The Scab Sheet, 1970

The Scab Sheet, 1970
LC Subject
Universities and colleges--Periodicals College students Vietnam War, 1961-1975
This issue includes no dates or indication of volume and issue number, however content and style indicate that it was part of Volume II, published in 1970. It was at least May 10 due to a reprint of an Associated Press article printed on May 10. Page 1 The title page depicts a caricature of President Nixon talking about wanting “a piece of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos…” and that he knows he did was he believes is right. He is holding the United States by a noose and is holding a model of the Memorial Union with the words “STUDENT UNION” underneath. The model is broken in half, with one half falling. Nixon’s foot is on the chest of a man, possibly Viet Cong, labeled “VOICE OF CHANGE.” The artwork is signed by “Christopher,” and “THE SCAB SHEET” is written at top. No dates, volumes, or issue numbers are printed. Page 2 [no title] A thanks is offered to McGarry’s Foodliner, Henderson’s Office Supplies, and Girl Friday, Inc. for sponsor ship, while the reader is urged to give them business. “A HISTORY OF THE MORATORIUM ON VIOLENCE” Contributions are asked to assist in the creation of a book on “the Moratorium.” Both people and money are requested. Page 3 “GET IT TOGETHER IN SALEM” LLB A presentation of petitions for Governor McCall are announced to follow a peaceful sit-in during the Governor’s address on the Capitol Rotunda on Monday (no date given). “WHAT THE WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA COSTS OUR NATION” Casualties and budget concerns are highlighted regarding conflict in Asia. “WHAT THE WAR IN SOUTHEAST ASIA COSTS OREGONIANS” The same details given for national figures are given for state-level figures regarding casualties, etc. “KEEP THE FAITH…” Contact information is given for people to write to senators and representatives urging support of the Hatfield Amendment, related to military expenditures and senior citizen income. Page 4 [no title] An extensive timeline is given of the history of Vietnam since 1880. “PEARL FOR PEACE” Urging votes for Art Pearl, a democratic candidate for Governor, the assertion is made that not voting for Pearl equates support for the conflict in Vietnam. Page 5 “REFLECTION OF REVOLUTION?” Gary Marks An allegorical story is told about the United Boundaries of Hysteria, its paranoid president, involvement in war, and the enlightenment of Hysteria’s people. “STRENGTH, A GOD WORD…” A quote from Aldous Huxley’s Island regarding caring for others. “REVOLUTION” Al Brown After Nixon’s decision not to pursue military action in Cambodia, the author criticizes Nixon for not ending action in the entire region. Continued on Page 6. Page 6 [no title] Continuation of “REVOLUTION” on Page 5. “AFTHERMATH” A short poem about death by Doug Stone. Page 7 “SUCCESSFUL STUDENT ACTION DEPENDS ON REALIZING THAT” Eric Gould, Professor of English The University is declared the most important unit of the American Military-Industrial Complex. It is accused of stifling creativity, and student action is urged. Some of the critique involves not just ROTC, but also research and the creation of an upper middle class. [no title] A quote by President Dwight D. Eisenhower regarding the promotion of peace. Page 8 “A POLL?” Readers are urged not to participate in a poll by the Civil Engineering Department because its questions, such as asking if ROTC should be present on campus, might represent the department’s biased views, and the poll requires a 10,000 person response to be valid. “THE PHONE TAX REBELLION AND THE SPIRIT OF 1773” Readers are urged to join the “tax rebellion” by refusing to pay a 10% tax on phone service. Page 9 “NERVE GAS WHITE PAPER” [no article—headline only] “HOW ABOUT EVACUATION? People Against Nerve Gas The Army is criticized after a recent request to Oregon’s governor to authorize evacuations following the release of nerve gas. Various logistical obstacles are given to support the critique, and arguments are given to suggest that a test of nerve agents would require months of costly logistical planning and execution. [no title] The date (May 10, 1970) and short description (100 people elipse [sic] in front of White House routed with tear gas) are given of an article by the Associated Press. The article is not printed. Page 10 “US. INVOLVEMENT” Statistics are presented regarding financial and casualty figures for the conflict in Vietnam. The reader is urged to become involved in activism supporting withdrawal from Vietnam and Cambodia. “MUNICH OR CO-PROSPERITY? L. Adolf Citing a comparison to Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, the refusal to withdraw from Vietnam and Cambodia is criticized, although President Nixon is commended for honorable, if misguided, intentions.
Nixon Vietnam Cambodia Scab Sheet Anti-War
Work Type
alternative publications
Corvallis >> Benton County >> Oregon >> United States
Public Domain Mark 1.0
Place Of Publication
Corvallis, Oregon
Local Collection Name
Underground Newspapers (PUB 013-3)
OSU Special Collections & Archives Research Center Historical Publications of Oregon State University Oregon Multicultural Archives Oregon State University Student Protest and Underground Publications
Primary Set
Oregon State University Student Protest and Underground Publications
Oregon State University
Is Volume