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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, March 18, 1978-Page 3, I

Mauldin saw'differentkind of wa'



Swin-a-thon sponsors
It's not too late to sponsor a sorority swimmer in the two-day
Sigma Chi swim-a-thon. Proceeds from the event will aid the
American Cancer Society and the Women's Crisis Center. The meet,
which raised approximately $5000 for charity last year, starts at 7 p.m.
at Matt Mann Pool. If you're interested in sponsoring a tanker (per lap
or in one lump sum) call Tom Slikkers at 668-9336.
An Apology
We wish to express our regrets for an item which ran in this
column Friday, March 3. The story dealt with the allocation of LSA
Student Government funds to bring a speaker from COYOTE, a group
advocating legalized prostitution, to the University. The item poked
fun at the student government decision and implied that the funding
the speech was improper. Upon reflection - and after receiving
criticism of the story - we feel it was inappropriate and in poor taste.

Douglas MacArthur once said that
old generals never die, "They just fade
History is spotted with men and
women who have made their
reputations during wartime, only to see
the bubble reputation explode once the
guns have stilled. Cartoonist Bill
Mauldin, who made his own fame with
the "Willie and Joe" characters of
World War II, was determined to
outlive his war era notoriety, and
became a contemporary political car-
toonist for the Chicago Sun-Times.
"WARTIME reputations, especially
literary reputations, are a very
dangerous and fragile thing," he said.
"I don't know of any war reputation
that lasted."
Of his war notoriety, 56-year-old
Mauldin said, "I did not try to exploit it.
I did not try to cash in on it. I became a
political cartoonist."
And far from fading away, Mauldin
has, like fine vintage wine, simply
grown better with age.
MAULDIN WAS in Ann Arbor Thur-
sday, to show slides in a history depar-
tment mini-course, have dinner with an
old friend, Detroit News cartoonist

Draper Hill, and tell a receptive
audience at Rackham Auditorium
about a "different kind of war."
World War II, as Mauldin described
it, "was the last war when you could tell
the good guys from the bad guys
without a scorecard. We were the good
guys, and there was no question about
The cartoonist had delivered the
same central theme pearlier. "If you
came home from World War II alive,
people brought you drinks," he told the
history class in Angell Hall. "Times
have changed. My son was on combat
tour in Vietnam, and when he came
home you tried to get out of your
uniform as fast as you could before they
stoned you in the street."
BUT IF MAULDIN'S young audience
in Ann Arbor was indeed the Vietnam
generation, their nostalgia for the old
war would never give them away. The
cartoonist devoted his entire classroom
lecture to slides of his earlier barracks
and infantry cartoons of the second
world war. At Rackham, Mauldin drew
his greatest applause when asked to re-
create on an overhead projector the
sketch that made him famous - Willie,
the battle-weary, bearded infantryman
depicting "soldier life as it was then."
Mauldin began his career at an early
age, attending the Chicago Art

Academy after leaving high school
without a diploma. "Formal education
is the one thing I've always missed,"
Mauldin said. "I have to go look up
things I should already know."
AFTER JOINING the army in 1940,
Mauldin found that his artistic prowess
gained him an easy way out of the thir-
ty-mile hikes at boot camp. "I got
Fridays off to draw the things, so I was
grateful," he said.
When Mauldin went overseas, it was
the time of the Allied thrust into
southern Europe, starting with the lan-
dings at Sicily. The Army apparently
decided that the cartoons were good for
morale, and Mauldin began drawing
regularly for Stars and Stripes.
His cartoons of the era were drawn,
as he says, not "for the generals, but for
the soldier up front." His caricatures
depicted troops coping with the adver-
sities of war in an almost too casual
\bravado. One drawing, showing two in-
fantry men pinned down under enemy
fire, showed one saying to the other, "I
can't get any lower, Willie, me buttons
is in the way!"
BUT THE ENEMY was not all the
soldier in the field was forced to cope
with. Mauldin lampooned the constant
rainfalls, sleeping on cold ground, and
the depleted sense of values that makes

one cartoon soldier say to another "You
saved my life and I'm going to repay
you. Here's my last pair of dry socks."
This was the kind of war that Mauldin
remembers, the kind depicted in his,
cartoons. The cartoonist also had a few
things to say about the more recent con-
flicts. He described Vietnam as "like;
seening your mother-in-law go over
cliff in your new car." .1
"I felt like saying 'go get 'em!' and at
the same time thinking, 'My God, what'
are we getting into?' " he said. "I
decided at that time to stop covering
war; I've never been very objective
Mauldin's visit was sponsored by
Viewpoint lectures and the history''


