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« .(» « lliflliltf>Mail. Goltsbuffl. III. Tuii. April 24, 1973 Are 0 Few New Excesseries!" EDITORIAL Commei • it and R eview Thh Is the Army^ Ms. Jones The Army is probably the most male- institution in American society, it since the shift to an all-voljunteer force, jthe military has intensified its recruiting 4e{forts among women. There are now approximately 16,800 women on active duty ^ the Army, representing about 1.9 per Scent of total personnel. Durmg the next |decade the Army hopes to increase the /proportion of women to 4 per cent. To meet 1^1^ goal, it is attempting to eliminate glides that discriminate against women. * Revised regulations, published Friday, jdo away with several restrictions on the 'Marital and pregnancy status of women ^who want to join the Women's Army *C(Hps. Married women will now be con- tsidered for enlistment on the same basis las single women. Unwed mothers who want •to enlist will not have to apply for a waiver. ;;;Prospective enlistees will no longer be re- ;quired to supply three character references *on their applications. Under a previous -regulation change, WACs who become pregnant, whether married or not, are no longer sunmiarily dismissed from the service. Instead, the Army judges each case individually to determine the woman's ability to care for her child and still con* tinue her military career. But WACs still do not receive the sjune benefits as theh* male counterparts. If a WAC marries, she cannot apply for on-base housing for herself and her husband, nor can she bring her family to Army medical and dental facilities for treatment, although a GI can. Women are still ineligible for West Point appointments. Although some inequities remain, ^^jthe opportunities for women to become more directly involved in new types and in a wider range of military assignments is increasing," writes Nancy Goldman (The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, March 1973). In the past many WACs ended up doing "woman's work"—either clerical or medical duties. Today, nearly all noncombat jobs are open to women. "In the decade of the 1970s," writes Ms. Goldman, "the military will not ^idneer in the- changing role of women, but women will be increasingly utilized and constitute a potential pool to meet the expected 'shortfall' in personnel." The Russians Are Cdndng Basketball nationalists will not soon, forget the court-long pass taken by Russian Alexandr Belov in the Olympics last year. The six-foot-nine forward dunked the ball with not an American defender in sight, winning the game by a point and- handing the United States its first defeat in Olympic basketball history. The controversial "second-chance" ending was hotly disputed but appeals to the International Olympic Committee were fruitless. The Russians had won. Timely Quotes Any Democrat in this country can run |ind know he has 80 per cent of the black vote in his pocket before he starts. How can you extract promises from a candidate if he knows he's got your,vote? —Staoley C. Scott, black special assistant to President Nixon. If Miss Fonda thinks for a minute that any of the people that she saw were able to speak freely, and were not fully aware that any deviation from what we were told to say or could say would bring instant punishment, the moment she departed the area, then she's got another think coming. —y. Comdr. David W. Hoffman, former POW. If Cambodia is overwhelmed, it would bave mortal consequences for Vietnam. -ppHieiiry Cabot Lodge. By comparsion with the prices in Ger- jsmy, meat here is cheap. My four children and I were longing to have a good .'iti^iik when we arrived in the States last •week. 7t4t is all we are eating until we go ; «4|ff' 9wl«r» Keiser, Florida visitor. * J. I mm you om iimg: Never, Jilpr I lili ask again American military la em biOk to Vietnam. Imkm Va» Tlieu. Now comes sweet revenge, or so some think, when the Russian team begins a 7-game tour of the United States with a game in Salt Lake City Thursday, April 26. For awhile, it appeared that the tour would be a bust because the National Collegiate Athletic Assn. was going to bar players under its jurisdiction from playing in the games, sponsored by the rival Amateur Athletic Union. Only after 58 U.S. senators signed a letter askuig the NCAA to set aside its opposition was the matter resolved. For its part, the AAU agreed to apply formally for the sei-vifies of NCAA undergraduate players. The running battle between the NCAA and the AAU is fahitly ridiculous, of course, but it is no fun for the athletes. In order to prove who really runs amateur sports, both organizations penalize athletes under the rival jurisdiction. Time magazine noted recently, "When the NCAA refuses to clear its athletes for an AAU meet one week, the AAU gets revenge the next by neglecting to submit for certification a world