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See Today for details

Vol. .XXXIX, No. 154 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, April 12, 1979 Ten Cents Twelve Pages

Judge rules

Regents may move


Dorms to
In a referendum held this week,
University dormitory residents voted
overwhelmingly in favor of a boycott of
the purchase of Nestle products by the
University for use in residence hall
With the results from all but one
dorm tabulated, 1,691 students voted in
favor of the boycott while 431 were op-
posed. University Food Service of-
ficials have said they will stop pur-
chasing Nestle products and will sub-
stitute alternative brands as a result of
the referendum.
THE REFERENDUM was held on
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday in
the cafeteria supper lines in the ten
dormitories with food service. It was
conducted by the student government
in each residence hall to determine
support of the boycott sponsored by the
Infant Formula Action Coalitin (IN-
The INFACT boycott, which is being
observed by many groups nationwide,
is aimed at stopping the direct
promotion of infant formula by Nestle
in developing countries. Nestle is the
leading seller of the formula which, ac-
cording to INFACT, has been proven
harmful if not prepared under special
conditions often not found in those
developing countries. The improperly
mixed formula has been linked by IN-
FACT to millions of cases of infant
malnutrition and death in the third
Currently, the University uses very
few Nestle products - including Stouf-
fer and Libby's foods - and the effect
on food service will be minimal, accor-
ding to Housing and INFACT officials.
"IT'S GOING to give a boost" to IN-
FACT's efforts to increase public
awareness, said Larry Pederson, a
member of the local INFACT group.
Hank Ciocca, Assistant Secretary of
Nestles said Nestle has stopped direct
promotion of infant formula in the
developing countries. In response to the
University boycott, Ciocca said, "Not
too many people take the time to
examine the information."

Anti-apartheid group
may appeal decision

Washtenaw County Circuit Court
Judge Ross Campbell yesterday ruled
that the University Regents can legally
change the location of their April
meeting to bar disrupters, should
demonstrators cause a, breach of the
peace at that meeting.
The written judgment by Campbell is
the first judicial interpretation of the
Michigan's Open Meetings Act.
WHILE THE judgment stated that
the Regents may move their meeting in
the case of a disruption, Campbell of-
fered no specific means for identifying
"Of course it is going to be difficult to
distinguish (between protesters and
those not participating in the demon-
stration). It still presents a practical
problem which we will try to find a
practical answer to," said University
Counsel Roderick Daane.
Daane said there are emergency ap-
peal processes available for the WC-
CAA if it wishes to have another ruling
prior to the Regents meetings next
Thursday and Friday. Daane declined
to speculate on the likelihood of such a
Against Apartheid (WCCAA) member
David Kadlecek said yesterday before
the case had been decided that "Tom
(WCCAA attorney Thomas O'Brien)
said it was fairly likely that we would
appeal it" if the case were not decided
in the group's favor. Approximately 20
WCCAA members, who held their
regular meeting last night, did not
learn of the decision until midway
through the meeting. O'Brien could not
be reached for comment last night.
University Safety Director Walt

Stevens said yesterday that finding a
way to separate disrupters from non-
disrupters after the shift of a Regents
meeting "is something we (University
administratoars) will have to discuss.
I'm not certain how that determination
would be made." Stevens added that he
may also confer with the police on the
Stevens indicated, however, that
"spokespersons for the group and the
others who are vocal are quite easily
IN HIS seven-page decision, Cam-
pbell said, "It is significant that the
legislature used the word 'excluded' in
preference to 'removed,' 'expelled,' or
'ejected."' Campbell then goes on to
agree with the contention of the Univer-
sity's hired attorney, Peter Davis, by
stating that "exclusion is . . . broad
enough to include not only ejection or
expulsion from within but also of
keeping out or barring from admission
that which is already outside."
That premise had been argued in
court Monday by Thomas O'Brien, the
attorney for the defendants in the case,
the WCCAA. O'Brien claimed the Open
Meetings Act allows only that disrup-
ters be arrested and physically
removed from the meeting.
IN HIS RULING, Judge Campbell
wrote that the Open Meetings Act does
not require "that a public body must
necessarily provide a meeting place
large enough to accommodate any size
of group whatever what may wish to
In cases in which the meeting room is
too small to facilitate all interested
spectators, Campbell said the "rule of
reason must be applied." To decide who
See JUDGE, Page 12

