Friday, September 22, 1972
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
FrIlidayII III September 22, 1.. TH.I H GA A L-P g h e
Idi Amin: Impetuous dictator
" . an inspired blend of fact and fantasy. It leaps backwards
and forwards in space and time with utter abandon . . from
the grimness of a German P.O.W. camp in winter to the lush-
ness of a geodesic dream house-complete with pneumatic dream
FOR THIS TRIP, ONE MUST FASTEN
HIS SEAT BELT AND HOLD ON TIGHT!"
-Arthur Knight, Saturday Review
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LONDON (P) - Israeli and Brit-
ish diplomats tell a surprising
story about the tempestuous ruler
of Uganda, Maj. Gen. Idi Amin.
The onetime national boxing
champion who has become a
dictator asked each of those two
countries for the planes, tanks and
guns he needed to conquer neigh-
Both the Israelis and the British
- who were among his best
friends when he ousted Milton
Obote as president 27 months ago
- refused what they considered
to be a wild request.
And so, in his own good time, he
turned on them, diplomats say.
That incident illustrates the un-
predictability of the 47-year-old
soldier-politician at the center of
the stormy East African scene to-
Controversy and a burning ambi-
tion have surrounded Amin ever
since he rose to prominence after
joining the King's African Rifles,
a British colonial regiment at 17.
Amin was one of the two Ugand-
ans com-issioned as officers by
the time his country won independ-
ence in 1962.
From then on Amin was on the
spot almost every time trouble
flared in Uganda.
Amin, a Kakwa tribesman from
the west Nile, always had up-and-
down relations with the man he
toppled, Obote. These relations be-
came increasingly strained in late
Obote was away at a Common-
wealth summit meeting on the is-
sue in January 1971, when Amin
staged his coup. Obote was given
sanctuary by President J u 1 i u s
Nyerere of Tanzania. Amin h a s
seemingly never forgiven the Tan-
zanians for that.
The specter of a comeback by
Obote always haunted him. He de-
veloped grandiose ideas for Ugan-
da's future, cherishing the thought
of an escape route to the Indian
Ocean from his landlocked country.
He thought he could get one by tak-
ing out the Tanzanians in an ac-
tion that also would remove his
rival Obote for good.
It was then that Amin turned
first to Israel, then to Britain for
The Israelis had developed a
close alignment with Uganda pro-
viding them with extensive econ-
omic and military aid.
Among his requests to them was
one for the American-built Phan-
tom jet fighter, which no Ugand-
an is trained to fly. From Brit-
ain he wanted combat jet aircraft
to enable him to bomb Dar "es Sa-
laam, capital of Tanzania.
The Israeli and British rejec-
tions early this year enraged Amin.
He ordered the 500-strong Israeli
economic, military and diplomatic
missions to leave Uganda.
He said recently Hitler's Ger-
many did right to exterminate six
million Jews. And in the recent
fighting in Uganda he. has accused
Israelis and British - as well as
his country's departing Asians -
of plotting what he called an invas-
oin from Tanzania.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (A') - Op-
ponents are using a new tactic to
fight Cesar Chavez' United Farm j
Workers Union and California vot-
ers are set to decide the outcome
of the latest round in November.
The method is legislation. In'
California it's a ballot supporters
say would formally establish thej
right of farm laborers to organize
and bring peace to the troubled
Chavez and his followers, how- .:
ever,acall it a fraud generatedby
the wealthy growers to crush the
movement that began in the grape
yards of Delano seven years ago.
It would, they say, put an end to
boycotts and harvest strikes that
have thrust the Chicano labor lead-,
er into the national limelight.
Chavez people claim the drive
is being backed by conservative
farm organizations and growers.
