The Michigan Daily-Friday, November 5, 1982-Page 3
Barnard turns down
invitation to speak
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By LAURIE DELATER
Responding to the objections ex-
pressed by Eastern Michigan University
faculty, staff, and students, Christian
Barnard, the renowned South African
heart surgeon, has turned down an in-
vitation to give EMU's commencement
address next month.
SThose protesting Barnard's invitation
dobjected to the procedure used in
the selection process as well as Bar-
nard's political and educational
background, which left many doubting
his commitment to full black political
rights, according to Ronald Woods,
director of Afro-American studies at
LAST SPRING, EMU president John
Porter invited' the pioneering heart
*urgeon to speak at commencement,
citing Barnard's fame and the fact that
his wife is an EMU alumnus.
September's official announcement
of the selection met with strong protests
from the EMU community, according to
spokeswoman Kathleen Tinney.
After unscheduled appearances by
protesters at a Regent's meeting two
weeks ago, Porter informed Barnard of
possible consequences if he appeared.
BARNARD SAID in a telegram to the
college, "Although my conscience is
perfectly clear and in both my spoken
word and writings, I have been one of
the greatest critics of apartheid, I feel
that under these circumstances I have
to decline." '
Student body President Jerry Curtis
said the telegram "wasn't unexpec-
ted." He said Barnard's decision to
cancel his invitation is probably the
best thing for EMU and its students
because of the uproar that probably
would have resulted at the commen-
cement ceremonies if Barnard had
Woods said the Black Faculty and
Staff Association views the retraction
as a natural consequence of the univer-
sity's ill-adivsed selection procedure.
THE TELEGRAM, he said, has
resolved only one aspect of the issue-
whether or not Barnard will come to the
University. The problem of how to
prevent future ill-advised selections
remains unsolved, Woods said.
Porter said he has appointed a panel
to review the current selection
procedure and determine if another
step in the process is needed.
Porter said he has not yet decided
who will take Barnard's place as this
December's commencement speaker.
By NEIL CHASE
With one urging the overthrow of the
present establishment and the other
vowing to defend the country with his
life, a former drug culture guru and a
Watergate mastermind brought their
traveling debate show to town last
The audience was alternately
delighted and frightened by the ideas
flowing from the stage, and both
Timothy Leary and G. Gordon Liddy
seemed to delight in their effect on the
nearly 1,000 people gathered in the
SPEAKING as a person who has
studied, enforced, argued, and broken
the law, Liddy, a convicted Watergate
burglar, said he had strong ideas about
the value of the law.
"Law and morality are two entirely
different things," he said. "Morality
comes from the individual nature of
man; law from his social nature."
Liddy distinguished between the two
crimes for which he has been tried,
saying the break-in at Dr. Daniel
Ellsberg's California office was a mat-
ter of national security. "I would have.
performed that entry for any president
of the United States," regardless of his
party, he said.
"THE WATERGATE entry was
purely a political intelligence-gathering
operation. That I would do only to ad-
vance the cause of a president with
whose political views I agree," Liddy
Addressing his own crimes, Leary
said, "I'm going to take any drug I
want. If I cause a disturbance in the
state, if I come running naked down the
freeway, then bust my ass."
Revising his 1960s battle cry, Leary
encouraged the baby-boomers to "turn
on, tune in, and please hurry up and
take over. Then elections will mean
Regarding the most recent election,
Leary said, "It doesn't matter. the
Democrats are just mongoloid
bunglers," he said, calling the
Republicans "mongoloid gangsters"
and "nasty militarists." Elections will
be better in the future, he said, when
the adults from the baby boom cause a
"bloodless, humorous revolution."
FOLLOWING the usual format for
their appearances together, the debate
opened with the story of the first time
the two men met "We don't agree on
anything," Liddy said. "We don't
agree on how we came to meet."
Leary, who sporting a sweater and
tennis shoes, contrasted with Liddy's
jacket and tie, said Liddy had broken
into Leary's bedroom to arrest him on a
drug charge in 1966. Liddy was then a
district attorney for Duchess County,
THE MODERATOR, WUOM's Fred
Hindley, pointed out as the debate
opened, that many students in the
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