Daily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
Answering Hopwood prayers
Essayist and novelist Joan Didion, author of A Book of Common Prayer, spoke at the Hopwood Awards ceremony yesterday
at Rackham Lecture Hall. See story, Page 7.
Names givenI to. Regentis

The student, faculty, and alumni ad-
visory committees have completed
their. reviews of the current list of
nominees in the University's search for
a permanent president, leaving the
next move up to the Board of Regents.
Student advisory committee
spokespersons yesterday confirmed
that group submitted a list of "around
50" namesincluding comments about
each nominee to the Regents on Mon-
day. Faculty committee head Harold
Johnson also confirmed that his group
returned "a shorter list of people we

MSA election invalid;
n1o, new hearing held

feel should still be considered" to the "I just do
Regents last week. timetable," h
ALUMNI ADVISORY committee are going to b
chairman Sam Krugliak explained his talk to eachc
group did not meet to discuss the list of I'm sure the
nominees. Instead, Krugliak said, each munication b
alumnus was "canvassed" by "a groups interm.
representative" of the Regents, in or- STUDENT
der to learn opinions of the alumni on chairperson
each nominee. assumed the F
Regents Robert Nederlander (D- lists to the a
Birmingham), Thomas Roach (D- Board convi
Detroit), and Deane Baker (R-Ann Ar- meeting on Ap
bor) refused to confirm or deny that the said he had no
Board received the lists from the ad- the Regents.
visory committees. No other Regent Johnson, St
could be reached for comment. that, to their
Despite the Regents' refusal to has yet been
acknowledge they have the lists, it is group.
apparent the advisory committees will While every
now wait for a response from the Board ch is under
before continuing to pare down the Regents not t
roster of presidential hopefuls. candidates, S
"WE JUST wanted to make clear how med that the
we felt about them (the candidates)," female and n
said student committee co-chairperson Scholl said s
Bridget Scholl. "I'm not sure what the ratios" of can(
Regents are going to do right now." categories.
But it is unclear how many names the Supowit and
Regents will trim from the lists they list the studen
have received. While Scholl said the rank the nomi
search groups are not yet ready to in- committee ha
terview candidates,. Roach refused to didate which
speculate on the Regents' next move. other.
----- Thursday

on't know any precise
e said. "We (the Regents)
e together next week. We
other from time to time.
ere's going to be com-
etween all the advisory
littently from now on."
SEARCH committee co-
Jeff Supowit said he
Regents would return the
dvisory groups when the
enes for its monthly
ril 19 and 20. But Supowit
confirmation of this from
powit, and Scholl said
knowledge, no nominee
contacted by any search
yone involved in the sear-
strict orders from the
to discuss the names of
choll and Roach confir-
current list includes both
minority-group nominees.
she is "happy with the
didates that fall into these
d Scholl explained that the
t group submitted did not
nees, and that the student
as not yet picked a can-
it favors more than any

]my JZm Ii nuri
The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) elections will be officially
voided today when the final decision
reached in Sunday night's certification
hearing is posted.
In a hearing held last night, the Cen-
tral Student Judiciary (CSJ) decided
not to hold a second certification
hearing which was requested because it
was contended that CSJ held the
hearing in violation of the compiled code,
which governs MSA.
THE PRELIMINARY hearing last
night was expected by many observers
to be a formality before the second
hearing, certification, which was ten-
tatively scheduled for tonight.
The suit CSJ ruled on last night was
filed by MSA treasurer and Student
Alliance for Better Represenation
(SABRE) party president Brad Canale,
who contended that CSJ held the
original certification hearing four days
following the last day of voting in the
election, when the code states a hearing
is to be held "not sooner than five days
and not later than ten days following

the last day of voting."
In its verbal decision denying the
petition for rehearing last night, the
judiciary stated that there was no
procedural violation of the five-day
requirement. Speaking for CSJ, Justice
Bill Smelko also stated that it had heard
nothing which would give a good reason
for having the hearing again.,
THE FIVE-DAY requirement for a
hearing was avoided through the
court's interpretation of what con-
stituted a day, and through Section 20 of
the CSJ manual, which allowed the
court to interpret rules in the compiled
code as not binding on the judiciary
"If there's going to be no change in
the result, why should we hold a new
hearing?" Smelko asked.
Smelko and Dennis Persinger, CSJ
chief justice, comprised the judiciary
body last night, as last night's hearing
was only preliminary. Two justices,
who must reach a unanimous decision
are required to preside over a
preliminary hearing.