record set by an NCAA runner." What suffers most is the mora^. of the competitors and the image of sports. Nothing, it seems, can end the feud. In one of the most celebrated quarrels— who was to pick athletes for the 1964 Olympics-Gen. Douglas MacArthur was called in to mediate. Presidents and independent arbitration boards have interested themselves in the bickering to no avail. Perhaps a bill now pending in Congress will help. It sets a fine of $10,000 for any supervisory organization which penalizes college players or coaches who represent the United States in international competition. Baiting WhoBe Eastern Esta WASMtNQTON Baiting thf eastern Establishment Wi a new Sfiort in American fMllties nor, nedesiarlly, a disreputable one. Prom Andrew Jackson, forward, people in the rest of (he country have feared and fought the money power of the Northeast, betimes they've done it straight out by attacking Wall Street and the bankers, and sometimes they've done it on the bias by making fun of the rich fancy pants from Harvard. In a capitalist nation where the use (A the word capitalist is frowned on and .the deceptive term "free enterprise" is favored, it shouldn't surprise us that the masters of money are derided as overly literate pansies rather than as overly powerful monopolists. This kind of diluted and imprecise s^echmaking leads to great confusion over who this un >er-class enemy is and why. Is it the members of the New York Stock Exchange, esthetes at Yale, pinkos in the State Department or fags infiltrating the CIA? With the Nixon crowd, the effete, eastern, snob elite they lambast Is themselves. Look at Richard Nbcon himself. The law firm he left to take his present position is located in the citadel •oi Ekistem Establishmentarian- ism, at 20 Broad Street, New York City, right around the corner from Wall. At least Nixon, the son of a poor family, went to a nowhere little college, but get a look at the background of his secretary of defense: Harvard '41, Harvard Law School '47, and then, after clerking in the Supreme Court, he joins the Boston law firm of Hopes, Gray, Best, Coolidge and Rugg. Merely to read that name out loud is to Choke in the gold and social incense of high-chureh Episeopa- liantsm. Nixon, in fact» is just as de^ pendent on Harvard swells, effete or otherwise, as wks John F. Kennedy. Our renowned Dr. Henry Kissinger, this a^^s degraded version of Beniamin Franklin, holds no less than three degrees from that most Establlshmentarlan of aH East^ ttti institutions. So also with that Son of the great unwashed, the plebeian, Richard Kleindlenst, the string *em t4> attorney gen* erai; Who is Harvard '47 and Harvard Law 'SO. Budget Director Roy Ash, who wasn 't able to keep his company out of the red even with the defense contracts, was graduated from the Harvard Sdiool of Business, the same place that made Robert McNamara so smart. And let 's not forget Caspar Weinberger, the secretary of HEW, who's making a name for himself as the meanest man in America by cutting off aid to medicine. He's Harvard College '38 and Harvard Law '41. James T. Lynn, the new HUD secretary who is also a member of Nixon's super-tiptop, non-congressionally authorized cabinet, suffered through a bachelor's degree at declasse Western Reserve, but recouped by going to Harvard Law. Judging by the personal backgrounds of this work-ethic Administration, it would appear that most of their effort has been put into getting the silver spoons out of their mouths so they can denounce their fellow Ivy League graduates. Thus we have Rogers Morton, the secretary of interior, Yale '37, and another Old Blue, Nixon egghead Ray Price, Yale '51. From Comment By Nicholas Von Hoffman Princeton comes NATO ambassador and White House hanger- on Donald Rumsfeld, class.of '54, and Secretary of the Treasury George Shultz, class of '42, who then went to Boston and got a Ph.D. at MIT. But maybe the best example of the self-help kid who worked his way out of the slums is Peter Flanigan, whose mother was a Busch beer heiress and whose father was the head of Manufacturer»-Hanover Trust, one of the largest banks in the world. Despite these disadvantages, Flanigan was able to fight his way to the top by graduating from Princeton ('49). He went on from there to be a White House assistant to NixOn, but retired from public service, doubtless to make a little money for his family by becommg a partner in the Wall Street firm of Dillon, Reed. In the White House hacky- tacky-flacky division of ghosts and gag writers, none have been more scornful of effete, elite ' snobs than the thuggish Patriot Buchanan and the urbane Wit- Ham Safire. When he's doing his number, Buchanan doesn't tell you he*s a graduate of Georgetown, the expensive, ritzy, up? per-class Roman Catholic university. Nor is he overly anxious to let the public know that he then plunged deeper into the ivy by taking a