[Dear Editor: We want to protest against what we consider non-objective journalism on the part of… Donna Chandler]

by Winnie Tay, Tony Toby, Joe Mator, Deffo Tamboue, D.E. Ferguson, African Students' Association
Corvallis, Oregon, United States
September 28, 1981
3 pages
Type: Correspondence
Coverage in Africa: South Africa
Coverage outside Africa: United States
Language: English
Letter to the Editor of the Daily Barometer protesting the lack of objectivity of Donna Chandler's article, "Thomas Tours South Africa." In her summary of the debate on the Oregon State University (OSU) campus about wrestling coach Dale Thomas' controversial trip to South Africa, Chandler omitted the central role of the African Students' Association (ASA). The letter notes that the Statesman-Journal reported that the ASA had revealed the story of this trip and provided information about the international sports boycott to Jack Rainey of the OSU Athletic Department. Rainey responded to the ASA, confirming that the trip would violate NCAA regulations. The letter says the ASA believes that public opposition to the trip – much of it organized by ASA – played a major role in President MacVicar's decision not to honor Thomas' request to take OSU wrestlers to South Africa. The letter asks why Donna Chandler relies solely on Greg Strobel, OSU assistant wresting coach, for information and notes that Chandler is married to Strobel.
Used by permission of Ed Ferguson, signer and advisor to the African Students' Association
Collection: Oregon Anti-Apartheid Files (Ed Ferguson collection), Michigan State University Libraries Special Collection