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Volume LXIX, Number 62
Monday. November ll. 1977

UK teams
rack up

two wins, ,.
costly loss *

Both CK teams were vic-
torious in various athletic
endeavors this weekend. The
basketball team unofficially
opened the 1977-78 season
with a 109-75 victory over the
touring Russian national
team. Junior guard Dwane
Casey [right] was one of five
guards to play for the
Wildcats. The 6-foot-3 Casey
is shown driving past 6-6
Mikhail Korkia [lit], a 29-
year-old Russian forward.
Korkia is putting the lean on
Jack Givens [21i as 6-10
center Mike Phillips [55]
elbows his way into position
for a rebound. The football
team stretched its winning
streak to nine with a hard-
hitting 14-7 victory over the
Florida Gators in Gainsville.
But it was a costly wib as
standout defensive back and
punt return specialist Mike
Siganos suffered a dislocated
ankle and torn ligaments. The
5-9seiiior, shown below in the
locker room drawing words of
encouragement from A.B.
“Happy“ Chandler. will miss
the Tennessee game.
Linebacker Dave Fadrowski,
who also suffered an ankle
injury, looks on. [See game
story on page 6.]




Facing tall timber,
Lee helps UK dunk

Russian nationals

Sports Editor

When the Russian national
basketball team brought its tail
timber to Memorial Coliseum
Friday night, they did not realize
that one man, almost a foot smaller
than their 74 center (Vladimir
Tkachenko), could so electrify a
team to carry it almost single-
handedly to a 109-75 victory.

Appropriately, as the two teams
were exchanging gifts in a pregame
ceremony, it was UK’s 6-5 forward
James Lee who was called upon to
greet Russia's Tkachenko.

After the game, the Russian head
coach admitted that Kentucky may
be the best team his team has ever
played in intemationai or Olympic
competition. He also called Lee a
professional player already.

In the first half, Lee merely
rocked the goal with a one-handed
hook dunk that resulted in a three
point play and a 24-17 UK lead.

But in the second half, as the of-
fense was warming up its fast break
and snapping out of a lapse, Lee
came charging down the middle
with an army of Russians clogging
the lane.

He had so much momentum

(fortunately for them, the Russians
were out of position) that when he
reached the goal, he almost brought
it, the player who fouled him and the
whole building down in one
devastating blow. The basket and
free throw made the score 80-63 and
the Russians never recovered.

“They were the roughest team
we’ll play,” Lee said. “They were
hard-nosed and go after you the
whole game. We were gonna try to
use our quickness and get inside.”

Perhaps it was because this was
the first game against an outside
opponent since last year. Or was it
an aftereffect of the pregame
ceremony and exchange of gifts?
Whatever, the shots were not falling
early for Givens, Macy and the rest
of the starters as the Russians shot
out to a 11-7 lead.

“We definitely had signs of jit-
ters," Kentucky coach Joe Hall said.
“There were balls thrown out the
window. We didn’t handle their
press as smoothly as we want to.”

The press Hall was referring to
was applied by the Russians after
they had fallen behind 70-40. But less
than three minutes later, they were
seemingly back in the game at 71-61.
They had not counted on James Lee.

Continued on page 7



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an independent student newspaper I

Recruiters still searching

Students aren't using .
UK Placement Services

Kernel Reporter


The UK Placement Service offers
aid to students who are job hunting, service is similar to an employment
but many are not taking advantage agency, except it does not charge a
of the opportunities available for fee. Some agencies charge up to 20
career placement via the service. percent of the first year‘s salary.

Even though the job market is
tight, many students never inquire New York, Maryland, or Virginia
in which just for an interview with a certain
recruiters from different companies national company, Alcorn said. And
come to interview them. Last year they would be limited there to that
alone about 533 recruiters visited the company only.
campus. There were more than
21,000 openings declared in the he or she is talking about nation-
Matthews Building last year.

Lack of student response may be said.
due to several factors, such as little
publicity and student‘s unawareness call or stop by the Matthews
of the many services offered, said Building office to find out when a
Harry Jones, associate director. certain company is sending a
“We can give good tips on in- recruiter to the campus. Then an
terviewing through seminars. We apopointtment can be made with the
also give seminars on resume company representative.
writing and seminars on life career
planning to help the student library with information about all
determine his or her skills and the different companies across the
where they want to work," he said. country.

about the service,



“When a student goes in for an
interview with an employer, he has
got to sell his skills.”

