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SU1GG CONG~ . ...:.:>SIONAL RECORD- SENATE AU.IJUSt 14, 1 '"/
strictlon, subjugation, and regimentation will
be alleviated upon graduation. However, can
C\UC logically believe that the system Of indoctrinn.
UOll h~re at 'the Academy is not a
prepar;\tion for a career that embodies many
of the same qualities? I do 110t believe so.
No one can deny that the Army is a strictly
ordered and regimented organization, far
n1ore .!50 than most other professional org:mi-
7.t'ltions. It is precisely this strict adherence
to doctrine that I find personally objection:
1iJlc. I do not believe that I can pcrfor1~1 to
the bc~t of my abilities \lllder a system that
can tolerate no deviation from a rigidly prcf.
Cribcd n:~.ttern .
e. As 4a young adult male, I am obligated
to render military service to my country. It
is my intention to do so 1t called upon. However,
there is a great degree of difference between
voluntarily choosing a military cnreer,
n.nd serving a legally required obligation. So
long as the choice is mtne to make f reely, I
can only choose n civUian occupation.
1. I Inttst emphasize that it is not the pur-
pose of this letter to criticize. condemn, or
pnss judgment upon the Military Academy
or the Army. In the first place, I am not qun.lified.
to do so. Secondly, the Academy has
proven over the years thn.t it Is quite capable
of !"ulfilling its mission-that is, capable of
producing superior officers. The point In
question is whether or not I desire the Academy
to m.old me in to such an officer. Just as
some people are' not psychologically prepared
to become doctors or lawyers, others are not
so prepared to become career officers. This, o!
course, casts no doubts upon the merits of
these p.rofessions. I am simply saying that I
r~om not the type of person who could or
would best serve the Arm.y fron1 a professional
point of view. I feel it is both in th~
Army's and my own best interests that I r esign
now, and begin the pursuit of another
3. Since the dn.te of my entrance, my
trea.tment as a cadet has been without discrimina-
tion and simllar to that given all
4. I am 20 years of age. :r..ry parents' consent
to my resignation is attached hereto.
5. I understand that upon acceptance of
nty resignation I will be transferred to the
Army Reserve in an appropriate enlisted
grade and, that I may be ordered to active
duty· fbr not 1nore than four years.
6. I agree to liquidate any indebtedness
to the Treasurer, U.S. :r...filitary Academy, as
!;Con as possible after my account is settled
and .final state1nent rendered.
7. The provisions o! paragraph 35d, AR
601-100 have been brought to my attention.
I am aware of the fact that notwithstanding
any other provision of law, no pe:-son who
was a cadet at the United States Military,
Naval, or Air Force Academtes may be originally
appointed in a commissioned grade in
the Regular Army befon.1 t.· e date on which
his classmates at that Acr:,dcmy are graduated
and appointed o.s officers. In addition, no
pc:-son who wns a cadet at, but did not graduate
rrom, an Academy mny be credited, upon
appointment as a commissioned officer tn the
Regul~r Army, with longer service than that
credited to any member of his class at thn.t
Academy whose service in the Army ho.s
been continuous since graduation.
PEADFB~ BITE Q1\I TQ~,TGTTT) I'J.
CHEFK A T>Tit;I,E.
Mr. HAYDEN. Mr. President, a column
by Russell Baker, in the New York Times
of Au:;ust 10, 1967, apparently has misled
some readers. With tongue-in-cheek,
Mr. BaJ.:cr alleges that H. Rap Brown is
an unknown outside agitator on the payroll
of the Senate Committee on A;,;.ropriations
and that Stokely Carmichnel
was invented 3 years ago by my commit-tee.
Farfetched as th!.') J.ttc1'"1pt o.t humor
is, it r. t be m de clear that these individuals
are net now, nor have they
ever been, on the payroll of the Senate
Committee on Ar;propr\ations.
I ask ~ 1nnimcuo ct nsent that the col-umn
L ,he RECORD at this
There being no objection, ohe article
was ordered to be printed in the RECORD,
[From the New ':or:-: T:mcs, t .. ug. 10, 10G7]
R . .J n:."'wN, A co1-1 'lt:ss.:o • .L:>l's Pnr.E:-on 1;-: .Ko:n
(By Rucsell Bc.l .\.UbUSt o.-!'·1any persons
have bt>cn 11 rur!ated. th1s s1.:rr.mer by the
demagogic virtuosity of H. H .. p B:-own, b"'...lt
very few l~now "Brov.rn's" true identity. His
real name is John G:ecn t~nd he 1s an undcrco
·.-~r out.;icle a1·i-r.: tor oa the p::tyroll of the
Sen.-.te Appropri:-u.>O!"IS Comn:lttcC'.
His a&!gnmcJ i to help Congrcr-s 1nd inexpensive
solut..1 to the n~ttion's racial
problem. \Vhen r~ .... 1 .,nimo ity threatens to
cru;n lv rt. given lac . on, Greea--or "'R::tp
l3rov;n, '' 1 :~ •• n::1d.ercover n:u:nc-hurries
to the SC( ne, delivers inflammatory harangues
and in oti.1c:- unsubtle wayo;; seeks to
make himself hlgLly visible.
