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S. Africa debated at WMU

The Michigan Daily-Sunday, October 21, 1979-Page 3


can't discuss a th

It's a familiar scenario - irate students being arrested hour for that mat
by . police for disrupting a meeting of University ad- dialogue. They did
ministrators, while demanding their University divest its According to
holdings in South Africa. Africa issue at WA
But the location isn't Ann Arbor in this case - it's volving interested
Kalamazoo,, at Western Michigan University (WMU). In- . While decidin
stead of the University Board of Regents, it's the WMU ad hoc committee,
Board of Trustees that is the target of student anger. policy "statement
FOR 18 MONTHS, the issue of South African divestment ports political act
has, steamrolled into a key political issue at WMt. On rights."
Friday, 11 people were arrested for trying to prevent the The statemen
WMU Trustees from ending their meeting without hearing University is sup
their case. structive changes
.They've made their views known to us on four oc- country or abroad
casions," said Charles Ludlow, WMU Trustee. "We've given TRUSTEE Ll
them an answer. At some point, this will all have to stop." university realizes
Among those arrested Friday was Donald Kooney, an it disagrees that
assistant professor in his third year at WMU. Kooney is case.
among several other staff members, students, local "Divestiture
chaplains and Kalamazoo citizens chosen by WMU President plishes nothing. It
John Bernhard last spring to study the South Africa issue. Africa policy, Li
Last April, the "Ad Hoc" committee unanimously recom- Sullivan Principle
mended that the University.divest its South African holdings. According to
CONTACTED at his home yesterday morning, the 42- get involved in sp
year-old Kooney expressed doubts that the WMU Board of help run the Univ
Trustees have adequately -heard their case. "We were the world. For us
allowed 15 minutes to discuss this issue," Kooney said. "You be a mistake."

ing like South Africa in 15 minutes, or an
ter. There was no response, there was no
dn't listen to us - they just tolerated us."
Kooney, the best way to handle the South
'MU would be a series of open meetings in-
persons from all over the campus.
g not to accept the recommendation by the
,the WMU Trustees voted in July to adopt a
t," a declaration that the University sup-
ion which "fosters. . . respect for human
t also says: "In external relationships, the
portive of those activities that seek con-
in the development of human rights in this
UDLOW explained yesterday that the
s that "apartheid is clearly a real evil," but
divestment is the correct remedy in this