Director Jim Alcorn said the

Sometimes students have to go

“When a recruiter comes in here.
wide, not just local or regional,“ he

Interested students only need to

The placement service also has :i

An in- such information gathered by

ternal study from the Department of government agencies.

—Stewart Bowman

Health, Edcuation and Welfare says

An HEW spokesman said there

department computers holding would be no comment on the report



senesitive information on millions of until Monday.
Americans don‘t come close to
meeting minimum standards for audit were not
protecting that information from specifically. But the study covered
unauthorized disclosure and use.

Because of the poor showing by computers, which hold information
the HEW computers, there are in- on almost all working and retired
dications the department may lower American adults; the Health Care
its standards to improve its com— Financing

The computers involved in the

the Social Security Administration’s


says Rep. systems, which include Medicare
Richardson Preyer, D—N.C.
The internal report, obtained by Office of Education’s computers,
The Associated Press, prompted which hold data on students
Preyer to ask the General Ac- receiving federal help.
counting Office to study the security
of all major government computers analyses conducted by the HEW
containing personal information.
“Systems security in HEW was technical paper. It warned of the
far from meeting minimum ac- risks involved in computer systems.
ceptable standards,” the six-month
audit said. “The average com- personal data, the team believes the
pliance with security standards was potential is very high for both harm
only 36.0 percent."
The standards, established by alteration of data if
HEW, are designed to provide the...management groups fail to
protection for personal information enforce standards," the audit said.
in line with the requirements of the
Privacy Act of 1904, which forbids begun a program to “correct all
unauthorized disclosure or use of violations of department policy“

and Medicaid records; and the

The audit, a summary of 16 other
task force, is a statistics-filled

“Due to the nature of most HEW

to individuals and fraudulent

The audit revealed that HEW has

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“Companies. constantly send in
intonnaition about their respective
organizations and the recruiters
really respect the student who
knows about their company,"
\lt'fil‘li said.

liut li student just can‘t come in on
:m irrcgunir basis The recruiters
conducting interviews now are
talking to December, May or August
gi'zidun‘cs and if the positions are
filled tins scmcstcr, chances are
they won't be back in the spring,
Jones said

it is a long range planning basis.
he said lf hired, a December
graduate Would have a job by ()c—
tobcr of that semester.

“'l‘hcrc have been problems with
cancellations and no shows," Alcorn
\‘Lllli. "i’coiiic make appointments
not: then don i show up. This gives
the i'niversitp a brid image and it
doesn‘t help the student‘s image
either. The [iii-1‘0 cancellations, the
more disappointed {iconic who didn't
get to sign up and the less chance
that company will come back to

HEW internal study says
computers left unguarded


found by the audit. The program is
scheduled to be completed within 11

The security and privacy issues
are key to the controversy over
Project Match, an HEW effort to
detect welfare cheaters by using
computers to match names from
welfare records to payroll records.

Officals have expressed concern
that innocent employees might have
their records tarnished by faulty
matches because of incorrect data
or that the information used in
Project Match might be used for
other. unauthorized pruposes or be
disclosed in violation of the Privacy

Preyer, who chairs the sub-
committee on government in-
formation and individual rights of
the House Government Operations
Committee, paraphrased the fin-
dings of the HEW study:

- -“Unauthorized individuals can, in
many cases, simply walk into work
areas where computers and com-
puter terminals are housed.”
——"Passwords, the key to actually
using a computer terminal. are
easily obtained."

Continued on page ~l



Breeding Stock Sale begins today and 1,648 horses
and stallion shares will be up for auction, the
Keeneland Association announced yesterday.

That will include 1,076 broodmares, 450
weanlings, 56 horses of other ages, 15 stallions and
51 stallion shares, said Jim Williams, association

Keeneland will hold afternoon and evening
sessions, begining at 12:30 pm. and 7:30 pm, today
through Thursday. A continuous session, starting at
11 am, will be held Friday.

This wiil be the fourth and final sale of the year at
Keeneland, which has sold 2,336 horses and stallion
shares for a total of $51,396,000 in three previous
1977 sales, Williams said in a news release.

production have on Kentucky's economy?

A study by UK’s College of Business and
Economics indicates that benefits of increased coal
production probably would outweigh the costs.

The business college's office of research, which
prepared the report, said it is a first effort to
measure the net impact on the state economy of a
doubling of coal production in eight to 12 years.

President Carter has recommended that the
nation’s coal production be doubled by 1965 to
provide for America's energy needs. The low sulfur
content of Eastern Kentucky coal makes it par-
ticularly attractive.