Happenings ...

celebrated St. Patrick's Day a little too much last night? Well, (if
you can) roll out to East Quad for the second day of the Educational
Conference on Women. The program starts at 9:30 a.m. with coffee,
tea, and a self-defense workshop. At 11 a.m., Carolyn Bode, a lobbyist
with' the Women's Lobby, Inc., will discuss "Abortion in the
Legislative Process" . .. also at 11 a.m., Prof. John Clark will talk
about solar energy in room 133, Chrysler Center on North Campus ...
Washtenaw County Living Theatre will audition aspiring thespians
from noon to 2 p.m. for three one-act romantic comedies. Auditions
are at the Washtenaw County Service Center, 4133 Washtenaw . . . a
conference on Christianity and the Black Collegiate at Schorling starts
at noon and runs to 6 p.m. . . . a game of tug-of-war over the Huron
River, and relay races from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. kick off Greek Week ...
Prof. Emmet Leith of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept.,
discusses Holography (with demos even), at 1 p.m. Room 133 Chrysler
Center. . . make it back to East Quad's women's conference by 1:30
for a self-help workshop. . . at 3 p.m., Nuclear Engineering Dept.'s
Chihiro Kikuchi speaks about Masers and Lasers in Nuclear Engineer-
ing, room 133, Chrysler Center.. . the film "In the best Interests of the
Children" will be shown at 6 p.m. as part of East Quad's Women's Con-
ference. A discussion on lesbian motherhood will follow . . . the
evening program of the Conference on Christianity and the Black
Collegiate starts at 7.30 p.m. at Bethel A.M.E. Church, 900 Plum St...
at 7:30 p.m., Prof. Chen-To Tai of the Electrical Engineering Dept.
talks about the "History of Mathematics in China"' in the Michigan
League's Henderson room . . . burn off extra calories at the Central
Campus Rec Building's all-night open house ... a six-person art show
opens at 7 p.m. in the Rackham art galleries.
Men and pigeons are apparen-
tly not created equal. If you want
to take a pigeon to a disco or bar,/
or get married to one, if you re in
Ohio, forget it. A Youngstown
judge has ruled that the Con-
stitution "guarantees life, liber-
ty, and the pursuit of happiness
for citizens, but I find no such
constitutional protection for
pigeons." The decision frees the
Youngstown Board of Health to
go ahead with a pigeon exter-
minating program. This tragic
flaw in our nation's creed may be WE "(WD ThE
attributed to the fact that no TO 'ESE-
pigeons signed the document.
The pigeons are expected to VlE T
protest. Film at 11.
On the Outside,. ..
Today we should have partly cloudy skies, with southeast winds at
about 15-20 mph. It will become increasingly cloudy during the day..
The high will be 42, and the low 25. Tomorrow will be mostly. cloudy
with a very slight chance of snow and a high of 45.

AL PACINO Plays a despondent race-car champion. MARTHE
KELLER is the only woman who can make him smile .

MARCH 18th

7:00 and 9:30


Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG'

