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Michigan Daily
Edited and managed by Students at the
University of Michigan
Tuesday, August 20, 1974
News Phone: 764-0552


Letters to the

Death and circumstance
E AMERICAN GOVERNMENTS official "hands off"
policy toward Cyprus killed Ambassador Roger
Angry Greece, arrogant Turkey, and anguished Cy-
prus are all monuments to our "malign neglect". Yet, be-
neath this front, the U. S. was pursuing other objectives.
And Davies was caught in the middle.
The outbreak of the Cypriot coup was a delicate
situation: the friendship of two NATO powers, the status
of U. S. bases on Cyprus, and a confrontation with the
Soviets were at stake. The government could not afford
to play off one side against the other, nor remain silent.
Rather, America chose a simple, but familiar path: pro-
tect our interests while offering token gestures toward
world peace.
Initially. thines looked pretty bad for the American-
backed Greek junta who engineered the coup. By shut-
tling second-rate dinlomats between Ankara and Athens,
we could maintain an air of aloofness, and even those
Cyprus bases denied to us earlier by deposed President
Makarios. Maybe the new regime would prove more co-
Phase Two, the unexpected, caught the United States
off guard, yet hardly upset our plans. Turkey invaded
Cyprus; and the U. S. and Greece regained constitutional
governments. Greek Premier Caramanlis' future inten-,
tions were hazy, but didn't appear threatening for the
fTURKEY WAS THE safest bet. Perhaps Premier Ecevit
would halt popov growth if America allowed them to
occupy Cyprus: then again, he might give us those island
bases, too. However, for the world peace record, President
Ford had to warn Greece and Turkey of an arms trade
embargo if all-out hostilities resulted.
Was such "non-intevention" really worth it? Power-
less to prevent total war at its most likely moment, we
lost an ambassador, Greek friendship and military bases,
and severely damaged NATO's prestige in the process.
In retrospect, the government should have forgotten
its selfish, short-sighted goals in the interest of world
peace. Number one, the government could have cut off
arms supplied to all participants (an American-made bul-
let probably killed Davies); Number two, the U. S. might
have used stronger diplomatic pressures to prevent the
Turkish invasion by threatening economic sanctions.
Finally, we should have immediately recognized the
new Greek government. Perhaps that would have soft-
ened the blow of supporting an oppressive junta. In the
long run, it may have prevented angry Greek Cypriot
mobs from killing an American.

blues & jazz
To The Daily:
IN TUESDAY'S Daily, a form-
er customer of the bank for
which I work indicated that he
had removed his account from
this bank because of my vote to
cancel the Blues and Jazz Fes-
tival. I was not a member of
the City Council at the time this
vote was taken, my term hav-
ing expired at the end of March.
Had I been a member of the
Council, I would have voted for
I would like to suggest a way
for the return of the Blues and
Jazz Festival: Clean the area
in which the concert is held.
Coincidentally, your editorial
in this very same issue wvas en-
titled "Bottle Up Your Trash."
We would certainly welcome
the ret'rn of Mr. Nelson's ac-

surprised and shocked to hear
from someone that you -don't
even know. But it's also a shock
to me knowing that you might
not be interested in hearing
from someone that you don't
know. I'm wondering if any
of you students attending t h e
University of Michigan would
like to exchange thoughts and
ideas on any subject. I am a
man who needs to express him-
self in this forbidden jungle.
I need someone to correspond
with, and I hope that one of
you students can be that some-
Be cool, friends.
-Elwood Jones
P.O. Box 5500
Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
clerical concern

-oyd Fair
Huron Vall
August 14
To The Daily:
I AM presently
here at the State
Jackson. As I ent
year of imnrisonm
important to begir
meaninefil contact
side world . . . b
manv years of my
hbt imnoossible. Th
time has served
bond between mys
in civilian life.
I am 33, of Grp
cent, single, intelli
snoken, and would
snondence. Your
mean a greal dea
-Ron R. Do
No. 95277
P.O. Box E
Jackson. M
To The Daily:
i AM IN priso
to 40 years for s
cotic drum: howev
guilty. I am guilty
msriiuana, and no
I have been inc
30 months, and a
need of financial
acquiring legal ai
like to ask that
tions anyone would
he spnt dir ctly to
F. H. Kentine. 135
Cnrinfield. Ohio
Thnnk vwn for y
-Kenneth V
No. 135-283
P.O. Boxt
London, O1
To The Daily:
I KNOW that3

