howard
Johnsons, the Sears Roebuck stores can be
comforting, familiar sights, almost homey
to the traveller, so too, the college net-
work that extends between the "twin cities"
of Cambridge and Berkley consists of,
essentially similar markets which leads to
a similar array of shops: clothing bouti-
ques for twenty-year old figures, bicycle
shops, book stores galore, natural f o o d
stores, etc. as well as the expected librar-
ies and college greens.
WHEREAS ANN ARBOR, "hip" center
of the Midwest is, perhaps along with East
Lansing, a more or less isolated pheno-
menon in Michigan, the Cambride culture
merges into the larger context of the
Boston area, giving the "scene" a more
cosmopolitan, even continental aspect.
People dress up there more than they
do here, for example: not that they all
do or even most students do, but the over-
all dress level conveys a sense of "going
out," more places to go, more to do. In
Ann Arbor, I believe, one often gets the
sense of futility, that other than the
campus here, there isn't much.
In Cambridge, the lowest key goings-out,
relaxing in cafes, still serve the need to get
out, see other things. The number of cafes:
French, Arabian, open air, etc. combined
.with the discotheques and pubs in the area
facilitate socializing to an extent Ann Ar-
bor would do well to imitate.
HOW ODD BUT unfortunate that the
Arab, Greek and other ethnic groups of the
Detroit area have not seen fit to establish
old country style cafes in Ann Arbor rather
than the glorified American hamburger
joints the Greeks run here.
This is not intended to be a 'paean to
Cambridge but rather an answer to all those
people who have complained of the im-
personality of the town, where socializing is
done in the narrow confines of home or
interest group if one has energy for the
latter. On that note, an end to the "'eats"
comparison and a brief countering to my
attack on Ann Arbor to say that Cam-
bridge has nothing to compare with our
bagel factory, so far as I could tell.
As far as the two cities' character goes,
hard to judge from the summer but, in
general, Cambridge appears far more Es-
tablishment. The historic core of the Har-

Shop" attesting to that. They bring, per-
haps, the fine clothes, the continental tastes
and the ability to pay for high culture.
More than the past, however, is the fu-
ture, Cambridge as the grooming ground
of America's future elite: The self-perpet-
uating elite as well as the up and coming
about to be conferred with the prestige o?
a Harvard degree. Cambridge, where grad-
uate students emerged from stately man-
sion dormitories in well-coifed Afros, Cam-
bridge, where I played softball on luxurious
verdent Harvard fields, where in the Wid-
ener Library I observed the elegant em-
minently serious student studying for her
finals. America's golden boys and golden
girls. "Maybe the fact that I went to Har-
vard and the fact that I call myself a
hippy are mutually exclusive," one grad-
uate there mused to me.
THE PREPONDERANCE of Boston-Ca.-
bridge's "drifter" population, the "und -
cideds" is even more "establishment" than
those nonstudents that drift here. Many
have college degrees already and have come
ao Boston perhaps to marry, more often.
to enjoy the setting and the "stimulating
company" for a few years until the future
resolves among graduate schools, a job
or further travel. The larger business con-
text of the Boston area permits these per-
sons to maintain themselves with iobs
that would be unavailable for so many per-
sons in Ann Arbor. They work for tem-
porary employment agencies, or as secre-
taries, carpenters, mental hospital attend-
ants, cabbies, waitresses, and so forth.
Many then decide to stay more permanent-
ly in Cambridge, once the right job connec-
tion comes along. A charming area to spend
one's undecided years.
UNLIKE THE CURRENT situation in
Ann Arbor, the Cambridge streetpeople
seem to be on the wane, or, at any rate,
to have moved up into Boston proper. I
made some inquiry -as to what became of

the Cambridge streetpeople, the subject
of much ado in journals all over the coun-
try a few years ago. I was told that the
group split between those who became dis-
gruntled with the "viciousness" of t h e
street and who have "reformed" to being
more bourgeois citizens, dishwashers and
such. The other half has disappeared un-
derground.
Their counterparts in Ann Arbor are much
more visible, the first obvious subjects
when one speaks of the "drifters" here. I
was jolted upon returning to be so repeat-
edly beset by panhandlers when I crossed
the Diag: "Sister, can you please spare
a dime," and so forth, "It's not for me,
it's for my dog." I commented on this to
someone who told me very simply that "the,
whole world's going to hell."
IN CAMBRIDGE a more optimistic tone
seems to prevail, perhaps because there's
more to- life there, perhaps due to the
abundance of free fun activities, perhaps
also because it is easy to get out of
Cambridge and yet go someplace interest-
ing.
Ending notes? It seems it rains as much
there as it does in Ann Arbor. If I am
to get nostalgic about the summer of '73:
memories of the word "mellow" as the
. popular cliche of the period, the Jamaican
reggae music film that "The Harder They
Come" which played at the Orson Welles
all summer and its theme song which dom-
inated many a background airwave "You
Can Get It If You Really Want," all the
cafes on Boylston Street, the hottest Boston
summer in 103 years . . .
Coming back to Ann Arbor, flatter in
tone, perhaps, but then again gentler, and
who's to say what will come, once the
campus stirs itself out of summer sleep?
Marcia Zoslaw is a staff writer for The,
Kaily.

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OK. I DID BREAK AND ENTER TO
ROB THE SAFE. BUT I COULDN'T
OPEN IT SO I DIDN'T SUCCEED.

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FOREIGN NEWS COMMENTARY-

Oil

talks may raise gas prices

By PHIL NEWSOM
WESTERN OIL companies are bracing
for still more petroleum price hikes
and more nationalizations by oil producing
countries. They predict this will be the
result of new talks expected soon with pro-
ducing countries.
Following Libya's recent takeover moves,
the companies see growing pressure in
Persian gulf states to renegotiate existing
agreement terms, which, in any case, would
give them majority control over their oil
by 1982.

Europe will cost $1.25 a gallon at the
pump within the next five years.
. SOME FALLOUT from the current con-
troversy over Soviet dissidents is likely next
month when a group of American psychia-
trists goes to Moscow for a meeting with
their Soviet counterparts. 'Some of the
Americans are expected to ask the Rus-
sians about the role of psychiatrists there
in certifying some dissidents as mentally
deranged. The Soviets are extremely sensi-
tive on the subject and have issued several
denials recently that anyone has been con-

Syria, let alone such militants as Colonel
Khadafy of Libya. The experts predict
tought going all around that could climax
in some new explosive crisis. But nobody
anticipates war.
BRITISH GOVERNMENT officials or e
deeply pessimistic about chances of agree-
ment with the labor unions on voluntary
curbs on wages in Phase III next November
of its Nixon-style anti-inflation program.
The Trades Union Congress (TUC), which
represents 10 million British workers, voted
at its annual convention at Blackpool last
week to continue the talks. It did so
despite strong left wing opposition, large-
ly because union leaders do not want-to be
accused by public opinion of breaking off
the talks. But the TUC set what most
government officials and union leaders say
are "impossibly high" conditions - no
curbs on free wage bargaining but con-
tinued stiff restraints on prices, rents and
local government taxes, plus costly f o o d

THEREFORE YOU CAN ADOPT
NIXON'S "ELLSBERG" DOCTRINE
.SINCE I DIDN'T SUCCEED
YOU SHOULDN'T FEEL YOU HAVE
TO TURN ME IN!

"'Even concessions which Israel might make are not likely to
satisfy Egypt or Syria, let alone such militants as Colonel
Khadafy of Libya."

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