The Michigan Daily-Saturday, October 27, 1979-Page 3
U.S. firms key to future
of S. Arica-'U' speaker
By MITCH CANTOR
U.S. citizens should pressure
American government to take any
necessary steps-including U.S. cor-
porate divestment from South
Africa-to improve economic and stan-
dards of living in Southern Africa,
a visiting economics professor said last
Ann Seidman, from Clark University
in Massachusetts, told an audience of
more than 40 in the Whitney Auditorium
at the School of Education Building last
night that U.S. corporate exploitation of
South Africa has been the mainstay of
the apartheid system of government in
have been seeking to prevent any
restructuring of economy that would
hurt profits at the expense of the people
there (South Africa)," Seidman said.
Seidman, who spoke in the third
segment of a University-sponsored
teach-in on "South Africa Continuity
and Change," maintained that
American firms are specifically
keeping the white minority in control in
South Africa by supplying the regime
with military transport supplies.
"If's important for a minority . . . to
have enormous mobility, to have the
limited whites mobilize from one
troubled spot to another," Seidman
said, referring to the sale of planes,
trucks, and other transport materials to
the white-controleld South African
THE' ECONOMIST also said a
spreading of business operations
among other South African countries,
such as Tanzania or Botswana, would
Hooker Co. clean-up plan
help stabilize economic conditions on
the continent where there now is mostly
"exploitation" of South Africa. Accor-
ding to Seidman, about 80 per cent (or
$2 billion) of direct U.S. investment in
Africa is located in South Africa.
"We need to support the liberation
movements and their effects to change
the economies of those countries,"
Whle the professor said total divest-
ment from companies operating in
South Africa would be desirable, she
said the chances of anything short of
government-ordered divestment ap-
"WE'RE NOT likely to convince
them (U.S. firms) to do that (divest) on
moral grounds," she said.
Seidman also advocated:
* opposing the lifting of economic
sanctions against Zimbabwe-Rhodesia.
The Carter administration will likely
face that issue next month;
A American recognition of and aid to
- an end to U.S. tax credits being
granted to firms doing business in
racist regimes, such as South Africa;
* stricter enforcement of the ban of
U.S. sales to the South African military.
Earlier in the day, the teach-in began
with a panel discussion on Southern
Africa, which featured Seidman and
several other academicians from other
universities and organizations. Also
speaking earlier in the day was An-
thropology Prof. Bernard Magubane
from the University of Connecticut.
MAGUBANE ALSO said the future of
southern Africa depends on U.S. cor-
porate policy, and that "in South Africa
the policy of the West is dictated by
While Magubane also indicated that
U.S. corporate divestment would likely
have positive effects on South Africa,
he dismised the matter to some extent,
saying that "American companies are
not going to divest from South Africa.
It's not in the nature of imperialism to
leave the area where there's profit."
The final segment of the teach-in will
be held this morning at the Wesley
Foundation at the First United
Methodist Church at 9.
Daily rhoto by ' PETR ERLING
THE SHACKLES ARE for a good cause as this University ROTC student does time for UNICEF at the annual
haunted house at North Hall.
ROTC raises goose bumps for charity'
GRAND RAPIDS (UPI)-A west
Michigan environmentalist group
yesterday blasted the $20 million clean-
up agreement reached betweeen
Hooker Chemical Co. and the state,
saying the pact shortchanges the public
in several crucial areas.
John Goodspeed, chairman of the
west Michigan chapter of the Sierra .
Club, told a news conference the
agreement lacks guarantees to make
sure Hooker keeps its end of the
ON WEDNESDAY, state officials an-
nounced the multi-million dollar out of
court settlement requiring Hooker to
bujry all chemical wastes ina clay-lined
vqult and install a pump system to
purify the groundwater under the plant.
The Sierra Club has effectively
blocked implementation of the set-
tlement by filing for intervenor status
in Ingham. County Circuit Court. A
hearing is scheduled for Monday.
"The crucial engineering and design
plans are not built into the consent or-
der but are left to be specified later
pending the approval of the director of
the Department of Natural Resources,"
"THIS LACK makes any analysis of
the situation impossible and denies the'
right of the community to have a
meaningful impact on the technical
decisions yet to be made," he said.
The biggest flaw in the agreement,.
Goodspeed said, is the liability release
which 'would effectively prevent any
further court action.
Goodspeed said much of the waste
from the toxic pesticide C-56 has been
buried in dumps throughout the state
and someone should be responsible for
cleaning those areas up.