Establishment of a new industry or expansion of


an existing one would actually be detrimental if the
revenues produced are not equal to additional
public costs created by the industry. the report


lll'IAl.Tll-(‘O.\'S(‘l0l.'s AMERICAN SMOKERS
are switching in increasing numbers to low-tar
cigarettes and tobacco companies are spending
millions to promote a proliferation of new brands.

“The socalled low-tar market is growing ex-
tremely rapidly,“ says William Kloepfer Jr.,
spokesman for the Tobacco institute, the. “it
probably now exceeds 20 percent of the market."

Ten years ago. low-tar brands captured about 2
percent of the. cigarette market, he said.

There are about 60 low-tar cigarette brands on the
market and still more are planned. he says. He
likens the growth in low-tar cigarettes to the boom
in filter-tipped cigarettes in the 10503.

«day strike of dock workers against con-
tainerships at East and 6qu ports was announced
yesterday after five months of bargaining and three
days of intensive talks.

The tentative pact contained a wage-benefit boost
of more than 30 percent over the next three years
for 50,000 longshoremen.

The settlement was announced jointly in New
York by the union and shippers.

Thomas "Teddy" Gleason, president of the union,
said the terms were being recommended to his

entire membership in meetings to take place
Monday and Tuesday in Morehead City, NC,
Tampa, Fla . Mobile, Ala, and New Orleans,


tutti-\Nl'luvtTlUN (PLO) said yesterday it accepts
last month's Joint LES-Soviet declaration on the
Middle East as the basis for Palestinian par-
ticipation at a reconvened Geneva peace con-

Said Kamcl, head of the PLO delegation from
Cairo, read a press statement at the Arab foreign
ministers‘ meeting here saying:

“The minimum hosts that the PLO can accept for
the participation of representatives of the
Palestinian people at a peace conference in Geneva
is the if S, Soviet statement.

“We agree to partimpate in the Geneva peace
conference provided UN. Secretary-General Kurt
Waldheim, in the name of the two superpowers.
im ites the representatives of the Palestinian people
as part of the. Arab delegation to the conference.

The joint declaration made no reference to the
PLO, which has been designated by the Arab states
.15 “the sole representative of the Palestinian
people "


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with a high in the mid'50's.

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Commercials won, not the candidates

NEW YORK— Now nothing
touches you. National political
campaigns long ago went out of our
lives and onto television and in New
York's recent election the last
chance for local campaigns to
remain human dissolved.

Throught the dark, wet day and
night before election day, politicians
placedmore than 250 commercials




onto the city's six television chan-
nels. No longer is it necessary to
meet a neighbor. He, too, is
somewhere on the dial.

The commercials shown were of
people running for mayor of New
York City, governor of New Jersey,
district of attorney of Queens,
county executive of Nassau County,
Long island, and for even smaller
offices in Connecticut.

Each winner believes that it was
his face, that great stirring face on
television, which did it all for him.
Soon, candidates for local school
board elections will be trying to
raise money for commercials. The
rest of the country will follow? ‘ as

Only a little while ago, people in
New York came out and saw the
candidates running for mayor at
least once during the campaign. The
candidate stood on a street corner
someplace and spoke and breathed
and changed expressions naturally.

You got a sense of the guy. The
voters got a reflection of the can-
didate from the newspapers and
television, but the personal ap-
pearance was the hard charge.

Now candidates are on television
so much—and the newspaper stories
about them speculate on the can-
didates' television spots—that less
and less of the public bothers to
come out to see anybody in person.

The things on which you once
judged a candidate, the look in his
eyes, the tone of the unpolished
voice, the Spontaneous wit, are
unimportant. You see him on
commercial snow, and you cannot
hear him through the smoothness.

I happen to think that the com-
mercials for the two main con-
tenders for the mayor of New York,
Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo, were of
nominal value in the election. They
impressed newspaper reporters
more than voters.

Koch won the Democratic
primary and the runoff, everybody
believes, with a series of wailoping,
issue-thumping, 30-second spots.
The commercials were on since
June. Now, in November, you cannot
find the New Yorker, who, even
under torture, can tell you one thing
that Ed Koch ever said. in his great

For the big push in their cam-
paigns, the candidates all bought
time for their commercials as close
to a news program as possible.

As television news audiences are
made up mostly of women with
children and old people, the usual
commercials in news shows are for



Congratulations! A Kernel article
has finally succeeded in erasing all
my apathy towards UK jour-
nalism. I found Mr. Main‘s article in
Thursday's paper disgusting and
totally unacceptable.