UAC/Mediatrics-All About Eve, Union Assembly Hall, 7,9:30 p.m.
Cinema Guild-Pandora's Box(foreign with subtitles), Old Arch Aud., 7,
Cinema I-Red Desert (foreign with subtitles), Aud. A, Angell, 7, 9:10
UAC-The New Musket Co., "In the Boom Boom Room," 'es. Coll. Aud.,
East Quad,2,8 p.m. .
U-M School of Music-Cellist Samual Mayes, works by Frescobaldi,
Beethoven, Chardon, and Schostakovich; School of Music's Recital Hall, 2
Flute Guildof'Ann Arbor-performance by members of the Guild; Cady
Room, Stearns Bldg., (North Campus), 2:15 p.m.
Nineteenth Annual Conference on Organ Music(Oct. 21-24)-organ recital
by William Albright, associate professor of music, works by Peck, Albright,
and Curtis Smith; Hill Aud., 8:30 p.m.
PTP-Guest Artist Seroes, "Idiot's Delight.," Power Center, 8 p.m.
Benefit for Wildflour Community Bakery Co-op-Prismatic and the Blue
Front Persuaders, beer and food, Ann Arbor Armory, corner of Fifth and'
Ann Sts., 8:30 p.m.
The Ark-The Gemini, 1421 Hill St., 9 p.m.
Campus Chapel-Dr. Robert DeVries, political science at Calvin College;
"Nuclear Arms and the Salt II Treaty;" Campus Chapel, 1236 Washtenaw
Court, 7 p.m.
Hiking Club-meet at Rackahm N.W. Entry on E. Huron, 1:30 p.m.
Gay Disdussion Group, Guild House, 802 Monroe, 6 p.m.
American Civil Liberties Union of Washtenaw County-regular monthly
executive board meeting, First Unitarian Church, 7:30 p.m.
Anti-nuclear rally-march from Riverfront Park in downtown Lansing to
capitol steps, 1 p.m.; speakers and musicians till 5 p.m.; Holly Near bebefit
concert in Civic Center later in evening; for bus tickets contact PIRGIM of-
fice, 4106 Union (662-6597).
NASCO Institute -"79-Co-op Training for the '80's": workshops on
Starting Co-ops, Co-ops for Elders, The Co-op Bank, Food and Housing Co-
ops, Michigan Union; open house at the People's Warehouse, 727 W. Ellswor-
th Road, Bldg. 15, afternoon.
Society of Amateur Cinematographers-24th annual convention Oct. 19-21:
amateur films, speakers, meals, door prizes, registration is $34.50;
Plymouth Hilton Inn, Plymouth, Michigan.
Hillel-Jewish Joggers fun runs, 10:30 a.m.; Israeli dancing 1-3 Hillel, 1429
Hill St., 1-3 p.m.
Hillel-Deli with Danny Siegel, author-poet, Hillel, 6 p.m.
Cinema Guild-Red Beard (foreign with subtitles), 8 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Musical Society-Waverly Consort, 8 p.m., Power Center.
Music School-Faculty organ recital, 8:30 pm., First Baptist Church.
School of Music-Prof. Marilyn Mason, "The Mature Bach: His Canonis
Variations' ", 3 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
Education School/Developmental Psychology-Robert Knights, Carleton
Univ., "Neuropsychological Testing in Children with Learning Problems," 4
p.m., Schorling Aud.
Law School-Guido Calabresi, "Nonsense on Stilts? The New Law and
Economics Twenty Years Later," 4 p.m., 120 Hutchins.
Center for Near Eastern, N. African Studies-Dr. Tajeddine Baddou,
"North African Sociology Today," 4 p.m., 200 Lane Hall.
Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics-Prof. R. Muki, UCLA,
"Far-Field Asymptotics and Finite Element Methods in Elastostatics," 4
p.m., 229 W. Eng.
Dance Dept.-Gus Solomons, lecture-demonstration, 8 p.m., Studio
Theater, Dance Department.
Michigan Economic Society-Pumpkin sale, Fishbowl and Angell Hall.
Filmvideo Program-Filmvideo get-together, 4 p.m., Kuenzel Room of the
Michigan Union.
D,,kln I ihra r-hrea making dmnstratinn by Laura Schneck. from

is only symbolic," he said. "It accom-
is not real." Referring to the present South
udlow said "as long as they follow the
s, we will hold the stock."
Ludlow, it is not the duty of the trustees to
pecific political issues. "Our purpose is to
ersity," he said, "not to solve problems of
to become embroiled in these issues would
set to die
Prom AP and UPI
CARSON CITY, Nev.-The Nevada
Supreme Court refused yesterday to
block the execution of convicted killer
Jesse Bishop. The American Civil
Liberties Union (ACLU) said it would
appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.
At midnight tonight, state prison of-
ficials expect to strap Bishop into the
metal chair of a sterile white gas
chamber that hasn't been used in 18
years. At 12:01 a.m., eastern daylight
time, Bishop is scheduled to be
THlE ACLU ASKED the Nevada court
to order a delay of Monday's scheduled
execution until questioning about the
constitutionality of the state's capital
punishment law were settled.
ACLU lawyer Rollie Rogers, arguing
on behalf of 11 Nevada taxpayers, told
the court the execution of Bishop would
be an unconstitutional expenditure of
taxpayers' money.
The case was brought onbehalf of the
taxpayers because Bishop has refused
to allow appeals to be brought in his
ROGERS ARGUED the sentencing
court which ordered Bishop's death by
lethal gas did not hear mitigating cir-
cumstances in the case as required by
U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
He contended that the Nevada
Supreme Court had a duty to require
that mitigating circumstances be aired.
But Chief Justice John Mowbray said,
after a half hour of arguments and 10-
minute closed door debate by the court,
that the appeal was dismissed.
Mowbray told the ACLU it had no
standing to bring the case before the
Nevada Supreme Court.
Nevada Attorney General Dick
Bryan opposed the ACLU.petition, as he
did an unsuccessful ACLU appeal
earlier Saturday before Clark County
District Judge James Brennan.
Bishop, 46, was convicted of killing a
newlywed, David Ballard of Baltimore,
during a Las Vegas casino holdup in
December 1977. Bishop flatly refused to
appeal his Clark County-District Court
conviction and opposed all efforts by
others to appeal on his behalf.
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