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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 15 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Saturday, September 24, 1977 Ten Cents Ten Pages plus Supplement
Prof's eulogy for black African t
leader Biko draws Diag crowd &

Ann Arborites opposing apartheid,
South Africa's separatist system of
government, gathered on the, Diag
yesterday to mourn the death of
Steven Biko, the youthful father of
the student-led black consciousness
movement in/ that racially torn
Biko was 30 years old when he died
in police custody September 12. His
death has brought cries of fury from
members of the international com-
munity who suspect he was killed by
the South African police.
ADDRESSING A crowd of about
150 people yesterday, Reverend An-
drew Foster of the Campus Ministry
said, "This memorial is a symbolic
expression of grief, outrage. and soli-
darity with those thousands who
mourn Biko's death. Their grief is
shared, let us join in prayer, remem-
brance and the cry of outrage!"
Biko is to be buried Monday in the
black township of Ginsburg. More
than 200,000 blacks are expected to
attend memorial services for the
dead leader on Sunday.

Standing on the Diag behind 20
crosses and makeshift headstones
made in memory of the 20 blacks who
have died in police detention since
the Soweto riots last June, University
Prof. of political science Ali Mazrui
delivered the eulogy to the crowd
"BIKO HAS BEEN compared with
Martin Luther King - killed prema-
turely, committed to a dream,"
Mazrui said,
"But Biko was of a different
generation. He combined King's
moral fervor with the militancy of a
warrior. He combined King's univer-
salism with the singlemindedness of
a nationalist," Mazrui continued.
Many blacks and liberal whites in
South Africa considered Biko possib-
ly the last hope for a peaceful
settlement that would permit both
black and white to live together and
minimize the violence as the black
majority comes to power. The black
leaders who will take Biko's place
may be more prone to violence and
less understanding of whites, liber-
al newspapers in South Africa report-
ed last week.

"WHO KILLED Steve Biko?" Maz-
rui asked, "Those outside who have
enabled the system to survive,
through investment, through trade,
through cultural contacts and by
turning a blind eye," he answered
"Who killed Steve Biko?" Maybe
the University of Michigan, for its
shares in firms that strengthen South
Africa, for giving hospitality to
members of the power elite in South
In May, The Daily reported the
University has some $40 million
linked to South Africa through cor-
porate investments. Severall: groups
on campus have asked the Regents to
sell this stock and also cut all aca-
demic ties to institutions in South
President Robben Fleming has
established a committee to look into
the University's investments and
their ties with apartheid in South
Africa. An open forum olr teach-in on
this issue is expected sometime this

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX
UNIVERSITY PROF. ALI MAZRUI eulogizes dead South African black leader Steven Biko in front of a mid-day Diag
crowd yesterday.

Vance says U.S.,
closer to SALT


WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary
of State Cyrus Vance and Soviet For-
eign Minister Andrei G r o m y k o
wound up two days of talks yesterday
and reported progress toward a pew
strategic arms limitation (SALT)
After seven hours of talks at the
White House and the State Depart-
ment, Gromyko told reporters, "The
position of the two sides has drawn
somewhat closer together."
VANCE SAID he agreed with that
Gromyko emphasized there is still
no agreement to replace the 1972
arms limitation accord, which ex-
pires Oct. 3.
"We will do all in our power to
ensure a successful outcome of the
talks," Gromyko said through his
interpreter. The foreign minister
added that the possibility of a
summit meeting between President
Carter and Soviet President Leonid
Breznev also was discussed, but he
gave no details.
EARLIER, the State Department
said it had decided not to seek a
formal extension of the expiring
arms agreement in order to pressure
the Soviet Union into negotiating a
more ambitious arms pact.
The President took a personal hand
in the arms talks yesterday when he
met with Gromyko for three hours.
Gromyko's visit,, which b e g a n
Thursday, is the third time this year
the two sides have held high level
talks aimed at reaching a new SALT
IN AN UNUSUAL diplomatic ar-
rangement, the United States plans
to issue a formal statement pledging
'continued adherence to SALT I
provided the Soviet Union exercises
similar restraint. Gromyko has been
noncommital when asked about So-
viet intentions.
The administration has gone to
great lengths to avoid the impression
that a bilateral agreement has been
reached on extending the 1972 agree-
"Any statement issued by the
United States concerning the interim

agreement SALT I will be non-bind-
ing and non-obligatory," State De-
partment spokesman Hodding Carter
III told newsmen.
"NO AGREEMENT limiting stra-
tegic offensive arms will be in effect
after Oct. 3."
The administration tactic is a way
of circumventing a congressional
requirement that Congress approve
any international agreement that
limits U.S. armaments.
But Sen. Henry Jackson (D -
Wash.), has indicated he plans to
challenge this strategy and will
summon administration witnesses
before his Senate arms control

chief purpose of avoiding a formal
extension of SALT I is "to keep up the
pressure" on the Soviet Union to
reach a new arms agreement.
He said a formal extension would
prolong the disparities in the two
countries' weapons systems that
were written into the expiring agree-
Under SALT I, the Soviet Union is
permitted higher levels than the
United States in intercontinental
land - launched and submarine -
launched ballistic missiles.
THE NIXON administration ac-

cepted Soviet superiority in these
categories because no limits were
placed on American superiority in
strategic bombers and missiles with
multiple warheads.
"To formally extend the agree-
ment would formally recognize the
disparities in the interim agree-
ment," the spokesman said.
He also noted that a 1972 congres-
sional amendment "urges and re-
quests" the administration "to seek a
future treaty that would not limit the
United States to levels of intercontin-
ental strategic forces inferior to the
limits provided for the S o v i e t