Kampala fails to
Tanzania, exiles,

KAMPALA, Uganda - Tanzanian
troops and Ugandan rebels entered Idi
Amin's capital in triumph yesterday af-
ter a five-month war to drive the
dreaded dictator from power.
The victors promised to return "the
good life" to this bloodstained land and
said they expect the United States to
play a major role in helping them do it.
U.S. OFFICIALS in Washington said
they would recognize the new gover-
nment and took steps in Congress to
restore U.S. aid to Uganda.
Jubilant residents ; of Kampala
flooded the streets to greet their
"liberators," swarming over the Tan-
zanian tanks, looting shops and beating
to death stragglers from Amin's army.
Amin - with remnants of his forces
- was last seen Tuesday fleeing east-
ward toward Jinja N50 miles away, in a
convoy of limousines. Some reports
said he had gone beyond that to Tororo,
near the Kenyan border.
MEANWHILE, experienced
monitors of Radio Uganda reported
that a voice which they identified as
that of Amin urged discipline in the
ranks of the Ugandan army yesterday,
during a broadcast over Radio Uganda.
The experts said that the broadcast
probably originated somewhere in nor-
thern Uganda.
Townspeople in Jinja reported a flood
of wounded and ragged soldiers from
Amin's loyal units. Tanzanian and rebel
commanders ordered no immediate
full-scale push to the east, however.
"THE RACIST fascist is no longer in
power!" the rebels declared over

Uganda Radio and through loud-
speakers in Kampala streets.
The Tanzanian-sponsored Ugandan
National Liberation Front quickly an-
nounced establishment of a provisional
government with former Ugandan
university official Yussufu Lule us
president, defense minister, and armed
forces chief.
The elderly Lule, in a broadcast
statement from Dar es Salaam, Tan-
on Arnin 's
Ali Mazrui, director of the Univer-
sity's Center for Afro-American and
African Studies program, speculated
yesterday on deposed ruler Idi Amin's
possible retaliatory actions against the
Uganda National Liberation Front
(UNLF), and the probable success of
Uganda's newly-formed provisional
Mazrui also spoke, in an interview, of
the possibility of his return to Uganda
See 'U', Page 12

" Interim University President
Allan Smith yesterday suggested
to Gov. William Milliken that a
liaison be formed between the
state's Office of Management and
Budget and Department of Public
Health, to coordinate the plan-
ning of a new University
Hospital. See story, Page 2.
* Striking truckers have begun
to return to work, while President
Carter claims the Teamsters'
tentative contract agreement is a

victory for his anti-inflation
guidelines. See story, Page 12.
* Yes, it's true, high school
basketball whiz Clark Kellogg
has signed with Ohio State. See
story, Page 11.
# Read the Today
column, Page 3


Rave: Least

Second in a three-part series
Of all the crimes committed, on campus, rape is
the most personal and terrifying. It is also the least
' There are very few reports of rape on campus,"
said Walter Stevens, director of the University
Deanartment of Safetv."IBut thsat does~n't mean it

and 25 are by far the most likely to be violently
sexually assaulted.
Despite the high concentration of young women
on campus, Ann Arbor Police Chief Walter Krasny
said he doesn't think University students are more
susceptible to attack than other young females in
the city. The Ann Arbor Police Department (AAPD),
records approximately 30 rapes per year, but
doesn't keep specialized breakdowns of city crime

campus crime
and leave the city."
Still, the sensitive and personal nature of the
crime remains a deterrent to victims coming forth
to police.
"There is an issue of privacy that is not respected
by the news media," said Judy Price of the
Women's Crisis Center of Ann Arbor. "A few years
ago newspapers put all of the reports in a basket
and pulled some out to print. Some women just don't p


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