California: Burning Advice

Earlier this year 34 University of California students, protesting the war in Viet Nam, burned their draft cards and sent the ashes to their local draft boards. Noting the rise of such episodes, Congress in August passed a law making it a federal offense (penalty: $10,000 fine or five years' imprisonment) to destroy a draft card. That seemed to dampen the flames, at least publicly.

Then along came Simon Casady, 56, president of the California Democratic Council, which represents some 75,000 of the farthest-left Democrats in the state. Recently Casady, a onetime newspaper editor, has been going about California...

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