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Vol. LXXXIX, No. 72

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Malaysia rejects Vietnam
refugees; boat capsizes

By AP and UPI
A boat jammed with 290 Vietnamese
refugees capsized in a storm yesterday
after being pushed back to sea by
hostile Malaysian villagers. Officials
said they feared 142 refugees may have
Police said 43 persons were known
dead, their bodies recovered after the
crowded boat sank in heavy seas eight
miles south of Besut off the northeast
coast of Malaysia.
THE MALAYSIAN Foreign Ministry
announced, meanwhile, that the
refugees still aboard the freighter Hai
Hong, anchored off Port Klang west of
Besut, will be allowed to leave the ship
and settle temporarily in camps
because the United States has promised
to accept those who cannot find homes
Yesterday's was the second case of
mass drownings since Malaysia adop-
ted its get-tough attitude toiard "boat
people" fleeing Vietnam. Villagers said
the boat reached land Friday night but
angry crowds pushed the unwelcome
Vietnamese out to sea again with war-
r nings not to return.
The freighter Hai Hong sailed into
Port Klang Nov. 9 carrying about 2,500
persons, mostly ethnic Chinese, looking
Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG for asylum. They were turned down by
the Malaysians on the grounds that they
CHIGAN'S ALAN HARDY (42) makes a face to distract Alabama's Ken Johnson (32), much to the amusement of had bought their way out of Vietnam
bama's Eddie Phillips (51). Hardy's act seems to be working, as the ball flies unnoticed past Johnson's head. and thus were not true refugees.
chigan beat the Crimson Tide in yesterday's battle, 99-84. See story, Page 10. THEY SWELTERED for days on the
Unrest mars Iran's holy month
By AP and UPI

tiny, rusty old ship until Western trailed ti
nations, including Canada, West Ger- nam Oct
many and France, agreed to take some finally st
of them. The United States now is ex- MALA
pected to end up with more than 1,000 of with mo
them. "boat pe
Home Affairs Minister Ghazali Shafie broughtr
said the Hai Hong refugees would be coast by.
permitted to enter refugee camps "for Malay
a few weeks" until they could be patrols a
processed for the trip to the United refugee 1
States and other destinations, the flow.
The exodus from the ship has been Boats
gradual. Canada agreed to take 604 allowed
refugees, and most have arrived there. repaired
ON FRIDAY night, 16 Hai Hong and aske
refugees arrived in Edmonton, Alberta, AT LE
and told of deplorable conditions on the boats se
Hai Hong. Malaysia
"Every day we were issued a tiny can past 10 d
of drinking water, and we had to save killed No
food for the next day because we were estuary'
unsure what would happen," said Hue forcedat
Tran, 23, through an interpreter. Refug
The interpreter said Hue and his could go
three brothers bought a small boat and Se

he Hai Hong after it left Viet-
A. 14, and that the freighter
opped and let them on board.
YSIA ALREADY is packed
ore than 45,000 Vietnamese
ople." Their escape boats are
naturally to Malaysia's eastern
sea currents.
sia has increased -its sea
nd is turing away seaworthy
boats in an attempt to reduce
in danger of sinking are
to land, but sometimes are
by the Malaysian government
d to move on.
EAST FOUR other refugee
eking landing permission in
a are known to have sunk in the
ays. Nearly 200 were reported
ov. 22 in the Kuala Trengganu
when police and angry village
boat back out to sea.
ee officials say the death toll
much higher with the coming


Possible King slaying
conspiracy outline
WASHINGTON (AP)-Rep. Louis prove or disprove a conspiracy was n
Stokes' assessment is that his House from lack of trying. Chief counsel+
assassinations committee found "the Robert Blakey said 31 staffi
outlines of a conspiracy" in which vestigators conducted 2,686 interview
James Earl Ray killed Dr. Martin heard 168 witnesses and issued 260 su
Luther King Jr. for a $50,000bounty. poenas..
But Stokes, the committee's chair Now, Blakey said, there is little ho
man, conceded to reporters as the that further evidence will be found.
committee concluded its public candor," he said, "the realistic expe
hearings Friday that it had not filled in tation of a major breakthrough in tt
those outlines with proof. area is small."
THE COMMITTEE did not WITH THE KIN hearings finish
corrobrate a St. Louis man's story that the committee's two-year, $5.8 milli
a prominent St. Louis patent attorney investigation of the assassinations
offered $50,000 for King's murder. King and John F. Kennedy is nea
It produced no proof for its theory completed.
that Ray's brothers may have been in- Earlier hearings found no conspira
volved in the conspiracy or that they at in Kennedy'stassassination. The cor
least unknowingly helped Ray escape. mittee plans to issue final conclusio
And the committee concluded that if on both cases in a report at the end
Ray did assassinate King in Memphia the month.
on April 4, 1968, for $50,000, he never got The final stage of King inquiry w
the payoff. displayed in four weeks of pub
The committee's inability to either hearings exploring the possibility of

