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JIARCH 1. 1971
VOL. 94 NO. 71
by DAVE BRINK
Universal y ROTC cadets were told
Friday that "animal conduct cannot
be tolerated in war.
Brigadier General Lawrence
McCcney Jones, Jr., in response to
questions from cadets at an informal
session in the MAIN Building, said no
one ever told Lt. William CaDey or
anyone else that they were allowed
to kill unarmed civilians.
The Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff
for Military Operations and Reserve
Forces of the United States
ComniandCCONARC) said that some
rules of conduct must be established in
JONES. WHO CLAIMED to know
Galley's Company Commander,, Capt.
Lamest Medina, ""fairly well, said be
newer heard of the My Lai incident
during his tour of duty in Vietnam.
fJones was commander of the
American Division Artillery from
March, 1968, until March 1969.
One of the cadets expressed dismay
that Galley could be "tramg" for the
alleged incident since it is reported to
be difficult to teM the ""good guys
from the '"bad in Vietnam.
Jones, who also served as the
presadimig officer of a military court in
Vietnam, agreed that the Viet Cong
frequently appear to be harmless
oviZhiams.. But, be continued, if the
accounts of women and children at My
Lai being limed up and shot are true
(he reminded the audience that CaSey
has not yet been found quality), then
the incident cannot be excused.
HE RELATED the case of a
lieutenant which had come before Ms
court. The officer had raped and killed
a Vietnamese girl. It seems obvious
that his action was a crime. Jones
Would it have been less a crime,
Jones asked, if the iieutenaimt had only
LilkuJ the girl?
The one-star general told cadets
that My Lai was an isolated incident
raliwar than a large scale practice of
JOS WHOSE FATHER "Bibb"
James coached tiie 1940 IMebraska
Rose Bowl team, had a relaxed
exchang wail 3a the cadets, fa an
Mummesie jnwane like a rap semcm
than a masSmy ScclUure. imc Goucuau
!Lmag3y referred to himtiellff as part of
the ""Green MacMrae (the Army)..
He said the proposed vo&iuaileer
array, a suubjesct dear to the hearts of
odets and mwtit otjaetr draft- age iraem,
has btattlh advantages asd disadvantages.
Os the pftuts side it would save
nooney mow used to train new troops.
Jones akddLed that iwjweffkreSs iaa jy&
sail&dacti aod the eaaminaliena off
asmoyasces like ILP. and tuunrcuals
wouifij toajjefsiSy altrftct omen to service
THERE IS W reascuD to ftumraw
a gy" for his turn when csvlian styles
have changed so nwch, Jones
Disadvantages of tJbe woiststeer
futiogxaxa, Jones notes, wsvM 'mtfvAe
the lass of fcea&h and educatioat
benefits draftees trtxwt frosa ttie
Arany. The Army, in Jaws ospiiaosL.
w&tM aSss stiller the seriews loss of
tS "taaanal approach" gassed from the
wsihix crf'csviairas ieto the service.
Brig. General J one. Ir. . . .
He further predicted a reduction in
pressure to do away with ROTC when
people realize what the loss of liberal
college students will mean to the
Army and the country.
Abawat the debate of over naplam,
Jones stated that the moral issue is not
whether enemy troops are killed by
bullets or maplan. Rather, it is the
question of whether naplam is directed
toward villages or locations where
KBinocent parties may be hurt.
JONES CLAIMED that mo reports
of iiamigmioipunriiy used naplam reached
him during his tour..
Unfortunately. Jones admitted, the
artillery be commanded could not
make the same boast.
Some mistakes were made for
various reasons and 23 incidents of
misfired artillery had to be
investigated. Jones said this was a good
amiiits Hired over s msiiiUliion rounds during
A DESIRE to ""get Ube heU out
characterizes the aStitiude of many
men ia the service mow, accordjifg to
Jones. The graerai was aware that
troops he cxmmatsded ia Vietnam
dtidnt Kike beaxg there but he believes
their reasons were more peasosal thas
"There have been "'fragpasii'
(fflSBrder of NCO's asd oSkm by t&ear
na) inddests, no question abostt it,
Jones excSikoed, bwt in his cpmkm
taey were acts of iafiividsuils rather
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It seemed too good to be true when
ASUN announced that former
Congressman Allard Lowenstein,
historian Arthur Schlesanger and
Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David
Halberstam were all slated to appear
on cavjus March 4 for a teach-in on
the Indochina war.
However, there was one thing
wrong-someone forgot to confirm the
speaking engagements with the trio.
When the error was finally caught it
was too late since all three men had
other obligations March 4.
So ASUN last Friday, with red
faces, cancelled the teach-in and
announced there are no plans to
reschedule the event.
The teach-in was originally initiated
by the national office of the
Association of Student Governments
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Be it ever so humble
Oat fkmdot the Peniung Sdkol student body unrmod cue
foortb of the factilty-Tcmi Moore wM s2t, beafd;
administrator Alberta Poland and wfule liiirted Mike
Ukhzrdmn former Uwvemty student See story page 3.
(ASG) in Washington, D. C, which is
known as the conservative rival to the
National Student Association (NSA).
ASUN is a member of NSA, but does
not belong to ASG.
The initial commitments from the
three speakers were arranged through
ASG, according to Ron Alexander, an
organizer for the teach-in. However,
Alexander said ASUN later found the
speakers were not confirmed and had
They (ASG) were promising more
than they could deliver," ASUN
President Steve Tiwald said of the
Tiwald said ASG had even told the
NU student government the three
speakers were requesting no speaking
fees and ASUN only had to pay their
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