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Eighty-two years of editorial freedom
Edited and managed by students at the University of Michigan

Good-bye Columbus,

Woody and High St.


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Peace ain't at hand

NEARLY EVERYONE is aware of the
celebrated events that followed the 1970
Ohio State - Michigan football game.
While the police lent a deaf ear to the
violence and looting on High St. of Colum-
bus, the Ohio capital's stature as an "All-
American city" was destroyed.
Since these fun and games received
mounds of adverse publicity all over the
country, some Ohio State fans have mel-
lowed. Blame for 'that day's violence has
been attributed to both alumni and stu-
dents and the atmosphere in Columbus last
week was more restrained. Whether this is
a result of the publicity of two years ago,
the Thanksgiving weekend, or the legions
of policemen on High St. is academic.
In all fairness, the city was more civilized
in 1972; the bumper stickers that adorned
about one third of the cars in the 0 h i o
capital two years ago were not as abun-
dant. However, "Buck Fichigan" and "What
the hell is a Wolverine" bumper stickers
were being peddled all over town by enter-
prising capitalists.
PROBABLY ONE of the best known

streets in the Midwest, for all the wrong
reasons, is High St. in Columbus. High
houses no works of art or artifacts of Ohio
history, it is a conglomeration of bars, joints
of the hamburger variety, and pizzerias.
The most famous stretch of turf on High
lies just across the street from the modern
brick buildings of OSU. In a five block
stretch a visitor may dine at McDonald's,
Arby's, Borden Burger (formerly known as
Burger Boy Food-o-rama) and Burger King.
If one is thirsty, the competition for the
alcohol dollar is just as keen with "The
Agora", "The Thirsty Eye," "The Out-R
Inn", "The Varsity Club" and "The North
Berg" dominating the landscape.
There were shades of Ann Arbor in this
stretch - one building was adorned w i t h
"Smash Bourgeois Defeatism and Escap-
ism" and "Smash Soviet Revisionism." But
the parallels with Ann Arbor ended at the
game when the ROTC contingent took the
field and raised the colors without even
token booing from the fans even in the
student sections.
THE UNUSUAL thing about Columbus is
it possesses relatively few problems of the

Detroit, Newark, or Chicago ilk - urban
blight, bankrupt schools, and a declining
tax base. There are few abject slums and
there are some attractive and fashionable
areas within the city limits such as Ber-
wick as well as exclusive suburbs I i k c
Upper Arlington.
While Detroit schools are struggling to
find enough money to keep the doors open,
Columbus recently managed to incorporate
a bankrupt suburban school system into its
The essence of Columbus is' its creep-
ing mediocrity. The town's entire culture
(using this word rather loosely) is center-
ed around Ohio State football and m o r e
specifically its coach, the venerable Woody
Hayes is perhaps the only football coach
in American history that was prominent
enough in his community to campaign for
a presidential candidate. No surprise, Woody
stumped for Richard Nixon in 1968 a n d
probably delivered more than a few votes
to the Republican candidate.
THE CITY'S two newspapers, the Citizen-
Journal and the Evening Dispatch, are main

proponents of Ohio State football in the
minds and hearts of Columbus citizens. The
papers thrive on the axiom that "Anything
about OSU football is news and if it is di-
rected against Michigan it's headlines."
Each day, from the beginning of practice
in August to the cold of November, a story
on the football team appears on the sports
pages. Each story features some word of
wisdom from Woody and such important in-
formation like who's taking whirlpool bats.
All references to Michigan are modified by
adjectives ranging from "despised".to "hat-
One of the biggest news stories two years
ago in Columbus detailed the sale by two
OSU fans of "Go Blue" bumper stickers in
Ann Arbor. Traitorism was not the reason
for the headlines. The fans had written
"GBBM" on the bottom of each sticker ...
for "Go Buckeyes, Beat Michigan."
Marc Feldman is a s p o'r t s
night editor for The Daily who
gets his kicks hanging out in

THE NINE DAY recess in the Kissinger-
Tho talks announced Saturday is an
ominous sign that the Nixon adminis-
tration has ceased to pursue peace ser-
iously in Vietnam.
A month ago Henry Kissinger told us
that "peace is at hand" and that only one
more session of talks, "lasting three or
four days," would seal the cease-fire
agreement. That "one more session" end-
ed Saturday, except that it lasted six
days and failed to produce even a hint
of final agreement.
The only obvious explanation for the
delay is that the United States has backed
away from the cease-fire terms to which
it agreed a month ago. According to the
Washington Post, Kissinger has set Presi-
dent Thieu's objections to the prelimi-
nary agreement in the way of a final set-
tlement, and in reaction Le Duc Tho, the
North Vietnamese negotiator, has with-
drawn the concessions which his country
was formerly willing to make.
Although both sides have refused to
disclose the content of last week's bar-
gaining, Nhan Dan, a Hanoi newspaper,
t at ered roses
NO SECOND guessing here. Wait
till next year.