banks To The Daily:
ey National I WOULD LIKE to address
the issue of apathy, first as a
citizen with "unalienable rights"
and second as a clerical helping
to organize in conjunction with
pen pals Concerned Clericals for Action.
It has hit me directly, as a re-
incarcerated sult of attempting to make pea-
Prisonrat pleaware of what's happening,
per msin al thatmany of our U-M secre-
er my final taries and clericals do not care
e t, eIfl it about the union movement here
with the out- on campus.
ut due to the An analogy can be very
term it is all quickly drawfhere, on a larger
e passage of scale with the entire populus
to erase the of the United States in relation
elf and those to political movements. A great
nercentage of our population,
eek-Irish des- for whatever reasons, neither
gent out out- avail themselves of current in-
enioy corre- formation nor take their right
help would as a citizen to vote. Many do
: to me. not know what the issues are,
c to . and assume that "the next guy"
nis will be conmetent and judicious
enough to make the best decis-
tlhgn424 ions on those current issues.
*g 4They do not, therefore, k e e p
abreast of the information, and
do not utilize their right to vote.
n serving 2r What does happen, however, in
sle of a oar- nine cases of ten, is that these
er, I am not same people end up continually
of possessing bitching for the next four years
thing more. because some ass is sitting in
arcerated for the "throne of power" - some-
m in great one whom they neither exores-
assistance in sed their approval nor disap-
d. I w ou 1 d nroval of as a candidate when
my contribu- elections were held.
3 like to make
my attornev, IT IS HERE that an analogy
Wilton Ave., can be drawn - the same sitna-
45rimeand tion is developing on our cam-
our time and Pms. We (the CCFA) try very
earnestly to pass out literature
fallen during our lunch hours and pre-
3 and oost-work times. We do not,
69 as does our opponent, interrupt
hio 43140 work areas and make a general
* nuisance of ourselves. We have
also tried to play the game as
you are very fairly as possible; from t h e

grass roots level, the organiz-
ing committee (composed sole-
ly of U-M clericals) has done
its best to play the rules and
to stay out of areas where soli-
citing is illegal.
But there are those (a great
number, and you know who you
are) from whom the response
has been "I'm not interested"
or "I don't care". I guess we
have not impressed upon you
strongly enough that interest
and care should be there -
NOW. The election is in one
month, and many remain in the
dark. Is it fear of being at-
tacked by your bosses for tak-
ine literature? Or is it general
lack of interest for the whole
issue? Whatever yourrreasons
are, think them over again
very quickly; we haven't much
more time to belabor the is-
One last thought - examine
the evidence. There must be a
damned good reason why cleri-
cals are out there every day
breaking their necks to inform
you. It's not because they like
it, and it'shnot because they
don't like their jobs, or think
the union will give them a better
one. The real reason is because
they want to stay - let's face
it, the experience we all have
could benefit the University be-
calse trn-over would be 1 e s s
and competencv and efficiency
would increase. But a great per-
centa e of us are single, sep-
arated. or divorced. Is it fair
to nenire this group with sub-
standard livine wages and a
noor svtem of unward mobil-
ltv? One individual may be re-
l-ti-el, hanny in his or her nosi-
tion: blt as rational beings we
should look beyond ourselves
and not be selfish in our judge-
AS WORKERS we have a
right to organize ourselves: as
women we should make spec-
ial efforts to examine this right
and actively seek organization
to be recognized as a working
class. I cannot urge you too
stronglv to examine our cause
on a broad scone and eet out
thee and vote Sent. 16-23.
-Joyce E. Holden
Concerned Clerical for
Letters to The n-aily ehMo"1.
be mailed to the Editorial
Director or delivered to
Mary Rafferty in the Student
Publications business office
in the Michigan Daily build-
ing. Letters should be typed,
double-spaced and normally
should not exceed 250 words.
The Editorial Directors re-
serve the right to edit all
letters submitted.


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