How warped his point of view is
concerning equal rights and the
problems he faces in dealing with
liberated women. Given the funds I
would gladly buy him a pink dress
and send him to Frankfort to lobby
against the EBA.

In reading his article I received
the distinct impression that this man
la more concerned With the shock
value created by such blatently
stereotypical rhetoric than in
presenting an intellectual argument
concerning the effects of the
women's movement.

I also instinctively open doors,
order two drinks amd unlock
passenger doors of cars first, but
unlike Mr. Main. I have no personal
problems as a result of these
niceties. While i appreciate and
expect reciprocity from the gen-
tiem en I date, I make no attempt to
inhibit them in maintaining an
economic and socially balanced

I do not know of any women who
are personally offended by common

courtesy and cannot conceive of
giving a dirty look to someone who is
simply being polite. I do not concern
myself with the consequences of
etiquette regarding men or women;
I am concerned about people being
nice to people, regardless of sex.

I feel sorry for Mr. Main in his
struggle to abandon the ”chivalrous
attitude which I have developed
toward women." The problem is
that Mr. Main needs to expand his
attitude to include all people, not
just women.

He does not need a “neo-Emiiy
Post type to rewrite the book of
etiquette,“ he needs to re-evaiuate
his concepts of liberation and break
away from ignorant socialization.

Joann K. Schladale
Art History Senior

Shut up

The most reasonable place for one
to go for quiet and solitude is the
library but recently i have found
that to be just the contrary.

Several times this semester my
train of thought has been interrupted
from disturbances created by aides
and employees of the Margaret I.
King Library.

I have changed my location for
studying from one area to another
within the library and am still

diapers, loose dentures, toilet paper,
multivitamins, bathroom cleanser
and old age tonics; according to
television, irregularity is the major
problem in the United States.

So the day before election day you
had men running for mayor ap-
pearing on commercials that were
sandwiched between the Tidy Bowl
man and stained dentures. Koch was
pitted against Mr. Whipple.

Television makes everything of
the same weight: the viewer assigns
equal value to a candidate talking
about jobs and to an announcer

place the problem of the South
Bronx in 30 seconds in the company
of cleaners and endless toilet paper
mils, then the South Bronx becomes
just another product.

People begin to think of the South
Bronx as something that comes in a
box. They become bored with it. The
South Bronx again? We’ve heard so
much about it. Isn’t there something

But the South Bronx is real and
what it stands for could end New
York as we know it.

Between Koch and Cuomo they

’why did you vote for Koch?’
'ho seems nice,’ the woman said.
‘ you see? it’s been like that all day.’


pitcher for clean bathroom enamel.
Therefore, the political com-
mercials were senseless to run. All
the candidates accomplished by
being on was to allow television to
turn them, too, into trivia.

A man standing outdoors in the
November chill, calling out in a
hoarse voice about a city’s troubles,
has an impact. He fails. He stumbles
over a word. But he is alive and
trying to tell you something. You
hear him once and go away with the

But the mayoralty race in New
York this year began with television
commercials in June. The can-
didates wanted to tell the viewers
about the great crisis. But when you

unable to escape the nuisance.

Whether one goes to the library to
delve into some hard core studying,
routine research or merely to relax
and read, the library should offer an
atmosphere conducive to con-

The staff of King should be
reminded that it is there to provide
assistance and be encouraged to
upgrade that service.

Susan Sullivan
Journalism major

Harriman’s o.k.

After attending a meeting of the
Shakertown Roundtabie at Pleasant
Hill which was addressed by Gov.
Averell Harriman, I understand for
the first time why the former
governor, former Sen. John Sher-
man COOper, John Wayne, Gen.
Ridgeway and many other dedicated
Americans, think that the US.
Senate should ratify the Panama
Canal Treaty and why I should write
Kentucky‘s senators Huddleston and
Ford and ask them to vote for the

Having noted over the past 40
years a steady succession of ex-
propriations of oil and mining
properties of US. corporations by
Mexico and small nations in South
America and the Middle East, 1 see






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spent about '83 million on thir
campaigns, most of it in com-
mercials. As newspaper people
rarely see television and know less
about it than anyone, they im-
mediately make the commercials
the most important and mysterious
part of the campaign.