has accused the United States of repu- c
diating the terms to which it had former-
ly agreed. Ron Ziegler, President Nixon's
press secretary, could only caution Sat-
urday against "excessive speculation"c
that the peace talks had broken down,e
and add that the negotiations were still t
SINCE THE preliminary cease - fire
agreement was announced more than
a month ago, the North Vietnamese have
continued to adhere to the cease - fire
terms as negotiated and have displayed
an admirable spirit of compromise on its
ambivalent points. They have stopped in-
sisting that President Thieu resign be-
fore national elections are held; and they T
have given up their demand that a true
coalition government run the elections.
President Thieu, on the other hand, has sc
demanded that Hanoi withdraw all its fo
troops from South Vietnam; that the Vi
council which is to run the elections not7
be construed as an interim coalition gov- at
ernment; and that neutralists be barred hi
from the election council. However, the H
original agreement stipulates that the so
United States will withdraw its forces ni
from South Vietnam within 60 days with-
out a reciprocal withdrawal by the North p
Vietnamese. It also gives South Vietnam's in
neutralists a share in running the elec- co
tions. ca
TWO THEORIES have been advanced to fil
explain the nine day recess in the lik
talks. The more hopeful, and more im- ce
probable, theory is that Kissinger was lo
just playing games with the North Viet- wo
namese, asking them for what he knew gi:
he couldn't get - so that the U. S. gov-,
ernment could go to Thieu with irrefut- a
able evidence of North Vietnamese in- pe
transigence and so force the South Viet- b
namese president to agree to the original y
President Nixon has yet to exhibit any
willingness to abandon Thieu, however,
and the more probable explanation is
that the North Vietnamese have been
flatly told that the original agreement is T(
no go.
NOW THAT the election is over, Presi- ed
dent Nixon is under less political fo
pressure to effect a settlement. And given w
the state of public opinion in America, re
he can undoubtedly sustain the air war"T
over Vietnam for years. m
We can call this state of affairs sad- of
dening; we can call it outrageous; we can in
even accuse our government of dishon- or
esty and immorality. But most of all, I M
think we will remember the night they ar
said, "Peace is at hand." ac
Today'sStaff: re
News: Angela Balk, Linda Dreeben, Beth be
Egnater, Chris Parks, Rebecca Warner un
Editorial Page: Arthur Lerner th
Arts Page: Gloria Jane Smith th
Photo technician: Terry McCarthy 1o

o The Daily:
I HAVE a niece attending your
hool. I shall not reveal her name
r fear she will be scoffed at, cal-
:d Priscilla Prude and Virginia
rgin and other such appellations.
However, she is one of the fortun-
e girls. She is immune to this
deous age and its scarlet values.
er long brown limbs and tender
osom will not be despoiled by
me lusting lout out for a cheap
ght's adventure.
But what sort of age is this that
ermits institutions of higher learn-
g to pass out birth control pills
illy nilly, that allows students to
habit without penalty? How long
an our debauched society go on
noring the mass distribution of
ms like Marjoe, pocket books
ke The Story of 0, or more re-
ntly Dolinsky's Mind One? How
rg can obnoxious disc jockeys
ntinueto play recordings nation-
de extolling drugs and urging
rls to "bang the whole gang?"
Young people, I ask you to take
moment! Pause, reconsider your
ril. Save yourselves. Turn your
acks on the licentiousness around
-J. Arthur Gorham III
Los Angeles
Nov. 22
AMI half-truth
o The Daily:
AS ONE of the original organiz-
s and planners in the newly-form-
organization called Advocates
r Medical Information (AMI) I
as distressed, indeed horrified, to
ad the article on this group in
he jDaily (Nov. 22).
I would hereby like to announce
y resignation from AMI's board
consultants because of mislead-
g and inaccurate information this
ganization allowed to be printed.
y original interest and efforts at
ganizing this group revolved
ound a sincere desire to provide
curate and relevant medical in-
rmation to people of the univer-
ty community, especially w i t h
gard to the morning-after pill.
It is my belief that there has
en misrepresentation of facts as
ell as an attempt to scare people
necessarily. A case in point is
e statement that side-effects of
e morning-after pill "ranged from
ck-jaw to hallucinations". T h a t