GOODSPEED SAID the state must
be committed to determining whether
pollution by Hooker has had any health
effects on people living pear the plant
In addition, Goodspeed said,
Hooker's parent company, Occidental
Petroleum, has refused to accept more
than a $2 million liability to cover the
clean-up effort should Hooker go into
By MITCH STUART
As if midterms aren't scary enough, the Air Force
Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) is putting on
a haunted house for UNICEF that could frighten even the
most seasoned carnival-goer.
Last night the annual spooky abode was crowded once
again, with more than 40 people gathering outside the rear
entrance of the ROTC building on N. University at the
starting time of the tour.
THE HAUNTED house has been an annual tri-service
effort for more than 10 years. Each year one of the three
services (Army, Navy, and Air Force) takes charge of the
event. This year the Air Force took its turn and students
were in total command of the event, according to Univer-
sity AFROTC Commander Colonel Frank Reider.
"Last year they (ROTC students) raised about $600 and
this year they're hoping to top that," said Reider. He
claimed it was "one of the best haunted houses he'd ever
been to" and said in addition to attracting a lot of area
children, the event also has a good University student tur-
The crowd contained many newcomers to the spectacle,
and also a good number of former visitors. One person
standing in line, who was followed by a flock of'more than
half a dozen youngsters, described last year's house as,
'very scary" and had some advice for newcomers: "It's
good for the older kids, 10 to 11 years old, but some of the
younger kids get too scared." True to his prediction
several teary-eyed youngsters appeared ready to go home
before the tour had even started.
THE PARTICIPANTS were led by signs to the rear of
the building whre they were greeted by spooky music, a
brawny black bear, and the infamous Darth Vader. Those
sights were enough to set most of the children screaming
and shouting, but a few were bold enough to actually ap
proach the menacing fiends. Afterward, there was a
general consensus that the group really "liked the way
that bear's hair feels."
Meanwhile, host ghouls were ready to start the visit,
and they began taking groups of about four to six people
on a tour of the haunted house. Tour guides led unsuspec-
ting visitors into the darkest depths of the old University
hospital, all the way down to the morgue.
The spectators were presented with a wide variety of
special effects, including a "jacob's ladder" spark mar-
chine, a dazzling strobe light, and several fierce monsters
hanging from the ceiling. At the end of the maze, one last
creature asked for donations for UNICEF and gave out
Reider explained that the students that actually do the
work in putting the funhouse together have "more fun
than anybody else." Air Force Cadet Nancy Frye was one
of the many students helping out last night and agreed
with Reider, saying that the cadets "have as much fun as
the people going through."
For anyone Who wants to get their yearly quota of
Halloween goblins, ghouls, and thrills, and chills,
AFROTC will offer more tour tonight between 7 and 10
p.m. Just follow the shrieks.
State cash enables Wayne Co. to pay some employees
DETROIT (UPI) -A $2.9" million
windfall enabled Wayne County yester-
day to pay 3,000 workers who got no
checks last week, but another 2,600
county employees - including sheriff's
deputies - went payless.
County auditor Ted Mrowzowski,
however, said he was hopeful money
will be found to issue those paychecks
which were not issued yesterday.
"They will be paid the next time we
get an influx of money," Mrowzowski
THANKS TO AN unexpected $2.9
million check from the state, the im-
poverished county- the nation's third
largest - was able to pay those.
workers who suffered a payless payday
Those funds were owed the county
hospital from prior years for the care of
Medicaid patients and crippled
Last week's missed payroll was about
$2.2 million. Friday's payroll totaled
about $1.9 million.
COUNTY WORKERS are paid
biweekly, on a staggered basis.
Mrowzowski said the $2.9 million
windfall from the state, along with
other funds, also will enable the county
to set aside $1.35 million to keep the
county courts open.
A Wayne County Circuit Court judge
issuedtan order prohibiting the county
from spending any money until funds
were set aside for the courts.
The Michigan Supreme Court yester-
day assigned an appeals judge from
Gaylord to hear an appealof the order,
issued last week by Wayne County Cir-
cuit Court Judge Richard Dunn.
MEANWHILE, THE layoff of about
half the county's 5,300 employees is
scheduled to go on as planned, in .two
The impact of the layoffs, according
to County Commission Chairman
Richard Manning, will be "a line and a
wait" for county residents in need of
documents and other services.
Officials estimate Wayne County will
end the year with a $19.3 million deficit.