IIOW IT'S DONE
In this way, Brown hcl;n; Congress to s::.vc
billions. A Senntc aicl.e ·w11o ins1zts on annoymity
"If riots brenk out, Cong:::ccs naturally hns
to investigate the c:1usc o.nct prodncc sOltltlons
to el1m1nntc it. Smne oi these r:.olntlons
can get pretty cxpcns1Y2. If you c:tn discover
that the riots arc cnus~d by outside o.gi.ta~ors,
however, ·you crt.n let the t, :.:p:1.yer o:'l." cheap
with & tall to pronde pri.'·on ucco:nmodations
-:o;: any agitators cJ.ught cross~ng state
Thu~. 's a."! undercover outside agitntor,
Green pcr~·v:-m.~ rtn b:portant financial scn·-
1ce fo:- tl C ''White !)OWer Structure" for Wl1iCh,
1:-t • ls a,l J .. i!.y r:o; ··:::.rown," h~ 1s forced to
pro1css "\ .:., , nt c!. e.
years r .... u
L.l,"t;l'iC.II!:..D IN COMM!TI~L:
wl::.:.,. a tJ., • teal L " ~ f ,r r:rc;;,oric and under
O}"....:i." ~or1.: which w~s 1wt s:-~t"sf!.ed by the
11u:ndrun1 of his chores on the Senate staff.
At th~t time the civil-rir;hts movement lH!.cl
begun to generate such popult~rity that Congress
foresaw it might soon be required to
&up;.art publ:c promises with large ou ... Ir~;s o!
To forestall tbts possib~Itty-nfter ttll, the
United States could rebuild its c!tie3 or it~
could unbuild Vict.utm, llllt it could sc:::.:cely
be expcc~.cd to do both v.:thou,;. jTecUn,5 the
ccon"cmy-!\f.ullig:-1n was rent forth as
"Stokely Carmichael" to reduce p~tblic support
ror be chH-r. "'"h':s movcmem;.
It 1~ . d t·. t ' c~-c Po\.,·er!", his slogan
which so st4ccc .. i 11lly cooled the egtlitorian
nrc!or of white libc:·nls, v:J.s n.ctually the tntplra.
tion of Senator E~ ... tland or :l\!i sis.:.ipp1.
In any .:::.use, it h!>lped Co.1g:ess ~void some
r.1.tb :- !1 .vy cxp~nclitnrcs, nnd incident.llly
gc :t gvod d tl or t;cw Yorl::. sy1npathy
io:· t.Lc: "'.. ~ ,i!Jpl \'' y of hfc.
\Vhen :r.llLliJ 11 t red of the thiln~:!es:; role
o! undercover oul.sictc 'l 4 .ttor and exprt:sscd
a. yeo.!·nill6 to see th. t world, he was tali:en
o:;. by t:1e C.I ! •. , ·!-J "-·' R ipu"i:l"!"ion thi'.t he
maintain l 1s "C. rmic! •. l" co\ c .... He was
ln.st heard f··om in Cub.t.
more sensitive Congrc ~nc
use vr undercover agit: .. ro
i;Olcly by stmgincss.
"Tlle fact is,'' one such C"
plal ed, "some problemc:. .·c
we c .n't do much abou~ tl
muc.l we hr::.ve to spel d. S 1
pcct us to come up w h ~1
we l~1.vc a. few "Ra•) Brow!'
we c1n be c!'rtain Or ha\·_ ·~
the 1mblic w. nts it."
BrO\vns" sa:re the day.
l\1:. SPONG. ::VIr. Pr~
call d attention to 11 ec
in t'1e Wrshington Po
-current efforts by the (..
Boa ·d io rc1iC\'e co~l~C..;t~
T Jday the Post comment c. c i
on ,hat sub.iect a: in. I • ·• ·n
con. -?nt that the ed1 .. , !,
"Du!les, Not National,., be r:!"l ~..RECORD.
Tl1ere being no ob~cc i 1, the
was ordered to be p1·int •. c .n tnc
stitl. ""nts tll .• n they r::c •
problelns of congcstiO!'l, r .. o
that National creates.
Bt.::t the propos'"'l is ol'ly
tl.on. The gr.nr.·th of r.ir tr
although T\VA's ion, ul
ceut of the present opc:.:.1,
tion 1, the .,..i.;:port would 1
1n le s than three Vt.::l!"S
timC' T\VA ~ ... ~umcS, N:..-+:.lc..
so it can hnndle more p.
Tl':! dct,;~.!ls of the pl n,
desi ned to appe~l pr .. 1F.r~. ·
men who have con:41i~l
ex:.•rr:ple, it would :J:.ove ou
or tl~e nor~!..top :f!.igh,s 1::1
only about a third. ot t!'lo
whil moYln;; about "!'lalf offBoston.
Tho cmnpl<~inln 5 Co
cour. e, arc those \\ho :tl.,
Chic co ... 4d Atlant:->.
Tl ~ sl::n; ~:- t.c+tion.
:, o-..t h~ to J...C L , c
It '' 11 become that in ~!m
Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 43, Folder 76, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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