'Lusting lout' to despoil niece


is just plain garbage.
The ad which has been run in
The Daily by AMI states "Heard
about the possible side-effects a n d
probable carcinogenicity" of the
morning-after pill? This is also a
deliberate attempt to scare people
and in fact represents a misleading
half truth.
Additionally, attempts to link
birth control pills and cancer. are
highly conjectural and irrespon-
sible. The same Daily article re-
ported a statement by an AMI
staffer that I have a PhD in clin-
ical pharmacology. That is n o t
true. I have a master's degree in
pharmacology, my area of special-
ization being the brain.
For a medical advocate group
to be successful, particular atten-
tion must be paid to providing ex-
tremely accurate, relevant and re-
sponsible information devoid of
needless exaggeration.
Hopefully, AMI will be able to
provide this much needed service
in the future.
--Joe Graedon
Nov. 23
To The Daily:
I WAS APPALLED when I read
The Daily's reporting of a newly
formed consumer group, Advocates
for Medical Information. Accord-
ing to the article, possible side-ef-
fects of the morning-after pill (die-
thylstilbestrol) are (sic) "lockjaw
and hallucinations."
Having been a member of AMI
since its inception, and after hav-
ing been part of the DES morning-
after pill survey, I would like to
inform The Daily and its readers
that at no time did AMI find lock-
jaw and hallucinations to be side-
effects of the morning-after pill.
Also, AMI will be investigating the
relationship between birth control
pills and cervical cancer (which
is, incidently, curable).
Perhaps The Daily should publish
press releases rather than its own
articles in the future.
Belita Cowan
Medical Editor
Nov. 23

A furry issue
To The Daily:
I MUST TAKE issue with Mr.
Watt's letter condemning the use
of wolf fur on winter coats and
protestingtheir advertisementain
The Daily. His letter might lead
one to believe that the killing of
wolves is wrong, and that one
should boycott stores which sell
garments of this nature.
There are many benefits to be
gained from the process of ob-
taining wolf fur which should be
considered by the prospective buy-
0 The killing of wolves is a most
challenging sport for sportsmen
and bounty hunters, who combine
the thrills of aircraft flying with
the excitement of the chase. Imag-
ine flying low over a frozen lake
chasing an exhausted and terrified
animal until it drops, and t h e n

stepping triumphantly out for the
final shot, skillfully placed so as
not to ruin the pelt. Most wolves
killed today are taken in such an
efficient and sportsman-like man-
* Skillfully set wolf traps a r e
often gainfully employed to cap-
ture the animals, who die slowly,
with no damage to their pelts, be-
cause it is only their legs that are
* By depleting the north country
of its wolves, we may save the
massive caribou and deer herds
for the guns of the hunters. If we
allow wolves to proliferate, they
will destroy the game in no time.
Many hunters fully agree with me.
I often wonder why deer were so
plentiful before white men came
along and judiciously poisoned the
wolves out of the west.

" Finally, we must laud t h e
courage of those intrepid hunters
who have rid Mount McKinley Park'
in Alaska of several of its wolf
packs, which might conceivably
have caused some hiker a heart a.-
tack if he were to glimpse the ter-
rible beasts astthey ran away
from him.
Contrary to Mr. Watt's state-
ment, the wolf is in danger of ex-
tinction. We have been trying to
accomplish this for quite some
time, so why quit now? Yes, wear
your wolf parkas as badges of
pride and remember that you have
much more use for the fur in Mich-
igan's sub-zero temperatures than
the wolf does in Alaska, and be-
sides, it looks better on you than
-Sander Orent
Predator Ecology Lab
Nov. 16

Mc Govern at the Bat,

A Screwed Buckeye

With apologies to Ernest Lawrence Thayer
IT LOOKED extremely rocky for the Democrats that year;
The dead stood 30,000, with but few of us who cared.
So, when Bobby got the bullet, and Gene at last succumbed,
A pallor hung upon the hope that peace would ever come:

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Tenure: A
By MARK GREEN this f
J HOUGH THE tenure system is credit- a hun
ed with the job security of senior unive:
faculty members, it may be shown to be The
the cause of job termination for many aging
highly qualified junior faculty. fined
This unhappy by-product of tenure de- three
rives from a competitive procedure of ten
which requires that an expectant junior ledge)
academic must, within six years, either knowl
be awarded tenure or asked to leave. alway
In this manner, tenure becomes primar- the de
ily responsible for the loss of m a n y munit
younger faculty, who do their jobs even As7
well, but who at the exact time of decis- low,
ion cannot be accepted by their college which
or the university on a lifetime basis. for so
To be frank, although tenure d o e s which
somewhat restrict capricious administra- it po
tive action and may, through its com- g;,
petitive award, foster scholarly excel-
lence, its overwhelming job protecting
function nevertheless is to provide secur- vej
ity to various senior and less active fa- th
culty members - men or women who
zealous administrators might want to foi
sacrifice or replace for reasons of fin-
ance and/or departmental prestige.
tion w
THE UNIVERSITY, ideally, is an in- educa
stitution with a broad two-fold purpose serve
of creating and disseminating knowledge.
The professors are the people primarily EA(

A straggling few gave up the
With that hope that springs
For they thought: "If George
They'd put down even money

fight, leaving there the rest,
eternal within the human breast.
McGovern could get a chance to run,"
that peace might yet be won.


for direction.