Id describe the situation as not
broke or bankrupt," Mrowzowski said.j
"We're temporarily caught in a bind
e a squeeze.
lion (Is nt broke or bank-
Iwii',( (;oiiiti Aditor
Lt. Gov. signs bill forcing release of
name-linked faculty salary information
Each year a class of approximately 135
men and women enters Tuck School for
the two-year MBA program. Over 1001
undergraduate institutions and several
foreign nations are represented in the
Other statistics for the class which en-
tered in fall of 1979 include:
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-The Little Shop of Horrors, 7 p.m., The Masque of
the Red Death, 8:40 p.m., Night of the Living Dead, 10:20 p.m., MLB, Aud. 4.
Ann Arbor Film Co-op-The Gratedful Dead, 7,9:30 p.m., MLB, Aud. 3.
Cinema Guild-Fantastic Animation Festival, 7, 9:05 p.m., Old Arch. Aud.
Cinema I-La Grande Bouffe, 7,9:15 p.m., Angell Hall, Aud. A:
Mediatrics Films-Women, 7,8:30, 10 p.m., Nat. Sci. Aud.
Canterbury Loft-Garlicke, Garlicke, Garlicke, 8 p.m., Halloween
Theater, 332S. State Street.
Eclipse Jazz-Dave Holland, Solo Bass, 8 p.m., only, RC Auditorium, East
Office of Major Events-1979 Homecoming Spectacular featuring Pablo
Cruise, 8 p.m., Hill Auditorium.
PPT-Best of Broadway, Da, 8 p.m., Poer Center.
Pendleton Arts Center, Kwasi donum, African Drumming, 8 p.m., Second
Flood, Michigan Union.
> Wesley Lounge-Professor Magubane, Mr. Greenville Grey, "South
Africa in the 1980's: What Role for Americans?" 9 a.m., 602 East Huron.
A Michigan Conference on Sexual Harrasment in the Workplace-Gloria
Steinem, Lin Farley, McGregor Conference Center, Wayne State University,
Detroit (call 764-0492)."
Fall F oity Wnrkchnn-Prnfaenr .T aesAMartin "Civil Proedre.a" 9
From staffrand UPI reports
LANSING - Lt. Gov. James Brickley
signed into law yesterday a bill
requiring the University and other
public schools in Michigan to release
faculty salaries despite the Univer-
sity's contention that disclosure
violates faculty privacy rights.
Both the University and Michigan
Technological University (MTU)
refused to reveal name-linked salary
information when it was requested
from all 13 state-supported four-year
universities by Rep. Jerome Hart (D-
Saginaw), earlier in the year. Although
the University provided extensive
salary information, they refused to
release professors' names and in-
BOTH THE University and MTU are
currently involved in disclosure suits
pending in the Michigan Court of Ap-
"The University has released all the
information anyone needs to judge the
wisdom of our expenditures," said In-
terim President Allan Smith recer.ly.
"I still believe that publication of name-
linked salaries is an invasion of privacy
and is not necessary to protect the
public interest," he added.
According to Smith and officials at
MTU, it is unlikely that either Univer-
sity will challenge the law in court.
"It's just not worth fighting anymore,
Smith said in a recent interview.
INSTEAD, A decision on how to com-
ply with the measure will be made at
the November Regents meeting. Sour-
ces at MTU said they will probably
release the salary information by the
middle of next week.
The i bill's sponsor, Senate.
Democratic leader William Faust (D-
Westland), noted millions are spent
each year on school employees'
"I believe the public, which is footing
the bill for these salaries in either taxes
or tuition and fees, has a right to know
how that money is being allocated,"
"JUST AS THERE is public accoun-
tability for the money spent by the
executive and legislative branches of
state government, I believe the same,
should hold true for salary expen-
ditures made by public schools and
colleges," he added.
The bill signed by Brickley amends
the state Freedom of Information Act to
specifically require that state colleges,
community colleges, school districts
and intermediate districts make
salaries of their employees available tor
the public on request.
Mean age 24.5 Minority
Married 21% From
A year or more of work experience
Summary of Undergraduate Majors
Economics 29% Social Science 17%
Engineering 13% Humanities 17%
Business 10% Sciences 6%
The School favors applicants with a solid
foundation in the social, physical or natu-
ral sciences, the hunjanities or engineer-
ing. At the same time, it is the admissions
policy of the School to seek diversity, and
the School recognizes excellence in
many areas. The.School's equal opportu-
nity program aims to provide special
encouragement to women and minority
groups. The primary goal of the School's
financial aid policy is that no admitted
student be denied the opportunity to
pursuethe graduate program for lack of
Applicants who are close enough to visit
the School are invited to do so. Also,
Tuck representatives visit a number of
college campuses in the fall. Admissions
Officers may be contacted by calling (603)
646-3162 or writing to the Office of Ad-
missions, Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth
College, Hanover, NH 03755.
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