TEHRAN, Iran-Heavy shooting THERE WA
erupted across Tehran for the second the American
night yesterday as troops battled strators vente
thousands of demonstrators who tried shah's major
to storm the American embassy as they storm the com
surged through streets in defiance of a
curfew, chanting the Koran and Army troop
shouting "down with the shah." back thou and
Angry mobs beat a policeman to Islamic bann
death on a Tehran street and army
troops badly beat up two reporters for derers! Murde
Newsweek magazine and then hauled
them off to an indisclosed destination Two Newsw
when they emerged from their hotel to Jenkins and B
see what was happening on the streets. by troops and
HEAVY SHOOTING raged through front of their h
the old bazaar district as thousands of tal in downoov
anti-shah protesters including women ter, Kenneth C
and children spilled into the streets at Telegraph, wa
the start of 10-day Moslem mourning
rites banned this year by the military WIDESPRE
government. predicted for
Sporadic shooting continued until mourning. Th
after 2 a.m. today (5 p.m. EST) but position to S
later the downtown area of the capital Pahavi's rule
appeared calmer, giant street de
The government said seven persons The military
were killed Friday night and two others religious zeal
yesterday. But diplomatic sources said whipped into
20 persons died Friday night when nment rioting
troops machine-gunned Moslem zealots more than 1,10
as they poured from a mosque after religious proc
curfew. Opposition sources put the total and said it wou
number of dead at 70. "mercilessly.'
The anti-shah protests, the second The exile
day of the worst rioting in weeks, broke Khomaii,
out in the morning and swelled into a million Shiite
mass confrontation with troops after the anti-shah
nightfall. a general strik

AS also shooting around
embassy where demon-
d their anger against the
foreign ally and tried to
s with bayonets drove
s of young demonstrators
!lenched fists and black
ers and shouted, "Mur-
week reporters, Loren
arry Came, were beaten
dragged away from in
hotel, the Inter-Continen-
n Tehran. A third repor-
;larke of the London Daily

MANY BUSINESSES were closed,
either in response to the strike call or in
fear of reprisals, and Tehran and a
dozen other cities were hit by sporadic
power cuts. Many shopowners said they
would continue to keep their stores
shuttered in loyalty to the ayatullah.
Western diplomats believe that the
next few weeks will be crucial in the
shah's struggle to stay on his throne.
"Moharram will be a test of strength
between the shah and his opponents and

if he can survive it he will be in a much
stronger position than he is now," one
diplomat stressed.
There were no reports of clashes in
provincial cities Saturday, but the of-
ficial Pars news agency said one person
was killed and 12 were wounded by ar-
my gunfire in the Persian Gulf port of
Bushehr Friday night. In the southern
industrial city of Isfahan, reliable sour-
ces said protesters clashed with troops
Friday night.


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Victors lacked knowledge, votes

s also detaine
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hah Moham
has called for
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during Mohar
the kind of
that already h
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essions during
uld crush stre
d Ayatullah
ritual leader
Moslems an
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Speaker says uni
important for Afr

~d. 0
n last wee,
At least three of the successful can-
loslem O- didates in last week's Rackham Student
Sstrikes and Government (RSG) election have two
things in common - lack of knowledge
about the positions and a lack of votes.
t, featuring Sociology Ph.D candidate Carol
ram will be Yorkievits was the landslide winner
anti-gover- with a mandate of 54 votes. The second
has claimed through fifth place finishers received
ear, banned 16, 15, 9 and 7 votes respectively, and
g the holiday also earned government posts. The two
et disorders remaining seats will be shared by four
students who got one write-in vote each.
The biggest winner was apathy since
Rohollah only 127 of 7,401 enrolled Rackham
of Iran's 32 students bothered to vote.
PHYSICS PH.D. candidate Jeff
d symbol of Berkowitz did not even know he had
ad called for garnered his single write-in vote.
sterday. "Someone wrote my name in without
-- -- my knowledge," he said. When asked if
he would serve on RSG he replied, "I
don't know why not." He added,
ty -a:n:
however, that he did not know what the
job entails. "If it (RSG) doesn't do
* anything, if it's just a rubber stamp for
i a the administration - and I'm not
saying it is - I'd resign," Berkowitz
individual added.
y explained. ACCORDING TO RSG member Bar-
ental gover- bara Nutter, someone will contact
FAfrica. You Berkowitz and the other write-in win-
s, but they ners to inform them of their victories. If
continental they are interested in serving, they
must first petition enough signatures to
e variety of assume their seats.
ound of the Yorkievits, Social Sciences Division
III winner, said, "Like other people,
only homo- s ~ d l
an, Islamic, S
n experien- * The Michigan Wolverine men's
eed a value basketball team rolled past the
m all of the Crimson Tide of Alabama yesterday
se." at Crisler Arena, 99-84. See story,
he political Page 10.
system that + The week's major happenings are
t these ex- summarized in Week in Review. See
t's bound to Page 4.



