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May 20, 1975 - Image 5

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Tuesday, May 20, 1975


Page Five

Confusion continues over Dispute over censorship,
toll in Mayaguez incident budget rocks MSU paper

(Continued from Page 1)
Ala. and Marine Lance Cpl.
Ashton Loney, of Albany, N. Y.
Asked why there was still
confusion about the number of
casualties days after the oper-
ation at Koh Tang, an island off
Cambodia where the crew of
the captured merchant ship
Mayaguez was thought to be,
Laitin said:
"These things get very com-
plicated when men get scatter-
ed among different ships and
different bases."
ONLY A few minutes earlier
in a separate briefing at the
White House, Presidential Press
Secretary Ron Nessen said
that "generally speaking, dur-
ing the operation, people were
spread over a number of ships
and several were separated
from their units. It just takes
time to get firm figures." The
Pentagon at first indicated
there was only one U. S. death.
Laitin said a review is be-
ing made of the wounded to de-
termine how many were hurt
seriously enough to be consid-
ered wounded. Some Marines,
he said had suffered only sup-
erficial hurts such as sprained
None of the bodies of those
Flash back
(Continued from Page 4)
polite 'and other means fcr
excluding citizens frm full and
significant participa'tss in t h e
social, political, and economic
life of a naton.
A GIFTED school teache :od
author observed that energiks
not used creatively wil be used
A Michigan public school
counselor discouraged M .lNalm
X from aspiring to the profes-
sion of law.
We must consider the conse-
qoences of mouthing idealistic
platitudes while continuing to
frustrate the legitimate aspira-
tions of minority youth who so
desperately need the highly vis-
ible presence of legitimate role
It is also useful .o consider
the fact that groups considered
minorities in our continent are
not exactly minorities in terms
of the population of tha planet.
Can the vast resources of the
University of Michigan be used
to provide creative, construc-
tive, realistic leadersip today
Mien its policies and actions
matter far more than they did
is 1937?
The girls who couldn't get in-
to the Women's League and I,
who could, certainly htspe so.
-Maurine Coffee Gilbert
LSA, 5937
May 17

killed has been recovered, he
said, and there are no plans to
search for the bodies, including
those of the 13 Marines believ-
ed missing in the flaming
crash of a helicopter into the
sea. The toll of killed was based
on eyewitness accounts, he
HE SAID officials are "pret-
ty certain" that no U. S. serv-
icemen were left behind at the
end of the operation last
"We have held back nothing,"
said Laitin. He said he hoped
that a "preliminary final count"
of the casualties would be avail-
able by today.
Nessen, meanwhile, denied
that there was any news man-
agement in the delay announc-
ing losses at the island in the
Gulf of Thailand.
"There was no intention to
hide the bad news. There was
no intention to hide the casual-
ties," he said.
NESSEN said the President
regrets the casualties and is
"frustrated at not being able
to get all the figures, and he is
somewhat puzzled about the
length of time taken."
The Mayaguez was enroute
from Singapore to Hong Kong
yesterday and a spokesman for
the ship's owners, Sea-Land,
said most of the cargo con-
signed to U. S. military bases
in Thailand consists of post-ex-
change goods, not military or
spy equipment as charged by
Cambodia. He said the goods
would be unloaded in Hong
Kong and that anyone who
wanted to inspect them could
do so there.
SKOKIE, Ill. (P)-Yes, every-
one, there was a "Johnny Ap-
pleseed" . . . The legendary
planter was really John Chap-
man, a pioneer evangelist who
hoped to convert the Midwest
wilderness into one vast apple
orchard. According to Rand
McNally's "Discover Historic
America," Chapman lived from
1774 to 1845, and he seeded so
well that literally thousands of
apple trees in Ohio, Indiana
and other Midwest states are
the direct, present-day results
of his planting.
Still time to
sign up for
OPEN 11 A.M.

(Continued from Page 3)
According to Ager, Coy omit-
ted the word "fuck" from a
piece in the News' bi-monthly
Counterpoint magazine without
the permission of the editorial
LAST FALL, in order to gen-
erate more advertising revenue,
the N e w ' advertising staff
started to run a series of comic
strips sponsored by local mer-
chants. With the exception of
"Doonesbury" and "Peanuts,"
the strips were, according to
Ager, "banal, racist, sexist, and
Four women physical education
teachers accused Cupertino
High School officials of sex dis-
crimination. The instructors
had complained for weeks that
the boys' basketball team was
getting use of the gym floor
during the prime time of 2-5
The Fremont Education Assn.
led the fight and won. Now, un-
der a new ruling, the girls will
get the prime time while the
school's undefeated boys' bas-
ketball squad will have to work
out at a later time.
The women have conceded,
however, that they are willing
to make specialtarrangements
for the gym if the boy's team
gets into the area champion-
ships and requires more prac-
tice time.

demeaning to college students."
Ager said she mentioned her
criticism in a column she wrote,
incensing Coy.
"Coy said if I wrote another
such column washing the News'
dirty laundry in public, he
would have me fired." But ac-
cording to the paper's by-laws,
Coy has no such authority.
COY LAST night denied threat-
ening to fire Ager. He added,
however, "There is nothing in
the by-laws that precludes me
from suspending her until she
has received a hearing from the
Coy said the allegedly offen-
sive nature of the comics was
not the central issue. "It doesn't
make any difference," he said.
"Suppose Jacobsons or Knapps
ran an advertisement that was
offensive to the news depart-
ment? The answer is that it is
up to the advertising depart-
ment, and they don't want to be
told what to do."

Asked why she did not com-
plain to the board during her
term as editor-in-chief, she said,
"I simply- wanted to keep my
energies directed at the news-
THE NEW editorial staff,
however, say they feel some-
what differently about Coy.
"His sense of power is warp-
ed," said Tingwall. He indicated
that even without the budget
problems, he would have sought
from the board a more defini-
tive description of Coy's duties
as general manager.
"He's assumed too much re-
sponsibility as far as I'm con-
cerned," said Orr. "He likes
to rant and rave a lot."
Although a definite hearing
date has not yet been set, the
paper's board of directors will
have ultimate responsibility for
resolving the dispute. The board
is comprised of four students,
two faculty members, and two
professional journalists.

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