Uni'on: 'U' took

Daily Photo by JOHN KNOX

STEVE AULIE contemplates navels at the Packard Food Co-op. The
Co-op must move to a new location November 1.
Coop to lose home

Representatives for campus serv-
ice workers have filed a grievance
against the University, charging it
with unjustifiably removing union lit-
erature from union billboards.
The American Federation of State,
County and Municipal Employes
(AFSCME, Local 1583) has an-
nounced its intention to also file an
unfair labor practice charge (ULP)
stemming from the same incident.
MEANWHILE, in an unrelated"
decision, the University has reinstat-
ed former AFSCME local president
Joel Block, who was suspended last
March following a 26-day strike by
service workers.
In the latest grievance, the union
maintains that Grace Willis, of hospi-
tal staff and union relations, violated
the AFSCME labor contract when
she removed a union leaflet dated
Sept. 16 from employe billboards in
the hospital.

"Sour Grapes Award." September's
award went to University Hospital.
Director Jeptha Dalston.
"In his masterful re-shuffling of as-
sistant directors and associate direc-
tors," the column states, "Mr.
Dalston managed to totally disregard
promotion of minorities."-I
After removing the newsletters,
Willis explained to Anderson and
AFSCME President Dwight Newman
that the "Grapevine" column was
"totally inappropriate."
ever, that the appropriateness of the
column could not be used as a basis to
tear down the leaflets.
AFSCME leaders point out that
according to union contracts, litera-
ture cannot be removed by Univer-
sity officials unless its contents are
"derogatory or inflammatory." An-
derson maintains that the leaflet con-
tained no such material:
Willis could not be reached for
comment last night.

.eafle s
A SECOND newsletter, posted
yesterday, criticized the removal of
the first, and announced the filing of
a grievance and a ULP. The leaflet
also informed union members that
because the, "Grapevine" column
"has proven so popular with the Med-
ical Center personnel," AFSCME
will initiate a weekly edition.
The "dry humor" of the newsletter
in part goes back to the hospital's re-
fusal to let AFSCME representatives
speak before a meeting of its execu-
tive board about University sub-con-
tracting. The hospital is seeking
non-union labor for housekeeping
duties, and AFSCME officials feel
they should have some influence on
which company the University hires.
But University attorney William
Lemmer argues that AFSCME has
no legal right to participate in the
sub-contracting decision. "No labor
contract in the world" would allow a
union to influence such activities,
Lemmer said.
See UNION, Page 5

Anyone who is used to buying
peanut butter and produce at the
People's Food Coop on Packard is in
for a big disappointment come
The lease for the Coop, located at
722 Packard St., will run out
November 1-and the landlord, who
has wanted to sell the building for a
few months, has received a bid from
a jeweler for the space which the
Coop people say will come through.
A NEW HOME has not yet been

found for the displaced store
Launched in 1971 in an effort to
control skyrocketing food prices in
Ann Arbor, the Coop came to its
present location a year later. The
non-profit, collectively run group,
run by five paid coordinators, sells
what it refers to as "healthy foods."
regular customer, said she would,
seek the Coop at its new location "if
it stays within this area," since a
bicycle is her only transportation. "
The location is still up in the air,
See FOOD, Page 5

'Temporary' lounge

Dorm rape occurs rarely

residents 1
Remember the very beginning of
the year? Remember the people in
tents on the lawn of the SAB
protesting the overcrowding situa-
tion in 'the dorms? Remember all
those freshwomen who were put in
lounges "temporarily" until regular
spaces could be found for them?
Well, the tents are gone, but the
people are still in the lounges. Per-

to stay put.
people, they are priced as regular
triples. They will, however, be"
pro-rated to compensate for the room
and board charges the people were
paying while in temporary accom-
"It's a case of having said yes to
too many people," said acting Hous-
ing Director Robert Hughes. "We
tried to project too close and it didn't
YESTERDAY, Hughes visited
some of the converted lounges and

Second of a two-part series
on campus crime
Although Ann Arbor has been plagued by a' series of
violent rapes in the past year, female students here are
reasonably safe in their dormitory surroundings, according
to University Security Department statistics.
In fact, says Housing Security Manager David Foulke, not

afraid and embarrassed to tell the authorities.
So assaults do happen, although they are hard to pinpoint;
and dorms have their share of "peepers in showers and ex-
posers" as well, according to Foulke.
AS IN THE CASE with dorm theft, it is non-residents
coming into the dorms who cause most of the problems.
For example, Security recently dealt with a man who


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