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Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, October.4, 1978

Ten Cents

Ten Pages

Banks, businesses

with

'U' ties won't

leave South Africa

aty rPhoto by ANYREE ERG
STOPPING IN Ann Arbor yesterday, Governor William Milliken (left) slaps one of his new "M-Go Milliken" bumper
stickers on the car of University Athletic Director Don Canham (right). During the promotional spot, the governor
confessed he was a true Maize-and Blue fan after Canham assured him of a ticket to sold-out football games.

By MICHAEL ARKUSH
Despite unanimously condemnation
of apartheid most of the banks and cor-
porations which hold University in-
vestments and do business in South
Africa have indicated they will not pull
their operations out of that country.
Responding to a University question-
naire regarding loan and investment
policies, a majority of the banks and
corporations maintained that their
presence in South Africa has had a
beneficial effect on the nation's non-
whites and that divestiture could crip-
ple the South African economy,
provoking racial terror.
THE QUESTIONNAIRE was sent to
all banks and corporations in which the
University invests and which have ties
to South Africa because of a resolution
passed by the Regents in March which
also calls for the University to request
that corporations affirm the anti-
discriminatory Sullivan Principles, and
that banks reveal their loan guidelines.
The University also asked the banks if
they plan to make future loans to the
South African government and whether
those loans are conditional on their
helping to bring an end to the apartheid
system.I
The Sullivan Principles, which were
written by Rev. Leon Sullivan, a mem-
ber of the Board of Directors of the
General Motors Corporation, are inten-
ded to promote equality among the em-
ployees of American corporations in
South Africa. Specifically, it calls for
integration in public places, equal op-
portunity, equal pay for compatable
work, development of training
programs, increasing the number of
non-whites in management, and im-
proving the quality of lives outside.the
working environment.
Nearly all of the 47 corporations with
ties to South Africa and in which the

University is a stockholder, strongly
endorsed the Sullivan Principles.
BUT WHILE THEY listed detailed
proof of their implementation of the
Sullivan Principles, many of the cor-
porations said they would continue to
finance private businesses in South
Africa because they believe cor-
porations can exert a more effective in-
fluence on the government and better
promote the rights of non-whites.
For example, American Express of-
ficials listed information showing how
they were adopting the Sullivan Prin-
ciples. They said they were actively
training non-white employees for sales*
activities and claimed special benefit
programs are being applied to the com-
pany's black employees.
"We believe we can do more for our

employees-both black and white-and
help to affect orderly progress by our
continued presence and by continuing
to carry out our.commIitments to fair
employment practices and to equal op-
portunity for advancement for all em-,
ployees," the company reported.
MANY OF THE corporations in-
dicated they were moving rapidly. to
desegregate their work facilities,
provide equal pay for all workers, in-
crease the number of blacks in super-
visory positions,, and fund the
education of many of the non-white em-
ployees' children.
The banks echoed the sentiments of
many of the corporations. While
abhorring apartheid and dismissing
any future chance of a loan to the South
i See 'U', Page 5

Milliken,1Dems
splash through
rain-soaked 'U'
Election year politics came to Ann Arbor yesterday,
with a rain-soaked Democratic rally on the diag and
promotional stopover by Governor William Milliken,
boosting his new "M-Go Milliken" bumper stickers.
The governor is considered the frontrunner in his bid for
a third term against Democratic challenger William
Fitzgerald. The favorable polls haven't kept Milliken off
the campaign trail, but yesterday's stopover was more a
guest appearance with University Athletic Director Don
Canham than a political stump.
STILL, THE potential political mileage in capitalizing
on some of the Michigan football team's popularity was
too much to resist for the governor, who posed for a few
promo shots with Canham.
Meanwhile on the diag, pelting rains and slow drizzles
didn't dampen the spirits of Democratic Lieutenant
Governor candidate Olivia "Libby" Maynard and the
local Dem hopefuls.
The rain cancelled a planned speaking hype from the
steps of the graduate library, but Maynard, Councilman
Earl Greene, Dr. Ed Pierce, and State Rep. Perry Bullard
.made the most of the adventuresome few who wandered
up for a bumper sticker or flyer.
Last Saturday, the U.S. Senate race came to town, with
Democrat Carl Levin pumping hands at Farmer's market
in the morning.'

Open vent door
caused gas leak

By KEVIN ROSEBOROUGH
An open service door leading to a fur-
nace exhaust system is believed to be
responsible for the carbon monoxide
fumes that felled 100 persons at Ann
Arbor Community High School Monday
morning.
"We are almost positive that a dobr
left open in the vent system was the
problem," said Robert Moseley, Ann
Arbor School District Assistant
Superintendent. "On the other side of
the door is the air intake. Apparently
some of the carbon monoxide from the

Profs won 't promise
joint presidential list

exhaust system got out and was
recycled throughout the school."
STUDENTS AND faculty began
feeling ill early Monday morning, just
after the school furnace was started for
the first time since last winter.
One hundred persons were treated at
four local hospitals after exposure to
the fumes, according to hospital
authorities. Four persons were admit-
ted, but were released by yesterday
morning.
Officials from the Michigan Depar-
tment of Health, the Ann Arbor Fire
Department, and the Ann Arbor
Building and Safety Department in-
spected the building yesterday mor-
ning. After correcting the service door
problem, state health officials set up
test equipment to monitor air quality in
the building over a 24-hour period.
WHEN THE air proves safe, the
Community High School staff will
return to work, possibly as early as
noon today, Moseley said. The students,
however, will be kept out "as a
precautionary measure" until at least
Thursday morning.
Moseley said he did not know who
was responsible for leaving the exhaust
system door open.
"We have an insurance consultant,
school district inspectors, and
engineering safety consultants who
have access to the door, which is there
for maintenance and inspection pur-
poses," he said. "There is no way to tell
who is responsible."

