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Democrats: A voiceless party
Saturday, July 18, 1970
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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1970
News Phone : 764-0552
Fleming i using the
war as a- scapegoat
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN President Robben Flem-
ing should not be so harsh a critic of the failures of
Vietnam war policy. After all, the war provides Fleming
and his colleagues a ready scapegoat for their own fail-
ure to maintain discipline on the campus.
Fleming went at the scapegoat again this week. Tes-
tifying before the President's Commission on Student Un-
rest, he attributed the problems of the campus to "exter-
nal causes" - mainly student opposition to the war.
His statement revealed a lack of knowledge of the
history of campus unrest and of the psychology of that
rHE TURMOIL BEGAN at the University of California
at Berkeley, ostensibly over the issues of free speech
and campus political rights and long before the deep U.S.
involvement in Vietnam. Despite conciliatory gestures -
or probably because of the obsequious nature of these
gestures - by the university administration, the so-call-
ed Free Speech Movement swept through Berkeley and
onto other college and university campuses.
It was clear that the leaders of this movement really
did not want to achieve stated goals but rather sought to
assure constant turmoil by escalating demands whenever
it appeared that previous demands were about to be met.
Trouble itself was the main goal.
Not until later was the Vietnam war introduced. It
was introduced not as the essential reason for unrest but
as an effective propaganda vehicle on which the entire
movement could ride.
S. I HAYAKAWA, another witness before the commis-
sion, came nearer the t r u t h with his observation,
"Much of the cause of student unrest is more psychologi-
cal than rooted in events themselves."
A generation containing some bored, pampered and
tyrannical young people has entered the colleges and uni-
versities both as students and faculty members. These
people welcome any action that diverts them from their
How much hope can there be for those who have eyes
but refuse to see? President Fleming and many other ed-
ucators who keep blaming the war and other external
causes should look to their own failures as administrators
and to the real character of the movement that threatens
to destroy their campuses.
-THE DETROIT NEWS
NIGHT EDITOR: DEBRA THAL
IT HAS begun to appear as if
Democratic Chairman Law-
rence O'Brien is destined to serve
as TV stand-in for the next
Democratic Presidential nominee
until the summer of 1972. The
formula is unlikely to provoke any
panic in the Nixon camp. But it
dramatizes the strange condition
of an opposition party that pos-
sesses many real issues, an abund-
ance of talent--and no single,
dominant figure who can be call-
ed its spokesman or whose voice
can be clearly heard in a crowded
The incongruity was dramatiz-
ed the other night when CBS
granted the Democrats 25 minutes
of free time in response to pro-
tests over the Administration's
domination of the air.An uncon-
ventional format was devised for
the reply: the Democrats offered
fragments from Nixon's public ap-
pearances minglednwith docu-
mented critique and sardonic
But it is far from clear t h at
they won this oratorical contest
in real political-terms. Their pre-
sentation was entrusted to
O'Brien, obviously to avoid fric-
tion among those who are visual-
ized as contenders for the 1972
nomination. But O'Brien's -gifts
have long been of a behird-the-
scenes operative. His performance
was flat, pedestrian and mirth-
In fact, the excitement of some
of the settings in which Nixon
was shown accentuated the blood-
lessness of O'Brien's rendition.
THUS THE DEMOCRATIC
dilemma in the "equal time" bat-
tle is that they may win many
skirmishes with the networks and
lose the national political argu-
ment. Certainly O'Brien cannot
long serve as the opposition's
mouthpiece. He is primarily a skill-
ed technician who has served
many men-from John F. Ken-
nedy to Lyndon Johnson and from
Robert Kennedy to Hubert
Humphrey-and his lack of pro-
found conviction is reflected in
his adaptability to all these sud-
den changes of command. It is
also transparent on television.
A certain detachment from
ideological quarrels has long been
viewed as the prime requisite of a
political engineer. Whether that
proposition will prevail in t h e
atmosphere of the '70s may be
uncertain. -There is already res-
tiveness about the national com-
mittee's relationship to the Demo-
cratic Policy Council. The emer-
gence of Robert Strauss, a John-
son-Connally protege from Texas,
as committee treasurer is hardly
calculated to inspire the ardor
of liberal Democratic contribu-
tors, especially amid the wounds
created by Ralph Yarborough's
defeat in the Texas primary.
But the real problem extends
beyond the committee. One as-
sumes that no personal vanity or
suppressed visions of TV glory
have induced O'Brien to assume
the star role; he has been long
accustomed to the managerial life.
Yet he seems to be slowly taking
the spotlight because of the dif-
ficulties in designating a party
spokesman for such events.
IT HAS BEEN AMPLY demon-
strated that such Congressional
leaders as MikerMansfield Iand
Carl Albert will break no Nielsen
rating records. In traditional cir-
cumstances Hubert Humphrey, as
the last Presidential candidate,
would have a prior claim. Dur-
ing most of the Eisenhower years,
it was generally recognized that
Adlai Stevenson was the voice of
the opposition - and an elo-
quent, gracious, witty one.
