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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, October 13, 1977
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»—ThePlxraa-Trtbune, Uog«n»port, Ind. Allan Bakke • Man In Reverse Discrimination Case boul oing into resenting lh« V Allan Bakke is. by his own High School and ihen returned choice, ihc anonymous white to the University of M™ c >-°•' man defending the righ. to fora mechanical enpim.u inf. equal treatment with minority degree, Rradualtng mlWW. races under the Constitution. Having been m the Naval As the Suprem- Court heard Reserve Office s J ra runt arguments in his case Wed- Corps m collcRC. he ^obliped Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center, in Sunnyvale, south of San Francisco. lie completed work for a master's degree in engineering at Stanford in 1970 and began arguments in his case Wed- corpsmc-u..^^....-.^—r.-- lak| pl . cmc dical courses nesday, Bakke told United to po on active duty ana scrvca ^.^ conl j nu ins his job at Press International he was four years in the u-*- 1 '' :• *^..m- ..... i i:_j .-.niinn tYiniiins in mouths in 1IIC1UUIII& *"-•<••• " |l Vietnam as commander of ii HO ClllUt mm iv no " «*r 1967 and moved to California to work ai Hi" National rress imunuuiuiuii uv was four years in maintaining his staunch refusal including seven to comment on the case and to Vietnam tell about his personal life. 1 ' "I prefer to stay oiu of il in a personal sense." Bnkkc said "I'm not participating in the publicity aspect ot it. I prefer to let the case stand on its own merits and let the discussion proceed." The Bakke suit is a major civil rights case now before the U.S. Supreme Court, testing whether a University of California's medical school admission policy favoring minority applicants, is unconstitutional ••reverse- discrimination." Bakke is a Vietnam veteran, now 37 years old. trained in engineering, who decided to become a medical doctor and applied to the University of California Davis campus in 1972. He is just under six feet tall, with blond hair and blue eyes. From the day that he took his case to court, he has shunned personal publicity, refusing to grant any interviews and dec-lining to be photographed, The anonymity has helped nts case in some ways and hindered it in others. It has denied him the sym- palhv that might come if people knew about his personal struggle, as n man over so. to become a doctor. It has made it difficult for opponents of his cause to speculate about his motives. It certainly has helped allow the courts to address themselves to the issue at stake in a calm manner, without the storm over personalities that has surrouded some other civil rights cases. Bakke was born m Minneapolis. Minn., Feb. 4. 1940 His father was a mailman and his mother was a teacher. He is of Norwegian ancestry. Whflc Allan was still a child, the family moved to Florida. He graduated from Coral Gables . Ames, where NASA's research merges .the sciences ol engineering and medicine in space technology. II was apparently about that time that Bakke became LM.BOYD A salesman visits garage apartments A door-io-door peddler of kitchenwarcs says outsells his competitors by callinp only on *P"tments Wiges These more often thin not arc occupied by pun of unmarried working uirls who nre overlooked by most salesmen soTel ,hc mS l e "for 8 oa C n in .heir hideaway scatters, he says. They lend to invite him in for te;i and sympathy. What vou don't know the wherrabouts of tn i" . iirKMi Credit Grass Vallev. Calif., with Ilial 70 etrs aeo i. w as that Lvman Gilmore put in h,s strip !heleri S ht across from in. cemetery. A most approbate loca- lion, it was thought at the time, ROADSIDE SIGNS 0. -Where were Ihc first Burma Shave roadside signs put " P? A On highways 65 and 61 near Albert Lea and Red Wing Q. -Take two vegetables grown side by ado inthe: same conditions. If one is ? ivcn organic .lertdner and the other m ..rmnif will thcv Kill look and taste the same? 'A They will Plants can't tell .he difference. Nor can the people who eai the plants. Q. -AH right. Louie, can you name the V. S. president who cfcr'io that old soldier Zachary Taylor. MARITAL STATUS ally- or "none of the above" sort of answer. serious aboul going into medicine. He worked as a volunteer in the emergency room of a local hospital and reportedly was interest in the design of medical equipment Eakke still works at the space lab and lives nearby on the San' Francisco peninsula. He is married and has two young children. He had a grade point averagi of'5 51 afMinncsota. He applied 'loll medical schools, in the fall 0(1972, including the University of California at Davis. After his grades and lest scores-were analyzed. Bakke was one ol the applicants invited to un interview. He received-a high rating from Dr. Theodore West, the faculty member who interviewed him. but West noted his age was 33 and that this was about "the last chance he could hope to start medical school. . Although scoring 4HH on a total 500 in the admission "point system." Bakke was rejected. "He wrote to the school admission director, pleading lor • reconsideration. When that letter was unanswered in a month, he wrote again, bitterly saying he felt ••compelled to pursue a different course of action" to get admitted, according to a letter quoted by the New York Times. "Applicants chosen to be our •doctors should be I hose presenting the best •qualifications, both academic and personal.", Bakke wrote. ••Most are selected according to IhH standard but 1 am co\'meed that a significant fraction is judged by a separate criteria. I am referring to quotas, open or covert for racial minorities. -I rcaliy.0 that the rationale for these quotas is-'that they attempt to atone for past racial discrimination but insisting on a new racial bias in favor of minorities is not a just situation." CARD OF THANKS We wish to express our sincere thanks to the local Eagles. Cemeterv Dept.. CB'cr friends and our wonderful relatives, friends and neighbors for then- food, flowers, cards, prayers and acts of kindness at the time of the passing of our Father. 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