I'm ignorant of what RSG is. It's clear
from the lack of votes that no one knows
about RSG and what it can do."
J ohn Pena, winner of the Division IV,
Humanities contest, who also won with
a single write-in vote, said he was
willing to accept his seat.
"I'LL SERVE on the council because
no one else was interested."
Pena has no plans for the future. "I
don't understand what to do yet," he
said. "I have to learn more about the
students at Rackham."
The newly-elected representatives
agreed that two of the reasons for the
low voter turn-out were problems the
winners shared with all other graduate
students - a lack of knowledge about
the workings of RSG, and a lack of
"GRADUATE students do not have
enough information on RSG's powers

and what it does. I don't know much
about it," Berkowitz said. "When
you're a graduate student, it's different
than being an undergraduate. It's a full-
time job. Classes and jobs or research
take about 70 hours per week."
Yorkievits wasn't sure why voter
turnout was so low.
"It might be that the record of RSG is
poor," she said. "There is also a struc-
tural problem. Graduate students con-
sider the University to be a stepping
stone to bigger and better things, and
they haven't the time to get involved."
"The nature of graduate study'
doesn't promote a sense of com-
munity," Pena said. "It's easy to not
get involved." He added that, as a
member of RSG, he doesn't think he
can effect much change. "It would be
presumptuous of me to assume I
could," he said.

Rack ham election

conspiracy, the evidence against Ray
and the conduct of the King in-
vestigations. Besides sketching the
outlines of a possible conspiracy, the
" Produced no new proof that Ray in
fact assassinated King, although wit-
nessessaid Ray implied to them that he
was the assassin.
The strongest of those came from a
former Scotland Yard inspector, who
said Ray boasted after his arrest in
London that the murder would make
him "a national hero."
The former inspector, Alexander An-
thony Eist, 'told committee in-
vestigators, "There isn't any doubt
from the conversation that he was ad-
mitting to me that he had done the
murder." Ray said Eist's statement
was false.
* Demolished Ray's alibi that he was
blocks away in a service station when
King was assassinated.
The only living witness to claim he
saw Ray at the service station told the
committee that the story was invented
so it could be sold to filmmakers and
book writers. Another person who said
See KING, Page 2
blasts Asian
The media too often portrays Asian
Americans as - poor immigrants who
stutter in broken English and have no
marketable skills except : laundry
management, according to David
Louie, Assistant News Director for
WXYZ-TV in Detroit.
Louie, one of the highest-ranking
Asian American administrative agents
in the media today, spoke to ap-
proximately 30 members of the local
Asian-American awareness group East
Wind last night on the problems of
stereotypes in the media and en-
couraged the audience to provide input

The future of the world depends on
Africa, and young Africans throughout
the world must work for a united
African nation, Professor Francis
Boteway said in a speech at Trotter
House Friday night.
Boteway, a native of Ghana, is the
Director of Afro-American and African
Studies at the University of Cincinnati.
He spoke on "The Legacy of Dr.
Nkrumah" as part of African Week at
the University.
Friday's activities were dedicated to
the memory of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah,
the former president of Ghana who
sought to unite the nations of Africa:
"Nkrumah wanted Africans to think
of themselves as Africans and not as

"I don't want to see
nations abolished," Botewa
"There should be a contin
nment that speaks for all of
can maintain nation-state
would be subservient to
Boteway also stressed thi
experiences in the backgr
"The African is theo
sapiens with Euro-Christia
and homogenized African
ces," he asserted. "We ne
system with variables fron
experiences which we can u
"There is no way in t
arena that we can impose a
doesn't take into accoun
periences of the African. I


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