degree at Columbia. Mr. Safire was able to rise above his principled revulsion against the dandelions ahd daffodils of Eastern degoieracy and take a very highly paid job with — would you believe it? The New York Times. But then our respected secretary of state, William P. Rogers (Colgate '34 and Cornell Law '37), cashed his paycheck as counsel for the equally odious Washington Post for a number of years without throwing up. The moral is not to burn down Harvard. A university teaches things, not character of wisdom, and if it feels inclined to apologize for a Richardson and a McNamara, it can glory in its Emersons, its Frankfurters and its Santayanas, men who did know something of ethics. The moral, if there is one, is that these men, who revile their own beginnings to pose as fake average Mr. Americas, risk setting up their own destruction. If the Hkes of Flanigan have their worldly goods confiscated by a know-nothing mob of their pwn creation, it 's a small loss, but that same mob will burn the libraries, too. For everybody's sake, including its own, tfie u{^er-class alumni had better lay off. (Copyright 1973, Washington Post-King Features Syndicate) Ominous Signs of Violence This Summer There is increasing mention of the possibility of violence this summer as the result of the cuts recommended in the 1973-74 federal budget. As everyone knows by now, the administration is proposing that social programs, largely affecting people, be severely trhnmed or phased out completely. Included in these suggested is OEO, the famed Office of Economic Opportunity, under which so many citizens of minority groups were employed. OEO has won the first step in its right to remam alive by securing an uijunction issued by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ordering a halt in the dismantling. One head of a civil rights organization has already predicted not violence, but a taking to the streets this summer of the protests on budget .cuts. Apparently he disdains the court action favored by civil rights lawyers who are funded by OEO. The model cities programs, anti-poverty efforts of various sorts, and all community action programs, as well as certain training projects, would be hit. Housing subsidies and day care centers would be halted. Other items in the budget would be pared down, but these types of efforts are where most of the minority citizens, the Spanish- speaking, the Indians, and the Negroes are employed. Their jobs would be wiped out. Somebody shaped the budget and simply saw items instead of people. Like the engineers, these hurt people can turn only to welfare. Comment By Roy Williins The excuse is offered that such programs have been badly ad. ministered by people untrained for such responsibilities. It is alleged that waste has taken place and even that the stealing of funds has occurred. Where theft has not actu^dly occurred, it is said that bad judgment has wasted funds. Unquestionably some stealing has taken place. It has been s» since the dawn of history. Some members of minority groups are no exception to the human rule. The alleged kickback of several thousand dollars to a black official administering federal funds (although all stealing should be condemned) compares rather unfavorably with a white bank teller who gambled as much as $35,000 a day on horse races. All the mishandling of the minorities probably did not equal the |1.3 million take of this one bank teller, to say nothing of the millions involved in the Equity Fund scandal with insurance firms as victims. So let Us not get racially righteous about these purely human frailties, even as we strive to eliminate greed from man's efforts. And let us not, too, compound the evil by seekmg to solve the problem in anger and violence. These are effective in calling attention to conditions, the temper of the people, but violence never has provided a real solution to any dispute. Death by violence is with us. Arson is here. Destruction is the creed of those who see not beyond the anger of the present and who have lost hope for the future. Last Sunday was Easter. The lesson most cjted was the abdication of all authority by Pontius Pilate who washed his hands before the crowd seeking a condemnation of Jesus, declaring, according to Matthew, "I am innocent of this man's (Continued on Page 11) Crossword Puzzle Hodgepodge Amwir to fneAftm fuvS» ACROSS IStarfuat 5 Perched SFoodregimea USonofSeth (Bib.) ISLifetim* 14 Nested boxM 15 Grafted (her.) 16 Nothing 17 Bang. 18 Meadow 19 False goda 21PeerGynt's mother 22 Glossy labrie 24Algonquian DOWN 1 Decorticates aMaka •nduilng S Spotted (hot) 4 Compasspoint SHourglasa content SExcbange 2SSlow(mttdc) 28PoUtoea (coU.) 29 Stitch 30 Noah 's second son (Bib.) SlSeaeagla 32 Globe 33 Scottish aoet 35 Loses cobr 38Sainte(Sp.) 39 Singing vole* 41Cudroo blackbiid 42 Bulky 46 Town . 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