WED., MARCH 22- NINOTCHKA -7:00 and 9:00 in MLB 3
The inn Arbor Film Cooperative
Presents at MLB
(Mike Nichols, 1971) 7 & 9-MLB 3
This compelling, fascinating film examines two friends from their college days
in the 40's to their adult lives in the 70's. In the sensitive and blackly
humorous screenplay by Jules Feiffer, Sandy (ART GARFUNKEL) and Jonathan
(JACK NICHOLSON) undergo a sad odyssey from sex-hungry adolescents to
sexually bewildered adults. Both Feiffer and Nichols are almost painfully
funny' about the bleak lies people tell themselves and one another about
love. With Ann-Margart. "I've experienced only three or four movies that I
genuinely was sorry to see end. I was sorry to see CARNAL KNOWLEDGE
end."-Vincent Canby.
(Mike Nichols, 1967) 7 only-MLB 4c.,a
DUSTIN HOFFMAN stars as a college graduate who has his first sexual
encounter with a friend of his parents (ANNE BANCROFT) and proceeds to fall
in love with that woman's daughter. The first movie to deal with the "I refuse
to feel guilty" youth theme. "The freshest, funniest, and most touching film of
the year."-Hollis Alpert.
(Richard Lester, 1968) 9 only-MLB 4
JULIE CHRISTIE stars as Petulia, a "free spirit" who tries to liberate a
middle-aged doctor (GEORGE C. SCOTT) through an affair. RICHARD CHAM-
BERLAIN sheds his clean-cut image as Petulia's emotionally-disturbed hus-
band. On another level, the film is a look at 1968 southern California, com-
plete with justling chicano kids, mod gadgetry, and super-contemporary
interiors similar to those of A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Skeptical, funny, one of
Lester's best.

Nurses ratify new
contract agreement


The University of Michigan
Professional Nurses Council agreed
late Wednesday night to ratify a new
contract agreement with the Univer-
The council represents over 800 non-
supervisory nurses on campus and has
been without a new contract since last
Dec. 31. The old contract was extended
several times and a mediator was also
called in to assist in the negotiations.
ACCORDING TO the nurses, the
most significant improvements in the
new pact concern professional issues
relating to improved patient care.
Margo Barron, the nurses' chief
negotiator, said the new contract
recognizes. "the shared obligations and
responsibilities of the University and
the professional nurses to provide,
maintain, and improve nursing care
which is consistent within the resources
and environment provided by the
The nurses' new economic package
will increase wages across the eleven
Metropolis Film Society Presents:
A Roman Polanski Film

steps of their pay scale in addition to
improving fringe benefits. Barron said
the economic provisions were improved
to "facilitate recruitment and to en-
courage the retainment of professional
University negotiator John Forsyth
said he thinks the new contract "meets
the objectives of both the nurses council
and the University."
The new contract is set to expire June
30, 1980


Whether this is your first, fifth or fiftieth
attempt to stop smoking, it will be your last.
Because our 5-day group program neutralizes your desire for tobacco.

Volume LXXXviII, No. 132
Saturday, March 18,.1978
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You don't need anyone to tell you the draw-
backs of smoking but if you continue smoking
in face of the evidence, you probably need help
in quitting. Or maybe it's easy for you to stop,
but staying stopped is something else.
If you want to quit smoking, we will show you
how to stop. At the end of five days, you will be
through with cigarettes forever. Even the most
hard to cure smokers find that the Smoke
Stoppers program works for them.
How Smoke Stoppers Works
Our program doesn't just stop you from smok-'
ing, but rids you completely from your depen-
dence on nicotine. We don't use hypnosis,
scare tactics or filters and devices to get you to
stop smoking. And you won't need will power
either. Years of research on habit formation
allow our skilled therapists to show you how to
quickly break your smoking habit through the
development of new associations in the sub-
conscious memory.

Here's What People Say
About Smoke Stoppers
Marcy people tell us that a valuable part of our
program is the section that shows you how to
minimize or eliminate the weight gain that
often accompanies smoking cessation pro-
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Mr. S. G. from Southfield -
2 pack a day smoker for 10 yrs.
"I had tried to quit smoking about ten other times by myself
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Mrs. C. S. from Ann Arbor -
1 pack a day smoker for 23 yrs.
"I was amazed that after the first day I hardly had any urges
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4 pack a day smoker for 46 yrs.
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off cigarettes and has kept me off. I'll never smoke again"

Saturday, March 18, MLB Room 1
Admission $1.50, Showtimes 7:30, 9:45
Paranoia strikes deep and Polanski twists
the knife with an accommodating smile.


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At the completion of-the Smoke Stoppers program you will find
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7:30 PM Monday, March 20 or Tuesday, March 21
Michigan League - Conference Room #4
Ann Arhnr


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