DEMOCRATIC HOPEFULS Earl Greene (candidate for
U.S. Congress on left) and Perry Bullard (incumbent
candidate for state -House of Representatives) discuss
political strategies yesterday on a rain soaked Diag.

SENA TE RA CE TIGHTENS

Levin running
By KEITH RICHBURG is a candidate in a hurry. He doesn't
A DailyNews Analysis wear a wristwatch, he constantly
To a rally of the St. Clair County AFL- leaves car doors open as he rushes to an
10, Democratic U.S. Senatorial can- appointment, and he considers himself
idate Carl Levin explained that the
reason he almost arrived late was
because he was running on "Jewishts'
time." When he was in Israel, Levin
explained, he called the telephone
number to get the correct time, and the
ecording said: "At the tone, the time "on schedule" if he is less than an hour
ill be 8:00 -,at the latest, 8:30." late. -
"That's Jewish time," Levin said, When one aide told him that for his
and as with most of his jokes, the next appointment he couldn't be late,
audience only moaned. Levin flashed an impish grin and
BUT ONE thing is true - Carl Levin, replied "Really? I've never had one
etroit's former city council president, like that! Hell, I was late to (Vice-

strong,
President Walter) Mondale's office
yesterday. He didn't care, he was sit-
ting there working."
But in the conversational tone he uses
when delivering speeches to his hands-
in-the-pocket slouch, Levin makes no
pretensions when it comes to image -
he's more concerned with substance
than style.
AND BY MOST accounts, audiences
seem warm to his casual appearance in
See LEVIN, Page 2
Wedn esday
" A Michigan Public Health
Code change will allow mothers
to choose midwives instead of
doctors to deliver their babies.
See story, Page 3.
" William and Emily Harris,
the kidnapers of Patricia Hearst,
were sentenced to ten years to
life in prison yesterday. See
story, Page 3.
" Heavy fighting in Lebanon
has claimed at leat 250 lives in the
last six days. See story, Page 7.
" The New York Yankees trip-
ped up the Kansas City Royals in
last night's American League
playoff opener. See story, Page 9.
. Nicaraguan children have

By MARIANNE EGRI,
Shaw Livermore, chairman of the
Senate Advisory Committee on Univer-
sity Affairs (SACUA), spoke to the
Michigan Student Assembly (MSA) last
night on the process of selecting a new
University president.
Responding to an informal proposal
from MSA that a joint committee of
students, faculty, and alumni present
one list of presidential nominees to the
Regents. Livermore encouraged the
committees to work together but would
not commit the faculty search commit-
tee to this process.
WE WILL suggest this option to the
search committee, but at this point it is
important to consider that a unified list
may mean giving up the best can-

didates," Livermore said:
Last Week, MSA voted by consent to
boycott the presidential selection
process until it felt "adequate" student
representation is granted. Last night,
MSA postponed a final decision on
whether to boycott until next week.
According to Arnson, the purpose of
the postponement is to further clarify
the Regents' position. MSA also plans to
communicate withsthekalumni
association sometime this week.
UNDER THE Regents' plan,
separate student, faculty, and alumni
advisory committees would each sub-
mit lists of names to the Regents
without disclosing which committee
drew up which list. The Regents could
See JOINT, Page 5

Bs
Buckley hits progressive taxes

Council strengthens
police in Burns Park

By MARK PARRENT
William Buckley last night called for
the abolition of the progressive national
income tax, proposing it be replaced by
an income tax system under which
everyone would pay the same percen-
tage of their income.
The noted journalist last night calmly
expounded upon his conservative
political and economic philosophy
before a packed Hill Auditorium. In his
discussion, spiced by witty, remarks
and observations, Buckley denounced
"progressive economics," saying it is
losing its "hypnotic" spell over many
Americans.
"A SOCIETY can tax people equally
and then attempt to look after the
special problems of those who are
acutely afflicted," said Buckley.
Buckley claimed that if the federal
government were to levy a 15 per cent
tax on everyone, regardless of income,
it could reap the same amount of

By JUFY RAKOWKY
In an unusually cooperative session
onday night, City Council approved
resolutions to beef up night police
patrols at Burns Park, improve the
traffice signal at the Liberty/Stadium
intersection, contract a city historian,
and resurface Fair Street.
Council also approved monthly
parking permits for residents with
meters near their homes. The permits
will be awarded by City Administrator

be accomplished by just a resolution.
The city code and park rules must be
amended in order to close the park and
district courts would not enforce
ticketing if "appropriate notice" was
not displayed around the park, Laidlaw
explained.
PARK OFFICIAL George Owers said
when neighbors complain to police
about noise, "the kids run off or are
quietly engaging in civil types of ac-
tivity" by the time officers arrive.

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