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Hove, Arthur O. (ed.) / Wisconsin alumnus
Volume 69, Number 4 (Jan. 1968)

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wisconsin
                                  alumnus
Volume 69
January 1968
Number 4
FEATURES
   5 Protesters Convicted by Civil Court
6-13  A special section on-TheeDance
  14 Student Power
  18 1967-a typical, historic year
Photo Credits: 2-Harold N. Hone; 6, 8, 9 (bottom), 10-Barbara
Baenziger; 9 (top), 12, 13-John Newhouse; 14, 21-Duane
Hopp.
            WISCONSIN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
                     OFFICERS 1967-68
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD: John I. Walsh '38, Attorney-at-Law,
25 West Main Street, Madison, Wisconsin
PRESIDENT: Donald- Slichter '22, 611 East Wisconsin Avenue,
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT: Raymond E. Rowland '25, Ralston Purina
Company, 835 South 8th Street, St. Louis, Missouri
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9th Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
SECRETARY: Mrs. Betty Geisler '37, 2929 Colgate Road, Madison,
Wisconsin
TREASURER: Robert I. Wilson '51, Madison Bank & Trust Com-
pany, 23 West Main Street, Madison, "Wisconsin
                           Staff
Arlie M. Mucks, Jr. '43
Edward H. Gibson '23
Arthur 0. Hove '56
Mrs. Harriett Moyer
Gary D. Meyer '63
Mrs. Gayle Langer '59
Mrs. Helen Slauson
Mrs. Elma Haas
Mrs. Jennette Poulik
                Executive Director
      Director of Alumni Relations
                           Editor
                  Assistant Editor
      Alumni Records Coordinator
             Operations Manager
                Club Coordinator
Alumnae and Reunion Coordinator
         Membership Coordinator
Letters
Dow Protest, continued
    Mrs. Jennings (UW'17) and I (UW
 '21) wish to associate ourselves unre-
 servedly with the "Resolution" of the
 Association as it is displayed on p. 9 of
 the November issue of the Wisconsin
 Alumnus. It is a statement of our own
 convictions concerning the relationship that
 should exist between students and Uni-
 versity authorities.
               Blandford Jennings '21
               Maplewood, Mo.
 I have read with interest- the Novemiber
-issue of~he Atrmns. i-like your-methoid
of reporting.
   You will receive numerous comments
 about student behavior and administrative
 discretion based on "Day of Obstruction,"
 and I add mine to the rest. Chancellor
 Sewell has emphasized the Laws of the
 University which provide for freedom of
 speech, assembly, association, etc., among
 the students, but that support of causes
 must be by lawful means which "do not
 disrupt the operations of the University."
   I see nothing wrong in what the Chan-
 cellor has said; it is what anyone of us
 would say were we chancellor. However,
 there are numerous facets to this situation
 which a chancellor cannot logically enter-
 tain which nevertheless exist; for example:
   1. 20-year-old students are more sensi-
 tive to the violence and inhumanity of
 war than are 50 year-old alumni, regents,
 or administrators;
   2. By providing Dow with space and
 facilities, the University is tacitly endors-
 ing its recruiting and its production of
 nan~lm"
  3. Some of the means of communica-
tion and protest open to the average
citizen, such as voting, are as yet closed
to some students; the mass protest is open
to all;
  4. Protests, unpopular or illegal at the
time or in the place that they occur, some-
times do produce the results the protesters
desired; the tragic death of three young
protesters in Mississippi aided in influenc-
ing public opinion sufficiently for lawmak-
ers to move in the direction of more
effective civil rights legislation; protests
by students have brought them gains (as
well as reverses) in what they may hear
and support on campus.
  The answer to this dilemma of dedi-
cated young people clashing with law-
upholding regents and administrators is
to ask Dow to recruit elsewhere-to not
use University facilities; its program is
too controversial for the campus. The
principle upheld in allowing Dow to re-
cruit on campus is not worth the damage
done to the University and its primary
objectives. I'm sure the University would
not allow the Mafia to recruit on campus.
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THE WISCONSIN ALUMNUS is published ten times a year: Monthly in Octo-
ber, November, December, January, February, March, April, May; and bi-
monthly in June-July and August-September. Second-class postage paid at
Monroe, Wis., under the act of March 3, 1879. Subscription price (included
in membership dues of the Wisconsin Alumni 'Association) is $5.00 a year.
Editorial and business offices at 650 N. Lake St., Madison, Wis. 53706.
January, 1968
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