) at
s n
I sh
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r Sc

ty group which propels forward
ity guided and educated by the
esent tenure structure is dam-
the university mission as de-
've. Thus, at present, there are
more criteria for the award
. Scholarship (search for know-
nd teaching (dissemination of
e) appear to come first, but an
ecessary component is service to
rtment, the college, or the com-
hall attempt to demonstrate be-
third and nebulous criterion,
o often serves as a euphemism
acceptability, is the device by
e academic establishment finds
e to perpetuate not an institu-

severe restrictions on the university
which do not allow the financial obliga-
tion attendant on promising a job until
retirement. For such a job tenure the
university must obligate and know that
it will have available over the years
hundreds of thousands of dollars for each
faculty member awarded tenure.
THUS THE procedure of tenure award
serves to necessitate choosing a few to
stay among many who are qualified and
it follows from human nature, no mat-
ter how well intentioned, that those ap-
plicants who are most socially accept-
able (holding "correct" views and be-
havior patterns) tend to be retained.
It is clear and undeniable that such
a procedure perpetuates a faculty with

ficient components and that in both cases
the applicants' closest colleagues are re-
moved from the decision. Information on
scholarship is best obtained by outside
review of the junior faculty member's
work and in fact this is what is done
anyhow, at least in the sciences.
Teaching, I believe, is best evaluated
by the recipients of the knowledge - the
students (perhaps based on recent stu-
dies, after a lapse of time). These data
should, for each potential promotion, be
submitted (perhaps anonymously) to
groups (different for each department or
unit) of consultants outside the university
who would make a binding decision on
first, the order of priority for promotion,
and second, the acceptability for the pro-
The university administration must of
course determine the number of s 1 o t s
open in each unit of the university and
this would determine the number of pro-
motions to tenure rank. But critically, al-
though those applicants found unaccept-
able for tenure would be asked to leave
with the usual notice, the junior faculty
members found acceptable would be re-
tained and offered limited contracts with
tenure guaranteed when more tenured
slots opened, these to be filled by them
according to seniority.

But Humphrey had supporters, and Muskie had his stake,
And the former was a pudd'n, and the latter was a fake.
So on that stricken multitude a deathlike silence hung;
For there seemed but little chance that George would get to run.
.But Humphrey lost the primaries, to the wonderment of all.
And the much-adored Muskie took an unexpected fall.
And when the dust had lifted, and they saw what had ensued,
There was good o1' George McGovern, with the nomination glued.
THEN FROM the gladdened multitude went up a joyous yell -
It rumbled from the mountaintops, it rattled in the dell;
It struck upon the hillside and rebounded on the plain;
For mighty George McGovern would lead us back again.
There was ease in George's manner as he took his rightful place,
There was pride in George's bearing and a smile on George's face;
And when responding to the cheers he lightly waved his hand,
No stranger in the crowd could doubt McGovern was our man.
Ten thousand eyes were on him as he thanked the cheering crowd,
Five thousand tongues applauded when he said our thoughts out loud;
Then when the writhing President increased the bombing trips,
Defiance glanced McGovern's eye, and pursed were George's lips.
And now the mad campaign was on with grandiose display,
And George was in there saying all the things he had to say.
Through twenty-seven states and more the bold campaigner sped;
"We'll win it big," said George. "You'll lose," the pollsters said.
FROM THE liberal encampment there went up a muffled roar,
Like the beating of the storm waves on the stern and distant shore.
"Sue him! sue the pollster!" was the cry throughout the land;
And it's likely they'd have done it then had George not raised his hand.
With a smile of Christian charity great George's visage shone;
He stilled the rising tumult, he said they would be wrong;
He tried to tell the truth and do what could be done;
But then the Greek called Jimmy said the odds were ten to one.
"Fools!" cried the maddened thousands, and the echo answered "Fools!"
But unlike his sly opponent, George refused to be a tool;
And George refused to compromise, and truth he wouldn't bend,
And we knew that George McGovern would win it in the end.

the present tenure structure is damaging to the uni-
ty mission ... Too often, service to the department,
ollege, or the community.... serves as a euphemism
ocial acceptability."
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h only supports scholarship and
, but one which also m us t
ir particular view.
YEAR the various departments,

restricted views and denies to the uni-
versity not only the riches of diversity
but also the resultant dialectic, neces-
sary to proper university function. This
dialectic can only arise from the inter-


day of the election's here, we shake with the suspense,
polls are slowly gaining, the voting has commenced;
now our TV sets are on, and now the outcome's clear,

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