Texas Wesleyan Rambler (Fort Worth, Tex.), Vol. 43, No. 15, Ed. 1 Wednesday, January 22, 1969 Page: 2 of 6
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Does Being an American Matt
FORT WORTH, TEXAS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 1969
htopes for Peace
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Now Lie with Nixon
Is it maybe that the present generation is too idealistic or
is it that we (the students) are nothing but pawns in an over-
whelming game of power-politics? Is it too hard to believe that
war can be removed from the face of the earth?
This is the question that plagues many Americans, Euro-
peans, Asians and Orientals alike. This is the first concern of
mankind, or, at least, it should be.
During the past year, American politics has seen a polariza-
tion of ideas. The "right-wing" conservatives rallied around the
Wallace banner, while the "dovish" leftists carried the torch for
McCarthy. Meanwhile, the everyday sort of citizen cast his bal-
lot for Richard M. Nixon.
It seems the middle man may have made it in politics and
the voice of the "downtrodden" middle class will be heard at
last. But will the echoes of peace really be heard? It is yet too
hard to say. * *
Most political observers seem to think that Mr. Nixon will
take a "hardline" position on the Paris Peace Talks. Others seem
. to think that a major U. S. offensive will take place in Vietnam
this spring. No matter what public opinion holds, it can be as-
sumed that Mr. Nixon is not a person of dovish leanings.
HoMrer, maybe he will be sensitive to the youth of Amer-
ica and^the world, who earnestly desire to see a peace and a
time of mutual trust. Is it too idealistic to believe that war is a
psychosis in man that can be removed? Perhaps not.
Mr. Nixon holds the keys to the future and for the next
four years Mr. Nixon, indeed, "is the one."—John W. Meadows
by David E. Phillip
Why should anyone- want to be
/in American? You live in a state
of chaos. Your people are divided
by hatred and prejudice. Your
Negro citizens are rising ujp
against white domination and
discrimination. Your cities are
torn' by civil TJisobedienee. They
are burned and lofttod.
Your young people are rest-
less. They riot in your Sfchools
and universities. They have lost
their respect for age and author-
ity. They let their hair grow long
and are drug users.
They add nothing to your so-
ciety. Th'ey are unpatriotic. They
destroy their draft cards and
burn your flag in the streets.
You arc a nation of guns, Your
leaders live in fear of being killed
by some fanatic who is discon-
tent with your torn# of govern-
ment. In the past five years three
of yeurxlistinguished leaders
TTave been assassinated—an intel-
ligent young president, John
Kennedy; a man who preached
love and brotherhood, Dr. Martin
King, an aspiring young man who
dreamed of becoming your presi-
dent, Kobert Kennedy.
You are the greatest, industrial
nation in the world. But, the fac-
tories all over your nation pro-
duce weapons which are used in
an unjust war in which you ;?re
the aggressor. You send off your
young men to fight, for a cause
in which they do not believe.
..You claim to bfe the richest
nation in the world, but millions
of your poor march on your
capital. Your land produces much
more food than you can consume,
GUEST SPEAKER it a "freo-
speech" column written each
week by a different TWC stu-
dent, professor or administra-
This column,'^because of the
non-censorship policy and the
unrestricted subject matter,
does not necessarily represent
the views of the Rambler or
David Phillip is a senior
business major from Port-of-
Spain, Trinidad. He is presi-
dent of the International As-
sociation and a member of the
Bridge Club and the manage-
ment club of Phi Beta Lambda.
His motto is, "I'm for people."
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Conference in Washington, D. C.
iafra Could Bring W. W. Ill
By ANNE MILLET
College Press Service
"If the war continues, there is
a great danger that it will be-
come a war between the great
powers, above and beyond a war
between .Nigeria and Biafra,"
warned Lord Fenner Brockway,
chairman of the British Commit-
tee for Peace in Nigeria, in an
address to a day-long interna-
tional conference on "Biafra Per-
spectives," held at Catholic Uni- s
versity last week.
On a peace-seeking trip to
Africa last month the former
Nobel Peace Prize Candidate pre-
sented to both the Nigerian and
Biafran heads of government a
four-point program calling for
an immediate ceasefire, an in-
ternational peace-keeping force,
negotiations for political settle-
ment following. a cooling-off
period, and massive relief assist-
ance. Both sides accepted a
ceasefire in principle*, although
ftirtieukir.,. conditions ,<vere not
woYlVtf <jut . r, '■ ' **
Lord Brockway cited two
"half-breakthroughs: the Christ-
mas truce, even though not fully
observed, and the acceptance of.
daylight relief flights, though not
Nothing that, "there is now a
more approachable atmosphere,"
Lord Brockway suggested "a
Co: . it n o of Good Offices of
Three, composed of Emperor
TI.iHe SoHssi of Ethiopia and two
African iiend; of State, one sup-
porting each side, seeking a set-
During his- stay in Africa Lord
Brokcway said he "saw evidence
of a highly organized and highly
financed European black market
supplying arms to both sides." He
strongly advocated a United Na-
tions inquiry into the matter.
Holding out some hope for a
vague or loose African confed-
eration, Lord Brockway urged
that a "political organization be
found that recognizes the loyal-
ties of the Biafrans but that finds
some basis for cooperation with
With Biafran deaths from star-
vation projected at 25,000 a day
for next month, he proposed a
conference in Geneva, with UN
agencies find observers of gov-
ernments present, to mobilize
massive international aid.
Dr. Herman Middlekoop, head
of the world relief effort for
Biafra, related his experience
with the Biafran people and
praised their "total involvement"
in the crisis. Speaking of the
impact the bombings have had
on the population, he observed,
"People feel there is no choice—
that they might as well fight to
As for the starvation. Dr. Mid-
dlekoop said that Biafra was
"poised on the razor's edge."
While protein malnutrition has
decreased since October due. to
the relief efforts, carbohydrate
supplies are extremely limited.
Congressman Donald Lukens
(R-Ohio), the only American gov-
ernment official to visit Biafra
recently, and Fulton Lewis, a
Mutual radio commentator who
accompanied Lukens to Biafra,
both pointed to the ignorance
of the U. S. Government on the
Lewis was "shocked at the lack
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yet you refuse to feed a starving
nation in Africa. Every year you
spend millions of dollars on
liquor and cigarettes?
You claim to lie a* friend of
the world, but when you travel
to foreign, countries you are wel-
comed by signs that read "Yan-
kee go home." You are called
capitalists and Imperialists. You
This is the only way that many
of the people in foreign countries
see you. This is the way, you are
represented to many people in
the world because of censored
news coverage, lies, and exag-
geration of your national prob-
.1 have been in your country;
for six years. 1 have studied your
history and government. I have
seen your form of government in
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