Supporters of the legislation reject
the claim, asserting such mea-
surescare a fair compromise be-
tween worker and grower de-
Both sides agree the outcome
will have national impact.t
The key disputes involve:t
-Right-to-strike - Leroy Chat-I
field, leader of the Chavez forces,c
the time the cooling off period end-
-Boycotts - Chatfield says the
measure has so many conditions on
boycotts, which have become
Chavez' main weapon, that it
"simply is outlawing them," and
-Penalties - Anti-Chavez forc-
es call the act a fair balance, but
Chatfield asserts all the criminal
sanctions are aimed at workers
while most employer violations are
The issue at stake for Chavez
is the future of union contracts in
five California crops - table
grapes, w i n e grapes, lettuce,
peaches and plums - and his drive
to organize farm workers in Cali-
fornia and seven other states -
Texas, Florida, Colorado, Arizona,
Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
"If we can win, it's a tremen-
An empty barge, adrift on the stormy Chesapeake Bay, rammed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel
early yesterday and tore out a 60-foot section close to the bridge's southern end.
'BUREA UCRA TIC FOOT-DRAGGING':
Congressmen say government
Cesar Chavez dous boost for the Farm Workers 1LUx11',1 t I-L-IL VL
Union, not only in the state, but
contends a provision for 60-day in the United States," Chatfield WASHINGTON (W) - A con-
cooling off periods "is an out and
otbn on pharvst "isn t n said. "It would be a big boost to gressionel committee says foot-
out ban on harvest strikes . . .the national organizing and state dragging by secrecy-minded bu-
making the union powerless" be- ,, reaucrats has kept Americans
cause crops would be harvested by organizing." from fully enjoying the freedom
"Now if we lose, then if the un- of information intended under a
ion is to stay in the state, Cesar five-year-old right-to-know law.
and other officers would have to While some agencies have
go to jail. tried to implement the Freedom
TONIGHT UNTIL 9:00g ta of Information Act "the over-all
G:picture which emerges was en-
READ AND USE THE crusted with bureaucratic dust
DAILY CLASSIFIEDS and grime which need to be
'_l l1 1 1 11 it 1zJ.. . v o T ,s . ar t t
vigorously scrubbed away," says
the House Government Opera-
The law, which went into effect
July 4, 1967, provides that any
citizen may see a government
document in the files but lists
specific categories of material
that are exempt.
In a report released yesterday,
the committee said the efficient
operation of the law "has been
hindered by five years of foot-
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dragging by the federal bureau-
The committee said it found
these major problem areas:
-"Bureaucratic delay in re-
sponding to an individual's re-
quest for information;
-"Abuses in fee schedules by
some agencies for searching and
copying of documents or records
requested by individuals;
-"Cumbersome and costly leg-
al remedy under the act when
persons denied information by an
agency choose to invoke the in-
junctive procedures to obtain ac-
-"Relative lack of utilization
of the act by the news media,
which had been among the
strongest backers of the freedom
of information legislation.
The committee said, however,
it did receive testimony from
several reporters and editors
who have taken cases to court
and eventually won out over the
"secrecy - minded government
The report stated that infor-
mation is often "withheld, over-
classified, or otherwise hidden
from the public to avoid adminis-
trative mistakes, waste of funds,
or political embarrassment."
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The leader of the
transfers aesthetics to
film recurring motifs,
examination of surfaces,
fascination with surfaces
of the environment.
Dir, by Alain Robbe-Brillet
1963-French with Subtitles
as Albert T. Hopfnagel,
Hospital Administrator, in
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HEMDALE presents A JOSEF SHAFTEL PRODUCTION, "WHERE DOES IT HURT?"
starring PETER SELLERS * JO ANN PFLUG * RICK LENZ * HAROLD GOULD,
saeen;*y by ROD AMATEAU & UDD ROBiNSON ~ . .e music by KEITH ALLISON,
executive producer JOSEF SHAFTEL, produced by BILL SCHWARTZ & ROD AMATEAU,
directed by ROD AMATEAU
IN EASTMANCOLOR - FROM CINERAMA RELEASING
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