In the case of Koch, the simplest
possible explanation of his success
probably is the right one. From the
start, Koch was an acceptable
alternative to Mayor Abraham
Beame among people who vote most
in primaries. Koch and Beame were
on television continually. It made no
difference how good or bad the
commercials were. People were not
going to vote for Beame. They were
going to Koch.

Letters to the editor

as an alternative to ratification an
explosion of political propaganda for
expropriation and ill—will against us.
This will be followed by guerrilla
sniping and sabotage in the Canal
Zone as was the case with the Suez
Canal when Egypt seized it and the
US. moved in to prevent the French,
British and Israeli military from
starting a war to recover it.

On our record, it would seem as
difficult to resist expropriation of

Says Helms:

The afternoon of the first
Democratic primary, Sandy
Silverman of Abe Beame's home
club, the Madison Club in Brooklyn,
was standing outside a polling place
of the Glenwood Housing on
Farragut Ave. in the Flatlands
section. As a woman came out,
Sandy said to her, “Do you mind
telling me for whom you voted?”

“Koch,” the woman said.

“Do you mind telling me why?"
Sandy asked.

The woman looked down. She
seemed embarrassed. “He seems
nice," she said. She walked away

Sandy Silverman shook her head.
“See? It’s been like that all day.
They feel guilty about throwing
Beame out. They wouldn’t think of
going to anyone but Koch."

Koch then went on to win the
runoff because of fine political
ability. He won. The commercials

For the campaign in New York we
had Jerry Rafshoon, who has been
called by newspaper writers a
“media genius" for his work for
President James Earl Carter Jr.
The notion is, however, that the
initial success that opened the
nomination to Carter came because
many Northern people hearing that
Southern accent, felt Carter was the
proper person to handle the blacks
for them. You needed no geniuses
for this. Just somebody to make sure
that Carter didn’t lose his accent.

In New York, Rafshoon tried to
help Mario Cuomo, who did well in

the primary because he was inept at
normal, healthy political
bargaining. It was as if Rafshhon
were not present. Which is good,
because if his ability counted,
Rafshoon would have Cuomo under
10 percent.

In the future, local politicians
could walk away from the insanity
and enormous expense of competing
with bathroom products and use the
medium only for what it can do best
for your campaign: make your
name known.

A politician can buy Io-second
spots. His ad would consist of his
name coming on the screen and
staying there for 10 seconds. The
name would be in simple block
letters, sans serif. This means with
no fancy curls on the letters.

Then an announcer would read the
name for the audience. “Jimmy
Breslin for Comptroller. A Fine
Man." Then give the “paid for by"
and the commercial would be over.

It would cost $30 to make and
would require almost loose change
in comparison to the cost of 30-
second commercials.

Soon, in the street, people would
think they had heard great things
about you. And it would be so much
easier on the ego than the present
system, which recently had
politicians all around New York
losing badly to Preparation H on the

Distributed by The Chicago Tribune-
New York News Syndicate. Inc.


the Canal as it has been to resist the
forced closing of the military bases
we have built in France and other

Former Gov. Harriman set us
straight on the facts—that we have
no sovereign right to the land,
having built the canal on a right of
way; that we can operate the canal
until 2000 AD. and thereafter have
priority of movement of our ships in
any emergency and the right to

invade the Canal Zone if necessary
to protect our rights.

The judgment‘of two great and
dedicated Americans, Averell
Harriman and John Sherman
Cooper is good enough for me to ask
Sens. Huddeston and Ford to go

Earl I). Wallace
1le Richmond Road

’You coppers’il never get me'

WASHINGTON—The sentencing
of Richard Helms ended a judicial
episode of more than ordinary
cynicism. The former CIA director
pleaded nolo contendere for failing
to testify “fully and accurately” to a


von hoffman


Senate committee about his agen-
cy‘s doings in Chile. Laymen call
this committing perjury, but laymen
call many things names lawyers
would never use.

Helms‘ mouthpiece, Edward
Bennettt Williams, told the judge in
pleading for no time behind bars for
his notorious client that this fallen
angel of espionage and subversion
would “bear the scar of a conviction
for the rest of his life."

immediately upon getting
leniency for Helms, who is un~
fortunate in looking like the twitchy-
jawed CIA killer of out nightmares,
Williams said, “He’ll wear it like a
ban ncr because he did what he was
required to do by the oaths he took
when he was director of Central

Helms, with what can be
described as a mud-eating grin on
his dour puss, concurred, “I don’t
feel disgraced at all. i think if I had
done anything else, I would have
been disgraced.“ Upper-class
Edward G. Robinson—Helms was
born into WASP monety-doing the
Main Line equivalent of the Little
Caesar snarl: “You coppers’ll never
get me."