But Humphrey's commitment to
the Vietnam war in the Johnson
era and his alienation from many
new Democratic voters have left
him far too vulnerable to assert
a position of uncontested leader-
ship. There remain the many arti-
culate-Senators - among them
George McGovern, Ed Muskie, Ted
Kennedy, Harold Hughes, F r e d
Harris and (when he chooses to
speak) Eugene McCarthy. Of all
of them, Kennedy might by now
have almost moved front and
center, but Chappaquiddick chan-
ged the timetables.
Surely any one of them would
-have performed O'Brien's TV act
with greater success if varying
distinction. But who would have
agreed on whom without seeming
to yield some precedence in the
1972 sweepstakes? While they
might be persuaded to draw lots
for rotating roles, the available
time is limited and there might be
many petty disputes. Meanwhile,
John Lindsay, who could probably
offer the most appealing TV re-
buttals to Nixon's foreign a n d
domestic policies, is disqualified
from equal time appearances for
the present by his non-member-
ship in the opposition party.
IN THESE LEADERLESS hours
the Democrats might be will-ad-
vised to modify their stress on
equal time and exert larger pres-
sure for the revival and expan-
sion of that old-fashioned institu-
tion known as direct debate. The
networks might clear the air by
initiating major moves in t h a t
direction. As suggested here be-
fore, these need not be restricted
to elected officials. A series of
prime-time confrontations be-
tween Ken Galbraith and Henry
Kissinger ,for example, might be
more illuminating than some of
the equal time exercises now be-
ing devised. As a super-special,
Spiro Agnew might be lured into
the ring with J. W. Fulbright.
Other intriguing match-ups could
be quickly conceived once the
show got on the road.
©New York Post
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How to be a woman? Ask Silva Thins
SOMETHING OUGHT to be done to
the American Tobacco Company for
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borne to do their Silva Thin ads. And
then something ought to be done to
BBD&O, as they call it on Madison Ave.,
before it creates any more baddies.
"Cigarettes are like women," BBD&O
tells us. "The best kind are thin and
This is perplexing and disgruntling.
Perplexing because it took two days
of long distance calls to New York to
find out who would accept blame for
this ad. And disgruntling just because
of what the ad says.
THE AMERICAN TOBACCO Company
receptionist was quite helpful Thursday
when she told me that BBD&O was the
Silva' Thin agency. First she had
thought the ad was done by Norman,
Craig and Kummel-NCK in the ad
world--but double checking revealed
BBD&O as the culprit.
So, I got BBD&O's number in New
York and Detroit and tried the Detroit
number first because it's closer and
consequently cheaper. Detroit, however,
said that Silva Thin was not their ac-
count but did I want to know about
Tareyton's which is?
I didn't and instead went right to the
top and called New York.
The New York office likewise told me
that "there must have been some mix-
up." BBD&O does not do Silva Thin
commercials, and it probably is NCK
that I want.
By this time it was too late to try
NCK, so yesterday morning I gave them
a try and, lo and behold, they told me,
it was BBD&O who is, in truth, the
creator of the notorious commercial.
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York, I waited anxiously to speak with
the top account man to clarify once
and for all who was the mastermind be-
hind the ad.
Well, he wasn't in, but his secretary
did admit that BBD&O was the right
place for the information I wanted. She
told me the ad-man would call me back.
He didn't, so that's that.
WHY THE FUSS over the commer-
cial? It's simple--the ad makes a sweep-
ing value judgment upon a Hollywood,
fairyland stereotype for women that just
isn't so. This thin, rich woman is best,
they say, best in terms of appealing to
men because she is what they all want.
Apparently, after picking up a Silva
Thin a woman, is supposed to feel -thin
and rich and attractive even though
she knows she's the same as she was
five minutes ago only now she's holding
And men as soon as they smoke their
Silva Thins, presumably feel as though
they are with that thin, rich woman
they're supposed to adore. It follows
here that if one isn't a thin, rich women,
then one is not going to find a man
because all men like the same kind of
Isn't this somewhat ridiculous? Does
every man'really like thin, rich women?
How does one know if this type is Best?
Best for whom? For what? Are mon-
ey and-the shape of one's body the only
things that matter and is an abundance
of the former and a moderate amount
of the latter the best combination?
There are, of course, no -absolute an-
swers to these questions because there
are no universal criteria for one sex at-
tracting the other. There may be many-
men who prefer thin, wealthy women
and probably just as many who like.
them chunkier and don't care about
their financial status.
WHAT IS SO disgruntling is t h a t
BBD&O apparently doesn't take this
into account, but advertises instead
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ption. Their commercials are of t h e
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