This a a man who did his lying or
iailirg to be full and accurate for the
good of the country and for the good
of the Agency, or so his partisans
say. But if he had the Agency's in-


terest at heart, why stand on the
courthouse steps and say things
which will only rekindle the fear and
animus so many people bear the
CIA? It was stupid, but apparently
these types who kill for their
country, lie for their country, black-
mail for their country can’t think for
their country.

Helms has the right tailor, the
right club memberships, invitations
to the right Washington parties and
that swift self-assurance which goes
with being so right. Unhappily that
swift self-assurance is frequently
mistaken for intelligence and

The children of rich people are
often so polished and shined and
buffed that they slide into high
places on the smoothness of their
veneer. When other kids worked
after high school to help keep the
family in beans, Helms was going to
school in Switzerland learning
French, German and gentleman's

A smarter or a humbler man
would not have behaved as he did
before the Senate. No witness,
distantly connected with national
security, has ever been asked to spill
state secrets there. All such a wit-
ness has to say is, “Senators, I've
got a chicken bone stuck in my
throat," and they immediately go
into executive or secret session.

Evidently Helms has been playing
our for so long-the man joined the
CIA in ism-that he couldn't grasp
that you can lie to the Senate under
oath, but not when what you're
sayirg is so obviome untnie your
listeners splutter.

Whether his was the arrogance of
power or the arrogance of stupidity,
he wm himself his but: of honor-
a mm fine and two years in prison
suspended-when he humiliated
Cmg'css by telling a transparent

untruth. Everybody in Washington
and everybody in Santiago de Chile
knew the CIA was intriguing to keep
the Marxist Allende out of power.

The judge gave Helms a talking-
to. “You now stand before this court
in disgrace and shame,” he told the
highly unrepentent Helms.

Helms must have thought the
judge was either a child or an of-
ficial hypocrite reciting verbal
formulae demanded of him by
legalists pantywaists and other
dreamers who don’t know what the
real world of the CIA is like.

The real world of the Agency
which Helms headed is poisoning,
bribery, assassinations, druggings,
prostitutes and obstructing justice
by destroying files in the Watergate
case. The CIA‘s Bad Deeds Division
so resembled organized crime it
recruited the Mafia as an ally. No
wonder Helms started laughing at
the judge almost before he was out
of the courtroom.

For the most part, however, the
CIA doesn't go off on its own. its
work is a logical and necessary
consequence of a foreign policy of
domhating and controlling other
countries by indirection. If you’re
not going to send in the Marines, you
must have a CIA agent behind the
curtains pointing a Magnum at the
ribs of the dictator while he makes
his qeech.

For this service there is a cost.
From time to time a CIA person will
turn on us out of amoral lunacy.
What is fibbing to the Sebete com-
pared to the patiotic cretinism that
led to the CIA‘s chemical warfare
expeiments on our own people? We
can't give a satanic dispensation to
do evil unto others without it being
date unto us.

Copyright, It". by lting Features
Syndicate. Inc.


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Connally critical of the press


HOUSTON~A recent
Harris poll indicated that
public confidence in the press
fell from 26 per cent in 1975 to
20 per cent in 1976. Confidence
in television news declined
from 35 per cent to 28 per

Since surveys show that
confidence in government,
big business and organized
labor is also low, it may be
true that people are simply



growing more skeptical and
cynical about all of our in-
stitutions. But it is also true, i
think, that most people are
wary of the power of the press
and the potential for abuse.
Anyone who feels he has
been wronged by the press
has never found a way to have
the last word with a
newspaper or a television
camera. There is ageless
value in the freedom of the
press. Yet this freedom
carries with it the dangerous
freedom to oppress. That
danger worries a growing
number of thoughtful
Americans, including many
members of the press.

Throughout American
history there have been
abuses of power in all
branches of government and
in business and labor.
Mechanisms exist in our
political system to deal with
these abuses. No real
mechanism of this kind exists
for checking possible abuse
by the media except the
responsible attitude and self-
discipline of those in the

There are petty ways the
press can oppress: the
misleading or damaging
headline, fashioned by some
deskman taking out his bias
or anger; the technique of
makeup which gives
magnified attention to a
story; or the quiet but deadly
technique of benign neglect or
burial of another story. All of
these come under the heading
of the exercise of “news
judgment." Perhaps they
represent nothing more than
poor management of a news
operation or the lack o